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Australian Biker Shows How Not To Turn Your Motorcycle Around

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Australian Biker Shows How Not To Turn Your Motorcycle Around

- Showing off has a tendency to bring on bad karma, and one motorcycle driver in Australia has learnt that all too well. According to AOL, the incident took place at a car wash in Jimboomba on Monday night. As you can see in the footage, the motorcycle rider was attempting to turn his bike around by accelerating on the slippery surface

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Tags: Motorcycles |  Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Driverless cars: Kangaroos throwing off animal detection software

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Driverless cars: Kangaroos throwing off animal detection software

- Driverless car makers are discovering a unique problem as they begin to test the vehicles in Australia. It turns out the unusual way that kangaroos move completely throws off the car's animal detection system. "We've noticed with the kangaroo being in mid-flight ... when it's in the air it actually looks like it's further away, then it lands and it looks closer," Volvo Australia's technical manager David Pickett said

Categories: Motoring | 
Tags: Cars |  Driving |  Driverless Cars |  Automated driving |  Car Types | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

New Subaru WRX Still Two And A Half Years Out

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New Subaru WRX Still Two And A Half Years Out

- Subaru introduced the Impreza a little over a year ago but fans hoping to see a new WRX are in for a bit of a wait. In an interview with Motoring, Subaru Australia Managing Director Colin Christie confirmed the next-generation model is still two and half to three years away. That's a pretty long wait and it could suggest the WRX and WRX STI will be introduced after the company gives the Impreza a facelift

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Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Subaru |  Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Dangerous driving becomes the norm in India, home of the world's most deadly roads

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Dangerous driving becomes the norm in India, home of the world's most deadly roads

- It is India's highway to hellish behaviour. Key points: One person dies on India's crowded and largely unregulated roads every four minutes More Indians have died in road accidents than in all the wars the country has fought With 11 million cars, Delhi is also one of the most polluted cities in the world Last month, a 32-year-old business executive was killed while crossing the road in North Delhi's posh Civil Lines area, after being hit by a speeding car allegedly driven by a drunken teenager

Categories: Motoring | 
Tags: Driving |  Dangerous driving | 
Places: Australia |  Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 

Holden unveils next-gen Commodore Supercar concept

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Holden unveils next-gen Commodore Supercar concept

- Holden has revealed the first official concept image of the next generation Commodore race car for the 2018 Australian Supercars Championship. The computer-generated image is the work of GM Design Australia exterior design manager Peter Hughes. "What an incredible-looking race car, it carries on the tradition of Commodores looking awesome on and off the track and ushers in a new era for our brand," Holden's executive director – marketing, Mark Harland said

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Tags: Cars |  Race Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  New Zealand | 

Lexus LC Convertible Remains A Possibility

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Lexus LC Convertible Remains A Possibility

- The 2018 Lexus LC just started arriving at U.S. dealers last month and a new report is indicating it may eventually be joined by a convertible. Speaking at the car's Australian launch, LC assistant chief engineer Takashi Watanabe told Drive the car's GA-L platform could be used to underpin a convertible. Lexus Australia's chief executive, Peter McGregor, added the company is "very aware of the importance of the convertible sector of this market

Categories: Motoring | 
Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Lexus |  Cars |  Lexus Cars |  Lexus LC | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  United States | 

How to steal the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT's thunder with a Trackhawk

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How to steal the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT's thunder with a Trackhawk

- It was all going so well for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, too. A bunch of Australian journalists had crossed the ditch to Auckland, to attend the Aussie launch of the entire facelifted Grand Cherokee range. A few Kiwis were there as well - primarily to drive the SRT model, as the rest of the range had been launched here several weeks earlier

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Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Jeep | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand | 

Super5000 Packs V8 Muscle Between Open Wheels Down Under

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Super5000 Packs V8 Muscle Between Open Wheels Down Under

