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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016

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...


2019 Mercedes-Benz SL to share platform with AMG GT: SL coupe and GT Black Series on the way –  report
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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL to share platform with AMG GT: SL coupe and GT Black Series on the way – report

The seventh-generation Mercedes-Benz SL sports car will be based on the same underpinnings as the hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT supercar in order to endow the big roadster with greater performance – according to a new report out of the UK. An article by Autocar says sales of the SL are in decline, so Mercedes-Benz is looking to its AMG tuning arm to give the big roadster a performance boost and hopefully a sales boost as well...


Volkswagen Kombi to be reborn as a three-row electric MPV - report
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Volkswagen Kombi to be reborn as a three-row electric MPV - report

The Volkswagen Kombi could make a return as an all-electric people mover. Sources have told Autocar that the German automaker is planning to revive the Microbus, commonly referred to as the Kombi in Australia. Instead of using a four-cylinder boxer engine, the new model will be based on the company's flexible MEB electric car architecture...


2018 BMW X7 spied
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2018 BMW X7 spied

The BMW X7 has been spied undergoing testing ahead of its sales debut in 2018. Although we can see the overall shape and size of the X7, we can't make out too many of its finer styling details as BMW has fitted false body panels to the fenders, doors and bonnet of this prototype. We can see, though, that the new SUV will feature a set of tall kidney grilles...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan recalled for front seat fix
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan recalled for front seat fix

The 2017 model-year Volkswagen Tiguan has been recalled over concerns the front seat backrests may be faulty, with 707 vehicles affected. According to the notice issued by the German manufacturer, the laser-welded seam on the front seatbacks may not have been configured correctly during production, which may impact on the connection strength...


2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled for seatbelt arm fix
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2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled for seatbelt arm fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 41 of its 2015 to 2016 S-Class limousines over concerns the little arm that hands you your seatbelt may not retract once you hit the road. According to the manufacturer, incorrect software coding within the rear control unit may result in the seatbelt handover arm not retracting when the vehicle is moving...


Nissan sports car plan "not yet fully cooked"
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Nissan sports car plan "not yet fully cooked"

Despite Nissan Silvia production ending in 2002, the GT-R debuting in 2007, and the 370Z first launching in Japan in 2008, the man in charge of Nissan Asia-Pacific, says the Japanese car maker is still "intensively discussing" its future sports car strategy...


BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition confirmed for Australia: 10 units heading Down Under
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BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition confirmed for Australia: 10 units heading Down Under

The motorsport-themed BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been confirmed for the Australian market this week, with only 10 of the 200 global units allocated to our market. Essentially another version of the limited-edition M4 GTS launched earlier this year, the M4 DTM is even more exclusive, and celebrates the company's 2016 drivers' championship win in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM)...


Aussie police eyeing Chrysler 300 after local manufacturing ends
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Aussie police eyeing Chrysler 300 after local manufacturing ends

It seems that the police forces across Australia still want a large sedan as their vehicle of choice when local manufacturing ends late next year, according to the local boss of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)...


Lucid Air revealed ahead of 2018 debut: New all-electric Tesla rival unveiled
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Lucid Air revealed ahead of 2018 debut: New all-electric Tesla rival unveiled

Lucid Motors, the 'new' Chinese-backed and US-based EV brand formerly known as battery technology company Atieva, has unveiled its rival to the all-electric Tesla Model S: the Lucid Air. Officially a concept, Lucid claims it will begin production of the Air at a new facility in Arizona, with the program scheduled to begin in 2018...


Ford Mustang V8 dominating sales split
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Ford Mustang V8 dominating sales split

We’ve spoken before about the remarkable sales success of the Ford Mustang in 2016, with demand still exceeding supply in much of the network one year since launch. But we thought a very quick yarn expanding on the sales break-down, and comparing some other cars for context, would be of interest...


Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe to share new EV platform
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Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe to share new EV platform

The next-generation Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe EV will be built upon a common platform. Arnaud Deboeuf, senior vice president of Renault-Nissan BV; the strategic management unit of the transnational alliance, has confirmed with industry journal Automotive News that the next-gen versions of both electric vehicles will share common underpinnings and electric motors...


2018 BMW X2 spied at the snow
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2018 BMW X2 spied at the snow

The upcoming 2018 BMW X2 has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing in Northern Sweden. Set to be the sportier coupe-like companion to the BMW X1 in the same vein as the X3/X4 and X5/X6 pairs, the new X2 will feature a more heavily raked tailgate design and sloping roofline...


Michigan lawmakers clear road for driverless cars without human controls
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Michigan lawmakers clear road for driverless cars without human controls

Authorities in the US state of Michigan have passed a package of automaker-backed bills that will allow autonomous vehicles to drive on public roads without steering wheels or pedals. According to a new report by the US's Fortune, Michigan's Governor, Rick Snyder, passed the legislation in an effort to re-establish the state as the leader in driverless vehicle development...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied in the snow
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied in the snow

The next-generation 2018 Aston Martin Vantage has been spied again, this time doing rounds on the snowy roads of Sweden. Despite looking like a DB11, this test mule is shorter than the larger grand tourer, as the Vantage will remain a two-seater model. Under the skin, the new Vantage will utilise a smaller version of the DB11's new-generation aluminium architecture, though it should be longer, wider and lower than the current car...