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Tesla Model X falcon wing doors use ultrasonic sensors to operate in tight spaces
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Tesla Model X falcon wing doors use ultrasonic sensors to operate in tight spaces

At the launch of the new Tesla Model X SUV, the company demonstrated the car's falcon wing doors and gave a few more details about how it operates. In the video above, from the car's official launch, the Model X is wedged tightly between an Audi Q7 and an American Honda Odyssey...


2016 BMW 2 Series Coupe and Convertible pricing and specification update
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2016 BMW 2 Series Coupe and Convertible pricing and specification update

The BMW 2 Series Coupe is now cheaper and better equipped than before thanks to an update to the brand’s compact two-door range. The BMW 2 Series Convertible line-up benefits from similar specification enhancements, though prices of the soft-top models have either increased or remained the same...


Tesla Model X revealed ahead of Australian debut: 7 seats, 3.2 seconds to 60mph
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Tesla Model X revealed ahead of Australian debut: 7 seats, 3.2 seconds to 60mph

Visionary technology billionaire Elon Musk has at last pulled the wraps from the new 2016 Tesla Model X SUV at a special event in California today. Musk also used the big moment to mark the opening of sales in the US, with the first six buyers taking delivery at the event. An Australian debut is set to occur in the second half of 2016, likely around July or August...


Holden Racing Team enlists Chewbacca to help with Bathurst
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Holden Racing Team enlists Chewbacca to help with Bathurst

Holden Racing Team has used the 25th anniversary of its first Bathurst win to unveil unique Star Wars livery that will adorn the number 22 car that will be driven by James Courtney and Jack Perkins. The Holden Racing Team car features an awesome mix of matte colours, salient silver, black and red design elements, promoting Star Wars: The Force Awakens...


2016 Jaguar XF pricing and specifications
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2016 Jaguar XF pricing and specifications

The all-new, aluminium-rich and more technologically advanced 2016 Jaguar XF will make its Australian debut in early February, the British carmaker has confirmed. Kicking off from $82,800 plus on-road costs for the base-level Prestige 20d diesel model, the cost of entry into the new XF range is markedly higher than the eight year-old car it replaces, which currently kicks off at $74,285 - before any ‘end of life’ bargaining sharpens it further...


Mazda sports car concept to debut at 2015 Tokyo motor show
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Mazda sports car concept to debut at 2015 Tokyo motor show

An all-new Mazda sports car concept will debut at the 2015 Tokyo motor show. As CarAdvice predicted recently, the new concept model - teased above - will feature a sleek coupe body and could well be a precursor to a new-generation rotary-powered coupe...


New legislation welcomes Uber rollout in ACT
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New legislation welcomes Uber rollout in ACT

The ACT has announced legislation that will welcome Uber and other ride-sharing services to Canberra from October 30. This morning’s confirmation makes the ACT the first state or territory in Australia to introduce regulations encouraging the rollout of ride sharing, with most others being resistant and hostile to Uber in particular...


Audi Australia diesel emissions cheat software to be removed
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Audi Australia diesel emissions cheat software to be removed

Audi Australia says that any of its vehicles equipped with a 1.6 TDI or 2.0 TDI diesel engine (EA189) that might be equipped with the so-called “defeat device” emission cheating software have that particular piece of code as inactive and that the German luxury manufacturer will likely seek to remove it once it has a complete list of affected vehicles...


Citroen eager for medium SUV, has to look at Renault Alaskan-style pick-up
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Citroen eager for medium SUV, has to look at Renault Alaskan-style pick-up

The global head of Citroen says she would like the iconic French brand to become part of the ever-growing mid-size SUV segment, while also acknowledging the PSA Peugeot Citroen group has to look into the world of pick-ups. Speaking to CarAdvice in France at a European Citroen C4 Cactus drive event, Citroen CEO Linda Jackson said a compact B- or C-segment SUV, “is clearly something that we would like in the line-up for Citroen...


Volkswagen recalling millions of vehicles for ‘Dieselgate’ fix
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Volkswagen recalling millions of vehicles for ‘Dieselgate’ fix

German carmaker Volkswagen has revealed that it will recall millions of vehicles caught up in the scandal that has become tritely known as ‘dieselgate’. The recall will include five million cars in the Volkswagen brand’s passenger range - including sixth-generation Golf, seventh-generation Passat and first-generation Tiguan - out of a total of 11 million Volkswagen Group vehicles worldwide...


Lexus Australia rules out V8 Supercar entry “at this stage”
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Lexus Australia rules out V8 Supercar entry “at this stage”

Lexus Australia has ruled out any initial entry into the V8 Supercar racing series, although the company’s local chief has again confirmed interest in the coming ‘Gen2 Supercar’ regulations. Revealed in December last year, the Gen2 program will see a number of changes made to the long-running racing series from 2017, opening the door to coupe bodies and different engine cylinder counts, among other revisions...


2016 Toyota HiLux five-star ANCAP safety confirmed: First to secure good pedestrian score
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2016 Toyota HiLux five-star ANCAP safety confirmed: First to secure good pedestrian score

In news that will surprise few, the all-new 2016 Toyota HiLux has locked in a top five-star crash safety rating with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The new eighth-generation HiLux achieved an overall score of 34.45 out of a possible 37 points, including 13.45 out of 16 in the frontal offset crash test, 16 out of 16 in the side impact test, and 2 out of 2 in the pole test...


Driverless cars move closer as South Australia reviews new legislation
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Driverless cars move closer as South Australia reviews new legislation

South Australia has taken an important step to becoming one of the few regions in the world that allows autonomous vehicles to operate on public roads alongside regular human motorists. This month, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan introduced The Motor Vehicles (Trials of Automotive Technologies) Amendment Bill to the South Australian parliament, opening the door to an industry that experts project to be worth $90 billion in 15 years...


2.1 million Audis, 1.2 million Skodas have Volkswagen emissions defeat device
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2.1 million Audis, 1.2 million Skodas have Volkswagen emissions defeat device

Audi and Skoda have confirmed the extent to which the Volkswagen Group's emissions testing defeat device has been employed in their diesel vehicles. Reuters has been informed that 2.1 million Audi vehicles are powered by EA189 diesel engines that have the emissions testing defeat device on-board...


2016 World Car of the Year nominees announced
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2016 World Car of the Year nominees announced

Nominees for the 2016 World Car of the Year award have been announced today, along with contenders for specific Performance, Luxury, Green and Design categories. Today’s announcement follows the anticipated victory in April of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which beat out the likes of Ford’s new Mustang - available in Europe for the first time - and the new Volkswagen Passat to be named World Car of the Year...