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Will the Tesla Model 3 ever actually launch?

Lining up for a product you don't know anything about or have never seen seems a bit strange, right? It's stranger still, when you consider it's a product that, locally, will be priced well in excess of $50,000...

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Toyota 86 future bright, says global chief engineer: Turbo unlikely, convertible still a dream
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Toyota 86 future bright, says global chief engineer: Turbo unlikely, convertible still a dream

The man responsible for the Toyota 86 says the model's future is bright, with enough ideas and concepts under development to keep existing fans interested and potentially attract new fans to the already popular model. In Australia for the country’s third Festival of 86 event, Toyota 86 global chief engineer Tetsuya Tada told CarAdvice he and his team have “plenty of ideas, but we’re always looking for the very best ideas”...


ANCAP nets $2.2 million in govt funding over next two years
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ANCAP nets $2.2 million in govt funding over next two years

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has secured $2.2 million in government funding to be delivered over the next two years. This matches the $2.2m it received over the past two years. Australia’s independent crash test watchdog independently tests cars in Australia, but also runs data gathered by Euro NCAP through its own set of criteria...


Skoda Kodiaq name confirmed for seven-seat SUV
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Skoda Kodiaq name confirmed for seven-seat SUV

Overnight, the Czech car maker confirmed that its first ever seven-seat SUV will be known as the Skoda Kodiaq. The SUV is said to be named after the Kodiak bear, around 3,500 of which live on Kodiak Island, off the coast of Alaska, alongside around 14,000 human inhabitants. According to Skoda, in the native language of the Alutiiq people, the Kodiak bear is called Taq uka 'aq...


Next-generation Audi A8 might gain coupe and ultra-LWB variants
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Next-generation Audi A8 might gain coupe and ultra-LWB variants

Coupe and extra-long-wheelbase variants are reportedly under consideration for the next-generation Audi A8. Dr Stefan Knirsch, technical director at Audi, told AutoExpress recently that the company is considering expanding the number of variants available in the next-generation Audi A8 range. The current generation A8 is offered solely as a sedan in both standard- and long-wheelbase forms...


2017 Holden Trailblazer SUV confirmed, Colorado 7 badge to be axed
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2017 Holden Trailblazer SUV confirmed, Colorado 7 badge to be axed

The rebranded 2017 Holden Trailblazer rugged off-roader, previewed here by the just-revealed South American Chevrolet version, will arrive in Australia in the latter half of this year as a replacement for the slow-selling Colorado 7. The adoption of the Trailblazer nameplate brings Holden into line with the global offering, and lends this more upmarket updated version some differentiation from its Colorado ute source car...


Holden “not blindly chasing market share”, says boss
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Holden “not blindly chasing market share”, says boss

The chairman and managing director of Holden, Mark Bernhard, has made it clear that sales numbers are not the be-all and end-all for the Aussie arm of General Motors. Bernhard, who has been in the top job at Holden for about 15 months, made it clear that the brand is moving away from the plan of previous chief, Gerry Dorizas, to be the number one brand in the country by 2020...


Toyota 86 Shooting Brake concept revealed in Australia
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Toyota 86 Shooting Brake concept revealed in Australia

The big T is the latest to get on the super-sleek two-door band wagon, with the unveiling today of a special new Toyota 86 Shooting Brake concept. Developed right here in Australia with a mission to “explore the ways to expand its appeal while retaining the purity of the coupe”, the 86 Shooting Brake is a fully-functional and driveable vehicle...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6

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 will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Renault Alaskan ute, Megane sedan due for launch in 2016
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Renault Alaskan ute, Megane sedan due for launch in 2016

Renault will continue its model onslaught with four more new or updated models scheduled to launch before the year is out. The company confirmed its product release schedule for the remainder of the year at its 2016 shareholders' meeting, which took place at the end of last week...


2016 MG GS unveiled in the UK
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2016 MG GS unveiled in the UK

The MG GS crossover made its first public appearance outside of China when it debuted overnight at the London motor show. British versions of the GS will be exclusively powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In China, the 1.5-litre turbo engine develops 126kW of power and 250Nm of torque. In Britain, the GS will be offered in three trim levels...


Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe pricing and specifications
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Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe pricing and specifications

Australian pricing and specifications for the new Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe have again been detailed, following the launch this week of the regular C-Class coupe range. Like its sedan and wagon counterparts, Mercedes in Australia has again skipped the regular C63 and opted to exclusively offer the C63 S coupe, which is more powerful and better-equipped than the standard version offered in other markets...


Ford creates mobile wind tunnel housed in shipping containers
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Ford creates mobile wind tunnel housed in shipping containers

Ford has created, what it claims to be, the world's first mobile aeroacoustic wind tunnel. To be clear, we're not talking about mobile in the same way we do with a smartphone, tablet or laptop. Not by a long shot. This new wind tunnel kit, which is awaiting patent certification, can be broken down and packed away within a day, and then trucked to any one of Ford's North American production facilities...


Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ model on sale now
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Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ model on sale now

There's another limited-edition ute on the market - the 2016 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ dual-cab 4x4. Hot on the heels of the Holden Colorado LS-X limited edition model and the facelifted Volkswagen Amarok Aventura, the Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ model brings with a marginally revised look at a sharp price...


2016 Audi A4 Avant pricing and specifications
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2016 Audi A4 Avant pricing and specifications

The all-new 2016 Audi A4 Avant mid-sized premium wagon range has just landed in Australia, following in the wheel tracks of the sedan version that launched back in February this year. Like its predecessor, the new B9-generation A4 Avant is a two-variant affair, kicking off at $63,900 (plus on-roads) with the entry-level, front-driven 2...