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Suzuki Australia requests two all-new models

The Suzuki iK-2 turbo hatch iM-4 small crossover hybrid concepts revealed at the Geneva motor show in March this year look set for Australian shores once they enter production as early as 2016...

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2015 BMW 6 Series pricing and specifications
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2015 BMW 6 Series pricing and specifications

The updated BMW 6 Series range arrives in Australia next month, seven months after its world premiere, with a long list of extra standard equipment accompanied by some minor price rises. Once again, BMW will offer the 6 Series in three body-styles: coupe, convertible and sedan, the latter of which it calls the Gran Coupe and markets as a racier alternative to the 5 Series...


2016 Seat SUV spy photos
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2016 Seat SUV spy photos

The upcoming Seat SUV has been spied by our photography team during on-the-road development testing in Europe. Wearing heavy camouflage all over and using centrally mounted temporary headlights, it's hard to make many details about Seat's first ever crossover. Peering out of slits at the rear, though, we can part of the tail-lights and their angular graphics...


Australia's road fatality rates worse than Germany's
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Australia's road fatality rates worse than Germany's

Australia’s road fatality rates are about half those of the US and South Korea, but almost twice as bad as Sweden and the UK. Latest figures released this week show that our rate sits 15th among 32 member countries contributing to the International Road Traffic and Accident Database (IRTAD)...


Australia's road toll reduction since 2000 compared with 31 other countries
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Australia's road toll reduction since 2000 compared with 31 other countries

Road fatalities among the 32 member countries of the International Road Traffic and Accident Database (IRTAD) fell a remarkable 42.0 per cent between 2000 and 2013, latest figures show. But Australia’s reduction — a still commendable 35.0 per cent over the 14-year period — was fourth-lowest among the IRTAD Group, higher only than Canada, the US and Chile...


Volkswagen Tiguan update brings more powerful engines, new infotainment systems - UPDATED
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Volkswagen Tiguan update brings more powerful engines, new infotainment systems - UPDATED

An updated Volkswagen Tiguan, featuring revised engine options and new infotainment units, has been detailed in Europe. Under the bonnet, the revised Tiguan will be available with two upgraded diesel engines. A 110kW version of the company's 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel replaces the current 103kW edition...


Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG facelift spy photos
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Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG facelift spy photos

A facelifted version of the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG hatchback has been spotted by our spy photographers near Daimler's engineering headquarters. If this car and earlier spy photos are on the money, the upcoming A-Class facelift will be a relatively minor affair, at least visually...


Lamborghini SUV officially confirmed for 2018 launch
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Lamborghini SUV officially confirmed for 2018 launch

It's official: Lamborghini will be begin producing its own SUV model from around 2018. Overnight, the supercar maker confirmed that the company will begin production of a new SUV model at its Sant’Agata Bolognese plant in northern Italy. The company says the new crossover will be introduced in 2018...


2015 Suzuki Vitara in Melbourne ahead of August launch
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2015 Suzuki Vitara in Melbourne ahead of August launch

The reborn Suzuki Vitara has been caught on local shores ahead of its official launch in August this year. Snapped in Melbourne, the 2015 Vitara you see here in hero blue is likely an early evaluation vehicle, and as such has arrived from a few months before proper local deliveries from Suzuki’s plant in Hungary commence...


Infiniti Australia wants to double sales in 2016
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Infiniti Australia wants to double sales in 2016

Infiniti Cars Australia is not only still committed to its local market rollout, but excited by the impending rollout of five new or updated models well inside the next two years. With the three-year mark of its local launch almost here, questions continue to be asked about the Nissan-owned brand’s position — even though the company has always said its decision to come here was not motivated by volume alone, but was also part of its plan to become properly global...


Hyundai Sonata becomes first production car with Android Auto
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Hyundai Sonata becomes first production car with Android Auto

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has become the first production car in the world available with Android Auto smartphone integration. Existing owners of 2015 Sonata sedans with the satellite navigation media system can now get the Android Auto software update installed free of charge at their local dealership...


