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2014 Customer Service study : Mazda first, Holden jumps, Volkswagen still last

Mazda has been rated the best automotive brand in Australia for aftersales and service experience for the second consecutive year...

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Subaru Forester tS : 300 STI-tuned special edition SUVs for Japan only
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Subaru Forester tS : 300 STI-tuned special edition SUVs for Japan only

Japanese customers have been treated to the Subaru Forester tS – an STI-tuned special edition with sporty styling and mechanical enhancements. Distinguishing the Forester tS from the outside are STI and tS badges, cherry red pinstripes on the black front grille and rear bumper, unique front and rear lower spoilers, metallic silver fog light surrounds and lower door mouldings, and black side skirts, mirror caps and roof spoiler...


Renault Twingo RS: possible performance variant spied, Australian head "keen"
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Renault Twingo RS: possible performance variant spied, Australian head "keen"

A tricked up version of the all-new Renault Twingo has been spied while out testing, hinting towards a possible RS variant of the city car – a model the local division has its eye on. Snapped by CarAdvice's spy photographers in Spain, the suped up Renault Twingo has all the hallmarks of an upcoming sports derivative of the rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive super mini...


Lexus confirms interest in V8 Supercars, "high level" talks underway
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Lexus confirms interest in V8 Supercars, "high level" talks underway

Lexus Australia has confirmed it has approached V8 Supercars and has participated in “high level” discussions to join the local racing series. Following the international launch of the Lexus RC F in the US in September, Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said the introduction of a brand new 5...


Ssangyong Tivoli name to be used on new X100 baby SUV
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Ssangyong Tivoli name to be used on new X100 baby SUV

Indian-owned South Korean car maker Ssangyong has announced that its new baby SUV, codenamed X100, will be badged the Ssangyong Tivoli. Set for a January launch in Korea, the new Tivoli is due to hit showrooms in other markets, including Australia, from the second quarter of 2015. Previewed by the XIV-Air and XVI-Adventure concepts at this year's Paris motor show, the Tivoli is expected to measure just 4...


2015 Nissan GT-R upgrades focus on comfort, Track Edition not coming to Australia
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2015 Nissan GT-R upgrades focus on comfort, Track Edition not coming to Australia

The Nissan GT-R has been upgraded for the 2015 model year, with most of the changes aimed at improving the car's day-to-day comfort. To paraphrase Nissan, much of the evolution of the R35 GT-R has been focused on the R or racing aspect of the car. This year's modifications are more about GT or grand touring component of the car's personality, which will hopefully broaden the uber-Nissan's appeal...


Tesla and BMW in talks over co-operation on batteries, charging stations, carbonfibre
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Tesla and BMW in talks over co-operation on batteries, charging stations, carbonfibre

Tesla CEO and chairman, Elon Musk, has confirmed that Tesla and BMW have discussed working together on a number of different items. The outspoken CEO sat down for a long interview with Germany's Der Spiegel magazine. In the wide-ranging discussion he mentions, amongst other things, discussions that Tesla has had with BMW regarding possible future collaborations...


Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake revealed
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Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake revealed

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake, the fifth member of the Stuttgart brand’s growing family of front- and all-wheel-drive small cars, has broken cover.  As the name suggests, the CLA Shooting Brake is a conceptual shoot-off from the CLS Shooting Brake and a sleek wagon version of the already familiar CLA four-door sedan...


Lexus RC350 coupe lands from a sharp $66K
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Lexus RC350 coupe lands from a sharp $66K

Japan’s answer to premium German coupes has arrived locally, with the Lexus RC350 landing priced from $66,000 plus on-road costs, barely $600 more than the IS350 sedan. As with other Lexus models, three grade levels will be available – the $66K Luxury, climbing to the $74,000 F Sport and $86,000 Sports Luxury...


Cadillac wants 911 fighter after 2020, diesel-powered models by 2019
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Cadillac wants 911 fighter after 2020, diesel-powered models by 2019

As part of plans by Cadillac to reassert itself to "a pre-eminent position among global luxury brands", the brand will add diesel engines to its lineup and would like to have a Porsche 911 competitor in the medium term. At the recent Los Angeles auto show, Johan de Nysschen, president of Cadillac, spoke to Car and Driver about his plans for GM's luxury marque...


