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What is the difference between 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with differential lock?: Video explanation with the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
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What is the difference between 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with differential lock? Video explanation with the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

We're often asked questions about four-wheel-driving, especially on the differences between four-wheel-drive modes in modern vehicles. CarAdvice reader Stacey owns a new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and wasn't sure which modes she should be using during regular driving and off-road driving. Q: Hello. We just bought a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and we absolutely love it...


Ford EcoBlue turbo-diesel engines revealed
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Ford EcoBlue turbo-diesel engines revealed

Ford has revealed its next generation of turbo-diesel engines, branded EcoBlue. The car maker says that the success of its EcoBoost petrol range has driven a number of innovations in the development of its new turbo-diesel design. Leading the new range will be a 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel that Ford says is cleaner, 10 to 15kg lighter and up to 13 per cent more efficient than the 2...


Nissan Australia moving away from 'whitegoods' image
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Nissan Australia moving away from 'whitegoods' image

Nissan Australia managing director Richard Emery says the company is more focused on re-building its brand than simply selling a volume target — a methodology that stands in stark contrast to the policies of previous management. Speaking with Australian media last week, Emery said a big focus for him was shifting internal and external perceptions on what Nissan’s brand represented...


Lego releases Porsche 911 GT3 RS Technic set
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Lego releases Porsche 911 GT3 RS Technic set

It's a glorious time to be alive. The skies are blue, the birds are singing, and Lego has finally released its Lava Orange 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Technic set. Officially licensed from Porsche, set number 42056 features over 2700 pieces including a set of replica Porsche wheels and a branded luggage set under the front bonnet...


2017 BMW M5 sedan and 5 Series wagon spied with less camouflage
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2017 BMW M5 sedan and 5 Series wagon spied with less camouflage

The next-generation BMW M5 sedan and the BMW 5 Series wagon have both spotted on the streets of Germany revealing more details than ever before. There certainly hasn't be a shortage of spy photos of the next-generation 5 Series and M5 on CarAdvice over the last year...


2017 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport S in, Golf R400 reportedly out
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2017 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport S in, Golf R400 reportedly out

The powered-up Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport, which is on its way to Australia as the GTI 40 Years Edition, will soon be outclassed by an even more powerful special. The new limited-edition model will be known as the GTI Clubsport S, and fans will get their first look at the annual Wörthersee GTI-Treffen (“meeting”) in Austria next month...


Honda Avancier: China-only SUV flagship revealed
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Honda Avancier: China-only SUV flagship revealed

Honda has unveiled its all-new Avancier SUV at the Beijing motor show this week. The large coupe-like crossover will sit above the CR-V in Honda’s Chinese lineup, and is the production version of the Concept D show car that was on display at last year’s Shanghai motor show...


Jaguar XFL revealed for chauffeur-driven Chinese market
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Jaguar XFL revealed for chauffeur-driven Chinese market

The Chinese market's obsession with rear comfort continues, with Jaguar unveiling its stretched XF sedan for the Beijing motor show, called the XFL. As with many models of its type, the XFL is largely identical to the standard XF, with the exception of the increased length and stretched rear doors...


Mitsubishi Motors falsified Japanese fuel economy results since 1991
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Mitsubishi Motors falsified Japanese fuel economy results since 1991

Mitsubishi Motors has admitted that since 1991 it had been falsifying fuel economy data, at least in its home market. Overnight, Japan's sixth largest automaker announced the findings of an internal investigation, six days after it publicly admitted that it had "improperly" provided "better fuel consumption rates" to the Japanese government's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)...


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Take the CarAdvice survey, for your chance to win a free fuel voucher! Here at CarAdvice, we are constantly looking to improve the site to better serve you, our loyal readers. From the high volume of comments on each and every article we publish, we know that a number of you have very strong opinions on our content. Now is your chance to have your say...


2017 Holden Colorado revealed in Brazil, Australian input significant
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2017 Holden Colorado revealed in Brazil, Australian input significant

Chevrolet has today revealed its refreshed Brazilian-market S10 ute, which will form the basis for the 2017 Holden Colorado, expected to launch locally before the end of this year. Changes to the model include a new exterior design, along with a refreshed interior. At the front, new headlights with LED daytime running lights team with a split front grille that features chrome highlights...


BMW X1 long-wheelbase variant revealed for China
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BMW X1 long-wheelbase variant revealed for China

BMW has unveiled a stretched version of its X1 SUV at this week's Beijing motor show - but apart from the longer rear door and surrounds, you'd be hard pressed to spot the difference. Developed specifically for China, the long wheelbase X1 (badged X1 Li), will be built at a joint-venture factory Tiexi plant in Shenyang by BMW’s Chinese partner, Brilliance...


Nissan Pulsar ‘Euro’ gets Tiida-badged facelift for China
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Nissan Pulsar ‘Euro’ gets Tiida-badged facelift for China

The twisted relationship between Nissan’s Pulsar and Tiida badges continues, with the European-market Pulsar this week picking up a facelift for a launch into the Chinese market. The Tiida badge’s presence in Australia was only a blink in the eye of the local market, appearing some years after the Pulsar name was retired - only to itself be replaced by a new-generation Pulsar hatch and sedan...


Peugeot 308 sedan, 3008 facelift revealed for Chinese market
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Peugeot 308 sedan, 3008 facelift revealed for Chinese market

The Peugeot 308 hatch familiar to Australian buyers now has a sedan sibling, but we won’t see it in local showrooms. Unveiled at this week’s Beijing motor show, the new 308 sedan has been developed exclusively for the Chinese market as a joint venture between Peugeot and its local manufacturing partner, Dongfeng...


2017 Lexus IS facelift unveiled - UPDATE
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2017 Lexus IS facelift unveiled - UPDATE

UPDATE: Lexus Australia has confirmed a 2017 local launch for the revised IS range. An updated version of the Lexus IS luxury sedan has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing motor show. The 2017 Lexus IS brings with it a revamped front-end design including newly reformed headlights that still sit proudly above those tick-shaped daytime running lights...