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2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon revealed
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2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon revealed

The next-generation 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon has been revealed today, thanks to an online reveal of the new model in its European form. At the same time, Holden has confirmed it will continue the Sportwagon name, rather than introduce the Sports Tourer badge worn by the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia version shown in today's reveal...


2018 Audi RS5 coupe spied with less camouflage - UPDATE
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2018 Audi RS5 coupe spied with less camouflage - UPDATE

The next-generation Audi RS5 coupe has been spied once again. This time, though, the prototype is wearing more production-ready components and less disguise. This car, unlike the vehicle spotted back earlier last year, looks to be wearing production body panels and bumpers, making for agher version of the A5 and S5 models revealed in june 2016...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class 'outsells' Camry
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 'outsells' Camry

In what could be seen as a sign of things to come, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was the nation’s top-selling mid-sized vehicle in January. The German luxury car — many of which are actually made in South Africa — outsold the locally made fleet-favourite, Toyota’s Camry, 651 units to 580. The Camry’s 580 figure compares to 4850 in December...


Audi Australia's 2017 launch offensive outlined
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Audi Australia's 2017 launch offensive outlined

Audi Australia is set to launch its new S4 sedan and Avant (picture above) in a few days time, but the performance mid-sizer is just the first part of a remarkably busy new model rollout plan covering the first half of the year...


Jaguar XF recalled for fuel pipe fix
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Jaguar XF recalled for fuel pipe fix

Jaguar Land Rover Australia has issued a recall notice for examples of its previous-generation XF sedan, affecting vehicles in the model years 2013 to 2015. The recall, which centres on models powered by the 2.0-litre GTDi petrol engine, has been made to address a potential fuel leak...


Audi Sport contemplates hypercar program
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Audi Sport contemplates hypercar program

Audi Sport has not ruled out developing a small-volume quattro ‘hypercar’ to sit above the mid-engined R8 V10 and rival the imminent, Formula One-derived Mercedes-AMG Project One. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Bathurst 12 Hours GT3 enduro race, Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann said there was potential for a flagship model that tests the value of the brand, a la the in-development, Formula One-engined AMG Project One...


SsangYong on sales hiatus in Australia
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SsangYong on sales hiatus in Australia

The Australian distributor for Korean brand SsangYong has put the brand on indefinite hiatus, and is now focused on clearing stocks and supporting owners. The point of contention appears to stem from the pricing SsangYong wants to command and what Ateco feels it can charge customers, in what is one of the world’s most fiercely competitive new vehicle markets...


ANCAP crash course: The good, the bad, and the dangerous
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ANCAP crash course: The good, the bad, and the dangerous

'Safety first'. It's a phrase commonly uttered in schools, workplaces, and even in the home. But in the wake of the Ford Mustang’s recent two-star ANCAP safety rating, the notion of safety actually being first has, yet again, come to the fore...


2017 World Car of the Year finalists announced
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2017 World Car of the Year finalists announced

The 2017 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) finalists have been announced, and once again the list is dominated by models from European brands. There are six Car of the Year awards up for grabs this year, including the main prize, as well as gongs for the following categories: luxury, performance, car design, green, and urban...


Alfa Romeo platform confirmed for new Jeep, Maserati, Dodge models
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Alfa Romeo platform confirmed for new Jeep, Maserati, Dodge models

The platform of the Alfa Romeo Giulia will be used to underpin models from other brands within the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) empire, the company's boss, Sergio Marchionne, has confirmed. The outspoken Canadian-Italian boss told Automotive News that the rear- and all-wheel drive Giorgio platform, used by the both Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover, will be used on large Jeeps, Dodge's next-generation of rear-wheel drive cars, and "the whole Maserati development beyond 2018"...


Caterham sold-out for 2017 production, orders open for 2018
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Caterham sold-out for 2017 production, orders open for 2018

UK-based sports car brand Caterham has announced its entire production run for 2017 is accounted for, with order books now open for 2018. While the company is very happy with the high demand for its sports cars, it means that supply for Australia is almost non-existent until next year...


Tata Tamo Futuro mid-engined sports car bound for Geneva
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Tata Tamo Futuro mid-engined sports car bound for Geneva

Indian car maker Tata has teased the first vehicle from its new sub-brand Tamo, expected to be a mid-engined two-seater sports car concept, which will debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show in March - according to a new report...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class reservations open in the UK
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class reservations open in the UK

The hotly anticipated 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class utility may not have been revealed in production guise yet, but the German company's British team has already opened up a reservation page for the new pick-up. Mercedes-Benz claims there has been "phenomenal early demand for the X-Class", and as such the Mercedes-Benz Vans team has decided to offer potential customers the chance to leave a refundable deposit on the new ute...


Renault Trafic recalled for rear axle fix
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Renault Trafic recalled for rear axle fix

Renault has issued a recall for 1472 of its 2015 and 2016 Trafic III vans over concerns the rear axle may have a loose bolt. According to the French manufacturer, a manufacturing fault is the cause of the issue, with affected units potentially making abnormal noises, and tyre friction inside the wheel arch...


2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 revealed, Australia on the cards
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2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 revealed, Australia on the cards

The new-look 2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 has been revealed, with the new model set to become the most powerful version of the Octavia to date when it's launched at next month's Geneva motor show. Building upon the existing 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder model in the Octavia RS230, but now with an extra 15 metric horsepower, the RS245 grunts out 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque (between 1600-4300rpm)...