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CarAdvice Podcast episode 17: Ford to build driverless car, Colorado reviewed, latest Volkswagen news, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 17: Ford to build driverless car, Colorado reviewed, latest Volkswagen news, and much more

Welcome to episode 17 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. On this week's show, Paul Maric joins regular co-host Mandy Turner and the stylish dad James Ward to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


2017 Lamborghini Centenario roadster unveiled, already sold out
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2017 Lamborghini Centenario roadster unveiled, already sold out

The Lamborghini Centenario roadster has made its public debut at Monterey Car Week, but is already sold out. Like the coupe, there's a 6.5-litre V12 situated behind the passenger cell. Developing 566kW of power and with the rev limiter set to 8600rpm, the engine is connected to all four wheels via a seven-speed semi-automatic independent shifting rod transmission...


BMW 2002 Hommage 'Turbomeister' celebrates turbo racing at Pebble Beach
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BMW 2002 Hommage 'Turbomeister' celebrates turbo racing at Pebble Beach

The BMW 2002 Hommage will hit California's Pebble Beach as part of the Concours d’Elegance, celebrating the company’s turbocharged history. First unveiled for this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the 2002 Hommage pays tribute to the iconic 02 Series, which was launched 50 years ago...


McLaren 570GT by MSO revealed ahead of Pebble Beach debut
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McLaren 570GT by MSO revealed ahead of Pebble Beach debut

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has unveiled a special version of the 570GT at the Concours d’Elegance event later this month. Using the recently-launched McLaren 570GT as a base, the bespoke MSO version adds styling, feature and material enhancements which will soon be available to customers wanting to personalise their supercar...


Cadillac Escala concept debuts brand's new styling direction
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Cadillac Escala concept debuts brand's new styling direction

The Cadillac Escala concept has made its debut ahead of the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and is said to preview the brand's new design direction. If the Escala is a true guide to what's coming up from the American luxury brand, future Cadillacs will have a smoother and more classically beautiful sense of style...


2019 Ford Model E electric car range set to take on Tesla - report
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2019 Ford Model E electric car range set to take on Tesla - report

Ford is reportedly planning an assault on the electric car sector with a new range of cars under the Model E banner. According to Automotive News, Ford will use the Model E name for an upcoming range of small vehicles with electric drivetrains. The Model E lineup will reportedly feature at least two body styles: a high-riding SUV, and a more traditionally shaped car, although it's not known if this variant will be a hatch or a sedan...


Deals on wheels for August 20
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Deals on wheels for August 20

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Nissan Qashqai ST auto — $26,990 drive-away This is a saving of more than $5000...


Ram Trucks drive-away deals announced
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Ram Trucks drive-away deals announced

The distributor of the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks has announced limited-time drive-away deals, making one of the market’s more capable commercials more appealing than ever. American Special Vehicles (ASV), a co-operative between Walkinshaw (right-hand drive converter) and Ateco Automotive (distributor), is covering all on-road costs, meaning the Ram 2500 is $139,500 drive-away, and the Ram 3500 is $146,500...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19

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...


2017/2018 Volkswagen Polo, Polo GTI spied at the Nurburgring
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2017/2018 Volkswagen Polo, Polo GTI spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation Volkswagen Polo has been spotted again, this time in both regular and GTI-guise in Germany. After a heavily-camouflaged GTI prototype surfaced a fortnight ago in California, these two Polo development vehicles were spotted this week at the Nurburgring...


Hyundai Tucson range pricing adjustments, new model added
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Hyundai Tucson range pricing adjustments, new model added

The highly popular Hyundai Tucson range has seen some pricing changes and a new trim level introduced, the company has confirmed. Potential diesel Tucson buyers will undoubtedly be happy to learn that Hyundai Australia has added a new entry-level all-wheel-drive Active model to the range, priced from $35,090 plus on-road costs...


Volvo and Uber team up to work on autonomous vehicles
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Volvo and Uber team up to work on autonomous vehicles

Overnight Volvo and Uber announced that they will join forces to develop the next generation of autonomous vehicles. According to Volvo, the two companies will "establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in [autonomous driving] technologies, up to and including fully autonomous driverless cars"...


2016 Performance Tyre Test
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2016 Performance Tyre Test

Owning a performance car is a pricey proposition. More so, when you consider the on-costs of actually using your car's performance in a manner that is both enjoyable and rewarding. Apart from the mechanical maintenance requirements, which include brake and engine fluid changes, the most expensive consumables are indeed brake pads and tyres...


Volkswagen Amarok V6 demand running hot
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Volkswagen Amarok V6 demand running hot

Australians are lining up to have a crack at the new supply-constrained Volkswagen Amarok diesel V6 ahead of its November launch, according to the company’s local commercial vehicles division. Despite precious little marketing, the lure of a six-pot diesel has prompted more than 2000 people to request test drives here, spurred on by little more than generally fairly positive media reviews on sites such as this one...


2016 Foton Tunland gets kitted out for Fishing and Boating Expo
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2016 Foton Tunland gets kitted out for Fishing and Boating Expo

A fully-accessorised version of the Foton Tunland ute has been this week, which will make its Australian show debut at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show this weekend. With raised front and rear RidePro suspension, Dynamic Python alloy wheels wrapped in Toyo AT2 tyres, snorkel, canopy, Warn Winch and tow kit, the kitted-out Foton Tunland 4x4 Dual Cab looks the business...