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Infiniti Australia to open Perth dealership in March
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Infiniti Australia to open Perth dealership in March

Infiniti Australia will open its first dealership in Perth in March, bringing the Japanese luxury brand and its expanding model line-up to customers west of the eastern seaboard for the first time. WA’s first authorised Infiniti dealership will be positioned in Perth’s Osborne Park, the city’s main automotive precinct...


German authorities extend NOx investigation to brands beyond Volkswagen Group
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German authorities extend NOx investigation to brands beyond Volkswagen Group

Today, the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) or German Federal Bureau of Motor Transport officially widened its probe into NOx (oxides of nitrogen) emissions and the possible manipulation of results. The German authority says that it has been investigating manipulation of pollution data, especially that of NOx, since Volkswagen admitted in mid-September that it had installed illegal software to cheat its way past laboratory emissions testing in up to 11 million vehicles with the EA189 diesel engine family...


Porsche 911 hybrid on the cards, full EV variant ruled out for now
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Porsche 911 hybrid on the cards, full EV variant ruled out for now

The Porsche 911 is headed down the path of electrification as ever-toughening emission laws force the sports car manufacturer to further evolve its lineup. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S range in Tenerife this week, the company’s director of boxer engines, Thomas Wasserbach, admitted that Porsche is actively looking at a hybrid version of 911 for the future...


Porsche's naturally-aspirated engines 'at the limit' - turbocharging the only solution
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Porsche's naturally-aspirated engines 'at the limit' - turbocharging the only solution

Porsche says its naturally aspirated engines are at the peak and limit of the balance between performance and efficiency, with future improvements now coming via turbocharging...


2016 Toyota Prius spied testing in Australia
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2016 Toyota Prius spied testing in Australia

CarAdvice has spied the 2016 Toyota Prius testing in Australia ahead of the car's global rollout later this year and local launch early next year. The fourth-generation petrol-electric Toyota Prius hybrid was unveiled in Las Vegas in September and revealed in more detail a few weeks later in the lead up to the Frankfurt motor show...


Audi readying rival to Tesla 'Ludicrous Mode'
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Audi readying rival to Tesla 'Ludicrous Mode'

The gloves are off in the electric vehicle war, with Audi claiming it is working on technology that will offer customers faster acceleration times than Tesla's truly ridiculous Ludicrous Mode. Packing a 0-100km/h acceleration punch of just 3.0-seconds, Tesla's Model S and Model X vehicles equipped with Ludicrous Mode offer the fastest acceleration times on the market for their respective classes...


Maserati Quattroporte GTS recalled for alternator fix
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Maserati Quattroporte GTS recalled for alternator fix

A number of new-generation Maserati Quattroporte GTS sedans have been recalled in Australia for an alternator wiring defect. Maserati’s Australian distributor European Automotive Imports reports that the issue centres on a protective sealing cover for an electrical connection which may not be installed correctly...


Melbourne city councillor proposes car-free day: ‘Unworkable’ say mayor, premier
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Melbourne city councillor proposes car-free day: ‘Unworkable’ say mayor, premier

A City of Melbourne councillor has proposed a ‘car-free’ day for 2017, shutting private cars and motorcycles out of the CBD. Councillor Richard Foster described his plan as a step in offering the city an alternative to the worsening congestion that clogs the inner city and suburbs. "This is just about getting people used to the idea ..


2015 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso adds safety extras for limited time
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2015 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso adds safety extras for limited time

Australia’s 2015 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso has been given a safety boost, with a free tech pack now available for a limited time. Fitted to all new Grand C4 Picasso people-movers sold before December 31, the the pack adds adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, collision avoidance alert, active seat belts, electrochrome rear view mirror, Xenon headlamps with smart beam, and an electric tailgate...


2016 Mercedes-Benz SL roadster teased ahead of LA debut
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SL roadster teased ahead of LA debut

A first preview of the facelifted 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL roadster has been handed down, ahead of its full unveiling at this month’s Los Angeles auto show. Arriving as an update to the current ‘R231’ SL, which debuted in early 2012, the revised 2016 model will debut a new front-end look...


#YourTaxis: Vic Taxi Association launches feedback campaign, Twitter explodes
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#YourTaxis: Vic Taxi Association launches feedback campaign, Twitter explodes

YourTaxis.com.au, a new online hub for cab services in Victoria and a portal for users to submit feedback on their experience, has been declared a “social media fail” by thousands of Twitter users. Along with launching the website, the Victorian Taxi Association (VTA) took to Twitter with the new @YourTaxis account, asking users to share their experiences with the #YourTaxis hashtag...


Jeep Compass and Patriot replacement spied
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Jeep Compass and Patriot replacement spied

The replacement for the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot has been snapped on public roads in the USA by our spy photography crew. Under the skin, the car seen here is believed to be based on a stretched version of the platform underpinning the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X. The last car to be spun off from that platform is the Fiat Toro ute, which will be sold primarily in Latin America...


Foton Tunland recalled for jack labelling fix
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Foton Tunland recalled for jack labelling fix

The Foton Tunland ute has joined Holden’s Captiva SUVs in being recalled this week for a seemingly innocuous but potentially dangerous issue. Unlike the Captiva, however, which was recalled for a jack label that incorrectly defines a “safe working load”, the Tunland’s recall is due to a jack label that does not properly match the wording required by the the mandatory standard for vehicle jacks, AS/NZS 2693:2007...


Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept teased ahead of debut in LA
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Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept teased ahead of debut in LA

A new Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept will make its debut at the Los Angeles auto show on November 19, Australian time, and is said to preview the next-generation four-door sedan. The new Impreza Sedan Concept follows hot on the heels of the Impreza 5-Door Concept, which was unveiled last month at the Tokyo motor show...


Fiat Fullback ute unveiled in Dubai
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Fiat Fullback ute unveiled in Dubai

The Fiat Fullback ute, which is based on the Mitsubishi Triton, was unveiled overnight at the Dubai motor show. Designed to go head-to-head with the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok, amongst others, the Fullback is essentially a Mitsubishi Triton with a revised styling...