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Ford the first to test self-driving tech at Michigan Uni’s Mcity facility - video
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Ford the first to test self-driving tech at Michigan Uni’s Mcity facility - video

Ford has become the first carmaker to test driverless technology at Mcity, a ‘fake’ town created by Michigan University’s Mobility Transformation Centre. Opened in July, Mcity is a testing ground developed specifically to recreate as many real-world urban environments and situations as can be imagined, allowing autonomous vehicle technology to be tested without risking harm to public road users...


2017 Jaguar XE gains new infotainment system
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2017 Jaguar XE gains new infotainment system

The Jaguar XE may have only gone on sale recently in Australia, but an update for the 2017 model year will see a new infotainment system added to the British luxury sedan. The 2017 Jaguar XE range is due on sale in Australia from mid-2016, with the 10.2-inch InControl Touch Pro media unit to be offered as an option on all variants of the updated line-up...


2016 Honda Civic coupe revealed, Australian debut unlikely
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2016 Honda Civic coupe revealed, Australian debut unlikely

The third bodystyle in the new 2016 Honda Civic range has been revealed today, with the all-new coupe variant making its Los Angeles Auto Show debut. The new model’s unveiling follows the appearance of the new Civic sedan in September. And, while the hatch variant is still to be revealed, it was recently spied in hotted-up Type R form at the Nurburgring...


R.I.P. Kia Pro_cee'd GT
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R.I.P. Kia Pro_cee'd GT

News emerged this week that the Kia Pro_cee’d GT has been axed from the Australian market, largely on account of dismal sales. Seldom has an automotive epitaph been more annoying to type, but more heartfelt. And so we see the death of the most interesting car from the increasingly interesting Korean brand, a sad denouement to a script that never went anywhere beyond its first act...


Bentley planning sub-Bentayga SUV and new sports car
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Bentley planning sub-Bentayga SUV and new sports car

Bentley will add a mid-sized SUV and a dedicated sports car to its global portfolio in the coming years as it continues to expand its line-up of ultra-luxury automobiles. Autocar reports the British brand’s second crossover model will slot beneath the recently unveiled full-size Bentayga (pictured above and below), and between Porsche’s Macan and Cayenne SUVs in terms of size, but will be priced well above both...


Bentley Bentayga First Edition revealed
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Bentley Bentayga First Edition revealed

The Bentley Bentayga First Edition has been revealed to a selection of high-wealth individuals in Los Angeles ahead of that city's motor show. Bentley is limiting production of the Bentayga First Edition to just 608 units worldwide based on the amount of metric horsepower at the car's disposal...


Kia Pro_cee'd GT exits Australian range: "Door shut, not locked" on future options
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Kia Pro_cee'd GT exits Australian range: "Door shut, not locked" on future options

Kia Australia's very good Pro_cee'd GT sports hatch is now among the very dearly departed, with the company's local arm today confirming its exit. The decision will surprise few, with the Pro_cee'd long known to have struggled in a market where manual-only, three-door sports hatches are responsible for only a small fraction of sales in a segment dominated by automatic five-door models...


Alfa Romeo Giulia engine options listed in leaked document
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Alfa Romeo Giulia engine options listed in leaked document

The new Alfa Romeo Giulia will hit the world’s markets with up to five petrol engines and three diesel options, if data published on an enthusiast website this week proves accurate. So far, the Giulia has been revealed in just one top-shelf performance form: the BMW M3-rivalling Giulia Quadrifoglio, confirmed with a high-powered turbo petrol V6...


Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2: $378,900 rear-wheel-drive coupe revealed
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Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2: $378,900 rear-wheel-drive coupe revealed

UPDATE: Lamborghini Australia has now confirmed local pricing for the LP580-2. See detailed update at bottom of article. The rear-wheel drive Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 coupe has been unveiled just ahead of the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. Mounted mid-ships behind the passenger cell is the company's naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 petrol engine...


Volkswagen Beetle Dune production model unveiled in LA - UPDATED
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Volkswagen Beetle Dune production model unveiled in LA - UPDATED

The Volkswagen Beetle Dune has been unveiled in production guise, almost two years after the concept made its debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show. Said to be inspired by the Baja Bugs based on the original Beetle, the new Dune is differentiated from other models in the Beetle range with a "more aggressive appearance"...


2016 Mazda CX-9 revealed in leaked browser images
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2016 Mazda CX-9 revealed in leaked browser images

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 has surfaced early, appearing online today ahead of an official unveiling tomorrow at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Revealed through a series of images published by enthusiast website Carscoops.com, the new CX-9 seven-seater can be seen here from every angle, inside and out...


2017 Ford Kuga revealed as facelifted Escape: New looks, new Sync 3 Connect
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2017 Ford Kuga revealed as facelifted Escape: New looks, new Sync 3 Connect

Ford has today unveiled what is likely to debut in Australia no sooner than late next year as the 2017 Ford Kuga, in keeping with the mid-sized SUV’s local scheduling cycle. In its current form, the Kuga made its Australian debut in early 2013, more than a year after it first debuted in US-market Escape form at the 2011 LA auto show...


Volkswagen to buy back EU cars with "implausible" CO2 figures - report
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Volkswagen to buy back EU cars with "implausible" CO2 figures - report

Volkswagen is reportedly preparing to buy back vehicles sold in the European Union with understated CO2 emissions figures. Earlier this month, Volkswagen admitted that up to 800,000 vehicles were sold with "implausible" CO2 emission figures. These "irregularities" were discovered as the company carried out internal investigations related to the dieselgate affair...


Audi announces second-life program for spent EV batteries
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Audi announces second-life program for spent EV batteries

Audi engineers work to develop battery technology that offers consumers a battery design life of 150,000km or at least eight years of operation  — with an average of around 18,000km per year...


2016 Ford Kuga pricing and specifications
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2016 Ford Kuga pricing and specifications

The updated, 2016 Ford Kuga will arrive in Australian showrooms next month with a reverse-view camera standard across all variants and Sync 2 in mid- and high-grade models. Previously only included in the flagship Kuga Titanium, a rear camera will be fitted to 2016 versions of the entry- and mid-level Ambiente and Trend variants...