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2017 LaFerrari convertible revealed
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2017 LaFerrari convertible revealed

A new convertible version of Ferrari's LaFerrari halo car - which may later wear the Spider name but for now is described as simply an 'open-top' offering - has been revealed. Previewed by a scale model version a month ago, the topless LaFerrari's design doesn't differ greatly to its coupe sibling - of course with the exception of its roof, or lack of...


2017 Renault Clio RS and GT Line unveiled
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2017 Renault Clio RS and GT Line unveiled

The updated Renault Clio RS and GT Line models have been unveiled with a host of styling tweaks. In terms of design, the revised Clio RS and GT Line models adopt the changes made to the rest of the small hatch range, including the new LED internals for the headlights and redesigned tail-lights...


2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition revealed
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition revealed

Chevrolet is celebrating 50 years of its Camaro muscle car, releasing details of a new 50th Anniversary Edition along with a pair of videos that feature rare historic footage of the first generation Camaros...


Volkswagen suggests Australia-specific suspension not necessary for its cars
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Volkswagen suggests Australia-specific suspension not necessary for its cars

Volkswagen Australia confidently claims its cars do not typically require specific, localised suspension calibration to perfect the ride and handling for local roads. Touting its Australian-based global development work on advanced next-generation safety systems this week, the company’s local arm couldn't help also suggesting that its (generally European-oriented) ride and handling tunes were ideal for our road network already...


AM-RB 001: Aston Martin and Red Bull reveal collaborative hypercar
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AM-RB 001: Aston Martin and Red Bull reveal collaborative hypercar

The AM-RB 001, named for its status as the first project in a new technical and design partnership between Aston Martin and the Red Bull Formula One team, has been unveiled in London tonight. Announced in March, the AM-RB 001 is the "groundbreaking hypercar" lovechild of champion race-car designer Adrian Newey and Aston Martin chief designer Marek Reichman...


Volkswagen diesel class action back in Australia's Federal Court
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Volkswagen diesel class action back in Australia's Federal Court

Volkswagen will return to the Federal Court in Sydney this Thursday morning, July 7, over the defeat-device diesel emissions saga. Email updates were sent out today from firms Bannister Law and Maurice Blackburn, which are undertaking ‘no win, no fee’ open class action suits against the German car-maker, including the Audi and Skoda divisions...


BMW tuner Alpina in Australia by November
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BMW tuner Alpina in Australia by November

The long-mooted introduction of BMW tuner Alpina to the Australian market was confirmed today, with the ADR-certified, 4 Series-based B4 Bi-Turbo launching in November. As you can read here, 50-year old Alpina has long been on the radar as Australia, as a sports-luxury yin to the BMW M Division’s hardcore performance yang...


New vehicle sales at record highs: Australian market year-to-date wrap, winners and losers
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New vehicle sales at record highs: Australian market year-to-date wrap, winners and losers

We have hit the half-way point of 2016, and new vehicle sales logged in offical VFACTS data remain at record highs on the back of a booming business fleet market. Another huge month in June (belying a speculated downturn resulting from an interminable election cycle) has put half-yearly sales at 598,140 units, up 3.4 per cent...


2017 Toyota 86: updated and uprated sports car confirmed for fourth-quarter local launch
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2017 Toyota 86: updated and uprated sports car confirmed for fourth-quarter local launch

Australian details for the updated 2017 Toyota 86 have been revealed, including a fresh face, a small power bump along with tweaks to the body and suspension. Scheduled to go on sale locally in the fourth quarter of this year, Toyota claims the new 86 will offer sharper steering response and improved ride comfort...


2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter spied
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2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter spied

An early prototype for the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van has been spied testing in Europe. This mule features a heavily disguised version of the new van's front-end, but the rest of the vehicle is carried over from the van that's currently in showrooms. Despite the false body panels, we can see that the next-generation Sprinter will feature slimmer, smaller headlights than the current van...


June 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers, biggest month ever
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June 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers, biggest month ever

The interminable federal election campaign failed to put a dampener on new vehicle sales last month, with a new all-time record figure set. During June, traditionally the year’s biggest selling month, sales grew by 2.2 per cent to 128,569 to an all-time record high, with SUVs and commercials counterbalancing the 4.5 per cent reduction in passenger cars...


Hyundai Tucson recalled over bonnet latch
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Hyundai Tucson recalled over bonnet latch

Update - A spokesperson from Hyundai Australia clarified that the fault only occurs if the bonnet has been left unlatched but still closed, see article for details. Hyundai has issued a recall for 17,134 of its current-generation ‘TL’ and ‘TLe’ Tucson SUVs over concerns the vehicle's bonnet could open while the vehicle is in motion...


Jaguar XF, XJ, Land Rover Discovery 4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport recalled
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Jaguar XF, XJ, Land Rover Discovery 4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport recalled

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Australia has issued a recall for 2169 vehicles, affecting several models fitted with the company’s 3.0-litre TDV6 turbo-diesel engine over concerns it could cut out or not start...


Mirrorless cars now legal in Japan - report
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Mirrorless cars now legal in Japan - report

Japan has become one of the first markets in the world to allow car makers to ditch the conventional glass wing mirror in favour of camera monitor systems, according to a new report. Using cameras as rear- or side-view mirrors is nothing new - numerous concept cars such as the Lamborghini Urus have already previewed the technology, and some Honda models feature a wide-angle monitoring camera beneath the passenger-door mirror...


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE spied
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE has been spied for the first time. It's hard to get a true sense of the final design as the entire body, except for the roof, is covered in camouflage. In addition to the odd false panel, many of the car's snap-in components, such as the grille and tail-lights, have also been replaced by temporary units...