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BMW Australia to double electric footprint
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BMW Australia to double electric footprint

BMW will greatly expand its presence in Australia's fledgling electrified vehicle space during 2016, with plans to add two plug-in hybrid models and double its network of registered ‘BMW i’ dealers. BMW Australia currently has six dedicated dealers selling the i3 and i8, in all states and territories with the exception of NT and Tasmania...


2016 Jeep Renegade recalled for Park Assist fix
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2016 Jeep Renegade recalled for Park Assist fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia has flagged a small number of vehicles in the new 2016 Jeep Renegade range for a pre-delivery software upgrade. The recall centres on the vehicle’s optional Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist mode, which is available with the high-spec Limited and Trailhawk models...


2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatch confirmed for Australia
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2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatch confirmed for Australia

The ultra-green ranks of Australia’s top-selling brand will be bolstered in the coming months, with confirmation today that the 2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatch has been confirmed for a local launch. The hybrid hatch has been available for sometime as part of the overseas Auris line (sold here as the Corolla hatch) and Toyota says that, in western Europe, the variant accounts for more than 50 per cent of all sales in the range...


Goodyear celebrates a centenary in Australia
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Goodyear celebrates a centenary in Australia

With all the changes we have seen happen to cars in Australia over the past five years, let alone the last ten, it's staggering to think there is one thing that has remained constant for the best part of a century.  Rubber tyres. Goodyear, one of the most famous names in tyres, celebrates its Australian centennial this year...


Suzuki to bring Baleno to Australia: Mid-2016 arrival, priced from around $18,000
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Suzuki to bring Baleno to Australia: Mid-2016 arrival, priced from around $18,000

Suzuki Australia has begun the regulatory registration process required to bring the new Suzuki Baleno to Australia, suggesting the business case for it to be sold in Australia has been approved. CarAdvice sources suggest that the Baleno, revealed at last year's Frankfurt motor show, will be launched in Australia by mid-2016...


Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera spy photos
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Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera spy photos

The Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera has been spotted by our spy photographers near the Arctic Circle in northern Europe. Visually, this prototype stands out thanks to a large cut out and extension box high up on the rear bumper housing a large set of temporary exhausts, hinting at the car's tweaked engine setup...


Land Rover Defender production ends ahead of new-generation model launch
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Land Rover Defender production ends ahead of new-generation model launch

The final version of the current Land Rover Defender has rolled off the assembly line floor in Solihull, England, ahead of an all-new version that will debut by 2018. The final model - a Defender 90 short-wheelbase Heritage Edition Soft Top variant with a canvas roof - rolled off the line on Friday in the UK, sporting H166 HUE numberplates; a nod to the iconic HUE 166 plates worn by the first registered, pre-production prototype model of the original Land Rover way back in 1948...


Toyota agrees to make Daihatsu a fully owned subsidiary
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Toyota agrees to make Daihatsu a fully owned subsidiary

At a press conference today, Toyota has confirmed that it will purchasing the remaining portion of Daihatsu that it doesn't already own. Toyota will acquire the remainder of Daihatsu for around $4.6 billion in an all-stock transaction, with Toyota offering 0.26 of its shares for every share of Daihatsu...


Skoda Octavia RS all-wheel-drive model ruled out for Australia
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Skoda Octavia RS all-wheel-drive model ruled out for Australia

There will be no all-wheel-drive Skoda Octavia RS offered in Australia. The Czech brand's new AWD version of its diesel-powered Octavia RS has launched in Europe, but local showrooms won't see the new version, which adds rear propulsion over the standard front-drive model. The AWD model weighs more than the FWD version, but it's quicker from 0-100km/h, too, at a claimed 7...


Suzuki S-Cross sales halted
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Suzuki S-Cross sales halted

Sales of the Suzuki S-Cross small SUV are currently on hold in Australia at the request of its Japanese head office, due to an officially unspecified issue. However, we understand the issue relates to the airbags of the S-Cross, though the precise nature of the problem is unclear. Suzuki Australia has pledged to sort the issue within days...


Nissan not in V8 Supercars to sell Altima, racing fans favouring SUVs and utes
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Nissan not in V8 Supercars to sell Altima, racing fans favouring SUVs and utes

Nissan Australia says while it may have initially had Nissan Altima sales in mind when it decided to use the mid-sized sedan for its return to top-level local motorsport, that focus has now shifted, with the brand's V8 Supercars involvement delivering greater benefits for SUV and dual-cab ute sales...


Aston Martin DB11 spied in Australia: supercar testing in Melbourne and Geelong
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Aston Martin DB11 spied in Australia: supercar testing in Melbourne and Geelong

It looks as though James Bond has a penchant for a snag and some warmer weather, with the yet to be released Aston Martin DB11 spied this week in Australia. According to sources, the DB11 development prototype entered Australia via Melbourne on Tuesday and was transported to the VicRoads office in South Geelong for scrutineering and registration...


2016 Citroen Cactus colour choices captivate customers
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2016 Citroen Cactus colour choices captivate customers

The Citroen Cactus is proving to be extremely popular for the French manufacturer, with the quirky SUV tipped to spark a renaissance for the brand. Tyson Bowen, PR and Communications Manager for Citroen Australia, said the new compact SUV has attracted the strongest pre-order interest for Citroen in Australia in a very long time...


First Volkswagen dieselgate fix approved in the EU
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First Volkswagen dieselgate fix approved in the EU

Germany's Federal Transport Authority (KBA) has approved the first dieselgate related fix from Volkswagen. In a simple statement the KBA (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt) announced that it had approved the fixes planned by Volkswagen for Amarok utes fitted with the 2.0-litre EA189 turbo-diesel engine...


Toyota claims global sales crown for 2015, Volkswagen second, GM third
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Toyota claims global sales crown for 2015, Volkswagen second, GM third

Toyota finished 2015 as the world's top selling automaker, with Volkswagen and GM taking out the podium places. The company sold a total of 10,151,000 vehicles worldwide during 2015, down 0.8 percent on last year's figure of 10.23 million. Sales for the Toyota and Lexus brands rose 0.5 percent to 9.19 million, while Hino trucks sold 168,000 vehicles (up 0...