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British manufacturers yet to commit to lower prices in Australia, despite Free Trade Agreement

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British manufacturers yet to commit to lower prices in Australia, despite Free Trade Agreement

Manufacturers that build cars in Britain are yet to commit to lower Australian prices, despite the announcement of a new Free Trade Agreement "immediately eliminating" an existing 5 per cent automotive import tariff...

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Dodge preparing secret electric muscle car to reclaim sprint record from Tesla – report
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Dodge preparing secret electric muscle car to reclaim sprint record from Tesla – report

US-based Stellantis subsidiary Dodge is developing a top-secret electric muscle car to snatch back the quarter-mile sprint record from Tesla’s recently-revealed Model S Plaid, according to a new report from the Detroit Bureau. Details are so far thin on the ground, however the new vehicle is thought to be in line to wear the Challenger nameplate...


Porsche 911 restoration outfit Singer is coming to Australia
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Porsche 911 restoration outfit Singer is coming to Australia

California-based restoration and modification outfit Singer – which specialises in bespoke (and pricey) Porsche 911 rebuilds – is coming to Australia, courtesy of Melbourne-based importer and dealer Zagame Automotive Group. A new showroom – the location of which is yet to be announced – will reportedly feature a customer service team, maintenance facilities, and a small number of display cars...


Hydrogen-powered Land Rover Defender prototype to begin testing in 2021, production version still on track
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Hydrogen-powered Land Rover Defender prototype to begin testing in 2021, production version still on track

A hydrogen fuel cell-powered Land Rover Defender prototype will undergo off-road development testing in Britain later this year, parent company JLR has confirmed. The zero-emission experiment – which is part of a wider government-funded undertaking known as Project Zeus – will reportedly lead to the introduction of a mass-produced hydrogen Land Rover SUV “within the next few years...


2022 McLaren Artura price and specs: All-new hybrid supercar available to order in Australia
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2022 McLaren Artura price and specs: All-new hybrid supercar available to order in Australia

2022 McLaren Artura pricing and specification New supercar pairs 3.0-litre V6 with electric assistance 500kW and 720Nm outputs enable three-second 0-100km/h dash Prices start from $449,500 before on-road costs, ahead of late 2021 deliveries Australian pricing and specifications for the 2022 McLaren Artura have been revealed, ahead of the first customer deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October to December inclusive)...


Electric vehicle start-up Lordstown Motors on the verge of bankruptcy, new SEC filing reveals – UPDATE: CEO and CFO resign
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Electric vehicle start-up Lordstown Motors on the verge of bankruptcy, new SEC filing reveals – UPDATE: CEO and CFO resign

UPDATE, 15 June 2021: Lordstown Motors' top two executives – CEO Steve Burns and CFO Julio Rodriguez – have resigned, the embattled company revealed overnight. Existing Director Angela Strand will reportedly stand in as executive chairwoman until a permanent CEO is appointed...


Apple car batteries to be built in the US by China’s BYD and CATL – report
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Apple car batteries to be built in the US by China’s BYD and CATL – report

US tech giant Apple is currently in negotiations with China’s BYD and CATL to supply batteries for its on-again off-again electric vehicle (EV), according to a new report from Reuters citing “four people with direct knowledge of the matter...


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled with potential dashboard and airbag fault
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled with potential dashboard and airbag fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled eight examples of its 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV, citing a potential fault with the dashboard that could cause the airbags to malfunction. The affected vehicles were sold between 6 January 2020 and 22 September 2020 (Model Year 2020)...


2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 S and CLA45 S recalled with spark plug fault
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2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 S and CLA45 S recalled with spark plug fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled seven examples of its Mercedes-AMG A45 S and Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S, citing a potential fault with spark plug durability. The affected Mercedes-AMG vehicles were sold between 3 February 2020 and 24 April 2020 (Model Year 2020). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The spark plugs in vehicles may not meet specification...


Citroen charged with Dieselgate emission offences in France, protests innocence
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Citroen charged with Dieselgate emission offences in France, protests innocence

Citroen has been formally charged with emission cheating offences in France, parent company Stellantis revealed overnight. The indictment relates to the sale of diesel vehicles within French jurisdictions between 2009 and 2015. It is unclear if Australian-delivered examples were mechanically-identical to those sold in Europe at the time, and thus subject to the same contention over environmental compliance...


Lamborghini Huracan Performante seized under new 'anti-hoon' laws, listed for auction by Queensland Police
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Lamborghini Huracan Performante seized under new 'anti-hoon' laws, listed for auction by Queensland Police

A purple 2019 Lamborghini Huracan Performante seized by Queensland police under recently-overhauled “anti-hooning” legislation is set come up for auction. "Spotting the distinctive [vehicle] travelling at high speeds and then subsequently evading police interception, officers from the Nambour Road Policing Unit seized the luxury sports car," an offical statement from law enforcement said...


2022 Honda Civic hatch teased ahead of 24 June 2021 reveal
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2022 Honda Civic hatch teased ahead of 24 June 2021 reveal

Honda has released the first teaser images of its upcoming next-generation 2022 Honda Civic hatchback, ahead of an official reveal later this month. The images – which CarAdvice has brightened to improve clarity – reveal the all-new Civic will taper to the rear in the style of a 'liftback', much like the outgoing model...


Ferrari appoints tech mogul Benedetto Vigna as CEO, looks to restructure for "exciting era ahead"
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Ferrari appoints tech mogul Benedetto Vigna as CEO, looks to restructure for "exciting era ahead"

Italian automotive icon Ferrari has appointed tech mogul Benedetto Vigna to the role of Chief Executive Officer,  as it looks to restructure for the "exciting era ahead." The 52-year-old is currently serving as President of French-Italian semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics, and is set to step into the top job at Maranello on 1 September 2021...


2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport unveiled with 440km/h top speed and $5.5 million price tag
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2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport unveiled with 440km/h top speed and $5.5 million price tag

Volkswagen-owned hypercar manufacturer Bugatti has taken the covers of a new limited-edition model variant, known as the Chiron Super Sport. Featuring an elongated chassis, modified engine, updated aero, lighter componentry, and reworked interior, Bugatti claims the vehicle is its most drivable and versatile yet...


Bosch opens $1.57 billion semiconductor production facility in Dresden, looks to ease automotive supply constraints
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Bosch opens $1.57 billion semiconductor production facility in Dresden, looks to ease automotive supply constraints

German tech giant Bosch has opened the doors to a new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Dresden, which it hopes will plug the significant hole currently plaguing automotive supply chains. The site – which was estimated to cost the company in excess of €1 billion (AU$1.57 billion) to build – will reportedly begin producing much-needed chips for vehicles by early September this year...