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Great Wall to launch Ranger rival in Australia by 2020
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Great Wall to launch Ranger rival in Australia by 2020

Chinese manufacturer Great Wall is planning to release an all-new ute by the end of the decade, to go toe-to-toe with the likes of the Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok. Speaking with Australian media in Darwin this week, the company - who is also parent to SUV brand Haval - revealed its plans to bring the larger, more capable utility to the Australian market...


ACCC to sue Ford over PowerShift conduct, Ford "strongly refutes" allegations - UPDATE
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ACCC to sue Ford over PowerShift conduct, Ford "strongly refutes" allegations - UPDATE

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has started proceedings against Ford Australia in the Federal Court of Australia, over long-running concerns regarding the company's PowerShift automatic transmission fitted to variants of the Ford Focus, Fiesta and EcoSport sold between 2011 and 2016...


2018 Honda CR-V pricing and specs: Turbo five- and seven-seat SUV arrives
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2018 Honda CR-V pricing and specs: Turbo five- and seven-seat SUV arrives

The new 2018 Honda CR-V range is now on sale in Australia, bringing turbo power and, for the first time, seven-seat versatility to the company's popular medium SUV line-up. Starting from $30,690 (all prices before on-road costs), the price of entry raises by $900 over the previous fourth-generation model, though Honda argues that the new version brings between $2600 and $4350 in added value, depending on variant...


2018 BMW M4 CS pricing and specs: New hero model rounds out local range
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2018 BMW M4 CS pricing and specs: New hero model rounds out local range

A new hero has joined the local BMW M4 line-up, sitting atop the range - but at a more affordable point than the limited-edition GTS that preceded it. This one, the new BMW M4 CS, will join an already expanded group that includes the M4 Pure, the M4 and the M4 Competition. The CS badge makes its return after having last been seen in 2005 on the E46 M3 - for the UK only - and before that not since the '70s and '60s...


Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo revealed
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Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo revealed

The Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo has been unveiled, although it's not exactly a brand new car. Instead, the Fantasma Evo is a revived, restored and heavily modified version of a car that went out of production in 2011. According to Top Speed and Motor1, the Fantasma Evo began life as the first right-hand Zonda F...


The Shortlist: Mid-sized SUV to replace a Mazda 3, on a budget
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The Shortlist: Mid-sized SUV to replace a Mazda 3, on a budget

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


Bosch, Mercedes-Benz launch automated valet parking site in Germany
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Bosch, Mercedes-Benz launch automated valet parking site in Germany

The valet experience will be available to all in the near future, thanks to autonomous driving technology - and Bosch is planning to be at the forefront of providing that tech. In a new video released today, Bosch and technology partner Daimler have previewed a system that sees a Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan guided to its space by newly installed infrastructure in the Mercedes-Benz Museum parking garage...


Toyota EV with solid state batteries planned for 2022 - report
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Toyota EV with solid state batteries planned for 2022 - report

Toyota is reportedly preparing to launch an electric vehicle in 2022 with solid state batteries, which would take only a few minutes to recharge. A report in Chunichi Shimbun claims the Japanese giant hopes to be the first automaker to hit the market with an EV featuring the new battery technology...


Mini three-door electric hatch confirmed for production in 2019
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Mini three-door electric hatch confirmed for production in 2019

An electric Mini three-door hatchback will be the brand's first production electric model when manufacturing begins in 2019. The electric Mini be put together at the company's in Oxford, UK, from 2019, although the electric drivetrain will be constructed at BMW's facilities in Dingolfing and Landshut in Germany...


Mercedes-Benz to join Formula E, ditch DTM
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Mercedes-Benz to join Formula E, ditch DTM

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed a shift in its motorsport program that sees the German brand ditch the DTM touring car series in favour of Formula E starting in 2019. Having been involved in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, or DTM, and its predecessor series since its inception in 1988, Mercedes has won 183 races, along with 10 drivers’, 13 team and six manufacturer titles from 26 seasons...


2018 Mazda CX-8 styling revealed
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2018 Mazda CX-8 styling revealed

A new look at the upcoming Mazda CX-8 has been handed down today, revealing its exterior styling for the first time. For now, the view is limited to the CX-8's profile, showing a subtly tapered roofline and a bolder kink in the glasshouse at the D-pillar. But, as the below image of its CX-9 sibling shows, the difference between the two is far less distinct than pundits might have expected...


2018 Ford Mustang GT 'Drag Strip' mode races below four-second 0-60mph sprint
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2018 Ford Mustang GT 'Drag Strip' mode races below four-second 0-60mph sprint

Ford claims its upcoming V8-powered 2018 Ford Mustang GT will belt from zero to 60mph in "less than" four seconds, courtesy of an enhanced launch control system dubbed 'Drag Strip mode'. The updated Mustang was revealed in January, debuting some pretty significant styling tweaks and more than a few mechanical enhancements - including a power boost, although the company hadn't revealed numbers at the time...


BMW 7 Series 40 Jahre revealed ahead of Australian debut
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BMW 7 Series 40 Jahre revealed ahead of Australian debut

BMW is growing its line of limited-edition anniversary models, unveiling the new 7 Series 40 Jahre today. The new special will follow the M3 30 Jahre and M5 30 Jahre models to Australia, but, as with those two, numbers will be extremely limited. With just 200 scheduled to be produced, the Australian office isn't expecting more than a handful...


Haval, Ironman 4x4 working on Australian tuning program - UPDATE
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Haval, Ironman 4x4 working on Australian tuning program - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article stated the updated 2018 Haval H9 was the base car for the company's local tuning prototype. This is not the case, as it is the pre-update model Chinese SUV specialist Haval has revealed it is in the first stages of implementing an Australian tuning program for its local line-up, starting with its largest model, the H9...


2018 Haval H7 due in Australia early next year
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2018 Haval H7 due in Australia early next year

The 2018 Haval H7, previously scheduled to debut here in the second half of this year, has been pushed back to "early 2018", with initial details for the Chinese brand's Sorento fighter also released this week. Despite the fact it will likely be priced against medium SUVs, the H7 measures 4900mm in long-wheelbase 'L' guise - putting it in closer contention with large crossovers like the Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-9 and the Toyota Kluger...