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Victoria Police exploring ‘textalyser’ potential
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Victoria Police exploring ‘textalyser’ potential

Victorian Police has voiced interest in experimental new ‘textalyser’ technology that will allow authorities to check whether a driver has been using a mobile phone while driving. The so-called textalysers, a name inspired by breathalyser systems, are able to analyse metadata to determine whether someone was using their mobile phone at a specific time - while driving, for example...


2017 Porsche Panamera teaser video reveals 911-inspired rump
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2017 Porsche Panamera teaser video reveals 911-inspired rump

Another day, another serving of imagery for the coming new 2017 Porsche Panamera. Just hours after a set of revealing new spy photos surfaced, showing off all but the internal styling of the new model's lighting, a new official teaser video has appeared...


2017 Ford Fiesta spied
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2017 Ford Fiesta spied

The next-generation 2017 Ford Fiesta hatch has been photographed testing on public roads in Europe. With the current Fiesta already eight years old, it shouldn't be too long until we see a new model take the fight to the Volkswagen Polo, Mazda 2 and Honda Jazz. Up front, the latest Fiesta features a new, slimmer version of Ford's six-pointed grille, flanked by taller headlights on each side...


2017 Honda Civic hatch spied
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2017 Honda Civic hatch spied

The next-generation Honda Civic hatchback has been spotted out during testing in the European Alps. These latest photos seem to be of entry- or mid-spec variants in the tenth-generation Civic hatchback range. The new five-door looks as though it employs the same front-end as the sedan that just launched in Australia, with full-LED headlights flanking a winged chrome grille...


'Bumblebee' Chevrolet Camaro revealed for new Transformers film
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'Bumblebee' Chevrolet Camaro revealed for new Transformers film

The next instalment in the popular Transformers movie franchise is set to hit cinemas mid next year, which means the return of one its most popular characters, Bumblebee. The new look of the Chevrolet Camaro-based Autobot was revealed by the film’s director, Michael Bay via Twitter last week. Bee is back! @generalmotors really got it done with this custom-built 2016 Camaro...


Subaru, Prodrive set new Isle of Man TT record with enhanced WRX STI - UPDATE
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Subaru, Prodrive set new Isle of Man TT record with enhanced WRX STI - UPDATE

UPDATE: In a run early on Monday morning, Mark Higgins bettered his record once more, clocking a time of 17 minutes and 35 seconds, averaging a speed of 207.15km/h. The team have another run planned for Friday. UPDATE 2: In a video released June 24, 2016, Higgins offers a voice-over commentary of his record-breaking run...


Toyota Corolla Hybrid to be priced at $26,990
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Toyota Corolla Hybrid to be priced at $26,990

The first-ever Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback is expected to be priced at $26,990 plus on-road costs. CarAdvice has learned that the all-new petrol-electric Corolla model will sit between the budget-friendly Prius C small hatch (priced from $22,990 plus costs) and the larger new Prius model (from $34,990), and it won't even be the most expensive Corolla hatchback model on sale...


Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years edition getting a manual gearbox for Australia
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Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years edition getting a manual gearbox for Australia

Purists rejoice! The powered-up Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years edition will be available in Australia with a six-speed manual gearbox from the third quarter of 2016. The manual gearbox version will join the already confirmed six-speed DSG automatic offering. As we know, the 40 Years limited edition is the most powerful production Golf GTI to date, with outputs from its 2...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate revealed, Australian launch due next year
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate revealed, Australian launch due next year

The all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate wagon has been revealed ahead of a local launch set for next year. Today's unveiling follows the March debut of its new sedan sibling, which will touch down in Australia next month. Coupe and Cabriolet versions have also been spied testing, although dates for those styles are still to be confirmed...


HSV builds 85,000th vehicle
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HSV builds 85,000th vehicle

Holden Special Vehicles is celebrating a huge milestone this week, having produced its 85,000th car. Hitting the landmark number less than a year before Commodore-based production ends for good, the 85,000th HSV is a blue Clubsport R8 LSA destined for sale through the brand’s oldest dealership - Garry and Warren Smith in Oakleigh, Victoria...


BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe coming with M2 flagship - report
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BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe coming with M2 flagship - report

The next-generation BMW 2 Series range will reportedly stick to its rear-wheel-drive roots, and will also spawn a new four- or five-door body style. Insiders have told Autocar that BMW will replace the two-door 2 Series range in 2020, and that the new coupe and convertible may be preceded in 2019 by a new sports sedan variant to be known as the 2 Series Gran Coupe...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV security hacked through mobile app - UPDATE
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV security hacked through mobile app - UPDATE

UPDATE: Mitsubishi's Australian arm has commented on this report. See bottom of article.  Mitsubishi is the latest car maker to fall victim to software hackers, with the security and on-board functions of its Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid compromised this week...


Kia GT sports sedan expected on sale in Australia by late 2017
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Kia GT sports sedan expected on sale in Australia by late 2017

The long-rumoured Kia GT sports sedan is all-but certain to hit showroom floors in Australia in the third quarter of 2017. Kia Australia has made it clear that it plans to offer the yet-to-be-confirmed and yet-to-be-revealed new rear-wheel-drive sedan late next year...


2017 Porsche Panamera: body styling revealed in new spy photos
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2017 Porsche Panamera: body styling revealed in new spy photos

The last couple months have seen an avalanche of Porsche Panamera spy photos sweep the internet, but with this latest set we can see the second-generation model in almost all of its production glory. Whereas previous Panamera prototypes have been painted black and fitted with tape over certain design elements, these latest cars, in their red and white paint jobs, are practically camouflage-free...


Renault Twingo GT: rear-drive city car gets Renault Sport boost
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Renault Twingo GT: rear-drive city car gets Renault Sport boost

The sporty-looking Renault Twingo GT has been unveiled, revealing a tricked up version of the rear-wheel-drive French micro car. Inspired by the uber-cool 235kW/380Nm V6-powered Renault Twin’Run concept car first seen back in 2013, the Renault Twingo GT continues with the standard model’s rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, but boasts Renault Sport-fettled performance upgrades...