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Mini JCW Convertible confirmed for Australia
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Mini JCW Convertible confirmed for Australia

The new hardcore Mini John Cooper Works Convertible has been confirmed for Australia. The all-new Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) Convertible sits at the top of the drop-top range, both in terms of performance and price. It has been confirmed for its Australian debut in the second half of the year, possibly by September. Exact timing is yet to be clarified...


BMW 8 Series coming in 2020 - report
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BMW 8 Series coming in 2020 - report

A revived BMW 8 Series could be on sale from 2020 if reports out of Europe prove to be accurate. According to sources who have spoken to Autocar, the company is planning on launching a new range-topping 8 Series around 2020. The company is said to be working on two different proposals for the revived 8 Series...


2017 Bentley Mulsanne facelift and Extended Wheelbase unveiled
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2017 Bentley Mulsanne facelift and Extended Wheelbase unveiled

The facelifted and extended Bentley Mulsanne range has been revealed ahead of its in-the-flesh unveiling at the 2016 Geneva motor show. The updated luxury sedan range now consists of three models: the regular Mulsanne (pictured in light blue), the Mulsanne Speed (seen here in yellow), and, an all-new variant, the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase...


Subaru EyeSight active safety technology as vital as all-wheel drive
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Subaru EyeSight active safety technology as vital as all-wheel drive

Subaru says its active safety technologies are being introduced and marketed to consumers with the same level of importance as its all-wheel drive credentials. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2016 Subaru Forester, Liberty and Outback, Subaru Australia’s managing director, Nick Senior, said the rate at which the brand’s active safety system – called Subaru Eyesight – has been taken up by customers has been very positive...


Subaru Australia not interested in light cars
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Subaru Australia not interested in light cars

Subaru Australia says a light city car is unlikely to ever happen as it wouldn’t fit with the brand’s DNA and the requirements of the price-sensitive segment. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2016 Subaru Forester, Liberty and Outback, the brand’s managing director, Nick Senior, admitted that Subaru will likely never compete against the likes of the Mazda2, Toyota Yaris and Ford Fiesta...


2017 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV: Australian launch moves to next year, plug-in now in focus
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2017 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV: Australian launch moves to next year, plug-in now in focus

An Australian launch for the new ultra-green Hyundai Ioniq has been pushed back to sometime in 2017, after having first been pencilled in for a local debut in the third quarter of this year. The change of plan, according to Hyundai Australia communications manager Bill Thomas, is due to a shift in the development and production schedule of the Ioniq’s three variants: petrol-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and full battery electric vehicle (EV)...


Volkswagen Australia dieselgate recall imminent: Recall explained, no power loss or efficiency issues
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Volkswagen Australia dieselgate recall imminent: Recall explained, no power loss or efficiency issues

A recall announcement for around 77,000 Volkswagen vehicles sold in Australia is imminent, according to Volkswagen Australia. The recall announcement will impact all vehicles fitted with the two affected Volkswagen EA189 engines: the 1.6- and 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel EA189 Volkswagen Group powerplants...


Rimac Concept One to enter limited production
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Rimac Concept One to enter limited production

The Rimac Concept One electric hypercar will soon been produced in very small numbers, and the production version will debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show. Today, the Croatian car maker Rimac announced that it has finally turned the 2011 concept car into a production-ready vehicle, although just eight road-going versions of the Concept One will be produced...


Haval diesel and higher-output petrol engines in the works
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Haval diesel and higher-output petrol engines in the works

Chinese SUV brand Haval says its commitment to the export market will see it fund and develop a range of new higher-output petrol and new diesel engines to better compete in markets such as Australia. The Chinese brand launched its fifth dealer in Australia last week with the opening of the Performax-Haval centre in North Lakes, north of Brisbane...


Haval interested in local R&D centre in Australia
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Haval interested in local R&D centre in Australia

Chinese SUV brand Haval is interested in potentially setting up a local research and development centre in Australia as part of its ambitious long-term global export strategy...


Haval Australia targeting 20 national dealers and 3000 sales in 2016
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Haval Australia targeting 20 national dealers and 3000 sales in 2016

Chinese SUV brand Haval launched its fifth dealer in Australia last week with the opening of its flagship store in North Lakes, 45 minutes north of the Brisbane CBD. The first Queensland dealer joins the existing networks in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Geelong, with Haval planning to have somewhere between 20 to 25 dealers set up before the end of the year...


2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric photo and details leaked
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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric photo and details leaked

Details and a front-on image of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric have been published online ahead of a possible unveiling at the Geneva motor show. Overnight, Motor1 published a front-on photo of the all-electric hatchback (above), as well as some details reportedly obtained from Hyundai. According to the website, the Ioniq Electric will be powered by an 88kW electric motor that's hooked up to a 28kWh battery...


Suzuki Vitara, S-Cross recalled for rear axle fix - UPDATE
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Suzuki Vitara, S-Cross recalled for rear axle fix - UPDATE

UPDATE: build dates and vehicle numbers confirmed. See bottom of article. Suzuki Australia has announced a recall on its small S-Cross and Vitara SUVs, over fears surrounding the rear axle installation. The Japanese car maker confirmed today that the bolts of the rear axle could loosen, break or come away from the body, potentially leading to the vehicle becoming “inoperable”...


2017 Renault Scenic leaked in advance of Geneva unveiling
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2017 Renault Scenic leaked in advance of Geneva unveiling

The fourth-generation 2017 Renault Scenic has been revealed online ahead today of its official debut at this month's Geneva motor show. The image seen here was published by Carscoops after a tip-off lead them to an "unexpected surprise" from the organisers of the Geneva motor show...


Volkswagen SUV concept teased ahead of Geneva
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Volkswagen SUV concept teased ahead of Geneva

A new Volkswagen SUV concept has been teased ahead of its debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show, which starts at the end of the February. Volkswagen has revealed few details to go along with today's teaser images, noting that the as-yet-unnamed concept "can be seen as the beginning of a broad SUV offensive"...