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2017 Subaru XV First Drive Review | A Safer, Sleeker Crossover For Your Weekend Getaway
2017 Subaru XV First Drive Review | A Safer, Sleeker Crossover For Your Weekend Getaway

Despite arriving as something of a pioneer in the small SUV segment, the Subaru XV now faces plenty of opposition from s...

Jun 24, 2017 (1 day ago)
2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST AWD Review | Huge Space, Comfort, And Refinement For Aussie Families
2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST AWD Review | Huge Space, Comfort, And Refinement For Aussie Families

In Australia the large car (that's sedans and wagons) is almost dead and buried, and in its place there’s the ...

Jun 24, 2017 (1 day ago)
2018 Toyota Camry Overseas Preview Drive | Big Changes To The Camry Formula Mean Good Things For Aussie Buyers
2018 Toyota Camry Overseas Preview Drive | Big Changes To The Camry Formula Mean Good Things For Aussie Buyers

Before 2017 is up Australian automotive manufacturing will have come to a halt, and while there’s plenty of tears ...

Jun 23, 2017 (2 days ago)
2017 Ford Transit Custom EcoBlue Automatic First Drive | Buyer Appeal Boosted Thanks To Six-Speed Auto
2017 Ford Transit Custom EcoBlue Automatic First Drive | Buyer Appeal Boosted Thanks To Six-Speed Auto

Ford has ramped up its efforts in the light commercial van segment by taking its Transit Custom van and adding the one t...

Jun 23, 2017 (2 days ago)
2017 Audi RS 3 Sedan First Drive Review | A Sensible Suit Hides Manic Performance
2017 Audi RS 3 Sedan First Drive Review | A Sensible Suit Hides Manic Performance

Audi Sport, the division tasked with taking standard luxury cars and turning them into mind-melting performance cars, ma...

Jun 20, 2017 (5 days ago)
2017 Volkswagen Arteon Overseas Preview Drive | Volkswagen Puts Prestige Brands On Notice With Its Newest Four-Door Coupe
2017 Volkswagen Arteon Overseas Preview Drive | Volkswagen Puts Prestige Brands On Notice With Its Newest Four-Door Coupe

Despite Volkswagen’s origins as a car for the masses, the brand has more recently explored its premium side with c...

Jun 20, 2017 (5 days ago)
2017 Subaru BRZ Review | Charming Sports Coupe Offers Affordable Fun
2017 Subaru BRZ Review | Charming Sports Coupe Offers Affordable Fun

Inside dealerships the 2017 Subaru BRZ might look like it doesn’t belong. Not only has this now-lightly facelif...

Jun 16, 2017 (9 days ago)
2017 Holden Astra Sedan First Drive Review | Quiet, Comfortable, And Conservative
2017 Holden Astra Sedan First Drive Review | Quiet, Comfortable, And Conservative

Holden is playing a game of Celebrity Heads with its newest Astra sedan. For Australia this new small sedan will be...

Jun 16, 2017 (9 days ago)
 

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Suzuki Celerio Still Australia’s Cheapest New Car To Own - RACV
Suzuki Celerio Still Australia’s Cheapest New Car To Own - RACV

Victoria’s RACV has released the findings from its annual ‘Driving Your Dollars’ vehicle ownership cos...

Jun 25, 2017 (15 hours ago)
Ferrari Wins International Engine Of The Year Award - Again
Ferrari Wins International Engine Of The Year Award - Again

The International Engine Of The Year has been determined for 2017, with Ferrari making it back-to-back crowns for the wo...

Jun 24, 2017 (1 day ago)
Renewable Energy Could Fuel Electric Car Sales In Australia - QUT
Renewable Energy Could Fuel Electric Car Sales In Australia - QUT

As Australia’s energy debate heats up, particularly supply issues and future energy sources, a bystander in the de...

Jun 24, 2017 (1 day ago)
Audi Confirms 2019 e-tron Sportback As Second EV
Audi Confirms 2019 e-tron Sportback As Second EV

Audi has confirmed that the e-tron Sportback will become the German prestige brand’s second electric vehicle just ...

Jun 23, 2017 (2 days ago)
Subaru EyeSight System Adds Touring Assist Autonomous Cruise Control
Subaru EyeSight System Adds Touring Assist Autonomous Cruise Control

Subaru has introduced a major update to its EyeSight camera safety system in Japan, adding autonomous cruise control cap...

Jun 23, 2017 (2 days ago)
2018 Nissan Leaf to Add ProPilot Autonomous Tech
2018 Nissan Leaf to Add ProPilot Autonomous Tech

Nissan continues its drip-feed of information about the 2018 Leaf EV, announcing ProPilot autonomous cruise control as o...

Jun 23, 2017 (2 days ago)
Volvo’s Polestar To Become Electric Performance Brand
Volvo’s Polestar To Become Electric Performance Brand

Despite being somewhat underutilised at the moment, Volvo’s performance division, Polestar, is set to get a massiv...

Jun 23, 2017 (2 days ago)
Jaguar Teases E-Pace “Compact Performance” SUV
Jaguar Teases E-Pace “Compact Performance” SUV

Jaguar has confirmed that a third SUV line will be added to its roster in the form of a new E-Pace model, arriving to su...

Jun 22, 2017 (3 days ago)
 

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