- Do you like open-wheel racing, but can't get on board with today's fussy hybrid F1 cars? Then you'll want to head Down Under, where the Australians apparently still know how to do things right, with good old fashioned V8 muscle. The new Super5000 car was unveiled over the weekend as something of “a modern take on the popular Formula 5000s of the 1970s,” when F1 cars looked more like this and packed more raw muscle

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Tags: Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Renault Australia Reveals Pricing For All-New Megane Wagon And Sedan, Updates Hatch Range

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Renault Australia Reveals Pricing For All-New Megane Wagon And Sedan, Updates Hatch Range

- Renault buyers in Australia can finally choose between more body styles when it comes to the all-new Megane, as the wagon and sedan variants now join an updated hatchback. Pricing for the sedan starts from $27,490, which will land you a Zen trim model, whereas $31,990 means you'll be able to afford the Intens spec, which features more active safety systems

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Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Renault |  Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Facelifted Mercedes GLA Available From $43,900 In Australia

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Facelifted Mercedes GLA Available From $43,900 In Australia

- Boasting a more aggressive appearance, new trim elements and more standard equipment across the range, the upgraded Mercedes-Benz GLA range can be had from $43,900 Down Under. This entry-level price tag is for the GLA 180 model, whereas those who want either a GLA 220 d or a GLA 250 4MATIC need to set aside at least $51,200 and $60,700 respectively

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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

These Human Car Sounds Are Absolutely Uncanny

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These Human Car Sounds Are Absolutely Uncanny

- Back in 2012, Daniel Jovanov rose to fame for his car sound impressions on Australia’s Got Talent and in the years since, he’s perfected the sounds of some of the world’s most recognizable vehicles. We first showed you Jovanov’s unique skill a few years ago when he impressed VW’s WRC drivers and recently, the crew from 1320video caught up with the human sound machine to hear him replicate some very familiar sounds

Categories: Motoring | 
Tags: Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Motorcyclist dies on Gateway Motorway after crash with truck

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Motorcyclist dies on Gateway Motorway after crash with truck

- A motorbike rider has died after a collision with a truck on the Gateway Motorway at Nudgee, which left just one lane open. Emergency services were called to the scene about midday and the Queensland Ambulance Service said paramedics were treating one patient, the truck driver, for shock. A section of the road was closed quickly and a police spokesman said lanes were expected to remain shut for several hours

Categories: Motoring |  Society & Culture | 
Places: Queensland |  Australia |  Australasia |  Oceania | 

Electric car industry lobby, Electric Vehicle Council, launched in Canberra

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Electric car industry lobby, Electric Vehicle Council, launched in Canberra

- A new national industry lobby, the Electric Vehicle Council, has been formed to drive the uptake of electric cars in Australia. AGL chief executive Andy Vesey said more policy and market framework was needed to build the industry. Mr Vesey said AGL customers could continuously recharge electric vehicles at home for a $1 per day. "That's not sufficient," Mr Vesey said, adding AGL would aim to have electric vehicles comprising 10 per cent of its commercial fleet by next year

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Tags: Electric Cars |  Car Types |  Cars | 
Places: Canberra |  ACT |  Australia |  Australasia |  Oceania | 

A 2017 Audi TT RS Will Cost You $137,900 In Australia

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A 2017 Audi TT RS Will Cost You $137,900 In Australia

- Pricing and specs for the Aussie version of the 2017 Audi TT RS have been released, with this also being the first time Audi has brought the Roadster version of the TT RS Down Under. The 2017 TT RS Coupe and Roadster are priced from $137,900 AUD ($102,939 USD) and $141,900 AUD ($105,925 USD) respectively, and are both powered by a 294 kW (400 PS), 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) 2

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Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Audi |  Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Volvo Says XC40 Could Be Its Highest-Selling Model

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Volvo Says XC40 Could Be Its Highest-Selling Model

- Volvo is so confident in the booming compact SUV segment that it believes its yet-to-be-revealed XC40 could become its best-selling model. Set to debut later this year, the XC40 will rival the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3 and BMW X1 and during an interview with Australia’s Motoring, the company’s local corporate and PR director Greg Bosnich revealed his optimism in the car

