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Nuon Solar Team wins World Solar Challenge
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Nuon Solar Team wins World Solar Challenge

The Nuon Solar Team has taken out the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge at an average speed of 81.2 km/h, running from Darwin to Adelaide two hours faster than its nearest competitor. The Dutch team led the University of Michigan and Belgian entry Punch Powertrain Solar Team in the headline Challenger Class...


2018 Audi A7 teased ahead of October 19 reveal
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2018 Audi A7 teased ahead of October 19 reveal

The next-generation 2018 Audi A7 has been teased on social media this week ahead of its 'world premiere' on October 19. Partially shown in a single shadowy image, the new A7 appears to maintain its coupe-like silhouette, though not much else is given away...


2018 Jeep Cherokee spied: Goodbye quirky headlights
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2018 Jeep Cherokee spied: Goodbye quirky headlights

The facelifted Jeep Cherokee has been spied during testing, revealing a new, cleaner nose to replace the polarising current split-headlight design. Although much of the car is covered, it’s clear the updated car will have a face far more similar to that of the Grand Cherokee and Compass. That means no more two-tier lighting, and no more awkward beaky grille...


Volvo’s Polestar 2 to take on Tesla Model 3, Polestar 3 for Model X
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Volvo’s Polestar 2 to take on Tesla Model 3, Polestar 3 for Model X

Volvo’s electric performance brand has today announced plans to build a competitor to the upcoming Tesla Model 3 with its Polestar 2, and to also take on the electric SUV market with the Polestar 3. Having unveiled its 2+2 high powered hybrid coupe in the form of the Polestar 1, the sub-brand of the Chinese-owned Swedish company said it will produce full-electric competitors to the Model 3 and X at its newly-built Chinese production facility in Chengdu from 2019...


Volvo's Polestar moves production to China
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Volvo's Polestar moves production to China

Volvo’s performance arm Polestar has moved its production future to China, where it will build a state-of-the-art facility that will also act as a performance and customer centre. Polestar’s all-electric future has been boosted with today's announcement of the Polestar 1, one of three models set to be manufactured at the plant in Chengdu...


Polestar’s subscription ownership model ‘is the future’
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Polestar’s subscription ownership model ‘is the future’

Alongside its unveiling of the Polestar 1, its change in manufacturing locations to China and the announcement of upcoming Polestar 2 and 3 models, Volvo’s soon to be electric sub-brand also revealed details of a subscription model the company says is the future of automobile ownership...


Mitsubishi Emirai 4 concept revealed for Tokyo
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Mitsubishi Emirai 4 concept revealed for Tokyo

The Mitsubishi Emirai 4 concept has been revealed by Mitsubishi Electric ahead of a debut at the upcoming Tokyo motor show. Previewing the company's driver assistance technology, the Emirai 4 is a futuristic roadster that "draws upon" electrification, autonomous driving and connected technologies...


Polestar 1 unveiled: 441kW, 1000Nm hybrid
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Polestar 1 unveiled: 441kW, 1000Nm hybrid

Volvo’s performance arm has today unveiled what it calls the very first vehicle of its new era of performance electric cars. Polestar says the launch of the Chinese-built Polestar 1 will lead the way to two other models, the creatively named Polestar 2 and 3, in the coming years. Australian buyers will be disappointed to know that for now, the Polestar 1 is left-hand-drive only...


2018 Mercedes A-Class drops more camo
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2018 Mercedes A-Class drops more camo

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been snapped testing alongside its small-car competitors, offering a peek at the German marque's next entry to the competitive premium compact segment. Although the prototype is still heavily camouflaged, it’s clear the new hatch will follow the theme set by the Aesthetics A and Concept A Sedan shown earlier this year...


Toyota drops Concept-i trio ahead of Tokyo motor show
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Toyota drops Concept-i trio ahead of Tokyo motor show

Toyota has unveiled a trio of artificial intelligence-focused concepts ahead of the Tokyo motor show next week. Both the Concept-i and Concept-i Ride are designed to preview how artificial intelligence (AI) could make life easier for owners in the future, suggesting the car and driver could eventually become “partners”, while the Concept-i Walk is something entirely different...


The Holden Dream Cruise: A fitting way to celebrate Australian engineering, ingenuity and passion
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The Holden Dream Cruise: A fitting way to celebrate Australian engineering, ingenuity and passion

Part of the reason I fell in love with cars was because of Australia's take on engineering the perfect automobile for our roads. Since the late '70s, Holden, Ford, and Toyota have been busy creating cars that suit Australia and its tough conditions. The design directive was clear: big, fast and roomy...


2018 Lexus NX pricing and specs
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2018 Lexus NX pricing and specs

Lexus has revealed pricing and specifications for the 2018 NX300 and NX300h, bringing new suspension tuning, sharper styling, more standard safety and a front-wheel drive option for F Sport buyers. The NX engine lineup remains unchanged for 2018. The NX300 (formerly NX200t) is still powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo making 175kW and 350Nm, hooked up to a six-speed automatic gearbox...


2014-15 Ssangyong Stavic recalled
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2014-15 Ssangyong Stavic recalled

Ateco Australia has issued a recall notice for 340 examples of the Ssangyong Stavic people mover, over concerns about worn ball joints. The company says the joints could fail if cars are “operated for extended periods of time without any inspection or repair”...


Mini Deep Orange 7: Students look to 2025 with design concept
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Mini Deep Orange 7: Students look to 2025 with design concept

Students at Clemson University have re-imagined the Mini for 2025 with the Deep Orange 7 Concept. The car, which has been in development since 2014, is a fully-functional vehicle, complete with a scalable platform capable of housing pure-electric, internal-combustion or plug-in hybrid propulsion systems with minimal modifications...


2018 Lexus CT200h pricing and specs
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2018 Lexus CT200h pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Lexus CT200h range have been announced this week, with the company's smallest model now kicking off at $40,900 before on-road costs (+$2150). Offsetting the price hike is a raft of visual, equipment and technology upgrades that should help the Lexus be more competitive in the premium small car segment...