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2018 Lamborghini Urus twin-turbo V8 to have around 485kW
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2018 Lamborghini Urus twin-turbo V8 to have around 485kW

Further details about the Lamborghini Urus crossover have been divulged by the company's chief, Stefano Domenicali. The Lamborghini CEO has told Automotive News the Urus will initially be available with a twin-turbo V8 with around 485kW of power. The Urus crossover will be launched near the end of 2017, and will go on sale in Europe during the second quarter of 2018...


Google's Waymo teams up with Lyft on self-driving cars - report
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Google's Waymo teams up with Lyft on self-driving cars - report

Waymo, Google's self-driving vehicle division, and Lyft, the ride-sharing app, have agreed to work together on autonomous cars. Both companies have confirmed the deal to The New York Times, although details about the scope of the agreement have not yet been revealed...


Mini sedan, Superleggera roadster off the table for this generation - report
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Mini sedan, Superleggera roadster off the table for this generation - report

The Mini range won't see any further body style additions during this generation. Sources at the small car specialist have informed Top Gear the current generation will be limited to the five existing body styles: three- and five-door hatchbacks, a convertible, the Countryman SUV, and the Clubman wagon...


First car ever to get a speeding fine, heading to UK Concours of Elegance
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First car ever to get a speeding fine, heading to UK Concours of Elegance

The first car to ever receive a speeding fine - according to one claim, at least - will be on display at the 2017 Concours of Elegance in the UK. In 1896, the Arnold Benz Motor Carriage was estimated to be speeding at four times the limit, at a blistering 8mph (13km/h), when a policeman on a bicycle pulled him over...


Mazda claims an AEB 'safety revolution'
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Mazda claims an AEB 'safety revolution'

Mazda Australia claims to have completed its "standard safety revolution" after adding autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard to its CX-3 small crossover last week. The company has progressively made its Smart City Brake Support - Forward (SCBS-F) system standard on its core passenger and SUV range, putting it at the pointy end of the market...


Honda CR-V to be offered with 2.0-litre entry-level price leader?
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Honda CR-V to be offered with 2.0-litre entry-level price leader?

Honda's all-new CR-V is just around the corner with an expected local launch in July. While the company has only confirmed one engine — a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 140kW of power and 240Nm of torque, mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) — and both a front- and all-wheel drive drivetrain, there could be another engine coming...


Renault and Nissan production delays due to global cyber attack
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Renault and Nissan production delays due to global cyber attack

Renault and Nissan's Sunderland production facility has been the victim of a global cyber attack, causing costly production delays. The global cyber attack began late last week and has so far affected more than 75,000 systems in 100 countries. The attack hits vulnerable Microsoft Windows machines and encrypts the user's filesystem, taking it ransom...


Kia targeting fleet customers with Stinger
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Kia targeting fleet customers with Stinger

Kia Australia is using the Stinger to reel in fleet customers, displaying a pre-production Stinger GT at a recent Melbourne fleet manager's conference. When local Commodore and Camry production wraps up later this year, companies previously tied to Australian large cars will have the ability to look elsewhere...


2019 BMW 4 Series GT to replace 3 Series GT, EV option coming - report
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2019 BMW 4 Series GT to replace 3 Series GT, EV option coming - report

Bavarian automaker BMW is planning a slew of electric and electrified models, including a 4 Series GT, which will debut around 2019 - according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar cites "highly placed insiders", claiming the company is hard at work developing electric versions of three current models, alongside new-generation and updated versions of its electrified 'i' models by the end of the decade...


Honda Civic hatch, why no Magic Seats?
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Honda Civic hatch, why no Magic Seats?

The all-new Honda Civic hatch may be one of the most practical cars in its segment, but it lacks a crucial item that used to be standard: Magic Seats. The Honda Magic Seats system in the previous-generation Civic hatch would allow the seat bases to be folded up to allow a large storage area, and the seat backs could also be folded down flat for extra convenience...


Nio EP9: Electric supercar sets new Nurburgring road-legal car record
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Nio EP9: Electric supercar sets new Nurburgring road-legal car record

The Nio EP9 electric supercar has set a new record for road-legal vehicles on the Nurburgring Nordschleife track. According to the Chinese electric vehicle specialist, the EP9 lapped the famed German track in six minutes 45.9 seconds, which eclipses the seven minutes 5.12 second time it set back in October 2016 to claim the title of fastest EV around the course...


2017 Subaru BRZ Sports Pack special edition on sale from $36,694
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2017 Subaru BRZ Sports Pack special edition on sale from $36,694

Yet another special-edition Subaru has quietly arrived in recent weeks, with the 2017 BRZ Sports Pack special edition on sale from $36,694 before on-road costs. Like other BRZ specials before it, the Sports Pack doesn't add any engine upgrades over the standard car, though there are several visual and equipment upgrades to give the Toyota 86 twin a little more street cred...


Bentley to offer vegan-friendly interiors
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Bentley to offer vegan-friendly interiors

Step into any Bentley today, and almost every conceivable surface that's not wood, carpet or metal is covered in leather. That's fine for most, but less so if you're a vegan. Stefan Sielaff, Bentley's director of design, told AutoExpress at the recent Financial Times Future of the Car Summit, "You can’t sell an animal-containing product like a Bentley, with 20 leather hides, to someone with a vegan lifestyle"...


Honda Australia hoping for a large SUV and ute, but chances are slim
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Honda Australia hoping for a large SUV and ute, but chances are slim

Why do left-hand drive markets get all the good models? That must be what Honda Australia’s senior management is thinking, because it’s missing out on two models that could be vital to it growing its sales Down Under. The two models we’re talking about are the Pilot large SUV and the Ridgeline pick-up/ute, both of which aren’t built in right-hand drive...


The $52k question: Which car would each CarAdvice journo pick?
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The $52k question: Which car would each CarAdvice journo pick?

Celebrating 52 episodes of the CarAdvice podcast, this question was put to each writer on the team: if you had $52,000, what new car would you buy? You can catch their responses on this week's show, but if you can't get away with some listening time, we've listed each below. Rob Margeit Skoda Octavia RS230 wagon: $43,190 It is a practical sleeper...