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Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Mercedes-Benz |  Volvo |  Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Chevrolet SS production officially ends in Australia

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Chevrolet SS production officially ends in Australia

- Take a moment of silence, prayer, or simply pour one out for the Chevrolet SS, as the final model has rolled off the assembly line in Australia. The same goes for the Caprice PPV, essentially a long-wheelbase police-spec version of the SS. The performance sedan, nearly universally loved by enthusiasts, was never long for this world. As Motoring reports, orders for the SS ceased in February, and the facility that builds the factory will be completely shut down come this October

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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  United States | 

Can The Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain Become Australia's Luxury Wagon Of Choice?

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Can The Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain Become Australia's Luxury Wagon Of Choice?

- If you live in Australia and would like to own Mercedes' all-new E-Class in wagon form, you're fresh out of luck, unless you pay top dollar for the All-Terrain version. Yes, the E-Class Estate isn't available in Australia, but is that a bad thing seen as how this off-road focused version is so darn impressive? According to CarAdvice's James Ward, there are very few negatives to point towards when dealing with the All-Terrain

Categories: Motoring | 
Places: Australia |  Australasia |  Oceania | 

Rich Unemployed Aussie Beaches His Maserati And Plays Golf

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Rich Unemployed Aussie Beaches His Maserati And Plays Golf

- When you think of a vehicle that's suited to driving along a sandy beach, you'll probably think about a large SUV or perhaps a radical off-roader like an Ariel Nomad, certainly not a Maserati sedan. However, one man from Sydney's Camp Cove didn't think it would be a problem to drive his expensive Quattroporte onto the local beach without a care in the world

Categories: Motoring | 
Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Maserati |  Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

