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Jaguar XE: diesel engine details revealed

The Jaguar XE sedan’s all-new diesel engine will consume less fuel than a Toyota Prius and produce almost as much torque as the brand’s F-Type sports car. The British luxury car maker today confirmed the XE will initially be available with two tunes of Jaguar Land Rover’s new ‘Ingenium’ 2...

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2015 Kia Sorento: new images and engine details revealed
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2015 Kia Sorento: new images and engine details revealed

New images and updated engine details for the 2015 Kia Sorento have been revealed ahead of the SUV’s local arrival in the first quarter of 2015. The all-new Sorento has been confirmed to be powered by a pair of engines when it goes on sale here, including a new 3.3-litre petrol V6 with up to 198kW of power (exact outputs to be confirmed), and a revised 2...


2015 Peugeot 308: The Quick Guide
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2015 Peugeot 308: The Quick Guide

The all-new Peugeot 308 has a lot riding on it. The French car-maker hopes this long-awaited new-generation model will re-establish it in the small car segment against rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf when it launches around the end of October. The outgoing previous generation was one of the oldest and tiredest in the segment, and Peugeot has made some pretty dramatic changes as part of its stated plan to move upmarket...


2016 Lexus GS F caught on camera
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2016 Lexus GS F caught on camera

A new high-powered Lexus GS F expected to arrive in 2016 has been spotted undergoing testing in Europe. The 2016 Lexus GS F – which has been outed in prototype guise in the past – was spotted in an undisclosed location in Europe in these new images, with the car wearing chequered camouflage, with its disguise prevalent over the car’s most stylised elements, including its front and rear bumpers, side skirts and front fenders...


GM talks camouflage, shows a little of the next-generation Holden Volt
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GM talks camouflage, shows a little of the next-generation Holden Volt

Overnight GM showed off a heavily camouflaged photo of its next-generation Chevrolet Volt, which we'll again know as the Holden Volt. The side-on shot (above), with Volt chief engineer Andrew Farah parked in front it, reveals nothing that our earlier spy photos haven't already shown. What was more interesting was what the company said about the car's camouflage...


Ford shows 2020 vision as it slashes 2014 profit projections
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Ford shows 2020 vision as it slashes 2014 profit projections

Ford Motor Company wants to grow its global sales by about 50 per cent from 6.3 million units in 2013 to 9.4 million units by 2020 and charge ever harder down a path of platform-sharing and increased vehicle commonality...


2015 Kia pro_cee’d GT gains satellite navigation option
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2015 Kia pro_cee’d GT gains satellite navigation option

An updated version of the Kia pro_cee’d GT has introduced satellite navigation as an option on the base version of the car. The touchscreen navigation system utilises a 7.0-inch infotainment unit that doubles as the car’s media controller. It also acts as a display for the pro_cee’d GT’s standard reverse-view camera...


Lotus CEO believes that SUV, sedan would fit with brand's heritage
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Lotus CEO believes that SUV, sedan would fit with brand's heritage

Lotus CEO since May this year, Jean-Marc Gales, has spoken on the record that he believes an SUV and a sedan would be suitable for the brand if it was light, performance-oriented and dramatic to look at. Two weeks ago Lotus announced that it would retrench up to 325 people from its workforce, or around 25 per cent of the company's total headcount...


Porsche 918 Spyder catches fire, is destroyed at Toronto petrol station
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Porsche 918 Spyder catches fire, is destroyed at Toronto petrol station

A Porsche 918 Spyder has been filmed burning to the ground at a petrol station near Toronto, Canada. Be warned that the video (above), from YouTube user David Jenkins and his girlfriend, contains expletives, so you'll want to turn the volume down or don a pair of headphones if you're at work or near children...


Kia Optima T-Hybrid: diesel hybrid concept to debut in Paris
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Kia Optima T-Hybrid: diesel hybrid concept to debut in Paris

A new type of Kia Optima will be showcased at the 2014 Paris motor show, with the South Korean brand to unveil the new Kia Optima T-Hybrid "ahead of future mass production". The Optima T-Hybrid combines the existing 1.7-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine offered in the mid-size sedan in the European market with a 48-volt lead-carbon battery, electric motor and electric supercharger...


2015 Kia Rio revealed
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2015 Kia Rio revealed

The updated 2015 Kia Rio city car has been revealed ahead of its international debut at the 2014 Paris motor show later this week. The revised Rio brings a number of styling adjustments, the most notable being its rear bumper assembly which adopts a bold lower plastic section...


