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2019 Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid will kick off EV efforts
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2019 Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid will kick off EV efforts

Peugeot has outlined its electric vehicle plans, which begin in 2019 with a plug-in hybrid version of the new 3008 SUV. Maxime Picat, CEO of the Peugeot brand, has told Autocar that the company will begin its electrified car offensive in 2019. That's when the lion brand will launch a plug-in hybrid version of the, just unveiled, second-generation 3008 crossover...


Lamborghini celebrates Miura’s 50th birthday with 'Italian Job' road trip
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Lamborghini celebrates Miura’s 50th birthday with 'Italian Job' road trip

Lamborghini is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its iconic Miura supercar this year, and to mark the special occasion has taken the car for a road trip - using the roads from “The Italian Job”. First introduced in 1966, the Lamborghini Miura was the “ultimate sports car”, redefining the concept with its mid-mounted 4...


2017 Peugeot 3008 will bring special 'e-Kick' scooter accessory
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2017 Peugeot 3008 will bring special 'e-Kick' scooter accessory

Peugeot has partnered with scooter manufacturer Micro to design the e-Kick, an electric-assisted scooter, said to provide an “unprecedented multi-modal mobility experience”. Unveiled alongside the new 2017 Peugeot 3008 SUV this week, the companies say the scooter was built to meet the challenges of a constantly evolving urban environment, and designed for the ‘last mile’ of a journey...


2018 Nissan Navara SUV spied testing
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2018 Nissan Navara SUV spied testing

A prototype of what could be the anticipated SUV spin-off of Nissan's new NP300 Navara ute has been spied testing this week, revealing more than a little of the now retired R51 Pathfinder in its shape. Although the front and centre sections of this camouflaged mule are clearly Navara, the rear half is almost identical to the old Pathfinder's design - right down to the donated glass hatch, angled-top tail lamps and high-set rear door handles...


Toyota invests in Uber, announces leasing program - UPDATED
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Toyota invests in Uber, announces leasing program - UPDATED

Overnight Uber and Toyota announced that they are partnering up, with the automaker also making a "strategic investment" in the ride-sharing firm. As part of today's announcement, Toyota will "create leasing options" for Uber drivers that are paid off through earnings from the ride sharing service...


2018 Peugeot '2008' spied
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2018 Peugeot '2008' spied

A new Peugeot crossover, spawned from GM's ill-fated investment in PSA Peugeot-Citroen, has been spied on public roads in Europe. The new tall-riding Peugeot shares a lot in common with the next-generation Opel Meriva and Citroen C3 Picasso, all of which will shed some of their people-mover traits in favour of more SUV-like aesthetic...


2017 Audi A3: Australian line-up detailed
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2017 Audi A3: Australian line-up detailed

It seems a done deal that the 2017 Audi A3 range will bring with it a three-cylinder option as a price leader when it launches here later this year. The current Audi A3 range is headlined by the 1.4 TFSI model, which will be dropped as part of the updated range. That leaves a gap for a new model to fill the role of the most affordable A3… enter the new 1...


Haval H9 gets 'surprise' four-star ANCAP rating
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Haval H9 gets 'surprise' four-star ANCAP rating

Crash safety watchdog ANCAP this week awarded the Haval H9 large SUV a four-star rating, a score that has surprised and disappointed the new-to-market Chinese company. The four-star result came from local testing — the first independent safety rating of the H9 in the world...


2016 Renault Grand Scenic revealed, Australian launch under consideration
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2016 Renault Grand Scenic revealed, Australian launch under consideration

The new 2017 Renault Grand Scenic people-mover has been unveiled today, joining the smaller Scenic that was revealed earlier this year at the Geneva motor show. Today's unveiling also brings reaffirmation that Renault Australia is exploring the Grand Scenic's potential for a local launch, although a decision is still to be made...


2016 BMW 4 Series pricing and specifications: New engines, sharpened pricing
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2016 BMW 4 Series pricing and specifications: New engines, sharpened pricing

Australian pricing and details for the updated 2016 BMW 4 Series range have been announced today, bringing new engines, more standard equipment and significant price cuts to echo recent changes to the accompanying 3 Series range. Available in Australian dealerships later this month, the refreshed 4 Series range starts with the familiar 420i and 420d models, and is now joined by new 430i and 440i variants - which replace the 428i and 435i offered previously...


2017 Kia Cerato pricing and specifications
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2017 Kia Cerato pricing and specifications

The facelifted third-generation 2017 Kia Cerato hatch and sedan line-up has launched in Australia this week, complete with a fresh look, more standard equipment and the addition of active safety features on upper-spec variants. For the 2017 model year, the Cerato retains its four-strong model range, consisting of S, S Premium, Si and SLi variants, in both hatch and sedan body styles...


2017 Kia GT a strong chance for Australia, Stinger on the wish list
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2017 Kia GT a strong chance for Australia, Stinger on the wish list

The chief operating officer of Kia's Australian arm, Damien Meredith, has confirmed that the upcoming 2017 Kia GT is a strong chance for a local launch. The rear-wheel-drive GT has been a long time coming. Revealed first as a concept in 2011, the big four-door coupe has remained a hot topic in the rumour mill in the years since...


Mercedes-Benz developing four new EVs for launch by 2020 - report
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Mercedes-Benz developing four new EVs for launch by 2020 - report

With German government's announcement last week of incentives for EVs, Mercedes-Benz is reportedly preparing to launch four new uniquely styled electric vehicles by 2020. To take advantage of the government's rebate scheme, as well as countering moves by BMW and Audi, Mercedes-Benz is said to be stepping up its investment in electric vehicles...


40 years of M: a quick look at the history of BMW Motorsport
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40 years of M: a quick look at the history of BMW Motorsport

For the past 40 years, the letter M has signified something special beneath the blue and white BMW badge. And now, with the addition of the M2, BMW’s M-car range is at its most diverse ever. But, what makes these tri-colour road warriors so special? Established in 1972 to support BMW’s motorsport activities, the M division initially turned its attention to the iconic E9 3...


Drivers travelling through roadworks faster than they believe they should: study
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Drivers travelling through roadworks faster than they believe they should: study

Drivers are travelling around 10km/h faster than they think they should in roadworks zones, according to a study by Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety (CARRS-Q). QUT’s Dr Ashim Debnath said more than 400 drivers were shown images of roadwork zones without speed limit signs and asked to nominate the speed they deemed safe...