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2018 BMW X7 spied again

The upcoming BMW X7 has been spied again during development testing, this time on the snowy roads of Sweden. Like the vehicle spotted last year, BMW is giving little away when it comes to the new SUV's styling, with plenty of swirly black-and-white camouflage and pre-production lighting packages concealing the X7's lines...

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2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition revealed
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2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition revealed

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition has been revealed this week, based on the Ti model that sits below the hero Quadrifoglio variant. Even without the Quadrofoglio's aggressive body kit, wheels, tyres and quad-exhaust outlets, the Stelvio First Edition is clearly intended to win buyers chasing a sporting look for their SUV...


2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque recalled: Owners urged to park away from property
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2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque recalled: Owners urged to park away from property

Land Rover has issued a recall for 797 of its 2017 model-year Discovery Sport and 2016-17 model-year Range Rover Evoque SUVs fitted with the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and automatic transmission, over concerns a wiring fault could cause several issues including loss of electric steering, engine cut-out, or even a fire...


2017 BMW 4 Series, M4 update revealed: LEDs everywhere, and new infotainment across the range
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2017 BMW 4 Series, M4 update revealed: LEDs everywhere, and new infotainment across the range

The facelifted 2017 BMW 4 Series and M4 lines have been revealed this week, bringing a fresh look and updated infotainment systems to the Bavarian company's popular coupe and convertible range. While it may not look too different from the car currently on sale, the updated 4 Series picks up new bi-LED headlights, LED tail-lights and LED fog lights - similar to those on the revised 3 Series - updated bumpers, new exterior and interior colour options and new alloy wheel designs...


Mercedes-AMG E63 Coupe and Convertible ruled out, hybrid E-Class AMG on its way?
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Mercedes-AMG E63 Coupe and Convertible ruled out, hybrid E-Class AMG on its way?

The chances of a high-powered Mercedes-AMG E63 version of either the new-generation E-Class Coupe and future E-Class Cabriolet models is highly unlikely, CarAdvice can reveal. The new-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe was revealed at the 2017 Detroit motor show, where Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers told CarAdvice the company wasn’t planning to give the swoopy two-door the full go-fast treatment...


Lexus Sport Yacht concept unveiled: Japanese brand floats a new idea with sexy boat
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Lexus Sport Yacht concept unveiled: Japanese brand floats a new idea with sexy boat

Japanese luxury car brand Lexus has floated a new idea of how it could expand its presence in the prestige segment, with the new Lexus Sport Yacht concept. The new 12.7-metre long, 3.8m wide yacht revealed in Florida by Lexus chief branding officer Akio Toyoda (yes, the same Akio Toyoda that runs Toyota!) is said to "demonstrate how the luxury automotive brand could expand into new areas of lifestyle and recreation"...


2017 Audi SQ5 debuts in Detroit with petrol power - UPDATE
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2017 Audi SQ5 debuts in Detroit with petrol power - UPDATE

UPDATE: See below for Australian details. The 2017 Audi SQ5 has been unveiled in a surprise debut at the 2017 Detroit motor show. The sportiest version of the Audi Q5, the all-new SQ5 ditches the bi-turbo diesel engine of its predecessor and is instead powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol V6 engine...


Peak body wants 'foolish' car import duty axed
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Peak body wants 'foolish' car import duty axed

The chief executive of lobby group and peak body for car companies in Australia has called on the federal government to scrap not just the luxury car tax (LCT), but also the five per cent import duty affecting some vehicles...


2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque recalled for suspension fix
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2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque recalled for suspension fix

Land Rover has issued a recall for its 2016 and 2017 model-year Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque SUVs over concerns the front suspension could fail. The British marque reports the left and right lower control arms (depending on vehicle) in the knuckle joint of the front suspension have been incorrectly assembled, which could cause the suspension to fail if the vehicle is exposed to a shock impact like a deep pothole or kerb to the affected front wheel...


