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Tesla Model X door opens automatically, gets torn off by passing truck

A video of a Tesla Model X having its driver’s door torn apart by a passing truck in Sydney has been forwarded to CarAdvice by its owner. The footage appears to show the electric SUV opening its doors by itself, at the worst possible time...

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2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo on sale from $466,400
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2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo on sale from $466,400

The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo (deep breath) has joined the line-up this week, on sale in Australia from $466,400 plus on-road costs. Joining its sedan twin, the Sport Turismo version of the hot hybrid Panamera gets a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 teamed with an electric motor. System outputs are rated at 500kW and 850Nm, with 0-100km/h taking a claimed 3...


2018 LDV T60: Five-star ANCAP score in Chinese brand's sights
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2018 LDV T60: Five-star ANCAP score in Chinese brand's sights

The LDV T60 could be the first Chinese-made vehicle to get a five-star ANCAP score. The brand is clearly hoping that'll be the case. The 2018 LDV T60 dual-cab 4x4 ute is aimed at business buyers and private drivers alike, with aggressive pricing and strong equipment lists offered for each variant...


Suzuki Australia: Michael Pachota announced as General Manager
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Suzuki Australia: Michael Pachota announced as General Manager

Michael Pachota has been announced today as the new General Manager for the automotive division of Suzuki Australia, taking a similar path to his predecessor, Andrew Moore. Both had previously held the post of National Sales Manager before ascending to the top end of the Suzuki brand's automotive arm in Australia...


Aston Martin Valkyrie only the start of Red Bull Racing collaboration
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Aston Martin Valkyrie only the start of Red Bull Racing collaboration

Amidst an announcement about its Formula One partnership future with Red Bull Racing, Aston Martin has confirmed that, once it officially launches next year, its V12 hybrid-assisted Valkyrie hypercar will only be the first product to come out of the 'innovation partnership' between the heavy-hitting pair...


Toyota cosy on top of brand value list, Ferrari enters Top 100
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Toyota cosy on top of brand value list, Ferrari enters Top 100

Toyota has come out on top of all other automotive marques in the 2017 Interbrand Best Global Brands report, with luxury marques Mercedes-Benz and BMW rounding up the top three car manufacturers. While the Top 100 list is dominated by technology giants Apple, Google and Microsoft, Japan's Toyota managed seventh in the overall rankings...


2016-17 Mazda BT-50 recalled for airbag fix
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2016-17 Mazda BT-50 recalled for airbag fix

Mazda has issued a recall for 277 examples of its late-2016 to early-2017 BT-50 utes over concerns faulty initiators may cause the side airbags to not inflate in a collision. The Japanese manufacturer reports that an incorrect chemical mixture could cause the inflator to not initiate, meaning the airbag may not deploy in the event of a crash...


Volkswagen Amarok V6: World Time Attack contender in the works
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Volkswagen Amarok V6: World Time Attack contender in the works

Volkswagen Australia is calling on its apprentices to prepare a race-ready version of the Amarok V6 ute for this year's World Time Attack Challenge next month. If you've been wondering what Volkswagen's response to news of the upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor would be, this might be it.  But wait, it gets crazier...


Road Rover: Land Rover's EV range coming in 2019 - report
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Road Rover: Land Rover's EV range coming in 2019 - report

A new high-end electric car, expected to be branded Road Rover, is reportedly being developed by Jaguar Land Rover and will be ready before the end of the decade. According to the UK's Autocar, the new EV is being designed with China and California in mind. The former is highly incentivised the take-up of electric vehicles, while the latter has mandated a certain percentage of all car sales to be electric by 2025...


2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter teased in new sketch
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2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter teased in new sketch

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van has been teased ahead of its debut next year. According to Mercedes-Benz, the new van's design "once again shifts the boundaries of its segment" with thin, pulled back headlights, and a sporty, aggressive look for the grille and front bumper...


LDV aiming for '10 per cent' of ute market
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LDV aiming for '10 per cent' of ute market

The 2018 LDV T60 may have only just launched in Australia, but it's clear the company has high hopes for its first-ever ute. Among the objectives is an ambitious goal to achieve "10 per cent" market share in the ute segment, according to the head of LDV, SAIC Motor vice president Lan Qingsong, who spoke with Australian media at the local debut of the 2018 LDV T60 in Sydney...


2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon pricing and specs
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2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon pricing and specs

The Holden Astra Sportwagon hits dealers in October, once again giving the Lion brand a presence in the diminished small wagon class that it exited last year when it discontinued the Cruze. The UK-built (Opel/Vauxhall-based) Astra load-lugger joins the Poland-made Astra hatch and Korean-made (Chevrolet-based) Astra sedan in Holden's globalised small-car family...


2018 MG 6 revealed
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2018 MG 6 revealed

A new-generation 2018 MG 6 has been revealed today, debuting as a replacement for the now eight-year-old first-generation model sold here as the MG 6 Plus. The company has yet to release full details on the new model - or a full gallery - and it has likewise yet to confirm Australian details, although a brief quote from the company's local arm today suggests we'll see it here next year...


Renault Australia: Andrew Moore announced as Managing Director
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Renault Australia: Andrew Moore announced as Managing Director

Andrew Moore, only last week confirmed to be leaving his post at the top of Suzuki Australia's automotive branch, has been announced today as Managing Director of Renault Australia. Moore's move to Renault follows the announcement earlier this month that Justin Hocevar had left the French car maker's ranks, without explanation...


2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 pricing and specs
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2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 pricing and specs

The 2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 will kick off from $43,390 before on-road costs when it arrives in November, the company has confirmed. Compared to the standard petrol-powered Octavia RS, the RS245 commands a $4500 premium. And, unlike the previous RS230 that came before it, the 245 is now a permanent member of the range...