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Aussie police eyeing Chrysler 300 after local manufacturing ends
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Aussie police eyeing Chrysler 300 after local manufacturing ends

It seems that the police forces across Australia still want a large sedan as their vehicle of choice when local manufacturing ends late next year, according to the local boss of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)...


Lucid Air revealed ahead of 2018 debut: New all-electric Tesla rival unveiled
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Lucid Air revealed ahead of 2018 debut: New all-electric Tesla rival unveiled

Lucid Motors, the 'new' Chinese-backed and US-based EV brand formerly known as battery technology company Atieva, has unveiled its rival to the all-electric Tesla Model S: the Lucid Air. Officially a concept, Lucid claims it will begin production of the Air at a new facility in Arizona, with the program scheduled to begin in 2018...


Ford Mustang V8 dominating sales split
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Ford Mustang V8 dominating sales split

We’ve spoken before about the remarkable sales success of the Ford Mustang in 2016, with demand still exceeding supply in much of the network one year since launch. But we thought a very quick yarn expanding on the sales break-down, and comparing some other cars for context, would be of interest...


Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe to share new EV platform
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Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe to share new EV platform

The next-generation Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe EV will be built upon a common platform. Arnaud Deboeuf, senior vice president of Renault-Nissan BV; the strategic management unit of the transnational alliance, has confirmed with industry journal Automotive News that the next-gen versions of both electric vehicles will share common underpinnings and electric motors...


2018 BMW X2 spied at the snow
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2018 BMW X2 spied at the snow

The upcoming 2018 BMW X2 has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing in Northern Sweden. Set to be the sportier coupe-like companion to the BMW X1 in the same vein as the X3/X4 and X5/X6 pairs, the new X2 will feature a more heavily raked tailgate design and sloping roofline...


Michigan lawmakers clear road for driverless cars without human controls
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Michigan lawmakers clear road for driverless cars without human controls

Authorities in the US state of Michigan have passed a package of automaker-backed bills that will allow autonomous vehicles to drive on public roads without steering wheels or pedals. According to a new report by the US's Fortune, Michigan's Governor, Rick Snyder, passed the legislation in an effort to re-establish the state as the leader in driverless vehicle development...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied in the snow
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied in the snow

The next-generation 2018 Aston Martin Vantage has been spied again, this time doing rounds on the snowy roads of Sweden. Despite looking like a DB11, this test mule is shorter than the larger grand tourer, as the Vantage will remain a two-seater model. Under the skin, the new Vantage will utilise a smaller version of the DB11's new-generation aluminium architecture, though it should be longer, wider and lower than the current car...


500X, E-Class, Impreza receive five-star ANCAP safety rating
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500X, E-Class, Impreza receive five-star ANCAP safety rating

Crash-testing authority ANCAP has awarded the maximum five-star safety rating to three of the latest models to hit the Australian market; the Fiat 500X, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Subaru Impreza. Both the 500X and Impreza achieved high scores in the destructive crash tests, however autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is only available in higher grades in both model lines - something that ANCAP's CEO, James Goodwin, thinks should be addressed...


Holden Commodore has three limited editions coming: Brand set to take expressions of interest
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Holden Commodore has three limited editions coming: Brand set to take expressions of interest

After months of speculation, Holden has confirmed it will finally reveal three limited-edition performance models on January 19, 2017. CarAdvice can reveal that Holden will launch a microsite on December 15, which will allow buyers to register their interest...


2017 Subaru Impreza crowned Japan car of the year, Honda NSX lands 'Special Award'
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2017 Subaru Impreza crowned Japan car of the year, Honda NSX lands 'Special Award'

The new-generation 2017 Subaru Impreza has been named the Japanese car of the year for 2016-2017. It's the second time one of the brand's models has received the award in its home country, with the other title won by the Liberty (known in Japan and the US as the Legacy) in 2003...


Toyota Yaris hot hatch confirmed, 'no plans' for Australia - UPDATE
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Toyota Yaris hot hatch confirmed, 'no plans' for Australia - UPDATE

If you had your hopes up, Toyota's here to let them down: Confirmation today of an upcoming Toyota Yaris hot hatch has been followed by word that it is no sure thing for an Australian launch. Although not an outright write-off for our market, a Toyota spokesperson has confirmed there are currently no plans to bring the souped-up Yaris here...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe revealed ahead of Australian debut
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe revealed ahead of Australian debut

The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe has been revealed ahead of its European launch in the first quarter of next year. It's no surprise that the E-Class coupe looks very much like the smaller C-Class and larger S-Class Coupes, though the mid-sizer does have some unique features...


2017 Peugeot 308 shake-up sees Australian range almost halved
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2017 Peugeot 308 shake-up sees Australian range almost halved

The 2017 Peugeot 308 range has been cut down from 11 variants to just six as the brand tries to make things a little less complex for buyers - and, presumably, to attract more customers. The 2017 Peugeot 308 line-up sees the mainstream 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol versions removed, and just one of the GT variants remains...


2003-2009 Mazda RX-8 recalled for fuel leak fix: 5400 vehicles affected
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2003-2009 Mazda RX-8 recalled for fuel leak fix: 5400 vehicles affected

Mazda has issued a recall for 5400 of its 2003 to 2009 RX-8 sports cars over concerns the vehicles could develop a fuel leak. The Japanese manufacturer reports that the plastic fuel pump retaining rings on the fuel tanks could deteriorate due to heat exposure from the engine and exhaust pipes...


Nissan LCV head confident of "permanent need" for pickups into the future
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Nissan LCV head confident of "permanent need" for pickups into the future

The global head of Nissan light commercial vehicles says although the proliferation of electrified and autonomous passenger vehicles is imminent, the uniqueness and wide-ranging flexibility of pickups ensures they will be needed "forever"...