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2018 Audi Q8 development mule spied
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2018 Audi Q8 development mule spied

An early development mule for the new range-topping Audi Q8 crossover has been spied during testing in Spain. As we can see in this photo set, the Q8 will feature a wider track than the Q7, with which it will share its platform. According to AutoExpress, the Q7 and Q8 will have almost identical wheelbases, but the Q8 will only be able to seat a maximum of five people thanks to its shorter rear overhang...


2016 Renault Koleos: Australian price and launch timing confirmed for all-new SUV
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2016 Renault Koleos: Australian price and launch timing confirmed for all-new SUV

Australian details for the all-new 2016 Renault Koleos, which will make its global sales debut here, have been announced today. Revealed in April, the new Koleos is billed as Renault's first-ever 'D-Segment' SUV. Thanks to its shared platform with Nissan's new X-Trail, the 2016 Koleos is 150mm longer than its predecessor...


Tesla Roadster 3.0 upgrade priced at $47,000
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Tesla Roadster 3.0 upgrade priced at $47,000

The Telsa Roadster 3.0 upgrade has begun its slow roll out, with local owners set to pay just a little over $47,000 if they want the revised battery pack.


2016 Mazda 3 facelift goes official, Australian debut coming soon
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2016 Mazda 3 facelift goes official, Australian debut coming soon

The Mazda 3 facelift has been officially unveiled in Japan ahead of its arrival in local showrooms at the beginning of August. Visually, Mazda has resisted the temptation to meddle too much with what has been a successful formula for the 3, known as the Axela in Japan...


2017 Audi RS3 sedan spied
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2017 Audi RS3 sedan spied

The new Audi RS3 sedan has been spied doing testing on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. These first spy photos of the RS3 sedan provide further proof that Audi is working on a new range-topping variant for its smallest sedan. In February, images leaked out from the private Audi Summit event, showing what appeared to be a production ready RS3 sedan...


Fiat Chrysler offers reward to hackers in boosted safety push
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Fiat Chrysler offers reward to hackers in boosted safety push

In a move that further highlights the closing gap between cars and technology, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is now offering financial incentives to hackers that successfully expose flaws in the company's software systems. Using a third-party code-sharing platform called BugCrowd, FCA is offering bounties between $150 and $1500 to participants who identify security gaps in vehicle and customer-facing software architecture...


Small SUV sales growth slowing
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Small SUV sales growth slowing

Now that we’re beyond the half-way point of 2016, it’s possible to sit back a little and look at wider segment trends. One of the more interesting developments this year has been the moderate slowdown in growth among small SUVs — the high-riding, city-car based crossovers that have boomed in recent times. Granted, year-to-date sales are up 9...


Nissan ProPilot self-driving system launched in Japan
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Nissan ProPilot self-driving system launched in Japan

Overnight Nissan launched the ProPilot self-driving system in the new domestic market Serena people mover. This first version of the ProPilot system is only capable of piloting the car in a single lane on a highway. The driver activates the system via a button on the steering and sets a preferred speed between 30 and 100km/h...


2017 Hyundai i30 N spied in production body
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2017 Hyundai i30 N spied in production body

The Hyundai i30 N hot hatch has been spied for the first time in its production body, whereas previous prototypes have used the current car's body shell. Compared to the bread-and-butter variants of the next-generation Hyundai i30 that were spied in June, the i30 N has a new front bumper with larger air intakes, a prominent front splitter, and horizontally arrayed LED driving lights...


Suzuki Vitara and Kia Optima get five-star ANCAP ratings
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Suzuki Vitara and Kia Optima get five-star ANCAP ratings

Front-drive versions of the Suzuki Vitara small SUV, plus the Kia Optima mid-sized sedan range, this week received five-star ANCAP safety ratings. Neither of these mid-tier sellers had ratings before. The Hungary-sourced Suzuki Vitara managed a good rating of 35.79 out of 37 against 2015 ratings (for reference, the top-selling Mazda CX-3 managed 36...


2017 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera spied with production parts
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2017 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera spied with production parts

The Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera has been spied for the first time wearing production elements. Earlier Superleggera prototypes featured an almost unchanged LP610-4 body, with the only noticeable changes being the temporary plates and a huge rectangular box out the back hiding the car's new exhaust setup...


2017 Holden Colorado facelift revealed, on sale September 1
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2017 Holden Colorado facelift revealed, on sale September 1

The facelifted Holden Colorado ute has been unveiled ahead of its unveiling at the third State of Origin match tonight. Thanks to concepts at this year's Bangkok motor show and April's update to the South American Chevrolet S10, the look of the heavily revised Holden Colorado shouldn't be a surprise for regular readers...


Lexus LC detailed, on sale first half of 2017
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Lexus LC detailed, on sale first half of 2017

Koji Sato, the chief engineer of the Lexus LC, has described the company's new coupe as "possibly the greatest challenge since Lexus created the original LS". Part of this comes down to developing an all-new platform. In all, around 4000 people were involved in developing the LC. According to Sato, "The car and a completely new platform was delivered 12 months faster than the usual process"...


2017 Renault Megane sedan revealed, Australian launch confirmed
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2017 Renault Megane sedan revealed, Australian launch confirmed

The fourth-generation Renault Megane family gained its third member overnight, a new sedan variant. Sharing a platform with the fourth-generation hatch, which made its debut last year, and the latest wagon that broke cover this year, the new Megane sedan replaces the Fluence sedan. While the outgoing Fluence was based on the third-generation Megane, it featured a completely unique design inside and out...


Hyundai ute plan finally making progress
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Hyundai ute plan finally making progress

Hyundai Australia (HMCA) has made some progress convincing its global parent to produce a proper Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger workhorse ute rival, though nothing will launch before 2020. HMCA chief operating officer Scott Grant told us this week that messages out of Korea have recently become a little different when the topic of a light commercial ute/pickup is broached...