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Northern Territory now has 336km of unlimited-speed road, and its government wants more
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Northern Territory now has 336km of unlimited-speed road, and its government wants more

The Northern Territory government took an “evidence-based” decision to expand its open speed-limit zone this week, and says it plans to de-restrict ever greater pieces of road if re-elected in late August. As expected, speed limits were removed from a further 60km of the Stuart Highway this week, creating a continuous open zone of 336km from the north of Alice Springs to the Ali Curung rail overpass (excusing roadhouses and small communities)...


Skoda Superb RS, Kodiaq RS models under consideration
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Skoda Superb RS, Kodiaq RS models under consideration

Skoda's hot sub-brand could be extended to include Superb RS and Kodiaq RS models in the coming years. Bernhard Maier, Skoda's CEO, told AutoExpress recently that the Czech marque believes that there's “serious potential” for performance versions of the brand's largest models, the Superb and soon-to-be-revealed Kodiaq...


BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen under investigation over steel price fixing claims
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BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen under investigation over steel price fixing claims

The offices of BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been raided as part of a German investigation into steel price fixing. The three German automakers are accused of being part of a six company automotive cartel that engaged in anti-competitive practices to depress the price of steel...


2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specifications
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2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specifications

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 has arrived on sale in Australia, with four grades, one engine and transmission, and the choice of front- or all-wheel drive. The all-new Mazda CX-9 replaces the first-generation model after nine years of service, and the brand-new seven-seater has seen plenty of improvements over its predecessor. The biggest change is under the bonnet, with a 2...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Toyota Supra to have BMW engine, Toyota hybrid system - report
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Toyota Supra to have BMW engine, Toyota hybrid system - report

The spiritual successor to the Toyota Supra will reportedly pair a BMW engine with a Toyota-developed hybrid system. We know that BMW and Toyota are collaborating on a new sports car platform, which will underpin the replacement for the BMW Z4 and the long awaited successor to the Toyota Supra...


Subaru EyeSight fitted to majority of cars it sells
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Subaru EyeSight fitted to majority of cars it sells

About half of all Subaru models sold in Australia this year have been fitted with the company’s third-generation Eyesight preventative safety assistance system. Subaru’s stereo camera-based driver assist system can interpret the vehicle ahead’s brake lights, and packages adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking and steering assist, lane-departure warning and front-vehicle-start alert (good for prompting dozy drivers in stop-start traffic)...


2017 Nissan Pathfinder facelift unveiled, coming to Australia first half of 2017
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder facelift unveiled, coming to Australia first half of 2017

The facelifted Nissan Pathfinder crossover made its debut overnight in the US with a refreshed face and a heavily updated V6 engine. Under the bonnet, the 3.5-litre V6 is claimed have 56 per cent new parts with redesigned pistons, intake manifold, and combustion chambers. There are also new direct injection and valve timing systems...


2017 Honda NSX: $420,000 driveaway price tag tipped for hybrid supercar
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2017 Honda NSX: $420,000 driveaway price tag tipped for hybrid supercar

Honda Australia is yet to officially confirm local pricing for the much-hyped 2017 Honda NSX, however, CarAdvice has learned that the single-specification NSX destined to reach Australian buyers before the end of the year will likely be priced at $420,000 drive-away...


Mazda sales to slow in the second half of 2016
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Mazda sales to slow in the second half of 2016

Mazda Australia is readying itself for a bit of a slow down in sales in the second half of 2016. The Japanese brand’s local chief, managing director Martin Benders, said at the launch of the new CX-9 SUV that the numbers have been strong so far, but they won’t be maintained over the coming six months...


Mazda 6 likely to get 2.5-litre turbo engine, smaller models also possible
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Mazda 6 likely to get 2.5-litre turbo engine, smaller models also possible

The all-new 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that has debuted in the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is highly likely to be fitted to the Mazda 6 sedan and wagon. CarAdvice spoke with Mazda North America vehicle development engineer Dave Coleman at the launch of the new CX-9 this week, and he said that the new turbo engine can fit in the Mazda 6 – and the Mazda 3, as well...


2016 Mazda 3 facelift revealed in spy photos
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2016 Mazda 3 facelift revealed in spy photos

A keen-eyed Japanese blogger has snapped the facelifted 2016 Mazda 3 in its homeland ahead of the new model’s Australian launch at the end of the month. While the company has remained tight-lipped on the details of its refreshed best-seller, a leaked image from a Japanese brochure in May gave the first clues as to the design changes for the new Mazda 3...


GM hopes next-gen RoboGlove will reduce RSI at factories
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GM hopes next-gen RoboGlove will reduce RSI at factories

GM hopes to be the first US manufacturer of any kind to employ a force-multiplying robotic glove in one of its factories. General Motors will co-develop the next-generation robotic glove with Bioservo, a Swedish medical technology company. The new robotic glove will build on the work previously done by GM and NASA to create the RoboGlove back in 2011...


2007-08 Audi A8 recalled for sunroof fix
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2007-08 Audi A8 recalled for sunroof fix

The 2007-08 Audi A8 limousine optioned with the solar sunroof is being recalled over concerns the glass panel of the roof could come loose. According to the Audi, the seven cars being recalled may have a glass panel that is insufficiently bonded to the sliding sunroof frame due to a manufacturing fault...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz Vito recalled for brake fluid leak
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz Vito recalled for brake fluid leak

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 2134 of its Vito vans over concerns a loss of brake fluid which could lead to brake failure. According to the German auto maker, the brake fluid reservoir may not have been secured properly due to a manufacturing fault. If the reservoir moves, brake fluid could be lost, which could lead to a deterioration of braking efficiency...