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Renault Twizy Arrives In Australia Australians love to Tweet, some like to Twerk and soon, maybe, they will be able to Twizy. The most innovative four-wheeled Zero Emission electric vehicle yet put into series production by a mainstream carmaker, the Renault Twizy, has made landfall in Australia, its first step on what could be a long road to create a new category of environmentally friendly personal mobility device.
Ash Walsh closes out a wild weekend at Queensland Raceway. Infants’ Friend V8 Supercar driver Ash Walsh has staged a great recovery to finish second overall in Round 5 of the 2014 Dunlop Series at Ipswich today. After a gritty drive on Saturday which saw Walsh storm past 25 cars, he was again on the move at the start of today’s race.
Renault Australia Announces Five Year Warranty On Sports Renault Australia has today announced it is moving to a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty on all Renault Sport and GT vehicles.   All versions of Renault Sport’s iconic hot hatches – the Megane RS and Clio RS – delivered after 1 July 2014 will receive a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty.
Holden Crushing it for Safety Holden is once again joining forces with the Australasian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO) this week for the annual road rescue training event, the ‘Capital Rescue Challenge 2014’. To be held from 24 to 27 July 2014 at Lardner Park, near Warragul, Victoria, this event will once again assist in honing the emergency response skills of road rescue workers from across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Review - MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER ASPIRE

out10Having tested the Outlander PHEV not long ago I was very interested to get the keys to the Outlander Aspire diesel as apart from the engine it is pretty much the same so it was good for me to get a good comparison between the two power plants.

 I do like the look of the Outlander the frontend seems to be a more modern take on the Mitsubishi family design style.

The open lower grille with fog lights, the thin chromed grilled in between the Hid head light complete with day time running lights at the front and clear lensed tail lights give the Otulander decent loks, the 18inch Alloys are one of the best factory done rims that I’ve seem and really set this car off specially with the wonderful Metallic red paint work which to me looks good in any light but is specially good looking in bright sunlight.

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Review - A Journey Back To Dodge

dodge1There are station wagons, SUVs and people movers. Then there's the Dodge Journey/Fiat Freemont twins. A SUV look with people mover capability, station wagon style room and in R/T spec, rear seat DVD screen entertainment for (presumably) the kiddies. Punted along by a 206kW/342Nm 3.6L V6 engine alongside a six speed auto, there should be little to dislike. I "journeyed" to the Australian Alps and dragged the family along for the ride.

It's a good sized veehickle, with a 4.9m length, 1.7m height and 1.8 metre overall width encasing over 1.4m of shoulder room for the front and mid row seats; yes, it's a seven seater (an option) body however the test car came fitted with five, allowing some useful cargo space at the rear.

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Episode 44 - Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

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In this episode Jason checks out a dirt track with the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack review.

Thanks to Volkswagen he got behind the wheel of the Passat Alltrack and spent the week both on and off road.

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Review - Hyundai I30 SR

i30sr9The small car class in Australia is hotly contested and one of the most popular in the class is the Hyundai i30, having driven quite a few of it’s competitors including the Holden Cruze SRiV the week before I was very interested to see how the i30 shaped up.

We know what a hot hatch is and there are some wickedly quick hot hatches on the market but the down side to a hot hatch is they can cost upwards of $40,000 or more which in my mind is a lot of money for a small car. But lately several manufacturers have brought what could be best described as warm hatches, now as the term suggests warm hatch aren’t quite as quick as a hot hatch.

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Episode 43 - Motorclassica

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In this episode guest host Sarah Godfrey checks out the RACV Motorclassica Car Collection in Melbourne.

The event features a massive collection of classic cars and bikes. You'll find everything from Lamborghini and Ferrari to Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin.

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