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2017 Audi A5, S5 Cabriolets revealed
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2017 Audi A5, S5 Cabriolets revealed

The second-generation 2017 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolets have been revealed this week, joining the Coupe and Sportback bodies in the line-up. While the new car looks very similar to the model that preceded it, the new A5 and S5 Cabriolets wear a sharper and more angular design that has already been adopted by their Coupe and Sportback siblings, along with other new-generation models in the company’s new-generation range including the A4, Q5, Q7, TT and R8...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 4, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 4, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Weekend Deals on Wheels for November 5
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Weekend Deals on Wheels for November 5

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


Hyundai Australia suspension tuning: We go behind-the-scenes with the new i30
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Hyundai Australia suspension tuning: We go behind-the-scenes with the new i30

Most car brands in Australia understand the unique demands that our diverse and isolated roads place on globally-developed products. Hyundai’s point of difference compared to a number of rivals comes from its supportive parent in Korea. As we have written about extensively, Hyundai Australia (HMCA) has its very own team of engineers and testers tasked with bespoke localised tunes to make sure they're very different from their home-market cousins...


Mazda MX-5 a "very important car for the future" says brand's sports car guru
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Mazda MX-5 a "very important car for the future" says brand's sports car guru

The man behind the development of all but the very first Mazda MX-5 has declared the sports car's importance to the brand and its importance to the brand's future...


Mazda MX-5 Generations: We drive every generation, from NA to ND
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Mazda MX-5 Generations: We drive every generation, from NA to ND

I never had posters of the Mazda MX-5 on my bedroom walls as a kid. I had a Ferrari F40, Lamborghini Diablo, and McLaren F1, but no MX-5. Somehow, though, without supercar looks or performance, this humble little Japanese convertible has captured the hearts of many across the world...


BMW expands Australian availability of iDrive 5 infotainment upgrades
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BMW expands Australian availability of iDrive 5 infotainment upgrades

The new fifth generation of BMW’s iDrive infotainment system is now available across more models, after previously being reserved for the flagship 7 Series limousine. Now offered across the majority of the Bavarian marque’s line-up, iDrive 5 brings a more app-based interface that is similar to a smartphone...


2018 BMW 6 Series spied: Talk of 911-rivalling 6er could be shot through
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2018 BMW 6 Series spied: Talk of 911-rivalling 6er could be shot through

A sporty prototype believed to be the next-generation 2018 BMW 6 Series has been spied testing on public roads this week. Despite numerous reports earlier this year that the 6 Series would be turned into a Porsche 911 fighter - with its sport-luxe GT spot taken by the anticipated 8 Series - it appears the new 6 Series will continue on the same path as the current model...


Toyota Camry RZ returns with more kit, higher price
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Toyota Camry RZ returns with more kit, higher price

The Toyota Camry RZ special edition is back, this time with more equipment and a slightly higher price tag. Now available with satellite navigation, the upgraded Camry RZ is limited to just 700 units nationally and is priced $29,190 plus on-road costs – $2700 more than the Altise grade on which it’s based and $700 more than the sold-out RZ special edition offered earlier this year...


Foiled: Plan to use Facebook user data for car insurance premiums, killed
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Foiled: Plan to use Facebook user data for car insurance premiums, killed

Admiral, one of the largest insurance companies in the UK, has been forced by social media giant Facebook to scrap its scheme that involved analysing customer's Facebook posts and likes to set the price of its car insurance premiums...


New Ford models will feature more region-specific tailoring
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New Ford models will feature more region-specific tailoring

Ford will loosen its One Ford policy, with some next-generation models set to feature more differentiation across markets. Moray Callum, Ford's head of global design, has told Autocar that product uniformity under the One Ford policy "has peaked" and that future models will be “more tailored to each region”...


2017 Skoda Octavia facelift revealed further, RS performer rendered
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2017 Skoda Octavia facelift revealed further, RS performer rendered

One of this year's more polarising debuts, the newly facelifted 2017 Skoda Octavia, has been detailed further in new images today...


Mopar integral to FCA customisation, but not for Alfa Romeo
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Mopar integral to FCA customisation, but not for Alfa Romeo

With Mopar parts being utilised across the Fiat Chrysler universe, it's worth asking whether we'll see Mopar-branded parts fitted to very Italian Alfa Romeos. After all, we've driven an MX-5-based Abarth 124 Spider recently, and if you look closely at the Abarth 595, for example, you'll see Mopar stamping. Same goes for the car on which it is based, the Fiat 500...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for engine stall fix: 198 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for engine stall fix: 198 vehicles affected

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 198 previous-generation E-Class vehicles over concerns a faulty fuel pump could cause the engine to stall. The German marque reports that the fuel pump wiring harness may come in contact with the frame of the rear seat base...


Nissan e-POWER range-extender electric drivetrain revealed
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Nissan e-POWER range-extender electric drivetrain revealed

Nissan has developed a new range-extender electric drivetrain called e-POWER, a hybrid system similar to that used in the BMW i3 and a development of what it used in last year’s slick Gripz concept. The Japanese-made e-POWER system comprises an electric motor to drive the wheels, sourcing power from battery cells via an inverter...