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Volvo, Geely gearing up for small-car development in Europe
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Volvo, Geely gearing up for small-car development in Europe

Geely’s China-Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT), an R&D centre based in the Swedish homeland of subsidiary Volvo, is understood to have confirmed the beginning of advanced development for its new small-car program this week...


Citroen Méhari to be revisited with new C4 Cactus concept
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Citroen Méhari to be revisited with new C4 Cactus concept

Citroen has confirmed it will revive the classic Mehari off-roader, at least in spirit, with a new C4 Cactus SUV-based concept at next month’s Frankfurt motor show. The brainchild of Roland de la Poype, a French fighter pilot in World War 2 and later the head of one of Citroen’s major plastics suppliers, the Mehari first appeared in the 1960s...


2016 Lexus LS bound for Tokyo show with 398kW V8 hybrid heart - report
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2016 Lexus LS bound for Tokyo show with 398kW V8 hybrid heart - report

Lexus may at last be preparing to unveil an all-new generation of its big LS sedan, some 10 years into the life of its current flagship model. The current fourth-generation model has been kept relatively fresh with a series of updates since its 2006 debut, including a facelift in 2012 that brought the big limousine’s look in-line with the company’s new styling language...


2016 Tesla Model S dual-motor range launches in Australia: P85D with 'Ludicrous Mode' headline
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2016 Tesla Model S dual-motor range launches in Australia: P85D with 'Ludicrous Mode' headline

Tesla Motors has taken the wraps off its Australian dual-motor Model S range, expanding the line-up from two rear-wheel-drive options to five models, including two rear- and three all-wheel-drive variants. The entry-level all-wheel-drive Tesla is the Model S 70D, which is priced from $113,300 (before on-road costs) and features a dual-motor 245kW configuration that claims a 442km range, 5...


Speed camera watchdog calls for changes to 40km/h zones in Victoria
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Speed camera watchdog calls for changes to 40km/h zones in Victoria

Victoria’s independent Camera Commissioner, Gordon Lewis, has called for infrastructure changes at four of the state’s permanent 40km/h fixed-camera locations that would better alert motorists approaching the reduced speed limit zones...


McLaren 570S: one-off purple special to be displayed at Pebble Beach
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McLaren 570S: one-off purple special to be displayed at Pebble Beach

A one-off McLaren 570S will be displayed at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance that takes place this weekend. The car, which was developed McLaren Special Operations (MSO), is painted an eye-catching shade of purple that the company dubs 'mauvine blue'. That shade of purple is carried through to the interior, where it contrasts sharply with the 'carbon black' leather...


2016 Honda Accord US facelift detailed, Australian debut unclear
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2016 Honda Accord US facelift detailed, Australian debut unclear

The American arm of the Japanese car maker has revealed an updated version of its top-selling Honda Accord range. Externally, the updated Accord sedan features a revised front- and rear-end design, with the biggest changes taking place up front. A chunky, chromed and winged grille takes pride of place and is topped by a new aluminium bonnet...


2016 Volvo XC90 global recall expected for airbag panel fault - UPDATE
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2016 Volvo XC90 global recall expected for airbag panel fault - UPDATE

Volvo will soon announce a global recall for its all-new 2016 XC90 SUV to address a faulty trim panel, a company spokesperson overseas has confirmed. (Volvo's Australian arm has since confirmed this report with CarAdvice. See our update at the bottom of this article.) The fault is understood to centre on an interior trim panel that can interfere with the curtain airbag where it extends into the third row...


New Icona Vulcano claimed to be first titanium and carbonfibre-bodied car
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New Icona Vulcano claimed to be first titanium and carbonfibre-bodied car

The Icona Vulcano Titanium will make its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which takes place on the weekend of August 16, 2015. Its makers claim that the one-off Chinese-backed, Italian-designed Vulcano Titanium is a "world first with its unique titanium and carbonfibre body"...


Toyota Australia taking legal action against counterfeit airbag component sellers
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Toyota Australia taking legal action against counterfeit airbag component sellers

Toyota Australia has announced it is taking legal action in the Federal Court against two independent retailers that have been found to be selling counterfeit airbag components...


Volvo SmartCare servicing and maintenance plans launched in Australia - UPDATED
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Volvo SmartCare servicing and maintenance plans launched in Australia - UPDATED

Volvo Australia has launched a suite of fixed-price servicing and maintenance options this week, dubbed Volvo SmartCare, for its current model range — including the new 2016 XC90 SUV. The new fixed prices are available in two tiers: SmartCare, which includes regular scheduled servicing; and SmartCare Plus, which includes both regular scheduled servicing and selected maintenance items...


Honda S660 selling strong in Japan, but young buyers passing
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Honda S660 selling strong in Japan, but young buyers passing

Honda’s compact new S660 is going gang-busters in its home market of Japan - but the roadster’s sales data isn’t stacking up quite as expected. Revealed in March and launched in Japan not long after, the tiny S660 is doing so well that the company reports it has sold all 8600 cars that were slated for production this year...


UberX prices up 10 per cent as Uber challenges ATO's GST ruling in the Federal Court
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UberX prices up 10 per cent as Uber challenges ATO's GST ruling in the Federal Court

Ride-sharing company Uber has increased prices of its UberX service by 10 per cent after the Australian Taxation Office announced that drivers must begin paying GST from August 1. In a statement, Uber announced that it had begrudgingly increased the price of its UberX service in line with the ATO’s new ruling, but confirmed that it was also challenging its position in the Federal Court of Australia...


Toyota set to unveil Nissan Qashqai-fighter at Geneva - report
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Toyota set to unveil Nissan Qashqai-fighter at Geneva - report

Toyota will unveil its long-overdue small SUV at next year's Geneva motor show, according to a new report out of the UK this week. The new model, which is expected to be based on the sporty C-HR concept (pictured top) revealed in September last year, will enter the Toyota line-up below the mid-sized RAV4 SUV...


2016 Lexus LX570 spied free of camouflage
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2016 Lexus LX570 spied free of camouflage

The 2016 Lexus LX570 has been spied free from camouflage, giving us our best look yet at the heavily updated large luxury Japanese SUV inside and out. New at the front is a fresh interpretation of Lexus’s spindle grille that features thicker horizontal crossbeams and chrome along all of its edges...