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2017 Maserati Quattroporte revealed, Australian deliveries due later this year
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2017 Maserati Quattroporte revealed, Australian deliveries due later this year

The Maserati Quattroporte facelift has been unveiled with an uprated base engine, mild styling tweaks, and a large 8.4-inch infotainment screen. Up front, the facelifted Quattroporte sports an updated lower fascia design and a revised grille with striking vertical chrome slats...


2017 Kia GT rear-wheel-drive sedan spied
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2017 Kia GT rear-wheel-drive sedan spied

The new rear-wheel-drive Kia GT sports sedan has been spied testing on public roads again. These latest photos were taken in Germany, whereas an earlier prototype was spotted in the United States. Despite the camouflage and body cladding, it's clear that the GT has styling that's be closely related to the 2011 GT concept, complete with a long bonnet, short front overhang, and coupe-like roofline...


2017 Renault Clio revealed ahead of Australian launch
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2017 Renault Clio revealed ahead of Australian launch

The newly refreshed 2017 Renault Clio hatch has been revealed today, ahead of an Australian debut that will likely occur early next year. The lightly updated hatch's debut follows the unveiling last month of the Clio RS 16 concept, which appeared to offer a first look at the range's coming update...


Suzuki CEO steps down due to fuel economy scandal
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Suzuki CEO steps down due to fuel economy scandal

Osamu Suzuki will step down from the position of CEO of Suzuki, at the end of this month, in the wake of the company's fuel economy calculation scandal. The 86-year-old Suzuki will however retain his role as chairman of the company that bears his adopted family's name. Executive vice president Osamu Honda will also step down on June 29 at the company's annual general meeting...


Fiat Argentina withdraws sexist handbook from new cars
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Fiat Argentina withdraws sexist handbook from new cars

A sexist booklet supplied with new Fiat vehicles in Argentina has been withdrawn after an online outcry and criticism from women's rights groups that it was misogynistic. According to Associated Press, the "Good Use Handbook" was distributed along with the operating manual in new Fiat cars sold in Argentina...


2017 Holden Captiva spied testing
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2017 Holden Captiva spied testing

The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, which could come here as the 2017 Holden Captiva, has once again been spied testing in heavy camouflage. The Equinox, previously spied last month, was this time caught testing alongside the Opel Meriva and Opel Insignia this week. This strengthens suspicions that the Equinox will make the jump to join the Opel family, taking on the Antara badge...


Aston Martin DBZ trademark could hint at new Zagato special
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Aston Martin DBZ trademark could hint at new Zagato special

British automaker Aston Martin has recently applied to trademark the ‘DBZ’ name in Europe, hinting at a new collaborative special model. Aston's trademark application first appeared in the European Union's Intellectual Property Office's public database this month, with the name intended for “passenger cars; racing cars; car bodies”...


2017 LaFerrari Spider previewed by scale model
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2017 LaFerrari Spider previewed by scale model

The design of the upcoming Ferrari LaFerrari Spider has been revealed, with images of a 1/43 scale model version of the drop-top hypercar surfacing online. Already confirmed by Sergio Marchionne, boss of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Ferrari, along with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay on the first episode of the new season of Top Gear, the new LaFerrari Spider is believed to be largely similar to its roofed sibling...


Five fastest-growing vehicle segments in 2016
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Five fastest-growing vehicle segments in 2016

The Australian new vehicle market is running at an all-time high five months into the 2016 calendar year, up 3.8 per cent over last year, to a tick under 470,000 units. But which vehicle segments (as classified by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries’ VFACTS data) are the engine room of this growth? Looking at the segments that have grown the most is intriguing for no other reason than the diversity therein...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 7: F-Type SVR and Audi S4, Toyota tops brand charts, and more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 7: F-Type SVR and Audi S4, Toyota tops brand charts, and more

Welcome to episode 6 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined again by Mike Costello to explore the news and reviews of the past week. As usual, there's also a fair bit of foolin' around...


Mercedes-Benz: internal-combustion engine still has a long way to go
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Mercedes-Benz: internal-combustion engine still has a long way to go

Mercedes-Benz expects internal-combustion engines to stick around for many decades to come, despite a heavy push into both full-electric and fuel-cell vehicles. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Mercedes-Benz Technology day in Stuttgart last week, Bernhard Heil, the head of Powertrains at Daimler (Mercedes-Benz parent company) said there is still a lot of potential to improve the internal combustion engines (ICE)...


Mercedes-Benz to outperform Tesla battery improvements by 280 per cent
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Mercedes-Benz to outperform Tesla battery improvements by 280 per cent

Mercedes-Benz says that it expects to achieve a 14 per-cent increase in electric vehicle battery capacity each year, almost three times that of Tesla estimations. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Mercedes-Benz technology day in Stuttgart last week, the head of the company’s electric-drive system integration, Jurgen Schenk, confirmed his company’s plans for battery improvement technology, which should see a nearly doubling of both battery energy density and consequent electric vehicle (EV) range every five years...


2016 Proton Suprima and Exora get pricing changes, equipment revisions
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2016 Proton Suprima and Exora get pricing changes, equipment revisions

The 2016 Proton Suprima S hatchback and Exora MPV ranges have been given minor refreshes, with prices of Suprima S models slashed and the Exora gaining new equipment. For this update, the base Suprima S GXA now starts at $17,990 drive away, well down on the previous $21,790 drive away price. The upper-spec GXRA can now be had for $20,990 drive away, almost $6,000 less than the 2014/15 figure...


2017 Fiat 500S detailed
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2017 Fiat 500S detailed

With the new Fiat 500S is about to go on sale in Europe, the Italian-American car maker has provided more details about the latest addition to the 500 range. Fiat is positioning the 500S as a sportier-looking alternative to the rest of the 500 range. Externally the 500S is distinguished by unique front and rear bumpers, a honeycomb grille, and a chrome-plated exhaust tip...


Mazda details new G-Vectoring chassis control system
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Mazda details new G-Vectoring chassis control system

Japanese car maker Mazda has this week revealed details - although no images - of its new electronic chassis system, designed to shift focus towards long-distance comfort and stability in its passenger cars, rather than outright handling. Dubbed the ‘G-Vectoring Control’ (GVC) system, the technology is part of the company’s wider plan to reduce driver fatigue and stress in its future models...