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Rolls-Royce looks to electrify Phantom, stays cool on autonomy
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Rolls-Royce looks to electrify Phantom, stays cool on autonomy

While there was no surprise that Rolls-Royce chose to launch the new Phantom with a V12 petrol engine, the company has also been dropping broad hints it will follow with an EV version. Those hints started as long ago as 2011 with the 102EX concept, but now CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös has confirmed that the new Phantom is likely to receive the option of a pure electric powertrain during its lifespan...


Toyota HiLux gets mega makeover courtesy of Carlex design
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Toyota HiLux gets mega makeover courtesy of Carlex design

Polish car modification company Carlex mightn't be a household name in Australia, but the Toyota HiLux certainly is - and what you see here is the culmination of the two. The Toyota HiLux Hilly from Carlex's Pickup Design workshop apparently showcases what happens when a bunch of car-mad modders get their hands on a tough dual-cab ute and let their imaginations run wild...


Jaguar Land Rover joins Takata airbag recall
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Jaguar Land Rover joins Takata airbag recall

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will recall approximately 17,000 vehicles sold in Australia, as the British company joins the global epidemic that is the Takata airbag recall. To this point there have been more than 3.3 million cars affected by Takata recalls in Australia alone, and the potentially deadly faulty airbags have been responsible for the death of one driver in Australia, and 18 other deaths around the world...


Jaguar XF Sportbrake breaks 'fastest towed speed on skis' record
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Jaguar XF Sportbrake breaks 'fastest towed speed on skis' record

Jaguar has broken yet another record, this time for the 'fastest towed speed on skis'. The 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake was used as the tow vehicle as former British Olympic skier, Graham Bell, donned the skis. Guinness World Records was present as it recorded an average top speed of 189km/h, smashing the previous record by 76km/h...


Gosford Classic Car Museum rolling out some beauties for first auction
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Gosford Classic Car Museum rolling out some beauties for first auction

The Gosford Classic Car Museum will be teaming up with Pickles Auctions to hold its first public car auction on October 28. Up to 70 classic cars will be auctioned at the fully-catered event, with prices ranging from $50,000 to $2.5 million. One of the cars that will be going under the hammer is an all-original 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III (below) developed for racing at Bathurst...


Pierre Leclerq joins Kia as head of styling
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Pierre Leclerq joins Kia as head of styling

Kia has expanded its design team under supremo Peter Schreyer, announcing Pierre Leclercq as its new Head of Styling. Confirmed in September, Leclerq's appointment follows a four-year stint with Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motors and a lengthy tour with BMW. The Belgian-born designer was most recently in the spotlight for his work with Haval, revealing the HB-02 and HR-02 concepts in 2016 and the HB-03 earlier this year...


2018 Toyota Century unveiled
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2018 Toyota Century unveiled

The next-generation Toyota Century has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2017 Tokyo motor show. The new model is powered by a hybrid drivetrain with a direct injection 5.0-litre V8 at its core, and a nickel-metal hydride battery powering the electric motor...


Interview: 'It's People Like Us' Director, Eva Orner
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Interview: 'It's People Like Us' Director, Eva Orner

Australian Academy and Emmy Award-winning film producer and director, Eva Orner, has produced a 22-minute documentary titled It's People Like Us, focusing on young people using mobile phones while driving with mounted cameras recording their every move. We spoke to Eva on the CarAdvice podcast recently...


Mazda tops Roy Morgan owner satisfaction survey
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Mazda tops Roy Morgan owner satisfaction survey

Mazda drivers are the most satisfied in Australia, at least according to new research by Ray Morgan. Part of the firm's 'Automotive Satisfaction Report', the study is based on over 40,000 interviews yearly with Australian motorists, with 95.3 per cent of Mazda owners 'Very' or 'Fairly' satisfied with their vehicle in the 12 months leading into July 2017...


Ford and Lyft to roll out autonomous taxi fleet
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Ford and Lyft to roll out autonomous taxi fleet

Ford and ride-sharing service Lyft have announced a new partnership that will aim to make autonomous cars affordable and accessible to the public. The collaborative agreement will explore several key areas, including how to create a technology platform that can allow the effective dispatch of a driverless vehicle to a customer, which cities are suitable for such a service based on shared data, along with the kind of infrastructure necessary to facilitate and maintain a fleet of autonomous cars...


2019 BMW X4 M spied again
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2019 BMW X4 M spied again

The next-generation BMW X4 M has been spied again, though this time the vehicle was spotted on the streets of Germany rather than in the US. Compared to the prototype we saw in August, not a lot has changed. However, there are different alloy wheels - albeit mismatched - that differ from the vehicle spied in the States a couple of months ago...


Hyundai ix35, Santa Fe, Sonata recalled
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Hyundai ix35, Santa Fe, Sonata recalled

Hyundai has issued recalls for earlier versions of its ix35, Santa Fe and Sonata model lines this week, with the SUVs susceptible of a fire risk while the sedan could have a faulty parking brake. ix35 and Santa Fe recall (446 vehicles) The Korean manufacturer has recalled 446 examples of its popular SUV models, sold between 31 August 2011 and 1 November 2011, over concerns vehicles fitted with an 'R' diesel engine could spring a fuel leak, posing a fire risk...


Mocking BMW's niche cars says more about you, than it
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Mocking BMW's niche cars says more about you, than it

Forget the aphorism about opinions being like arseholes. Not everyone has them, and many of those who do are bang on. Yet like clockwork, any yarn about a niche model, strange derivative, new body type, is met by derisive fervour - sourced from those clearly unaware of irony...


Forza Motorsport 7 review
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Forza Motorsport 7 review

This time last year we were celebrating the launch of Forza Horizon 3, an arcade video game which was set in our very own wide brown land, Australia. As good a game as that is however, Forza Motorsport is the series which really matters. Turn 10 Studios is back again this year with its latest iteration of the simulation-based series, Forza Motorsport 7...


Aston Martin Project Neptune revealed
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Aston Martin Project Neptune revealed

The Aston Martin Project Neptune submarine concept has been revealed this week, showcasing the marque's ability to branch out into other areas of the luxury world...