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Mazda Koeru SUV concept teased : Mysterious potential 'CX-4' crossover in the works
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Mazda Koeru SUV concept teased : Mysterious potential 'CX-4' crossover in the works

A brand new, sports-focused Mazda crossover SUV looms. A new concept car called the Mazda Koeru will make its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show on September 17. It’s billed as a crossover concept that offers “sporty yet refined styling and driving performance”. It’s not the Mazdaspeed 3 hot hatch everyone was expecting, that’s for sure...


Tesla showcases ‘solid metal snake’ robotic charger
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Tesla showcases ‘solid metal snake’ robotic charger

Insert Terminator and The Matrix jokes; here is Tesla’s mad new ‘solid metal snake’ automated charger for the Model S electric vehicle, in action. Tesla founder Elon Musk first hinted at the creepy articulated charging arm in January, when he tweeted about a device that “automatically moves out from the wall & connects like a solid metal snake...


2016 Mazda MX-5 wait could be "longer than Ferrari 488", says brand
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2016 Mazda MX-5 wait could be "longer than Ferrari 488", says brand

The waiting list for the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 could quickly become "longer than [the] Ferrari 488", says a Mazda Australia executive. Mazda Australia marketing director Alastair Doak referenced CarAdvice's exclusively reported four-year wait on the Italian sports car in jest, though highlighted the brand's latest data where initial demand for the new halo model looks to easily outstrip foreseeable supply...


Audi SQ7 high on the priority list for Australia
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Audi SQ7 high on the priority list for Australia

The rumoured Audi SQ7 could be the perfect car to top the new-generation Q7 range, according to Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle. At the launch of the new Audi Q7, Doyle told CarAdvice that a more performance-focused version of the brand’s seven-seat SUV is something that interests him – both from a personal perspective, and for the business...


Johanna Quandt, BMW matriach and major shareholder, passes away
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Johanna Quandt, BMW matriach and major shareholder, passes away

Johanna Quandt, one of the largest individual shareholders in luxury automaker BMW, died earlier this week. A spokesman for her foundation said that Johanna Quandt passed away peacefully on Monday, German time, at the age of 89, in the town of Bad Homburg, outside of Frankfurt. At the time of her death, Johanna Quandt held a 16.7 percent stake in BMW...


Tesla Model S stopped by hackers, firmware fix rolled out
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Tesla Model S stopped by hackers, firmware fix rolled out

Two researchers have hacked into a Tesla Model S and were able to bring it complete stop remotely. According to Wired, security analysts, Kevin Mahaffey and Marc Rogers, discovered this flaw and several others after two years of research into the Model S' architecture. In order to stop the car completely, the pair plugged a laptop into a network access port located behind the Model S' dashboard...


2016 Porsche Boxster facelift spied camouflage free
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2016 Porsche Boxster facelift spied camouflage free

Our spy photographers have nabbed the Porsche Boxster almost completely camouflage free ahead of its expected debut next year. Earlier this week we ran photos of the updated Porsche Boxster, caught outside the company's headquarters in Zuffenhausen, Germany. That prototype had a shroud of plastic hiding the changes made to car's front fascia...


2016 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specifications
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2016 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specifications

The 2.0-litre version of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 will start at $34,490 plus on-road costs when it reaches Australian showrooms in November. The larger-engined variant will arrive roughly three months after the 1.5-litre entry model, which officially launches today from $31,990. Mazda Australia is offering both the 1.5- and 2...


Audi Australia “thrilled” about Q1 baby SUV
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Audi Australia “thrilled” about Q1 baby SUV

German luxury brand Audi will expand its SUV ranks in 2016 with a new baby model known as the Q1, and the company’s local chief says he’s “thrilled” about that. Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle told CarAdvice at the launch of the brand’s second-generation Q7 large SUV that the upcoming Q1 will be more than welcome in Australia...


Subaru Impreza, XV, Forester recalled for electrical fault
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Subaru Impreza, XV, Forester recalled for electrical fault

Subaru Australia has announced a recall this week on models in its Impreza, XV and Forester lines, over potential for a wiring harness malfunction. Forming part of a global 236,000 vehicle campaign, the local recall centres on a fault in the steering column, where friction between the wire harness and a metal plate may lead to a short circuit...


Suzuki documents detail how alliance with Volkswagen deteriorated - report
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Suzuki documents detail how alliance with Volkswagen deteriorated - report

Some automotive alliances have worked out spectacularly well, such as Renault and Nissan's tie-up, while others have flamed out. It's safe to say that the Suzuki and Volkswagen pairing falls into the latter category. Automotive News has seen documents from within Suzuki that chronicle the unravelling of its relationship with Volkswagen...


Range Rover models recalled for potential door latch failure
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Range Rover models recalled for potential door latch failure

Jaguar Land Rover Australia has announced a recall of models in its big Range Rover and Range Rover Sport lines, over concerns of a potentially faulty door latch. In a recall notice issued this week, the company advises that customers have reported an inability to secure some doors on either the primary or secondary latch...


Mini’s range consolidation: BMW exec says ‘less is more’
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Mini’s range consolidation: BMW exec says ‘less is more’

Peter Schwarzenbauer, the former Porsche executive responsible for the US-market launch of Porsche’s Cayenne SUV back in 2003, is nowadays the BMW board member responsible for the Mini brand. The Cayenne was a convention-breaking model for Porsche, moving the company beyond a pure sports car focus in the hunt for sales...


Fiat Freemont recalled - UPDATE
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Fiat Freemont recalled - UPDATE

There has been a recall for the 2013-2015 Fiat Freemont announced over a potential fire risk. According to the official recall notice posted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's website recalls.gov.au, the issue relates to 2013-2015 Fiat Freemont 2.4-litre petrol models only...


Jeep Cherokee recalled over power tailgate problem - UPDATE
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Jeep Cherokee recalled over power tailgate problem - UPDATE

Fiat Chrysler Australia has announced a recall for the 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee due to a problem with the power tailgate. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's official site recalls.gov.au, the problem affects the Jeep Cherokee Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk models, as those variants are sold with a power-operated tailgate as standard...