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‘Smiling’ driverless concept developed for pedestrian safety research
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‘Smiling’ driverless concept developed for pedestrian safety research

Semcon, a Swedish-based product development company, has developed 'The Smiling Car', a fictional autonomous car concept that uses a digital smile to let pedestrians know it’s safe to cross the road while the 'driver' goes about their own business inside the car...


2017 Honda Civic hatch unveiled in European trim
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2017 Honda Civic hatch unveiled in European trim

The new Honda Civic hatchback has been revealed in EU trim ahead of its debut at the 2016 Paris motor show, press previews for which begin at the end of this month. This is not the first time we've seen the tenth-generation Civic hatch in production form, with the company having already revealed the US market variant last month...


Volkswagen teases 'revolutionary' EV concept ahead of Paris debut
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Volkswagen teases 'revolutionary' EV concept ahead of Paris debut

Volkswagen has teased a concept electric vehicle that will debut at the 2016 Paris motor show, which starts at the end of this month. Last month, Herbert Diess, head of the Volkswagen brand, told Wirtschafts Woche that the company's Paris debutant will be an EV around the same size as the Golf...


Audi R8 to borrow Panamera's turbo V6 for new entry model - report
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Audi R8 to borrow Panamera's turbo V6 for new entry model - report

It appears an entry-level Audi R8 model is still on the cards, with new reports out of Europe indicating the ‘base’ variant will be powered by a twin-turbo V6 from the recently-launched Porsche Panamera sedan. According to the UK’s Autocar, the new 324kW/550Nm 2.9-litre twin turbo V6 will serve as the replacement for the previous generation’s 316kW/430Nm 4...


2010-12 Audi A8 4.2 FSI recalled: 100 vehicles affected
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2010-12 Audi A8 4.2 FSI recalled: 100 vehicles affected

Audi has issued a recall for 109 of its 2010 to 2012 model-year A8 limousines fitted with the 4.2-litre V8 engine over concerns a fluid leak could cause the vehicle to break down. The manufacturer reports affected vehicles may experience leaks from the solenoid valve which controls the gearbox heating circuit...


Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep recall 1.9 million vehicles globally for airbag fault: Australian models affected
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Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep recall 1.9 million vehicles globally for airbag fault: Australian models affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 1.4 million Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles in the US over concerns a wiring fault could prevent the airbags from deploying and the seatbelt pretensioner from tightening, in the event of a collision...


Holden invests $6 million in Euro 6 emissions testing laboratory at Lang Lang - UPDATE
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Holden invests $6 million in Euro 6 emissions testing laboratory at Lang Lang - UPDATE

Update 24/10/16: Following on from the details released last month, CarAdvice today toured the emissions testing and calibration facility at Holden's Lang Lang proving ground. The total spend will reach $8.9 million and sees Holden increase its emissions and calibration team to over 100 employees, cementing it as a global player within the General Motors engineering world...


Fiat releases Oz performance specs for Abarth 124 Spider
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Fiat releases Oz performance specs for Abarth 124 Spider

The renaissance of Fiat’s legendary 124 is edging ever closer with Fiat Chrysler Australia today confirming more performance specs for its 2017 Abarth 124 Spider due to hit Aussie roads in October. While full specifications and pricing are still to be confirmed, FCA today revealed the Abarth 124 Spider will be powered - as expected - by a 1...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 17
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Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 17

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


Subaru seven-seat SUV unlikely for Australia
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Subaru seven-seat SUV unlikely for Australia

There’s little if any chance Australia will get a new seven-seat SUV built by Subaru. The brand is understood to be working on a replacement for the Tribeca, which will sit above the Outback as the company’s largest model. It will be the most expensive car the brand sells – well, at least in the markets that will get the car...


Hyundai adds Android Auto to i30, Elantra, Veloster, Tucson, Santa Fe
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Hyundai adds Android Auto to i30, Elantra, Veloster, Tucson, Santa Fe

Hyundai has added Android Auto compatibility to the majority of its line-up this week, joining Apple CarPlay as part of a quick software update. Like its fruit-branded counterpart, Android Auto allows drivers to get directions, make phone calls, send and receive messages, set reminders, play or stream multimedia, and more, without needing to touch their phone...


2017 Kia Rio detailed ahead of Paris premiere
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2017 Kia Rio detailed ahead of Paris premiere

Key details of the new 2017 Kia Rio have been revealed for the European market, giving an indication of what we can expect when the new hatch arrives Down Under early next year. The all-new Rio was first revealed a fortnight ago, adopting a more premium, less cutesy look than its predecessor...


2017 Audi Q3 update and S Line Competition unveiled
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2017 Audi Q3 update and S Line Competition unveiled

The first-generation Audi Q3 has been given one final refresh before an all-new model goes on sale later this decade. Unveiled overnight, the update includes a raft of visual changes to the Q3's front fascia, but doesn't alter the car's available equipment, nor are there any drivetrain tweaks. For the Sport trim line, the fake air intakes on either side of the grille have grown in size...


2017 Renault Clio RS 16 spied
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2017 Renault Clio RS 16 spied

The Renault Clio RS 16 seems like it will soon be heading into production, if these spy photos are anything to go by. Compared to the Clio RS 16 concept that made its debut just before the Monaco Grand Prix, this prototype seems to be missing a few items, including flared wheel arches, 19-inch alloy wheels, chequered flag-style driving lights, and squared off exhaust tips...