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Next-generation Holden Volt to feature regenerative braking on-demand

GM has revealed that the second-generation Chevrolet Volt — Holden Volt down under — will be offered with a regenerative braking on-demand feature...

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalls : ESC issue, safety tech problems for large SUV
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalls : ESC issue, safety tech problems for large SUV

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been hit with another two recalls in the past month, with the first being issued for a potential fault with the electronic stability control system, and the second relating to the onboard safety control module possibly failing...


Cadillac CT6 to debut live streaming rear view mirror
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Cadillac CT6 to debut live streaming rear view mirror

Next year's range-topping Cadillac CT6 sedan will be the first car to feature GM's live streaming rear-view mirror. The Cadillac CT6 sedan will take on the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series when it launches towards the tail-end of 2015, and as part of its technology package, the luxury model will offer a digital mirror that live streams imagery from a camera mounted out the back...


Lotus Evora to gain off-road-style model, roadster - report
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Lotus Evora to gain off-road-style model, roadster - report

The Lotus Evora could be set to change its direction - turning away from the racetrack and aiming for the forest with an SUV-inspired model, if reports out of the UK are on the money. Before you say "hasn't Lotus had some big plans in the past that never came to fruition?", Car Magazine reports Lotus insiders have suggested the Evora sports car is set to spawn a more rugged looking, higher-riding off-road model, in the same vein as the Audi Allroad and TT Offroad concepts...


McLaren Sports Series shown undergoing testing
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McLaren Sports Series shown undergoing testing

The Woking-based supercar maker has released its first official picture of the upcoming entry-level McLaren Sports Series. Overnight, across all major forms of social media, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, McLaren released its first official image of the Sports Series, a camouflaged coupe sliding through a race track corner...


Spyker officially declared bankrupt, put into receivership
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Spyker officially declared bankrupt, put into receivership

A Dutch court has officially declared car maker Spyker bankrupt after the company failed to receive an anticipated bridging loan. The specialty car maker applied for bankruptcy protection earlier this month and had hoped to secure funding so that it could pay its employees and creditors, as well as continue development of its "entry-level" B6 Venator coupe (below) and spyder...


2015 Honda HR-V: Specifications surface ahead of small SUV launching locally
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2015 Honda HR-V: Specifications surface ahead of small SUV launching locally

Initial specification details of the all-new 2015 Honda HR-V have been published on the Japanese brand's local website, offering buyers a rundown of the different trim levels that will be offered for the compact SUV - but there are no pricing details just yet...


2015 Lexus GS F teased ahead of Detroit debut
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2015 Lexus GS F teased ahead of Detroit debut

Update: Lexus has confirmed the model that will debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show to be the all-new Lexus GS F. ---- A new Lexus F has been teased ahead of its full unveiling at the 2015 Detroit motor show. Toyota's luxury marque released two teaser images of the car's front-end, but isn't saying too much about the vehicle at this stage...


Volvo's motorsport future in doubt : Australian division uncommitted to V8 Supercars beyond 2016
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Volvo's motorsport future in doubt : Australian division uncommitted to V8 Supercars beyond 2016

Volvo’s future in motorsport, including its participation in Australia’s V8 Supercars championship, has been thrown into doubt after the Swedish company’s global marketing boss said it doesn’t fit with the brand’s core philosophies. Volvo international marketing director Alain Visser told Swedish financial newspaper Dagens Industri that racing contradicted the car maker’s modern-day image...


2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta : Pricing and specifications
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2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta has gone on sale with a revised, simplified range offering more standard equipment for buyers of the Italian five-door small hatchback. While the previous version was offered in four trim levels including the budget-focused model known simply as Giulietta, Alfa Romeo's local arm has dropped that model and managed to bring down the price of the existing mid-spec Progression...


