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Toyota S-FR will have 1.5-litre engine, significantly undercut MX-5 - report
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Toyota S-FR will have 1.5-litre engine, significantly undercut MX-5 - report

Details about the small, rear-wheel drive Toyota S-FR coupe concept have been revealed in the Japanese media. According to a report published in a Japanese automotive magazine, and republished by S-FR Forums, the S-FR will be powered a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine. The 2NR-FKE engine, which is used in the smaller Japanese domestic market Corolla, has been uprated with direct injection and revised ports...


2016 Audi TT RS spy photos
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2016 Audi TT RS spy photos

The new Audi TT RS has been caught by our spy photographers in Germany. Up front, the RS has a reworked front fascia with, predictably, larger air intakes and a more aggressive appearance. On the sides, there will be deeper sills. At the rear, the TT RS will feature two large oval exhaust tips on either side...


BMW Australia boss sees "good opportunity" for Alpina cars Down Under
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BMW Australia boss sees "good opportunity" for Alpina cars Down Under

The boss of BMW Australia believes there is “good opportunity” for high-performance Alpina vehicles to achieve sales success in Australia. Alpina is technically an independent German vehicle manufacturer, despite the fact its cars are based on BMW vehicles, and sold and serviced through BMW dealerships...


BMW 3 Series doesn't need to beat C-Class on its own, says local boss
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BMW 3 Series doesn't need to beat C-Class on its own, says local boss

The boss of BMW Australia says he isn’t concerned about chasing down the rampant sales success that is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class with the updated 3 Series, insisting the brand is focused on its entire product portfolio rather than one segment. Over the past 12 months the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has established itself as the dominant player in the premium mid-sized segment...


Rinspeed Ʃtos autonomous sports car concept bound for CES
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Rinspeed Ʃtos autonomous sports car concept bound for CES

Rinspeed, the Swiss design house and maker responsible for no shortage of out-there offerings, has revealed plans to debut a new autonomous concept at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This concept comes with a unique twist, however: rather than focusing purely on the daily commute, as with most other autonomous prototypes, the Rinspeed Etos (properly known as the ‘Ʃtos’) promises a hardcore sports vibe...


2016 Opel Mokka facelift spied: Could Opel’s little SUV replace Trax in Australia?
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2016 Opel Mokka facelift spied: Could Opel’s little SUV replace Trax in Australia?

The compact Holden Trax SUV is one quarter of an international foursome, alongside the Chevrolet Trax, Opel’s European-market Mokka and the Buick Encore. While the Holden Trax and its Chevrolet sibling wear largely identical styling, the Mokka gets an all-round unique look that makes it a cleaner fit with GM’s Opel and Vauxhall brands...


Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 recalled for petrol fuel pump fix
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Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 recalled for petrol fuel pump fix

A number of Petrol-powered vehicles in the Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3 ranges have been recalled this week, over concerns for a potential fuel pump failure. Announced separately by the local Volkswagen Group Australia and Audi Australia companies, this new recall is focused on concerns that the petrol fuel pump in “certain vehicles” across the petrol Golf and A3 lines could fail...


Lexus to preview future styling at Tokyo motor show
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Lexus to preview future styling at Tokyo motor show

Lexus will unveil a secret new styling concept at this month’s Tokyo motor show, hinting at the next stage in its evolving styling language. Production models in the growing Lexus range have revealed progressively polarising styling, introducing sharper lines and an ever-widening look to the brand’s ‘spindle grille’ design...


Volkswagen dieselgate fix will have impact on performance, according to US chief
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Volkswagen dieselgate fix will have impact on performance, according to US chief

During televised questioning from a US congressional committee, Michael Horn, the CEO of the Volkswagen Group's American arm, admitted that the upcoming fix will have an impact on performance, although he seemed to imply that the hit will not be that significant...


Tesla Supercharger network: Australian plans revealed
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Tesla Supercharger network: Australian plans revealed

The Tesla Supercharger network in Australia is growing, and it’s happening fast. By the end of next year the Silicon Valley-based auto maker will have places to rapid-charge its electric cars between Melbourne in Victoria, all the way through New South Wales up to Brisbane in Queensland...


Top 10 fast-growing car brands in Australia
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Top 10 fast-growing car brands in Australia

We’ve crossed the three-quarter-way mark of 2015, so it seems a good time to look at those 10 brands that have grown their sales fastest. Just to be on this list is an impressive achievement. Of the 51 car/SUV/light commercial brands that take part in the VFACTS industry database, most are up this year. The total market is on record pace, and is up 3...


Weekend deals on wheels
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Weekend deals on wheels

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Volvo XC60 and V40 Small wonder Volvo sales are up double digits in 2015 — look at the deals it continues to offer...


Renault ‘Grand Captur’ SUV spied testing
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Renault ‘Grand Captur’ SUV spied testing

A camouflaged prototype of what has become known as the ‘Grand Captur’ has been spied testing in Europe this week, hinting at a new addition to the existing Captur range. As its press-blessed moniker suggests, the so-called Grand Captur appears to be a stretched version of the compact SUV first revealed early in 2013...


Holden Commodore, Caprice models recalled for sensor defect
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Holden Commodore, Caprice models recalled for sensor defect

Holden has announced a recall of models in its VF Commodore and WN Caprice lines, over concerns that a faulty seat position sensor could affect airbag effectiveness. Affecting models built between April 8, 2014 and September 17 2014, the recall centres on a seat position sensor that may have become inoperative during any repairs or works requiring the driver’s seat base to be replaced...


2015 Porsche Cayman Black Edition on sale in Australia: Style-focused special lands
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2015 Porsche Cayman Black Edition on sale in Australia: Style-focused special lands

If the mad new Cayman GT4 is a little too out of reach, and a little more than you need out of a car, the new 2015 Porsche Cayman Black Edition might be more your style. Joining the existing black-edition Boxster and 911 models, the new Cayman Black Edition follows the 2011 launch of the previous-generation example...