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2015-16 Mercedes-AMG C63 recalled

Mercedes-AMG has issued a recall for 1343 examples of its 2015 and 2016 C63 S model line, over concerns drivetrain torque peaks could cause the drive-shaft to fail. The manufacturer reports pulling away on wet roads could see the vehicle's drivetrain experience torque peaks...

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2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 review

Skoda has launched its most potent mid-sizers to date, the Octavia RS245 sedan and wagon. Does this pricier offering improve the cult car breed?

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$43,390 - $47,390

2017 Subaru Levorg 1.6 GT review
Rating: 7.210 /10
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2017 Subaru Levorg 1.6 GT review

The 1.6 GT has been added to the Subaru Levorg range to create a more affordable entry price for budget-minded buyers. Is the 1.6 enough engine for the segment though?

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$35,990

2018 Toyota Camry scores five-star ANCAP rating
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2018 Toyota Camry scores five-star ANCAP rating

The new-generation 2018 Toyota Camry has been awarded a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP. Scoring 36.16 out of 37, the Camry managed a perfect score in both side impact and pole tests, along with 15.16 out of 16 for the frontal offset test...


2018 BMW M3 CS revealed, local arm keen
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2018 BMW M3 CS revealed, local arm keen

The BMW M3 CS has been revealed, adding yet another variant - albeit in limited numbers - to the Bavarian manufacturer's sports sedan lineup. In similar fashion to the M4 CS, the M3 CS sits one rung up above the Competition Package variant, bringing more power, a more focused look, and extensive use of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP)...


Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: 447kW racer headlines stand at SEMA
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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: 447kW racer headlines stand at SEMA

Toyota has turned the C-HR into a turbocharged, 447kW monster for SEMA in Las Vegas. Along with the fire-breathing compact SUV, the Japanese manufacturer leaned on its NASCAR driver lineup to create a range of modified Camrys. The headline Toyota is undoubtedly the C-HR R-Tuned, designed to see how far the base package could be developed as a track car...


2018 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specs
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2018 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specs

Hyundai has unveiled the facelifted 2018 Sonata, bringing new looks, a revised interior and more technology to the mid-size sedan. Gone is the Elite trim level from the outgoing Sonata, meaning the new car will be available in just Active and Premium spec. The range kicks off with the Active (below), which is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2...


Jaguar XE SV Project 8 gunning for Nurburgring record - report
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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 gunning for Nurburgring record - report

The manic Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is looking to set a new record at the famed Nurburgring circuit, with its sights firmly set on beating the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio around the 'Green Hell'. According to a report by Autocar, Jaguar development drivers are currently pushing the super sedan to its limit around the iconic German track, with the aim of setting a new lap record in the company's most powerful road-going vehicle ever...


Jaguar XEL revealed for China ahead of Guangzhou debut
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Jaguar XEL revealed for China ahead of Guangzhou debut

British luxury marque Jaguar has revealed the XEL sedan for the Chinese market, essentially a long-wheelbase version of its medium-sized XE. Only one image of the lengthened sedan has been released thus far, though overseas reports say the XEL sports a 100mm-longer wheelbase than the standard car, giving it a generous 2...


Hyundai ix35, Santa Fe, Sonata recalled
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Hyundai ix35, Santa Fe, Sonata recalled

Hyundai has issued recalls for earlier versions of its ix35, Santa Fe and Sonata model lines this week, with the SUVs susceptible of a fire risk while the sedan could have a faulty parking brake. ix35 and Santa Fe recall (446 vehicles) The Korean manufacturer has recalled 446 examples of its popular SUV models, sold between 31 August 2011 and 1 November 2011, over concerns vehicles fitted with an 'R' diesel engine could spring a fuel leak, posing a fire risk...


2018 Volkswagen Passat, Tiguan initial details revealed in updated brochures
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2018 Volkswagen Passat, Tiguan initial details revealed in updated brochures

Details for the upgraded 2018 model-year Volkswagen Passat and Tiguan ranges have been released this week, via new brochures on the company's Australian website. While we're waiting to get the official word from Volkswagen Australia, keen-eyed CarAdvice reader, Nick, spotted the updates while configuring a Tiguan on the company's local online configurator...


2017 Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition arrives from $41,150
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2017 Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition arrives from $41,150

The Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition has been announced this week, marking 54 years of Australian manufacturing for the Japanese manufacturer before factory doors close in October. Limited to just 54 units - one for each year Toyota has built vehicles in this country - the limited-edition Camry is based on the top-spec Atara SL Hybrid variant, priced from $41,150 plus on-road costs...


2017 Audi S4 Avant review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Audi S4 Avant review

Why sedan when you can wagon? And why only wagon when you can performance wagon? Say hello to the all-new 2017 Audi S4 Avant…...

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$102,900

2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg returns with next year's tech
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2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg returns with next year's tech

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition has been announced this week, reviving the nameplate and bringing more technology for the new model year. Limited to just 250 units this time round, the Wolfsburg Edition of the jacked-up Passat kicks of at $54,990 plus on-road costs - $4200 more than the Passat 140TDI Alltrack base car...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce review

The tyre-frying, twin-turbocharged V6-powered Giulia QV might be the car tasked with lifting the iconic Italian marque out of the shadows of apathy, but could the smart money actually lie with the lower-spec 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce?

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$71,895

2006-13 Mazda 6, CX-7, CX-9 added to Takata airbag recall
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2006-13 Mazda 6, CX-7, CX-9 added to Takata airbag recall

Mazda has issued a recall for 55,000 of its previous-generation Mazda 6, CX-7 and CX-9 model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign this week. In this latest notice, affected vehicles could be fitted with front passenger airbags that are susceptible to moisture intrusion, causing the inflator to deploy abnormally and rupture in the event of a collision...


2018 BMW 3 Series pricing and specs: New equipment, price bumps
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2018 BMW 3 Series pricing and specs: New equipment, price bumps

Pricing and equipment for the updated 2018 BMW 3 Series range have been announced this week, before the refreshed line-up arrives in local showrooms from November. Headlining changes include the addition of a bright new Sunset Orange metallic exterior paint, along with updated alloy wheel designs and the standard fitment of BMW's iDrive 6 infotainment system across the range...


2018 Subaru Levorg pricing and specs: 1.6 model cuts entry cost, STI Sport debuts
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2018 Subaru Levorg pricing and specs: 1.6 model cuts entry cost, STI Sport debuts

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Subaru Levorg range has been announced this week, bringing a new engine option, a much sharper price of entry, and lightly revised looks. But, there's a catch: while the arrival of the 1.6 model opens the Levorg range up to more buyers, the company has at the same time significantly increased the price you'll pay to step into a 2...


2013-16 Honda Accord recalled for fire risk
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2013-16 Honda Accord recalled for fire risk

Honda Australia has issued a recall for 4811 examples of its Accord sedan sold between March 2013 and February 2016, over concerns a faulty battery sensor could cause a fire hazard. The Japanese manufacturer reports that affected vehicles could have an improperly manufactured battery sensor, with gaps that could allow for moisture intrusion...


2018 Honda Accord revealed: 10th-gen sedan brings turbo power and more tech
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2018 Honda Accord revealed: 10th-gen sedan brings turbo power and more tech

The new-generation 2018 Honda Accord has been revealed in Detroit overnight, bringing turbo performance, more technology, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. As we've seen in camouflaged pre-production prototypes and teaser sketches, the latest Accord has a faster roofline and a sportier look than previous generations...