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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 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...

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Mercedes-AMG's $2million hypercar closing in on sold-out status - report
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Mercedes-AMG's $2million hypercar closing in on sold-out status - report

The upcoming Mercedes-AMG hypercar isn't scheduled for release until late in 2018, but that hasn't stopped cashed-up buyers placing orders for almost the entire production run, according to a new report. In a new article with industry journal Automotive News, Mercedes-AMG chairman, Tobias Moers, said the entire production run is almost sold out two years ahead of release...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 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. This week, regular host Tegan Lawson is on assignment overseas. In her place, Trent Nikolic presents this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


US mandates noise generators for hybrids, EVs from 2019
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US mandates noise generators for hybrids, EVs from 2019

As part of the US' new 'quiet car rules', all new hybrid and electric cars sold in the US from September 1, 2019 will need to have a noise generator that operates when the car is moving at low speeds. The new rule requires the generator to emit a noise whenever an EV or hybrid is idling, or travelling forward or in reverse at speeds up to 30km/h...


Workhorse W-15 PHEV ute detailed with 128km all-electric range
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Workhorse W-15 PHEV ute detailed with 128km all-electric range

Workhorse Group, a US-based vehicle electrification company, has released the first details of its upcoming W-15 range-extended hybrid ute, which claims an all-electric range of up to 80 miles (128km)...


Hyundai Ioniq EV to boast 320km range from 2018
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Hyundai Ioniq EV to boast 320km range from 2018

The Hyundai Ioniq, fresh from its unveiling earlier this year, will be given a significant range boost in order to take on the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3. Currently, the Ioniq Electric is powered by an electric motor boasting 88kW of power and 295Nm of torque, which drives the front wheels via single-speed transmission...


Ferrari to sell only hybrids from 2019 - report
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Ferrari to sell only hybrids from 2019 - report

Ferrari's CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has come out saying hybrid technology is the supercar brand's next step to boosting sales volume, with all cars sold from 2019 to feature hybrid elements...


Audi S7 Sportback, BMW i8 to boost police profile
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Audi S7 Sportback, BMW i8 to boost police profile

If you dig your cars and you've always thought of joining the police force, now's the time, as a brand-new Audi S7 Sportback and BMW i8 have just been added to the New South Wales Police fleet. With Lake Illawarra Local Area Command taking care of the $180,716 Audi S7 Sportback, the $298,955 BMW i8 has been hand-delivered to Rose Bay Local Area Command...


Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series, Prius awarded five-star ANCAP ratings
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Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series, Prius awarded five-star ANCAP ratings

The rugged Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series has been awarded the full five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), along with the current-generation Toyota Prius. However, the five-star safety rating applies to single-cab variants only, which saw the addition of curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag as part of a 2017 upgrade, along with changes to the bonnet and seat designs...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 21, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 21, 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...


Lynk & Co 01 revealed: New Chinese SUV “the most connected car to date”
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Lynk & Co 01 revealed: New Chinese SUV “the most connected car to date”

The Lynk & Co 01 has been revealed, making it the first model to be born from the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) project that Chinese car maker Geely has developed with its Swedish subsidiary, Volvo. Officially launched in Berlin overnight, the 01 is pitched as a premium offering to “address the needs and preferences of the new global and connected generation”...


2017 Honda NSX driven through food court
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2017 Honda NSX driven through food court

Read the full article here. If you’ve ever been to a casino in a major city, you’ll know that they like two things. First and foremost, it’s taking your money. Secondly, it’s displaying cars and high-end goods. Crown Casino in Melbourne is no exception, with Honda and Crown deciding that the all-new 2017 Honda NSX would look perfect sitting within the Atrium, inside Crown’s lobby area...


2015-16 Toyota Prius recalled for parking brake fix: 300 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Toyota Prius recalled for parking brake fix: 300 vehicles affected

Toyota Australia has issued a recall for 304 of its current-generation 2015 to 2016 model-year Prius vehicles over concerns the parking brake could be faulty. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the affected vehicles are equipped with a foot-operated parking brake that may fail once engaged...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV update won't hit Australia until next year
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV update won't hit Australia until next year

The facelifted Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV won't land in Australia until sometime in 2017, according to the company’s local arm. Speaking to CarAdvice, John Taylor, product communications manager at Mitsubishi Australia, said: “We don’t have any announcements about Outlander PHEV at this stage, [but] we are expecting an updated model sometime next year”...


Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid to get Prime position: If the Toyota Prius Prime ever comes here...
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Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid to get Prime position: If the Toyota Prius Prime ever comes here...

An Australian launch for the Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid hatch would see it priced in the space that Toyota's plug-in Prius Prime would likely occupy - if the market-leading Japanese brand ever sees fit to bring it here. Revealed earlier this year in a trio of hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and full-electric forms, the Ioniq range represents Hyundai's first true step into a market dominated by Toyota for decades...


Porsche Panamera performance hybrid coming, four-cylinder ruled out
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Porsche Panamera performance hybrid coming, four-cylinder ruled out

The Porsche Panamera range is set to see the addition of a more performance-focused hybrid model. The brand has already detailed four models in the four-door sedan range, including the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid all-wheel-drive setup that offers claimed acceleration of 4.6 seconds from 0-100km/h thanks to its 340kW/700Nm drivetrain...


Porsche 911 hybrid still on the cards, but not a priority
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Porsche 911 hybrid still on the cards, but not a priority

There has been a burning question among Porsche purists for a while now: will the Stuttgart brand really put a hybrid drivetrain into its performance icon, the Porsche 911? According to Porsche executive board member for research and development, Michael Steiner, there is potential for such a version of the 911...


PHEVs an illogical end point, says Volkswagen
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PHEVs an illogical end point, says Volkswagen

Plug-in hybrid technology may seem a perfect solution for those with range anxiety, but it’s a concept with a limited shelf life, according to aspiring electric vehicle leader Volkswagen. The German car-maker, which wants to be the world’s top EV brand by 2025 by selling more than a million units annually, says that as battery technology improves and charging infrastructure grows to support demand, PHEVs will be phased out...


2017 Volkswagen Passat and Golf GTE - 2016 Paris Motor Show
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2017 Volkswagen Passat and Golf GTE - 2016 Paris Motor Show

Hybrids are big news at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and Volkswagen is pulling no punches with their GTE lineup. The Golf mirrors the sporty look of a GTI, but has a 1.4-litre petrol engine and hybrid drive system to allow a 1.7L/100km fuel consumption. It even has tartan seats!


Jaguar Land Rover electric vehicle strategy announcement imminent
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Jaguar Land Rover electric vehicle strategy announcement imminent

An announcement on Jaguar Land Rover’s electric vehicle strategy appears imminent, with the company making it clear at the 2016 Paris motor show that it’s moving to plug in soon. To this point a new Jaguar electric vehicle has been alluded to, and that remains the most likely option, with further reports stating that the company is looking to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in the UK to establish a new electric vehicle manufacturing facility...