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Mitsubishi Lancer gets full-body ‘Dynamic Shield’ makeover - UPDATE
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Mitsubishi Lancer gets full-body ‘Dynamic Shield’ makeover - UPDATE

Update - An earlier version of this article said a spokesperson from Mitsubishi Australia confirmed this facelifted model is reserved for the Chinese market, however no official announcement has been made. See bottom of article for details. The Mitsubishi Lancer has been given a significant facelift for the Chinese market, sporting a new chrome-heavy face inspired by the latest offerings in the company's wider range...


NSW govt cracks down on P-platers: phone use banned for P1 and P2 drivers - UPDATE
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NSW govt cracks down on P-platers: phone use banned for P1 and P2 drivers - UPDATE

A spike in fatal road accidents this year has prompted the New South Wales government to introduce several changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme for learner, P1 and P2 drivers. Described as an effort to better prepare young drivers for real-world road hazards and reducing the NSW road toll, particularly among P-platers, the changes will gradually take effect between December 2016 and November 2017...


2017 Hyundai i30 spied in new detail, inside and out
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2017 Hyundai i30 spied in new detail, inside and out

The all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 has been spied in a new state of undress this week, offering a clearer look at its outside and the best look yet at its cabin. These new shots reveal the upcoming 2017 i30 with a dramatically reduced covering, swapping most of its heavy camouflage panels for a light vinyl wrap...


Mercedes-Benz roadmap previews upcoming model plans
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Mercedes-Benz roadmap previews upcoming model plans

Mercedes-Benz has revealed details of its model onslaught for 2017, through a visual timeline included in its half-yearly sales results presentation. No less than 20 new models will be added across the brand’s line-up, including the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet siblings, facelifts for the GLA and S-Class, along with the highly-anticipated ute which will share numerous components with the current Nissan Navara...


GM and Isuzu end ute collaboration, Holden Colorado to move upmarket
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GM and Isuzu end ute collaboration, Holden Colorado to move upmarket

Late last week General Motors and Isuzu announced the two companies will be not be jointly developing their next-generation utes, which are currently sold in Australia as the Holden Colorado and Isuzu D-Max. In a media statement released to the media, including Reuters, GM said: "Both GM and Isuzu agree that due to unique requirements for each company, joint development of the next-generation midsize pick-up truck for [global] markets is no longer the optimal model for this project"...


Mazda MX-5: next generation could feature carbon-fibre, three-cylinder engines
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Mazda MX-5: next generation could feature carbon-fibre, three-cylinder engines

Despite the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 only going on sale last year, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, the car's program manager, has revealed some details about the next-generation model. Yamamoto told Autocar that the fifth-generation MX-5, which isn't due until 2021 at the very earliest, will attempt to shed more weight...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more

Welcome to episode 13 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, it's Paul Maric and Mandy Turner discussing the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market. As always, expect shenanigans...


Volkswagen Dieselgate cheating stretched back to 1999, US states claim
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Volkswagen Dieselgate cheating stretched back to 1999, US states claim

In new litigation this week, three US states have accused Volkswagen of trying to cheat its way past diesel emissions testing since 1999. The attorney generals of New York, Maryland and Massachusetts have filed new lawsuits with evidence stating that Volkswagen has been working on emissions testing defeat devices since 1999...


Bentley Bentayga goes fly fishing - UPDATE
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Bentley Bentayga goes fly fishing - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson from Bentley's local arm has confirmed the availability of the Fly Fishing by Mulliner package in Australia. See bottom of article for details As if the Bentley Bentayga wasn’t niche enough already, the British car maker’s bespoke coachbuilding division, Mulliner, has created the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner...


2017 Nissan Juke to be more refined, hybrid variant on the cards - report
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2017 Nissan Juke to be more refined, hybrid variant on the cards - report

The next-generation Nissan Juke is set to arrive next year with cleaner engines, a hybrid option, more tech and a new platform, according to a report out of the UK. Bursting onto the scene at the 2010 Geneva motor show, the first-generation Nissan Juke won plenty of fans in Europe, but has never been a top-selling model in Australia...


Italdesign looking for US clients outside Volkswagen Group - report
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Italdesign looking for US clients outside Volkswagen Group - report

The boss of Italdesign, the legendary design house now owned by the Volkswagen group, has gone on record saying he would like to expand the company’s clientele beyond the European giant’s umbrella. More, he would like to extend the studio's expertise beyond the traditional automotive industry client base, eyeing the likes of Google and Apple in particular...


Mitsubishi teases 'crossover MPV' concept ahead of August debut
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Mitsubishi teases 'crossover MPV' concept ahead of August debut

Mitsubishi will unveil yet another SUV concept next month, inspired again by the new styling language that first appeared with the GR-HEV concept in 2013. Apart from its recently facelifted Outlander and an even milder refresh for the compact ASX in overseas markets, Mitsubishi has yet to bring its new look to market...


Melbourne's M80 Western Ring Road to get world-first adaptive speed limits
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Melbourne's M80 Western Ring Road to get world-first adaptive speed limits

Motorists in Victoria will be the first in the world to trial an Adaptive Variable Speed Limit system, which adjusts speed limits based on the amount of traffic detected. The 38-kilometre M80 Western Ring Road services 160,000 drivers every day, linking the northern and western suburbs to other Victorian urban and rural freeways - including the M31 Hume Freeway...


Ford calls for developers to dive into Sync 3 app creation, Aussies welcome
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Ford calls for developers to dive into Sync 3 app creation, Aussies welcome

Ford has released new emulator software designed to encourage developers to create and test apps for compatibility with its latest infotainment system Sync 3 - including Australians...


First-aid training should be compulsory for all drivers
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First-aid training should be compulsory for all drivers

I’ve been driving for over half my life, the majority of which has been on the roads of Melbourne. Over those hundreds of thousands of kilometres, I’ve seen and done many things. Sometimes good things, sometimes ‘good stories to tell another day’ things. But until recently, there was something I had thankfully never experienced...