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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Australian details

Preliminary Australian details for the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA have been released today, ahead of its sales launch during the third quarter of 2019. Pricing and full specifications are still to be confirmed, but first to arrive will be the CLA200, followed shortly by the CLA250 4Matic...

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2019 Peugeot 508 here in Q3 from $53,990
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2019 Peugeot 508 here in Q3 from $53,990

Peugeot Citroen Australia has confirmed pricing and initial details of the all-new 2019 508 Fastback, ahead of its local launch 'early' in the third quarter of 2019. Set to start at $53,990 before on-road costs, the 508 Fastback will form something of a halo product for the French brand, aiming to compete with everything from the Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Arteon to the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class...


Tesla Model 3 Standard Range dropped from online configurator
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Tesla Model 3 Standard Range dropped from online configurator

The long-awaited US$35,000 Tesla Model 3 has been pulled from the company's online configurator and sales site, after just six weeks on sale. Dubbed 'Standard Range', the entry-level Model 3 offered 220mi (354km) of range, and a 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time of 5.6 seconds...


Infiniti Q50 Signature Edition headed to New York
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Infiniti Q50 Signature Edition headed to New York

Infiniti has released a single image of its new Q50 Signature Edition, due to be revealed in full at the 2019 New York motor show next week. Part of the brand's 30th anniversary celebrations, the limited-edition Q50 sedan will feature "added luxury treatments" and "standard driver assistance features designed to empower the driver"...


2020 Audi S4 Avant spied
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2020 Audi S4 Avant spied

The facelifted Audi S4 Avant has been spied this week on the snowy roads of Europe, ahead of an anticipated reveal before the end of the year. Like the A4 and RS4 prototypes snapped in recent months, the updated S4 dons revised designs for the front and rear fascias, incorporating new light clusters and LED signatures at both ends...


Volkswagen Passat: 30 millionth vehicle produced
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Volkswagen Passat: 30 millionth vehicle produced

Volkswagen has celebrated a production milestone this week, with the 30 millionth Passat rolling down the assembly line. On April 3 at the brand's Emden facility in Germany, a Passat GTE 'Variant' wagon finished in Pyrite Silver metallic was the magic milestone unit...


2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class PHEV spied
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2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class PHEV spied

A prototype believed to be the next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been snapped during cold weather testing on the snowy roads of Europe this week. Despite the heavy black-and-white camouflage, we can see the new C-Class will be an evolution of the current model in terms of its overall shape, though finer details like the front and rear fascias are too concealed to get a firm idea of the final design...


Hyundai i40 discontinued in Australia
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Hyundai i40 discontinued in Australia

Hyundai Australia has confirmed the ageing i40 sedan and wagon have been dropped from the local line-up, with the next-generation Sonata to be the brand's standalone mid-sized offering when it arrives later this year. Currently, the brand offers the i40 and Sonata concurrently in the medium segment, with the i40 available in both sedan and wagon forms while the Sonata is sedan-only...


2020 Hyundai Sonata: Initial details
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2020 Hyundai Sonata: Initial details

The new-generation Hyundai Sonata was first revealed a month ago, but now the manufacturer has release some preliminary details about its upcoming sedan. After getting an early glimpse of the exterior and interior designs, we now have new information regarding the new Sonata's engine range along with available convenience and driver assistance technologies...


Tesla drops Model 3 Mid Range battery
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Tesla drops Model 3 Mid Range battery

Tesla has continued playing musical chairs with its range, dropping the mid-range Model 3 from the line-up after just five months on sale. The option has been removed from Tesla's online configurator in markets where the new entry-level model is available, leaving the Standard Range, Long Range and dual-motor Performance for North American and Mexican buyers...


Cadillac CT5 revealed for the US
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Cadillac CT5 revealed for the US

Cadillac has revealed the all-new CT5 sedan, which will replace the ageing CTS in the brand's line-up. Scheduled to make its public debut at the New York motor show next month, the CT5 sports a mini-me design drawing upon the larger CT6 – which will be retired at the end of the year – and will compete with the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class...


2015-16 Audi A4, A5 recalled
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2015-16 Audi A4, A5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the previous-generation 2015 and 2016 model-year A4 and A5 fitted with V6 petrol engines, over concerns of a fire risk. The German luxury marque reports affected vehicles feature the 3.0 TFSI V6 'EA837 Evo' engine, which can experience fuel escaping from one or both fuel rails on the low-pressure side...


BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo to be axed
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BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo to be axed

BMW has confirmed it will drop the 3 Series Gran Turismo as part of its upcoming cost-cutting efforts, following a 7.9 per cent drop in operating profits in 2018. In a press release, the company outlined its 'strategic course' to tackle 'challenging conditions', with key issues identified including political uncertainty, a cooling global economy, rising production costs, exchange rates and rising raw materials prices...


Jaguar Land Rover recalling 44,000 vehicles for excessive emissions in the UK
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Jaguar Land Rover recalling 44,000 vehicles for excessive emissions in the UK

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has become the latest automaker to be called out over excessive emissions, with the British firm under fire from authorities for select models built between 2014 and 2018. A new report by industry journal, Automotive News Europe, the European Union's Safety Gate Rapex claims JLR vehicles with 2...


2020 Audi RS4 spied
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2020 Audi RS4 spied

The upcoming refresh for the Audi RS4 has been spotted during cold-weather testing, giving us an early look at the design changes in store for the flagship A4 Avant derivative. aGiven the swirly black-and-white camouflage is concentrated around the front and rear ends, that's likely where the majority of the (subtle) changes will be made to the design...


2018 Lexus IS300h, LS500, LS500h recalled
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2018 Lexus IS300h, LS500, LS500h recalled

Lexus Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year IS300h, LS500 and LS500h this week, over concerns models fitted with run-flat tyres could experience unexpected deflation. The Japanese marque reports affected vehicles could have tyres subject to an improper assembly process, which could see a crack develop in the sidewall reinforcement layer...


2021 BMW i4 spied in the snow
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2021 BMW i4 spied in the snow

A prototype believed to be the BMW i4 electric vehicle has been spotted tearing up the white stuff in Europe, ahead of an anticipated market launch next decade. While it was originally thought the new model would draw heavily from the futuristic-designed i Vision Dynamics concept that previewed it, the i4's design looks like it will be quite conventional – so much so you could mistake it for a 4 Series...


2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line Edition headed to Geneva
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2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line Edition headed to Geneva

Volkswagen has revealed the Passat R-Line Edition ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show next week, essentially a top-shelf launch variant that gets the full suite of new features on offer. Based on the revised 2020 Passat range revealed earlier this month, the R-Line Edition is limited to 2000 units globally, and is only available in wagon form...


Tesla Model 3 'Standard Range' now on sale in the US
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Tesla Model 3 'Standard Range' now on sale in the US

Tesla has finally released the affordable Model 3 it's been promising for so long, now available to order in the States for US$35,000 ($49,300) before incentives. Jumping on the company's US configurator shows new variants, dubbed 'Standard Range' and 'Standard Range Plus', the latter costing US$2000 more ($2818)...


Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, Stelvio QV limited editions revealed
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Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, Stelvio QV limited editions revealed

Alfa Romeo has revealed a pair of F1-inspired special editions based on the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio performance models for the Geneva motor show next week. Dubbed the 'Alfa Romeo Racing special series', the limited-edition models celebrate the company's entry into the Formula 1 championship with Sauber...