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Subaru Forester tS coming to Australia: STI-tuned SUV locked in for 2016
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Subaru Forester tS coming to Australia: STI-tuned SUV locked in for 2016

The Subaru Forester tS - or a version thereof - has been given an official green light for Australia, with a local debut now confirmed for around May or June next year. The news was revealed today by Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior during an Australian media drive of the new Levorg wagon in Japan...


Honda NSX to target buyers upgrading from Porsche 911, says project boss
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Honda NSX to target buyers upgrading from Porsche 911, says project boss

The Honda NSX is the car for people who are sick of their Porsche 911, says the man in charge of the reborn Japanese supercar’s development. Honda NSX large project leader Ted Klaus believes the new high-performance hybrid coupe will appeal to owners of Porsche’s iconic sports car asking the question: ‘What’s next?’ “Do they go Audi R8? Do they get a special 911?” Klaus pondered...


PSA Peugeot Citroen to focus on ‘real-world’ fuel figures of diesel, petrol engines
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PSA Peugeot Citroen to focus on ‘real-world’ fuel figures of diesel, petrol engines

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen has announced this week that it will move to publish ‘real-world’ fuel economy and emissions figures of its petrol and diesel models, verified by an independent organisation. The initiative comes as a direct response to the controversy surrounding the ‘defeat device’ used by Volkswagen to cheat emissions testing of its EA189 diesel engine, although PSA avoided mentioning the German company by name...


Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG coupe recalled for seatbelt fix
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Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG coupe recalled for seatbelt fix

A number of new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG models have been recalled in Australia this week to address a defective seatbelt issue. Affecting 53 examples of the 2015 S63, specifically in the two-door coupe range, the recall centres on a potentially incorrect fitment of seatbelts in the front row...


2015 Tokyo motor show: what to expect
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2015 Tokyo motor show: what to expect

Has it really been just two years since the last Tokyo motor show? Officially, yes, given it’s a biennial affair - but you’d be forgiven for feeling as though it’s been a lifetime since the 2013 show. That show gave us some of the more out-there concepts in recent times, including Nissan’s BladeGlider and retro IDx cars, the Toyota FCV (which became the new Mirai) and Mitsubishi’s XR-PHEV, surely a look at the next ASX...


Honda Civic Type R ruled out for Australia in current generation, but all-new model due in 2017
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Honda Civic Type R ruled out for Australia in current generation, but all-new model due in 2017

The current-generation Honda Civic Type R will not be sold in Australia, with the local division deciding to hold off for the all-new version due in 2017. Honda Australia has expressed its desire to add the Civic Type R hot hatch to its showrooms since the hype around the car started in late 2013, and up until now has been holding out hope that it could launch the current car in 2016...


Own a Porsche for a fraction of the price
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Own a Porsche for a fraction of the price

If you've got Cristal taste and a Moet budget, this may be of interest. A syndicate system has been launched that enables Porsche enthusiasts to stop dreaming and own a share of a new or used car. This is no leasing or timeshare arrangement, it's a genuine ownership program with up to four people able to buy into the one car...


Toyota overtakes Volkswagen in 2015 global sales race
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Toyota overtakes Volkswagen in 2015 global sales race

With the release of sales data from the third quarter, Toyota has overtaken Volkswagen in this year's global sales race. Until the end of September 2015, Toyota Motor Group sold 7.498 million vehicles worldwide via its three brands: Toyota, Daihatsu and Hino. Compared to the same time last year, Toyota sales are down 0.5 percent to 6...


Chevrolet Camaro SS Black and Red Accent Package concepts to debut at SEMA
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Chevrolet Camaro SS Black and Red Accent Package concepts to debut at SEMA

Two concept cars, the Chevrolet Camaro SS Black Accent Package and Chevrolet Camaro SS Red Accent Package, will be part of the bow tie brand's display at the 2015 SEMA show. Unlike some vehicles that will be displayed at the show, such as 521kW "Brute Ute" based on the Hyundai Tuscon, the Chevrolet Camaro SS Black Accent Package and Red Accent Package concepts are fairly sedate...


Toyota JPN Taxi update to be shown at 2015 Tokyo show
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Toyota JPN Taxi update to be shown at 2015 Tokyo show

A heavily revised Toyota JPN Taxi concept will be displayed on the company's stand at the 2015 Tokyo motor show. Like the original car, which debuted at the 2013 Tokyo motor show, the updated JPN Taxi concept is a tall, boxy, upright hatchback that marries the proportions of the famed London taxi with Japanese engineering...


Walkinshaw Performance unleashes W547 W Series package: LS3 upgrade brings 547kW and 880Nm
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Walkinshaw Performance unleashes W547 W Series package: LS3 upgrade brings 547kW and 880Nm

The latest and greatest Walkinshaw Performance upgrade pack for the LS3 6.2-litre V8-powered Holden Commodore VF Series II and HSV Gen-F2 has been unveiled. Described by the performance modders at Walkinshaw as "by far the most powerful performance enhancement available for a Commodore that Walkinshaw Performance Products has ever produced", the package upgrade - which costs $25,990 fitted - brings the 6...


Dodgy imitation wheels potential killers, says peak body
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Dodgy imitation wheels potential killers, says peak body

Counterfeit wheels purchased online, and fitted in Australia, are often dangerously unsafe and fail to meet legal requirements, according to the movers behind a new industry campaign called ‘Genuine is Best’...


Maserati Levante spied in new outfit ahead of January debut
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Maserati Levante spied in new outfit ahead of January debut

The 2016 Maserati Levante has been spied testing again, this time in its most revealing state of undress yet. Caught testing ahead of a global unveiling at January’s Detroit auto show, the prototype shown here is wearing only a light layer of camouflage - although most of the key details remain disguised for now...


Nissan Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 previews latest driverless tech: 2020 launch reaffirmed
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Nissan Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 previews latest driverless tech: 2020 launch reaffirmed

Nissan has unveiled the latest evolution of its ongoing driverless technology program, showcasing the Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 car in Japan this week. Building on the development success of the semi-autonomous Leaf EV revealed in 2013, this latest step sees Nissan’s Intelligent Driving system upgraded with new sensors and advanced new abilities...


Ford EcoSport recalled for suspension fix
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Ford EcoSport recalled for suspension fix

Ford has announced a recall of its compact EcoSport SUV over concerns that the rear suspension setup could fail during driving. The recall centres on the pivot bolts of the torsion beam in the EcoSport’s rear suspension, which Ford says may not have been tightened correctly in some models...