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Open-wheel EV sets new 1.5-second 0-100km/h world record time
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Open-wheel EV sets new 1.5-second 0-100km/h world record time

Students from Switzerland's ETH Zurich university have successfully set a new 0-100km/h world record time for an electric car, completing the benchmark sprint in a mind-numbing 1.513 seconds...


2017 Citroen C3 surfaces online ahead of global unveiling
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2017 Citroen C3 surfaces online ahead of global unveiling

The all-new 2017 Citroen C3, spied testing in a thin layer of camouflage less than a month ago, has surfaced online today ahead of its world premiere in France. As those earlier spy photos hinted, the new 2017 C3 hatch builds on the styling of Citroen's latest offerings...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: Australian updates confirmed for fourth-quarter launch - UPDATE
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: Australian updates confirmed for fourth-quarter launch - UPDATE

UPDATE, June 29: The 70 Series update was originally listed with trailer sway control. This has been confirmed as incorrect: the function will not be offered with the 70 Series in any market. See bottom of article for more.  The workhorse 2017 Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series will come packing some much-needed safety equipment fitted as standard, the company has confirmed today, while also benefiting from extensive local testing...


Mazda’s G-Vectoring tech not a priority for MX-5... yet
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Mazda’s G-Vectoring tech not a priority for MX-5... yet

While you might expect Mazda’s clever new G-Vectoring Control (GVC) system to best suit its sports-car superstar the MX-5, we won’t be hearing about the new tech joining the suite of equipment it already packs. Not yet, anyway. According to the boss of Mazda Australia, Martin Benders, the MX-5 isn’t at the forefront of Mazda’s stable to receive the new technology...


Volkswagen Group Australia: critics "ignoring polar differences" in regional Dieselgate cases
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Volkswagen Group Australia: critics "ignoring polar differences" in regional Dieselgate cases

The managing director of Volkswagen Group Australia, Michael Bartsch, said today that key differences in regional laws and regulations, in relation to the ongoing 'dieselgate' scandal, are being ignored. Speaking today after news of a massive $20 billion settlement with Volkswagen owners and government departments in the United States, Bartsch said: “It is regrettable that interested parties ignore the polar differences between emission regulations in the United States and Australia...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT roadster spied
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT roadster spied

The Mercedes-AMG GT roadster has been spied undergoing testing on an autobahn in Germany. Last weekend Mercedes and AMG unveiled the more powerful and more hard core GT R coupe, and now we know that the pair are working on a convertible to complement the GT coupe range. Snapped only from the rear, we can see that the GT roadster has a soft top with a glass rear window...


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio spied inside and out
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio spied inside and out

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio crossover has been spied for a second time, and this time around the spy photographers managed to nab pictures of the car's interior. Compared to earlier prototypes, this latest vehicle has shed some of its camouflage, notably around the rear where the Ssangyong Stavic-style false rump has been removed...


2017 Volvo S90 pricing and specifications: $79,900 entry point for Swedish sedan flagship
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2017 Volvo S90 pricing and specifications: $79,900 entry point for Swedish sedan flagship

The all-new Volvo S90 sedan range is on track to hit Australian showrooms during the final quarter of this year priced from $79,900 plus on-road costs. This high-tech successor to the S80, which uses a version of the scalable (flexible) architecture that also underpins the new XC90 SUV, is the Swedish company’s rival to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Jaguar XF...


2017 Porsche Panamera revealed: $304,200 starting price, on sale in Australia now
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2017 Porsche Panamera revealed: $304,200 starting price, on sale in Australia now

After a seemingly endless cascade of leaks, previews and spy photos, the second-generation Porsche Panamera 'sedan' has been unveiled with an all-new platform, and new V6 and V8 turbo engines. As revealed earlier, the new Panamera features LED headlights up front, and a thin strip of tail-lights at the rear...


Volkswagen agrees to $20b US 'dieselgate' compensation, buyback scheme
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Volkswagen agrees to $20b US 'dieselgate' compensation, buyback scheme

The US government and Volkswagen have agreed to a deal totalling around US$14.7 billion ($20 billion) to settle most of the government legal action over the automaker's use of emissions testing defeat devices on half-a-million diesel cars sold in the States. The German automaker believes that out of the 499,000 affected 2...


Volvo executive says company was suspicious of Volkswagen diesels years ago
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Volvo executive says company was suspicious of Volkswagen diesels years ago

A senior Volvo Cars executive has admitted that the company was suspicious of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions performance as many as seven years ago, though it lacked the proof to raise any questions publicly. Kent Falck, a 29-year Volvo veteran, said the Swedish brand was unsure at the time how Volkswagen was passing EPA restrictions to sell diesel engines in the US when its own developers could not...


2017 Ford Ranger updates announced: Reverse camera on more variants, Sync 3, Euro 5 engines
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2017 Ford Ranger updates announced: Reverse camera on more variants, Sync 3, Euro 5 engines

The Australian-developed Ford Ranger line-up will receive a host of new features from the third quarter of 2016, as the Blue Oval guns for the top-selling Toyota HiLux in the ute sales race. All 2017 Ford Rangers in the pick-up body-style will get a rear-view camera and reverse parking sensors, with the exception of the XL Plus derivative, as standard, bringing the Ford closer in line with its Toyota nemesis...


Brexit: what it means for car makers and Australian motorists
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Brexit: what it means for car makers and Australian motorists

On Thursday, June 23, citizens of the United Kingdom were asked by referendum if they wanted the nation to stay a part of, or leave, the European Union. With a high turnout of around 72 per cent, and by a margin of 52 to 48 per cent, the UK voted to leave...


Volkswagen Group Australia responds to local concerns over 'dieselgate'
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Volkswagen Group Australia responds to local concerns over 'dieselgate'

As Volkswagen works through a multi-billion-dollar settlement in the US and a first 'fix' approval in Germany for the ongoing 'dieselgate' scandal, the company's Australian arm has again offered reassurance to local owners that their vehicles are safe...


Mazda: ‘Jinba Ittai’ philosophy a priority for all future models
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Mazda: ‘Jinba Ittai’ philosophy a priority for all future models

Mazda says its MX-5 development philosophy of 'Jinba Ittai', a Japanese compound term that describes the unity between a horse and its rider, is now a core consideration for every model in its range. Testing Mazda’s new G-Vectoring Control (GVC) system at the famous Laguna Seca raceway in California, CarAdvice is reminded by Mazda North America head engineer Dave Coleman of how great a priority this approach is for the company's product teams...