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The skinny: When the new Polo GTI arrived in 2011 it lacked one vital element that purists long for - a manual transmission. With the 2015 update not only is there a slick six-speed box but a bigger gruntier 1.8-litre turbo-four filling in for the previous twincharged 1.4-litre. There's also a bit of undercover assassin about the Polo GTI. Styling is more subdued than you might expect from a zingy little hot hatch; but don't be fooled - Volkswagen's pocket rocket has more than a hint of ratbag in its DNA. We love the newer bigger engine and the snug... continue reading
Renault Reveals Alpine ConceptSAT, 13 JUN, 2015
UPDATE: Patent images reveal final Alpine design Renault has used this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans racing event to unveil the second con...
New Peugeot 308 GTi Spied Without Disguise Ahead Of Goodwood DebutFRI, 5 JUN, 2015
Peugeot was hoping to save the unveiling of the new Peugeot 308 GTi for the forthcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed, but already its cover has been ...
New Peugeot 308 GTi Confirmed For Goodwood Festival Of SpeedMON, 1 JUN, 2015
If the ‘warm hatch’ status of Peugeot’s new 308 GT isn’t quite enough to set your heart aflame, here’s something: a p...
Nissan IDx Production Potential Fades, Entry-level Z On The Cards?MON, 25 MAY, 2015
The chances of a showroom future for Nissan’s retro-styled IDx concepts are fading, according to a new report out of the US this week.
Hyundai Veloster: 2015 Price And Features For AustraliaTUE, 19 MAY, 2015
Hyundai’s extra-hot Veloster Raptor may be no closer to a production debut, but the regular range has come in for some significant upgrades.
2016 Mazda MX-5: $31,990 Australian Price Confirmed For All-New RoadsterTUE, 19 MAY, 2015
2016 ND MX-5 priced from $31,990 96kW and 150Nm numbers confirmed for 1.5 engine Three years ago, Toyota shocked Australian motoring enth...
BMW M6 Competition Pack Gets More Go For 2015SUN, 17 MAY, 2015
BMW’s M6 performer in its Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible body-styles has received a boost for 2015 for customers who select the optional C...
New 2016 Camaro Revealed In DetroitSUN, 17 MAY, 2015
Chevrolet’s new Camaro, revealed today, promises to be a revolution for the bow-tie brand.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Coupe Rendered, Aimed Square At Audi's TTFRI, 15 MAY, 2015
Mercedes-Benz is planning a direct rival for the Audi TT, according to reports out of Europe.
Lotus Evora 400 Demolishes Old Model’s Hethel Lap RecordTHU, 30 APR, 2015
Lotus promised in February that the newly revealed Evora 400 could smash its predecessor’s lap record at the Hethel test track in England, an...
Audi TT Coupe Review 2015: Lighter, Faster, BetterFRI, 20 FEB, 2015
What's Hot: Brisk performance, stunning design.
Alfa Romeo 4C Review: Fast, Raucous, Raw... Simply BrilliantTHU, 19 FEB, 2015
What's hot: Everything about the drive, brilliant handling, riotous speed.
Lexus RC F Review: A Track Day Beast UnleashedMON, 16 FEB, 2015
What's hot: Stonking quad-cam V8, brilliant chassis, simply beautiful premium interior.
2015 Volkswagen Scirocco Review: Style, Substance… And SpeedMON, 9 FEB, 2015
Vehicle Style: 3-door performance hatch Price: $45,990 Engine/trans: 188kW/330Nm 2.0 turbo petrol 4cyl | 6sp manual Fuel Economy claimed: 8.1 ...
Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy Limited-Edition ReviewFRI, 28 NOV, 2014
What’s Hot: Incredible, high-precision cornering and handling; a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty.
2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO ReviewTUE, 11 NOV, 2014
What’s Hot: Aggressive looks, Recaro seats, finely-honed performance.
Renault Clio Review: 2014 GT Premium EDCSUN, 26 OCT, 2014
Vehicle Style: 5-door light hatch Price: $28,790 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 88kw/190Nm 4cyl petrol | 6spd dual-clutch auto Fuel Econom...
2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R ReviewTHU, 23 OCT, 2014
What’s Hot: Cracking engine and chassis, racy interior What’s Not: Mk VI Golf origins X-FACTOR: Enormous fun on the ro...
Audi S3 Cabriolet Review: 2014 Launch DriveTUE, 21 OCT, 2014
What’s Hot: Grip, torque, and handling to match.
2014 Audi S3 Sedan ReviewSUN, 5 OCT, 2014
Vehicle Style: Small sports sedan Price: $62,200 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 206kW/380Nm 2.0 turbo petrol | 6spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: ...