BMW Innovations Package for 3 Series
10 Nov 2013

BMW Innovations package released for 3-Series

The BMW Innovations Package has just been released for the 3-Series Sedan and Tourer range, comprising of a host of safety features.

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Nissan Qashqai launched in the UK
10 Nov 2013

New Nissan Qashqai (Dualis to us) launched

The bizarrely named, and refreshed, Nissan Qashqai – better known as the Dualis in Australia – has just been launched overseas, and it’s headed Down-Under next year.

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Lexus RC to debut at Tokyo Motor Show
10 Nov 2013

Lexus RC to debut at Tokyo Motor Show

The all-new Lexus RC will make its world debut at the Tokyo motor show on November 20, with two versions unveiled – the RC 350, with a 3.5-litre V6 engine, and the RC 300h hybrid, with a 2.5-litre unit.

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Kia Rondo gets five-star ANCAP rating
10 Nov 2013

Kia Rondo receives five stars: ANCAP

Kia has just announced its Rondo seven-seater SUV has achieved an ANCAP five star rating, in a move the Korean company says highlights its aim to have all Kia models top-rated, including the Carnival people mover which is currently a four-star.

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Frankfurt Motor Show
10 Nov 2013

The A-Z of the Frankfurt Motor Show

It’s reckoned to be the world’s biggest and glitziest car show, and Frankfurt certainly didn’t disappoint this time round as the wraps were taken off a host of new and exciting cars, many of which are headed this way, reports Tony Bosworth.

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29 Oct 2013

Keep left unless overtaking

Ever sat behind someone in the overtaking lane when they’re travelling at well under the speed limit? Well, Tony Bosworth reckons enough is enough. Australian drivers, he says, are rude and potential accident waiting to happen, so, move to the left and let the rest of us do the speed limit.

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17 Oct 2013

Holden’s future hangs in the balance

The future of Holden hangs in the balance. According to some pundits, the recent job and production cuts mark the beginning of the end for the iconic Australian manufacturer. On the other hand, it isn’t the first time forecasters have predicted oblivion for the company.

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road rage
17 Oct 2013

Give me a wave, not the finger

When I let someone in – usually some muppet who comes up fast in the left lane which merges into my lane – it would be nice if he or she could just give me a wave of thanks.

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16 Oct 2013

How my Citroen ZX became a foot spa…

I was at in the casino at Monte Carlo playing vingt et un with Jeremy Clarkson, back when we were both young motoring journos with our future in front of us. I’d spent the last half-hour whingeing about my unreliable Citroen ZX – it was giving me all sorts of grief.

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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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