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Volvo EV to go on sale by 2019
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Volvo EV to go on sale by 2019

Volvo plans to launch a pure electric vehicle by 2019 as part of the brand's just announced electrification strategy. The size and form of the company's first commercially available EV will be announced at another time. For now, the Geely-owned luxury marque is talking up its current and future plug-in hybrid models...


Qoros 5 SUV appears undisguised ahead of China launch
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Qoros 5 SUV appears undisguised ahead of China launch

Chinese-Israeli carmaker Qoros will soon reveal the latest offering in its China- and Europe-focused range, a new SUV believed to be called Qoros 5. The new mid-sized SUV will join the company’s introductory range, the 3 line, which debuted in small sedan, hatch and SUV forms last year...


2016 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback facelift spy photos
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2016 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback facelift spy photos

The facelift for Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback has been spotted out and about on the streets of Europe by our spy photographers. Up front, the Mirage wears a completely reworked front bumper, which includes a new large upper grille that incorporates the Mitsubishi tri-diamond logo. Below this, the lower air intake is horizontally bisected and flanked by a pair of fog lights...


Fiat Toro ute revealed - UPDATED
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Fiat Toro ute revealed - UPDATED

The new Fiat Toro ute was revealed overnight by the Italian-American car maker's Brazilian arm. Fiat has yet to announce many details about the new ute, nor has it shown us the new car's interior or rear. We do know, though, that the dual cab model seen here has seating for five, can carry a tonne of cargo and measures 4915mm long...


Jeep Renegade may not be the smallest SUV the company will make
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Jeep Renegade may not be the smallest SUV the company will make

There’s a very good chance that a new small model to slot below the diminutive Jeep Renegade could eventuate if the global market desires such a vehicle. The little Jeep Renegade that launched this week in Australia measures 4.23 metres long, 1.88m wide and 1.68m tall, making it the smallest model of the current era for the US off-road specialist brand...


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
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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...