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Mitsubishi still looking for next-gen Lancer partner, but nothing on radar
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Mitsubishi still looking for next-gen Lancer partner, but nothing on radar

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) remains on the lookout for a partner to help it develop and launch a long-overdue next-generation Lancer, but admits the cupboard at present remains bare, and that it is in fact a low-priority project...


Porsche Macan petrol variants recalled
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Porsche Macan petrol variants recalled

Petrol versions of the Porsche Macan have been recalled in Australia over what has been flagged as a possible fuel-line leak. The company put out a “precautionary recall” notice on its wildly popular compact SUV this weekend, citing “a possible leak in the low-pressure fuel line inside the engine compartment”...


Alfa Romeo will adjust its model plans because of sluggish Chinese economy - report
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Alfa Romeo will adjust its model plans because of sluggish Chinese economy - report

Alfa Romeo will rejig the details of its ambitious relaunch plans due to the weakness of the Chinese economy. Sergio Marchionne, head of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), told Automotive News that a prolonged weakness in the imported luxury vehicle market in the world's most populous nation has caused the company to alter its strategy for the marque...


Lexus hydrogen cars confirmed, but Aussies will have to wait
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Lexus hydrogen cars confirmed, but Aussies will have to wait

The first Lexus hydrogen car will be here within a decade – possibly in les than five years – but the chances of Australian buyers being able to walk in to a showroom with one appear slim. The Japanese luxury brand showcased the Lexus LF-FC concept sedan at the 2015 Tokyo motor show this week, a large fuel-cell electric model that includes a rear-drive hydrogen powertrain and in-wheel front electric motors...


New turbocharged Porsche 911 Carrera to 'feel' like a naturally aspirated model
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New turbocharged Porsche 911 Carrera to 'feel' like a naturally aspirated model

The soon-to-be-released, and for the first time turbocharged, Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S models will feel like naturally aspirated vehicles, according to German car maker. Speaking to CarAdvice at this week's Tokyo motor show, Porsche 911 product line general manager Erhard Mossle dismissed any notions the new 2016 Porsche 911s will lose any character or soul as a result of their move away from naturally aspirated engines...


New Mazda MX-5 sales: 66 per cent male; noticeably younger buyers than before
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New Mazda MX-5 sales: 66 per cent male; noticeably younger buyers than before

The new Mazda MX-5 is attracting a younger and different audience than those of the previous-generation model. The new Mazda MX-5 - which launched with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine in August - has been a hit with early adopters, with the two-door sports car registering 220 sales in August and a further 97 in September...


Mazda RX rotary sportscar has a “definite” business case for Australia
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Mazda RX rotary sportscar has a “definite” business case for Australia

Mazda Australia says it can definitely make a business case for the next-generation RX vehicle, with the brand's local boss admitting a rotary-powered sports car is as much about making a brand statement as making money. “Definitely,” Mazda Australia CEO Martin Benders told CarAdvice at this week’s Tokyo motor show when asked if there was a business case for a new RX car...


Lexus LS replacement ‘overdue’ according to company chief
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Lexus LS replacement ‘overdue’ according to company chief

The replacement for the Lexus LS flagship luxury sedan is now "overdue" according to Lexus executive vice president Mark Templin. Templin played down suggestions that the eye-catching LF-FC concept sedan shown at the 2015 Tokyo motor show gave any strong indication as to what to expect from the Japanese luxury car brand, but he did suggest that the new model is needed...


Toyota hydrogen cars could be powered by brown coal
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Toyota hydrogen cars could be powered by brown coal

Hydrogen is one of the most abundant elements in the universe, and that means there are potentially dozens, if not hundreds, of different ways to capture it. But a controversial plan from Japanese company Kawasaki Heavy Industries in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corporation could see brown coal dug up from Australian soil in order to produce this hard to obtain element, which will be used to power the hydrogen-powered Mirai sedan in Japan in the near future...


Toyota i-Road poised for production
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Toyota i-Road poised for production

The Toyota i-Road may not push any boundaries for electric vehicles with its estimated 40-kilometre battery range and top speed of 60km/h, but this three-wheeler potentially offers commuters an easy-to-park alternative to a car...


2016 Range Rover Evoque is most efficient Land Rover ever
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2016 Range Rover Evoque is most efficient Land Rover ever

The updated 2016 Range Rover Evoque becomes the most efficient Land Rover ever with the introduction of the new Ingenium engine into the model range. This new diesel powerplant is the same engine already in use with the Jaguar XE and XF models, which launched earlier this year...


Datsun Go-Cross concept revealed in Tokyo: light SUV hints at market expansion
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Datsun Go-Cross concept revealed in Tokyo: light SUV hints at market expansion

Datsun, the reborn Nissan brand now focused on emerging markets, has revealed a preview of what could be its first SUV model - and a sign of significant expansion into new markets. Debuting at this week’s Tokyo motor show, the Go-Cross hints at a potential new compact SUV for the budget brand...


Mazda Australia recalls 60,000 older models for electrical fix
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Mazda Australia recalls 60,000 older models for electrical fix

Mazda has this week issued a recall notice of “approximately” 60,000 vehicles in Australia for a potential assembly issue affecting a number of older models. Models listed in the recall include the 121 DB10 sedan and hatch, 323 BG10 sedan and hatch, 323 BA10 sedan and hatch, 626 GE10 and GE20L2, Eunos 30X EC108 hatch, MPV LV10E wagon, 929 HD10E sedan and the 929 HE10E1...


Volkswagen CEO targets "qualitative growth" rather than sales numbers
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Volkswagen CEO targets "qualitative growth" rather than sales numbers

Newly installed Volkswagen CEO Matthias Muller has outlined five key points that he hopes will guide the European automaker through the aftermath of the dieselgate affair and into the future. In a statement to the media, Muller stated that the company will come up with a medium term plan, dubbed Strategy 2025, which will replace the current Strategy 2018, developed under the leadership of former CEO Martin Winterkorn...


Lexus considering new baby luxury SUV
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Lexus considering new baby luxury SUV

It is fair to say that the success of the Lexus NX has caught the brand off guard, and now a smaller luxury Japanese SUV could be on it’s way, too. The Lexus NX has been hot property globally, and in the Australian market. The Japanese model has managed to keep pace with the likes of the pace-setting Audi Q3 and popular Mercedes-Benz GLA locally, and those sales could even be higher according to the company’s local chief, Sean Hanley...