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2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line Review - Performance Sedan Is A Quality All-Rounder
2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line Review - Performance Sedan Is A Quality All-Rounder

In more ways than one the Volkswagen Passat 206 TSI R-Line represents the future of large performance sedans once Austra...

Mar 20, 2017 (6 days ago)
2017 Kia Sorento GT Line | A New Range-Topping Model For Kia’s Competent Large Seven-Seat SUV
2017 Kia Sorento GT Line | A New Range-Topping Model For Kia’s Competent Large Seven-Seat SUV

Kia has boosted the lineup of its Sorento seven-seat SUV with the addition of a new range-topping GT-Line model. Pr...

Mar 18, 2017 (8 days ago)
A Small Car War - Holden Astra R v Subaru Impreza 2.0-L Comparison Test
A Small Car War - Holden Astra R v Subaru Impreza 2.0-L Comparison Test

This is a comparison test between the Holden Astra R and Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L. While that much might be obvious, more i...

Mar 16, 2017 (10 days ago)
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Overseas Preview Drive | Style-Led Sophistication in Typical Mercedes-Benz Coupe Fashion
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Overseas Preview Drive | Style-Led Sophistication in Typical Mercedes-Benz Coupe Fashion

As the second-last model of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class range, the E-Class coupe fits in alongside the coming convertible ...

Mar 16, 2017 (10 days ago)
2017 Holden Barina LT Review - Hatch Falls Further Behind Its Rivals
2017 Holden Barina LT Review - Hatch Falls Further Behind Its Rivals

It was time to face up to the fact that the Holden Barina has not been a light hatch hit, but now for 2017 the five-door...

Mar 16, 2017 (10 days ago)
2017 Abarth 124 Spider Review | Badge Engineered, Or Brilliantly Inspired? You May Be Surprised
2017 Abarth 124 Spider Review | Badge Engineered, Or Brilliantly Inspired? You May Be Surprised

For those unfamiliar with the Abarth 124 Spider, here’s a quick overview: Based on the chassis of the Mazda MX-5, ...

Mar 16, 2017 (10 days ago)
2017 Mini Countryman First Drive Review | Mini’s Big-Guy Shows Its More Grown-Up Side
2017 Mini Countryman First Drive Review | Mini’s Big-Guy Shows Its More Grown-Up Side

This is the Mini that isn’t. Well, it isn't as mini as it used to be but it’s hardly a barge. The new Mi...

Mar 13, 2017 (13 days ago)
2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Td4 180 SE Dynamic Review | Stamping A New Signature On Open Air Motoring
2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Td4 180 SE Dynamic Review | Stamping A New Signature On Open Air Motoring

SUV is a terrible term. It’s used as if it applies to only one very closely-related group of vehicles, when in rea...

Mar 13, 2017 (13 days ago)
 

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Mark Webber: New Regulations Will Make It Much Harder For F1 Drivers This year
Mark Webber: New Regulations Will Make It Much Harder For F1 Drivers This year

The nine-time grand prix winner is pleased that new regulations for Formula One could see lap times slashed by as m...

Mar 24, 2017 (2 days ago)
Formula E Gets A Big Boost With BMW Joining Its Ranks
Formula E Gets A Big Boost With BMW Joining Its Ranks

Formula E is set for a breakout year after another big manufacturer, BMW, commited to the racing series. Th...

Mar 24, 2017 (2 days ago)
How Red Bull's F1 Design Whizz Is Changing Aston Martin
How Red Bull's F1 Design Whizz Is Changing Aston Martin

One of the architects of Red Bull's success is changing the way Aston Martin design cars. Newey, currently R...

Mar 24, 2017 (2 days ago)
Citroen Strengthens Its Electric Van Range With E-Berlingo Multispace
Citroen Berlingo E Multispace Unveiled Overseas

The days are numbered for diesel vans in the CBDs of major European cities, so news of Citroen’s E-Berlingo Multis...

Mar 24, 2017 (2 days ago)
On-Again, Off-Again…Fiat Chrysler Still Pursuing Merger Talks With Volkswagen
Fiat Chrysler Still Pursuing Merger Talks With Volkswagen

Bringing to mind the globally reported telephone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turn...

Mar 24, 2017 (2 days ago)
Mercedes-Benz Announces Australian Testing Program
Mercedes-Benz Announces Australian Testing Program

Mercedes-Benz will embark on an Australian test program aimed at accelerating the introduction of self-driving...

Mar 23, 2017 (3 days ago)
XJS, P-Type And T-Type Headline New Jaguar-Land Rover Trademark Applications
XJS, P-Type And T-Type Headline New Jaguar-Land Rover Trademark Applications

In the last few weeks Jaguar-Land Rover has lodged trademark applications for no less than 29 model names. The venera...

Mar 23, 2017 (3 days ago)
Skoda To launch Four New SUVs For China
Skoda To launch Four New SUVs For China

The rising popularity of SUVs in China has prompted Volkswagen group’s Czech Republic brand Skoda to develop four ...

Mar 23, 2017 (3 days ago)
 

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