2015 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback prices cut: New entry-point set at $11,490
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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback prices cut: New entry-point set at $11,490

The entry price point for the Mitsubishi Mirage has been dropped for the updated 2015 model, with the base ES variant now priced at just $11,490 - making it one of the cheapest cars on the market. The range has been simplified to two models, with the mid-range ES Sport variant having been axed...


Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label : Style-centric ute here in early 2015
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Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label : Style-centric ute here in early 2015

The limited edition Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label will add a stylish edge to the rugged work ute when it arrives in Australia early next year. Volkswagen will bring 300 Amarok Dark Label models to our market, priced from $56,990 for the TDI400 manual and $59,990 for the TDI420 automatic...


2015 Proton Iriz revealed
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2015 Proton Iriz revealed

The all-new Proton Iriz city car has been officially unveiled in Malaysia. The long-awaited successor to the unloved and already-discontinued Savvy, the Iriz follows the lead of the Preve, Suprima S and Exora in featuring the car maker’s sharp design language, new engines, and modern technology and safety features...


2015 Hyundai H350 large van revealed : UPDATED with new images
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2015 Hyundai H350 large van revealed : UPDATED with new images

The 2015 Hyundai H350 large van has been uncovered at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany. The new Hyundai van - which will rival the likes of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Renault Master and Ford Transit, among others - will sit above the iLoad and iMax models in some markets, with a focus on Europe in particular - but it looks unlikely to be sold here in the short term...


Ford Mustang benchmarked against BMW M3 but not Chevrolet Camaro
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Ford Mustang benchmarked against BMW M3 but not Chevrolet Camaro

The all-new Ford Mustang was benchmarked against performance cars such as the BMW M3, Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 but not the Chevrolet Camaro during development because it was “already superior” to its rival, according to the Blue Oval brand. Ford’s famous muscle car has focused on dynamics like never before for the sixth-generation that will become the first Mustang to become a global model...


Ford Australia promotes 2015 hero cars in Twitter game
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Ford Australia promotes 2015 hero cars in Twitter game

Ford Australia is using a social media quiz to promote three of its most important models that will debut in 2015. The #guesswhoaustralia campaign is being run without any Ford branding in a bid to boost the intrigue surrounding the three vehicles shown. 2015 is a huge year for the company as it begins a huge focus on its imported models as it prepares for the end of local production in October 2016...


Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid revealed
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Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid revealed

The Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid will be among the German giant’s reveals at this week’s 2014 Paris motor show.  The electrified take on its new-generation mid-sized staple takes on the GTE moniker premiered on the Mk7 Golf in February, and features a 160kW/400Nm powertrain that boasts claimed fuel use of less than 2...


Honda Civic Type R : Updated concept previews 2015 hot-hatch
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Honda Civic Type R : Updated concept previews 2015 hot-hatch

Sketches of a new Honda Civic Type R concept have been released, previewing the highly anticipated hot-hatch that’s confirmed to launch in 2015. To be unveiled at this week’s Paris motor show, the blue Civic Type R concept is a mildly updated version of the red concept that debuted at the Geneva motor show in March...


Porsche 911 cop car goes on NSW patrol
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Porsche 911 cop car goes on NSW patrol

NSW police officers are likely to be fighting over the keys the newest member of the state's patrol fleet - a Porsche 911 Carrera. The 911 looks, ahem, arresting in its blue and white livery complete with sirens. A 911 Turbo S would be better suited for police chases, of course, but the Carrera is more focused on catching the eye of the community than catching criminals...


2015 Ford Mustang: The Quick Guide
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2015 Ford Mustang: The Quick Guide

The Ford Mustang has never been more significant for Australians since the Blue Oval’s muscle car debuted 50 years ago. Not only will the new, sixth-generation version be officially built in right-hand drive as it transforms into a global model, but when the Falcon disappears from 2017 the Mustang will be the only V8-powered Ford you’ll be able to buy locally...


Alleged Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1 leaked online
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Alleged Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1 leaked online

Photos which are claimed to be of the Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1 have been leaked online. In recent times Mercedes-Benz has launched new models with limited run Edition 1 models kitted out with some extra kit and tweaked looks. It seems as though the new Mercedes-AMG GT won't be an exception to this new rule...


