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Fiat, Jeep, Nissan, Volvo and others to miss Frankfurt motor show

Several manufacturers will be giving the Frankfurt motor show a miss this year, including Fiat, Jeep, Nissan and Volvo, as brands shift their investments from the traditional product showcases...

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CarAdvice podcast 66: Win an awesome Father's Day present, and how is a hearse built? We find out!
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CarAdvice podcast 66: Win an awesome Father's Day present, and how is a hearse built? We find out!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Dave Zalstein bringing you the latest in the car world from the past week. In car news, left-hand drive supercars will become legal in Australia by 2019, Volkswagen Golf GTi Original and Golf R Grid to sharpen prices for Australia and the Infiniti Prototype 9 has been revealed with parts from the next-generation Nissan Leaf...


Volkswagen Tiguan Adventure on sale from $43,990
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Volkswagen Tiguan Adventure on sale from $43,990

The Volkswagen Tiguan Adventure has been announced this week, bringing a range of off-road inspired enhancements inside and out for those who more regularly venture off the beaten track. Based on the mid-spec 132TSI Comfortline and 110TDI Comfortline variants, the Tiguan Adventure starts at $43,990 plus on-road costs with the petrol engine and $45,490 for the diesel - representing a $2500 premium over each...


Holden reveals newest race car... and it's a ute!
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Holden reveals newest race car... and it's a ute!

Holden has taken the wraps off its latest Australian race car… and it’s a ute! The production-based Holden Colorado SuperUte will hit Aussie race tracks in 2018 when the all-new SuperUtes Series launches as replacement for the now ageing Ford versus Holden V8 Utes category...


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe spied with less camouflage
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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe has been spied going through its paces in southern Europe. Compared to the last prototype, spotted in June, the latest car wears significantly less camouflage up front, where we can clearly see the company's now standard cascading grille...


Chery to launch new brand, SUV concept in Frankfurt
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Chery to launch new brand, SUV concept in Frankfurt

Chery will launch a new brand at the Frankfurt motor show in September, and has teased the new marque's first model, a small SUV. The Chinese automaker says the crossover rides on an "all-new high quality platform". Both the crossover and subsequent models using the platform will be sold in Europe under the new marque...


2018 BMW Z4: New-generation roadster previewed for Pebble Beach show
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2018 BMW Z4: New-generation roadster previewed for Pebble Beach show

The BMW Concept Z4 has been revealed this week for the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach, previewing the company's next-generation roadster. Seemingly confirming the Z4 name, the concept car previews the production version which will be revealed sometime over the next 12 months...


2017 Mini JCW Countryman on sale in Australia
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2017 Mini JCW Countryman on sale in Australia

The 2017 Mini JCW Countryman not only brings the highest power outputs for any vehicle in the Mini stable - it also brings the highest asking price. The flagship Mini JCW Countryman model arrives priced at $57,900 plus on-road costs, with the choice of a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic with paddles at no cost...


Mini Cooper Ice Blue and Clubman Masterpiece special editions coming
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Mini Cooper Ice Blue and Clubman Masterpiece special editions coming

There'll be two new special edition versions of the Mini Cooper Hatch and Mini Clubman launching in the coming months. First up will be an October launch for the Mini Clubman Masterpiece, a limited edition model of 30 examples based on the Cooper S Clubman model...


2018 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specs
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2018 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specs

The Mazda CX-9 has received a 2018 model-year update just over a year since its initial release, bringing new technologies like the company's G-Vectoring control system, along with a new colour. Announced this week, the entire CX-9 range gets G-Vectoring Control (GVC), which adjusts engine torque in response to steering inputs, which the company claims helps to deliver "unified control of lateral and longitudinal acceleration g-forces, enhancing the vertical load on each wheel"...


2018 Hyundai 'FE' fuel-cell SUV revealed, hits Australian Alps for testing
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2018 Hyundai 'FE' fuel-cell SUV revealed, hits Australian Alps for testing

The upcoming Hyundai 'FE' fuel-cell SUV has been revealed in near-production form in Seoul this week, ahead of its official launch "early next year". Serving as the replacement for the current ix35 Fuel Cell, the 'Next Generation FCEV' (official name to be announced in January) will be the company's second commercially-produced fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), and will be powered by Hyundai's fourth-generation hydrogen fuel-cell technology...


2011-15 Ford Focus recalled for fuel tank fix
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2011-15 Ford Focus recalled for fuel tank fix

Ford has issued a recall for 42,988 examples of its Focus small car built between 2011 and 2015, over concerns the fuel tank could crack and leak. The Blue Oval reports that certain vehicles "under particular environmental conditions" may ingest excessive levels of dust, which may block the carbon canister during a purge cycle, causing the fuel tank to reach vacuum levels that exceed design limits...


2018 Toyota Prius C pricing and specs
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2018 Toyota Prius C pricing and specs

The updated 2018 Toyota Prius C has landed in Australia, bringing a revised look inside and out, along with extra equipment for marginal price increases across the range. Starting from $24,040 before on-road costs, the Prius C kicks off $590 more expensive than before, though it maintains its title as the most affordable hybrid vehicle available in the Australian market...


Left-hand drive supercars to be legal in Oz by 2019 - cheers Mr Turnbull
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Left-hand drive supercars to be legal in Oz by 2019 - cheers Mr Turnbull

Buried in a Turnbull government announcement yesterday was a gem that's set to greenlight the import of left-hand-drive hypercars into Australia, by 2019, for driving on public roads. The press release by the minister for urban infrastructure, Paul Fletcher MP, detailed a revised bill set to be submitted to parliament by the end of the year...


Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye's autonomous car development program
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Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye's autonomous car development program

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding to join the autonomous vehicle development program led by the BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye. The Italian-American car company says it will contribute engineering and other technical resources to the development of the new self-driving car platform, as well as large sales volumes and a significant presence in the North American market...