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Audi Australia diesel emissions cheat software to be removed
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Audi Australia diesel emissions cheat software to be removed

Audi Australia says that any of its vehicles equipped with a 1.6 TDI or 2.0 TDI diesel engine (EA189) that might be equipped with the so-called “defeat device” emission cheating software have that particular piece of code as inactive and that the German luxury manufacturer will likely seek to remove it once it has a complete list of affected vehicles...


Citroen eager for medium SUV, has to look at Renault Alaskan-style pick-up
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Citroen eager for medium SUV, has to look at Renault Alaskan-style pick-up

The global head of Citroen says she would like the iconic French brand to become part of the ever-growing mid-size SUV segment, while also acknowledging the PSA Peugeot Citroen group has to look into the world of pick-ups. Speaking to CarAdvice in France at a European Citroen C4 Cactus drive event, Citroen CEO Linda Jackson said a compact B- or C-segment SUV, “is clearly something that we would like in the line-up for Citroen...


Volkswagen recalling millions of vehicles for ‘Dieselgate’ fix
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Volkswagen recalling millions of vehicles for ‘Dieselgate’ fix

German carmaker Volkswagen has revealed that it will recall millions of vehicles caught up in the scandal that has become tritely known as ‘dieselgate’. The recall will include five million cars in the Volkswagen brand’s passenger range - including sixth-generation Golf, seventh-generation Passat and first-generation Tiguan - out of a total of 11 million Volkswagen Group vehicles worldwide...


Lexus Australia rules out V8 Supercar entry “at this stage”
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Lexus Australia rules out V8 Supercar entry “at this stage”

Lexus Australia has ruled out any initial entry into the V8 Supercar racing series, although the company’s local chief has again confirmed interest in the coming ‘Gen2 Supercar’ regulations. Revealed in December last year, the Gen2 program will see a number of changes made to the long-running racing series from 2017, opening the door to coupe bodies and different engine cylinder counts, among other revisions...


2016 Toyota HiLux five-star ANCAP safety confirmed: First to secure good pedestrian score
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2016 Toyota HiLux five-star ANCAP safety confirmed: First to secure good pedestrian score

In news that will surprise few, the all-new 2016 Toyota HiLux has locked in a top five-star crash safety rating with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The new eighth-generation HiLux achieved an overall score of 34.45 out of a possible 37 points, including 13.45 out of 16 in the frontal offset crash test, 16 out of 16 in the side impact test, and 2 out of 2 in the pole test...


Driverless cars move closer as South Australia reviews new legislation
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Driverless cars move closer as South Australia reviews new legislation

South Australia has taken an important step to becoming one of the few regions in the world that allows autonomous vehicles to operate on public roads alongside regular human motorists. This month, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan introduced The Motor Vehicles (Trials of Automotive Technologies) Amendment Bill to the South Australian parliament, opening the door to an industry that experts project to be worth $90 billion in 15 years...


2.1 million Audis, 1.2 million Skodas have Volkswagen emissions defeat device
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2.1 million Audis, 1.2 million Skodas have Volkswagen emissions defeat device

Audi and Skoda have confirmed the extent to which the Volkswagen Group's emissions testing defeat device has been employed in their diesel vehicles. Reuters has been informed that 2.1 million Audi vehicles are powered by EA189 diesel engines that have the emissions testing defeat device on-board...


2016 World Car of the Year nominees announced
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2016 World Car of the Year nominees announced

Nominees for the 2016 World Car of the Year award have been announced today, along with contenders for specific Performance, Luxury, Green and Design categories. Today’s announcement follows the anticipated victory in April of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which beat out the likes of Ford’s new Mustang - available in Europe for the first time - and the new Volkswagen Passat to be named World Car of the Year...


Top 5 concept cars of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show
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Top 5 concept cars of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show

Concept cars are a window into the future of a brand's model line. And, while they almost always look nothing like their eventual production descendants, they're always great fun. The unique unveilings at this year's Frankfurt motor show were no exception, with a wild array of interesting concept cars on show...


Victoria Police adds Holden Cruze to patrol fleet in lead-up to Commodore exit - UPDATE
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Victoria Police adds Holden Cruze to patrol fleet in lead-up to Commodore exit - UPDATE

The Victorian Police Force has added the Holden Cruze SRi sedan to its fleet of full-time patrol vehicles, marking the small car's first appearance in any Australian police patrol fleet. The Cruze joins the larger Commodore and Falcon models that make up the bulk of the Victoria Police garage...


NSW: UberX drivers cop licence suspensions as state cracks down on ride-sharing
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NSW: UberX drivers cop licence suspensions as state cracks down on ride-sharing

The New South Wales Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) has brought the hammer down on ride-sharing company Uber, handing down three-month licence suspensions for 40 participating UberX drivers. RMS director of safety and compliance, Peter Wells, said that ride-sharing services are illegal and that the government is now taking action against drivers...


Ford Kuga ST and Vignale variants a possibility - report
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Ford Kuga ST and Vignale variants a possibility - report

The Ford Kuga range may be broadened with the introduction of a performance ST model and a high-luxury Vignale variant. Roelant de Waard, vice-president, sales and marketing at Ford of Europe, was asked by AutoExpress if the company had any plans to expand its ST and Vignale offerings with Kuga-based models...


2016 Toyota Prius gets TRD sports styling in new brochure leak
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2016 Toyota Prius gets TRD sports styling in new brochure leak

The new 2016 Toyota Prius will launch with a number of sporty styling options in its home market, a set of leaked brochure images has revealed. Unveiled earlier this month, the new Prius already boasts a far sharper design than its wedge-like predecessors, developed in response to Toyota chief Akio Toyoda’s edict that all future models must deliver a more “emotional” look...


Fiat 124 Spider outed in revealing new photos
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Fiat 124 Spider outed in revealing new photos

The reborn 2016 Fiat 124 Spider has been given an early unveiling this week, thanks to a set of show-all spy photos published in the overseas press. Caught in the middle of what was likely a promotional photography session, the 124 shown in these photos from Jalopnik.com is the first example to be seen without a shred of camouflage - mere hours after a heavily disguised prototype was spied testing in the US...


Martin Winterkorn, ex-Volkswagen CEO, under investigation in Germany
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Martin Winterkorn, ex-Volkswagen CEO, under investigation in Germany

Authorities in the German state of Lower Saxony have opened a criminal investigation into Martin Winterkorn, the former head of Volkswagen who stepped down last week. In a statement released overnight, the public prosecutor's office in Lower Saxony announced that its economic crimes unit has begun an investigation into Winterkorn...