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2016 Volvo XC90 recalled over airbag deployment concern
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2016 Volvo XC90 recalled over airbag deployment concern

Volvo Australia has recalled its all-new 2016 XC90 SUV this week, following news in overseas markets of a fault that could affect airbag deployment. Confirmed earlier this month, the fault centres on a trim panel that covers the internal side of the SUV’s broad D-pillar. It is believed that the panel's design could interfere with proper deployment of the curtain airbag where it extends into the third seating row...


Ford Australia boss says new Toyota HiLux pricing is “not a concern”
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Ford Australia boss says new Toyota HiLux pricing is “not a concern”

The boss of Ford Australia has defended the increased pricing of the 2016 Ford Ranger PX Series II model, claiming he is not concerned about whether the all-new Toyota HiLux will be cheaper or not. Ford Australia president and CEO, Graeme Whickman, made the statement at the launch of the 2016 Ford Ranger in Victoria this week, where it was brought to his attention that numerous ute brands – including Toyota – had been offering discounted driveaway deals that Ford hadn’t been able to match...


2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe revealed
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2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe revealed

Here it is, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe, revealed in full ahead of its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in a few weeks and slated Australian launch in mid-2016. The absolute pinnacle of the newly revealed Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe range serves as a two-doored counterpoint to the Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan and wagon models just rolling into Australia now...


Jaguar F-Type SVR convertible spy photos
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Jaguar F-Type SVR convertible spy photos

The new high performance Jaguar F-Type SVR convertible has been spotted by our photographers on the Nurburgring track. When it's launched, the F-Type SVR convertible will be the open-air complement to the coupe that our spies spotted last month. Like the coupe, the SVR convertible features a more aggressive aerodynamics kit with a revised front bumper incorporating larger air intakes and prominent front splitters...


2016 Toyota Prius to debut on September 9 in Vegas
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2016 Toyota Prius to debut on September 9 in Vegas

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius will make its global debut at a media event in Las Vegas on September 8 (September 9, AEST). Ryo Sakai, a spokesman for Toyota, confirmed the launch to Bloomberg, although he declined to elaborate on when the new Prius will enter production or when it will go on sale...


Audi e-tron quattro pure EV concept set for Frankfurt show
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Audi e-tron quattro pure EV concept set for Frankfurt show

This is the Audi e-tron quattro concept set to premiere in the metal at the Frankfurt motor show next next month. It “provides an outlook” on Audi’s first series production pure-electric car — a large SUV with a driving range above 500km. Expected to be called Q6 e-tron, the new SUV will lay down the gauntlet to the imminent Tesla Model X when Audi puts it into production in 2018...


2016 Ford Ranger launches : "Illogical" not to expect sales growth, Blue Oval says
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2016 Ford Ranger launches : "Illogical" not to expect sales growth, Blue Oval says

After a long build-up, the largely Australian-engineered and designed 2016 Ford Ranger light commercial line-up launches in Australia this week, and its maker is confident of even greater sales.  The mid-life updated Ford Ranger load-lugger is tasked with keeping the Blue Oval near the top of the light commercial sales charts, and arms Ford against the imminent all-new Toyota HiLux due to launch at the end of September...


Is Apple developing an expansive head-up display?
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Is Apple developing an expansive head-up display?

Whatever Apple may be planning for the coming world of autonomous vehicles, new reports this week suggest the company could also be cooking up new advancements in a more familiar arena: infotainment. The tech giant already offers the Carplay connectivity platform, which debuted in 2014 as an advanced take on the earlier Siri Eyes Free system, but it is now believed that Apple is deep into development on a technology that could revolutionise head-up displays...


VicRoads adding reverse auto-braking tech to roadworks fleet
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VicRoads adding reverse auto-braking tech to roadworks fleet

Victoria’s roads authority, VicRoads, has announced today that it will soon install advanced automatic reverse braking technology on vehicles in its road maintenance fleet. The addition of the radar-based system follows the completion of a successful six-month trial, which VicRoads says is the first of its kind in Australia...


2016 Kia Sportage caught without disguise - UPDATE 2, WITH CABIN SHOT
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2016 Kia Sportage caught without disguise - UPDATE 2, WITH CABIN SHOT

Another day, another revealing set of spy photos for the coming 2016 Kia Sportage SUV. Yesterday, a glimpse of the new Sportage's rear - posted on WorldCarFans after being captured by a reader - came a day after Kia officially released a trio of radicalised teaser images...


2018 Aston Martin Rapide will bring 600kW electric heart to party - report
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2018 Aston Martin Rapide will bring 600kW electric heart to party - report

Andy Palmer, the outspoken boss of British prestige marque Aston Martin, says the next Rapide will offer a heroic electric option - and that Tesla’s latest power upgrade, Ludicrous Mode, “is stupid”. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News at this week’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, Palmer promised his company is pulling out all the stops on the next generation of its sleek four-door coupe...


2015 Citroen C4 Picasso gets $3635 in free servicing, Grand C4 Picasso gets cooler
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2015 Citroen C4 Picasso gets $3635 in free servicing, Grand C4 Picasso gets cooler

Citroen Australia has moved again to boost the appeal of its Picasso pair, less than three months since adding the travel-focused Safari pack to both models. That earlier update, debuting a few months after the C4 Picasso hatch’s local debut and around a year on from the Grand C4 Picasso’s launch, added roof rails and a luggage pod, along with tablet mounts and a waterproof boot liner...


The Correspondent 2015: Mandy Turner becomes first-ever winner
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The Correspondent 2015: Mandy Turner becomes first-ever winner

The inaugural CarAdvice Correspondent competition has been run and won, with Victorian Mandy Turner becoming the first-ever winner. Securing herself a three-month paid position with CarAdvice – including training in journalism, presenting and driving – Mandy will also join the team at October’s 2015 Tokyo motor show with thanks to Mazda...


Geely NL-3 SUV teased
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Geely NL-3 SUV teased

A new Geely SUV has been teased ahead of a debut in its homeland later this year. Reports indicate that the new SUV will be badged as the NL-3, and will be sold under Geely's Emgrand sub-brand in China. Externally, the NL-3 wears a more restrained design than last year's GC9 sedan, although both share the company's new concentric grille pattern...


Nurburgring speed limits to be lifted in 2016 after safety upgrade
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Nurburgring speed limits to be lifted in 2016 after safety upgrade

The management company in charge of the Nurburgring Nordschleife says that it will soon begin improving safety at the famous track and during 2016 it will remove the speed limits imposed on certain parts of the circuit. Overnight, Capricorn Nurburgring GmbH announced that it will begin upgrading safety features at the track, including the installation of new guardrails and FIA safety fences...