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Land Rover Reborn models unveiled
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Land Rover Reborn models unveiled

The Land Rover as we know it has met its maker, but the British off-road experts have now launched the Reborn initiative, which sees restored Series I Land Rovers offered for sale. Just 25 vehicles will be offered to customers, with each "hand-picked by Land Rover Classic's team of experts for authenticity"...


Renault Australia rolls out driveaway pricing on LCVs: EOFY deals for Kangoo, Trafic, Master
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Renault Australia rolls out driveaway pricing on LCVs: EOFY deals for Kangoo, Trafic, Master

Renault has released revised pricing for its light commercial vehicles (LCVs) ahead of a busy end-of-financial-year sales period, offering customers new driveaway deals across the range. All three models in Renault’s LCV range will benefit from promotional pricing that will see buyers climb into a brand-new van without forking out for extra on-road costs that can add up to more than $3000 beyond list price...


Kia Cerato Koup exits Australian market
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Kia Cerato Koup exits Australian market

Kia Australia has quietly removed the Kia Cerato Koup from sale in Australia, following a poor sales performance since its local launch in late 2013. The two-door hatch was offered in Australia with a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine as the Kia Cerato Koup and a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the Koup Turbo...


Volkswagen small SUV spied testing in Golf outfit
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Volkswagen small SUV spied testing in Golf outfit

One of the first prototype mules for Volkswagen’s new sub-Tiguan small SUV has been snapped during testing, disguised as a three-door Golf. The new baby SUV from Volkswagen is anticipated to launch around 2018, competing in the hotly-contested small and compact SUV segment that is currently occupied by the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, Mitsubishi ASX, Renault Captur...


Jaguar F-Pace SUV won’t cannibalise Land Rover sales
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Jaguar F-Pace SUV won’t cannibalise Land Rover sales

The first-ever Jaguar SUV won’t take sales away from its sister brand Land Rover, according to the British company. The medium luxury SUV segment is expected to hit 1.4 million global sales per annum by 2020, up from around 700,000 in 2015. Jaguar expects that at least 90 per cent of buyers for its new SUV will be new to the brand, and one in three will be female buyers...


Skoda Superb, Yeti and Volkswagen Tiguan recalled in Australia
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Skoda Superb, Yeti and Volkswagen Tiguan recalled in Australia

The recently-launched 2016 Skoda Superb, its small Yeti stablemate and the current-generation Volkswagen Tiguan have been recalled in Australia this week. The Superb's recall centres on a fault with the sunroof, while the Yeti and Tiguan have both been called in over an airbag issue...


Jaguar’s hybrid and electric models will need to carry the brand promise
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Jaguar’s hybrid and electric models will need to carry the brand promise

Jaguar says that electrification of its model line-up is an inevitable part of the brand’s future as it seeks to overcome ever-tightening emission restrictions while delivering sporty vehicles that befit the values of the British brand...


Hyundai details connected-car plans
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Hyundai details connected-car plans

Korean car maker Hyundai has unveiled its plans for the development of new ‘connected car’ technologies, paving the way for new in-car connectivity and car-to-car communications systems. The Hyundai Motor Group, which includes the Hyundai and Kia brands, will collaborate with IT and networking companies to develop its “hyper-connected and intelligent car” concepts, promising to bring new value and efficiency to drivers...


BMW iPerformance range spearheads new hybrid line for Australia
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BMW iPerformance range spearheads new hybrid line for Australia

This week, BMW began the second part of its electric 'i' vehicle campaign in Australia with the release of the X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid and the new iPerformance vehicle range. In the same way that the M Performance line denotes 'sportier' versions of BMW's wider range - those that aren't quite full M-spec - the iPerformance moniker applies to hybrid versions of the standard line-up, leaving the 'real' i-range cars to stand alone...


Alfa Romeo MiTo dropped from Australian line-up
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Alfa Romeo MiTo dropped from Australian line-up

The Alfa Romeo MiTo light hatchback has been removed from the Australian line-up without so much as a quiet ciao. With just four sales so far this year, and only 156 for all of 2015, the little hatchback essentially faded into obscurity. To put this into context, Alfa Romeo has sold 177 units of the 4C sports car and just 160 examples of the MiTo hatch in the 15-month period from January 2015...


Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli recalled for accelerator pedal issue
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Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli recalled for accelerator pedal issue

Australian Maserati distributor, European Automotive Imports, has issued a recall for a number of its current-generation Quattroporte and Ghibli models over fears the accelerator pedal could become entrapped by the floor mat. According to the manufacturer, the accelerator may become stuck under the floor mat during operation, which could cause the throttle to stay engaged once the driver's foot is lifted...


Jaguar’s design similarities deliberate: Ian Callum
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Jaguar’s design similarities deliberate: Ian Callum

Jaguar says that designing its current model line-up to look similar is a deliberate and considered step, while the British brand goes through a global revitalisation program. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the new Jaguar F-Pace in Montenegro this week, the brand’s head of design, world-famous car designer Ian Callum, said that the decision to make the new SUV look so similar to Jaguar’s other models was very measured...


‘We don’t want to become the other SUV company’ says Jaguar design boss Ian Callum
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‘We don’t want to become the other SUV company’ says Jaguar design boss Ian Callum

Jaguar says that its roots as a sports car manufacturer need to be respected and continued, even while it begins its first foray into producing an SUV. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Jaguar F-Pace in Montenegro this week, the brand’s head of design, world-famous car designer Ian Callum, said that while the F-Pace is a very capable and sporty SUV, Jaguar’s brand heritage of producing sports cars needs to be respected...


Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet axed
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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet axed

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been removed from sale in Australia. The drop-top VW Golf model was seen out by the 2015 Exclusive edition, which added extra equipment over the model that had been on sale since 2011...


Jaguar SVR badge not limited to V8s: Smaller engines and EVs all possible
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Jaguar SVR badge not limited to V8s: Smaller engines and EVs all possible

Jaguar says that its performance brand, Special Vehicle Operations, will not be limited to just V8 engines as improving engine technology and ever-tightening emissions regulations make a solid case for smaller engines. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the Jaguar F-Pace in Europe this week, Jaguar’s director of public relations, Richard Agnew, confirmed that SVO will turn its attention to other engine types in the future...