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McLaren 570S and 540C pricing : British supercar brand cuts price of entry by $110K - UPDATE
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McLaren 570S and 540C pricing : British supercar brand cuts price of entry by $110K - UPDATE

The McLaren Automotive Sports Series range is poised to roll out in Australia from the start of 2016, at which time they will make the British supercar brand’s line-up more accessible than ever. The company this week hosted the local premiere of the McLaren 570S, which it has announced will wear a price tag of $408,000 drive-away*...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente pricing and specifications

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente people mover has arrived as part of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Vito range. The new-generation Mercedes-Benz Valente is priced at $56,380 plus on-road costs, which is a $1790 hike over the existing model ($54,590 plus on-road costs), but that version had less standard gear...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito pricing and specifications

The new-generation 2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito van has arrived in Australia. Boasting an entirely new look and revised drivetrains, the updated Vito model has also been given a boost to its standard equipment list. The existing Mercedes-Benz Vito range kicked off from $38,990 plus on-road costs for the 110CDI, but the new model has arrived with a sharper drive-away price for the entry-level 111CDI model of $36,990...


2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon spied
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2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon spied

The all-new 2016 Astra is out in force this month, with a hot GSi variant spied testing recently and the new Sports Tourer wagon version caught on the road just this week. These new photos, taken outside of Opel’s Ruesselsheim headquarters in Germany, confirm that we can expect the Astra Sports Tourer to maintain a practical wagon design focused on cargo capacity...


2016 Citroen C4 specifications revealed
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2016 Citroen C4 specifications revealed

The Citroen C4 will get a performance, safety and convenience boost when it arrives in Australia at the beginning of August. The updated French compact hatch will be offered in two specification levels: the base Seduction trim and the high-grade Exclusive. The Citroen C4 Seduction benefits from the inclusion of LED daytime running lights and a 7...


Kia GT four-door coupe could debut soon, HQ still keen on Stinger coupe
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Kia GT four-door coupe could debut soon, HQ still keen on Stinger coupe

Kia’s GT four-door coupe may finally be closing in a production schedule, nearly five years on from its debut as a concept at the Frankfurt motor show. Reports of a market launch have surrounded the GT concept since first appearing in 2011, and Kia design chief Peter Schreyer has openly spoken of hopes for a sleek flagship model...


Mainstream models closing gap to premium cars: JD Power APEAL study
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Mainstream models closing gap to premium cars: JD Power APEAL study

The proliferation of high-level safety and convenience technologies in mainstream cars has helped to close the gap in desirability to premium models to the lowest level in a decade, according to the results of a new study. The 2015 JD Power US Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study shows the average APEAL score of mainstream models increased five points to 790 this year compared with just a one-point average increase for premium vehicles (up to 841)...


Audi RS4 sedan could return in 2016
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Audi RS4 sedan could return in 2016

Audi’s hero RS 4 range may once again include a sedan option, with huge demand in China and the US reportedly moving the carmaker to reconsider its wagon-only formula. The RS 4 badge hasn’t appeared on a sedan since the 2008 retirement of the ‘B7’ A4, a range that was bookended by RS wagons in earlier ‘B6’ and current ‘B8’ forms...


Aston Martin DB10 roars into life for new James Bond Spectre trailer: video
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Aston Martin DB10 roars into life for new James Bond Spectre trailer: video

Finally! Aston Martin’s new DB10 superhero is alive, power-sliding and bullet-dodging its way through the first full preview for the coming James Bond film, Spectre. Of course, if previous installments of Daniel Craig’s run on the 007 franchise are anything to go by, this special new Aston’s time on the stage may be short-lived...


How does stability control work? Do I need ESC for my next car?
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How does stability control work? Do I need ESC for my next car?

Developed in the late 1980s, Electronic Stability Control (also known as ESC or ESP), has formed a major part of vehicle safety. When reader Stefan contacted CarAdvice asking whether he should be looking for a vehicle with stability control, we wanted to put the technology to the test to demonstrate just how integral it is to vehicle safety...


2017 Nissan Micra to bring major quality boost - report
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2017 Nissan Micra to bring major quality boost - report

The all-new 2017 Nissan Micra will be bigger than its lilliputian predecessors, that much is already known. But, according to new reports out of Europe, the new hatch will also bring a markedly higher grade of quality than ever before. Previewed by the sharp Sway concept unveiled at March’s Geneva Motor Show, the new Micra will do away with the cute and bubble-like lines that have been the trademark of previous generations...


Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG won't dilute AMG brand
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Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG won't dilute AMG brand

Mercedes-Benz Australia says the introduction of an all-new range of 450 AMG models — the brand's new sub 63 AMG range — starting with the C450 AMG, will not detract from the hardcore aspect of its 'proper' AMG cars. Asked by CarAdvice if those ‘lesser’ AMG models will hurt the AMG brand, Mercedes-Benz Australia public relations senior manager David McCarthy said he didn’t believe so...


Suzuki Australia recalls Jimny over braking issue
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Suzuki Australia recalls Jimny over braking issue

Suzuki Australia, along with the independent Queensland distributor Suzuki Auto Co, have recalled a number of Jimny models this week over concerns with the compact 4X4’s braking system. Suzuki says that, due to an error during manufacturing, resin fragments could build up inside the Jimny's brake hydraulic control unit...


2016 Porsche 911 ‘991.2’ range previewed with new official shots
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2016 Porsche 911 ‘991.2’ range previewed with new official shots

The refreshed 2016 Porsche 911 range, dubbed ‘991.2’ by Stuttgart, has been given an early preview this week through official new photos. But, while these photos were distributed directly by Porsche, you won’t see much more here than CarAdvice’s own spy photos revealed back in May when the updated 911 was caught testing at the Nurburgring...


Porsche Pajun preview could come with Frankfurt-bound EV concept
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Porsche Pajun preview could come with Frankfurt-bound EV concept

Porsche may be struggling to meet explosive demand for its current range, but that’s not going to stop the brand from developing its future product plans. Already the company is running hard up against its production capacity, and the local waiting line on models like the all-new Macan is wrapped around the block...