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Brand identities not at stake through extended sharing, says Renault-Nissan Alliance chief
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Brand identities not at stake through extended sharing, says Renault-Nissan Alliance chief

The head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance says the individual brand identities that fall under the overarching group umbrella will remain, and that it is important the brands have unique selling points to appeal to different buyers...


Do Not Disturb While Driving: New safety-minded mode coming to iPhone
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Do Not Disturb While Driving: New safety-minded mode coming to iPhone

A new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature is coming to Apple iPhone devices from around the third quarter of this year. When Do Not Disturb While Driving mode is enabled, the phone can block incoming messages and also automatically reply with something like: "I'm driving with Do Not Disturb on. I'll respond when I get to where I'm going...


2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom teased ahead of late July debut
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2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom teased ahead of late July debut

The next-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom has been teased ahead of its debut on July 27, London time. The reveal of the new Phantom will kick off The Great Eight Phantoms event. The show at Mayfair in the UK's capital will not only feature the next-generation vehicle, but also classic examples from the Phantom's past...


Seat's version of Skoda Kodiaq to be named by public competition
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Seat's version of Skoda Kodiaq to be named by public competition

While Seat vehicles aren't available in Australia, we can help to name one of the company's upcoming vehicles, its Skoda Kodiaq twin. Other public naming competitions have garnered a lot of interest, with popular entries creating controversy, mirth or both...


Holden Colorado, Colorado 7, Trailblazer recalled for jack fix
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Holden Colorado, Colorado 7, Trailblazer recalled for jack fix

Holden has issued an equipment recall for its 'RG' Colorado, Colorado 7 and Trailblazer model lines over concerns the vehicle jacks could have incorrect instruction labels. The company reports that certain vehicle jacks - sold by the Holden Service Parts Organisation (HSPO) - may be fitted with labels that do not correctly describe the safe and correct usage of the jack...


Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi “not doing their fair share in Australia”, says global CEO
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Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi “not doing their fair share in Australia”, says global CEO

New car buyers can soon expect to see a more aggressive approach from Renault, Mitsubishi and Nissan as the brands push for greater relevance in the busy Australian market, following a strongly-worded press conference with the global head of all three brands this week...


Ford Mustang smashes sales record as Aussie supply improves - UPDATE
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Ford Mustang smashes sales record as Aussie supply improves - UPDATE

Age is not tiring the Ford Mustang, which recorded its best monthly sales result in May by managing a barely believable 1351 units - despite no longer being the new kid on the block. This monthly tally breaks the previous record of 786 units in September 2016. The 1351 figure gives the Mustang market share of 61.6 per cent...


May 2017 VFACTS new vehicle sales
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May 2017 VFACTS new vehicle sales

New vehicle sales in Australia bounced back last month, growing 6.4 per cent to a new May record of 102,901 units. The strong return to form in May improved the year-to-date (YTD) differential this year too. Sales for the year are now only 0.9 per cent down on 2016 - which was a record year...


2017 Lexus LC500 & LC500h pricing and specs: Luxury sports flagship arrives from $190,000
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2017 Lexus LC500 & LC500h pricing and specs: Luxury sports flagship arrives from $190,000

Lexus Australia has today announced pricing and specification of its LC500 and LC500h flagship sports cars, with both models coming in at $190,000 plus associated on-road costs. The Lexus LC500 is powered by a naturally-aspirated V8 engine that delivers 351kW of power and 540Nm of torque, which sees a 10Nm increase over the RC F and GS F models utilising the same engine...


Ford outsells Holden thanks to Ranger, Mustang
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Ford outsells Holden thanks to Ranger, Mustang

The old Ford versus Holden rivalry isn't what it was while local manufacturing was steaming along, but the battle still matters to many. Therefore it's interesting to note that Ford convincingly outsold Holden in Australia last month - for just the second time since 1999. Ford Australia sold 7617 vehicles here last month, up 15.7 per cent...


Interview: Director of NSW Transport Craig Moran on how traffic flow is monitored
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Interview: Director of NSW Transport Craig Moran on how traffic flow is monitored

On this week's CarAdvice podcast, we spoke to the Director of Network Operations and Planning for the NSW Transport Management Centre, Craig Moran. You can find the audio at the bottom of this article. How do you monitor traffic flow? We manage it through our traffic signal control system, which has detectors that are pieces of wire embedded into the road...


BMW will always have a steering wheel, despite market push for autonomy
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BMW will always have a steering wheel, despite market push for autonomy

Automotive manufacturers are rapidly being forced to diversify into becoming mobility providers and technology companies, but BMW assures that despite the push for more onboard technology, the steering wheel (or something along those lines) will always have a place in ‘the Ultimate Driving Machine’...


Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R: 15 Aussie HSV GTSRs rebadged for UK
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Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R: 15 Aussie HSV GTSRs rebadged for UK

Strewth! It turns out 15 of our HSV GTSR supercharged specials are going to the Poms, badged as Vauxhalls. Dubbed the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R, the 435kW/740Nm supercharged 6.2-litre LSA V8-powered HSV GTSR will not only rock their limey socks off, it’ll also become the most-powerful car Vauxhall has ever sold in the company’s 114-year history...


Volvo S90: Chinese production for Australian market 'inevitable'
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Volvo S90: Chinese production for Australian market 'inevitable'

The first made-in-China Volvo S90 sedans have arrived in Europe via a new rail link joining China to Europe - but Europe won't be the only region to take Volvo cars from Chinese production. For now, all Australian-delivered Volvo cars are built in Sweden, but the opening of three plants in China - which will also build the company's new-generation 60- and 40-series cars - will soon see at least the S90 come to Australia from China...


Subaru WRX STI Type RA set to debut June 8
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Subaru WRX STI Type RA set to debut June 8

Subaru has released a teaser image of the WRX STI Type RA, ahead of its debut this week on June 8. The close-up photo shows a carbon-fibre roof, with a bonnet scoop in the background. To hype up the production car, Subaru has also released a video of the race-modified WRX STI Type RA NBR Special being tested at Silverstone, and in less-than-perfect conditions at the Nuerburgring Nordschleife...