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Citroen Dispatch van confirmed, Peugeot cans van plans
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Citroen Dispatch van confirmed, Peugeot cans van plans

The Citroen Dispatch mid-sized van has been confirmed for Australia, as the French company's local distributor, Sime Darby Automotive, looks to clarify its commercial vehicle position. Until recently, both Citroen and Peugeot - each distributed by Sime Darby - had offered commercial vehicles as parts of their line-ups...


2017 Audi Q2 option packages detailed
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2017 Audi Q2 option packages detailed

Option packages for the 2017 Audi Q2 range have been revealed at the new SUV's local launch. The five option packages range from $990 to $2500, and focus on various aspects from technology to styling. First and cheapest of the quintet is the Assistance package ($990), which brings a number of driver assistance and safety technologies - though admittedly some of these should be standard...


Cheaper Toyota servicing limited to C-HR
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Cheaper Toyota servicing limited to C-HR

Toyota Australia says it is not ready to roll out its improved servicing scheme — which premieres on the new C-HR crossover this week — to other vehicles. The C-HR is the first vehicle to be offered in Australia with extended Toyota Service Advantage, meaning you get five years of advertised servicing prices at 12 month/15,000km intervals (whichever comes first) at $195 per visit...


Jaguar F-Pace R/SVR spied in Spain
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Jaguar F-Pace R/SVR spied in Spain

A prototype believed to be the upcoming Jaguar F-Pace R or SVR has been spotted again during development testing this week, giving us a teaser of what to expect from the performance SUV. Distinguishing this F-Pace from the current line-up, apart from the obvious swirly black-and-white camouflage, are the large air intakes up front (covered by a thin mesh), the large alloy wheel and brake package, along with the concealed quad-tailpipe outlets at the rear...


MG opens three new dealers in NSW and QLD
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MG opens three new dealers in NSW and QLD

MG has commenced its Australian rollout this week, with three new dealerships in Sydney, Coffs Harbour and Brisbane opening their doors to the public. Each location offers sales, service and parts replacement for local MG customers, and are the first dealer representatives for the reborn brand in Australia...


Peugeot 3008 and 5008 to push French brand's mainstream appeal
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Peugeot 3008 and 5008 to push French brand's mainstream appeal

When you think SUVs, you don't necessarily think of Peugeot. But in the space of the next 12 months, the French company is set to see an SUV range expansion that it hopes will give the brand some mainstream appeal. The updated Peugeot 2008 small SUV kicks things off this week, followed by the 3008 mid-sized model around April (pictured top), and the larger 5008 seven-seater that will arrive before the year's out (pictured below)...


Peugeot Instinct concept leaked ahead of Geneva show
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Peugeot Instinct concept leaked ahead of Geneva show

The Peugeot Instinct concept has been leaked ahead of its official unveiling at the 2017 Geneva motor show, which takes place in early March. The image you see here was published on the official Geneva motor show website. Unfortunately the site doesn't offer any further details about the vehicle, except that it will be shown at Peugeot's stand...


2017 Ford Fiesta ST revealed with new three-cylinder turbo engine
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2017 Ford Fiesta ST revealed with new three-cylinder turbo engine

It is regarded as arguably the best bang-for-your-buck hot-hatch on the market, but the new 2017 Ford Fiesta ST is set to be a vastly different offering to its predecessor when it is unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show. The new Ford Fiesta ST is powered by a 1...


Toyota C-HR could appeal to coupe buyers
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Toyota C-HR could appeal to coupe buyers

The chic new Toyota C-HR “elevated coupe” crossover is not just a straight Mazda CX-3 and Suzuki Vitara rival, says the company’s sales and marketing chief Tony Cramb. While the small SUV market is its core target, the wild design will also appeal to statement-makers, and is expected to be cross-shopped to some degree against cars such as the Hyundai Veloster or even Toyota’s own 86 coupe...


Budget Renault Dokker van on local agenda - UPDATE
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Budget Renault Dokker van on local agenda - UPDATE

Note: Major update to story written at the bottom of the text.  Renault Australia is seriously considering launching the Dokker light van — sold in most markets under its Dacia sub-brand — as a new sub-Kangoo budget offering. Launching the Renault Dokker here would give the French company a small cargo-carrier priced below $20,000...


Ford GT Competition Series confirmed
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Ford GT Competition Series confirmed

A customer racing version of the new Ford GT has been revealed, just days after the existence of the Competition Series car was uncovered in the super coupe's owners manual. Essentially a 'no frills' version of the limited-edition road-going GT, the GT Competition Series builds on the car's lightweight development program, removing even more bulk and shifting the centre of gravity even closer to the track...


2011-2012 Mazda BT-50 recalled for transmission fix
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2011-2012 Mazda BT-50 recalled for transmission fix

Mazda has issued a recall for 5200 of its 2011 and 2012 BT-50 utes fitted with the automatic transmission over concerns a faulty sensor could cause the transmission to downshift into first gear unexpectedly. The Japanese manufacturer reports the Output Shaft Speed Sensor in affected vehicles could fail intermittently, which could result in an unintended downshift into first gear...


Nissan appoints new CEO as Ghosn shifts focus to alliance growth
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Nissan appoints new CEO as Ghosn shifts focus to alliance growth

Nissan has announced this week that Hiroto Saikawa, the company's co-CEO and representative director, will assume the role of CEO from April 1. Carlos Ghosn, current CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, has decided to step down from the lead role at Nissan to focus his attention on the expansion and stewardship of the Alliance...


Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid revealed, on sale in Australia now
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Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid revealed, on sale in Australia now

Porsche will unveil an even more potent Panamera Hybrid at the Geneva motor show next month with confirmation of the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. It is the first time a plug-in hybrid will spearhead a model line for Porsche. Powering the Turbo S E-Hybrid is the same 4.0-litre V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 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...