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Victoria Police to consider implementing $86 million live video ANPR system for patrol cars
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Victoria Police to consider implementing $86 million live video ANPR system for patrol cars

Victoria Police could implement an $86 million rollout of live video and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to its fleet of 220 highway patrol vehicles if it accepts the recommendations laid out in a report by Deloitte. An 88 page report by Deloitte, which cost taxpayers $115,000, recommends the rollout of live video streaming and ANPR technology to the Victoria Police highway patrol fleet...


Audi TT 1.8 TFSI base model revealed, under consideration for Australia
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Audi TT 1.8 TFSI base model revealed, under consideration for Australia

The 2015 Audi TT range could expand at the end of this year with a new base model, the 1.8 TFSI, which was unveiled overnight. The new entry-level 1.8 TFSI version of the fourth-generation Audi TT is no underpowered runabout, with the German brand claiming the new model - with 132kW of power and 250Nm of torque, which spans 1250-5000rpm - can sprint from 0-100km/h in a hot-hatch-like 6...


2016 Subaru WRX and STI updates revealed
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2016 Subaru WRX and STI updates revealed

The 2016 Subaru WRX and 2016 Subaru WRX STI have been revealed with a range of changes for the Japanese brand's iconic performance models. The updates come less than a year after the new, fourth-generation Subaru WRX and WRX STI models launched in Australia, and the changes aren't minimal in their scope...


Nissan Australia boss frustrated with uninformed politicians
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Nissan Australia boss frustrated with uninformed politicians

Allowing the private importation of new or near-new cars will hardly decimate established factory-backed car distributors — but that doesn’t mean last week’s proposal to do just that is a good idea. This is the stance of Nissan Australia managing director Richard Emery, who this week joined a long line of industry figures slamming the announcement made last week by assistant industry minister Jamie Briggs...


Nissan Patrol price cuts due within months
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Nissan Patrol price cuts due within months

The Nissan Patrol will get a much-needed, sizeable, price cut around the middle of the year at the same time as its luxury arm Infiniti launches its sister model, the QX80. Infiniti’s Patrol-based range flagship will compete in the upper echelons of the large SUV market against the Toyota LandCruiser-based Lexus LX570, which retails for $134,700 plus on-road costs...


Volkswagen considering working with Great Wall on budget car - report
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Volkswagen considering working with Great Wall on budget car - report

A report today indicates that Volkswagen is considering a tie-up with Chinese car maker Great Wall in order to produce a budget car. Manager Magazin believes that Volkswagen is looking for ways to produce a budget car primarily aimed at the Chinese market. One scenario involves Volkswagen co-operating with Great Wall on just such a project, with the German conglomerate possibly taking a financial stake in Great Wall...


Nissan Australia boss “flattered” that Mercedes-Benz will use Navara platform
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Nissan Australia boss “flattered” that Mercedes-Benz will use Navara platform

Nissan Australia managing director, and former Mercedes-Benz executive, Richard Emery says it is “flattering” that the forthcoming Mercedes ute will be based on the new NP300 Navara. Late last month, Mercedes-Benz made the rather stunning announcement that it would develop and launch a pick-up rival to the Toyota HiLux by around 2018...


Aston Martin DB9 successor spied at Nurburgring and on the road
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Aston Martin DB9 successor spied at Nurburgring and on the road

The successor to the Aston Martin DB9 has been caught again by our spy photographers, this time on the Nurburgring and on public roads in the town of Nurburg, Germany. When our photographers first spotted a prototype of the DB9 successor a few weeks back, that vehicle was painted in plain black, but was kitted out in all manner of false body panels and other types of disguise...


Amazon, DHL, Audi trial online deliveries straight to your car boot
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Amazon, DHL, Audi trial online deliveries straight to your car boot

Amazon, DHL and Audi will run a limited trial in Germany, where customers can have packages delivered directly to their car boot. The limited pilot programme is open to German members of Amazon Prime, an annual 49 euro ($57) subscription plan that offers free two-day shipping for most products on Amazon's site...


Haval to establish Australian suspension tuning program
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Haval to establish Australian suspension tuning program

Incoming Chinese SUV brand Haval plans to establish an Australian tuning program to ensure its vehicles are as comfortable and capable as possible for our country’s unique driving conditions. Haval Motors Australia chief marketing officer Tim Smith speaks highly of the benefits of local suspension tuning after previously working with Kia Australia, which develops unique local suspension set-ups for every new model it brings to our market...


Nissan calls passenger cars its “achilles heel”, no Euro Pulsar for now
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Nissan calls passenger cars its “achilles heel”, no Euro Pulsar for now

Nissan Australia says it might have become excessively focused on SUVs and light commercials, to the detriment of its passenger car range. In recent times, Nissan has been propped up by its strong SUV range — the Juke, Qashqai, X-Trail and Pathfinder in particular — and the Navara ute. Its passenger range, comprising the Micra, Pulsar, Altima and 370Z, has by contrast struggled mightily...


Nismo Australia decision fast-tracked
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Nismo Australia decision fast-tracked

The process of bringing a number of Nismo models to local shores is being fast-tracked by Nissan Australia managing director Richard Emery. While still some time away from local launch, Emery this week confirmed it was creeping every closer to securing the complete range of Nismo-tuned sports variants of its existing range here...


Aston Martin DBX crossover may be built in the USA - report
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Aston Martin DBX crossover may be built in the USA - report

As part of the company's ambitious growth plans, the upcoming Aston Martin DBX crossover may be built in the United States. The Financial Times claims that Aston Martin is being actively courted by a number of southern US states, which have been stung in recent times, as many automakers have decided to invest in facilities in Mexico rather than break new ground or expand current facilities in the US...


Haval "confident" of five-star ANCAP safety ratings for new Chinese SUVs
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Haval "confident" of five-star ANCAP safety ratings for new Chinese SUVs

Chinese newcomer Haval says it won’t be content with anything but maximum five-star ANCAP safety ratings for its fleet of SUVs that will start arriving in Australian showrooms in June...


Norway may scale back its incentives for electric cars after 50,000th EV sold
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Norway may scale back its incentives for electric cars after 50,000th EV sold

A report indicates that Norway is considering ending or reducing some of its incentives for electric cars because the scheme has been almost too popular. According to Automotive News Europe, the finance ministry is currently conducting a review of its automotive and fuel taxes, which will be complete before the federal budget is announced in May...