Lexus NX 300h to sell from $55,000 in Australia
01 Sep 2014

Lexus NX 300h to sell from $55,000

Lexus has announced local pricing and specifications for its NX 300h SUV, with prices starting from $55,000 (+ORC) when it goes on-sale in October.

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South Australia to crackdown on backyard car dealers
01 Sep 2014

South Australia to investigate backyard car dealers

South Australia’s consumer watchdog, Consumer and Business Services (CBS), will crack down on unlicensed backyard car dealers over the next four months.

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Citroen CX turns 40
01 Sep 2014

The Citroen CX turns 40

The clever and fuel-efficient Citroen CX 2000 this year celebrates turning 40, the successor to the innovative and beautiful Citroen DS.

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Toyota receives approval for self-inspection of hydrogen fuel tanks
01 Sep 2014

Toyota approved to self-inspect hydrogen fuel tanks

Toyota is moving ahead with its fuel cell sedan plans, having been given approval in Japan to self-inspect high-pressure hydrogen fuel tanks.

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Dodge Challenger A/T Untamed Concept
31 Aug 2014

Dodge Challenger A/T Untamed Concept revealed

The Dodge Challenger gets reimagined as an off-roader by Joey Ruiter. Meet the Dodge Challenger A/T Untamed Concept.

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Audi Australia recalls 1240 cars with 3.0 TDI engine over brake issues
31 Aug 2014

Audi recalls 2012-model 3.0TDI cars

Audi Australia will recall 1240 models equipped with its 3.0-litre TDI turbo-diesel engine over potential brakes issues. Only 2012-model cars affected.

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Jeep adds turbo-diesel to Cherokee line-up
31 Aug 2014

Jeep Cherokee gets turbo-diesel

Jeep has added a turbo-diesel to the all-new Cherokee line-up (Limited Diesel) with pricing from $49,000 (+ORC).

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BMW Alpine X-Drive Experience
30 Aug 2014

BMW’s New Zealand Alpine xDrive Experience

Driving sideways. In the snow. How can something so hoonish just seem so right? Welcome to the BMW Alpine xDrive Experience in New Zealand.

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The Subaru Forester XT has lost its trademark bonnet scoop and gained a whole lot of refinement
16 Oct 2013

Subaru Forester XT First Drive

With the exception of the rear-drive BR-Z, Subaru has made a name for itself as an all-wheel drive SUV specialist. And this fourth-generation Subaru Forester XT builds on the success of its predecessor by being bigger and roomier, better on fuel and with a much more premium look.

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New Jeep Grand Cherokee is impressive
15 Oct 2013

Jeep Grand Cherokee First Drive

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is an impressive package and the inclusion of a 4×2 version will make it even more appealing to a wider audience. But if your heart is set on a Range Rover, you probably won’t be swayed. On the other hand, if your budget is not bottomless, there will be a Grand Cherokee that suits.

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12 Oct 2013

Making the Lexus IS ‘Fun to Drive’

“Even before I was appointed Chief Engineer on the IS project, my daily driver was an IS. I started developing this car to leave its mark in history. We’re trying to change the perception of the Lexus brand. In addition to being reliable and comfortable, we’re looking to be a more emotional and aggressive brand and we’re currently in the midst of that transition,” Junichi Furuyama tells Practical Motoring.

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12 Oct 2013

The Re-birth of the Jeep Grand Cherokee

John Mrozowski is still a little jet-lagged when we catch up with him to discuss the face-lifted Jeep Grand Cherokee, but his enthusiasm for the vehicle shines through. “Two and a half years ago,” he recalls, “the Senior VP Engineering tapped me on the shoulder and said ‘We’d like you to work on the Grand Cherokee’. Since we had just launched the new model, I was inheriting something that we thought was already great, but we had to take it and make it better.”

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The Nissan Almera is a sensible small car with the space of a medium car.
11 Oct 2013

Nissan Almera First Drive

If you’re in the market for a highly sensible new car with all the attributes of a small car but the space and practicality of a mid-size car, the Nissan Almera almost stands alone. You’ll miss out on a few of life’s little luxuries, but you shouldn’t get too many complaints from the back seat.

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08 Oct 2013

2014 Subaru XV review

The Subaru XV combines impressive rough-road ability with decent on-road manners, says Isaac Bober.

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08 Oct 2013

Alfa Romeo MiTo Road Test

It’s Alfa Romeo’s renaissance car, the one the company hopes will occupy the same passionate place in motorists’ hearts as the hugely popular Alfasud  and Sprint Veloce did three decades ago. The big question is, does it? asks Tony Bosworth. With a whole string of successful models in its wake,

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03 Oct 2013

2014 VW up review

Volkswagen’s oddly-named up! lists for just $13,990 (+ORC) is well built, safe, and offers enough room and oomph for a family of four, says Tony Bosworth.

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30 Sep 2013

2014 Fiat Freemont Lounge review

Isaac Bober’s 2014 Fiat Freemont Lounge car review with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety and verdict.

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29 Sep 2013

Range Rover Evoque eD4 Road Test

The Evoque eD4 2WD might be the first Range Rover not to drive all four wheels but it hasn’t hurt the brand, says Isaac Bober. In an event reminiscent of when Porsche announced the release of its Cayenne SUV – which saved the company we hasten to add – Land Rover’s

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