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Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint 1/750 raises $92,500 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund
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Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint 1/750 raises $92,500 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund

Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint build 1 of 750 was auctioned off for $92,500 this week - $30,000 more than its original list price - to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). The car was donated to the JDRF earlier this year for the auction, with the funds raised going towards its Artificial Pancreas Project, which aims to automate insulin pumps and provide a ‘technological cure’ for type 1 diabetes (T1D)...


2017 Alpine coupe will be powered by 1.8-litre turbo - report
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2017 Alpine coupe will be powered by 1.8-litre turbo - report

The new Alpine coupe, possibly badged as the A120, will reportedly be powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine. Sources have told Autocar that the new coupe will be powered by a stroked version of the 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine used in the Clio RS. For the Alpine, the motor's capacity will be increased to 1.8 litres...


New Suzuki Grand Vitara no closer
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New Suzuki Grand Vitara no closer

Suzuki appears no closer to introducing a replacement for its ageing Grand Vitara SUV, which has been on the stage in its current generation since 2005. But, despite the lack of an all-new offering on the horizon, the head of Suzuki's local arm remains upbeat about the current model's sales pace...


Audi planning three EVs by 2020, autonomous car in the pipeline - report
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Audi planning three EVs by 2020, autonomous car in the pipeline - report

Audi is looking to an electrified future, with the luxury marque’s CEO revealing it aims to have three fully-electric models on the market by the end of the decade. Last week a source within Audi told Reuters the company is planning for electric vehicles (EVs) to account for a quarter of its sales by 2025...


Suzuki Ignis still on wish list for Australia
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Suzuki Ignis still on wish list for Australia

The funky new Suzuki Ignis is still on the radar for a potential Australian launch, according to the company’s local arm. Andrew Moore, general manager of Suzuki Australia, told CarAdvice today that while the model is still not confirmed for our market, he’d like to see the Ignis join the brand’s SUV range alongside the current S-Cross, Vitara and Grand Vitara...


Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck beats Tesla to the electric freight game
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Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck beats Tesla to the electric freight game

Tesla's Elon Musk may have plans of his own on the electric freight front, but there's a trucking specialist out there that now has that end of the game covered: Mercedes-Benz. Revealed overnight, the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is a pure electric hauler with a claimed range of up to 200 kilometres, designed for intra-city goods delivery or "short radius distribution"...


Apple appoints iPad chief to oversee ‘Titan’ car project - report
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Apple appoints iPad chief to oversee ‘Titan’ car project - report

The Apple Car, although still little more than the subject of unconfirmed reports and rumours, sure seems like a going thing. Fuelling talk of a fruit-branded automobile, a new report suggests Apple has appointed the hardware chief for its popular iPad, Bob Mansfield, to oversee the four-wheeled project...


2015 Fiat 500, Abarth 500 recalled for front seat fix
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2015 Fiat 500, Abarth 500 recalled for front seat fix

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has issued a recall in Australia for 12 vehicles from its 2015 model-year Fiat 500 and Abarth 500 lines, citing concerns over the front seats. The company reports the front seat’s guide tracks may not comply to safety standards do to a manufacturing fault...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class pricing and specifications
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class pricing and specifications

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has gone on sale in Australia  this week, with the five-model range kicking off from $89,900 plus on-road costs. The range opens with the E200, powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 135kW of power and 300Nm of torque, with fuel figures listed at 6.4L/100km on the combined cycle...


Aston Martin DB9 production ends
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Aston Martin DB9 production ends

The final nine examples of the Aston Martin DB9 have rolled off the company’s Gaydon assembly line in the UK, marking the end of the iconic model’s 13-year run. Before the DB11 hits the road later this year - with its new platform and new twin-turbo V12 engine - Aston Martin has given one of the most important models in its 100-plus-year history a final sendoff...


2016 Toyota HiAce update for Australia brings Euro 5 diesel upgrade
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2016 Toyota HiAce update for Australia brings Euro 5 diesel upgrade

The Toyota HiAce range has been updated this week, including a Euro 5-compliant diesel engine, new variants and small price increases across the line-up. Headlining the updates is the improved urban fuel economy for the revised 3.0-litre turbo-diesel, which has been recalibrated to meet Euro 5 emissions standards...


2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class spied
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2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been spied undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe. Stylistically, the new off-roader will be boxy, angular and completely unrepentant about it. A first glance, the new car doesn't look that different to the today's car, but it's clear that the next-gen model will be significantly wider...


2015 Mercedes-Benz ML, GL SUVs recalled for seat belt fix
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2015 Mercedes-Benz ML, GL SUVs recalled for seat belt fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 19 vehicles from its 2015 ML and GL SUV lines, over concerns of seat belt failure. The manufacturer reports the lower mount of the right-side rear seat belt may have been fitted incorrectly. As a result, the belt mounting could potentially fail in a high-impact collision, posing a risk of injury to passengers...


New Lotus Elise due in 2020, company on course for profit after two decades - report
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New Lotus Elise due in 2020, company on course for profit after two decades - report

Update - the original version of this post said all Lotus Elises use a 1.8-litre engine, see article for details The boss of sports car maker Lotus has pointed to the year 2020 for a new-generation Elise that will stay true to its roots as a lightweight sports car, according to a new report...


2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Five Little Facts
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Five Little Facts

The special new 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years lands in Australia this week, following its international unveiling as a concept early last year. The new birthday car made its production debut quickly after, in September, and fans here held their breath until February this year for the company's local arm to confirm an Australian debut...