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2017 Range Rover Sport pricing and specifications: New engine, new tech added
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2017 Range Rover Sport pricing and specifications: New engine, new tech added

The updated 2017 Range Rover Sport range has been announced for Australia, headlined by a new 'Ingenium' engine, updated infotainment systems and more colour choices for the luxury SUV. Getting into a Range Rover Sport is now more affordable than before, with the new SD4 S variant kicking off at $90,900 before on-road costs - $900 less than the outgoing TDV6 S which has been dropped from the line-up...


Four special-edition Volkswagen models here by November
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Four special-edition Volkswagen models here by November

Volkswagen Australia is preparing to launch no fewer than four special-edition models before the end of 2016, following in the wheel tracks of the just-launched Golf GTI 40 Years edition. Kicking things off is the Volkswagen Beetle Classic Final Edition due to arrive in September. It’ll be the last opportunity for people to buy a Beetle before the iconic model is axed from the local line-up...


Volkswagen Australia aspires to premium brand status
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Volkswagen Australia aspires to premium brand status

Volkswagen Australia wants people to perceive its brand as semi-premium, placing it below the high-end German luxury offerings from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz but a cut above the mainstream Japanese and Korean contenders in the market. The company's mission, encapsulated by the corporate slogan 'premium for the people', is being led by managing director Michael Bartsch, now almost a year into the job and set on shifting the company's culture...


BMW 9 Series coming to fight Maybach - report
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BMW 9 Series coming to fight Maybach - report

A big new BMW 9 Series is reportedly in the works for a 2020 debut, aimed squarely at the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. According to AutoBild, the 9 Series will be based on a stretched version of the 7 Series's platform, and will have a unique body inspired by the Vision Future Luxury concept, which was unveiled at the 2014 Beijing motor show...


SAIC Motor announces MG plans for Australia
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SAIC Motor announces MG plans for Australia

The largest automotive company in China, SAIC Motor, has announced it has established an Australian subsidiary that represents "a vital opportunity in strengthening connections and cooperation between the Australian and Chinese automotive industries"...


Volkswagen's brand-new small SUV spied, confirmed for Australia
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Volkswagen's brand-new small SUV spied, confirmed for Australia

The vital new Volkswagen small SUV rival for top-selling models such as the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V has again been spied undergoing development testing in disguise. The new little sibling to the Tiguan medium SUV will likely share much with the next-generation Polo hatch, meaning it'll probably utilise a version of the ubiquitous MQB matrix architecture...


Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 coupe teased ahead of Pebble Beach - UPDATE
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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 coupe teased ahead of Pebble Beach - UPDATE

UPDATE, August 15: Mercedes-Benz has released a second teaser, this time previewing the front-end styling. This article has been updated to reflect the latest release. UPDATE, August 17: A short new video teaser has revealed that the big coupe will feature a gullwing door design, a look for which the Mercedes brand is famous...


Volkswagen Passat 206TSI coming soon
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Volkswagen Passat 206TSI coming soon

A new Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line 4Motion performance leader will hit Australian showrooms in October this year, giving the company’s local arm a spiritual successor to the cult Passat R36. The hotted-up Volkswagen Passat sedan and wagon derivative will top the range, with its 206kW/350Nm 2...


BMW X3, X4: more than 17,000 SUVs recalled locally for ISOFIX fault
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BMW X3, X4: more than 17,000 SUVs recalled locally for ISOFIX fault

A total of 17,894 BMW X3 and X4 SUVs have been recalled locally due to a fault relating to brackets used for mounting ISOFIX-compatible child seats. Affecting 15,097 'F25' BMW X3s and 2797 'F26' BMW X4s built between December 2010 and April 2016 for the X3 and between May 2014 and April 2016 for the X4, the recall encompasses every second-generation X3 and first-generation X4 sold in Australia to date...


Volkswagen Australia promises five new SUVs by end of 2018
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Volkswagen Australia promises five new SUVs by end of 2018

Volkswagen Australia has pledged to dramatically expand its comparatively meagre SUV range by adding five brand new models inside the next 30 months. The German brand’s Australian arm this week once again acknowledged its lack of SUV offerings in a market where these high riding options are growing sales at a rate of knots...


Holden commits to Supercars, new 'Commodore' to race in 2018
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Holden commits to Supercars, new 'Commodore' to race in 2018

Holden has confirmed it will continue to race in Australia’s premier motorsport category, Supercars, beyond the end of this year with a new three-year agreement to remain on the grid. However, in a shock announcement, Holden also confirmed it will end its association with Walkinshaw Racing at the end of the 2016 season and will instead form a new partnership with Triple Eight Race Engineering to form a new entity, Red Bull Holden Racing Team...


Cadillac teases concept car interior with curved OLED displays
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Cadillac teases concept car interior with curved OLED displays

Cadillac has teased the interior of a new concept car that it will unveil later this week at Monterey Car Week. The concept car's interior will feature at least three free-standing curved OLED displays on the dashboard. The screen in front of the driver features a speedometer, navigation, and other functions typically associated with the instrument cluster...


Chinese Tesla rival announces $2.3 billion factory, electric entertainment complex
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Chinese Tesla rival announces $2.3 billion factory, electric entertainment complex

LeEco, the Chinese tech company that is partnering with Aston Martin to produce the RapidE EV, has announced its plans to build a $2.3 billion factory for its upcoming LeeSee electric sedan. The South China Morning Post reported this week that the company’s new manufacturing facility will be built in Deqing county, located in the Zhejiang province in China, which is just over two hours south-west of Shanghai by car...


2017 BMW i3 pricing and specifications: EV range increased to 200km
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2017 BMW i3 pricing and specifications: EV range increased to 200km

The radical BMW i3 electric car has scored an upgrade, giving it a greater driving range in exchange for a small price increase. The rather clumsily-named new 2017 BMW i3 94Ah contains a battery with denser lithium-ion cells, yielding greater energy. The range in real-world driving increases to 200km on the pure EV (up from 160km) and grows to 320km for the plug-in hybrid...


Audi's new V2I system will plan for the next green light
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Audi's new V2I system will plan for the next green light

Audi has taken the first steps to make connected vehicles a reality, announcing its first vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service in the US, which communicates when traffic lights are turning green. The German company has already demonstrated the technology in Europe, but this latest step marks its first move into the wider global market...