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2017 Volvo S90 launched in Australia from $79,900
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2017 Volvo S90 launched in Australia from $79,900

The 2017 Volvo S90 range has officially launched Down Under, giving the Swedish marque a rival to the German duo of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series. Starting at $79,900 plus on-road costs for the entry-level T5 Momentum and topping out at $98,900 plus on-road costs for the flagship T6 Inscription all-wheel drive variant, the S90 undercuts the recently-launched E-Class range by a margin between $10,000 and $40,000 depending on the variant...


German upper house calls for petrol, diesel cars to be banned by 2030
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German upper house calls for petrol, diesel cars to be banned by 2030

The Bundesrat or Federal Council, effectively the upper house of the German parliament, has passed a resolution calling for petrol and diesel powered cars to be banned by 2030. According to Der Spiegel, the resolution calls for the EU Commision to "evaluate the past tax and duty practices of the [European] Member States on their effectiveness with regard to the promotion of emission-free mobility...


Driverless car acceptance growing in Australia, but further community education needed
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Driverless car acceptance growing in Australia, but further community education needed

Before the first self-driving car has even gone to market, a new study suggests a significant proportion of buyers will be ready to make the leap into hands-free motoring. The research, carried out by the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) - a venture coordinated by independent roads and transport research company ARRB Group - is described as "the first comprehensive national study" into the Australian commuter's views on driverless vehicles...


Rinspeed Oasis revealed ahead of CES 2017 debut
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Rinspeed Oasis revealed ahead of CES 2017 debut

The futuristic Rinspeed Oasis concept car has been revealed ahead of its debut at next year's CES. The tuning and design firm has yet to provide many concrete details about the concept, although we can discern a few details from the supplied images and its target audience in Las Vegas...


2017 Kia Soul pricing and specs: $24,990 drive-away price for refreshed hatch
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2017 Kia Soul pricing and specs: $24,990 drive-away price for refreshed hatch

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Kia Soul have been detailed, with the boxy hatch sporting a lightly refreshed look, an updated interior and a sharper price. For the new model year, the Soul now kicks off at $24,990 drive-away for the single-variant range, down from the previous price of $26,990, which did not include on-road drive-away costs...


Subaru rolls out mobile servicing vans
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Subaru rolls out mobile servicing vans

Subaru has commenced the wider rollout of its new mobile service vans in New South Wales, giving customers the option of having their vehicle serviced at home or at work. First trialled earlier this year, the Subaru mobile service van initially operated in the Sydney suburb of Narellan, and is now servicing the areas around several other Subaru Sydney retailers...


Toyota tops brand value list again, Tesla breaks in
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Toyota tops brand value list again, Tesla breaks in

For the 13th year running, Toyota has been named the most valuable brand on the world automotive scene. Hanging onto 1st place in the 17th annual Interbrand survey of global brand value, Toyota ranked 5th overall, again behind Apple (1), Google (2), Coca-Cola (3) and Microsoft (4). The Japanese car maker's 2016 result is one better than last year, however, with IBM dropping from fifth to sixth behind Toyota...


Mystery AMG C63 spied at the Nurburgring - video: New 'R' or Black Series model coming?
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Mystery AMG C63 spied at the Nurburgring - video: New 'R' or Black Series model coming?

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe is already a tyre-shredding menace, but there could be an even hotter ‘R’ version on the way if this prototype doing rounds at the Nurburgring circuit is anything to go by...


Hyundai SR future models under a cloud of uncertainty
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Hyundai SR future models under a cloud of uncertainty

The warmed-up Hyundai SR variants on sale today may not be around forever, CarAdvice can reveal. The brand is seemingly weighing up whether the SR sub-brand will have a future in Australia when the more hardcore Hyundai N division’s wares become available, despite having just launched the new Elantra SR...


2018 Opel Corsa spied testing
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2018 Opel Corsa spied testing

The sixth-generation Opel Corsa has been spied in Europe ahead of its rumoured launch in 2018. With all the camouflage applied to this prototype, it's hard to make out the car's finer styling points. Despite that, though, we can see that the new Corsa will feature head- and tail-lights, and a grille, that are not dissimilar to those used on the next-generation Astra...


Volkswagen Scirocco R Wolfsburg in Australia from November 14: Farewell range limited to 150 cars
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Volkswagen Scirocco R Wolfsburg in Australia from November 14: Farewell range limited to 150 cars

Volkswagen's limited-run Scirocco R Wolfsburg Edition will go on sale in Australia from November 14, the car maker's local arm has confirmed. Announced in August and named for the wealthy German city the company calls home, the special Wolfsburg Edition will see out the Scirocco badge in Australia...


Volkswagen pure-electric 'family' to take shape over the next two years
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Volkswagen pure-electric 'family' to take shape over the next two years

Volkswagen will clarify the intended shape of its imminent electric vehicle ‘family’, hitting production from 2020, with a series of concept cars progressively rolled out at the next few major global motor shows. The company showed part of its hand at the Paris motor show last week, where it revealed the radical Volkswagen I.D...


Kia Rio GT, SUV spinoff could be on the cards
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Kia Rio GT, SUV spinoff could be on the cards

Kia is examining the possibility of a performance variant and SUV offshoot of the recently revealed 2017 Rio range, with at least the latter a very real possibility. Speaking to CarAdvice at last week’s Paris motor show, Kia Motors Europe’s chief operating officer, Michael Cole, said that while there are no plans for the hot hatch Kia Rio GT for the moment, a styling-focused GT Line model will likely start the process first...


Jeep Renegade gets three years free servicing
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Jeep Renegade gets three years free servicing

On the back of landing a five-star ANCAP safety rating, the Jeep Renegade is now being offered with three years of free scheduled maintenance for the month of October. Jeep says it is “thrilled” with the small SUV’s result in the benchmark crash test released this week, with the Renegade achieving perfect scores for the side impact and pole tests...


Bentley bringing back full-service refuelling... to wherever you are
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Bentley bringing back full-service refuelling... to wherever you are

If being a Bentley owner already wasn’t lavish enough, the company has now commenced a trial for an on-demand 24-hours fuel delivery service in California. Partnering with US start-up company, Filld - a mobile app-based fuel delivery service - the sports luxury marque has commenced its ‘Filld for Bentley’ trial, part of its on-going connected car strategy...