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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...


New Infiniti Q60 coupe to go on sale in Australia from Q4 2016 - UPDATED
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New Infiniti Q60 coupe to go on sale in Australia from Q4 2016 - UPDATED

Nissan's luxury marque has revealed that the next-generation Infiniti Q60 will go on sale locally from around the fourth quarter of 2016, months after sales begin in the US in the middle of next year. Peter Fadeyev, the general manager of corporate communications at Infiniti Australia, told Car Advice that the company "hopes to introduce the production version of the Q60 Concept [in Australia] around the fourth quarter of 2016"...


Audi and Porsche to co-develop V6 and V8 petrol engines - report
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Audi and Porsche to co-develop V6 and V8 petrol engines - report

Audi and Porsche have reportedly begun working together on a new family of turbocharged V6 and V8 petrol engines. Sources have told Autocar that Audi and Porsche, both members of the Volkswagen Group, are currently in the process of co-developing a new range of V6 and V8 engines. Both engine types will reportedly be built around a shared architecture, with a 90-degree angle between the two banks of cylinders...


Nissan X-Trail, Pathfinder, Patrol N-Trek limited editions released
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Nissan X-Trail, Pathfinder, Patrol N-Trek limited editions released

Nissan Australia has released limited edition N-Trek versions of its X-Trail, Pathfinder and Y61 Patrol 4x4 SUVs equipped with a number of extra features and accessories at driveaway prices. First up is the Nissan X-Trail N-Trek. Based on the X-Trail ST 4x4 petrol auto, Nissan claims the N-Trek is fitted with more than $2400 in accessories including an alloy nudge bar, side steps, roof bars, bonnet protector, rear carpet mats and N-Trek badging...


McLaren Automotive: Grow, but for the right reasons, says British icon
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McLaren Automotive: Grow, but for the right reasons, says British icon

Ultra-high-end car brands should think twice before expanding their scale, and only chase big volume growth for the right reasons, according to the regional chief of iconic British supercar brand McLaren. In Melbourne this week for the local premiere of the McLaren 675LT — the track-honed flagship of its Super Series range — McLaren Automotive Asia Pacific regional director David McIntyre spoke of the company’s mid-term plans, which contrast with a number of fellow supercar-makers...