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Volvo says new sedans will match Germans, admits past efforts didn't
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Volvo says new sedans will match Germans, admits past efforts didn't

Volvo’s premium sedans haven’t been good enough to match the similarly priced German competition in recent years, the company's global president, CEO and board representative Hakan Samuelsson has admitted. But with strong support from its Chinese owner, Geely, the iconic Sweden-based company is finally in a position to produce what it considers proper passenger car alternatives to the premium Euro status quo — something it has been doing in the SUV space for years...


2016 Lexus RX gets ANCAP five-star score
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2016 Lexus RX gets ANCAP five-star score

The new Lexus RX large SUV — the company’s rival to the BMW X5 and co. — unsurprisingly received a maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating this week. Australia’s safety watchdog awarded the latest RX, launched at the end of 2015, a respectable 83 per cent in adult protection, 82 per cent in child protection, 79 per cent for pedestrian protection and 74 per cent for its preventative and active safety systems...


2016 Hyundai i30, Tucson, Santa Fe pick up Apple CarPlay in Australia - UPDATE
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2016 Hyundai i30, Tucson, Santa Fe pick up Apple CarPlay in Australia - UPDATE

Hyundai Australia has now rolled out an infotainment upgrade for a handful of models, adding Apple CarPlay connectivity to variants in the i30, Tucson and Santa Fe lines. Developed to essentially replace a vehicle’s in-car infotainment system with the familiar look-and-feel of the iPhone platform, Apple CarPlay has now launched internationally in more than 100 model lines since it was revealed in March 2014...


Driverless cars? Not without a steering wheel, Volvo study finds
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Driverless cars? Not without a steering wheel, Volvo study finds

The all-new Volvo S90 will be equipped with highly-autonomous driving technology as standard across the range, but the steering wheel and pedals won’t be shifting to the optional extras list anytime soon. That’s simple enough logic, of course: it’s the year 2016 and motorists won’t be allowed to cruise entirely hands-free for some years yet - no matter what Google might think commuters are looking for in a driverless car...


2017 BMW X2 spied testing
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2017 BMW X2 spied testing

The upcoming new 2017 BMW X2 has been spied testing again this week, ahead of a world premiere that could appear around the middle of this year - if not earlier. The so-called X2 was last caught on a sunny day in November last year, with mixed camouflage revealing its overall profile while hiding the finer details at both ends...


2016 BMW 4 Series updates in Australia around July
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2016 BMW 4 Series updates in Australia around July

New 2016 BMW 430i and 440i variants will arrive in Australia around July, bringing the range into line with the recently updated 3 Series. As with the 3 Series, the BMW 4 Series updates comprise new 430i coupe, convertible and Gran Coupe variants to replace the 428i, while the 440i versions replace the 435i...


Audi boss confirms trademark swap with Fiat Chrysler for Q2, Q4 badges
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Audi boss confirms trademark swap with Fiat Chrysler for Q2, Q4 badges

Speaking to the media at the 2016 Detroit auto show, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler confirmed what we reported on two weeks ago: Audi has acquired the rights to the Q2 and Q4 badges from Fiat Chrysler. At the Detroit show, Stadler told Autoblog, "We promised each other we wouldn't disclose what it cost, but it was not something they were willing to sell...


Lexus LC500 vs Lexus LF-LC Concept: Styling Faceoff
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Lexus LC500 vs Lexus LF-LC Concept: Styling Faceoff

When a new model begins life as an exaggerated and highly stylised sketch, it's no stretch to imagine that the look of the later physical concept will bend a few less laws of physics. And, of course, the final road-going production model that follows - if production is confirmed at all - will usually do away with the concept's most awe-inspiring aspects...


2017 Mazda CX-4/CX-6 Koeru crossover spied
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2017 Mazda CX-4/CX-6 Koeru crossover spied

Chinese website PopSUV has published images of what looks to be the Mazda Koeru crossover in its final production form, following its recent concept debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. The vehicle shown here, spied at a Mazda post-production facility in China, is expected to come to market as the all-new Mazda CX-4 or Mazda CX-6...


Toyota C-HR to hit 2016 Nurburgring 24 Hours race before market launch
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Toyota C-HR to hit 2016 Nurburgring 24 Hours race before market launch

Toyota is taking a leaf from the development book for its now legendary Lexus LFA supercar, planning a racing campaign for its new 2017 C-HR SUV before it makes the leap to showrooms and public roads. The C-HR first appeared as a concept in late 2014, offering a first look at the model long anticipated to be Toyota’s rival to the Nissan Juke, a hugely popular offering in Europe...


Q and A with Henrik Fisker: The story behind America's newest car brand
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Q and A with Henrik Fisker: The story behind America's newest car brand

Henrik Fisker is an automotive veteran with what you could only call an eclectic back catalog. The Dane is many things to many people. Brash, bold, a man with contrasting visions...  Ten minutes with him is enough to understand why. For those late to the party, Fisker designed poster-worthy cars such as the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin DB9, and then went out on his own and started an eponymous electric car brand during the infancy of Tesla...


Lotus 3-Eleven launches in UK, Australian potential under review
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Lotus 3-Eleven launches in UK, Australian potential under review

The new Lotus 3-Eleven is now on sale in the UK, but any potential for local fans to fang the highly-anticipated sports car on anything but a racetrack is now in the hands of the Australian government. That’s the verdict from the British brand’s local importer, Ateco, who told CarAdvice the car is currently being reviewed for Australian Design Rule (ADR) compliance...


2016 Ford Focus RS production begins, new video details drive modes
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2016 Ford Focus RS production begins, new video details drive modes

The first market-bound examples of the new 2016 Ford Focus RS have entered production in Germany this week, just days before CarAdvice will drive the new hot hatch in Spain. The news is accompanied by a short video (above) of ex-Stig and professional driver Ben Collins offering a brief rundown on the RS hatch’s driving modes - including a fancy ‘drift mode’ function...


2016 Mini John Cooper Works convertible revealed: Australian debut still to be confirmed
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2016 Mini John Cooper Works convertible revealed: Australian debut still to be confirmed

The new 2016 Mini John Cooper Works convertible has been revealed this week, after first appearing in light camouflage early in 2015. Joining the hatch variant that hit Australia in July last year, the new Cooper JCW convertible debuts at the top of the droptop Mini range. The convertible is still to be confirmed for an Australian debut, however...


Nissan Rogue Warrior tackles ski slopes with track conversion
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Nissan Rogue Warrior tackles ski slopes with track conversion

The Nissan Rogue Warrior is a one-off special from the company's Canadian arm that can handle a mountain full of snow. Based on the Rogue, the North American version of the vehicle we know as the X-Trail, the Rogue Warrior features massive wheel arch extensions, and snow tracks in place of its wheels and tyres...