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November 2017 VFACTS new vehicle sales
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5th Dec 2017
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November 2017 VFACTS new vehicle sales

New vehicle sales grew 2.5 per cent in November compared to the same month in 2016, keeping the market on track for an all-time annual record — eclipsing last year’s high-water mark. Year-to-date (YTD), the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has recorded 1,086,296 sales of new cars, SUV and commercials. The magic million has once again been achieved.
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Mike Costello
2018 Lamborghini Urus revealed
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4th Dec 2017
3 min read

2018 Lamborghini Urus revealed

The Lamborghini Urus – the first Raging Bull SUV of the modern era – has been revealed, with deliveries slated to begin next year. Under the bonnet, the Urus is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 cranking out 485kW of power at 6000rpm and 850Nm of torque between 2250rpm and 4500rpm. Lamborghini says the Urus weighs under 2200kg, and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds, and 0-200km/h in 12.8 seconds. With a top speed of 305km/h, the Urus lays claim to being the world's fastest SUV.
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Derek Fung
Audi A6 spied with new lighting signature
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4th Dec 2017
1 min read

Audi A6 spied with new lighting signature

The 2018 Audi A6 has been snapped during cold-weather testing, sporting a funky new light signature. Out back, the new sedan has been fitted with a set of LED tail-lights which, to our eyes at least, take their inspiration from those of the A7 Sportback. Don't be surprised if – like the A8 and A7 – the new A6 has a slim strip of LED lights running across the boot-lid, connecting the two sets of rear lights.
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Scott Collie
Mercedes-Benz puts autonomous tech to the test in Australia
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3rd Dec 2017
2 min read

Mercedes-Benz puts autonomous tech to the test in Australia

Mercedes-Benz is putting autonomous technology through testing in Aussie conditions, to better understand some of the quirks of our roads. Along with more information about the flashing, variable-speed signs becoming prevalent on our highways, the test route – from Sydney to Melbourne, via Canberra and Albury – will also look to hone the way self-driving systems deal with wombats, koalas, emus and kangaroos crossing the road.
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Scott Collie
Land Rover says new Defender will polarise opinion
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2nd Dec 2017
3 min read

Land Rover says new Defender will polarise opinion

Land Rover design chief, Gerry McGovern, has perhaps one of the most unenviable tasks in automotive design – designing an all-new version of the iconic Land Rover Defender. Speaking to Australian media at the Los Angeles Motor Show, McGovern suggested purists might not like what they see.
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Trent Nikolic