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2016 Toyota Camry RZ: $28,490 special returns
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2016 Toyota Camry RZ: $28,490 special returns

A new 2016 Toyota Camry RZ special edition has been announced this week, reviving a name last seen on the company's mid-sized sedan almost exactly two years ago. Based on the entry-level petrol Altise model, the 2016 Camry RZ starts at $28,490 plus on-road costs. That represents a $2000 premium over the Altise, but Toyota says the RZ boasts $4000 in added value...


2016 Honda Civic Type R claims production-car lap records; Nurburgring not among them
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2016 Honda Civic Type R claims production-car lap records; Nurburgring not among them

One of the most consistently hyped cars of the last few years, the Honda Civic Type R, has claimed a gamut of record front-wheel-drive production-car lap times across several European race tracks. However, the infamous Nurburgring is not among them...


Mazda Australia: RF to take half of all MX-5 sales; G-Vectoring system here soon
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Mazda Australia: RF to take half of all MX-5 sales; G-Vectoring system here soon

The upcoming Mazda MX-5 RF folding hardtop is expected to account for around 50 per cent of all MX-5 sales when it hits Australian showrooms in the first part of 2017. Speaking to CarAdvice at the announcement of the extension of the company’s long-running partnership with the North Melbourne Football Club, Mazda Australia boss Martin Benders said the new variant should appeal to older buyers who want an MX-5 but would like the "extra comfort" of a coupe...


Volvo XC90 T8 Polestar Performance Optimisation pack revealed, on sale in Australia
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Volvo XC90 T8 Polestar Performance Optimisation pack revealed, on sale in Australia

UPDATE: Volvo has now confirmed availability of this pack in Australia. See details at bottom of article. The new Polestar Optimisation Package for the second-generation Volvo XC90 T8 has been revealed overnight and, unlike a similar package unveiled last week for the S90 and V90 D5 and T6, it includes a power and torque bump for the Swedish brand's flagship SUV...


Kia Sorento sales in Australia not good enough, brand says
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Kia Sorento sales in Australia not good enough, brand says

The all-new Kia Sorento that launched here in 2015 has proved an impressive vehicle from the South Korean brand, and we’ve rated it accordingly (read our Kia Sorento reviews). Buyers are seeing the value that it offers - but according to Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith, there aren’t enough buyers for the brand to be satisfied with the car just yet...


2018 Audi A8 spied
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2018 Audi A8 spied

The fourth-generation Audi A8 has been spied undergoing testing on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Even with this prototype's head-to-toe camouflage, we can see that the new large sedan is heavily influenced by the Prologue series of concept cars. At the front, there's a wide, sharply-defined single-frame grille flanked by an angular pair of headlights...


Cheap, efficient car sales on the slide
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Cheap, efficient car sales on the slide

Australians are shunning the smallest and cheapest new vehicles money can buy, despite the total market running at an all-time high. To the end of May, 469,571 new vehicles were sold, up 3.8 per cent on last year’s record. SUVs and light commercials alike are showing double-digit growth, offsetting the decline in conventional passenger cars (as classified by industry VFACTS data)...


2017 Audi SQ5 to feature electric compressor
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2017 Audi SQ5 to feature electric compressor

The next-generation Audi SQ5 will reportedly feature a 48V electrical system, and an electric compressor for reduced lag. Oliver Hoffman, head of powertrain development at Audi, has told Autocar that the next SQ5 will still be motivated by a 3.0-litre V6 diesel. While the current car (pictured here) employs a twin-turbo diesel setup, the new SQ5 will feature one exhaust-driven turbocharger aided by an electric compressor...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: more power and torque, extra features
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: more power and torque, extra features

The 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series is set to benefit from a sizeable upgrade from August production, according to a source close to Toyota. The updated LandCruiser 70 Series will go on sale from the fourth quarter of this year, and will come with more power and torque thanks to new injectors and engine changes...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept: hydrogen SUV due next year
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept: hydrogen SUV due next year

A new Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell concept has been revealed today, offering the first look at a model now confirmed for a 2017 production debut. The car maker claims that the concept's hydrogen fuel-cell stack, developed together with Ford, combines with a lithium-ion battery pack to be the first vehicle of its type to boast a usable all-electric driving mode...


2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid pricing and specifications
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2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid pricing and specifications

The new 2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid has launched in Australia with a starting price of $26,990 plus on-road costs, the car maker has announced today. The news follows confirmation here at CarAdvice last week of the new green hatch's starting price. And although a full equipment list had not yet surfaced, it was also revealed that the Hybrid would draw features from the SX and ZR models...


Luxury SUV sales continue to boom
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Luxury SUV sales continue to boom

It is no secret that SUVs are the engine room of growth in the current record-setting Australian new vehicle market. Indeed, sales of these vehicles are now almost on a par with conventional passenger cars. But more interesting is that within this overall SUV growth, it’s the high-end luxury brands that are escalating their sales at the quickest rate...


Great Wall Steed nameplate confirmed
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Great Wall Steed nameplate confirmed

Great Wall Motors has announced its new ute model, arriving in Australia this October, will be called the Steed. The new Great Wall Steed will thereby replace the old V200 and V240 models, and adopt the badge that has been used in the UK for some time. Great Wall Motors Australia (GWMA) managing director Parker Shi said the decision to go with the Steed nameplate was unanimous with the local team...


2017 Maserati Quattroporte revealed, Australian deliveries due later this year
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2017 Maserati Quattroporte revealed, Australian deliveries due later this year

The Maserati Quattroporte facelift has been unveiled with an uprated base engine, mild styling tweaks, and a large 8.4-inch infotainment screen. Up front, the facelifted Quattroporte sports an updated lower fascia design and a revised grille with striking vertical chrome slats...


2017 Kia GT rear-wheel-drive sedan spied
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2017 Kia GT rear-wheel-drive sedan spied

The new rear-wheel-drive Kia GT sports sedan has been spied testing on public roads again. These latest photos were taken in Germany, whereas an earlier prototype was spotted in the United States. Despite the camouflage and body cladding, it's clear that the GT has styling that's be closely related to the 2011 GT concept, complete with a long bonnet, short front overhang, and coupe-like roofline...