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BMW Connected update adds Android compatibility, coming to Australia soon
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BMW Connected update adds Android compatibility, coming to Australia soon

The BMW Connected personal mobility companion smartphone application has been updated and showcased during the Paris motor show, bringing compatibility with Android devices, and will be rolling out in markets including Australia very soon...


Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 fuel-cell prototype to be assessed by US Army
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Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 fuel-cell prototype to be assessed by US Army

The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, which was unveiled overnight at a meeting of the Association of the United States Army, is part engineering prototype, part aggressively styled concept car. Developed in collaboration with the US Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), the Colorado ZH2, is based on the North American Chevrolet Colorado ute...


Hyundai i30 N to be produced in Czech Republic, production capacity to grow 10 per cent
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Hyundai i30 N to be produced in Czech Republic, production capacity to grow 10 per cent

Hyundai's first N Performance model, the i30 N, will be produced at its Czech Republic plant, which will increase production capacity to cater for the extra demand. Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice, Petr Vanek, public relations director for Hyundai motor manufacturing Czech, told CarAdvice that plant production will increase by 10 per cent in line with the new model coming online...


Renault Australia aiming to triple sales, looking to growth in passenger market
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Renault Australia aiming to triple sales, looking to growth in passenger market

Renault is aiming to triple its sales volumes in Australia, with the company’s Asia-Pacific boss, Gilles Normand, telling CarAdvice he would like to see the Australian market reflect the brand’s global share of new cars sales. Currently, Renault Australia enjoys a market share of around 1.0 per cent. Normand is targeting an ambitious 3...


Hyundai completes development on eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with N Performance potential
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Hyundai completes development on eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with N Performance potential

Hyundai has finished development work on an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that it says works in front-wheel drive applications and could feature within the brand's N Performance range. Speaking at the Paris motor show, Hyundai's head of vehicle test and high performance development, Albert Biermann, told Australian media that development work has finished on the brand's first eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox...


Porsche 911 hybrid still on the cards, but not a priority
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Porsche 911 hybrid still on the cards, but not a priority

There has been a burning question among Porsche purists for a while now: will the Stuttgart brand really put a hybrid drivetrain into its performance icon, the Porsche 911? According to Porsche executive board member for research and development, Michael Steiner, there is potential for such a version of the 911...


Ford Bronco is coming back in 2018
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Ford Bronco is coming back in 2018

It appears those rumours about the return of the iconic Ford Bronco off-roader were true, with production slated to begin in Michigan in 2018. All we know so far is that the Ford Bronco badge will return affixed to a SUV model, though one can speculate that it will give the Blue Oval an answer to the Jeep Wrangler...


2017 Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte detailed: Australian debut set for November
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2017 Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte detailed: Australian debut set for November

The updated 2017 Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans have been detailed, bringing new infotainment, updated engines and driver assistance technologies. While the facelifted 2017 Quattroporte was revealed in June, the updated Ghibli has been detailed here for the first time. However, unlike its bigger brother, the smaller Maserati sedan doesn't feature any sheetmetal changes for the new model year...


Buick Avenir confirmed, but only as a trim line
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Buick Avenir confirmed, but only as a trim line

GM has confirmed that Buick Avenir-branded vehicles will go on sale in 2017 for the 2018 model year. Instead of being a distinct model, Avenir will be established as a sub-brand, with the name used for a new top-of-the-range trim line. According to Duncan Aldred, Buick's sales and marketing vice president: “Avenir will be Buick’s signature...


Infiniti Australia MD happy with momentum: "It all depends on what you define as success"
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Infiniti Australia MD happy with momentum: "It all depends on what you define as success"

The man heading up Infiniti in Australia says he's happy with the brand's momentum locally, and is confident the premium Japanese marque is "on track" for further growth and success. Speaking to CarAdvice at the local launch of the new 298kW twin-turbocharged Infiniti Q50 3...


PHEVs an illogical end point, says Volkswagen
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PHEVs an illogical end point, says Volkswagen

Plug-in hybrid technology may seem a perfect solution for those with range anxiety, but it’s a concept with a limited shelf life, according to aspiring electric vehicle leader Volkswagen. The German car-maker, which wants to be the world’s top EV brand by 2025 by selling more than a million units annually, says that as battery technology improves and charging infrastructure grows to support demand, PHEVs will be phased out...


2010-14 Subaru Liberty, Outback recalled for windscreen wiper fix: 37,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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2010-14 Subaru Liberty, Outback recalled for windscreen wiper fix: 37,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Subaru has confirmed numbers and further details relating to this recall. See bottom of article for details. Subaru has issued a recall for 37,492 of its 2010 to 2014 model-year Liberty and Outback vehicles over concerns the bottom of the front windscreen wiper motor could melt. The manufacturer reports the fault could pose a fire risk...


Subaru Australia boss promoted to senior regional role
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Subaru Australia boss promoted to senior regional role

Subaru Australia managing director, Nick Senior, has been promoted this week to a new role within the brand's local distributor, Inchcape. He is succeeded at Subaru Australia by sales and marketing director, Colin Christie. London-based Inchcape is the Australian importer and distributor for the Subaru brand, owning 90 per cent of the local business...


2016 Paris motor show: Hits and misses
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2016 Paris motor show: Hits and misses

When a major European motor show rolls around, a bunch of members of the CarAdvice team get to fly over and have a stickybeak for themselves at the new production cars and show stoppers. And because we’re all highly opinionated, here’s what each of the guys on the ground – myself, Alborz, James, Mike, Paul and Rob – thought were the highlights and lowlights of the Mondial de l’Automobile...


Mercedes-Benz utility details to be revealed in October
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Mercedes-Benz utility details to be revealed in October

Details on the first ever Mercedes-Benz pick-up utility vehicle are set to be revealed later this month, according to a release from the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The release focused on the intra-brand co-operative deal between Renault, Nissan and Mercedes-Benz in the joint development of a new pick-up truck...