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Renault Megane R.S. 275 Cup Premium arrives

September 2, 2015

New Renault Megane hot hatch lands from $52,990. Renault dealerships are taking delivery of a new performance-oriented Renault Megane offering – the 2015 Megane R.S. 275 Cup Premium. Replacing the…

Nissan Navara range welcomes new variants

September 1, 2015

New Nissan Navara line-up gets King, Single and Dual Cab Chassis variants. Nissan Australia has confirmed that the Nissan Navara line-up in Australia is now almost complete with the final…

BMW M5 Editions arrive

September 1, 2015

BMW confirms arrival of M5 Pure, Nighthawk and White Shadow editions. If a standard BMW M5 isn’t enough for you then perhaps one of the new BMW M5 Edition models…

Mitsubishi Pajero gets Apple CarPlay

September 1, 2015

Pajero first Mitsubishi with new smartphone technology. Mitsubishi Motors Australia has just announced that all three grades of the Mitsubishi Pajero will now boast a new smartphone infotainment system. The…

New car buyers unhappy despite more features

September 1, 2015

Survey shows recalls and higher costs lead to customer dissatisfaction. Sometimes simplicity is the best option and a new survey out of the U.S. has again proven the point. While…

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2012 Honda Odyssey Review

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Joel Helmes road tests and reviews the 2013 Mitsubishi Challenger XLS. It may not be cutting edge but the Mitsubishi Challenger does offer a reasonable choice for buyers looking for…

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Joel Helmes road tests and reviews the 2015 Lexus NX 300h. The 2015 Lexus NX 300h is the latest model to join the Australian Lexus range and at this stage…

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