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Audi boss says the car industry is undergoing its ‘biggest transformation’ ever
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18th Mar 2017
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Audi boss says the car industry is undergoing its ‘biggest transformation’ ever

The speed at which things are changing in the automotive world is at times baffling, and even the heads of some of the most successful companies on the planet are trying to keep up. Audi chairman of the board Rupert Stadler, for instance, told CarAdvice at the 2017 Geneva motor show that he feels things are changing faster now than ever before in the industry.
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Matt Campbell
2018 Porsche 911 GT3: Manual back but customers still choosing PDK
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17th Mar 2017
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2018 Porsche 911 GT3: Manual back but customers still choosing PDK

Last week's 2017 Geneva motor show debut of the updated 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 signalled availability of a manual gearbox to the enthusiast-focussed model for the first time since the 997.2 GT3. Now though, it seems, despite the reintroduction of a manual option, buyers are still favouring Porsche's self-shifting PDK transmission.
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David Zalstein
2018 Volkswagen Polo due in June, Australian launch early next year
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17th Mar 2017
1 min read

2018 Volkswagen Polo due in June, Australian launch early next year

The all-new, next-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo will make its world premiere in June, the company has confirmed this week. Confirming an early 2018 launch for Australia, the company's local communications chief Paul Pottinger told CarAdvice today we can expect a "quantum change" for the new model. "It's probably the biggest intergenerational change we've seen in the Volkswagen range for some time," Pottinger said.
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Mike Stevens
Lucid Air will significantly undercut Tesla Model S on price
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16th Mar 2017
2 min read

Lucid Air will significantly undercut Tesla Model S on price

Pricing for the base model Lucid Air has been announced a year or two out from the start of production. According to the startup car maker, the base version of the Lucid Air will have a starting price of US$60,000 ($78,100) or US$52,500 ($68,400) after the US federal tax credit. The base model will be rear-wheel drive and have a 298kW (400hp) electric motor. A fully charged battery should give it a driving range of around 386 kilometres (240 miles).
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Derek Fung
2018 Hyundai i30 N teased in new video
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16th Mar 2017
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2018 Hyundai i30 N teased in new video

The Hyundai i30 N, the brand's first Golf GTI rival, has been teased in a new video released online. With commentary by Thierry Neuville, one of Hyundai Motorsports' WRC drivers, we can see a prototype of the i30 N sliding around an icy test track during extreme cold weather testing in Arjeplog, Sweden. While styling details, except for maybe the larger rear wing, are hard to see through the layers of camouflage, we do get to hear the turbocharged engine do its thing.
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Derek Fung