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2018 Audi Q8 spied almost completely undisguised

The upcoming Audi Q8 has been spotted almost disguise-free on a highway in Europe. The photo was taken by user Beckervdo and posted on the forums of AutoPareri. Although the car was only photographed from behind, and there's black tape disguising the tailgate's portion of the tail-lights, it's clear the production Q8 will be eerily similar to the concept car...

2019 Audi A3 to drop three-door, may gain five-door liftback - report

The next-generation Audi A3 will reportedly lose its three-door hatch body style. Officials from Audi has confirmed the variant's demise to Autocar. The decision to drop the model from the next-generation's range is said to be driven by declining sales for the A3 three-door, and for three-door hatches in general. The three-door A3 was last sold in Australia in 2011...

Millions of German diesel vehicles to gain emissions cutting software upgrade

After an event billed as the National Diesel Forum, involving Germany's top political leaders, the Volkswagen Group, BMW, Opel and Daimler (parent of Mercedes-Benz) have agreed to upgrade millions of diesel vehicles to cut their pollution output...

Renault-Nissan Alliance leads 2017 global sales race at halfway point

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has vaulted past the Volkswagen Group and Toyota to be the world's number one automaker at the halfway point of this year. To the end of June, the Franco-Japanese pairing sold 5,268,079 vehicles, ahead of the Volkswagen Group's 5,155,600, and Toyota's 5,129,000...

CarAdvice podcast 63: Roadhuntr interview

This week, join Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens and Dave Zalstein for a jam packed show. In car news, the ACCC is to sue Ford over its Powershift transmissions, and the Takata airbag fault claims its first Australian life, while manufacturers were found to be replacing airbags with faulty ones...

Audi offers rides in self-driving car to the public

Audi is offering select members of the public a 60 minute ride in the driver's seat of a vehicle from its autonomous driving development fleet. Riders will be chosen from social media feeds run by Audi Germany. Raffle winners and high mileage users of the Audi On Demand service will also participate in the ride-along program...

Audi recalls 850,000 V6 and V8 diesel engines outside of the US

Audi has announced it will recall and upgrade the software for around 850,000 V6 and V8 Euro 5- and Euro 6-compliant turbo-diesel engines. The voluntary recall is for "Europe and other markets (outside of the US and Canada)", and includes Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen vehicles using those engines...

2018 Audi e-tron quattro spied

The Audi e-tron quattro electric crossover has been photographed undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe. The production Audi e-tron quattro SUV is expected to be given its in-the-flesh debut at this September's Frankfurt show, two years after the concept version took its bow...

2014-16 Audi Q3 recalled for brake light fix

Audi has issued a recall for 2598 of its Q3 SUVs built between June 2014 and November 2016 over concerns the emergency brake lights may not function. The German marque reports that the brake lights may fail to illuminate when an emergency braking function is initiated via the electro-mechanical parking brake (EPB) button...

CarAdvice podcast 61: What's it like to be a truck driver? Tony the truckie tells us

Armed with a can of Glen 20 and some tissues, join Mandy Turner, Dave Zalstein and James Wong this week. Recent TV star Mike Stevens talks carbon tax on cars. Also in car news, Victoria Police is set to test a world-first GPS tracking to deter car theft, and fines are to be issued after Victorian road safety cameras are not compromised by virus...

2018 Audi S7 spied revealing extra details

The next-generation Audi S7 has been caught testing again, this time in southern Europe during hot weather testing. As with an earlier prototype, this latest vehicle is comprehensively clad in camouflage, although the car's fastback shape and surfacing haven't be completely hidden away...