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Ricky Muir and AAAA draft Automotive Repair Code of Practice - UPDATE
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Ricky Muir and AAAA draft Automotive Repair Code of Practice - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson from the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) recently commented on the issue, see article for details Leader of the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party, Senator Ricky Muir, and the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) have launched a draft for a mandatory code of conduct that is aimed at giving independent repairers access to technical service and repair data from manufacturers...


2017 Citroen C3 WRC road special in the works - report
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2017 Citroen C3 WRC road special in the works - report

Yesterday the third-generation Citroen C3 was unveiled, and it has now appears as though Citroen is working on a road-going version of the 2017 C3-based WRC entrant. Xavier Peugeot, product director at Citroen, hinted to Autocar that the French brand is working on a street-legal derivative based on next year's World Rally Championship (WRC) competitor...


2017 Citroen C3 revealed, Australian debut "likely"
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2017 Citroen C3 revealed, Australian debut "likely"

Just hours after finding its way online through the leaky European press, the all-new 2017 Citroen C3 has now been unveiled. The new 2017 C3 hatch joins the likes of the Picasso twins and the still fresh C4 Cactus in playing to Citroen's new-generation styling themes, including a three-tier lighting design up front and a soft curvy design through the body...


2017 Maserati Levante pricing and specifications: $139,990 opening for first SUV offering
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2017 Maserati Levante pricing and specifications: $139,990 opening for first SUV offering

The all-new 2017 Maserati Levante has been unveiled in Australia for the first time, with its local debut accompanied by full pricing and specification details. The Italian car maker's first foray into the SUV market will be available in three versions, starting with the Levante Turbo Diesel from $139,990 before on-road costs, and both the Luxury and Sport variants from $159,990...


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...