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New Land Rover Defender ute 'number one' on local wish list
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New Land Rover Defender ute 'number one' on local wish list

It might seem as "Through The Looking Glass” weird as Veuve Clicquot releasing a range of caffeinated soft drinks, but Land Rover might be about to launch a ute - or a pick-up truck, as the Americans like to call them...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class pricing and specs: New engines, new models
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class pricing and specs: New engines, new models

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has received some minor updates for the new year, bringing an updated engine line-up and the availability of a new equipment package. Headlining the changes are the introduction of the new C220d and C300 models, which replace the previous C200d and C250 respectively...


Tesla Model 3 deliveries begin July 28, Musk promises mass production by end of year
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Tesla Model 3 deliveries begin July 28, Musk promises mass production by end of year

Production of the Tesla Model 3 will begin this week, with Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, promising output will grow "exponentially". In a series of tweets overnight, Musk announced details about the Model 3's production timing. The CEO began by saying, "Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage patent diagrams discovered
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage patent diagrams discovered

The design of the next-generation Aston Martin Vantage has been revealed via diagrams submitted for patent protection. AutoGuide has discovered and published diagrams of a new front-engine, rear-wheel drive Aston Martin model submitted to Japan's patent office, and believed to be of the next-generation Vantage...


Could the new Civic Type R spawn an all-wheel-drive spinoff?
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Could the new Civic Type R spawn an all-wheel-drive spinoff?

Is there space for something to sit above the 2018 Honda Civic Type R? Perhaps an all-wheel-drive hot-hatch with more power and torque than the current front-drive flagship? You bet. Just look at Volkswagen’s strategy with its two Golf models, the GTI and the R, or Ford with its Focus pairing, the ST and the RS...


2017 Land Rover Discovery pricing and specs
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2017 Land Rover Discovery pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications have been released for the new-generation 2017 Land Rover Discovery, ahead of the seven-seat British off-roader's arrival in Australian showrooms on August 1. As previously reported in December, when pricing was initially revealed, no fewer than five trim levels will be offered, along with three different turbo-diesel engines...


2018 Honda Accord on track for Australia
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2018 Honda Accord on track for Australia

A brand new Honda Accord sedan will make its world premiere in the US on July 14. Reassuringly for fans, the car is on track to come to Australia. Honda reckons the tenth-generation Accord will feature a “dramatic new styling direction”, as you can read here, and will be “the most fun-to-drive, premium and dramatically styled Accord ever...


2017 Tesla Model S, Model X: Entry variants score big acceleration boosts
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2017 Tesla Model S, Model X: Entry variants score big acceleration boosts

Tesla has introduced a handful of updates across its Model S and Model X ranges this week, namely improving the acceleration of its non-performance variants. Headlining the changes is the significant improvement in terms of straight-line performance for the Model S 75 and 75D, which both can now accelerate from 0-100km/h a full second quicker than before - 4...


Honda Australia introduces five-year warranty
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Honda Australia introduces five-year warranty

Honda Australia will roll out a self-funded five-year and unlimited kilometre warranty on all vehicles it sells from July 1 this year. Capitalising on what it calls its reputation for reliability, the company becomes the first Japanese manufacturer to offer such coverage in Australia (Mitsubishi does five years/100,000km)...


2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Our favourite photos
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2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Our favourite photos

Another year, another standout Goodwood Festival of Speed, with dozens of brands big and small taking the opportunity to tear up the hill and make noise - the latter occurring often while simply sitting still. This year brought debuts for new homegrown specials like the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 and the Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro, along with the stealthy Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge...


2018 Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi revealed as French marque eyes third straight Dakar win
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2018 Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi revealed as French marque eyes third straight Dakar win

Winning the treacherous Dakar Rally is a massive achievement in its own right. Winning six, then, is pretty damn respectable. Now though, Peugeot has revealed its latest off-road rally weapon it hopes will secure its seventh overall, and third straight, Dakar victory: the Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi...


Volvo having trouble detecting kangaroos
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Volvo having trouble detecting kangaroos

Australian wildlife is throwing a spanner in the works for Swedish manufacturer Volvo, who is currently developing its animal detection system. While the technology is used to detect larger beasts like moose in its homeland of Sweden, the company is struggling with kangaroos, according to a new report...


2018 Nissan Leaf grille teased ahead of September unveiling
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2018 Nissan Leaf grille teased ahead of September unveiling

The front end of the new Nissan Leaf has been teased ahead of the car's debut later this year. Nissan confirmed on its Twitter account the second-generation Leaf will be unveiled on September 6, 2017. Accompanying this tweet was an artistic take on the new car's grille (below)...


Audi Sport boss hints at future rear-wheel drive RS models
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Audi Sport boss hints at future rear-wheel drive RS models

There could be rear-wheel drive Audi RS vehicles on the horizon, but we don't know how close these cars are to being production ready or which model lines will be involved. Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport, dropped this hint during a chat with AutoExpress at Goodwood Festival of Speed about Quattro GmbH rebranding itself to Audi Sport...


Ford Mustang EcoBoost gains electronic line-lock burnout feature in the US
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Ford Mustang EcoBoost gains electronic line-lock burnout feature in the US

US versions the facelifted Ford Mustang fitted with the 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine will gain the tyre warming electronic electronic line-lock feature as standard. The feature will be fitted on all Mustang models regardless of whether they are equipped either a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic...