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2008-13 Suzuki Grand Vitara recalled for gear shift fix - UPDATE
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2008-13 Suzuki Grand Vitara recalled for gear shift fix - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article said automatic Grand Vitaras were affected by the recall. This is not the case, see article for details Suzuki has issued a recall for its manual Grand Vitara SUVs sold between 2008 and 2013 over concerns the gear lever could fail...


Lamborghini Aventador fuel tank recall: This could get expensive - UPDATE
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Lamborghini Aventador fuel tank recall: This could get expensive - UPDATE

Update – Automobili Lamborghini has confirmed to CarAdvice that the voluntary recall relates to 5873 vehicles globally, and 104 vehicles locally. See bottom of article for details. A significant and hugely expensive assortment of Lamborghini Aventador models have been recalled, due to a potential fire risk stemming from the exotic cars' fuel tank...


Nissan GT-R Nismo: a special car available from specially selected dealers only
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Nissan GT-R Nismo: a special car available from specially selected dealers only

This week’s arrival of the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo not only welcomed a new halo model to the range, it also marked the long awaiting launch of the Nismo brand in Australia. But even if you have the $299,000 plus on-roads, you won’t be able to walk into any Nissan dealer and buy one...


2018 Audi A6 spied - UPDATED with more images
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2018 Audi A6 spied - UPDATED with more images

Update - More images of the Audi A6 prototype have been snapped. See bottom of article for details The next-generation Audi A6 has been spied in Norway during testing this week, giving us a first glimpse of the new mid-sizer from Ingolstadt. It appears the A6 will take the same design path as the new A4, A5 and recently-spied A8, sporting a wider and flatter look that will no doubt give it a sportier aesthetic...


Toyota Supra 'brochure' leaked - UPDATE
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Toyota Supra 'brochure' leaked - UPDATE

Update - The 'leaked' brochure for the Toyota Supra has been confirmed to be a fake. See bottom of article for details The cover of an alleged brochure for the upcoming Toyota 'Supra' has surfaced online, supposedly confirming the new sports car's name and giving a glimpse of its design...


Ford invests $1.3 billion in self-driving AI technology company
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Ford invests $1.3 billion in self-driving AI technology company

Late last week, Ford purchased a majority stake in Argo AI, a startup firm specialising in self-driving vehicle technology, for US$1 billion ($1.3 billion). Argo is run by Bryan Salesky, previously the director of hardware development at Google's Self-Driving Project, now known as Waymo...


Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Kluger to replace Ford Territory in Victoria Police fleet
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Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Kluger to replace Ford Territory in Victoria Police fleet

Victoria Police will introduce the Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Kluger to its SUV fleet to replace the locally-made Ford Territory in March. With Ford's local production ending last October, Victoria's police force evaluated a range of large SUVs and subjected them to a range of tests developed by Monash University's Accident Research Centre (MUARC)...


BMW Australia will continue to charge for Apple CarPlay
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BMW Australia will continue to charge for Apple CarPlay

BMW Australia says it will continue to offer Apple CarPlay as a cost option rather than providing it for free like many entry-grade brands do, because it feels the latest iDrive 5 and iDrive 6 systems render it unnecessary. The German premium brand’s local arm charges $479 for the software download from its ConnectedDrive store that you can upload yourself to iDrive version 5 and up — or $623 if you purchase it with the car from new, on account of luxury car tax...


2018 Audi Q8 spied
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2018 Audi Q8 spied

The Audi Q8 has been spied undergoing testing in Arctic reaches of northern Europe. Although there some false body panels hidden under the camouflage, which serve to hide the production car's surfacing and details, we can see that the new 'coupe SUV' is closely related to the Q8 Concept that was unveiled at this year's Detroit motor show...


2017 Mini Clubman JCW pricing and specs
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2017 Mini Clubman JCW pricing and specs

The hot Mini Clubman John Cooper Works All4 is now available to order, priced at $53,900 plus on-road costs — an $11,000 jump over the 141kW Cooper S. The Mini Clubman JCW spin-off has an all-wheel drive configuration, that sends torque to the rear axle on demand electro-hydraulically, giving better traction than FWD versions...


Volkswagen Australia still cold on Golf GTD
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Volkswagen Australia still cold on Golf GTD

The Volkswagen Golf GTD diesel-powered hot hatch partner to the GTI petrol remains no chance of returning to Australia after a five-year absence, nor does the slinky Skoda Octavia-rivalling wagon derivative bearing the same badge. We put the question to VW this week on the global launch of the updated 2017 Golf 'Mk7...


BMW M140i Performance Edition confirmed
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BMW M140i Performance Edition confirmed

The ultra-exclusive BMW M140i Performance Edition hot hatch will be offered here in the second-quarter of the year. Only 60 units — 45 with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and 15 with a purist-friendly six-speed manual — will come, priced at $71,900 plus on-road costs, or $7000 more than the regular M140i...


Volkswagen Australia rejects lower CO2 engine
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Volkswagen Australia rejects lower CO2 engine

Volkswagen Australia will not offer the company's new low-emission 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine when the updated 2017 Golf arrives on July 3, having opted instead to retain the familiar 1.4-litre 110 TSI in its place The German brand's local arm cites the higher cost of the newly developed engine, which it says would require it to pass on an unsatisfactory price hike to its buyers here...


2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet officially revealed
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2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet officially revealed

The ultra-luxurious and ultra-wacky Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet has officially been revealed, following leaked images posted online last week, packing a twin-turbo V12 and a retractable roof for those hot summer desert days. Based on the old-school G-Class or 'G-Wagen', the Maybach G650 Landaulet is somewhat of a final send-off for the current-generation off-roader, which dates back to 1979...


2017 BMW 5 Series Touring revealed, confirmed for Australia - UPDATE
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2017 BMW 5 Series Touring revealed, confirmed for Australia - UPDATE

Update - BMW Australia has confirmed the 5 Series Touring will be offered locally in the second half of 2017. See bottom of article for details The 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring has been revealed, adding a more practical option to the 5er line-up when it arrives in European showrooms this June...