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People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews...

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2019 World Car Awards: Top 3 finalists named
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2019 World Car Awards: Top 3 finalists named

The World Car Awards countdown continues at the 2019 Geneva motor show, with the top three finalists in each category announced this week. A jury of 86 journalists narrowed down a pool of 40 new models to 10 finalists last month, now down to three, with the winner to be announced at the New York motor show in April...


Audi Q8 45 TDI launches in Europe
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Audi Q8 45 TDI launches in Europe

Audi has launched a new 45 TDI variant of its Q8 in Europe this week, joining the 50 TDI and 55 TFSI in the overseas line-up. The 45 TDI is essentially a de-tuned version of the 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel with the same 48V mild-hybrid technology offered in the 50 TDI, making 170kW and 500Nm in this application. Peak torque is available from 1370-4500rpm...


2019 World Car Awards: Finalists announced
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2019 World Car Awards: Finalists announced

The countdown to the World Car Finals has begun this week, with a list of 10 finalists announced for the overall title, along with the contenders in five specialist categories. According to the firm, a jury of 86 "distinguished international automotive journalists" selected the finalists by secret ballot, based on their own assessment of the vehicle as part of their professional work...


2019 Audi Q8 pricing and specs
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2019 Audi Q8 pricing and specs

The 2019 Audi Q8 has touched down in Australia, with the German marque's local arm detailing pricing and specifications for its SUV flagship ahead of customer deliveries commencing in January. Priced from $128,900 plus on-roads, the Q8 will be available with two V6 powertrains – one petrol, one diesel. Regardless of engine, the Q8 comes with a decent equipment list as standard...


2019 Audi SQ7 spied
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2019 Audi SQ7 spied

The facelifted Audi SQ7 has been snapped by photographers for the first time, giving us an early preview of the variant set to serve as flagship when the updated SUV lands. Following shortly after images of the standard Q7 surfaced, the SQ7 prototype here shows a little more detail as to what to expect from the mid-life refresh...


2019 Audi Q7 spied
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2019 Audi Q7 spied

Photographers have snapped the first images of the updated Audi Q7 this week, giving us a preview of what to expect from the seven-seat SUV's mid-life refresh. The most significant changes appear to be up the front, with this prototype sporting a revised grille, headlight and bumper design that looks quite similar to that of the related Q8...


Audi Australia's busy launch calendar detailed
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Audi Australia's busy launch calendar detailed

Audi Australia is set to roll out seven important new offerings in the next year or so, as it seeks to bounce back from a few years of declining sales. Between now and the third quarter of 2019 it’ll launch two new SUVs — one a new generation and another just plain new — a new-generation range-opening city car, two new-generation large passenger cars and its first full electric vehicle, the e-tron quattro crossover...


2019 Porsche Cayenne Coupe spied at the Nurburgring
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2019 Porsche Cayenne Coupe spied at the Nurburgring

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe has been spied again at the Nurburgring, ahead of an anticipated production reveal sometime next year. It's been two years since we saw the first prototypes for the fastback Porsche SUV, and it appears the new body style is edging closer to production...


2019 Audi RS Q8 spied
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2019 Audi RS Q8 spied

The Audi RS Q8 has been spied at the famed Nurburgring circuit this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal in the next 12 months. Spy photographers noted the loud exhaust note of this vehicle, along with the massive wheel and brake package indicating it's a performance model...


Audi could be working on Q9 flagship - report
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Audi could be working on Q9 flagship - report

The Audi Q8 may have just launched to sit at the pinnacle of the brand's SUV tree, but there could be a new king of Audi 'Qs' should the market demand it – according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Autocar at the reveal of the Q8 (pictured) in Shenzen, China last month, CEO Rupert Stadler (who has since been arrested by German authorities, read up on that here) left the door open for an even more luxurious model...


CarAdvice podcast 109: LIVE from Yarra Honda, plus tinting laws discussed
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CarAdvice podcast 109: LIVE from Yarra Honda, plus tinting laws discussed

This week, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Trent Nikolic are broadcasting from Yarra Honda in Victoria. In car news, Volkswagen has broken the Pikes Peak record in the I.D R, and it's after a speed record at Bonneville in a Jetta. The 2019 Audi A4, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, and Chevrolet Blazer have also been revealed this week...


2019 Audi SQ8 spied without disguise
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2019 Audi SQ8 spied without disguise

The upcoming Audi SQ8 has been spied completely devoid of camouflage, ahead of a likely official reveal later this year. Spotted in Europe, this white prototype looks pretty similar to standard Q8 variants, with the exception of the quad-tipped exhaust down the back. Behind the large alloy wheels we can also see brakes wearing the Audi Sport badge – another subtle hint at this vehicle's added performance potential...


2018 Audi Q8 review
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2018 Audi Q8 review

It goes head-to-head against the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, but can it put up a good fight on the performance and handling front? Paul Maric finds out.


2019 Audi RS Q8 spied again
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2019 Audi RS Q8 spied again

A prototype believed to be the upcoming Audi RS Q8 has been spied with less camouflage, giving us a better look at the upcoming flagship four-ringed SUV. Snapped alongside an early development vehicle for the next-generation RS6, the RS Q8 has dropped more than half of the swirly black-and-white wrap that disguised most of the vehicle we spotted in May – though there aren't really any surprises in terms of the overall design...


The week's top news stories, June 10
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The week's top news stories, June 10

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


CarAdvice podcast 106: What do Volkswagen enthusiasts think of the Arteon?
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CarAdvice podcast 106: What do Volkswagen enthusiasts think of the Arteon?

On the panel this week we have Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. In car news, the 2019 Peugeot 508 Touring, Audi Q8, and BMW X5 have been revealed. Also, Alpine A110 pricing and specs have been announced, the Ford Mustang has been upgraded to a three-star ANCAP rating, and you can now buy a Bugatti Chiron in Lego form...


2019 Audi Q8 unveiled, here early 2019
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2019 Audi Q8 unveiled, here early 2019

The Audi Q8 has been unveiled after a long teaser campaign including two concept cars, sketches galore and a YouTube mini-series. Design-wise, the production Q8 remains remarkably faithful to the earlier concept cars, including frameless windows, full-width LED tail-lights, and Audi's grille design for its crossover vehicles...


Audi Q8 teased again with frontal design sketch
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Audi Q8 teased again with frontal design sketch

The Audi Q8 has been teased once again, this time via a revealing sketch of the new crossover's front end. As we've seen in earlier spy photos, barely disguised prototypes and teasers, the production version of the Q8 will be very faithful to the 2018 Q8 Concept and Q8 Sport Concept vehicles...


Audi Q8 teased again – video
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Audi Q8 teased again – video

Audi has once again previewed its upcoming Q8 SUV-coupe combination crossover, this time in a new video as part of its #Q8unleashed web series. Scheduled to be revealed at the Audi China Brand Summit in Shenzen – which kicks off on June 5 – the upcoming crossover flagship makes a brief cameo in the three-minute clip, which focuses on a fictional couple that have their world turned upside down...