Jul 24, 2013

8V Audi S3 Sportback debuts at A$60k, detuned for Aus, arrives December 2013

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8V Audi S3 Sportback debuts at A$60k, detuned for Aus, arrives December 2013

The 3rd gen Audi S3 arrives in Dec 2013 priced from A$60k, but output from the 2-litre turbo has been pared back on account of Australia’s hot weather.

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Jul 24, 2013

Bentley SUV due in 2016; hopefully won’t be as ugly as EXP 9F concept

Bentley SUV due in 2016; hopefully won’t be as ugly as EXP 9F concept

Bentley has confirmed that it begin selling a SUV from 2016. The world is now hoping that it won’t be anywhere near as ugly as 2012’s EXP 9F concept SUV.

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Jul 23, 2013

Zagato to build one-off Aston Martin DB9 Spyder and DBS Coupe Centennial

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Zagato to build one-off Aston Martin DB9 Spyder and DBS Coupe Centennial

Italian outfit Zagato has revealed a DB9 Spyder and DBS Coupe Centennial that it will build to mark the occasion of Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary.

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Jul 23, 2013

Facelifted F10 BMW M5 arriving in September has digital TV receiver

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Facelifted F10 BMW M5 arriving in September has digital TV receiver

The updated BMW M5 arrives in Australia from Sep 2013, and will come fitted with the Competition Package as standard, meaning 11kW more power than before.

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Jul 22, 2013

Detroit declares bankruptcy

Detroit declares bankruptcy

Detroit, Motown, Motor City has filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, in doing so it is easily the largest city in the US to declare itself bankrupt.

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Jul 21, 2013

2013 Renault Megane range revised; wagon joins Australian range

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2013 Renault Megane range revised; wagon joins Australian range

Renault has given its Megane range a light makeover for 2013 and has (hurrah-of-hurrahs) added a wagon to the line-up.

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Jul 20, 2013

2014 Honda Jazz revealed; Hybrid claims 2.7L/100km fuel economy in Japan

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2014 Honda Jazz revealed; Hybrid claims 2.7L/100km fuel economy in Japan

Honda’s 3rd generation Jazz/Fit has a Volvo-esque rear and an all new hybrid drivetrain with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and lithium-ion batteries.

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Jul 18, 2013

FPV to close in 2014 when Ford Falcon is facelifted for the last time?

FPV to close in 2014 when Ford Falcon is facelifted for the last time?

A report claims that FPV will shut its doors in 2014 when the Ford Falcon is facelifted and upgraded for the final time ever.

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Jul 18, 2013

New W222 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG available with all-wheel drive

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New W222 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG available with all-wheel drive

The new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG sports a 430kW/900Nm twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 under the hood, and is the first S63 to offer all-wheel drive in addition to RWD.

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Jul 17, 2013

Skoda Rapid Spaceback: a tiny wagon that’s smaller than the hatch

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Skoda Rapid Spaceback: a tiny wagon that’s smaller than the hatch

Skoda has released the first images and details of its new Rapid Spaceback wagon, which is, surprisingly, shorter than its 5-door quasi-sedan sibling.

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Jul 16, 2013

Datsun returns with Datsun Go; on sale in India from 2014

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Datsun returns with Datsun Go; on sale in India from 2014

The first Datsun-branded car in 30 years, the new Datsun Go will go on sale in India from early 2014, and late 2014 in Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.

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Jul 15, 2013

Ford Mustang coming to Australia to replace Falcon in 2016

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Ford Mustang coming to Australia to replace Falcon in 2016

According to a report Ford will soon confirm that Australia will receive the next generation Mustang as a RWD replacement of sorts for the Ford Falcon.

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Jul 14, 2013

Peugeot RCZ R generates 199kW from just 1.6 litres

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Peugeot RCZ R generates 199kW from just 1.6 litres

The Peugeot RCZ R has almost 200kW of power available from its turbocharged 1.6-litre direct injection engine, and all of it goes to the front wheels.

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Jul 12, 2013

BMW Active Tourer Outdoor previews 1-Series GT, gains spray tan

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BMW Active Tourer Outdoor previews 1-Series GT, gains spray tan

The BMW Active Tourer concept now has bronze paint and an internal bike carrier system. The rest (plug-in hybrid drivetrain, 1-Series GT preview) remains.

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Jul 12, 2013

C117 Mercedes-Benz CLA arrives in Oz from October 2013

C117 Mercedes-Benz CLA arrives in Oz from October 2013

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the CLA range will arrive in Australia from October 2013, with the all petrol engine range kicks off at just under A$50k.

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Jul 11, 2013

BMW i3 rear-engine RWD electric hatchback detailed, not fully revealed

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BMW i3 rear-engine RWD electric hatchback detailed, not fully revealed

BMW has revealed the first concrete details about the i3 hatchback, which will be offered as either a pure electric car or a range-extended electric car.

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Jul 10, 2013

Jaguar Project 7 concept is a single-seat F-Type packed with desire

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Jaguar Project 7 concept is a single-seat F-Type packed with desire

Jaguar has unveiled its Project 7, a single-seat speedster-style version of the F-Type convertible that will debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Jul 10, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V gameplay video marks a return to customisable cars

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Grand Theft Auto V gameplay video marks a return to customisable cars

Rockstar has unveiled the first gameplay video from Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) and it includes customisable cars, a feature that wasn’t included in GTA IV.

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Jul 10, 2013

MY2014 Holden Cruze SRi-V regains sat nav; voice control now standard

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MY2014 Holden Cruze SRi-V regains sat nav; voice control now standard

Holden has returned sat nav to the top-of-the-range Cruze SRi-V; a feature removed during the 2013 Cruze update when the range adopted the MyLink system.

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Jul 9, 2013

2013 Lexus IS has folding rear seats, nav, xenon headlights, auto standard

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2013 Lexus IS has folding rear seats, nav, xenon headlights, auto standard

Lexus has launched the third-gen IS range in Australia, and again it features keen pricing and hopes to entice buyers from the German competition.

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Jul 9, 2013

Opel Monza coupe concept: first photos

Opel Monza coupe concept: first photos

Opel has issued a first official photo of its forthcoming Monza coupe concept car, which will be fully revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Jul 8, 2013

Subaru BRZ S pack improves handling; can be retrofitted to current cars

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Subaru BRZ S pack improves handling; can be retrofitted to current cars

Subaru has officially launched the BRZ S, a handling pack that can not only be optioned for new cars, but can also be retrofitted to existing models.

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