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Infiniti's slow-burn start in Australia was necessary, local boss says
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Infiniti's slow-burn start in Australia was necessary, local boss says

The head of Infiniti in Australia believes that offering a mostly ageing line-up through a small handful of dealers since the brand's Australian launch in 2012 was a necessary phase before launching a broader spread of all-new models...


The Hits and Misses of 2016
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The Hits and Misses of 2016

You could call 2016 a lot of things, but dull isn’t one of them. The world has been a busy place, and even in our little corner of it, CarAdvice has had the biggest year on record, in many ways. But let us just turn our attention to new car reviews, where we saw an increase of almost 10 per cent in published content, to 506 in total...


The CarAdvice stories you talked about most in 2016: News, reviews, opinion pieces and more
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The CarAdvice stories you talked about most in 2016: News, reviews, opinion pieces and more

Here at CarAdvice we love getting you, our readers, involved in our stories. In fact, we sometimes have little jibes at one another if a story doesn't engage as many commenters as we'd hoped. Some stories, however, are like honey to the bee. The comments go on and on, sometimes spiralling out of control - we have moderators if things get a little bit out of hand, and they do sometimes, but generally we appreciate the feedback we get...


Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black
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Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...


Infiniti QX50 concept revealed for Detroit
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Infiniti QX50 concept revealed for Detroit

A first official look at the coming new Infiniti QX50 has been handed down today, although regular readers might feel a sense of déjà vu with this one. Infiniti openly describes the QX50 concept as an "evolution" of the QX Sport Inspiration concept revealed in April. But, at first glance, little has changed...


CarAdvice podcast special: Top 10 'most clicked' car news of 2016!
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CarAdvice podcast special: Top 10 'most clicked' car news of 2016!

Join Mandy Turner and James Wong as they count down the top 10 'most clicked' car news content of 2016! What do you think was the biggest car news story of the year? Tell us in the comments below! Subscribe to the CarAdvice podcast: iTunes | Pocket Casts (Android, iOS, web) | Omny | Stitcher You can also view a detailed list and description of episodes at caradvice...


Caterham still keen on 'practical sports car' plan, despite Alpine deal collapse
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Caterham still keen on 'practical sports car' plan, despite Alpine deal collapse

Caterham is still keen on a new, more conventional model to flesh out its model range. In an interview with Autocar, Graham MacDonald, CEO of Caterham, has admitted that the small British sports car maker is still eager to have a fully enclosed 'practical' sports car, despite its joint venture with Renault falling through in 2014...


Subaru BRZ STI Sport concept revealed
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Subaru BRZ STI Sport concept revealed

It isn't perhaps the STI version of the Subaru BRZ that we've all longed for - instead, or more correctly again, the automotive world will be treated to another stylised concept version of the two-door coupe: the Subaru BRZ STI Sport concept...


Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016
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Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...


First Maserati Levante already in Australia: Local distributor confirms 200 orders
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First Maserati Levante already in Australia: Local distributor confirms 200 orders

Don’t be surprised if you spot a 2017 Maserati Levante SUV on local roads this week, ahead of its scheduled on-sale early next year. A Maserati Australia spokesperson confirmed that some customers have air-freighted their Levante luxury SUVs to Australia ahead of the major shipment due locally early next year...


Volvo adds Skype calling to S90, V90, XC90
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Volvo adds Skype calling to S90, V90, XC90

Volvo has announced it will add Skype connectivity to its S90, V90 and XC90 models, making the Swedish brand the first car company to add the connectivity software to its cars. The system is Skype for Business, which is designed for conference calling, not video calls - so safety anoraks needn't be too concerned...


Volkswagen to recruit 1000 IT professionals: German giant investing big in future tech
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Volkswagen to recruit 1000 IT professionals: German giant investing big in future tech

The Volkswagen Group is set to hire over 1000 IT professionals over the next three years as it seeks to shore up its technological and autonomous future. IT experts from industries as diverse as gaming and big data research will be hired to expand and develop the Group’s push into artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, smart production and connectivity...


Opel GT RWD coupe not dead yet - report
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Opel GT RWD coupe not dead yet - report

Vauxhall-Opel’s spectacular Opel GT concept that debuted at the Geneva motor show earlier this year could yet become a reality, despite General Motors currently having no platform on which to base the RWD coupe. Reports out of Europe continue to suggest Opel is looking at ways to turn the concept into a production based rear-wheel-drive coupe...


Hyundai to showcase high-tech house, wearable robot tech at CES
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Hyundai to showcase high-tech house, wearable robot tech at CES

Hyundai is set to show off some intriguing ideas at CES 2017, including a smart house and wearable robot body parts, while fully autonomous Hyundai Ioniq models will be seen on The Strip in Las Vegas. The company says it is showcasing a vision for future mobility at the tech show early in January, with a focus on "intelligent autonomous driving and advanced, hyper-connectivity solutions that will link cars to customer’s lives"...


Most searched car brands of 2016
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Most searched car brands of 2016

Google has revealed its most searched automotive brands of 2016 - and the most popular car make may surprise you. Honda topped the 2016 most searched brands list, followed by German luxury brand Mercedes-Benz and electric car powerhouse Tesla. Teenage daydreamers looked up Lamborghini, while Swedish premium maker Volvo's new design language has clearly had an effect on potential customers, with it ranking fifth...