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2018 Renault Megane RS mule spied with flares
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2018 Renault Megane RS mule spied with flares

A development mule that we believe is the next Renault Megane RS has been spied at a pretrol station in Sweden accompanied by a Golf R hatchback. The vehicle seen here uses the body shell of the new Renault Megane GT hatch, but has a few clear signs of its sporting intent. Unlike an earlier development vehicle spotted in July, this latest car has boasts temporary wheel arch extensions...


Honda Australia fixing 7000 Takata airbag inflators a week, still going
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Honda Australia fixing 7000 Takata airbag inflators a week, still going

Honda Australia’s service department is working overtime to replace 600,000 of its potentially faulty airbag inflators made by external supplier Takata, but still has the best part of a year to go before all relevant vehicles get new components...


BMW Individual brings high-end style and colour personalisation within reach
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BMW Individual brings high-end style and colour personalisation within reach

We’ve all heard the stories, one-off special build cars made for Sheiks, Sultans and Rock Stars. Unobtainable personalisation for those who yield unobtainable wealth. But did you know that you could have your very own, one-of-one build, without extending too far from the brochure list price? BMW Individual is a program that allows an expanded array of paint and trim options to be applied to a number of models within the BMW range...


CarAdvice podcast 33: November car sales, CEO of Jet Charge, Mercedes AMG-E63 review and Sydney to Melbourne in the Audi S1!
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CarAdvice podcast 33: November car sales, CEO of Jet Charge, Mercedes AMG-E63 review and Sydney to Melbourne in the Audi S1!

While Paul is driving Bentleys in Spain, Mike Costello and James Wong join Mandy for this week's show. We bring you the latest in car news, including the 2018 Holden Commodore reveal, Honda Civic sedan sells up a storm, Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix, Opel Insignia Grand Sport is revealed for Europe, Mercedes-AMG sales at record levels, and Mazda is not working on a larger sports car...


How Chinese brands are faring in Australia
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How Chinese brands are faring in Australia

Chinese car brands have come and gone in Australia for the better part of a decade, though only one — Great Wall Motors — could claim to have gained significant market share so far. With the Australian market more fragmented than ever before, housing more than 60 brands competing for a tick under 1...


Genesis appoints Bugatti Chiron creator as chief designer
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Genesis appoints Bugatti Chiron creator as chief designer

Hyundai's new luxury sub-brand, Genesis, has hired former Bugatti designer Alexander Selipanov as its chief designer at the Global Genesis Advanced Studio in Europe. Selipanov, also known as Sasha, is responsible for the exterior design of the stunning Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept, and more recently the Bugatti Chiron hypercar...


'Hyperfast' EV charging to become a reality thanks to Israeli start-up - report
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'Hyperfast' EV charging to become a reality thanks to Israeli start-up - report

A start-up company from Israel is developing a new battery for electric vehicles that can be recharged in under five minutes - and it could be available as early as 2020, according to a new report. In an article by US website The Drive, StoreDot's upcoming battery packs should help to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs)...


2017 Honda Civic Type R will cost around $50k in Australia
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2017 Honda Civic Type R will cost around $50k in Australia

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R hatch will launch in Australia from the third quarter of next year priced at about $50,000, matching its rivals, the Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R. Honda’s long-awaited hot hatch, the first Type R version sold here since 2011, is being touted as a massive return to form for a brand that admits it has been rather beige and listless of late...


Fiat Chrysler chooses CES over Detroit for techy new debut - report
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Fiat Chrysler chooses CES over Detroit for techy new debut - report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will stage a big unveiling at next month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a new report suggests, instead of the following week's Detroit motor show - the biggest motor show on America's calendar...


Gone fishin' with the Land Rover Discovery
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Gone fishin' with the Land Rover Discovery

When someone throws you the keys to a Land Rover, your initial thoughts are 'where shall I take it'? In the case of the Land Rover Discovery, the answer is anywhere you like really. The fourth-generation vehicle we're driving, which features the brand's familiar boxy shape, is a much awarded and capable 4WD and tourer...


Mercedes-AMG E50 to debut with new 2017 E-Class Coupe range - report
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Mercedes-AMG E50 to debut with new 2017 E-Class Coupe range - report

The upcoming 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe is set to offer a sporty AMG E50 4Matic variant when it launches in Europe in the second half of 2017, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar reports that the AMG E50, which will likely sit below a hero E63 variant, will be one of the German marque's first models to debut its new M256 in-line six-cylinder petrol engine...


Weekend Deals on Wheels for December 10: Workhorse edition
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Weekend Deals on Wheels for December 10: Workhorse edition

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. Here we focus on workhorses...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 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...


2017 Suzuki Swift front end caught undisguised
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2017 Suzuki Swift front end caught undisguised

An undisguised next-generation Suzuki Swift hatch has surfaced online ahead of its expected launch early next year. The photo above was posted on the Ferd Facebook page, although it's not clear from who or where they sourced this picture. Given the design of the headlights and grille, the next-generation small hatch seems to have drawn more than a little inspiration from the Jaguar F-Type...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe spied
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe spied

The Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe has been spied undergoing cold weather testing in Europe. As if there was any doubt that Mercedes-Benz was planning to drop AMG's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 into the GLC Coupe, these photos should put those thoughts to bed. Today's prototype follows on from spy photos taken in May of the AMG GLC63 doing a spot of public road testing...