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Sebastien Ogier trades WRC for F1 and drives Vettel’s old Red Bull RB7

Even World Rally Championship (WRC) drivers want to be Formula One drivers. And proving it, four-time WRC champion Sebastien Ogier has scored his dream drive in a V8-powered Red Bull Racing F1 car...

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class could gain AMG styling pack, but won’t get a V8
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class could gain AMG styling pack, but won’t get a V8

The all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class may have set chins wagging with its not-like-the-concept styling, but the German company could soon introduce a more heavily stylised version of the dual-cab ute. The head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, Volker Mornhinweg, told Australian media at the launch of the new X-Class ute there is no definite decision on whether there’ll be any involvement from the company’s performance side-arm, Mercedes-AMG...


Interview: Tony the truckie tells us what it's like to be a truck driver
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Interview: Tony the truckie tells us what it's like to be a truck driver

There are around half-a-million trucks on Australian roads every year, and while some might think most of what they do is take up room on the road or slow traffic, these truckies help keep Australia going. As many a placard has declared: "without trucks, Australia stops". But have you ever stopped to think what it might be like to live as a truck driver? To find out, we spoke to truckie, Tony, on the CarAdvice podcast...


2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for airbag fix
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2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for airbag fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for around 200 vehicles across its A-Class, B-Class, CLA and GLA lines sold between 1 October 2016 through 1 December 2016 over concerns the front passenger airbag may not deploy "as designed". The German marque reports that the front passenger-side airbag in affected vehicle may not meet specifications, and therefore may not deploy correctly in the event of an accident...


Audi offers rides in self-driving car to the public
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Audi offers rides in self-driving car to the public

Audi is offering select members of the public a 60 minute ride in the driver's seat of a vehicle from its autonomous driving development fleet. Riders will be chosen from social media feeds run by Audi Germany. Raffle winners and high mileage users of the Audi On Demand service will also participate in the ride-along program...


Video: Craig Lowndes tests screaming twin-turbo V6 Commodore supercar
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Video: Craig Lowndes tests screaming twin-turbo V6 Commodore supercar

Set to make its debut appearance for the Australian Supercars Championship in 2018, Triple Eight has revealed a preview of its new turbocharged V6 engine at full song. Driven by Craig Lowndes at Paul Morris's Norwell race track, the new Commodore V6 supercar will represent a massive departure from the naturally aspirated V8s currently used by the team...


Ford opens 'showroom of the future' in Victoria
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Ford opens 'showroom of the future' in Victoria

Ford has opened the first of its 'Showroom of the Future' facilities in the southern hemisphere this week, at Bayford Ford in Epping, Victoria. One of only three in the world, the new showroom aims to give customers a digitally-connected retail experience, developed in partnership with Fitch Design - the company behind Apple and Nike retail stores...


Jeep Renegade gets a Comanche ute makeover in the US
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Jeep Renegade gets a Comanche ute makeover in the US

A 2015 Jeep Renegade that was converted into a ute and badged 'Comanche', was recently for sale on eBay in the US. The one-off ute topped the bidding at US$32,000 ($40,387) with reserve not met, though American company, Boar Customs, has announced it will build more in limited numbers...


Audi recalls 850,000 V6 and V8 diesel engines outside of the US
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Audi recalls 850,000 V6 and V8 diesel engines outside of the US

Audi has announced it will recall and upgrade the software for around 850,000 V6 and V8 Euro 5- and Euro 6-compliant turbo-diesel engines. The voluntary recall is for "Europe and other markets (outside of the US and Canada)", and includes Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen vehicles using those engines...


Takata airbag fault "likely" responsible for first Australian death: NSW Police - UPDATE
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Takata airbag fault "likely" responsible for first Australian death: NSW Police - UPDATE

Updated 6:07PM, 21/07/17. A faulty Takata airbag is likely to blame for the first death of a driver in Australia last week, NSW Police has determined, due to corroded high-speed shrapnel expelled from the casing during airbag deployment. At 12:45PM on Thursday 13 July, a Honda CR-V and Toyota Celica collided at the intersection of Mallee and Church streets in Cabramatta, where the 58-year-old driver of the Honda died at the scene...


2017 Lotus Evora GT430: Most powerful road-going Lotus revealed - UPDATE
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2017 Lotus Evora GT430: Most powerful road-going Lotus revealed - UPDATE

Update - Lotus Cars Australia has given an update regarding local availability of the Evora GT430. See bottom of article for details The limited-edition Lotus Evora GT430 has been revealed, and is said to be the company's most powerful road-going car yet. As its name suggests, the Evora GT430 features a retuned 3...


Volvo buys into Lynk & Co, sets up technology sharing joint venture with Geely parent
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Volvo buys into Lynk & Co, sets up technology sharing joint venture with Geely parent

Volvo Cars has bought into Lynk & Co, its nascent sister brand, and will also setup a 50/50 technology partnership company with the Geely brand, under the larger Geely Holdings umbrella. The Swedish brand will take a "significant minority shareholding" in Lynk & Co owing, primarily, to the fact that the new brand will use platforms, drivetrains and technologies developed by Volvo...


CarAdvice podcast 62: Tesla owners club sets charge station challenge
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CarAdvice podcast 62: Tesla owners club sets charge station challenge

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Dave Zalstein. Featuring in car news, Hyundai is aiming to dominate Korean brands in Europe by 2021, the Rolls Royce Phantom has been revealed in a leaked brochure, Australia gets details on the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 and the 2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR has been unveiled in Buick form...


Mitsubishi sales concept store opens in Geelong
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Mitsubishi sales concept store opens in Geelong

Mitsubishi and Geelong-based dealership group Kings Cars have opened an interactive 'vehicle concept' showroom in Westfield Geelong. Joining a slew of shopping centre pop-up shops from a number of brands including Tesla and Subaru, Mitsubishi's new pilot store allows customers to experience the company's range without having to deal with the pressures of a traditional automotive retail environment...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class name explained
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class name explained

If you take a look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class in the context of the German company’s model lines, it is a bit out of whack. Why? Because the X-Class sits under the Mercedes-Benz Vans product umbrella, despite the fact the company is claiming that most people shopping at the high end of the ute segment are actually considering these types of vehicles as an extension of the SUV model line...