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Tesla announces three new Supercharger sites in Australia
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Tesla announces three new Supercharger sites in Australia

Electric car maker Tesla has announced three new locations for its Supercharger stations, which will help to connect Sydney and Brisbane, along with starting the link between Melbourne and Adelaide. Between Sydney and Brisbane the company has added a site at Motto Farm in Heatherbrae and one at Macadamia Castle in Knockrow...


Jeep working on entry four-wheel-drive Renegade for Australia
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Jeep working on entry four-wheel-drive Renegade for Australia

With sales of the four-wheel-drive Jeep Renegade Trailhawk accounting for around 14 per cent of local numbers, Jeep is in the process of working on a non-Trailhawk version to meet consumer demand. FCA Australia boss Steve Zanlunghi told CarAdvice that Jeep was working on a business case to bring a non-Trailhawk four-wheel-drive version of the Renegade to Australia, based on its success in Europe...


Super compact SUV on Jeep's wish list
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Super compact SUV on Jeep's wish list

Jeep's comprehensive SUV range includes cars from small all the way through to large, but is yet to enter the super compact segment, which is something the brand is looking to change. Speaking at the Los Angeles motor show, Mike Manley, head of Jeep, RAM and COO of the Asia Pacific region, spoke to journalists about the brand's ambitions for the coming years, detailing what he thinks is missing from the range...


Jeep Grand Wagoneer Australian decision imminent
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer Australian decision imminent

FCA is in the process of finalising its decision on a right-hand-drive version of its yet-to-be-released flagship Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV, due to for release in 2019. The huge Jeep Grand Wagoneer was confirmed as part of FCA's five-year plan in 2014. It is expected to sport three rows of seats and offer a much higher level of interior fit and finish...


Mazda RT24-P Le Mans racer revealed with 447kW 2.0-litre turbo
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Mazda RT24-P Le Mans racer revealed with 447kW 2.0-litre turbo

The stunning Mazda RT24-P race car has been revealed this week at the Los Angeles motor show. Scheduled to make its racing debut at the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, the Mazda RT24-P will compete in the top level of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship under Daytona Prototype international (DPi) rules...


Jeep five-year warranty on the cards for Australia
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Jeep five-year warranty on the cards for Australia

With Jeep sales on the slide in Australia compared to the lofty heights of years gone by, FCA Australia has made huge internal changes to turn things around, with a five-year warranty now on the cards. Billed as a way of gaining customer trust and providing extra reassurance, a five-year warranty would build on the current three-year/100,000km offering...


BMW M2 adds new M Performance track exhaust system for Australia
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BMW M2 adds new M Performance track exhaust system for Australia

The BMW M2 is now available with a dual-mode M Performance exhaust system that brings track-inspired sound to the company's smallest M model. Now homologated for the Australian market, the M Performance exhaust upgrade comes with a valve silencer system and two modes - 'Sport' for the street and 'Track' for the circuit...


2018 Jeep Compass unveiled at LA motor show, here next year
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2018 Jeep Compass unveiled at LA motor show, here next year

The 2018 Jeep Compass has been given its official unveiling at the Los Angeles motor show, with an Australian debut due in late 2017. The all-new Jeep Compass launches with four trim grades and 17 powertrain options, offering customers a vehicle built on the 'small-wide' platform, sized between the Renegade and Cherokee...


Jaguar XKSS: First of ten $1.65m revived classics debuts in LA
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Jaguar XKSS: First of ten $1.65m revived classics debuts in LA

The Jaguar XKSS first rolled off the production line nearly 60 years ago, but this week the company has revealed a 'new original' example at the Los Angeles motor show. A road-going version of the Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type from the mid-1950s, just 16 examples of the XKSS were built after nine were lost in a fire at Jaguar's Browns Lane factory in the British Midlands back in 1957...


Mazda engines to go bigger for better real-world fuel economy and emissions
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Mazda engines to go bigger for better real-world fuel economy and emissions

Mazda says that the trend of downsizing with turbochargers is coming to an end, with real-world emissions and fuel economy favouring larger-capacity engines with more cylinders. The Japanese company believes that it was right to invest heavily in naturally aspirated internal combustion engines (ICE) as part of its SkyActiv technologies, helping bring fuel economy gains and better emissions from a technology that many other manufacturers thought had hit its peak...


Mini John Cooper Works Rally features BMW straight-six
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Mini John Cooper Works Rally features BMW straight-six

The Mini John Cooper Works Rally race car was unveiled overnight, and will make its competitive debut at the 2017 Dakar Rally. Built in conjunction with X-raid, the JCW Rally's body is designed to look like the just unveiled second-generation Countryman SUV, although the panels and underlying structure are made from carbon-fibre and Kevlar...


Mazda working on 'fundamental and structure issues of rotary engine', no electrified RX model
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Mazda working on 'fundamental and structure issues of rotary engine', no electrified RX model

Mazda has confirmed that work is continuing on the resurrection of a rotary-powered sports car, which will not be hybridised, however the fundamental issues of that type of engine remain a challenge. Having introduced the Mazda RX Vision at the Tokyo motor show last year, the company has made it one of its internal missions to bring back a rotary sports car of some sort...


McLaren F1 successor confirmed: Bespoke 'Hyper-GT' to feature three-seat layout
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McLaren F1 successor confirmed: Bespoke 'Hyper-GT' to feature three-seat layout

McLaren's bespoke vehicles division, McLaren Special Operations, has confirmed an upcoming project that could see the legendary F1 supercar of the 1990s revived with a modern twist. Touted as the world's first 'Hyper-GT', the special McLaren is codenamed 'BP23', which stands for 'Bespoke Project 2' and three seats...


Mazda to introduce electric vehicles by 2019
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Mazda to introduce electric vehicles by 2019

Mazda has confirmed that it will introduce an electric vehicle by 2019, as it sees the sales of electric cars comprising around 10 per cent of the global car sales by 2020. Speaking to Australian media at today’s Los Angeles motor show, the company’s head of research and development, Kiyoshi Fujiwara, said that as the cost of battery technology comes down, the potential for EVs grows...


Renault rewards top apprentices and technicians with Megane Trophy V6 hot laps
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Renault rewards top apprentices and technicians with Megane Trophy V6 hot laps

How does Renault Australia reward its top technicians and apprentices? Simple. It throws them in a Renault Megane Trophy V6 racer for a few hot laps around the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit...