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Audi suspends air taxi plans – report

It looks like Audi’s air taxi is no longer cleared for take-off. Automotive News reports Audi has stopped all work on its Pop.Up Next air taxi project and is setting a new flight plan for its urban air mobility development. The company had partnered with Airbus to develop the air taxi. The Pop...

Volkswagen could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...

New recall of 80,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda cars with DSG gearboxes – some for the second time in six years

Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda are recalling a total of more than 80,000 cars with DSG dual clutch automatic gearboxes because some are slipping into “limp home” mode and can’t be restarted without the help of a mechanic armed with diagnostics equipment. The latest DSG recall – yet to be announced on the Federal Government’s recall website – includes about 62,000 Volkswagens, 14,000 Audis and 4500 Skodas...

Audi Q3 & Toyota Granvia get 5-star ANCAP ratings

ANCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings for the all-new Audi Q3 and Toyota Granvia, with both vehicles hitting local showrooms this month. The headlining act is Toyota's new people mover, which is the first model in its segment to achieve a five-star result against the crash-testing firm's "latest, most stringent protocols"...

Audi A3 S line plus editions on sale from $43,300

Audi Australia has announced the A3 S line plus edition, which brings a host of upgraded specification for all versions of the four-ringed small car. The company claims the S line plus edition brings up to $11,000 in extra equipment depending on trim level, with the package available on 35 TFSI, 40 TFSI and 40 TFSI quattro variants of the A3 Sportback, Sedan and Cabriolet...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Audi Q3 pricing and specs

Audi has revealed pricing and specs for the 2020 Q3, which goes head-to-head with the Lexus UX and Volvo XC40 in the fast-growing compact luxury SUV class. Compared to the car it replaces, the new Q3 is a significantly bigger and higher-tech proposition. Two models will be offered, both powered by the same 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine making 110kW and 250Nm...

Volkswagen Group plans to share new PPE platform with rivals – report

If the Volkswagen Group has its way, its new electric platforms won’t just be proliferating throughout their own corporate range – they’ll be proliferating through rival automakers’ line-ups, too. Bloomberg reports the German giant is in discussions with other automakers to share with them its upcoming, all-electric 'PPE' platform...

2020 Audi Q7 60 TFSI e launches in Europe, unsure for Oz

Audi has launched a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of its facelifted 2020 Q7 SUV, dubbed the '60 TFSI e'. Unlike the outgoing Q7 e-tron, which paired a V6 turbo-diesel with a plug-in electric system, the new 60 TFSI e pairs a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 with a 100kW electric motor and 17kWh battery pack – much like the related Bentley Bentayga Hybrid and Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid...

Audi electric concept teased

From the company that brought you such shapely sportbacks as the A5, A7 and upcoming e-tron GT comes another fashionable five-door, and like the e-tron GT it'll be a pure-electric vehicle. Auto Express reports the concept will use the PPE platform co-developed by Audi and Porsche and will be roughly the same size as the A7...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: Suzuki introduces five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty 2020 BMW M3 spied with large grille Mercedes-Benz developing C-Class All-Terrain - report 2020 Toyota C-HR revealed for Europe with 2...