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Peugeot 308 Active gets rear-view camera, navigation as standard: $27,990 starting price
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Peugeot 308 Active gets rear-view camera, navigation as standard: $27,990 starting price

The Peugeot 308 Active now comes standard with a rear-view camera and satellite navigation as standard, although not as a free upgrade. At $27,990 plus on-road costs, the 308 Active is $1100 than the model it replaces, though the upgrade also includes complimentary map updates for the vehicle warranty period - valued at $450 over three years...


Mercedes-AMG hypercar power not merely ‘inspired’ by F1 engine: it very much is one
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Mercedes-AMG hypercar power not merely ‘inspired’ by F1 engine: it very much is one

With the Mercedes-AMG hypercar announcement at the 2016 Paris Motor Show came plenty of subjective thought about how much Mercedes would leverage their Formula One technology into a road car. But the facts were much simpler, and when CarAdvice spoke with Tobias Moers, Chief Executive of Mercedes-AMG, he summed it up very succinctly...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV update won't hit Australia until next year
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV update won't hit Australia until next year

The facelifted Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV won't land in Australia until sometime in 2017, according to the company’s local arm. Speaking to CarAdvice, John Taylor, product communications manager at Mitsubishi Australia, said: “We don’t have any announcements about Outlander PHEV at this stage, [but] we are expecting an updated model sometime next year”...


Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid to get Prime position: If the Toyota Prius Prime ever comes here...
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Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid to get Prime position: If the Toyota Prius Prime ever comes here...

An Australian launch for the Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid hatch would see it priced in the space that Toyota's plug-in Prius Prime would likely occupy - if the market-leading Japanese brand ever sees fit to bring it here. Revealed earlier this year in a trio of hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and full-electric forms, the Ioniq range represents Hyundai's first true step into a market dominated by Toyota for decades...


2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line pricing and specs: available October 17 - UPDATE
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2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line pricing and specs: available October 17 - UPDATE

Update - Volkswagen has announced the Passat 206TSI R-Line will be available to buy from October 17, almost a month earlier than expected. The upgraded 2017 model-year Passat range is also now on sale. See bottom of article for details A new 2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line model has been announced for Australia, combining the company's sporty styling package with more power and an all-wheel-drive layout...


Mazda MX-5 RF finally enters production, Australia launch early 2017
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Mazda MX-5 RF finally enters production, Australia launch early 2017

The Mazda MX-5 RF folding hardtop has finally entered production, at the company’s Ujina Plant No. 1 near Hiroshima, ahead of its global sales rollout at the end of 2016. The first market to get the slick new MX-5 derivative will be Mazda’s home, Japan, with Europe, North America and us here in Australia set to get the car by March 2017...


Fisker is back, planning world-changing EVs
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Fisker is back, planning world-changing EVs

A lapsed electric vehicle pioneer is back, and potentially in a big way. Henrik Fisker, whose eponymous electric car the Fisker Karma range-extender (pictured) sedan made waves a few years ago, has announced a decision to relaunch. Fisker Inc. has announced the brand rebirth will kick off with the development of a mystery all-electric premium vehicle featuring battery technology claimed to deliver a longer driving range than any existing EV...


BMW X1, Jeep Renegade, Volkswagen Tiguan awarded five-star ANCAP ratings
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BMW X1, Jeep Renegade, Volkswagen Tiguan awarded five-star ANCAP ratings

A trio of new SUV offerings have been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) - the BMW X1, Jeep Renegade and Volkswagen Tiguan. While all three models achieved good scores in each of the physical crash tests, the two Germans were praised by the firm for their inclusion of active safety systems as standard, including autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard...


Geely to launch Lynk & Co car brand later this month
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Geely to launch Lynk & Co car brand later this month

Lynk & Co, a new automotive brand from Geely, owner of both Volvo and the London Taxi Company, will be launched on October 20. The Chinese car maker has begun sending invites to members of the media. The invitation, republished by Jalopnik, promises more than just "a new car brand and a model line-up", but "some radical, new thinking — different from anything you’ve seen before from the car industry" and that "might well change the world’s idea of mobility"...


Hennessey VelociRaptor: 6x6 Ford F-150 Raptor unveiled
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Hennessey VelociRaptor: 6x6 Ford F-150 Raptor unveiled

The Hennessey VelociRaptor is a new 6x6 off-roading pickup truck that's based on the Ford F-150 Raptor. The VelociRaptor is available to order now and is priced from US$295,000 ($387,000). Although that price includes the base vehicle, it's a steep step up from the four-door Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew that begins at US$52,505 ($68,800)...


Porsche Panamera performance hybrid coming, four-cylinder ruled out
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Porsche Panamera performance hybrid coming, four-cylinder ruled out

The Porsche Panamera range is set to see the addition of a more performance-focused hybrid model. The brand has already detailed four models in the four-door sedan range, including the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid all-wheel-drive setup that offers claimed acceleration of 4.6 seconds from 0-100km/h thanks to its 340kW/700Nm drivetrain...


Toyota Kirobo Mini: cupholder-friendly companion robot launched in Japan
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Toyota Kirobo Mini: cupholder-friendly companion robot launched in Japan

Toyota has launched in the palm-sized Kirobo Mini companion robot at the CEATEC electronics show currently under way in Tokyo. Based on an earlier design for an anthropomorphic space robot, the Kirobo Mini features cute anime-style design, and has a mouth and eyes that light up when it's interacting with humans...


Victoria throws support behind autonomous vehicle testing: Bosch, TAC, VicRoads partner up on 'Towards Zero' goal
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Victoria throws support behind autonomous vehicle testing: Bosch, TAC, VicRoads partner up on 'Towards Zero' goal

Competition for the status of leader in autonomous driving technology between Australia's state governments is heating up, with Victoria this week declaring it is "leading the way" on advanced driverless systems. The announcement, part of a $1...


September 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed
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September 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed

New vehicle sales in Australia grew 1.3 per cent in September to 102,696 units, keeping the market bubbling along at record pace with only a quarter of the year left. Nine months into 2016, and a remarkable 887,076 new cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles have been counted as ‘sold’ by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries...


New car sales figures September 2016
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New car sales figures September 2016

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of September 2016. For a detailed market analysis, click here...