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Nissan Australia secures future for local manufacturing
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Nissan Australia secures future for local manufacturing

At a time when car manufacturing plants are being wound down and closed in Australia, the Nissan Casting Plant has grown its business and secured its operation here for the foreseeable future. A new contract to supply vital EV engine castings for Nissan worldwide has not only ensured the plant will continue to operate - it has seen it return to three shifts, seven days a week...


Nissan Y61 Patrol Legend Edition launched as swansong for hard-working 4x4
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Nissan Y61 Patrol Legend Edition launched as swansong for hard-working 4x4

Vehicle manufacturers celebrating the arrival of a new model is almost an everyday occurrence. They even quite often release a limited-edition model to mark the occasion. It is much rarer, though, to celebrate the end of a model. But that is exactly what Nissan has done with its iconic Y61 Patrol...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia: Australian line-up confirmed ahead of February launch
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia: Australian line-up confirmed ahead of February launch

UPDATE: Australian pricing for the Giulia Quadrifoglio has now been revealed. Find out more here. Initial specifications for the Australia-bound 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia have been announced this week ahead of the all-new sedan's local launch in February...


2017 Audi SQ7 TDI pricing and specs
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2017 Audi SQ7 TDI pricing and specs

The 2017 Audi SQ7 has arrived Down Under, with Audi Australia claiming that its performance-focused flagship large SUV holds the mantle of “the most powerful diesel SUV in the country” and “fastest seven-seat diesel SUV in the world.” Available as a single configuration, the SQ7 4.0 TDI quattro, to give it its full name, has just gone on sale for $153,616 before on-road cost...


Mercedes-AMG GT R joins elite club with hot Nurburgring lap - video
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Mercedes-AMG GT R joins elite club with hot Nurburgring lap - video

The hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT R has joined the supercar elite this week, lapping the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in 7 minutes and 10 seconds. In a video released by Sport Auto, the bright green GT R is seen flinging through the challenging race track, driven by Christian Gebhardt...


2012 BMW 5 Series GT, 7 Series, Rolls-Royce Ghost recalled for safety fix
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2012 BMW 5 Series GT, 7 Series, Rolls-Royce Ghost recalled for safety fix

UPDATE: The Rolls-Royce model affected was listed incorrectly on the government recalls website. It was the Ghost Series I affected, not the Phantom. Several BMW Group models have been recalled this week, including the 2012 BMW 5 Series GT, 7 Series and Rolls-Royce Ghost Series I, over concerns a faulty sensor could cause the front airbags and seat belt pretensioners to not deploy...


Yes, a 'new' Honda S2000 was sold in Australia last month
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Yes, a 'new' Honda S2000 was sold in Australia last month

Bizarrely, a Honda S2000 was sold new in November, according to industry statistics VFACTS - eight years after the car was discontinued! Eyebrows were raised when the latest VFACTS data report showed a solitary Honda S2000 in the November 2016 sales cell, considering the last unit sold before this was way back in November 2008...


Isuzu Ute sales growing despite newer rivals
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Isuzu Ute sales growing despite newer rivals

Isuzu Ute continues to punch well above its weight division in Australia’s strong light commercial and SUV markets, with sales on the up in the face of newer competition. Impressively for a company with only two model lines, Isuzu Ute has posted 20,773 sales this year, up 9.7 per cent. This makes it Australia’s 15th most popular brand, between Audi and Suzuki...


China's WM Motor pulls back from 'alleged' EV concept designs: Mitsubishi origins revealed
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China's WM Motor pulls back from 'alleged' EV concept designs: Mitsubishi origins revealed

Chinese electric vehicle startup WM Motor has released a strongly worded declaration that a series of expertly rendered vehicles purported to be a preview of its future line-up are, in fact, not authentic. In a statement released today, the company said: "Any alleged concept design images mentioned over the internet are NOT related to WM Motor to any extent...


Volkswagen Amarok V6 debut drives accessories update
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Volkswagen Amarok V6 debut drives accessories update

The arrival of a 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 under the bonnet of the Volkswagen Amarok may be the headline act, but the launch of the refreshed range is also driving an update to the accessories catalogue. CarAdvice spoke with Carlos Santos, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Australia, who said “the ute segment is the biggest market for customer individualisation and we have a strong focus on continuing to expand the Amarok accessories portfolio...


Alfa Romeo going properly premium in Australia: Big plans, no compromises
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Alfa Romeo going properly premium in Australia: Big plans, no compromises

It would not be accurate or fair to say that Alfa Romeo has disappeared in Australia, but the availability of only two models and just 665 sales this year has made it something of a phantom on the new-car market. In reality, the brand has been treading water. The Giulietta, although recently updated, is an ageing car that does not best represent the brand's aspirations...


Toyota 86: second generation sports car confirmed, due by 2019
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Toyota 86: second generation sports car confirmed, due by 2019

The second-generation Toyota 86 has been all but confirmed by the company's European boss. Karl Schlicht, head of Toyota Europe, has told Autocar: "The [86] will carry on. The car serves a big purpose. We are not getting out of that business. Sporty cars go through their phases. It’s our intention to continue with that car...


Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar already sold out - report
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar already sold out - report

The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar hasn't even been fully detailed yet, but reports suggest the British company has already sold the entire production run. Auto Express reports that Aston Martin has announced all 150 road-going versions of the upcoming hypercar have been accounted for, despite the rumoured price tag sitting around the $3 million mark...


Volkswagen to take on Uber with Moia brand and new autonomous EV
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Volkswagen to take on Uber with Moia brand and new autonomous EV

German automotive giant Volkswagen has announced its new 'Moia' mobility services brand, which aims to be one of the top-three mobility services in 10 years time. Set to challenge ride-sharing services like Uber, Moia will also at some point offer its own electric passenger vehicle as part of the Volkswagen Group's electric vehicle onslaught...


Audi recalls over 6000 vehicles for diesel fix
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Audi recalls over 6000 vehicles for diesel fix

Audi Australia has commenced its recall amidst the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, issuing a notice for over 6000 vehicles locally, including variants of the A4, A5, A6, Q3 and Q5...