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Tesla Model S software version 7 adds automated steering and lane changing, but driver liable for any accidents
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Tesla Model S software version 7 adds automated steering and lane changing, but driver liable for any accidents

The Tesla Model S will soon take a major update to its control and infotainment software, with the global move to 'version 7' adding important new safety and convenience features. Key new features in the software update include automated parallel parking, side collision warning, automatic emergency steering, Autosteer, and automatic lane changing...


Citroen ‎Conservatoire: A look through 96 years of heritage
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Citroen ‎Conservatoire: A look through 96 years of heritage

With a history that dates back to 1919, Citroen has a long legacy behind it. In Australia since 1920, the French brand renowned for being 'different' is also the longest running continually sold marque in the country. So when CarAdvice was presented with the opportunity to get up close and personal with near-on 100 years of Citroen product at the brand's own Citroen ‎Conservatoire in France, we couldn't say yes fast enough...


Incoming Volkswagen North America chief, current Skoda chairman, quits company
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Incoming Volkswagen North America chief, current Skoda chairman, quits company

The boss-in-waiting of Volkswagen AG’s new North American region, current Skoda chairman-of-the-board Winfried Vahland, has quit the company before even taking up the recently created post. On November 1, Vahland was slated to move into the new role, running a region that encompasses the US, Canada and Mexico...


2016 Volkswagen Tiguan to double sales
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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan to double sales

The next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan due to launch in Australia around August next year is expected to at least double in sales over its popular predecessor, and take it right up to buyers’ champions such as the Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail and Toyota RAV4...


Volkswagen 'dieselgate' emissions cheating code involved 30 managers - report
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Volkswagen 'dieselgate' emissions cheating code involved 30 managers - report

At least 30 managers were reportedly involved in the Volkswagen "dieselgate" affair, which saw the company install special software on its EA189-engined diesel cars to fraudulently pass emissions testing. Der Spiegel has seen documents from an internal investigation commissioned by Volkswagen and run by law firm Jones Day...


Ferrari to boost production to 9000 cars per year by 2019
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Ferrari to boost production to 9000 cars per year by 2019

Ferrari has informed the US authorities that it is planning on increasing its production rate from around 7000 cars per year to 9000 per annum. According to Ferrari's filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company's output has been historically limited "by plant capacity". During the the 2012 calendar year, the company produced 7405 cars...


Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake facelift spy photos
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Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake facelift spy photos

A prototype for the facelifted Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Shooting Brake has been nabbed by our spy photographers out on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Given that the A-Class hatch has already been updated, and our spies have spotted the...


Lexus GS F launching in Australia in February
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Lexus GS F launching in Australia in February

Spain’s former Grand Prix Circuit, Jarama, just outside Madrid, has played host to the international dynamic launch of the all-new 2016 Lexus GS F, which will arrive in Australia in February. It’s the second full-strength high-performance ‘F’ model to be launched in 12 months, after the RC F coupe arrived in Lexus showrooms at the start of this year...


2016 Volvo V40 gains new entry-level engines
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2016 Volvo V40 gains new entry-level engines

The 2016 Volvo V40 has arrived with a pair of new entry-level engines and enhanced specification across the range. The updated V40 line-up continues to kick off with the D2 Kinetic from $36,990 plus on-road costs, though there’s now a larger engine under the bonnet. The old 1.6-litre makes way for a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel...


Volvo V60 Cross Country pricing and specifications
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Volvo V60 Cross Country pricing and specifications

The rough-and-tumble Volvo V60 Cross Country has landed in Australia in a single diesel-powered specification. The high-riding, off-road-ready wagon – officially called the Volvo V60 Cross Country D4 Luxury – is priced at $63,375 plus on-road costs, making it $5600 more than the V60 D4 Luxury on which it’s based...


2016 Volvo V40 Cross Country pricing and specifications
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2016 Volvo V40 Cross Country pricing and specifications

The 2016 Volvo V40 Cross Country has arrived in Australia with enhanced connectivity features and slightly higher prices. The price of both Volvo V40 Cross Country variants increases by $1230 for the 2016 model year, with the D4 Luxury now $49,220 and the T5 Luxury $54,220 (both plus on-road costs)...


'Dieselgate' movie rights snapped up by Leonardo DiCaprio - report
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'Dieselgate' movie rights snapped up by Leonardo DiCaprio - report

We all knew it was coming, but few would have seen it coming about quite so quickly: the film rights to the so-called ‘dieselgate’ scandal have reportedly been snapped up by Hollywood. It’s been just 25 days since news that a number of diesel-powered Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda models had been fitted with advanced emissions test-cheating software, uncovered by a group of university researchers who had initially set out to demonstrate the advantages of diesel powertrains...


2016 Volkswagen Passat pricing and specifications
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2016 Volkswagen Passat pricing and specifications

The all-new Volkswagen Passat sedan and wagon have finally arrived in Australia, with the company hopeful of increasing its share of the stagnant mid-sized passenger car market. The German answer to the Mazda 6, Ford Mondeo, Hyundai Sonata and Subaru Liberty has been given a wholesale makeover for its ‘B8’ generation, being essentially new from the ground up...


BMW M2 revealed, Australian debut likely for first half 2016
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BMW M2 revealed, Australian debut likely for first half 2016

BMW’s mad M3 and M4 performance mid-sizers now have an ankle-devouring little brother, with the 2016 BMW M2 coupe officially revealed today. First of its name, the new king of the 2 Series range arrives as a successor to the 1 Series M coupe revealed in 2011...


Subaru WRX STI NR4 ready for Australian racers
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Subaru WRX STI NR4 ready for Australian racers

Subaru’s special WRX STI NR4 race car, announced in July, is now available in Australia - and eight examples have been sold already. Imported in base form by Subaru Australia and enhanced by longtime racing partner Possum Bourne Motorsport (PBMS), the NR4 is a competition-only offering. The new special’s name comes from the FIA’s new NR4 regulations, which replace the previous N4 and R4 classes...