Lexus patents UX name in Europe, seven-seat RX to lob later this year – report
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Lexus patents UX name in Europe, seven-seat RX to lob later this year – report

It appears Japanese premium marque Lexus is expanding its SUV range, with the production version of the striking UX concept and a seven-seat version of the popular RX in the works, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar reports the company has already filed patents for UX model names – including UX200, UX250 and UX250h – which is set to replace the ageing CT hatch...


Mercedes-AMG A45 to get a new, more powerful engine in next generation.
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Mercedes-AMG A45 to get a new, more powerful engine in next generation.

The Mercedes-AMG A45 hot-hatch is already verging on hyper-hatch territory, but in its next generation it is expected to get even more manic thanks to a new drivetrain. The current Mercedes-AMG A45 model already hits hard in the four-cylinder turbo hatch battle with its stonking outputs of 280kW of power and 475Nm of torque, while its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission has been lauded for its race-track friendly nature...


Volvo recalls several 2017 models for airbag fix: 117 vehicles affected
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Volvo recalls several 2017 models for airbag fix: 117 vehicles affected

Volvo has issued a recall for its 2017 model-year S60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V40, V40 Cross Country and XC90 over concerns the frontal and seat airbags may not function as intended. The Swedish manufacturer reports the airbag igniter may not adequately inflate the driver, passenger, and/or seat airbag units in the event of an accident...


Lexus LC500: 'The most rigid chassis Lexus has ever built'
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Lexus LC500: 'The most rigid chassis Lexus has ever built'

Not only is the Lexus LC500 coupe the first car to be developed on the marque’s new front engine/rear-wheel drive platform, dubbed ‘Global Architecture – Luxury’, it’s also the most torsionally rigid production car ever produced by the luxury Japanese marque. That makes it 60 per cent more rigid than the GS performance sedan, and stiffer even that the highly-prized, limited-build LFA supercar...


Volvo range renewal to see new 40 and 60 series models within two years
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Volvo range renewal to see new 40 and 60 series models within two years

The regeneration of the Volvo brand as it aims to establish itself as a stylish European alternative has reached its first milestone, and the next two goals will be completed in the coming two years, the brand’s chief says. Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars CEO and chairman of the board, made it clear at the 2017 Detroit motor show the brand will complete its three ‘series’ of cars in the next 24 months...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS recalled for airbag fix: 2600 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS recalled for airbag fix: 2600 vehicles affected

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall notice for 2645 of its 2015 and 2016 GLE and GLS SUVs over concerns the front passenger airbag may fail to deploy as a result of faulty software. According to the German marque, affected vehicles may have incorrect software coding within the seat occupancy control unit, which could result in the airbag system not recognising a passenger in the front seat...


Audi Q8 concept revealed
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Audi Q8 concept revealed

Add another alphanumeric combination to the playbook – the all-new Audi Q8 concept large SUV has been revealed. The concept model presages a new flagship model in the Audi SUV range designed to look sportier than the more conventional Q7 family hauler, and with its bold design it certainly stands apart from that highly practical vehicle...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and Mercedes-AMG GLA45 facelifted models revealed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and Mercedes-AMG GLA45 facelifted models revealed

The updated 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 compact SUVs have been revealed at the 2017 Detroit motor show. The refreshed model range sees an exterior nip and tuck, new engines and interior revisions, while there’s also a new sporty special edition in the form of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 Yellow Night Edition...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Facelift and tech updates confirmed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Facelift and tech updates confirmed

It seems like just yesterday the new-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class launched, but the German brand is readying an updated version of the limousine that will launch later in 2017. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will debut in the northern hemisphere summer (winter for us) with a host of new technologies, including a new high-tech six-cylinder petrol engine with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, as well an updated semi-autonomous drive system, and, possibly, new Digital Light high-definition headlights...


2017 Infiniti Q30 GT 1.6t review
Rating: 610 /10
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2017 Infiniti Q30 GT 1.6t review

The 2017 Infiniti Q30 GT 1.6t is the entry point to the new premium hatch range. Bit is it any good?


2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 review

This is the car that started the whole sedan-coupe craze. But, now deep into its second generation, is the Mercedes-Benz CLS still relevant beyond being really really good looking?