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Volvo's new small cars will debut in 2017 with new architecture
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Volvo's new small cars will debut in 2017 with new architecture

The next generation of Volvo small cars will debut in 2017 and will be underpinned by a new flexible toolkit, which is currently under development. Dubbed the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), the new platform module will likely be used for the next-generation V40 hatch and XC40 crossover, as well as possibly an S40 sedan...


2015 Jeep Renegade pricing and specifications
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2015 Jeep Renegade pricing and specifications

The all-new, city-sized 2015 Jeep Renegade is perhaps not as cheap as many buyers would have expected. The US off-road/SUV specialist brand has opted to position the new Renegade compact SUV at a higher price than many of its rivals, with a starting point of $29,500 plus on-road costs. That ranges through to the top-spec Trailhawk, which is a $41,500 proposition...


Jeep pick-up truck may not be a Wrangler variant, could be a standalone model
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Jeep pick-up truck may not be a Wrangler variant, could be a standalone model

There have long been rumours of a Jeep pick-up truck or ute to be built off the same bits as the next-generation Jeep Wrangler, but that may not be the case. Instead, it seems possible that the US off-road specialist brand could branch out with a standalone utility vehicle that – while potentially sharing elements with the Wrangler – may stand alone as its very own model in the Jeep ranks...


More driverless tech, now, says Bosch Australia president
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More driverless tech, now, says Bosch Australia president

“The Biggest benefit to road safety will come from removing human decision making,” Bosch Australia president Gavin Smith told world experts on road safety today. On the same day that Tesla launched an advanced Autopilot upgrade for its Model S electric sedan in California, Smith told the Australasian Road Safety Conference on the Gold Coast that we need more autonomous technology, sooner...


Volkswagen will priortise EV development with new electric Phaeton because of "dieselgate"
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Volkswagen will priortise EV development with new electric Phaeton because of "dieselgate"

The board in charge of the Volkswagen brand has announced a series of measures regarding its future products in the wake of the "dieselgate" scandal, which has dominated the automotive and mainstream press over the last month. Herbert Diess, chief of the Volkswagen brand, announced overnight that the company will "reorient" its diesel motor plan, as well as concentrate on electric vehicles...


Maserati Levante SUV to be brand's best seller, launching late 2016
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Maserati Levante SUV to be brand's best seller, launching late 2016

Maserati Australia expects the upcoming Levante SUV to be its best-selling model when it lands in local showrooms towards the end of 2016. The Ghibli-based SUV, which is set for a world unveiling at January's Detroit motor show, is late to the party: original plans to have it based on a Jeep Cherokee platform were scrapped in favour of the Ghibli and Quattroporte platform, with production also shifting from the USA to Italy as a result...


Audi A6 recalled for navigation software fix
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Audi A6 recalled for navigation software fix

A number of current-generation Audi A6 models in Australia have been recalled this week, due to a regional coding error in the navigation system of some models. The fault affects models fitted with the advanced Navigation MMI (Multi Media Interface) Plus system, some of which have been coded with settings intended for overseas markets...


Maserati Australia to sell 1350 units per year from 2018
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Maserati Australia to sell 1350 units per year from 2018

Maserati Australia expects to sell around 1350 units per year by 2018 as it expands its product offerings into new segments. Having sold about 35-45 cars a year between 2000-2004, the Italian brand began the first phase of its restructuring process in 2005 with an expanded national dealer network
, as well as a greater personalisation programme...


2016 Volvo XC60 update brings $4000-plus price cuts
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2016 Volvo XC60 update brings $4000-plus price cuts

The 2016 Volvo XC60 range has been released in Australia, delivering price cuts of more than $4000 on the three most affordable variants. Volvo Australia has cut $4225 from the price of the updated XC60 D4 Kinetic (now $55,765 plus on-road costs), T5 Luxury ($58,765) and D4 Luxury ($60,765), while adding extra equipment to make the premium mid-sized SUV even better value than before...


Porsche Australia picks up the tab on Cayenne S E-Hybrid energy
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Porsche Australia picks up the tab on Cayenne S E-Hybrid energy

Porsche Australia has partnered with Origin Energy to offset the charged electric driving of all Cayenne S E-Hybrid vehicles in Australia. Forming part of the carmaker’s ‘E-Mobility’ program, the arrangement has seen Porsche purchase 100-percent GreenPower Accredited Renewable Energy to cover 10,000 kilometres of electric driving for all current and new Cayenne S E-Hybrid owners...


Audi Australia chief believes resale values to stay strong post-diesel saga
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Audi Australia chief believes resale values to stay strong post-diesel saga

Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle believes any impact on the company's resale values will be “absolutely minimalised” in the wake of the diesel emissions saga.  Speaking with Australian media yesterday, Doyle updated us on the situation, saying the Volkswagen Group’s headquarters was still working on the technical solution to getting its Euro 5 EA189 diesel engines to meet overseas emissions requirements...


Tesla Model S software version 7 adds automated steering and lane changing, but driver liable for any accidents
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Tesla Model S software version 7 adds automated steering and lane changing, but driver liable for any accidents

The Tesla Model S will soon take a major update to its control and infotainment software, with the global move to 'version 7' adding important new safety and convenience features. Key new features in the software update include automated parallel parking, side collision warning, automatic emergency steering, Autosteer, and automatic lane changing...


Citroen ‎Conservatoire: A look through 96 years of heritage
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Citroen ‎Conservatoire: A look through 96 years of heritage

With a history that dates back to 1919, Citroen has a long legacy behind it. In Australia since 1920, the French brand renowned for being 'different' is also the longest running continually sold marque in the country. So when CarAdvice was presented with the opportunity to get up close and personal with near-on 100 years of Citroen product at the brand's own Citroen ‎Conservatoire in France, we couldn't say yes fast enough...


Incoming Volkswagen North America chief, current Skoda chairman, quits company
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Incoming Volkswagen North America chief, current Skoda chairman, quits company

The boss-in-waiting of Volkswagen AG’s new North American region, current Skoda chairman-of-the-board Winfried Vahland, has quit the company before even taking up the recently created post. On November 1, Vahland was slated to move into the new role, running a region that encompasses the US, Canada and Mexico...


2016 Volkswagen Tiguan to double sales
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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan to double sales

The next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan due to launch in Australia around August next year is expected to at least double in sales over its popular predecessor, and take it right up to buyers’ champions such as the Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail and Toyota RAV4...