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Jeep Renegade gets three years free servicing
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Jeep Renegade gets three years free servicing

On the back of landing a five-star ANCAP safety rating, the Jeep Renegade is now being offered with three years of free scheduled maintenance for the month of October. Jeep says it is “thrilled” with the small SUV’s result in the benchmark crash test released this week, with the Renegade achieving perfect scores for the side impact and pole tests...


Bentley bringing back full-service refuelling... to wherever you are
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Bentley bringing back full-service refuelling... to wherever you are

If being a Bentley owner already wasn’t lavish enough, the company has now commenced a trial for an on-demand 24-hours fuel delivery service in California. Partnering with US start-up company, Filld - a mobile app-based fuel delivery service - the sports luxury marque has commenced its ‘Filld for Bentley’ trial, part of its on-going connected car strategy...


Hyundai Elantra Elite gains sunroof option, prices go up
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Hyundai Elantra Elite gains sunroof option, prices go up

Potential buyers of the Hyundai Elantra Elite will now be able to option their cars with an electronic sunroof. The Hyundai Elantra Elite is the mid-spec model in the range, and previously was not available with an opening glass roof. The electric roof will be offered at an option cost of $2000. That would push the price of a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Elite to $28,990 plus on-road costs...


Monster Jam tours Australia: Two family passes to give away!
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Monster Jam tours Australia: Two family passes to give away!

If you're anything like us, you spend couch time on weekends watching Monster Jam on TV. If you've never heard of it, think monster trucks — lots of monster trucks. Monster Jam is the monster truck live motorsport event that kicked off in the United States in 2005. Since then, it has taken the world by storm and in October, the Monster Jam crew will tour Australia...


CarAdvice podcast 24: EV news, September sales, Paris Motor Show hits and misses, Ford plants close and more!
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CarAdvice podcast 24: EV news, September sales, Paris Motor Show hits and misses, Ford plants close and more!

Welcome to episode 24 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week’s episode, or you’d like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mike Costello return from the Paris Motor Show and join Mandy Turner to cover all the latest news and reviews in the Australian new-car market and around the world...


FCAI backs study into rollout of autonomous vehicles in Australia
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FCAI backs study into rollout of autonomous vehicles in Australia

Australian motor industry body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has come out in support of the ‘coordinated’ approach to the rollout of autonomous vehicle technology. The announcement comes after a report released by the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI), argued a coordinated government roadmap is required before the country adopts driverless vehicle technology...


2017 Nissan Micra unlikely for Australia
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2017 Nissan Micra unlikely for Australia

It may have been one of our stars of last week’s Paris motor show, but the French-built 2017 Nissan Micra won’t come to Australia for some time yet — it it ever comes at all. The sharp new Micra marks a major departure for Nissan, resembling the 2015 Nissan Sway concept and leveraging the alliance with Renault to full effect...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon spied at the Nurburgring

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon has been spotted again, this time lapping the famed Nurburgring race circuit. While this black wagon appears to be the same vehicle spotted in the European Alps a fortnight ago, the prototype has had some small modifications since we last saw it...


Kia GT sports sedan now 'makes sense'
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Kia GT sports sedan now 'makes sense'

The upcoming Kia GT rear-wheel drive-sports sedan finally makes sense now that it has got its core models sorted and transformed its brand, the company says. CarAdvice believes the South Korean brand is set to finally launch the sporty four-door sedan at January's Detroit motor show, after years of concepts and discussions, with the coupe model to follow in the near future...


Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled for wiring fix: eight vehicles affected
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Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled for wiring fix: eight vehicles affected

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for eight of its rugged G-Class or ‘G-Wagen’ models, over concerns a wiring fault could cause the engine to cut out while driving. The German marque reports the engine wiring harness could come into contact with components within the engine compartment, which could result in damage to the wiring harness...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 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...


Skoda reviewing potential for expanded RS range - UPDATE
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Skoda reviewing potential for expanded RS range - UPDATE

Update - This article initially read that Skoda is reviewing the RS sub-brand on its profitability based on the report by Autocar. However, Maier's interview doesn't indicate that the RS models aren't profitable. See article for details Skoda’s sporty RS-branded models are top sellers for the Czech marque in Australia, and the company’s new boss has put a review of the range's further potential at the top of his agenda, according to a new report out of the UK...


Holden Cruze Australian production ended
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Holden Cruze Australian production ended

The final locally made Holden Cruze rolled off the production line near Adelaide today — the same day as rival Ford closes its own production facilities in Melbourne. The final iteration Australia’s small car is a blue SRI Z-Series hatch, which is fitting since this body-style was also locally designed...


Ford Australia manufacturing ends, but 160 staff deployed to R&D operations
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Ford Australia manufacturing ends, but 160 staff deployed to R&D operations

Ford Australia says it is in the midst of redeploying 160 manufacturing staff to new roles within its vehicle development operations in Victoria, where they will help develop global products such as the next Ranger. As the shutters sadly close on Ford Australia’s Falcon and Territory production line in northern Melbourne today, the company has reminded us that it still plans to invest more than any other car-maker into local research and development...


2017 Volkswagen Atlas: production CrossBlue SUV to debut end of October
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2017 Volkswagen Atlas: production CrossBlue SUV to debut end of October

The Volkswagen Atlas is reportedly what the company's new three-row, seven-seat SUV will be branded as in the United States. Automobilwoche understands that the the production version of the CrossBlue concept will be known as the Volkswagen Atlas in the US, and will make its official debut on October 27, US time...