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2014 Ford Falcon XR8 teased in new video

The 2014 Ford Falcon XR8 has been teased yet again, this time via an official video released by the local manufacturer. Coming just four days after the new performance Ford Falcon had its 'XR8' badge teased, the clip highlights the facelifted car's bonnet scoop, grille, tail-lights, XR-stamped headlights and various badges...

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Aston Martin cans Lagonda SUV plans; targets large, luxury four-door - report
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Aston Martin cans Lagonda SUV plans; targets large, luxury four-door - report

Aston Martin’s 21st century Lagonda won’t be an SUV, according to the man charged with the task of creating the new luxury model. Aston Martin design director Marek Reichman told PistonHeads the long-rumoured Lagonda SUV – a pet project of former CEO Ulrich Bez that was previewed in concept form in 2009 – was no longer part of the brand’s future plans...


Chevrolet SS confirmed to gain manual option, magnetic ride suspension and new colours
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Chevrolet SS confirmed to gain manual option, magnetic ride suspension and new colours

The Australian-made Holden Commodore model that is exported to the US as the Chevrolet SS is about to get a number of new options. Sections of a fleet order sheet published on US site Jalopnik confirms CarAdvice's previous report that the Chevrolet SS will gain a manual transmission option, as well as HSV's magnetic ride control system...


2015 Volkswagen Touran spied
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2015 Volkswagen Touran spied

The all-new 2015 Volkswagen Touran MPV has been spied undergoing testing in Germany ahead of a possible debut at the 2014 Paris auto show in October. The boxy-bodied small car is designed to give buyers an alternative to the SUV crowd in much the same vein as the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and upcoming BMW 2 Series Active Tourer...


Audi set to offer in-car wireless charging for devices
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Audi set to offer in-car wireless charging for devices

Audi could be the next brand to include wireless device charging in its cars. Following recent news that the all-new Lexus NX SUV will become the first car sold in Australia offering a wireless charging platform for smartphones, Audi has confirmed it will join the race to clear in-car clutter with forthcoming models to adopt inductive charging for devices...


Toyota Corolla SUV spin-off spied : Japanese brand set to mimic Subaru XV with high-riding hatch
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Toyota Corolla SUV spin-off spied : Japanese brand set to mimic Subaru XV with high-riding hatch

There could soon be a new Toyota Corolla SUV model that would give the Japanese brand a rival to the highly successful Subaru XV. The new Corolla-based model - which has been caught for the first time by CarAdvice's spy photographers undergoing testing in Europe - is set to give the brand a smaller crossover model to sit beneath the RAV4, giving Toyota a competitor to the aforementioned XV, not to mention the impressive new Nissan Qashqai...


Nissan offers detailed timeline for autonomous cars
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Nissan offers detailed timeline for autonomous cars

The future is now, according to Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn, who overnight outlined the timeline for the implementation of the company's autonomous driving systems. The rollout of "automation technologies" that the Japanese company says are "aimed at accelerating consumer adoption of Autonomous Drive systems" including automated lane control systems and traffic jam systems will be introduced over the coming four years...


Quant e-Sportlimousine : Zero emissions concept approved for public roads
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Quant e-Sportlimousine : Zero emissions concept approved for public roads

The zero emissions Quant e-Sportlimousine has been approved for use on public roads, four months after its world premiere at the 2014 Geneva motor show. Approved for use on public roads in Germany and Europe, the Quant e-Sportlimousine employs a supposedly unique nanoFlowcell battery-based electric drive system, touted as being able to store and release electrical energy at very high energy densities...


2015 Mazda 2 revealed: Production city car unveiled ahead of October launch
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2015 Mazda 2 revealed: Production city car unveiled ahead of October launch

The all-new 2015 Mazda 2 city car has been revealed ahead of the car's launch in Australia in October this year. The global reveal of the all-new Mazda 2 comes just hours after leaked images of the new car surfaced online. The new 2 brings with it the brand's distinctive 'Kodo' design language, with a snout-forward grille, set-back headlights, swooping style-lines across the body and a rounded rear-end...


Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes Special Edition tipped for October
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Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes Special Edition tipped for October

A special edition Holden Commodore celebrating 20 years since three-time V8 Supercars champion Craig Lowndes first drove for the local lion is expected to launch just in time for this year's Bathurst 1000. Publicised early on a Holden dealer's Facebook page, the Special Edition Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore is yet to be officially announced by Holden, but we understand it will be based on the existing SS V Redline...


2015 Mazda 2 revealed in leaked images
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2015 Mazda 2 revealed in leaked images

The all-new Mazda 2 city car has been leaked online ahead of its official reveal that was scheduled for later today. A small number of pictures of the new Mazda 2 – seen here with "Demio" branding, as it is known in some markets – surfaced online overnight. The new model will arrive in Australian showrooms from October, and it's clear that the car borrows plenty of styling cues from the larger Mazda 3 hatchback...


Stile Bertone declared bankrupt, up for sale
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Stile Bertone declared bankrupt, up for sale

Famous Italian automotive design house Stile Bertone is officially bankrupt and up for sale. The bankruptcy declaration occurred quietly on June 4 after the company failed in its attempts to present a viable recovery plan for the future or find a suitable buyer. It appears to be a case of third-time unlucky for Bertone, which narrowly avoided bankruptcy in 2007 and 2011...


Smart Fortwo teased in mock ads ahead of July 16 debut
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Smart Fortwo teased in mock ads ahead of July 16 debut

The all-new 2015 Smart Fortwo and Smart Forfour are set to be revealed on July 16 in Germany, and the Mercedes-Benz city car brand has released two new teaser videos aimed to mock the size of rival city cars. The videos - which are supposed to be funny, rather than actually giving much away about the new Smart models - indicate the anticipated growth inside the cabin of the new city car...


Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo revealed
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Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo revealed

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class van range is set to be launched in Australia in 2015, and ageing hippies - er, grey nomads - could be treated to a luxury-focused campervan experience with the new V-Class Marco Polo. The all-new Mercedes-Benz V-Class van will replace the Viano and Valente models with a more upmarket look and significantly improved interior, and the Marco Polo version revealed at the 2014 Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf takes the passenger van and makes it road-trip focused...


2015 Audi R8 plug-in hybrid ruled out
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2015 Audi R8 plug-in hybrid ruled out

The new-generation 2015 Audi R8 will not be offered with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, but will instead be built to order as a performance electric vehicle as an alternative to the petrol versions. The new Audi R8, which is widely tipped to go on sale in 2015 following its expected debut at the 2014 Paris auto show in October, was rumoured to possibly receive a high-tech plug-in hybrid drivetrain...


Audi TT model line expansion imminent
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Audi TT model line expansion imminent

The Audi TT model range appears set to expand beyond a sports coupe and convertible. Audi has already hinted at potential new spin-off models based on the TT and its flexible Volkswagen Group MQB underpinnings which enable the brand to carry over the vast majority of crucial parts between different models and offer more body styles as a result...


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : Technical Guide
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : Technical Guide

It looks like a regular Audi A3 from the outside, but hiding behind the famed four-ring badge is something that makes the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron very different from every model that has come before it. That front badge hides the charge point connection for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, which is a plug-in hybrid, petrol-electric, genre-bending model that is still conventional in many ways...


2015 Audi R8 may debut wireless charging
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2015 Audi R8 may debut wireless charging

The next-generation electrified Audi R8 could be the first car for the brand to be offered with inductive wireless charging. The German luxury brand confirmed to CarAdvice that it is looking to offer wireless inductive charging for future models with electric or part-electric drivetrains at the launch of the new petrol-electric Audi A3 e-tron...


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Review
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Review

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is the brand's first plug-in hybrid car. Matt Campbell finds out what it's like.


2015 Audi A1 : Facelifted model spied hot-weather testing
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2015 Audi A1 : Facelifted model spied hot-weather testing

The Audi A1 is set for a facelift in late 2014 or early 2015, and these new spy images show there will be a range of cosmetic changes for the brand's smallest model. Revised headlight inlays with sharper LED daytime running lamps that look similar to some versions seen on Seat models will be offered, while the grille appears slightly more pronounced, too...