The Ford Falcon EcoBoost is a class act with plenty of room and impressive fuel efficiency.
24 Nov 2013

Ford Falcon EcoBoost First Drive Review

The Falcon might well be on its way out, but the four-cylinder engine in the Ford Falcon EcoBoost G6E is easily the Falcon’s best engine ever. And it’s not just in fuel saving where it scores – the EcoBoost Falcon offers an improved drive, too, says Isaac Bober.

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24 Nov 2013

2014 Ssangyong Actyon Sports Ute review

Sadly, with its three-star ANCAP rating, Practical Motoring can’t recommend the Ssangyong Actyon Sports Ute and that’s a shame, because it’s not too bad to drive.

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The Holden Trax blends good looks with budget-friendly pricing
22 Nov 2013

2014 Holden Trax First Drive Review

It looks like a Barina on steroids, but is the new Holden Trax small SUV really as good as its looks suggest, asks Tony Bosworth.

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It's tough and popular but the Navara ST-X 550 is short on performance.
21 Nov 2013

Nissan Navara ST-X 550 First Drive Review

With its sharp looking design, inside and out, and its off-road ability, the D40 Navara appealed to those looking for a dual-cab that could serve the, and pardon the pun, dual purpose of being a weekday workhorse and weekend warrior. Bigger, more comfortable, and a lot more refined than its D22 sibling, and plenty of its competitors too, the D40 Navara has built up a legion of followers.

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Porsche Macan brings performance to compact SUV segment
21 Nov 2013

Porsche Macan Gets a Grip on Compact SUV Market

Porsche is expanding its range with what the company boldly calls, “a whole new class of vehicle” in the shape of the high-performance all-wheel-drive Macan, set for launch in Australia mid-2014.

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Car air conditioning turns 80 this week
21 Nov 2013

Air Conditioning turns 80!

Car air conditioning got what you might call a bit of a frosty reception when it first came out, but only because it cost so much – around $6800 in today’s money for a simple cooling system you couldn’t even turn off.

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The new WRX has been revealed at the LA Motor Show
21 Nov 2013

New WRX breaks cover at LA Motor Show

After a week or two of pictures and information being leaked on the internet, the new generation WRX has broken cover today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, featuring a new engine, technology and styling.

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Holden VF Commodore Evoke LPG
20 Nov 2013

Holden VF Commodore Evoke LPG First Drive Review

The Holden VF Commodore Evoke LPG offers cheaper running costs, decent equipment levels, reasonable performance, and enough room for a family of four. Tony Bosworth reckons it might just be the ‘family’ pick of the Commodore range.

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Subaru Levorg unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show
20 Nov 2013

Subaru Levorg Unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

The Subaru Levorg concept tourer has been unveiled at the Tokyo motor Show, showcasing new engines and the latest safety technology from Subaru.

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition
20 Nov 2013

2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition

Being unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show, the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition pays homage to the original Jeep (Willys) that was produced to support American troops in WWII.

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The new Nissan GT-R Nismo has broken its 2012 Nurburgring lap record
20 Nov 2013

Nissan GT-R Nismo sets ‘Ring record: 7m:8.679s

The 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo (with track options) has retained its crown as the fastest volume production car around the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit (known as the Green Hell) in Germany, lapping the ‘Ring in just 7 minutes 8.679 seconds.

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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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