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Lexus hoverboard teased again ahead of August 5 unveiling

Lexus has released a third teaser video of its surprising hoverboard prototype ahead of its official unveiling on August 5. The latest clip shows further footage of Lexus hoverboard test rider Ross McGouran and sheds light on the specially made hoverpark where it has been testing...

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Ferrari 488 GTB debuts in Australia with sharper $469,888 price tag
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Ferrari 488 GTB debuts in Australia with sharper $469,888 price tag

The new Ferrari 488 GTB has arrived in Australia with a sharp price tag that undercuts its predecessor by more than $50,000 and a waiting list that’s already blown out to 2017. Showcased for the first time on our shores today in Sydney, the Ferrari 488 GTB has been priced at $469,888 before on-road costs, making it $55,529 less than the 458 Italia...


2017 Toyota Camry could go turbo in move to new TNGA platform - report
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2017 Toyota Camry could go turbo in move to new TNGA platform - report

Toyota’s next-generation Camry could bring more than just new looks and a new platform to the party, if a new report this week proves accurate. Expected to appear in 2017 - in time for a local debut to coincide with the end of Toyota’s Australian manufacturing operations - the new Camry will replace the facelifted model that launched here in April...


Next-generation Nissan Leaf may feature additional body styles - report
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Next-generation Nissan Leaf may feature additional body styles - report

A top-level executive has said that the next-generation Nissan Leaf may not be restricted to a five-door hatchback body style. Trevor Mann, Nissan's Chief Performance Officer, told Autocar: "There could be more than one Leaf. We’ve always said it needn’t be one car." As to what body styles an expanded Leaf range may include, Mann didn't want to speculate openly...


Jaguar F-Pace tested to extremes, previewed ahead of Frankfurt premiere
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Jaguar F-Pace tested to extremes, previewed ahead of Frankfurt premiere

The Jaguar F-Pace crossover has once again been previewed ahead of its proper world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in September and Australian premiere in about 12 months. Fresh from its stint as a support vehicle (in ‘prototype’ guise) for the Team Sky cycling team, the company’s first SUV can now been seen undergoing extreme durability testing...


2016 BMW M3, M4 pricing and specifications
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2016 BMW M3, M4 pricing and specifications

BMW Australia has revealed details of its updated 2016 M3 sedan and two-door M4 models this week, bringing new kit and, more importantly, significant price cuts. Due in showrooms from the fourth quarter of 2015, the refreshed M heroes will square off against the all-new and markedly more powerful Mercedes-AMG C 63 S - although the Merc will do battle in sedan and Estate wagon form initially, with the coupe still to be revealed...


On-road costs explained
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On-road costs explained

Buy almost anything in Australia, from an ice cream through to 100-inch flat-screen TV, and the advertised is sticker price is the maximum you will pay. You may be able to negotiate the price of big ticket items down, such as that enormous television, but the law states that retailers must include the cost of the goods and services tax (GST) in any advertised price...


Michigan university opens fake town to test driverless cars
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Michigan university opens fake town to test driverless cars

Poor, defenceless autonomous cars will soon have their own private haven, safe from the ignorant human drivers that insist on colliding with them on public roads. Welcome to MCity, the University of Michigan town that is entirely fake, and entirely purpose-built for developing driverless vehicles without endangering their expensive technolo… sorry, without endangering their occupants and other road users...


Volkswagen leads 2015 global sales race ahead of Toyota, GM
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Volkswagen leads 2015 global sales race ahead of Toyota, GM

At the halfway mark of 2015, Volkswagen leads both Toyota and GM in the quest for the global sales crown. To the end of June 2015, the Volkswagen Group sold a total of 5.04 million vehicles, placing it around 20,000 units ahead of the Toyota family, which managed to shift 5.02 million vehicles in the same timeframe. General Motors remained in third place with 4...


Hyundai Santa Cruz nearing production, November approval anticipated
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Hyundai Santa Cruz nearing production, November approval anticipated

Hyundai’s style-focused Santa Cruz pickup, revealed as a concept in January, could be on its way to production already. Reports of impending approval have been floating about almost since the day it was revealed, but, it is now understood that the Santa Cruz team have circled November for an anticipated green light...


Ferrari 488 Spider unveiled
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Ferrari 488 Spider unveiled

Overnight, the Italian supercar maker unveiled the Ferrari 488 Spider, the open-top companion to the 488 GTB. Behind the passenger cell is the same dry sump 3.9-litre turbocharged V8 that does duty in the 488 GTB, which was released earlier this year. The engine develops a maximum of 492kW of power at 8000rpm and 760Nm of torque at 3000rpm...


Hyundai i30 N and Tucson N performance models likely to head our way
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Hyundai i30 N and Tucson N performance models likely to head our way

Hyundai Australia says it would be very interested in taking N performance models when they become available. Spy shots of the Hyundai i30 N model have been around for some time and CarAdvice revealed back in February that Hyundai had ambitions of producing a performance derivative of the new Tucson SUV, but specific details and official confirmation remains elusive...


2016 Audi R8 specifications
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2016 Audi R8 specifications

We don't often start stories with a quote, but on this occasion we will. “The new 2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus is the most powerful and fastest production Audi ever,” says the Ingolstadt marque's board member for technical development Ulrich Hackenberg. “With the new Audi R8, our engineers are transferring their bundled racing expertise from the race track to the road...


2016 Audi R8 - five interesting facts
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2016 Audi R8 - five interesting facts

Audi has deftly avoided any potential ‘rubbish sequel’ comments by delivering a second-generation R8 that is every bit as appealing as the first version. Perhaps even more so given the power and torque increases along with an upgraded all-round package. The new Audi R8 is sharper, more deliberate, subtly different, but similar enough to only enhance the original styling cues that fans of the super sportscar loved...


Fiat Chrysler accepts $144m penalty, agrees to vehicle buy-backs over previous recalls
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Fiat Chrysler accepts $144m penalty, agrees to vehicle buy-backs over previous recalls

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has accepted the largest civil penalty ever imposed by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and will offer to buy back hundreds of thousands of defective vehicles from owners after acknowledging a substandard execution of vehicle safety recalls...