Ford “underestimated” Falcon XR8 demand
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Ford “underestimated” Falcon XR8 demand

Ford Australia admits it underestimated demand for the revived Falcon XR8 and says it needs to build more. The XR8 is playing the hero car role in the new-look Falcon range, dubbed FG-X, which has launched this week in Australia. The badge returns after a four-year hiatus, effectively compensating for the loss of the disbanded Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) division...


Chrysler Grand Voyager replacement will be "sexy"
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Chrysler Grand Voyager replacement will be "sexy"

The Chrysler Grand Voyager will be replaced in 2015, and the brand's design boss, Ralph Gilles, told CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show that buyers can expect the new-generation minivan to be "sexy". Gilles said the new model due in 2015 - as part of Fiat Chrysler's open-book five-year plan - has been a fun project to be a part of...


Interiors the new battleground for luxury makers, say Audi design chief
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Interiors the new battleground for luxury makers, say Audi design chief

A lot can be said of the exterior design trends of luxury car makers, but it's inside that could be the new battleground for premium marques, according to recently appointed Audi design chief, Marc Lichte. Speaking with CarAdvice at the recent 2014 Los Angeles auto show, Lichte said that in the coming years he expects interior design to be the dominant topic of conversation among the German luxury car brands, not to mention prestige rivals from abroad...


Chrysler 300: next-generation model may lose gangster look
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Chrysler 300: next-generation model may lose gangster look

The Chrysler 300 has always looked like one of the toughest kids on the block, but as emissions regulations continue to tighten, the bluff-faced large sedan may lose its trademark style. Speaking with CarAdvice at the recent 2014 Los Angeles auto show, Chrysler head of design, Ralph Gilles, said the current model is already quite efficient – but he didn’t deny there could be changes in the pipeline for the styling of the brand's most iconic model...


Ford Falcon won’t be replaced; new Mondeo to straddle medium/large
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Ford Falcon won’t be replaced; new Mondeo to straddle medium/large

Ford Australia has confirmed it will use the forthcoming new Mondeo to straddle the medium and large car segments beyond the demise of the Falcon in 2016, meaning a supplementary offering such as the US-market Taurus is off the local radar. The company this week launched its final version of the Ford Falcon – the FG X that will be built only until Ford ceases Australian manufacturing in October 2016...


Feeling pooped? Catch the number two bus.
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Feeling pooped? Catch the number two bus.

Bristol airport in the UK has started a four-week trial of a bus that runs on bio-methane, generated by sewerage treatment. So yep, it runs on poo (and processed food waste, but there's nothing funny about that). The 40-seat airport transfer service has a range of 300km on a single tank of the (endlessly) renewable fuel...


Toyota 86 convertible, turbocharged variants not happening, says Scion
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Toyota 86 convertible, turbocharged variants not happening, says Scion

Both turbocharged and convertible variants of the Toyota 86 are off the table, according to an executive at Toyota's North American youth brand, Scion. Doug Murtha, Scion's senior vice president, told WardsAuto at the recent Los Angeles auto show that the division, which sells the 86 as the Scion FR-S, "went down swinging" with its proposals for an 86/FR-S convertible...


Mini drifted into world's tightest parallel parking spot, 8cm longer than hatchback
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Mini drifted into world's tightest parallel parking spot, 8cm longer than hatchback

Han Yue from China has drifted himself into Guinness Book of World Records by sliding a Mini hatchback into a parallel parking spot that was just eight centimetres longer than his car. The feat, seen in the video above, took place during the China Drift Championship, which was hosted the other week at the Olympic Park in Chongqing...


BMW M7 not needed, Alpina B7 covers that niche, according to BMW exec
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BMW M7 not needed, Alpina B7 covers that niche, according to BMW exec

A senior North American BMW executive has ruled out the possibility of a BMW M7 joining the model lineup in the near term. Paul Ferraiolo, BMW North America's manager of product planning and strategy, spoke to Motor Trend at the recent LA auto show about the company's new model pipeline...


2014 Los Angeles auto show highlights
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2014 Los Angeles auto show highlights

CarAdvice’s 2014 Los Angeles auto show production and concept car highlights:   Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept The hydrogen-powered Audi A7 h-tron quattro is designed to showcase how a fuel-cell vehicle could form part of the German luxury car maker’s line-up...


