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Hyundai RN30 high-performance concept revealed: i30 N preview debuts in Paris

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Hyundai RN30 high-performance concept revealed: i30 N preview debuts in Paris

The powered-up Hyundai RN30 high-performance concept car has been revealed at the 2016 Paris motor show, following the release of a shadowy teaser last week. Based on the new third-generation 2017 Hyundai i30, the RN30 is a look into the future of Hyundai's performance 'N' range, which is expected to kick off with the i30 N...

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Kia Picanto hangs onto five-star ANCAP rating after local audit test
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Kia Picanto hangs onto five-star ANCAP rating after local audit test

In a close call, analysis of an audit crash test carried out in June this year has seen the 2016 Kia Picanto hold onto the five-star ANCAP safety rating it was awarded in May. CarAdvice attended the audit crash test, which was conducted at Crashlab in Huntingwood, New South Wales...


Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe v BMW 430i Comparison
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Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe v BMW 430i Comparison

The battle for stylish coupes is on. We pit the Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe head-to-head against the BMW 430i. Which is best? Only one way to find out.


Lamborghini Ad Personam: the easy way to add another $150k to your purchase price
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Lamborghini Ad Personam: the easy way to add another $150k to your purchase price

If you ever through your base Lamborghini wasn't special enough, Lamborghini has extended its Ad Personam personalisation program even further, with an almost endless amount of customisation options. The new Ad Personam design studio located at Lamborghini headquarters in Sant'Agata, Italy, offers buyers the chance to get up close and personal with the materials available for their vehicle...


Lamborghini thrilled with Australian sales, not so thrilled with Aventador SV pricing
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Lamborghini thrilled with Australian sales, not so thrilled with Aventador SV pricing

With a range of vehicles starting from $378,900 (plus on-road costs), Lamborghini is thrilled with its Australian sales results, with numbers up by over 60 per cent. Andrea Baldi, head of Lamborghini Asia Pacific, spoke with CarAdvice last week at a Lamborghini event in Japan, saying that he is amazed with the numbers, especially when it came to the brand's most expensive models, the Lamborghini Aventador SV and SV Roadster...


Lamborghini to continue with V12, four-door sedan under consideration
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Lamborghini to continue with V12, four-door sedan under consideration

When it comes to ever-tightening emissions regulations, car makers like Lamborghini have a tough road ahead of them. Fans will be pleased, though, to know that the raging bull's V12 is going nowhere. More, there's the chance a four-door sedan is on the horizon, too, according to the company's boss...


Lamborghini Urus SUV drops DCT for torque converter: 'Feels like a real Lamborghini'
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Lamborghini Urus SUV drops DCT for torque converter: 'Feels like a real Lamborghini'

Lamborghini is on a mission to double its sales and the brand thinks that its new SUV, the Lamborghini Urus, will be the vehicle needed to achieve this goal. The Urus is set to be the first SUV in Lamborghini's history (if you exclude the 'Rambo Lambo' LM002) and it will be powered by the brand's first turbocharged engine, a twin-turbo petrol V8...


Audi F1 revival likely killed by dieselgate
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Audi F1 revival likely killed by dieselgate

Audi's transition to Formula 1 began in earnest in 2014 when the company hired now Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali, but the plans were ultimately scuttled by dieselgate. Speaking to Australian media today in Japan, Lamborghini chief executive officer Stefano Domenicali admitted that he was originally hired by Audi to move the brand into Formula 1...


Lamborghini to partner with Mitsubishi company on carbon-fibre technology
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Lamborghini to partner with Mitsubishi company on carbon-fibre technology

Lamborghini has today announced a partnership with Mitsubishi Rayon, a Japanese textiles company wholly owned by Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings. The partnership aims to further develop carbon-fibre technology, which the brand uses extensively across its range of vehicles and has used for at least 30 years...


Holden invests $6 million in Euro 6 emissions testing laboratory at Lang Lang
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Holden invests $6 million in Euro 6 emissions testing laboratory at Lang Lang

Holden Australia will spend $6 million on a new Euro 6 emissions testing laboratory at its top secret Lang Lang proving ground. Speaking at the recent launch of the Holden Colorado, Holden vehicle development manager Jeremy Tassone told CarAdvice that the implementation of a Euro 6 testing facility at Lang Lang would allow its local engineers to work on international product...


2017 Audi A4 Allroad pricing and specs
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2017 Audi A4 Allroad pricing and specs

Audi Australia has revealed pricing and specifications today for the 2017 Audi A4 Allroad, with a lower starting price than its predecessor, priced from $71,400 (plus on-road costs). For the first time ever, Audi will launch the A4 Allroad in Australia within two engine options, a four-cylinder petrol and diesel. The latest-generation A4 Allroad comes with either a 2...


2017 Audi A4 Allroad Review
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2017 Audi A4 Allroad Review

Launched in 2012, the Audi A4 Allroad has been a huge success locally. So, does the 2017 version live up to its predecessor's success?

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$71,400 - $74,400

HSV future unclear with no Holden deal beyond 2017
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HSV future unclear with no Holden deal beyond 2017

The future of Holden's performance arm, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV), is unclear with no agreement struck between Holden and HSV beyond 2017. Premoso Pty Ltd, the company that operates HSV in Australia, filed documents with ASIC in May this year that show profits for financial year 2015 had dropped from a little over $5.7 million in 2014 to just over $3...


2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview - video
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2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview - video

With the first deliveries of the 2017 Tesla Model X due to start at the end of 2016, we decided to head to Tesla and have a quick look at the first car to land in Australia. Pricing starts from $111,900 (plus on-road costs) for the entry-level Model X 60D, which promises over 350 kilometres of driving range on one charge...