Ferrari 458 Speciale A : $635K convertible "most hotly contested special edition", says local boss
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Ferrari 458 Speciale A : $635K convertible "most hotly contested special edition", says local boss

The boss of Ferrari Australasia has labelled the Ferrari 458 Speciale A “the most hotly contested special edition in Ferrari’s history” after the local division had to turn away more than half of those eager to secure one of the $635,000 before on-road costs convertible supercars...


Australian engineers develop reverse auto-braking system to prevent driveway deaths
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Australian engineers develop reverse auto-braking system to prevent driveway deaths

A team of Melbourne-based Bosch engineers have designed a new reverse auto-braking system designed to prevent driveway accidents and deaths that it hopes will rollout within two years.  The system is called Back Over Avoidance, and it works by applying radar and ultrasonic sensors to detect a small object behind a reversing car — such as a child — and apply the car’s brakes automatically...


Subaru set to follow downsizing trend : Japanese brand could phase out six-cylinder, expand diesel engine range
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Subaru set to follow downsizing trend : Japanese brand could phase out six-cylinder, expand diesel engine range

The days of the big naturally-aspirated six-cylinder engine are coming to an end, and Subaru could be the next maker to drop its largest petrol engine in favour of a smaller turbocharged unit. That’s despite the brand touting its 3...


Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo : V8 hybrid-powered GT car unveiled
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Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo : V8 hybrid-powered GT car unveiled

The Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo has been officially unveiled, with the V8 hybrid-powered GT car now exclusively available to download and drive on Gran Turismo 6. The latest in a string of highly stylised conceptual in-game models, Infiniti says its Concept Vision Gran Turismo is "a vision of what a high performance Infiniti could look like in the future...


Subaru XV hot-hatch “technically possible” but unlikely, says senior engineer
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Subaru XV hot-hatch “technically possible” but unlikely, says senior engineer

Buyers after a more performance-focused version of the Subaru XV crossover hatch are set to be saddened by the news that the Japanese brand is not pursuing a go-fast version of the popular model. The Subaru XV currently comes with only a 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder engine producing 110kW of power and 196Nm of torque...


Honda NSX: production version teased prior to Detroit unveiling
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Honda NSX: production version teased prior to Detroit unveiling

The Japanese company has confirmed its second-generation Honda NSX supercar will debut at the Detroit auto show in the middle of January. Coinciding with this announcement, the company has released a short teaser video and some moodily lit publicity shots of the new NSX...


Raminator monster truck sets world record speed of 159km/h
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Raminator monster truck sets world record speed of 159km/h

Hall Brothers Racing's Raminator has set a new monster truck world record speed of 159.49km/h (99.1mph). The new record, which was verified by Guinness World Records, edges out the previous high water mark set in 2012 of 155.78km/h (96.8mph). In this era of 400km/h-plus hypercars, falling just shy of 160km/h doesn't seem like a particularly noteworthy achievement until one factors in just how much monster trucks weigh...


Proton Satria GTi : Malaysian hot-hatch may make surprise Australian comeback
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Proton Satria GTi : Malaysian hot-hatch may make surprise Australian comeback

The cult-classic Proton Satria GTi could make a surprise return to Australia in 2016. Proton Australia chief operating officer Kaye Amies told CarAdvice the local division is in discussions with officials in Malaysia about resurrecting the Satria nameplate on its new city car – called Iriz in its home market – which is set to reach our shores around the middle of next year...


Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan arriving 12 months late in April 2015
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Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan arriving 12 months late in April 2015

The Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan will finally reach Australian showrooms by April next year – 12 months later than originally planned. Back in October 2013, Nissan said it would launch the sporty Pulsar SSS sedan in Australia by the second quarter of this year...


Subaru price cuts : Japanese brand explains its dramatic adjustments
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Subaru price cuts : Japanese brand explains its dramatic adjustments

Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior says the price changes for the 2015 Subaru Liberty and 2015 Subaru Outback are representative of a new market dynamic for the mid-sized sedan and crossover wagon. “Obviously it’s a process that’s locked into negotiations with the factory, currency, hedging and that sort of stuff,” Senior said...