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Alpine A110 being readied for Australian release

Renault Australia is in the process of submitting regulatory documents to approve the Alpine A110 for sale in Australia, despite staying quiet about its future here. The latest documents and images, submitted on August 1, 2017, suggest Renault is close to gaining approval to sell the vehicle in Australia...

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Renault Zoe: Australian launch imminent with two variants coming
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Renault Zoe: Australian launch imminent with two variants coming

While Renault remains stubbornly quiet on the topic, we can reveal that the Renault Zoe launch is now imminent, with the vehicle recently listed on a government vehicle guide. As revealed by CarAdvice in June, Renault's local arm has gone through the motions of registering the Zoe with Australian government regulatory bodies - a sure sign of intent to bring the little electric hatch to our market...


Foton returns to Australian market with Tunland, Sauvana, Aumark and CS2 van
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Foton returns to Australian market with Tunland, Sauvana, Aumark and CS2 van

Chinese brand Foton is back in Australia, with the brand kicking off its sales campaign with four models. Dropped from the Ateco Automotive portfolio earlier this year, Foton Motor Australia Ptd Ltd now operates from an address in Ashmore, Queensland, with a new website displaying its portfolio of products...


2018 HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado: HSV's new ute exposed
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2018 HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado: HSV's new ute exposed

What you're looking at here is the beefed up Holden Colorado that will wear an HSV or Walkinshaw badge from 2018. Trademark images submitted by HSV were exclusively sourced by CarAdvice to build these renders, which indicate that the HSV Colorado will be a big cosmetic step up from the current version offered by Holden...


HSV could swap to Walkinshaw name in 2018
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HSV could swap to Walkinshaw name in 2018

Rumours within the automotive industry have been building on this topic for some time, and this week further confirmation suggests the HSV brand name will be dropped from 2018. HSV is expected to be rebranded as Walkinshaw from 2018, with all new products modified by the company to wear Walkinshaw branding exclusively...


2018 Ford Ranger and Everest spied testing: AEB and new tech coming
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2018 Ford Ranger and Everest spied testing: AEB and new tech coming

Ford Australia is busy working on an update for the Ford Ranger and Everest, which is expected to launch locally in 2018. CarAdvice can reveal these exclusive images of the 2018 Ford Ranger XLT, Ranger Wildtrak and Everest undergoing testing in Victoria, showing a host of technology changes expected to place the Ranger ahead of the dual-cab ute pack in Australia...


2019 Ford Ranger Raptor V6: This is the ute you've been waiting for!
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2019 Ford Ranger Raptor V6: This is the ute you've been waiting for!

Brace yourselves, folks! We've just spied Ford's craziest and most powerful Ranger yet, the Ford Ranger Raptor. As exclusively revealed by CarAdvice in June 2015, Ford is working on a powerful, off-road-focused Ranger with an overhauled the ride and handling setup, expected to be released in 2019...


Tesla Model X to issue airbag software fix over the air
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Tesla Model X to issue airbag software fix over the air

CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that Tesla will issue a proactive recall this morning for all right-hand drive Tesla Model X vehicles, following the discovery of an airbag software fault. The passenger airbag control module and associated software, which is supplied by Bosch, was subject to routine inspection when an anomaly in the supplier software was discovered...


Kia Stinger: Australian equipment details revealed in leaked bulletin
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Kia Stinger: Australian equipment details revealed in leaked bulletin

A number of key equipment details for the incoming new 2018 Kia Stinger liftback sedan have been revealed, thanks to a dealer bulletin obtained by CarAdvice reader Joe. Although the all-important pricing details are still to be confirmed, CarAdvice can confirm the Stinger will be offered locally in six grades, split equally across the already confirmed 2...


Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon to form part of Holden's 24 new cars by 2020
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Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon to form part of Holden's 24 new cars by 2020

CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that the Opel Astra Sports Tourer will form part of Holden's 24 new cars by 2020 and will wear the Holden Astra wagon, or Holden Astra Tourer badge when it arrives later this year. We understand the two model range will consist of the Holden Astra LS wagon and the Astra LT wagon...


