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2017 Hyundai i30 Active Review | Entry-Level Small Hatch Covers All Bases
2017 Hyundai i30 Active Review | Entry-Level Small Hatch Covers All Bases

Not long ago the 2017 Hyundai i30 Active would have been a middle-tier model. The entry-level Active might carry over...

Sep 18, 2017 (1 day ago)
2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-L Premium Review | Small SUV Finds Its Feet Off The Road
2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-L Premium Review | Small SUV Finds Its Feet Off The Road

Niche is the word for the 2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-L Premium. In its second generation the XV remains a lifted-up and plas...

Sep 14, 2017 (6 days ago)
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Active X v Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI Comparison Review | Seven-Seat SUV Showdown
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Active X v Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI Comparison Review | Seven-Seat SUV Showdown

The occasional chair. It is to home furniture what the sixth and seven seats are to both the Hyundai Santa Fe Active X a...

Sep 14, 2017 (6 days ago)
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTE Overseas Preview Drive | Volkswagen Injects A Sporty Soul Into Its Plug-In Hybrid
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTE Overseas Preview Drive | Volkswagen Injects A Sporty Soul Into Its Plug-In Hybrid

With electrification no longer just a possible future outcome for the automotive industry but a very real and current st...

Sep 14, 2017 (6 days ago)
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk REVIEW - The New Bang For Buck King?
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk REVIEW - A Muscle Car In SUV Clothing

On the face of it, it seems a bit ridiculous to get overly excited by a vehicle that is well, a little pointless. A larg...

Sep 10, 2017 (9 days ago)
2017 Mazda3 Skyactiv-X Prototype REVIEW - The Future Is... Petrol?
Mazda Skyactiv-X REVIEW | Mazda3 Prototype - The Future Is... Petrol?

MAZDA IS AT IT AGAIN, STICKING DOGGEDLY TO THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION PETROL ENGINE. Ignoring the downsizing, ...

Sep 10, 2017 (9 days ago)
2018 Volkswagen Polo - Overseas Preview Drive | Expect Big Things From Volkswagen’s Little Hatch
2018 Volkswagen Polo - Overseas Preview Drive | Expect Big Things From Volkswagen’s Little Hatch

When the previous generation Volkswagen Polo first arrived in 2009 it created a storm. Here was a car with features, tec...

Sep 9, 2017 (10 days ago)
2018 Audi S5 Cabriolet First Drive REVIEW - A Polite Midsize Sun-Soaker That's Also A Sports Car
Audi S5 Cabriolet | 2018 First Drive REVIEW - A Polite Midsize Sun-Soaker That's Also A Sports Car

With sporty style matched to an engine and handling package designed to thrill keen drivers without upsetting passengers...

Sep 8, 2017 (12 days ago)
 

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Pierre Leclercq Named New Head Of Styling At Kia
Kia Names Pierre Leclercq New Head Of Styling

Kia has created a new position within its styling and design ranks, and the gig has gone to former Great Wall designer P...

Sep 19, 2017 (14 hours ago)
Toyota Celica Back In Business?
Toyota Celica Back In Business?

Toyota may be looking to revive the Celica sports car, according to reports out of the US. Car And Driver has unearth...

Sep 18, 2017 (1 day ago)
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Outlines Five-Year Plan
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Outlines Five-Year Plan

More platform-sharing, powertrain-sharing and across-the-board technology can be expected from Renault, Mitsubishi ...

Sep 18, 2017 (1 day ago)
Carmakers - Trust Us On Autonomous Cars
Carmakers - Trust Us On Self-Driving Cars

Germany's biggest carmakers have called for road users to trust them when it comes to the development of self-drivin...

Sep 18, 2017 (2 days ago)
BMW Set To Axe Slow Selling 2 Series Active Tourer Range
BMW Set To Axe Slow Selling 2 Series Active Tourer Range

BMW is set to deactivate the 2-Series Active Tourer range in Australia. The move is part of a broader strategy that w...

Sep 18, 2017 (2 days ago)
Mini Set To Build 200kw-Plus Competitor To Honda Civic Type R
Mini Set To Build 200kw-Plus Competitor To Honda Civic Type R

Mini is set to offer a genuine competitor to the likes of the Volkswagen Golf R and Honda Civic Type R. The British b...

Sep 18, 2017 (2 days ago)
2018 Fiat 500 Abarth 595 Revealed
2018 Abarth 595 Revealed

Fiat has unveiled the 2018 Abarth 595, promising to turn up the heat on the fiesty pocket-rocket. Base...

Sep 16, 2017 (3 days ago)
BMW: 'X-Class Has No Class - We Could Do Better'
BMW: 'X-Class Has No Class - We Could Do Better'

BMW's Asia Pacific chief, Hendrik von Kuenheim, has labelled the new X-Class pickup by rival Mercedes-Benz as &...

Sep 16, 2017 (4 days ago)
 

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