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2017 Audi SQ5 debuts in Detroit with petrol power - UPDATE

UPDATE: See below for Australian details. The 2017 Audi SQ5 has been unveiled in a surprise debut at the 2017 Detroit motor show. The sportiest version of the Audi Q5, the all-new SQ5 ditches the bi-turbo diesel engine of its predecessor and is instead powered by a 3...

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Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea

Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges in the United States over the long-running dieselgate saga. The company has also agreed to pay a total of US$4.3billion in fines while six Volkswagen executives have been charged over the emissions scandal...


Audi Q8 concept revealed
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Audi Q8 concept revealed

Add another alphanumeric combination to the playbook – the all-new Audi Q8 concept large SUV has been revealed. The concept model presages a new flagship model in the Audi SUV range designed to look sportier than the more conventional Q7 family hauler, and with its bold design it certainly stands apart from that highly practical vehicle...


2018 Audi Q3 to go bigger, more premium, with PHEV and EV options - report
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2018 Audi Q3 to go bigger, more premium, with PHEV and EV options - report

The next-generation Audi Q3 is expected to arrive sometime during 2018, and could even offer an all-electric variant that will share underpinnings with the Volkswagen e-Golf – according to a new report out of the UK. In a new article by AutoExpress, the new Q3 is expected to be lighter, more practical and, most importantly, more upmarket than the ageing current model that was first revealed in 2011...


Luxury diesel sedan comparison: Audi A6 v Mercedes-Benz E220d v Volvo S90
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Luxury diesel sedan comparison: Audi A6 v Mercedes-Benz E220d v Volvo S90

The new-all Volvo S90 and next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class take on Audi's A6 to see which is the king of European plus-sized diesel sedan. It turns out that there's much more to play for in this segment beyond big legroom and low fuel bills...


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Audi Q8 Concept's nose teased in German magazine
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Audi Q8 Concept's nose teased in German magazine

The front end of the Audi Q8 Concept has been teased during an interview with the brand's chief designer. In an interview and photoshoot with German website Welt, Marc Lichte, Audi's chief of design, pulled the covers back to reveal some of the Q8 Concept's front-end design...


Audi Q8 goes official with Detroit concept teasers
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Audi Q8 goes official with Detroit concept teasers

The Audi Q8 has taken another step towards production reality today, with the German premium marque handing down a pair of preview sketches ahead of a Detroit motor show unveiling next month. For now, Detroit's Q8 debut will be of a "near-production" concept only, but it marks the first proper look at the big new luxury SUV since the company first confirmed its coming way back in late 2014...


Volkswagen settles two Dieselgate suits for around $3.4 billion, European fixes approved
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Volkswagen settles two Dieselgate suits for around $3.4 billion, European fixes approved

Volkswagen has settled two major Dieselgate-related lawsuits in North America, which could set the company back a further $3.4 billion dollars. 3.0-litre V6 TDI The first case is a US civil lawsuit in relation to the 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine that has a defeat device that detects laboratory emissions testing and is capable of putting the engine into a “temperature conditioning” mode, which limits NOx (oxides of nitrogen) output...


2017 Audi Q5 Review
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2017 Audi Q5 Review

To call the Audi Q5 a critically important vehicle for the brand in Australia is something of a gigantic understatement - it is now the single most popular body style in Australia. As such, the new 2017 Audi Q5 needs to be a solid step forward from the already incredibly popular SUV to keep the vehicle front of mind for buyers in the medium SUV segment...


SUVs overtake passenger cars in luxury market
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SUVs overtake passenger cars in luxury market

In news that won’t surprise anyone who’s driven past a private school around home-time, luxury SUVs are the fastest-growing vehicle type by sales in 2016. Indeed, in the premium market, they're the new 'mainstream'. According to November figures, yearly sales in the small, medium and upper large luxury SUV segments are up about 50 per cent apiece over 2015...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with your CarAdvice news update. Here’s what’s been making headlines this week. The 2018 Holden Commodore has been revealed. Official images have been released showing what our first fully imported Commodore will look like. Just hours before the official release, the 2018 Holden Commodore liftback and wagon were snapped with barely any camouflage while shooting a promotional video...


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 Audi SQ7 TDI review
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2017 Audi SQ7 TDI review

The fastest seven-seat diesel SUV in the world has landed in Oz, but can Audi's new SQ7 deliver large on its promises of super-sized performance and family friendliness?

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2017 Audi SQ7 TDI pricing and specs
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2017 Audi SQ7 TDI pricing and specs

The 2017 Audi SQ7 has arrived Down Under, with Audi Australia claiming that its performance-focused flagship large SUV holds the mantle of “the most powerful diesel SUV in the country” and “fastest seven-seat diesel SUV in the world.” Available as a single configuration, the SQ7 4.0 TDI quattro, to give it its full name, has just gone on sale for $153,616 before on-road cost...


Audi recalls over 6000 vehicles for diesel fix
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Audi recalls over 6000 vehicles for diesel fix

Audi Australia has commenced its recall amidst the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, issuing a notice for over 6000 vehicles locally, including variants of the A4, A5, A6, Q3 and Q5...


Audi lunar quattro heading to the moon next year
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Audi lunar quattro heading to the moon next year

The Audi lunar quattro is ready for take-off, with the German company announcing its plans for the rover to complete its mission to the moon in late 2017. First revealed in 2015, the Audi lunar quattro is teaming up with German space travel team 'Part-Time Scientist' as part of the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition...


Euro NCAP: Audi Q2, A5, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq, Peugeot 3008 score five stars for safety
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Euro NCAP: Audi Q2, A5, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq, Peugeot 3008 score five stars for safety

Euro NCAP, sister organisation to the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has released safety ratings for some of the latest models from numerous brands, including the Audi Q2, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq and Suzuki Ignis...


Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix
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Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix

Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) has announced it will initiate a voluntary recall of a further 61,000 Volkswagen and Skoda models affected in the emissions test-cheating scandal that came into public view around one year ago. Confirming Federal Government approval for the recall today, VGA said that a software fix is now available for "more than 35,000" cars, with other model-specific software solutions to become available "shortly"...