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Kia Stinger announced as Business Insiders 2018 Car of the Year

Say hello to the 2018 Business Insider Car of the Year! Business Insider have announced the Kia Stinger is the Business Insiders 2018 car of the year. This is the fifth time Business Insider have presented the big trophy. Past winners were the Corvette Stingray in 2014, the Volvo XC90 in 2015, the Acura NSX in 2016, and the Porsche Panamera in 2017. The Kia Stinger established itself as an early front-runner maintaining its perch all year beating some serious competition including the Tesla Model 3, the Lamborghini Huracán ...

2018-12-06T11:54:43+00:00December 6th, 2018|Kia, Uncategorized|

Suzuki Jimny and Vitara hit showrooms this Australia Day

Suzuki has confirmed its highly anticipated Jimny and updated Vitara will officially go on sale in January 2019. With over 200 pre-orders before pricing and specification has been confirmed, Suzuki Australia says undecided enthusiasts will be able to test drive the Japanese 4x4 cult car from January 26 2019. The fourth-generation small off-roader continues to ride on a ladder-frame chassis with dual-range transmission and front and rear live axles, while outside harks back to the original model with strong retro ...

2018-12-06T10:20:47+00:00December 6th, 2018|Suzuki|

The First Jeep

"1940s Willy Quad" The iconic Jeep Brand is recognised all over the world, forever tied to freedom, capability and adventure. Every Jeep vehicle has a unique story to tell, with a rich heritage that links back to the original Willys MB.  1940 WILLYS QUAD In June 1940, with World War II on the horizon, the U.S. Army solicited bids from 135 automakers for a 1/4 ton "light reconnaissance vehicle" tailored to Army specifications. Only three companies responded — Bantam, Willys, and ...

2018-11-22T11:14:07+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Jeep|

60 Years Of Subaru

Can you believe this was Subaru's first ever car in 1958? Over the past 60 years Subaru has undergone immense change, finding new and original ways to be innovative. Subaru aims to try and anticipate customer needs by putting customers first in everything they do. It’s why they've been asking “what if” for the past 60 years. In 1996, Subaru asked, “what if we combined the capability of a 4WD with the practicality of a station wagon?” And that’s how ...

2018-11-22T10:51:14+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Subaru|

How Hyundai Is Aiming to Better the Self-Driving Technology Of Cars

Hyundai has partnered with the artificial intelligence specialists Perceptive Automata to develop new software for self-driving vehicles.   This partnership will allow Hyundai to develop technology that allows your car to spot unpredictable hazards by teaching autonomous cars to think like humans.   Hyundai made the decision to partner with the American startup after Perceptive Automata developed new software that is able to predict the often unpredictable intentions of pedestrians, cyclists and other road users.   The erratic behaviour of ...

2018-11-22T10:13:30+00:00November 21st, 2018|Hyundai|

Hyundai and Kia cars to have solar roof panels in 2019

Hyundai and Kia have announced that they will be releasing e battery-charging solar roof and body panels from 2019. Kia and Hyundai cars will be optionally available with solar panels on the roof and bonnet from 2019, as the company seeks to find new ways to reduce the carbon footprint of their cars.   In Australia, where cars are often parked outdoors in the sun, they could now be generating electricity and recharging battery power.     Indeed, on a ...

2018-11-22T10:16:32+00:00November 21st, 2018|Hyundai, Kia|

Mitsubishi Triton Unveils Sleek New Look and Upgraded Safety Features

Mitsubishi Triton new upgraded model set to hit Australia in January 2019. The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton has been announced in Bangkok earlier this month showcasing its improved looks, a new six-speed transmission and new active safety features.   Set to arrive in Australia in January 2019, the Mitsubishi Triton will include important safety features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Blind Spot Warning (with Lane Change Assist); Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Ultrasonic mis-acceleration Mitigation System and Multi Around Monitor.   ...

2018-12-05T16:45:40+00:00November 21st, 2018|Mitsubishi|

New Kia Soul Teased on Social Media

Two previews of the Kia Soul have been released prior to the reveal at the Los Angeles Motor Show. Kia has released two teasers for the new-generation Kia Soul on social media this past week, ahead of a full reveal at the Los Angeles Motor Show scheduled for the end of this month.    The first teaser of the third-generation Kia Soul previewed on instagram showcasing the car's hindquarters, revealing the side of the new hockey-stick taillights, end of the ...

2018-11-22T10:06:31+00:00November 21st, 2018|Kia|

Is the new Jeep Wrangler tough enough to tackle the Rubicon Trail?

The New Jeep Wrangler is put to the test in the Rubicon Trails challenging conditions. Famous for being one of the worlds most extreme 4x4 trails in the world, the Rubicon Trail requires only the toughest four-wheel drives, and the toughest four-wheel drivers. Located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range near Lake Tahoe in California, the Rubicon Trail is a place where car enthusiasts can enjoy the challenging drive, whilst showcasing the cars extreme four-wheel driving capabilities. The all-new sixth ...

2018-11-22T10:04:05+00:00November 21st, 2018|Jeep|

2019 Jeep Cherokee

Although it looks familiar, the Cherokee now boasts greater safety equipment and driver aids, including frontal collision warning, autonomous emergency braking (including pedestrian identification) blind-spot warning, lane departure warning and rear-cross traffic warning. Jeep acknowledges that safety is the new sexy, and that’s why this upgrade is so focussed on that area. The new range has a choice of two petrol engines, four trim levels and off-road capabilities ranging from none to plenty. The entry-level engine is a four-cylinder that measures ...

2018-11-08T16:23:47+00:00September 10th, 2018|Jeep|
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