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Brexit: what it means for car makers and Australian motorists

On Thursday, June 23, citizens of the United Kingdom were asked by referendum if they wanted the nation to stay a part of, or leave, the European Union. With a high turnout of around 72 per cent, and by a margin of 52 to 48 per cent, the UK voted to leave...

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Volkswagen Group Australia responds to local concerns over 'dieselgate'
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Volkswagen Group Australia responds to local concerns over 'dieselgate'

As Volkswagen works through a multi-billion-dollar settlement in the US and a first 'fix' approval in Germany for the ongoing 'dieselgate' scandal, the company's Australian arm has again offered reassurance to local owners that their vehicles are safe...


Mazda: ‘Jinba Ittai’ philosophy a priority for all future models
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Mazda: ‘Jinba Ittai’ philosophy a priority for all future models

Mazda says its MX-5 development philosophy of 'Jinba Ittai', a Japanese compound term that describes the unity between a horse and its rider, is now a core consideration for every model in its range. Testing Mazda’s new G-Vectoring Control (GVC) system at the famous Laguna Seca raceway in California, CarAdvice is reminded by Mazda North America head engineer Dave Coleman of how great a priority this approach is for the company's product teams...


2017 Ford GT ‘66 Heritage Edition revealed
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2017 Ford GT ‘66 Heritage Edition revealed

The Ford GT ‘66 Heritage Edition has been unveiled, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company’s historic 1-2-3 cleansweep of the 1966 Le Mans race. Only months after the ‘standard’ Ford GT’s order books opened - and closed - in left-hand-drive markets only, the company has released a special edition of its all-new supercar to commemorate 50 years since it took out a 1-2-3 sweep of the Le Mans event in 1966...


2017 Toyota C-HR interior uncovered, new Australian details revealed
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2017 Toyota C-HR interior uncovered, new Australian details revealed

A first official view of the upcoming 2017 Toyota C-HR's interior has been revealed this week, along with confirmation of new details ahead of its Australian launch early next year. Set to take on the likes of the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 when it goes on sale in 2017, the C-HR promises to blaze a new path toward a more sporting look for the Toyota brand - thanks, in large part, to the emotion-driven direction of its president, Akio Toyoda...


Nissan range-extended EV, self-driving tech to debut soon
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Nissan range-extended EV, self-driving tech to debut soon

Nissan is planning to launch a new range-extended electric vehicle, as well as semi-autonomous driving technology, before the Japanese financial year ends on March 31, 2017. According to Automotive News, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault and Nissan, provided details about the new range-extended EV and self-driving system at the company's annual shareholder meeting last week...


Mitsubishi Ground Tourer concept teased
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Mitsubishi Ground Tourer concept teased

The Mitsubishi Ground Tourer concept has been teased ahead of its debut later this year at the Paris motor show, which starts at the beginning of October. Mitsubishi is keeping its powder dry regarding the Ground Tourer's details, but it has revealed that it will employ the company's latest plug-in hybrid drivetrain technology...


2014 Iveco Daily Van and Cab Chassis recalled for airbag fix
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2014 Iveco Daily Van and Cab Chassis recalled for airbag fix

Iveco is recalling 363 vehicles from its 2014 model-year Daily Van and Cab Chassis lines over concerns the airbags to deploy unexpectedly. According to the manufacturer, the air-conditioning system’s drain tube is misaligned, which could cause moisture to enter the airbag module...


2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport seven-seat model to hit Australia in July
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport seven-seat model to hit Australia in July

Mitsubishi Australia is set to announce the addition of a seven-seat variant to the 2016 Pajero Sport range, which launched in Australia late last year with a five-seat offering. Speaking at the launch of the vehicle last year, Shayna Welsh, Mitsubishi's head of corporate communications, told CarAdvice that the company wanted a seven-seat variant locally, but was still working to confirm its availability for Australia...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: Australian updates confirmed for fourth-quarter launch
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: Australian updates confirmed for fourth-quarter launch

The workhorse 2017 Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series will come packing some much-needed safety equipment fitted as standard, the company has confirmed today, while also benefiting from extensive local testing. Scheduled for launch in the fourth quarter of this year, the 2017 Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series gets an upgrade to Euro 5 emissions compliance for its 4...


Skoda working on full-electric SUV for 2020 debut - report
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Skoda working on full-electric SUV for 2020 debut - report

Czech manufacturer Skoda is reportedly developing an all-electric SUV that it plans to launch at the turn of the decade, according to a new report out of the UK. After parent company Volkswagen detailed its plans to release 30 new electric and and electric-assisted models by 2025, senior representatives from Skoda have told British website Autocar that the company is working on an all-new electric vehicle (EV)...


McLaren P1 LM revealed: street-legal P1 GTR debuts at Goodwood
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McLaren P1 LM revealed: street-legal P1 GTR debuts at Goodwood

British company Lanzante has revealed the McLaren P1 LM, a road-going version of the extra-hyper McLaren P1 GTR track special. Following reports last year that it would create a version of the P1 GTR for the road, Lanzante has finally come through with a street-legal vehicle that wears a race-ready look...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: six variants for Australia, AMG 43 and 63 confirmed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: six variants for Australia, AMG 43 and 63 confirmed

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed that it will roll out six iterations of its sport-stylised mid-sized SUV, the new 2017 GLC Coupe. Speaking to CarAdvice at the international launch of the GLC Coupe, Mercedes-Benz Australia’s Senior PR Manager, David McCarthy, revealed that four variants will hit local showrooms around November or December this year...


Petrol cars to dominate Australian market in 2030 - study
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Petrol cars to dominate Australian market in 2030 - study

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has published a study predicting that in 15 years time, petrol-powered vehicles will continue to dominate the Australian market. Despite the drive to adopt electric or electric-assisted vehicles to cut emissions and reliance on fossil fuels, the study suggests that in Australia, the number of battery-powered vehicles on local roads will continue to trail petrol cars in 2030...


2017 Subaru Levorg gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2017 Subaru Levorg gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The newly-launched 2017 Subaru Levorg range has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating from independent crash tester, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). In its announcement this week, ANCAP praised the new Levorg wagon range for being among the few models offered locally with autonomous emergency braking as standard on all variants...