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2016 Great Wall Steed pricing and specs
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2016 Great Wall Steed pricing and specs

Great Wall is back from the dead, but not quite as we know it. The Chinese company relaunched its brand here this week, with a new-generation budget ute called the Steed, this time imported by a big-money in-house distributor. The Great Wall Steed is now a dual-cab only offering designed to tackle the Foton Tunland, but also lure buyers who either can’t or won’t buy a Mitsubishi Triton or Isuzu D-Max (or any other product from the established big players)...


2017 Haval H6 pricing and specs
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2017 Haval H6 pricing and specs

The Haval H6 medium SUV launched in Australia this week, giving the company’s local arm an answer to the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota RAV4. Billed as a “next generation” of Haval product, the H6 is taking it up to the segment’s major players with a new styling language, improved value and better driving dynamics...


Mercedes-Benz Vision Van: EV concept debuts with delivery drones
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Mercedes-Benz Vision Van: EV concept debuts with delivery drones

The electric Mercedes-Benz Vision Van was unveiled overnight, and features an EV drivetrain, highly automated cargo management system, and space for two delivery drones on the roof. With the intent of, possibly, wooing the FedExes, DHLs and Amazons of this world, the Vision Van is designed to reduce the time and effort required to deliver parcels from a distribution centre to their intended recipients...


2018 Toyota Supra spied testing at last: FT-1 concept closing in on production debut
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2018 Toyota Supra spied testing at last: FT-1 concept closing in on production debut

Finally, evidence in the streets. The fact that Toyota and BMW had already confirmed collaboration on a next-generation sports platform was one thing. But, until now, the latter company's offering was the only one to have been spied out in the open...


2017 Hyundai i30 revealed, Australian debut set for second-quarter next year
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2017 Hyundai i30 revealed, Australian debut set for second-quarter next year

The all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 has been unveiled, with initial Australian details released ahead of its local launch in the second quarter of next year. "Designed, developed, tested and manufactured in Europe" is the opening bullet point in Hyundai's announcement for this new i30, and the car maker is taking an almost Volkswagen-like pitch in labelling the i30 "a car for everyone”...


Simona de Silvestro breaks the Aussie motorsport glass ceiling
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Simona de Silvestro breaks the Aussie motorsport glass ceiling

Swiss racer, Simona de Silvestro, will make history next year when she lines up on the Supercar grid as a full-time racer. De Silvestro will become the first full-time female racer in the series in its current iteration that started back in 1997. De Silvestro has signed a three-year agreement to race in the category full-time, although is yet to disclose which team she will be racing for...


Audi Amarok-based ute could be an "interesting addition to the Australian fleet", local boss says
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Audi Amarok-based ute could be an "interesting addition to the Australian fleet", local boss says

With Mercedes-Benz known to be working on a Navara-based ute, Audi Australia has pitched in saying that a four-ringed ute could be an interesting addition to its Australian fleet. Speaking at the launch of the new Audi A4 Allroad, Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle told CarAdvice that while a product hasn't been confirmed - or even discussed to a large degree - he thinks that the market would ultimately lead the brand into a decision...


2017 Peugeot 5008 unveiled: first large seven-seat SUV headed for Paris
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2017 Peugeot 5008 unveiled: first large seven-seat SUV headed for Paris

The 2017 Peugeot 5008 has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Paris motor show next month. A significant departure from its MPV-styled predecessor, the all-new 5008 enters as the marque’s first large, seven-seat SUV...


2017 Honda Civic Type R spied with extra details on display
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2017 Honda Civic Type R spied with extra details on display

The next-generation Honda Civic Type R has been spied undergoing hot weather testing in Spain. Unfortunately this Civic Type R prototype didn't take the opportunity to disrobe as it ventured into warmer climes, as the vehicle seen here is wearing roughly the same amount of camouflage as the car spotted on the Nurburgring last year...


Renault Alaskan: local arm excited about imminent HiLux and Ranger rival
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Renault Alaskan: local arm excited about imminent HiLux and Ranger rival

Renault Australia’s dealers are “extremely excited” by the prospect of getting their hands on a dual-cab ute to rival the Volkswagen Amarok within 18 months, says the company’s local managing director Justin Hocevar. The Renault Alaskan (that’s the name expected to apply to the production model) was revealed in June, and will roll into global markets starting with South America...


2014-15 Jeep Cherokee recalled for wiring fix - UPDATE
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2014-15 Jeep Cherokee recalled for wiring fix - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally suggested the compact Renegade has also been recalled in Australia. Although part of the wider global recall, Australian-market Renegades are not affected. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has recalled 7201 examples of its 2014-2015 Cherokee SUV this week, as part of a wider global recall to address an electrical issue...


QLD university pushing for national 40km/h local street limits
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QLD university pushing for national 40km/h local street limits

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are proposing nation-wide 40km/h speed limits for local streets, down from the current 50km/h. Mariana Alexander and Dr Mark King from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q), believe the speed reductions for local streets will save lives and create more liveable communities...


Kia reveals new eight-speed automatic transmission
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Kia reveals new eight-speed automatic transmission

Kia has released details of its new eight-speed automatic transmission for front-wheel drive vehicles, marking a first for the Korean car maker. The company says its new shifter has been engineered to offer "a high level of mechanical efficiency", taking up the same space as a conventional six-speed auto while weighing 3...


2017 Audi A5 Sportback, S5 Sportback revealed for Paris motor show
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2017 Audi A5 Sportback, S5 Sportback revealed for Paris motor show

The new-generation 2017 Audi A5 Sportback has been revealed today, ahead of its world premiere at next month's Paris motor show. As expected, and as with the outgoing range, the new A5 Sportback's styling mirrors that of its two-door sibling - revealed and driven by CarAdvice just months ago...


2017 Dodge Challenger ADR: wide-body Hellcat coupe in the works - report
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2017 Dodge Challenger ADR: wide-body Hellcat coupe in the works - report

The wide-body Dodge Challenger ADR will be one a slew of special edition models that will keep Dodge's range of rear-wheel drive vehicles ticking over until new models arrive in a few years time. Sources have told Automotive News that the Italian-American car maker will launch the wide-body Challenger ADR in 2017...