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Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Pirelli Edition heading for production in 2015

In 2015, the house of the raging bull will begin producing a limited number of Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli Edition vehicles in both coupe and roadster body styles...

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Subaru Australia may not offer Tribeca-replacing large SUV
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Subaru Australia may not offer Tribeca-replacing large SUV

The Subaru Tribeca must have left a bad taste in the mouths of executives at Subaru Australia, because CarAdvice has learnt the company may not offer the replacement for the large SUV that is believed to be under development ahead of a potential appearance in 2016...


Tesla to begin testing battery-swapping technology
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Tesla to begin testing battery-swapping technology

Tesla has confirmed that it will begin real world testing of its battery-swapping technology next week at one facility in California. At the moment, access to the battery-swap technology is only being offered to a select number of Model S owners and battery swaps are available strictly by prior appointment...


Next-generation Holden Volt to feature regenerative braking on-demand
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Next-generation Holden Volt to feature regenerative braking on-demand

GM has revealed that the second-generation Chevrolet Volt — Holden Volt down under — will be offered with a regenerative braking on-demand feature. By flicking and holding a steering wheel-mounted paddle, the driver can opt to engage the electric motor's regenerative braking system, which uses engine braking to both slow the car down and recharge the car's batteries...


2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalls : ESC issue, safety tech problems for large SUV
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalls : ESC issue, safety tech problems for large SUV

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been hit with another two recalls in the past month, with the first being issued for a potential fault with the electronic stability control system, and the second relating to the onboard safety control module possibly failing...


Cadillac CT6 to debut live streaming rear view mirror
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Cadillac CT6 to debut live streaming rear view mirror

Next year's range-topping Cadillac CT6 sedan will be the first car to feature GM's live streaming rear-view mirror. The Cadillac CT6 sedan will take on the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series when it launches towards the tail-end of 2015, and as part of its technology package, the luxury model will offer a digital mirror that live streams imagery from a camera mounted out the back...


Lotus Evora to gain off-road-style model, roadster - report
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Lotus Evora to gain off-road-style model, roadster - report

The Lotus Evora could be set to change its direction - turning away from the racetrack and aiming for the forest with an SUV-inspired model, if reports out of the UK are on the money. Before you say "hasn't Lotus had some big plans in the past that never came to fruition?", Car Magazine reports Lotus insiders have suggested the Evora sports car is set to spawn a more rugged looking, higher-riding off-road model, in the same vein as the Audi Allroad and TT Offroad concepts...


McLaren Sports Series shown undergoing testing
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McLaren Sports Series shown undergoing testing

The Woking-based supercar maker has released its first official picture of the upcoming entry-level McLaren Sports Series. Overnight, across all major forms of social media, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, McLaren released its first official image of the Sports Series, a camouflaged coupe sliding through a race track corner...


Spyker officially declared bankrupt, put into receivership
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Spyker officially declared bankrupt, put into receivership

A Dutch court has officially declared car maker Spyker bankrupt after the company failed to receive an anticipated bridging loan. The specialty car maker applied for bankruptcy protection earlier this month and had hoped to secure funding so that it could pay its employees and creditors, as well as continue development of its "entry-level" B6 Venator coupe (below) and spyder...


2015 Honda HR-V: Specifications surface ahead of small SUV launching locally
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2015 Honda HR-V: Specifications surface ahead of small SUV launching locally

Initial specification details of the all-new 2015 Honda HR-V have been published on the Japanese brand's local website, offering buyers a rundown of the different trim levels that will be offered for the compact SUV - but there are no pricing details just yet...


2015 Lexus GS F teased ahead of Detroit debut
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2015 Lexus GS F teased ahead of Detroit debut

Update: Lexus has confirmed the model that will debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show to be the all-new Lexus GS F. ---- A new Lexus F has been teased ahead of its full unveiling at the 2015 Detroit motor show. Toyota's luxury marque released two teaser images of the car's front-end, but isn't saying too much about the vehicle at this stage...


Volvo's motorsport future in doubt : Australian division uncommitted to V8 Supercars beyond 2016
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Volvo's motorsport future in doubt : Australian division uncommitted to V8 Supercars beyond 2016

Volvo’s future in motorsport, including its participation in Australia’s V8 Supercars championship, has been thrown into doubt after the Swedish company’s global marketing boss said it doesn’t fit with the brand’s core philosophies. Volvo international marketing director Alain Visser told Swedish financial newspaper Dagens Industri that racing contradicted the car maker’s modern-day image...


2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta : Pricing and specifications
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2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta has gone on sale with a revised, simplified range offering more standard equipment for buyers of the Italian five-door small hatchback. While the previous version was offered in four trim levels including the budget-focused model known simply as Giulietta, Alfa Romeo's local arm has dropped that model and managed to bring down the price of the existing mid-spec Progression...


