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Mercedes-AMG GT R revealed ahead of Australian debut

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Mercedes-AMG GT R revealed ahead of Australian debut

The wraps have come off the new 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, revealed early this morning ahead of an Australian debut that will occur in July next year...

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AGL Energy to offer 'all you can eat' EV charging in Australia for $1 per day
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AGL Energy to offer 'all you can eat' EV charging in Australia for $1 per day

Energy company AGL has revealed that it will soon offer electric-vehicle owners a new charging deal at a cost of $365 per year, billed by the company's CEO Andy Vesey as an "all you can eat" offer. Vesey announced the plan at the Australian Energy Week conference in Melbourne and confirmed a launch date of November 1, although full details are still to come...


Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300 to be recalled in Australia for gear-selector software changes
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300 to be recalled in Australia for gear-selector software changes

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed it will recall 47,451 examples of its Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300, over concerns that visual and audio alerts for the 'Park' gear may be insufficient. The announcement, posted in its entirety below, follows earlier confirmation of a wider global recall...


2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing revealed for Australia
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2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing revealed for Australia

Australian pricing for the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 has been made official at last, after having first been revealed to the world in November last year. Local sales will begin in July. Mazda Australia released a first taster of local details for its new-generation seven-seat SUV in April this year, which was followed by a second helping in May...


2017 Peugeot 3008 GT, GT-Line SUVs revealed
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2017 Peugeot 3008 GT, GT-Line SUVs revealed

The new 2017 Peugeot 3008 GT range-topper has been revealed for the car maker's new small SUV this week, along with a sports-styled GT-Line variant. The new flagship GT's unveiling follows the May debut of the wider 3008 range, which introduced buyers to a more conventional SUV-like design in place of the jacked-up hatch styling of the outgoing model...


2017 Volvo XC60 spied in Amsterdam
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2017 Volvo XC60 spied in Amsterdam

The all-new 2017 Volvo XC60 has been spied in heavy camouflage this week, making its way through the streets of Amsterdam. The new 2017 XC60 has been a long time coming, with the current model first revealed as a concept in 2007 before entering production in 2008. The mid-sized SUV benefited from a facelift in 2014 to tide it over...


2016 Toyota Camry RZ: $28,490 special returns
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2016 Toyota Camry RZ: $28,490 special returns

A new 2016 Toyota Camry RZ special edition has been announced this week, reviving a name last seen on the company's mid-sized sedan almost exactly two years ago. Based on the entry-level petrol Altise model, the 2016 Camry RZ starts at $28,490 plus on-road costs. That represents a $2000 premium over the Altise, but Toyota says the RZ boasts $4000 in added value...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept: hydrogen SUV due next year
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept: hydrogen SUV due next year

A new Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept has been revealed today, offering the first look at a model now confirmed for a 2017 production debut. The car maker claims that the concept's hydrogen fuel-cell stack, developed together with Ford, combines with a lithium-ion battery pack to be the first vehicle of its type to boast a usable all-electric driving mode...


2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid pricing and specifications
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2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid pricing and specifications

The new 2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid has launched in Australia with a starting price of $26,990 plus on-road costs, the car maker has announced today. The news follows confirmation here at CarAdvice last week of the new green hatch's starting price. And although a full equipment list had not yet surfaced, it was also revealed that the Hybrid would draw features from the SX and ZR models...


2017 Renault Clio revealed ahead of Australian launch
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2017 Renault Clio revealed ahead of Australian launch

The newly refreshed 2017 Renault Clio hatch has been revealed today, ahead of an Australian debut that will likely occur early next year. The lightly updated hatch's debut follows the unveiling last month of the Clio RS 16 concept, which appeared to offer a first look at the range's coming update...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 7: F-Type SVR and Audi S4, Toyota tops brand charts, and more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 7: F-Type SVR and Audi S4, Toyota tops brand charts, and more

Welcome to episode 6 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined again by Mike Costello to explore the news and reviews of the past week. As usual, there's also a fair bit of foolin' around...


Toyota retains brand value crown, Tesla enters top 10, Volkswagen drops out
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Toyota retains brand value crown, Tesla enters top 10, Volkswagen drops out

Toyota is still on top, BMW is still second and Mercedes-Benz is still third in the latest top-10 list for brand value in the global automotive market as calculated annually by research group Millward Brown. Each year, the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study lists values for the world’s biggest companies...


2016 Haval H2, H8, H9 prices cut for stocktake sale
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2016 Haval H2, H8, H9 prices cut for stocktake sale

SUV-focussed brand Haval has announced significant drive-away price cuts across its entire Australian range this week as part of a 2016 model-year stocktake sale. Haval, a branch of Chinese car maker Great Wall Motors, launched here late last year with the ambitious long-term goal of becoming Australia's best-selling SUV brand...


2017 Porsche Panamera teaser video reveals 911-inspired rump
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2017 Porsche Panamera teaser video reveals 911-inspired rump

Another day, another serving of imagery for the coming new 2017 Porsche Panamera. Just hours after a set of revealing new spy photos surfaced, showing off all but the internal styling of the new model's lighting, a new official teaser video has appeared...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate revealed, Australian launch due next year
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate revealed, Australian launch due next year

The all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate wagon has been revealed ahead of a local launch set for next year. Today's unveiling follows the March debut of its new sedan sibling, which will touch down in Australia next month. Coupe and Cabriolet versions have also been spied testing, although dates for those styles are still to be confirmed...