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How the heck did I just get my motorbike licence?

"Where did you get your licence, a cereal box?" So goes the famous aphorism, a line directed at line cutters, lane hogs and non-indicators on a daily basis. Yes, it's a jest, albeit an exercise in anomie and derision...

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Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Veloster axing rumours rejected
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Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Veloster axing rumours rejected

The head of public relations for Hyundai Australia has rejected recent rumours that both the upcoming second-generation Genesis Coupe and the brand's uniquely styled Veloster are at risk of being axed...


DS to drop Citroen badging in Europe from 2015, will be Audi rival by 2020
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DS to drop Citroen badging in Europe from 2015, will be Audi rival by 2020

PSA Peugeot Citroen chief Carlos Tavares has confirmed that the DS brand will be divorced from Citroen in Europe from 2015. The desire to have DS standalone has been hinted at, speculated on and openly talked about for over a year now. While China began the separation of DS from Citroen this year with a raft of new China-specific models, such as the 6WR SUV and 5LS sedan, it wasn't entirely clear when similar moves would begin across developed markets...


2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift revealed
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2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift revealed

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class has been given a blink-and-you'll-miss-it facelift, which will debut at the Paris motor show in October. External changes have been limited primarily to the B-Class' bumpers. At the front there are reshaped air intakes and the driving lights have moved to within the reworked headlight clusters...


2015 Toyota HiLux : first images of new-generation ute testing in Europe
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2015 Toyota HiLux : first images of new-generation ute testing in Europe

The new-generation 2015 Toyota HiLux has been caught during hot weather testing in Europe. The new, larger Toyota HiLux dual-cab seen in these images was caught in Southern Europe along with a benchmarking car, the Volkswagen Amarok...


2015 Ford Transit pricing and specifications
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2015 Ford Transit pricing and specifications

There's a new large van on the Australian scene, with a larger Ford Transit set to take on established players such as the Renault Master, Volkswagen Crafter and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The Ford Transit will slot in at the top of the blue oval brand's commercial vehicle range, above the recently added Ford Transit Custom that won CarAdvice's mid-size van test...


Jaguar targeting higher use of recycled materials
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Jaguar targeting higher use of recycled materials

Jaguar says it aims to use 75 per cent recycled material in its cars by 2020. The news comes following the British brand announcing its new XE luxury sedan will be the first car in the world to use a new aluminium alloy known as RC 5754 that is made predominantly of recycled material...


HSV GTS Maloo : world’s fastest ute in waiting revealed
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HSV GTS Maloo : world’s fastest ute in waiting revealed

The new HSV GTS Maloo will send an iconic Australian vehicle out in style by becoming the world’s fastest ute. Holden Special Vehicles is building a limited run of 250 GTS Maloos, with a price tag somewhere between $85,000 and $90,000 that will also make it Australia’s most expensive ute until local manufacturing ceases in 2017...


Ferrari to boost production volume under new leadership
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Ferrari to boost production volume under new leadership

Ferrari will become a little bit less exclusive following a management shakeup that has seen long-serving chief Luca di Montezemolo move aside for parent company boss Sergio Marchionne. Bloomberg reports that Fiat SpA chief executive officer Marchionne will become Ferrari chairman on October 13, and that under his guidance the brand will look to increase its yearly sales volumes from the current 7000 per annum to 10,000 units globally...


Mercedes-Benz AMG boss backflips on Erebus V8 Supercars team
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Mercedes-Benz AMG boss backflips on Erebus V8 Supercars team

Mercedes-Benz AMG's head of overall vehicle development and board member Tobias Moers insists he is viewing Erebus in a new more positive light, despite a scathing attack last year on the third-party V8 Supercars team that uses E63 AMG bodies. CarAdvice spoke with Moers last September at the international launch of the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG in Austria, where he said the racing team run independently by Betty Klimenko must start to win races...


Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition unveiled
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Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition unveiled

The Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon is gearing up for sale as the British brand seeks to further revitalise its GT lineup with the introduction of an eight-speed automatic transmission back in August. The Carbon edition, which has previously been applied to Vantage, DB9 and DBS will now take hold of the British brand’s latest GT, offering black and white Vanquish models with an array of special features...


Holden Craig Lowndes SS V Commodore confirmed
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Holden Craig Lowndes SS V Commodore confirmed

Holden has confirmed it will build a new special edition Craig Lowndes SS V model as a tribute to the driver's impending 20-year anniversary in V8 Supercars. News of the new model - which is based upon the Holden SS V Redline Commodore - was rumoured earlier this year, but Holden has now offered up some details on what makes the Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition different to the the standard car...


Ford Mustang-curious Australians bombarding the brand
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Ford Mustang-curious Australians bombarding the brand

The newly internationalised 2015 Ford Mustang is still 10 months away from arriving on local shores, but the blue oval brand says it has received a veritable stampede of customer enquiries.  According to Ford, 13,000 people have expressed interest and requested to be kept up to date online...


Mazda boss says cars in Australia not overpriced, discusses perceived dangers of grey imports
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Mazda boss says cars in Australia not overpriced, discusses perceived dangers of grey imports

Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders says the notion that new cars are universally sold cheaper elsewhere is “rubbish”, and that a proposal to open up the market to late-model used imports would have a dire affect on the new vehicle market as a whole...


Ssangyong XIV-Air, XIV-Adventure concepts preview X100
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Ssangyong XIV-Air, XIV-Adventure concepts preview X100

Saangyong will unveil two concept cars, the Ssangyong XIV-Air and Ssangyong XIV-Adventure, at next month's Paris motor show. The two vehicles, which have just been unveiled via moodily lit renders, point the way to a new model, dubbed the X100, which will slot in underneath the Korando. Both the XIV-Air (in silver) and XIV-Adventure (in khaki green) sit on a 2...


Toyota U2 Urban Utility concept mashes up ute and van
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Toyota U2 Urban Utility concept mashes up ute and van

Toyota's American Catly design studio has mixed together the best parts of ute and van to create the Toyota U-squared Urban Utility concept, which we'll call U2 for short. Although, at first glance, the U2 seems to be nothing more than a funkily-styled small van that escaped from Japan's bubble economy era, the Urban Utility concept is more much innovative than that...


2014 Ford Falcon Ute revealed
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2014 Ford Falcon Ute revealed

Here is the final Ford Falcon Ute, and confirmation the company will give its locally-made load-lugging icon a fitting swansong with revisions largely in-line with its sedan sibling.  We reported on the FG X Falcon’s revisions yesterday — see the full list here — but have since come across the first official image of the Ute...


2015 Ford Falcon specifications detailed : NEW PICS ADDED
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2015 Ford Falcon specifications detailed : NEW PICS ADDED

The 2015 Ford Falcon will get a number of equipment upgrades beyond the already confirmed SYNC2 multimedia system when it arrives in mid-November this year. Ford’s final iteration of one the oldest nameplates in its arsenal — the name will be retired with the current-generation car when the company’s Australian factories close in October 2016 — will pick up a pretty impressive list of standard equipment to go with its new looks but unchanged mechanicals...


Holden to look at Vauxhall Viva city car
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Holden to look at Vauxhall Viva city car

The Holden Viva nameplate may be on the verge of a comeback, with the local brand confirming it will take at look at Vauxhall’s all-new entry-level model. General Motors’ British arm has released a teaser image of the Viva, which will join the Adam and Corsa city cars in Vauxhall’s line-up in mid-2015...


Joss enters negotiations with local investor : Australian supercar firms for 2015 launch
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Joss enters negotiations with local investor : Australian supercar firms for 2015 launch

Aspiring Australian supercar maker Joss is on the verge of partnering with a significant local investor in a deal that could make its 16-year dream of building a Ferrari-beater and exporting it to the world a reality. Joss founder Matt Thomas told CarAdvice today he could not reveal much about the negotiation process, but said he was feeling “pretty optimistic”...