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2017 BMW 5 Series M Performance accessories revealed - UPDATE
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2017 BMW 5 Series M Performance accessories revealed - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson for BMW Australia has told CarAdvice that the M Performance accessory range is not on the cards for Australia for now. See bottom of article for details. The 2017 BMW 5 Series hasn't officially launched yet but the Bavarian company has wasted no time in creating a line of M Performance accessories for the new-generation luxury mid-sizer...


Renault Kangoo now $21,990 drive-away for Christmas - UPDATE
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Renault Kangoo now $21,990 drive-away for Christmas - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson from Renault Australia has confirmed only the 1.6-litre petrol Kangoo short-wheelbase variant gets the Ready for Business pack as complimentary equipment as part of the Christmas promotion. See article for details If Mariah Carey was a tradie, she'd be singing 'All I Want for Christmas is a Renault Kangoo', now that the French van is on sale from $21,990 drive-away this festive season...


2018 Volkswagen Arteon previewed: Late 2017 launch for CC successor
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2018 Volkswagen Arteon previewed: Late 2017 launch for CC successor

Just days after production of the sleek CC four-door coupe came to an end, its replacement, the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon, has been confirmed. The Arteon name is said to be a portmanteau of the words 'art' (which "describes the saloon's lines") and 'eon' (identifying this car "as a premium model")...


2017 Holden Barina pricing and specs: Updated hatch lands, outgoing model in runout - UPDATE
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2017 Holden Barina pricing and specs: Updated hatch lands, outgoing model in runout - UPDATE

UPDATE, November 28: The revised Barina range has now gone official, with RRP pricing released today. See bottom of article. November 22: Initial pricing and specifications have been revealed for the facelifted 2017 Holden Barina range on the company's website, while the outgoing model is now in runout-sales mode...


Porsche 718 Boxster GTS spied testing
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Porsche 718 Boxster GTS spied testing

A prototype believed to be the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS has been spied testing this week. Little distinguishes this 718 Boxster prototype from the models currently on sale, though the extension of the front bumper hints that a more aggressive aero kit is in the works. Also expected from the rumoured 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS twins are a lower and stiffer suspension set up, along with a sports exhaust and special wheels...


Kia Sorento in the mix for police fleet deals
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Kia Sorento in the mix for police fleet deals

Kia Australia has pitched state police forces in Victoria and Queensland to replace fleets of Australian-made Ford Territory general duties cars with the Sorento. The Korean brand’s local arm has loaned four Sorento diesels to the forces across both states for evaluation, with the response seen as generally positive...


Alpina officially launches in Australia: B3 and B4 BiTurbo now on sale
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Alpina officially launches in Australia: B3 and B4 BiTurbo now on sale

German tuning company Alpina is now officially on sale in Australia, with its BMW 4 Series-based B4 BiTurbo the first model in its range to be homologated for our market. Local distributor, The In Motion Group, officially launched the range at a special event late last week, with the first dealerships to sell the bespoke models being BMW Doncaster and Bundoora...


2017 Hyundai i30 Tourer wagon spied in Germany
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2017 Hyundai i30 Tourer wagon spied in Germany

The next-generation 2017 Hyundai i30 Tourer wagon has been spied testing in Germany this week, giving us a first look at the Korean company's competitor to the Volkswagen Golf wagon. Despite the heavy camouflage, it's almost certain the new wagon will wear the same face as the recently-revealed 2017 i30 hatch, which previews the company's new design direction...


US authorities want phones to have a 'driver mode' to combat distracted driving
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US authorities want phones to have a 'driver mode' to combat distracted driving

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed new guidelines for a mobile phone 'driver mode', which it believes will help address distracted driving. In a document that covers the second phase of the agency's voluntary guidelines to reduce driver distraction, the US DOT wants manufacturers of portable devices and aftermarket electronic device developers to design new products that offer simplified interfaces and reduce the amount of time drivers take their eyes off the road...


2011-2016 Volvo S60, V60 recalled for fluid leak: 725 vehicles affected - UPDATED with numbers
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2011-2016 Volvo S60, V60 recalled for fluid leak: 725 vehicles affected - UPDATED with numbers

Volvo has issued a recall for 725 of its 2011 to 2016 model-year S60 and V60 models over concerns a fluid leak could pose a fire hazard. The Swedish manufacturer reports that the affected vehicles may experience a coolant fluid leak during engine warm-up in certain driving and climate conditions - such as hard acceleration after a cold start in a cold climate...


Kia Australian suspension tune goes global on Pro_cee'd GT
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Kia Australian suspension tune goes global on Pro_cee'd GT

The Kia Pro_cee’d GT hot hatch may no longer be sold in Australia due to low sales, but the company’s local tuning arm is still making a major impact on the car. That’s because the updated version of the 150kW turbocharged three-door still sold in Europe is using a suspension tune developed in Australia before the car was axed locally...


Tow ball mass: What does it all mean?
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Tow ball mass: What does it all mean?

Tow ratings have become pretty serious marketing fodder among SUV and pickup manufacturers. Superlatives abound about ‘best in class’ capabilities, but while the maximum rating is good to know, there is another value that might just be more important. Tow ball mass...


Narva introduces 'heavy duty' cable tie range; drifters rejoice
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Narva introduces 'heavy duty' cable tie range; drifters rejoice

Drifters rejoice! Australian automotive parts company Narva has released a new range of heavy duty cable ties, promising higher-quality emergency fixes and repairs. Making no secret of the importance and value of a good cable tie, Narva itself admits, “There is no doubt that cable ties are one of the most useful products anyone can have in their shed, workshop or vehicle tool box...


2017 Lotus Exige Sport 380 revealed: More power, more carbon, less weight
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2017 Lotus Exige Sport 380 revealed: More power, more carbon, less weight

Yep, it's another Lotus special. The 2017 Lotus Exige Sport 380 has been revealed this week, and is the most hardcore version of the British coupe yet. Serving as the new flagship in the range, the Exige Sport 380 is lighter, more powerful and looks the business. Under the bonnet is an uprated version of the Toyota-sourced 3...


Morgan 3 Wheeler retains ADR compliance, will remain on sale in Australia
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Morgan 3 Wheeler retains ADR compliance, will remain on sale in Australia

In a quick about-face, the Morgan 3 Wheeler has been re-certified as compliant with the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) and will remain on sale. Around two weeks ago, Morgan informed its customers and fans that new versions of the 3 Wheeler would no longer be available for registration in Australia from November 2017 due to proposed changes to the ADRs...