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Audi Q7 and Q8 recalled due to transmission leak

Audi Australia has issued a recall of seven examples of its brand-new 2020-2021 Q7 (shown above) and 2019-2021 Q8 SUVs due to a transmission leak. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says an oil pipe fitted to the transmission may have been welded incorrectly, which can result in a leak...

2020 Audi Q8 50 TDI quattro price and specs

Audi has announced the Australian price and specifications for the latest addition to its Q8 SUV family, the Audi Q8 50 TDI quattro. The diesel variant arrived in Australian showrooms this month, joining the petrol-powered Audi Q8 55 TFSI quattro variant as the second available option in the large luxury SUV range...

10 new cars we're excited about in 2020

When planning to buy a new car, it pays to have options. And while the Australian car market currently offers more than enough to keep you browsing for weeks on end – there's more to come over the next 12 months. At CarAdvice, we spend most of our days eagerly anticipating the new cars we've been writing about since they were merely concepts, renders or rumours...

Audi, Tesla, MG score top marks in ANCAP testing, Hyundai Venue falls short

ANCAP has awarded the Tesla Model X, Audi A7 and Q8, and the MG HS five stars in its latest round of crash tests, but the Hyundai Venue city SUV fell short. The independent safety body called the all-electric Tesla Model X the "standout performer" among the five cars tested, record-equalling scores for adult occupant protection and safety assist...

2020 Audi RSQ8 revealed

Darcy Foster • Audi Sport has revealed its all-new RSQ8, sitting above the SQ8 as the most hardcore version of its flagship SUV. The engine is the same one found in the new RS6 Avant and RS7, a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 unit producing 441kW of power and 800Nm of torque...

2020 Audi RS Q8 sets Nurburgring SUV lap record - Video

Audi Sport has snatched the title of 'fastest production SUV, off-road vehicle, van or pick-up' around the Nurburgring Nordschleife from Mercedes-Benz, posting a time of 7 minutes 42.253 seconds in the upcoming 2020 RS Q8 super SUV. With champion race car driver Frank Stippler at the wheel, the RS Q8 was over 12 seconds quicker than the previous record holder – the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S – which set a benchmark of 7 minutes 54...

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...

CarAdvice podcast 161: 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4 and Goodwood FoS

This week on the podcast are Scott Collie and Paul Maric. In car news, the Bentley EXP 100 GT concept, BMW X7 pick-up concept, and 2020 Mini Cooper SE have been revealed, and the 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette rear end has been spied. Paul and Trent Nikolic attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where Trent experienced the 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4...

2020 Audi SQ8 revealed, here in 2020

Audi Sport has revealed the latest addition to its performance SUV range – the new SQ8. Scheduled to arrive in Australia during the first half of 2020, the SQ8 TDI features the same turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 diesel as the related SQ7, augmented by two conventional turbochargers and an additional electric compressor...

2020 Audi Q8 'TFSI e' spied

Spy photographers have snapped a development prototype believed to be the upcoming plug-in hybrid version of the Audi Q8 in Europe this week. We already know what the Q8 looks like, so there's no reason to apply heavy camouflage to the swoopy crossover's body. Photographers pointed out the additional flap for the charge port on the left rear quarter panel, along with yellow stickers indicating this is a hybrid test vehicle...

Audi Q8 45 TDI launches in Europe

Audi has launched a new 45 TDI variant of its Q8 in Europe this week, joining the 50 TDI and 55 TFSI in the overseas line-up. The 45 TDI is essentially a de-tuned version of the 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel with the same 48V mild-hybrid technology offered in the 50 TDI, making 170kW and 500Nm in this application. Peak torque is available from 1370-4500rpm...