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Honda WR-V: Jacked-up Jazz revealed for South America
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Honda WR-V: Jacked-up Jazz revealed for South America

The 2017 Honda WR-V has been revealed this week at the Sao Paulo motor show, becoming the smallest model in the Japanese company's SUV line-up. First teased in a designer sketch last month, the WR-V has been designed and developed in Brazil for the South American market...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 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...


2017 Ram Power Wagon: US pricing announced, but not on local radar "at the moment"
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2017 Ram Power Wagon: US pricing announced, but not on local radar "at the moment"

Although US President-elect Donald Trump will have to wait until January 2017 to be officially sworn in as America’s 45th President and move into the White House, American off-road enthusiasts can get their hands on the 2017 Ram Power Wagon later this year...


AC Cobra 378 enters production, more modern car in the works
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AC Cobra 378 enters production, more modern car in the works

The new old AC Cobra 378 has just entered production at AC Cars' factory in Germany. Based on the MkIV Cobra, the newish Cobra 378 is powered by a 6.2-litre (378 cubic inch) V8 in both naturally aspirated and supercharged trims. The former version will have around 330kW of power, while the supercharged V8 will be good for 410kW...


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk: Diesel engine for Australia, petrol not confirmed
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk: Diesel engine for Australia, petrol not confirmed

At the launch of the updated 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk in Las Vegas this week, CarAdvice learned that while the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine has been confirmed for Australia early next year, the petrol option is less certain. At this stage, we should see the new Grand Cherokee arrive in Australian showrooms late in the first quarter of 2017 or early in the second quarter...


2017 Holden Astra pricing and specs
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2017 Holden Astra pricing and specs

The all-new 2017 Holden Astra is here, but it isn’t going for a cut-throat, cut-price position in the busy small car class. That role, previously filled by the Holden Cruze, has been eschewed in favour of a more “premium” positioning for the new European-sourced Astra hatchback...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe pricing and specs: Sports-styled SUV makes local debut
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe pricing and specs: Sports-styled SUV makes local debut

Local pricing and specifications have been announced for the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe range, becoming the second swoopy SUV in the company's line-up alongside the larger GLE. Kicking off at $77,100 plus on-road costs for the entry-level GLC22od Coupe - about $12,000 more than the GLC wagon - all models come standard with nine airbags, blind spot monitoring, an active bonnet and 360-degree camera system as standard equipment...


2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' revealed: Mid-year launch for tech-boosted German
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2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' revealed: Mid-year launch for tech-boosted German

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 has been revealed overnight, accompanied by the bold declaration that it is the "most technically sophisticated affordable car yet seen". Due in Australia from the middle of 2017, the popular hatch sees the addition of numerous tech and safety features intended to keep it one or two steps ahead of the small-car pack...


Skoda working on resale value concerns, perceived and genuine
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Skoda working on resale value concerns, perceived and genuine

Skoda says it's actively working on improving its perceived and actual resale value to offer buyers greater confidence in choosing the Czech brand over more established Japanese and European rivals. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Octavia RS230 in Sydney yesterday (review), the head of Skoda Australia, Michael Irmer, said that the perception that Skoda has poor resale isn’t reflective in reality these days...


2017 Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4 on sale in Australia: New entry option hits local range
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2017 Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4 on sale in Australia: New entry option hits local range

The 2017 Porsche Panamera range has been bolstered by the addition of two new variants, the V6-powered Panamera and Panamera 4, providing a new entry point into the range. Joining the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, 4S, 4S Diesel and Turbo models, the new rear-wheel drive Panamera brings the entry point to $210,000 plus on-road costs, while the all-wheel-driven Panamera 4 starts from $220,400...


Skoda keen for more big-selling RS models, including SUVs
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Skoda keen for more big-selling RS models, including SUVs

Skoda Australia says it will put its hands up for any and all new RS models that might be in the pipeline, including any potential performance derivatives of its next-generation SUVs. The Skoda Octavia RS is the best-selling model from the Czech brand, signifying the importance of performance models that are in general far more popular in Australia as a percentage of overall sales than most other markets...


Audi CO2 emissions testing cheat device found in some transmissions - report
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Audi CO2 emissions testing cheat device found in some transmissions - report

Some popular Audi vehicles sold in the US feature a newly discovered emissions testing defeat device, a report in the German media claims. According to Bild am Sonntag, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has found software lurking with the automatic transmissions bearing the internal code AL55 and used with the company's V6 engines...


Skoda Kodiaq SUV could steal best-seller crown from Octavia
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Skoda Kodiaq SUV could steal best-seller crown from Octavia

The upcoming 2017 Skoda Kodiaq SUV has the potential to be the brand’s best-selling model, according to the European brand’s boss in Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Octavia RS230 in Sydney yesterday (review), the head of Skoda Australia, Michael Irmer, confirmed his high sales expectations for the new seven-seater SUV...


Skoda brand image rising, claims Australian boss
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Skoda brand image rising, claims Australian boss

Europe’s quirkiest brand, Skoda, has kept its sales steady this year in the shrinking passenger segment with a range of brand-building exercises that has seen it differentiate itself from parent company Volkswagen and offer an alternative to those seeking an aspirational Japanese brand...


Peugeot Australia offers 8-year warranty on MY15 models for limited time
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Peugeot Australia offers 8-year warranty on MY15 models for limited time

Peugeot has rolled out a big eight-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty and roadside assistance deal across its entire range for private buyers, besting the already impressive seven years offered by Kia. There's a catch, however: while Kia's seven-year offer is a permanent program for all models, Peugeot's new warranty is strictly limited to existing stocks of model-year 2015 vehicles that have not yet been sold...