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2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman First Drive Review | An All-Weather Hot Hatch For The Whole Family
2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman First Drive Review | An All-Weather Hot Hatch For The Whole Family

Sports cars and SUVs couldn't be more different if they tried. Despite both containing the S-word, the former is des...

Aug 18, 2017 (4 hours ago)
2018 Peugeot 3008 First Drive Review | France Makes Its Mark On The Medium SUV Class
2018 Peugeot 3008 First Drive Review | France Makes Its Mark On The Medium SUV Class

Peugeot has has an interesting history with SUVs. Its first foray into the softroader class came via a pair of rebadged ...

Aug 17, 2017 (1 day ago)
2017 Mazda CX-3 Akari Diesel Review | Tiny SUV Is An Expensive Proposition
2017 Mazda CX-3 Akari Diesel Review | Tiny SUV Is An Expensive Proposition

Taking the road less travelled has long been an SUV theme, but for different reasons it applies to the 2017 Mazda CX-3 A...

Aug 14, 2017 (4 days ago)
2017 Renault Trafic Crew Review | Commercial Van-cum-People-Mover Has Plenty Of Space For the Whole family
2017 Renault Trafic Crew Review | Commercial Van-cum-People-Mover Has Plenty Of Space For The Family

Everything in life is a compromise. If that sounds like a glass-half-empty statement then the 2017 Renault Trafic Crew a...

Aug 10, 2017 (8 days ago)
2017 Toyota Yaris SX Auto Review | Fresh-Faced And Even Safer - If You’re Prepared to Pay
2017 Toyota Yaris SX Auto Review | Fresh-Faced And Even Safer - If You’re Prepared to Pay

The 2017 Toyota Yaris has been given a third chance at sales success in Australia, getting yet another makeover to keep ...

Aug 9, 2017 (9 days ago)
2017 Kia Rio SLi Review | Less Is More For Kia’s Serious Light Hatch
2017 Kia Rio SLi Review | Less Is More For Kia’s Serious Light Hatch

Kia’s newest Rio light hatch represents a big change of direction for the South Korean small car. It's more se...

Aug 6, 2017 (12 days ago)
2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso Review | Sports Car Thrills With Grand Tourer Refinement
2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso Review | Sports Car Thrills With Grand Tourer Refinement

Maranello will not build an SUV. No way, not ever, non e possibile. However, the 2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso certainly aims ...

Aug 4, 2017 (14 days ago)
2018 Jaguar F-type Four-Cylinder Overseas Preview Drive | Can A Four-Pot Keep The F-Type’s Sporting Spirit Alive?
2018 Jaguar F-type Four-Cylinder Overseas Preview Drive | Can A Four-Pot Keep The F-Type’s Sporting Spirit Alive?

When the Jaguar F-Type first arrived it set the tone for the rebirth of the British brand, a prestige car maker keen to ...

Aug 4, 2017 (14 days ago)
 

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Mercedes-Benz Patent Application Suggests New Eight-Speed Auto On The Way
Mercedes-Benz Patent Application Suggests New Eight-Speed Auto On The Way

The fight against emissions and fuel consumption means too may forward ratios are never enough, and Mercedes-Benz is rep...

Aug 17, 2017 (12 hours ago)
Hyundai Previews Hydrogen-Future With Australia-Bound FE Fuel Cell Vehicle
Hyundai Previews Hydrogen-Future With Australia-Bound FE Fuel Cell Vehicle

Hyundai has unveiled a near-production preview of its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle at a special event in K...

Aug 17, 2017 (17 hours ago)
Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye Autonomous Development Program
Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye Autonomous Development Program

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced that it will join the partnership between BMW Group, technology giant Intel and ...

Aug 17, 2017 (18 hours ago)
Hyundai Outlines Future Electric Vehicle Plans
Hyundai Outlines Future Electric Vehicle Plans

Hyundai has given the motoring media an insight into its electric vehicle plans, outlining a range of new electric vehic...

Aug 17, 2017 (19 hours ago)
Parallel Import Plan Scrapped by Federal Government
Parallel Import Plan Scrapped by Federal Government

Australia’s Federal Government has ditched plans to allow mainstream private imports of new vehicles from countrie...

Aug 17, 2017 (21 hours ago)
Volkswagen T-Roc Teaser Paves The Way For Production Small SUV
Volkswagen T-Roc Teaser Paves The Way For Production Small SUV

Volkswagen is preparing to join the fast-expanding array of city-sized SUVs next week when it unveils the production-rea...

Aug 17, 2017 (22 hours ago)
Holden Says Goodbye To Adelaide With One Last ‘Mainy’
Holden Says Goodbye To Adelaide With One Last ‘Mainy’

If you’ve ever lived in South Australia you’ll no doubt be aware of the cultural significance of ‘the ...

Aug 17, 2017 (22 hours ago)
Aston Martin Unveils Zagato-Designed Vanquish Speedster And Shooting Brake
Aston Martin Unveils Zagato-Designed Vanquish Speedster And Shooting Brake

Aston Martin has once again turned to its iconic partnership with coachbuilding firm Zagato for a pair of new special ed...

Aug 17, 2017 (23 hours ago)
 

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