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That 'good deal' feel at the dealership is fleeting: JD Power sales satisfaction survey
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That 'good deal' feel at the dealership is fleeting: JD Power sales satisfaction survey

A new survey of Australian new-car buyers by international marketing information firm JD Power has found that many motorists do themselves a disservice by not properly researching their dealer of choice. Six factors were considered in the survey, focusing on buyers' experiences with the new-car salesperson, the deal itself, delivery timing, delivery process, dealer facilities, and sales initiation...


Rip Curl-themed Citroen C4 Cactus comes to Australia
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Rip Curl-themed Citroen C4 Cactus comes to Australia

When it was first announced, the Rip Curl Citroen C4 was, oddly, earmarked exclusively for a European launch. But, fittingly, the compact surf-themed SUV is now on its way to the label's homeland. As part of the Citroen’s newly-formed alliance with the iconic Aussie surf brand, the special-edition SUV will be limited to just 15 examples Down Under, starting at $28,790 plus on-road costs...


Volkswagen Up! could make a surprise return to Australia
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Volkswagen Up! could make a surprise return to Australia

We all loved the Volkswagen Up! (emphasis theirs). It was a car that almost deserved to have silly punctuation in its name, it was that good a thing in a dull part of the market. But, like buyers, many reviewers were left flabbergasted by the lack of an automatic transmission option in Australia...


Volkswagen SUV range to nearly triple by 2019: New small and large models to join Tiguan and Touareg
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Volkswagen SUV range to nearly triple by 2019: New small and large models to join Tiguan and Touareg

Talk about a turnaround. Volkswagen Australia will go from having an old small SUV and an ageing large five-seater to a family of five or more high-riding models in the next two-and-a-half years. The news came at the local launch of the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan in Australia, with the five-seat model launching first up...


2017 Audi Q2 here in February: $41,100 starting price for new baby SUV - UPDATE
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2017 Audi Q2 here in February: $41,100 starting price for new baby SUV - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article didn't include claimed European fuel consumption figures for the 1.4 TFSI model, and didn't mention the inclusion of Cylinder-on-Demand (COD) technology for the entry-level variant. See article for details The 2017 Audi Q2 will become the company’s “most attainable” SUV model when it arrives in Australia in February next year, starting at $41,100 plus on-road costs...


2017 Jaguar F-Pace 'SVR' spied
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2017 Jaguar F-Pace 'SVR' spied

A hot new SUV, possibly the Jaguar F-Pace SVR, has been spotted by spy photographers doing hot laps of the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Alternatively the car seen here could just be an R version of the F-Pace crossover, rather than an SVR variant being developed by Jaguar Land Rover's SVO arm. If the car seen here is indeed the F-Pace SVR, it will likely feature a version of the 5...


McLaren denies Apple takeover talks
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McLaren denies Apple takeover talks

Reports overnight suggested technology giant Apple had moved to purchase part or all of McLaren, but the British luxury sports car maker has moved quickly to deny any such talks have occurred. Three anonymous sources with inside knowledge have told The Financial Times that Apple has approached McLaren Technology, which owns around 80 per cent of McLaren Automotive, about a possible takeover of, or a strategic investment in, the British automaker...


2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel revealed and detailed
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2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel revealed and detailed

The Bentley Bentayga Diesel, the first ever compression ignition model from the luxury marque, has been unveiled ahead of the 2016 Paris motor show. Under the bonnet, the Bentayga Diesel features a 4.0-litre V8 engine assisted by two sequential twin-scroll turbochargers and an electric supercharger running off a 48V power system...


Lamborghini thrilled with Australian sales, not so thrilled with Aventador SV pricing
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Lamborghini thrilled with Australian sales, not so thrilled with Aventador SV pricing

With a range of vehicles starting from $378,900 (plus on-road costs), Lamborghini is thrilled with its Australian sales results, with numbers up by over 60 per cent. Andrea Baldi, head of Lamborghini Asia Pacific, spoke with CarAdvice last week at a Lamborghini event in Japan, saying that he is amazed with the numbers, especially when it came to the brand's most expensive models, the Lamborghini Aventador SV and SV Roadster...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain revealed ahead of Paris debut: Rugged wagon due second half of 2017
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain revealed ahead of Paris debut: Rugged wagon due second half of 2017

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the Paris motor show next month. Using the same recipe adopted by Audi with its A4 and A6 Allroads and Volvo's recently-revealed V90 Cross Country, the E-Class All-Terrain combines the elevated toughness of an SUV with the spaciousness of a wagon...


2017 Audi Q5 teased: confirmed for Paris motor show debut
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2017 Audi Q5 teased: confirmed for Paris motor show debut

The next-generation 2017 Audi Q5 will be revealed at the Paris motor show on September 29, the company has confirmed. Scheduled to be unveiled at precisely 1:45pm CEST, the next-gen Q5 will replace the ageing current car that is now seven years old...


Mini JCW Clubman set for Australia, will debut at Paris motor show
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Mini JCW Clubman set for Australia, will debut at Paris motor show

Mini is expanding its John Cooper Works performance stable with the 2017 John Cooper Works Clubman set to make its world premiere at the 2016 Paris motor show later this month. The Mini JCW Clubman has been confirmed for Australia and will feature Mini's most powerful engine yet, as well as All4 all-wheel drive. Producing 170kW and 350Nm, the JCW Clubman has a 2...


2017 Citroen C3 WRC Concept revealed
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2017 Citroen C3 WRC Concept revealed

The wraps have been taken off the 2017 Citroen C3 WRC Concept ahead of the brand's return to the FIA World Rally Championship next year after a year-long sabbatical. According to Citroen the concept is "very close the finalised car ... without giving everything away about its final form"...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce: faster AWD variant announced
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce: faster AWD variant announced

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce, a new all-wheel drive variant of the BMW 3 Series challenger, was revealed overnight. Buyers of the Veloce have a choice between high output versions of the company's 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol and 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engines. The new-to-Europe performance version of the 2...


US unveils national guidelines for autonomous cars
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US unveils national guidelines for autonomous cars

The US government has announced a new federal policy for self-driving cars, which includes guidelines for the responsible federal agencies, a model legislative template for state governments, and a 15-point checklist that car makers and technology companies will be encouraged to measure their autonomous vehicles against...