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Volkswagen working on sporty electric liftback - report
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Volkswagen working on sporty electric liftback - report

It looks like Volkswagen is well on its way to completing its all-electric I.D. family, with a leaked presentation revealing the company's plans to introduce two additional models in the next five years. We've already seen the I.D, I.D. Crozz and I.D. Buzz concepts, all of which are planned to go into production. In the new image (below) posted by AutoBlog...


Ford Ranger Raptor all but confirmed for Australia
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Ford Ranger Raptor all but confirmed for Australia

The Ford Ranger Raptor is taking shape, with CarAdvice reader Mark sending in these shots of the vehicle testing on public roads. After we brought you exclusive first photos of Ford's Ranger Raptor and initial exclusive details of the trademark registration, Ford has now taken one of its first prototype vehicles out for public testing...


Ram 2500 Code Black special arrives from $149,500
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Ram 2500 Code Black special arrives from $149,500

Ram Trucks has released its first limited-edition variant of the Ram 2500 truck, named Code Black, bringing an array of dark-themed enhancements. Starting at $149,500 before on-road costs, the Ram 2500 Code Black gets a black finish on the front grille, front and rear bumpers, badging, and side mirrors. There are also new heavy-duty wheel arch flares...


Renault celebrates 40 years of F1 with an actual 'yellow teapot'
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Renault celebrates 40 years of F1 with an actual 'yellow teapot'

To celebrate 40 years since first entering the world of Formula One in 1977 with the RS01 – a car powered by the sport's first turbocharged engine – French marque Renault has designed and built an actual yellow teapot...


Polestar reveals 'optimised' 314kW plug-in XC60
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Polestar reveals 'optimised' 314kW plug-in XC60

Volvo Cars' electrified performance brand Polestar has introduced an "optimised" version of the new-generation 2018 XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid medium SUV, producing an eye-opening 314kW of power. Polestar's upgraded XC60 T8 matches the equally optimised XC90 T8 derivative despite being lighter and smaller. As we know, the Polestar-tuned XC90 T8 pack can be bought in Australia...


Nissan Qashqai N-Sport Special Edition adds value, sharp pricing
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Nissan Qashqai N-Sport Special Edition adds value, sharp pricing

Nissan Australia has bumped up the value equation of its popular Qashqai SUV with the release of a special edition, the Nissan Qashqai N-Sport Special Edition. With $1800 worth of included accessories, the N-Sport Special Edition gains 18-inch alloy wheels (over the standard 17-inch rims) plus a host of what the company is calling ‘ice chrome’ detailing to distinguish it from the standard spec Qashqai...


2015-16 Citroen C5, DS4, DS5 recalled for starter motor fix - UPDATE
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2015-16 Citroen C5, DS4, DS5 recalled for starter motor fix - UPDATE

Citroen has issued a recall for 84 examples its C5, DS4 and DS5 models sold between May 2015 and August 2016 over concerns a faulty connection to the starter motor could cause a short circuit. The French manufacturer reports the 12-Volt connection lug for the start motor may be fitted incorrectly, and could touch a metal component...


VFACTS 2017, January to June: New vehicle sales on record pace
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VFACTS 2017, January to June: New vehicle sales on record pace

Australia’s new vehicle market is now on track to grow over last year’s all-time annual record tally of 1,178,133 units. The blistering June 2017 result of 134,171 units (up 4.4 per cent) propelled cumulative half-year (H1) sales to 599,552, a number that is 1412 units (or 0.2 per cent) higher than the market stood at the same time last year...


Land Rover open to new Range Rover model to take on Bentayga
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Land Rover open to new Range Rover model to take on Bentayga

Land Rover management is open to the idea of a new range-topping Range Rover model to take on the likes of the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce's upcoming crossover. Automotive News Europe asked Gerry McGovern, head of design at Land Rover, at the publication's annual congress event if it was considering entering the super-luxury crossover segment...


2018 Peugeot 508 interior and exterior spied
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2018 Peugeot 508 interior and exterior spied

The next-generation Peugeot 508 sedan has been spied again during hot weather testing in southern Europe. This time, though, the spy photographers have managed to snap a photo of the car's interior. As expected, the new range-topping four-door has an i-Cockpit cabin that's heavily influenced by jet fighters...


Ferrari to build SUV crossover - report
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Ferrari to build SUV crossover - report

Ferrari has seemingly bowed to the inevitable and is working on a ‘secret’ project that will culminate in the first-ever SUV bearing the Prancing Horse emblem. Reports out of Europe suggest that despite repeatedly and long denying it would ever build an SUV, it seems the project is now in full swing at the company’s Maranello headquarters...


Victorian road safety camera not compromised by WannaCry virus; fines to be issued
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Victorian road safety camera not compromised by WannaCry virus; fines to be issued

Anyone in Victoria hoping that an impending red light or speeding infringement notice would be declared null and void, courtesy of the state’s network of road safety cameras being infected with the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware virus, is in for bad news...


Study: Tailgaters wouldn't tailgate if not for those rotten queue-jumpers...
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Study: Tailgaters wouldn't tailgate if not for those rotten queue-jumpers...

A new study conducted by the Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q) has found that one-in two drivers are failing to keep a safe following distance - but those tailgaters say queue-jumpers are to blame...


Ford Transit Custom facelift previewed with Tourneo makeover
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Ford Transit Custom facelift previewed with Tourneo makeover

The updated Ford Tourneo Custom has been revealed for the European market this week, potentially hinting at a similar makeover for its commercial Transit Custom sibling. Essentially the people mover twin of the well-known commercial van equivalent, the facelifted Tourneo Custom gets a new front grille inspired by various models in the company's line-up, while also gaining a revised interior with a more premium focus...


2012-13 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class recalled for brake fix
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2012-13 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class recalled for brake fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for approximately 4000 examples of its A-Class and B-Class vehicles built between February 2012 and June 2013 over concerns the brake booster could fail. According to the German marque, the connection on the brake booster vacuum hose could break, resulting in a lack of power assistance to the braking system...