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Ford prepping new crossover to replace Mondeo - report

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Ford prepping new crossover to replace Mondeo - report

Ford of Europe is believed to be developing a new mid- to large-sized crossover to go head-to-head with the likes of the Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – according to coverage out of the UK...

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2019 Holden Equinox LTZ long-term review: Infotainment and tech

2019 Holden Equinox LTZ long-term review: Infotainment and tech

Holden’s Equinox comes packed with a lot of goodies, though it does miss some items you might find elsewhere.

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BMW i3 future uncertain - report
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BMW i3 future uncertain - report

BMW’s i3 was one of the earliest ‘mainstream’ electric vehicles, but it may be retired after its first generation according to a new report. Speaking with the UK’s Auto Express, BMW member of the board of management, Pieter Nota, said: “It is difficult to say if the i3 will have a straight successor as it [electrification] goes more into the mainstream like the upcoming iX3”...


2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 Shooting Brake revealed, not for Oz
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2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 Shooting Brake revealed, not for Oz

Mercedes-AMG has revealed the CLA45 Shooting Brake, joining the related CLA45 four-door coupe and A45 hatchback in the marque’s flagship compact performance line-up – but don’t expect it in Australia anytime soon. Like its siblings, the AMG CLA45 Shooting Brake is available in two versions: ‘basic’ and ‘S’...


2020 Toyota Granvia: Initial details
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2020 Toyota Granvia: Initial details

Toyota Australia has confirmed preliminary details of its upcoming Granvia people mover, ahead of its launch during the fourth quarter of 2019. Following confirmation of its local introduction back in May, the Japanese automotive giant says it will offer the HiAce-based MPV with either six or eight seats, and in two trim levels – ‘standard’ and VX...


2020 Nissan Skyline revealed for Japan, not for Oz
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2020 Nissan Skyline revealed for Japan, not for Oz

Nissan Japan has revealed the facelifted Skyline this week, headlined by a new twin-turbo V6 petrol option for the region and the introduction of the brand’s semi-autonomous ProPilot 2.0 driver assistance systems. Set to go on sale during the Japanese autumn, the 2020 Nissan Skyline – essentially a rebadged version of the Infiniti Q50 sold elsewhere – scores a new nose that is the latest iteration of the company’s ‘V-Motion’ grille design...


BMW M5 Competition: Victoria Police reveals Highway Patrol car
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BMW M5 Competition: Victoria Police reveals Highway Patrol car

BMW Australia and Victoria Police have revealed the latest addition to the Highway Patrol fleet – an M5 Competition. The German super sedan has been equipped to be a fully operational police vehicle, joining the current crop of 530d sedans that were first deployed in 2018...


Skoda Kamiq commences production
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Skoda Kamiq commences production

The all-new Skoda Kamiq has started rolling down the production line at the company’s main factory in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic, ahead of its Australian introduction early next year. Due to hit European markets in the coming months, the Kamiq serves as the third member of Skoda’s global SUV family, slotting under the larger Karoq and Kodiaq crossovers...


2015 Mazda MX-5 recalled
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2015 Mazda MX-5 recalled

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for the 2015 model-year ‘ND’ MX-5 sports car over concerns a metal bracket on the vehicle’s under-cover could come loose while driving. “The metal bracket may fall from the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident or injury to vehicle occupants and other road users,” the company says in the recall notice...


Volkswagen Passat: MIB3 infotainment detailed
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Volkswagen Passat: MIB3 infotainment detailed

The refreshed 2020 Volkswagen Passat is due in Australia before 2019 is over, bringing with it an all-new infotainment system. Ahead of its arrival, the company’s global division has detailed the new infotainment system. Dubbed ‘MIB3’, Volkswagen’s third-generation modular infotainment interface comes as standard with both the 8...


Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer revealed
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Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer revealed

Mercedes-Benz Vans has debuted its new eVito Tourer in Berlin, a new electric people mover that will launch with the BerlKönig ride-share service in Germany. Designed for lugging multiple passengers in inner-city areas, the eVito Tourer features a 41kWh battery pack which offers between 156 and 186 kilometres of range, hooked up to an 85kW/295Nm electric motor...


2019 Nissan Navara ‘Series 4’ pricing and specs
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2019 Nissan Navara ‘Series 4’ pricing and specs

Nissan Australia has detailed the revised 2019 Navara ute range, headlined by the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality on select variants. The SL, ST and ST-X variants all get a new 8.0-inch ‘Alliance In-Vehicle Infotainment’ system (AIVI) which features the aforementioned smartphone mirroring software along with a new interface, AM/FM radio, USB, AUX and Bluetooth connections...


AddArmour APR Audi RS7: World’s fastest armoured car revealed
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AddArmour APR Audi RS7: World’s fastest armoured car revealed

Armoured vehicles based on production models aren’t a new concept, but you haven’t seen one like this before. Meet the AddArmour APR Audi RS7. As reported by Carscoops, the AddArmour RS7 is claimed to be the fastest armoured car in the world, this vehicle has been given a host of upgrades to make it not only resistant to small arms fire but also to give it a manic top speed of 325km/h...


Volkswagen Beetle ends production
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Volkswagen Beetle ends production

Volkswagen has produced the very last Beetle at its Puebla facility in Mexico, marking the end of an eight-year production run for the third-generation model. The final vehicle – a ‘Denim Blue’ Beetle coupe – will be put on display at the company’s museum in Puebla “as a lasting tribute to the automobile’s rich and storied heritage”...


2020 Audi RS5 Sportback spied
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2020 Audi RS5 Sportback spied

The facelifted Audi RS5 Sportback has been snapped during development testing for the first time, ahead of an anticipated reveal late this year or early next. Like prototypes we’ve seen for various versions of the A5 and S5, the updated RS5 will get a refreshed look inside and out, drawing heavily from the recently-revealed A4/S4 range along with the latest models in the Audi stable...