Fiat Doblo facelift debuts in Hanover
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Fiat Doblo facelift debuts in Hanover

The Italian automaker has used the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover to debut a facelifted version of its Fiat Doblo small van. Visually the biggest changes have been wrought up front, where the outgoing model's bulbous headlights and single frame grille have been ditched for more conventional headlamps and a full-width grille...


McLaren 625C unveiled: Softer version of 650S developed especially for Asia
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McLaren 625C unveiled: Softer version of 650S developed especially for Asia

McLaren has revealed a more comfortable, but less powerful, version of the 650S, which will be known as the McLaren 625C. The 625C features a version of the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 that's also featured in the MP4-12C and 650S, as well as the hybrid P1. In the 625C, McLaren's V8 has been tuned to deliver, what it claims to be, enhanced driveability...


2015 Ford Mustang could carry sub-$50,000 price tag
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2015 Ford Mustang could carry sub-$50,000 price tag

The first Ford Mustang to be sold in Australia as a mainstream model since the late 1960s could cost less than $50,000 when it arrives in late 2015. Ford’s decision to make the latest version of the famous Pony car a global model factory-built in right-hand drive means the Mustang will cost significantly less than the $85,000-plus Tickford conversions sold by Ford Australia in 2001/2002...


2015 Subaru Impreza update revealed in US
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2015 Subaru Impreza update revealed in US

An upgraded version of the US-market Subaru Impreza small car has surfaced, bringing with it subtle styling tweaks, extra sound-deadening, additional equipment and the availability of EyeSight preventative safety technologies.  The mid-life update comes as Subaru of America — the core region for the Japanese brand — guns for its seventh consecutive year of record sales...


Great Wall utes in Australia are as safe as they can be, for now
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Great Wall utes in Australia are as safe as they can be, for now

The Australian importer for Chinese budget commercial maker Great Wall says safety is important to the brand, but concedes any scope to improve the ANCAP rating of its ute range is limited until all-new models arrive further down the track.   Earlier this week, Australian safety tester ANCAP awarded the Great Wall V200 ute three-stars and criticised not just its Chinese maker, but safety regulations on light commercials in general...


Road Rage: Why are you so angry?
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Road Rage: Why are you so angry?

Why are you so angry? On the face of it, you would think for a nation with a prosperous economy, low unemployment level, decent health care and a generally strong middle-class, people’s anger might be tempered. But when it comes to anger on the roads, at least, the facts suggest otherwise...


Holden Colorado Black Edition revealed
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Holden Colorado Black Edition revealed

The Holden Colorado Black Edition crew cab ute is about to roll into town, just ahead of an eerily similar take on the Toyota HiLux.  Appropriately making its premiere at next weekend’s Deni Ute Muster — a gathering of ute aficionados in the regional town of Deniliquin — the Black Edition comes with a number of Holden cosmetic accessories bundled together at a reduced price...


Mitsubishi R5 Mirage ready take on WRC-2 in 2015
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Mitsubishi R5 Mirage ready take on WRC-2 in 2015

The turbocharged, all-wheel drive Mitsubishi R5, based on the Mirage, will tackle next year's World Rally Championship-2. Developed and built by Mpart (Ralliart Sweden), the R5 mates a pumped version of the Mirage's five-door hatch body shell with components borrowed from various Mitsubishis...


Renault Espace people mover-slash-crossover revealed
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Renault Espace people mover-slash-crossover revealed

The wraps off have been taken off the fifth-generation Renault Espace days ahead of its first public outing at the Paris motor show. With its new hunkered down stance and much more elegant clothes, Renault is referring to the new Espace as a crossover not a people mover...


Ferrari 458 Speciale A limited edition convertible unveiled
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Ferrari 458 Speciale A limited edition convertible unveiled

The limited edition Ferrari 458 Speciale A was unveiled overnight ahead of its public debut at the Paris motor show. The A in the name stands for aperta or open in Italian. As such, it shares the retractable aluminium hardtop with the regular 458 Spider. The Speciale A can go from open to closed, or vice versa, in 14 seconds...


2015 Audi S1 Sportback: pricing and specifications
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2015 Audi S1 Sportback: pricing and specifications

The 2015 Audi S1 Sportback quattro will launch in Australia this month with a starting price of $49,990. The diminutive new pocket rocket is powered by a highly strung 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 170kW and 370Nm, which is mated exclusively to a six-speed manual gearbox - there's no auto, and Audi Australia says they've not heard of one in the works, either...


