Jun 14, 2013

Kia Sportage Series II: now built in Slovakia with extra kit, no 2.4L petrol

Kia Sportage Series II: now built in Slovakia with extra kit, no 2.4L petrol

To ensure that it has adequate supplies of its Sportage SUV, Kia Australia has switched its supply source from Korea to Slovakia.

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Jun 13, 2013

Holden Malibu debuts with old face, MyLink standard; no sat nav

Holden Malibu debuts with old face, MyLink standard; no sat nav

Sporting a unique grille, but without the so-far US-specific facelift improvements, Holden has launched its first mid-size car since the awful Epica.

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Jun 12, 2013

F34 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo priced at A$70k; a lot of ugly for the money

F34 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo priced at A$70k; a lot of ugly for the money

The BMW 3-Series GT hatchback requires just under 70 grand (before on-road costs) for a spoonful of versatile ugliness to appear on your driveway.

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Jun 12, 2013

Toyota Camatte57s: a 3-seat electric toy car with DIY panels

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Toyota Camatte57s: a 3-seat electric toy car with DIY panels

At the Tokyo Toy Show is the Toyota Camatte57s concept car which features electric propulsion, a 3-seat roadster body, and 57 detachable body panels.

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Jun 11, 2013

Nissan Pulsar SSS priced at $29k; 1.6L turbo also in $25k ST-S

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Nissan Pulsar SSS priced at $29k; 1.6L turbo also in $25k ST-S

Nissan has announced pricing and features for its new Pulsar hatch with the SSS priced at A$29k. The SSS’ turbo can also be found in the A$25k ST-S model.

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Jun 11, 2013

iPhone mirroring, nav, more Siri integration for the car coming in 2014

iPhone mirroring, nav, more Siri integration for the car coming in 2014

The iOS for the car programme promises mirroring of phone, nav, SMS and music systems, and better Siri, from iPhones to sound systems from 8 auto makers.

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Jun 7, 2013

New 2014 Toyota Corolla sedan is better looking, but not spectacular

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New 2014 Toyota Corolla sedan is better looking, but not spectacular

The new “Euro-style” Toyota Corolla sedan is arriving in Australia in H1 2014. It’s better looking, but still not the excitement machine we were promised.

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Jun 6, 2013

Skoda Octavia RS: a cut price almost Golf GTI

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Skoda Octavia RS: a cut price almost Golf GTI

Rather appropriately Skoda will debut the hot RS version of its Octavia hatch and wagon range at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Jun 6, 2013

Kia Rondo: a mini-MPV for just under $30k; sat nav only on Platinum

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Kia Rondo: a mini-MPV for just under $30k; sat nav only on Platinum

The new slightly smaller Kia Rondo encapsulates the change in the brand’s fortunes over the last couple years: the price is up, so too style and quality.

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Jun 5, 2013

Ssangyong Stavic facelift: world’s ugliest car now just regular ugly

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Ssangyong Stavic facelift: world’s ugliest car now just regular ugly

The facelifted Ssangyong Stavic has arrived in Oz; its pitch is simple: seven seats for just A$29,990 drive away and significantly less ugly than before.

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Jun 5, 2013

Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition: a retro look for a big birthday

Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition: a retro look for a big birthday

Fattened rear arches, retro Fuchs-style alloy wheels, chrome slats at rear and tartan seat trim mark out the Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition.

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Jun 4, 2013

Next generation Honda Accord Euro seems unlikely

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Next generation Honda Accord Euro seems unlikely

According to a report a 3rd generation Honda Accord Euro is unlikely thanks to tanking sales in Europe and internal competition from other Acuras in the US.

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Jun 4, 2013

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: Aston’s baby gets a heart transplant

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: Aston’s baby gets a heart transplant

In a predictable, but nonetheless awesome, move Aston Martin has shoved the company’s 6-litre V12 engine in the baby to create the V12 Vantage S.

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Jun 2, 2013

Vauxhall VXR8 gains VF Commodore upgrade; is HSV GTS with Brit accent

Vauxhall VXR8 gains VF Commodore upgrade; is HSV GTS with Brit accent

Like previous fast Commodores and countless other Aussies, the newly minted VF HSV GTS is heading over to the mother country to lay down tyre marks.

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Jun 1, 2013

Chevrolet Malibu facelifted before it’s even sold as the Holden Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu facelifted before it’s even sold as the Holden Malibu

Thanks to a botched launch and critical press, the Chevrolet Malibu hasn’t really set the US alight. So, just 18 months after launch, it’s been revised.

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May 30, 2013

F15 BMW X5 evolves to drive and steer itself under 40km/h

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F15 BMW X5 evolves to drive and steer itself under 40km/h

The 3rd-gen BMW X5 doesn’t look drastically different, but it does debut some interesting tech, like Traffic Jam Assistant which can drive the car for you.

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May 29, 2013

Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core lowers the price of entry; auto only though

Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core lowers the price of entry; auto only though

For its new entry-level performance model, the SRT8 Core, Chrysler has stripped down the SRT8, while dressing the new model up in some exclusive clothing.

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May 28, 2013

Renault TwinRun concept hints at next-gen three-door Twingo RS

Renault TwinRun concept hints at next-gen three-door Twingo RS

The Renault TwinRun concept car not only pays homage, but also previews the look of the 3-door version of the next Twingo and the likely hot RS version.

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May 27, 2013

Nissan GT-R Black Edition: taking the black isn’t a punishment

Nissan GT-R Black Edition: taking the black isn’t a punishment

The 2013 Nissan GT-R Black Edition doesn’t have to be in black, but you get a black and red interior, black 20-inch Rays alloys and carbon fibre wing.

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May 25, 2013

BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso concept: more 7-Series coupe than 8-Series revival

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BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso concept: more 7-Series coupe than 8-Series revival

Replete with 48,000-year old Kiwi wood and rich leather, the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe concept is more a 2-door 7-Series than an 8-Series revival

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May 24, 2013

Ford Falcon: a history of every generation

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Ford Falcon: a history of every generation

The end is nigh for Australia’s Ford Falcon. To mark this sad day we take a look back at every generation from the 1960’s XK in 1960 to today’s FG Mark II.

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May 23, 2013

Ford to cease Australian production in 2016; get your Falcon, Territory now

Ford to cease Australian production in 2016; get your Falcon, Territory now

Ford has just announced that it cease local manufacturing in October 2016, with the locally engineered Falcon and Territory living on until then.

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