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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In addition to the odd false panel, many of the car's snap-in components, such as the grille and tail-lights, have also been replaced by temporary units...


Top Gear host Chris Evans quits
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Top Gear host Chris Evans quits

As the 23rd season of TV series Top Gear comes to a close, host Chris Evans has announced he will not be returning for another. Revealing his resignation on Twitter overnight, Evans posted: "stepping down from Top Gear. Gave it my best shot but sometimes that's not enough". He wished the show well, describing the production team's efforts as "beyond brilliant"...


Volvo's 'zero fatalities from 2020' mission a vision, not a target
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Volvo's 'zero fatalities from 2020' mission a vision, not a target

Volvo Cars has cleared up any confusion regarding its bold and well-publicised Vision 2020 stretch target that nobody should be killed in one its cars from next decade. Jan Ivarsson, Volvo Cars senior technical advisor for safety, clarified to Australian media in Gothenburg this week that the radical statement embodied by the company from the top down was a vision, but not a target per se...


Toyota and Lexus reduce pricing on models affected by Luxury Car Tax
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Toyota and Lexus reduce pricing on models affected by Luxury Car Tax

Toyota and its premium marque Lexus have moved again to head-off the impact of Australia's Luxury Car Tax (LCT) by cutting prices on a number of models to keep them below the newly raised threshold. Growing in-line with inflation, the LCT threshold rose by $948 last week to $64,312, while the threshold on vehicles listing fuel consumption below 7...


2017 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo rendered
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2017 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo rendered

The production version of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo wagon has been rendered this week, hinting at what the more practical version of Porsche’s large sedan might look like when it makes its debut. First previewed by the 2012 Panamera Sport Turismo concept, the wagon-bodied Panamera has already been confirmed for the American market for a possible 2018 or 2019 model-year launch, according to industry journal Automotive News...


Volvo reaffirms commitment to full legal responsibility for autonomous vehicles' behaviour
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Volvo reaffirms commitment to full legal responsibility for autonomous vehicles' behaviour

Volvo Cars has reaffirmed its position on one of the thorniest issues surrounding the shift to autonomous vehicles, by stating again that it will take full responsibility for the operation and efficacy of its autopilot technologies. This follows an announcement made in October last year...


Bullish Volkswagen Australia claims buyers "not being swayed by sensationalism" on diesel
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Bullish Volkswagen Australia claims buyers "not being swayed by sensationalism" on diesel

Volkswagen Australia managing director Michael Bartsch jumped firmly onto the front foot this morning, contending that strong sales of its diesel-dominated van and ute range in June was another example of buyers “not being swayed by sensationalism” regarding Dieselgate...


Toyota Corolla, Prius, Prius V, Rukus, Lexus CT200h recalled for fuel-leak fix
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Toyota Corolla, Prius, Prius V, Rukus, Lexus CT200h recalled for fuel-leak fix

Toyota has recalled several models, including one from its premium brand Lexus, over concerns that a fuel leak could pose a fire risk. The recall affects Toyota Corolla, Prius, Prius V, Rukus and Lexus CT200h vehicles built between various dates depending on the model, however all are being recalled for the same fault...


2017 Volkswagen Crafter previewed ahead of September debut
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2017 Volkswagen Crafter previewed ahead of September debut

A first set of teaser sketches for the all-new 2017 Volkswagen Crafter has been handed down this week, ahead of an unveiling set for September. As the largest of Volkswagen's commercial vans, the Crafter sits above the Transporter range in the company's global line-up...


2016 Mazda CX-9 scores five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2016 Mazda CX-9 scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

The new 2016 Mazda CX-9 range has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), ahead of its local launch later this week. Scoring 35.87 out of a possible 37, the five-star rating applies to the entire new second-generation CX-9 range, which features active safety systems such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and low-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB, forward and reverse) as standard across the line-up...


Honda Australia adds 200,000 cars to Takata airbag recall
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Honda Australia adds 200,000 cars to Takata airbag recall

Honda Australia has recalled an additional 202,089 vehicles as part of an ongoing global recall for dozens of car makers affected by the Takata airbag scandal that first broke in 2013. For Honda, this latest recall follows notices issued in February this year and in July last year, while earlier recall notices went out in 2014 and 2013 both...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 10: Tesla tragedy, Panamera unveiled, Alaskan revealed, Dieselgate discussed, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 10: Tesla tragedy, Panamera unveiled, Alaskan revealed, Dieselgate discussed, and much more

Welcome to episode 10 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner hold the fort on their own, exploring the latest news and reviews from CarAdvice across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


BMW to launch fully autonomous car in 2021
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BMW to launch fully autonomous car in 2021

BMW, Intel and Mobileye have announced plans to jointly develop an autonomous vehicle that will go on sale by 2021. To get there, the three partners will work together on a open hardware and software platform, which will be shared with other automakers, as well as companies in other industries that might benefit from autonomous machines...


Next Citroen C4 and C5 could morph into SUVs - report
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Next Citroen C4 and C5 could morph into SUVs - report

The successors to the current Citroen C4 and C5 could morph into crossover vehicles, according to a new report out of the UK. With the current C4 hatch and C5 closing in on the end of their production runs, well outclassed by the likes of the C4 Picasso, C4 Cactus and the new C3, it seems Citroen may take a more unorthodox approach to the next generation of both...


Toyota adds child dummies to virtual crash testing
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Toyota adds child dummies to virtual crash testing

Toyota has taken the next step in its simulated crash testing procedures, expanding its family of virtual crash-test dummies to include children. The crash-test software, known as Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS), maps and simulates injuries sustained by human bodies during a collision...