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Australian Biker Shows How Not To Turn Your Motorcycle Around
Australian Biker Shows How Not To Turn Your Motorcycle Around Showing off has a tendency to bring on bad karma, and one motorcycle driver in Australia has learnt that all too well. According to AOL, the incident took place at a car wash in Jimboomba on Monday night. As you can see in the footage, the motorcycle rider was attempting to turn his bike around by accelerating on the slippery surface   Read More ...
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Tags: Motorcycles |  Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 
Kangaroos to pose a unique problem to driverless cars in Australia
A uniquely Australian problem is set to baffle carmakers intent on bringing driverless car technology "down under", with kangaroos proving to be one of the biggest hurdles for manufacturers calibrating animal detection systems. Kangaroos, endemic to Australia, are unique in the way that they move, bounding along thanks to hugely powerful hind legs, while staying balanced with an even larger tail   Read More ...
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Tags: Cars |  Driving |  Driverless Cars |  Automated driving |  Car Types | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  China | 
Driverless cars: Kangaroos throwing off animal detection software
Driverless cars: Kangaroos throwing off animal detection software Driverless car makers are discovering a unique problem as they begin to test the vehicles in Australia. It turns out the unusual way that kangaroos move completely throws off the car's animal detection system. "We've noticed with the kangaroo being in mid-flight ... when it's in the air it actually looks like it's further away, then it lands and it looks closer," Volvo Australia's technical manager David Pickett said   Read More ...
Categories: Motoring | 
Tags: Cars |  Driving |  Driverless Cars |  Automated driving |  Car Types | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 
New Subaru WRX Still Two And A Half Years Out
New Subaru WRX Still Two And A Half Years Out Subaru introduced the Impreza a little over a year ago but fans hoping to see a new WRX are in for a bit of a wait. In an interview with Motoring, Subaru Australia Managing Director Colin Christie confirmed the next-generation model is still two and half to three years away. That's a pretty long wait and it could suggest the WRX and WRX STI will be introduced after the company gives the Impreza a facelift   Read More ...
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Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Subaru |  Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 
Next Subaru WRX and WRX STI likely not here before 2020
Next Subaru WRX and WRX STI likely not here before 2020 Those hoping to see an a redesigned WRX and WRX STI will have to wait a little longer. Subaru is in no hurry to rush its next performance nameplates; in fact, it's going to be at least a couple of years. Subaru Australia Managing Director Colin Christie told Motoring that a new WRX and WRX STI are two to three years away from launching   Read More ...
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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 
Track-focused Toyota 86 debuts in Oz
Track-focused Toyota 86 debuts in Oz may be down on power but there’s no denying that it, along with its Subaru BRZ twin, is one of the best-handling cars currently on sale. And the lack of power actually makes the 86 an excellent learning tool for inexperienced drivers, as they can build-up their skills behind the wheel without getting into too much trouble. To emphasize this, Toyota has introduced a track-focused 86, though sadly the car is only being offered in Australia   Read More ...
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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 
Dangerous driving becomes the norm in India, home of the world's most deadly roads
Dangerous driving becomes the norm in India, home of the world's most deadly roads It is India's highway to hellish behaviour. Key points: One person dies on India's crowded and largely unregulated roads every four minutes More Indians have died in road accidents than in all the wars the country has fought With 11 million cars, Delhi is also one of the most polluted cities in the world Last month, a 32-year-old business executive was killed while crossing the road in North Delhi's posh Civil Lines area, after being hit by a speeding car allegedly driven by a drunken teenager   Read More ...
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Tags: Driving |  Dangerous driving | 
Places: Australia |  Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Ford Endeavour Facelift Caught Testing For The First Time In Australia
Ford Endeavour Facelift Caught Testing For The First Time In Australia The new generation Ford Endeavour (Everest in global markets) arrived internationally in 2014 and will be completing four years in 2018. With product shelf lives getting shorter, the American auto giant has commenced working on the Endeavour facelift that was spotted testing for the first time in Australia. The Ford Endeavour is based on the Ranger pickup that will also witness upgrades and both the facelifted models are likely to arrive globally sometime next year   Read More ...
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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  India | 
Holden unveils next-gen Commodore Supercar concept
