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2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 mule spied
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2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 mule spied

A mule for the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has been spotted undergoing testing on the Nurburgring Norschleife. The mule has a more aggressive aero kit, including a large rear wing, cross-drilled brakes, and extensions to the wheel arch lips In an interview Car and Driver, Andreas Preuninger, director of special vehicle projects at Porsche, noted "natural aspiration is one of [the] main selling propositions" of Porsche's GT-branded vehicles...


2018 Mercedes-AMG 'GT' sedan spied
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2018 Mercedes-AMG 'GT' sedan spied

The Mercedes-AMG 'GT' four-door sedan has been spied undergoing testing public roads. Mercedes-Benz has hidden many of the car's styling features underneath a full-body camouflage, as well as false panels for the front and rear fascias, and a hump on the rear deck. Despite these tricks, though, it's clear that the new four-door will look a lot like the AMG GT Concept sedan unveiled at this year's Geneva motor show...


Chinese commercial brand LDV going strong
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Chinese commercial brand LDV going strong

Chinese van maker LDV - a subsidiary of massive conglomerate SAIC, China's biggest car-maker - is doing well enough to be considered a small success story in Australia this year. Under importer Ateco Automotive, sales this year sit at a very respectable 625 units, up 29 per cent on the same period last year (under the same importer)...


Hyundai Australia nearing new model onslaught
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Hyundai Australia nearing new model onslaught

Hyundai Australia’s management has no excuse to be caught slacking off this year, with a full calendar of new and updated model launches on the horizon. After a relatively quiet period of consolidation, the Korean company — a comfortable number three in sales here after Toyota and Mazda — will launch an all-out market attack in 2017...


Old nameplates returning to form
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Old nameplates returning to form

There are many market trends in action this year, but one of the more novel is the resurgence - or re-emergence - of old nameplates. Running through some cars experiencing good growth is a bit like looking at a new car guide from early 2000s. In the light car segment there's the relaunched Suzuki Baleno, with 1043 incremental sales - enough for a respectable 4...


Ranger sales overtake Corolla, HiLux stays king
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Ranger sales overtake Corolla, HiLux stays king

The two most popular vehicles in Australia this year so far are light commercials, with the Toyota HiLux staying atop the charts and the rampaging Ford Ranger overtaking the Corolla. Reflecting Australians' almost insatiable taste for utes, four of the ten most popular sellers over the first third of 2017 are utes, with the Mitsubishi Triton in seventh (ahead of the Holden Commodore) and the Holden Colorado in tenth...


Ford Endura to replace the Ford Territory after Toyota renews 'Edge' trademark
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Ford Endura to replace the Ford Territory after Toyota renews 'Edge' trademark

As revealed by CarAdvice last year, Ford's new Edge SUV will come to Australia in 2018 with a starting price of $49,990 with seven seats and a diesel engine. At that stage, however, its final local name was yet to be confirmed. We can now exclusively reveal that model will be known as the Ford Endura, with the Edge badge already owned locally by Toyota...


Banishing the Monday mopes: Watch an old Subaru do its own gymkhana
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Banishing the Monday mopes: Watch an old Subaru do its own gymkhana

Car enthusiasts around the world are going to extremes to get their video plastered over the internet. Ken Block's famous stunt videos have helped inspire many, including this latest video featuring an old-school 1998 Subaru Impreza using a construction site as a playground...


Volkswagen's global range to have 19 SUVs by 2020
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Volkswagen's global range to have 19 SUVs by 2020

The Volkswagen brand plans to rapidly and substantially grow its stable of crossover vehicles in the coming three years. During the brand's 2017 annual session, Herbert Diess, head of the Volkswagen marque, said, "By 2020, we will expand our worldwide SUV model portfolio from two to 19...


Toyota LandCruiser with more than 1500kW claims unofficial world's fastest SUV title
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Toyota LandCruiser with more than 1500kW claims unofficial world's fastest SUV title

A heavily modified Toyota LandCruiser has unofficially claimed the title of world's fastest SUV. The Land Speed Cruiser was created by the company's Motorsports Technical Center, and made its debut at the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas. On camera, the Land Speed Cruiser hit a GPS verified top speed of 370...


2016-2017 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport recalled for seatbelt fix
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2016-2017 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport recalled for seatbelt fix

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has issued a recall for 132 units of the 2016 and 2017 Range Rover and 1718 examples of the 2016 and 2017 Range Rover Sport sold between May 2016 and December 2016, over concerns the seatbelt assembly may not lock in the event of an accident...


Australian Genesis G80 to benchmark E39 BMW 5 Series' handling
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Australian Genesis G80 to benchmark E39 BMW 5 Series' handling

The reworked Genesis G80 large sedan - an update of what is currently sold in Australia as the standalone Hyundai Genesis - will get a substantial local suspension re-work ahead of its September launch to make it more dynamically adept. And Hyundai's local team based in Sydney (read our deep-dive of their operations) has benchmarked the car against what's generally regarded as one of the best-handling large sedans ever made: the E39 BMW 5 Series...


Nissan Micra, Note potential fits for Australia - CEO
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Nissan Micra, Note potential fits for Australia - CEO

The Nissan Micra and Note light cars could be potential future candidates for the Australian market, according to the company's local CEO. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch drive of the updated 2017 X-Trail range, Nissan Australia's managing director and CEO, Richard Emery, said the two small models could possibly be offered locally in the future should the business case stack up...


Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, PHEV and EV expected by early 2018
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Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, PHEV and EV expected by early 2018

Hyundai Australia (HMCA) wants the new Ioniq range to storm our fledgling electrified vehicle market, eventually comprising a portfolio of regular petrol hybrid, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and fully electric (EV) derivatives by early 2018...


2018 Renault Megane RS rear leaked
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2018 Renault Megane RS rear leaked

The rear of the new Renault Megane RS has been leaked online ahead of its debut later this year. If this photo, originally posted on the Ferd Facebook page, is on the money, the RS will retain the tail-lights used on the less powerful hatchback models. The rear fascia, though, is all new, with thin vertical vents at each corner, a centrally mounted rear exhaust, and a prominent diffuser-style element...