Ignoring public transport is hurting road safety
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Ignoring public transport is hurting road safety

On the one hand our state governments in Australia are quick to take personal responsibility away from the taxpayer. On our roads otherwise normal and sane adults are treated like school children once were, whacked with a ruler every time they exceed an arbitrary number with a red circle around it...


Toyota Corolla RZ special edition launches from $22,290
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Toyota Corolla RZ special edition launches from $22,290

The Toyota Corolla RZ special edition has launched in Australia, injecting a dose of sporting flair into the top-selling small hatch range. Priced from $22,290 before on-road costs with the standard six-speed manual transmission and $24,540 with the optional automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT), Toyota says the Corolla RZ adds $2000 in features for just $1000 over the Ascent Sport on which it’s based...


Australian supercar maker Joss secures backing, set to list publicly early 2015
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Australian supercar maker Joss secures backing, set to list publicly early 2015

Aspiring Australian manufacturer Joss has secured funding to build its locally made supercars with the company set to list publicly from early next year. Speaking to CarAdvice today, Joss founder Matt Thomas said the 17-year old privately-owned company will list publicly in 2015 after securing backing from the Hatzimihail Group – a family-run business heavily invested in lighting technology...


Land Rover to complain about copycat Land Wind X7: report
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Land Rover to complain about copycat Land Wind X7: report

The boss of Land Rover says his company will complain to Chinese officials about the Land Wind X7 SUV, which he has accused of “copying” the design of the Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth says the Chinese-made Land Wind X7 – which bears more than a striking resemblance to the British Evoque – represents a breach of intellectual property laws...


Fiat Punto replacement a "headache" for the Italian brand
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Fiat Punto replacement a "headache" for the Italian brand

Italian mass market car producer Fiat is struggling to decide whether the replacement for its ageing Fiat Punto light hatch should be a retro-style spin-off of the 500 range, or a more practical, less stylish car that will sit separate to the cutesy Fiat 500 family...


Clawsome? Kia Sorento X-Men edition to feature at 2015 Australian Open
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Clawsome? Kia Sorento X-Men edition to feature at 2015 Australian Open

Movie car tie-ins are an interesting beast. Sometimes the car is featured in the film and there is sufficient demand from the public to encourage the manufacturer to continue the celluloid experience with a special edition. Other times, the car has no relevance to the movie and is just created for curious marketing purposes...


Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo is powered by lasers
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Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo is powered by lasers

Chevrolet has whipped the covers off the Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car, which emphasises fantasy and thinking outside the box over being production-ready. The Chaparral concept is powered by a laser setup that's similar to the one that's been envisioned for various types of spacecraft...


Mercedes-AMG confirms ‘green monster’ for production
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Mercedes-AMG confirms ‘green monster’ for production

If you remember the manic Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6, you probably thought to yourself: ‘I wonder if they’ll make a more hardcore four-wheel version of the standard G63 AMG G-Wagen?’. According to Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers, who spoke exclusively with CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, there will be a four-wheel-drive version of the Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 in the near future...


Audi Q8 'coupe' SUV confirmed
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Audi Q8 'coupe' SUV confirmed

Audi's management team has given the go-ahead for a new "coupe" SUV, which will be known as the Audi Q8. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi's technical chief, told Autocar at the Los Angeles auto show: "The Q8 will come. It will be something new, following designs established on the Prologue concept...


Ford Australia to turn around decade of spiralling sales soon, says region boss
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Ford Australia to turn around decade of spiralling sales soon, says region boss

The boss of Ford Asia Pacific says the company is on the verge of turning around a decade of spiralling sales in Australia. Ford’s Australian sales have declined every year since peaking at 135,172 in 2004. They dropped to 87,236 last year and are down a further 6.2 per cent so far this year, tallying 67,924 to the end of October...


Mitsuoka Orochi Evangelion Edition will be the car's swansong
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Mitsuoka Orochi Evangelion Edition will be the car's swansong

The Orochi will end its production run with 11 distinctively painted Mitsuoka Orochi Evangelion Edition models. It's unlikely that the Orochi has ever had the shrinking violet sobriquet thrown at it, but for its final hurrah it's going all out to capture the attention of all and sundry...


2015 Audi A4 shapes up for C-Class battle
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2015 Audi A4 shapes up for C-Class battle

Pictured: Artist's impression of the 2015 Audi A4 The next-generation Audi A4 will take some design cues from the TT, add more technology and shed up to 100kg as it aims to lift its game against the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. CarAdvice spies have spotted Audi’s fifth-generation mid-size sedan testing in Europe ahead of an expected unveiling at October 2015’s Frankfurt motor show...


Geely New Vision debuts with fewer Peter Horbury design flourishes
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Geely New Vision debuts with fewer Peter Horbury design flourishes

At the Guangzhou auto show, Geely unveiled its Geely New Vision sedan, but despite its name, the new car shares few of the design cues used on the larger Peter Horbury-designed GC9. Measuring 4.59 metres long, 1.47m tall and 1734mm wide, and sitting on a 2.6m wheelbase, the New Vision will duke it out in the Corolla class...


Mini Citysurfer concept takes the Brit brand into two-wheeler territory
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Mini Citysurfer concept takes the Brit brand into two-wheeler territory

Meet the Mini with two wheels: this is the Mini Citysurfer concept, unveiled this week at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show. The two-wheeler looks like one of those Razor kick scooters that were popular in the early 2000s, but this new mobility device from Mini features an electric drive motor that allows it to hit 25km/h...


Mercedes-AMG confirms GT racer with or without turbocharging
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Mercedes-AMG confirms GT racer with or without turbocharging

Hot on the heels of the international launch of the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT sports car, AMG chairman Tobias Moers has officially confirmed a GT3 racing version, though it may not be turbocharged. In an exclusive interview at the Laguna Seca Raceway in California, AMG engine designer, Thomas Ramsteiner, told CarAdvice that new FIA regulations for 2016 might force the car company to further develop its existing 6...


Mercedes-AMG GT designer says similarities with Porsche 911 unavoidable
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Mercedes-AMG GT designer says similarities with Porsche 911 unavoidable

In an exclusive interview with CarAdvice at the global launch of the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT, Mark Fetherston, exterior designer for Mercedes-Benz, said he makes no apologies for any similarities that some might see between the GT and Porsche 911. “There are classic sports car proportions that you kind of want in your car and you end up having similarities with other brands – you can’t help that," said Fetherston...


Mazda 2 sedan revealed, no sure thing for Australia
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Mazda 2 sedan revealed, no sure thing for Australia

The new-generation Mazda 2 sedan was unveiled today ahead of its formal premiere at the Thailand motor show on November 28. The three-box version of Mazda’s entry model carries over the hatchback's signature curves, and on first impressions avoids the pitfalls many ill-proportioned light-sized sedans fall into...


Mercedes-AMG C63 all-wheel drive ruled out
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Mercedes-AMG C63 all-wheel drive ruled out

There will be no all-wheel drive version of the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63. Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers told CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show that all-wheel drive has been definitively ruled out for the performance version of the new-generation C-Class. “No,” he said of the potential for an all-wheel drive version of the high-performance model...


Holden in line for German-built flagship SUV due by 2018
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Holden in line for German-built flagship SUV due by 2018

Holden could get a new German-built flagship SUV before the end of the decade after the boss of parent company General Motors confirmed Opel would begin production of the model by 2018. GM CEO Mary Barra (below) announced the new SUV would be built at Holden sister brand Opel’s headquarters in Russelsheim, Germany, and would be “the brand’s second flagship alongside the Insignia”...


Lexus LF-C2 convertible “purely a concept”, says chief designer
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Lexus LF-C2 convertible “purely a concept”, says chief designer

The stunning Lexus LF-C2 convertible concept is believed to offer up plenty of hints about a new drop-top from the Japanese luxury brand – but the man who designed the car, Yasuo Kajino, told CarAdvice there are no plans to push it to production. Well, not yet...


Dig this: JCB GT sets land-speed record, with a twist
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Dig this: JCB GT sets land-speed record, with a twist

We've all heard about the AMG GT, but what about the JCB GT? Setting a precedent for big yellow machinery the world over, the JCB backhoe has set a world record of 116.82km/h in Bathurst, NSW. Remember that next time you are stuck behind one on a country road. Originally built to perform wheelies and other stunts, the JCB GT is powered by a supercharged 7...


