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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...


2017 Honda Civic Hatch revealed, due for Australia early next year - UPDATE
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2017 Honda Civic Hatch revealed, due for Australia early next year - UPDATE

UPDATE: More pictures of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatch - yes, it has a capital H, according to Honda - have been added. Initially, only the rear had been revealed. The eagerly-awaited 2017 Honda Civic Hatch has officially broken cover in the US ahead of its Australian debut set for early next year...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan XL spied completely undisguised
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan XL spied completely undisguised

The Volkswagen Tiguan XL has been spied completely undisguised in Germany. Almost two months ago we got out first look at undisguised versions of the long wheelbase second-generation Tiguan. Snapped at one of the company's factories in China, those photos were grainy, low resolution and shot from a limited number of angles...


Netherlands, Norway, India looking to ban combustion-engined cars
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Netherlands, Norway, India looking to ban combustion-engined cars

Politicians in the Netherlands' lower parliamentary house have passed a motion calling for the country to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2025 this week, while governments in Norway and India are also looking to implement similar legislation. In the Netherlands, the motion was proposed by the Dutch Labour Party...


2017 Volkswagen Touareg spied
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2017 Volkswagen Touareg spied

The third-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been spied with a surprisingly small amount of disguise. Despite the hefty cladding on the front of the prototype, we can see that the new Touareg features a larger grille than the current model. The headlights sport a strip of LED driving lights along the bottom and a thinner set of orange LED indicators across the top...


2017 Ford Focus RS500 still awaiting green light, could have 295kW - report
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2017 Ford Focus RS500 still awaiting green light, could have 295kW - report

Ford Performance's team in Germany is hard at work on a new headline grabbing Ford Focus RS500 hatch, but the car still hasn't been formally approved for production. Spy photos taken in late June prove that Ford is working on an even faster variant of the third-generation Ford Focus RS, however a source within the company has told UK's Autocar the RS500 is "not genuinely green-lighted"...


2017 Subaru BRZ revealed, Australian launch in November
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2017 Subaru BRZ revealed, Australian launch in November

The updated 2017 Subaru BRZ sports car has been revealed, ahead of a slated Australian premiere in November this year. Mirroring its upgraded Toyota 86 twin that launches around the same time, six-speed manual versions of the MY17 Subaru BRZ get power and torque boosts, from 147kW to 152kW (at 7000rpm), and 205Nm to 212Nm (between 6400 and 6800rpm)...


Seat releases first car manufacturer-developed Apple CarPlay app
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Seat releases first car manufacturer-developed Apple CarPlay app

Spanish manufacturer Seat has become the first auto manufacturer to release an app specifically for Apple CarPlay. Developed in-house, the Seat DriveApp allows customers to view full vehicle-status data, including scheduled maintenance and tyre pressure, along with a dealer finder. More features and services will be added over the next few weeks...


2017 BMW X2 bound for Paris, 8 Series coming to replace 6 - report
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2017 BMW X2 bound for Paris, 8 Series coming to replace 6 - report

The small sports-themed SUV expected to be known as the 2017 BMW X2 will reportedly debut October's Paris motor show, and the anticipated return of the 8 Series name is in the spotlight once again. The so-called X2 was spied testing earlier this year, with only a light layer of camouflage to disguise what is clearly intended as a sporty, tapered roofline...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq leaked ahead of September debut
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq leaked ahead of September debut

The 2017 Skoda Kodiaq has been partially leaked online, giving us a first proper look of the company’s new seven-seat SUV ahead of its public debut on September 1. Images released by Czech website autoforum.cz reaffirm the new model’s close ties with the Vision S concept that previewed it, with the only major design changes being details like the door handles and shape of the mirrors...


'Drift King' to drive Pagani Huayra BC at World Time Attack in Sydney
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'Drift King' to drive Pagani Huayra BC at World Time Attack in Sydney

The Pagani Huayra BC, an even more hyper version of the company’s Huayra hypercar, is coming to Sydney for the World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) in October. Not only will the circa-$3 million vehicle be on display at the WTAC Pit Zone during the event, it will also hit the Sydney Motorsport Park (SMSP) race track for a “full noise lap” during WTAC’s Midday Mayhem on both days of the event (14-15 October)...


Infiniti reveals world's first market-ready variable compression ratio engine
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Infiniti reveals world's first market-ready variable compression ratio engine

Nissan’s premium arm Infiniti has released initial details of its new variable compression-turbocharged (VC-T) petrol engine, ahead of the unit’s public debut at the Paris motor show on September 29. Touted as the world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine, the Infiniti VC-T is not limited by a fixed compression ratio, allowing it to raise or lower the height that the pistons reach...


Volkswagen key fobs prone to hacking; other brands vulnerable too
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Volkswagen key fobs prone to hacking; other brands vulnerable too

Four European researchers, led by Flavio Garcia from the University of Birmingham, have published a paper detailing how they successfully imitated the remote control key fob signals used by up to 100 million Volkswagen vehicles produced since 1995. The paper details how the team was able to successfully produce valid key fob signals using around US$40 ($53...


Tesla Autopilot 2.0 will have three cameras, more radar units - report
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Tesla Autopilot 2.0 will have three cameras, more radar units - report

The next iteration of Tesla's Autopilot system will reportedly require a lot more detection hardware. According to anonymous sources who have spoken to Electrek, the updated hardware suite will include radar units at each corner of the vehicle, as well as a new forward-facing triple camera setup...