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Range Rover Velar points to an evolved design language
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Range Rover Velar points to an evolved design language

One glance at the all-new Range Rover Velar, and it’s clear Land Rover is previewing an evolved design language destined for the wider line-up. Chief Design Director at Land Rover, Gerry McGovern, talks about filling the ‘white space’ between Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport - but he also talks about a process of ‘reductionism’, which he says, “is a discipline faithful to the original Range Rover, but enabled by the very latest thinking in design, precision engineering and technology...


BMW i8 roadster spied again
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BMW i8 roadster spied again

The upcoming BMW i8 roadster has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing on the snowy roads of Sweden. For the first time we get a proper look at the drop-top hybrid performance coupe, though the likeness to the coupe doesn't present any major surprises despite the heavy disguise...


Volkswagen Amarok V6 demand sees buyers pay over the odds
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Volkswagen Amarok V6 demand sees buyers pay over the odds

A buyer of a Volkswagen Amarok V6 paid 107 per cent of the car’s retail price at auction, and it was a company demonstrator with some kays on the clock. The car in question was a Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate, which sold for $73,250 – a solid premium over the $68,990 list price of the new car...


2000-2004 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X5 recalled for faulty airbags
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2000-2004 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X5 recalled for faulty airbags

BMW has issued a recall for its old-generation 'E46' 3 Series, 'E39' 5 Series and 'E53' X5 lines built between 2000 and 2004 over concerns the vehicles could be fitted with faulty Takata airbags. Unlike previous Takata recalls, the Bavarian automaker says the affected vehicles may have had their original airbags replaced with faulty inflators during their service life, or as part of the recent Takata airbag recall...


2018 Honda Civic Type R surfaces online
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2018 Honda Civic Type R surfaces online

The tough new 2018 Honda Civic Type R has been given an unscheduled digital unveiling today, courtesy of these two images surfacing early. These shots, published as 'leaked images' on British website Autocar without any mention of a source, these shots offer a first look at the long-anticipated hot hatch...


No Plans for coupe-style Range Rover Velar
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No Plans for coupe-style Range Rover Velar

Despite the fact the original Range Rover (and Velar-badged prototypes) was launched in a proper two-door coupe body style that continued production for 10 years before a four-door version was introduced, there are no plans to introduce that concept to the all-new Range Rover Velar line. “That’s not something we ever considered with the Velar, this car had a very natural birth...


Volkswagen Amarok Canyon to return with V6 power
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Volkswagen Amarok Canyon to return with V6 power

The Volkswagen Amarok Canyon is set to return to the brand’s line-up, with the facelifted version expected to bring a V6 drivetrain at a new, lower price point. The off-road-focused Volkswagen Amarok Canyon isn’t likely to be as powerful as the high-end Highline and Ultimate models, though. Those versions have a 3...


Every Jeep must be capable of off-road work, Compass designer says
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Every Jeep must be capable of off-road work, Compass designer says

It would seem that a new model destined for the small SUV segment - where vehicles rarely see a dirt road let alone any serious off-road action - doesn’t really need to be a capable weapon in the bush, but the chief designer of the Jeep Compass disagrees. “We have to respect the capability of what it is expected to do and what it has to do within the design,” Vince Galante said at the launch of the all-new 2017 Jeep Cherokee...


No hybrid Jeep Compass or seven-seater anytime soon
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No hybrid Jeep Compass or seven-seater anytime soon

At this week's launch of the 2017 Jeep Compass in the United States, it was made clear to Australian journalists that Jeep won't be releasing a hybrid - or alternative powertrain - version of its small SUV anytime soon. “Could we do it in the future? Sure," Jim Lyijynen, Chief Engineer for Jeep Compass told the assembled Australian media...


2014-15 Hyundai Sonata recalled for sunroof fix
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2014-15 Hyundai Sonata recalled for sunroof fix

Hyundai has issued a recall for 755 of its 2014 and 2015 Sonata sedans over concerns models fitted with the panoramic sunroof could have a faulty wind deflector. The Korean company reports affected vehicles may have a wind deflector that was not correctly secured during the manufacturing process and as a result could detach while the vehicle is in motion...


Why you need to join a car club
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Why you need to join a car club

A fire extinguisher is one of those must-have items in any car, whether it be classic or modern. Especially when it’s your own car that catches fire and there’s no sign of any help. Recently, I witnessed someone's pride and joy catch fire, and I know this sounds strange, but I was impressed by what I saw...


SUV sales overtake passenger cars
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SUV sales overtake passenger cars

February 2017 sales figures show that vehicles classified as SUVs outsold passenger cars in Australia over the course of a whole month, for the first time, representing a notable market shift. That said, the gap between passenger cars — sedans, hatches, wagons, coupes, convertibles and people-movers — and higher-riding SUVs has been narrowing, so this development was just a matter of time...


February 2017 new vehicle sales in Australia
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February 2017 new vehicle sales in Australia

The Australian new vehicle market declined 7.7 per cent in February, pulling cumulative annual sales to below their record 2016 levels two months in. According to VFACTS data supplied by car makers and compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, the number of new cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles registered fell to 89,025 units, the lowest February figure since 2014...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice podcast 42: 2017 Toyota C-HR review
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CarAdvice podcast 42: 2017 Toyota C-HR review

Paul Maric is back! Joining him this week are Mandy and James Ward, to bring you all the latest car news. We talk 2018 Range Rover Velar pricing, Renault Alpine A110 returning, Takata pleading guilty over deadly airbag inflators, and the 2017 Haval H6 hasbeen revealed...