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Nissan developing bio-ethanol fuel-cell for electric vehicles
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Nissan developing bio-ethanol fuel-cell for electric vehicles

Nissan has kicked off development of a new bio-ethanol fuel-cell to power electric vehicles, a technology the car maker is claiming as a world-first the automotive industry. Using the reaction of oxygen with multiple fuel types - including ethanol and natural gas - Nissan says its e-Bio Fuel-Cell will allow a similar range to conventional petrol-powered cars of around 600 kilometres, while producing no more than water vapour and offering the silent driving experience of a pure electric vehicle (EV)...


Cadillac CT6 includes first surround-view recording system
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Cadillac CT6 includes first surround-view recording system

The top-of-the-range Cadillac CT6, which went on sale in the US earlier this year, is being touted as the first car in the world to come with a factory-fitted surround-view recording system. In addition to allowing drivers to view live video from the surround-view camera setup, the CT6 also lets them record footage, in one of two modes, onto an SD card located in the car's boot...


Ford Territory replacement plan due soon
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Ford Territory replacement plan due soon

Ford Australia still won’t officially confirm what will replace the Australian-made Territory large SUV, but it has promised to do so before October this year — the time when its local car-making operation shuts for good. That said, the coming announcement is not expected to hold too many great surprises...


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

UPDATE: a source close to the car maker has advised that the prices listed here, although authentic, are indicative prices only and may yet change. Official details are expected soon.  UPDATE: official Australian pricing has now been revealed. Read here. Details of Australian pricing and features for the 2016 Mazda CX-9 have been leaked online, suggesting drive-away pricing that will begin at $49,000 and top out at $71,500...


Honda reveals another toy-inspired stand for Goodwood festival
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Honda reveals another toy-inspired stand for Goodwood festival

Japanese car maker Honda has revealed the design of its stand for next weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed, paying tribute to the popular Fisher Price toy garage of the ‘70s and ‘80s. After arriving at last year’s Goodwood Festival with a stand dubbed the ‘Honda Playset’ - which featured an assortment of Honda cars in over-sized toy boxes - the brand has once again given us a childhood flashback with an interpretation of the red toy garage that so many owned and loved...


2016 Toyota Camry RZ: $28,490 special returns
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2016 Toyota Camry RZ: $28,490 special returns

A new 2016 Toyota Camry RZ special edition has been announced this week, reviving a name last seen on the company's mid-sized sedan almost exactly two years ago. Based on the entry-level petrol Altise model, the 2016 Camry RZ starts at $28,490 plus on-road costs. That represents a $2000 premium over the Altise, but Toyota says the RZ boasts $4000 in added value...


2016 Honda Civic Type R claims production-car lap records; Nurburgring not among them
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2016 Honda Civic Type R claims production-car lap records; Nurburgring not among them

One of the most consistently hyped cars of the last few years, the Honda Civic Type R, has claimed a gamut of record front-wheel-drive production-car lap times across several European race tracks. However, the infamous Nurburgring is not among them...


Mazda Australia: RF to take half of all MX-5 sales; G-Vectoring system here soon
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Mazda Australia: RF to take half of all MX-5 sales; G-Vectoring system here soon

The upcoming Mazda MX-5 RF folding hardtop is expected to account for around 50 per cent of all MX-5 sales when it hits Australian showrooms in the first part of 2017. Speaking to CarAdvice at the announcement of the extension of the company’s long-running partnership with the North Melbourne Football Club, Mazda Australia boss Martin Benders said the new variant should appeal to older buyers who want an MX-5 but would like the "extra comfort" of a coupe...


Volvo XC90 T8 Polestar Performance Optimisation pack revealed, on sale in Australia
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Volvo XC90 T8 Polestar Performance Optimisation pack revealed, on sale in Australia

UPDATE: Volvo has now confirmed availability of this pack in Australia. See details at bottom of article. The new Polestar Optimisation Package for the second-generation Volvo XC90 T8 has been revealed overnight and, unlike a similar package unveiled last week for the S90 and V90 D5 and T6, it includes a power and torque bump for the Swedish brand's flagship SUV...


Kia Sorento sales in Australia not good enough, brand says
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Kia Sorento sales in Australia not good enough, brand says

The all-new Kia Sorento that launched here in 2015 has proved an impressive vehicle from the South Korean brand, and we’ve rated it accordingly (read our Kia Sorento reviews). Buyers are seeing the value that it offers - but according to Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith, there aren’t enough buyers for the brand to be satisfied with the car just yet...


2018 Audi A8 spied
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2018 Audi A8 spied

The fourth-generation Audi A8 has been spied undergoing testing on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Even with this prototype's head-to-toe camouflage, we can see that the new large sedan is heavily influenced by the Prologue series of concept cars. At the front, there's a wide, sharply-defined single-frame grille flanked by an angular pair of headlights...


Cheap, efficient car sales on the slide
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Cheap, efficient car sales on the slide

Australians are shunning the smallest and cheapest new vehicles money can buy, despite the total market running at an all-time high. To the end of May, 469,571 new vehicles were sold, up 3.8 per cent on last year’s record. SUVs and light commercials alike are showing double-digit growth, offsetting the decline in conventional passenger cars (as classified by industry VFACTS data)...


2017 Audi SQ5 to feature electric compressor
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2017 Audi SQ5 to feature electric compressor

The next-generation Audi SQ5 will reportedly feature a 48V electrical system, and an electric compressor for reduced lag. Oliver Hoffman, head of powertrain development at Audi, has told Autocar that the next SQ5 will still be motivated by a 3.0-litre V6 diesel. While the current car (pictured here) employs a twin-turbo diesel setup, the new SQ5 will feature one exhaust-driven turbocharger aided by an electric compressor...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: more power and torque, extra features
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: more power and torque, extra features

The 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series is set to benefit from a sizeable upgrade from August production, according to a source close to Toyota. The updated LandCruiser 70 Series will go on sale from the fourth quarter of this year, and will come with more power and torque thanks to new injectors and engine changes...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept: hydrogen SUV due next year
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept: hydrogen SUV due next year

A new Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept has been revealed today, offering the first look at a model now confirmed for a 2017 production debut. The car maker claims that the concept's hydrogen fuel-cell stack, developed together with Ford, combines with a lithium-ion battery pack to be the first vehicle of its type to boast a usable all-electric driving mode...