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Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak revealed

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak has been revealed this week, ahead of its debut at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event. Packing two electric motors, the I.D. R Pikes Peak claims outputs of 680hp (507kW) and 649Nm, along with a 0-60mph (0-96km/h) time of just 2...

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Configurator Challenge: Aston Martin DB11
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Configurator Challenge: Aston Martin DB11

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our dream Aston Martin DB11...


McLaren 570S Spider Design Edition revealed
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McLaren 570S Spider Design Edition revealed

The McLaren 570S Spider Design Edition has been revealed this week – well, one of them has – offering customers one of five new packages for "entirely harmonious" exterior and interior specification. Available to order now in overseas markets, each Design Edition features signature McLaren colour and trim options that have been "carefully curated" by the company's designers to "complement each  other to perfection"...


Ford Focus: Through the generations
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Ford Focus: Through the generations

The all-new 2018 Ford Focus has just been revealed, and will be lobbing in Australian showrooms towards year's end – but how did it get to where it is now? We thought we'd take a look back on the previous three generations of Ford's popular small car, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, coinciding with the launch of its fourth iteration...


Mercedes-Benz Sport parts for A-Class revealed
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Mercedes-Benz Sport parts for A-Class revealed

The Mercedes-Benz Sport accessories range has been revealed for the new-generation A-Class hatchback due to arrive in Australia later this year. Not to be confused with the various AMG equipment packages currently available for the company's wider range, the Mercedes-Benz Sport catalogue is much like the M Performance add-ons offered by arch-rival BMW – largely made up of different alloy wheels and carbon-fibre parts...


Volvos could soon have Mercedes-Benz engines – report
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Volvos could soon have Mercedes-Benz engines – report

Swedish manufacturer Volvo could soon feature engines from the Mercedes-Benz range, according to a new report out of Germany. Manager Magazin claims the German marque's parent, Daimler, is considering working closer with Volvo's Chinese parent Geely – it's also worth noting Geely's boss and principal owner, Li Shufu, owns a 9.7 per cent share in Daimler...


Toyota expands Takata recall
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Toyota expands Takata recall

Toyota Australia has issued a notice for previous-generation 2013 Corolla, Rukus and Yaris models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. Affected vehicles are fitted with potentially-deadly passenger airbags, which are susceptible to moisture intrusion over time – this is an extension of the recall issued this time last year, where 111,214 Corolla, Rukus and Yaris units were affected...


Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol revealed
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Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol revealed

Nissan North America has revealed the first images of its upcoming Armada Mountain Patrol concept, a project based on its large off-roader pitched as the "dream overlanding SUV". The Nissan Armada – known here as the Patrol – Mountain Patrol is still a month away from its debut at the 2018 Overland Expo West in Arizona on May 18...


Alpina B7 drag races C63 S, RS6  - video
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Alpina B7 drag races C63 S, RS6 - video

It's no secret the Alpina B7 is seriously fast, but this latest video shows just how fast the twin-turbo luxury yacht on wheels really is. Based on the BMW 7 Series, the Alpina B7 features a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 pumping out 447kW of power and 800Nm of torque, sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission...


2014-17 Audi A4, A5 recalled for trim fix
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2014-17 Audi A4, A5 recalled for trim fix

Audi Australia has issued a recall for A4 and A5 models built between October 2014 and October 2017 fitted with the optional Bang & Olufsen sound system, over concerns some interior trim pieces could come loose. The German marque reports the A4 sedan, Avant and Allroad along with A5 Sportbacks with the cost-option audio system could be fitted with faulty aluminium strips in the loudspeaker of the front and rear doors...


2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet teased
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2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet teased

The 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet has been teased in a frontal rendering, ahead of a full reveal in the northern hemisphere's summer. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ford's pony car, the Cobra Jet will be limited to just 68 units and available in two colours – Race Red or Oxford White. Ford has confirmed the Mustang Cobra Jet will feature a supercharged 5...


2018 Renault Koleos updates announced - UPDATE
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2018 Renault Koleos updates announced - UPDATE

Update (20/4): Renault has confirmed the Koleos's new AEB system operates at speeds between 30-140km/h, and we've also amended the price list for the MY18 range. See bottom of article for details Renault Australia has announced a 2018 upgrade for its Koleos SUV, with autonomous emergency braking and Apple CarPlay now fitted as standard to every variant...


2020 Lexus CT to offer EV option to tackle Model 3 - report
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2020 Lexus CT to offer EV option to tackle Model 3 - report

Lexus is planning big things for its next-generation CT small car, with a new report claiming the brand will offer an electric variant to take on the likes of the Tesla Model 3. Auto Express quotes the company's European boss, Pascal Ruch, confirming a successor to its ageing Prius-based model, adding Lexus wants to offer "something different" to differentiate the CT from the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1 Series...


2019 Ford Focus ST spied at the Nurburgring
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2019 Ford Focus ST spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation Ford Focus ST has been spied this week in and around the famed Nurburgring in Germany, giving us a first look at the upcoming hot hatch. Following the reveal of the all-new Focus range last week, this prototype is wearing a subtle body kit under the swirly black-and-white wrap, along with 19-inch alloy wheels borrowed from the current-gen Focus ST...


Honda EV concepts, Acura CDX Hybrid confirmed for Beijing
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Honda EV concepts, Acura CDX Hybrid confirmed for Beijing

Honda has released initial details of its exhibit for the Beijing motor show later this month, including world premieres of two new concepts and the reveal of the Acura CDX Hybrid. The Japanese manufacturer will have a joint booth for both of its partner ventures in the Chinese market – Dongfeng Honda and GAC Honda – headlined by a concept previewing an upcoming China-exclusive EV model, and an all-new sedan concept, which at this stage remains unnamed...