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A facelift for the American Ford Fusion sedan, known in the rest of the world as Ford Mondeo, has been spotted by our spy photographers on the streets of Detroit...

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Honda named UK's most reliable vehicle brand
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Honda named UK's most reliable vehicle brand

Honda has been named the UK’s most reliable vehicle manufacturer for the ninth consecutive year according to research conducted by What Car? and Warranty Direct. Honda topped 36 other brands in the 2015 edition of the annual Reliability Index, which analysed 50,000 live Warranty Direct policies on three- to eight-year-old vehicles...


Holden Captiva recalled
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Holden Captiva recalled

The popular Holden Captiva 5 and 7 family SUV range was subject to a recall this week involving 2951 units made between 2007 and 2010, because each has the potential to turn on its ignition without driver input.  The Holden recall campaign affects Series 1 CG Captiva models produced between February 22, 2007 and November 25, 2010, within the VIN range KL3CG26RJ7B075395 to KL3DF26FJAB116292...


Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled
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Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled

A number of current-generation Jeep Grand Cherokees were recalled this week over a potential issue with the fuel pump relay. The recall campaign affects 14,527 Grand Cherokees — 2011 model-year diesel versions, and 2012-13 petrol models. The issue is down to the potential for a failure in the fuel pump relay within the Totally Integrated Power Module - 7 (TIPM-7) electronic control unit...


Bentley Mulsanne Speed Blue Train by Mulliner revealed
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Bentley Mulsanne Speed Blue Train by Mulliner revealed

The Bentley Mulsanne Speed Blue Train by Mulliner has been unveiled at the Techno-Classica show in Essen, Germany, commemorating the 85th anniversary of the Bentley Speed Six’s famous race victory over the Calais-Mediterrainée Express in 1930...


Volkswagen Choice guaranteed future value financing program introduced
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Volkswagen Choice guaranteed future value financing program introduced

Volkswagen Australia has introduced the Volkswagen Choice guaranteed future value program, designed to give customers peace of mind about the value of their vehicle at the end of their financing period. Volkswagen Choice works identically the Skoda Choice program announced by the German car maker’s Czech sister brand last month, allowing VW customers to know the minimum value of their car at the end of their term and being free to either retain, return or trade it in...


Audi Q7 2.0 e-tron TFSI quattro plug-in petrol-electric hybrid unveiled
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Audi Q7 2.0 e-tron TFSI quattro plug-in petrol-electric hybrid unveiled

In a few days, the Audi Q7 2.0 e-tron TFSI quattro will officially step into the limelight at the 2015 Shanghai motor show. The new variant's name is less than elegant, but it's there to distinguish this model from the other e-tron in the second-generation Q7 range. That model, known simply as the Q7 e-tron, features a diesel-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain...


Volkswagen Scirocco GTS detailed ahead of Shanghai show
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Volkswagen Scirocco GTS detailed ahead of Shanghai show

The Volkswagen Scirocco GTS will make its official debut at the 2015 Shanghai motor show, which kicks off next week. Like the original Scirocco GTS, which was introduced way back in 1982, the new iteration features a drivetrain shared with the contemporary Golf GTI. That means that under the striped bonnet lives a 162kW version of Volkswagen's 2...


Peugeot 308 R HYbrid concept unveiled
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Peugeot 308 R HYbrid concept unveiled

The Peugeot 308 R HYbrid concept has been outed and detailed ahead of its public debut at the 2015 Shanghai motor show next week. Powering the potential flagship of the 308 range is a hybrid drivetrain. Driving the front wheels is a 201kW 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and an 85kW electric motor allied to a six-speed automated transmission...


Audi Prologue Allroad concept revealed
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Audi Prologue Allroad concept revealed

The Audi Prologue Allroad concept has been revealed days ahead of its public unveiling at the 2015 Shanghai motor show. Based on the Prologue Avant concept wagon that made its debut at last month's Geneva show, the Allroad features subtle light brown wheel arch extensions, new front and rear bumpers, and a ride height that's been raised by 77mm over its forebear...


