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Volkswagen Amarok recalled: First VW Australia diesel campaign commences
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Volkswagen Amarok recalled: First VW Australia diesel campaign commences

The Volkswagen Amarok is the first vehicle to be recalled in Australia as a result of the diesel emissions scandal. Volkswagen Australia today announced the recall would begin with 8694 affected Amaroks. Owners were contacted via email this morning. The company says the recall comprises a software upgrade done by a dealer technician, which will take fewer than 30 minutes to complete per car...


BMW M8 could be the brand’s new flagship model
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BMW M8 could be the brand’s new flagship model

There is talk of an all-new model in the ranks – the BMW 8 Series – and such a flagship model could well form the basis for a technologically-advanced high-performance M8 model. The all-new BMW 8 Series is rumoured to take the form of a lengthy luxury coupe with two doors, or a four-door "Gran Coupe", something that has plenty of appeal to the well-heeled around the world It would make sense to do an M version – yes, it could be called the M8 (which is text talk for ‘mate’)...


Volkswagen Amarok V8 Passion Desert: Euro tuners go to town on German ute
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Volkswagen Amarok V8 Passion Desert: Euro tuners go to town on German ute

One of the best things about the annual Geneva motor show that kicks off this week is the plethora of weird exotica from the finest European tuning houses on show. But it’s not all about bespoke supercars for Swiss scions...


Tesla Summon remote parking now available for Australia: BMW, Mercedes-Benz next?
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Tesla Summon remote parking now available for Australia: BMW, Mercedes-Benz next?

Tesla’s new Summon feature, revealed in January for overseas markets, is now making its way to Australian models through an ‘over the air’ software update. Initially kept from Australian owners while the company worked through the necessary regulatory requirements, an announcement this weekend has confirmed that local models are now receiving Summon via the latest version 7...


2016 Geneva motor show: what to expect - UPDATE
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2016 Geneva motor show: what to expect - UPDATE

The Geneva International Motor Show, known officially as the Salon international de l'auto, is one of the biggest events on the annual motoring calendar. The show first opened its doors in 1905 and has run almost every year since 1924, with the obvious wartime exceptions...


Lotus Evora 410 revealed: Less is more for lighter new Lotus special
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Lotus Evora 410 revealed: Less is more for lighter new Lotus special

Less is more, and in the case of the new 2016 Lotus Evora sport 410, 70kg less weight might just mean a whole bunch more fun. After the recent launch of the revised and record-setting Evora 400, lotus took to pulling as much mass from the updated design as the core design would allow...


2017 Honda Civic hatchback spy photos
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2017 Honda Civic hatchback spy photos

Ahead of its unveiling next week as a concept car, the next-generation Honda Civic hatchback has been caught out on the open road by our spies in Europe. Although the Geneva "concept" will be dressed up with a few little extra details, such as oversized alloy wheels and an eye-catching body kit, it's overall shape will be faithful to the prototype vehicle seen here...


Porsche 718 Boxster design: 'We sent the Boxster to the gym'
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Porsche 718 Boxster design: 'We sent the Boxster to the gym'

It is hard to believe the Porsche Boxster is already 20 years old, but it is, and in that time Porsche reckons it has stood for "timeless roadster design with two seats, a clearly defined mid-engine concept and a classic soft top". Not much to argue with there, given the Boxster has delivered handsomely on all those fronts...


Porsche 718 Boxster cabin changes detailed
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Porsche 718 Boxster cabin changes detailed

CarAdvice is on location in Marseille, France for the international launch of the new Porsche 718 Boxster and once again, the revised interior is a highlight of everything Porsche has learned in design terms. The new 718 Boxster’s cabin remains unmistakably Porsche, but changes have been implemented to upgrade what is now a familiar environment...


Porsche 718 Boxster four-cylinder engines in detail
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Porsche 718 Boxster four-cylinder engines in detail

It’s been a long time between drinks, but Porsche is going back to the future, with more details released this week regarding the all-new engines powering the 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S models. It’s been 40 years since Porsche last entered sports car production with a four-cylinder engine, then powering the 912E, so the Boxster's new powerplant is a significant focus shift from the previous flat-six engine...


Porsche 718 Boxster dynamics deep-dive
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Porsche 718 Boxster dynamics deep-dive

Along with new engines, more power and torque and higher outright performance figures, Porsche has also improved the driving dynamics of the new 718 Boxster and Boxster S. According to Porsche, "completely new chassis tuning improves cornering performance". Porsche is therefore expecting the new 718 Boxster S to be a full 16 seconds faster around the Nurburgring than the previous model...


DS E-Tense electric coupe concept revealed
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DS E-Tense electric coupe concept revealed

“516Nm and silence, 402hp and zero emissions.” That’s the nutshell summary that Citroen’s luxury marque DS offers for its E-Tense concept, speaking to both its power and the ultra-green drive system that provides it. Unveiled just hours after a first revealing teaser appeared on the brand’s Facebook page, the E-Tense is presented as a technology and styling showcase for PSA Peugeot Citroen’s new premium brand...


2017 Toyota C-HR revealed, Australian debut on the cards
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2017 Toyota C-HR revealed, Australian debut on the cards

The all-new and production-ready 2017 Toyota C-HR compact SUV has been revealed today, ahead of an official premiere at next week’s Geneva motor show. The C-HR made its first appearance as a striking three-door concept at the 2014 Paris motor show, before appearing again with a second pair of doors and a more production-focused look at last year’s Frankfurt show...


Weekend deals on wheels: February 27
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Weekend deals on wheels: February 27

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Holden Astra VXR As you can read in our comparison review with the Ford Focus ST, we really rate the Astra VXR...


Holden plant takeover plan axed: Belgian entrepreneur's bold pitch can't overcome headwinds
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Holden plant takeover plan axed: Belgian entrepreneur's bold pitch can't overcome headwinds

A much-publicised potential deal between General Motors and the Belgian entrepreneur who wants to save GM Holden’s South Australian car plant from closure in 2017 will not go ahead. General Motors today announced that both itself and Punch International Corporation, headed by entrepreneur Guido Dumarey, had concluded that a potential deal to keep producing vehicles at Elizabeth beyond 2017 was “not possible in this case”...