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CarAdvice podcast 58: Go behind-the-scenes of the hatchback mega test
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CarAdvice podcast 58: Go behind-the-scenes of the hatchback mega test

Join Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Trent Nikolic on location with this view (above) from the Hunter Valley, while our hatchback mega test is underway. We talk how important the Kia Stinger is for the Korean brand in a special car news report after it received a CarAdvice rating of 9.0 in our latest review...


2018 Nissan Leaf spied in production body
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2018 Nissan Leaf spied in production body

The next-generation Nissan Leaf has been spied this week, giving us a better look at what to expect from the Japanese company's upcoming overhaul for its electric hatchback. Despite being shrouded in heavy black-and-white camouflage, we can see the overall shape for the new Leaf, which in most ways looks like an enlarged version of the latest Micra micro car - which isn't sold in Australia, yet...


2015 Peugeot 308 recalled for steering fix
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2015 Peugeot 308 recalled for steering fix

A selection of 2015 Peugeot 308 vehicles sold during January 2015 have been recalled this week, over concerns faulty bolts could cause a loss of steering control. The French manufacturer reports affected units may be fitted with front wishbone bolts that do not meet correct specifications...


Subaru 'not aiming to develop driverless cars', says engineering chief
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Subaru 'not aiming to develop driverless cars', says engineering chief

Subaru has confirmed it has no plans to produce autonomous vehicles, despite major industry players aggressively pursuing research to that end. In comments reported by Reuters, Tetsuo Onuki, chief general manager of Subaru's engineering department, declared: "We're not aiming to develop driverless cars. What we're trying to do is make driving safer for people...


Lamborghini thinking of four-seat sports car, and a Miura successor
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Lamborghini thinking of four-seat sports car, and a Miura successor

Lamborghini is mulling over new ways to expand its range of sports cars, with a four-seat vehicle and a modern take on the Miura possible. Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Lamborghini, told attendees at the Automotive News Europe congress the company is "already thinking about" a four-seat sports car...


Kia tops US JD Power quality survey again, VW beats Toyota
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Kia tops US JD Power quality survey again, VW beats Toyota

Kia has once again come out on top of the JD Power Initial Quality Study in the United States, making it the second year in a row the Korean manufacturer has ranked highest in the independent survey. Last year the company was the first non-premium automotive brand in 27 years to outdo the competition, and once again Kia has beaten premium manufacturers like Porsche, Lexus and Audi, along with mainstream players like Ford, Hyundai and Toyota...


2017 Hyundai Accent Sport: New standalone variant arrives from $15,490
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2017 Hyundai Accent Sport: New standalone variant arrives from $15,490

The Hyundai Accent has been updated this week, becoming a single variant range with the introduction of the Accent Sport - which starts from $15,490 before on-road costs...


2018 Ford Mustang safety not on local boss’s mind yet
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2018 Ford Mustang safety not on local boss’s mind yet

When a two-star ANCAP crash score was announced for the Ford Mustang earlier this year, many of us expected that there would be major consumer recoil. But there hasn’t been. The Ford Mustang just saw its best month ever in Australia, with a huge 1351 units sold, and it is easily the highest-selling sports car in the country at this point in time, with 3772 units sold to the end of May 2017...


2016-17 Mazda 2, CX-3 recalled for brake fix
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2016-17 Mazda 2, CX-3 recalled for brake fix

Mazda has issued a recall for 705 vehicles across its 2016 and 2017 Mazda 2 and CX-3 model lines, over concerns damaged brake hose clips could cause a fluid leak. The Japanese manufacturer reports a manufacturing fault may have damaged the surface finish on the brake hose clips during installation...


2019 BMW 1 Series hits the Nurburgring
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2019 BMW 1 Series hits the Nurburgring

A prototype believed to be the next-generation 2019 BMW 1 Series has made its debut at the iconic Nurburgring race track this week. Compared to the vehicle spied in May, the 1 Series mule spied on track features a new front bumper with a radar sensor - likely for autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and radar cruise control systems - and different alloy wheels...


Ferrari wins International Engine of the Year award for second year in a row
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Ferrari wins International Engine of the Year award for second year in a row

The Ferrari 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine has won the 2017 International Engine of Year award, holding onto the crown it captured in 2016. This year the Ferrari motor, used in the 488 supercar, edged out the 3.0-litre flat-six employed by the Porsche 911 range, as well the BMW i8's petrol-electric drivetrain, the 2...


Peugeot Pick Up: Rebadged Chinese ute to go on sale in Africa
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Peugeot Pick Up: Rebadged Chinese ute to go on sale in Africa

The new Peugeot Pick Up sees the French brand return to the world of rough-and-ready utes, although only for the African market. The Pick Up marks a return to the African ute market, which Peugeot exited when Nigeria stopped producing the 504 pickup in 2005, and is basically a Dongfeng Rich ute with a new grille, and a tailgate emblazoned with the Peugeot brand...


Volvo confirms Polestar will become separate electrified sports car brand
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Volvo confirms Polestar will become separate electrified sports car brand

Volvo has confirmed it will transform Polestar into a "new separately-branded electrified global high performance car company". The new Polestar division will be headed up by Thomas Ingenlath, Volvo Cars' senior vice president in charge of design. Its chief operating officer will be Jonathan Good, who is currently in charge of corporate communications at Volvo...


Importing Camry rather than producing locally won't dent image, company suggests
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Importing Camry rather than producing locally won't dent image, company suggests

The fact that the new 2018 Toyota Camry will be imported from Japan rather than built in Australia like the outgoing model should not have a great impact on sales, which nevertheless are expected to decline in response to the car’s push upmarket. The 2018 Toyota Camry - generation number eight - is a new-from-the-ground-up model with different architecture and fully revised designs outside and in...


2018 Toyota Camry: What's changed
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2018 Toyota Camry: What's changed

The phrase 'new Toyota Camry' wouldn't typically elicit much enthusiasm, but the company has pulled out a lot of stops to make the eighth-generation model a big step forward. The corporation's head Akio Toyoda has demanded that all  Toyota product moving forwards has at least a hint of driving dynamism, and here it's coupled to a more upmarket cabin and a comparatively daring exterior...