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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over fire risk
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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over fire risk

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled five vehicles from the current W205 series C-Class line. The small handful of vehicles sold between August 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014, are being recalled over concerns of a fire risk as a result of faulty battery wiring. Mercedes-Benz reports that an isolated manufacturing fault may have deviated the threaded connection of the battery’s ground line...


2019 Audi R8 to gain 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 variant - report
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2019 Audi R8 to gain 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 variant - report

A new report indicates that a V6-powered entry-level Audi R8 model will debut in early 2018, with overseas sales beginning in the middle of the year. According to sources who have spoken to Car and Driver, the Audi R8's new entry-level engine will be a more powerful version of the direct-injection 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 that's currently doing service under the bonnet of the new Audi S4...


2017 Toyota Kluger facelift unveiled, Australian launch due next year
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2017 Toyota Kluger facelift unveiled, Australian launch due next year

The facelifted Toyota Kluger crossover has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the New York auto show next week. Under the bonnet, the post-facelift Kluger — or Highlander as its known in North America — will be available with a 3.5-litre direct-injection V6, which is mated exclusively to a more compact eight-speed "direct shift" automatic transmission...


2018 Kia Sorento facelift spied
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2018 Kia Sorento facelift spied

The 2018 Kia Sorento could bring with it a heavily revised new look to bring it more in line with the brand's smaller models, if these images are anything to go by. Our spy photographers have caught a prototype version of the updated Kia Sorento being sent to undergo winter testing in Sweden, and despite heavy camouflage around the car it is clear that it sports a new front-end design which is similar to the likes of the smaller Sportage and Niro models...


Skoda Octavia RS sales steamrolling along
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Skoda Octavia RS sales steamrolling along

The Skoda Octavia RS, dubbed by many as a kind of 'clever person’s practical performance car', is no longer one of the Australian car market’s best-kept secrets. That’s because Skoda Australia shared some of its internal sales figures with us today, with the key standout being the fact that the hotted-up petrol and diesel versions of the Octavia were its single top-selling models...


Mazda CX-4 will not be sold in Australia
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Mazda CX-4 will not be sold in Australia

The all-new Mazda CX-4 will make its international debut in production guise at the 2016 Shanghai motor show - but it won't be sold in Australia, CarAdvice can reveal. We've already covered the Mazda Koeru concept and we've seen a number of images of the production version in China - see them here - and there is good reason we've only seen it there...


LEGO Caterham Seven set coming soon to a store near you
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LEGO Caterham Seven set coming soon to a store near you

Everyone's favourite kit-car is now a car-kit from LEGO. The LEGO Ideas program providing an official stamp of approval to the Caterham Seven model developed by an avid fan. You may recall back in 2014, we alerted you to the submission of the Caterham kit to the user-generated LEGO Ideas development program...


Mercedes-AMG set to expand global range to 48 models by the end of 2016: 12 dedicated AMG Performance Centres for Australia
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Mercedes-AMG set to expand global range to 48 models by the end of 2016: 12 dedicated AMG Performance Centres for Australia

Even after a record year of global sales in 2015 (68,875 units) Mercedes-AMG is looking to expand the sporting vehicle line up to a staggering 48 models by the end of 2016. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2016 Geneva motor show, Mercedes-AMG Chief Executive Tobias Moers also confirmed that an AMG E43 sedan and C63 Cabriolet would be part of the onslaught of new vehicles...


GM purchases highway autopilot company Cruise Automation
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GM purchases highway autopilot company Cruise Automation

General Motors has acquired San Francisco-based autonomous vehicle technology company Cruise Automation. GM expects the purchase of Cruise Automation to be complete some time during the second quarter. Once all the legal paperwork is complete, Cruise Automation will become an independent part of GM's Autonomous Vehicle Development Team and will continue to be based out of San Francisco...


2017 Holden Barina RS spied testing in Chevrolet form
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2017 Holden Barina RS spied testing in Chevrolet form

The current sixth-generation Holden Barina may be coming in for its first major facelift, five years into the model’s life cycle. These exclusive photos reveal the light Barina hatch in its overseas Chevrolet Sonic form, decked out in full RS kit with large(ish) multi-spoke alloy wheels, sports exhaust tip and a lowered ride height...


Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 rear-wheel-drive coupe unveiled in Australia
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Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 rear-wheel-drive coupe unveiled in Australia

Feast your eyes on this brand new Italian thoroughbred - it’s the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2, and it swaps the usual all-wheel drive system for a livelier two-wheel drive set-up. It’s also the first time we’ve seen it in Australia after its global debut at last year’s Los Angeles auto show. Under the engine cover is the same deliciously boisterous 5...


Deals on wheels — March 11
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Deals on wheels — March 11

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at 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. Toyota HiLux WorkMate 4x4 dual-cab Toyota has never really had to discount new-generation HiLuxes much before...


Subaru prototyping mid-engined sports car - report
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Subaru prototyping mid-engined sports car - report

Work has begun on a prototype that could become a new mid-engined successor to the Subaru BRZ, according to a report out of the US this week. The prototype, said to be a response to dealers looking for “something special”, would be worlds away from Subaru’s familiar image. But, then, talk of the BRZ was once viewed in a similar light...


Tesla Model S to go racing in Electric GT World Series, if approved
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Tesla Model S to go racing in Electric GT World Series, if approved

The single-seater Formula E electric racing series could soon be joined by a championship based on real-world production cars, with news that the Electric GT World Series is in the works. The series’ organisers Electric GT Holdings say it will eventually be open to a wide range of track-tweaked EVs, but, for now, it has specified the popular Tesla Model S as the racer of choice...


Jeep Trailcat, Crew Chief 715 and other mean concepts to debut at Easter Safari
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Jeep Trailcat, Crew Chief 715 and other mean concepts to debut at Easter Safari

Jeep will debut seven concept cars at this year's 50th annual Easter Safari at Moab, Utah, which takes place between March 19 and 27. The concept vehicles have been developed for the brand's 75th anniversary and predictably play on the brand's off-road positioning, as well as its military heritage...