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Mercedes-AMG E-Class All-Terrain uncertain
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Mercedes-AMG E-Class All-Terrain uncertain

Given AMG's penchant for enhancing most Mercedes models, speculation that the new E-Class Terrain might get the '43' or '63' treatment has understandably been hot. Combining the rugged toughness of a plastic-clad SUV with the usefulness of a wagon is no new concept by any means, but there’s a lot to like about that package with some AMG fettling… It seems, however, there will be no imminent arrival of a Mercedes-AMG E-Class All-Terrain...


Nissan’s stake in Mitsubishi could mean new Lancer, joint-developed Navara and Triton
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Nissan’s stake in Mitsubishi could mean new Lancer, joint-developed Navara and Triton

Nissan Motor Co’s partial acquisition of Mitsubishi Motors could see the two groups co-develop their next-generation pickup ute models to drive down costs and share expertise. Furthermore, Nissan’s newly appointed co-CEO Hiroto Saikawa has given a strong signal that Mitsubishi could use the Renault-Nissan alliance’s CMF modular architecture to revive the plans for new-generation passenger cars such as another Lancer...


2017 Subaru Impreza pricing and specs: Australian details for all-new hatch and sedan
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2017 Subaru Impreza pricing and specs: Australian details for all-new hatch and sedan

Local pricing and details for the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza sedan and hatch have been released today, with the new range now available to order in Australia ahead of December customer deliveries. Launched to the Australian media in Japan last month (catch Matt Campbell's review here), the new Impreza is the first car to debut on Subaru's all-new modular platform that will eventually underpin just about every future offering from the brand...


Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series, Prius awarded five-star ANCAP ratings
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Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series, Prius awarded five-star ANCAP ratings

The rugged Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series has been awarded the full five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), along with the current-generation Toyota Prius. However, the five-star safety rating applies to single-cab variants only, which saw the addition of curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag as part of a 2017 upgrade, along with changes to the bonnet and seat designs...


2017 Buick LaCrosse could preview all-new Commodore: 230kW all-wheel-drive V6 with torque vectoring
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2017 Buick LaCrosse could preview all-new Commodore: 230kW all-wheel-drive V6 with torque vectoring

The new Buick LaCrosse won't be seen in Australia anytime soon, but it might just preview the new Holden Commodore. Speculation has been rife around the locally-built Commodore's replacement, with many suggesting the new Opel Insignia will act as Holden's new large car...


BMW Australia talks manual gearbox sales
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BMW Australia talks manual gearbox sales

BMW’s sales figures suggest there is still a market for passenger cars with manual gearboxes in Australia, albeit a small one. Unlike many luxury brands, and even some mainstream ones, which have discontinued the manual option from their products here in response to minuscule demand, you can still opt to shift your own cogs in several BMWs...


2018 Bentley Flying Spur mule spied
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2018 Bentley Flying Spur mule spied

The next-generation Bentley Flying Spur sedan has been spied in Europe wearing the body of the second-generation Porsche Panamera. A quick search of the UK government database reveals that this "Porsche" is actually registered to Bentley, and features a 4.0-litre petrol engine under the bonnet. This prototype is most likely powered by a version of Porsche's new 4...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan R potentially spied outside the Nurburgring
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan R potentially spied outside the Nurburgring

The Volkswagen Tiguan R, or at least a potential prototype of the rumoured hot SUV, has been spied outside the Nurburgring race track. Without even a hint of disguise, this car nearly slipped completely under the radar, but the spy photographer who took this set of pictures noted that the car was "very loud"...


EV tech supplier Atieva becomes Lucid Motors, shifts focus with a car of its own
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EV tech supplier Atieva becomes Lucid Motors, shifts focus with a car of its own

California-based electric vehicle technology supplier Atieva has changed its name to Lucid Motors, at the same time previewing an upcoming all-electric sedan that will take on the Tesla Model S. The company first started in 2007, aiming to contribute to the growth of electric vehicles by developing a modular battery system that could be used in numerous vehicle types...


Jaguar Land Rover showcases new autonomous and connected vehicle technologies
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Jaguar Land Rover showcases new autonomous and connected vehicle technologies

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is stepping up its game in the autonomous and connected vehicle fields, showcasing three new technologies at this week’s UK Autodrive demonstrations. The company says it is working with other manufacturers including Ford (former owner of Jaguar and Land Rover) and parent Tata Motors to test the connected technologies that allow vehicles to communicate with each other in addition to roadside infrastructure - such as traffic lights...


Fisker previews new model with 'butterfly doors'
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Fisker previews new model with 'butterfly doors'

Henrik Fisker, the man behind the design of the Aston Martin DB9 and founder of the reborn Fisker Inc, has previewed an upcoming model from the electric car brand. On his Twitter profile, Henrik Fisker shared a teaser image of the new model, which features ‘butterfly’ doors - a design the entrepreneur says will make for better ingress and egress...


2018 Mercedes-Benz ute: next week's concept preview teased
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2018 Mercedes-Benz ute: next week's concept preview teased

A concept previewing the new Mercedes-Benz ute has been teased in a video just days before its official unveiling in Stockholm, Sweden. To be revealed on October 25 (European time), the concept car will preview the brand's first mainstream ute model...


CarAdvice podcast 26: Ford Escape, 5 Minute Fang in the HSV Clubsport R8, Picasso review and World Time Attack!
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CarAdvice podcast 26: Ford Escape, 5 Minute Fang in the HSV Clubsport R8, Picasso review and World Time Attack!

For the first time, Dave Zalstein joins Mandy Turner and James Wong on the CarAdvice podcast. In car news, the 2017 Ford Escape replaces the Kuga, hear how much money was spent crashing cars the past year for ANCAP, driverless Mercedes-Benz cars will not plow into pedestrians to save you, and Lynk&Co 01 SUV gets Geely's new brand rolling...


BMW Australia's M Division booming, but Mercedes-AMG and Audi have the edge
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BMW Australia's M Division booming, but Mercedes-AMG and Audi have the edge

BMW Australia’s hardcore M and warmed-up M Performance divisions are both showing strong growth in 2016, as local buyers continue to flock to hotted-up cars despite our low speed limits. The Munich marque's success at this end of the market partially mirrors even stronger performances from rivals Audi and Mercedes-AMG...


Renault Australia opens store in Westfield shopping centre
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Renault Australia opens store in Westfield shopping centre

Renault Australia is taking a new approach to keeping up with changing buyer patterns with a unique Brand Concept Store at Westfield Hornsby. The new store, at the major shopping centre in Sydney’s northern suburbs, displays various Renault models in a setting that’s different to your typical (and often intimidating) car dealership...