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PSA Peugeot Citroen shifts Australian distribution to Subaru operator Inchcape - UPDATE
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PSA Peugeot Citroen shifts Australian distribution to Subaru operator Inchcape - UPDATE

French automotive giant Groupe PSA - the company that oversees the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands - has signed a new distribution agreement with Inchcape in Australia. Inchcape is the company that takes care of brands such as Subaru locally, so the move - Groupe PSA would undoubtedly hope - will see the French car brands see increased sales in a market where it currently struggles for relevance...


2017 Mercedes-Benz V220d arrives in Australia from $74,990
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2017 Mercedes-Benz V220d arrives in Australia from $74,990

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class range has been bolstered with the addition of a new V220d variant, which reduces the price of entry by over $12,000 to $74,990 before on-road costs. Slotting in beneath the top-spec V250d Avantgarde and above the more basic Valente people movers, the V220d forgoes some of the higher specification of the V250, while also featuring a slightly less powerful version of the 2...


2018 Haval H9 revealed, Australian debut later this year
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2018 Haval H9 revealed, Australian debut later this year

The updated 2018 Haval H9 has been revealed this week ahead of an Australian launch later this year, with the company claiming local feedback and media coverage has influenced a significant amount of the changes. Headline changes include a reworked version of the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which now develops 180kW of power and 350Nm of torque, up 20kW and 36Nm respectively...


Renault Trafic Formula edition launches in Australia
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Renault Trafic Formula edition launches in Australia

Australia's Renault Trafic range has seen the addition of a striking new special model: the 2017 Renault Trafic Formula Edition. Designed to highlight the brand's experience in formula one racing, the new motorsport-inspired cargo van has a few design highlights that set it apart from the regular models in the range...


German startup opens order books for affordable electric city car
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German startup opens order books for affordable electric city car

e.Go Mobile AG, a German startup company founded by engineer Günther Schuh, has begun taking orders for its upcoming Life electric city car, which starts at just 15,900 euros ($23,529) before the European cash-back incentive for electric vehicles. The company claims the standard 14...


Toyota Yaris GRMN five-door spied
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Toyota Yaris GRMN five-door spied

A five-door version of the Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch has been spied during development testing in Europe this week. When it was first revealed at the Geneva motor show in March, Toyota said the production companion to the Yaris WRC car would only be made available in three-door form like the vehicle that debuted at the event, however, these latest images suggest otherwise...


Pomponazzi Crystal Coating review
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Pomponazzi Crystal Coating review

When you buy a new car, the considerations for taking care of it are enormous. If it’s something special in the sense that it’s an exotic or a rare performance car, or even if it’s just special to you, the need to protect your investment and pride is an ongoing concern. The main area for which this applies is paint and interior protection...


2017 BMW M240i Performance Edition revealed, Australian potential unclear
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2017 BMW M240i Performance Edition revealed, Australian potential unclear

The 2017 BMW M240i Performance Edition has been revealed this week, bringing various visual and performance-themed enhancements to the company's sporty small coupe. From the outside, the M240i Performance Edition can be distinguished by its 19-inch 'Orbit Grey' bi-colour light alloy wheels wrapped in 225/35 R19 front and 245/30 R19 rear rubber, a sportier front bumper and matte-black splitter, black grille, a carbon-fibre rear spoiler and a new rear diffuser with carbon-fibre-trimmed tail-pipes...


Google's Android to underpin Volvo, Audi infotainment tech
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Google's Android to underpin Volvo, Audi infotainment tech

Forget Android Auto as you know it right now. Google's next leap into automotive infotainment will be right there in the dash before you've even connected your phone. The tech giant has today announced its platform will form the basis of next-generation infotainment for Volvo and Audi...


Australians keep shunning little cars
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Australians keep shunning little cars

Sales of light vehicles continue to plummet as buyers increasingly turn elsewhere, either to larger passenger cars, small crossover SUVs or late-model used offerings. Sales figures compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that sales of light cars are down 20.8 per cent this year, compared to the overall market decline of 2...


2018 Lamborghini Urus twin-turbo V8 to have around 485kW
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2018 Lamborghini Urus twin-turbo V8 to have around 485kW

Further details about the Lamborghini Urus crossover have been divulged by the company's chief, Stefano Domenicali. The Lamborghini CEO has told Automotive News the Urus will initially be available with a twin-turbo V8 with around 485kW of power. The Urus crossover will be launched near the end of 2017, and will go on sale in Europe during the second quarter of 2018...


Google's Waymo teams up with Lyft on self-driving cars - report
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Google's Waymo teams up with Lyft on self-driving cars - report

Waymo, Google's self-driving vehicle division, and Lyft, the ride-sharing app, have agreed to work together on autonomous cars. Both companies have confirmed the deal to The New York Times, although details about the scope of the agreement have not yet been revealed...


Mini sedan, Superleggera roadster off the table for this generation - report
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Mini sedan, Superleggera roadster off the table for this generation - report

The Mini range won't see any further body style additions during this generation. Sources at the small car specialist have informed Top Gear the current generation will be limited to the five existing body styles: three- and five-door hatchbacks, a convertible, the Countryman SUV, and the Clubman wagon...


First car ever to get a speeding fine, heading to UK Concours of Elegance
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First car ever to get a speeding fine, heading to UK Concours of Elegance

The first car to ever receive a speeding fine - according to one claim, at least - will be on display at the 2017 Concours of Elegance in the UK. In 1896, the Arnold Benz Motor Carriage was estimated to be speeding at four times the limit, at a blistering 8mph (13km/h), when a policeman on a bicycle pulled him over...


Mazda claims an AEB 'safety revolution'
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Mazda claims an AEB 'safety revolution'

Mazda Australia claims to have completed its "standard safety revolution" after adding autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard to its CX-3 small crossover last week. The company has progressively made its Smart City Brake Support - Forward (SCBS-F) system standard on its core passenger and SUV range, putting it at the pointy end of the market...