Ferrari 458 Speciale A : $635K convertible "most hotly contested special edition", says local boss
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Ferrari 458 Speciale A : $635K convertible "most hotly contested special edition", says local boss

The boss of Ferrari Australasia has labelled the Ferrari 458 Speciale A “the most hotly contested special edition in Ferrari’s history” after the local division had to turn away more than half of those eager to secure one of the $635,000 before on-road costs convertible supercars...


Australian engineers develop reverse auto-braking system to prevent driveway deaths
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Australian engineers develop reverse auto-braking system to prevent driveway deaths

A team of Melbourne-based Bosch engineers have designed a new reverse auto-braking system designed to prevent driveway accidents and deaths that it hopes will rollout within two years.  The system is called Back Over Avoidance, and it works by applying radar and ultrasonic sensors to detect a small object behind a reversing car — such as a child — and apply the car’s brakes automatically...


Subaru set to follow downsizing trend : Japanese brand could phase out six-cylinder, expand diesel engine range
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Subaru set to follow downsizing trend : Japanese brand could phase out six-cylinder, expand diesel engine range

The days of the big naturally-aspirated six-cylinder engine are coming to an end, and Subaru could be the next maker to drop its largest petrol engine in favour of a smaller turbocharged unit. That’s despite the brand touting its 3...


Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo : V8 hybrid-powered GT car unveiled
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Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo : V8 hybrid-powered GT car unveiled

The Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo has been officially unveiled, with the V8 hybrid-powered GT car now exclusively available to download and drive on Gran Turismo 6. The latest in a string of highly stylised conceptual in-game models, Infiniti says its Concept Vision Gran Turismo is "a vision of what a high performance Infiniti could look like in the future...


Subaru XV hot-hatch “technically possible” but unlikely, says senior engineer
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Subaru XV hot-hatch “technically possible” but unlikely, says senior engineer

Buyers after a more performance-focused version of the Subaru XV crossover hatch are set to be saddened by the news that the Japanese brand is not pursuing a go-fast version of the popular model. The Subaru XV currently comes with only a 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder engine producing 110kW of power and 196Nm of torque...


Honda NSX: production version teased prior to Detroit unveiling
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Honda NSX: production version teased prior to Detroit unveiling

The Japanese company has confirmed its second-generation Honda NSX supercar will debut at the Detroit auto show in the middle of January. Coinciding with this announcement, the company has released a short teaser video and some moodily lit publicity shots of the new NSX...


Raminator monster truck sets world record speed of 159km/h
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Raminator monster truck sets world record speed of 159km/h

Hall Brothers Racing's Raminator has set a new monster truck world record speed of 159.49km/h (99.1mph). The new record, which was verified by Guinness World Records, edges out the previous high water mark set in 2012 of 155.78km/h (96.8mph). In this era of 400km/h-plus hypercars, falling just shy of 160km/h doesn't seem like a particularly noteworthy achievement until one factors in just how much monster trucks weigh...


Proton Satria GTi : Malaysian hot-hatch may make surprise Australian comeback
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Proton Satria GTi : Malaysian hot-hatch may make surprise Australian comeback

The cult-classic Proton Satria GTi could make a surprise return to Australia in 2016. Proton Australia chief operating officer Kaye Amies told CarAdvice the local division is in discussions with officials in Malaysia about resurrecting the Satria nameplate on its new city car – called Iriz in its home market – which is set to reach our shores around the middle of next year...


Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan arriving 12 months late in April 2015
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Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan arriving 12 months late in April 2015

The Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan will finally reach Australian showrooms by April next year – 12 months later than originally planned. Back in October 2013, Nissan said it would launch the sporty Pulsar SSS sedan in Australia by the second quarter of this year...


Subaru price cuts : Japanese brand explains its dramatic adjustments
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Subaru price cuts : Japanese brand explains its dramatic adjustments

Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior says the price changes for the 2015 Subaru Liberty and 2015 Subaru Outback are representative of a new market dynamic for the mid-sized sedan and crossover wagon. “Obviously it’s a process that’s locked into negotiations with the factory, currency, hedging and that sort of stuff,” Senior said...


2015 Subaru Liberty : Pricing drops of up to $14,000
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2015 Subaru Liberty : Pricing drops of up to $14,000

The 2015 Subaru Liberty mid-sized sedan will go on sale in the new year with dramatically lower pricing and increased standard specification, as its Japanese maker celebrates the 25th anniversary of the model being sold in Australia...


