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2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition on sale in Australia
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2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition on sale in Australia

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition is now on sale in Australia, bringing some extra equipment and style to the German brand's high-riding family wagon. The newly added Wolfsburg Edition version of the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack sees the addition of new 19-inch Albertville alloy wheels (an inch larger than the standard rims), while the newly added LED headlights are said to offer a "unique light signature"...


2017 Porsche Cayenne S, S Diesel Platinum Editions on sale in Australia
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2017 Porsche Cayenne S, S Diesel Platinum Editions on sale in Australia

The 2017 Porsche Cayenne range has been bolstered by the addition of two new Platinum Edition models, building on the standard specification of the Cayenne S and Cayenne S Diesel variants. Starting at $137,100 and $142,500 (plus on-road costs) respectively, the Cayenne S and Cayenne S Diesel Platinum Editions feature over $12,000 in additional equipment, including eight-way power-adjustable leather sports seats (front) with Alcantara inserts from the GTS model...


Google's autonomous cars getting safer
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Google's autonomous cars getting safer

Google's self-driving offshoot Waymo is a step closer to making fully-autonomous vehicles a mainstream reality, according to a new government report released this week. California's Department of Motor Vehicles has released its annual autonomous vehicles disengagement report, which details the number of times human drivers were forced to take control back from driverless vehicles during testing on public roads...


Porsche 718, 911 recalled for airbag fix
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Porsche 718, 911 recalled for airbag fix

Porsche has issued a recall for five vehicles in its 718 Boxster, Cayman and 911 model lines over concerns the side airbags may not deploy properly in the event of an accident. As a result of what the company is calling a supplier's manufacturing error, the front side airbags in the affected vehicles could be installed with incorrect detonator units...


MG? More like My God...
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MG? More like My God...

MG is a venerable British brand... wait, wait. MG was a venerable British brand, once upon a time. But it isn't that any more. The latest offerings to bear the MG badge simply don't live up to anything that you would expect of such an iconic marque. I mean, they are kind of cute. And I guess most MGs that have come before them have been cute, too...


2017 Holden Trax pricing and specs
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2017 Holden Trax pricing and specs

The upgraded 2017 Holden Trax crossover has arrived in Australia, bringing a number of positive changes to the lion brand's increasingly important small SUV offering. The revised Korean-made crossover gets significantly more mature frontal styling, a thoroughly overhauled cabin and more equipment, while the base LS now comes available with the superior 1...


McLaren details new Proactive Chassis Control II, Variable Drift Control
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McLaren details new Proactive Chassis Control II, Variable Drift Control

McLaren has confirmed its upcoming second-generation Super Series model, which will replace the 650S, will feature the company's latest Proactive Chassis Control system. The second-generation of the technology uses 12 more sensors than the outgoing version, including an accelerometer on each wheel hub to 'read' inputs from the road and measure the contact patch the tyre has with the road...


2018 Dodge Challenger Demon teased again, could be a one-seater
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2018 Dodge Challenger Demon teased again, could be a one-seater

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been teased again this week, with new reports out of the US suggesting the stripped-down drag special may only have a seat for the driver. In the latest installment of the Demon's web video series through Dodge's YouTube channel, dubbed 'Body', the Challenger SRT Demon can be seen performing a serious burnout...


2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 Estate revealed for Geneva show
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 Estate revealed for Geneva show

Fast, meet practical: that's the general message being sent by the bahnstorming new 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 Estate. The new super wagon from Mercedes-AMG has been revealed ahead of its international motor show debut in Geneva in March, and it'll be touting some pretty serious numbers when it lands there. We're talking about a 4...


Alfa Romeo Giulia coupe set for Geneva debut
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Alfa Romeo Giulia coupe set for Geneva debut

It now seems almost certain Alfa Romeo will unveil a two-door coupe version of its mid-sized Giulia sedan at the Geneva motor show in March. It will undoubtedly revive the classic 'Sprint' nameplate and will likely to be revealed alongside a two-door convertible version...


McLaren partners with BMW for next-generation powertrains
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McLaren partners with BMW for next-generation powertrains

McLaren Automotive has announced a strategic partnership with the BMW Group as part of a project to design and develop technologies for its next-generation powertrains. In a statement released this week, the British supercar firm said the project will focus on developing new combustion technology that will deliver a higher output per capacity than currently possible, while also aiming to reduce CO2 emissions...


2018 Porsche 911 spied with production body
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2018 Porsche 911 spied with production body

The next-generation Porsche 911 has been spied again, but this time it's wearing a disguised version of the production body, rather than panels borrowed from the current car. Usually when car makers switch to testing with production body panels, they usually slather the new development vehicles with acres of disguise, but Porsche seems to have gone for a light touch with these two 911 test units...


Last Rolls-Royce Phantom VII rolls off the line, replacement not due until 2018
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Last Rolls-Royce Phantom VII rolls off the line, replacement not due until 2018

The final seventh-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom has rolled off the company's Goodwood production line in the UK. The current generation Phantom has been on sale since 2003, and is one of the oldest new cars currently on sale in Australia, sitting between the Morgan 4/4 and the Suzuki APV...


2017 BMW M3 'facelift facelift' heading to Geneva
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2017 BMW M3 'facelift facelift' heading to Geneva

Following recent news of an LCI (life-cycle impulse) update to the BMW 4 Series range, which includes the M4, comes a mild update to its four-door stablemate, the M3. Wait, you say. Didn’t the M3 score an update as part of the 3 Series LCI in 2016? Yes it did, but just to keep you on your toes, it’s had another one. Albeit, very minor...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia pricing and specs
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia pricing and specs

Australian pricing for the full 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia range has been revealed today, as part of the premium Italian mid-sizer's local launch. Local buyers got their first look at the new 3 Series and C-Class rival in December, with the 2017 Giulia revealed as the centrepiece of a newly unveiled Alfa Romeo showroom in Melbourne...