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Ford Asia Pacific sales pass the million-mark after record August
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Ford Asia Pacific sales pass the million-mark after record August

Ford sales in the Asia Pacific region, which includes Australia, are flying at a rate of knots following a record-setting August. Sales in the Asia Pacific ticked over the one million unit mark in August, a month ahead of last year’s pace. The 126,834 vehicles sold in our region in August equated to growth of 22 per cent year-on-year, and a 4...


2017 Nissan X-Trail facelift revealed for America, "indicative" of Australian look - UPDATE
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2017 Nissan X-Trail facelift revealed for America, "indicative" of Australian look - UPDATE

UPDATE: the X-Trail's styling update has now been confirmed for Australia. See details at bottom of article. The updated 2017 Nissan X-Trail has been revealed this week, unveiled in the US where it is known as the Rogue. The revised SUV features the bold and broad new version of the company's corporate V-motion grille, as well as revised headlights, new front and rear bumpers, and revised tail-light graphics...


Renault to launch Alpine coupe in Australia priced around $75k
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Renault to launch Alpine coupe in Australia priced around $75k

Renault Australia is steadily gearing up to launch the eagerly awaited Alpine sports car brand here in 2018, likely priced just under the conceptually similar Alfa Romeo 4C. The lightweight and likely mid-engined two-seater is creeping ever closer to production, slated to begin in 2017 in Dieppe, France, alongside the Clio RS...


Apple puts ‘Titan’ car project on hold - report
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Apple puts ‘Titan’ car project on hold - report

The hotly anticipated Apple Car may never make it to production, a new report out of the US suggests. According to an article with the New York Times, the technology giant has laid off numerous employees that were working on the project...


BMW electric future in the balance as board debates direction - report
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BMW electric future in the balance as board debates direction - report

BMW's eight top managers will take the unusual step of skipping next month's Paris motor show to discuss the future of its electric vehicles program, a new report suggests. Like most car makers, BMW's top executives will usually make themselves available to media and partners in the opening days of the world's biggest motor shows...


2017 Karma Revero revealed: revived plug-in hybrid goes on sale 2017
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2017 Karma Revero revealed: revived plug-in hybrid goes on sale 2017

The Karma Revero has been launched, signalling a new beginning for the plug-in hybrid once known as the Fisker Karma. Externally the Karma Revero doesn't look too different to the Fisker Karma that went out of production in 2012. There are some new badges, but that's basically it. Under the skin, the extended-range EV drivetrain remains largely unchanged...


Hyundai to have an even stronger European design focus in future - video
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Hyundai to have an even stronger European design focus in future - video

The fact that we're in Frankfurt for a special preview of the new 2017 Hyundai i30 should probably be a clue, but, nonetheless, the company is pleased to tell us that there's a strong European focus about its new-generation hatch. "A car designed and engineered in Europe for the most discerning European buyers" was a sentiment that came up more than once, during this week's unveiling...


Varsovia concept: Polish start-up reveals high-tech, ultra-luxe PHEV
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Varsovia concept: Polish start-up reveals high-tech, ultra-luxe PHEV

Poland-based startup Varsovia has revealed its range-extended plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept, which promises to “broaden the definition of a luxury vehicle”. Varsovia Motor Co - named after the Polish capital of Warsaw - pitches the new sedan as a “mobile office”, featuring two 19-inch transparent displays, a built-in computer and advanced information system...


What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?
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What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?

Australians love hotted-up versions of everyday small hatches and sedans, but which are the sales leaders? Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s Volkswagen that sits at the top of the sales tree, given the fact it leads across three key price/power market breakdowns. But Subaru, Renault, Ford and even premium players Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz give stiff competition...


Jaguar confirms motorsport return in all-electric FIA Formula E Championship
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Jaguar confirms motorsport return in all-electric FIA Formula E Championship

Is there an electric Range Rover on the horizon? What about an all-electric Jaguar F-Type? The answer is, not yet, but, legendary British carmaker Jaguar has taken the first steps towards an electric vehicle future. Jaguar confirmed its return to the ranks of international motorsport, announcing this week that it will contest the third season of the innovative all-electric FIA Formula E championship, which gets underway this October...


2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta spied in Spain
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2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta spied in Spain

The ultra-exclusive LaFerrari Aperta hypercar has been spied in Barcelona during promotional filming. Scheduled for its public debut at the Paris motor show next month, the open-top LaFerrari in the pictures is finished in the company’s Rosso Corsa paint with silver pin stripes - differing to the black example that featured in the model's reveal images...


Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational: I survived a harrowing day of practice and qualifying at Laguna Seca
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Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational: I survived a harrowing day of practice and qualifying at Laguna Seca

To say that Mazda Raceway is a daunting race circuit must be the understatement of the year – especially when you’re up against most of the best MX-5 Cup racers in the world, who don’t exactly hang about. Racers like John Dean II, Mark Drennan, and Robby Foley – all of them gun drivers in this year’s MX-5 Cup series in the United States...


CarAdvice podcast 20: New i30 revealed, Great Wall Steed on sale, new Supra spied, and much more
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CarAdvice podcast 20: New i30 revealed, Great Wall Steed on sale, new Supra spied, and much more

Welcome to episode 20 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to cover all the latest news and reviews in the Australian new-car market and around the world. As always, expect shenanigans...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio snatches back sedan record at the Nurburgring
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio snatches back sedan record at the Nurburgring

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has regained its production sedan record around the Nurburgring Norschleife after posting a 7:32 lap. Back in September 2015, the Giulia Quadrifoglio captured the sedan record with a 7:39 lap in a manual version of the vehicle...


Exotic sports-car sales growth triples market average
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Exotic sports-car sales growth triples market average

Sales of the market’s most expensive and exotic sports cars are growing at more than triple the overall market average in 2016. According to monthly VFACTS figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive industries this week, the 'sports car over $200,000' class grew 19.9 per cent in August, and is up 10.6 per cent year-to-date (YTD) to 1163 units...