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2018 Kia Sorento facelift revealed ahead of Australian debut

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:19:07 +0000

httpv:// The subtly facelifted 2018 Kia Sorento has surfaced this week in its home market of South Korea, serving as the mid-life refresh of the company’s large SUV. Compared to the version currently on sale, the Sorento has been nipped and tucked inside and out, though some may struggle to identify the changes. Up front there […] Community Guidelines

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:14:40 +0000

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US draft legislation frees self-driving cars from safety standards

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:34:49 +0000

A bipartisan draft bill relating to “highly automated vehicles” has been released, and it seeks to significantly reduce the burden on car makers and other companies working to develop, test and deploy self-driving car and autonomous vehicle technology on public roads. As currently worded, the new bill would exempt up to 100,000 self-driving cars per […]

2018 Holden Commodore VXR: Opel, Buick cousins revealed

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:03:07 +0000

Forming part of a simultaneous global unveiling for all three brands, new Opel and Buick-badged versions of the car we’ll see as the 2018 Holden Commodore VXR have been revealed today. Identical to the Holden-badged car revealed earlier today, these new Opel Insignia GSi and Buick Regal GS performance models will go on sale in […]

2018 Nissan Leaf ‘e-Pedal’ detailed ahead of September reveal

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:31:51 +0000

httpv:// The next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf has been teased again, this time having its new ‘e-Pedal’ detailed – which the company says “transforms the way we drive”. Set to make its debut on September 6, the Japanese electric vehicle (EV) will feature a mode that sees the accelerator pedal double up as a brake pedal, which Nissan […]

2010-11 Jaguar XJ recalled for airbag fix

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:35:17 +0000

Jaguar has issued a recall for 61 examples of its 2010 and 2011 model-year XJ sedans over concerns the front airbags could deploy with too much force. The British marque reports that the inflator parameters may have been over set. If the condition occurs, this could pose an increased risk of injury to the vehicle’s occupants. Affected […]

2018 Holden Equinox quick drive review

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:59:56 +0000

Holden’s push to create a bustling product range by 2020 continues with the all-new Holden Equinox, which goes on sale locally later this year as a replacement for the ageing Captiva. As with a raft of Holden‘s latest products, a great deal of engineering work has been undertaken locally to ensure this new crop of vehicles rides, […]

2018 Holden Acadia quick drive review

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:58:39 +0000

Seven-seat SUVs are a dime a dozen, but the one thing that sets them apart is the value for money offering. An SUV entrant hitting the streets from 2018 will be an all-new vehicle for Holden, the Holden Acadia. Built on a monocoque chassis and designed and built in North America, the Acadia is a […]

2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ride-along review

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:37:39 +0000

I walked up to the door of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class – the vital new dual-cab pick-up from the German brand – and slotted myself in behind the steering wheel. I got myself comfortable, and was excited to pull away from the starting point of the test loop to see what this much-anticipated new model […]

Honda baby NSX’s interior and exterior revealed in patent filing

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:05:50 +0000

Honda has filed a patent for the interior of its “baby NSX” with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The renders were discovered by AutoGuide and Autocar. Although they show a vehicle without a front windscreen, we believe that’s because the patent only relates to the interior. Also of note, the car has an aircraft-style […]

2018 Audi e-tron quattro spied

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:02:00 +0000

The Audi e-tron quattro electric crossover has been photographed undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe. The production Audi e-tron quattro SUV is expected to be given its in-the-flesh debut at this September’s Frankfurt show, two years after the concept version took its bow. These photos show the e-tron quattro has gained framed windows, working […]

2017 LDV G10 diesel automatic review

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:01:51 +0000

It’s finally here. The drivetrain the Chinese brand has very high hopes for. Meet the most affordable van of this type on the market – the LDV G10 diesel automatic. Price is everything for this relatively new brand, and with the newly-added diesel auto version of the LDV G10 coming in at just $31,490 drive-away, […]

2018 Holden Commodore VXR (SS replacement) revealed

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:01:33 +0000

Holden has officially revealed its replacement for the SS Commodore, the new 2018 Holden Commodore VXR, set to go on sale as part of Holden’s Insignia-based Commodore line-up. Due for release in 2018, the Commodore VXR boasts a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine that produces 235kW of power and 381Nm of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic […]

Young engineer becomes first Australian recipient of Ford’s Alan Mulally scholarship

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:53:00 +0000

Second-year university student, Jordan Ritchie, has become the first Australian recipient of Ford’s Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship, the company announced this week. Named after the Blue Oval’s former boss, Alan Mulally, who guided Ford through the global financial crisis of last decade, the Leadership in Engineering Scholarship was established in 2014 and is made […]

Mercedes-Benz X-Class V6 to tackle Amarok

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:00:50 +0000

The all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute has a big talking point – a V6 diesel engine that has more power than anything in the segment. That’s quite a headline act, considering the Volkswagen Amarok V6 launched with a class-leading level of power less than a year ago. But the new 3.0-litre V6 engine in the Mercedes-Benz X-Class […]

BMW M2: Strong demand drives bigger allocation for Oz

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:47:02 +0000

High local demand for the BMW M2 has seen the company secure additional allocation of its entry-level ‘M’ car, the company says, cementing Australia’s position as the premier BMW M market. Since its introduction in April last year, the BMW M2 has shifted 671 units, and year-to-date is the M brand’s most popular model. Marc Werner, […]