Holden unveils next-gen Commodore Supercar concept Holden has revealed the first official concept image of the next generation Commodore race car for the 2018 Australian Supercars Championship. The computer-generated image is the work of GM Design Australia exterior design manager Peter Hughes. "What an incredible-looking race car, it carries on the tradition of Commodores looking awesome on and off the track and ushers in a new era for our brand," Holden's executive director – marketing, Mark Harland said   Read More ...
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Tags: Cars |  Race Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  New Zealand | 
Lexus LC Convertible Remains A Possibility
Lexus LC Convertible Remains A Possibility The 2018 Lexus LC just started arriving at U.S. dealers last month and a new report is indicating it may eventually be joined by a convertible. Speaking at the car's Australian launch, LC assistant chief engineer Takashi Watanabe told Drive the car's GA-L platform could be used to underpin a convertible. Lexus Australia's chief executive, Peter McGregor, added the company is "very aware of the importance of the convertible sector of this market   Read More ...
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Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Lexus |  Cars |  Lexus Cars |  Lexus LC | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  United States | 
How to steal the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT's thunder with a Trackhawk
How to steal the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT's thunder with a Trackhawk It was all going so well for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, too. A bunch of Australian journalists had crossed the ditch to Auckland, to attend the Aussie launch of the entire facelifted Grand Cherokee range. A few Kiwis were there as well - primarily to drive the SRT model, as the rest of the range had been launched here several weeks earlier   Read More ...
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Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Jeep | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand | 
New Lexus LC Will Cost 50 Percent More In Australia Than In The U.S
New Lexus LC Will Cost 50 Percent More In Australia Than In The U.S Toyota's luxury brand Lexus are bringing their most advanced product, the LC coupe, to the Australian market. It's priced by Lexus at a whopping AUD $190,000 (USD $141,362) for both the V8 and Hybrid. In other words, the LC will cost Aussies over 50 per cent more than what Americans pay for the luxury coupe at US$92,000 and US$96,510 respectively for the two versions   Read More ...
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Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Lexus |  Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 
Super5000 Packs V8 Muscle Between Open Wheels Down Under
Super5000 Packs V8 Muscle Between Open Wheels Down Under Do you like open-wheel racing, but can't get on board with today's fussy hybrid F1 cars? Then you'll want to head Down Under, where the Australians apparently still know how to do things right, with good old fashioned V8 muscle. The new Super5000 car was unveiled over the weekend as something of “a modern take on the popular Formula 5000s of the 1970s,” when F1 cars looked more like this and packed more raw muscle   Read More ...
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Tags: Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 
Renault Australia Reveals Pricing For All-New Megane Wagon And Sedan, Updates Hatch Range
Renault Australia Reveals Pricing For All-New Megane Wagon And Sedan, Updates Hatch Range Renault buyers in Australia can finally choose between more body styles when it comes to the all-new Megane, as the wagon and sedan variants now join an updated hatchback. Pricing for the sedan starts from $27,490, which will land you a Zen trim model, whereas $31,990 means you'll be able to afford the Intens spec, which features more active safety systems   Read More ...
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Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Renault |  Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 
Facelifted Mercedes GLA Available From $43,900 In Australia
Facelifted Mercedes GLA Available From $43,900 In Australia Boasting a more aggressive appearance, new trim elements and more standard equipment across the range, the upgraded Mercedes-Benz GLA range can be had from $43,900 Down Under. This entry-level price tag is for the GLA 180 model, whereas those who want either a GLA 220 d or a GLA 250 4MATIC need to set aside at least $51,200 and $60,700 respectively   Read More ...
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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 
These Human Car Sounds Are Absolutely Uncanny
These Human Car Sounds Are Absolutely Uncanny Back in 2012, Daniel Jovanov rose to fame for his car sound impressions on Australia’s Got Talent and in the years since, he’s perfected the sounds of some of the world’s most recognizable vehicles. We first showed you Jovanov’s unique skill a few years ago when he impressed VW’s WRC drivers and recently, the crew from 1320video caught up with the human sound machine to hear him replicate some very familiar sounds   Read More ...
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Tags: Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 
This 1965 Honda S600 makes 1,200 hp and runs 7-second quarter miles
