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2018 Kia GT teased again, claimed to be brand's fastest, quickest car ever
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2018 Kia GT teased again, claimed to be brand's fastest, quickest car ever

The Kia GT, the company's new rear-wheel sports sedan, has been teased again ahead of its launch next month. In a new video, shot at Hyundai-Kia's Namyang test track, the company reveals that the new sedan has been engineered to complete the 0-100km/h run in 5.1 seconds...


2017 Volkswagen Multivan pricing and specs: Standard electric doors, pricing increase
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2017 Volkswagen Multivan pricing and specs: Standard electric doors, pricing increase

The entire Volkswagen Multivan people-mover range now comes with button-operated electric sliding doors and a power-latching tailgate as standard, but the price has gone up by $3000. Volkswagen says almost all buyers were paying for the (formerly $2680) option on base Multivan Comfortline versions in both wheelbases already, and that putting the features on all cars from the factory would shorten delivery times...


Lab-based fuel economy testing a crock, say Australian motoring clubs
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Lab-based fuel economy testing a crock, say Australian motoring clubs

Motoring club representative body, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), has released preliminary results from its real-world emissions and fuel economy testing program. The results have prompted the AAA to boldly question the relevance of globally-utilised lab testing as a methodology, plus the government emissions reduction regulations based upon these results, and by extension the honesty of car-maker claims in these areas...


Nismo Festival 2016: At the track and in the cold at Fuji Speedway
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Nismo Festival 2016: At the track and in the cold at Fuji Speedway

The weekend's Nismo Festival 2016 was a rather special event, for several reasons. Not only was it the 19th running of the Japanese automotive extravaganza dedicated to Nissan's motorsport arm, but this year, it also coincided with the 50-year anniversary of its host location, Fuji International Speedway...


BMW Connected Australian rollout confirmed, timing to be announced
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BMW Connected Australian rollout confirmed, timing to be announced

BMW Australia has confirmed the local rollout of the company's app-based BMW Connected system, giving owners expanded access to online services. Building on the ConnectedDrive functions already available to most BMW models, the more simply named BMW Connected learns your daily routine journeys and import appointments and destinations from other apps like your calendar or Yelp...


Mercedes-Benz about to overtake BMW as world's biggest luxury car brand
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Mercedes-Benz about to overtake BMW as world's biggest luxury car brand

Mercedes-Benz is on track to be the world’s biggest-selling luxury car brand in 2016, according to Daimler AG chairman Dieter Zetsche — four years ahead of schedule. Mercedes-Benz reported 182,602 worldwide car and SUV sales for November excluding Smart (up 12 per cent), taking its annual tally to 1.89 million units...


Ferrari SP275 RW Competizione one-off special revealed
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Ferrari SP275 RW Competizione one-off special revealed

Images of the one-off Ferrari SP275 RW Competizione have surfaced online, with the F12-based special believed to be inspired by the 275 GTB/C Speciale from the 1960s. Technical details of the bright yellow F12-based coupe are yet to be confirmed, though we do know it was created as a one-off by the Ferrari Special Program division and the Ferrari Styling Centre...


BMW's standalone driverless team working on autonomous vehicle for 2021 launch
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BMW's standalone driverless team working on autonomous vehicle for 2021 launch

BMW will introduce a fully autonomous vehicle in 2021, building on the technologies of the current 7 and 5 Series vehicles that now offer semi-autonomous driving features. Speaking to CarAdvice at the international launch of the new 5 Series, the head of the model's project, Jochan Kistler, admitted that the current cars on offer do not have the capacity to offer fully autonomous driving, with the bottleneck being the mapping data and software development...


Suzuki Jimny sales to be cut to 100 units per year as replacement looms
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Suzuki Jimny sales to be cut to 100 units per year as replacement looms

The current-generation Suzuki Jimny has had its final year on sale in Australia at full capacity, with the Japanese brand set to cut back sales in 2017 ahead of an all-new model hitting showrooms in the near future. It's a move that will see Suzuki comply with a Voluntary Code of Practice from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries that requires the Japanese maker to limit the number of vehicles it sells without side airbag protection to 100 units...


2017 BMW 5 Series pricing and specs: More kit and price hikes for big new sedan
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2017 BMW 5 Series pricing and specs: More kit and price hikes for big new sedan

The new seventh-generation 2017 BMW 5 Series will touch down in Australia in March, the company has confirmed, with four models available from launch. This time around, BMW Australia has gone for a higher-specification line-up, adding more standard kit while bringing price increases with it...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe teased ahead of debut this week
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe teased ahead of debut this week

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe has been revealed, at least in part, in a teaser video ahead of its official debut on December 14 (European time). Shown in the above video, along with earlier spy photos, the new E-Class coupe looks set to feature all of the same styling cues already seen on the C-Class and S-Class coupes, including lozenge-shape headlights, thin tail-lights, and a familiar side profile...


Jeep Grand Wagoneer could be delayed by cash, factory problems - report
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer could be delayed by cash, factory problems - report

Development of the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer has reportedly stalled, with the company said to be refocusing its efforts on more important models. Supplier sources have told Automotive News' Fiat Chrysler (FCA) correspondent that development Grand Wagoneer has been put on hold. Many believe that the new Grand Wagoneer, as currently envisioned, will share its platform with the next-generation Grand Cherokee...


Holden plant flagged as site for medical marijuana crop
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Holden plant flagged as site for medical marijuana crop

A group lobbying for medical marijuana to be legalised in South Australia has suggested the Holden car plant there be established as the location for a proposed large-scale medical cannabis plantation when it shutters in late 2017...


Victorian govt confirms North East Link: Ringwood to Tullamarine non-stop
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Victorian govt confirms North East Link: Ringwood to Tullamarine non-stop

Victoria will get a new $10 billion North East Link to bridge the gap between the Greensborough end of the Metropolitan Ring Road and the Eastern Freeway, the Andrews government has confirmed. Announcing the plan today, Premier Daniel Andrews said it will initiate a $35 million business case study in 2017, with consultation and route selection to be completed by 2018...


Alpine 'A120' now available for order in Europe
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Alpine 'A120' now available for order in Europe

Orders for the first Alpine 'A120' coupes are now being taken by the revived sports car brand. Overnight, Alpine announced that it had begun taking orders, via a smartphone app available on both major platforms, for a limited run of 1,995 Premiere Edition models of its new mid-engine sports car...