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Designer reimagines BMW's Isetta as the cute bubble car of the future
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Designer reimagines BMW's Isetta as the cute bubble car of the future

The BMW Isetta of the 1950s is one of the quirkiest models to come from the Bavarian manufacturer in its 100-year history, and now one independent designer has reimagined the original 'bubble car' for the 21st century. Created by Justin Hyunjung Cho as a ride-sharing solution of the future, the modern-day Isetta mixes the super-compact concept of the original with various design elements of modern BMW models and autonomous driving technology...


Mazda CX-8 now under consideration for Australia
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Mazda CX-8 now under consideration for Australia

The recently unveiled Mazda CX-8 has now been made available for the Australian market, with the company's local arm this week confirming the seven-seat, diesel-only SUV is in its consideration set for 2018. Speaking to CarAdvice after this week's Mazda technology forum in Frankfurt, Mazda Australia marketing boss Alastair Doak confirmed availability of the CX-8 for our market...


Smart Vision EQ Fortwo revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut
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Smart Vision EQ Fortwo revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut

Just days after being teased on social media, the Smart Vision EQ Fortwo concept has been revealed ahead of the Frankfurt motor show. Launching under parent Mercedes-Benz's new 'EQ' electric sub-brand, the Smart Vision EQ Fortwo show car measures a diminutive 2699mm long, 1720mm wide and 1535mm tall, and potentially previews the next-generation of the urban carmaker's smallest model, the Fortwo...


2018 Nissan 370Z revealed - UPDATE
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2018 Nissan 370Z revealed - UPDATE

A lightly revised 2018 Nissan 370Z has been revealed this week for overseas markets, bringing minor styling changes and a new clutch for manual versions. Changes to the coupe's exterior include black door handles and a new rear bumper fascia, while the head and tail-lights get a new dark tint - previously exclusive to the Nismo variant...


CarAdvice podcast 68: New EV infrastructure coming for Australia?
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CarAdvice podcast 68: New EV infrastructure coming for Australia?

While Mandy heads to the Birdsville Races, Paul Maric is joined this week is Mike Costello, bringing you the latest car news from the past week. This includes the all-new Bentley Continental GT, details on Kia Stinger specifications, the awesome looking Suzuki Jimny, the all-new Porsche Cayenne, plus the BMW i3 revision and Volvo XC60...


2018 Audi RS5 pricing and specs: Big turbo coupe here in December
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2018 Audi RS5 pricing and specs: Big turbo coupe here in December

The 2018 Audi RS5 coupe has been confirmed for an Australian launch in December, priced to kick off from $156,600 plus on-road costs. Weighing 60 kilograms less than the previous model, thanks to its new MLB 'evo' architecture, the RS5 is also faster and more efficient than the car it replaces. Under the bonnet is a new 2...


2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional Wagon on sale in Australia
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2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional Wagon on sale in Australia

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional range has been bolstered by the introduction of a new wagon variant, making Australia the only market in the world to have the utilitarian off-roaders available to the public...


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Circa $140k starting price likely
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Circa $140k starting price likely

Although we're in the US this week to drive the maniacal new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the company has yet to reveal Australian pricing. By our calculations, though, the big beast will likely start with a price tag in the neighbourhood of $140,000. What we do know for sure is that the Trackhawk will go on sale in Australia in two variant forms...


Holden launches Maven Gig ride-sharing brand with Uber
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Holden launches Maven Gig ride-sharing brand with Uber

General Motors (GM), parent of Holden, has this week launched its car-sharing sub-brand Maven in Australia. Dubbed 'Maven Gig', the service allows drivers to get on the road quickly and join the rising gig economy - which includes various ride-sharing and food delivery services such as UberX and UberEats...


2018 Subaru Forester pricing and specs: Same looks, more kit
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2018 Subaru Forester pricing and specs: Same looks, more kit

The 2018 Subaru Forester has arrived on sale, with minor tweaks across a few of the model grades. There are no cosmetic changes to the 2018 model-year version of the Subaru Forester (and thus these are photos of the last model-year update, 2016), with just spec upgrades filtering to the petrol-powered 2.5i-S, turbo-petrol 2.0 XT Premium, and turbo-diesel 2...


2017 Honda NSX: Only two sold in Oz so far
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2017 Honda NSX: Only two sold in Oz so far

Surrounded by much hype and huge expectation, the first new Honda NSX to be sold in Australia in 25 years launched locally in late 2016. Anticipation was high and fans were, understandably, rather excited. Then Honda Australia confirmed pricing for the hybrid supercar: an eyebrow-raising $420,000 (before on-road costs)...


Cummins Aeos: Electric semi truck concept revealed
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Cummins Aeos: Electric semi truck concept revealed

Engine and power firm, Cummins, has taken the wraps off its AEOS all-electric semi truck concept this week, beating Silicon Valley's Tesla to the punch. Instead of a conventional 12-litre turbo-diesel engine, the Cummins AEOS uses a 140kWh battery pack that gives it a range of around 100 miles (160km) on a single charge...


Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Motor to co-develop EVs in China
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Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Motor to co-develop EVs in China

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Motor Group have announced their collaboration on developing and selling electric vehicles (EVs) in China. Dubbed eGT New Energy Automotive, the joint venture will design and develop a new EV with intelligent interconnectivity, primarily aimed at the Chinese market...


Mazda and Toyota to partner on connected-car infotainment
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Mazda and Toyota to partner on connected-car infotainment

Japanese automakers Mazda and Toyota are planning to collaborate on a inter-connected vehicle infotainment platform for their next-generation vehicles, according to a new report. Following the two companies buying shareholdings in each other a month ago while announcing plans for a joint factory in the US and co-development of electric vehicles (EVs), the new article by Japan's Nikkei claims the manufacturers are set to share a core platform for in-vehicle navigation, media, and smartphone connections...


Nissan Australia CEO Richard Emery departs, Stephen Lester flying in
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Nissan Australia CEO Richard Emery departs, Stephen Lester flying in

Nissan Australia has today confirmed the departure of managing director and CEO, Richard Emery, and announced his successor, Stephen Lester. No explanation for Emery's exit has been offered, although it is known he is not moving to another position within the global Renault Nissan alliance. A spokesperson for the company declined to comment on the change in management...