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Mercedes-Benz utility details to be revealed in October
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Mercedes-Benz utility details to be revealed in October

Details on the first ever Mercedes-Benz pick-up utility vehicle are set to be revealed later this month, according to a release from the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The release focused on the intra-brand co-operative deal between Renault, Nissan and Mercedes-Benz in the joint development of a new pick-up truck...


Porsche manual models still relevant, brand claims
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Porsche manual models still relevant, brand claims

There have been some brilliant drivers’ cars out of Porsche headquarters over the years, but the fact is that more buyers are shifting away from manual-transmission models. Porsche wanted to generate some desire for a manual model by releasing the Porsche 911 R, the first version in the current-generation range to be fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox (all manual 911 models had instead been fitted with a seven-speed stick)...


No Australian tuning for Hyundai's new N performance cars
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No Australian tuning for Hyundai's new N performance cars

Hyundai's global N Performance engineering boss has said no to local ride and handling tuning for any of the brand's future N Performance products, which goes against the current trend with Hyundai Australia's range. Speaking exclusively to Australian journalists at the Paris motor show, head of vehicle test and high performance development, Albert Biermann, told CarAdvice that N Performance products will exclusively be tuned at the Nurburgring...


EV demand will force infrastructure improvement, says Volkswagen
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EV demand will force infrastructure improvement, says Volkswagen

Setting up charging infrastructure is widely considered a major hurdle to the rollout of mainstream electric cars, but aspiring industry leader Volkswagen considers it a problem that will take care of itself as supply grows to meet demand...


Hyundai Santa Fe: RWD crossover heading to SEMA 2016 with 775kW V6
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Hyundai Santa Fe: RWD crossover heading to SEMA 2016 with 775kW V6

Dubbed the Santa Fast, this Hyundai Santa Fe will be one of the officially sanctioned, highly modified Hyundais on display at SEMA 2016 in Las Vegas. Developed by tuner Bisimoto, the Santa Fast is based on the seven-seat long-wheelbase Santa Fe that's sold in the US. The four-cylinder or 3.3-litre V6 engines found in the production crossover have been junked in favour of the 3...


Jeep keen on sub-Renegade SUV - report
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Jeep keen on sub-Renegade SUV - report

A small crossover that will slot in beneath the Jeep Renegade is reportedly on the radar. Mike Manley, head of the Jeep brand, told Autocar that he was "pretty confident that [the sub-Renegade market] is going to be a viable segment for us in the future"...


Renault Clio RS.16 tipped for production, Australian launch has potential
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Renault Clio RS.16 tipped for production, Australian launch has potential

Renault’s hot hatch on steroids, the Renault Clio RS.16, could soon be headed for the production line. And, in potentially good news for Aussie fans of the Reggie, a limited number could be built in right-hand drive - with a small allocation set for our shores. While recent rumours hinted at Renault making an official announcement at the Paris motor show, no confirmation was forthcoming...


Infiniti super sedan to take on M5? "I'd love to see that," says local PR head
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Infiniti super sedan to take on M5? "I'd love to see that," says local PR head

Cars such as the BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63 have long held positions at the top of the super-sedan table. But what if Infiniti laid down the law to these European powerhouses? Speaking to CarAdvice at the local launch of the new twin-turbo V6-powered 2016 Infiniti Q50 3...


Hyundai N Performance cars 'must be track going', two variants to launch with i30
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Hyundai N Performance cars 'must be track going', two variants to launch with i30

Hyundai's new performance engineering boss says N Performance cars must be track going, with the brand confirming two levels of Hyundai i30N performance vehicles for buyers. Speaking exclusively with members of the Australian media, Hyundai head of vehicle test and high performance development, Albert Biermann said that the brand would release two versions of the i30N and that both would have a track requirement...


Audi's driverless future is coming sooner than you think
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Audi's driverless future is coming sooner than you think

The next-generation Audi A8 luxury sedan will feature autonomous driving and is due in Australia in 2018, the company has confirmed. Audi board member Dr Dietmar Voggenreiter told CarAdvice the brand is marching ahead with autonomous driving technology, despite government legislation around the world yet to catch up with the new tech...


Porsche Panamera two-door coupe 'definitely has a market'
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Porsche Panamera two-door coupe 'definitely has a market'

There’s a chance that a two-door Porsche Panamera coupe could be produced to take on the likes of the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T and Bentley Continental. Such a model has been predicted from the German sports car brand for a while, as a potential third family member of the Panamera range alongside the sedan(ish) model that launched recently, and the confirmed Sport Turismo wagon due in the coming years...


'Pay How You Drive' is here and could save you $$$
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'Pay How You Drive' is here and could save you $$$

Your car's connectivity, and how you drive, could impact on your insurance premiums in the future - according to senior Renault connectivity guru, Benoit Joly. With modern cars increasingly connected to the outside world and sending and receiving live updates to and from any number of sources, Joly believes insurance companies could offer lower premiums to those drivers who agree to share their driving data with them...


Volkswagen diesel emissions saga: Company claims its culture has changed, as EV focus intensifies
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Volkswagen diesel emissions saga: Company claims its culture has changed, as EV focus intensifies

Volkswagen says the diesel emissions scandal that has savaged the company over the past year has been a catalyst for greatly-needed internal change, and fast-tracked its drive to be the undisputed world leader in electric cars...


2016 Paris Motor Show Gallery - part 3
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2016 Paris Motor Show Gallery - part 3

  Well the 2016 Paris Motor Show is done and done. Here's the final gallery of images. Stay tuned to hear what the team thought with our Hits and Misses of the show...


No plans for Mitsubishi Pajero successor
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No plans for Mitsubishi Pajero successor

The SUV-strong line-up at Mitsubishi Motors seems unlikely to retain one of its stalwart models, the Mitsubishi Pajero, when production of that car eventually winds up. The Mitsubishi Pajero has been the flagship offering in the brand’s ranks for some time, and in its current generation it has been around for a decade, having been tweaked and massaged almost annually with more kit and pricing changes to keep things fresh...