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2019 Chevrolet Volt upgraded with faster charging
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29th Jun 2018
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2019 Chevrolet Volt upgraded with faster charging

Chevrolet has announced a new, faster charging system for its Volt hybrid, helping halve the time required for a full battery. The 7.2kW charger is aimed at owners who like "opportunity charging" – plugging in for a quick top-up when the chance arises – and drops full recharge time to 2.3 hours when hooked up to the right kind of socket. With a full charge, the Volt will still do a claimed 85km on pure-electric power, or 675km utilising both the petrol range extender and electric power.
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Scott Collie
MG: Similarities to Japanese, Euro designs ‘don’t matter’
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28th Jun 2018
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MG: Similarities to Japanese, Euro designs ‘don’t matter’

Any design similarities between MG cars and those of European or Japanese manufacturers are irrelevant, according to the brand, given its near-100 year history and the general direction of the modern automotive design. Speaking with CarAdvice at the brand’s R&D centre in Shanghai today, MG chief designer, Shao Jinfeng, said the brand is more British than ever and criticism of its identity or similarity to other brands is not a concern.
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Alborz Fallah
Smart: Through the generations
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28th Jun 2018
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Smart: Through the generations

Smart has officially been around for 20 years. The city-car maker burst onto the scene in July 1998, with a two-seater (the inventively named ForTwo) measuring just over 2.5m long. More than 2.2 million examples have been sold since then, across 46 markets around the world. Australia was one of them, but the little Smart didn't really fit into our big-car-centric culture, and so the brand was withdrawn from the market in 2015.
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Scott Collie
2019 Audi S6 Avant spied
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28th Jun 2018
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2019 Audi S6 Avant spied

The next-generation Audi S6 Avant has been spied during performance testing at the Nurburgring this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal later this year. Distinguishing this prototype from regular A6 Avants is the quad-tipped exhaust – a dead giveaway for Audi S models – along with the subtle bodykit, bigger wheels and brakes. This vehicle also rides lower than the standard A6.
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James Wong
BMW M5 tops 310km/h on the autobahn - Video
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27th Jun 2018
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BMW M5 tops 310km/h on the autobahn - Video

The idea of maxing out your new super sedan on the public road isn't really plausible in Australia, but it's an option for German owners with an autobahn in their backyard. We've featured a Porsche 718 Cayman GTS touching 294km/h on the German highway before, but the F90 BMW M5 in this video puts that to shame, topping 310km/h during a flat-out run on a derestricted section of road.
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Scott Collie