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Volkswagen ID Kombi concept bound for Detroit
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Volkswagen ID Kombi concept bound for Detroit

A new Volkswagen ID concept will make its debut at the Detroit motor show in January, and this one will be yet another modern take on the iconic Kombi. The automaker has released three teaser images for its forthcoming Detroit concept car, which will be a follow up to the ID Concept unveiled at the Paris motor show this year...


Honda and Google's Waymo in discussions for self-driving tech
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Honda and Google's Waymo in discussions for self-driving tech

Honda has confirmed it is in discussions with Google parent Alphabet Inc for self-driving technology developed by its recently re-branded Waymo company. The news that Google's autonomous vehicle team would be spun off into the new Waymo brand came earlier this month, just one week before the company revealed a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica developed in partnership with the American/Italian car maker...


The oldest 'new' cars on sale today
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The oldest 'new' cars on sale today

There have been some big-name retirements in the automotive landscape recently – the most prominent of them being the Land Rover Defender. But there are some other models out there that have been kicking around for quite a while, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the oldest ‘new’ cars still on sale...


CarAdvice News Desk: All wrapped-up for Christmas
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CarAdvice News Desk: All wrapped-up for Christmas

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. Not this time, though...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R revealed with new looks, more power
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R revealed with new looks, more power

The updated 2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' range has been joined this week by the anticipated 2017 Golf R flagship models, not revealed with the wider range in November. As expected, the R hatches (which still includes a three-door option in Europe) and wagon pick up the same styling tweaks gifted to the rest of the line-up, including new bumpers and updated LED lighting at both ends...


Ford Ranger, Territory recalled for sensor fix: Rear wheels could lock up, 10,520 affected
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Ford Ranger, Territory recalled for sensor fix: Rear wheels could lock up, 10,520 affected

Ford Australia has issued a recall on 10,520 of its Ranger utes and Territory SUVs, over fears that a sensor fault could see the vehicle lose control while driving. Affected models are fitted with the 6R80 automatic transmission, in both all-wheel and rear-wheel drive configurations. The recall centres on a fault in the Output Shaft Speed sensor, located at the transmission...


2017 Skoda Octavia Scout facelift unveiled
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2017 Skoda Octavia Scout facelift unveiled

The facelifted Skoda Octavia Scout has been revealed a day after the...


Toyota Yaris sedan dropped
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Toyota Yaris sedan dropped

The Toyota Yaris sedan has been dumped from the brand's small car line-up. About time, right? Toyota Australia discontinued the Yaris sedan in June 2016, so that's when production of this body style wrapped up for our market. That means there may still be a few around on dealer lots, but the car has been pulled off the company's website...


Audi Q8 goes official with Detroit concept teasers
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Audi Q8 goes official with Detroit concept teasers

The Audi Q8 has taken another step towards production reality today, with the German premium marque handing down a pair of preview sketches ahead of a Detroit motor show unveiling next month. For now, Detroit's Q8 debut will be of a "near-production" concept only, but it marks the first proper look at the big new luxury SUV since the company first confirmed its coming way back in late 2014...


2017 Kia Picanto teased ahead of global debut
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2017 Kia Picanto teased ahead of global debut

Despite its face having already been plastered across the internet, a trio of new teaser sketches for the upcoming 2017 Kia Picanto has been released online. As with the larger new Rio that came before it, this sketch hints at hot-hatch looks. But, as always, that will prove to be more the wishful thinking of its designer than any sort of genuine preview...


Next-generation Subaru XV will help make small SUV sales great again
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Next-generation Subaru XV will help make small SUV sales great again

Subaru Australia believes this year’s modest decline in mainstream small SUV sales is a mere blip, with the company predicting double-digit growth in this segment through 2017 driven largely by its all-new XV crossover and the imminent Toyota C-HR. VFACTS figures show that small SUV sales at the affordable end of the market (sub $40,000) are down 1...


Volkswagen settles two Dieselgate suits for around $3.4 billion, European fixes approved
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Volkswagen settles two Dieselgate suits for around $3.4 billion, European fixes approved

Volkswagen has settled two major Dieselgate-related lawsuits in North America, which could set the company back a further $3.4 billion dollars. 3.0-litre V6 TDI The first case is a US civil lawsuit in relation to the 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine that has a defeat device that detects laboratory emissions testing and is capable of putting the engine into a “temperature conditioning” mode, which limits NOx (oxides of nitrogen) output...


Ford Australia gets R&D boost: Global president Fields in Melbourne, announces new funding
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Ford Australia gets R&D boost: Global president Fields in Melbourne, announces new funding

Ford has re-affirmed its commitment to Australia as one of three major global hubs for vehicle design and development, alongside Dearborn and Cologne. Ford Motor Company global president and CEO Mark Fields, in Australia for a series of meetings, personally announced today's boost in funding for the Victorian sites that developed the global Ranger and Everest, among numerous other product...


Lexus might make a convertible LC, but no F model before new V8 arrives
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Lexus might make a convertible LC, but no F model before new V8 arrives

The Lexus LC coupe could gain a convertible and a high-performance LC F companion down the track, but the drop-top is likely to appear well ahead of any hardcore go-fast model. Automotive News reports that a Lexus LC convertible is a strong possibility, and would be one of the first derivatives to emerge if Toyota decides to expand the LC range...


2017 Citroen C3 WRC revealed
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2017 Citroen C3 WRC revealed

The 2017 Citroen C3 WRC was unveiled overnight, and it looks even wilder and more extreme than the concept unveiled in September. Citroen's 2017 WRC entrant is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder engine. Thanks to the wider turbo restrictor permitted for the upcoming season, the engine is said to develop around 283kW of power (380hp)...