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Toyota engineering boss says Supra name the favourite for coming sports car
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Toyota engineering boss says Supra name the favourite for coming sports car

Toyota’s upcoming sports car is widely anticipated to revive the Supra nameplate, and while not locked in, the company’s chief engineer says he - and his colleagues - like to see that happen. Speaking with CarAdvice at the international media drive for the facelifted Toyota 86 range, Tetsuya Tada, the company’s global chief engineer, said he wants the upcoming sports car – co-developed with BMW – to be named Supra...


2016 Holden Barina R: sporty RS-inspired edition launched
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2016 Holden Barina R: sporty RS-inspired edition launched

A new Holden Barina R model has joined the local line-up, adding styling enhancements and extra equipment to the brand's light hatch. Based on the entry-level CD variant, the Barina R gets the sporty look of the hotter turbocharged RS for only $1000 more than its price-leading donor car...


Tesla Model Y SUV and Model X-based minibus confirmed
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Tesla Model Y SUV and Model X-based minibus confirmed

Elon Musk, Tesla's outspoken CEO, has once again taken to Twitter to make some product roadmap announcements, stating on the social media service: "Model Y (compact SUV) off Model 3 chassis. Tesla Bus/Minibus/Spacebus off Model X." The Model Y name would complete the 'Model' naming scheme, which Musk had initially envisioned as spelling SEXY once the Model S, Model E, Model X and Model Y were all launched...


2017 Ford Kuga facelift due in Australia early next year
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2017 Ford Kuga facelift due in Australia early next year

The newly facelifted 2017 Ford Kuga will make its way to Australia a year after it was first revealed, the car maker has confirmed this week. The new-look Kuga was unveiled in February this year for an official premiere a month later at the Geneva motor show, before a lower-impact equipment update was rolled out to the Australian market in May...


2017/2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI spied testing in California
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2017/2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI spied testing in California

The upcoming all-new 2017/2018 Volkswagen Polo has been spied in its production duds for the first time, with the hero GTI model caught touring California's Death Valley this week. Until now, the new Polo has only been seen in 'mule' form, wearing the skin of its predecessor, the current fifth-generation model that has now been on the global market since 2009...


Honda NSX was almost exclusively a left-hand-drive offering
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Honda NSX was almost exclusively a left-hand-drive offering

The newly launched Honda NSX supercar could’ve as easily been an exclusively left-hand drive model, with the brand having seriously considered that possibility throughout the car’s development cycle. When work on the second-generation Honda NSX first began, it was intended to be a left-hand-drive vehicle only...


July 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales down, winners and losers detailed
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July 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales down, winners and losers detailed

Australian new vehicle sales went slightly backwards in July, but not enough to stop 2016 from remaining on track for an all-time annual record. According to VFACTS industry figures released this morning, 91,331 new vehicles were sold last month, which is down 1.1 per cent over July last year. Annual sales sit at 689,471, up 2.8 per cent over last year’s record...


80 Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley models banned in South Korea
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80 Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley models banned in South Korea

South Korean authorities have revoked the certification of, and recalled, 80 Volkswagen, Audi and Bentley models currently or previously on-sale due to falsified emissions and noise test data. An executive of Audi Volkswagen South Korea has already been charged with falsifying 140 documents related to emissions and noise certification...


China's giant "transit elevated bus" just went real
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China's giant "transit elevated bus" just went real

China's Transit Explore Bus (TEB) has launched the pilot project of its road-straddling ‘Transit Elevated Bus’ in Qinhuangdao this week. After revealing the ambitious ‘Land Airbus’ concept as a scale model back in May, TEB has produced a full-scale prototype which has begun its pilot run in the coastal Chinese city about 300 kilometres east of Beijing...


New Maserati MC12 under consideration, GranTurismo and GranCabrio in the mix - UPDATE
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New Maserati MC12 under consideration, GranTurismo and GranCabrio in the mix - UPDATE

This post has been updated since it was first published, see article for details. The former boss of Maserati has come out saying the company could release another ultra-exclusive model in the near future, according to a new report. Harald Wester, now the chief technology officer of Maserati parent Fiat Chrysler, told Britain's Autocar this week that the Italian performance brand “could do a limited edition, but not yet”...


Honda NSX-R and Roadster strong possibilities
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Honda NSX-R and Roadster strong possibilities

Additional variants and body styles of the recently launched Honda NSX are very likely, as the Japanese brand looks to expand its supercar offering in the coming years. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Honda NSX in Portugal this week, the model's chief engineer, Jason Bilotta, confirmed that the platform was always intended for more than just one purpose...


2016 Toyota Tarago pricing and features: Updated interior, Euro 5 engines, sharpened pricing
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2016 Toyota Tarago pricing and features: Updated interior, Euro 5 engines, sharpened pricing

Toyota has breathed life into the ageing Tarago for Australia this week, although not to the extent that had been hinted at - but not confirmed - by photos last month of the updated Japanese-market Estima on which the local people-mover is based. But, while exterior styling for the 2016 Toyota Tarago remains largely unchanged, it now comes with the lowest-ever prices on a V6 variant and "last-century pricing on four-cylinder variants"...


Ford Everest to get five-seat option
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Ford Everest to get five-seat option

The Australian-engineered and designed Ford Everest range will expand even further in the second quarter of 2017 with the launch of a new price-leading five-seat version. The five-seater option will only be available on the base Ford Everest Ambiente, in both four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive configurations, pointing to a focus on big fleets as well as “value conscious” buyers...


Ford Edge large SUV confirmed for Australia, but not until 2018
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Ford Edge large SUV confirmed for Australia, but not until 2018

Ford Australia has provided clarity around its post-Territory future by confirming it will launch a new large SUV “based on” the global Ford Edge. However, the transition between the Australian-made Territory, production of which ends on October 7, and the arrival of the (likely) Canadian-made Edge will not be as smooth as many would have guessed...


Godzilla gets golden armour: This glittery GT-R makeover took 2000 hours
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Godzilla gets golden armour: This glittery GT-R makeover took 2000 hours

It may not be real gold (sorry to get your hopes up), but this glittering customised 2016 Nissan GT-R is surely one of the wildest examples in the line's entire history. No surface has been left untouched or modified, with deep and detailed engraving on every panel, matched to hugely flared guards and a unique samurai helmet-like look to the front end...