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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...


SuperUtes: Dual cab turbo-diesel utes to battle it out on Australia's race tracks
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SuperUtes: Dual cab turbo-diesel utes to battle it out on Australia's race tracks

Not content with dominating Australia’s building and construction sites and new vehicle sales charts, the ever-popular turbo-diesel dual-cab ute is about to dominate our race tracks. Supercars today confirmed it will launch a new motorsport category for the dualies, SuperUtes...


Hyundai Elantra gets ARK street-racer treatment for SEMA
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Hyundai Elantra gets ARK street-racer treatment for SEMA

Revealed ahead of SEMA 2016 in Las Vegas, the ARK Road Racer Elantra concept receives a number of mechanical and styling upgrades to give it that Fast and Furious look. Key modifications under the bonnet include a custom ARK turbo kit with an Xcargot XT26 turbocharger, ARK downpipe and GRiP exhaust system, a Turbosmart blow-off valve and wastegate...


Mitsubishi Motors joins Renault Nissan Alliance: Official
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Mitsubishi Motors joins Renault Nissan Alliance: Official

Nissan has formally acquired a 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi Motors, and taken effective control of the smaller, scandal-beset Japanese car maker. As part of Nissan's acquisition of a controlling share in the tri-diamond brand, Mitsubishi will join the Renault-Nissan Alliance...


Scientists stumble across CO2 to ethanol process
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Scientists stumble across CO2 to ethanol process

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, USA, have developed an electrochemical process that turns carbon dioxide (CO2) into ethanol. Adam Rondinone, lead author of the team’s study, said: “We discovered, somewhat by accident, that this material worked”...


2017 BMW 1 Series pricing and specs: M140i hot hatch headlines upgraded range
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2017 BMW 1 Series pricing and specs: M140i hot hatch headlines upgraded range

The 2017 BMW 1 Series hatchback debuted this week with a fairly significant mid-life update to keep it sharp against the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and maintain sales momentum into the new year. The rejigged MY17 BMW 1 Series range (just-published review here) comprises five variants: the 118i and 120i petrol runabouts, the 118i diesel, and the 125i and new M140i hot hatches (the latter in place of the M135i)...


Maserati Alfieri on hold until 2020, next GranTurismo due in 2018 - report
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Maserati Alfieri on hold until 2020, next GranTurismo due in 2018 - report

The hotly anticipated Maserati Alfieri sports car won’t appear until at least 2020, as the Italian performance marque shuffles its production schedule to fast-track the replacement for the ageing GranTurismo and GranCabrio before the end of the decade...


All new Tesla cars will make full self-driving leap in 2017, if regulations allow
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All new Tesla cars will make full self-driving leap in 2017, if regulations allow

Tesla chief Elon Musk says that by the end of 2017, all new models will have the capability - if not the legal freedom - to travel the breadth of the continental United States without human input. Musk's ambitious comments come as part of an announcement today that all Tesla vehicles now rolling out of the company's factory in Fremont, California, are equipped with sensors and processing capabilities far superior to those feature in existing Teslas...


BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition revealed, Australian arm in the hunt
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BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition revealed, Australian arm in the hunt

The hardcore BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been revealed, celebrating BMW Motorsport Works driver Marco Wittmann's 2016 DTM driver's title. While the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (German Touring Car Championship) series isn't quite as well known here as some others, BMW Australia has nonetheless indicated its interest in an allocation of this special new M4...


Tesla standardises significantly more advanced 'Level 5' self-driving hardware
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Tesla standardises significantly more advanced 'Level 5' self-driving hardware

All Tesla electric vehicles being produced from now will come with the company’s new-generation full self-driving hardware, dubbed simply "Hardware 2", hastening the commercial rollout of autonomous cars. But, as we’ll reveal further down the story, there’s a small snag for prospective buyers to consider...


Lynk & Co 01 revealed: New Chinese SUV “the most connected car to date”
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Lynk & Co 01 revealed: New Chinese SUV “the most connected car to date”

The Lynk & Co 01 has been revealed, making it the first model to be born from the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) project that Chinese car maker Geely has developed with its Swedish subsidiary, Volvo. Officially launched in Berlin overnight, the 01 is pitched as a premium offering to “address the needs and preferences of the new global and connected generation”...