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Subaru’s Performance Twins Muscle Up

If you love anything Subaru WRX or WRX STI then your day just got a lot better.. Subaru Australia has just announced some major changes to its performance twins, the All-Wheel Drive turbocharged WRX and WRX STI. These new models are set to add more white-hot thrills for drivers of the brand’s long-established pocket rockets. Mechanical and cosmetic changes will drive the owner experience to a new adrenaline-charged level as the “Rex” pair add to their rally-backed reputation. Driving performance, [...]

2017-07-24T16:07:38+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Subaru|

Mercedes-AMG E63 S Review

The Mercedes-AMG E63 S’ side mirrors must be turning red, being the talk of the town and all. Featuring a whole host of new technology, this all-wheel drive sports fundamental changes that affect the way the car behaves… in a good way! Apart from the vehicle now being all-wheel drive, another big change has been the move to the nine-speed automatic. The engine also has had an upgrade with a tuned-up version of the four-litre, twin-turbo V8, clipping 0-100km/h in [...]

2017-07-19T13:05:35+00:00 July 19th, 2017|AMG, Mercedes-Benz|

Subaru’s XV Small SUV Reach New Heights

Redesigned Subaru XV small SUV has hit the town, and is 95% brand new. Launched a only a few weeks ago in Australia, Subaru Australian managing director Colin Christie has predicted a 25% increase in sales for the new model, which equates to around 1000 units per month. Mr Christie acknowledged that the expanding small SUV market segment may allow the XV to overtake the Impreza sedan in popularity, “The segment has grown significantly and, with all things, as models [...]

2017-07-18T15:02:38+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Subaru|

Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI Professional

The all-new Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI Professional is set to launch this August… yep, next month! The C300 CDI line-up will sit close to the cab-chassis model, towards the low-end of the pricing spectrum as a single-cab utility unit. Similar to the utility, the passenger-focused model will feature a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine with a five-speed automatic transmission. It will sport a full-time four-wheel drive system with low range, live axles front and rear and power outputs set at 135kW and [...]

2017-07-18T14:55:20+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Mercedes-Benz|

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Facelift

The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan has had a facelift, and has been caught striding around, teasing us in southern Europe. As far as we can tell, the facelift will feature revised front and rear bumpers, new headlight internals and tail-lamp graphics, and a refreshed interior. Aggressively sliced and sculpted by the knife for the front and rear fascia, the C-Class will gain a sportier look with enlarged openings for the air intakes. Possible new enhanced technology features could include remote [...]

2017-07-18T14:56:30+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Mercedes-Benz|

New Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet embodies change

Mercedes-Benz has completed the renewal of its cabriolet line-up unveiling the all-new E-Class Cabriolet. Mercedes-Benz believes it is one of the strongest examples of the company’s promise to its best engineering standards. The new model has been re-engineered and shares little with the seven-year-old model it replaces. Such new key developments include new high strength steel and cast aluminium body structure and an aluminium bonnet, boot lid and guards. The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is Madeline Tynan-Davey approved, and is her [...]

2017-07-19T14:01:12+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Mercedes-Benz|

2018 Jeep Compass

The all-new 2018 Jeep Compass will arrive in Australia at the end of this year, and we are counting down! Although exact specification details haven’t been released yet, we found out some crucial local information during the March international first drive in the United States. A manual transmission is unlikely to be offered in Australia, even though one is available, largely because it makes up approximately only 5% of sales in the segment locally. There should be at least one [...]

2017-07-17T15:27:22+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Jeep|

Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC vs HSV GTS-R

 Two very powerful cars were put to the test to prove that the pursuit of power, there’s more than one way to skin the kW cat. These models are the most powerful models ever produced by HSV and Mercedes and were put to the test on Heathcote Park Raceway. The two vehicles are large luxury sedans with room for five on board plus luggage and suit old fashioned internal combustion and forced induction. HSV GTS-R The HSV GTS-R follows a [...]

2017-07-17T08:55:59+00:00 July 17th, 2017|AMG, Mercedes-Benz|

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class – New Upgrades

The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class will become available on the Australian market in 2018, and although this generation is only in it’s first year of life, the new model will arrive with a whole range of new and improved voice control and other upgrades. Probably the most ‘stand-out’ upgrade is the Linguatronic voice recognition unit that’s doubled it’s number of available languages from 11 to 22. This upgraded control feature works beyond just the infotainment and navigation system, yet also triggers [...]

2017-07-14T13:58:06+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Mercedes-Benz|

Mitsubishi Triton Exceed Review, Exceeded Expectations

The 2017 Mitsubishi Triton Exceed is truly an unsung hero that is generously equipped in the range it is competing against. Capable off-road, good to drive on-road, this vehicle has exceeded expectations. In December 2016, the Exceed grade was lightly updated with more standard features, adding a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment array, Apple CarPlay connectivity, chrome grille and headlight surrounds, platform-style sidesteps, a four-spoke leather-bound steering wheel, heated front seats, and an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror. According to the review, the Exceed [...]

2017-07-17T14:54:36+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Mitsubishi|