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Cheap, efficient car sales on the slide
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Cheap, efficient car sales on the slide

Australians are shunning the smallest and cheapest new vehicles money can buy, despite the total market running at an all-time high. To the end of May, 469,571 new vehicles were sold, up 3.8 per cent on last year’s record. SUVs and light commercials alike are showing double-digit growth, offsetting the decline in conventional passenger cars (as classified by industry VFACTS data)...


2017 Audi SQ5 to feature electric compressor
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2017 Audi SQ5 to feature electric compressor

The next-generation Audi SQ5 will reportedly feature a 48V electrical system, and an electric compressor for reduced lag. Oliver Hoffman, head of powertrain development at Audi, has told Autocar that the next SQ5 will still be motivated by a 3.0-litre V6 diesel. While the current car (pictured here) employs a twin-turbo diesel setup, the new SQ5 will feature one exhaust-driven turbocharger aided by an electric compressor...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: more power and torque, extra features
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: more power and torque, extra features

The 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series is set to benefit from a sizeable upgrade from August production, according to a source close to Toyota. The updated LandCruiser 70 Series will go on sale from the fourth quarter of this year, and will come with more power and torque thanks to new injectors and engine changes...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept: hydrogen SUV due next year
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept: hydrogen SUV due next year

A new Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept has been revealed today, offering the first look at a model now confirmed for a 2017 production debut. The car maker claims that the concept's hydrogen fuel-cell stack, developed together with Ford, combines with a lithium-ion battery pack to be the first vehicle of its type to boast a usable all-electric driving mode...


2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid pricing and specifications
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2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid pricing and specifications

The new 2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid has launched in Australia with a starting price of $26,990 plus on-road costs, the car maker has announced today. The news follows confirmation here at CarAdvice last week of the new green hatch's starting price. And although a full equipment list had not yet surfaced, it was also revealed that the Hybrid would draw features from the SX and ZR models...


Luxury SUV sales continue to boom
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Luxury SUV sales continue to boom

It is no secret that SUVs are the engine room of growth in the current record-setting Australian new vehicle market. Indeed, sales of these vehicles are now almost on a par with conventional passenger cars. But more interesting is that within this overall SUV growth, it’s the high-end luxury brands that are escalating their sales at the quickest rate...


Great Wall Steed nameplate confirmed
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Great Wall Steed nameplate confirmed

Great Wall Motors has announced its new ute model, arriving in Australia this October, will be called the Steed. The new Great Wall Steed will thereby replace the old V200 and V240 models, and adopt the badge that has been used in the UK for some time. Great Wall Motors Australia (GWMA) managing director Parker Shi said the decision to go with the Steed nameplate was unanimous with the local team...


2017 Maserati Quattroporte revealed, Australian deliveries due later this year
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2017 Maserati Quattroporte revealed, Australian deliveries due later this year

The Maserati Quattroporte facelift has been unveiled with an uprated base engine, mild styling tweaks, and a large 8.4-inch infotainment screen. Up front, the facelifted Quattroporte sports an updated lower fascia design and a revised grille with striking vertical chrome slats...


2017 Kia GT rear-wheel-drive sedan spied
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2017 Kia GT rear-wheel-drive sedan spied

The new rear-wheel-drive Kia GT sports sedan has been spied testing on public roads again. These latest photos were taken in Germany, whereas an earlier prototype was spotted in the United States. Despite the camouflage and body cladding, it's clear that the GT has styling that's be closely related to the 2011 GT concept, complete with a long bonnet, short front overhang, and coupe-like roofline...


2017 Renault Clio revealed ahead of Australian launch
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2017 Renault Clio revealed ahead of Australian launch

The newly refreshed 2017 Renault Clio hatch has been revealed today, ahead of an Australian debut that will likely occur early next year. The lightly updated hatch's debut follows the unveiling last month of the Clio RS 16 concept, which appeared to offer a first look at the range's coming update...


Suzuki CEO steps down due to fuel economy scandal
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Suzuki CEO steps down due to fuel economy scandal

Osamu Suzuki will step down from the position of CEO of Suzuki, at the end of this month, in the wake of the company's fuel economy calculation scandal. The 86-year-old Suzuki will however retain his role as chairman of the company that bears his adopted family's name. Executive vice president Osamu Honda will also step down on June 29 at the company's annual general meeting...


Fiat Argentina withdraws sexist handbook from new cars
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Fiat Argentina withdraws sexist handbook from new cars

A sexist booklet supplied with new Fiat vehicles in Argentina has been withdrawn after an online outcry and criticism from women's rights groups that it was misogynistic. According to Associated Press, the "Good Use Handbook" was distributed along with the operating manual in new Fiat cars sold in Argentina...


2017 Holden Captiva spied testing
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2017 Holden Captiva spied testing

The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, which could come here as the 2017 Holden Captiva, has once again been spied testing in heavy camouflage. The Equinox, previously spied last month, was this time caught testing alongside the Opel Meriva and Opel Insignia this week. This strengthens suspicions that the Equinox will make the jump to join the Opel family, taking on the Antara badge...


Aston Martin DBZ trademark could hint at new Zagato special
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Aston Martin DBZ trademark could hint at new Zagato special

British automaker Aston Martin has recently applied to trademark the ‘DBZ’ name in Europe, hinting at a new collaborative special model. Aston's trademark application first appeared in the European Union's Intellectual Property Office's public database this month, with the name intended for “passenger cars; racing cars; car bodies”...


2017 LaFerrari Spider previewed by scale model
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2017 LaFerrari Spider previewed by scale model

The design of the upcoming Ferrari LaFerrari Spider has been revealed, with images of a 1/43 scale model version of the drop-top hypercar surfacing online. Already confirmed by Sergio Marchionne, boss of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Ferrari, along with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay on the first episode of the new season of Top Gear, the new LaFerrari Spider is believed to be largely similar to its roofed sibling...