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2017 World Car of the Year categories culled to three finalists
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2017 World Car of the Year categories culled to three finalists

The World Car of the Year committee has announced the top three vote recipients in each of this year's categories. With the second round of voting completed by this year's World Car of the Year jurists, all that remains is for the awards to handed out at the New York motor show in April...


Volkswagen, Skoda low-cost cars to share Tata platform - report
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Volkswagen, Skoda low-cost cars to share Tata platform - report

According to a report, Volkswagen and Tata will soon publicly announce a joint product development push centred around low-cost vehicles. A report in Autocar India states that during the 2017 Geneva motor show, which kicked off this week, Matthias Mueller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, and Guenter Butschek, managing director of Tata Motors, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)...


Kia Stinger: ‘a modern Gran Turismo’ inspired by Maserati
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Kia Stinger: ‘a modern Gran Turismo’ inspired by Maserati

Apart from being “probably the sportiest production car” Kia’s chief designer has ever penned, Gregory Guillaume says the Kia Stinger is also very much a modern interpretation of iconic Gran Turismo models from the 1970s. Speaking to Australian media at the Geneva motor show this week, Guillaume said that while building a traditional, two-door sports car would be a fun project, he’s smitten with the four-door, rear-drive Kia Stinger...


Holden involved in Opel Insignia development since 2012
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Holden involved in Opel Insignia development since 2012

Opel says Holden’s involvement in the Insignia has been integral to the project since day one, with both design and engineering input from Australia shaping the next-generation Commodore from as far back as 2012. The Insignia, which will become the new 2018 Holden Commodore, has been engineered and designed by Opel in Europe, but the team in Australia had been actively involved with the project from the get-go...


2017 Fiat Ducato recalled for camshaft fix
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2017 Fiat Ducato recalled for camshaft fix

Fiat has issued a recall for 56 of its 2016 and 2017 Ducato vans fitted with the 2.3-litre 'Multijet' engine over concerns the camshaft could crack. The Italian company reports the camshaft could crack while the vehicle is in use due to a manufacturing fault. If the conditions occurs, the vehicle could stop suddenly, posing a safety risk for occupants of the vehicle and other road users...


2016-17 Volkswagen Golf recalled for tyre placard labels
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2016-17 Volkswagen Golf recalled for tyre placard labels

Volkswagen has issued a recall for 411 examples of its 2016 and 2017 model-year Golf over concerns certain vehicles could be fitted with incorrect tyre placard labels. The company says the affected vehicles may have labels displaying the wrong specifications for the vehicle...


Australian insurer commits to genuine parts message
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Australian insurer commits to genuine parts message

The peak body for Australia’s new-car distributors has commended insurance company IAG for opting to urge repairers to use manufacturer-specified, genuine new parts. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has been railing against the proliferation of 'non-genuine' components for some time, citing tests that demonstrate the inferiority of some...


McLaren 720S Velocity by MSO revealed - UPDATE
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McLaren 720S Velocity by MSO revealed - UPDATE

Update - While the 720S Velocity is a one-off special, McLaren's local arm has confirmed that elements of the bespoke display car can be optioned into Australian models. See bottom of article for details The McLaren 720S Velocity by MSO has been revealed this week, some 24 hours after the 'regular' 720S made its debut at the Geneva motor show...


ACCC takes action against Audi Australia over diesel emission claims
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ACCC takes action against Audi Australia over diesel emission claims

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has launched legal proceedings in the Federal Court against German carmaker Audi AG, its Australian subsidiary Audi Australia Pty Ltd, and their German parent company, Volkswagen AG over the long-running Dieselgate saga. This latest court action is in addition to proceedings launched against Volkswagen Australia by the ACCC last year...


2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross revealed for Geneva show - UPDATE
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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross revealed for Geneva show - UPDATE

The all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV, previewed through shadowy images over the past month, has been revealed in Geneva this week. As those earlier previews promised, the Eclipse Cross - which will not replace the ASX but rather will sit alongside it beneath the Outlander - is the second all-new model to debut Mitsubishi's long-coming new styling themes...


Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch the first of many Gazoo Racing models to come
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Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch the first of many Gazoo Racing models to come

The new Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch is set to be the first of a range of special sporty models from the Japanese brand's Gazoo Racing offshoot. That go-fast team is headed by Tetsuya Tada, the 'godfather' of the Toyota 86 - and at the 2017 Geneva motor show, Tada-san told CarAdvice he plans for more models to follow the Yaris's lead...


Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder unveiled with new Koenigsegg V8 engine
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Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder unveiled with new Koenigsegg V8 engine

The Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder and a Koenigsegg-designed-and-built V8 engine were unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show. The new Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder has a carbon-fibre body, semi-automatic soft-top with a manually operated centre latch, a leather-laden interior, and a gesture controlled head-up display...


Tata Tamo Racemo sports car unveiled
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Tata Tamo Racemo sports car unveiled

The Tata Tamo Racemo is small two-seat mid-engine sports car, and made its debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Developed by Tata Motors' Tamo division, an "incubating centre of innovation", the Racemo is built upon the new MOFlex Multi-Material Sandwich structure, which Tata says not only enables "greater freedom in surface design" but also has a large degree of "modularity and faster time to market"...


Techrules Ren: Turbine-recharged electric supercar revealed
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Techrules Ren: Turbine-recharged electric supercar revealed

The Techrules Ren that was unveiled and on display at the 2017 Geneva motor show is not only the Chinese research and development company's first production vehicle, but also the first to feature a turbine range-extender system. The Ren's body was designed by Fabrizio and Giorgetto Giugiaro, and will be available in one-, two-, and three-seat versions, each with a different polycarbonate canopy...


Audi design to become more differentiated from model to model
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Audi design to become more differentiated from model to model

Audi may have copped a bit of flak over its same-same-but-different car design over the past few years, but the company is looking to make its models appear mode distinct as they roll out. Andreas Mindt, head of Audi design exterior, told CarAdvice at the 2017 Geneva motor show that the German company is working on ways to ensure its models aren't as, shall we say, Russian Doll-like as they have been in the past...