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Audi and Porsche partner up for next-gen vehicle platforms
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Audi and Porsche partner up for next-gen vehicle platforms

German stablemates Audi and Porsche have announced they'll collaborate on the development of a shared next-generation vehicle architecture for future mobility including autonomous driving, electrification and digitisation...


Kia Australia rolls out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across core range
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Kia Australia rolls out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across core range

Kia Australia has quietly introduced Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring software across most of its range, while also hinting at mid-life 'upgrades' for the Carnival MPV, Optima sedan and Sorento SUV...


Nissan Altima and Pulsar axed, replacements on the horizon - UPDATE
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Nissan Altima and Pulsar axed, replacements on the horizon - UPDATE

Update - Nissan Australia has confirmed that while the Altima and Pulsar in their current forms will no longer be imported, replacements for both models are to be announced in the "future". See bottom of article for details The Nissan Altima has been quietly dropped from the local line-up, leaving the Japanese manufacturer with no sedan models in its range...


2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pricing and specs
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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pricing and specs

The significantly updated 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV goes on sale locally today, with the same two-model grade range as the outgoing PHEV, but with prices rising for both grades in line with more standard equipment and tech inclusions. Following on from Mike Costello's international ice drive in Norway recently, CarAdvice spent some time behind the wheel of the new Outlander PHEV on local roads, from Adelaide out into the hills...


March sales: Three utes in overall top five
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March sales: Three utes in overall top five

Three of the top-five selling vehicles in Australia, over the course of a record-setting March, were utes. Furthermore, light commercial vehicles attained a mammoth 21 per cent share of the total market, compared to SUVs (39.4) and passenger cars (37)...


2018 Mitsubishi ASX update revealed in the USA
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2018 Mitsubishi ASX update revealed in the USA

An updated version of the Mitsubishi ASX with lightly revised styling was unveiled overnight in the USA. Known there as the Outlander Sport, the Stateside version of the diminutive crossover has received new front and rear bumpers. The update doesn't banish Mitsubishi's Dynamic Shield grille, instead there are subtle revisions, including a chrome bar bisecting the upper portion of grille and new vertically stacked LED driving lights in the lower section...


Mercedes-Benz, Bosch to work together on self-driving technology
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Mercedes-Benz, Bosch to work together on self-driving technology

Mercedes-Benz and Bosch have announced they will work together on self-driving vehicle technology. The two German automotive firms will jointly develop the software and algorithmic systems required for SAE level four and level five autonomous vehicles, which can drive themselves in urban and extra-urban environments...


Mercedes-Benz slowing down fuel-cell vehicle development - report
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Mercedes-Benz slowing down fuel-cell vehicle development - report

Mercedes-Benz is reportedly slowing down its development efforts with hydrogen fuel cell cars in favour of battery electric vehicles. According to Smart2Zero, Dieter Zetsche made these comments at an automotive conference in Stuttgart, Germany, towards the end of March...


Infiniti Australia names Chang-Hwan Lee as new managing director
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Infiniti Australia names Chang-Hwan Lee as new managing director

The local arm of Nissan luxury marque Infiniti has appointed a new managing director, with outgoing boss Jean-Philippe Roux moving to lead the brand's marketing efforts for the Russian market. In his time at the top of Infiniti Australia, Roux oversaw the local launch of new Q50 variants, the big Patrol-based QX80 SUV, the small Q30 and QX30 twins, and most recently the new-generation Q60 coupe...


Clean energy a bigger selling point for EVs than price or range: study
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Clean energy a bigger selling point for EVs than price or range: study

Queensland's University of Technology (QUT) is pushing for the adoption of renewable energy sources as electric vehicles (EVs) become more popular, citing that having clean power outweighs the cost and driving range for customers wanting to buy them...


McLaren 720S gets Lego-fied for little car enthusiasts
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McLaren 720S gets Lego-fied for little car enthusiasts

The 2017 McLaren 720S has become the latest addition to the LEGO Speed Champions range, joining the P1 hypercar in the toy company's range of model cars. Available to buy from June 1, the 3D-printed McLaren 720S model is accompanied by a car designer minifigure and design studio desk, along with a coffee cup and an original design sketch...


March 2017 new vehicle sales in Australia
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March 2017 new vehicle sales in Australia

New vehicle sales in Australia grew a marginal 0.9 per cent in March — not enough to take 2017’s cumulative total ahead of last year’s record, but enough to set a new all-time monthly high-water mark. VFACTS data released this morning shows that 105,410 new vehicles were sold last month, taking the yearly total to 279,345 (down 2.1 per cent)...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 revealed, December debut confirmed for Australia
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 revealed, December debut confirmed for Australia

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 wagon and Coupe have been revealed ahead of an Australian launch in December. Available in two versions globally - the 'standard' GLC63 and hotter GLC63 S - the performance SUV twins feature the company's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 under the bonnet, producing 350kW or 375kW depending on model...


Toyota Australia adds 119,000 vehicles to Takata recall
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Toyota Australia adds 119,000 vehicles to Takata recall

Toyota has recalled a further 119,386 vehicles across various model lines and build dates as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest recall, two separate notices have been issued, one for vehicles with a faulty front passenger's airbag, with the other a re-notification for vehicles with a faulty driver's front airbag...


City to coast cruising in a Chelsea Truck Company Black Hawk
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City to coast cruising in a Chelsea Truck Company Black Hawk

Until recently here in Australia, if you were going to customise or modify your Jeep Wrangler, chances were you'd turn it into the ultimate off-roader. For certain fans of rugged, ready for anything machines, the Wrangler is a logical choice. Whether it’s covered in mud crawling through the bush, or sparkling clean cruising by the beach, for fans of the open-top 4WD it doesn't get much better...