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2017 Land Rover Discovery leaked

Images of the all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery has appeared on the company's Australian website hours before its international debut. A single still image of the new fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery appears on the landrover.com...

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HSV future unclear with no Holden deal beyond 2017
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HSV future unclear with no Holden deal beyond 2017

The future of Holden's performance arm, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV), is unclear with no agreement struck between Holden and HSV beyond 2017. Premoso Pty Ltd, the company that operates HSV in Australia, filed documents with ASIC in May this year that show profits for financial year 2015 had dropped from a little over $5.7 million in 2014 to just over $3...


2017/2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI spied testing in California
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2017/2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI spied testing in California

The upcoming all-new 2017/2018 Volkswagen Polo has been spied in its production duds for the first time, with the hero GTI model caught touring California's Death Valley this week. Until now, the new Polo has only been seen in 'mule' form, wearing the skin of its predecessor, the current fifth-generation model that has now been on the global market since 2009...


2017 Hyundai i30 spied in new detail, inside and out
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2017 Hyundai i30 spied in new detail, inside and out

The all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 has been spied in a new state of undress this week, offering a clearer look at its outside and the best look yet at its cabin. These new shots reveal the upcoming 2017 i30 with a dramatically reduced covering, swapping most of its heavy camouflage panels for a light vinyl wrap...


Focus RS drift mode: 'no negative feedback', says Ford Performance global boss
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Focus RS drift mode: 'no negative feedback', says Ford Performance global boss

Recent media hype about 'drift mode' in the Ford Focus RS — a feature that assists the driver in performing a perfectly-crafted drift — has led Ford Australia to defend its position on enabling the feature on Australian-delivered vehicles...


Jaguar's next XJ could rival Porsche Panamera in design and performance
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Jaguar's next XJ could rival Porsche Panamera in design and performance

Jaguar looks to have commenced work on the next generation XJ, with a source close to Jaguar suggesting the brand is in the process of confirming drivetrains and styling for the car ahead of a launch date around 2019 or 2020. The current Jaguar XJ, which has been on sale since 2009, pushed the brand forward in terms of technology — and especially in body construction...


2017 Honda NSX: $420,000 driveaway price tag tipped for hybrid supercar
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2017 Honda NSX: $420,000 driveaway price tag tipped for hybrid supercar

Honda Australia is yet to officially confirm local pricing for the much-hyped 2017 Honda NSX, however, CarAdvice has learned that the single-specification NSX destined to reach Australian buyers before the end of the year will likely be priced at $420,000 drive-away...


2017 Toyota Tarago facelift due in the coming months
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2017 Toyota Tarago facelift due in the coming months

The Japanese version of the Toyota Tarago has been given a significant facelift, and we've learnt that it will be available in Australia before the end of the year. An updated version of the people mover, which has been in production since 2006, debuted last month in Japan...


2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport seven-seat model to hit Australia in July
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport seven-seat model to hit Australia in July

Mitsubishi Australia is set to announce the addition of a seven-seat variant to the 2016 Pajero Sport range, which launched in Australia late last year with a five-seat offering. Speaking at the launch of the vehicle last year, Shayna Welsh, Mitsubishi's head of corporate communications, told CarAdvice that the company wanted a seven-seat variant locally, but was still working to confirm its availability for Australia...


Mazda 3 diesel axed
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Mazda 3 diesel axed

The diesel-powered Mazda 3 hatchback has been axed ahead of a mid-life update to the Japanese brand’s best-selling model. The Mazda 3 XD Astina model only went on sale in August 2014, but slow sales have lead the brand to reconsider the need for the diesel hatch in its range. The model has been removed from the company's website ahead of a facelifted version arriving in the coming months...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: more power and torque, extra features
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: more power and torque, extra features

The 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series is set to benefit from a sizeable upgrade from August production, according to a source close to Toyota. The updated LandCruiser 70 Series will go on sale from the fourth quarter of this year, and will come with more power and torque thanks to new injectors and engine changes...


