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Audi unveils energy recuperating shock absorbers
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Audi unveils energy recuperating shock absorbers

Audi has announced that it is currently working on a new electromechanical rotary damper concept, or eROT for short, that can recover otherwise wasted energy. At present, the eROT setup is only available for the rear wheels. The prototype system ditches the usual upright shock absorbers in favour of a lever arm connected to a series of gears and a compact horizontal electric motor...


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe priced from $77,100 - UPDATE
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe priced from $77,100 - UPDATE

Update: In addition to the information below, Mercedes-Benz has now confirmed the GLC Coupe is available to order now ahead of a scheduled November 'on sale' date. Australian pricing and specifications for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe have been revealed ahead of its local arrival in November...


2017 Range Rover updated for Australia: New safety tech, infotainment, SVO sports variant
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2017 Range Rover updated for Australia: New safety tech, infotainment, SVO sports variant

The updated 2017 Range Rover has been announced, with new safety technology, an updated infotainment system, and a sporty new SVAutobiography model added to range. When the updated line-up goes on sale early next year, the 2017 Range Rover will kick off at $183,300 plus on-road costs...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq teased again, September 1 debut confirmed: video
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq teased again, September 1 debut confirmed: video

Skoda has teased its upcoming Kodiaq SUV once again, this time in a short video and a set of tightly cropped images. The Czech brand says the seven-seat Kodiaq will make its global debut on 1 September in Berlin, Germany, ahead of the previously-speculated debut at the Paris motor show in October...


2017 Holden Colorado range lands five-star ANCAP safety upgrade
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2017 Holden Colorado range lands five-star ANCAP safety upgrade

The massively overhauled 2017 Holden Colorado range has been upgraded to a full five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) this week. For the new model year, the Colorado gains revisions to its front structure, airbag configuration and restraint system...


2017 Hyundai i30 previewed ahead of September unveiling: video
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2017 Hyundai i30 previewed ahead of September unveiling: video

We've seen it in camouflage, and now the first official images and video of the upcoming 2017 Hyundai i30 have been released, just weeks out from the new model's world premiere. Confirmed for a September 7 unveiling in Korea ahead of a wider debut expected to occur at October's Paris motor show, the new i30 should hit markets around the world in the first half of 2017...


2017 Volkswagen passenger cars updated: Added equipment, increased prices across the range
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2017 Volkswagen passenger cars updated: Added equipment, increased prices across the range

Volkswagen has released updated 2017 model-year pricing and specifications for its passenger car range, bringing varied price rises depending on model and variant. At the entry point of the German brand’s range is the Polo hatch, which now starts at $17,190 plus on-road costs (ORC) for the 66TSI Trendline equipped with the five-speed manual transmission...


2018 Mazda CX-5 spied testing: All-new mid-sizer makes first outing
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2018 Mazda CX-5 spied testing: All-new mid-sizer makes first outing

You may need to look closely, but what you're seeing right here is the all-new 2018 Mazda CX-5 SUV. The CX-5 was the first car to debut with Mazda's new "Kodo" styling themes, debuting in 2011 after first being previewed by the well-received Minagi concept at that year's Geneva motor show...


2016 Range Rover Evoque recalled for fuel leak, 1640 vehicles affected
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2016 Range Rover Evoque recalled for fuel leak, 1640 vehicles affected

Land Rover is recalling 1640 of its 2016 model-year Range Rover Evoque SUVs fitted with the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine over fuel-leak concerns. The company reports that under-bonnet fuel hoses can chafe against noise suppressing materials on the underside of the engine top cover. Over time, the fuel hoses may wear through the protective sleeve and the hose itself, which would lead to a diesel fuel leak...


2017 BMW 740e iPerformance pricing announced: S500e rival here from late 2016
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2017 BMW 740e iPerformance pricing announced: S500e rival here from late 2016

Australian pricing and specifications have been revealed for the new 2017 BMW 740e iPerformance today, ahead of a late 2016 market launch. Revealed at the Geneva motor show earlier this year, the 740e iPerformance succeeds the old ActiveHybrid 7 and debuts as BMW's assault on the Mercedes-Benz S500e...


2017 Volkswagen van and people mover updates announced, drive-away deals added
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2017 Volkswagen van and people mover updates announced, drive-away deals added

Volkswagen has detailed new connectivity updates to its 2017 model-year commercial van and people mover ranges, while drive-away 'Runner' editions of the Crafter and Transporter models continue to be offered. Updates for the new model year include an electric tailgate fitted as standard for Multivan Highline and Executive variants, an updated infotainment system with App Connect and iPhone interface along with new exterior colours for the Caddy van...


Karma planning Chinese factory for 50,000 cars per year - reports
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Karma planning Chinese factory for 50,000 cars per year - reports

The Chinese company behind the Karma Automotive is planning to build a new factory with the capacity to churn out 50,000 vehicles per annum. Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal are both reporting that the Wanxiang Group has filed an application for an environmental impact review for a new factory in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, around 170km south-west of Shanghai...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 pricing announced: Souped-up trio here from October
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 pricing announced: Souped-up trio here from October

Local pricing for the new 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 range has been officially announced, kicking off at $101,900 plus on-road costs for the sedan body style. The announcement confirms prices that surfaced online last week, for the sedan and wagon versions. Available in sedan, wagon and coupe forms, the the C43 gives customers a more affordable entry point into the AMG-badged C-Class range...


Nissan Navara Tradesman Canopy accessory recalled for window fix
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Nissan Navara Tradesman Canopy accessory recalled for window fix

Nissan is recalling 428 ‘D23’ Navara utes fitted with the genuine Tradesman Canopy accessory, over concerns misaligned window stoppers could cause the safety glass to shatter. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the side and rear lift window stoppers on the accessory could be out of alignment, which can cause the safety glass of the canopy’s windows to shatter when opening or closing, posing an injury hazard...


Subaru 360 designated an engineering heritage item in Japan
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Subaru 360 designated an engineering heritage item in Japan

The Subaru 360 has been named a "mechanical engineering heritage item" by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. The organisation has been designating items since 2007 in an effort to recognise and keep alive this part of the country's cultural heritage. All up, the society granted this status to 83 items, including the Subaru 360, which made its debut in 1958...