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Bugatti Chiron spied again, second teaser released
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Bugatti Chiron spied again, second teaser released

The big new Bugatti Chiron hypercar has been spied on the road again, this time accompanied by an entourage of its high-powered and premium peers. Caught by YouTube user Tim Wolke, two camouflaged examples of the Chiron are seen rolling quietly through a suburban street, led by its predecessor the Veyron...


Uber proposes $150 permits in Victoria as govt explores taxi reform - report
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Uber proposes $150 permits in Victoria as govt explores taxi reform - report

Uber has reportedly asked the Victorian government to consider a $150 annual permit for drivers using its mobile app to accept trip requests from a growing number of users. Although the New South Wales and Western Australia governments announced major taxi industry reforms last week that will legalise ‘ride-sharing’ services like UberX, Victoria has yet to reveal plans...


2015 Fiat Ducato recalled over ignition switch concerns
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2015 Fiat Ducato recalled over ignition switch concerns

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall notice for the new 2015 Ducato van, over concerns that a fault with the ignition switch could result in serious injury or a fatality. FCA reports that the Ducato’s ignition switch could unexpectedly move out of the ‘run’ position while driving...


2016 Chevrolet Niva revealed in leaked patent images
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2016 Chevrolet Niva revealed in leaked patent images

The next generation of Chevrolet’s rugged little Niva is on the way at last, with what looks to be the final production model appearing in a set of leaked patent images this week. Revealed more than a year ago as a concept, the new Niva was presented as a capable off-roader kitted up with a roof rack, high-set driving lights, a winch setup and guards over the lighting at both ends...


Audi Q6 h-tron concept to debut in Detroit - report
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Audi Q6 h-tron concept to debut in Detroit - report

Audi will reportedly unveil a new hydrogen-fuelled version of its recent e-tron quattro SUV concept at next month’s Detroit auto show. Unveiled in September, the e-tron quattro concept is believed to be our first look at a long-anticipated new SUV that will likely wear a Q6 badge...


Honda to show Acura Precision concept at Detroit auto show
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Honda to show Acura Precision concept at Detroit auto show

Honda’s luxury arm Acura will use the 2016 Detroit auto show to unveil a sharp new concept, dubbed Precision. Acura says the new show car will preview the next stage in its evolving brand styling, informing the look of its future offerings...


Tough new side impact testing rules confirmed for Australia
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Tough new side impact testing rules confirmed for Australia

Australia will soon introduce new rules for side impact crash testing for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, making it the first nation to adopt a new global regulation. Initiated by Australia at the United Nations’ 150th session of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations in 2010, the new regulation is intended to reduce the high number of fatalities that occur in side impacts with narrow objects...


How does Terrain Management System (TMS) work in the Ford Everest?
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How does Terrain Management System (TMS) work in the Ford Everest?

It's becoming more and more common for manufacturers to simplify four-wheel drive systems. The latest is Ford, a company that has introduced the Terrain Management System (or TMS for short) in the all-new Ford Everest. CarAdvice reader Evelyn has just taken delivery of her mid-spec Ford Everest Trend and wanted to know how to use the system and what it actually does...


WA govt reveals Taxi reform plans for 2016, UberX to be made legal
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WA govt reveals Taxi reform plans for 2016, UberX to be made legal

The Western Australia government has followed New South Wales today in announcing its intention to introduce sweeping changes to the state’s taxi industry, making UberX and other ride-sharing services legal. But, while the changes announced for NSW are effective as of today, Western Australia’s new regulations and legislation will not be introduced until July 2016...


Mercedes-Benz 'ELC' to transform GLC SUV into an EV - report
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Mercedes-Benz 'ELC' to transform GLC SUV into an EV - report

Mercedes-Benz could at last be planning a proper go at the electric vehicle market, with reports this week suggesting that a version of the mid-sized GLC SUV will be the first model in a new ultra-green range. The German carmaker has previously offered electric vehicles in a limited capacity, from the SLS AMG Electric Drive supercar revealed in 2012, to the more practical B-Class Electric Drive in 2013...


Vauxhall Maloo LSA uncovered: brutal ute on sale in the UK
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Vauxhall Maloo LSA uncovered: brutal ute on sale in the UK

General Motors brand Vauxhall has uncovered its version of the HSV Maloo R8 LSA ute in the form of the Vauxhall Maloo LSA. The company has stated frankly that it positions the ute as a performance model, stating that "while our rivals will wow you with improvements in emissions and fuel economy in a CV’s (commercial vehicle's) new model year, our offering – the new Maloo LSA – is more likely to impress with the arrival of its all-new, supercharged 6...


Uber legalised in NSW, WA to follow today: Compensation confirmed for taxi owners
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Uber legalised in NSW, WA to follow today: Compensation confirmed for taxi owners

The New South Wales government has announced a series of sweeping changes to the state’s taxi and hire car industry, in the process legalising the controversial UberX ride-sharing service. The news is expected to be followed by a similar announcement in Western Australia, where a spokesperson for the government has confirmed that UberX service’s newly legal status will be detailed later today...


California proposes strict rules for driverless vehicles: Google ‘gravely disappointed’
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California proposes strict rules for driverless vehicles: Google ‘gravely disappointed’

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has released a draft of possible new regulations that could affect the development and marketing of autonomous vehicles. The California DMV claims that its draft rules, released for public comment this week, are aimed at ensuring the safety of all road users while still promoting the continued development of driverless car technology...


NEVS signs $17 billion deal to deliver 150,000 Saab 9-3 EVs
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NEVS signs $17 billion deal to deliver 150,000 Saab 9-3 EVs

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the owner of the assets of Saab Automobile, has signed a deal with China’s Panda New Energy Co. that will see it deliver 150,000 Saab 9-3 EVs to the company by the end of 2020. The agreement, which will also see it deliver 100,000 other electric vehicle products and services from companies associated with NEVS and its owners, is worth 68 billion yuan ($17 billion) to NEVS...


2017 Renault Megane RS: smaller engine and dual-clutch transmission likely
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2017 Renault Megane RS: smaller engine and dual-clutch transmission likely

The next-generation Renault Megane RS, or Megane Renault Sport as it’s formally called, is likely to sport a smaller engine with a dual-clutch transmission as the brand moves away from its current drivetrain. Speaking to the Australian motoring media at the launch of the new Renault Megane in Portugal this week, Renault Sport’s vice president of sales, marketing and communication, Regis Fricotte, confirmed the existing 2...