Month: August 2017

2017 Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition

In Their Own Words – VW Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg

Volkswagen release new Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg VW’s Wolfsburg editions have been very popular and profitable for Volkswagen dealers. The first one, Golf Wolfsburg, was on my shopping list when I left Northstar Volkswagen in late 2015. Unfortunately, the new owner wasn’t prepared to sell me one at cost and I

Black Fire Edition

In Their Own Words – BMW Black Fire Editions

BMW Group Australia have announced the release of 50 special editions of the X5 M and X6 M SUV’s – Black Fire Editions. Available in dealerships from October, the striking vehicles are sure to be sold out within a short time. Special Edition vehicles typically are in big demand and

Ford Australia

In Their Own Words – Ford Australia

There’s little doubt that young children are getting less and less actual one on one time with their parents and siblings, instead watching and using smartphones, computers and games consoles to occupy their time. In this case, Ford Australia have analysed children’s time spent on these devices.  Social commentator and

mitsubishi-eclipse-cross

In Their Own Words – Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Mitsubishi Motors Captures The All-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross In The Shadow Of The Total Solar Eclipse They get ALL the news and views in the USA. The recent total eclipse of the sun provided Mitsubishi Motors with a unique opportunity to reveal the upcoming Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Eclipse Cross adds

Maybach 6 Cabriolet

In Their Own Words – Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

A revelation of luxury: Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet In some cases, I’m not yet privy to an actual road test on many brands and models. I currently review Suzuki, Mazda, Nissan, Kia, Land Rover, Great Wall, Haval, and Mitsubishi. Other manufacturers are yet to come to their senses as I’m

Volkswagen Tiguan Adventure

In Their Own Words – Volkswagen Tiguan Adventure

Hot on the heels of the Volkswagen Touareg Adventure, Volkswagen Australia has introduced the Tiguan Adventure series. Available in two engines, a 132TSI Petrol, and 110TDI Diesel, Volkswagen Tiguan Adventure is upgraded with sufficient tech and accessories to get it off road – and back again more importantly. In some

Hyundai Fuel Cell SUV

Hyundai’s Next-Gen Fuel Cell SUV Promises Range and Style

Hyundai Hydrogen Fuel Cell SUV Set to Revolutionize the Car Business Release just a day ago, here’s a press release from Hyundai Motor regarding their revolutionary Hydrogen Fuel Cell SUV vehicle. This is the press release from Hyundai Hyundai Motor hints at striking design and impressive capabilities of its next

2018 JL Jeep Wrangler

2018 Jeep Wrangler Details and Features

The JL Jeep Wrangler has three engine options and a new Selec-Trac 4WD system JL Jeep Wrangler Forums from the USA always seems to have the information that Jeep aficionados want way earlier than the ‘normal’ consumers can obtain. Apparently leaked directly from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the specification sheets

Volkswagen Polo Urban

New Volkswagen Polo – Coming Soon to Australia

Volkswagen Polo, in its current iteration, is due to be replaced in 2018. Production is expected to start late in 2017 with a launch in the first quarter of 2018, dependent on an effective run out of the current model. To achieve a smooth reduction, Volkswagen has introduced a couple

Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf drive review

125 miles (200 kilometers) EPA range for the Volkswagen e-Golf was conservative by our findings From US based Auto week comes a relatively humorous story about the Volkswagen e-Golf. Now, we down under here in Australia, aren’t privileged with this model – it’s more about the homeland (Germany) and the

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