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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


I changed my mind on stop-start
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I changed my mind on stop-start

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything,” Irish polemicist George Bernard Shaw famously said. While it may be a pompous means of introducing this column, this farsighted call neatly summarises my position on automotive stop-start (or idle-stop) systems...


2018 Holden Equinox: GM reveals new global SUV in Chevrolet form - UPDATE
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2018 Holden Equinox: GM reveals new global SUV in Chevrolet form - UPDATE

General Motors has revealed what will become the 2018 Holden Equinox, due here next year. Exact timing is still to be confirmed, although it is expected that a late-2017 debut is on the cards. Unveiled in the US today as the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, the new SUV will replace the ageing Captiva and retire the name...


Tesla Autopilot version 8.0 announced with new emphasis on radar - UPDATE
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Tesla Autopilot version 8.0 announced with new emphasis on radar - UPDATE

Update - Tesla's local arm has confirmed the rollout of the Version 8.0 software in Australia over the coming weeks. See bottom of article for more details. Tesla has announced a Version 8.0 software update, which for its Autopilot driver-assistance system, switches the car’s primary sensor to radar technology as opposed to the camera and image processing system...


Lexus UX Concept interior revealed with hologram-style displays
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Lexus UX Concept interior revealed with hologram-style displays

The interior of the Lexus UX Concept has been shown off prior to the car's full debut at the 2016 Paris motor show. While the exterior of the concept vehicle may provide us with strong hints about a future sub-NX crossover, the design of the UX Concept's interior gazes further off into the distance...


2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T unveiled with turbocharged V8
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2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T unveiled with turbocharged V8

The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T, the brand's first four-seat vehicle with a V8 engine, has been revealed ahead of the 2016 Paris motor show. Under the bonnet, the GTC4 Lusso T ditches the V12 engine from the suffix-free variant, which was launched earlier this year. In place of the V12 engine is a 3...


2017 Infiniti QX30 pricing and specs: Q30 high-rider gets a rugged companion
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2017 Infiniti QX30 pricing and specs: Q30 high-rider gets a rugged companion

Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Infiniti QX30 range have been revealed, with the new SUV starting at $48,900 before on-road costs. Acting as a more rugged companion to the Q30 hatch in a similar vein to what the Mercedes-Benz GLA is to the A-Class - which it shares many components with - the QX30 comes in a two-model range and with one engine/transmission combination...


2017 Nissan Micra teased ahead of Paris reveal
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2017 Nissan Micra teased ahead of Paris reveal

The new 2017 Nissan Micra has been teased in a video today, ahead of its unveiling at the Paris motor show later this month. In the short new video, we get a glimpse of the next Micra's headlights and tail-lights, as well as part of the bonnet, grille, front bumper, and tailgate...


Hyundai N Concept RN30: motorsport flavoured car teased ahead of Paris debut
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Hyundai N Concept RN30: motorsport flavoured car teased ahead of Paris debut

The Hyundai N Concept RN30 has been previewed ahead of its debut at the 2016 Paris motor show, which kicks off at the end of the month. Ahead of the car's full debut, Hyundai isn't giving too much away about the vehicle, which it describes as a "motorsport-inspired racing concept ... developed to deliver passion and pleasure on the track for everybody"...


Mini spices up Cooper S range with John Cooper Works options packages
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Mini spices up Cooper S range with John Cooper Works options packages

Want a dash of the John Cooper Works style without going the whole way? Mini Australia is now offering John Cooper Works option packages across the Cooper S range. The new packages were announced at launch of the 2017 Mini JCW Convertible this week, where the British carmaker also revealed the  2017 Mini JCW Clubman would make its debut at the Paris motor show and would be made available to the Australian market in the first half of 2017...


Lamborghini Ad Personam: the easy way to add another $150k to your purchase price
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Lamborghini Ad Personam: the easy way to add another $150k to your purchase price

If you ever through your base Lamborghini wasn't special enough, Lamborghini has extended its Ad Personam personalisation program even further, with an almost endless amount of customisation options. The new Ad Personam design studio located at Lamborghini headquarters in Sant'Agata, Italy, offers buyers the chance to get up close and personal with the materials available for their vehicle...


Nissan Navara EnGuard rescue concept bows in Hanover
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Nissan Navara EnGuard rescue concept bows in Hanover

Nissan has offered a look at what could easily be considered a rival to the tough-looking Ranger Wildtrak, unveiling its new Navara EnGuard concept. Revealed at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany, the Navara EnGuard was conceived as a rescue vehicle for "harsh and extreme environments"...


Audi all-electric SUV in Australia by 2020, entire line-up to get electrified
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Audi all-electric SUV in Australia by 2020, entire line-up to get electrified

Audi is looking to introduce several electrified models in Australia by the end of the decade, including a fully-electric vehicle (EV) likely to be released around 2019. Speaking to CarAdvice at the preview of the all-new Q2 SUV in Sydney, Anna Burgdorf, general manager for corporate communications at Audi Australia, confirmed the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Q7 e-tron will arrive locally within the next year, while an EV model is expected before the end of the decade...


MotorWorld Sydney tickets on sale now, ahead of December opening
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MotorWorld Sydney tickets on sale now, ahead of December opening

Tickets for Australia’s newest motoring festival, MotorWorld Sydney, have gone on sale today following an official media launch for the event on Monday. MotorWorld Sydney was officially announced back in February. Promising to deliver “Australia’s biggest drive experience”, the event is aimed at connecting car buyers, enthusiasts and industry members with everything car related...


Volkswagen Australia chief not fazed by incoming Mercedes-Benz ute
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Volkswagen Australia chief not fazed by incoming Mercedes-Benz ute

The Volkswagen Amarok has forged a position in the market as one of the premium utility vehicles, a bit of a foreman’s truck rather than a rough-and-tumble work vehicle. And with competition soon to come in the form of the new Mercedes-Benz utility – which will be based on the same underpinnings as the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan through a collaboration between those three makers – there’s an expectation that VW won’t necessarily be the Euro ute of choice anymore...