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Holden Commodore LPG to be axed

Holden will discontinue the LPG Commodore in the coming months due to a decline in interest and unviable ongoing production costs, according to a reliable industry source...

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Subaru Levorg firming for Australia
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Subaru Levorg firming for Australia

Fans of sporty wagons holding out for official word on Subaru’s Levorg may not have much longer to wait, if talk within the brand’s dealer network is any indication. The Levorg made its first appearance in late 2013, debuting as an Impreza-based wagon that would enter the Japanese market as something of a spiritual successor to earlier, smaller Liberty wagons...


Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid exits US market, Australian model continues for now
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Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid exits US market, Australian model continues for now

Nissan’s petrol-electric Pathfinder Hybrid is no longer available in the United States and, according to new reports this week, it won’t be returning. The big American-built supercharged hybrid model joined the Australian Pathfinder line-up late last year, entering the range as a stand-in for the usual diesel option...


More brands passing new Luxury Car Tax savings on to buyers
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More brands passing new Luxury Car Tax savings on to buyers

Buyers shopping at the premium end of the new car market will hang onto a little extra pocket money from this week, with BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus and Porsche all moving to pass new savings onto customers. Away from the prestige marques, overall market leader Toyota has announced that it too will treat its customers to the same benefits, available on a number of its large family cars...


Ford EcoSport tweaked for Europe, Australian launch unclear
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Ford EcoSport tweaked for Europe, Australian launch unclear

   The “significantly enhanced” 2016 Ford EcoSport has launched in Europe, sporting an array of tweaks that should help it better compete with small SUV class leaders. The re-jigged, Indian-made Fiesta-based Ford EcoSport crossover gets styling tweaks including the optional deletion of the old-school tailgate-mounted spare wheel in favour of a tyre repair kit...


Mazda MX-5 program manager says "no chance" to turbocharging, yes to hardtop
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Mazda MX-5 program manager says "no chance" to turbocharging, yes to hardtop

Despite Mazda’s weight-reducing, ‘back to basics’ approach with the latest iteration of the MX-5 roadster, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, program manager for the all-new Mazda MX-5, told CarAdvice in an exclusive interview at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed that a folding metal hardtop will be offered, though stopping short on specific timing...


Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen not facing the scrapheap despite ever-tightening regulations
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Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen not facing the scrapheap despite ever-tightening regulations

How much longer can the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen exist in a world that is facing ever-tightening regulations for safety and emissions? Forever, perhaps… CarAdvice spoke with Mercedes-Benz’s vice-president of product for SUVs and sports cars, Wolf-Dieter Kurz, at the recent launch of the new GLE SUV and GLE Coupe, and he suggested the big hardcore off-roader will be sold until there’s no-one left who is willing to buy it...


Volkswagen Polo GTI upgraded with adjustable suspension, Sport mode - UPDATE
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Volkswagen Polo GTI upgraded with adjustable suspension, Sport mode - UPDATE

The standard features list on the 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI has been given a significant boost this week as part of an MY16 update, just shy of three months on from the local launch of the newly updated model. Just as market demand moved the company to reintroduce a manual transmission into the Volkswagen Polo GTI as part of April's mid-life facelift, those prayers have been answered once again...


Citroen C5 successor may not be sold outside of China
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Citroen C5 successor may not be sold outside of China

Due to shifting market trends and falling sales, the next-generation Citroen C5 may turn out to be a China-only model. Linda Jackson, Citroen's CEO, told Automotive News Europe that "in China there is clearly a requirement for a C5 segment car". Jackson said, though, that there's a question mark as to whether the next-generation large vehicle will be sold in Europe or, indeed, the rest of the world...


Suzuki CEO names his son as president, COO, likely successor
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Suzuki CEO names his son as president, COO, likely successor

Suzuki Motor CEO and Chairman, Osamu Suzuki, has named his son, Toshihiro Suzuki as the company's new chief operating officer (COO) and president, as well as his presumptive successor. The announcement of Toshihiro Suzuki's elevation to his new posts was made at a company event held yesterday. Osamu Suzuki, 85, has been at the head of Suzuki Motor Corporation since 1978...


2017 BMW M5 spy photos
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2017 BMW M5 spy photos

Our spy photographers have spotted the next-generation BMW M5 out and about during public road testing in Europe. Despite the presence of acres of swirly camouflage, there are a few tell tale signs that we're looking at the next version of the M5. At the front there's a larger air intake than on next-gen BMW 5 Series prototypes we've seen earlier, while at the rear this car has quad exhaust tips...


Porsche passes LCT savings to customers with reduced pricing - UPDATE
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Porsche passes LCT savings to customers with reduced pricing - UPDATE

Porsche has handed down new savings to Australian buyers this week, following the release of its 2016 model year pricing in May. While that earlier update introduced new standard features and higher pricing across the range, the new reduced prices announced today are thanks to changes made to the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) this week...


Volkswagen makes sweeping MY16 updates : Reversing camera, Apple CarPlay, new touchscreens standard
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Volkswagen makes sweeping MY16 updates : Reversing camera, Apple CarPlay, new touchscreens standard

Volkswagen Australia has announced a range of sweeping changes across most of its forthcoming MY16 passenger car and SUV range, which it has billed as the “biggest model year update in the local company’s history”. In what amounts to a significant value improvement, all Polo, Golf, Beetle, Scirocco, Jetta and Tiguan models will now get a standard reverse-view camera and a new App-Connect USB interface integrating Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink as standard...


Jaguar F-Pace SUV 'prototype' revealed in Sky Cycling livery
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Jaguar F-Pace SUV 'prototype' revealed in Sky Cycling livery

Jaguar has extended its ongoing sponsorship of the Team Sky cycling outfit with the unveiling this week of its new 2016 F-Pace SUV in team Livery. Today's news comes ahead of this weekend's cycling Tour de France, where the F-Pace will operate - in 'prototype' form - as Team Sky's support vehicle...


Nissan Patrol price slashed, now starts at $69,990
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Nissan Patrol price slashed, now starts at $69,990

The price of entry into the 2015 Nissan Patrol V8 range has today been slashed by a massive $23,400 as the company pulls out all the stops to shake up slow sales of its flagship SUV. Nissan has been talking about the need to reduce Patrol pricing for some time now, potentially in order to better align the behemoth with actual transaction prices (broadly, what people who buy them have actually been paying)...