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Bentley Bentayga SUV ‘revealed’: scale model showcases styling details
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Bentley Bentayga SUV ‘revealed’: scale model showcases styling details

The big new 2016 Bentley Bentayga SUV has been given an unscheduled unveiling today, with a set of leaked photos surfacing in the Chinese press overnight. There’s a twist, however, with the new prestige SUV falling prey to the same fate that has befallen other models ahead of their official debut: enthusiastic marketing partners...


2016 Jeep Cherokee lands new 2.2 diesel in Europe: Australian launch still to be confirmed
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2016 Jeep Cherokee lands new 2.2 diesel in Europe: Australian launch still to be confirmed

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee has come in for a handy powertrain update overseas, picking up Fiat Chrysler’s new 2.2 litre MultiJet II diesel engine. Produced at the company’s Pratola Serra plant in Italy, the new Euro 6-compliant engine is offered in two states of tune: 136kW and 147kW, both offering 440Nm of torque at 2500rpm...


Tesla happy with handling of Model S hacker takeover
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Tesla happy with handling of Model S hacker takeover

A pair of security analysts were able to stop a Tesla Model S using a security flaw they discovered within the vehicle's operating system. Despite this, Tesla Motors is happy with the way it handled the discovery of the hack and the fix that was deployed immediately via a remote update...


Cadillac chief argues for more autonomy from GM - report
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Cadillac chief argues for more autonomy from GM - report

Johan de Nysschen, the head of Cadillac, has said his brand should have more autonomy within GM and rewarded for the profits that it generates. According to Automotive News, de Nysschen told a gathering of financial analysts that Cadillac will, by 2017, enjoy "a far higher degree of autonomy and self sufficiency" within the General Motors corporate structure, and outsiders will be able to see how much money it is making or losing...


2016 Audi Q7 range expansion imminent
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2016 Audi Q7 range expansion imminent

The new-generation 2016 Audi Q7 has launched in Australia with just one drivetrain to choose from, a 3.0-litre turbo diesel, but more engine options are on the cards. The new Audi Q7’s sole engine variant, the 3.0 TDI, produces a hefty 200kW of power and 600Nm of torque, well above the entry-level diesels offered in rival vehicles such as the BMW X5 and upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLE...


BMW investigates whether Google's Alphabet infringes on its trademark - report
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BMW investigates whether Google's Alphabet infringes on its trademark - report

BMW investigating whether the move by Google to create a new holding company named Alphabet infringes on the automaker's trademarks. Earlier this week, Google stunned most observers when it announced that it will reorganise itself under a new umbrella corporation called Alphabet. There are a few small wrinkles in Google's plan, though...


2016 Audi Q5 spy photos
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2016 Audi Q5 spy photos

The next-generation Audi Q5 has been photographed by our team of spies on public roads in Grenada, Spain. Despite every panel being covered in swirly camouflage, we can see how the new Q5's visuals will evolve. Trademark elements, such as the company's single frame grille and clamshell tailgate, used so far on all Audi SUVs, are carried through to the new model...


2019 Tesla Roadster : two performance grades mooted
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2019 Tesla Roadster : two performance grades mooted

Tesla Motors has announced that it will reintroduce the Tesla Roadster for production in 2019, making it the fastest Tesla model on sale. The previous generation Roadster was available in two grades, Roadster and Roadster Sport, with the Roadster Sport model sprinting from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds...


Tesla Motors keen to continue investment in Australian market : Gundagai, Goulburn and Wodonga Superchargers are go
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Tesla Motors keen to continue investment in Australian market : Gundagai, Goulburn and Wodonga Superchargers are go

Tesla Motors will continue its infrastructure investment in Australia, with the brand announcing that Gundagai and Wodonga will join Goulburn as locations for the company's Supercharger network, which is expected to go live from the end of 2015. This important route will allow Tesla drivers to tackle the journey from Melbourne to Sydney, Melbourne to Canberra, Sydney to Canberra or vice versa with the requirement to stop only twice along the way...


Ferrari mule could be V6-powered Dino prototype
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Ferrari mule could be V6-powered Dino prototype

A Ferrari mule has been spotted by our spy photographers could be the first visual proof that the company is developing a more affordable sports car that captures the spirit of the long departed Dino. According to our spy photography team, the 458-based mule didn't sound as though it was running with a naturally aspirated V8...


Australian-developed Ford Ranger to pioneer Nigerian production
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Australian-developed Ford Ranger to pioneer Nigerian production

African vehicle production is not something we’d normally cover, but every rule has an exception. The Australian-designed and -engineered T6 Ford Ranger, now sold in between 150-180 countries (a significant majority of the globe, oddly enough not including the world's biggest pick-up market, the US) will be the Blue Oval brand's first car made within Africa’s largest economy: Nigeria...


Hyundai Vision G Coupe Concept unveiled
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Hyundai Vision G Coupe Concept unveiled

The Hyundai Vision G has been unveiled at a media event at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, prior to its public unveiling at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this weekend. According to Hyundai, the concept car's style is "purposefully understated, despite its size and dramatic lines"...


ANCAP, AMA lobbying governments, industry to make AEB standard in new cars
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ANCAP, AMA lobbying governments, industry to make AEB standard in new cars

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) have teamed up to lobby governments and the automotive industry to make advanced safety technologies standard in all new vehicles sold in Australia...


Jaguar Land Rover wants to build plant in Slovakia
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Jaguar Land Rover wants to build plant in Slovakia

Jaguar Land Rover announced overnight that it intends to build a new factory in Nitra, a city in western Slovakia. Overnight the Tata-owned luxury car maker signed letter of intent with the Slovakian government. The British automaker will now begin a feasibility study, which will conclude by the end of this year...


Jeep Compass successor set for 2016 Geneva debut - report
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Jeep Compass successor set for 2016 Geneva debut - report

Fiat Chrysler executives have reportedly confirmed a new compact Jeep SUV will be unveiled early next year. AutoExpress reports the all-new model has been “penned in” for a Geneva motor show debut in March 2016 before going on sale in 2017. The compact SUV will replace both the Compass (below) and Patriot (above) models in Jeep’s global line-up, though AutoExpress believes the Compass name will be retained for the new model...