Sep 4, 2013

F15 BMW X5 arrives in Oz from Nov 2013; digital radio for V8 models

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F15 BMW X5 arrives in Oz from Nov 2013; digital radio for V8 models

BMW’s 3rd-gen X5 will arrive in Australian showrooms from November 2013 sporting more kit (including DAB+ digital radio), but clothed in a familiar body.

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Sep 4, 2013

Land Rover Discovery 4 facelift drops V8, has 8-speed auto standard

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Land Rover Discovery 4 facelift drops V8, has 8-speed auto standard

After its date with engineers and stylists, the Land Rover Discovery 4 comes out with a slightly modified look, more tech, and a Meridian sound system.

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Sep 2, 2013

Suzuki Kizashi updated with standard Sport (bodykit), drive away prices

Suzuki Kizashi updated with standard Sport (bodykit), drive away prices

With ever increasing competition in the family sedan market, Suzuki has updated its Kizashi sedan range by (you got it!) cutting prices and adding equipment.

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Aug 31, 2013

Kia Niro concept SUV targets Nissan Juke, has gullwing doors

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Kia Niro concept SUV targets Nissan Juke, has gullwing doors

If the Kia Niro concept SUV ever makes it into production to duke it out with the Nissan Juke, expect it to lose its gullwing doors and show car interior.

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Aug 30, 2013

What does the Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party stand for?

What does the Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party stand for?

On the Senate ballot paper for NSW we noticed the Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party. What do they stand for and to whom are they directing preferences?

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Aug 30, 2013

Toyota US sells 50 millionth car; pays it off for owner, gives him RAV4 too

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Toyota US sells 50 millionth car; pays it off for owner, gives him RAV4 too

To celebrate 50 million sales in the US, Toyota surprised the buyer of that car by paying off the loan on his Camry, as well as giving him a new RAV4 too.

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Aug 30, 2013

CJ Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: updates, but no revolution

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CJ Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: updates, but no revolution

The most critically acclaimed model in the Mitsubishi line up, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, has had its specification and pricing tweaked slightly.

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Aug 29, 2013

Volvo Concept Coupe emulates P1800 coupe, points to future style

Volvo Concept Coupe emulates P1800 coupe, points to future style

It’s unlikely the Concept Coupe will transform itself into a production coupe, but the general style will transfer itself to the next generation of Volvos.

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Aug 29, 2013

CJ Mitsubishi Lancer at 6 years old: gains update, told to soldier on

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CJ Mitsubishi Lancer at 6 years old: gains update, told to soldier on

Mitsubishi has fiddled with the pricing and specs of its CJ Lancer range, from entry-level ES to hot Ralliart, to keep the six year old car competitive.

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Aug 29, 2013

2nd gen Ford S-Max Concept: a low-riding MPV with heart rate monitor

2nd gen Ford S-Max Concept: a low-riding MPV with heart rate monitor

Ford has unveiled a concept car previewing the second gen S-Max people mover, which features a heart rate and glucose monitor, and OLED headlights.

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Aug 28, 2013

Mark VII Volkswagen E-Golf has 85kW/270Nm motor, 190km range

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Mark VII Volkswagen E-Golf has 85kW/270Nm motor, 190km range

Joining the electric E-Up on Volkswagen’s stand at Frankfurt will be the E-Golf, which, as you might guess, is an electrified version of the Mark VII Golf.

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Aug 28, 2013

Infiniti Q30 Concept points to Merc A-Class based entry-level hatchback

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Infiniti Q30 Concept points to Merc A-Class based entry-level hatchback

Infiniti has revealed its upcoming Q30 entry-level hatchback, which is based on the front-wheel drive underpinnings of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

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Aug 27, 2013

Peugeot 308 R Concept hints at a two-tone French VW Golf R competitor

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Peugeot 308 R Concept hints at a two-tone French VW Golf R competitor

Painted in fetching two-tone red and black paint, the Peugeot 308 R Concept car hints at an upcoming competitor to the VW Golf R from the French car maker.

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Aug 27, 2013

150-Series Toyota Land Cruiser Prado facelift is mild, very mild

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150-Series Toyota Land Cruiser Prado facelift is mild, very mild

Toyota has unveiled a mild facelift for its 4-year old Land Cruiser Prado, which will go on sale in Australia from late October 2013.

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Aug 25, 2013

2014 Range Rover Evoque facelift brings 9-speed auto, more tech

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2014 Range Rover Evoque facelift brings 9-speed auto, more tech

Range Rover’s updated Evoque has minimal visual changes, but under the skin the car sports one of the first production 9-speed automatic transmissions.

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Aug 24, 2013

4H Audi A8 facelift: world first matrix headlights; S8 coming to Oz

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4H Audi A8 facelift: world first matrix headlights; S8 coming to Oz

Audi has updated its flagship A8 sedan with a subtle facelift that incorporates a world first: matrix LED headlights. The A8 and S8 arrive here in Q2 2014.

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Aug 23, 2013

F15 BMW X5 eDrive concept: a plug-in hybrid for luxury SUV lovers

F15 BMW X5 eDrive concept: a plug-in hybrid for luxury SUV lovers

The new F15 BMW X5 isn’t even on sale yet and BMW has already unveiled a concept of a plug-in hybrid version with a 70kW electric motor.

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Aug 21, 2013

Mark 7 Volkswagen Golf R packs 221kW/380Nm, auto engine start/stop

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Mark 7 Volkswagen Golf R packs 221kW/380Nm, auto engine start/stop

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance not enough performance hatch for you? Well here’s the Mark VII Golf R, which sends 221kW/380Nm to all four wheels.

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Aug 16, 2013

Cadillac Elmiraj concept previews S-Class competitor, debuts new badge

Cadillac Elmiraj concept previews S-Class competitor, debuts new badge

Cadillac has unveiled the Elmiraj concept car, which gives us a clue as to what the brand’s upcoming S-Class/7-Series/A8/LS competitor will look like.

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Aug 16, 2013

F32 BMW M4 Concept: big on looks, small on detail

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F32 BMW M4 Concept: big on looks, small on detail

The BMW M4 Concept previews the look of the upcoming M3-replacing coupe, but BMW is playing coy with the M4’s nitty gritty details, such as turbo count.

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Aug 15, 2013

X156 Mercedes-Benz GLA: like the concept sans the freaking laser headlights

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X156 Mercedes-Benz GLA: like the concept sans the freaking laser headlights

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its smallest SUV yet, the GLA, which based on the Golf-sized A-Class. Unsurprisingly it looks like the earlier Concept GLA.

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Aug 14, 2013

Holden Trax mini-SUV has reversing cam, 7-inch touchscreen standard

Holden Trax mini-SUV has reversing cam, 7-inch touchscreen standard

Holden Trax mini-SUV kicks off at A$23.5k with a 7-inch touchscreen, reversing camera and MyLink mobile apps compatibility as standard; an auto is optional.

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