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2018 Holden Commodore spied in Melbourne - UPDATE
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2018 Holden Commodore spied in Melbourne - UPDATE

Update - More images of the new Holden Commodore have been submitted. See bottom of article for details The all-new 2018 Holden Commodore, a localised version of the new Opel Insignia revealed for Europe late last year, has been spied in Australia this week...


Subaru Brumby leaving the River Cottage in the name of charity
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Subaru Brumby leaving the River Cottage in the name of charity

A special 1993 Subaru Brumby will be auctioned off at the end of February to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis New South Wales. The ute, which co-starred on popular TV Series River Cottage Australia, has been used by host Paul West and his family in several seasons of the foodie-themed show as a workhorse on the rural Southern NSW property...


PSA board approves Opel takeover, announcement due Monday - UPDATE
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PSA board approves Opel takeover, announcement due Monday - UPDATE

UPDATE: It is now official, Opel has been sold to PSA Group. Story here. French automotive giant PSA Group is on the brink of completing a deal to buy General Motors' Opel and Vauxhall divisions, according to a report out of Europe over the weekend. More, the companies are now expect to announce details at 9:15am, Monday morning, in Europe - 7:15pm tonight, Australian time...


Mercedes-Benz to recall 1 million cars globally for engine fires, local impact unclear
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Mercedes-Benz to recall 1 million cars globally for engine fires, local impact unclear

Mercedes-Benz will recall around 1 million vehicles across various model lines, after numerous reports of engine fires as a result of a faulty fuse. According to a report published by industry journal Automotive News, parent company Daimler announced the recall after 51 fires were reported - the majority being in the USA...


Capped-price servicing FAQ: What's offered, what's covered and the limitations
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Capped-price servicing FAQ: What's offered, what's covered and the limitations

Thanks to fierce competition and a strong dollar, we’ve been buying cars at a faster rate than at any other time in our history. Regardless of whether our purchases are driven by our love of a good deal, sheer necessity or a passion for things automotive, few, if any, of us look forward to taking our four-wheeled friends for a service...


2003-2005 Toyota Corolla recalled for airbag fix
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2003-2005 Toyota Corolla recalled for airbag fix

Toyota has issued a recall for 20,129 of its previous-generation 2003 to 2005 Corolla hatches and sedans over concerns the vehicles could be fitted with faulty airbag inflators. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the front driver's airbag inflator has been assembled with propellant wafers that are subject to density reduction caused by repeated volume change, occurring after prolonged exposure to high temperatures...


Screw your stupid hidden door handles!
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Screw your stupid hidden door handles!

What's with the disappearing rear door handles? Modern car designers seem to be getting more and more enamoured with the idea that making the rear doors of cars appear as though they're missing entrance levers is in some way sleek, modern or - God forbid - cool. It isn't. Door handles are important and they should be there for all to see and feel...


Mercedes-AMG GT Concept sedan teased ahead of Geneva debut
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Mercedes-AMG GT Concept sedan teased ahead of Geneva debut

The Mercedes-AMG GT Concept will make its debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show, which is just days away. Over the weekend, AMG issued a sketch showing off the concept's rear and sides. We can see that the new car will be a sports liftback in the mould of the Porsche Panamera, while drawing plenty of styling inspiration from the GT coupe and convertible...


2017 HSV GTS: final 430kW LSA-powered monster to be built next month
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2017 HSV GTS: final 430kW LSA-powered monster to be built next month

It's official! The last-ever Gen-F2-based HSV GTS will roll out of Holden Special Vehicles's Victorian workshop come late April, the performance car manufacturer has confirmed. Speaking to CarAdvice, HSV marketing general manager Damon Paull said, “We have approximately just 90 more GTSs to build, with the last scheduled to roll off the production line late next month...


Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok
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Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok

Volkswagen Australia continues to push for better safety features in its Amarok ute, as the company counts the cost of missing the latest safety tech. The Volkswagen Amarok doesn’t have the benchmark level of safety assistance tech that rivals such as the Ford Ranger do...


Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept revealed
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Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept revealed

The Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept has been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Said to developed by Infiniti and Renault's Formula One team, the Project Black S has been designed to gauge market sentiment with a potential launch further into the Q60 coupe's life cycle...


2018 Kia Stinger spied in Sydney
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2018 Kia Stinger spied in Sydney

The 2018 Kia Stinger has been spied undisguised in Sydney this week, giving us a closer look at the upcoming Korean liftback. Compared to the vehicles shown at the Detroit motor show and more recently at the Australian Open tennis tournament, which were all top-spec GT models, this red Stinger appears to be a lower-spec variant - likely the four-cylinder entry-level model - and is also right-hand drive...


2017 Audi Q5 gets five-star EuroNCAP rating, others fare worse
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2017 Audi Q5 gets five-star EuroNCAP rating, others fare worse

The 2017 Audi Q5 has received a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority Euro NCAP, ahead of its Australian launch later this year. Scoring 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child occupants, 73 per cent for pedestrian protection and 58 per cent for safety assist systems, the Q5 showed good all-round performance - dropping points mainly due to the lack of a lane support system as standard equipment...


Range Rover Velar points to an evolved design language
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Range Rover Velar points to an evolved design language

One glance at the all-new Range Rover Velar, and it’s clear Land Rover is previewing an evolved design language destined for the wider line-up. Chief Design Director at Land Rover, Gerry McGovern, talks about filling the ‘white space’ between Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport - but he also talks about a process of ‘reductionism’, which he says, “is a discipline faithful to the original Range Rover, but enabled by the very latest thinking in design, precision engineering and technology...


BMW i8 roadster spied again
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BMW i8 roadster spied again

The upcoming BMW i8 roadster has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing on the snowy roads of Sweden. For the first time we get a proper look at the drop-top hybrid performance coupe, though the likeness to the coupe doesn't present any major surprises despite the heavy disguise...