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Mercedes chief reckons X-Class could be the only premium pick-up for some time
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Mercedes chief reckons X-Class could be the only premium pick-up for some time

At the launch of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute concepts in Sweden this week, there was constant talk of the fact the three-pointed star brand is the first premium brand to enter the pick-up space. It’s true – Mercedes-Benz is the first. But the question remains as to whether the all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be the last.


Toyota Corolla, Yaris, Avensis Verso added to Takata airbag recall: 179,000 vehicles affected
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Toyota Corolla, Yaris, Avensis Verso added to Takata airbag recall: 179,000 vehicles affected

Toyota Australia has recalled 179,710 vehicles from its Corolla, Yaris and Avensis Verso lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Affected vehicles were built between March 2007 and December 2011. For this latest recall, the front passenger airbag in the affected vehicles may be susceptible to moisture intrusion over time...


LDV G10 gets turbo-diesel option from $28,990 drive-away
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LDV G10 gets turbo-diesel option from $28,990 drive-away

The LDV G10 van is now available with the option of a turbo-diesel engine in Australia. Kicking off at $28,990 drive-away with the six-speed manual ($31,490 auto), the diesel-powered G10 van represents a $3000 increase over the equivalent manual-equipped petrol model. The 1.9-litre oiler produces 106.5kW of power at 4000rpm and a meaty 350Nm of torque between 1800 and 2600rpm...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute engine details revealed
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute engine details revealed

There will be a number of variants of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, a dual-cab ute the brand claims will change the way people think about these types of vehicles. The highly stylised Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class models shown in Sweden overnight give a glimpse as to what to expect, but there’s still very little known about the exact specifications of the utes...


2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4: Brand's first PHEV detailed, on the cards for Australia
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2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4: Brand's first PHEV detailed, on the cards for Australia

The 2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 has been revealed, becoming the first model from the brand to offer a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain. Joining the all-new 2017 Mini Countryman range next year, the PHEV variant promises to maintain the dynamic ability that the brand's cars are known for despite its more environmentally-friendly powertrain...


Strict speed enforcement may hinder road safety, Australian study finds
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Strict speed enforcement may hinder road safety, Australian study finds

Enforcing strict speed limits without leeway can distract drivers from hazard detection, and therefore may have a detrimental impact on road safety, an Australian study has found. As reported by the ABC, researchers from the University of Western Australia used a driving simulator to test whether reducing speed enforcement thresholds — principally what cameras that lack human discretion do — would impact a driver’s abilities...


2017 Suzuki S-Cross confirmed for Australia, launching November
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2017 Suzuki S-Cross confirmed for Australia, launching November

The updated and facelifted 2017 Suzuki S-Cross has been confirmed for the Australian market, and will launch locally on November 22. Few details have been released regarding local specifications, though Suzuki has confirmed all S-Cross variants in Australia will be offered with the 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbo petrol engine available in the Vitara S Turbo, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission...


2017 Mini Countryman revealed: More space, more tech and PHEV drivetrain for all-new SUV - UPDATE
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2017 Mini Countryman revealed: More space, more tech and PHEV drivetrain for all-new SUV - UPDATE

The second-generation 2017 Mini Countryman SUV has been revealed ahead of its global debut at the Los Angeles motor show next month, bringing more space, more tech, and plug-in hybrid technology. Launching in its home market of Europe in February 2017, the Countryman is touted as Mini’s “biggest and most versatile model” in its 57-year history...


2018 Holden Commodore details released: Four-cylinder petrol and diesel confirmed, AWD V6 to headline range
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2018 Holden Commodore details released: Four-cylinder petrol and diesel confirmed, AWD V6 to headline range

Despite its launch being almost a year-and-a-half away, CarAdvice has been behind the wheel of the 2018 Holden Commodore and can now bring you the full details. Holden allowed CarAdvice, along with a handful of Australian motoring media, into the depths of the company's design centre to outline the 2018 Holden Commodore, which is due to arrive locally in February 2018...


Turbocharged V6 ruled out for 2018 Holden Commodore
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Turbocharged V6 ruled out for 2018 Holden Commodore

Despite speculation and rumours, a turbocharged version of the 3.0-litre or 3.6-litre General Motors family engines has been ruled out by Holden, with packaging cited as the main reason. With Holden madly working on the 2018 Holden Commodore, which is to be based on the Opel Insignia, Holden has said that while they would have liked an engine with forced induction, it simply wouldn't fit...


Opel Insignia OPC to lose V6 for all-wheel drive turbocharged four-cylinder
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Opel Insignia OPC to lose V6 for all-wheel drive turbocharged four-cylinder

The European market's performance-tuned 2017 Opel Insignia OPC will be powered exclusively by an all-wheel-drive four-cylinder turbo-petrol setup, dropping the current turbocharged V6 arrangement, according to an Opel engineer. Here in Australia, instead of that sporty four, a V6 engine will join the more vanilla 2...


2018 Holden Commodore to be police ready
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2018 Holden Commodore to be police ready

When the 2018 Holden Commodore arrives in February 2018, it will be ready for action as a general duties and highway patrol police vehicle, Holden has confirmed. Speaking at a recent development drive of the next-generation Holden Commodore, Holden executive director of sales, Peter Keley, told CarAdvice that Holden had shown key executives from police forces nationwide details about drivetrains and they were impressed...


2018 Holden Commodore and Opel Insignia: The clever art of camouflage
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2018 Holden Commodore and Opel Insignia: The clever art of camouflage

Today we were able to confirm, as had been expected, that the 2018 Holden Commodore will indeed be based on the next-generation Opel Insignia due to launch in mid-2017. While it's a special car for Australia because it will replace the Commodore we know and love, it's also special because of the type of camouflage used on its body...


2018 Holden Commodore/Opel Insignia image gallery
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2018 Holden Commodore/Opel Insignia image gallery

Holden has finally revealed the full details behind the next generation 2018 Holden Commodore, which is set to be based on the new Opel Insignia. While the car and final design is still over a year away, we have an image gallery of the new car undergoing testing at Holden's top secret Lang Lang proving ground...


2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 revealed
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 revealed

The all-new 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 has been revealed, with the new super saloon touted as being the most powerful E-Class of all time. Under the bonnet of the powerhouse E-Class model is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine which, in E63 S specification, pumps out a massive 450kW of power and 850Nm of torque...