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CarAdvice podcast 37: Mustang's 2-star safety, SUVs revealed for Geneva, 1988 Walkinshaw, Tiguan 162 launch and MX-5 Fan Fest!
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CarAdvice podcast 37: Mustang's 2-star safety, SUVs revealed for Geneva, 1988 Walkinshaw, Tiguan 162 launch and MX-5 Fan Fest!

We bring you another podcast from the Melbourne CarAdvice couch, with Mandy, Mike Costello and James Ward. In cars news this week, the Ford Mustang receives a 2-star safety rating, Mitsubishi previews new compact SUV and 2017 Subaru XV is teased ahead of Geneva motor show, 2017 Tickford Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost warranty-backed power upgrades are unleashed by Tickford, new hero Lambo will top the Aventador SV’s Nurburgring time, Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot and Apple are sued for not ‘locking out’ iPhones while driving...


I'll never drive a Ford Mustang again
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I'll never drive a Ford Mustang again

You can imagine how chuffed I was, painting a set of 11s on the tarmac during my first drive of a manual Ford Mustang GT with its hearty naturally aspirated V8 engine. In fact, it was around this time last year that I was singing its praises on social media. It all culminated at the end of last year when we ran our performance car test at Motorworld...


McLaren 650S successor revealed in 'leaked' photo
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McLaren 650S successor revealed in 'leaked' photo

A single, show-all photo of the new supercar known to its engineers as the P14 and in the press as the McLaren 720S, has surfaced online today. Although reports are describing the photo above as a leak, the presence of snap-happy guests in the background suggests McLaren isn't too fussed about its new second-generation Super Series car appearing early...


Volkswagen Australia wants other hot Tiguans
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Volkswagen Australia wants other hot Tiguans

Volkswagen Australia has just launched a sporty Tiguan derivative that uses the Golf GTI’s powerful turbo engine, but what about a hypothetical ‘Tiguan R’, or even Europe's existing 176TDI diesel range-topper with a mighty 500Nm punch? Neither are on the radar for Australia, despite Volkswagen's local arm expressing its deepest desires to get its hands on one, or both...


New Lada Niva for 2018... Could it be?
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New Lada Niva for 2018... Could it be?

Everyone’s favourite pioneering Russian SUV, the Lada Niva, turns 40 years old this year - making it just about ready for an update. Reports this week suggest that Lada’s parent company, AutoVAZ, is finally looking to move the ‘darling of the field’ (Russian translation for Lada Niva) to a new and more modern platform, for launch in 2018...


Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics A previews new compact cars
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Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics A previews new compact cars

Mercedes-Benz this week rather portentously revealed rendered images of a concept called the Aesthetics A, previewing the styling of its next generation compact cars. The conceptual sculptures show the general styling cues that will feature across an expanded range of vehicle types, all based on a reworked second iteration of its front-and all-wheel drive MFA (modular front architecture) platform...


Ford resisted Mustang testing, ANCAP alleges: A deep-dive into this week’s shocking two-star crash test result
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Ford resisted Mustang testing, ANCAP alleges: A deep-dive into this week’s shocking two-star crash test result

ANCAP says it unsuccessfully attempted to secure Ford Mustangs to crash test on several occasions, before encouraging its European sister organisation Euro NCAP to pick up the baton...


Why I bought a Tesla
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Why I bought a Tesla

Doing what I do for a living has a few perks. Apart from being the coolest job in the world in general, I get to drive around, or be driven around, in a lot of exciting cars. I also get exposed to future technologies, giving me an insight into what the car industry is doing for decades to come...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 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...


Volvo has three best Euro NCAP scores ever
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Volvo has three best Euro NCAP scores ever

Volvo has lived up to its reputation, with the new S90 sedan and V90 wagon netting five stars in Euro NCAP’s brand new 2017 testing regime. Moreover, both cars eclipsed the previous record score, attained by… another Volvo, the XC90 crossover...


Skoda Kodiaq Scout revealed, Australian launch under consideration
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Skoda Kodiaq Scout revealed, Australian launch under consideration

If the big new Skoda Kodiaq SUV looks a little too 'soft-roader' for your liking, the Czech marque has a new offering that might pique your interest: the Kodiaq Scout. Wearing the same badge seen on smaller jacked-up Skoda models, the Kodiaq Scout adds underbody engine protection, along with wide skid plates at both ends for extra protection and a toughened, if sleekly chromed, look...


Volvo patents hint at compact and electric models: Polestar EVs could be on the way
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Volvo patents hint at compact and electric models: Polestar EVs could be on the way

Volvo has filed several trademark applications for new models in the US and Europe. First picked up by website swedespeed, it appears the Swedish manufacturer is preparing to introduce compact V20 and V30 models in the US, while the European application includes the names P5, P6, P8, P9 and P10...


2018 BMW Z5 spied
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2018 BMW Z5 spied

The upcoming sports car from BMW has been spied again during cold weather testing in Europe. Compared to the prototype spied at the Nurburgring last September, this tester has dropped some of its camouflage from the front bumper, production tail-lights (though still partially concealed under the disguise) and a new rear diffuser that features squared-off tail-pipes...


Suzuki Kizashi retires
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Suzuki Kizashi retires

Some seven years after first launching in Australia, the Suzuki Kizashi has been retired. The news was brought to our attention by CarAdvice reader Michael, who noticed the small mid-sized sedan had disappeared from the company's local website. A call to Suzuki Australia general manager Andrew Moore confirmed the news. "Yes, it has left us," Moore said...


There's life in the big V12 yet, Lamborghini boss says: Aventador successor will retain 12 count
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There's life in the big V12 yet, Lamborghini boss says: Aventador successor will retain 12 count

Previous Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann told CarAdvice more than once that the Italian manufacturer ‘would have to consider turbo charging in the future’, but it seems new boss Stefano Domenicali is a little less enthusiastic for the end of Lamborghini’s long line of high-revving, naturally aspirated V12 engines...