Aug 14, 2013

Ford Everest Concept hopes to scale the heights of sales charts

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Ford Everest Concept hopes to scale the heights of sales charts

Ford has unveiled the Australian designed and engineered Ford Everest, a 7-seat SUV based on the Ranger ute, though it’s unlikely to be sold in Australia.

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Aug 12, 2013

Honda Civic Tourer: Euro wagon not coming to Australia

Honda Civic Tourer: Euro wagon not coming to Australia

Honda has unveiled a wagon version of its European built and design Civic hatchback, but unfortunately it’s unlikely to join the hatch on sale in Australia.

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Aug 9, 2013

A9 Peugeot 208 GTi has sat nav, Mini’s turbo engine as standard

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A9 Peugeot 208 GTi has sat nav, Mini’s turbo engine as standard

The 3-door only Peugeot 208 GTi is the company’s best looking hot hatch in ages, and comes standard with a turbo engine shared with Mini and sat nav.

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Aug 8, 2013

New Hyundai i10 is bigger, better looking; under evaluation for Australia

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New Hyundai i10 is bigger, better looking; under evaluation for Australia

Hyundai has unveiled its all new i10 city car. Featuring a bigger, more stylish body, the Europe-focused i10 is officially “under consideration” for Oz.

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Aug 6, 2013

Win a drive at Silverstone in crowdsourced Porsche 911 5m Facebook Fans

Win a drive at Silverstone in crowdsourced Porsche 911 5m Facebook Fans

Porsche is offering one lucky Facebook fan a drive in a specially designed Porsche 911, built to mark 5 million Facebook fans, at Silverstone in the UK.

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Aug 6, 2013

Best selling cars in Australia in 2013

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Best selling cars in Australia in 2013

With just a month to go in 2013, the placing of Australia’s top five cars are sorted: Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Toyota HiLux, Hyundai i30, Holden Commodore.

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Aug 5, 2013

Subaru BRZ STI coming soon according to STI Japan website

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Subaru BRZ STI coming soon according to STI Japan website

STI has teased the Subaru BRZ STI, the go-faster, look hotter, tighter handling sibling to the BRZ. What are its specs? When it arrive? No-one knows yet.

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Aug 2, 2013

Opel quits Australia after just 12 months, 1,530 sales

Opel quits Australia after just 12 months, 1,530 sales

Late Friday afternoon Opel Australia announced that it would shut down its local operation with immediate effect after just 12 months on the market.

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Aug 2, 2013

WZ Ford Fiesta ST: $26k; 3-door, manual only; no nav at all

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WZ Ford Fiesta ST: $26k; 3-door, manual only; no nav at all

The new Ford Fiesta ST arrives priced at A$25,990 and packing 134kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbo. It does without nav or a limited slip diff though.

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Aug 2, 2013

Fiat Punto returns to Australia; plug-in TomTom nav optional

Fiat Punto returns to Australia; plug-in TomTom nav optional

After a hiatus the Fiat Punto has returned to Australia, but the aggressive pricing hides some missing features, like USB and aux ports on the base model.

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Aug 2, 2013

WZ Ford Fiesta features cruise control, Sync standard; dual-clutch optional

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WZ Ford Fiesta features cruise control, Sync standard; dual-clutch optional

The revised WZ Ford Fiesta arrives in Australia from September with updated styling, as well as new engines, transmissions and a simplified range.

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Aug 1, 2013

C7 Audi RS6 hits the Australian outback with digital TV, radio

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C7 Audi RS6 hits the Australian outback with digital TV, radio

The Audi RS6 wraps 700Nm and full-time all-wheel drive wrapped in a practical wagon body, and will arrive in Australia from October 2013.

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Aug 1, 2013

Subaru WRX RS40 is final hurrah for GV Impreza; sedan only

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Subaru WRX RS40 is final hurrah for GV Impreza; sedan only

The limited edition WRX RS40 marks the end of the current generation Impreza WRX, as well celebrating Subaru Australia’s 40th anniversary.

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Jul 31, 2013

Ford Ranger gains V8, but only for Dakar Rally

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Ford Ranger gains V8, but only for Dakar Rally

Ford has plonked a V8 into the Ranger ute, but it’s only for the purpose of competing in the 2014 Dakar Rally. Which is a bit of a shame, really.

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Jul 30, 2013

What will replace the Ford Falcon in 2016?

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What will replace the Ford Falcon in 2016?

In 2014 the Ford Falcon will be updated and sometime in 2016 the final ever Aussie-made Falcon will roll down the line, but what will replace it?

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Jul 30, 2013

BMW i3 unveiled with carbon fibre body, radical looks, suicide doors

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BMW i3 unveiled with carbon fibre body, radical looks, suicide doors

BMW has taken the final bits of disguise off its electric hatchback, the i3, and while it includes plenty of cutting edge gear, sat nav is an optional extra (at least in Europe). ◄ Back Next ► Credit: BMW View Gallery (19 Photos) As we reported earlier the i3 in standard form features a rear-mounted electric engine sending 125kW (170hp) of power and 250Nm (184lb-ft) torque to the rear wheels. Range is estimated at between 130 and 160km (81 to 99mi), and foot to the floor the i3 can race from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds. Top speed is electronically restricted to 150km/h. A range extending 2-cylinder petrol engine can be added to the drivetrain. This tiny 25kW motor doesn’t drive the wheels, but repleshes the lithium-ion battery pack when it begins to run low on juice. Thanks to its efforts the i3’s range is extended to around 300km. Weight, on the electric-only i3, is kept down to 1,195kg thanks to a body that’s constructed primarily out of lightweight, but expensive, carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). Standard equipment on...

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Jul 29, 2013

Mini flashes Weiner via Twitter

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Mini flashes Weiner via Twitter

US politician Anthony Weiner is in hot water for sending around pictures of his weiner. So Mini thinks it’s a perfect time to do some viral marketing.

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Jul 27, 2013

2015 Honda NSX Prototype to be shown at IndyCar race

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2015 Honda NSX Prototype to be shown at IndyCar race

Honda will continue its excruciatingly long tease of the second generation NSX at the IndyCar race on 4 August at Lexington, Ohio.

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Jul 26, 2013

New Toyota Harrier: is it the fourth generation Lexus RX?

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New Toyota Harrier: is it the fourth generation Lexus RX?

Toyota Japan has just unveiled a new generation of its Harrier SUV, which may or may not preview the shape of the forthcoming fourth generation Lexus RX.

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Jul 26, 2013

Aston Martin to use Mercedes-Benz AMG V8 engines and transmissions

Aston Martin to use Mercedes-Benz AMG V8 engines and transmissions

Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz have agreed that, all going well, future Aston Martin models will use V8 powertrains from Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division.

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Jul 26, 2013

Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec diesel joins the 9-speed auto club

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Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec diesel joins the 9-speed auto club

The Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec diesel will join the exclusive, for now, 9-speed auto club along with the Range Rover Evoque and Jeep Cherokee

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Jul 26, 2013

F56 Mini hatch previewed by Mini Vision: more subtle evolution

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F56 Mini hatch previewed by Mini Vision: more subtle evolution

It’s another case of subtle evolution for the Mini, with the third generation Mini hatch to feature familiar looks atop a new mechanical package.

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