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2016 Honda CR-V VTi Limited Edition on sale in Australia
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2016 Honda CR-V VTi Limited Edition on sale in Australia

A new limited-edition variant has been added to the 2016 Honda CR-V line-up this week, adding new features at the lower end of the range. This new limited edition follows the diesel-powered DTi-L Limited Edition and the petrol VTi Limited Edition, both of which were unveiled last year and joined the 2015 CR-V range...


Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to gain off-roading Audi Allroad rival - report
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to gain off-roading Audi Allroad rival - report

Mercedes-Benz is planning to add a jacked-up variant to its recently-revealed 2017 E-Class Estate range, according to a new report. Just days after the German car maker unveiled its refreshed E-Class wagon range, UK website Auto Express now claims Mercedes is looking to add a more rugged version of the wagon to rival the likes of the Audi A6 Allroad...


Mini Clubman ALL4 Scrambler concept revealed
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Mini Clubman ALL4 Scrambler concept revealed

British car maker Mini has this week unveiled a motorcycle-inspired concept of its Clubman wagon. Dubbed the Clubman ALL4 Scrambler, the one-off concept features a number of interior and exterior design elements drawing heavily from BMW’s R Motorrad nineT Scrambler motorcycle...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10

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...


2017 Honda NSX to tackle Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
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2017 Honda NSX to tackle Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Japanese car maker Honda has today announced its NSX supercar will make its North American racing debut at the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In the famed race - which celebrate its 100th anniversary this year - Honda will run two of its American-built NSX supercars in the time attack 1 and 2 classes, driven by brothers James and Nick Robinson...


Volkswagen under investigation in Germany over deleted 'dieselgate' data
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Volkswagen under investigation in Germany over deleted 'dieselgate' data

Volkswagen is being investigated by authorities in Germany over data that was deleted in advance of the company's public admission that it had installed defeat devices to cheat its way past emissions testing...


Citroen C4 Cactus Advanced Comfort concept promises ‘flying carpet’ ride
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Citroen C4 Cactus Advanced Comfort concept promises ‘flying carpet’ ride

French car maker Citroen has handed down a preview of its next-generation of vehicle comfort technologies, including an all-new hydraulic suspension system, structural improvements and bed-inspired seats. Last year, it was revealed that Citroen would retire its iconic hydropneumatic suspension design when the current C5 range ends...


Kia small SUV role likely to be filled by repositioned Soul, Niro unlikely for Oz
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Kia small SUV role likely to be filled by repositioned Soul, Niro unlikely for Oz

Kia is expected to reposition the Soul crossover hatch as its entry-level SUV model within months - but it will mainly come down to price, rather than ride height. Ever since the current-generation Soul arrived on sale in Australia in 2014, it has been considered too dear for what it offered in the market. There has also been a non-existent marketing spend around that model...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6: four-wheel disc brake upgrade, but no rear airbags
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6: four-wheel disc brake upgrade, but no rear airbags

Despite all major, mainstream competition featuring second row airbags, the updated and powered-up 2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 will land in Australia later this year without that basic safety feature. While airbags will not be standard in the second row, Volkswagen representatives told CarAdvice in Germany this week it is ‘considering the feature’ currently...


Ssangyong planning three new cars, Rexton rumoured for Paris show - report
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Ssangyong planning three new cars, Rexton rumoured for Paris show - report

Ssangyong is reportedly planning to release a new ute, and next-generation versions of the Rexton and Korando in the next three years. According to Autocar, Ssangyong will preview the next-generation Rexton SUV via a concept car, which will make its debut at the 2016 Paris motor show that takes place at the beginning of October...


2016 Tesla Model S 60: new entry-level variant announced
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2016 Tesla Model S 60: new entry-level variant announced

Tesla Motors has announced a new model for its electric Model S lineup, with the Model S 60 carving a sharp $100,800 (plus on-road costs) entry level price in the range. Powered by the same electric motor fitted to the Model S 70, the Model S 60 has a software-limited 75kWh battery pack that offers a new reduced range of 400km...


Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre, 4.0-litre engines have potential for big power boosts
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Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre, 4.0-litre engines have potential for big power boosts

The four- and eight-cylinder engines in the Mercedes-AMG family have great potential for more power and torque if the need arises, the company claims. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet in Italy this week, the head of Mercedes-AMG Engine development, Janko Wicke, confirmed that both the four-cylinder and new V8 engines have significant potential for more power, if the market demands it...


2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for steering issue
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for steering issue

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall notice for 28 vehicles in its SLK roadster range. According to the German car maker, affected vehicles may have been fitted with incorrectly-sized nuts on the rear-axle tie rods during production. This may cause the nuts to loosen, affecting the steering characteristics of the car and potentially leading to an accident...


Volkswagen gets further 'dieselgate' fix approval in Germany
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Volkswagen gets further 'dieselgate' fix approval in Germany

Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved fixes for around 1.9 million Volkswagen, Audi and Seat diesel vehicles fitted with an emissions testing defeat device. Overnight, the German government approved a fix that covers 1.1 million 2.0-litre EA189 turbo-diesel engines used in the Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Caddy and Tiguan, as well as the Audi A4, A5, A6 and Q5, and Seat Exeo...


2013 Nissan Pathfinder recalled for stop-lamp switch issue
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2013 Nissan Pathfinder recalled for stop-lamp switch issue

Nissan Australia is recalling three examples of its current-generation R52 Pathfinder SUV after it was discovered the vehicle’s stop-lamp switch may have been installed incorrectly during assembly. The car maker reports that the stop-lamp switch in affected vehicles may become faulty over time, which could cause the stop lights to remain illuminated even if the brakes are not applied...