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2019 Toyota Avalon teased ahead of Detroit debut

The new-generation 2019 Toyota Avalon has been teased this week, ahead of its global unveiling at the 2018 Detroit motor show in January. Just a single image showing part of the large sedan's front end has been released so far, highlighted by the new model's LED daytime-running light signature...

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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS revealed

The third-generation 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been revealed at the Los Angeles motor show. Some 15 years after the original made its debut, the new CLS brings a raft of upgrades including an overhauled interior, the latest driver assistance systems and a range of the company's new inline six-cylinder engines...


Hotted-up Toyota Camry: Chief engineer loves the idea
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Hotted-up Toyota Camry: Chief engineer loves the idea

Toyota’s chief engineer for the eighth-generation Camry program says he loves the idea of a proper performance-focused version, to capitalise on its much more dynamically-able new platform. Japan-based Masato Katsumata, who has spent time working with Toyota Europe but now runs a team of a few thousand, and who spent his youth doing rallies and driving an AE86, told us this week that there might just be a market for such a previously unlikely offering...


Kia Stinger bi-modal exhaust pricing confirmed
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Kia Stinger bi-modal exhaust pricing confirmed

If you've got a new Kia Stinger V6 and you haven't yet sent your wish list off to Santa, there's still time for one more addition: a $2659.99 bi-modal exhaust. That's the price Kia's local arm expects for its Australian-made, hotly anticipated and badly needed system, confirmed earlier this year...


Volvo V90: "No final word" on wagon's arrival
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Volvo V90: "No final word" on wagon's arrival

Volvo Australia is still yet to confirm an Australian arrival date for the V90, saying there is "no final word" on when (or if) the big wagon will be arriving Down Under. Speaking to CarAdvice at the ADVI International Driverless Vehicle Summit in Adelaide, Greg Bosnich, communications boss for Volvo's local division, said "discussion is ongoing" about the car in Australia...


2018 Commodore (sort of) shortlisted for World Car of the Year
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2018 Commodore (sort of) shortlisted for World Car of the Year

The Opel Insignia, near-identical twin to the Holden Commodore, has been nominated for World Car of the Year. The replacement for the locally-built Commodore, set to arrive in dealerships in February next year, is among 35 cars nominated for the award, won by the Jaguar F-Pace last year. Previous winners also include the Mazda MX-5, Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class...


BMW M5 MotoGP safety car revealed
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BMW M5 MotoGP safety car revealed

BMW has unveiled the M5 safety car for the 2018/19 MotoGP season, spelling the end for the current hotted-up M2 safety car. Power in the safety car comes from the same twin-turbo V8 as the standard road car, with 441kW and 750Nm channeled to all four wheels through a clever M xDrive all-wheel drive system...


2018 Jaguar XJ pricing and specs, here Q1 2018
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2018 Jaguar XJ pricing and specs, here Q1 2018

The 2018 Jaguar XJ range has been detailed for the Australian market this week, ahead of its arrival in the first quarter of 2018. As reported in July, headlining changes to Jaguar's flagship model include the addition of new infotainment and driver assistance systems, along with a new performance variant - the XJR575...


2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake pricing and specs
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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake range have been announced this week, ahead of the new wagon's launch Down Under in November. Starting from $90,400 plus on-road costs for the entry-level 20d R-Sport, the XF Sportbrake line-up starts some $15,000 more than the most affordable XF sedan, though there's no base Prestige trim grade for the Jaguar wagon...


Toyota's new Crown fit for Japanese heads only, again
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Toyota's new Crown fit for Japanese heads only, again

Toyota's big Crown sedan has been kept from Australian roads for decades. Some seven generations of Japan's longest-running passenger car have never seen this land, meaning an entire generation of Australians have never laid eyes on a brand-new example...


Kia slams Stinger for SEMA
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Kia slams Stinger for SEMA

The 2018 Kia Stinger has only just landed, but the Korean manufacturer has already handed it over to West Coast Customs for a wide-body makeover. There’s only one image of the car at the moment, but the tweaked Stinger GT certainly shows some serious promise, with aggressively-flared arches and an angry-looking diffuser...


Taking a ride in the 2017 Holden Commodore Director: And it's a daily driver!
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Taking a ride in the 2017 Holden Commodore Director: And it's a daily driver!

To mark the end of local production, Holden this year released three limited-edition Commodore models, which saw enthusiasts and investors scramble to purchase a slice of motoring history. One of those buyers was Chris Thompson from Ballarat, Victoria, who bought a Director. We were given the opportunity to take a ride in the passenger seat as Chris spoke about the car...


2018 Audi A7 Sportback revealed
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2018 Audi A7 Sportback revealed

The second-generation 2018 Audi A7 has been revealed on the roof of the company's new design studios in Ingolstadt, Germany. Two engine variants were on display at the car's launch today, a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel (50 TDI) and a 3.0-litre turbo V6 petrol (55 TFSI). Only the petrol V6 has been detailed so far, with the 3...


2018 Audi A7 teased ahead of October 19 reveal
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2018 Audi A7 teased ahead of October 19 reveal

The next-generation 2018 Audi A7 has been teased on social media this week ahead of its 'world premiere' on October 19. Partially shown in a single shadowy image, the new A7 appears to maintain its coupe-like silhouette, though not much else is given away...


2017 Holden Calais V V6 sedan review
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2017 Holden Calais V V6 sedan review

It'll soon be gone, but the Australian-built 2017 Holden Calais V V6 won't be forgotten.


2018 Kia Stinger pricing and specs - UPDATE
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2018 Kia Stinger pricing and specs - UPDATE

Update: Kia has confirmed servicing intervals and pricing for the 2018 Stinger range. See bottom of article for details. The 2018 Kia Stinger has finally arrived in Australian showrooms, and while twin-turbo V6 pricing is already known to be starting at $48,990, today's news confirms the cheapest model in the range will be a $45,990 four-cylinder option...


Chrysler 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for alternator fix
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Chrysler 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for alternator fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 9558 vehicles across its previous-model Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee lines over concerns a faulty alternator could cause the engine to stall, or pose a fire risk. The manufacturer reports that affected units may experience diode thermal fatigue due to cyclical loads induced by the power steering...


BMW set for 2018 Le Mans return with spunky-looking BMW M8 GTE
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BMW set for 2018 Le Mans return with spunky-looking BMW M8 GTE

The 2018 BMW M8 GTE race car has been unveiled at this week's Frankfurt motor show, teamed with confirmation the German marque will make its Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race return after a seven-year hiatus...


Evolution of the BMW M5
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Evolution of the BMW M5

Although the all-new BMW M5 has just officially broken cover, the model isn't one new to the limelight, the Bavarian super sedan able to trace its history all the way back to 1984. So, with the latest – and some might say greatest – version due to launch globally in early 2018, we thought it a perfect time to look back and see just how one of the world's favourite executive muscle cars has evolved over the last 33 years...


BMW 7 Series 40 Jahre Edition bound for Australia
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BMW 7 Series 40 Jahre Edition bound for Australia

The BMW 7 Series 40 Jahre Edition, commemorating 40 years of the company's flagship limousine, is on its way to Australia. Limited to 200 units globally - with just four bound for Australia - the 7 Series 40 Jahre Edition gets a range of BMW Individual appointments inside and out, along with '7 40 Jahre'-branded badging and signets everywhere...