Ford:: V8 engine can survive
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Ford: V8 engine can survive

Ford is confident constant engine evolution and customer demand will ensure V8s remain a part of its line-up for a long time to come. The Blue Oval company has just launched its new, six-generation Mustang sports car, which is available with the traditional V8 but also one of the company’s more contemporary downsized engines featuring turbocharging...


2015 Ford Falcon sedan and Ford Falcon Ute pricing revealed
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2015 Ford Falcon sedan and Ford Falcon Ute pricing revealed

Pricing has been announced for the majority of the 2015 Ford Falcon sedan and Ford Falcon Ute ranges with cuts of almost $10,000 on some derivatives - but V8 lovers will have to wait until next week to find out pricing for the newly reintroduced XR8 Falcon...


2015 Ford Territory pricing revealed
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2015 Ford Territory pricing revealed

The price of the Ford Territory has been cut by up to $6500 as the last version of the homegrown SUV prepares to go on sale at the end of the year. Entry to the locally built Falcon-based SUV now starts at $36,990 with a $3000 drop for the rear-wheel-drive TX petrol. The Titanium RWD petrol gets the biggest cut, with other reductions of $3250, $6000 or $6320 depending on model...


2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 : Official details and image gallery
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2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 : Official details and image gallery

A series of leaks and impromptu releases saw many details trickle out yesterday, but we can now bring you the Mercedes-AMG C63 in all its glory following its official unveiling and the release of complete details and images. One crucial piece of information that avoided being outed ahead of time is the model’s new name, which follows the lead of the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe in dropping the Benz name...


Aggressive Cadillac seeks to conquer Germans from New York headquarters
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Aggressive Cadillac seeks to conquer Germans from New York headquarters

General Motors’ mission to return luxury arm Cadillac to “a pre-eminent position among global luxury brands” has taken on a new dimension this week, with the company spinning off its flagship brand into a separate business unit based out of New York, and away from Detroit...


Porsche, Ferrari... Mazda? Japanese company plots range of designer goods
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Porsche, Ferrari... Mazda? Japanese company plots range of designer goods

Mazda is apparently pondering whether to launch a line of ‘designer’ items, potentially including apparel and furniture, as part of a wider strategy to push its brand upmarket. The audacious proposal, laid out by global design chief Ikuo Maeda and supported by Mazda global CEO Masamichi Kogai, would theoretically see the small Japanese marque follow in the tyre marks of upscale brands Porsche and Ferrari...


2015 Ford Kuga : Diesel gets more power, more torque, better fuel economy
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2015 Ford Kuga : Diesel gets more power, more torque, better fuel economy

The 2015 Ford Kuga will feature an uprated diesel engine with more power, more torque and superior fuel efficiency when it goes on sale in January. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder ‘Duratorq’ turbo diesel’s power and torque outputs rise from 120kW and 340Nm to 132kW and 400Nm...


Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept debuts with autonomous highway driving system
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Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept debuts with autonomous highway driving system

The Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept made its official debut at the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover overnight. The Future Truck 2025 is equipped with the Highway Pilot system, which fuses together the truck's various cameras and sensors to create a three-dimensional digital map, which includes the road, topography, and stationary and moving objects...


Audi TT Sportback renderings leaked ahead of Paris reveal
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Audi TT Sportback renderings leaked ahead of Paris reveal

Updated with new images. Alleged official renderings of a five-door Audi TT Sportback concept have been published online ahead of its supposed debut at next months's Paris motor show. Over the past few days rumours have been getting louder that Audi will soon confirm that a third variant will be added to its TT range...


2015 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack unveiled
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2015 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack unveiled

The rugged new Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wagon has been revealed days before the 2014 Paris motor show. The new model has already been confirmed for the Australian market with an expected on-sale date by mid 2015, with Volkswagen Australia previously stating the car would follow the same mantra as the Passat Alltrack - and it's clear from these images that the resemblance is not in the name alone...


2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S revealed: sedan and wagon versions uncovered
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S revealed: sedan and wagon versions uncovered

New official images of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG have surfaced, with both station wagon and sedan versions of the high-output C63 AMG S. The images have been released following a leak overnight that saw the brand publish images of the C63 AMG, C63 AMG S and C63 AMG Edition 1 on its German site ahead of their scheduled debuts at the 2014 Paris motor show...


2015 Honda Civic: New Sport model to boost facelifted hatch range
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2015 Honda Civic: New Sport model to boost facelifted hatch range

The first images and details of a new 'sportier' Honda Civic hatch have been revealed ahead of the facelifted small car's Paris motor show debut. Due to be unveiled in both hatch and touring wagon guises, the refreshed European-spec Honda Civic range – spied testing back in June – will be joined by a new five-door Sport variant with stylistic links to the upcoming Civic Type R...