2015 Porsche 911 GT3 rides on latest Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres : 50 per cent more life on track, faster lap times
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2015 Porsche 911 GT3 rides on latest Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres : 50 per cent more life on track, faster lap times

The chosen tyre for the latest iteration of the Porsche 911 GT3 road car is still the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, though it’s been completely re-developed for better wear and more grip. Compared with its predecessor, Michelin claims the new tyre lasts 50 per cent longer on track and gives faster lap times, thanks to the company’s ongoing work in motorsport...


EDAG Light Cocoon concept will debut leaf-like body structure in Geneva
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EDAG Light Cocoon concept will debut leaf-like body structure in Geneva

The EDAG Light Cocoon will be the German design consultancy firm's main concept car at the 2015 Geneva motor show, which will be held in March. EDAG, whose name stands for Engineering and Design AG, wanted to create a body structure that did without any material that wasn't absolutely necessary. This lead the company to pattern the Light Cocoon's construction on that of a leaf...


Lego Caterham Seven:: Vote to make super superlight car kit reality
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Lego Caterham Seven: Vote to make super superlight car kit reality

If you participate in one online partition this year, then make it one that matters: a vote to support a potential new Lego kit of a perennial favourite, the Caterham 7. An enterprising engineer - clearly with more time than you and I combined - has created the quintessential kit of the quintessential kit, hoping to follow the likes of the Mars Rover and Back to the Future DeLorean in going from Lego Ideas forum to shops...


Volvo looks to online sales and digital-only marketing for all future models
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Volvo looks to online sales and digital-only marketing for all future models

Volvo is looking to 21st-century technology for future marketing and sales strategies - meaning customers can expect online ordering and limited motor show involvement for the Swedish brand. The goal is to have all vehicles in all markets offered "digitally"...


Jaguar C-X75 concept car to be villain's vehicle in next Bond film, Spectre - report
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Jaguar C-X75 concept car to be villain's vehicle in next Bond film, Spectre - report

If reports are correct, the Jaguar C-X75 concept car will star in the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre. Unnamed sources have told Autocar that engineers at Jaguar are working to make the concept car usable for filming. Changes will include swapping out the concept vehicle's hybrid drivetrain for one that utilises the company's supercharged 5...


Subaru Levorg performance wagon decision due by March 2015
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Subaru Levorg performance wagon decision due by March 2015

Whether or not the performance-focused Subaru Levorg wagon will form a part of the Japanese brand’s local line-up is set to be decided within three months. Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior confirmed the brand will have an answer for potential buyers of the Levorg – which can be specified as essentially a more practical five-door wagon version of the WRX – in the new year...


Audi Q1 due to arrive in 2016
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Audi Q1 due to arrive in 2016

The Audi Q1 could be launched in Australia by the end of 2016, according to the luxury car maker's German executives. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the face-lifted Audi A1 in Monaco, the head of product marketing for Audi A1, Lisa Heyne, said it's full steam ahead for the baby Q series...


2015 Ford Falcon FG X gallery
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2015 Ford Falcon FG X gallery

The Ford Falcon XR8 is back! The last iteration of Australia's Ford Falcon range is here. CarAdvice has compiled a collection of images showcasing the FG X XR8, XR6 Ute and G6E EcoBoost sedan. All photos shot in-house by the CarAdvice team. Ford Falcon FG X XR8 - rear Ford Falcon FG X G6E Ecoboost - front   Click the Photos tab to see all the images...


Ford Mustang pre-orders total about 1200 in Australia a year out from launch
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Ford Mustang pre-orders total about 1200 in Australia a year out from launch

The Ford Mustang won’t launch in Australia until the end of 2015, but the company’s new online dealer-focused pre-ordering system has already logged about 1200 customer orders, 600 of whom have laid down deposits.  In response to what it calls unprecedented pre-interest in one of its cars — Ford has received about 15,000 requests from interested consumers so far — the company’s local arm set up a company-first pre-ordering website for its dealers...


2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid unveiled
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2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid unveiled

The all-new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been unveiled in Seoul sporting a unique exterior design and an overhauled petrol-electric powertrain. The Sonata Hybrid upgrades to a direct-injection version of the South Korean car maker’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder ‘Nu’ petrol engine, which produces 115kW of power and 189Nm of torque in this application...


2015 Subaru Outback : Pricing drops of up to $10,000
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2015 Subaru Outback : Pricing drops of up to $10,000

The first examples of the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback have arrived in Australia ahead of going on sale early in the new year - and prices are down significantly across the Japanese brand's wagon-cum-SUV range. Between $2000 and a whopping $10,000 has been trimmed from the list price of each member of the five-variant range. The entry point 2...


2015 BMW X6 : Pricing and specifications
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2015 BMW X6 : Pricing and specifications

The second-generation BMW X6 has arrived in Australia with more equipment and improved performance countered by higher pricing.  BMW has not messed with the proportions, however, which remain part SUV and part coupe. The design is polarising, but given about 260,000 of the first-generation car were sold worldwide, there’s clearly a demand there...


