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Samsung to purchase stake in electric car maker BYD - reports
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Samsung to purchase stake in electric car maker BYD - reports

Samsung will reportedly purchase a 4 percent stake in Chinese electric car maker BYD. According to Reuters, Samsung confirmed late last week that it was in talks about purchasing a holding in Chinese automaker BYD. The Korean company will purchase its stake through a share offering that BYD is using to raise around US$2.4 billion ($3.2 billion) in cash...


2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for transmission fix
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2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for transmission fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 14 vehicles from its A-Class, CLA and GLA lines over concerns a fracture in the transmission could result in a loss of drive. The German brand reports that a welded seam in the dual-clutch transmission’s assembly may fracture over time. If the fault occurs, a loss of drive poses an accident hazard to the vehicle’s occupants and other road users...


2017 Porsche 911 GT3 spied with manual transmission
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2017 Porsche 911 GT3 spied with manual transmission

The facelifted Porsche 911 GT3 has been spied doing hot weather testing in southern Europe. These latest photos seemingly confirm a report last year claiming that the new 911 GT3 would re-introduce the option of a manual transmission. According to the spy photographers, this development vehicle was spotted in a fleet of GT3 prototypes...


Emily Duggan wins Hyundai endurance race
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Emily Duggan wins Hyundai endurance race

Up and coming Australian racing personality – and friend of CarAdvice – Emily Duggan, has won the weekend’s Series X3 New South Wales endurance race event at Wakefield Park. After recording the fastest-ever lap time for a Hyundai Excel X3 race car around the 2...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will hit Australian showrooms in September priced from $31,990 plus on-road costs. The new point of entry is $3000 higher than the outgoing car's RRP, though the new-generation version is significantly larger and better-equipped. Kicking off the new Volkswagen Tiguan range is the Trendline 110TSI with a 1...


2012-2013 Infiniti M35 hybrid sedan recalled
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2012-2013 Infiniti M35 hybrid sedan recalled

A small batch of Infiniti's 2012-2013 M35 hybrid sedan, later renamed Q70, has been recalled in Australia over concerns a water pump could fail. The car maker reports that a fault in the electric pump, which forms part of the hybrid drive powertrain's cooling system, could lead the device to fail...


Land Rover reveals on- and off-road autonomous vehicle tech
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Land Rover reveals on- and off-road autonomous vehicle tech

Land Rover has previewed a handful of new technologies that will allow its vehicles to drive autonomously, both on-road and off. The company revealed its plans to create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles by the end of the decade to test a range of ‘Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV)’ technologies...


2016 Suzuki Baleno: Australian details revealed
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2016 Suzuki Baleno: Australian details revealed

A number of key equipment details for the incoming 2016 Suzuki Baleno hatch have surfaced on the company's Australian website, ahead of its local launch in the coming weeks. The page details two equipment levels - GL and GLX - along with some headlining features that will come with the new hatchback...


2018 Renault Megane RS spied testing
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2018 Renault Megane RS spied testing

A development mule of the next-generation 2018 Renault Megane RS has been spied undergoing testing in southern Europe ahead of the car's expected world reveal next year. As we already know, the next iteration of the French hot hatch will be a significant departure from the current model...


2017 BMW 1 Series sedan revealed
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2017 BMW 1 Series sedan revealed

The highly-anticipated 2017 BMW 1 Series sedan has been revealed today, entering the German car maker's range as a clear rival to Audi's A3 sedan and the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The 1 Series sedan has been spied a number of times over the past two years, and last year's 'Concept Compact Sedan' show car - revealed at the Auto Guangzhou event in China - offered the first clear look at what was to come...


Jeep Wrangler Salute concept: brand celebrates Willys MB's 75th birthday
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Jeep Wrangler Salute concept: brand celebrates Willys MB's 75th birthday

The one-off Jeep Wrangler Salute concept celebrates the 75th birthday of the Willys MB, which went into production in 1941. The Salute concept is based on the entry-level two-door Wrangler. Unlike the production car, the Salute concept misses out on doors, B-pillars and a roof frame...


Focus RS drift mode: 'no negative feedback', says Ford Performance global boss
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Focus RS drift mode: 'no negative feedback', says Ford Performance global boss

Recent media hype about 'drift mode' in the Ford Focus RS — a feature that assists the driver in performing a perfectly-crafted drift — has led Ford Australia to defend its position on enabling the feature on Australian-delivered vehicles...


Thank you Ford, for Focus RS Drift Mode
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Thank you Ford, for Focus RS Drift Mode

If you ever needed any more evidence that Australia is descending into a nanny state, just look at the coverage media outlets and social commenters are imposing on us this week. It all centres around the new Ford Focus RS. Along with being one of the safest hatches in the world (it comes with a raft of airbags and stability control, amongst other safety features), the Focus RS is built as a car capable of being used on the road and on the race track...


2017 Hyundai Accent possibly spied in China
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2017 Hyundai Accent possibly spied in China

Images of what might be the next-generation Hyundai Accent surfaced online overnight. These photos were sent to and published by Autohome.com.cn, and show a production ready version of the new Hyundai Verna sedan, as the Accent is badged in China. The new Verna/Accent features more mature styling than the model currently in showrooms...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more

Welcome to episode 12 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric is joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...