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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017

Hi there, I’m Tegan Lawson and welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk. Let’s take a look at what’s been making headlines this week. The details of three Holden Commodore special editions have been released with production due to begin mid-year...

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 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 Toyota Prius C confirmed for Australia
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2018 Toyota Prius C confirmed for Australia

Australia's Toyota Prius C will see a styling and safety update later in 2017, CarAdvice can reveal. The updated 2018 Toyota Prius C revealed in the US earlier this week will be offered locally in the latter part of the year, bringing with it revised styling and new alloy wheels...


Volvo and Polestar to power up with a range of electric and hybrid models
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Volvo and Polestar to power up with a range of electric and hybrid models

Volvo and its recently purchased tuning arm Polestar initially paired up to make powered-up petrolhead cars. But that won’t be the way the two companies combine in the future, CarAdvice can reveal. The Polestar arm as we currently know it, is set to be retired when the current-generation S60 and V60 Polestar models finish up within the next 18-24 months, and it is likely that the Polestar brand will then be applied to plug-in hybrid and electric models with a performance bent...


Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar to have 'more than 1000 horsepower'
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Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar to have 'more than 1000 horsepower'

The much-hyped Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is going to offer up a huge amount of power – more than 1000 horses worth, according to Mercedes-AMG head, Tobias Moers...


No pedals, no steering wheel, not for sale: Ford autonomous car in 2021 will be for fleets only
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No pedals, no steering wheel, not for sale: Ford autonomous car in 2021 will be for fleets only

The headline says it all: Ford’s first fully autonomous car will not be sold to members of the public, and nor will it have a steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedals. The as-yet-unnamed future model is destined to be used as a fleet vehicle for ride hailing companies – similar to Lyft and Uber – but instead of a driver trying to find you, the car will bring itself to wherever you may be...


Mercedes-Benz says combustion engines still have life in them despite EV push
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Mercedes-Benz says combustion engines still have life in them despite EV push

Mercedes-Benz may be pushing its electric car agenda with its EQ sub-brand, but the German maker has confirmed at CES 2017 this week there is still plenty of life left in the conventional combustion engine. Mercedes-Benz’s EQ program will see the brand offer “at least 10 battery electric vehicles by 2025”, but along with charging ahead (!) in the EV market, Mercedes-Benz is looking to adapt its conventional powertrain line-up, too...


2016 BMW i8 review
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2016 BMW i8 review

The futuristic BMW i8 is already three years old, but has it lost any of its science fiction lustre living in our sometimes dull reality?

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2014-2016 Lexus NX200t and NX300h recalled for brake hold fix
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2014-2016 Lexus NX200t and NX300h recalled for brake hold fix

Lexus has issued a recall for 6856 of its 2014 to 2016 NX200t and NX300h SUVs over concerns the brake hold function may not operate as intended. According to the Japanese marque, the parking brake in affected vehicles may not automatically apply in certain situations - like when the driver's seat belt is unfastened - due to improper programming - which could cause the vehicle to roll unexpectedly, posing an accident hazard...


2017 BMW 530e iPerformance in Australia from second quarter
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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance in Australia from second quarter

The 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has been detailed in European form ahead of its expected launch in Australia in the second quarter of 2017. Joining the core range in Europe just weeks after the March launch, the 530e is the latest model in BMW's iPerformance PHEV range, which already includes the 330e, 740e and 740Le, X5 xDrive40e, along with the China-only X1 xDrive25Le...


Nissan Intelligent Mobility quick-drive review: A glimpse into the near future

Nissan Intelligent Mobility quick-drive review: A glimpse into the near future

Dave heads to Japan to sample some of Nissan's latest 'Intelligent Mobility' technology, first hand...


Nissan sports cars "not incompatible" with autonomous future, says senior tech exec
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Nissan sports cars "not incompatible" with autonomous future, says senior tech exec

A key figure leading Nissan toward its goal of zero emissions and zero fatalities, says regardless of its future in electric and autonomous vehicles, the Japanese brand will always feature a flagship sports car, such as the Nissan GT-R...


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...


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...