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Kia Sorento Si Limited joins Australian range
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Kia Sorento Si Limited joins Australian range

The 2017 Kia Sorento range has been bolstered this week with the addition of a new Si Limited variant, which adds around $3000 of extra value for no price increase over the entry-level model on which it's based. Available in both petrol and diesel guises, the Sorento Si Limited follows in similar fashion to the recently announced value-focused Cerato Sport and Sportage Si Premium models...


Mercedes-Benz building $747m battery facility for EQ brand - report
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Mercedes-Benz building $747m battery facility for EQ brand - report

German luxury powerhouse Mercedes-Benz has broken ground on an upcoming 500 million euro ($747 million) manufacturing facility that will produce the lithium-ion battery packs for its upcoming range of electric vehicles (EVs) branded under the EQ banner, along with numerous other future models...


The Shortlist: Manual diesel AWD SUV with a full-size spare and sat-nav, under $45,000
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The Shortlist: Manual diesel AWD SUV with a full-size spare and sat-nav, under $45,000

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But... where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


2017 Mini JCW Countryman pricing and specs
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2017 Mini JCW Countryman pricing and specs

Australian pricing and details for the new 2017 Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) Countryman have been revealed today, ahead of its June launch. The new model enters the local market from $56,900 before on-road costs, matched as standard to an eight-speed automatic transmission and offering a six-speed manual shifter as a no-cost option...


Ford Fiesta Australian future in doubt, ST included
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Ford Fiesta Australian future in doubt, ST included

Despite making its global debut more than six months ago, the new-generation 2018 Ford Fiesta remains unconfirmed for an Australian debut. Likewise, the cult hero Fiesta ST, revealed in February, is no closer. The Blue Oval revealed the new iteration of the 'regular' Fiesta family last November, in Cologne, Germany, and it has already been launched in key markets throughout Europe where the B-segment is strong...


2018 Volkswagen Arteon: Australian details confirmed
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2018 Volkswagen Arteon: Australian details confirmed

Australian specifications for the upcoming 2018 Volkswagen Arteon have been announced this week ahead of its launch in October. Replacing the ageing Volkswagen CC, the Arteon is essentially, like its predecessor, a four-door coupe version of the Passat. Despite this, the Arteon will introduce an array of technology not currently seen in the Passat range, or Volkswagen's current local line-up for that matter...


Lamborghini to stay with naturally aspirated engines as long as possible
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Lamborghini to stay with naturally aspirated engines as long as possible

Lamborghini will stay with its current strategy of naturally aspirated V10 and V12 engines for as long as possible, the company’s boss claims. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Lamborghini Huracan Performante (review 9am Friday) in Imola, Italy yesterday, the Italian brand’s CEO, Stefano Domenicali, admitted that Lamborghini will stick with natural aspiration for as long it possibly can, for it represents one of the pillars of the brand's DNA...


Subaru to launch EVs based on existing models from 2021
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Subaru to launch EVs based on existing models from 2021

Subaru looks likely to offer pure electric drivetrain options in models from its existing range, rather than develop a dedicated EV model. Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, Subaru's CEO, told Automotive News the company is currently weighing its EV options, but is leaning towards electrifying one or more of its existing models...


2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer update spied
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2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer update spied

An updated BMW 2 Series Active Tourer has been spotted on public roads in Germany. With the 1 Series hatch, and the 2 Series coupe and cabriolet having received recently revisions — we're reluctant to call them facelifts — the 2 Series Active Tourer looks to be next cab on the update rank...


2019 BMW Z4 spied inside and out, launch due late next year
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2019 BMW Z4 spied inside and out, launch due late next year

The next-generation BMW Z4 roadster has been spied again on the Nurburgring, with the spy photographers managing to nab high quality photos of the car's interior. Even with much of the dashboard hidden from view, we can see the new Z4 has a free-standing high resolution infotainment screen and an iDrive controller in the centre tunnel...


Off-roading with Navman Drive Duo SUV
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Off-roading with Navman Drive Duo SUV

In the world of vehicle mapping technologies, aftermarket suppliers such as Navman are operating in a very competitive market, not only competing against GPS units fitted as standard in many new vehicles, but also now against smartphone GPS applications. Finding a unique position in the competitive marketplace is key, and the Navman Drive Duo SUV does that by combining a navigation tool and in-car dash-cam in one...


2018 Renault Megane RS to debut at Monaco Grand Prix on May 26
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2018 Renault Megane RS to debut at Monaco Grand Prix on May 26

The all-new 2018 Renault Megane RS will make its first public appearance at this year's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix on May 26 ahead of its official reveal at the Frankfurt motor show in September, the company has confirmed...


Electric Vehicle Council launches in Canberra with $400,000 grant
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Electric Vehicle Council launches in Canberra with $400,000 grant

The Electric Vehicle Council is now 'on the map' in Australia, thanks to a heavily reported launch event this week in Canberra and the provision of a $390,000 federal grant to member organisation ClimateWorks. The council is a national, independent advocate body, formed in 2016 through a tie-up of the smaller ACT EV Council and related parties...


2017 BMW M3 Pure: Cut-price Competition joins updated range from July
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2017 BMW M3 Pure: Cut-price Competition joins updated range from July

The updated 2017 BMW M3 range has been bolstered by the addition of a new entry-level M3 Pure variant, which will start from $129,900 when it arrives locally in July. Despite being the 'base model', the M3 Pure - like the M4 Pure - gets the more powerful 331kW/550Nm tune of the flagship M3 Competition variant, though it has a lower level of standard specification...


2017 BMW M4 pricing and specs: Updated range lands from June
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2017 BMW M4 pricing and specs: Updated range lands from June

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 BMW M4 range have been announced this week, bringing new technologies and new variants to the performance 4 Series line-up. Across the range there are several updates inside and out, including new LED headlights and tail-lights, revised interior trims, and the introduction of BMW's latest iDrive 6 infotainment system - including an 8...