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2019 Kia Sportage Si Premium Diesel AWD Review

The Kia Sportage has proven to be one of the more popular options for Australian families looking for a 5-seater SUV and for 2019 Kia is doubling down on the well received formula only making minor changes to the refreshed model throughout. Petrol and Diesel powerplants are available as well …

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2018 Kia Carnival Review – the Stylish People Mover

There are times when even a mammoth sized SUV sporting 7 seats won’t cut the mustard. Yes, you do get a total of 7 seats but that’s in a car originally designed to have 5 leaving the rear cramped for passengers and stripping away any storage space for cargo. Against …

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2017 Holden Captiva LTZ AWD Review

The Holden Captiva has been a mainstay of the SUV market since its release way back in 2006. Under the skin of this 2017 facelift model the Captiva still makes use of the now ten year old design. We’ve put the top-spec Captiva LTZ through its paces to see how …

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Bentley Bentayga Diesel is world’s fastest diesel SUV

Bentley’s first diesel vehicle is now available in the form of the Bentley Bentayga Diesel. Powered by a 4.0-litre triple-charged V8 engine developing 320kW of power and 900Nm of torque borrowed from the Audi SQ7 TDI, the engine features an “electric turbo” system and a pair of twin-scroll turbochargers, connected …

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Volkswagen Australia begins emissions recall for affected vehicles

Recalls over Volkswagen’s widespread diesel emissions scandal have officially begun in Australia. The Amarok is the first in a long line of vehicles affected by the scandal with 8,694 units having been selected for the recall. Affected customers were contacted via email this morning, and will also receive a letter …

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Next generation Diesel engines to debut with Mercedes E 220 d

While electric vehicles are becoming ever more popular recently, the technology still has a fair bit of maturing to do. This is why Mercedes among and other manufacturers still invest billions in refining internal combustion engines. Just recently Mercedes-Benz revealed their new diesel engine; codenamed OM 654, this new four-cylinder …

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Dieselgate update: 3.0-Litre engine fix submitted for approval

After 4 months of talks and negotiations, Volkswagen’s cheating 3.0-liter V6 diesel engines are finally being addressed. Audi spokesman, Mark Clothier said: “We are fully cooperating with the U.S. authorities to make our V6 3.0L (diesel) engine compliant with regulations. After meetings between EPA and (California) and our technicians, we …

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VW’s diesel emissions fix rejected by EPA

Volkswagen’s latest emissions fix has been rejected by both the Californian Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In a statement by the EPA, the decision to reject came down to incomplete and un-approvable recall strategy’s that will fail to “bring the vehicles into compliance and reduce …

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2015 Holden Colorado Z71 Review

The Holden Colorado Z71 is General Motor’s endeavor to enter the family/recreational market alongside the already very popular Ford Ranger Wildtrak. Don’t be fooled by the heated leather seats and touch screen display, as it proves itself to be a more than capable workhorse. The range topping Z71’s $4000 price …

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