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Lane filtering now legal in Victoria for motorcycle, scooter riders
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Lane filtering now legal in Victoria for motorcycle, scooter riders

Victoria has followed New South Wales and Queensland with ‘lane filtering’ now legal for riders of motorcycles and scooters from today, November 2, 2015. Lane filtering is defined as the act of passing between stopped or slow-moving lanes of traffic on multi-lane roads to reach the front of traffic at intersections...


Isuzu Ute Australia adds new D-Max, MU-X 4x2 models: Ute range expands to 25 variants
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Isuzu Ute Australia adds new D-Max, MU-X 4x2 models: Ute range expands to 25 variants

The 2015 Isuzu D-Max range has grown with a pair of new 4x2 models this month, boosting the number of variants in the range to 25, while the off-roading 2015 Isuzu MU-X SUV has likewise gained a new 4x2 option. Two of the three models launch with limited-time drive-away pricing, including the 4X2 SX Space Cab Ute at $31,990 drive-away (RRP $34,300) and the MU-X 4x2 LS-T at $43,990 drive-away (RRP $46,700)...


Toyota 86 Racing Series to offer $125,000 prize pool in Australia
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Toyota 86 Racing Series to offer $125,000 prize pool in Australia

If competing in an official championship based on the popular Toyota 86 wasn’t compelling enough, the carmaker has today announced that it will offer a $125,000 prize pool for Australia’s Toyota 86 Racing Series when it kicks off in 2016. The carmaker has confirmed a $50,000 cash prize for the series winner, combined with a $20,000 international VIP experience - the details of which are still to be revealed...


Tesla Model S Sydney to Melbourne road trip
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Tesla Model S Sydney to Melbourne road trip

The Sydney to Melbourne drive has long been the measure of ability for cars in this country, and now it is possible to drive that route for free using electricity. All thanks to the Tesla Model S. You may recall that CarAdvice travelled from Seattle to Los Angeles purely on electricity with the Tesla Model S in 2014...


Mitsubishi still looking for next-gen Lancer partner, but nothing on radar
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Mitsubishi still looking for next-gen Lancer partner, but nothing on radar

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) remains on the lookout for a partner to help it develop and launch a long-overdue next-generation Lancer, but admits the cupboard at present remains bare, and that it is in fact a low-priority project...


Porsche Macan petrol variants recalled
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Porsche Macan petrol variants recalled

Petrol versions of the Porsche Macan have been recalled in Australia over what has been flagged as a possible fuel-line leak. The company put out a “precautionary recall” notice on its wildly popular compact SUV this weekend, citing “a possible leak in the low-pressure fuel line inside the engine compartment”...


Alfa Romeo will adjust its model plans because of sluggish Chinese economy - report
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Alfa Romeo will adjust its model plans because of sluggish Chinese economy - report

Alfa Romeo will rejig the details of its ambitious relaunch plans due to the weakness of the Chinese economy. Sergio Marchionne, head of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), told Automotive News that a prolonged weakness in the imported luxury vehicle market in the world's most populous nation has caused the company to alter its strategy for the marque...


Lexus hydrogen cars confirmed, but Aussies will have to wait
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Lexus hydrogen cars confirmed, but Aussies will have to wait

The first Lexus hydrogen car will be here within a decade – possibly in les than five years – but the chances of Australian buyers being able to walk in to a showroom with one appear slim. The Japanese luxury brand showcased the Lexus LF-FC concept sedan at the 2015 Tokyo motor show this week, a large fuel-cell electric model that includes a rear-drive hydrogen powertrain and in-wheel front electric motors...


New turbocharged Porsche 911 Carrera to 'feel' like a naturally aspirated model
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New turbocharged Porsche 911 Carrera to 'feel' like a naturally aspirated model

The soon-to-be-released, and for the first time turbocharged, Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S models will feel like naturally aspirated vehicles, according to German car maker. Speaking to CarAdvice at this week's Tokyo motor show, Porsche 911 product line general manager Erhard Mossle dismissed any notions the new 2016 Porsche 911s will lose any character or soul as a result of their move away from naturally aspirated engines...


New Mazda MX-5 sales: 66 per cent male; noticeably younger buyers than before
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New Mazda MX-5 sales: 66 per cent male; noticeably younger buyers than before

The new Mazda MX-5 is attracting a younger and different audience than those of the previous-generation model. The new Mazda MX-5 - which launched with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine in August - has been a hit with early adopters, with the two-door sports car registering 220 sales in August and a further 97 in September...


Mazda RX rotary sportscar has a “definite” business case for Australia
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Mazda RX rotary sportscar has a “definite” business case for Australia

Mazda Australia says it can definitely make a business case for the next-generation RX vehicle, with the brand's local boss admitting a rotary-powered sports car is as much about making a brand statement as making money. “Definitely,” Mazda Australia CEO Martin Benders told CarAdvice at this week’s Tokyo motor show when asked if there was a business case for a new RX car...


Lexus LS replacement ‘overdue’ according to company chief
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Lexus LS replacement ‘overdue’ according to company chief

The replacement for the Lexus LS flagship luxury sedan is now "overdue" according to Lexus executive vice president Mark Templin. Templin played down suggestions that the eye-catching LF-FC concept sedan shown at the 2015 Tokyo motor show gave any strong indication as to what to expect from the Japanese luxury car brand, but he did suggest that the new model is needed...


Toyota hydrogen cars could be powered by brown coal
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Toyota hydrogen cars could be powered by brown coal

Hydrogen is one of the most abundant elements in the universe, and that means there are potentially dozens, if not hundreds, of different ways to capture it. But a controversial plan from Japanese company Kawasaki Heavy Industries in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corporation could see brown coal dug up from Australian soil in order to produce this hard to obtain element, which will be used to power the hydrogen-powered Mirai sedan in Japan in the near future...


Toyota i-Road poised for production
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Toyota i-Road poised for production

The Toyota i-Road may not push any boundaries for electric vehicles with its estimated 40-kilometre battery range and top speed of 60km/h, but this three-wheeler potentially offers commuters an easy-to-park alternative to a car...


2016 Range Rover Evoque is most efficient Land Rover ever
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2016 Range Rover Evoque is most efficient Land Rover ever

The updated 2016 Range Rover Evoque becomes the most efficient Land Rover ever with the introduction of the new Ingenium engine into the model range. This new diesel powerplant is the same engine already in use with the Jaguar XE and XF models, which launched earlier this year...