This 1965 Honda S600 makes 1,200 hp and runs 7-second quarter miles For two years back in the mid 1960s, Honda produced a fun little sports car that wore the name S600. You could get it as a coupe or a roadster, and power was provided by a 606-cc flat 4-cylinder engine. It produced a mighty 57 horsepower, and nobody at the time thought of it as a drag car. The Australian owner of the 1965 S600 featured here decided to up the power a bit on his own car, and now it makes 21 times more power   Read More ...
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Corvette ZR1-Powered HSV GTSR W1 Hitting The Second Hand Market With Huge Mark Ups
Corvette ZR1-Powered HSV GTSR W1 Hitting The Second Hand Market With Huge Mark Ups If you weren't one of the 300 people selected to buy the HSV GTSR W1 get ready to pay through the nose as a handful of examples have shown up for sale with markups as much as $130,010 AUD ($95,920 USD). Unveiled earlier this year, the HSV GTSR W1 is being billed as Australia's last muscle car as it is based on the rear-wheel drive Holden Commodore which will soon be replaced by a badge-engineered Opel Insignia   Read More ...
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1998 vs 2015 Toyota Corolla crash test is a testament to modern car safety
1998 vs 2015 Toyota Corolla crash test is a testament to modern car safety Vehicle safety is arguably one of the lesser points looked at when shopping for a car. Consumers simply expect vehicles to be safe and protect occupants at all costs. No one likes to think about a car wreck, after all. The Australian New Car Assessment Program wants to remind drivers how far the industry has come, however. The ANCAP set up a crash test with one standard issue 1998 Toyota Corolla and a 2015 Toyota Corolla   Read More ...
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Fuel tanker rolls, blocking Bruce Highway
Fuel tanker rolls, blocking Bruce Highway A fuel tanker has rolled on the Bruce Highway in Queensland and huge traffic delays are expected. The tanker rolled early on Tuesday morning just south of Gladstone, closing the highway, police said. Motorists are warned to expect long delays, with the highway expected to be closed until at least midday. AAP.   Read More ...
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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Queensland |  Gladstone | 
Motorcyclist dies on Gateway Motorway after crash with truck
Motorcyclist dies on Gateway Motorway after crash with truck A motorbike rider has died after a collision with a truck on the Gateway Motorway at Nudgee, which left just one lane open. Emergency services were called to the scene about midday and the Queensland Ambulance Service said paramedics were treating one patient, the truck driver, for shock. A section of the road was closed quickly and a police spokesman said lanes were expected to remain shut for several hours   Read More ...
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Places: Queensland |  Australia |  Australasia |  Oceania | 
Electric car industry lobby, Electric Vehicle Council, launched in Canberra
Electric car industry lobby, Electric Vehicle Council, launched in Canberra A new national industry lobby, the Electric Vehicle Council, has been formed to drive the uptake of electric cars in Australia. AGL chief executive Andy Vesey said more policy and market framework was needed to build the industry. Mr Vesey said AGL customers could continuously recharge electric vehicles at home for a $1 per day. "That's not sufficient," Mr Vesey said, adding AGL would aim to have electric vehicles comprising 10 per cent of its commercial fleet by next year   Read More ...
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Tags: Electric Cars |  Car Types |  Cars | 
Places: Canberra |  ACT |  Australia |  Australasia |  Oceania | 
A 2017 Audi TT RS Will Cost You $137,900 In Australia
A 2017 Audi TT RS Will Cost You $137,900 In Australia Pricing and specs for the Aussie version of the 2017 Audi TT RS have been released, with this also being the first time Audi has brought the Roadster version of the TT RS Down Under. The 2017 TT RS Coupe and Roadster are priced from $137,900 AUD ($102,939 USD) and $141,900 AUD ($105,925 USD) respectively, and are both powered by a 294 kW (400 PS), 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) 2   Read More ...
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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 
Volvo Says XC40 Could Be Its Highest-Selling Model
Volvo Says XC40 Could Be Its Highest-Selling Model Volvo is so confident in the booming compact SUV segment that it believes its yet-to-be-revealed XC40 could become its best-selling model. Set to debut later this year, the XC40 will rival the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3 and BMW X1 and during an interview with Australia’s Motoring, the company’s local corporate and PR director Greg Bosnich revealed his optimism in the car   Read More ...
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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 
Chevrolet SS production officially ends in Australia
Chevrolet SS production officially ends in Australia Take a moment of silence, prayer, or simply pour one out for the Chevrolet SS, as the final model has rolled off the assembly line in Australia. The same goes for the Caprice PPV, essentially a long-wheelbase police-spec version of the SS. The performance sedan, nearly universally loved by enthusiasts, was never long for this world. As Motoring reports, orders for the SS ceased in February, and the facility that builds the factory will be completely shut down come this October   Read More ...
