Hyundai SUVs To Undergo High-Performance Transformation

May 22, 2017

even before hyundai’s first dedicated high-performance model, the i30 n, hits showrooms the brand is looking to expand its performance range with strong-selling suvs on the n division’s radar. with a growing number of pre-release appearances the i30 n is set to take on established hot hatch rivals including the volkswagen golf gti and ford focus st, with an official launch set to take place later this year. but the…

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Honda Announces Pre-Order Program For Civic Type R

May 22, 2017

honda has opened the order books for its 2018 civic type r, months out from the returning hot hatch’s australian arrival from the 1st of october. set to become one of the most hotly anticipated new cars to go in sale in australia this year, the civic type r last featured in australian showrooms in 2011. for its return the new type r will be powered by a 235kw/400nm 2.0-litre…

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Volkswagen Goes Back To Its Roots With 2018 Up! GTI

May 22, 2017

volkswagen has revisited the small but fast hot hatch category it helped to create over 40 years ago, not with a version of the golf, but instead with the up! gti. unveiled as part of the woerthersee gti festival in austria, renowned for its outlandish concepts, the up! gti is not a flight-of-fancy concept, but a production preview set for launch in europe in 2018. under the bonnet volkswagen has…

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Reviewed :: TRD Equipped SR5 Hilux

The last time we saw Toyota apply a TRD badge was in 2008; yet it is now 2017. So what has changed since then? A whole lot has changed! The Hilux is all grown up and ready to challenge its … Read More Source: Grip Shift Slide

May 21, 2017
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Tesla Model S And Model X Recalled For Potential Park Brake Problems

May 19, 2017

tesla has issued a recall in australia this week, targeting both of its current ev offerings. the model s sedan and model x suv, sold locally between february and october last year, may develop a problem with the electric park brake. a total of 324 cars are on the recall list for australia. the electric carmaker says the park brake may not fully release when commanded to do so by…

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2018 Peugeot 308 GTi Update Leaked Online

May 19, 2017

peugeot’s 308 gti hot hatch for 2018 has been revealed to the world via a single image that’s slipped through the cracks and onto the internet. sporting a blue paint job with the now-familiar ‘triangular’ blacked-out rear third, the gti pic – sourced by motor1 after showing up briefly on peugeot’s spanish twitter account – follows only a few weeks after peugeot’s official reveal of the regular 308. the pic…

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Nissan Teases 2018 Leaf

May 19, 2017

nissan has given its first official look at the second-generation of the its leaf ev with the tagline “amazing things are worth waiting for.” but for now that’s all the japanese company has to say about its green hatch, and as is so often the case with teaser images there’s not too much to see. apart from an intricately detailed headlight with a ‘floating’ led light bar signature. nissan has…

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Skoda’s New Small SUV Develops A Serious Side

May 19, 2017

skoda has unveiled its next-generation small suv, to be called the karoq as a successor to the previous yeti and an accompaniment to the brand’s larger seven-seat kodiaq suv unlike the somewhat oddly-styled yeti, the karoq shows the brands more sedate styling approach, looking more like a scaled-down version of the kodiaq, with similar head and tail light treatments, and mini-me lines along its flanks. the karoq name is derived…

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Renault’s Dynamic Wireless Charging Puts The ‘Fast’ In Fast Charging

May 19, 2017

renault has revealed it answer to electric vehicle charging downtime, with a new system that allows wireless vehicle charging as you drive. the new system, developed in conjunction with qualcomm and urban mobility research organisation vedecom takes the principles behind static wireless charging and applies them to moving vehicles at speed up to and beyond 100 km/h. while the solution sounds promising, widespread infrastructure changes would be required to make dynamic wireless…

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GM To Switch To Sustainably Sourced Tyres

May 19, 2017

general motors has announced an industry-first move to switch to sustainably sourced tyres on its new vehicles as part of an environmental and human rights initiative. gm announced that it will work with tyre suppliers including bridgestone, michelin, and continental to develop systems to reduce supply chain complexity and allow traceability of sourced materials. the change comes as part of a move towards net-zero deforestation, with gm supporting its tyre…

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