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2017 Buick LaCrosse could preview all-new Commodore: 230kW all-wheel-drive V6 with torque vectoring
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2017 Buick LaCrosse could preview all-new Commodore: 230kW all-wheel-drive V6 with torque vectoring

The new Buick LaCrosse won't be seen in Australia anytime soon, but it might just preview the new Holden Commodore. Speculation has been rife around the locally-built Commodore's replacement, with many suggesting the new Opel Insignia will act as Holden's new large car...


BMW Australia talks manual gearbox sales
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BMW Australia talks manual gearbox sales

BMW’s sales figures suggest there is still a market for passenger cars with manual gearboxes in Australia, albeit a small one. Unlike many luxury brands, and even some mainstream ones, which have discontinued the manual option from their products here in response to minuscule demand, you can still opt to shift your own cogs in several BMWs...


2018 Bentley Flying Spur mule spied
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2018 Bentley Flying Spur mule spied

The next-generation Bentley Flying Spur sedan has been spied in Europe wearing the body of the second-generation Porsche Panamera. A quick search of the UK government database reveals that this "Porsche" is actually registered to Bentley, and features a 4.0-litre petrol engine under the bonnet. This prototype is most likely powered by a version of Porsche's new 4...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan R potentially spied outside the Nurburgring
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan R potentially spied outside the Nurburgring

The Volkswagen Tiguan R, or at least a potential prototype of the rumoured hot SUV, has been spied outside the Nurburgring race track. Without even a hint of disguise, this car nearly slipped completely under the radar, but the spy photographer who took this set of pictures noted that the car was "very loud"...


EV tech supplier Atieva becomes Lucid Motors, shifts focus with a car of its own
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EV tech supplier Atieva becomes Lucid Motors, shifts focus with a car of its own

California-based electric vehicle technology supplier Atieva has changed its name to Lucid Motors, at the same time previewing an upcoming all-electric sedan that will take on the Tesla Model S. The company first started in 2007, aiming to contribute to the growth of electric vehicles by developing a modular battery system that could be used in numerous vehicle types...


Jaguar Land Rover showcases new autonomous and connected vehicle technologies
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Jaguar Land Rover showcases new autonomous and connected vehicle technologies

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is stepping up its game in the autonomous and connected vehicle fields, showcasing three new technologies at this week’s UK Autodrive demonstrations. The company says it is working with other manufacturers including Ford (former owner of Jaguar and Land Rover) and parent Tata Motors to test the connected technologies that allow vehicles to communicate with each other in addition to roadside infrastructure - such as traffic lights...


Fisker previews new model with 'butterfly doors'
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Fisker previews new model with 'butterfly doors'

Henrik Fisker, the man behind the design of the Aston Martin DB9 and founder of the reborn Fisker Inc, has previewed an upcoming model from the electric car brand. On his Twitter profile, Henrik Fisker shared a teaser image of the new model, which features ‘butterfly’ doors - a design the entrepreneur says will make for better ingress and egress...


2018 Mercedes-Benz ute: next week's concept preview teased
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2018 Mercedes-Benz ute: next week's concept preview teased

A concept previewing the new Mercedes-Benz ute has been teased in a video just days before its official unveiling in Stockholm, Sweden. To be revealed on October 25 (European time), the concept car will preview the brand's first mainstream ute model...


CarAdvice podcast 26: Ford Escape, 5 Minute Fang in the HSV Clubsport R8, Picasso review and World Time Attack!
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CarAdvice podcast 26: Ford Escape, 5 Minute Fang in the HSV Clubsport R8, Picasso review and World Time Attack!

For the first time, Dave Zalstein joins Mandy Turner and James Wong on the CarAdvice podcast. In car news, the 2017 Ford Escape replaces the Kuga, hear how much money was spent crashing cars the past year for ANCAP, driverless Mercedes-Benz cars will not plow into pedestrians to save you, and Lynk&Co 01 SUV gets Geely's new brand rolling...


BMW Australia's M Division booming, but Mercedes-AMG and Audi have the edge
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BMW Australia's M Division booming, but Mercedes-AMG and Audi have the edge

BMW Australia’s hardcore M and warmed-up M Performance divisions are both showing strong growth in 2016, as local buyers continue to flock to hotted-up cars despite our low speed limits. The Munich marque's success at this end of the market partially mirrors even stronger performances from rivals Audi and Mercedes-AMG...


Renault Australia opens store in Westfield shopping centre
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Renault Australia opens store in Westfield shopping centre

Renault Australia is taking a new approach to keeping up with changing buyer patterns with a unique Brand Concept Store at Westfield Hornsby. The new store, at the major shopping centre in Sydney’s northern suburbs, displays various Renault models in a setting that’s different to your typical (and often intimidating) car dealership...


QLD uni calls for new research into countermeasures for phone usage behind the wheel
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QLD uni calls for new research into countermeasures for phone usage behind the wheel

The Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q) has published a new review of current road safety laws surrounding mobile phone usage. While previous studies have measured the impact of mobile phones on driving performance, QUT is looking to see if there are methods to make distracted driving safer...


Did Elon Musk just call me a killer?
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Did Elon Musk just call me a killer?

Tesla chief Elon Musk is often referred to, somewhat romantically and surely a little tongue-in-cheek, as the real world's Tony Stark - better known as the Marvel Comics superhero, Iron Man. Musk may not fly around in a repulsor-packed power suit, but he does make his millions and his name on blue-sky thinking. He does push himself and his people to explore and exploit new ideas...


2017 BMW 5 Series G30: Australian first-look walkaround
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2017 BMW 5 Series G30: Australian first-look walkaround

Last week, the wraps officially came off the all-new 2017 'G30' 5 Series. Right after, BMW Australia took the extra step of flying two pre-production cars in for an early preview. CarAdvice went in for an exclusive first look, and you can catch our walkaround video above...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 21, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 21, 2016

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...