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JTEKT to reinvent the steering wheel for autonomous-capable cars
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JTEKT to reinvent the steering wheel for autonomous-capable cars

One of the world's largest automotive steering suppliers, JTEKT, is looking into new products in the midst of autonomous vehicles. In a new article by industry journal Automotive News, Tetsuo Agata, president of JTEKT Corp, said the company is looking at next-generation systems that will be better suited for automated driving and advanced safety systems...


Lamborghini Huracan Performante teased ahead of Geneva debut - UPDATE
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Lamborghini Huracan Performante teased ahead of Geneva debut - UPDATE

Update - This article previously stated the Huracan Performante would be revealed on March 1, however the reveal will take place on March 7. The all-out Lamborghini Huracan Performante has been teased ahead of its global reveal on March 7 at the 2017 Geneva motor show...


Norway to sell only EVs and PHEVs by 2025
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Norway to sell only EVs and PHEVs by 2025

The Norwegian government has announced its ambitious plans to reduce vehicle emissions, including a goal to have all new cars sold by 2025 to be electric, hydrogen-powered or plug-in hybrids. According to a new report by elbil, Norway's authorities are driving a push for vehicles with lower emissions and will continue to bring in new incentives to get its people into cleaner cars - Australian government please take note...


Skoda considered an Amarok of its own
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Skoda considered an Amarok of its own

Skoda considered its own version of the first-generation Volkswagen Amarok, but it was deemed that the market relevance where the Czech brand was present was too small. The Volkswagen-owned brand didn’t proceed with its plans, according to Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer, because it didn’t have the presence it needed in markets where utes, or pick-ups, are most popular...


2018 Volvo XC60 teased ahead of Geneva debut
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2018 Volvo XC60 teased ahead of Geneva debut

The next-generation Volvo XC60 has been teased ahead of its global debut at the Geneva motor show next month. In these new images released by Volvo, we can see the all-new SUV will bear a strong resemblance to the company's newest models, particularly the larger XC90. However, unlike the '90 Series' models, the XC60's 'Thor Hammer' headlights appear to extend through to the front grille...


Skoda Australia sees no price ceiling… yet
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Skoda Australia sees no price ceiling… yet

How much would you pay for a Skoda? It’s a question the Czech brand’s local arm has been thinking about, because buyers are seemingly keen to spend more and more on their cars. This month saw Skoda introduce its most expensive variant, with the new Superb Sportline model. It tops out at $53,690 plus on-road costs for the wagon, before you add any of the optional packs, paint and sun-roof...


2017 Geneva motor show: What to expect
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2017 Geneva motor show: What to expect

With the international calendar's first big show, Detroit, now wrapped up, we move on to Europe's big opener: the 2017 Geneva motor show. Last year's show promised big things, and it delivered. Among the unveilings came the first look at Alfa Romeo's wider Giulia sedan range, the new youth-focused Audi Q2, the monstrously powerful Bugatti Chiron and the devastating Lamborghini Centenario...


Google's Waymo sues Uber for stealing its self-driving car technology
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Google's Waymo sues Uber for stealing its self-driving car technology

Google's Waymo self-driving car division has launched legal action against Uber and its Otto subsidiary, claiming that employees at the ride-sharing company have stolen designs, patent details and other information from the search giant. In a detailed post on Medium about the matter, the allegations by Waymo centre around Anthony Levandowski, who in February 2016 co-founded Otto, an autonomous vehicle technology company that was later bought out by Uber...


Peugeot Australia in talks with French HQ to expand eight-year warranty
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Peugeot Australia in talks with French HQ to expand eight-year warranty

Peugeot Australia could soon become the brand with the most extensive new-car warranty in the country - an eight-year, unlimited-kilometre plan. Back in 2016 the company announced it would back certain models in its range with the benchmark eight-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, and now the local branch of Peugeot is in talks with its French headquarters, Groupe PSA, to implement a longer warranty as a permanent fixture...


Toyota C-HR hybrid wanted for Australia
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Toyota C-HR hybrid wanted for Australia

Toyota Australia has an “immediate” desire to launch the C-HR petrol-electric hybrid crossover here, but is currently hobbled by restricted production in Japan. The C-HR, which launched this week predominately as a rival to the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke, is being sold here exclusively with a 85kW/185Nm 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine...


Citroen Dispatch van confirmed, Peugeot cans van plans
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Citroen Dispatch van confirmed, Peugeot cans van plans

The Citroen Dispatch mid-sized van has been confirmed for Australia, as the French company's local distributor, Sime Darby Automotive, looks to clarify its commercial vehicle position. Until recently, both Citroen and Peugeot - each distributed by Sime Darby - had offered commercial vehicles as parts of their line-ups...


2017 Audi Q2 option packages detailed
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2017 Audi Q2 option packages detailed

Option packages for the 2017 Audi Q2 range have been revealed at the new SUV's local launch. The five option packages range from $990 to $2500, and focus on various aspects from technology to styling. First and cheapest of the quintet is the Assistance package ($990), which brings a number of driver assistance and safety technologies - though admittedly some of these should be standard...


Cheaper Toyota servicing limited to C-HR
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Cheaper Toyota servicing limited to C-HR

Toyota Australia says it is not ready to roll out its improved servicing scheme — which premieres on the new C-HR crossover this week — to other vehicles. The C-HR is the first vehicle to be offered in Australia with extended Toyota Service Advantage, meaning you get five years of advertised servicing prices at 12 month/15,000km intervals (whichever comes first) at $195 per visit...


Jaguar F-Pace R/SVR spied in Spain
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Jaguar F-Pace R/SVR spied in Spain

A prototype believed to be the upcoming Jaguar F-Pace R or SVR has been spotted again during development testing this week, giving us a teaser of what to expect from the performance SUV. Distinguishing this F-Pace from the current line-up, apart from the obvious swirly black-and-white camouflage, are the large air intakes up front (covered by a thin mesh), the large alloy wheel and brake package, along with the concealed quad-tailpipe outlets at the rear...


MG opens three new dealers in NSW and QLD
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MG opens three new dealers in NSW and QLD

MG has commenced its Australian rollout this week, with three new dealerships in Sydney, Coffs Harbour and Brisbane opening their doors to the public. Each location offers sales, service and parts replacement for local MG customers, and are the first dealer representatives for the reborn brand in Australia...