Categories: Motoring | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  United States | 
Can The Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain Become Australia's Luxury Wagon Of Choice?
Can The Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain Become Australia's Luxury Wagon Of Choice? If you live in Australia and would like to own Mercedes' all-new E-Class in wagon form, you're fresh out of luck, unless you pay top dollar for the All-Terrain version. Yes, the E-Class Estate isn't available in Australia, but is that a bad thing seen as how this off-road focused version is so darn impressive? According to CarAdvice's James Ward, there are very few negatives to point towards when dealing with the All-Terrain   Read More ...
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Places: Australia |  Australasia |  Oceania | 
Rich Unemployed Aussie Beaches His Maserati And Plays Golf
Rich Unemployed Aussie Beaches His Maserati And Plays Golf When you think of a vehicle that's suited to driving along a sandy beach, you'll probably think about a large SUV or perhaps a radical off-roader like an Ariel Nomad, certainly not a Maserati sedan. However, one man from Sydney's Camp Cove didn't think it would be a problem to drive his expensive Quattroporte onto the local beach without a care in the world   Read More ...
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Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Maserati |  Cars | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 
Australia's Cheapest BMW M3 Is Called Pure And It Costs $129,900
Australia's Cheapest BMW M3 Is Called Pure And It Costs $129,900 BMW Australia will be launching a discounted version of the M3 Sedan, costing 10,000 AUD ($7,477) less than the regular model. Set to arrive in showrooms this July, the M3 Pure Sedan costs upwards of 129,900 AUD ($97,130), whereas the regular M3 Sedan and the M3 Competition Sedan cost 139,900 AUD and 144,900 AUD respectively. "The BMW M3 Pure builds further on Australia's successful Pure edition models, most recently seen on the BMW M3 and M5," said BMW Australia CEO, Marc Werner   Read More ...
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Live out your 'Mad Max' fantasies by buying this Ford Falcon XB GT
Live out your 'Mad Max' fantasies by buying this Ford Falcon XB GT One of the most iconic movie cars of all time is the blacked-out police car from 1979’s “Mad Max.” Dubbed the Pursuit Special, it was based on a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT sold in Australia, and through the original movie plus sequels it has grown to become just as popular as some of the human characters. Who didn’t shed a tear seeing it destroyed in 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road?” You’ll soon be able to buy your very own Falcon XB GT and live out all your “Mad Max” fantasies   Read More ...
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Aussie Driver Tempts Fate By Challenging 57-Tonne Road Train
Aussie Driver Tempts Fate By Challenging 57-Tonne Road Train Here's one of the closest calls you'll see all year, with the driver of that SUV barely squeezing through the car that he was overtaking and a gigantic B-train. The B-train, or B-double as it's known, is a large Australian truck setup which consists of a prime "mover", towing both a lead trailer as well as another semi-trailer. According to the video's description, this one just happens to weigh 57 tonnes (125,663 lbs), which would make any frontal collision with it instantly fatal for any type of vehicle, especially at these types of speeds   Read More ...
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Tags: Cars | 
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Car companies eager to get their hands on NSW government's FuelCheck petrol price data
Car companies eager to get their hands on NSW government's FuelCheck petrol price data Price matching, loyalty schemes and special offers – the growth of petrol price comparison tools is set to dramatically change the way motorists shop for petrol in a few years. NSW Finance Minister Victor Dominello, who launched the FuelCheck website last year, said car and software companies have been contacting the government, eager to integrate the real-time data feeds into their car computer systems   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government |  Motoring | 
Tags: Government |  Fuel |  Petrol |  Fuel Prices | 
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Nissan GT-R-powered Ford Focus to tackle 2017 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
Nissan GT-R-powered Ford Focus to tackle 2017 Pikes Peak Hill Climb If there's one country other than the United States that has a bonkers relationship with power and oddball builds, it's Australia. Take this Nissan GT-R-powered Ford Focus for example. Okay, so it's not exactly a Ford Focus anymore—it only shares the windshield and A-pillars at this point—but the vehicle does serve as the blueprint. As Engine Swap Depot reports—the website's slogan "Boosting Performance Through Creative Surgery" says it all—the vehicle is a build collaboration between Tasmanian driver Tony Quinn and Australian performance house Pace Innovations, and it's destined for the 2017 Pikes Peak Hill Climb   Read More ...
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Canberrans to be recruited in trial of face-tracking technology in driverless cars
