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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class facelift spied during testing
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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class facelift spied during testing

Our spy photographers have spotted the facelifted Mercedes-Benz SL-Class on public roads outside the company's research and development centre in Sindelfingen, Germany. The prototype of the updated SL features black cladding and tape ahead of the A-pillar, as well as some along the rear bumper...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro to be revealed in May
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro to be revealed in May

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro will be revealed in two months’ time, breaking cover at a day-long celebration of the iconic American muscle car in Detroit on May 16. Chevrolet overnight released a video teasing the new Camaro’s rorty engine note along with a new silver badge with the red, white and blue of the American flag...


Mazda CX-3 supply may be squeezed by high global demand
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Mazda CX-3 supply may be squeezed by high global demand

Sales ambitions for the new Mazda CX-3 compact SUV may be compromised by supply issues due to strong worldwide demand. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the CX-3 in Canberra, Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders noted high demand for the new nameplate from all world markets, hinting at potential supply problems for the little SUV in Australia...


Ford Fiesta spy photos may be of an early Fiesta RS prototype
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Ford Fiesta spy photos may be of an early Fiesta RS prototype

Rumours about the Ford Fiesta RS have been circulating for a while now, and these spy photos may be the first proof that such a car is under development. Our spy photographers spotted a convoy of partially disguised Focus RS prototypes along with this Fiesta mule, which features revised front and rear bumpers, and plenty of diagnostic equipment on board...


Renault designer sheds more light on X-Trail-based seven-seat SUV
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Renault designer sheds more light on X-Trail-based seven-seat SUV

Renault’s design boss has shed more light on the French brand’s upcoming seven-seat SUV that’s set to break cover in 2017. Renault design director Laurens van den Acker told AutoExpress the new Nissan X-Trail-based crossover would be “much more than just a big Kadjar”, referring to the car maker’s recently revealed mid-sized SUV that’s based on the Nissan Qashqai...


Opel developing eye-tracking headlight system for future models
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Opel developing eye-tracking headlight system for future models

Opel is developing an innovative vehicle lighting system that tracks a driver’s eyes and points the headlights in the direction they are looking in an attempt to improve visibility at night. The eye-tracking technology represents the third-generation of adaptive lighting from Opel, following the German brand’s current AFL+ bi-xenon system and its forthcoming LED matrix light system that will go into series production within 18 months...


Toyota HiAce gets a range of updates
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Toyota HiAce gets a range of updates

Australia’s top-selling van, the Toyota HiAce, has received a significant upgrade, led by the addition of a punchier petrol engine option with a new six-speed auto, and extra safety equipment. At the same time, Toyota has also added two new body-styles to the range — a five-seat crew van and a reduced 12-seat version of the commuter bus that can be driven on a standard licence...


2015 Subaru Forester pricing and specifications
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2015 Subaru Forester pricing and specifications

The introduction of a long-awaited diesel CVT drivetrain headlines the changes to the 2015 Subaru Forester range, which goes on sale across Australia today. The Forester diesel CVT is available in two specification levels: the 2.0D-L at $35,490 plus on-road costs, and the 2.0D-S at $42,490. Subaru Australia has cut the price of other variants in the 2015 Forester range by between $1500 and $3500...


Tesla CEO Elon Musk promises to "end range anxiety" with Model S software update
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk promises to "end range anxiety" with Model S software update

Tesla CEO Elon Musk boldly claims he is “about to end range anxiety” with the announcement of an over-the-air software update for the Model S range planned for early Friday morning Australian time. Musk tweeted that the “entire Model S fleet” would benefit from the update, which seems likely to boost the battery range of the pioneering pure-electric luxury sports sedan...


Porsche to add new model line by 2020
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Porsche to add new model line by 2020

German sports car manufacturer Porsche looks set to add a seventh full-scale model line by the end of the decade in a bid to meet increasing demand for its high-performance cars and SUVs. Speaking late last week at the company’s annual press conference, Porsche CEO Mattias Mueller told the audience that “in the not too distant future, we will present a seventh model line” that would join the current production line-up by 2020...


Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat orders frozen until production catches up
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Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat orders frozen until production catches up

Unprecedented demand for the hugely powerful Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat versions has put production levels well behind the order book. With more than 9000 orders taken for the 707hp American muscle cars, and only 2200 actually delivered, Dodge has decided to suspend any further orders until supply catches up...


Australia’s new car market undergoing its own French revolution
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Australia’s new car market undergoing its own French revolution

French car-makers are making more headway with Australian car buyers this year, based on sales statistics from the first two months of the year. Each of the three French brands selling their wares on the local market — Citroen, Peugeot and Renault — have exhibited significant volume growth year-on-year in 2015, many multiples higher than the total market growth of two per cent...


BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid revealed
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BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid revealed

The BMW X5 xDrive40e formally revealed today is the Bavarian company’s first plug-in hybrid model from its “core brand” — those not part of its ‘i’ family. It joins a growing movement in PHEV technology from luxury brands, with rivals to include the diesel-electric Audi Q7 e-tron and forthcoming Mercedes-Benz GLE (nee ML-Class) PHEV...


Honda Civic to adopt turbo engines for non-performance models - report
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Honda Civic to adopt turbo engines for non-performance models - report

The Honda Civic, at least in the US, will soon feature a turbocharged engine as standard on the base model. Honda's head of research and development, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, told Automotive News that "downsized turbocharging will be the base, even for the Civic". Yamamoto's comments are believed to relate specifically to the American market...


Aston Martin Vanquish redesigned by Henrik Fisker as the Thunderbolt
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Aston Martin Vanquish redesigned by Henrik Fisker as the Thunderbolt

Automotive designer Henrik Fisker has refashioned the Aston Martin Vanquish into the Thunderbolt for the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. The one-off Thunderbolt has a reworked exterior that's been crafted from hand-laid carbonfibre. Up front the car features new headlights, a refashioned bumper with an eye-catching aluminium grille, a bonnet with a power dome, and triangular air intakes...