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Meet Graham, the brick outhouse designed to survive collision with a vehicle
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Meet Graham, the brick outhouse designed to survive collision with a vehicle

Victoria's Transport Accident Commission has been getting more creative with its safety awareness campaigns in recent years, but Graham here takes the cake. The entire cake. He might look like that cousin you don't talk about, but Graham here is science's best guess at the sort of evolutionary street we'd need to turn down if we're going to keep getting hit by cars...


2017 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specifications: Better rubber, more kit, higher prices
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2017 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specifications: Better rubber, more kit, higher prices

Australian pricing and details for the newly updated 2017 Hyundai Sonata have been released today, with the new range in showrooms right now. Although too early in the Sonata's lifetime for a styling update, Hyundai's mid-sizer picks up a number of enhancements for the new model year, including improved tech and a higher grade of rubber at each corner...


McLaren F1 supercar could be resurrected in 2018 - report
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McLaren F1 supercar could be resurrected in 2018 - report

The iconic McLaren F1 could be reimagined for the 21st century very soon, according to a new report out of the UK. After the original F1 with its three-seater layout, $1 million price tag and claim to fame as the fastest car in the world in the 1990s, rumour has it that McLaren could be working on a modern interpretation of the original hypercar by the turn of the decade...


2015-16 Mazda 2 recalled for fuel leak fix
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2015-16 Mazda 2 recalled for fuel leak fix

Mazda has issued a recall for 1248 of its current-generation 2015-16 ‘DJ’ Mazda 2 hatchback, over concerns a fuel leak could pose a fire risk. The manufacturer reports the welding between the fuel tank and rollover valve (ROV) may peel off over time, causing a fuel leak. A fuel leak poses a fire risk, which is a safety hazard for occupants of the vehicle and other road users...


BMW M3 30 Years Edition: pricing and details for small-batch birthday special
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BMW M3 30 Years Edition: pricing and details for small-batch birthday special

Although a fitting number, just 30 buyers in Australia will be able to take home the new BMW M3 30 Years special-edition model, the company has confirmed today. BMW Australia notes that this is the same number of vehicles allocated to the UK market, out of a total worldwide number of 500 units...


DS E-Tense concept spied on the roads of Paris
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DS E-Tense concept spied on the roads of Paris

The DS E-Tense electric coupe concept has been spied on the roads of Paris this week, stoking talk of a potential leap to production. Revealed for the Geneva motor show earlier this year, the DS E-Tense is a showcase of technology and design for PSA Peugeot Citroen’s premium brand...


2017 BMW 1 Series pricing and specifications
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2017 BMW 1 Series pricing and specifications

The incoming 2017 BMW 1 Series range has been detailed for Australia, bringing new engines with added performance and improved efficiency across the line-up. Headlining the minor refresh are the aforementioned engine upgrades, along with a new top-spec M140i variant replacing the previous M135i...


Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report
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Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report

You may have seen our hugely popular list of cars that Aussies should be buying, but aren’t. And while it hasn’t done anything to improve the fortunes of the Peugeot 308 – despite our vehement insistence that it is one of the cars that should get small car purchasers through the door – the response was excellent...


2018 Jeep Wrangler ute spied
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2018 Jeep Wrangler ute spied

The new Jeep Wrangler ute has been spied for the first time ahead of its debut some time next year. Visually, the new Wrangler will be evolutionary. As far the ute goes, it looks a lot like the five-door Unlimited, which was spied back in May, but with a tray tacked onto the end. Judging by these photos, the ute will probably have a longer wheelbase than its Unlimited sibling...


Utes or trucks - what's in a name?
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Utes or trucks - what's in a name?

Strewth! There’s been a lot of noise the last week or so in the automotive world surrounding some seemingly not-so-patriotic language creeping into our local dealer showrooms. CarAdvice first flagged the issue some 12 months ago, but it seems only now the rest of Australia, including sections of the motoring media, is catching on...


Audi wants 25 percent of sales to be EVs by 2025 - report
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Audi wants 25 percent of sales to be EVs by 2025 - report

Like its parent company, Audi is reportedly planning to invest heavily in electric vehicles as it pivots away from diesel cars. Sources within Audi have told Reuters that the luxury automaker is planning for electric vehicles to account for a quarter of its sales by 2025. In 2015, Audi sold about 1.8 million vehicles worldwide...


Germany will require autonomous cars to have black boxes - report
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Germany will require autonomous cars to have black boxes - report

The German government will soon require autonomous vehicles to be equipped with an on-board black box data recorder. Sources within German's ministry of transport have told Reuters that the government is preparing legislation that will require cars with self-driving functionality to have a black box on-board...


Ford Australia partners up on car-sharing and free airport parking
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Ford Australia partners up on car-sharing and free airport parking

Ford owners in Australia now have an advantage when it comes to saving money on airport parking,  thanks to a newly announced partnership with car-sharing service Carhood. Carhood currently operates in Melbourne and Brisbane, and has just launched in Sydney, offering a potentially lucrative solution for car owners that includes renting out your car while you're abroad...


2017 Porsche Panamera infotainment system detailed
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2017 Porsche Panamera infotainment system detailed

Details of the 2017 Porsche Panamera’s all-new infotainment system have been revealed, which will eventually feature across the brand’s line-up. Depending on the market, the new Porsche Connect system will offer a number of connected mobile services and apps, along with satellite navigation and a WiFi hotspot...


Washington DC might use taxi, Uber cars to handle some 911 cases
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Washington DC might use taxi, Uber cars to handle some 911 cases

Washington DC's government is considering employing taxis and Uber vehicles to handle non-emergency calls to its 911 hotline in order to reduce the workload on its ambulance and fire crews. Gregory Dean, chief of the city's fire and emergency medical services, told the local NBC affiliate: "We are working with the health department to find other ways to transport people, such as using a contract taxi cab or Uber...