Toyota Corolla Hybrid to be priced at $26,990
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Toyota Corolla Hybrid to be priced at $26,990

The first-ever Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback is expected to be priced at $26,990 plus on-road costs. CarAdvice has learned that the all-new petrol-electric Corolla model will sit between the budget-friendly Prius C small hatch (priced from $22,990 plus costs) and the larger new Prius model (from $34,990), and it won't even be the most expensive Corolla hatchback model on sale...


Hyundai i30 Tourer discontinued
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Hyundai i30 Tourer discontinued

The Hyundai i30 Tourer has been quietly discontinued from Australian sale, due primarily to the cost impediment of importing the wagon from Europe. The load-lugging Hyundai i30 derivative was launched here in February 2013 after initially being ruled out due to exchange rates. The i30 Tourer was, and is, built only in the Czech Republic, not Korea as with the i30 hatch...


ANCAP to test cars for Europe from 2018
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ANCAP to test cars for Europe from 2018

By aligning its protocols with Europe from 2018, Australian independent safety watchdog ANCAP will be able to conduct crash tests for other world regions, including those used by Euro NCAP. This means that ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) is poised to grow in stature beyond the end of local car manufacturing, and will morph into a truly global part of the NCAP testing network...


2017 Holden Trailblazer spied testing in Melbourne
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2017 Holden Trailblazer spied testing in Melbourne

The 2017 Holden Trailblazer (the new name for the Colorado 7) has been spied testing in Melbourne by a CarAdvice reader. As confirmed in April, the Colorado and Trailblazer models have undergone a substantial amount of Australian engineering input, which is why we're likely to see more of these test vehicles on the road leading up their launches later this year...


Toyota 86 modifiers and customisers acknowledged, embraced by local division
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Toyota 86 modifiers and customisers acknowledged, embraced by local division

Since launching locally in mid-2012, more than 16,000 Toyota 86 models have been sold and, Toyota Australia admits, a large part of the sports cars' success has come through the model's association with the aftermarket world of modifiers and customisation...


Toyota 86 head keen for BMW M brand rival, successors to icons
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Toyota 86 head keen for BMW M brand rival, successors to icons

The lead engineer behind the Toyota 86, Tetsuya Tada, has revealed a goal to create a performance brand rival to challenge Audi’s quattro GmbH, BMW’s M and Mercedes-Benz’s Mercedes-AMG divisions, while personally dreaming of not only a Toyota Supra successor but also a new version of the iconic Celica GT-Four...


2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid spied: Ranger to enter US market with plug-in hybrid pick-up truck — UPDATE
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2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid spied: Ranger to enter US market with plug-in hybrid pick-up truck — UPDATE

CarAdvice has obtained exclusive spy photographs of Ford Australia testing a hybrid version of its Ford Ranger utility, destined for the US market. Our previous exclusive spy photographs of the Ford Ranger Raptor (pictured below) show an off-road skewed version of the Ranger. What we didn't realise at the time was that the vehicle pictured also had a port for plug-in hybrid connectivity...


Tesla Model 3 reservations open in Australia: We interview the first buyers in the world
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Tesla Model 3 reservations open in Australia: We interview the first buyers in the world

The latest must-have item to line up for isn’t a pair of limited-edition sneakers or the new iPhone. It’s the upcoming Tesla Model 3, the mid-sized and more affordable sibling to the popular Model S sedan that launched in Australia in 2014. Tesla founder Elon Musk will unveil the Model 3 at a special event in the US tomorrow, but hopeful buyers have the opportunity to place a $1500 reservation on a car from today...


Mercedes-AMG GLC63 to make use of new E63 drivetrain, will not use C63 bits
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Mercedes-AMG GLC63 to make use of new E63 drivetrain, will not use C63 bits

There will be a new Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV and a Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe, and neither of them will use the same drivetrain as the C63 range. CarAdvice learnt this exclusive detail about the not-yet-revealed high-performance version of the GLC63 in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers, who was on hand at the show to unveil the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 model (pictured) that will plug the gap between the regular GLC range and the yet-to-be-revealed, full-fat GLC63...