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2018 Skoda Rapid detailed, here in September
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2018 Skoda Rapid detailed, here in September

The updated Skoda Rapid, revealed in February, has been detailed for the European market this week, bringing a revised design, new engine options and upgraded technology to the small sedan and hatchback twins. Headlining changes for the updated model include the availability of new bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime-running lights, revised front bumper and fog-light designs, new alloy wheels, autonomous emergency braking, and a new 1...


Nissan Australia committed to EVs, calls on government to implement infrastructure
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Nissan Australia committed to EVs, calls on government to implement infrastructure

Nissan Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to electric vehicles (EVs) and zero emissions motoring in our market, and is calling upon the government to back the initiative. Speaking with CarAdvice at the local launch of the updated 2017 X-Trail range, Richard Emery, managing director and CEO of the company's local arm, said: "Zero emissions is certainly a driver of our business globally...


Honda Civic hatch Orange Edition launched
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Honda Civic hatch Orange Edition launched

To mark the launch of the all-new Honda Civic hatch, the brand’s local arm has added a unique Orange Edition version to the range. In the second such instance of Honda Australia seemingly being unwilling to wait to give buyers an alternative to their new model lines – it launched the Black Pack as soon as the Civic sedan hit showroom floors – the company claims the limited edition kit is “inspired by Honda’s global motorsport activities”...


Honda Civic hatch to boost sales by more than 50 per cent
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Honda Civic hatch to boost sales by more than 50 per cent

The 2017 Honda Civic hatch has arrived on sale in Australia, with the popular body style set to more than double sales of the Japanese brand’s small car offering. The all-new five-door Honda Civic hatchback arrives on sale almost a year after the sedan version, and is priced almost identically to that model...


2017 Mother's Day Gift Guide: 12 ideas for mums that love cars
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2017 Mother's Day Gift Guide: 12 ideas for mums that love cars

Finding something special for your mum on Mother's Day, year after year, can get tricky. Forget foot spas, socks, pyjamas, flowers or chocolate - if your mum is into cars then we have a few suggestions that might help score you 'favourite child' status. For the day, at least. This year, Mother's Day is on Sunday May 14, so there's still time to get your hands on something special...


2018 BMW 1 Series update spied
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2018 BMW 1 Series update spied

An updated version of the current-generation BMW 1 Series hatchback has been spied testing in Germany. Last week we published spy photos of the next-generation 1 Series hatch, which will likely be revealed towards the end of next year or the beginning of 2019. Before the new front- and all-wheel drive 1 Series enters showrooms, it seems BMW is planning to give the current rear-wheel drive model one last refresh...


2018 Hyundai Kona: Tourist snaps undisguised car during video shoot
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2018 Hyundai Kona: Tourist snaps undisguised car during video shoot

A completely undisguised example of the Hyundai Kona has been spied this week, caught during a promotional video shoot. The photos you see here were snapped by Patrick Kramer to AutoWeek.nl. Kramer took these pictures during a recent trip to Lisbon, Portugal, where serendipitously the Kona was out and about doing a promotional video shoot...


BMW 6 Series Coupe reportedly ends production, Australian supply unaffected... for now
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BMW 6 Series Coupe reportedly ends production, Australian supply unaffected... for now

Slowing sales have reportedly led BMW to end production of its big 6 Series Coupe, although the Convertible and four-door Gran Coupe models are understood to be safe - for now. A BMW Australia spokesperson has confirmed with CarAdvice that supply to our market remains unaffected, for the time being...


Mazda CX-8 crossover not for Australia
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Mazda CX-8 crossover not for Australia

The as-yet unrevealed Mazda CX-8 three-row crossover announced last month is not on the cards for Australia, despite our market’s overwhelming demand for SUVs Instead, the vaguely mysterious new six- and seven-seater SUV is being produced in Japan exclusively for the domestic market, where it will sit above the five-seat CX-5...


Hyundai, Kia reject findings of Korean recall hearing - UPDATE
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Hyundai, Kia reject findings of Korean recall hearing - UPDATE

The Hyundai Motor Group, representing the Hyundai and Kia brands, is understood to have rejected the findings of a hearing into the need for a recall of some 200,000 vehicles. In most cases, a recall will be carried out voluntarily, and often proactively, to avoid damaging customer relations and poor publicity for the brand...


Audi releases first genuine accessory dash cam, mobile app also features 'find my car' function
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Audi releases first genuine accessory dash cam, mobile app also features 'find my car' function

These days everyone is recording everything. Cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers adorn helmets and windscreens with recording devices, and it was only a matter of time before a manufacturer released a genuine accessory dash-cam, and we predict it won't be long until they are standard or optional built-in kit...


Nissan Navara SUV still under consideration for Australia, but not a priority
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Nissan Navara SUV still under consideration for Australia, but not a priority

Nissan Australia is still interested in offering an off-roader based on the Navara ute, though it's not at the top of the company's wish list. Richard Emery, managing director and CEO of Nissan's local arm, told CarAdvice at the launch of the updated X-Trail range that a Ford Everest rival is still under consideration, though it's not a prime focus for the brand...


Workhorse W-15 PHEV ute revealed with 128km electric range
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Workhorse W-15 PHEV ute revealed with 128km electric range

The Workhorse W-15 range-extended plug-in hybrid (PHEV) pickup has been revealed in the US, complete with a claimed range of 128 kilometres on electric power. Measuring 5943mm long, 2032mm wide, and 1877mm tall, the W-15 is truly massive, as is its 3632mm wheelbase. It also features a ground clearance measurement of 305mm, and a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 7200lb, or 3266kg (3...


Seat Arona leaked in online images
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Seat Arona leaked in online images

The Seat Arona small SUV has been leaked online this week, giving a first look at the Spanish company's rival to the Nissan Juke, which is set to debut in the coming months. Images published by MQB-Coding & Retrofit show the stylish crossover in silver, looking very much like a baby version of the larger Ateca - Seat's twin-under-the-skin to the Volkswagen Tiguan...


Volkswagen cancels 10-speed dual-clutch transmission development - report
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Volkswagen cancels 10-speed dual-clutch transmission development - report

Volkswagen has cancelled development of a 10-speed dual-clutch transmission. Friedrich Eichler, head of powertrain development for the Volkswagen Group, confirmed the project's demise with Automotive News on the sidelines of last month's International Vienna Motor Symposium. Eichler told the industry publication, "Two months ago, I had the prototype crushed"...