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Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger top November sales charts, ahead of Corolla
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Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger top November sales charts, ahead of Corolla

In a strong reflection of buyer trends, a pair of light commercial vehicles topped the sales charts in November. The Toyota HiLux (3839 units) was the nation’s favourite new vehicle, ahead of its Ford Ranger arch-nemesis (3410). Third was the Toyota Corolla small car on 3245...


Kia GT teased ahead of January debut and Australian launch
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Kia GT teased ahead of January debut and Australian launch

The upcoming 2017 Kia GT sports sedan has been teased again in a new video, ahead of its scheduled unveiling on January 8, 2017. In this latest teaser, the new model is shown tackling the famed Nurburgring race track, hitting speeds up to 244km/h...


Nikola One: Hydrogen freight hauler officially revealed, advanced new battery pack detailed
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Nikola One: Hydrogen freight hauler officially revealed, advanced new battery pack detailed

The Nikola One hydrogen-fuelled semi truck has been officially revealed at the company's Salt Lake City headquarters, along with new details about the zero-emissions hauler. Powered by a fully-electric drivetrain that draws energy from lithium-ion batteries and a hydrogen fuel-cell, the Nikola One claims a zero-emissions range of 800 to 1200 miles (1287-1931km)...


Helicopter versus Rally car: The McDonnell Douglas 520N takes on Hyundai's i20 WRC
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Helicopter versus Rally car: The McDonnell Douglas 520N takes on Hyundai's i20 WRC

Life is funny. And sometimes certain opportunities simply appear, almost of their own doing. Well, the following was one of those unique opportunities… It’s the day after the conclusion of Rally Australia 2016, and, while most of the teams have packed up and are headed home, the team from Hyundai Motorsport remain...


November 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed
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November 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed

The Australian new vehicle market was steady in November, up a modest 0.3 per cent to 98,937 units. The total market remains on record pace at 1,079,370 year-to-date (YTD). Interestingly, a pair of utes were the top-selling models. As has become familiar, it was SUVs (38 per cent market share) and light commercials (19 per cent market share) that showed sales growth, offsetting a 4...


Apple finally reveals autonomous vehicle intentions
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Apple finally reveals autonomous vehicle intentions

American technology giant Apple has at last confirmed its plans to become a player in the coming autonomous vehicle market, in a letter to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - although the extent of its plans remains unclear. Dated November 22, 2016, the document mentions areas where Apple is developing technologies and systems that could contribute to autonomous vehicles...


2009-2012 Nissan Navara, Patrol recalled for Takata airbags: 20,900 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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2009-2012 Nissan Navara, Patrol recalled for Takata airbags: 20,900 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Nissan has issued a recall for 20,906 of its previous-generation 'D22' Navara ute and 'Y61' Patrol off-roaders sold between 2009 and 2012 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. According to the Japanese manufacturer, affected vehicles could be fitted with passenger airbag inflators that may allow moisture to enter the unit...


Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix
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Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix

Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) has announced it will initiate a voluntary recall of a further 61,000 Volkswagen and Skoda models affected in the emissions test-cheating scandal that came into public view around one year ago. Confirming Federal Government approval for the recall today, VGA said that a software fix is now available for "more than 35,000" cars, with other model-specific software solutions to become available "shortly"...


BMW to expand M Performance range before introducing more M cars
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BMW to expand M Performance range before introducing more M cars

We will likely see more BMW M Performance models before we do ‘true’ BMW M models, the company says. CarAdvice spoke with a number of M Division executives, including Peter Quintus, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, in Australia for the Festival of M promotion and to meet with the local BMW team...


2018 Porsche Cayenne spied in winter testing - UPDATE
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2018 Porsche Cayenne spied in winter testing - UPDATE

UPDATE: the new Cayenne has now been spied undergoing winter testing, as it closes in on its production debut. See the gallery for more shots. The third-generation Porsche Cayenne has been spied once again, and this time it's sporting a little less camouflage than before...


Faraday Future could crumble 'if CES goes badly', Lucid ramps up
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Faraday Future could crumble 'if CES goes badly', Lucid ramps up

If new reports are to be believed, next month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas could be the make-or-break moment for electric vehicle startup Faraday Future. Having revealed nothing more to-date than a sleek futuristic concept, the company has already been declared by some on social media to be a questionable prospect...


CarAdvice podcast 32: MotorWorld special! Riding with Grant Denyer, Toyota Mirai and meet our guest presenter!
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CarAdvice podcast 32: MotorWorld special! Riding with Grant Denyer, Toyota Mirai and meet our guest presenter!

We are live from MotorWorld Sydney with Mandy, Paul and our guest presenter, Peter Ronis. In car news, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen are launching ultra-fast EV network in Europe, MG ZS revealed ahead of Australian debut, 2017 Ford Fiesta revealed, Kia GT concept makes first production appearance in factory leak, Holden winds up engine production ahead of 2017 manufacturing end and 2018 Volkswagen Arteon previewed...


Toyota boss Akio Toyoda to lead the charge on EV development
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Toyota boss Akio Toyoda to lead the charge on EV development

Toyota may have pioneered the mass production of hybrid vehicles, but its move into next-generation power has been a less than direct process. To date, the Japanese giant has focused its post-hybrid efforts on a plug-in hybrid EV version of the Prius and the 'other' future alternative energy: hydrogen...


Next BMW M5 to uphold rear-drive philosophy, with a twist
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Next BMW M5 to uphold rear-drive philosophy, with a twist

The world of high-performance super sedans is like a game of chess. Moves and counter moves. This week saw the official launch and first drive of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S, a 450kW AWD salvo across the bow of arch rival BMW, which is yet to formally announce the specification of the G30-generation M5 sedan...


Uber launches in Tasmania, NT the only remaining holdout
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Uber launches in Tasmania, NT the only remaining holdout

Acceptance of car-based public transport upstart Uber is growing in Australia, with Tasmania the latest region to welcome the company and others using the same 'ride-sharing' business model. The news follows confirmation that Tasmania had been exploring the case, together with the state's peak motoring body, RACT, for legalising the popular service...