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Jeep 75th Anniversary models revealed, Australian launch confirmed
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Jeep 75th Anniversary models revealed, Australian launch confirmed

Jeep has revealed a number of birthday special-edition models, due in Australia later this year, celebrating 75 years “of military history and 4x4 leadership”. Featured across the range, the 75th Anniversary special-edition pack is fitted to the Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Renegade, and the ageing Compass and Patriot models...


Volkswagen E-Golf Touch: next-gen infotainment previewed at CES
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Volkswagen E-Golf Touch: next-gen infotainment previewed at CES

Volkswagen’s Golf R Touch concept, showcased this time last year, has moved a step closer to reality this week with the unveiling of the e-Golf Touch concept. Both concepts, revealed first at the 2015 and now 2016 Consumer Electronics Shows, stand as a preview of Volkswagen’s next-generation display and control systems...


Hyundai i20 Sport: turbo three-cylinder for German-market special
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Hyundai i20 Sport: turbo three-cylinder for German-market special

The five-door Hyundai i20 Sport has been launched in Germany, powered by a new small-capacity turbocharged three-cylinder engine. Developed in-house by Hyundai Motor’s European Technical Centre in Russelsheim, Germany, the turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder was first announced last year...


Top ten passenger, SUV and commercial brands of 2015
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Top ten passenger, SUV and commercial brands of 2015

The results are in, 2015 was a record sales year for the new vehicle market, with about 1.155 million units sold. Read our detailed breakdown with all the data here. But in addition, we thought we’d give a rundown of the top brands across the market’s three main broad sectors — passenger vehicles, SUVs and light commercials, because each list is quite different from the greater overall top ten...


2016 Subaru XV pricing and specifications: Styling and equipment enhancements
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2016 Subaru XV pricing and specifications: Styling and equipment enhancements

The 2016 Subaru XV is on sale now, bringing with it a number of changes over the already enhanced 2015 version. The 2016 Subaru XV small SUV gains new alloy wheel designs, a new front bumper with chrome-edged highlights, a new-look grille and revised headlight inlays and fresh LED rear light clusters...


Australian-made cars hit two-year high in December
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Australian-made cars hit two-year high in December

Sales of Australian-made vehicles in December were the strongest for two years, on the back of spikes for the Toyota Camry and Holden Commodore. According to VFACTS data released this week, 11,643 Australian-made cars were ‘sold’, up 33.3 per cent. It’s the first time this monthly figure has hit five figures since December 2013...


Ford details next-generation autonomous car, teams up with Amazon
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Ford details next-generation autonomous car, teams up with Amazon

At CES 2016, Ford announced that during 2016 it will triple the size of its autonomous vehicle test fleet from 10 today to 30, at which point it will be "the largest in the automotive industry". Like its existing self-driving cars, the new additions to the fleet will be based on the company's Fusion hybrid sedan...


Toyota Camry dominates: VFACTS December sales, Australian-made back on top
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Toyota Camry dominates: VFACTS December sales, Australian-made back on top

An Australian-made vehicle burst back onto the very top of the sales charts for first time in ages in December — the venerable Toyota Camry. In a remarkable result, the Camry’s posted registration figure for the final month of the calendar year was 5321 units — well over double what it managed in December 2014...


Volkswagen Budd-e EV concept revealed at CES
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Volkswagen Budd-e EV concept revealed at CES

Volkswagen’s Bulli microbus concept, revealed in 2011 as a funky little tribute to the legendary Type 2, is back - this time with new looks, a new electric platform, and a new name: Budd-e. Unveiled at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Budd-E concept is built on Volkswagen’s new MEB platform, designed specifically for electric vehicles...


US government sues Volkswagen over dieselgate affair
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US government sues Volkswagen over dieselgate affair

The US Department of Justice has filed a civil lawsuit, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, against Volkswagen Group in the US, including its Audi and Porsche brands. In the suit, the government is seeking damages for Volkswagen's use of emissions testing defeat devices on Volkswagen and Audi cars fitted with its EA189 2...


VFACTS 2015: Top sellers across every segment, full breakdown
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VFACTS 2015: Top sellers across every segment, full breakdown

As we now know, 2015 was a record-breaking year for the Australian new vehicle market, with VFACTS recording total registrations of 1,155,408 cars, SUVs and commercials. As you can read in full detail here, Toyota finished well clear in first place, with about 18 per cent market share, ahead of Mazda — the first full importer to take silver...


2018 Rolls-Royce range going aluminium: On-road testing begins
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2018 Rolls-Royce range going aluminium: On-road testing begins

The first Rolls-Royce to be underpinned by an aluminium spaceframe platform will appear in 2018, the British luxury marque has confirmed. As revealed in February last year, that new model will come in the form of an SUV - or, as Rolls-Royce described it at the time, “a high-bodied car”...


Kia KCD12 Concept: new Mohave SUV, or K900 companion?
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Kia KCD12 Concept: new Mohave SUV, or K900 companion?

Kia has handed down a shadowy teaser for a new concept dubbed KCD12, hinting at a potential new SUV model for its future line-up. The biggest SUV in Kia’s current range is the three-row new Sorento, which is already 80mm longer than its predecessor - but it seems the Korean carmaker could have a view towards an even bigger offering...


2015 VFACTS winners and losers: All-time Australian new vehicle sales record set - UPDATE
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2015 VFACTS winners and losers: All-time Australian new vehicle sales record set - UPDATE

It’s official: 2015 was the biggest year for the Australian new vehicle market on record. Australians took delivery of 1,155,408 million new cars, SUVs and commercials last year, eclipsing the previous watermark of 1,136,227 set in 2013. This figure represents a climb of 3.8 per cent over the 2014 result, and is the fourth consecutive 1...


Hyundai Ioniq teased further
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Hyundai Ioniq teased further

A second set of teaser sketches for the new Hyundai Ioniq have been handed down today, just weeks after spy photos revealed all there is to see of the ultra-green car’s final styling. As those earlier shots reveal, and as these sketches hint - albeit in the usual muscular concept fashion - the Ioniq’s styling will walk the line between conventional liftback car and the “look at me, I’m a hybrid” look established by the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight...