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Nissan Vision GT Concept 2020 outed, teases future GT-R

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Nissan Vision GT Concept 2020 outed, teases future GT-R

Look beyond the wild curves and proportions of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo and you will see elements of the design of the next-generation GT-R supercar...

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Amended airbag recall affects affects Nissan, Honda and Mazda in Australia
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Amended airbag recall affects affects Nissan, Honda and Mazda in Australia

Nissan, Honda and Mazda this week expanded their respective Australian recalls over potentially faulty airbags supplied by third-party Japanese company Takata.  The series of local recalls are part of a wider global recall announced in April-May 2013 and expanded this week, affecting millions of vehicles from seven car-makers — Nissan, Honda, Mazda, Toyota, BMW, Ford and Chrysler...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class test mule caught in action
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class test mule caught in action

This mysterious Mercedes-Benz C-Class in disguise spotted by our spy photographers in Europe could in fact be an early-stage mule for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class instead.  Look closely and you will see that this car is not only wider thanks to its pumped-up guards, but also longer even than the Chinese-market C-Class long-wheelbase...


Nissan to build Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz small cars in Mexico: report
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Nissan to build Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz small cars in Mexico: report

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan alliance are poised to put pen to paper on a 50-50 joint-venture deal that will see Mercedes-based small cars wearing both Benz and Infiniti badges roll off Nissan’s Aguascalientes production line in Mexico...


Holden design chief says studio is "flat out" with projects
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Holden design chief says studio is "flat out" with projects

Holden design director Richard Ferlazzo says the company’s Port Melbourne studio is running at capacity with its current staff levels, having been assigned plentiful development work within the wider General Motors empire...


2016 Ford Focus RS snapped at the Nurburgring
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2016 Ford Focus RS snapped at the Nurburgring

The hotly anticipated new-generation 2016 Ford Focus RS hot hatch looks to have been caught by our spy photographers again, the time at the holy grail of test tracks: Germany’s Nurburgring. While the car you see here wears ST badges on its tailgate, this does not look to be an update of that version...


Toyota Australia's plant closure leads to record $427 million loss
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Toyota Australia's plant closure leads to record $427 million loss

Toyota Australia posted an after-tax loss of $437 million last financial year as a result of February’s decision to shut its Melbourne car and engine plants by the end of 2017. The company, which runs on the Japanese financial year ending on March 31, said its bottom line took an $889 million hit from its decision to shut the doors and restructure...


Ford and Intel working on interior-facing camera tech known as Project Mobii
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Ford and Intel working on interior-facing camera tech known as Project Mobii

Ford has teamed up with Intel to develop a prototype of what it calls “the future of in-car personalisation and mobile interior imaging technology” with its research project known as Mobile Interior Imaging or Project Mobii. Perhaps the most immediately accessible feature is one that senses whether it is the driver or passenger reaching for the sat-nav...


Volvo says 'hat on parcel shelf' image still lingers in Australia
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Volvo says 'hat on parcel shelf' image still lingers in Australia

Australia may be the final market in which Volvo’s “hat on the parcel shelf” image lingers, according to managing director of the Swedish brand’s local car division, Matt Braid. Despite its attempts to shake off its conservative image, Braid says price cuts are not a solution to the problem...


2015 Range Rover Sport SVR: 404kW SUV the first series production car from JLR Special Vehicle Operations
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2015 Range Rover Sport SVR: 404kW SUV the first series production car from JLR Special Vehicle Operations

Land Rover will reveal a prototype of its fastest and most powerful model to date, the hardcore 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK this week ahead of an Australian launch around March 2015. Featuring the same 404kW 5...


2014 Australian International Concours d’Elegance to lure more premium brands
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2014 Australian International Concours d’Elegance to lure more premium brands

The director of the 2014 Australian International Concours d’Elegance classic car show has been emboldened by its record-breaking foot traffic in 2013, and says more premium brands are preparing to sign on to display their newest models alongside their historic predecessors...


Australian Motoring Festival detailed: Dubbed 'The motor show that moves', modelled on Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Australian Motoring Festival detailed: Dubbed 'The motor show that moves', modelled on Goodwood Festival of Speed

The co-organisers of the newly formed Australian Motoring Festival that premieres on March 26 2015 are promising to shake  up the conservative format of the defunct Australian International Motorshow (AIMS) with “very different” levels of interactivity, variety and affordability...


2014 Ssangyong Korando Review
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2014 Ssangyong Korando Review

Mike Costello finds out if the new-look Ssangyong Korando has more substance to go with its added style.

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Chevrolet Cruze cabin revealed
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Chevrolet Cruze cabin revealed

General Motors has released the first official image of the cabin of the new-generation 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, though it will be years before any such design is seen in Australia.  The image seen here is taken from the Chinese-market Cruze, the exterior of which was premiered at the 2014 Beijing motor show in April...


Next Holden Astra spied at the Nurburgring
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Next Holden Astra spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation 2015 Holden Astra, a car critical to the Lion-badged brand’s bold plan to usurp Toyota at the top of the Australian sales charts by 2020, has been caught once again by our spy photographers in Europe.  The car seen here is the Opel version in heavy disguise, preparing for high-speed testing in its native Germany at the Nürburgring ahead of its expected premiere at the Paris motor show this October...