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Pirelli P Zero launched: Latest tyre benefits from F1 technology enhancements
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Pirelli P Zero launched: Latest tyre benefits from F1 technology enhancements

Pirelli has taken the wraps off the all-new Pirelli P Zero high-performance tyre in Shanghai this week, revealing two different tread patterns and 11 variants. The latest P Zero tyre joins a line of P Zeros that first launched in 1986 with tyres attached to the incredible Lancia Delta Integrale...


Mahindra reveals Pininfarina-designed Formula E concepts
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Mahindra reveals Pininfarina-designed Formula E concepts

Indian manufacturer Mahindra has revealed three Formula E race car concepts designed by Italian design house Pininfarina. Known for penning some of the most beautiful Ferraris to ever grace the world’s tarmac, Pininfarina - now owned by the Mahindra Group - has turned its attention to designing the next all-electric Formula racer...


Geely planning new Volvo-based brand: report
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Geely planning new Volvo-based brand: report

Chinese car maker Geely is reportedly planning to launch a new brand with a new architecture developed together with Volvo. After acquiring the Swedish car maker from Ford back in 2010, Geely went about re-establishing it as a luxury-focussed brand, leaving the Geely brand to tackle more mainstream markets...


Subaru Eyesight and IBM’s Watson supercomputer join forces
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Subaru Eyesight and IBM’s Watson supercomputer join forces

Subaru has teamed up with the Japanese arm of technology giant IBM to develop a data analytics system using IBM’s Watson supercomputer. Parent company of Subaru, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) announced that it is collaborating with IBM on a data analysis system that will use test images sourced from driver assistance systems such as Subaru's EyeSight technology...


DS 4S hatch debuts in China, global launch unlikely
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DS 4S hatch debuts in China, global launch unlikely

The all-new DS 4S has made its official debut at this week’s Beijing motor show, bringing with it a number of new details about the new five-door hatch. Making its first public appearance at last year’s Guangzhou motor show, the 4S is set to be sold exclusively in China, becoming the fourth DS-branded car to be designed and produced for the country...


2017 Audi S5 Cabriolet spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Audi S5 Cabriolet spied at the Nurburgring

The upcoming 2017 Audi S5 Cabriolet has been caught at the Nurburgring race track this week. Completing the A5/S5 family, the Cabriolet variant of the S5 comes after the coupe and Sportback body styles that have been spied over the last 12 months. Looking very much like the A5 Cabriolet spied in November, the S5 Cabriolet isn’t a radical departure from the current car, wearing a conservative, evolutionary design...


2017 BMW X3 interior spied
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2017 BMW X3 interior spied

Our spy photographers have nabbed the photos of the interior of the next-generation BMW X3. Externally, this X3 prototype is wearing production versions of the car's headlights and tail-lights, indicating that the third-generation crossover is close to its official debut. Despite the heavy use of camouflage, there doesn't seem to be any false body panels attached to this car...


2006 Volkswagen presentation details dieselgate scheme - report
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2006 Volkswagen presentation details dieselgate scheme - report

A 2006 Powerpoint presentation detailing how Volkswagen could cheat its way past emissions testing has been uncovered as part of the ongoing investigation into the dieselgate scandal. Two sources who have seen the presentation have told the The New York Times that the Powerpoint pack was prepared by a top technology executive at the German automaker...


2017 Porsche Panamera leaked in marketing documents? - UPDATE
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2017 Porsche Panamera leaked in marketing documents? - UPDATE

UPDATE: Despite the appearance of this would-be Panamera in marketing material, it has been confirmed as little more than a speculative rendering of the so-called 'Pajun' sedan, published in the German and American press. The image was likely used as a 'placeholder' in the materials sent to CarAdvice...


Audi Q3 concept showcases integrated electric longboard
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Audi Q3 concept showcases integrated electric longboard

An Audi Q3 has been showcased with what is likely one of the more unique concept features at this week’s Beijing motor show - an electric longboard hidden away in the rear bumper. Constructed from carbon-fibre and aluminium, the longboard charges automatically when it is neatly stowed away in the Q3’s rear bumper...


Nissan Australia still saying no to vans
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Nissan Australia still saying no to vans

Nissan Australia continues to rule out a return to the commercial van market, citing the high barriers to entry against established players such as the Toyota HiAce and Hyundai iLoad. Nissan remains a strong van player in many markets, with offerings such as the well-regarded NV200 and (Renault Master-based) NV400 in the UK and the NV350 in Japan, though it hasn’t offered a van product here since the early 1990s...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L: Mini-Maybach unveiled in Beijing
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L: Mini-Maybach unveiled in Beijing

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class L has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing auto show with a slight twist to usual long-wheelbase game. In China, many owners of luxury cars prefer to be driven, hence the fact that practically every vehicle in the Audi A4-class and upwards is available in both standard and long wheelbase formats...


What is the difference between 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with differential lock?: Video explanation with the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
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What is the difference between 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with differential lock? Video explanation with the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

We're often asked questions about four-wheel-driving, especially on the differences between four-wheel-drive modes in modern vehicles. CarAdvice reader Stacey owns a new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and wasn't sure which modes she should be using during regular driving and off-road driving. Q: Hello. We just bought a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and we absolutely love it...


Ford EcoBlue turbo-diesel engines revealed
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Ford EcoBlue turbo-diesel engines revealed

Ford has revealed its next generation of turbo-diesel engines, branded EcoBlue. The car maker says that the success of its EcoBoost petrol range has driven a number of innovations in the development of its new turbo-diesel design. Leading the new range will be a 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel that Ford says is cleaner, 10 to 15kg lighter and up to 13 per cent more efficient than the 2...


Nissan Australia moving away from 'whitegoods' image
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Nissan Australia moving away from 'whitegoods' image

Nissan Australia managing director Richard Emery says the company is more focused on re-building its brand than simply selling a volume target — a methodology that stands in stark contrast to the policies of previous management. Speaking with Australian media last week, Emery said a big focus for him was shifting internal and external perceptions on what Nissan’s brand represented...