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2015 Toyota Prius V pricing and specifications
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2015 Toyota Prius V pricing and specifications

The 2015 Toyota Prius V has arrived in Australia with fresh styling, additional convenience and safety features, revised suspension, and unchanged prices. The two-variant, 2015 Toyota Prius V line-up arrives on our shores roughly nine months after the upgraded hybrid people-mover was unveiled overseas with evolutionary design updates...


Mercedes-Benz GLC spied virtually undisguised ahead of launch
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Mercedes-Benz GLC spied virtually undisguised ahead of launch

Just days before its official unveiling, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has been caught practically undisguised on the streets of Germany. While Mercedes-Benz has had a C-Class-derived SUV on sale across much of the world since 2008, the company has been notably absent from the growing market segment in Australia and other right-hand drive markets, as the boxy GLK was only engineered to accommodate a tiller on the left...


Rezvani Beast revealed with 373kW engine, 750kg weight
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Rezvani Beast revealed with 373kW engine, 750kg weight

The Rezvani Beast is a new made-in-California open-top sports car boasting more-than-adequate performance, a lightweight body and a high-output four-cylinder engine. Thanks to the extensive use of carbonfibre, including for the uncushioned carbonfibre seats and steering wheel, the Beast is said to tip the scales at just 748 kilograms...


Headlight Comparison : Laser v LED v HID Xenon v Halogen
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Headlight Comparison : Laser v LED v HID Xenon v Halogen

Modern headlights are a technology that is hardly explained or discussed. It's mainly due to their complexity and also as it's no where near as sexy as say power or torque figures, but when it comes to night time driving, a set of well positioned and operating headlights can be life saving. There are four major types of headlights used in modern cars today, the most basic of which is Halogen...


2017 Audi A5 spy photos
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2017 Audi A5 spy photos

Our spy photographers have managed to nab the first photos of the next-generation Audi A5 coupe around a year before it's expected to go into production. From what we can see here, the new Audi A5 won't mark a radical departure from the template laid out by the current-generation vehicle...


2016 Jaguar XJ update revealed
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2016 Jaguar XJ update revealed

An updated Jaguar XJ was unveiled overnight with a few minor aesthetic fiddles, a new 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 and the company's latest infotainment system. Visually, the XJ features full LED headlights, revised graphics for the tail-lights, and a slightly larger and bolder grille. Spearheading the revised range is an updated 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6...


Ford Everest pricing and specifications: $76,990 price tag for flagship Titanium
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Ford Everest pricing and specifications: $76,990 price tag for flagship Titanium

The flagship Ford Everest Titanium will cost from $76,990 plus on-road costs when it goes on sale in Australia in October. The Titanium heads a three-tier range for the Australian-designed and -developed Ford Everest, which has its sights set on stealing sales from the popular Toyota Prado. The Titanium is joined by the entry-grade Everest at $54,990 and the mid-spec Trend at $60,990...


Peugeot 308 accessories range launches with Ligne S package
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Peugeot 308 accessories range launches with Ligne S package

The Peugeot 308 is now available with a range of accessories that can be fitted by Australian dealers to customise and protect the brand’s small hatch and wagon models. The accessories range includes alloy wheels, spoilers, sill protectors, floor mats and tow bars, among other items...


2015 BMW M6 pricing and specifications
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2015 BMW M6 pricing and specifications

The 2015 BMW M6 range will come standard with the performance-enhancing Competition Pack when it arrives in Australia later this month. The Competition Pack boosts power and torque from the M6’s 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 to 441kW and 700Nm – representing gains of 29kW and 20Nm over the pre-facelifted model...


2015 Volkswagen Amarok recalled
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2015 Volkswagen Amarok recalled

Volkswagen Australia has recalled 1611 model-year 2015 Amarok utes over a potential issue with the bolts for the front brake callipers. The recall notice posted on the website of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission states that the bolts may not have been tightened with the specified torque...


Honda Accord and CR-V recalled over auto braking issue
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Honda Accord and CR-V recalled over auto braking issue

Honda Australia has recalled 2138 late-model Accord sedans and CR-V SUVs over a potential issue with the Collision Mitigation Braking System. The recall notice posted on the website of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission states that the automatic system could unexpectedly activate while operating the vehicle...


Victoria Police to impound cars of first-time drink drivers
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Victoria Police to impound cars of first-time drink drivers

First time drink-driving offenders in Victoria who blow 0.1 or over could soon have their car impounded for a month, or clamped, under revised State laws.  From August 1 this year, motorists found behind the wheel with a blood-alcohol reading of 0.1 or above — twice the 0.05 legal limit — could lose their vehicle for 30 days...


The Fiat Chrysler versus Clyde Campbell saga: Why we are going to need a bigger boat
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The Fiat Chrysler versus Clyde Campbell saga: Why we are going to need a bigger boat

In May this year, Fiat Chrysler Australia started legal proceedings against a former CEO, Clyde Campbell, for alleged misappropriation of funds. While no doubt many of you have read the story on more business-related publications, here is a take from our perspective. To start with, I must point out we made a decision not to cover the FCA v Campbell case from a news point-of-view until the matter resolves in the courts...


BMW Australia to 'strike back' against Mercedes-Benz sales lead
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BMW Australia to 'strike back' against Mercedes-Benz sales lead

BMW Australia’s boss says the time will soon be right for a strike back against Mercedes-Benz as the Bavarian brand seeks to reclaim the number one spot in the highly-competitive luxury segment. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the BMW 1 Series in Brisbane this week, BMW Australia’s chief, Marc Heinrich Werner, emphasised his brand’s strong history and credentials in Australia...


Nissan 370Z replacement must be 'revolutionary' to survive, says design head
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Nissan 370Z replacement must be 'revolutionary' to survive, says design head

The head of design at Nissan global has revealed that the replacement for the now-six-year old 370Z needs to be "more revolution than evolution" in order to have a future. Potentially likely to mirror the three-year gap seen between the 300ZX and its 350Z successor, Nissan chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura says the replacement for the 370Z — long speculated to drop the reference to engine displacement and simply be called ‘Z’ — must bring with it significant changes, or it will not survive...