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Mystery camo SUV revealed: It's a Volkswagen Amarok!
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Mystery camo SUV revealed: It's a Volkswagen Amarok!

Loch Ness, Stonehenge, all forgotten last week, as the sightings of a mystery SUV caused a bit of a stir around the CarAdvice office. But the year’s biggest mystery has been solved! Our research has revealed that the chunky-looking 4WD forms part of the Volkswagen Amarok V6 marketing campaign...


Kia GT concept makes first production appearance in factory leak
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Kia GT concept makes first production appearance in factory leak

The big and bold Kia GT concept, first revealed way back in 2011, has made its first appearance in production form today. Not quite the unveiling Kia would have wanted for its new flagship rear-wheel-drive sports sedan, this first look comes courtesy of a low-quality photo snapped at the factory...


Subaru Forester, Impreza added to Takata airbag recall: 34,500 vehicles affected
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Subaru Forester, Impreza added to Takata airbag recall: 34,500 vehicles affected

Subaru has issued a recall for 34,563 of its 2008 to 2009 model-year Impreza small cars and 2009 model-year Forester SUVs as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest notice, affected models are fitted with front passenger airbag inflators that could shoot metal fragments into the cabin when deployed, posing a significant risk of injury, even death, to occupants...


2018 BMW X5 spied in X1-inspired production body
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2018 BMW X5 spied in X1-inspired production body

Spy photographers have snapped the next-generation 2018 BMW X5 undergoing testing this week. Wearing a heavy disguise, the X5 prototype in the images sports a silhouette similar to the small X1, though obviously in a much larger package. Up front is a much larger version of BMW's signature double-kidney grille, while the headlights and front bumper are still pre-production units...


Holden winds up engine production ahead of 2017 manufacturing end
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Holden winds up engine production ahead of 2017 manufacturing end

Today is the day. The last bolt has been tightened on the last Australian-made V6, with Holden today following Ford into ending local engine production. As it did for Ford, today marks a step toward ending Holden's entire Australian manufacturing program. But, while Ford continued to build engines until just weeks before Falcon and Territory production ended, Holden intends to continue building the Commodore through to the end of 2017...


Haval H2s revealed in Guangzhou, Australian potential unclear
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Haval H2s revealed in Guangzhou, Australian potential unclear

The Haval H2s has been revealed at the Guangzhou motor show, possibly previewing a pending update for the Chinese brand's smallest model. Described by the company as a 'small premium SUV', the H2s looks much sharper and more upmarket than the current H2, thanks to its more slender headlights and front grille, somewhat similar to the larger H6 (known as the H6 Coupe in China)...


2018 BMW i3 facelift to bring sporty 'S' variant - report
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2018 BMW i3 facelift to bring sporty 'S' variant - report

The refreshed 2018 BMW i3 range will bring a new look, more range and a sporty new performance model, according to a new report out of Europe. Britain's Autocar claims the updated electric car will make its debut at next year's Frankfurt motor show in September, headlined by a new 'i3S' electric hot hatch which will become the new flagship...


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...