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Hennessey VelociRaptor: 6x6 Ford F-150 Raptor unveiled
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Hennessey VelociRaptor: 6x6 Ford F-150 Raptor unveiled

The Hennessey VelociRaptor is a new 6x6 off-roading pickup truck that's based on the Ford F-150 Raptor. The VelociRaptor is available to order now and is priced from US$295,000 ($387,000). Although that price includes the base vehicle, it's a steep step up from the four-door Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew that begins at US$52,505 ($68,800)...


Porsche Panamera performance hybrid coming, four-cylinder ruled out
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Porsche Panamera performance hybrid coming, four-cylinder ruled out

The Porsche Panamera range is set to see the addition of a more performance-focused hybrid model. The brand has already detailed four models in the four-door sedan range, including the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid all-wheel-drive setup that offers claimed acceleration of 4.6 seconds from 0-100km/h thanks to its 340kW/700Nm drivetrain...


Toyota Kirobo Mini: cupholder-friendly companion robot launched in Japan
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Toyota Kirobo Mini: cupholder-friendly companion robot launched in Japan

Toyota has launched in the palm-sized Kirobo Mini companion robot at the CEATEC electronics show currently under way in Tokyo. Based on an earlier design for an anthropomorphic space robot, the Kirobo Mini features cute anime-style design, and has a mouth and eyes that light up when it's interacting with humans...


Victoria throws support behind autonomous vehicle testing: Bosch, TAC, VicRoads partner up on 'Towards Zero' goal
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Victoria throws support behind autonomous vehicle testing: Bosch, TAC, VicRoads partner up on 'Towards Zero' goal

Competition for the status of leader in autonomous driving technology between Australia's state governments is heating up, with Victoria this week declaring it is "leading the way" on advanced driverless systems. The announcement, part of a $1...


September 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed
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September 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed

New vehicle sales in Australia grew 1.3 per cent in September to 102,696 units, keeping the market bubbling along at record pace with only a quarter of the year left. Nine months into 2016, and a remarkable 887,076 new cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles have been counted as ‘sold’ by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries...


New car sales figures September 2016
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New car sales figures September 2016

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of September 2016. For a detailed market analysis, click here...


Mazda beats Toyota in September SUV sales
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Mazda beats Toyota in September SUV sales

In a remarkable result, Mazda sold more SUV models in Australia during September than annual market leader Toyota. This is despite the fact that Mazda only has three SUV models to sell, compared to Toyota with six different offerings across its larger dealer network. Pictured: Mazda CX-3 On the back of its annual M Day sale, Mazda sold 5181 SUVs, up 27 per cent...


Mercedes-EQ electric SUV will launch in Australia by 2020
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Mercedes-EQ electric SUV will launch in Australia by 2020

Australia always seems to be late to the electric vehicle party, mainly due to most being built exclusively in left-hand drive. No such problem with the new Mercedes-EQ SUV, though, with both a right-hand drive plan and an Australian launch on the cards. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Prof. Dr...


2017 Ford Fiesta ST to get three-cylinder turbo - report
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2017 Ford Fiesta ST to get three-cylinder turbo - report

The next-generation Ford Fiesta ST is likely to be fitted with a powered-up version of the company's turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking to Auto Express, Ford Europe’s head of small cars, Darren Palmer, said the company is exploring the potential of the three-cylinder Ecoboost engine...


2018 Audi S8 spied testing
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2018 Audi S8 spied testing

The next-generation Audi S8 has been spied outside the Nurburgring. Compared to the Audi A8 that was spied on the Nurburgring Nordschleife in the middle of June, the S8 features four exhaust tips out the back, different headlight internals, and a beefier braking package. The S8 prototype seen here has drilled brakes at both ends, with S-branded callipers up front...


Porsche Mission E could spawn electric vehicle range, including an SUV
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Porsche Mission E could spawn electric vehicle range, including an SUV

It is possible that the first ever fully-electric Porsche model, the upcoming production version of the Porsche Mission E concept shown at last year’s Frankfurt motor show, will spawn a range of EV models. The production version of the Porsche Mission E – its real name as yet unknown – is still some time away, perhaps as much as two years...


2018 Hyundai hydrogen vehicle to use bespoke chassis, right-hand drive confirmed
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2018 Hyundai hydrogen vehicle to use bespoke chassis, right-hand drive confirmed

Hyundai has confirmed that its next hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle will use a bespoke chassis for a more purpose-ready design. It will also be built in right-hand drive, and will arrive in Australia at the end of 2018. Hyundai public relations general manager Bill Thomas, confirmed to CarAdvice that the new model would come to Australia in 2018, with 20 vehicles already sold to the ACT government...


Subaru WRX S4 tS unveiled in Japan, not coming to Australia
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Subaru WRX S4 tS unveiled in Japan, not coming to Australia

The Subaru WRX S4 tS limited edition model has been unveiled in Japan, but unfortunately it's not coming Down Under. Thanks to a low pressure drop air cleaner and a performance muffler, the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine now develops 221kW of power at 5600rpm, and 400Nm of torque between 2000 and 4800rpm...


BMW i5 patent renderings point to new electric family car
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BMW i5 patent renderings point to new electric family car

Patent images, which seem to be of the upcoming BMW i5, have been discovered and published online. These renderings were found and originally published by AutoGuide. According to the website, these images come from a Japanese patent filing that was submitted by BMW in April, but were only recently made available publicly...


Tickford Ranger ute marks return of familiar tuning badge for Australia
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Tickford Ranger ute marks return of familiar tuning badge for Australia

The Tickford name has returned to Australia with the launch of a personalised Ranger offering styling enhancements and performance upgrades. The Tickford name has been absent locally since 2001, when the brand featured tuned versions of the Falcon. Fast forward to today and Tickford has been relaunched by Prodrive Racing (Australia), and will begin enhancements on both the Ford Ranger and Mustang...