Renault Zoe: Australian launch hinted at as new government approval details surface — UPDATE
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Renault Zoe: Australian launch hinted at as new government approval details surface — UPDATE

UPDATE 31/05: We heard back from Renault Australia and the latest is that there is no confirmation of the model for Australia. Renault Australia insists that it's pro-EV, but the local market isn't EV friendly at the moment. We are still under the impression that wasting money on a vehicle registration wouldn't be beneficial unless there was a serious intent to launch the product locally...


Ford Endura to replace the Ford Territory after Toyota renews 'Edge' trademark
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Ford Endura to replace the Ford Territory after Toyota renews 'Edge' trademark

As revealed by CarAdvice last year, Ford's new Edge SUV will come to Australia in 2018 with a starting price of $49,990 with seven seats and a diesel engine. At that stage, however, its final local name was yet to be confirmed. We can now exclusively reveal that model will be known as the Ford Endura, with the Edge badge already owned locally by Toyota...


Subaru Ascent seven-seat SUV: Right-hand drive not ruled out just yet
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Subaru Ascent seven-seat SUV: Right-hand drive not ruled out just yet

There’s a slim chance the new-generation Subaru Ascent SUV – the Japanese brand’s biggest-ever model and long-awaited successor to the Tribeca – may be offered in right-hand drive. Ascent is the name the brand's US arm has chosen for its new SUV model, presaged by the Viziv-7 concept, a show-car measuring 5199 millimetres long, 2030mm wide and 1878mm tall...


Volvo ute could appear after 2020
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Volvo ute could appear after 2020

A few weeks ago there was a story going around that a Volvo ute could be on the cards - and it seems that might not be such a crazy idea. The story was spurred on by images of a long-wheelbase version of the Volvo XC90 with weight over the rear axle of the car that was seen in Europe. It was, the internet speculated, the Chinese-owned Swedish brand's competitor to the Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute...


Peugeot Australia in talks with French HQ to expand eight-year warranty
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Peugeot Australia in talks with French HQ to expand eight-year warranty

Peugeot Australia could soon become the brand with the most extensive new-car warranty in the country - an eight-year, unlimited-kilometre plan. Back in 2016 the company announced it would back certain models in its range with the benchmark eight-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, and now the local branch of Peugeot is in talks with its French headquarters, Groupe PSA, to implement a longer warranty as a permanent fixture...


Peugeot 3008 and 5008 to push French brand's mainstream appeal
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Peugeot 3008 and 5008 to push French brand's mainstream appeal

When you think SUVs, you don't necessarily think of Peugeot. But in the space of the next 12 months, the French company is set to see an SUV range expansion that it hopes will give the brand some mainstream appeal. The updated Peugeot 2008 small SUV kicks things off this week, followed by the 3008 mid-sized model around April (pictured top), and the larger 5008 seven-seater that will arrive before the year's out (pictured below)...


Audi Sport contemplates hypercar program
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Audi Sport contemplates hypercar program

Audi Sport has not ruled out developing a small-volume quattro ‘hypercar’ to sit above the mid-engined R8 V10 and rival the imminent, Formula One-derived Mercedes-AMG Project One. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Bathurst 12 Hours GT3 enduro race, Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann said there was potential for a flagship model that tests the value of the brand, a la the in-development, Formula One-engined AMG Project One...


ANCAP crash course: The good, the bad, and the dangerous
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ANCAP crash course: The good, the bad, and the dangerous

'Safety first'. It's a phrase commonly uttered in schools, workplaces, and even in the home. But in the wake of the Ford Mustang’s recent two-star ANCAP safety rating, the notion of safety actually being first has, yet again, come to the fore...


2017 HSV GTSR W1: company boss justifies $170k LS9-powered monster
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2017 HSV GTSR W1: company boss justifies $170k LS9-powered monster

For the $169,990 (before on-road costs) asking price of the just-revealed 2017 HSV GTSR W1, you could get yourself into a BMW M3 Competition, Mercedes-AMG C63 S, or even the brand-spanking new Alfa Romeo Giulia. Talk to the man in charge at HSV, though, and he says justifying the company's most expensive ever model is simple...


Volkswagen California campervan under consideration for Australia
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Volkswagen California campervan under consideration for Australia

The Volkswagen California campervan is being considered for an Australian launch, CarAdvice can exclusively reveal. The pop-top version of the Volkswagen T6 van is being evaluated by the German company's local arm, with a Facebook post by the brand's Australian branch stating: "We are currently collating customer feedback regarding the Volkswagen California for future product consideration"...