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Fiat Chrysler Australia denies report of local emissions investigation

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), with government support, has hit back at a report today that an investigation has been started in relation to the emissions figures claimed for its diesel models. The report, published by News Corp website news...

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2017 Honda Civic Type R touches down in Melbourne
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2017 Honda Civic Type R touches down in Melbourne

The new 2017 Honda Civic Type R has made its Australian debut, but don't expect to drive away in one anytime soon: it won't be on sale until later this year. Belgian racer Stoffel Vandoorne was on hand for today's showcase, which also featured the first local appearance of the Civic RS hatch...


2018 Porsche range: More power and new kit for 911 S, price hikes across most Porsche lines
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2018 Porsche range: More power and new kit for 911 S, price hikes across most Porsche lines

Porsche has announced availability of a new Porsche Exclusive upgrade for 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera 4S and 911 Targa 4S models, delivering GTS-rivalling power. The announcement is joined by news that Australia's Porsche Connect Plus package has scored an important update, gaining the LTE telephone module that compatibility requirements had previously kept from local buyers...


Bosch Australia video showcases 'Highly Automated Driving' system: interview
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Bosch Australia video showcases 'Highly Automated Driving' system: interview

The Australian arm of technology specialist and automotive supplier Bosch has this week released a new video highlighting the features of its latest Highly Automated Driving (HAD) vehicle...


2018 Volkswagen Polo due in June, Australian launch early next year
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2018 Volkswagen Polo due in June, Australian launch early next year

The all-new, next-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo will make its world premiere in June, the company has confirmed this week. Confirming an early 2018 launch for Australia, the company's local communications chief Paul Pottinger told CarAdvice today we can expect a "quantum change" for the new model...


Jackman jumping into Ferrari role as Bale bails
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Jackman jumping into Ferrari role as Bale bails

Reports out of Hollywood this week suggest Aussie actor Hugh Jackman will play Enzo Ferrari in a biopic of the legend's life, produced by Michael Mann (Heat, Ali, Collateral). The film, which has been in the works for nearly 20 years now, was most recently set to star Batman actor Christian Bale...


2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross revealed for Geneva show - UPDATE
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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross revealed for Geneva show - UPDATE

The all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV, previewed through shadowy images over the past month, has been revealed in Geneva this week. As those earlier previews promised, the Eclipse Cross - which will not replace the ASX but rather will sit alongside it beneath the Outlander - is the second all-new model to debut Mitsubishi's long-coming new styling themes...


2017 Geneva motor show: LIVE FEED
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2017 Geneva motor show: LIVE FEED

  The 2017 Geneva motor show is here! Watch our ongoing coverage below, and stay on top of all the anticipated unveilings with our article Geneva motor show: what to expect and read our home page here. Tweets about #GimsSwiss from:car_advice !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d...


Done deal: Opel sold to Peugeot parent PSA, Commodore and Astra unharmed
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Done deal: Opel sold to Peugeot parent PSA, Commodore and Astra unharmed

PSA Group, the parent company of Peugeot and Citroen, is now the second largest car maker in Europe, with confirmation today that it will purchase German brand Opel and British brand Vauxhall from General Motors. Confirmed during a joint press conference held by the leaders of PSA Group and GM, the sale sees the French company leapfrog the Renault Nissan Alliance - which only recently added Mitsubishi to its portfolio - to sit just beneath Volkswagen...


2018 Holden Commodore spied in Melbourne - UPDATE
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2018 Holden Commodore spied in Melbourne - UPDATE

Update - More images of the new Holden Commodore have been submitted. See bottom of article for details The all-new 2018 Holden Commodore, a localised version of the new Opel Insignia revealed for Europe late last year, has been spied in Australia this week...


2018 Honda Civic Type R surfaces online
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2018 Honda Civic Type R surfaces online

The tough new 2018 Honda Civic Type R has been given an unscheduled digital unveiling today, courtesy of these two images surfacing early. These shots, published as 'leaked images' on British website Autocar without any mention of a source, these shots offer a first look at the long-anticipated hot hatch...


2017 New Cars Calendar: The new models coming to Australia this year - UPDATE
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2017 New Cars Calendar: The new models coming to Australia this year - UPDATE

Last year was a huge one for new-model launches in Australia, with 2016 seeing the heroic new Ford Mustang land in January, before rolling through to the impressive new Subaru Impreza that made its media debut in late December. Of course, many, many more new offerings appeared between...


The Alpine A110 is back: Renault reveals first images of production car
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The Alpine A110 is back: Renault reveals first images of production car

Pundits far and wide - including us here at CarAdvice - speculated it might be called A120, and a fair guess it was. But, no, the Alpine A110 is born again, in name and likeness both. Reviving the A110 name may be the only surprise to come out of today's initial unveiling, however, because there are few to be had on the design front...


2017 Geneva motor show: What to expect
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2017 Geneva motor show: What to expect

With the international calendar's first big show, Detroit, now wrapped up, we move on to Europe's big opener: the 2017 Geneva motor show. Last year's show promised big things, and it delivered. Among the unveilings came the first look at Alfa Romeo's wider Giulia sedan range, the new youth-focused Audi Q2, the monstrously powerful Bugatti Chiron and the devastating Lamborghini Centenario...


Jeep Australia launches five-year warranty and lifetime roadside assist
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Jeep Australia launches five-year warranty and lifetime roadside assist

The new boss of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia, Steve Zanlunghi, has made his mark today with the launch of an improved 'Jeep There and Back' warranty and service deal. All new MY17 Jeep models sold in Australia will now be offered with a transferrable five-year warranty, lifetime roadside assistance and a capped-price servicing schedule as standard, the brand's parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed today...