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Porsche: "manual gearbox never going away", naturally-aspirated engines to stay
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Porsche: "manual gearbox never going away", naturally-aspirated engines to stay

Porsche says that it will continue to make its iconic sports cars available with manual transmissions so long as there is even one customer that wishes it so, while the likes of the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS will remain naturally-aspirated for as long as possible...


Porsche Australia ‘displeased’ with profiteers and speculators on its special models
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Porsche Australia ‘displeased’ with profiteers and speculators on its special models

Porsche Australia says it is displeased with the profiteering and flipping that has occurred on its limited-edition vehicles such as the 911 R. The limited-edition and numbered Porsche 911 R, which is essentially a GT3 RS with a manual gearbox and road-focused body work, has seen prices more than double on the used car market as some owners have chosen to sell their vehicle immediately after purchase for a profit...


Around Australia speed record broken
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Around Australia speed record broken

For those that may have been following our Highway One to Hell’s group progress as they traversed the great Australian outback, we can announce that not only did they make it back Sunday morning safely and without incident, but they also set a new world record for a complete lap of Australia - at 5 days, 13 hours and 43 minutes...


Kia Stinger to fix exhaust note with bi-modal exhaust system
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Kia Stinger to fix exhaust note with bi-modal exhaust system

The upcoming Kia Stinger will have an aftermarket and specifically Australian-designed exhaust system as an option, in order to meet the local demand for a more muscular sound not available from the factory. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Nurburgring race track in Germany, Albert Biermann, Kia Motors’ head of vehicle testing and high-performance development, admitted the Stinger needs a better exhaust note...


Kia Stinger a strong candidate for NSW and QLD Police force
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Kia Stinger a strong candidate for NSW and QLD Police force

The upcoming rear-wheel-drive turbocharged Kia Stinger liftback sedan is a very strong candidate to replace the Holden Commodore as the car of choice for numerous police forces around the country, with the South Korean company confirming the vehicle is under active assessment...


2017 Audi RS3 sedan pricing and specs - UPDATE
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2017 Audi RS3 sedan pricing and specs - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article said Audi magnetic ride is standard equipment, and the RS performance package at $7300. Audi Australia has since confirmed the provided information is incorrect. See article for details Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Audi RS3 sedan have been released this week, with the new five-pot sports sedan kicking off from $84,900 before on-road costs...


Kia Stinger AWD and diesel ruled out... for now
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Kia Stinger AWD and diesel ruled out... for now

Kia Australia says that, for the foreseeable future, it will not bring the AWD and diesel versions of its Stinger sports sedan to our market, in order to maintain some simplicity in the line-up. The Kia Stinger, which launches in Australia in September, will have a choice of a four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a V6 twin-turbo 3...


Kia Stinger not a ‘cut-price car’, low-$40k to mid-$50k price expected
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Kia Stinger not a ‘cut-price car’, low-$40k to mid-$50k price expected

Kia Australia says its upcoming Stinger liftback sedan will not be a 'discount car', given its popularity and its unique position in the Australian market, which is unlike anywhere else in the world. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Kia Stinger at the Nurburgring race track in Germany, communications manager Kevin Hepworth noted that while final pricing is yet to be officially confirmed, the Stinger will be positioned between the low 40s for the base spec 2...


Kia initially unprepared for Stinger interest
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Kia initially unprepared for Stinger interest

Kia Australia says it had initially underestimated the interest and demand for its rear-wheel-drive turbocharged Stinger sedan, with stock levels for the halo model likely to run short for the first few months. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Kia Stinger at the Nurburgring race track in Germany, communications manager Kevin Hepworth said that around 100 pre-orders have already been taken, making the Stinger the most popular Kia model to date...


Honda Civic Type R: New variants planned for hot hatch
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Honda Civic Type R: New variants planned for hot hatch

The forthcoming Honda Civic Type R looks likely to be the first in a series of variants for the hot hatch. Hideki Matsumoto, chief engineer of the Civic range, told Automotive News, "We’re hoping that by gradually putting out more [variants] that we’ll be able to maintain a more stable sales volume"...


Hyundai Santa Fe, i45 recalled for engine fix
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Hyundai Santa Fe, i45 recalled for engine fix

Hyundai has issued a recall for 9678 examples of its 'YF' i45 sedan and 'DM' Santa Fe SUVs fitted with the 2.4 GDi petrol engine over concerns vehicles could experience engine failure when in use. The Korean manufacturer reports a production fault may have seen debris contamination during the assembly of engine units...


Toyota Australia profit slashed due to end-of-manufacturing costs
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Toyota Australia profit slashed due to end-of-manufacturing costs

Toyota Australia has posted an after tax profit of $99 million during the 2016/2017 Japanese financial year, with the company taking a big hit due to restructuring costs. The local arm's after tax profit is down from $236 million in the previous financial year...


Car colour choices speak to the region in which you live, says BASF
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Car colour choices speak to the region in which you live, says BASF

If you live in Europe you will prefer a bold blue; if you're from North America, chances are you'll settle for silver; and if you're from the Asia-Pacific region, aqua could be for you. That's right - my prediction that aqua is back appears to have been bang on the money, with German paint and chemical company BASF stating in its Automotive Colour Trends 2016/17 report stating there's a parallax effect in play - that being, "objects appear shifted or changed when viewed from different angles"...


Could this be the world's friendliest car horn?
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Could this be the world's friendliest car horn?

An American engineer has designed and installed what might be the world's friendliest car horns - and we're suddenly wondering how such equipment isn't standard from the factory. Engineer and Youtuber Mark Rober had the idea of producing a 'friendly' horn for those times when a full horn blare is not needed, and even a quick tap of the horn pad feels inappropriate...


2017 Mitsubishi Triton gets rear-view camera across the range
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2017 Mitsubishi Triton gets rear-view camera across the range

The 2017 Mitsubishi Triton is now available with a rear-view camera as standard equipment across the range, thanks to the addition of the technology on cab chassis models. Available from June production, the company has engineered a rear-view camera system for its hard tray pack range, which cost between $1191 to $1750 depending on configuration, excluding fitment and other charges...