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Hyundai i30 N crackles and growls in new sound bite
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Hyundai i30 N crackles and growls in new sound bite

If there's not too much audio fakery in this short new video - and you just know there'll be a little - the Hyundai i30 N hot hatch is going to deliver some serious aural delight when it launches in the year ahead...


2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 Black Series wagon spied
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2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 Black Series wagon spied

The regular E63 range hasn't even been released yet, but the Mercedes-AMG E63 Black Series wagon has already been spied enjoying a bit of summer sunshine in the south of Europe. Compared to the E63 and E63 S, which have been spied in both sedan and wagon forms, the Black Series prototype seen here features a wider track with flared wheel arches at both ends of the vehicle...


Toyota Supra firming for 2018 launch - report
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Toyota Supra firming for 2018 launch - report

The long-awaited successor to the Toyota Supra is looking good to hit the road as soon as 2018 - or 'as late as 2018', depending on how long you've been waiting - according to a new report out of the UK. A fortnight ago it was reported that Toyota’s upcoming performance flagship will be powered by a BMW engine paired with a Toyota-developed hybrid system...


Audi Q2 here early 2017, priced from around $40,000
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Audi Q2 here early 2017, priced from around $40,000

The all-new Audi Q2 launched to a gathering of international press in Switzerland last week, but Australian buyers will have to wait until early 2017 for the chance to drive Audi’s newest and smallest SUV. With the arrival of the Q2, Audi enters a brand-new vehicle segment; small premium SUVs – the fastest growing sector in the entire market and one that includes rivals like the new BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, both volume sellers for those German luxury carmakers...


2017 Lamborghini Aventador facelift spied
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2017 Lamborghini Aventador facelift spied

The facelifted Lamborghini Aventador has been spied doing a spot of hot weather testing in southern Europe. Visually, the revised Aventador features reshaped lower air intakes in the front bumper. There's also a redone set of side sills. Around the back, the chromed frame around the exhaust tips has been reshaped to be taller and narrower...


2017 Tesla Model X 60D: Australian launch pricing confirmed
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2017 Tesla Model X 60D: Australian launch pricing confirmed

Initial Australian pricing for the 2017 Tesla Model X SUV has been announced today, starting with the Model X 60D. That entry model will be joined by more powerful variants that will include the 75D, 90D, P90D and P90D with Ludicrous Mode. As with the existing Model S sedan, those numbers and letters represent battery energy capacity, all-wheel drive (D for 'dual motor', one at each axle) and P for performance...


AM-RB 001 could be first of many mid-engine Aston Martin hypercars
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AM-RB 001 could be first of many mid-engine Aston Martin hypercars

The AM-RB 001 being developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing will likely be the first in a series of mid-engine road-legal hypercars. Marek Reichman, Aston Martin's chief creative officer, told The Drive: "Everything we do in Special Projects is in part a foretelling of something to come. We never do something and then forget it...


Mercedes-Benz Future Bus debuts semi-autonomous City Pilot system
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Mercedes-Benz Future Bus debuts semi-autonomous City Pilot system

The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus and its semi-autonomous City Pilot driving system have tackled a 20km route in the Netherlands. The Future Bus features a new semi-autonomous driving system known as City Pilot, which, as its name suggests, is able to work in urban environments with pedestrians and traffic lights...


Peugeot 208 gets Apple CarPlay in new special: Drive-away deals on 208, 308, 2008, 4008
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Peugeot 208 gets Apple CarPlay in new special: Drive-away deals on 208, 308, 2008, 4008

A new sales campaign for a handful of Peugeot models in Australia has brought the popular Apple CarPlay connectivity platform to the French brand's local range for the first time. Announced with the limited-run 208 Active Special Edition, CarPlay is joined by other upgrades that include MirrorLink connectivity and a reversing camera...


2015 Holden Malibu recalled for seatbelt fix
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2015 Holden Malibu recalled for seatbelt fix

Holden is recalling 35 vehicles in its 2015 Malibu sedan line, over concerns the rear-seat seatbelt buckles could detach. The car maker reports the pivot pin inside the twin buckle assembly for the rear right-hand side and centre seats may translate sideways due to a manufacturing fault. If the fault occurs, the seatbelt buckles of these seats may detach from their anchor plate...


Samsung to purchase stake in electric car maker BYD - reports
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Samsung to purchase stake in electric car maker BYD - reports

Samsung will reportedly purchase a 4 percent stake in Chinese electric car maker BYD. According to Reuters, Samsung confirmed late last week that it was in talks about purchasing a holding in Chinese automaker BYD. The Korean company will purchase its stake through a share offering that BYD is using to raise around US$2.4 billion ($3.2 billion) in cash...


2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for transmission fix
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2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for transmission fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 14 vehicles from its A-Class, CLA and GLA lines over concerns a fracture in the transmission could result in a loss of drive. The German brand reports that a welded seam in the dual-clutch transmission’s assembly may fracture over time. If the fault occurs, a loss of drive poses an accident hazard to the vehicle’s occupants and other road users...


2017 Porsche 911 GT3 spied with manual transmission
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2017 Porsche 911 GT3 spied with manual transmission

The facelifted Porsche 911 GT3 has been spied doing hot weather testing in southern Europe. These latest photos seemingly confirm a report last year claiming that the new 911 GT3 would re-introduce the option of a manual transmission. According to the spy photographers, this development vehicle was spotted in a fleet of GT3 prototypes...


Emily Duggan wins Hyundai endurance race
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Emily Duggan wins Hyundai endurance race

Up and coming Australian racing personality – and friend of CarAdvice – Emily Duggan, has won the weekend’s Series X3 New South Wales endurance race event at Wakefield Park. After recording the fastest-ever lap time for a Hyundai Excel X3 race car around the 2...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will hit Australian showrooms in September priced from $31,990 plus on-road costs. The new point of entry is $3000 higher than the outgoing car's RRP, though the new-generation version is significantly larger and better-equipped. Kicking off the new Volkswagen Tiguan range is the Trendline 110TSI with a 1...