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Tesla Model 3 orders pass 115,000
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Tesla Model 3 orders pass 115,000

Tesla Motors has taken a staggering 115,000 (fully refundable) pre-orders for its brand new Model 3 mid-sized car inside the past 30 hours. Each order cost $US1000, or $1500 Australian. This has pumped $115 million-plus into Tesla’s coffers. Californian electric car company Tesla, headed by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, revealed its fourth model today...


Tesla Model 3 unveiled, Australian debut due 2018
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Tesla Model 3 unveiled, Australian debut due 2018

The vehicle that has all but been christened as the new People’s Car by the brand’s fans has been unveiled in California today: the Tesla Model 3. Positioned as a new mid-sized and more affordable companion to the large Model S sedan and the Model X SUV, the Model 3 represents Tesla’s biggest push yet to bring its all-electric vision to more buyers...


Roborace series reveals robo racer concept
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Roborace series reveals robo racer concept

Roborace, the new driverless offshoot of the FIA-approved Formula E racing series, has revealed the first ultra-futuristic concept design for its autonomous track weapon. The unnamed concept is the work of artist and new Roborace chief design officer, Daniel Simon...


2010 Kia Cerato recalled over transmission fluid leak
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2010 Kia Cerato recalled over transmission fluid leak

Kia has issued a recall for its TD-series Cerato small car, over concerns that automatic models could leak transmission fluid. The car maker reports that, during the manufacturing process, the automatic transmission fluid cooler hose may have been improperly cured, increasing the risk of fluid leakage...


2011-2016 Volkswagen Touareg recalled for loose bearing clip
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2011-2016 Volkswagen Touareg recalled for loose bearing clip

Volkswagen Australia has this week recalled 10,100 of its Touareg SUVs built between 2011 and 2016. The recall centres on concerns that a circlip (a type of fastening ring) located on the bearing bracket of the brake pedal may become detached. This could cause a pin to become dislodged from one of the bearings in the mechanism...


Fiat Chrysler boss rules out merger with PSA Peugeot-Citroen
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Fiat Chrysler boss rules out merger with PSA Peugeot-Citroen

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) chairman Sergio Marchionne has ruled out a merger with PSA Peugeot-Citroen, but said that the automaker is in open discussions with non-automotive companies.  In an industry event this week in Chicago, Marchionne told Reuters that the Italian-American automaker had no plans to combine with PSA Peugeot-Citroen...


Mercedes-Benz GLC convertible was under consideration in the product planning stage
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Mercedes-Benz GLC convertible was under consideration in the product planning stage

With the launch of the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe – an SUV the brand calls its sportiest model yet – there’s probably good reason that buyers might expect other, even sportier derivatives. It is arguable that nothing is sportier than a convertible...


Nurburgring speed limits lifted: bring on the lap records
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Nurburgring speed limits lifted: bring on the lap records

The legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit is back to full speed after restrictions in three sections of the famous 'Green Hell' were lifted this week, allowing manufacturers to once again attempt lap records around the famed race track...


New bike laws proposed: cyclists to earn demerit points, risk having bikes crushed - UPDATE
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New bike laws proposed: cyclists to earn demerit points, risk having bikes crushed - UPDATE

UPDATE: Hope you all enjoyed our April Fools' Day gag for today - happy April 1st. In an unprecedented step towards creating a safer road network, the Australian Federal Government is seeking to introduce new penalties that will see cyclists earn demerit points against their motor vehicle driving licences, and risk having their bikes impounded or even crushed...


2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid spied: Ranger to enter US market with plug-in hybrid pick-up truck — UPDATE
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2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid spied: Ranger to enter US market with plug-in hybrid pick-up truck — UPDATE

CarAdvice has obtained exclusive spy photographs of Ford Australia testing a hybrid version of its Ford Ranger utility, destined for the US market. Our previous exclusive spy photographs of the Ford Ranger Raptor (pictured below) show an off-road skewed version of the Ranger. What we didn't realise at the time was that the vehicle pictured also had a port for plug-in hybrid connectivity...


Tesla creates DIY supercar - UPDATE
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Tesla creates DIY supercar - UPDATE

  UPDATE: Hope you all enjoyed our April Fools' Day gag for today - happy April 1st. Fancy having your own electric vehicle with supercar performance? Tesla Motors announced today that it will sell its innovative, modular electric car platform — known colloquially as the ‘skateboard’ — to the public, and will even install it beneath any vehicle body provided...


"Most affordable Abarth" to launch in Q2, new 696 four-seater on the horizon
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"Most affordable Abarth" to launch in Q2, new 696 four-seater on the horizon

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has officially revealed details of the new 2016 Abarth 595, confirming that the new entry point into the scorpion-branded range to go on sale locally “in Q2”. The Abarth 595 – or “Abarth 140hp” as its importer unofficially calls it – will hit showrooms by mid-year at $27,500 plus on-road costs for the three-door hatchback version, significantly undercutting the existing base model, the Abarth 595 Turismo, which lists for $34,000...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia locked in for Australian launch early next year
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia locked in for Australian launch early next year

Australia will get the complete, three-tier Alfa Romeo Giulia range when the all-important mid-sized sedan launches locally, now officially confirmed for the first quarter of 2017...


2015-2016 Volkswagen Passat recalled over sunroof issue
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2015-2016 Volkswagen Passat recalled over sunroof issue

Volkswagen has recalled around 700 of its Passat wagons built between 2015 and 2016 over concerns that the sunroof may close on obstructing objects when operated via the remote key. The German carmaker reports that the specified limits of the sunroof’s roll-back function could be exceeded when closed remotely...


South Australia opens doors to public driverless car tests with new laws
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South Australia opens doors to public driverless car tests with new laws

South Australia has become the first Australian state to legalise controlled testing of driverless cars on public roads, with new laws announced today. The news follows confirmation last year that the South Australian government would review a proposal to welcome road-focussed autonomous technology projects to the state, as part of a new program that also included the launch of the inaugural Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) in November...