Volkswagen T6 Transporter to be introduced in 2015
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Volkswagen T6 Transporter to be introduced in 2015

A new generation Volkswagen Transporter - the T6 - will be launched in 2015, it has been revealed. The announcement comes following the unveiling of the Volkswagen Tristar concept at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, where Dr Eckhard Scholz, CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said the brand is set to "embark on an intensive period" after announcing an extra night shift at the German plant where the vans are built...


Citroen C1 Urban Ride concept hints at tiny new SUV
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Citroen C1 Urban Ride concept hints at tiny new SUV

      The Citroen C1 Urban Ride concept has been revealed to showcase how much buyers can customise their city car to make it look like a proper rough-and-tumble SUV. The new Citroen C1 show car - which will debut at the 2014 Paris motor show next week - "illustrates the potential for personalising this city car with new go-anywhere looks", according to the French brand...


Hyundai Veloster-Raptor possible for less than $40,000
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Hyundai Veloster-Raptor possible for less than $40,000

A production version of the hardcore Hyundai Veloster-Raptor concept could be kept to less than $40,000, according to Hyundai Australia public relations general manager Bill Thomas. Thomas revealed there are no plans for the car to enter production immediately, but stated the 195kW/318Nm Hyundai Veloster-Raptor could attract a price tag of less than $40,000 – which would see it sit above the standard 150kW/265Nm Veloster SR Turbo by $7000 - if it were to enter the market...


Audi TT Roadster revealed
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Audi TT Roadster revealed

The third-generation Audi TT Roadster has been revealed six months after its coupe sibling, and one week ahead of its world premiere in the metal at the 2014 Paris motor show.  Pitched as offering “purity in its most beautiful form”, the topless Audi TT is the second member of a range poised to include additional derivatives such as a four-door family version and potentially a Shooting Brake-style crossover wagon, a la the growing Mercedes-Benz CLA family...


Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG variants revealed early on company website
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Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG variants revealed early on company website

Photos and details about the new Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, as well as the Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG and AMG Edition 1, have been revealed ahead of schedule on the company's German website. All of the pages, except for the AMG Edition 1, which is pictured here, have now been taken down from Mercedes-Benz' German site...


Take a 360-degree Google Maps tour of Chrysler's Detroit factory
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Take a 360-degree Google Maps tour of Chrysler's Detroit factory

Chrysler has teamed up with the Google Maps team to produce an interactive tour of its Sterling Heights factory in suburban Detroit. Automotive factories are fascinating places, but while almost every one of us will own a car at some stage in our lives, few of us will ever witness first-hand how they're made...


Infiniti set for major product expansion in Australia from 2016
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Infiniti set for major product expansion in Australia from 2016

Infiniti Australia won’t offer any new models in 2015, but the brand has confirmed big plans in the years following – including an aim to offer a car in every luxury car segment of the market. The first model to arrive will be the new Q30 luxury hatch, which will give the brand a rival to the likes of the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, BMW 1 Series and Lexus CT200h...


Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept points to a new rival to the Porsche Panamera
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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept points to a new rival to the Porsche Panamera

The Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept to be revealed at the 2014 Paris motor show is set to showcase what the brand will offer at the top of its model range in the near future. At the launch of the new Infiniti Q50 2.0T, Infiniti Cars Australia product planning manager, Bernard Michel, indicated that reports doing the rounds about a production version of the Q80 offering buyers a large sports luxury car are on the money...


2015 Infiniti Q50 2.0T : Pricing and specifications
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2015 Infiniti Q50 2.0T : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Infiniti Q50 luxury sedan has a new starting price point thanks to the addition of a turbocharged petrol engine. Bringing the entry price of the Infiniti Q50 down to $50,900 plus on-road costs is a new variant that sits below the diesel (from $51,900) and hybrid (from $67,900) models in the Japanese luxury sedan range. The new Infiniti Q50 2...


Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept car revealed from the rear
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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept car revealed from the rear

The third teaser image for the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept car has finally given us a good look at the car's dramatic design and proportions. If the dimensions of the concept car are anything to go by, a production version of the Q80 Inspiration will be one big car. The concept measures 5.05 metres from head to tail and 2.03m wide; it sits on a lengthy 3...