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Volkswagen teases reborn Bulli electric bus for CES debut
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Volkswagen teases reborn Bulli electric bus for CES debut

Volkswagen has rolled out a preview for its coming electric vehicle concept, to be unveiled at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It was just three days ago that organisers for CES revealed that Volkswagen passenger vehicles chairman Dr Herbert Diess would focus his keynote speech on the future of electric mobility, to be delivered alongside the unveiling of a related concept vehicle...


2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint being readied for early 2016 reveal
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2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint being readied for early 2016 reveal

Ford Australia is set to take the wraps off the final performance Falcon ever with the 2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint being readied for production with an expected early 2016 reveal date...


2016 HSV GTS-R trademark registered — iconic nameplate to return?
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2016 HSV GTS-R trademark registered — iconic nameplate to return?

The HSV GTS-R nameplate could be making a comeback in the guise of a Gen-F2 HSV if a recent trademark registration is anything to go by, marking 20 years since the original HSV VS GTS/R. The trademark registration, which was registered on December 2, 2015, covers both vehicles and merchandise. It was during 1996 that HSV last used the GTS-R moniker with the VS GTS/R...


Mercedes-Benz SLC convertible confirmed for 2016 Detroit auto show debut
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Mercedes-Benz SLC convertible confirmed for 2016 Detroit auto show debut

The Mercedes-Benz SLK will soon be no more. In its place will be the Mercedes-Benz SLC convertible, which CarAdvice has learned will be revealed at the 2016 Detroit auto show. The new Mercedes-Benz SLC drop-top will see some revisions compared with its forebear, including a revamped front-end design with new headlights and grille, a new rear bumper, a revamped interior and updated engine range...


CarAdvice helps Movember raise more than $15.7m for men's health
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CarAdvice helps Movember raise more than $15.7m for men's health

CarAdvice has helped the Movember Foundation of Australia raise more than $15.7 million dollars for men's health across the country. Thanks to our highly motivated, 20-strong Movember team – and a huge number of generous donations – CarAdvice managed to raise an impressive four-figure total of $3591 towards the betterment of prostate and testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity...


Volkswagen emissions scandal a “chain of errors”, small group to blame
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Volkswagen emissions scandal a “chain of errors”, small group to blame

Volkswagen has released a progress report on the investigation into the emissions cheating scandal that came to light in September, pointing to strategy weaknesses and “a chain of errors” as significant factors in the company’s wrongdoings. In a statement today, the company said that there had been deficiencies in official processes and “a mindset in some areas of the company” that led a small number of individuals to breach rules...


Proton Prevé enters run-out with no replacement in sight
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Proton Prevé enters run-out with no replacement in sight

The Proton Prevé will slowly disappear from Australian showrooms next year, and there’s no word on a successor for the small sedan at this stage. Proton Cars Australia is currently running out existing stock of the Prevé and has no plans to import any extra stock of the car in 2016...


Volvo XC90 gains Apple CarPlay connectivity, Android Auto to follow - UPDATE
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Volvo XC90 gains Apple CarPlay connectivity, Android Auto to follow - UPDATE

Update: Australian availability and price confirmed, article updated.  The new Volvo XC90 is the latest model to climb aboard the Apple CarPlay wagon, with the popular mobile connectivity platform added to the big SUV’s infotainment system this week...


2016 Holden Captiva makes public debut at Star Wars: The Force Awakens fan event
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2016 Holden Captiva makes public debut at Star Wars: The Force Awakens fan event

The 2016 Holden Captiva went on show to the public for the first time yesterday, with both Holden and Star Wars fans flocking to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt for the special fan event. The Captiva was dressed for the occasion with livery depicting BB-8 by Sphero, the new robot set to make its debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, adorning the sides of the vehicle...


Henrik Fisker teases new American-made supercar
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Henrik Fisker teases new American-made supercar

Henrik Fisker, the man behind the styling of Aston Martin’s DB9 and V8 Vantage, along with his own Fisker brand - recently reborn under new management as Karma - has announced plans for another new motoring venture. This latest plan, which follows the unveiling of the Aston-based Thunderbolt earlier this year, will see the Danish designer team up with an unnamed American partner on a new supercar called the Force 1...


Skoda Roomster successor scrapped
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Skoda Roomster successor scrapped

The Skoda Roomster has been thrown on the automotive scrapheap, with the Volkswagen-owned Czech brand confirming it has cancelled plans for a successor to its quirky compact MPV. The decision to axe the second-generation Roomster comes at the 11th hour, with development of the new model all but complete...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class to change lanes autonomously
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class to change lanes autonomously

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class will add another layer of autonomous driving technology to the luxury German brand’s range when it launches early next year with a new Active Lane Change Assist function. Active Lane Change Assist uses a series of radars and a stereo camera to support the driver to complete lane changes...


McLaren P1 production ends, more hybrids to come
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McLaren P1 production ends, more hybrids to come

Sales of the heroic McLaren P1 ended in late 2013, mere months after the $2 million dollar ‘hypercar’ first went on sale to only the most well-heeled of buyers. Now, two years later, production of McLaren’s halo offering has wrapped up, with the 375th and final custom-built example rolling off the production line this week...


Mercedes-Benz S400 joins S-Class Coupe range, but not for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz S400 joins S-Class Coupe range, but not for Australia

A new entry-level S400 4Matic variant has joined the 2016 S-Class Coupe line-up in Europe, but, just like the V12 S600, Mercedes-Benz Australia will be leaving this one alone. Local options for buyers looking at the S-Class Coupe range kick off with the 4.7-litre V8-powered S500 at $319,000, stepping up to the $409,000 5...


BMW M car sales to grow 20 per cent in 2016
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BMW M car sales to grow 20 per cent in 2016

BMW Australia says it expects M sales to grow by a strong 20 per cent next year as the company closes 2015 with its best M sales record to date, topping out at over 1000 cars. Speaking to CarAdvice today at the brand’s announcement to re-enter motorsports in Australia, BMW Australia boss, Marc Werner, said the BMW M2 will likely become the best-selling M car for the brand...