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Ferrari 488 GTB response unprecedented: Orders could account for entire four-year production run
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Ferrari 488 GTB response unprecedented: Orders could account for entire four-year production run

The head of Ferrari Australasia says initial buyer reaction to the brand-new Ferrari 488 GTB is at levels never before seen, with orders now anticipated to account for the model's entire four-year production run...


Audi Q7 gains new 3.0 TDI ultra engine
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Audi Q7 gains new 3.0 TDI ultra engine

The 2016 Audi Q7 luxury SUV range has gained a new ultra-frugal variant, the ultra 3.0 TDI quattro. The new engine uses the same base six-cylinder turbo diesel engine as is seen in the new-generation Q7 in Australia, although the ultra version has less power, less torque and uses considerably less fuel...


Lexus hoverboard revealed in action: keep those liquid-nitrogen refills handy
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Lexus hoverboard revealed in action: keep those liquid-nitrogen refills handy

Lexus has at last unveiled its prototype hoverboard, inviting press to experience the future (maybe) at a beachside event in Barcelona this week. To catch you up, here’s the skinny: Lexus first revealed plans for an advanced concept in June, promising its board - in development for 18 months - would take the technology well beyond anything revealed so far...


Citroen Confidence program adds six-year capped-price servicing and roadside assist
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Citroen Confidence program adds six-year capped-price servicing and roadside assist

French brand Citroen has announced it will back up its strong six-year unlimited kilometre warranty with a new capped-price and roadside assist program known as Citroen Confidence. The company’s new ownership program ranks Citroen among the strongest ownership programs on offer, only bettered by the seven-year capped-price servicing/roadside assistance/warranty program offered by Kia...


Toyota Australia chasing fake airbag parts installed at independent workshops: repaired vehicles may be at risk - UPDATE
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Toyota Australia chasing fake airbag parts installed at independent workshops: repaired vehicles may be at risk - UPDATE

Counterfeit airbag components sold to independent vehicle repairers may now be installed in a number of cars in Australia, a new report has revealed. A dealer bulletin obtained by News Ltd reveals that Toyota Australia has identified two suppliers selling counterfeit spiral cables - a crucial part that must be replaced each time a vehicle’s airbags are deployed...


Next-generation BMW 5 Series wagon spy photos
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Next-generation BMW 5 Series wagon spy photos

Our spy photographers have nabbed the first photos of the next-generation BMW 5 Series Touring in almost two years. Under the skin, the new, larger 5 Series will utilise the company's new "35up" platform, which made its official debut underpinning the sixth-generation 7 Series that debuted earlier this year...


Volkswagen Australia managing director retires, successor named
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Volkswagen Australia managing director retires, successor named

Volkswagen Australia managing director John White will retire after about two-and-a-half years in the hot seat, effective October 30. His replacement is a familiar face to the local automotive scene, former Porsche Cars Australia sales and marketing director Michael Bartsch (pictured above)...


2016 Mazda CX-9 spied testing ahead of LA debut
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2016 Mazda CX-9 spied testing ahead of LA debut

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 has been spied testing in the US, just a few months out from the big family SUV’s global premiere. The new model, which will replace the recently facelifted first-generation CX-9 now making its eighth tour of the Australian market, is expected to debut at November’s Los Angeles Auto Show...


Subaru Forester 2.5i-L Special Edition launches at $34,990
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Subaru Forester 2.5i-L Special Edition launches at $34,990

The entry 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i-L variant will be briefly available in Special Edition guise, with a number of high-value add-ons — many of which are particularly winter-friendly. The Forester 2.5i-L Special Edition gets extra equipment over the regular version such as electric leather-trimmed seats with perforated inserts, push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry and 17-inch alloy wheels...


2016 Volvo XC90: Brand defends making advanced safety tech optional
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2016 Volvo XC90: Brand defends making advanced safety tech optional

Volvo Australia has defended its decision to make its most advanced safety technology optional across its all-new XC90 range. Volvo’s Driver Support Pack is a $4000 option on all variants in the second-generation XC90 line-up, from the D5 Momentum base model that starts at $89,950 before on-road costs to the flagship T8 R-Design at $122,950...


Ford edges closer to post-Territory plans, two options to be explored
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Ford edges closer to post-Territory plans, two options to be explored

Decision time is edging closer for Ford Australia, as it seeks to finalise its plan of attack for the massive family SUV market post the demise of the locally-made Territory in October 2016. Various options are being courted to supplement the rugged new Australian-designed Everest (see our recent review of that car here), in order to form a two-pronged large SUV attack...


Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee Blackhawk specials launched
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Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee Blackhawk specials launched

The Jeep Cherokee Blackhawk and Jeep Grand Cherokee Blackhawk special editions have arrived in Australia, bringing a host of sinister styling enhancements to the American brand’s top-selling SUVs. The Cherokee gets the Blackhawk treatment for the first time in Australia, while the Grand Cherokee Blackhawk returns for 2015 after previously proving popular with local buyers...


2015 Citroen C4 pricing and specifications
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2015 Citroen C4 pricing and specifications

The updated, simplified 2015 Citroen C4 range has arrived in Australia ahead of hitting showrooms this month, and it’s being targeted at the upper end of the hatchback market. As we’ve previously reported, the 2015 Citroen C4 model line-up consists of just two variants – the entry-level Seduction, which is priced at $29,990 plus on-road costs, and the high-spec Exclusive, which is $33,990 plus on-road costs...


Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class recalled for fuse box fault: airbags may not deploy correctly
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class recalled for fuse box fault: airbags may not deploy correctly

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced a small-volume recall on its small A-Class and B-Class hatches over concerns that the airbags may not deploy correctly in a collision. The fault centres on the interior fuse box, where Mercedes-Benz believes that fuses inside may become loose over time...


2016 Volvo XC90 pricing and specifications
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2016 Volvo XC90 pricing and specifications

  The first all-new Volvo XC90 in 13 years has landed in local showrooms. Prices for Volvo’s second-generation XC90 line-up are unchanged from the initial announcement in October 2014, ranging from $89,950 to $122,950 before on-road costs...