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ANCAP: Kia Picanto crashed locally in response to overseas results - UPDATE
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ANCAP: Kia Picanto crashed locally in response to overseas results - UPDATE

UPDATE: Images of the crash test performed by ANCAP have been released. You can see the image below (white car) and in the Photos tab. The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has undertaken an audit test on the Kia Picanto at Sydney's Crashlab facility after alarming crash test results from the related ASEAN NCAP crash testing body...


2016 Mini Carbon Edition: JCW-inspired special on sale in Australia - UPDATE
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2016 Mini Carbon Edition: JCW-inspired special on sale in Australia - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson for Mini confirmed that not all 40 Mini Carbon Editions have been sold yet, see bottom of article for other details. The limited-run Mini Carbon Edition has been revealed, giving the five-door Mini Cooper S Hatch a look inspired by the John Cooper Works (JCW) variant, along with a small power bump...


2017 Mazda 3 first to get new G-Vectoring technology with mid-life refresh
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2017 Mazda 3 first to get new G-Vectoring technology with mid-life refresh

When the refreshed 2017 Mazda 3 lands in Australia later this year, it will be the first model from the Japanese manufacturer to feature all-new G-Vectoring Control (GVC) technology. CarAdvice recently tested the new technology at a test day at Laguna Seca in California - stay tuned for the full story in the coming days...


2017 McLaren 570S Sprint unveiled ahead of Goodwood debut
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2017 McLaren 570S Sprint unveiled ahead of Goodwood debut

The McLaren 570S Sprint has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which starts tomorrow. A track-only vehicle, the 570S Sprint was developed alongside the 570S GT4, which was unveiled in March. While the two share many elements in common, the Sprint isn't homologated for any racing series, although a GT4 compliance pack is available as an optional extra...


2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe: production version revealed - UPDATE
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2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe: production version revealed - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson from Aston Martin has confirmed that two or three Vanquish Zagato Coupes will be coming to the Australasia region, however they couldn't confirm how many are coming to Australia specifically. Keep a sharp eye out for one next year when deliveries commence...


2017 Ford Focus RS500 spied testing - UPDATE
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2017 Ford Focus RS500 spied testing - UPDATE

Update - The Rs500 prototype was spied again at the Nurburgring sporting some more visual upgrades. See bottom of article for details. A development vehicle believed to be the new Ford Focus RS500 has been spied testing. While no confirmation of the powered-up hyper hatch has been given, these photos look to be the first clear evidence that Ford is working on an even more powerful version of the already-manic Focus RS hyper hatch...


2017 Volvo S90/V90 R-Design pack unveiled, coming to Australia next year
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2017 Volvo S90/V90 R-Design pack unveiled, coming to Australia next year

The Volvo S90 R-Design and Volvo V90 R-Design styling packages have been unveiled, just as the first V90 wagons roll down the production line in Torslanda, Sweden. For the S90 sedan and V90 wagon, the R-Design package includes a new front bumper with a larger air intake area below the main grille, a sportier design, piano black plastic mouldings, and an absence of chrome embellishments...


2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR set for Nurburgring guest hot laps
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2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR set for Nurburgring guest hot laps

Strap in folks! You can now not only jump a plane and experience Germany's infamous Nurburgring, you can experience it in the 423kW/700Nm 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR... from the passenger seat anyway. That’s right. Via what Jaguar is calling its ‘Jaguar Co-Pilot Nordschleife’ program, the British brand will pair you up with a professional driver for what it promises will be a “full-throttle ride” in a unique Jaguar F-Type SVR...


Mazda 3 diesel axed
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Mazda 3 diesel axed

The diesel-powered Mazda 3 hatchback has been axed ahead of a mid-life update to the Japanese brand’s best-selling model. The Mazda 3 XD Astina model only went on sale in August 2014, but slow sales have lead the brand to reconsider the need for the diesel hatch in its range. The model has been removed from the company's website ahead of a facelifted version arriving in the coming months...


AGL Energy to offer 'all you can eat' EV charging in Australia for $1 per day
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AGL Energy to offer 'all you can eat' EV charging in Australia for $1 per day

Energy company AGL has revealed that it will soon offer electric-vehicle owners a new charging deal at a cost of $365 per year, billed by the company's CEO Andy Vesey as an "all you can eat" offer. Vesey announced the plan at the Australian Energy Week conference in Melbourne and confirmed a launch date of November 1, although full details are still to come...


Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300 to be recalled in Australia for gear-selector software changes
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300 to be recalled in Australia for gear-selector software changes

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed it will recall 47,451 examples of its Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300, over concerns that visual and audio alerts for the 'Park' gear may be insufficient. The announcement, posted in its entirety below, follows earlier confirmation of a wider global recall...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied

The next-generation Aston Martin Vantage has been spied on and around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. It's hard to get a good handle on the overall design direction for the new Vantage as the front and rear ends are covered by false body panels, but, if the DB11 is any guide, expect it to feature sharper body surfacing than today's car...


NEVS brand launched, bid to revive Saab abandoned
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NEVS brand launched, bid to revive Saab abandoned

New Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has officially conceded defeat in its battle to regain rights to the Saab name for use on its cars. Overnight, the Chinese-backed car maker announced that from 2017 it will begin producing vehicles based on the Saab 9-3 platform, including an electric vehicle. Mattias Bergman, president of NEVS, tried to paint this latest news in a positive light...


2017 Skoda Yeti spied
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2017 Skoda Yeti spied

The second-generation Skoda Yeti has been spied undergoing evaluation on public roads. While the current Yeti shares its parts with many vehicles throughout the Volkswagen Group, stylistically it's very much its own thing. The new one though, clearly shares more than its mechanical package with new Volkswagen Tiguan...


2016 BMW 330i and 430i Gran Coupe 100 Year Editions on sale in Australia
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2016 BMW 330i and 430i Gran Coupe 100 Year Editions on sale in Australia

BMW's ongoing celebrations of its 100-year history is expanding into the Australian market with the launch of two special editions: the 330i 100 Year Edition and the 430i 100 Year Edition. Adding between $9000 and $13,000 in additional equipment, the 330i and 430i Gran Coupe special editions include the addition of various BMW Individual selections as standard...