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Stanford University’s DeLorean rips autonomous donuts... for safety - video
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Stanford University’s DeLorean rips autonomous donuts... for safety - video

Here’s a feature that Doc Brown neglected to add while retrofitting his DeLorean time machine into a futuristic flying car: autonomous control. That’s okay, though, because in Brown’s far-off future of 2015, driverless cars didn’t exist (as far as the films ever revealed), and they only barely exist out here in the real 2015, too...


2016 Bentley Mulsanne facelift spy photos
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2016 Bentley Mulsanne facelift spy photos

The facelifted Bentley Mulsanne sedan has been spotted again by Europe-based our spy photography team. These latest photos are of a standard wheelbase Mulsanne sedan wearing a revised front end with redesigned headlights, grille and front bumper. The more aggressive design for the bumper's lower air intakes is easy to see...


2015 Peugeot 308 Total Package limited-edition lands in Australia
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2015 Peugeot 308 Total Package limited-edition lands in Australia

The 2015 Peugeot 308 range has added a limited-edition model to its line-up, dubbed the ‘Total Package’, priced at $26,990 drive-away. Although it’s not loaded to the brim with additional kit (the new special’s name is a salute to Peugeot’s 20-year product and motorsports partnership with Total Lubricants), the 308 Total Package picks up a handful of styling extras...


Honda Australia recalls MDX SUV again for airbag electronics fault
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Honda Australia recalls MDX SUV again for airbag electronics fault

The large Honda MDX has been recalled in Australia this week to address an electronics fault that could cause airbags to deploy unexpectedly. Affecting 1598 models in the 2003 MDX range, the fault centres on an issue with the SRS airbag electronic control units, producing excessive electrical noise, which can disrupt the system’s proper operation...


2016 Volvo V90 revealed via scale model leak
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2016 Volvo V90 revealed via scale model leak

The upcoming Volvo V90 wagon has been revealed via leaked scale models, which have been published online ahead of the car's debut. These images were originally published by Chinese website AutoHome, and show scale models of what looks like a production version of the upcoming V90 wagon. This follows on from a similar leak earlier this year for the yet-to-be-revealed S90 sedan...


Bentley Bentayga diesel will use "electric turbocharger" - report
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Bentley Bentayga diesel will use "electric turbocharger" - report

The diesel version of the Bentley Bentayga SUV looks set to employ an electrically driven compressor. Lead engineer Peter Guest confirmed to Automotive News Europe that an upcoming diesel variant of the Bentayga SUV will use an electrically driven "turbocharger", or e-charger, to improve engine responsiveness and reduce fuel consumption...


Peugeot 208 sub-$16K price to put the brand on buyers' radars, says local boss
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Peugeot 208 sub-$16K price to put the brand on buyers' radars, says local boss

The boss of Peugeot Australia believes the updated Peugeot 208’s new sub-$16,000 starting price has the potential to increase the number of prospective customers considering it by a factor of five. Peugeot Australia general manager John Startari says the introduction of the entry-level 2016 Peugeot 208 Access manual at $15,990 plus on-road costs (or $16,990 driveaway) is a crucial step in putting the French company on the radar of Australian customers in the mainstream car market...


2016 Audi TT S pricing and specifications
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2016 Audi TT S pricing and specifications

The 2016 Audi TT S, the flagship of the sporty TT range, has been launched in Australia in both Coupe and Roadster formats. The Coupe lands for $99,900 plus on-road. The convertible version wants for a $4000 premium. Although the TT S is available in choice of conventional or S tronic dual-clutch transmissions in overseas markets, Australian models are offered exclusively with the six-speed S tronic...


Apple boss says auto industry ready "for massive change"
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Apple boss says auto industry ready "for massive change"

It may make no sense at all to motoring industry veteran Bob Lutz, but the idea that technology giant Apple could soon launch a four-wheeled gadget has lately begun to seem less a case of ‘if’ and more a bet on precisely ‘when’...


2015 Mitsubishi Triton gets drive-away pricing deal: Reversing camera added to GLX
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2015 Mitsubishi Triton gets drive-away pricing deal: Reversing camera added to GLX

The fresh 2015 Mitsubishi Triton has been given a boost this week, celebrating 300,000 Australian sales with drive-away pricing on three variants in the new range. The deal delivers drive-away pricing for the Double Cab GLX 4x4 diesel with manual transmission at $36,990 (normally $35,990 before on-road costs), the Double Cab GLS 4x4 diesel manual at $39,990 ($40,990) and the Double Cab Exceed 4x4 diesel manual at $49,990 ($47,490)...


Ram Trucks still here by end of 2015: American Special Vehicles joint-venture detailed here
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Ram Trucks still here by end of 2015: American Special Vehicles joint-venture detailed here

Full-size American Ram Trucks pickups will go on sale in Australia by the end of the year, as part of a just-confirmed co-operation between the Walkinshaw Automotive Group and Neville Crichton, owner of automotive distributor Ateco Automotive. A media release today announced that a deal between the two groups had been finalised ahead of the launch of the big Yank Tanks by year’s end, and unveiling to the media on November 18...


Toyota Fortuner pricing and specifications
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Toyota Fortuner pricing and specifications

Note: Toyota has downgraded Fortuner ground clearance from 279mm to 225mm. The first Toyota Fortuner to be sold in Australia will start from $47,990 plus on-road costs when it launches in Australia next week. The launch of Toyota's HiLux-based SUV comes at a critical time for the Japanese manufacturer, with Ford also launching its ute-derived SUV, the Everest, and Mitsubishi soon to launch its Triton-based Challenger...


2016 Ford Focus RS pricing and specifications
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2016 Ford Focus RS pricing and specifications

The fearsome Ford Focus RS uber-hatch with its 257kW/440Nm punch will cost just $50,990 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australia from the middle of 2016, the company today revealed. The sharp price of entry for the headliner of Ford’s LZ Focus range thereby commands a $12,000 premium over the current hero, the 184kW ST...


Motorclassica: BMW to bring M4 GTS and 3.0 CSL Hommage R, Ferrari celebrating Dino
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Motorclassica: BMW to bring M4 GTS and 3.0 CSL Hommage R, Ferrari celebrating Dino

M4 GTS and 3.0 CSL Hommage R concepts coming to Melbourne M4 GTS production car locked in for Australia Ferrari Dino to be celebrated in Melbourne The programme for Melbourne's 2015 Motorclassica is growing, with news this week that BMW will showcase the recent M4 GTS and 3.0 CSL Hommage R concepts, while Ferrari will celebrate its classic Dino...


Volkswagen developed four emissions cheating devices over seven years - report
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Volkswagen developed four emissions cheating devices over seven years - report

Volkswagen reportedly developed a number of different emissions testing defeat devices over the course of seven years, hinting that the conspiracy to hoodwink regulators might have been more than a "couple of software engineers". Multiple anonymous sources both within the carmaker and close to on-going investigations have told Reuters that Volkswagen needed to update or rewrite its software to accommodate different versions of the affected turbo-diesel family...