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Five things to love about the 2017 Ford F-150

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Five things to love about the 2017 Ford F-150

Guess which vehicle has been the best selling car in the United States for more than 30 years — I bet you'd never figure it's the beastly Ford F-150. The 2017 Ford F-150 has been released with an updated EcoBoost V6 engine that produces more power and torque, and a GM co-developed 10-speed automatic transmission...

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2019 Jeep Wrangler ute to feature Australian input and local testing
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2019 Jeep Wrangler ute to feature Australian input and local testing

The Jeep Wrangler ute is coming, with an international debut due in 2018, and Australia has been firmly involved in the initial engineering design process. Jeep is currently working on the next-generation JL Jeep Wrangler, which is expected to launch in the USA during 2017 and will form the basis for the new Wrangler ute...


Bentley 'Be Extraordinary' tour kicks off in Melbourne, introduces financing options
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Bentley 'Be Extraordinary' tour kicks off in Melbourne, introduces financing options

Bentley has kicked off its Be Extraordinary tour in Melbourne, with the brand showcasing four models and a new, more affordable way of entering the Bentley brand. With plans to expand the tour to include Brisbane, Bathurst, Sydney and Perth, the tour kicked off this week on the banks of the Yarra in Melbourne...


Dodge Charger and Challenger right-hand drive business case being investigated
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Dodge Charger and Challenger right-hand drive business case being investigated

If there's one thing that Australians love, it's a performance car. This is recognised by FCA Australia, with a business case currently being evaluated for conversion of the Charger and Challenger to right-hand drive...


Jeep working on entry four-wheel-drive Renegade for Australia
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Jeep working on entry four-wheel-drive Renegade for Australia

With sales of the four-wheel-drive Jeep Renegade Trailhawk accounting for around 14 per cent of local numbers, Jeep is in the process of working on a non-Trailhawk version to meet consumer demand. FCA Australia boss Steve Zanlunghi told CarAdvice that Jeep was working on a business case to bring a non-Trailhawk four-wheel-drive version of the Renegade to Australia, based on its success in Europe...


Super compact SUV on Jeep's wish list
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Super compact SUV on Jeep's wish list

Jeep's comprehensive SUV range includes cars from small all the way through to large, but is yet to enter the super compact segment, which is something the brand is looking to change. Speaking at the Los Angeles motor show, Mike Manley, head of Jeep, RAM and COO of the Asia Pacific region, spoke to journalists about the brand's ambitions for the coming years, detailing what he thinks is missing from the range...


Jeep Grand Wagoneer Australian decision imminent
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer Australian decision imminent

FCA is in the process of finalising its decision on a right-hand-drive version of its yet-to-be-released flagship Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV, due to for release in 2019. The huge Jeep Grand Wagoneer was confirmed as part of FCA's five-year plan in 2014. It is expected to sport three rows of seats and offer a much higher level of interior fit and finish...


Jeep five-year warranty on the cards for Australia
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Jeep five-year warranty on the cards for Australia

With Jeep sales on the slide in Australia compared to the lofty heights of years gone by, FCA Australia has made huge internal changes to turn things around, with a five-year warranty now on the cards. Billed as a way of gaining customer trust and providing extra reassurance, a five-year warranty would build on the current three-year/100,000km offering...


2018 Jeep Compass unveiled at LA motor show, here next year
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2018 Jeep Compass unveiled at LA motor show, here next year

The 2018 Jeep Compass has been given its official unveiling at the Los Angeles motor show, with an Australian debut due in late 2017. The all-new Jeep Compass launches with four trim grades and 17 powertrain options, offering customers a vehicle built on the 'small-wide' platform, sized between the Renegade and Cherokee...


Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio revealed: Wraps come off 285km/h Italian SUV in LA
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio revealed: Wraps come off 285km/h Italian SUV in LA

The covers have been taken off the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio at the Los Angeles motor show this week, unveiling the brand's first SUV - including, as expected, a high-performance QV model. Launching with three models and two engines, the Stelvio is set to usher in a new era for the Italian brand with class-leading performance options...


2017 Infiniti Q30 2.0t Sport Premium review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Infiniti Q30 2.0t Sport Premium review

Despite being based on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, does the Infiniti Q30 offer enough of a difference to justify a brand swap?

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2017 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 review
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2017 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 review

The Mercedes-AMG CLA45 is a quick and capable hot sedan. But is its six-figure asking price actually on the money?

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$92,215

2017 Toyota C-HR spied testing in Australia
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2017 Toyota C-HR spied testing in Australia

The 2017 Toyota C-HR has been spied testing in Australia ahead of its local release in early 2017. Spotted testing in Melbourne, the heavily disguised Toyota C-HR appears to be undergoing final validation and tuning in Australia before it's signed off locally. Toyota has previously been spotted testing the Prius locally and did extensive testing with Fortuner in Australia prior to its launch...


2018 Holden Commodore details released: Four-cylinder petrol and diesel confirmed, AWD V6 to headline range
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2018 Holden Commodore details released: Four-cylinder petrol and diesel confirmed, AWD V6 to headline range

Despite its launch being almost a year-and-a-half away, CarAdvice has been behind the wheel of the 2018 Holden Commodore and can now bring you the full details. Holden allowed CarAdvice, along with a handful of Australian motoring media, into the depths of the company's design centre to outline the 2018 Holden Commodore, which is due to arrive locally in February 2018...


Turbocharged V6 ruled out for 2018 Holden Commodore
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Turbocharged V6 ruled out for 2018 Holden Commodore

Despite speculation and rumours, a turbocharged version of the 3.0-litre or 3.6-litre General Motors family engines has been ruled out by Holden, with packaging cited as the main reason. With Holden madly working on the 2018 Holden Commodore, which is to be based on the Opel Insignia, Holden has said that while they would have liked an engine with forced induction, it simply wouldn't fit...