Canberrans to be recruited in trial of face-tracking technology in driverless cars Up to 40 Canberrans will be recruited to test face-tracking technology in autonomous cars, in a trial funded by the ACT government. Seeing Machines, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange but headquartered in Canberra, specialises in face-tracking technology in vehicles, used largely to date in the mining and trucking industries to ensure drivers are staying awake and focused. The technology is to be commercialised in cars in the United States from September   Read More ...
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Tags: Cars |  Driverless Cars |  Car Types | 
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Elon Musk, I owe you an apology
Elon Musk, I owe you an apology . For years I've been suspicious about your plan to fill the world's roads with self-driving cars. I've sneered at the motives behind you and your company Tesla, dismissed you as just another multi-billionaire burdened by an overnight social conscience and laughed – hysterically – when you said we may eventually outlaw people driving cars "because it's too dangerous ... you can't have a person driving a two-tonne death machine"   Read More ...
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Tags: Cars | 
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Aston Martin may sell shares, seek listing in London next year
Aston Martin may sell shares, seek listing in London next year Aston Martin may consider an initial public offering as early as next year as the British maker of James Bond's cars seeks to capitalise on the success of Ferrari NV's listing to lure investors, people familiar with the matter said. The century-old car maker, whose owners include Investindustrial Advisors SpA, could list in London, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private   Read More ...
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Autonomous vehicles: Disney's driverless plans not Mickey Mouse
Autonomous vehicles: Disney's driverless plans not Mickey Mouse Walt Disney World in Florida appears poised to launch the highest-profile commercial deployment of driverless passenger vehicles to date, testing a fleet of driverless shuttles that could cart passengers through car parks and around its theme parks. According to sources with direct knowledge of Disney's plans, Walt Disney is in late-stage negotiations with at least two manufacturers of autonomous shuttles. The sources, who asked not be identified to avoid offending Disney, said the company plans a pilot program this year to transport employees in the electric-drive robot vehicles   Read More ...
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Aviation fuel sniffing prompts warning in Australia
Aviation fuel sniffing prompts warning in Australia Australian health officials have warned of a "serious" incidence of children inhaling aviation fuel in the Northern Territory. Security camera footage shows children breaking into the remote Elcho Island Airport and siphoning fuel from planes. Petrol sniffing is not a new challenge to hit remote communities, but aviation fuel is even more dangerous because it contains lead, local officials said. Lead exposure can badly damage the brain and nervous system   Read More ...
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Tags: Fuel | 
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Autobahn Motors 'vending machine' dispenses Ferraris, Lamborghinis
Autobahn Motors 'vending machine' dispenses Ferraris, Lamborghinis Forget about soft drinks and potato chips - a "vending machine" in Singapore is offering up luxury vehicles, including Bentleys, Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Used car seller Autobahn Motors opened a futuristic 15-storey showroom in December, with vehicles on display in 60 slots, billing it as the "world's largest luxury car vending machine". Customers on the ground floor choose from a touchscreen display which car they wish to see   Read More ...
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Tags: Cars |  Lamborghini Cars | 
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Lyft and Google's Waymo team up on self-driving cars in latest blow to Uber
Lyft and Google's Waymo team up on self-driving cars in latest blow to Uber Two key players in Silicon Valley's battle to define the future of transportation are teaming up, taking aim at a common enemy. Waymo, the self-driving division of Google's parent Alphabet, and ride-hailing company Lyft are partnering to test driverless car technology, the companies have confirmed. Both companies face a bitter foe in Uber, and are seizing the moment as their rival stumbles   Read More ...
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For better and worse: Husband and wife nabbed for drink driving hours apart
For better and worse: Husband and wife nabbed for drink driving hours apart A husband and wife have both lost their licence for drink driving just hours apart on the Mornington Peninsula. The pair were caught by police on Saturday night while reportedly attempting a three-hour drive from Mornington to their home town of Maryborough. Police Task Force Razon members pulled over a car about midnight on Saturday after it was spotted driving erratically as it left a licensed venue in Mornington about midnight   Read More ...
Categories: Family & Parenting |  Motoring | 
Tags: Husbands |  Wives |  Marriage |  Driving |  Drunk driving | 
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