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Audi R8 e-tron axed - report
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Audi R8 e-tron axed - report

The Audi R8 e-tron will be quietly axed from the company's lineup once the build run for already ordered vehicles is completed. An unnamed Audi source has told Car and Driver that production will cease soon, and that over its short lifetime "fewer than 100" vehicles were built...


No more updates for Volvo S60, V60 until new model arrives
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No more updates for Volvo S60, V60 until new model arrives

The mid-sized Volvo S60 sedan and V60 wagon will have to make do on their current level of charm and good looks, as there will be no more significant updates until a whole new car arrives. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Australian launch of the new S90 sedan, Volvo Australia Director of PR and Corporate Communications, Greg Bosnich, said that “the S60 has had its facelift, and we’ll have to wait for the new car to see a new look"...


Safety no longer an option with Volvo
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Safety no longer an option with Volvo

When the all-new second-generation Volvo XC90 launched in 2015, many were surprised to see some of the much-touted safety technology available only as an optional fitment. IntelliSafe Assist, comprising adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance, lane departure mitigation and a forward collision warning, was previously available as a $2600 option or as part of a $4000 driver assistance package...


2015-16 Toyota Prius recalled for parking brake fix: 300 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Toyota Prius recalled for parking brake fix: 300 vehicles affected

Toyota Australia has issued a recall for 304 of its current-generation 2015 to 2016 model-year Prius vehicles over concerns the parking brake could be faulty. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the affected vehicles are equipped with a foot-operated parking brake that may fail once engaged...


The 2017 BMW 5 Series is the first vehicle to get wireless Apple CarPlay control
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The 2017 BMW 5 Series is the first vehicle to get wireless Apple CarPlay control

The 2017 BMW 5 Series has been unveiled, bringing with it a host of advanced technology and features - including a handy world-first for fans of the Apple iPhone. BMW's G30 5 Series debuts wireless Apple CarPlay integration, which eliminates the use of a cable. If you're anything like this writer, with a ritualistic phone charging routine, this will be a godsend...


2017 BMW 5 Series revealed: Lighter new 5er heavy on technology
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2017 BMW 5 Series revealed: Lighter new 5er heavy on technology

The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan goes official today, featuring new looks, a new engine line-up, more in-car technology, and new driver assistance systems. Launching globally in early 2017, BMW says the new 5 Series features “further enhanced dynamics, an unbeatable line-up of assistance systems, and unmatched degree of connectivity and a new and innovative operating system”...


Honda unveils 3D-printed cookie delivery van in Japan
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Honda unveils 3D-printed cookie delivery van in Japan

Honda unveiled a 3D printed electric urban delivery van at the CEATEC electronics trade show last week. Developed by Kabuku, a 3D printing company, for the Toshimaya, a cookie shop based in the city of Kamakura, where the narrow winding streets prove to be a real challenge for company's home delivery vans...


2018 Volvo XC60 to hit Australia late next year: All-new medium SUV on the way
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2018 Volvo XC60 to hit Australia late next year: All-new medium SUV on the way

The much anticipated next-generation 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV is expected to arrive on local shores late next year, the company's Australian arm has confirmed with CarAdvice. The XC60 badge hit local showrooms in 2009, after first appearing as a concept in 2007. Its global debut occurred at the 2008 Geneva motor show, and Australian buyers got their first up-close look during the Sydney motor show (RIP) later that year...


Renault Australia putting French stigmas to bed
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Renault Australia putting French stigmas to bed

The stigma that French cars are expensive to own and run is dead and buried, says Renault Australia, which now offers superior aftersales care to many better-known Japanese brands. Since 2010, Renault Australia has spent millions of dollars upgrading its dealer network, and pouring money from its steadily increasing sales (up six-fold since 2010, peaking at 11,500 units last year) into the back end of its business...


2017 BMW 5 Series surfaces online in leaked images
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2017 BMW 5 Series surfaces online in leaked images

The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series has been given an unscheduled debut today, just hours out from its official world premiere tomorrow morning. Full details on the big new sedan are still to come, although BMW has handed down no shortage of clues and preliminary details in recent weeks...


Tesla Model X 60D dropped globally, entry price climbs $13,000
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Tesla Model X 60D dropped globally, entry price climbs $13,000

The entry-level Tesla Model X 60D has been dropped only months after the all-electric SUV went on sale locally, significantly raising the entry price. When the Australian-market configurator went live at the end of August, the Model X 60D was priced at $111,900 plus on-road costs...


Ford Mustang production halted as US slows
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Ford Mustang production halted as US slows

Ford Mustang sales are still booming in Australia, but the Pony Car has come off the boil in its US home market, prompting a temporary halt of the factory in Michigan. Production at the Flat Rock line is to be idled for one week, and will resume on October 17, according to US industry site Automotive News...


Melbourne's most infuriating 'Redspot' congestion points ranked
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Melbourne's most infuriating 'Redspot' congestion points ranked

The 10 points in Melbourne's roads network most likely to have motorists seeing red have been ranked this week, with the release of the latest RACV Redspot survey. No surprise for locals, Melbourne’s north-east hosts a massive six of the top ten ‘Redspots,’ located in the corridor from Clifton Hill to Greensborough and Templestowe...


BMW Motorrad's Vision Next 100 is a self-balancing, augmented-reality motorbike
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BMW Motorrad's Vision Next 100 is a self-balancing, augmented-reality motorbike

The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 motorcycle, revealed today, is the fourth vehicle in a series of concepts designed to celebrate the company's centenary. Said to be inspired by the company's first motorcycle, the R32, the shape of the Vision Next 100's frame is said to provide as much protection from wind and rain as a regular full-size fairing...


Volkswagen Group won't sell brands to cover Dieselgate costs
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Volkswagen Group won't sell brands to cover Dieselgate costs

The chairman of the Volkswagen Group has denied the company is planning to sell off some of its brands to help pay for costs related to the Dieselgate emissions cheating saga. According to Reuters, Hans Dieter Poetsch, chairman of Volkswagen's supervisory board, has told Boersen-Zeitung that the company is "not thinking of selling parts of our brands"...