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Audi recalls 850,000 V6 and V8 diesel engines outside of the US

Audi has announced it will recall and upgrade the software for around 850,000 V6 and V8 Euro 5- and Euro 6-compliant turbo-diesel engines. The voluntary recall is for "Europe and other markets (outside of the US and Canada)", and includes Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen vehicles using those engines...

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Takata airbag fault "likely" responsible for first Australian death: NSW Police - UPDATE
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Takata airbag fault "likely" responsible for first Australian death: NSW Police - UPDATE

Updated 6:07PM, 21/07/17. A faulty Takata airbag is likely to blame for the first death of a driver in Australia last week, NSW Police has determined, due to corroded high-speed shrapnel expelled from the casing during airbag deployment. At 12:45PM on Thursday 13 July, a Honda CR-V and Toyota Celica collided at the intersection of Mallee and Church streets in Cabramatta, where the 58-year-old driver of the Honda died at the scene...


2017 Lotus Evora GT430: Most powerful road-going Lotus revealed - UPDATE
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2017 Lotus Evora GT430: Most powerful road-going Lotus revealed - UPDATE

Update - Lotus Cars Australia has given an update regarding local availability of the Evora GT430. See bottom of article for details The limited-edition Lotus Evora GT430 has been revealed, and is said to be the company's most powerful road-going car yet. As its name suggests, the Evora GT430 features a retuned 3...


Volvo buys into Lynk & Co, sets up technology sharing joint venture with Geely parent
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Volvo buys into Lynk & Co, sets up technology sharing joint venture with Geely parent

Volvo Cars has bought into Lynk & Co, its nascent sister brand, and will also setup a 50/50 technology partnership company with the Geely brand, under the larger Geely Holdings umbrella. The Swedish brand will take a "significant minority shareholding" in Lynk & Co owing, primarily, to the fact that the new brand will use platforms, drivetrains and technologies developed by Volvo...


CarAdvice podcast 62: Tesla owners club sets charge station challenge
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CarAdvice podcast 62: Tesla owners club sets charge station challenge

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Dave Zalstein. Featuring in car news, Hyundai is aiming to dominate Korean brands in Europe by 2021, the Rolls Royce Phantom has been revealed in a leaked brochure, Australia gets details on the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 and the 2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR has been unveiled in Buick form...


Mitsubishi sales concept store opens in Geelong
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Mitsubishi sales concept store opens in Geelong

Mitsubishi and Geelong-based dealership group Kings Cars have opened an interactive 'vehicle concept' showroom in Westfield Geelong. Joining a slew of shopping centre pop-up shops from a number of brands including Tesla and Subaru, Mitsubishi's new pilot store allows customers to experience the company's range without having to deal with the pressures of a traditional automotive retail environment...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class name explained
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class name explained

If you take a look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class in the context of the German company’s model lines, it is a bit out of whack. Why? Because the X-Class sits under the Mercedes-Benz Vans product umbrella, despite the fact the company is claiming that most people shopping at the high end of the ute segment are actually considering these types of vehicles as an extension of the SUV model line...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 spied
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 spied

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG GLE63 has been photographed undergoing testing near the Nurburgring. This latest GLE prototype wears roughly the same amount of camouflage as the non-AMG vehicle spotted in March this year. The most obvious of difference between the two cars is the AMG model's single bar grille with the high performance marque's now familiar diamond-studded background...


Everty launches Australia's "Airbnb of EV charging" to monetise your home charger
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Everty launches Australia's "Airbnb of EV charging" to monetise your home charger

The monetisation of peer-to-peer charging for electric vehicles, a concept that has quickly taken off in overseas markets, is now in Australia. Sydney start-up Everty describes its online EV charger search and booking service as the "Airbnb of electric cars"...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute: Australian details emerge
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute: Australian details emerge

The all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute will arrive in Australia from early 2018, and CarAdvice is in position to tell you what you can expect to see when it finally arrives Down Under. We know there will be three drivetrains offered, and that there will be three model grades...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class cab-chassis confirmed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class cab-chassis confirmed

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class may claim to be the most premium pick-up on the planet, but that doesn’t mean hard-working tradies who want a tray-back version will miss out. The company has confirmed it will offer a cab-chassis tray-back/table-top version of the all-new X-Class in Australia from launch, giving Mercedes-Benz’s local Vans division a line-up of 18 different versions by the time the vehicle hits showrooms in April next year...


2018 Kia Sorento facelift revealed ahead of Q4 Australian launch - UPDATE
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2018 Kia Sorento facelift revealed ahead of Q4 Australian launch - UPDATE

The subtly facelifted 2018 Kia Sorento has surfaced this week in its home market of South Korea, serving as the mid-life refresh of the company's large SUV. Compared to the version currently on sale, the Sorento has been nipped and tucked inside and out, though some may struggle to identify the changes...


CarAdvice.com Community Guidelines
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CarAdvice.com Community Guidelines

NOTE: This post will periodically be 'resurfaced' in the news section to ensure it remains front of mind for our enthusiastic community of commenters.  As the number of eager and engaged visitors to CarAdvice.com continues to grow, so does the size of our thriving and active 'comments section'...


US draft legislation frees self-driving cars from safety standards
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US draft legislation frees self-driving cars from safety standards

A bipartisan draft bill relating to "highly automated vehicles" has been released, and it seeks to significantly reduce the burden on car makers and other companies working to develop, test and deploy self-driving car and autonomous vehicle technology on public roads. As currently worded, the new bill would exempt up to 100,000 self-driving cars per year, per company, from having to comply with existing car safety legislation...


2018 Holden Commodore VXR: Opel, Buick cousins revealed
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2018 Holden Commodore VXR: Opel, Buick cousins revealed

Forming part of a simultaneous global unveiling for all three brands, new Opel and Buick-badged versions of the car we'll see as the 2018 Holden Commodore VXR have been revealed today. Identical to the Holden-badged car revealed earlier today, these new Opel Insignia GSi and Buick Regal GS performance models will go on sale in Europe and the US respectively...