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2017 Lexus LC500h hybrid revealed ahead of Geneva debut
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2017 Lexus LC500h hybrid revealed ahead of Geneva debut

It wouldn’t be a Lexus if there weren’t a hybrid variant to go with it, and so now we have this: the Lexus LC500h hybrid sports coupe. But, apart from its new blue finish - the same trick last played with the LF-LC concept that preceded the LC500 - there’s little to know about this new hybrid variant’s power package...


Ssangyong SIV-2 hybrid concept and Tivoli XLV to debut in Geneva
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Ssangyong SIV-2 hybrid concept and Tivoli XLV to debut in Geneva

The lengthened Ssangyong Tivoli XLV and the new Ssangyong SIV-2 concept will be the Korean car company's headline acts at this year's Geneva motor show. Based on the XLV Air concept, which made its debut the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, the Tivoli XLV will soon go into production. Riding on the same 2600mm wheelbase as the regular five-door Tivoli, the XLV features a 235mm longer body...


Police prejudice towards certain cars, is it real?
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Police prejudice towards certain cars, is it real?

I travel a lot. In 2015 I flew 238 times. I am also of Middle Eastern origin (Persian), though very much Australian. So the running joke in the CarAdvice office is that, since I'm strip-searched for what seems to be every single one of those flights, I may as well be a stripper. Though I suspect my career potential may be limited in that capacity...


2016 Fiat 500, 500C pricing and specifications: Styling refresh, new tech, price shuffle
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2016 Fiat 500, 500C pricing and specifications: Styling refresh, new tech, price shuffle

The newly updated 2016 Fiat 500 hatch and 500C convertible make their Australian market debut this week, bringing lightly revised styling, a handful of key technology upgrades and notable changes to the model spread and pricing...


2017 Infiniti Q30 could start below $30,000
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2017 Infiniti Q30 could start below $30,000

The all-new 2017 Infiniti Q30 will go on sale in the third quarter of this year, and there’s a chance the brand will attack the small premium car class with a sub-$30,000 price tag to gain sales traction. Officially, Infiniti Australia says it’s “too soon to say” whether the starting price of the new Q30 small crossover hatchback will creep below the $30,000 mark...


Jaguar E-Pace mule spy photos
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Jaguar E-Pace mule spy photos

Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly working on a second SUV, said to be known as the Jaguar E-Pace, and our spy photographers have nabbed what they believe to be the first visual proof. Although this mule wears a Range Rover Evoque body, our spies believe that it's an early mule for the new Jaguar E-Pace SUV...


2016 Peugeot 308 GTi launches in Australia
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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi launches in Australia

Just 18 months ago, the Peugeot 308 GTi was merely a concept car, yet this week marked the official media launch of the all-new French hot hatch in Australia. The new Peugeot 308 GTi is the latest instalment in Peugeot Sport’s line of go-faster cars, like the RCZ-R and the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary – both of which delivered outstanding performance from a small displacement engine...


2016 Infiniti Q70 pricing and specifications
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2016 Infiniti Q70 pricing and specifications

The 2016 Infiniti Q70 luxury sedan is now on sale in Australia, with the updated model bringing with it more equipment and a more stylish look. The updated Infiniti Q70 sees a nip and tuck both at the front and at the rear. There is a new front bumper with revised lower shrouds depending on the model, new LED headlights, LED tail-lights and a revised rear bumper, too...


Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint uses carbon-fibre
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Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint uses carbon-fibre

The Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint will feature carbon-fibre on its air intake system, manufactured locally by a supplier for the Joint strike fighter project and Australian Defence Forces. Ford Australia announced today that its Falcon swansong would be the first of its kind to use the lightweight, high-strength composite on its intake duct, in place of the usual blow-moulded plastic...


2016 Hyundai iLoad, iMax Series II pricing and specifications: New features, greater supply for Korean haulers
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2016 Hyundai iLoad, iMax Series II pricing and specifications: New features, greater supply for Korean haulers

The Hyundai iLoad, Australia’s second-most-popular cargo van, has received a range of updates that bring it closer to its classy new European rivals such as the Volkswagen Transporter, Renault Trafic, Ford Transit Custom and Mercedes-Benz Vito...


BMW eDrive plug-in hybrids: X5, 3 Series models in Australia from May
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BMW eDrive plug-in hybrids: X5, 3 Series models in Australia from May

The new 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e has made its first local appearance in Melbourne this week, with the new plug-in hybrid set to launch in Australia in April or May alongside the 330e sedan. The two variants feature BMW's eDrive platform, and the X5 xDrive40e will only be offered in one specification, combining a 2...


2016 Audi R8 V10, R8 V10 Plus pricing and specifications
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2016 Audi R8 V10, R8 V10 Plus pricing and specifications

Australian pricing and details for the all-new 2016 Audi R8 V10 have been announced this week, after first being revealed just under one year ago. The debut of this new-generation R8 range follows the 2014 launch of the R8 LMX, a swansong special-edition model limited to just 99 units - of which only three came to Australia...


Google’s autonomous car project is on a recruitment rampage
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Google’s autonomous car project is on a recruitment rampage

Google may not have plans to build its anticipated autonomous car on its own, but a long list of new job openings confirm it is planning to take a direct hand in most of the pre-production work. A full 36 positions were listed by the Google X research and development arm of Google’s newly launched parent company Alphabet, which is responsible for all of the tech giant’s experimental projects...


2011-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for electrical fire risk
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2011-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for electrical fire risk

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia has issued a recall notice for vehicles in the 2011-13 Jeep Grand Cherokee ranges to address the potential for an electrical fire. The fault centres on the vanity lamp integrated into the sun visor, which could experience a high resistance short after a service repair or while accessing the space behind the headliner...


Ford promises four new SUVs by 2020, could the Bronco be one of them?
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Ford promises four new SUVs by 2020, could the Bronco be one of them?

Ford has pledged to launch four new nameplates into its global SUV line-up, in segments it doesn’t presently cover, by 2020. Some suggest this might mean an imminent return for the Ford Bronco.  The company’s announcement, made at the recent Chicago motor show, reflects an increasingly accepted industry consensus that SUV sales will continue to boom, and be the main choice of buyers at diverse ends of the age spectrum...