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Tesla Model X to get two-year head start on Audi e-tron electric SUV
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Tesla Model X to get two-year head start on Audi e-tron electric SUV

Tesla has built a buzz in the automotive industry, with several manufacturers now readying models to compete with the American upstart's full-electric sedans and SUVs. One of those manufacturers, Audi, has revealed it will introduce an electric SUV - but it won't launch until 2018, lagging considerably behind the soon to be launched Tesla Model X...


Mazda MPS performance renaissance on cards
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Mazda MPS performance renaissance on cards

The Mazda 3 MPS will return, but not for quite a while yet. On the plus side, the Japanese company could be aiming for hotted-up performance versions of multiple models such as the Mazda 6 and forthcoming CX-4 as well. The drivetrain of choice for bigger versions, as we understand it, could be a turbocharged version of the current 2...


Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Hellcat-powered super-SUV “high” on local wish list
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Hellcat-powered super-SUV “high” on local wish list

The thought of the rumoured Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk powered by the immense Hellcat V8 engine has Fiat Chrysler Australia (FCA) very excited. Reports have been circulating for months that the American SUV brand is preparing a hardcore performance model powered by the supercharged 6.2-litre Hemi V8 currently fitted to the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat models...


Hyundai Australia keen for "good looking" HiLux rival, CX-3 challenger
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Hyundai Australia keen for "good looking" HiLux rival, CX-3 challenger

A tough, "good looking" dual-cab ute and a small/sub-compact SUV are key models that Hyundai Australia is keen to see roll into showrooms in the coming years, according the local division's public relations head. Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice, Hyundai Australia public relations general manager Bill Thomas said a possible South Korean rival to those in the Toyota HiLux-dominated ute segment “could do quite well”, were one to reach our shores...


2015 Suzuki Swift pricing and specifications
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2015 Suzuki Swift pricing and specifications

The 2015 Suzuki Swift has been released in Australia with some styling changes and line-up adjustments. The updated version of the Swift follows only eight months after the most recent facelift of the five-door hatch, but this revision has seen the removal of the budget-friendly base model...


2015 Frankfurt motor show: hits and misses
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2015 Frankfurt motor show: hits and misses

The 2015 Frankfurt motor show was the biggest ever, with more than 200 reveals at the packed German IAA fair - and plenty of them were SUVs, either in show car form or as new models debuting in production guise. As with all major motor shows, there were vehicles that stopped the press and the company executives in their tracks, for reasons both good and bad...


Next Mazda BT-50 might be HiLux-based
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Next Mazda BT-50 might be HiLux-based

The growing global joint-venture between Mazda and Toyota could have implications for Australia’s massive light commercial sector. There are whispers that the next Mazda BT-50 one-tonne ute could be twinned with the Toyota HiLux, rather than the Ford Ranger as it is at present...


GM agrees to pay $1.3 billion fine for ignition switch recall scandal
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GM agrees to pay $1.3 billion fine for ignition switch recall scandal

General Motors has agreed to a pay a US$900 million ($1.3 billion) fine to the US government for covering up a known defect with some of its ignition switches. In exchange, the US Attorney's Office has agreed to defer prosecution in this case for three years, after which the government will close the case so long as GM has met all the terms and conditions of the deal...


Alfa Romeo will gain new customers without discounting
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Alfa Romeo will gain new customers without discounting

Alfa Romeo says it will not cultivate a culture of discounting once its new range of products are released. The Italian brand is poised to release eight all new models by 2018 and will compete in the four largest premium segments globally against the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. The company is aiming for a seven to eight per cent market share...


Alfa Romeo's new products 'equal or above' the Germans
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Alfa Romeo's new products 'equal or above' the Germans

Alfa Romeo says that it will create cars equal to, or better than, its main German rivals as it seeks to gain a global average of seven to eight per-cent market share in the premium segments it plans to compete in...


Tesla Energy to launch Powerwall in Australia from late 2015
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Tesla Energy to launch Powerwall in Australia from late 2015

Tesla, the American electric vehicle maker and energy technology company, will launch its new Tesla Energy program in Australia later this year. Tesla Energy was first announced in May, alongside the company’s new Powerwall home battery pack that would soon be made available in America as a means of storing sustainable and renewable energy...


2015 Frankfurt motor show Image Gallery : Day Two
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2015 Frankfurt motor show Image Gallery : Day Two

Day 2 Gallery Click on a photo to bring up a larger version in the gallery. View our 2015 Frankfurt motor show Day 1 Gallery here. Click on the Photos tab for more images by Jarrod Moore...


2016 Honda Civic sedan unveiled
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2016 Honda Civic sedan unveiled

The tenth-generation 2016 Honda Civic sedan has just been unveiled in California, and it has a much bolder sense of style in an attempt to bring the carmaker back to its sporty roots. According to John Mendel, executive vice president of Honda North America, "This tenth-generation Civic is quite simply the most ambitious remake of Civic we've ever done"...


Citroen: ‘we don’t want to have classical cars anymore’
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Citroen: ‘we don’t want to have classical cars anymore’

Citroen says that the days of producing classical products are over as the French brand looks to reinvent itself in the Peugeot-Citroen group of companies, which now includes once integrated sub-brand DS, standing on its own...


Peugeot Citroen's perceived reliability issues to be addressed with better customer care & stronger product
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Peugeot Citroen's perceived reliability issues to be addressed with better customer care & stronger product

The Peugeot-Citroen group (PSA) believes that its upcoming range of products and a much stronger focus on customer care will see it shed the often negative perception of French car reliability. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motor show yesterday, Citroen’s head of product, Xavier Peugeot (a member of the Peugeot family), said that quality should underpin every product coming from the French group...