Scion iM concept previews new Corolla-based sports hatch
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Scion iM concept previews new Corolla-based sports hatch

Toyota’s North American performance arm Scion has unveiled the Corolla-based iM concept at the Los Angeles auto show. The Scion iM concept offers a thinly veiled look at a new sporty hatchback based on Toyota’s top-selling small car that will debut in production form at April’s New York auto show...


Ford Mustang turned into 540kW Rocket by Galpin Auto Sports
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Ford Mustang turned into 540kW Rocket by Galpin Auto Sports

Californian Ford tuner Galpin Auto Sports and leading automotive designer Henrik Fisker have joined forced to create what they have labelled “the ultimate American muscle car” – a carbonfibre-bodied super-Mustang called the Rocket. The Galpin Rocket’s design takes inspiration from specialty pony cars of the 1960s and 1970s, including the 1968 Shelby GT500...


Chevrolet Volt pokes its head out at owners event
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Chevrolet Volt pokes its head out at owners event

The next-generation Chevrolet Volt has poked its head out from beneath a white veil at an exclusive owners event in Hollywood, revealing its front-end design for the first time. The teaser image confirms the Volt will be at home in General Motors’ global line-up, with a face reminiscent of both North America’s Chevrolet Impala and Australia’s own Holden Commodore...


Mercedes-AMG chief looks to hybrid petrol models for future performance, rules out diesel
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Mercedes-AMG chief looks to hybrid petrol models for future performance, rules out diesel

Mercedes-AMG won’t offer any diesel performance models – instead, the German performance brand will focus on petrol and hybridised models for its future go-fast cars. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers said electrification is a way of the future that hardcore brands can’t ignore...


Audi to offer four-wheel steer, advanced quattro systems
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Audi to offer four-wheel steer, advanced quattro systems

German luxury maker Audi will soon offer a range of new high-tech driving technologies including four-wheel steering and possibly a new electric iteration of its quattro all-wheel drive system...


2015 Chrysler 300 SRT confirmed for Australia, but not for America
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2015 Chrysler 300 SRT confirmed for Australia, but not for America

The high-powered 6.4-litre V8 Chrysler 300 SRT will be sold in Australia, but it won't make it to showrooms in America. Chrysler brand president and CEO, Al Gardner, told CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show that the brand is in a strong position given that its US rivals won't have rear-drive large sedans to fall back on in the coming years, as Chevrolet will lose the Australian-made SS (based on the Holden Commodore) when the Australian maker shuts its doors in 2017...


Jaguar F-Type updated: Electric power steering standard; manual, AWD optional
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Jaguar F-Type updated: Electric power steering standard; manual, AWD optional

A manual transmission and all-wheel drive have been added to the options list for the revised Jaguar F-type coupe and convertible. For the update, Jaguar has swapped out the current car's hydraulic power steering setup for one that utilises electric assistance. As elsewhere, this change is aimed at improving the car's fuel consumption...


Kia KX3 baby SUV outed in China
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Kia KX3 baby SUV outed in China

Kia has previewed a brand new sub-compact SUV similar in size to the Mazda CX-3, though for our Australian readers there is a catch — this isn’t the version Kia will sell in the West.  Called the Kia KX3, the baby SUV concept premiered today in Guangzhou may be a concept in name, though it looks every bit the production car and even incorporates existing Kia powertrain technology...


2016 Ford Explorer : New look, new technology for updated large SUV
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2016 Ford Explorer : New look, new technology for updated large SUV

The 2016 Ford Explorer has made a big statement at the Los Angeles auto show, introducing a tough new exterior, loads of technology, a new four-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine, and a new luxury flagship variant. The Explorer becomes the third large seven-seat SUV premiered by Ford in less than a week, following the Ranger-based Everest and the three-row Edge that both bowed in China...


Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion concept previews hydrogen-powered small car
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Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion concept previews hydrogen-powered small car

The Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion has been revealed at today’s Los Angeles auto show, debuting a near-production-ready hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system in the German manufacturer’s top-selling small car...


Volvo S60 and V40 Sprint Editions released
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Volvo S60 and V40 Sprint Editions released

Volvo Cars Australia is capitalising on its strong V8 Supercars season by releasing a pair of special edition versions of its entry S60 sedan and V40 models, each of which is called Sprint Edition. The limited-edition models, each limited to 100 units, bring more than $4000 worth of sporty extras to the party and sharp drive-away pricing...


