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Continental: 'Diesel is not dead'

German automotive giant Continental is bucking the general perception that diesel-powered cars’ days are numbered and declares that “diesel has a future”...

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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 revealed ahead of Goodwood debut, not for Oz
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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 revealed ahead of Goodwood debut, not for Oz

The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 has been officially revealed this week ahead of its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Limited to just 300 left-hand drive examples globally, the XE SV Project 8 is the most powerful Jaguar road car in history, generating a monster 441kW of power (600PS) at 6500rpm and 700Nm of torque between 3500 and 5000rpm from its 5...


2017 BMW 5 Series Touring pricing and specs, here in October
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2017 BMW 5 Series Touring pricing and specs, here in October

Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring have been announced this week, with the Bavarian wagon set to start from a smidgen under $100,000 when it arrives in October. Just two variants will be offered in Australia, the diesel-powered 520d and the petrol-powered 530i...


2018 Maserati GranTurismo facelift revealed, here in 2018 with refreshed interior
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2018 Maserati GranTurismo facelift revealed, here in 2018 with refreshed interior

The facelifted 2018 Maserati GranTurismo has been unveiled in New York this week, ahead of an Australian introduction in 2018. Headlining the relatively subtle changes is a revised nose, which now sports a larger hexagonal grille inspired by the Alfieri concept, new lower air ducts which help reduce aerodynamic drag from 0.33 to 0...


Aston Martin DB11 gets twin-turbo V8 option, Australian pricing confirmed
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Aston Martin DB11 gets twin-turbo V8 option, Australian pricing confirmed

The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 may only have just been released, but the British marque has already added a second engine choice - a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8. Just as the smaller Vantage is offered with both V8 and V12 engines, the DB11's two-pronged attack provides a more affordable entry point into the Grand Tourer's range, and is targeted at markets where car taxation policy is structured around engine capacity, like China...


The Shortlist: Up to $20,000, sporty, room for a surfboard and P-plate friendly
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The Shortlist: Up to $20,000, sporty, room for a surfboard and P-plate friendly

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: Which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


Maserati CEO sees future with second SUV, cold on autonomous driving
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Maserati CEO sees future with second SUV, cold on autonomous driving

Reid Bigland, head of both Alfa Romeo and Maserati, outlined some thoughts about future product for both luxury brands. The Canadian executive sat down for an wide-ranging interview with Auto Motor und Sport, and discussed everything from sales figures and upcoming vehicles to technology...


Ferrari 488 'Speciale' spied
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Ferrari 488 'Speciale' spied

A hotter version of the Ferrari 488 has been spied undergoing testing on and around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Compared to the regular 488 GTB, this 488 prototype has a body wrap hugging covering the doors, front bumper, rear fenders, boot lid, and the front half of the bonnet...


Supercheap Auto 'Customer Experience Centre' opens in Penrith
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Supercheap Auto 'Customer Experience Centre' opens in Penrith

Parts and accessories retailer Supercheap Auto looks to have taken a leaf from Apple's book in developing its latest store, with a little operating-theatre inspiration thrown in for good measure. Supercheap Auto's new Penrith Experience Centre, dubbed by the brand as a "revolutionary" exercise in the market, is intended to be just the first of a new generation of stores...


Highway 1 To Hell - Fastest lap around Australia's Highway 1
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Highway 1 To Hell - Fastest lap around Australia's Highway 1

Do you want to beat a world record? That was the thought that embedded itself in Jay Gordon’s psyche and formed the basic outline of his pitch to potential drivers when he recruited friends and family to attempt something pretty absurd: Four guys trapped in a modified Land Cruiser for over 6 days, blazing around Australia on Highway 1, stopping only for fuel, food, and urgent toilet breaks...


2018 Seat Arona goes official in Barcelona
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2018 Seat Arona goes official in Barcelona

The 2018 Seat Arona has been officially revealed in its home market of Spain this week, slotting below the larger Ateca in the company's line-up. Set to take on the likes of the Nissan Juke, the Arona rides on the Volkswagen Group's MQB 'A0' architecture for compact vehicles, which already underpins several models including the Audi Q2 and new-gen Volkswagen Polo...


Aston Martin RapidE EV confirmed for 2019, limited to 155 cars - UPDATE
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Aston Martin RapidE EV confirmed for 2019, limited to 155 cars - UPDATE

Update - A new report out of the US confirms LeEco is no longer part of the RapidE project, hence why the EV will be a limited-edition model. See article for details British sports luxury marque Aston Martin has confirmed production of its upcoming RapidE EV will commence in 2019 on social media this week...


Ford Ranger scores minor feature updates, on sale now
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Ford Ranger scores minor feature updates, on sale now

Ford has announced a handful of minor updates for its Ranger ute range, available now. Headlining the changes is the availability of black leather-accented seats ($1650) with leather door trim inserts for all 4x2 and 4x4 XLT Double Cab variants, while the external temperature display previously reserved for the XLT and Wildtrak is now standard on all versions bar the XL Plus grade...


2018 Jaguar F-Pace, XE, XF get new 221kW Ingenium petrol engine - UPDATE
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2018 Jaguar F-Pace, XE, XF get new 221kW Ingenium petrol engine - UPDATE

The 2018 model-year Jaguar F-Pace, XE and XF ranges have become the latest recipients for Jaguar Land Rover's new high-output 'Ingenium' 2.0-litre petrol engine. Developing a healthy 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque, the turbocharged four pot will arrive later this year across the F-Pace SUV, XE medium sedan and XF large sedan model lines, claiming impressive performance and efficiency...


Takata files for bankruptcy, will be purchased by competitor
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Takata files for bankruptcy, will be purchased by competitor

Takata, the troubled airbag and automotive parts maker, has filed for bankruptcy in both the US and Japan. The company's American arm filed its papers on Sunday night, US time, in the state of Delaware, with the Japanese parent following suit on Monday, local time...