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No Plans for coupe-style Range Rover Velar
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No Plans for coupe-style Range Rover Velar

Despite the fact the original Range Rover (and Velar-badged prototypes) was launched in a proper two-door coupe body style that continued production for 10 years before a four-door version was introduced, there are no plans to introduce that concept to the all-new Range Rover Velar line. “That’s not something we ever considered with the Velar, this car had a very natural birth...


Volkswagen Amarok Canyon to return with V6 power
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Volkswagen Amarok Canyon to return with V6 power

The Volkswagen Amarok Canyon is set to return to the brand’s line-up, with the facelifted version expected to bring a V6 drivetrain at a new, lower price point. The off-road-focused Volkswagen Amarok Canyon isn’t likely to be as powerful as the high-end Highline and Ultimate models, though. Those versions have a 3...


Every Jeep must be capable of off-road work, Compass designer says
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Every Jeep must be capable of off-road work, Compass designer says

It would seem that a new model destined for the small SUV segment - where vehicles rarely see a dirt road let alone any serious off-road action - doesn’t really need to be a capable weapon in the bush, but the chief designer of the Jeep Compass disagrees. “We have to respect the capability of what it is expected to do and what it has to do within the design,” Vince Galante said at the launch of the all-new 2017 Jeep Cherokee...


No hybrid Jeep Compass or seven-seater anytime soon
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No hybrid Jeep Compass or seven-seater anytime soon

At this week's launch of the 2017 Jeep Compass in the United States, it was made clear to Australian journalists that Jeep won't be releasing a hybrid - or alternative powertrain - version of its small SUV anytime soon. “Could we do it in the future? Sure," Jim Lyijynen, Chief Engineer for Jeep Compass told the assembled Australian media...


2014-15 Hyundai Sonata recalled for sunroof fix
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2014-15 Hyundai Sonata recalled for sunroof fix

Hyundai has issued a recall for 755 of its 2014 and 2015 Sonata sedans over concerns models fitted with the panoramic sunroof could have a faulty wind deflector. The Korean company reports affected vehicles may have a wind deflector that was not correctly secured during the manufacturing process and as a result could detach while the vehicle is in motion...


Why you need to join a car club
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Why you need to join a car club

A fire extinguisher is one of those must-have items in any car, whether it be classic or modern. Especially when it’s your own car that catches fire and there’s no sign of any help. Recently, I witnessed someone's pride and joy catch fire, and I know this sounds strange, but I was impressed by what I saw...


SUV sales overtake passenger cars
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SUV sales overtake passenger cars

February 2017 sales figures show that vehicles classified as SUVs outsold passenger cars in Australia over the course of a whole month, for the first time, representing a notable market shift. That said, the gap between passenger cars — sedans, hatches, wagons, coupes, convertibles and people-movers — and higher-riding SUVs has been narrowing, so this development was just a matter of time...


February 2017 new vehicle sales in Australia
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February 2017 new vehicle sales in Australia

The Australian new vehicle market declined 7.7 per cent in February, pulling cumulative annual sales to below their record 2016 levels two months in. According to VFACTS data supplied by car makers and compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, the number of new cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles registered fell to 89,025 units, the lowest February figure since 2014...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice podcast 42: 2017 Toyota C-HR review
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CarAdvice podcast 42: 2017 Toyota C-HR review

Paul Maric is back! Joining him this week are Mandy and James Ward, to bring you all the latest car news. We talk 2018 Range Rover Velar pricing, Renault Alpine A110 returning, Takata pleading guilty over deadly airbag inflators, and the 2017 Haval H6 hasbeen revealed...


2018 Honda City pricing and specs: Revised styling, new features
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2018 Honda City pricing and specs: Revised styling, new features

The facelifted 2018 Honda City light sedan has been revealed and detailed ahead of its local arrival in April, starting at $15,990 plus on-road costs. Looking very similar to the Indian-market model revealed a fortnight ago, the revised City gets a new face, an updated infotainment system and extra equipment...


2019 Ford Ranger V6 spied in Australia
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2019 Ford Ranger V6 spied in Australia

Don't be fooled, what you're looking at here is the 2019 Ford Ranger, due to be revealed with a raft of new engines in time for its debut to the North American market in 2018. The US market Chevrolet Colorado uses a similar body to the Australian Holden Colorado, but is offered in a number of body configurations, which suggests Ford will also go down the same path and the vehicle you see here is merely a shell for the platform change underneath...


Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon: One-off hypercar with 24-carat gold trim revealed
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Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon: One-off hypercar with 24-carat gold trim revealed

The Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon has been unveiled before its official debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show. The bespoke hypercar has a clear coat finish that exposes the vehicle's carbon-fibre body work, with highlights, including the stripes, badges and bonnet struts, done in 24-carat gold leaf...


2018 Hyundai Sonata facelift leaked
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2018 Hyundai Sonata facelift leaked

A photo of what appears to be the facelifted Hyundai Sonata sedan has been leaked and published online. The solitary low-resolution image, above, was originally posted on Hyundai-Blog.com overnight. It's not clear how or where the site sourced the image. Despite that, the blog has a good recent history with leaks...


2017 Opel Insignia Country Tourer spied
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2017 Opel Insignia Country Tourer spied

The next-generation Opel Insignia Country Tourer, the soft-roading version of the car we'll know as the Holden Commodore, has been spied undergoing testing in Europe. This prototype wears a light camouflage up front, hiding potential changes to the front bumper. Opel hasn't made any attempt to hide the Country Tourer's raised suspension, wheel arch protectors, higher profile tyres or grained plastic side sills...