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Mercedes-Benz powers on in March
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Mercedes-Benz powers on in March

Mercedes-Benz sales in Australia continue to power on at a rate that its main luxury rivals aren't matching, growing almost 30 per cent in March alone. The Stuttgart marque recorded 3482 deliveries across its passenger, SUV and commercial range last month, enough to finish as the 11th most popular brand overall. As has become the norm, its rivals Audi (1858 sales, up 22...


Subaru Outback posts mammoth March sales - UPDATE
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Subaru Outback posts mammoth March sales - UPDATE

The new Subaru Outback had a momentous and record-breaking month of sales in March, with its maker’s Australian arm registering 1180 units — growth of 410.8 per cent. So strong was the new Outback’s month, it finished third in the big-selling large SUV segment, behind only the Toyota Prado (1483) and Jeep Grand Cherokee (1197)...


2015 New York auto show: Hits and misses
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2015 New York auto show: Hits and misses

With the press days for the 2015 New York auto show behind us, not to mention our recommended yearly intake of Easter eggs, it's time to look back at which cars hit the mark and which ones had us shaking our heads. Matt Campbell — on the ground Hit: Nissan Maxima. It isn't coming here, but geez this big sedan would shake up the monotonous mid/large car segment if it did...


March 2015 car sales: Winners and losers
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March 2015 car sales: Winners and losers

Welcome back, strong growth. The market has missed you. March new vehicle deliveries grew 8 per cent over the same month in 2014 — among the strongest monthly growth performances seen in some time. VFACTS sales figures released today recorded 105,054 new vehicle deliveries for the month, compared with 97,267 in March 2014, with the lion’s share of growth coming from SUVs...


What is the Australian Consumer Law? : Is my car still covered outside of the manufacturer warranty?
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What is the Australian Consumer Law? : Is my car still covered outside of the manufacturer warranty?

When it comes to buying a new car, the options are both daunting and almost endless. For the most part, a new car purchase is a rewarding and exciting time — until something goes wrong. Reader Aiden Smith contacted CarAdvice to find out whether he could still ask the manufacturer to repair his car outside of its new car warranty. Q: Hello...


Tesla sales top 10,000 in Q1; Elon Musk says Australian sales "surprisingly good"
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Tesla sales top 10,000 in Q1; Elon Musk says Australian sales "surprisingly good"

Tesla shares have surged off the back off record sales in the first quarter of 2015, in which the high-profile electric vehicle company cracked 10,000 sales for a quarter for the first time in its history. Tesla shares traded as high as US$207.75 ($273.75) yesterday following Friday’s announcement that the company delivered 10,030 Model S EVs between January and March...


Dodge Journey Blacktop Edition launches from $38,500
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Dodge Journey Blacktop Edition launches from $38,500

Fiat Chrysler Australia has introduced the Dodge Journey Blacktop Edition to local showrooms, giving the American MPV an extra dose of attitude. Priced from $38,500 plus on-road costs, the Blacktop Edition costs $2000 more than the flagship Journey R/T on which it’s based...


Lyons LM2 Streamliner hypercar concept finally arrives in New York
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Lyons LM2 Streamliner hypercar concept finally arrives in New York

The design prototype of the Lyons LM2 Streamliner supercar has finally made its debut at the 2015 New York auto show, well after the show's press days had concluded. At the company's press conference last week, company founder and CEO, Kevin W. Lyons, stood at a lectern in front of a blank piece of carpet, on top of which was meant to be a prototype of the LM2 Streamliner...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe spied drifting in Sweden
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe spied drifting in Sweden

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe has been spotted by our spy photographers during cold weather testing in northern Europe. Despite the heavy use of camouflaging tape on the car's body, it's easy to see the similarities between the C-Class sedan and its forthcoming coupe cousin...


Citroen Aircross concept teased and then leaked
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Citroen Aircross concept teased and then leaked

During the Easter long weekend, the upcoming Citroen Aircross concept car was first officially teased by the French car maker, before a low-resolution leak appeared online. The leak (above) appeared on the French forum site WorldScoop and is supposedly from the cover of the next edition of l'Automobile magazine...


Range Rover Evoque SV model expected soon, Convertible confirmed for Australia
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Range Rover Evoque SV model expected soon, Convertible confirmed for Australia

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible isn’t the only new model that will grace the style-focused small SUV’s range in the coming years – CarAdvice can reveal that Land Rover will soon add a flagship SV model to the ranks, too...


Delphi's autonomous Audi SQ5 completes trip from San Francisco to New York City
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Delphi's autonomous Audi SQ5 completes trip from San Francisco to New York City

An Audi SQ5 fitted out with autonomous driving technology by automotive supplier Delphi is the first self-driving car to complete a US west coast to east coast trek from San Francisco to New York City. Accompanied by a team of engineers from the Delphi — an automotive supplier spun off, in part, from GM in 1997 — have helped the modified Audi SQ5, dubbed Roadrunner, complete the nine day, roughly 5470km, cross-country trek...


2015 Chevrolet Spark turbocharged hot-hatch a chance
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2015 Chevrolet Spark turbocharged hot-hatch a chance

The 2015 Chevrolet Spark was revealed today at the Seoul motor show with a 1.4-litre four-cylinder atmo petrol engine, but something punchier could be on the cards. CarAdvice asked president and CEO of GM Korea, Sergio Rocha, about the possibility of a turbocharged Spark entering production, giving the company a miniature hot hatch...


Land Rover will expand its model families to fill ‘white space’, including new 2WD variants
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Land Rover will expand its model families to fill ‘white space’, including new 2WD variants

Expect the Land Rover and Range Rover model ranges to expand in the coming years, as the brand looks to enter ‘white space’ in which it currently doesn’t play. Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design director and chief creative officer, told CarAdvice at the 2015 New York auto show that the brand has plenty of room to move within its three distinct model ‘families’...


Hyundai Santa Cruz ute is 'not a pick-up'
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Hyundai Santa Cruz ute is 'not a pick-up'

With the Hyundai Santa Cruz ute all but assured for production, the South Korean manufacturer is keen to emphasise the vehicle will not be a traditional pick-up. Speaking to CarAdvice at the 2015 New York auto show, the CEO of Hyundai America, Dave Zuchowski, said the aim of the Santa Cruz is to enter a new and untapped segment...