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Mercedes-Benz X-Class v Nissan Navara: Styling face-off
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class v Nissan Navara: Styling face-off

With today's unveiling of the new, first-ever Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute, comes the inevitable 'first glance' comparison with its platform donor, the Nissan Navara. The 2018 X-Class is not the first vehicle to be spun off the Navara, of course. Last year, thanks to the long-running alliance between Nissan and French car maker Renault, we saw the latter reveal its own Navara-based ute: the Alaskan...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class revealed

Who would have thought the most hotly anticipated reveal for Mercedes-Benz this year would be a ute? But it sure is – and here it is, the all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class. The first ever Mercedes-Benz X-Class, which is also the first ever pick-up from the three-pointed star brand, has been unveiled at an event in South Africa, with the Nissan Navara-based model clearly cutting a different figure to its donor vehicle...


BMW i boss jumps ship to Faraday Future
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BMW i boss jumps ship to Faraday Future

The head of BMW's 'i' electric vehicle (EV) team has joined start-up company Faraday Future this week, according to industry journal Automotive News Europe. Ulrich Kranz, now the chief technology officer at Faraday Future, was with the Bavarian luxury marque for over 30 years. At Faraday Future, he will be tasked with turning the start-up's FF 91 concept into a production car...


2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR unveiled in Buick form - UPDATE
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2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR unveiled in Buick form - UPDATE

UPDATE: Two glossy new marketing images have made their way online, published by Russian site AutoWP. The images reveal a crisp view of the new model's front, and of its more sports-inspired cabin. This article is otherwise unchanged. May 1, 2017: Here it is, folks...


2018 Mitsubishi 'Expander' people mover teased
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2018 Mitsubishi 'Expander' people mover teased

Mitsubishi Motors Indonesia has teased its "next generation MPV" ahead of its official debut at the 2017 Jakarta motor show, which starts on August 10. The new car is expected to feature three rows of seating, the ability to transport seven or eight passengers, and will draw heavily from last year's XM Concept...


2017 Skoda Yeti, Rapid recalled for seatbelt fix
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2017 Skoda Yeti, Rapid recalled for seatbelt fix

Skoda has issued a recall for 54 vehicles across the 2017 model-year Yeti SUV and Rapid hatchback lines over concerns faulty front seat belt tensioners could detach in a collision. The Czech manufacturer reports that the gas generator of some front seatbelt tensioners have been incorrectly crimped onto the actuator pipe of the belt tensioner...


2013-16 Honda Accord recalled for fire risk
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2013-16 Honda Accord recalled for fire risk

Honda Australia has issued a recall for 4811 examples of its Accord sedan sold between March 2013 and February 2016, over concerns a faulty battery sensor could cause a fire hazard. The Japanese manufacturer reports that affected vehicles could have an improperly manufactured battery sensor, with gaps that could allow for moisture intrusion...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class six-cylinder and V12 models detailed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class six-cylinder and V12 models detailed

Details about the facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class and its new inline six-cylinder petrol engines have finally been revealed. When the company unveiled the updated S-Class range in April, the only confirmed petrol drivetrains were the S560 and S63 AMG, both powered by 4.0 twin-turbo V8 engines, and the 6.0-litre V12 S65 AMG model...


Honda planning dedicated hybrid model to take on Prius, Ioniq, Niro - report
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Honda planning dedicated hybrid model to take on Prius, Ioniq, Niro - report

Honda will launch a new dedicated hybrid vehicle in 2018, and re-enter the space still dominated by the Toyota Prius. Honda forecasts 65 per cent of its sales by 2030 will have an electric drivetrain of some sort, whether it be a pure electric, plug-in hybrid or hybrid setup. According to Car and Driver, Takahiro Hachigo, Honda's CEO, gave a few more clues as to how the automaker will achieve its ambitious target...


2018 Peugeot 3008, 5008: Initial Australian details revealed
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2018 Peugeot 3008, 5008: Initial Australian details revealed

First Australian details of the 2018 Peugeot 3008 and 5008 SUVs have been revealed ahead of the new pair's local launch. While full pricing and specifications are still to be confirmed, the French manufacturer's local arm has divulged that its CX-5 competitor, the 3008, will offer high levels of standard equipment and technology, including a 12...


The Shortlist: Family with a toddler, AWD car up to $40K
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The Shortlist: Family with a toddler, AWD car up to $40K

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...


79-year-old woman becomes oldest person to drive an F1 car
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79-year-old woman becomes oldest person to drive an F1 car

Irish veteran rally driver, Rosemary Smith, has become the oldest person to drive a Formula One car, at the age of 79. To help celebrate 40 years of Renault Sport, the team put Smith into a 2013 Lotus-Renault E21, with some word of advice from racing driver, Jolyon Palmer...


2018 Porsche Cayenne spied with almost no camouflage
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2018 Porsche Cayenne spied with almost no camouflage

The next-generation Porsche Cayenne has been spied again this week, but this time wearing almost no disguise bar the cartoonish stickers on the head- and tail-lights. The overall design is more of the same from the German marque, but it appears the front of the new SUV draws inspiration from the smaller Macan, while the rear is similar to that of the recently-launched Panamera Sport Turismo wagon...


2017 BMW 520i here in September from $92,200
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2017 BMW 520i here in September from $92,200

The local 2017 BMW 5 Series range has been expanded this week with the introduction of a new entry-level 520i variant, hitting showrooms in September. Starting at $92,900 plus on-road costs, the 520i comes equipped with the Luxury Line styling pack with chrome exterior highlights, 18-inch light alloy wheels, LED headlights and fog-lights, keyless entry and start, 'Dakota' leather upholstery, electric front seat adjustment, Navigation Professional with 10...


TVR teases new 'Griffith' sports car again
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TVR teases new 'Griffith' sports car again

After 12 years of dormancy, reborn British company TVR is closer than ever to releasing its all new car, with yet another teaser photo (above) released on the company's social media over the weekend. The new sports car, which the company claims is more alongside what Aston Martin offers with the Vantage, rather than what Porsche offer with the 911, is likely to resurrect the 'Griffith' or Grif name when it gets its official unveiling at this year’s Goodwood Revival event on September 8...