2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV set to adopt a different look to the regular range
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV set to adopt a different look to the regular range

The big news for buyers around the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander facelift is mainly around the way it looks - but the PHEV plug-in hybrid version is set to adopt a different appearance to the regular models. Mitsubishi Motors manager of C & D-segment product development project, Takao Matsui, told CarAdvice at the launch of the 2016 Outlander this week that there is an internal desire to make the PHEV model stand out from the heavily revamped range...


Subaru Exiga Crossover 7 not for Australia
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Subaru Exiga Crossover 7 not for Australia

The Subaru Exiga Crossover 7 has been released in Japan, adding rough and tumble design enhancements to the seven-seat tallboy wagon. The Exiga Crossover 7 appears almost identical to the Crossover 7 concept that debuted around 18 months ago at the 2013 Tokyo motor show, blending the styling of the high-riding, hard-wearing Outback wagon with the three-row Liberty Exiga people-mover...


Government considers lifting import restrictions on new cars; industry furious
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Government considers lifting import restrictions on new cars; industry furious

The federal government today advanced its position on relaxing restrictions on the personal importation of new vehicles  — that is, buying a new car from dealers overseas if they will sell you one. In an announcement from the office of assistant minister for infrastructure Jamie Briggs, the government outlined its plan for what it called “getting on with delivering safer roads and better vehicles for motorists as part of our detailed review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act (MVSA)”...


2015 Nissan Navara pricing and specifications
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2015 Nissan Navara pricing and specifications

The 2015 Nissan Navara range will feature 27 unique variants when the new-generation ute hits Australian showrooms from next month. Nissan Australia today announced full specifications for the ‘NP300’ Navara line-up that replaces the D22 and D40 models, as well as pricing for the dual-cab variants, which will be the first to arrive...


"Extremely confusing" four-star ANCAP score for BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
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"Extremely confusing" four-star ANCAP score for BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

Safety testing organisation ANCAP has awarded the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer a sub-par four stars out of five, a result BMW Australia has described as "extremely confusing".  Sister organisation Euro NCAP awarded the same car the full five stars in 2014. It was one of a pair of four-star results for the Bavarian BMW Group announced overnight, given the Mini Cooper also netted only four out of five...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI pricing and specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI pricing and specifications

The 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI has landed in Australia with its long-awaited manual transmission alternative from $27,490 plus on-road costs. The six-speed manual’s price makes it the cheapest current-generation Polo GTI ever offered in Australia, undercutting even the discontinued three-door variant, and makes it just $500 more than the previous-generation Polo GTI manual that was last sold here in 2010...


Startech Pickup reimagines Range Rover as a luxury ute
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Startech Pickup reimagines Range Rover as a luxury ute

The Startech Pickup, which is a Range Rover wagon that's been transformed into a luxury ute, will debut at the 2015 Shanghai auto show that starts next week. Startech, Brabus' tuning arm for Jaguar and Land Rover models, has taken the Range Rover luxury SUV and turned it into a ute. The conversion includes at least 100 new components crafted from aluminium, carbonfibre and steel...


Volkswagen T6 Transporter unveiled
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Volkswagen T6 Transporter unveiled

The sixth-generation Volkswagen Transporter has been unveiled with, what can be best described as, an evolutionary design philosophy. Volkswagen describes the Transporter line as "a classic in design", therefore the company has decided that it should be "modernised cautiously". Motivation, at least in Europe, will primarily come via Volkswagen's EA288 Nutz turbo-diesel engine...


Mitsubishi Triton gets five-star ANCAP result
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Mitsubishi Triton gets five-star ANCAP result

The new Mitsubishi Triton has scored a much-needed five-star result in the latest round of ANCAP safety testing. By attaining the top score against the latest - and toughest - criteria, the Triton is now available to a number of large-scale fleets that make five-star cars a prerequisite...


Renault Captur gets five-star ANCAP safety rating despite lacking rear airbag protection
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Renault Captur gets five-star ANCAP safety rating despite lacking rear airbag protection

Australian safety body ANCAP has announced a five-star safety rating for the just-launched Renault Captur crossover, even though the Clio-based vehicle misses out on airbags for the second row. Recent changes to the way ANCAP awards ratings means that despite missing airbags for rear seat passengers, the Captur still gets a five-star rating...