2015 Toyota Prius C facelift revealed
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2015 Toyota Prius C facelift revealed

The 2015 Toyota Prius C was revealed at today’s Los Angeles auto show, premiering a fresh look and a revised interior. The first update for the city-sized Prius C introduces a new exterior design comprising an expansive black hexagonal grille that dominates the front end, reshaped headlights with standard LED headlamps, a restyled front bumper with new fog lights and indicators, shark-fin roof antenna and redesigned ‘light pipe’ LED tail-lights...


Lexus LF-C2 concept emerges, previews RC convertible
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Lexus LF-C2 concept emerges, previews RC convertible

The topless Lexus LF-C2 concept made its public premiere in the suitable surrounds of Los Angeles today after a drawn-out teaser campaign, previewing a road-going 2+2 roadster version of the dashing RC coupe.  Fitting Lexus’ brief to add some stylistic edge to its range, the LF-C2 “Grand Tourer” is proof positive that Lexus wants to return to the fold against the BMW 4 Series convertible sooner rather than later...


Mercedes-Maybach S-Class unveiled in LA: Stretched sedan due in Australia from late 2015
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Mercedes-Maybach S-Class unveiled in LA: Stretched sedan due in Australia from late 2015

The ultra-long-wheelbase Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has been unveiled simultaneously on the opening days of the Los Angeles and Guangzhou motor shows. The Maybach version of the popular S-Class features a 3365mm wheelbase and an overall length of 5453mm — that's up 200mm and 207mm, respectively, on than the regular long-wheelbase S-Class...


Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept revealed at 2014 Los Angeles auto show
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Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept revealed at 2014 Los Angeles auto show

German luxury brand Audi has revealed a new technological concept vehicle at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show – the Audi A7 h-tron quattro. The Audi A7 h-tron quattro is a hydrogen-driven electric vehicle that the company says showcases how a fuel-cell vehicle could form part of its line-up...


Mazda:: turbochargers a 'costly' solution to efficiency
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Mazda: turbochargers a 'costly' solution to efficiency

Mazda says its future range of Skyactiv engines are better suited to the company’s needs as naturally aspirated variants, rather than seeking turbochargers for efficiency and additional power output. Mazda has claimed that its next-generation of Skyactiv engines will deliver a further 30 percent fuel efficiency gain without the need for turbocharging as the company seeks to find the ‘perfect’ and leanest naturally aspirated engine...


Seven-seat Ford Edge unveiled in China
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Seven-seat Ford Edge unveiled in China

A seven-seat version of the Ford Edge SUV has been revealed at an event in Guangzhou, China. With a full launch set down for 2015, Ford is keeping back many details about the new seven-seat Edge, including just how much bigger overall the three-row Edge is than the regular five-seat version. From the images it appears as though all the major changes occur aft of the rear axle...


2015 Mazda CX-5 details revealed
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2015 Mazda CX-5 details revealed

Australia’s best selling SUV has been given an update for 2015 both inside and out with the Mazda CX-5 making its debut at the Los Angeles auto show today. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 update introduces moderate changes to the exterior while the interior benefits from improvements throughout the cabin...


2015 Mazda 6 details revealed
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2015 Mazda 6 details revealed

Mazda has updated its popular Mazda 6 range with a series of exterior, interior, technological and mechanical changes for 2015. As the second-best selling medium car in Australia (after the Toyota Camry), the Mazda 6 remains popular with private buyers seeking a sophisticated car with plenty of in-car technology...


Mazda MPS not an "official project" yet
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Mazda MPS not an "official project" yet

Despite consistent rumours of a Mazda performance series (MPS) return, Mazda’s global boss has confirmed there are no current plans for the go-fast badge's revival. Speaking with the Australian motoring media at the Los Angeles auto show today, Mazda’s managing executive officer of global sales and marketing, Masahiro Moro, said the revival of MPS is not an official project internally...


Mazda RX revival plans are just 'dreams'
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Mazda RX revival plans are just 'dreams'

Mazda has no plans for a rotary sports car program, with the company’s boss confirming that talk of an RX-7 or RX-8 revival are currently just dreams. Asked why the rotary sports car program has seen an up and down rumour cycle of being established and then denied, Mazda’s managing executive officer in charge of global sales and marketing, Masahiro Moro, told the Australian motoring media at today’s Los Angeles auto show that the sports car program has always been off...