Apr 27, 2013

Renault Twizy F1 concept car fitted with KERS, as fast as Megane RS

Renault Twizy F1 concept car fitted with KERS, as fast as Megane RS

Renault has taken the Twizy, a bargain-priced 2-seat electric city runabout, fitted it with race tyres, body kit, and made it as fast as a hot hatch.

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Apr 26, 2013

Audi TT Ultra Quattro concept strip downs, adds lightness

Audi TT Ultra Quattro concept strip downs, adds lightness

For the 2013 Worthesee meeting Audi is rolling out a ultra-light version of the Quattro TT with around 300kg stripped out of the car.

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Apr 25, 2013

Toyota MeWe is an all-in-one electric off-roader, ute, convertible, city car

Toyota MeWe is an all-in-one electric off-roader, ute, convertible, city car

The Toyota MeWe is Mini-style electric city car that can transform into a sorta ute, four-wheel drive or convertible.

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Apr 24, 2013

2013 Buick Riviera concept car inspired by water; runs on electricity

2013 Buick Riviera concept car inspired by water; runs on electricity

Designed in China, the 2013 Riviera concept reprises a great name from Buick’s history to offer a possible glimpse into its future styling direction.

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Apr 24, 2013

Fiat 500e is a good looking electric hatchback; pricey and US only

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Fiat 500e is a good looking electric hatchback; pricey and US only

The Fiat 500e takes the regular 500 and, oddly for an electric car, makes it look better. If you want one, you’ll have to move to the US.

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Apr 23, 2013

Mark VII Volkswagen Golf launches with 5.8-inch touchscreen standard

Mark VII Volkswagen Golf launches with 5.8-inch touchscreen standard

Volkswagen has launched its 7th generation Golf in Australia with a lower price, more powerful base engine and standard touchscreen entertainment system.

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Apr 23, 2013

Honda Concept M points the way to the next Elysion MPV, maybe

Honda Concept M points the way to the next Elysion MPV, maybe

Honda has unveiled a concept people mover in Shanghai, rather unimaginatively dubbed Concept M, that points to a new value-for-money MPV.

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Apr 23, 2013

Nissan Friend-Me is a concept car for dudes who like cruising

Nissan Friend-Me is a concept car for dudes who like cruising

The Friend-Me is a hybrid concept car targetted at the young men born after China’s economic liberalisation who like to go to cruising in their rides.

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Apr 22, 2013

Smart ForJeremy has wings; might be the most ridiculous car ever

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Smart ForJeremy has wings; might be the most ridiculous car ever

We criticise car makers for being too conservative, but this bewinged and 64% more expensive limited edition Smart ForTwo is going too far the other way.

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Apr 22, 2013

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 to come in sedan, wagon, coupe

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 to come in sedan, wagon, coupe

Due to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the Edition 507 is named because the 6.2-litre V8 engine has been uprated to 507hp (373kW) in the old money.

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Apr 21, 2013

Ford Escort revived as a concept car for China; cheaper, longer than Focus

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Ford Escort revived as a concept car for China; cheaper, longer than Focus

Ford has revived the Escort name for a new concept car that previews a new larger, but cheaper than, Focus car for China.

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Apr 21, 2013

Rolls-Royce Phantom goes pink for breast cancer charity Fab1 Million

Rolls-Royce Phantom goes pink for breast cancer charity Fab1 Million

Rolls-Royce has donated a custom kitted out pink Phantom to the breast cancer charity Fab1 so that it can meet its goal of raising £1 million.

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Apr 20, 2013

Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe sports a V6 plug-in hybrid drivetrain

Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe sports a V6 plug-in hybrid drivetrain

The Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe concept car is a smaller, shorter and slightly sexier version of the original CrossBlue concept.

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Apr 18, 2013

Mercedes-Benz GLA concept runs around with laser headlights

Mercedes-Benz GLA concept runs around with laser headlights

Ever wondered what the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class/CLA would look like as an SUV? The Concept GLA should be a pretty good indicator of the production GLA.

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Apr 18, 2013

Volvo S60 Polestar looks hot and safe in blue; turbo cranks out 257kW/500Nm

Volvo S60 Polestar looks hot and safe in blue; turbo cranks out 257kW/500Nm

Volvo is testing the performance car market with the exclusive to Australia (for now) S60 Polestar. Blue has never looked so hot.

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Apr 17, 2013

VF Holden Commodore hands-on preview via the Chevrolet SS

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VF Holden Commodore hands-on preview via the Chevrolet SS

The VF Commodore goes on sale in mid-2013, but before that we got to spend some quality time with its cousin the Chevy SS. Here are our first impressions.

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Apr 17, 2013

BMW Concept X4: BMW persists with ugly ‘coupe’ SUV concept

BMW Concept X4: BMW persists with ugly ‘coupe’ SUV concept

The new Concept X4 melds the worst of parts of a high-riding SUV with a hatchback in the same road space normally occupied by the far more practical X3.

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Apr 16, 2013

Honda Civic hatchback goes diesel, manual only, no nav

Honda Civic hatchback goes diesel, manual only, no nav

Honda’s first diesel car, the Civic DTi-S hatchback, is about to go on sale with 17-inch alloys, reversing cam and active noise cancellation. No auto, mind.

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Apr 15, 2013

2013 Nissan Dualis upgraded with standard sat nav, new diesel option

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2013 Nissan Dualis upgraded with standard sat nav, new diesel option

Nissan has revised the Dualis for 2013 with the fitment of sat nav and a reversing camera as standard; a turbo-diesel has also been added to the line-up.

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Apr 12, 2013

Citroen DS Wild Rubis: silly name, lovely SUV concept

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Citroen DS Wild Rubis: silly name, lovely SUV concept

It’s another casualty of the Ministry of Silly Names, but the Citroen DS Wild Rubis concept car actually looks great, even though it’s purple and an SUV.

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Apr 12, 2013

Kia Cerato grows up, still keenly priced; sat nav optional only on SLi

Kia Cerato grows up, still keenly priced; sat nav optional only on SLi

The new Cerato is bigger than before, but the entry price is still pegged at under A$20k. Well equipped, but sat nav is an option only on top-spec SLi.

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Apr 11, 2013

Fiat Freemont is a cut price Dodge Journey

Fiat Freemont is a cut price Dodge Journey

Dodge doesn’t sell many cars in Oz. With the launch of the Fiat Freemont, which undercuts its almost identical Journey sibling, it’ll likely sell even less.

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