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Nissan Juke and Qashqai to gain EV options, Leaf to go beyond 300km - report
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Nissan Juke and Qashqai to gain EV options, Leaf to go beyond 300km - report

The future generations of Nissan’s SUV models such as the Qashqai and Juke are set to offer full-electric powertrain options, according to a new report out of the UK. With the company having already outlined its plans for ‘Intelligent Mobility’ - which foresees a connected network of zero-emissions vehicles that power and communicate with our offices and homes - it seems the Japanese car maker is taking the first steps to realising its vision...


2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing revealed for Australia
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2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing revealed for Australia

Australian pricing for the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 has been made official at last, after having first been revealed to the world in November last year. Local sales will begin in July. Mazda Australia released a first taster of local details for its new-generation seven-seat SUV in April this year, which was followed by a second helping in May...


Maserati Alfieri EV could be on sale in 2019
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Maserati Alfieri EV could be on sale in 2019

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), has said that an electric version of the Maserati Alfieri could be launched in 2019. He told Bloomberg that the electric Alfieri coupe won't be launched before the company's current five-year plan expires in 2018 and won't occur until after he retires as FCA's CEO in 2019...


Volkswagen Group to axe 40 models - report
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Volkswagen Group to axe 40 models - report

The Volkswagen Group will reportedly axe around 40 models to cut costs and make way for an electric vehicle onslaught. Sources within Volkswagen told German newspaper Handelsblatt that the automaker will cut a total of around 40 models from its mainstream Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Seat and Skoda marques...


Honda NSX-based EV Concept to race in 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
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Honda NSX-based EV Concept to race in 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

An electric race car based on the second-generation Honda NSX will compete in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb this weekend. The EV Concept ditches the 3.5-litre turbocharged V6 and nine-speed dual-clutch transmission from the production NSX in favour an electric Twin Motor Unit on each axle. With a total of four electric motors, the concept is able to independently allocate torque to each wheel...


2016 Le Mans 24 Hour race report: The greatest motorsport show on Earth can also be the cruelest
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2016 Le Mans 24 Hour race report: The greatest motorsport show on Earth can also be the cruelest

To an outsider, the class formulas and regulations applied to the World Endurance Championship (WEC) can seem both baffling and impenetrable. It’s believed that Stephen Hawking once sat down with the rule book that governs the top-tier LMP1 class at Le Mans, only to shake his head in defeat and go back to something far more simple like quantum physics...


Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid gets solar roof option for Europe, Japan
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Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid gets solar roof option for Europe, Japan

The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the new Toyota Prius has been launched in Japan with the option of a solar roof which charges the batteries when the car is parked. Dubbed the Prius PHV in its home market and the Prius Prime in the US, Toyota's plug-in hybrid won’t be made available in Australia, with the company's local arm having ruled out PHEVs for the foreseeable future...


2013-15 Infiniti Q50 recalled for steering fix - UPDATE
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2013-15 Infiniti Q50 recalled for steering fix - UPDATE

Update - VIN ranges for affected Q50s have been released, see article for details Infiniti Australia has issued a recall for 310 vehicles from its Q50 sedan line over concerns the car’s Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) system could fail. Launched with the Q50 in 2013, Infiniti’s DAS system is a steer-by-wire system which electronically transfers the driver’s input to the front wheels where a high-response actuator drives the steering rack...


Bosch reveals Home Zone remote-parking system
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Bosch reveals Home Zone remote-parking system

German technology company Bosch aims to make car-park bingles a thing of the past, thanks to its new ‘Home Zone park assist’ system that autonomously parks your car at the touch of a button...


Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay to Accent, iMax and iLoad
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Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay to Accent, iMax and iLoad

Hyundai Australia has expanded its growing rollout of Apple CarPlay connectivity, this time upgrading variants in the Accent, iMax and iLoad ranges. Essentially gracing the vehicle’s infotainment system with the familiar look and feel of an iPhone or iPad, Apple’s CarPlay software offers access to Apple Maps navigation and Siri voice command - such as hands-free phone calls, messaging and dictation - along with music, calendar and apps like Spotify...


Ford Everest Trend RWD variant added, cuts price by $5000
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Ford Everest Trend RWD variant added, cuts price by $5000

The Ford Everest range will expand in September with the introduction of a new rear-wheel drive variant, availably solely in mid-level Trend specification. The Ford Everest Trend RWD will cost $5000 less than the 4WD Everest Trend, at $55,990 plus on-road costs, making the mid-range offering more accessible to a greater number of prospective buyers...


2017 Ford Everest getting Sync 3, ISOFIX
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2017 Ford Everest getting Sync 3, ISOFIX

The Ford Everest will get a welcome equipment upgrade from September, with Sync 3 infotainment to be added as standard across the Trend and Titanium variants. The Sync 3 system means both the mid- and top-spec Ford Everest models will come with 8.0-inch touchscreens with pinch-and-swipe capability, a new home screen, embedded apps (Spotify, Pandora and Google Maps) and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 8: Parallel imports, Jag and Audi reviews, local Tiguan details, and more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 8: Parallel imports, Jag and Audi reviews, local Tiguan details, and more

Welcome to episode 8 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 leads the way while regular co-host Mandy Turner wrestles a cold, but Mikes Costello and Stevens are on-board to hold his hand...


Land Rover Discovery Sport tows 108-tonne train
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Land Rover Discovery Sport tows 108-tonne train

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has flexed its muscles, towing a train 60 times its own weight over 10 kilometres, despite its 2500kg maximum tow rating...


Nissan puts a Qashqai through the dishwasher - video
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Nissan puts a Qashqai through the dishwasher - video

Car makers normally work to keep their development processes top secret, but, in the interests of proving the merits of the Qashqai SUV, Nissan has offered some insight into its techniques. The dishwasher test is a benchmark test of how watertight a car is, and Nissan subjects every new model in its range to the assessment several times during engineering development...