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Ford Everest reclassified from passenger vehicle to four-wheel drive: MA to MC confirmed after owner backlash
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Ford Everest reclassified from passenger vehicle to four-wheel drive: MA to MC confirmed after owner backlash

Ford Australia has listened to its customers and reclassified four-wheel drive versions of the Ford Everest from MA (passenger vehicle) to MC (off-road passenger vehicle), following substantial owner backlash over its off-road bona fides...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante spied in Sweden
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante spied in Sweden

The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been spied during cold weather testing on the snowy roads of Sweden. Despite being previewed in September by the "lightly-disguised engineering car" that appears to be the same vehicle in the images, the drop-top supercar isn't scheduled for release until the European spring in 2018...


Toyota open to selling engine, drivetrain technology to competitors
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Toyota open to selling engine, drivetrain technology to competitors

Toyota is open to having its drivetrain technology and components sold to rivals, although when this will begin happening is unclear. Last week Toyota launched its next generation of transmissions, hybrid drivetrains, and Dynamic Force engines, which will begin showing up in production vehicles from next year, possibly starting with the new Camry...


Mercedes-Benz to collect autonomous driving data in Australia from 2017
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Mercedes-Benz to collect autonomous driving data in Australia from 2017

Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, will deploy a team of engineers to Australia in 2017 to begin collecting data for the advancement of its autonomous driving technologies, the company has confirmed. Speaking with CarAdvice this week, Mercedes-Benz Australia communications manager Jerry Stamoulis said that the work will focus on 'real-world' hands-on driving, using our unique mix of road conditions to improve the technology's capabilities...


Victoria confirms 'highly autonomous vehicle' test plans for early 2017
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Victoria confirms 'highly autonomous vehicle' test plans for early 2017

Victoria's Andrews Labor Government has confirmed it will investigate potential regulatory changes to accommodate "highly autonomous" vehicles on the state's roads. The study will include testing on open public roads early next year, all forming part of the government's Future Directions Paper, currently in the consultation phase...


CarAdvice podcast 34: What to expect in Detroit, Astra review, Nismo Festival, a V10 E30 M3, and... car Christmas gifts!
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CarAdvice podcast 34: What to expect in Detroit, Astra review, Nismo Festival, a V10 E30 M3, and... car Christmas gifts!

On the last episode of the year ('best of' eps still to come!), Mandy and James Wong cover the big car news of the week. What happened? We've got a 'what to expect' list for the 2017 Detroit motor show, the Toyota Yaris hot hatch confirmed, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe was revealed...


2018 BMW 3 Series spied with M Sport package
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2018 BMW 3 Series spied with M Sport package

The next-generation BMW 3 Series sedan has been spied again, this time fitted with the M Sport package. Compared to earlier prototype vehicles, this latest prototype features a small boot lip spoiler, sits slightly lower to the ground, and rides on a larger alloy wheels and lower profile tyres...


Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace seven-seater teased ahead of Detroit debut
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Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace seven-seater teased ahead of Detroit debut

There'll be a new, larger version of the Volkswagen Tiguan shown off at the 2017 Detroit motor show - and it'll be called the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. The longer Allspace version of the Volkswagen Tiguan will see the mid-sized SUV offered with up to seven seats, with a release from Volkswagen stating that the new model will be known as Allspace in Europe, but simply as Tiguan in China and America...


Volkswagen Arteon range could expand to include 'shooting brake' wagon
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Volkswagen Arteon range could expand to include 'shooting brake' wagon

If the Volkswagen Arteon 'coupe' sedan is a success, it could be joined by a shooting brake wagon part way through its lifecycle. Elmar-Marius Licharz, the man in charge of Volkswagen's full-size vehicle range, told Autocar that as far as Arteon derivatives go "a shooting brake is absolutely the sort of car that could work"...


2017 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specs: New models, more standard features
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2017 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specs: New models, more standard features

The 2017 Mitsubishi Triton update has been announced today, bringing more standard equipment and some minor design tweaks, as well as additional optional equipment available across the expanded range. That expansion comes courtesy of the addition of a new variant, the Club Cab Chassis with automatic transmission to the base GLX range...


Uber ordered to stop autonomous car tests in California, caught running red light
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Uber ordered to stop autonomous car tests in California, caught running red light

California has ordered Uber to stop trialling self-driving cars in the state, as it does not have necessary permits to do so. Earlier this week, Uber announced that it would be bringing a small number of autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs to its home town. Some of these vehicles will be assigned to pick up and drop off customers who request an UberX car...


BMW HoloActive Touch system previewed ahead of CES debut
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BMW HoloActive Touch system previewed ahead of CES debut

The BMW HoloActive Touch system will be demonstrated at CES 2017, which takes place at the beginning of January in Las Vegas. The German luxury car maker says that the system consists of a "free-floating" display, its "virtual" touchscreen controlled by finger gestures...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 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...


2019 Mercedes-Benz SL to share platform with AMG GT: SL coupe and GT Black Series on the way –  report
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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL to share platform with AMG GT: SL coupe and GT Black Series on the way – report

The seventh-generation Mercedes-Benz SL sports car will be based on the same underpinnings as the hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT supercar in order to endow the big roadster with greater performance – according to a new report out of the UK. An article by Autocar says sales of the SL are in decline, so Mercedes-Benz is looking to its AMG tuning arm to give the big roadster a performance boost and hopefully a sales boost as well...


Volkswagen Kombi to be reborn as a three-row electric MPV - report
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Volkswagen Kombi to be reborn as a three-row electric MPV - report

The Volkswagen Kombi could make a return as an all-electric people mover. Sources have told Autocar that the German automaker is planning to revive the Microbus, commonly referred to as the Kombi in Australia. Instead of using a four-cylinder boxer engine, the new model will be based on the company's flexible MEB electric car architecture...