New Honda Civic Type R showcased at Honda's in-house test track in Japan
20 Nov 2013

New Honda Civic Type R previewed

Ahead of today’s Tokyo Motor Show, Honda, yesterday, showcased the latest Honda Civic Type R development car at its in-house test track in Tochigi, Japan.

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New MINI launches at Oxford, UK production plant
19 Nov 2013

New MINI launched

The new MINI made its worldwide debut yesterday at MINI’s UK production plant in Oxford and features all-new vehicle architecture, refreshed design and a range of new engines.

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Three motor shows, three reveals for Porsche
17 Nov 2013

Three motor shows, three reveals for Porsche

Three motor shows and three new model reveals for Porsche. The new 911 Turbo Cabriolet will make its début in Los Angeles along with the global reveal of the Porsche Macan, while the Panamera Turbo S will be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show. Almost simultaneously, the 918 Spyder super sports car will be premiered to the Chinese and US public in Guangzhou and Los Angeles.

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Audi and Skoda not included in VW DSG recall
17 Nov 2013

Skoda and Audi owners in DSG recall

VW Group has told Practical Motoring this morning (November 18) that only a small number of Skodas and Audis fitted with the companies’ seven-speed DSG gearbox (DQ200), will be getting recall notices for replacement of synthetic oil.

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Subaru Legacy/Liberty reveal at LA Motor Show
16 Nov 2013

New Subaru Legacy (Liberty) concept at LA Motor Show

The Subaru Legacy (Liberty) Concept will make its world premiere at the 2013 Los Angeles Motor Show on Wednesday 20 November (in just four days time), hinting at the design direction for an all-new version of Subaru’s flagship Legacy (known as the Liberty here in Australia) model.

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Volkswagen's DSG woes continue with recall of seven-speed DSG models
15 Nov 2013

VW recalls – DSG gearbox woes continue

VW’s seven-speed DSG problems do not appear to be over as the company also announces separate recalls of Amarok and Tiguan models.

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New Honda Accord is smaller than before, but is it as good as a Mazda6?
15 Nov 2013

Honda Accord First Drive

In the past, Honda put the Accord up against the Falcon, Commodore and Aurion, but now they say it’s fighting in the category below. In any event, it makes a viable alternative to the full-sized cars, says Paul Murrell.

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Nissan Qashqai development presented in a new video
15 Nov 2013

Nissan Qashqai development story in video

Nissan has been busy refreshing all of its models and today released a video looking at the design and engineering that went into taking the new Nissan Qashqai from concept to creation.

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The Fiat Punto Lounge Duologic isn't the easiest small car to drive
14 Nov 2013

Fiat Punto Lounge Duologic First Drive

Other than the five-speed manual entry-level Pop, the Punto gets Fiat’s odd Dualogic transmission. The difference is considerable, and not necessarily for the better, says Paul Murrell.

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Nissan 370Z coupe and roadster now $10,000 cheaper
14 Nov 2013

Nissan 370Z now $10k cheaper

The Nissan 370Z Coupe and Roadster has had its list price cut by more than $10,000, with Nissan announcing, today, new pricing for the iconic sports car.

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The new Fiat Panda is a city car with very clever packaging and attractive pricing.
14 Nov 2013

Fiat Panda Review

Fiat thinks outside the box and comes up with a rounded-off square. Then for some reason, they go completely potty and apply it all over the new Panda. Paul Murrell looks beyond the squared-off circle (or rounded-off square) to see if the new Panda is worth the money.

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Vintage Adventurer sets off on Ocean2Ocean Challenge
14 Nov 2013

Vintage Adventurer to set new driving record

Australia’s ‘Vintage Adventurer’ Rod Wade is making a second attempt at setting a new world record for driving a pre-war car from New York to California next week.

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New Lexus CT 200h to be revealed at Chinese motor show
14 Nov 2013

Wraps taken off refreshed Lexus CT 200h in China

Lexus will unveil the new CT 200h at the 2013 Guangzhou Motor Show next week, on November 21. Teaser images show a slightly breathed on exterior design which includes the new Lexus signature spindle grille, and new design alloy wheels and changes to the rear of the car have also been unveiled.

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All-electric Kia Soul to on sale in 2014
14 Nov 2013

Kia has an electric Soul

An all-electric version of the Kia Soul – badged the EV and with a potential range of 200km on one overnight charge – is slated to go on sale during the second half of next year, and will be the first electrically-driven, zero-emissions family car Kia has sold outside its homeland.

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Audi A3 Cabriolet set for 2014 launch in Australia
14 Nov 2013

Topless Audi A3 set for 2014 launch Down Under

An all-new Audi A3 Cabriolet will become available in Europe from this coming April (and Australia in the third-quarter 2014), based on the A3 sedan and featuring a full electrically retractable roof with a frame made of high strength magnesium-steel clothed in tough fabric, eschewing the trend towards folding hardtops.

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