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Jaguar Land Rover working on brain monitoring to detect drowsiness
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Jaguar Land Rover working on brain monitoring to detect drowsiness

Jaguar Land Rover has begun research into using brainwaves to detect driver drowsiness. The Indian-owned British luxury car maker says that its Mind Sense research team, which includes "leading neuroscientists", is currently investigating if it's possible to use brainwave monitoring to spot the signs of driver inattention...


Honda HR-V held back by supply
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Honda HR-V held back by supply

The Honda HR-V is already established as a major hit for its maker — as we recently laid out — but theres’s scope for the four-month old small SUV’s impressive sales to grow even further. It all comes down to supply out of the Thai plant the supplies all HR-Vs sold in Australia, which is currently running at maximum speed on account of strong demand across Asia...


Infiniti Q30 confirmed for Frankfurt debut
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Infiniti Q30 confirmed for Frankfurt debut

Nissan's luxury marque has confirmed that the Infiniti Q30 will make its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. The Frankfurt motor show, which starts on September 17, will be the first public outing for the production version of the Infiniti Q30 hatchback. So far, the company has extensively displayed a concept version, starting at 2013 Frankfurt show...


Nurburgring enacts speed limits, ends the era of manufacturers setting lap records
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Nurburgring enacts speed limits, ends the era of manufacturers setting lap records

The management of the Nurburgring is enforcing speed limits on the famed Nordschleife, meaning that it's effectively impossible for manufacturers to set new lap records. In an email sent by Carsten Schumacher, CEO of Capircorn Nurburgring GmbH, to Carscoops, the official reason was stated thusly: "Following the tragic accident on 28 March 2015, the German motorsport association (DMSB) introduced speed limits for races at the Nürburgring...


Mercedes-Benz on convertible SUVs: we will find a market
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Mercedes-Benz on convertible SUVs: we will find a market

The idea of a convertible SUV may seem silly, but given the growth of the SUV segment globally it's one that’s gathering momentum – including at Mercedes-Benz. The German luxury brand has been a player in the world of drop-top SUVs for years. Its iconic G-Wagen model was offered as a rag-top Cabriolet variant for military use and for public purchase for a staggering 34 years before being axed in 2013...


Mercedes-Benz GLS could include long-wheelbase, Coupe variants
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Mercedes-Benz GLS could include long-wheelbase, Coupe variants

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS – the car that replaces the current Mercedes-Benz GL – will be revealed later this year, and the brand is looking at derivatives that could help it fill ultra-niche and ultra-luxury segments. The company has just launched its new GLE and GLE Coupe models in Europe, and there’s a GLC and GLC Coupe pairing also on its way...


Mercedes-Maybach rolling out the door in China
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Mercedes-Maybach rolling out the door in China

Luxury German car-maker Mercedes-Benz is selling more of its flagship Maybach cars in China each month than it used to sell globally in an entire year. Wealthy Chinese buyers are snapping up the 1.44 million Yuan ($298,000) ultra-luxury version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class to the tune of 500 each month...


New-gen Honda Civic turbo sedan and hatch set for Australia from mid 2016
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New-gen Honda Civic turbo sedan and hatch set for Australia from mid 2016

The next-generation, 2016 Honda Civic sedan is poised to arrive in Australia in about 12 months, and will likely be followed before the end of 2016 by an all-new hatch version made at the same plant in Thailand, rather than the current, expensive UK-made model. Both, combined, will be tasked with returning Honda to the sharp end of the small car market...


Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV stars in world-first opera performance
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Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV stars in world-first opera performance

Never one to follow convention, Alfa Romeo has celebrated its 105th anniversary by producing a video with a twist starring the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde (QV). When we first heard of this quirky idea, there were a few raised eyebrows and skeptical expressions. There's a Giulietta QV, an opera singer and professional race driver at Phillip Island in what's believed to be the world's first car-powered opera performance...


Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe pricing and specifications
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Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe pricing and specifications

Pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, the Stuttgart-based brand’s first coupe-style crossover model. The new GLE Coupe – which is based on the GLE SUV (which in itself replaces the ML) – is said to offer the “sporty nature of a coupe with the striking characteristics of a robust SUV”...


Mercedes-Benz GLE pricing and specifications
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Mercedes-Benz GLE pricing and specifications

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE will be priced a little higher than it was sold as the Mercedes-Benz ML, but there are plenty of new standard equipment inclusions to offset any price hikes. The new Mercedes-Benz GLE – which replaces the ML – will be priced from $86,900 plus on-road costs when it launches in Australia in September this year...


Renault Sandero RS 2.0 revealed
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Renault Sandero RS 2.0 revealed

The Renault Sandero RS 2.0 made its debut today at the 2015 Buenos Aires motor show. Renault says that the first ever RS model to be built outside of Europe is powered by a 108kW engine. It's highly likely that this 2.0-litre engine is very closely related to the 105kW/198Nm unit employed in Latin American Dusters and other Renault models...


Porsche tops 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, voice recognition issues increase
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Porsche tops 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, voice recognition issues increase

Porsche, Kia and Jaguar have come out on top in the 2015 edition of the J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study. Every year, J.D. Power surveys customers over the first 90 days of ownership of their new cars for its Initial Quality Study (IQS). Porsche has come out on of the IQS for the third year running with just 80 problems per hundred vehicles (PP100)...


Renault Duster Oroch ute unveiled - UPDATE
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Renault Duster Oroch ute unveiled - UPDATE

The production version of the Renault Duster Oroch ute has been unveiled overnight at the 2015 Buenos Aires motor show. Unlike the concept car, which debuted at the Sao Paolo motor show in October last year, the production ute features smaller wing mirrors, framed door windows and no plastic cladding for the fenders...


2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV revealed - UPDATE
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV revealed - UPDATE

The updated, 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUV has been revealed in its native market of Japan, but its precise Australian launch timing remains a matter of mystery.  Mitsubishi’s mid-life update for its greenest car includes small changes to the body, chassis and powertrain, along with front, rear and interior styling tweaks...