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2016 Lexus LX570 pricing and specifications
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2016 Lexus LX570 pricing and specifications

The 2016 Lexus LX570 has arrived in dealers, and along with a new look and more equipment, it also brandishes a higher price. The new-look Lexus LX570 now kicks off from $140,500, which is $5800 more than the previous version. But, as mentioned, there's a load more kit for the cash. First off, the 5...


Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GLE SUVs recalled for wiper hazard
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GLE SUVs recalled for wiper hazard

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced a recall on examples of the large M-Class (‘ML’) SUV and its GLE-badged replacement, to address a potential hazard with the front window wipers. The company reports that vehicles sold between between February 1 and October 30 this year - during the crossover period of the M-Class model’s re-christening as the GLE - may be at risk of a short-circuit situation...


Uber to go legal in NSW from December - report
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Uber to go legal in NSW from December - report

The Uber service will soon be made legal in New South Wales, according to a new report with the Daily Telegraph. Uber has long described its mobile app-based service as a platform to connect commuters with independent drivers - referred to as "partners" - but current laws in most regions of Australia make it illegal to operate as an UberX driver...


75,000 more cars with Volkswagen V6 TDI engine said to have emissions testing defeat device
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75,000 more cars with Volkswagen V6 TDI engine said to have emissions testing defeat device

The Volkswagen Group has admitted that another 75,000 cars, sold in the US with the company's 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, have been fitted with emissions software that the Environmental Protection Agency deems to be illegal. At the beginning of November, the EPA issued its second notice of violation against the Volkswagen Group, claiming that 2014, 2015 and 2016 model year cars powered by the company's 3...


Volkswagen Phaeton's transparent factory planned for closure - report
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Volkswagen Phaeton's transparent factory planned for closure - report

New Volkswagen CEO, Matthias Muller, is reportedly pushing for the closure of the company's transparent factory in Dresden, Germany, which builds in the Volkswagen Phaeton sedan. According to a report in Wirtschafts Woche (Business Weekly), the company will discuss the future of the factory at an upcoming board meeting...


Tesla Model S recalled over seatbelt issue
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Tesla Model S recalled over seatbelt issue

The Tesla Model S is the subject of a "voluntary, proactive recall" relating to an issue with the car's seatbelt pretensioners. According to the US electric car brand, a Model S in Europe - that was not involved in an accident, and there were no injuries - was found to have a front seatbelt that was not "properly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner"...


Mercedes-Benz GLC hydrogen fuel cell SUV due in 2017 - report
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Mercedes-Benz GLC hydrogen fuel cell SUV due in 2017 - report

Daimler is reportedly preparing a hydrogen fuel cell version of the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV, with a debut planned for 2017. Thomas Weber, the head of research and development at Daimler, told Autocar that company has set the engineering parameters for the upcoming hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid car...


BMW 1 Series sedan previewed with new compact concept
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BMW 1 Series sedan previewed with new compact concept

1 Series sedan, 2 Series Gran Coupe… whatever badge it will eventually wear, BMW’s new small sedan has been given its first preview in China this week. Known for now as the Concept Compact Sedan, the vehicle shown at Auto Guangzhou 2015 today is likely our latest look at a car long expected, and quite regularly spied in varying degrees of disguise on European roads...


Volvo S90 sedan previewed ahead of Detroit debut
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Volvo S90 sedan previewed ahead of Detroit debut

Fresh teaser images for the new 2016 Volvo S90 sedan have been handed down tonight, offering the first official look at the Swedish carmaker’s premium new large sedan. Joining the recently launched new-generation XC90 SUV, the S90 will debut at January’s Detroit auto show, just one month show of the current S80 sedan’s 10th year on the global stage...


2017 Kia Optima Sportspace wagon spied testing in final body
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2017 Kia Optima Sportspace wagon spied testing in final body

The recent four-door convertible version of the all-new 2016 Kia Optima will likely remain a show-car concept, but this much we know: the newly launched sedan will soon be joined by a wagon counterpart. The new Optima sedan was first teased as the Sportspace wagon concept, back in February, but it wasn’t until August that Kia confirmed it would introduce a second member to the family...


Audi to build traffic networking and driverless parking into Boston
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Audi to build traffic networking and driverless parking into Boston

Audi’s development of autonomous driving technology will soon take a new step, with the German carmaker set to invest in networked driving and parking infrastructure near the US city of Boston...


2016 Ferrari 488 Spider revealed in Australia
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2016 Ferrari 488 Spider revealed in Australia

Ferrari Australia has taken the wraps off the 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider, revealed today in Melbourne as part of the Australian launch. The Ferrari 488 Spider is the latest iteration of Ferrari's Spider product, with the original — a Ferrari 308 GTS — famous for its appearance in the Movember-esque television series Magnum PI...


Jeep Cherokee recalled for air-conditioning hose issue
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Jeep Cherokee recalled for air-conditioning hose issue

Fiat Chrysler Australia has recalled the current ‘KL’ Jeep Cherokee SUV, over a potentially hazardous installation of the vehicle’s air-conditioning hose. The carmaker reports that the hose may have been misrouted during production, which could lead to contact with the engine exhaust manifold...


Toyota 86 Blackline on sale in Australia: $37,990 TRD special celebrates 86 Racing Series
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Toyota 86 Blackline on sale in Australia: $37,990 TRD special celebrates 86 Racing Series

Fans of the racer look have been given a treat this week, with the local launch of the Toyota 86 Blackline Edition. The 86 Blackline arrives as a limited-edition offering, with availability restricted to 250 in manual form and 200 with an automatic shifter. Based on the top-shelf GTS trim grade, the Blackline is priced from $37,990 for the manual and $40,490 for the auto, marking a premium of $2000 over their regular counterparts...


US authorities investigating Bosch's role in Volkswagen "dieselgate" scandal - report
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US authorities investigating Bosch's role in Volkswagen "dieselgate" scandal - report

Bosch, the tier one German automotive parts supplier, is reportedly under investigation in the USA for its potential role in Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal. Unnamed sources have told Reuters that the US Department of Justice is currently examining whether the automotive supplier knew of or participated in Volkswagen's scheme to cheat its way past emissions testing for some of its diesel engined cars...