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Toyota 86 in Australia: the numbers so far
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Toyota 86 in Australia: the numbers so far

The facelifted 2017 Toyota 86 (above) will hit Australia in November, but before it arrives, there’s some interesting trivia to be gleaned by looking at the sales figures for the model that has been with us since 2012. Since its launch way-back-when, the 86's total sales tally in Australia is 17,236 units...


Cheapest to most expensive: The car brands with the biggest price ranges
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Cheapest to most expensive: The car brands with the biggest price ranges

The confirmation of the pricing for the all-new Honda NSX – at a huge $420,000 plus on-road costs – made a few people in the CarAdvice office gasp. But it also got the team to thinking – that’s a big gap between the cheapest Honda model to the dearest..


Honda NSX switched to turbo power halfway through development
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Honda NSX switched to turbo power halfway through development

The 2017 Honda NSX is powered by a twin-turbo V6 coupled to advanced electric motors, everyone knows that now. What you might not know is that the project Honda had envisioned as the second-generation NSX was originally conceived with a naturally-aspirated engine. When unveiled more than four years ago at the 2012 Detroit motor show, the NSX was designed to carry a naturally-aspirated 3...


2016 Mini Ray launches in Australia from $29,000
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2016 Mini Ray launches in Australia from $29,000

The Mini Ray has returned to the Australian market, replacing the Mini One in the local line-up. Reviving the badge worn by the 2011 car of the same name, the 2016 Mini Ray takes the place of the Mini One as the price-leader in the hatch range. Starting at $29,000 drive-away, the new Mini Ray is available in both three- and five-door body styles and offers various personalisation options...


2017 Honda NSX price confirmed at $420,000
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2017 Honda NSX price confirmed at $420,000

The Australian price of the Honda NSX has now been confirmed at $420,000 plus on-road costs, making it even more expensive than previously reported. Just one specification will be offered in Australia, available to order today ahead of early 2017 deliveries, with all options boxes ticked as standard equipment. The 2017 Honda NSX is powered by a 3...


2016 Infiniti Q30 achieves five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2016 Infiniti Q30 achieves five-star ANCAP safety rating

The new 2016 Infiniti Q30 has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Helping the new hatchback to achieve top marks were the inclusion of both low- and high-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard across the range. James Goodwin, CEO of ANCAP, praised Infiniti for its high test score...


Keating Berus: 1490kW supercar on track for 2017 launch - report
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Keating Berus: 1490kW supercar on track for 2017 launch - report

British company Keating Supercars has reportedly released initial details of its upcoming Berus hypercar, which promises a 2000 horsepower flagship and a sub-3.0-second 0-100km/h sprint. While a little-known name in the automotive industry, Britain-based Keating Supercars is celebrating a decade in the business...


Jaguar Land Rover in talks with BMW, Ford about battery plant - report
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Jaguar Land Rover in talks with BMW, Ford about battery plant - report

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has reportedly held talks with BMW and Ford about jointly building a battery factory in the UK. According to the Sunday Times, executives from JLR have met with counterparts from Ford and BMW to discuss the possibility of jointly building and operating an automotive battery plant with ability to fulfil the needs of "several hundred thousand [electric] vehicles"...


Ferrari's new flexible platform will bring major weight savings
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Ferrari's new flexible platform will bring major weight savings

Ferrari has confirmed that it is working on a new lightweight platform to underpin its next generation of vehicles. Dubbed the 'Next Generation' platform, it will be used in "several new flagship vehicle derivatives". The new architecture is said to be 15 per cent lighter than today's equivalents, but will also improve "performance of crash, NVH [noise, vibration and harshness] and other critical attributes by over 20 per cent"...


BMW M4 GT4 will go racing in 2018
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BMW M4 GT4 will go racing in 2018

The BMW M4 GT4 race car is scheduled to hit the track for the 2018 racing season. A direct replacement for the M3 GT4 that's still in use by privateer teams today, the M4 GT4 is currently being developed by BMW Motorsport, with the first tests scheduled to take place near the end of 2016...


2015 Tesla ‘Allterrain’ speculative rendering could hint at confirmed ute
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2015 Tesla ‘Allterrain’ speculative rendering could hint at confirmed ute

Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk released part two of his ‘masterplan’ for the all-electric company, which included mention of ‘a new kind of pick-up truck’. The ‘Tesla Allterrain’ concept above - a speculative rendering crafted by a former Tesla design intern - could give clues as to what this new ute may look like...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 could hit 300kW, lower-spec twin reported
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 could hit 300kW, lower-spec twin reported

The current Mercedes-AMG A45 is already the most powerful four-cylinder production car in the world, however the next-generation model will be even wilder, according to a new report. Believed to be scheduled for a 2019 release, the next-generation Mercedes-AMG hyper-hatch will again sit atop the new 2018 A-Class range, which is also reported to include a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant...


Mazda Australia excited by Isuzu Ute deal
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Mazda Australia excited by Isuzu Ute deal

Mazda Australia says news that its parent company will develop the next BT-50 pickup ute with Isuzu, instead of Ford, has been met with universally strong support from its dealer network and other key stakeholders. As we reported a few weeks ago, the two Japanese companies announced a basic agreement that will see Isuzu produce the next generation Mazda ute, based on Isuzu’s D-Max, with input from both...


Peugeot 308 recalled for fuel leak risk
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Peugeot 308 recalled for fuel leak risk

Peugeot has issued a recall for 24 of its current-generation ‘T9’ 308 hatchbacks, over concerns a fuel leak could pose a fire risk. The company reports the rails supplying the fuel injectors could pose a leak risk over the long-term. If the fuel rail leaks it could cause spray fuel over hot areas in the engine bay, which could result in a fire hazard - posing a risk of damage to the vehicle and injury to the occupants or a third party...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 14: Old mate Graham, Driver training, new E-Class, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 14: Old mate Graham, Driver training, new E-Class, and much more

Welcome to episode 14 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, it's Mandy Turner at the helm, joined by specialist sidekick Mike Stevens to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...