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2016 Abarth New Cars
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2016 Abarth New Cars

Details of the new and updated Abarth models launching in Australia in 2016.   Abarth 500, Abarth Competizione, Abarth Turismo – Q1 The updated Abarth model line-up will launch in the first quarter of 2016, bringing with it a new base model car at a price point never before seen for the brand, and new power outputs across the range...


Elon Musk: full self-driving technology is two years away
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Elon Musk: full self-driving technology is two years away

Elon Musk may be busy celebrating the historic upright landing of his SpaceX venture’s Falcon rocket this week, but the billionaire entrepreneur has plenty of other futuristic visions on his mind. One of them is the autonomous driving technology he hopes to offer through his Tesla Motors marque...


Victoria to motivate young drivers with free licence offer
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Victoria to motivate young drivers with free licence offer

Young motorists in Victoria could soon be in line for free driver and motorcyclist licences, thanks to a new safety program launching in February. The Free Licence Scheme, proposed in August, will see young probationary drivers and motorcyclists with spotless driving records rewarded with a free three-year licence when they graduate to a full licence...


Mahindra KUV100 compact SUV revealed
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Mahindra KUV100 compact SUV revealed

Indian carmaker Mahindra has launched the latest offering in its growing SUV range, unveiling the compact new KUV100 this week. Joining the large XUV500 and the only recently launched TUV300, the KUV100 - which stands for “Kool Utility Vehicle”, by the way - will go on sale in India early next month. Power in the KUV100 will be provided by Mahindra’s new 1...


Corvette E-Ray trademark surfaces: hybrid hero coming?
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Corvette E-Ray trademark surfaces: hybrid hero coming?

General Motors may be preparing to join its European rivals in developing an electrified sports hero, according to records discovered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Audi has been prototyping an all-electric R8-inspired e-tron supercar since 2009, and Mercedes-Benz revealed the special SLS AMG E-Cell in 2011...


Land Rover Discovery 4 recalled over glass roof risk
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Land Rover Discovery 4 recalled over glass roof risk

Jaguar Land Rover Australia has announced a recall on the fourth-generation Discovery 4WD, over safety concerns for models fitted with a panoramic glass roof. The carmaker reports that, on certain models, the primer that bonds the glass to the roof assembly “may not have been to the correct specification”...


Ford to build Google’s driverless car - report
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Ford to build Google’s driverless car - report

The question of whether Google will build its upcoming driverless vehicles directly or partner with an existing carmaker appears to have been answered, with reports this week that the company has struck a deal with Ford. Google has been remarkably open about its ongoing development of self-driving vehicle technology, with the company's logo appearing on prototype vehicles since 2012...


Volkswagen Amarok's image building: MY17 update to arrive in November next year
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Volkswagen Amarok's image building: MY17 update to arrive in November next year

Volkswagen Commercial still has a little way to go before its Amarok attains the tough image and “street cred” of rivals such as the HiLux, admits its local boss Carlos Santos. But with its recent success in moving the range ‘downward’ by offering base entrants such as the properly work-focused Volkswagen Amarok Core, the company is gradually gaining traction among some of the market’s toughest buyers...


Ford XR6 Turbo Sprint, XR8 Sprint confirmed:  More power, unique build numbers
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Ford XR6 Turbo Sprint, XR8 Sprint confirmed: More power, unique build numbers

Ford Australia has finally announced one of the worst kept secrets in the industry and one that CarAdvice exclusively revealed earlier in the year: Falcon XR Sprint performance models are coming. The new specials will be available in limited numbers and, while Ford hasn't revealed just how limited availability will be, it confirmed that the nameplate will feature on both XR6 Turbo and XR8 variants...


NSW gets new cycling safety laws: Passing distance, fines, photo ID
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NSW gets new cycling safety laws: Passing distance, fines, photo ID

Cyclists in New South Wales will have to carry photo identification from next year, motorists will be required to observe a minimum passing distance, and fines will be increased for both groups, according to new rules detailed this week. Described as a “cycling safety package”, the new rules were announced by NSW roads minister Duncan Gay...


Ford Fiesta RS: 40 years of Fiesta could bring new hero - report
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Ford Fiesta RS: 40 years of Fiesta could bring new hero - report

Ford fans hoping for a feisty new hero in the Fiesta range may be in luck next year, with new reports out of Europe hinting at a high-powered birthday special. Talk of a top-shelf Fiesta RS performance model has been doing the rounds for years, but the carmaker has kept its lips sealed on any potential for a more powerful companion to the hugely popular ST model...


BMW i5 SUV rendered: Will BMW tackle growing electric SUV segment?
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BMW i5 SUV rendered: Will BMW tackle growing electric SUV segment?

Sedan, people-mover or SUV? Depending on the day of the week and which executive you can corner, the final shape of BMW’s next ultra-green i car could be ‘any of the above’. But, each passing month brings reports that suggest 2016 will be the year of the electric, or electric-assisted, premium SUV...


Volkswagen Caddy recalled for starter fix: Vehicle may move when unlocked
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Volkswagen Caddy recalled for starter fix: Vehicle may move when unlocked

Volkswagen has recalled older models in its Caddy van and people-mover lines, over concerns that an electrical issue could cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly. The carmaker reports that a particular earthing attachment may not have been properly secured during manufacture. If the fault occurs, the process of unlocking the vehicle could cause the starter motor to crank the engine...


2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid spotted undisguised in USA
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2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid spotted undisguised in USA

The highly anticipated 2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid has been spotted completely free of disguise while filming a commercial in California. Hyundai's 'Prius fighter', the Ioniq will offer the choice of petrol-electric hybrid, petrol-plug-in-electric hybrid or full-electric powertrains within the one model line-up...


Bugatti Chiron spied again, second teaser released
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Bugatti Chiron spied again, second teaser released

The big new Bugatti Chiron hypercar has been spied on the road again, this time accompanied by an entourage of its high-powered and premium peers. Caught by YouTube user Tim Wolke, two camouflaged examples of the Chiron are seen rolling quietly through a suburban street, led by its predecessor the Veyron...