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CarAdvice Podcast episode 11: Open speed limits, pricey new NSX, Aston's new hypercar, Volvo S90/V90 driven, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 11: Open speed limits, pricey new NSX, Aston's new hypercar, Volvo S90/V90 driven, and much more

Welcome to episode 11 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 and Mandy Turner are joined again by senior editor Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


'Real world' fuel figures released for 30 Peugeot, Citroen, DS models
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'Real world' fuel figures released for 30 Peugeot, Citroen, DS models

Groupe PSA - the parent company of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands - has expanded on a 'real world' fuel consumption analysis program first announced in October last year with fresh details on 30 of its core models. The company claims the move as the first large-scale cooperation between a car maker and an independent body for the analysis of listed fuel economy figures...


Autonomous tech boom expected by 2020 - report
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Autonomous tech boom expected by 2020 - report

Vehicles with autonomous capabilities are expected to create massive growth for automotive suppliers by the end of the decade, according to reports. Despite the cloud of doubt cast over autonomous vehicles following the Tesla Autopilot incident last week, it seems that driverless technologies will continue to grow rapidly in the short-term...


BMW M2 CSL/GTS: faster, lighter coupe approved - report
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BMW M2 CSL/GTS: faster, lighter coupe approved - report

If a report in the German media is correct, there will be a new variant of the BMW M2 sliding its way into showrooms in the not too distant future. BMW Blog is reporting that the latest edition of Auto Motor und Sport contains claims that BMW's board has approved a faster, lighter and even more focussed version of the M2...


Mazda CX-9 won’t be penalised by lack of diesel option, brand claims
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Mazda CX-9 won’t be penalised by lack of diesel option, brand claims

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be offered solely with a petrol drivetrain, but the Japanese company’s local arm isn’t worried. The Mazda CX-9’s 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is, as far as claimed fuel use goes, a lot more efficient than its competitors. The front-wheel-drive versions of the CX-9 use a claimed 8...


2016 Jaguar XJ recalled for airbag fix
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2016 Jaguar XJ recalled for airbag fix

Jaguar has issued a recall for seven vehicles from its 2016 model-year XJ line over concerns the airbag may not fully deploy in a collision. According to the British car maker, a malformed canister could affect the driver’s airbag performance. The airbag may not meet the required specification for inflating time as a result...


Subaru BRZ never going to get local division rich, but important for attracting customers
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Subaru BRZ never going to get local division rich, but important for attracting customers

Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior has told CarAdvice that while the Subaru BRZ is never going to be a volume-seller for the brand locally, the rear-wheel-drive sports car still aligns with the manufacturer's philosophy and, in fact, plays an important role in attracting non-core customers to the predominantly all-wheel-drive marque...


Medium van sales are booming right now
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Medium van sales are booming right now

The medium-sized van segment grew faster, in percentage terms, than any other part of the new vehicle market in the first half of 2016. According to VFACTS industry data, the Vans/CC 2.5-3.5-tonne segment shot up 21.4 per cent over the same period last year, to 10,480 sales in total (giving it a little under 2 per cent of the overall new vehicle market)...


Northern Territory now has 336km of unlimited-speed road, and its government wants more
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Northern Territory now has 336km of unlimited-speed road, and its government wants more

The Northern Territory government took an “evidence-based” decision to expand its open speed-limit zone this week, and says it plans to de-restrict ever greater pieces of road if re-elected in late August. As expected, speed limits were removed from a further 60km of the Stuart Highway this week, creating a continuous open zone of 336km from the north of Alice Springs to the Ali Curung rail overpass (excusing roadhouses and small communities)...


Skoda Superb RS, Kodiaq RS models under consideration
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Skoda Superb RS, Kodiaq RS models under consideration

Skoda's hot sub-brand could be extended to include Superb RS and Kodiaq RS models in the coming years. Bernhard Maier, Skoda's CEO, told AutoExpress recently that the Czech marque believes that there's “serious potential” for performance versions of the brand's largest models, the Superb and soon-to-be-revealed Kodiaq...


BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen under investigation over steel price fixing claims
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BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen under investigation over steel price fixing claims

The offices of BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been raided as part of a German investigation into steel price fixing. The three German automakers are accused of being part of a six company automotive cartel that engaged in anti-competitive practices to depress the price of steel...


2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specifications
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2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specifications

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 has arrived on sale in Australia, with four grades, one engine and transmission, and the choice of front- or all-wheel drive. The all-new Mazda CX-9 replaces the first-generation model after nine years of service, and the brand-new seven-seater has seen plenty of improvements over its predecessor. The biggest change is under the bonnet, with a 2...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8

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...


Toyota Supra to have BMW engine, Toyota hybrid system - report
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Toyota Supra to have BMW engine, Toyota hybrid system - report

The spiritual successor to the Toyota Supra will reportedly pair a BMW engine with a Toyota-developed hybrid system. We know that BMW and Toyota are collaborating on a new sports car platform, which will underpin the replacement for the BMW Z4 and the long awaited successor to the Toyota Supra...


Subaru EyeSight fitted to majority of cars it sells
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Subaru EyeSight fitted to majority of cars it sells

About half of all Subaru models sold in Australia this year have been fitted with the company’s third-generation Eyesight preventative safety assistance system. Subaru’s stereo camera-based driver assist system can interpret the vehicle ahead’s brake lights, and packages adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking and steering assist, lane-departure warning and front-vehicle-start alert (good for prompting dozy drivers in stop-start traffic)...