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The Frankfurt motor show is big. It’s like if they took Sydney’s international and domestic airports, tripled it in size, took away any form of cohesive internal transport and put lots of cars in it. Even then, I think the Frankfurt show is bigger...

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‘Diesel is the devil, ban it’ says Industry figurehead
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‘Diesel is the devil, ban it’ says Industry figurehead

There’s been a lot said about diesel fuel over the past few years, but a statement from Simon Birkett, founder and director of Clean Air London, at the inaugural Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest could be one of the more controversial ones yet. “Diesel is the devil, and we do need to ban it,” Birkett said while sitting on a panel of experts, including Jaguar Land Rover’s head of powertrain development, Iain Grey...


Renault Koleos Diesel priced from $46,990, here in September
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Renault Koleos Diesel priced from $46,990, here in September

The Renault Koleos has added a new turbo-diesel engine to its range, in a single-specification variant that sits atop the range - starting at $46,990 before on-road costs. It's the same 130kW/380Nm 2.0-litre oiler that is offered in the related Nissan X-Trail, sending drive to an on-demand all-wheel drive system via a continuously-variable transmission (CVT)...


Porsche Cayenne Diesel banned and recalled in Germany, Australian impact unclear
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Porsche Cayenne Diesel banned and recalled in Germany, Australian impact unclear

Diesel-powered versions of the Porsche Cayenne SUV have been recalled in the company's home market of Germany and banned from sale, following the discovery of what is believed to be a suspect emissions manipulation device. Announced by German transport minister, Alexander Dobrindt, the move involves the registration ban of the 3...


Mercedes-Benz recalling 3 million diesels in Europe, Australian impact unclear
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Mercedes-Benz recalling 3 million diesels in Europe, Australian impact unclear

Daimler, parent company of German marque Mercedes-Benz, has issued a recall for more than three million diesel-powered vehicles in Europe to reduce the amount of nitrogen-oxide emissions from existing vehicles. In a statement released this week, coincidentally the same day the company revealed its new X-Class ute, Dr Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars says: "The public debate about diesel engines is creating uncertainty – especially for our customers...


Audi engineer arrested in Germany over Dieselgate affair
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Audi engineer arrested in Germany over Dieselgate affair

A former Audi executive has been arrested in Germany on behalf of US authorities, who are continuing investigations into the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, which has engulfed the Volkswagen Group. It's understood the man arrested is Zaccheo Giovanni Pamio, who was head of thermodynamics at Audi’s engine development department in Neckarsulm, Germany, between 2006 and 2015...


Continental: 'Diesel is not dead'
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Continental: 'Diesel is not dead'

German automotive giant Continental is bucking the general perception that diesel-powered cars’ days are numbered and declares that “diesel has a future”. That bold statement comes on the back off Continental unveiling a new technology called Super Clean Electrified Diesel, which the company claims can reduce NOX emissions by 60 per cent...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Diesel's decline evident in passenger car sales
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Diesel's decline evident in passenger car sales

Numerical sales of diesel-powered passenger cars in Australia have about halved over the past decade - though not from anything resembling a high base. By passenger cars we refer to hatches, sedans, coupes, convertibles and people-movers - vehicles that are largely declining across the board as SUVs eat their market, regardless of engine type...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu review

The Toyota Prado is quite possibly one of the most hideously-styled SUVs on the market, trumped only by whatever Ssangyong is doing in the segment, but that hasn't slowed sales one little bit.

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$84,880 - $85,900

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 BMW M550d packs four turbos under its bonnet
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2018 BMW M550d packs four turbos under its bonnet

The BMW M550d is the quad-turbo diesel station wagon you've always wanted. Oh, you can get it as a sedan as well. And yes, you read that right: four turbos. The German brand's new 5 Series M Performance model sits alongside the M550i, with the M550d xDrive all-wheel-drive model packing a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine with quad turbocharging...


Mercedes-AMG: Say goodbye to atmo engines, and you can forget about diesel
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Mercedes-AMG: Say goodbye to atmo engines, and you can forget about diesel

At this year's New York motor show, Australian media spent time with Tobias Moers, the head of Mercedes-AMG - and chief among the topics discussed was performance, specifically how best to achieve it. In recent times, petrol engines have become so efficient, so technologically adept and so clean-running, that there is hope we may one day return to the glory days of naturally-aspirated petrol engines, even if they do run an electric motor of some sort to help things along...


2017 Audi Q5 sport 2.0 TDI review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Audi Q5 sport 2.0 TDI review

Audi has pulled out all stops on its new-generation Q5 to ensure it regains its market-leading position against some stiff competition. Is it enough?

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$65,900 - $73,500

Volvo: diesel engines unviable post 2020
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Volvo: diesel engines unviable post 2020

It seems clear that as far as fuels go, diesel is on the nose: and the head of Volvo Cars reckons it might not be viable beyond 2020. Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson made the remarks at the 2017 Geneva motor show, where he said the ever-tightening emissions regulations, not to mention the cost of development when it comes to revolutionising diesel as a mainstream fuel source, could mean the company won’t offer it after 2020...


Audi standing by diesel power – for now
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Audi standing by diesel power – for now

Diesel has come under some criticism in recent years, and in markets like Europe where diesel penetration is up to 90 per cent in some regions, that’s been a hard pill to swallow. Still, there are cities that are pushing for bans on diesel cars in the near future, with the emissions of older vans and heavier trucks being called into question...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


ACCC takes action against Audi Australia over diesel emission claims
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ACCC takes action against Audi Australia over diesel emission claims

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has launched legal proceedings in the Federal Court against German carmaker Audi AG, its Australian subsidiary Audi Australia Pty Ltd, and their German parent company, Volkswagen AG over the long-running Dieselgate saga. This latest court action is in addition to proceedings launched against Volkswagen Australia by the ACCC last year...


2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack range to add diesel model, cheaper petrol version
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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack range to add diesel model, cheaper petrol version

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack range is set to expand in 2017, from its lonely single variant launched here in 2016, to a three-model range. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack due here around July will see three variants offered: a new base model 132TSI petrol, the retained existing 132TSI Premium, and a new diesel-powered 135TDI Premium model...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 3, 2017

The end of Australian manufacturing for Toyota now has a date. The company announced that it will cease production of the Aurion in August, the Camry Hybrid in September and the final petrol Camry will roll off the assembly line on October 3...