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2016 Holden Caprice V : Major facelift looms, bigger V8 to be added, LPG V6 axed
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2016 Holden Caprice V : Major facelift looms, bigger V8 to be added, LPG V6 axed

The 2016 WN Holden Caprice V — official details on which we expect to be revealed around September — looks set to sport a series of significant updates and an uprated V8 engine to see it through to the end of production in late 2017...


2016 Chrysler 300 SRT8 here soon: Power bump, new auto, price hike
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2016 Chrysler 300 SRT8 here soon: Power bump, new auto, price hike

An updated 2016 Chrysler 300 SRT8 will touch down in Australia in six to eight weeks, the company’s local arm has confirmed with CarAdvice today. Local buyers will be treated to tweaked styling and a small power boost in the familiar 6.4 litre V8 - now up by 3kW and 6Nm to 350kW and 637Nm - along with a long overdue upgrade to an eight-speed automatic transmission, at last dropping the outgoing model’s five-speed unit...


Kia Rio Sport and SLi variants join updated range
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Kia Rio Sport and SLi variants join updated range

The updated Kia Rio line-up is now complete with the arrival of the high-grade Sport and SLi variants. The Rio Sport and SLi join the entry-level and mid-range S, S Premium and Si variants that launched locally in January. As with those three, the Kia Rio Sport and SLi feature revised front and rear bumper designs, a new grille pattern, and subtle tweaks to the interior...


2015 Chrysler 300 pricing and specifications
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2015 Chrysler 300 pricing and specifications

The updated 2015 Chrysler 300 rear-wheel-drive sedan has rolled into town, sporting a host of changes wrapped in that signature bold, muscular body design. The launch Chrysler 300 range comprises a rationalised range of variants — the 300C priced at $49,000 plus on-road costs (up $2500) and the 300C Luxury at $54,000 (up $3000)...


Dodge Charger, Challenger case building for Australia
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Dodge Charger, Challenger case building for Australia

If you’ve been dreading an end to Australia’s affordable rear-wheel-drive muscle-car scene, take heart: Dodge is coming. That’s the message from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia president and CEO, Pat Dougherty, who told CarAdvice this week that the Charger sedan and Challenger coupe are top priorities for a Dodge performance assault, with more to follow...


Mercedes-Benz Australia defends safety standards of new Vito
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Mercedes-Benz Australia defends safety standards of new Vito

When a company comes out with a big claim about safety, it’s always pertinent to take a closer look – and that’s certainly the case with the Mercedes-Benz Vito van. Mercedes-Benz Australia launched the new van this week, claiming – unabashedly – that the Vito is “quite possibly the world’s safest office”...


2016 Honda Accord revealed with new looks, new tech: Apple Carplay, Android Auto on-board - UPDATE
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2016 Honda Accord revealed with new looks, new tech: Apple Carplay, Android Auto on-board - UPDATE

The 2016 Honda Accord update has been revealed at a Silicon Valley event this week, debuting with lightly refreshed styling, new safety features and an upgraded infotainment suite. This midlife makeover follows the 2012 unveiling of the current Accord, which debuted on the Australian market in 2013...


Ferrari IPO documents filed, floatation expected early 2016
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Ferrari IPO documents filed, floatation expected early 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has officially submitted the first set of IPO (initial public offering) documents for Ferrari, a process which will see the supercar maker spun off from the Italian-American auto manufacturer next year. Under the plan outlined to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), FCA will list 10 percent of Ferrari's stock on the New York Stock Exchange in early 2016...


2016 Infiniti Q30 reveals its rump in new spy shot
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2016 Infiniti Q30 reveals its rump in new spy shot

Infiniti’s small new Q30 has been spied in another revealing moment this week, caught this time in the middle of promotional filming in Prague. This new shot, published by Czech website Auto, comes just days after a leaked press photo revealed the new “premium active compact” in its final production form for the first time...


Lexus RC F with heartbeat displaying paint unveiled
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Lexus RC F with heartbeat displaying paint unveiled

Advertising firm M&C Saatchi and the Japanese luxury marque's Australian arm have come up with a unique Lexus RC F that displays the driver's heartbeat on its external body panels. The one-off V8 RC F coupe features electroluminescent paint work...


Nissan Navara NP300 five-star ANCAP rated
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Nissan Navara NP300 five-star ANCAP rated

The recently launched Nissan Navara NP300 has been awarded the maximum ANCAP five-star safety rating against its latest — and toughest — 2015 testing regime. Despite some differences in specification, all versions of the Nissan Navara (the on-sale dual-cab, as well as the king-cab and single-cab variants due to launch within the next few months) get the maximum score...


McLaren 570S and 540C pricing : British supercar brand cuts price of entry by $110K - UPDATE
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McLaren 570S and 540C pricing : British supercar brand cuts price of entry by $110K - UPDATE

The McLaren Automotive Sports Series range is poised to roll out in Australia from the start of 2016, at which time they will make the British supercar brand’s line-up more accessible than ever. The company this week hosted the local premiere of the McLaren 570S, which it has announced will wear a price tag of $408,000 drive-away*...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente pricing and specifications

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente people mover has arrived as part of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Vito range. The new-generation Mercedes-Benz Valente is priced at $56,380 plus on-road costs, which is a $1790 hike over the existing model ($54,590 plus on-road costs), but that version had less standard gear...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito pricing and specifications

The new-generation 2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito van has arrived in Australia. Boasting an entirely new look and revised drivetrains, the updated Vito model has also been given a boost to its standard equipment list. The existing Mercedes-Benz Vito range kicked off from $38,990 plus on-road costs for the 110CDI, but the new model has arrived with a sharper drive-away price for the entry-level 111CDI model of $36,990...


2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon spied
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2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon spied

The all-new 2016 Astra is out in force this month, with a hot GSi variant spied testing recently and the new Sports Tourer wagon version caught on the road just this week. These new photos, taken outside of Opel’s Ruesselsheim headquarters in Germany, confirm that we can expect the Astra Sports Tourer to maintain a practical wagon design focused on cargo capacity...