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Volkswagen diesel emissions saga: Company claims its culture has changed, as EV focus intensifies

Volkswagen says the diesel emissions scandal that has savaged the company over the past year has been a catalyst for greatly-needed internal change, and fast-tracked its drive to be the undisputed world leader in electric cars...

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2016 Paris Motor Show Gallery - part 3
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2016 Paris Motor Show Gallery - part 3

  Well the 2016 Paris Motor Show is done and done. Here's the final gallery of images. Stay tuned to hear what the team thought with our Hits and Misses of the show...


No plans for Mitsubishi Pajero successor
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No plans for Mitsubishi Pajero successor

The SUV-strong line-up at Mitsubishi Motors seems unlikely to retain one of its stalwart models, the Mitsubishi Pajero, when production of that car eventually winds up. The Mitsubishi Pajero has been the flagship offering in the brand’s ranks for some time, and in its current generation it has been around for a decade, having been tweaked and massaged almost annually with more kit and pricing changes to keep things fresh...


CarAdvice podcast 23: 2017 Holden Astra pricing, Name Your Car Day, Paris Motor show, VW boss, plus more!
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CarAdvice podcast 23: 2017 Holden Astra pricing, Name Your Car Day, Paris Motor show, VW boss, plus more!

Welcome to episode 23 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, Mandy Turner is joined by a CarAdvice podcast first, James Wong, to talk all the latest news and reviews in the Australian new-car market and around the world...


Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept could spawn coupe-style SUV
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Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept could spawn coupe-style SUV

The divisive Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept shown at the 2016 Paris motor show could well spawn a production crossover coupe, according to the company’s chief designer. Tsunehiro Kunimoto, corporate general manager of Mitsubishi Motors’ design office, spoke with CarAdvice at the unveiling of the bulky GT-PHEV concept SUV, where he was keen to point out that the show car was a styling exercise first and foremost...


2016 Infiniti Q50 pricing and specs: 298kW twin-turbo V6 tops updated line-up
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2016 Infiniti Q50 pricing and specs: 298kW twin-turbo V6 tops updated line-up

A new twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine headlines a revised, and dearer, 2016 Infiniti Q50 range, with a 298kW/475Nm Red Sport model presenting buyers with a new rear-wheel-drive performance flagship from the luxury Japanese marque. Joining the existing turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel four-cylinder engines, and 3...


Skoda working on smaller crossover to sell alongside Kodiaq and new Yeti
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Skoda working on smaller crossover to sell alongside Kodiaq and new Yeti

Skoda doubled the size of its SUV range this week with the global launch of the Kodiaq seven-seater, but it won’t stop there, with the Czech brand revealing plans to offer a new urban crossover to rival the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V...


Nissan's takeover of Mitsubishi close to completion
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Nissan's takeover of Mitsubishi close to completion

The Renault Nissan Alliance’s takeover of Mitsubishi should be completed by the end of the year, according to the alliance’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn. Ghosn revealed at the Paris motor show this week that the Alliance was in the due diligence phase and that he expected the deal to be finalised by the end of the year...


Hyundai boss confirms testing already commenced on 280kW hot hatch
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Hyundai boss confirms testing already commenced on 280kW hot hatch

Hyundai has confirmed to a group of Australian journalists that the company has commenced working on a 280kW hot hatch set to rival the likes of Ford's Focus RS, Audi's RS 3 and Meredes-AMG's A45 in terms of power and torque. Hyundai head of vehicle test and high performance development, Albert Biermann told CarAdvice that he has already driven a road going prototype version of the brand's RN30 concept vehicle and he is very impressed...


2016 Paris Motor Show Gallery - part two
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2016 Paris Motor Show Gallery - part two

Well, the media days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show are nearly done, but there is still plenty to see! Here's another gallery of images from the show floor...


2017 Mazda CX-5 brings upgraded safety, revised pricing for Australia
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2017 Mazda CX-5 brings upgraded safety, revised pricing for Australia

Australia's 2017 Mazda CX-5 has been given a key safety boost over the 2016 range, making a number of its i-ActiveSense features standard for the new model year. When the CX-5 was last updated in April 2015, the i-ActiveSense Safety Pack was made available across almost the entire range, adding blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and Smart City Brake Support (forward collision and warning)...


2017 Hyundai Elantra SR pricing and specs: Souped-up sedan hits Australia
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2017 Hyundai Elantra SR pricing and specs: Souped-up sedan hits Australia

The powered-up new 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR sports sedan is now on sale in Australia, following its Korean debut in April. News that the new Elantra would join Hyundai Australia's sporting SR range was first confirmed earlier this year, and the first example was spied in its home market a few months later...


Green means go... or else!
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Green means go... or else!

I’ve got a plan to help with our climbing road toll. A brave plan, perhaps, but they say you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, and I do love an omelette. If you spend any time on the roads here in Australia, particularly in our capital cities, I think you’ll agree that driving behaviour in general has become worse over the past few years...


2015-16 Lexus RX200t, RX350, RX450h recalled for airbag fix
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2015-16 Lexus RX200t, RX350, RX450h recalled for airbag fix

Luxury marque Lexus has issued a recall for its 2015 to 2016 model-year RX200t, RX350 and RX450h SUVs over concerns the front passenger airbag may not deploy correctly. According to the manufacturer, the front passenger airbag inflator may have been improperly welded and/or misassembled...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016

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...