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Volkswagen pushing its Australian agenda
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Volkswagen pushing its Australian agenda

The announcement of a wide-ranging list of updates from Volkswagen Australia this week appears to show that the German brand is serious about being even more successful Down Under. The updates across the majority of the brand's passenger car range may not have seen heavy discounts akin to some bigger-volume sellers in Australia, but it's clear the brand is pushing its own agenda in the competitive local market under the guidance of John White, the company's managing director...


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles models set to adopt new features
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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles models set to adopt new features

Volkswagen Australia recently announced a number of updates to its 2016 passenger model range, and it appears likely that some of those tweaks will flow through to the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range, too. The updates announced for the Polo, Golf, Beetle, Scirocco, Jetta and Tiguan include new media systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, as well as the addition of a standard reverse-view camera across the model ranges...


Seat SUV spied during the day
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Seat SUV spied during the day

Our spy photographers have spotted the Seat SUV out testing in Europe. Although the car seen here is only wearing marginally less camouflage than the last prototype we spotted, the mere fact that this vehicle was spotted in broad daylight, rather shrouded by driving rain and the blackness of night, means that we have a better view at Seat's first ever crossover...


2016 Fiat 500 Revealed: Refreshed looks, new infotainment tech for final update
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2016 Fiat 500 Revealed: Refreshed looks, new infotainment tech for final update

Fiat has rolled out what is likely to be the final update to its ageing 500 hatch, revealed today ahead of the badge’s 58th anniversary tomorrow. As expected, styling updates for the tiny 2016 Fiat 500 are relatively light-on, limited to revised bumpers and garnish tricks, along with a simple but stylish update to the lighting at both ends...


Volvo ‘Lounge Console’ becomes luxury baby transport with new concept
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Volvo ‘Lounge Console’ becomes luxury baby transport with new concept

Volvo’s XC90 Lounge Console concept, revealed in April as a business-class suite for the road, has revealed a new trick this week: premium baby carrying. While the earlier Lounge Console focused on providing ultimate comfort for individuals with a “high-profile lifestyle”, the new Excellence Child Safety Seat concept is all about the family...


2016 Toyota LandCruiser revealed further in new spy photos
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2016 Toyota LandCruiser revealed further in new spy photos

Toyota’s refreshed 2016 LandCruiser 200 Series has surfaced once more this week, appearing in a handful of photos snapped by a well-placed Instagram user. These new shots, posted online by Instagram user hamad1two3, offer the first ‘real world’ look at the big off-roading SUV’s updated styling...


Top 50 cars, top 25 brands in 2015 to date
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Top 50 cars, top 25 brands in 2015 to date

We’ve reached the half-way point of the year, breathless and spent after a monster June in which a record 125,680 new vehicles were registered. This figure, up 6.4 per cent, carried the January-June total to 578,427, which is 3.3 per cent higher than the same time in 2014, and higher even than the previous record set in June 2013 of 573,711 units...


BMW hydrogen fuel cell prototypes revealed
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BMW hydrogen fuel cell prototypes revealed

BMW has revealed two of its hydrogen fuel cell prototype vehicles at its Innovation Days event. One of the vehicles, a BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo would be almost indistinguishable from the version in showrooms across the world, were it not for the words "Hydrogen Fuel Cell" emblazoned down its sides. The 5 Series GT prototype's motivation comes courtesy of a 180kW electric motor...


June 2015 car sales: Winners and losers
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June 2015 car sales: Winners and losers

The annual June rush is over, new vehicle sales for the month were the highest on record and perhaps, just as interestingly, the top-selling new car was one very few of us would have expected… According to June 2015 VFACTS industry statistics, 125,850 new cars, SUVs and commercials were registered. That's a 6...


Subaru Levorg Australian Launch Confirmed - OFFICIAL
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Subaru Levorg Australian Launch Confirmed - OFFICIAL

Fans of Subaru’s fourth-generation Liberty GT wagon, “starved” of a logical replacement in recent generations, have had their prayers answered today. Subaru Australia has responded to reports of an Australian debut for the new Levorg wagon by putting all speculation to rest: it’s coming next year...


Renault Talisman previews continue, Australian launch unlikely - UPDATED
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Renault Talisman previews continue, Australian launch unlikely - UPDATED

If you’re all about the finer details in all things, this latest teaser for Renault’s new Talisman sedan is for you. The single image above is all that Renault is offering today, but it follows a short and equally vague video clip released earlier this week, teasing a few details of its own...


2016 Fiat 500’s inside sneaks out
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2016 Fiat 500’s inside sneaks out

Fiat’s updated city car, the compact 500, has been spied once more this week, just hours before its July 4 unveiling. Earlier snaps of lightly camouflaged prototypes confirmed that we can expect a handful of small exterior tweaks to the 2016 500, but its interior had, until now, been more heavily disguised...


Toyota HiLux TRD Prototype revealed: new Wildtrak rival debuts in Thailand - UPDATE
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Toyota HiLux TRD Prototype revealed: new Wildtrak rival debuts in Thailand - UPDATE

Toyota’s got a special TRD-prepped HiLux on show at this week’s Bangkok International Auto Salon in Thailand, hinting at a sporty new flagship for the top-selling pickup range. But, before you get your supercharged Speedos in a Siberian hitch, you need to know: this is not a direct successor to the powered-up TRD HiLux developed right here in Australia for a limited run back in 2008...


Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant - reports
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Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant - reports

An outsider contractor working at a Volkswagen factory in Germany has been crushed to death by a robot. Heiko Hillwig, a Volkswagen spokesman, confirmed to the Associated Press that a team including the 22-year old man were involved in setting up a stationary robot at the company's factory in Baunatal, Germany, around 100km north of Frankfurt...


Honda CR-V gets small price cut to help flagging sales
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Honda CR-V gets small price cut to help flagging sales

The mid-range Honda CR-V VTi-S has today received a $1000 price cut, with the aim of stimulating sales in the “highly competitive” medium SUV segment. The company's move to cut the price of the Honda CR-V VTi-S two-wheel-drive to $32,290 plus on-road costs, and the VTi-S 4WD to $35,290, aligns it better to the top-selling Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport ($32,790 and $35,790 in 2WD and 4WD guise respectively)...