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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country: Australian pricing and details revealed online - UPDATE

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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country: Australian pricing and details revealed online - UPDATE

Update - Manufacturer's list pricing for the Volvo V90 Cross Country has been revealed online. See article for details Although not yet announced, initial pricing and specifications for the new 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country have surfaced online...

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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S local pricing announced, here in April
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S local pricing announced, here in April

Australian pricing for the 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S has been announced this week, with first deliveries of the company's flagship sports car to arrive next month. Starting at $489,950 excluding on-road costs, the Vanquish S kicks off around $4000 more than the model it replaces, while being nearly $13,000 cheaper than the outgoing Vanquish Carbon Edition...


2013-2015 Nissan Murano recall for steering fix
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2013-2015 Nissan Murano recall for steering fix

Nissan has issued a recall for 426 of its Murano SUVs built between November 2013 and February 2015 over concerns the power steering hose could leak, resulting in a loss of steering assistance. The Japanese manufacturer reports the power steering high pressure hose could detach over trim due to incorrect clamp fittings, which in turn could cause the power steering fluid to leak...


Aston Martin chief Andy Palmer details product offensive
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Aston Martin chief Andy Palmer details product offensive

Aston Martin has revealed its plans for a new model onslaught, with the company to have 7 new models by 2020. Speaking to media at the opening of the company's new Zagame dealership in Richmond, Melbourne, Aston Martin's CEO, Andy Palmer detailed the product strategy that will see at least one new model every year from now until the end of the decade...


Bentley Continental Supersports touches down in Australia, pricing announced
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Bentley Continental Supersports touches down in Australia, pricing announced

The 2017 Bentley Continental Supersports has touched down in Australia, making its local debut at the Australian Grand Prix this week in Melbourne. Pricing for the flagship Continental coupe and convertible starts at $569,522 and $626,474 in Australia before on-road costs respectively. With its uprated 6...


Ferrari 'Dino' mule spied
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Ferrari 'Dino' mule spied

A modified and camouflaged Ferrari believed to be a prototype for the rumoured upcoming Dino has been spied in the snow this week during cold weather testing. The vehicle in the images - which combines elements of the current 488 GTB and previous 458 Italia - could be a sign that the Prancing Horse could be working on an entry-level sports car that could revive the iconic Dino nameplate...


2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Active X: V6-powered seven-seater rejoins local range
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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Active X: V6-powered seven-seater rejoins local range

The Hyundai Santa Fe Active X has returned to the range this week, bringing back the company's naturally-aspirated 3.3-litre V6 as a permanent resident in its large SUV range. Starting from $40,990 before on-road costs, the front-wheel driven Santa Fe Active X sits between the all-wheel drive 2...


BMW confirms Formula E racing project
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BMW confirms Formula E racing project

BMW Motorsport has announced its plans for a potential team entry into the fifth season of the all-electric Formula E championship. Currently in its third season, the FIA Formula E championship has already seen the likes of Citroen, Jaguar and Renault make manufacturer's entries, with BMW the latest major automaker to join the electric racing series...


2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet update spied
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2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet update spied

The facelifted Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet has been spied this week during development testing, giving us a first look at what to expect from this relatively mild mid-life update for the German company's flagship drop-top. It appears not much will change visually with the forthcoming update, with revised front and rear treatments the noticeable changes on this lightly-camouflaged prototype...


Tesla axes Model S 60 and 60D
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Tesla axes Model S 60 and 60D

Tesla has announced it will discontinue the entry-level Model S 60 and 60D variants in April, leaving the 75 and 75D as the base models in the range. In a release sent out this week, the American electric vehicle manufacturer said most customers bypassed the more affordable variants...


Mercedes-Benz begins collecting safety tech data on Australian roads
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Mercedes-Benz begins collecting safety tech data on Australian roads

Mercedes-Benz has begun gathering data for its upcoming active safety and driver assistance systems in Australia, in conjunction with the company's research and development team based in Sindelfingen, Germany...


2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, arriving in May - UPDATE
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2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, arriving in May - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article stated all Civic hatch models come equipped with chrome exhaust tips. However, this is not the case - only RS models have chrome exhaust outlets. Australian pricing and initial details for the new 2017 Honda Civic hatch range have been detailed this week, before going on sale in May...


Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police - UPDATE
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Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police - UPDATE

Update - Victoria Police have issued a statement regarding the potential for Mercedes-AMG models to replace the current high-performance fleet of locally-made vehicles. See bottom of article for details Victoria Police has welcomed the Mercedes-AMG E43 to its highway patrol fleet...


2017 Honda CR-V seven-seater teased in Thailand
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2017 Honda CR-V seven-seater teased in Thailand

The next-generation 2017 Honda CR-V has been teased in Thailand, with seven seats and a turbo-diesel engine. As reported by Paul Tan's Automotive News in Malaysia, the new CR-V teased during the Thai launch of the Civic hatch differs slightly from the recently-revealed US-market model, which is five seats only and doesn't offer the option of a diesel mill...


Pininfarina-styled HKG H600 concept headed for production
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Pininfarina-styled HKG H600 concept headed for production

The Hybrid Kinetic Group is planning to launch its H600 sedan in the US by the end of the decade, according to a new report. In a new article published by industry journal Automotive News, board member Carter Yeung says the concept car unveiled at the Geneva motor show earlier this month is a strong indication of what the production version will look like...