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Volkswagen Australia insists niche models will remain, EVs to come later

The Volkswagen Scirocco and Volkswagen Beetle have both been axed from the brand’s line-up, with special edition models of each to see those cars out. The Volkswagen Scirocco Wolfsburg edition brings a few extras, and the retro-styled Volkswagen Beetle Classic will be limited to just 53 examples in Australia...

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Mitsubishi Ground Tourer GT-PHEV concept revealed ahead of Paris debut: Upsized Outlander could be on the way
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Mitsubishi Ground Tourer GT-PHEV concept revealed ahead of Paris debut: Upsized Outlander could be on the way

Mitsubishi has revealed its Grand Tourer GT-PHEV concept ahead of its presentation at the Paris motor show later this month. First teased in June, the new concept previews Mitsubishi’s “vision for a new-generation SUV’, likely to be the next Outlander...


Varsovia concept: Polish start-up reveals high-tech, ultra-luxe PHEV
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Varsovia concept: Polish start-up reveals high-tech, ultra-luxe PHEV

Poland-based startup Varsovia has revealed its range-extended plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept, which promises to “broaden the definition of a luxury vehicle”. Varsovia Motor Co - named after the Polish capital of Warsaw - pitches the new sedan as a “mobile office”, featuring two 19-inch transparent displays, a built-in computer and advanced information system...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, here’s what’s been making headlines. The latest new car sales figures have been released and the August VFACTS reports shows sales grew by 4.6 per cent with 95,000 new cars sold. The biggest growth segments were SUV’s and light commercials. Toyota was the top selling brand and the Toyota Corolla was the best selling car...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016

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...


2017 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid unveiled, Australian order books open
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2017 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid unveiled, Australian order books open

The 2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the Paris motor show next month, serving as the new entry point into the range. Starting at $242,600 plus on-road costs, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is over $60,000 cheaper than the twin-turbo V6 Panamera 4S revealed in June. Porsche’s new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) teams a 243kW/450Nm 2...


Mercedes-AMG F1 team working on new hybrid hypercar – report
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Mercedes-AMG F1 team working on new hybrid hypercar – report

The Mercedes-AMG Formula One team is working on a new hypercar to take on the upcoming Aston Martin AM-RB 001, according to a new report. In an article by the UK’s Evo magazine, a source “within the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team” has confirmed that the hypercar is in its final stages of design before the company commences development...


BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition revealed, five confirmed for Australia
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BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition revealed, five confirmed for Australia

If the 2016 BMW i8 hybrid sports car wasn’t already exclusive enough, the brand has just confirmed an ultra-exclusive Protonic Red Edition - and only five are coming Down Under. Starting at $299,000 plus on-road costs, the special i8 features the bespoke Protonic Red metallic with contrasting Frozen Grey metallic accents, riding on 20-inch W-spoke alloy wheels...


Hybrid power likely for Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar
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Hybrid power likely for Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar

Aston Martin and Red Bull’s upcoming AM-RB 001 hypercar is likely to have hybrid power, according to key hints from the partners. On Red Bull’s careers website, the company is advertising positions for AM-RB 001 engineers, notably those with experience in hybrid systems, semi-active suspension and composite materials...


2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Review
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2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Review

The BMW X5 40e is part of a whole new generation of ‘hide in plain sight’ hybrid vehicles on the market. While the efficiency numbers look good on paper, how does it perform in the real world?


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19 2016

Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice Garage, I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week. Ford has announced plans to launch a completely driverless taxi fleet in 2021. Uber has been quite vocal about its plans for a driverless ride-sharing service but is yet to declare a target launch date like Ford now has...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19

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...


2016 Toyota Prius Review: Long-term report two
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2016 Toyota Prius Review: Long-term report two

Long-term report two on our 2016 Toyota Prius sees Matt Campbell head from Sydney to Melbourne.

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 5
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 5

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...


Subaru XV Hybrid tS gets STI tweaks and a homeland launch schedule
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Subaru XV Hybrid tS gets STI tweaks and a homeland launch schedule

Subaru Technica International (STI) has opened order books for the Subaru XV Hybrid tS in Japan, but, fellow Aussies, don’t get excited - it won't be coming here. Revealed earlier this year, the XV Hybrid tS gains a host of STI enhancements over its XV Hybrid donor car - which also won’t make it to Australia...


2012-2013 Infiniti M35 hybrid sedan recalled
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2012-2013 Infiniti M35 hybrid sedan recalled

A small batch of Infiniti's 2012-2013 M35 hybrid sedan, later renamed Q70, has been recalled in Australia over concerns a water pump could fail. The car maker reports that a fault in the electric pump, which forms part of the hybrid drive powertrain's cooling system, could lead the device to fail...


Hyundai Ioniq to take on Toyota for Uber partnership in Europe
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Hyundai Ioniq to take on Toyota for Uber partnership in Europe

Hyundai is looking to entice Uber drivers to its Ioniq electric vehicle (EV) in an effort to take over Toyota’s hold on the ride-sharing service. In May, Toyota announced a partnership with the ride-sharing monolith, establishing a special fleet program to sell Toyota and Lexus vehicles to Uber drivers...


Mercedes-Benz C350e, GLE500e, S500e plug-in hybrids on sale in Australia
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Mercedes-Benz C350e, GLE500e, S500e plug-in hybrids on sale in Australia

Mercedes-Benz has released a trio of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models in Australia this week - the C350e sedan and estate, GLE500e SUV and the S500e limousine. Following the debut of the S500 Plug-in Hybrid nearly three years ago and the C350 Plug-in Hybrid’s Detroit motor show reveal in January 2015, the three PHEV models are available to order now in Mercedes-Benz dealerships...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15

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...


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...