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McLaren 720S is a level above rivals, says McLaren boss
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McLaren 720S is a level above rivals, says McLaren boss

British sports carmaker McLaren unveiled its new-generation 720S for the first time in Australia this week, showing not only an evolution of the company's design language, but also a raft of new technologies that put it ahead of the game - according to George Biggs, managing director for McLaren Automotive's Asia Pacific arm...


2018 Honda Accord to have detuned Civic Type R engine in the US
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2018 Honda Accord to have detuned Civic Type R engine in the US

The 10th-generation Honda Accord has teased and detailed ahead of its debut in the US later this year. Honda says the new Accord will have a "more aggressive design direction [that] complements [the] powertrain lineup", and spy photos indicate the next-generation model will feature a fastback-style rear...


HSV exports a longer-term desire
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HSV exports a longer-term desire

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has some exciting things coming beyond the end of Commodore production in Australia - including a HSV Colorado - but one idea it has shelved for the short-term is exports. However, beyond 2020 there seems every chance of Melbourne-tuned HSV spinoffs of GM products being sent overseas like the final HSV Maloo was, should a business case become viable and the product design translate effectively...


BMW slams Australian government on EV infrastructure
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BMW slams Australian government on EV infrastructure

The boss of BMW's local arm has pulled no punches in his estimation of the Australian government, declaring it has fallen far behind other developed countries when it comes to legislation and strategies regarding low-emissions vehicles. Marc Werner, CEO for BMW Australia, said at the launch of the plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance that the government has "stuck their collective heads in the sand"...


Five sales winners and losers in 2017
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Five sales winners and losers in 2017

Australia's new vehicle market is steadying after a rough start in 2017, but which companies are winning in a tough environment, and which are losing sales at a disproportionate rate? Here are five of each, based on either percentage or gross terms at our discretion. Background...


Mitsubishi: ‘Old product is hurting us’
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Mitsubishi: ‘Old product is hurting us’

There’s no hiding it – Mitsubishi has some of the oldest products on the market, and the company’s global chief operations officer reckons that’s his biggest focus under the stewardship of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Mitsubishi COO Trevor Mann told media this week in Sydney that he wants to see shorter life-cycles and more investment in research and development – meaning newer cars that drive up to the standards of the classes in which they compete...


2019 Ford Ranger Raptor V6: This is the ute you've been waiting for!
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2019 Ford Ranger Raptor V6: This is the ute you've been waiting for!

Brace yourselves, folks! We've just spied Ford's craziest and most powerful Ranger yet, the Ford Ranger Raptor. As exclusively revealed by CarAdvice in June 2015, Ford is working on a powerful, off-road-focused Ranger with an overhauled the ride and handling setup, expected to be released in 2019...


HSV Colorado coming: Engine, chassis and looks to be modded
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HSV Colorado coming: Engine, chassis and looks to be modded

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) is understood to have numerous irons in the fire, one of the most interesting being a plan to capitalise on the pickup boom with an aggressive HSV Colorado dual-cab for 2018. The Melbourne-based operation — tuning arm of the Walkinshaw Group, one of the remaining positive stories in Australian auto manufacturing — has a storied history tuning rear-wheel drive V8 Commodore sedans, wagons and utes...


Mitsubishi to focus on SUVs, but passenger car renaissance expected under alliance
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Mitsubishi to focus on SUVs, but passenger car renaissance expected under alliance

Mitsubishi Motors looks set to rejoin the passenger car segment with fresh new models as a result of the takeover by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The benefits for Mitsubishi seem clear-cut: access to a range of platforms, drivetrains and components at a fraction of the cost of what it would be to develop a car from scratch on their own...


Miataland: Where Japanese pride meets Italian passion
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Miataland: Where Japanese pride meets Italian passion

“I started my collection with the Mazda MX-5, and then one time, I had the chance to share this collection with some friends – enthusiasts of the MX-5 – and I saw in them the happiness to see that particular car. “But I feel I was really happy to share my collection with other enthusiasts...


Jim Richards to run 1985 JPS BMW 635 at Silverstone Classic
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Jim Richards to run 1985 JPS BMW 635 at Silverstone Classic

Jim Richards' legendary JPS BMW 635 CSi will be making an appearance at the Silverstone Classic in the UK, with its championship-winning driver behind the wheel. In 1985, Richards drove the black and gold Beemer, for Frank Gardner Racing, to seven wins and won its first title in the Group A specification...


Tesla to offer a year of free charging for Model S and X customers
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Tesla to offer a year of free charging for Model S and X customers

Tesla Australia has announced an initiative to give customers free electricity through AGL for a year if they buy a Model S or X before July 31. Beginning June 9, any customer that purchases a Model S or Model X will be signed up to AGL's Electric Car Plan and given unlimited charging for a period of one year...


Honda developing two electric vehicles, sales begin 2018
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Honda developing two electric vehicles, sales begin 2018

Honda has confirmed it is developing two electric vehicles, one of which will go on sale next year. Takahiro Hachigo, Honda's CEO, held a press conference yesterday to outline some of the company's plans out to 2030. During the meeting, he revealed the company was hard at work on two electric cars...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice podcast 56: Toyota unstoppable and Astra sedan detailed
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CarAdvice podcast 56: Toyota unstoppable and Astra sedan detailed

This week, Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens bring you all the latest car news and reviews. A CarAdvice exclusive reveals an airbag recall for Tesla, plus, details and price of Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, 2018 Kia Stonic previewed in new sketches, and the Nissan Titan joins the Performax line-up in Australia...