BMW to demo fully automated parking assistance, 360-degree crash avoidance systems at CES
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BMW to demo fully automated parking assistance, 360-degree crash avoidance systems at CES

At the 2015 CES show, the Bavarian luxury car maker will demonstrate a version of the BMW i3 electric hatchback that can park itself in a multi-level car park, and is also fitted with a 360-degree collision avoidance system. The i3 research vehicle, which will be demoed at Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas at the beginning of January, is kitted out with four laser scanners, which can monitor the car's environment in real time...


Citroen C4 Picasso arriving in February with segment-first safety technology
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Citroen C4 Picasso arriving in February with segment-first safety technology

The Citroen C4 Picasso will offer claimed segment-first safety technology when it arrives in Australian showrooms in February. Citroen Australia says the compact C4 Picasso MPV will be the first vehicle in the small sub-$40,000 segment to come standard with 360-degree camera technology, which aids visibility when parking and manoeuvring at low speeds...


Jaguar Land Rover previews transparent pillar, ghost car navigation research
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Jaguar Land Rover previews transparent pillar, ghost car navigation research

Jaguar Land Rover is working on range of technologies that will, if they eventuate, cut out blindspots and make it easier for drivers to follow navigation commands. Jaguar Land Rover director of research and technology Dr Wolfgang Epple said his team was developing this technology to improve visibility and to give the driver the right information at the right time...


BMW 2 Series Coupe gains three-cylinder engine option, ruled out for Australia
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BMW 2 Series Coupe gains three-cylinder engine option, ruled out for Australia

The three-cylinder engine that has already been seen in the just-released BMW 2 Series Active Tourer can now be found in the sporty BMW 2 Series Coupe. BMW has revealed details of its new 218i base model Coupe, which is powered by the same 1.5-litre three-cylinder powerplant that is also seen in the Mini Cooper range...


Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R Warrior returns, limited to 300 units
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Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R Warrior returns, limited to 300 units

The Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R Warrior has returned for another limited run, with 300 units available. Mitsubishi says the new Triton GLX-R Warrior adds extra technology and comfort equipment, including a black interior with leather seat trim, six-way power adjustable seat, eight-speaker stereo with amplifier, and the brand's "advanced Multi Communication System" media unit...


Bugatti Chiron production set back by awkward doors - report
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Bugatti Chiron production set back by awkward doors - report

Oddly shaped doors that make getting in and out difficult have reportedly set back the launch of the successor to the mighty Bugatti Veyron, dubbed the Bugatti Chiron. Automobile magazine claims the introduction of the new hypercar has been pushed out from 2015 to 2016 after Volkswagen Group heavyweights Ferdinand Piech and Martin Winterkorn both complained about the Chiron’s prohibitively narrow opening angle and overly wide sills...


Take the selfie to end all selfies with Tonino Lamborghini
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Take the selfie to end all selfies with Tonino Lamborghini

Say you’ve got some automotive exotica in your air-conditioned garage and a Swiss masterpiece on your wrist, but not the smartphone to match. When that iPhone or Galaxy doesn’t cut it, you can always look into the limited-run 88 Tauri, taker of “the most luxurious selfie in the world”. Their words, not ours..


Volvo developing 134kW three-cylinder engine for future small and mid-sized models
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Volvo developing 134kW three-cylinder engine for future small and mid-sized models

Volvo is developing a family of fuel-efficient three-cylinder engines to power its next generation of compact and mid-sized models. The Swedish car maker announced that the development program for its first three-cylinder engine is “very advanced”, with prototype testing of a lightweight turbo petrol unit already underway...


2015 Mercedes-Benz GLS spied
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLS spied

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV will soon become the Mercedes-Benz GLS, and CarAdvice's spies have caught the new-look model undergoing testing ahead of its debut in the new year. The new name is supposed to reflect the car's positioning among its sedan siblings - where the flagship model in the three-box line-up is the S-Class, so the range-topping SUV will be known as the GLS...


2015 Skoda Superb: new sketch reveals design details
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2015 Skoda Superb: new sketch reveals design details

The new-generation 2015 Skoda Superb has been teased in sketch form ahead of its predicted reveal in February 2015. The all-new Czech large car is set for its in-the-metal unveiling at the 2015 Geneva motor show, but this image gives plenty away about what to expect for the brand's new MQB-based flagship model...


2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS  revealed
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2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed

Porsche's ultimate 991 911 has been revealed without camouflage while cold-weather testing in northern Scandinavia. The Porsche 991 911 GT3 RS will be the most wild 991 iteration, given Porsche has said there are no plans for a 991 GT2 at this stage. The GT3 RS is expected to use an improved version of the 4-litre flat-six seen in the 997...