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Porsche Cayman GT4 could take some 911 sales
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Porsche Cayman GT4 could take some 911 sales

Porsche’s latest motorsport developed GT car, the Porsche Cayman GT4, will likely appeal to those that may want the performance of a 911 but without actually wanting a 911, according to the company’s local director of public relations, Paul Ellis. “We are looking at customers that were considering a 911 and maybe don’t so much want the 911, but want the [same] performance...


Porsche 911 GT3 RS Australian orders vastly exceed supply
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS Australian orders vastly exceed supply

Orders for the Porsche 911 GT3 RS have exceeded supply as Porsche Australia admits some customer may not get their cars. At the launch of the new Porsche Cayman GT4 at Philip Island yesterday, Porsche Australia’s director of public relations and motorsport, Paul Ellis, confirmed that no more orders were being taken for the GT3 RS as global and local demand for the track-focused 911 has been well above initial expectations...


Subaru to preview next-gen Forester and Impreza at Tokyo motor show
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Subaru to preview next-gen Forester and Impreza at Tokyo motor show

Viziv SUV concept to preview all-new Forester Electric all-wheel drive and autonomous driving tech to feature Impreza hatch replacement teased in new sketches Subaru will use this month’s Tokyo motor show to preview the replacements for two of its most important models: the Forester mid-sized SUV and the small Impreza...


Luxury car tax: Four things you might not know
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Luxury car tax: Four things you might not know

Every know and then, a figure from automotive industry pops up to decry the luxury car tax (LCT) and call for its abolition. If you’ve ever wondered what the LCT is, how it's calculated, if it’s avoidable or why we have it, this feature is for you. What is it? Technically LCT is levied on the person selling the car, but the dealer will invariably passes this cost on to the buyer...


2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4, Targa 4 pricing and specifications
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2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4, Targa 4 pricing and specifications

New turbocharged Porsche 911 Carrera 4, 4S and Targa 4, 4S models details for Australia, on sale in second quarter 2016 Porsche has announced details of its all-wheel drive 2016 Carrera 4 and Targa 4 models this week, following the September debut of their rear-wheel drive siblings...


Koenigsegg revisits its original 1996 prototype vehicle
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Koenigsegg revisits its original 1996 prototype vehicle

The original Koenigsegg prototype vehicle recently returned to the company’s factory for a brief visit as part of retrospective photo shoot. According to the Swedish supercar maker, work began on the prototype back in 1994, but it took two years to complete. The prototype hasn’t always existed in its current form...


Ford Australia expands local supply deals, Carbon Revolution opens Geelong plant for Mustang wheels
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Ford Australia expands local supply deals, Carbon Revolution opens Geelong plant for Mustang wheels

Ford Australia has confirmed that it will continue to source aftermarket parts from 63 Australian suppliers beyond the late 2016 end of its local manufacturing operations. Of those, 17 have secured ongoing work with Ford’s global operations, improving on an initial list of nine suppliers that had been confirmed in 2014...


Toyota previews Highway Teammate driverless technology - video
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Toyota previews Highway Teammate driverless technology - video

Toyota has showcased the latest evolution of its developing driverless vehicle technology, known now as ‘Highway Teammate’. Building on the company’s preference for a ‘co-pilot’ style of autonomous driving, Highway Teammate is designed to operate as part of a wider system that includes human control and an intelligent transportation communications infrastructure that is slowly being rolled out across participating areas of Japan...


2016 Subaru Forester facelift revealed ahead of Tokyo show
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2016 Subaru Forester facelift revealed ahead of Tokyo show

The facelifted Subaru Forester has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the 2015 Tokyo motor show, which takes place at the end of the month. Visually, the revised Forester is distinguished by a new grille, front bumper, and updated headlight and tail-lights graphics. The crossover's 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels are said to be more aerodynamic than the current units...


2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA facelift spy photos
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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA facelift spy photos

The upcoming facelift for the Mercedes-Benz CLA has been captured by our spy photographers outside the company's research and development headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany. As with the recent update for the A-Class hatchback, the facelift is a blink-and-miss affair that even aficionados will have trouble picking out...


Volkswagen CEO delays unnecessary model programmes, promises fix is coming soon
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Volkswagen CEO delays unnecessary model programmes, promises fix is coming soon

New Volkswagen Group CEO, Matthias Muller, spoke to workers overnight at the company's factory in Wolfsburg, outlining some of the steps the company will take in the upcoming weeks and months to deal with the "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal...


Toyota Crown facelift debuts car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure tech
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Toyota Crown facelift debuts car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure tech

Alongside the usual raft of cosmetic and equipment upgrades, the latest edition of the Toyota Crown debuts new vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) safety systems. The Japanese giant claims that the Crown is the first mass produced car to make use of the the country’s ITS (intelligent transport systems) setup...


2016 Peugeot 208 pricing and specifications: More models, sharper entry price
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2016 Peugeot 208 pricing and specifications: More models, sharper entry price

The refreshed 2016 Peugeot 208 range will go on sale in Australia later this month, the carmaker has confirmed today, following its unveiling at March’s Geneva motor show. Arriving with lightly revised styling and new gear, the updated 208 range also welcomes new variants and a significantly sharper price of entry...


Toyota the world’s most valuable auto brand in 2015: Nissan the top riser, Volkswagen tumbles
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Toyota the world’s most valuable auto brand in 2015: Nissan the top riser, Volkswagen tumbles

Twelve years on the trot, the Toyota badge is again the automotive world’s most valuable, according to the annual Interbrand survey of global brands. Finishing sixth behind Apple, Google, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and IBM, Toyota’s estimated brand value rose 16 percent to US$49.04 billion, leading the charge for a number of automotive brands that saw marked improvement over last year’s results...


Toyota Mirai: hydrogen fuel cell vehicle lands on Australian roads
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Toyota Mirai: hydrogen fuel cell vehicle lands on Australian roads

Correction: 07/10/15 — The video mentions that the Mirai is Australia's first proper hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. That honour in fact goes to the Hyundai ix35 FCEV, which you can read about here. Toyota Australia has given the first local example of the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle a special welcome at an event in Melbourne...