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2017 Volkswagen Touareg spied
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2017 Volkswagen Touareg spied

The third-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been spied with a surprisingly small amount of disguise. Despite the hefty cladding on the front of the prototype, we can see that the new Touareg features a larger grille than the current model. The headlights sport a strip of LED driving lights along the bottom and a thinner set of orange LED indicators across the top...


2017 Ford Focus RS500 still awaiting green light, could have 295kW - report
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2017 Ford Focus RS500 still awaiting green light, could have 295kW - report

Ford Performance's team in Germany is hard at work on a new headline grabbing Ford Focus RS500 hatch, but the car still hasn't been formally approved for production. Spy photos taken in late June prove that Ford is working on an even faster variant of the third-generation Ford Focus RS, however a source within the company has told UK's Autocar the RS500 is "not genuinely green-lighted"...


2017 Subaru BRZ revealed, Australian launch in November
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2017 Subaru BRZ revealed, Australian launch in November

The updated 2017 Subaru BRZ sports car has been revealed, ahead of a slated Australian premiere in November this year. Mirroring its upgraded Toyota 86 twin that launches around the same time, six-speed manual versions of the MY17 Subaru BRZ get power and torque boosts, from 147kW to 152kW (at 7000rpm), and 205Nm to 212Nm (between 6400 and 6800rpm)...


Seat releases first car manufacturer-developed Apple CarPlay app
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Seat releases first car manufacturer-developed Apple CarPlay app

Spanish manufacturer Seat has become the first auto manufacturer to release an app specifically for Apple CarPlay. Developed in-house, the Seat DriveApp allows customers to view full vehicle-status data, including scheduled maintenance and tyre pressure, along with a dealer finder. More features and services will be added over the next few weeks...


2017 BMW X2 bound for Paris, 8 Series coming to replace 6 - report
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2017 BMW X2 bound for Paris, 8 Series coming to replace 6 - report

The small sports-themed SUV expected to be known as the 2017 BMW X2 will reportedly debut October's Paris motor show, and the anticipated return of the 8 Series name is in the spotlight once again. The so-called X2 was spied testing earlier this year, with only a light layer of camouflage to disguise what is clearly intended as a sporty, tapered roofline...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq leaked ahead of September debut
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq leaked ahead of September debut

The 2017 Skoda Kodiaq has been partially leaked online, giving us a first proper look of the company’s new seven-seat SUV ahead of its public debut on September 1. Images released by Czech website autoforum.cz reaffirm the new model’s close ties with the Vision S concept that previewed it, with the only major design changes being details like the door handles and shape of the mirrors...


'Drift King' to drive Pagani Huayra BC at World Time Attack in Sydney
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'Drift King' to drive Pagani Huayra BC at World Time Attack in Sydney

The Pagani Huayra BC, an even more hyper version of the company’s Huayra hypercar, is coming to Sydney for the World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) in October. Not only will the circa-$3 million vehicle be on display at the WTAC Pit Zone during the event, it will also hit the Sydney Motorsport Park (SMSP) race track for a “full noise lap” during WTAC’s Midday Mayhem on both days of the event (14-15 October)...


Infiniti reveals world's first market-ready variable compression ratio engine
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Infiniti reveals world's first market-ready variable compression ratio engine

Nissan’s premium arm Infiniti has released initial details of its new variable compression-turbocharged (VC-T) petrol engine, ahead of the unit’s public debut at the Paris motor show on September 29. Touted as the world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine, the Infiniti VC-T is not limited by a fixed compression ratio, allowing it to raise or lower the height that the pistons reach...


Volkswagen key fobs prone to hacking; other brands vulnerable too
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Volkswagen key fobs prone to hacking; other brands vulnerable too

Four European researchers, led by Flavio Garcia from the University of Birmingham, have published a paper detailing how they successfully imitated the remote control key fob signals used by up to 100 million Volkswagen vehicles produced since 1995. The paper details how the team was able to successfully produce valid key fob signals using around US$40 ($53...


Tesla Autopilot 2.0 will have three cameras, more radar units - report
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Tesla Autopilot 2.0 will have three cameras, more radar units - report

The next iteration of Tesla's Autopilot system will reportedly require a lot more detection hardware. According to anonymous sources who have spoken to Electrek, the updated hardware suite will include radar units at each corner of the vehicle, as well as a new forward-facing triple camera setup...


Karma Revero 'revealed': Fisker-based plug-in to debut in September - video
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Karma Revero 'revealed': Fisker-based plug-in to debut in September - video

The 2017 Karma Revero has been revealed online, equipped with a solar roof that the company says can “create enough energy to power the car”. Known as Fisker Automotive in its troubled former life, Karma Automotive’s new model is largely identical to its donor, the original but still fresh-looking Fisker Karma - a car that that first debuted at the 2008 Detroit motor show...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 16: New CX-5 spied, NSX reviewed, Winton FoS, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 16: New CX-5 spied, NSX reviewed, Winton FoS, and much more

Welcome to episode 16 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. Yes, Paul Maric is back! After two weeks holidaying in Hawaii (slacker), he joins regular co-host Mandy Turner and professional sidekick Mike Stevens to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


Next BMW i8 could have 560kW, autonomous EV coming - report
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Next BMW i8 could have 560kW, autonomous EV coming - report

The next-generation BMW i8 hybrid supercar could produce as much as 560kW and drive all four wheels, while a new BMW i-model will debut the company's most advanced autonomous driving systems at the turn of the decade, according to a new report out of America...


2017 McLaren 688HS caught undisguised
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2017 McLaren 688HS caught undisguised

The McLaren 688HS has been photographed completely undisguised on, what seems like, the factory floor. The image above was posted on the McLaren Life forums by user JFPW3097 after somehow turning up on his Facebook feed. This latest photo seemingly confirms the authenticity of renderings that were leaked online in early June...


Subaru planning plug-in hybrid for 2018, all-electric SUV for 2021 - report
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Subaru planning plug-in hybrid for 2018, all-electric SUV for 2021 - report

Subaru is looking to launch an all-wheel drive SUV-styled electric vehicle (EV) by 2021 in response to more stringent emissions legislation in overseas markets, according to a new report. Industry journal Automotive News quotes an article written by Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, saying the new model will be based on the Forester or Outback - pointing to a mid-sized all-wheel drive vehicle...