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New Audi A8: The good and the bad
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New Audi A8: The good and the bad

The new-generation 2018 Audi A8 limousine — its answer to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series — doubles as a technology figurehead for the brand, and its comfort-focused flagship. There’s a lot that’s new, very little that isn’t, and even aspects that change the game completely...


Subaru content with Levorg sales, but range growth is key
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Subaru content with Levorg sales, but range growth is key

Subaru Australia says it is happy with the sales figures of its mid-sized Levorg wagon, despite owning only a small corner of the local market. On the smaller side of medium, the Levorg sits alongside Subaru's big Liberty sedan as one of the brand's two offerings...


2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class gains improved voice control, other upgrades
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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class gains improved voice control, other upgrades

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been given a slight upgrade just a year into this generation's life. The stand out item is the E-Class' upgraded Linguatronic voice recognition unit, which can now control features beyond the infotainment and navigation systems...


2018 Ford Focus sedan spied
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2018 Ford Focus sedan spied

The next-generation Ford Focus sedan has been spied doing a spot of hot weather testing in southern Europe. We can see, despite a plethora of false panels and head-to-toe camouflage, Ford has ditched the six side window treatment used in all generations of the Focus sedan thus far. Like the five-door hatch, which was last spotted in February, the new sedan also has a prominent shoulder line gracing its side...


2018 Ford Transit Custom facelift revealed
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2018 Ford Transit Custom facelift revealed

The heavily revised Ford Transit Custom has been unveiled overnight in Europe. Following on from the updated Tourneo Custom, the Transit Custom facelift sports a redesigned front end with a new bonnet, headlight graphics, much larger grille, and a new front bumper. Again the Transit Custom is offered in Europe with two wheelbase, and two roof height options...


Audi Sport reveals R8, TT Performance Parts
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Audi Sport reveals R8, TT Performance Parts

Audi Sport has taken the wraps off a range of Performance Parts for the TT and R8 this week, offering numerous styling, aerodynamic and mechanical enhancements. Claimed to "take dynamic handling to a wholly new level", the Audi Sport Performance Parts for both models cover suspension, exhaust, exterior and interior products, all of which can be retrofitted to current R8 and TT models in Germany from "late summer 2017"...


BMW confirms entry into 2018/19 Formula E championship
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BMW confirms entry into 2018/19 Formula E championship

BMW has confirmed its entry as an official manufacturer from the fifth season (2018/19) onwards of the fledgling Formula E championship. The Andretti Formula E works team will use a BMW-sourced electric drivetrain from season 5, and will serve as a development hub for the company's upcoming iNEXT autonomous project and the next-generation of its electrified BMW i range...


NSW: More young people steering away from driver's licence
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NSW: More young people steering away from driver's licence

Statistics sourced from Transport for New South Wales (NSW) show that more people aged between 17-20 are choosing to go without a driver's licence, with the last five years showing a slow, but steady decline. While licence rates across all age groups are slightly up from 10 years ago, 17 to 20-year olds and 21 to 25-year olds are showing a decline over the last five years...


Aston Martin Valkyrie design showcased, British hypercar "95 per cent of the way there"
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Aston Martin Valkyrie design showcased, British hypercar "95 per cent of the way there"

The upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar has been revealed in near-production form this week, including a first look at the vehicle's cockpit and new details about the extensive weight-saving and aerodynamic systems...


Reports of 'carbon tax' on cars a beat-up: Environment minister
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Reports of 'carbon tax' on cars a beat-up: Environment minister

Government steps back from proposed future vehicle emissions standards Environment minister describes press coverage overnight as a beat-up Industry pushes case for plans that include commitment to improved fuel quality, consideration of market mix Environment Minister John Frydenberg has told press this morning that a report overnight of a so-called 'carbon tax' on cars is a beat-up...


HSV GTSR arrives in UK; looks weird with Pommy plates on it
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HSV GTSR arrives in UK; looks weird with Pommy plates on it

Last month we told you about 15 very special Aussie HSV GTSR beasts that were bound for the UK and set to be rebadged as Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-Rs. Well, they've arrived… and they look a bit strange wearing British number plates. “They’re finally here,” Vauxhall proclaimed in a press release alerting media to a stack of fresh hi-res images of its newly-arrived VXR8 GTS-R...


London Taxi TX: range-extended electric black cab launched
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London Taxi TX: range-extended electric black cab launched

The new electric London Taxi TX has been revealed in production guise, with sales slated to begin later this year. The taxi is powered by the company's new eCity drivetrain, which pairs an electric motor with a small petrol generator, reportedly a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine sourced from Volvo...


2018 Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid spied
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2018 Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid spied

The upcoming Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been spied during hot weather testing in southern Europe. There's not much to distinguish this Bentayga prototype from the W12 and V8 diesel variants currently on sale. The most obvious difference relates to the taped up Bentley badges, and missing fog light units...


2014-17 Peugeot 308, 508 recalled for starter motor fix - UPDATE
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2014-17 Peugeot 308, 508 recalled for starter motor fix - UPDATE

French automaker Peugeot has issued a recall for 1058 examples of its 308 and 508 model lines sold between November 2014 and March 2017 over concerns a faulty starter motor connection could pose a fire risk. The company reports that the 12-Volt starter motor connection lug could be fitted incorrectly, and touch a metal component...


2018 Audi A8 revealed - UPDATE
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2018 Audi A8 revealed - UPDATE

The new-generation, 2018 Audi A8 flagship limousine made its world premiere today at the first Audi Summit, a grandiose motor show for one brand held in Barcelona. Audi's new S-Class and 7 Series competitor is a clean-sheet redesign, with a new platform and new interior. It'll also pioneer road-going level three automated driving from 2018...