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Toyota C-HR may get Nismo Juke-rivalling boost - report
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Toyota C-HR may get Nismo Juke-rivalling boost - report

The all-new 2017 Toyota C-HR, due here early next year, could soon welcome a flagship performance variant to the family. Unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March this year, the C-HR debuted an edgy and sporting new evolution of Toyota’s SUV styling. But, with 98kW hybrid and 85kW 1...


2018 BMW i8 to bring more power, wireless charging, roadster variant - report
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2018 BMW i8 to bring more power, wireless charging, roadster variant - report

The updated 2018 BMW i8 is set to bring a comprehensive upgrade late next year, with more power, inductive charging and a new look - according to a new report out of Europe. The current model, which launched locally in March 2015, matches a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor, producing a combined output of 266kW of power and 570Nm of torque...


2017 Audi A5 coupe to debut on June 2 with 3D light show
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2017 Audi A5 coupe to debut on June 2 with 3D light show

Audi has announced that the next-generation A5 coupe will make its global debut on June 2nd, accompanied by a 3D light show in Ingolstadt, Germany. After a year of spy photos and speculation surrounding the new A5/S5 models, the new generation will finally be unveiled - albeit just in coupe form - in a month’s time...


The CarAdvice.com podcast: “It’s aliiive!”
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The CarAdvice.com podcast: “It’s aliiive!”

CarAdvice.com is proud to announce the launch today of its first-ever podcast. Each week, Paul ‘Trending Now’ Maric and The Correspondent winner Mandy Turner will be joined by another member of the CarAdvice team and surprise guests to talk about the biggest news and our latest reviews. And, as you’ve come to expect from the CarAdvice...


Car makers line up for Good Design Australia awards
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Car makers line up for Good Design Australia awards

A number of car makers have deemed their latest offerings appealing enough to be a chance for a prize at this year’s Good Design Australia awards. Last year’s prize, in both the main Good Design Award and the Overall Product Design in the Automotive and Transport category, went to the Tesla Model S. BMW’s i3 was also successful, taking the top award in the Sustainability class...


India trialling ‘virtual’ speed bumps
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India trialling ‘virtual’ speed bumps

A new program in India has seen the introduction of ‘virtual’ speed bumps, in an attempt to reduce the road toll caused by speed humps and potholes. Over the last three decades, the number of cars on Indian roads has dramatically increased from 5 million to over 75 million vehicles...


BMW unveils quad-turbo diesel straight-six engine
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BMW unveils quad-turbo diesel straight-six engine

Over the weekend, at the Vienna Engine Symposium, BMW unveiled its much rumoured quad-turbo straight-six diesel engine. The quad-turbo engine features four exhaust-driven turbochargers, with two high pressure units allied to two low pressure devices. Rumours had earlier suggested this new engine might feature an electrically driven compressor to help out at low engine speeds...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok gets V6 diesel power
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok gets V6 diesel power

The 2017 Volkswagen Amarok has been unveiled in the form of the new-look – and powered-up – VW Amarok Aventura dual-cab ute. The so-called "premium pick-up" is set to become the only ute in the segment with a turbo diesel V6 engine, with the new 3.0-litre power unit churning out 165kW of power and 550Nm of torque: up markedly on the most powerful twin-turbo four-cylinder engine currently offered in the Amarok (with 132kW and 420Nm)...


Holden Colorado LS-X edition revived
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Holden Colorado LS-X edition revived

Holden has re-added a familiar model to the Colorado ute range, the LS-X. Set to go on sale this month, the revived LS-X nameplate continues from where it left off as a special edition that was first introduced last year, however, this time around it is nearly $15,000 cheaper in real terms...


BMW i3 loan car program axed
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BMW i3 loan car program axed

Owners of the BMW i3 will no longer be offered the option to access BMW loan cars if they decide to go for a long-distance road trip. At the time of the electric city car's launch in 2014, BMW announced a loan-car program for buyers of the i3 that would see those customers able to take advantage of a loan car when they planned to take a longer trip...


2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for battery fix
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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for battery fix

Mercedes-Benz has recalled 15 vehicles from its SLK sports car line over concerns that a battery failure could cause the car’s electric park brake and gear selector to fail. The German manufacturer reports that in the event of a main battery failure, the electric ignition lock will not be supplied power from the backup battery...


Curtin University opens advanced driving simulator for road safety research
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Curtin University opens advanced driving simulator for road safety research

Western Australia’s Curtin University has unveiled one of the most advanced driving simulators in the southern hemisphere. Housed at the university’s Technology Park campus, six kilometres from the Perth CBD, the CKAS Mechatronics simulator's installation is the product of the collaboration between Curtin University and independent road research body, ARRB Group...


Nissan recalls 3.53m vehicles over faulty occupant sensor, Australia not affected - UPDATE
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Nissan recalls 3.53m vehicles over faulty occupant sensor, Australia not affected - UPDATE

Update: Nissan Australia has confirmed that Australian models are not affected by this recall as local models use a different kind of occupant-sensing system. See bottom of article for details. Japanese manufacturer Nissan is recalling 3.53 million vehicles globally, due to a faulty occupant classification system (OCS) that may not deploy the airbags properly in the event of an accident...


2017 BMW X3 M spied: big M power coming to mid-sized SUV
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2017 BMW X3 M spied: big M power coming to mid-sized SUV

A prototype of what could be the first-ever BMW X3 M has been spied testing in Germany this week. Following the images of the regular new 2017 BMW X3 snapped last week, a beefed-up, M-fettled variant of the next-generation SUV has been spotted for the first time...


2017 BMW i3 revealed with bigger battery, greater range
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2017 BMW i3 revealed with bigger battery, greater range

New i3 variant gets extended driving range with meatier battery Faster charging available with three-phase upgrade Australian debut due late 2016 A new variant in BMW’s electric vehicle family has been revealed this week, in the form of the 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah). The parentheses aren’t our doing, either: the model’s official name in Europe is indeed “i3 (94 Ah)”...