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Mercedes-Benz to knuckle down on hybrid EVs, autonomous tech
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Mercedes-Benz to knuckle down on hybrid EVs, autonomous tech

At this year's New York motor show, Britta Seeger, head of Sales and Marketing for Mercedes-Benz, reinforced the brand’s commitment to working harder on new hybrid technology and to better positioning the public’s understanding of autonomous driving technology. “We have a very clear plan to work even more on hybrid,” Seeger told Australian media...


2017 Isuzu MU-X pricing and specs
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2017 Isuzu MU-X pricing and specs

The MY17 Isuzu MU-X update has arrived in Australia - before any other export market, and fewer than three months after the rugged seven-seat SUV's last running change, which brought a new Euro 5 diesel engine. The quickness of the local model launch reflects Australia's importance to Isuzu Ute...


Isuzu Ute Australia tops worldwide sales chart
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Isuzu Ute Australia tops worldwide sales chart

Australia is now the world’s largest export market for Isuzu’s light commercial and SUV range, comprising the D-Max ute and MU-X wagon. Isuzu Ute Australia’s 23,377 sales last year — the eighth consecutive year in which it posted double-digit growth — allowed it to overtake Saudi Arabia, and best a further 120-odd nations...


2018 Volvo XC60 detailed in new video
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2018 Volvo XC60 detailed in new video

The new 2018 Volvo XC60 has been detailed in an online walkaround video this week, featuring the company's senior product manager Hans Nilsson. In the eight-minute clip, Nilsson reveals the new SUV will be offered in three trim levels like its 90-Series stablemates - Momentum, R-Design and Inscription - while a range of alloy wheels will be offered, from 18 to 22 inches in diameter...


2018 BMW X5, X7 spied at the Nurburgring
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2018 BMW X5, X7 spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation BMW X5 and upcoming BMW X7 have been spotted during performance testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany this week. It's clear that the Bavarian company is placing a high importance on the handling of both of its forthcoming SUV models, just like most other models in its range...


Aussie drivers say 'not my place' to caution friends against dangerous driving: study
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Aussie drivers say 'not my place' to caution friends against dangerous driving: study

A new study conducted by the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has found that road users not only display irresponsible behaviour on the roads, but there are plenty who also allow it to happen. The research shows that 49 per cent of Australians do not ask speeding friends or family members to slow down, as they believe it isn't their place to caution another driver...


2014-2015 Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte recalled for fuel leak
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2014-2015 Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte recalled for fuel leak

The 2014 and 2015 model-year Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte have been recalled for a possible fuel leak, with 339 units affected. In the notice, the Italian marque reports that fuel may leak from the fuel delivery pipe, posing a hazard to other road users if fuel leaks onto the road. A VIN list for the recalled units can be viewed here...


Mitsubishi's first car to be recreated for 100th birthday, but with a twist
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Mitsubishi's first car to be recreated for 100th birthday, but with a twist

The Mitsubishi Model A will be recreated, but substantially updated, for Mitsubishi Motors' 100th birthday later this year. Overnight, Mitsubishi Motors' North American arm announced, in conjunction with West Coast Customs, it would recreate the 1917 Model A. As noted in Forbes, the original Model A was based on the Fiat Tipo 3, and was powered by a 2...


Tesla Semi truck teased at conference
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Tesla Semi truck teased at conference

The Tesla Semi truck has been teased by Elon Musk, the company's CEO, during a TED talk this week. According to Business Insider, Musk told attendees: "This will be a very spry truck. You can drive this around like a sports car." Musk stated that the Tesla Semi's mission is to prove electric trucks can outperform their diesel counterparts in terms of range and torque...


Holden Astra Coupe, Insignia VXR retired; Cascada dropped too - UPDATE
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Holden Astra Coupe, Insignia VXR retired; Cascada dropped too - UPDATE

UPDATE: The Cascada convertible has also been dropped from the company's range, reducing the number of Opel-sourced vehicles to the new-generation Astra and the upcoming Commodore (a rebadged Insignia). The Holden Astra Coupe and Insignia VXR have been quietly dropped from the company's website, meaning the Commodore SS models are the only performance offerings left in the line-up...


Family haulers: Volkswagen Multivan v Honda Odyssey
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Family haulers: Volkswagen Multivan v Honda Odyssey

When you need to move a lot of people around, your options are limited. A seven-seat SUV might not have the 'daggy' stereotype of a people mover, but you can't argue against the practicality of a van. Over the Easter long weekend my family descended on my tiny apartment with big plans to explore the city and experience everything Sydney has to offer...


Ford Powershift transmission issues: Are you affected? What steps should you take?
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Ford Powershift transmission issues: Are you affected? What steps should you take?

Each week CarAdvice receives at least four or five emails to the website or phone calls to our various radio programs regarding Ford Powershift transmission issues. The advice is always the same, but it's often misunderstood or not known by drivers experiencing issues...


Skoda Karoq name announced for Yeti successor, May 18 debut confirmed
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Skoda Karoq name announced for Yeti successor, May 18 debut confirmed

As the adorably dorky Yeti moves toward retirement, Volkswagen's Czech brand has confirmed its new Tiguan-related medium SUV will be known as the Skoda Karoq. Karoq joins Kodiaq in building a consistent theme for the brand's SUVs, both in styling - as confirmed through revealing spy photos published today - and in nomenclature...


Metal shard from Takata airbag injures driver in Darwin
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Metal shard from Takata airbag injures driver in Darwin

The Takata airbag scandal has claimed its first victim in Australia, with a driver of a Toyota Rav4 in Darwin injured during an otherwise minor car crash. The ABC has reported the 21 year old driver was involved in a collision severe enough for the driver's airbag to deploy. The airbag failed to do so correctly, and a metal shard from the airbag housing struck the driver in the head...


Mazda CX-8 announced for Japan
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Mazda CX-8 announced for Japan

A new Mazda CX-8 model will join the car maker's growing SUV family this year, according to a Japanese-language press release issued today. The news, accompanied by a single teaser of image of the CX-8's interior, marks the first Japanese-market availability of a three-row Mazda SUV...