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Android Auto will soon skip the need for an in-car display
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Android Auto will soon skip the need for an in-car display

During the annual Google I/O developers conference, the search giant announced that Android Auto will gain some new features, including the ability to operate without a compatible infotainment head unit. Until now, Android Auto boasted a similar feature set to Apple CarPlay, with both technologies allowing their respective smartphone operating systems to present a mirrored but significantly simplified interface on a vehicle's compatible display...


Rolls-Royce Phantom Zenith: final edition takes assembly line with it
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Rolls-Royce Phantom Zenith: final edition takes assembly line with it

The Rolls-Royce Phantom coupe and Drophead, two of the most luxurious and exclusive cars in the world, are being given a noble send-off before the seventh generation ceases production. The Zenith collection, announced earlier this year, celebrates one of the automotive world’s most iconic luxury cars, combining bespoke touches with an engraved piece of metal plucked from the Phantom’s actual assembly line in Goodwood, England...


Honda Australia expects 50,000 sales in 2017
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Honda Australia expects 50,000 sales in 2017

Honda Australia expects to have its sales back up to 50,000 per year by the end of 2017, thanks in part to the introduction of the new Civic sedan and hatch. Sales of Honda vehicles are down 4.1 percent year-to-date, compared to 2015, with April in particular seeing the company fall 17.7 percent below its performance in April last year...


Suzuki admits to using incorrect fuel economy procedure in Japan
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Suzuki admits to using incorrect fuel economy procedure in Japan

Suzuki has announced that it used improper and illegal techniques in determining the official fuel consumption figures for vehicles on sale in Japan. As part of an internal investigation launched after the Mitsubishi fuel economy scandal broke, Suzuki discovered "some discrepancies were found in the automobile emission and fuel efficiency testing process between the regulation by MLIT and the actual method carried out by Suzuki"...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe spied inside and out
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe spied inside and out

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe has been spotted again by our spy team. Not only is this prototype revealing more of its true self, our photographers have also managed to nab pictures of the coupe's interior. Unlike earlier test mules, which were spotted frolicking around in the Swedish snow, this car has shed all of its false body panels, including its 6 Series-style whale tail disguise...


2018 Volvo XC40 previewed alongside jacked-up 'V40.2' concept
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2018 Volvo XC40 previewed alongside jacked-up 'V40.2' concept

Shoppers in the compact SUV market have been given a first look at what could be their next buy, with the unveiling today of a concept that is sure to preview the new 2018 Volvo XC40. For now, the show car is known as the XC40.1, one of two new '40 Series' concepts, following in the footsteps of the current V40 and 40-badged models of generations past...


2017 Honda Civic Type-R: manual-only hatch 'will be fastest at the Nurburgring'
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2017 Honda Civic Type-R: manual-only hatch 'will be fastest at the Nurburgring'

The upcoming 2017 Honda Civic Type R will be the fastest front-wheel-drive car around Germany’s famous Nurburgring circuit, the Japanese car maker has claimed. The current Type R, not offered in Australia, set the fastest time of 7:50:63 around the iconic track in May 2014 - although Honda only announced the results in March last year...


Class action filed over Ford PowerShift transmissions
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Class action filed over Ford PowerShift transmissions

A law firm has launched a class action lawsuit against Ford Australia, claiming that the car maker's PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmissions are unsafe. Although a specific number of owners involved with the class action is still to be confirmed, a spokesperson for the firm told CarAdvice today that around 70,000 examples of the 1...


Honda Civic range could go all-turbo, eventually
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Honda Civic range could go all-turbo, eventually

Honda’s naturally aspirated 1.8-litre four cylinder engine is likely to stick around for some time as the entry choice for the Civic range as the Japanese brand continues to work on its smaller capacity turbocharged engines. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 10th generation Honda Civic yesterday, Honda Australia director Stephen Collins said that while the 1...


Volkswagen enthusiast fleet unveiled, will tour America
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Volkswagen enthusiast fleet unveiled, will tour America

Volkswagen's US arm has unveiled a band of tuned vehicles, known as the enthusiast fleet, which will tour across the States during the northern summer and beyond. Think of it as an American version of the annual Worthersee festival held in Austria. The vehicles are currently scheduled to appear at seven events across the country from May through to October...


2018 Renault Megane RS: buyers keen on paddle-shift auto
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2018 Renault Megane RS: buyers keen on paddle-shift auto

Renault Australia admits a small core of buyers have expressed concern the company will change the formula for the 2018 Megane RS, but says the majority of feedback has centred around making the hardcore offering more accessible to a wide audience. The next-generation Megane RS will emerge in 2017/18 and, unlike the current three-door coupe, will be a five-door hatchback only...


Devastating zero star NCAP scores for five Indian-market cars
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Devastating zero star NCAP scores for five Indian-market cars

Crash test watchdog Global NCAP has tested a handful of Indian-market cars in Delhi with devastating results, showing that car brands still struggle to make super-cheap cars with a passable level of safety. The Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon all scored a zero-star rating, with notable body deformation evident and negligible safety features on offer...


Infiniti hints at high-performance hybrid models - report
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Infiniti hints at high-performance hybrid models - report

Infiniti’s European boss, Francois Goupil de Bouille, has reportedly hinted that a hybrid-powered halo car is in the brand’s future. Speaking to UK website Autocar, Goupil de Bouille said that Infiniti would eventually need halo performance models and that hybrid technology could be the key ingredient...


BMW 750d xDrive debuts quad-turbo diesel, no-go for Australia
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BMW 750d xDrive debuts quad-turbo diesel, no-go for Australia

The BMW 7 Series limousine is the first model in the brand’s line-up to be powered by the company’s new 3.0-litre quad-turbocharged diesel engine. Following its reveal a fortnight ago, BMW’s new flagship diesel engine ups power by five per cent and reduces average fuel consumption by 11 per cent over the preceding triple-turbo powerplant...


2018 Audi RS5 mule spied
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2018 Audi RS5 mule spied

An engineering mule for the next-generation Audi RS5 coupe has been photographed in Germany. Based on the yet-to-be-released next-gen Audi A5 coupe, this prototype sports a few tell tale signs that it's hiding the guts of the high-performance RS variant. The most obvious are the wheel arch extensions, which can be seen despite the camouflage when the lighting and the viewing angle line up correctly...