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How does a run flat tyre work? Can I drive on a run flat tyre when it is flat?
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How does a run flat tyre work? Can I drive on a run flat tyre when it is flat?

Fitted to a number of BMW vehicles and available from tyre retailers, run flat tyres aim to reduce the need for stopping immediately if you score a flat tyre. CarAdvice reader Sandra wanted to know why her tyre replacement cost was so high and whether she should keep run flat tyres on her BMW X1. Q: Hello...


Honda Civic Type R can be made even faster, more powerful - report
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Honda Civic Type R can be made even faster, more powerful - report

The Honda Civic Type R can reportedly be made faster and more powerful if another company takes away its title as the fastest front-wheel drive hatch around the Nurburgring. Hisayuki Yagi, project leader for the Civic Type R, told Motor Trend that his team set out with one goal in mind: "To be the fastest front-drive hatchback around the Nürburgring Nordschleife"...


Year of the niche Euro brands?
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Year of the niche Euro brands?

We have called it the ‘Year of the Wagon’ here at CarAdvice, but perhaps we should rename it the ‘Year of the Affordable Niche Euro Brand’. One of those interesting patterns beginning to emerge in 2015 now that we have five full months of sales behind us is the sales rise in a quintet of smaller-volume, affordable and left-of-centre Euro brands...


Ford Sync 3 set to roll out in Australia in 2017
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Ford Sync 3 set to roll out in Australia in 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhjZf0i6qaU Ford has announced its new-generation Sync 3 infotainment system will debut on the 2016 Ford Fiesta, 2016 Ford Escape  and 2016 Ford Transit in the US. The new Ford Sync 3 system is a complete overhaul of the systems that have gone before it. Superficially, Sync 3 features a altered colour palette, with larger and more clearly defined buttons...


Ferrari Dino a matter of when not if, according to CEO - reports
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Ferrari Dino a matter of when not if, according to CEO - reports

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne has told multiple outlets that a new Ferrari Dino is on the cards, but wouldn't speculate on the timing. "It's a when not an if", the outspoken Ferrari chief told Autoblog when questioned about plans to revive the Dino name. "We know that [Dino] is an under-used resource, but that's why we need to get it right," Marchinonne continued...


Mercedes-Benz "SLC" spy photos
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Mercedes-Benz "SLC" spy photos

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz SLK has been spotted again, this time in what looks like AMG Sport trim. In line with the company's policy to rename its sport and SUV models based on their relationship to the brand's core lineup, the updated SLK will likely wear newly minted SLC badges. Despite the name change, the SLC will sport only a light visual refresh over the final-ever SLK-branded models...


Hyundai Santa Fe facelift unveiled in Korea
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Hyundai Santa Fe facelift unveiled in Korea

The facelifted short-wheelbase Hyundai Santa Fe has been unveiled in Korea with only minor changes to the car's looks. As earlier leaks revealed, the updated Santa Fe features a minor visual update. At the front, the revised crossover has thinner chrome bars for the grille, and a revised front bumper with redesigned fog light surrounds, LED driving lights and lower air intake...


2015 Skoda Fabia to get standard autonomous emergency braking
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2015 Skoda Fabia to get standard autonomous emergency braking

The all-new Skoda Fabia range launching in July is shaping up as among the safest cars in the light-car class, with the Czech brand’s local arm this week confirming it will offer low-speed autonomous braking (AEB) as a standard feature...


Honda HR-V sales already booming
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Honda HR-V sales already booming

The Honda HR-V has swiftly become the brand’s top-selling model in 2015, overtaking the Jazz light hatch and its CR-V big brother despite only launching in mid-February. According to May’s VFACTS industry sales figures, Honda registered 910 HR-V’s for the month, compared to 799 units for the Jazz (up a remarkable 172...


Kia Australia to close sales gap to Hyundai
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Kia Australia to close sales gap to Hyundai

Kia Australia is aiming for its market share relative to sister brand Hyundai to climb until it corresponds more closely with that seen in other countries. In most markets where Kia and Hyundai compete, the latter tends to hold the lion share of sales, but only with a 60:40 split. In Australia though, that figure is historically closer to 75:25, though it has improved in recent times to around 70:30...


BMW says "bring it on" to aspirational Audi
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BMW says "bring it on" to aspirational Audi

Renewed predictions from the boss of Audi Australia that his company will become the country’s top-selling premium brand by 2020 have been met with a “bring it on” by second-placed BMW and ambitions of continued growth from current leader Mercedes-Benz...


2015 Mazda BT-50 update leaks online
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2015 Mazda BT-50 update leaks online

The first image of the 2015 Mazda BT-50 mid-life update appears to have leaked onto the web, months out from the ute’s Australian launch around September. The images are all over Thai forums such as BT-50club.com, though it’s a little hard to ascertain on which one it first appeared...


Porsche working on 911 GT that focuses on driving purity - report
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Porsche working on 911 GT that focuses on driving purity - report

The Zuffenhausen-based brand is reportedly working on a version of the Porsche 911 that will be honed for simple driving pleasure. Sources within Porsche have told Autocar that the company is working on an addition of the 911 GT family, which will be setup for maximised driver feedback and interaction, rather than outright speed or optimised on-track performance...


Chrysler 300: More models recalled over Takata airbag issue
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Chrysler 300: More models recalled over Takata airbag issue

The Takata airbag recall has grown once more, with Chrysler adding extra numbers to its previous recall. A total of 5508 vehicles are affected in the airbag recall for the US brand, following Fiat Chrysler Australia having already advised 4497 owners of the problem. The revised recall affects the 2005-2010 Chrysler 300...


Peugeot 308 "GTi" spotted undisguised prior to Goodwood debut
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Peugeot 308 "GTi" spotted undisguised prior to Goodwood debut

Photos of what seem to be the upcoming Peugeot 308 "GTi" have been posted online ahead of the hot hatch's debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The images you see here were originally posted on the Caradisiac forums by user Tevas, and were taken in the parking lot of a French petrol station...