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Tesla Pickup teased

The surprise reveals from Tesla continue, with  the company previewing an pickup based on the Semi revealed last week. Shown during the launch of the Tesla Semi and manic Tesla Roadster, the design sketch above shows a fairly large ute with another ute sitting in the tray - CEO Elon Musk describes it as a "pickup that can carry a pickup truck"...

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BMW M850i to slot below M8 - report
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BMW M850i to slot below M8 - report

The upcoming BMW 8 Series range is set to feature an M850i M Performance variant, according to a new report. BMW Blog claims the Bavarian manufacturer wants to bridge the gap between the entry-level 840i and the flagship M8 with a focused M Performance model. While not confirmed, the M850i is expected to get a version of BMW's 4...


UK to have fully-autonomous cars on the road by 2021 - report
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UK to have fully-autonomous cars on the road by 2021 - report

The United Kingdom could have fully-autonomous cars driving on its roads by 2021, according to new reports. Autocar says the British government is expected to announce plans to introduce legislation allowing driverless vehicles to be tested and driven on public roads as part of this week's Budget, which will require a change to the UK Road Traffic Act...


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS teased
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS teased

The next-generation 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased on social media this week, ahead of its unveiling at the Los Angeles motor show later this month. A pair of images were posted to Twitter, accompanied by "The Original Perfected" as a tagline. The first shadowy teaser shows the front of the vehicle, with its LED daytime-running light signature and front grill the main visible items...


Jaguar Land Rover conducts first autonomous driving tests on public roads
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Jaguar Land Rover conducts first autonomous driving tests on public roads

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has taken part in in the UK's first road tests for autonomous and connected vehicles this week, as part of the UK Autodrive project. The company has already revealed it is developing fully- and semi-autonomous technologies for future models, and these latest tests show that JLR is one step closer to bringing the systems to market...


Lamborghini Urus tears up the white stuff in new teaser
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Lamborghini Urus tears up the white stuff in new teaser

The 2018 Lamborghini Urus has been teased again, this time showcasing its 'Neve' – Italian for snow – setting. Like the 'Sabbia' clip released last week, this latest video essentially shows a camouflaged Urus making a mess and driving fast...


Dallara Stradale revealed
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Dallara Stradale revealed

The Dallara Stradale has been revealed this week, marking the first time the company has produced a road car. Known for its heavy involvement in motorsport, Dallara Automobili is an Italian company that normally designs and produces race cars - it says on its website that it manufactures up to 200 vehicles per year...


Chevrolet Bolt SUV revealed
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Chevrolet Bolt SUV revealed

General Motors (GM) has given a first look at its upcoming electric crossover, based on the Chevrolet Bolt. Mary Barra, CEO for GM, presented at the Barclay's 2017 Global Automotive Conference in New York this week, and cheekily revealed the new model ahead of its market introduction by 2020...


Toyota FT-AC concept teased
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Toyota FT-AC concept teased

Toyota has released a shadowy teaser of its new Future Toyota Adventure Concept (FT-AC) ahead of a global unveiling at the Los Angeles motor show. Not much has been revealed about the new vehicle, but it's clearly an SUV-styled model. Despite the darkened image, the FT-AC concept has angry-looking headlights, two LED light bars on each corner of the roof, and stacked LED fog-lights...


BMW X8 SUV under consideration - report
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BMW X8 SUV under consideration - report

German luxury marque BMW is looking into a flagship X8 to sit atop its SUV range, likely to challenge the upcoming Audi Q8 and Lamborghini Urus - according to a new report out of the UK. While no details have been confirmed, Autocar quotes BMW's head of development, Klaus Fröhlich, hinting that such a model is an "opportunity"...


2011-14 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled
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2011-14 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled

Jeep has issued a recall for 26,985 vehicles across its 2011-2014 'WK' Grand Cherokee model line, over concerns previous recall work on the brake booster may have been incorrectly installed. The original notice, issued in April 2014, involved a brake booster centre shell that may corrode over time and allow water to enter...


2018 Jaguar E-Pace pricing and specs
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace pricing and specs

Australian details for the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace range have been revealed this week ahead of the little cat's arrival around April next year. Starting from $47,750 before on-road costs, the E-Pace undercuts the BMW X1 (from $50,600), though is a little pricier than both the Audi Q3 (from $42,900) and Mercedes-Benz GLA ($43,600)...


Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI arrives from $48,500
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Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI arrives from $48,500

The Audi Q2 range has been bolstered by the addition of a performance-oriented 2.0 TFSI Sport variant, which kicks off at $48,500 before on-road costs. Serving as the petrol flagship, the Q2 2.0 TFSI features a 140kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol, mated as standard to a dual-clutch transmission and Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system...


MSO 720S honours Bruce McLaren in Dubai
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MSO 720S honours Bruce McLaren in Dubai

A special McLaren 720S has been created by the company's bespoke McLaren Special Operations (MSO) division for the 2017 Dubai motor show. Serving as the centrepiece of the company's display at the event, the special 720S supercar features a unique colour scheme and a famous quote by founder, Bruce McLaren, painted on the rear wing...


2018 Ford Focus drops disguise
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2018 Ford Focus drops disguise

The next-generation 2018 Ford Focus has been spied almost completely undisguised this week, giving us the best look yet at the Blue Oval's upcoming hatchback. Wrapped in colourful camouflage and stamped with "#TimeToFocus", it appears the new Focus isn't far from its global reveal, expected to occur sometime early next year...