Fiat Chrysler boss asked GM for a merger, was rebuffed - report
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Fiat Chrysler boss asked GM for a merger, was rebuffed - report

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, reportedly asked his counterpart at General Motors, Mary Barra, about the possibility of merger earlier this year, but was turned down. A report in The New York Times claims that in March of this year, Marchionne sent Barra an email requesting a meeting to talk about a potential merger between the two automakers...


Audi R8 e-tron Piloted Driving concept debuts at CES Asia
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Audi R8 e-tron Piloted Driving concept debuts at CES Asia

The Audi R8 e-tron Pilot Driving concept car has made its official debut at the first ever CES Asia in Shanghai, China. According to Audi, the Pilot Driving version of the second-generation R8 e-tron is equipped with a laser scanner, front and rear radars, a number of video cameras and a slew of ultrasonic sensors...


2016 Audi TT RS spy photos
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2016 Audi TT RS spy photos

A mule for the next Audi TT RS has been spotted by our eagle-eyed spy photographers near Germany's Nurburgring. The black coupe seen here looks almost indistinguishable from the third-generation TT S coupe. Were it not for the previous-generation TT RS coupe (grey, bottom) tagging along close behind, our spies may not have twigged about this coupe's true nature...


2015 Toyota Aurion pricing and specifications
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2015 Toyota Aurion pricing and specifications

The 2015 Toyota Aurion is now on sale in Australia with subtly revised styling, a tighter three-variant range, and updated pricing and specifications. In complete contrast to the massive exterior given to its sister car, the 2015 Toyota Camry, the updated Aurion gets only very minor design tweaks – less significant even than the updates received by the car in overseas markets such as Russia and Asia...


Ford Australia posts $190.7 million loss in 2014
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Ford Australia posts $190.7 million loss in 2014

Ford Australia has recorded a $190.7 million loss for 2014 on the back of sliding sales and continued costs associated with the impending closure of its production facilities. The negative financial result is the fourth consecutive loss for Ford Australia, leaving the company approximately $890 million in the red since 2010...


2016 Skoda Superb Combi wagon revealed
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2016 Skoda Superb Combi wagon revealed

The first images and details of the all-new Skoda Superb Combi have been revealed ahead of the large Czech wagon’s public debut at September’s Frankfurt motor show. The new Superb wagon shares its Volkswagen Group MQB architecture, major mechanicals, sharp styling and new technology with the Superb liftback sedan that was unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March, and adds an expansive rear load-lugging area...


Lamborghini SUV gets production green light - report
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Lamborghini SUV gets production green light - report

Lamborghini SpA will confirm its plans to produce a new SUV model in its native Italy this Wednesday, according to industry sources in Europe. Company president Stephan Winkelmann and the CEO of parent company Audi, Rupert Stadler, are reportedly scheduled to co-chair a press conference in Rome this week with Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi...


Mahindra Genio facelift to be "a lot more pleasing to the eye"
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Mahindra Genio facelift to be "a lot more pleasing to the eye"

The Mahindra Genio will get a facelift in the coming weeks that the brand’s local spokesman says will make it “a lot more pleasing to the eye”. Mahindra Australia marketing manager James Halliwell told CarAdvice the Indian car maker was preparing to launch an updated version of its low-cost, HiLux-rivalling ute, revealing an announcement about the refreshed model was expected in about eight weeks, ahead of its Australian introduction in the final quarter of this year...


Mahindra XUV500 facelift here in Q4, auto coming in 2016
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Mahindra XUV500 facelift here in Q4, auto coming in 2016

The 2016 Mahindra XUV500 has been revealed in India, sporting updated exterior styling, a refreshed interior, and a host of new technology and convenience features. The facelifted XUV500 seven-seater gets a revised grille with chrome inserts, new foglights with chrome surrounds, a redesigned bonnet with hydraulic assistance, new 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome window lining and chrome tailgate garnish...