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Toyota 86 Shooting Brake concept revealed in Australia

The big T is the latest to get on the super-sleek two-door band wagon, with the unveiling today of a special new Toyota 86 Shooting Brake concept. Developed right here in Australia with a mission to “explore the ways to expand its appeal while retaining the purity of the coupe”, the 86 Shooting Brake is a fully-functional and driveable vehicle...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6

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 will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Renault Alaskan ute, Megane sedan due for launch in 2016
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Renault Alaskan ute, Megane sedan due for launch in 2016

Renault will continue its model onslaught with four more new or updated models scheduled to launch before the year is out. The company confirmed its product release schedule for the remainder of the year at its 2016 shareholders' meeting, which took place at the end of last week...


2016 MG GS unveiled in the UK
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2016 MG GS unveiled in the UK

The MG GS crossover made its first public appearance outside of China when it debuted overnight at the London motor show. British versions of the GS will be exclusively powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In China, the 1.5-litre turbo engine develops 126kW of power and 250Nm of torque. In Britain, the GS will be offered in three trim levels...


Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe pricing and specifications
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Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe pricing and specifications

Australian pricing and specifications for the new Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe have again been detailed, following the launch this week of the regular C-Class coupe range. Like its sedan and wagon counterparts, Mercedes in Australia has again skipped the regular C63 and opted to exclusively offer the C63 S coupe, which is more powerful and better-equipped than the standard version offered in other markets...


Ford creates mobile wind tunnel housed in shipping containers
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Ford creates mobile wind tunnel housed in shipping containers

Ford has created, what it claims to be, the world's first mobile aeroacoustic wind tunnel. To be clear, we're not talking about mobile in the same way we do with a smartphone, tablet or laptop. Not by a long shot. This new wind tunnel kit, which is awaiting patent certification, can be broken down and packed away within a day, and then trucked to any one of Ford's North American production facilities...


Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ model on sale now
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Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ model on sale now

There's another limited-edition ute on the market - the 2016 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ dual-cab 4x4. Hot on the heels of the Holden Colorado LS-X limited edition model and the facelifted Volkswagen Amarok Aventura, the Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ model brings with a marginally revised look at a sharp price...


2016 Audi A4 Avant pricing and specifications
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2016 Audi A4 Avant pricing and specifications

The all-new 2016 Audi A4 Avant mid-sized premium wagon range has just landed in Australia, following in the wheel tracks of the sedan version that launched back in February this year. Like its predecessor, the new B9-generation A4 Avant is a two-variant affair, kicking off at $63,900 (plus on-roads) with the entry-level, front-driven 2...


2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake rumoured for Frankfurt debut - report
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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake rumoured for Frankfurt debut - report

Jaguar is reportedly moving closer to unveiling a new-generation XF Sportbrake, with rumours claiming the new wagon has now been signed off for production. A cloud of doubt surrounded talk of a brand-new XF Sportbrake after Jaguar’s design director, Ian Callum, was misquoted as saying the manufacturer had ruled out launching any new wagon models...


Volvo won’t feature on 2017 Australian Supercar Championship grid
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Volvo won’t feature on 2017 Australian Supercar Championship grid

The familiar cyan blue of Volvo’s Polestar performance division won’t be seen on the starting grid of the 2017 Australian Supercar Championship, with the Swedish company confirming it will not renew its current commitment when it expires at the end of this year...


2016 BMW 7 Series recalled for airbag issue
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2016 BMW 7 Series recalled for airbag issue

BMW has issued a recall notice for 168 of its new 'G11' 2016 7 Series sedans over fears an airbag fault may increase the likelihood of injury occurring during an accident. The German car maker reports that an error during the manufacturing process caused small metallic particles, said to be stamp residue, to stick to the inside of the airbag control unit housing...


Ferrari 308 GTS restored with new electric drivetrain
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Ferrari 308 GTS restored with new electric drivetrain

Electric GT has produced, what it claims to be, the first fully electric Ferrari. Dubbed the 308 GTE, it's based on a salvaged 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS. The Ferrari 308 GTS was restored, revived and electrified by Electric GT, an electric car conversion company based in San Diego. The electrified Ferrari features three 75kW electric motors with a total driveshaft output of 447Nm...


Tesla Model S 75D confirmed, Australian orders open this week
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Tesla Model S 75D confirmed, Australian orders open this week

A new Tesla Model S 75D variant has been accidentally revealed by the California Air Resource Board (CARB) in the US, and it has now also been confirmed for Australia. Under California state law, select alternative fuel vehicles are allowed to use the carpool lane...


2016 Opel Meriva spied again, interior shown in new shots
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2016 Opel Meriva spied again, interior shown in new shots

The next-generation Opel Meriva has been spied again. This time, however, photographers have managed to get a peep inside the new people-mover’s cabin. While the Meriva is currently a European-market offering, Holden has committed to having a third of its future model line-up sourced from German sister brand Opel...


Hyundai becomes Australia's top-selling passenger car brand for the first time
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Hyundai becomes Australia's top-selling passenger car brand for the first time

Hyundai was the top-selling passenger car brand in Australia in April for the first time in its history, beating out regular market leader Toyota. VFACTS industry figures released this week show the Korean brand sold 6324 passenger cars (excluding SUVs and commercials) last month, from its range-wide total of 8643. This 6324 figure meant 17...