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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LA Motor Show debut for Jaguar F-type coupe
13 Nov 2013

Jaguar F-Type coupe set for LA Motor Show debut

The Jaguar F-type coupé is claimed by its makers to be, “the most dynamically capable, performance-focused, production Jaguar ever”, and one look at its swooping lines makes us think they’re probably right. It makes its debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show later this month.

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Is Hyundai's current finance offering worth the bother?
12 Nov 2013

Hyundai Finance by the numbers

We’ve all heard of buying a TV or fridge and not having to pay a cent until next year, but Hyundai has taken it a step further this month with a no-deposit-no-payment-until-2015 deal on any new Hyundai. The question is, do the figures stack up, and is there a catch? Tony Bosworth investigates.

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Subaru has released a teaser of the 2015 WRX
12 Nov 2013

New Subaru WRX Leaked Online

The new Subaru WRX will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show. But a fan site has leaked an image of the new car ahead of the reveal.

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Honda FCEV to make LA Motor Show debut
12 Nov 2013

Honda FCEV to be unveiled at LA Motor Show

Honda FCEV Concept sketch hints at futuristic and aerodynamic design of next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle launching in 2015.

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FPV range retires with the relaunch of the Falcon XR8 in 2014
11 Nov 2013

One last rumble for the Ford Falcon XR8

Late next year sees the Ford Falcon go out in a blaze of glory as the company launches a new V8 model, while in the background the clock ticks down to the end of Falcon production in Australia.

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11 Nov 2013

Jacky Ickx: ‘winning Bathurst for me was important’

Jacky Ickx is one of the all time great racing drivers with 25 podium finishes in F1, six wins at Le Mans, a win in the Dakar Rally in 1983 and, unforgettably, winner in 1977 of Bathurst with Allan Moffat. Paul Murrell caught up with him on his flying visit to Australia for the launch of the new VW Golf GTI.

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Volkswagen's John White apologises for poor DSG handling
11 Nov 2013

Volkswagen apologises for poor handling of DSG recall

Volkswagen’s handling of the DSG gearbox and other problems has almost become a case history on how not to handle customer dissatisfaction. It seems they may have learnt a valuable, albeit expensive, lesson. By Paul Murrell John White is the managing director of Volkswagen Group Australia. It’s probably fair to

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Are speed limits too low in Australia?
10 Nov 2013

Are our speed limits too low?

Are Australian speed limits too low? The knee-jerk reaction from most motorists is “of course they are” and the equally predictable response from police and road safety groups is “they should be lower”. Paul Murrell looks into the story behind our much-debated speed limit policy?

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