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Volkswagen Budd-e EV concept revealed at CES
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Volkswagen Budd-e EV concept revealed at CES

Volkswagen’s Bulli microbus concept, revealed in 2011 as a funky little tribute to the legendary Type 2, is back - this time with new looks, a new electric platform, and a new name: Budd-e. Unveiled at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Budd-E concept is built on Volkswagen’s new MEB platform, designed specifically for electric vehicles...


US government sues Volkswagen over dieselgate affair
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US government sues Volkswagen over dieselgate affair

The US Department of Justice has filed a civil lawsuit, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, against Volkswagen Group in the US, including its Audi and Porsche brands. In the suit, the government is seeking damages for Volkswagen's use of emissions testing defeat devices on Volkswagen and Audi cars fitted with its EA189 2...


VFACTS 2015: Top sellers across every segment, full breakdown
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VFACTS 2015: Top sellers across every segment, full breakdown

As we now know, 2015 was a record-breaking year for the Australian new vehicle market, with VFACTS recording total registrations of 1,155,408 cars, SUVs and commercials. As you can read in full detail here, Toyota finished well clear in first place, with about 18 per cent market share, ahead of Mazda — the first full importer to take silver...


2018 Rolls-Royce range going aluminium: On-road testing begins
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2018 Rolls-Royce range going aluminium: On-road testing begins

The first Rolls-Royce to be underpinned by an aluminium spaceframe platform will appear in 2018, the British luxury marque has confirmed. As revealed in February last year, that new model will come in the form of an SUV - or, as Rolls-Royce described it at the time, “a high-bodied car”...


Kia KCD12 Concept: new Mohave SUV, or K900 companion?
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Kia KCD12 Concept: new Mohave SUV, or K900 companion?

Kia has handed down a shadowy teaser for a new concept dubbed KCD12, hinting at a potential new SUV model for its future line-up. The biggest SUV in Kia’s current range is the three-row new Sorento, which is already 80mm longer than its predecessor - but it seems the Korean carmaker could have a view towards an even bigger offering...


2015 VFACTS winners and losers: All-time Australian new vehicle sales record set - UPDATE
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2015 VFACTS winners and losers: All-time Australian new vehicle sales record set - UPDATE

It’s official: 2015 was the biggest year for the Australian new vehicle market on record. Australians took delivery of 1,155,408 million new cars, SUVs and commercials last year, eclipsing the previous watermark of 1,136,227 set in 2013. This figure represents a climb of 3.8 per cent over the 2014 result, and is the fourth consecutive 1...


Hyundai Ioniq teased further
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Hyundai Ioniq teased further

A second set of teaser sketches for the new Hyundai Ioniq have been handed down today, just weeks after spy photos revealed all there is to see of the ultra-green car’s final styling. As those earlier shots reveal, and as these sketches hint - albeit in the usual muscular concept fashion - the Ioniq’s styling will walk the line between conventional liftback car and the “look at me, I’m a hybrid” look established by the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight...


Mazda overtakes Holden in 2015: First full-importer to finish second overall
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Mazda overtakes Holden in 2015: First full-importer to finish second overall

By beating Holden in the 2015 sales race, Mazda has become the first full-line vehicle importer to crack the top-two in the Australian market for a full calendar year. The Japanese brand sold 114,024 vehicles in 2015, representing healthy growth of 13.2 per cent over 2014. This propelled the company from bronze to silver, given local hero Holden shrunk 3 per cent to 102,951...


Tesla investigating Supercharger fire in Norway
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Tesla investigating Supercharger fire in Norway

Tesla and Norwegian authorities are currently investigating a fire that took place at a Supercharger station in the south of the country. According to NRK, Norway's equivalent of the ABC, the fire took place around 2am on New Year's Day at the company's Supercharging station in Brokelandsheia, a town around 210km south-west of Oslo...


BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept unveiled
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BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept unveiled

The BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept car has been unveiled at CES 2016, and provides clues about what's in store for future iterations of the brand's iDrive infotainment system. Based on the 2012 plug-in hybrid i8 Spyder concept, the i Vision Future Interaction goes a step further by eliminating the doors altogether, presumably to allow attendees at CES 2016 an easy look at the concept's remodelled dashboard...


2016 New Cars Calendar: New models launching in Australia
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2016 New Cars Calendar: New models launching in Australia

New and updated vehicles launching in Australia in 2016 It's a big year ahead, this one. From Ford's hotly anticipated Mustang this month through to the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the fourth quarter - and everything in between - there's plenty for enthusiasts and new car buyers to look forward to...


2016 Ford Mustang cheaper to run than Falcon XR8, XR6 Turbo
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2016 Ford Mustang cheaper to run than Falcon XR8, XR6 Turbo

The 2016 Ford Mustang will be cheaper to service than the Falcon XR6 Turbo and Falcon XR8, when it launches locally this month. Servicing costs for the Mustang have appeared on the Ford Australia website and show that the V8 Mustang GT will cost $290 to service for the first 12 months or 15,000km, while the four-cylinder Mustang will cost $300 to service for the first 12 months or 15,000km...


Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept unveiled at CES 2016, EV platform detailed
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Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept unveiled at CES 2016, EV platform detailed

The Faraday Future FFZERO1 is the startup electric car maker's first concept vehicle, and has just been unveiled at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. From its styling through to its incredible power, performance and technology claims, the FFZERO1 is designed to catch the eye of potential buyers, investors and the general public...


2016 Jeep Renegade pricing slashed by up to $2500: Cashback offer for existing owners
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2016 Jeep Renegade pricing slashed by up to $2500: Cashback offer for existing owners

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has today announced price reductions across the newly launched Jeep Renegade range, following a push by the company to align pricing with other models in the brand's range. Price reductions range from $1500 to $2500, with the entry-level Renegade Sport now priced from $28,000 plus on-road costs (was $29,500) for the five-speed manual and $31,000 plus on-road costs for the six-speed dual-clutch automatic (was $32,500)...


Nvidia reveals PX2 supercomputer for driverless cars, Volvo signs on
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Nvidia reveals PX2 supercomputer for driverless cars, Volvo signs on

Technology company Nvidia, best known for its computer graphics hardware, has used this week’s Consumer Electronics Show to reveal a new ‘supercomputer’ artificial intelligence designed specifically for driverless cars. The compact new water-cooled device, dubbed Nvidia Drive PX2, is described as a “deep learning” computer with processing power equivalent to roughly 150 MacBook Pros - and at least one carmaker, Volvo, has signed on to test it...