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Melbourne's Punt Rd to become permanent clearway, more roads under consideration

One of Melbourne's most dreaded stretches of road will permanently punt parking spaces in a bid to improve traffic flow around the clock. Reaching along most of Punt Road, the clearways will extend from Alexandra Avenue at the Yarra River and down to St Kilda, where it will operate from Union Street on the west side and Gladstone Street on the east side...

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Mercedes-Benz roadmap previews upcoming model plans
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Mercedes-Benz roadmap previews upcoming model plans

Mercedes-Benz has revealed details of its model onslaught for 2017, through a visual timeline included in its half-yearly sales results presentation. No less than 20 new models will be added across the brand’s line-up, including the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet siblings, facelifts for the GLA and S-Class, along with the highly-anticipated ute which will share numerous components with the current Nissan Navara...


GM and Isuzu end ute collaboration, Holden Colorado to move upmarket
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GM and Isuzu end ute collaboration, Holden Colorado to move upmarket

Late last week General Motors and Isuzu announced the two companies will be not be jointly developing their next-generation utes, which are currently sold in Australia as the Holden Colorado and Isuzu D-Max. In a media statement released to the media, including Reuters, GM said: "Both GM and Isuzu agree that due to unique requirements for each company, joint development of the next-generation midsize pick-up truck for [global] markets is no longer the optimal model for this project"...


Mazda MX-5: next generation could feature carbon-fibre, three-cylinder engines
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Mazda MX-5: next generation could feature carbon-fibre, three-cylinder engines

Despite the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 only going on sale last year, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, the car's program manager, has revealed some details about the next-generation model. Yamamoto told Autocar that the fifth-generation MX-5, which isn't due until 2021 at the very earliest, will attempt to shed more weight...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more

Welcome to episode 13 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, it's Paul Maric and Mandy Turner discussing the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market. As always, expect shenanigans...


Volkswagen Dieselgate cheating stretched back to 1999, US states claim
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Volkswagen Dieselgate cheating stretched back to 1999, US states claim

In new litigation this week, three US states have accused Volkswagen of trying to cheat its way past diesel emissions testing since 1999. The attorney generals of New York, Maryland and Massachusetts have filed new lawsuits with evidence stating that Volkswagen has been working on emissions testing defeat devices since 1999...


Bentley Bentayga goes fly fishing
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Bentley Bentayga goes fly fishing

As if the Bentley Bentayga wasn’t niche enough already, the British car maker’s bespoke coachbuilding division, Mulliner, has created the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner. Dubbed the “ultimate angling accessory”, the Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner features a hand-crafted wood and leather fly fishing set, with matching leather bags and wooden storage units...


2017 Nissan Juke to be more refined, hybrid variant on the cards - report
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2017 Nissan Juke to be more refined, hybrid variant on the cards - report

The next-generation Nissan Juke is set to arrive next year with cleaner engines, a hybrid option, more tech and a new platform, according to a report out of the UK. Bursting onto the scene at the 2010 Geneva motor show, the first-generation Nissan Juke won plenty of fans in Europe, but has never been a top-selling model in Australia...


Italdesign looking for US clients outside Volkswagen Group - report
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Italdesign looking for US clients outside Volkswagen Group - report

The boss of Italdesign, the legendary design house now owned by the Volkswagen group, has gone on record saying he would like to expand the company’s clientele beyond the European giant’s umbrella. More, he would like to extend the studio's expertise beyond the traditional automotive industry client base, eyeing the likes of Google and Apple in particular...


Mitsubishi teases 'crossover MPV' concept ahead of August debut
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Mitsubishi teases 'crossover MPV' concept ahead of August debut

Mitsubishi will unveil yet another SUV concept next month, inspired again by the new styling language that first appeared with the GR-HEV concept in 2013. Apart from its recently facelifted Outlander and an even milder refresh for the compact ASX in overseas markets, Mitsubishi has yet to bring its new look to market...


Melbourne's M80 Western Ring Road to get world-first adaptive speed limits
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Melbourne's M80 Western Ring Road to get world-first adaptive speed limits

Motorists in Victoria will be the first in the world to trial an Adaptive Variable Speed Limit system, which adjusts speed limits based on the amount of traffic detected. The 38-kilometre M80 Western Ring Road services 160,000 drivers every day, linking the northern and western suburbs to other Victorian urban and rural freeways - including the M31 Hume Freeway...


Ford calls for developers to dive into Sync 3 app creation, Aussies welcome
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Ford calls for developers to dive into Sync 3 app creation, Aussies welcome

Ford has released new emulator software designed to encourage developers to create and test apps for compatibility with its latest infotainment system Sync 3 - including Australians...


First-aid training should be compulsory for all drivers
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First-aid training should be compulsory for all drivers

I’ve been driving for over half my life, the majority of which has been on the roads of Melbourne. Over those hundreds of thousands of kilometres, I’ve seen and done many things. Sometimes good things, sometimes ‘good stories to tell another day’ things. But until recently, there was something I had thankfully never experienced...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 BMW 4 Series coupe facelift spied
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2017 BMW 4 Series coupe facelift spied

The BMW 4 Series facelift has been on public roads in Germany. From these photos, we can see that, superficially at least, the 4 Series update will be limited to a few tweaks to the front and rear bumper design, and new graphics for the both the headlamps and tail-lights. Under the skin, the 4 Series should receive the same upgrades that were applied to the 3 Series range last year...