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PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Dongfeng will co-develop EV platform due 2019
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PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Dongfeng will co-develop EV platform due 2019

Groupe PSA, the parent company of Peugeot, Citroen and DS, has signed an agreement with Chinese automaker Dongfeng to co-develop an electric vehicle platform. The initiative, announced overnight, is an extension of the deal the two car makers signed in April 2015...


Mitsubishi admits fuel economy numbers doctored for nine Japanese models
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Mitsubishi admits fuel economy numbers doctored for nine Japanese models

Nine Mitsubishi models currently on sale in Japan have incorrect fuel economy ratings, the automaker admitted in an update to Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). In a statement released overnight, Mitsubishi Motors stated "running resistance was improperly calculated in nine other models currently sold in Japan, as well as in other models no longer sold in Japan"...


2017 Jaguar F-Type coupe facelift spied
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2017 Jaguar F-Type coupe facelift spied

The updated Jaguar F-Type coupe has been spied on the Nurburgring by our spy photographers. If this prototype is anything to go by, the F-Type facelift won't feature a radical restyling of the sports car that went into production in 2013. At the front end, this F-Type S prototype features LED headlights, as well as a restyled grille with a more three-dimensional frame, as well as a Jaguar badge with a red backing...


2016 Mazda CX-9 attracts record pre-launch interest
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2016 Mazda CX-9 attracts record pre-launch interest

The new-generation 2016 Mazda CX-9 has received greater pre-launch interest than any other product in the company’s Australian history. The more refined and efficient new CX-9 seven-seater, which premieres Mazda’s new SkyActiv turbocharged petrol engine, is shaping up as a much more aggressive rival to the Toyota Kluger and Hyundai Santa Fe than the outgoing car...


Dodge Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra recalled by Performax
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Dodge Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra recalled by Performax

Queensland-based specialist vehicle importer and converter Performax International has issued a number of recalls on several vehicles in its range of American heavy-duty pick-ups. The company reports that models in the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 ranges, as well as the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra lines, are all affected by varying faults...


Subaru marks 50 years of the boxer engine
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Subaru marks 50 years of the boxer engine

Japanese manufacturer Subaru has celebrated the 50th anniversary of its horizontally-opposed ‘boxer’ engine this week. A signature feature of its vehicles, the company’s boxer engine design first debuted in the Subaru 1000 on May 16, 1966. Half a century on, every car Subaru sells outside Japan today is fitted with a boxer engine...


Toyota 86 modifiers and customisers acknowledged, embraced by local division
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Toyota 86 modifiers and customisers acknowledged, embraced by local division

Since launching locally in mid-2012, more than 16,000 Toyota 86 models have been sold and, Toyota Australia admits, a large part of the sports cars' success has come through the model's association with the aftermarket world of modifiers and customisation...


Jaguar XE recalled for seat belt fix
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Jaguar XE recalled for seat belt fix

Jaguar has issued a recall for 66 examples of the 2017 XE sedan over a faulty seat belt pre-tensioner. The British manufacturer reports that the driver’s seat belt pre-tensioner may not operate correctly due to incorrect wiring of the vehicle’s restraints control module. In the event of an accident, the pre-tensioner may not operate as required, which increases the potential of injury to the driver...


2016 Subaru WRX Special Edition celebrates 50,000 sales
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2016 Subaru WRX Special Edition celebrates 50,000 sales

Subaru is celebrating 50,000 Australian sales of its road-going rally car, the WRX, with a special edition appropriately named the WRX Special Edition. Based on the WRX Premium variant, the special edition model gains 18-inch black BBS alloy wheels, along with red accents to the partial leather seats, door trims, air-conditioning dials and on top of the driver’s display...


Genesis will offer plug-in hybrid drivetrain options
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Genesis will offer plug-in hybrid drivetrain options

Genesis, Hyundai's new luxury brand, will offer plug-in hybrid drivetrain options in some of its future models. In an interview with Automotive News, Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai USA, said that the Korean automaker is working on multiple plug-in hybrid options...


2016 Ford Kuga: Australian update adds Sync 2, larger screen at entry level
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2016 Ford Kuga: Australian update adds Sync 2, larger screen at entry level

The 2016 Ford Kuga has been given another update for Australia and, while it’s not the recently revealed styling and technology update, buyers at the entry level may be pleased - depending on their priorities, and how soon they buy. When the Kuga was last updated for Australia, in November last year, the company added its newer Sync 2 infotainment system and a larger 8...


2017 Chevrolet Camaro 'Z/28' spied
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro 'Z/28' spied

Our photographers have spotted the hottest version yet of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro on and around the Nurburgring. At the front, this Camaro prototype sports a refashioned front apron with massive lower air intake complete with a large honeycomb pattern. This is flanked by canards, while underneath there's an aggressive front splitter...


2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon spied
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon spied

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon has been photographed outside the Nurburgring in Germany with ever-shrinking quantities of camouflage. Compared to earlier prototypes of the high-performance E63 sedan and new E-Class wagon, this car has shed some layers of disguise, with much of the doors, rear flanks and tailgate doing without the swirly camouflage that still adorns the sills, bumpers, rear windows, and the entire front end...


2017 Audi R8 is essentially a hand-made supercar
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2017 Audi R8 is essentially a hand-made supercar

At Audi’s historic production plant at Neckarsulm, in Germany, a total of 1300 cars drive off the assembly lines each day, and of those, only 15 are Audi R8s, which are produced by Quattro GmbH in a bespoke factory nearby at Böllinger Höfe. Opened in 2014, the Böllinger Höfe site covers 23 hectares, around a quarter of the total area of the larger factory at Neckarsulm...


2018 Peugeot 508 to bring major design changes - report
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2018 Peugeot 508 to bring major design changes - report

Peugeot boss Maxime Picat has confirmed that the 508 will continue beyond 2018, when the current model is due to be replaced by a new generation, according to a new report. UK website Autocar reports that while the brand’s large car will live on, it will be restyled in an attempt to broaden the 508’s appeal beyond its core markets in France, Spain and Belgium...