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The Motor Report's expert team of experienced industry and motoring journalists bring you vehicle reviews with product performance, pricing and comparison information you can trust. Our mission is to be Australia's most trusted independent automotive online resource for new car buyers, to provide unbiased, accurate, expert and considered information so that making the right vehicle purchasing decision for your needs and budgets is easy. If we think it's a good buy we'll tell you; if we think there are better buys, we'll also tell you. We're resolutely independent, and don't duck any issue to please any manufacturer.

FCA Recall: More Than One Million Cars Affected By 'Park' Shifter Design Flaw

Fiat Chrysler Recalls More Than One Million Cars For 'Roll-Away' Danger

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled more than 1.1 million cars with automatic transmissions due to a design quir...

Apr 23, 2016 (1 month ago)
Nissan Australia And Nissan Japan To Decide V8 Supercar Future Soon

Decision On Nissan's V8 Supercar Future Coming Soon

A decision is due shortly on whether Nissan will continue in V8 Supercar racing beyond this year - but that decision is ...

Apr 22, 2016 (1 month ago)
Nissan Terminates Pulsar Hatch, Micra, and Y61 Patrol

Nissan Pulsar Hatch, Micra, and Y61 Patrol Axed From Line-Up

Nissan Australia has wielded the axe to its local model range with the Pulsar hatchback, Micra, and workhorse Y61 P...

Apr 22, 2016 (1 month ago)
Lexus GS And IS Recalled For Fuel Sensor Leak

Lexus GS And IS Recalled For Fuel Sensor Leak

Lexus has recalled two models this week, with each potentially affected by a leaking fuel pressure sensor. The models...

Apr 22, 2016 (1 month ago)
2017 Renault Koleos Revealed Ahead Of Beijing Unveiling

2017 Renault Koleos Revealed Ahead Of Beijing Unveiling

“Maxthon” is out and “Koleos” is back in as the name of Renault’s mainstay SUV, with the F...

Apr 22, 2016 (1 month ago)
2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo - Price, Features and Specifications

2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo - Price, Features and Specifications

Suzuki Australia has expanded its Vitara small SUV range with the addition of the Vitara S Turbo, which replaces the pre...

Apr 22, 2016 (1 month ago)
Volkswagen Jetta Recalled For Brake Vacuum Fix

Volkswagen Jetta Recalled For Brake Vacuum Fix

Volkswagen has issued a recall for its 2015 and 2016 Jetta models this week, due to a potential problem with the braking...

Apr 22, 2016 (1 month ago)
Kia Picanto Si REVIEW | Mini-Kia Cuts A Dash

2016 Kia Picanto Si REVIEW, Price, Features | One Slick Little City Car

IT'S BEEN ON THE RADAR FOR SOME TIME, BUT FINALLY THE 2016 KIA PICANTO HAS ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA.  Whi...

Apr 22, 2016 (1 month ago)
Mazda CX-5 REVIEW | 2016 Maxx 2.5-litre AWD - Great Value, Great To Drive

2016 Mazda CX-5 Maxx AWD REVIEW, Price, Features | Great Value, Great To Drive

MAZDA'S CX-5 HAS ALMOST ALL MEDIUM SUV-BASES COVERED - THERE'S A BROAD MODEL RANGE TO PICK FROM, TWO-WHEEL-...

Apr 21, 2016 (1 month ago)
Jaguar Land Rover Looks To Modular Inline Six-Cylinder Engine Future

Jaguar Land Rover Looks To Modular Inline Six-Cylinder Engine Future

Just as modular chassis construction has found favour with automakers, engine construction looks set to follow-suit.&nbs...

Apr 21, 2016 (1 month ago)
Mitsubishi - False Fuel Consumption Claims Uncovered By Nissan

Mitsubishi Admits To Rigging Fuel Consumption Figures

In explosive news from Mitsubishi Japan, the carmaker has admitted to deliberately rigging fuel consumption results for ...

Apr 20, 2016 (1 month ago)
2016 Holden Commodore Black Sedan, Sportwagon and Ute Released

2016 Holden Commodore Black Sedan, Sportwagon and Ute Released

Holden has announced the arrival of a new set of performance-oriented special editions for the Holden Commodore fam...

Apr 20, 2016 (1 month ago)
Limited Edition Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Now On Sale, 10 Only For Australia

Limited Edition Jaguar F-Type Project 7, Just 10 For Australia

Jaguar’s F-Type Project 7, a handbuilt bespoke roadster created by Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operat...

Apr 20, 2016 (1 month ago)
Alfa Romeo MiTo Recalled For Brake Booster Fix

Alfa Romeo MiTo Recalled For Brake Booster Fix

Alfa Romeo has recalled its MiTo light car, due to a potential problem with the brake booster. The carmaker has ident...

Apr 20, 2016 (1 month ago)
Lexus IS Update Teased Ahead Of Beijing Auto Show

Lexus IS Update Teased Ahead Of Beijing Auto Show

Lexus has given a first glimpse of the updated 2017 IS range, ahead of its unveiling at the Beijing Auto Show. T...

Apr 20, 2016 (1 month ago)
Mini Cooper Convertible Review - 2016 Mini Ragtop Grows Up

2016 Mini Cooper Convertible Review, Price,Features - Mini Ragtop Grows Up

JUST IN TIME FOR WINTER, MINI AUSTRALIA HAS LAUNCHED THE FIRST TWO MEMBERS OF ITS ALL-NEW MINI CONVERTIBLE&nbs...

Apr 20, 2016 (1 month ago)
2016 Honda Civic Sedan - Price, Specifications And Features For Australia

2016 Honda Civic Sedan - Price, Specifications And Features For Australia

The all-new 2016 Honda Civic is set to arrive in Australia from June, bringing with it bold new styling, a new turbochar...

Apr 20, 2016 (1 month ago)
Renault Maxthon Concept Teaser Points To Future Upsized SUV

Renault Maxthon Concept Teaser Points To Future Upsized SUV

Renault has offered the first subtle glimpse of a new SUV, set to take the stand at this year’s Beijing Auto ...

Apr 20, 2016 (1 month ago)
Fiat Chrysler CEO Open To Tesla Model 3 Rival But Less Open To Small Mergers

Fiat Chrysler CEO Open To Tesla Model 3 Rival But Less Open To Small Mergers

Never short of a word, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne has stated his company can more than match ...

Apr 19, 2016 (1 month ago)
Fiat 500 | Fiat 500 Abarth | Fiat Ducato Recalled

Fiat 500 | Fiat 500 Abarth | Fiat Ducato Recalled

Fiat has recalled a trio of cars in Australia this week, with 392 vehicles affected by one of three separate issues. ...

Apr 19, 2016 (1 month ago)