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Honda Accord update coming within months, hybrid to be axed
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Honda Accord update coming within months, hybrid to be axed

There will soon be an updated 2016 Honda Accord in Australia, but as part of the update the overpriced Honda Accord Hybrid Sport model will be axed. The Accord Hybrid Sport launched in June 2015 at $58,990 plus on-road costs, and was widely met with question marks over its price despite its clever hybrid drive system...


Honda HR-V diesel still on the cards for Australia
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Honda HR-V diesel still on the cards for Australia

With the next-generation Honda Civic set to miss out on diesel power, buyers in the small car segment will miss out. But small SUV shoppers could soon have the option of a diesel-powered Honda HR-V. A new Earth Dreams 1.6-litre turbo diesel model with 88kW and 300Nm is the engine we’re talking about, and it may come with the choice of six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmissions...


2016 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 160kW pricing and specifications: New entry model joins popular SUV range
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2016 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 160kW pricing and specifications: New entry model joins popular SUV range

The already successful 2016 Audi Q7 now has a new entry point into the range, in the form of a 160kW 3.0 TDI V6 model. This new model variant now leads the way for buyers wanting a seven-seat (standard) Audi SUV. The 3.0 TDI 160kW Audi Q7 is priced from $96,300 plus the usual on-road costs. Despite generating 160kW between 3250-4750rpm and 500Nm between 1250-3000rpm, the 3...


2016 Formula One season preview: Everything you want to know before the lights go out in Melbourne
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2016 Formula One season preview: Everything you want to know before the lights go out in Melbourne

The 2016 Formula One season begins this Thursday, when the 81st Australian Grand Prix kicks off at Albert Park in Melbourne on March 17. But what's new for 2016? Who's driving for who this year? And which teams will be vying for the championship? Read on… Rule changes – Engines Following the 2014 debut of the electrically-assisted turbocharged 1...


Lamborghini Urus SUV to be "well accepted" in Australia
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Lamborghini Urus SUV to be "well accepted" in Australia

Lamborghini believes its upcoming SUV will be a hit in Australia when it goes on sale in 2018. Speaking to CarAdvice at the unveiling of the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 in Brisbane today, the brand’s country manager for Oceania, Eginardo Bertoli, said he expects the new supersport SUV to be received well in Australia...


UK to begin public road trials of autonomous vehicles this year - reports
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UK to begin public road trials of autonomous vehicles this year - reports

The British government is poised to allow testing of self-driving vehicles on public roads this year. Bloomberg and other sources have indicated that the change in policy will be officially announced as part of the Conservative government's 2016 budget, which will be delivered on Wednesday, UK time...


Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon spied testing
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Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon spied testing

New spy photos this week have confirmed that, as expected, the incoming E-Class line-up will feature a wagon version of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63. Last year CarAdvice brought you similar photos of the new E-Class sedan getting the same AMG enhancements, with little doubt that the wagon would soon follow. Now, here it is, in all its (camouflaged) glory...


Ariel renews exclusive engine supply agreement with Honda
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Ariel renews exclusive engine supply agreement with Honda

Ariel has renewed its exclusive engine supply agreement with Honda. Since 2003, Ariel has offered the Atom with Honda's high-revving 2.0-litre K20Z4 four-cylinder engine, used in earlier iterations of the Civic Type R. In the Atom, the normally aspirated engine develops, with the help of an Ariel-tuned ECU and exhaust, 183kW in standard trim...


2017 Honda Civic details revealed
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2017 Honda Civic details revealed

The all-new 2017 Honda Civic sedan will arrive in Australia before the middle of this year, while the hatchback version is set to hit showrooms early in 2017. It has been revealed that the Japanese company’s vital new small car offering will be offered in five specification levels across both the regular sedan and hatchback ranges, and that the new-generation Civic Type R will also arrive before the end of next year...


2017 Honda NSX to be priced "at the very premium end" of the market
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2017 Honda NSX to be priced "at the very premium end" of the market

Australian pricing for the 2017 Honda NSX hybrid sports coupe is yet to be confirmed, but buyers who are expecting a bargain from the Japanese brand had better think again. The Honda NSX’s advanced drivetrain includes a longitudinally mounted twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine producing 373kW and 550Nm behind the seats...


Honda Australia wishing for ute and large SUV, may have to settle for seven-seat CR-V
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Honda Australia wishing for ute and large SUV, may have to settle for seven-seat CR-V

A seven-seat version of the next-generation Honda CR-V could form an important pillar for Honda Australia, as the brand has confirmed it is unable to secure a large SUV or dual-cab utility vehicle in the near future. At a business meeting this week with media, Honda Australia director Stephen Collins gave the best indication to date that Australians could get the next-generation Honda CR-V – likely due in 2017 – with three rows of seating...


2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over fire risk
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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over fire risk

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled five vehicles from the current W205 series C-Class line. The small handful of vehicles sold between August 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014, are being recalled over concerns of a fire risk as a result of faulty battery wiring. Mercedes-Benz reports that an isolated manufacturing fault may have deviated the threaded connection of the battery’s ground line...


2019 Audi R8 to gain 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 variant - report
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2019 Audi R8 to gain 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 variant - report

A new report indicates that a V6-powered entry-level Audi R8 model will debut in early 2018, with overseas sales beginning in the middle of the year. According to sources who have spoken to Car and Driver, the Audi R8's new entry-level engine will be a more powerful version of the direct-injection 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 that's currently doing service under the bonnet of the new Audi S4...


2017 Toyota Kluger facelift unveiled, Australian launch due next year
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2017 Toyota Kluger facelift unveiled, Australian launch due next year

The facelifted Toyota Kluger crossover has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the New York auto show next week. Under the bonnet, the post-facelift Kluger — or Highlander as its known in North America — will be available with a 3.5-litre direct-injection V6, which is mated exclusively to a more compact eight-speed "direct shift" automatic transmission...


2018 Kia Sorento facelift spied
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2018 Kia Sorento facelift spied

The 2018 Kia Sorento could bring with it a heavily revised new look to bring it more in line with the brand's smaller models, if these images are anything to go by. Our spy photographers have caught a prototype version of the updated Kia Sorento being sent to undergo winter testing in Sweden, and despite heavy camouflage around the car it is clear that it sports a new front-end design which is similar to the likes of the smaller Sportage and Niro models...