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FCA-PSA merger complete, becomes 14-brand ‘Stellantis’ corporation

Jan 19, 2021

The merger between Peugeot-Citroen (Groupe PSA) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been completed, with the formal announcement of the new corporate name Stellantis now in effect. Both companies combine and now have two executive directors,...

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Top 10 Experimental Australian engines / abandoned programs

Jan 19, 2021

The archetypal Australian engine became either a large displacement six-cylinder or V8, thanks in no small part to Ford and Holden. Throughout the years, there have been experiments aimed at boosting the export prospects of our...

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2021 Honda HR-V previewed, e:HEV hybrid confirmed

Jan 18, 2021

Honda has confirmed its all-new 2021 Honda HR-V will be unveiled in February and will come with hybrid technology as standard for the first time. The small SUV market segment is one of the fastest-growing classes...

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New-look 2021 Honda Odyssey on sale in Australia from $44,250

Jan 18, 2021

MPV buyers will be interested to hear the 2021 Honda Odyssey refresh has just been announced for Australia, with the launch of new Vi L7 and Vi LX7 trim grades. The 2021 Honda Odyssey is described...

2021 Lexus LS 500 F Sport

2021 Lexus LS 500, 500h update now on sale in Australia

Jan 18, 2021

Lexus Australia has upped the ante on its flagship luxury car, bringing in revised features and technology for the arrival of the 2021 Lexus LS. It goes on sale this week. Two variants continue to make...

2021 Renault 5 Prototype - 4

Renault 5 Prototype previews modern ‘R5 Turbo’ EV

Jan 16, 2021

Fans of 1980s cars – the ‘turbo era’ – will remember the crazy little Renault 5 Turbo (also called R5). Well, Renault is planning a modern interpretation and has even laid the foundations. Meet the Renault...

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DTE Systems announces Toyota GR Yaris tuning package

Jan 16, 2021

The sizzling Toyota GR Yaris has only just hit the market. But tuners are already getting their hands on the compact super hatch to see what potential it has. And one of the first tuning upgrades...

2021 Nissan Qashqai prototype - 1

2021 Nissan Qashqai previewed, gets range-extender EV option

Jan 15, 2021

Some details and a teaser image of the all-new 2021 Nissan Qashqai have been sent out ahead of its debut set for the second quarter of this year. With the all-new model comes the introduction of...

Lotus Alpine

Lotus & Alpine co-developing all-new electric sports car

Jan 15, 2021

Renault’s Alpine sports car brand and Lotus have signed a memorandum of understanding, which is set to spawn the joint development of a brand new fully electric sports car of the near future. Alpine and Lotus...

2020 Mercedes-AMG A 45 S

2020 Mercedes-AMG A 45 S review (video)

Jan 15, 2021

Yes, this is the most powerful hot hatch currently on the market. But is there more to the 2020 Mercedes-AMG A 45 S than sheer power? Surely it offers other, perhaps more rational and useable attributes?...

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2022 Nissan Z car design confirmed via patent images

Jan 14, 2021

Patent images of the upcoming 2022 Nissan Z car, also known as the Fairlady Z and 400Z (name not confirmed), have surfaced on the Australian Intellectual Property database. These give us a decent indication of what...

2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series prototype - 2

Is this a 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series prototype?

Jan 14, 2021

A prototype of what is believed to be the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series has been spotted on the streets in Japan, ahead of its expected debut in April this year. Although it is a poor...