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2016 Lexus GS pricing and specifications: New looks, upgraded features
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2016 Lexus GS pricing and specifications: New looks, upgraded features

The facelifted 2016 Lexus GS range has landed in Australia, bringing new looks, new features and revised pricing to the large premium sedan party. The 2016 Lexus GS line-up kicks off with the new turbocharged GS200t, replacing the GS250 level that opened the range before. The model spread is otherwise familiar fare, with the GS300h hybrid, GS350 and GS450h hybrid again starring...


2016 Lexus RC Coupe pricing and specifications: Entry-level turbo model added, prices adjusted
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2016 Lexus RC Coupe pricing and specifications: Entry-level turbo model added, prices adjusted

The 2016 Lexus RC Coupe is now in Australia, and it brings with it a budget-friendly price tag and a new turbo petrol engine. The Lexus RC200t brings the starting price of the Lexus coupe down to a new level, starting from $64,000 plus on-road costs. That price slots the 200t Luxury model below the existing RC350 Luxury, which has seen a price jump to $67,000 from $65,610...


2016 Bugatti Chiron confirmed for Geneva motor show debut
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2016 Bugatti Chiron confirmed for Geneva motor show debut

The 2016 Bugatti Chiron has at last been confirmed, with the French brand today revealing that the Veyron successor’s long-rumoured name is locked in. The announcement, which comes on the heels of multiple leaks and reports over the past few years, was joined by confirmation that the Chiron will make its world premiere at the Geneva motor show in March next year...


Volkswagen to cut model variants and trims to save for emissions penalties
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Volkswagen to cut model variants and trims to save for emissions penalties

Volkswagen Group plans to save 1.9 billion euros ($2.8 billion) by cutting model variants and trim options from the Volkswagen brand’s passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles as the cost of the emissions scandal becomes clearer. Volkswagen chief labour representative Bernd Osterloh told reporters that reducing manufacturing complexity was a simple way to make big financial savings as it attempts to offset the cost of recalls and fines...


2015 Nismo Festival review: A mecca for Nissan and motorsport fans
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2015 Nismo Festival review: A mecca for Nissan and motorsport fans

Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s most famous attractions and in its shadow is a mecca for Japanese car enthusiasts - the revered Fuji Speedway. Every year since 1997, Fuji Speedway has been the venue for a weekend of motorsport and paddock action like no other - the Nismo Festival - an event that every Nissan fan should endeavour to get to at least once...


McLaren Sports Series expansion - 570S 2+2 spotted?
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McLaren Sports Series expansion - 570S 2+2 spotted?

The newest addition to the entry level McLaren Sports Series family will arrive by June 2016, and the mystery car pictured in these spy images is it. Speculation suggests that the car seen here could be a 2+2 derivation of the 570S, 540C or both. Such a variant would offer two small seats behind the driver and passenger like a Porsche 911...


The problem with hydrogen fuel cell cars
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The problem with hydrogen fuel cell cars

I love the concept of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Taking the most abundant element in the universe and combining it with oxygen from the air to generate electricity for propulsion and emit only water sounds about as magical as a unicorn that eats Brussels sprouts, poops eye fillet and can fly to the moon...


Older Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models recalled over airbag, seatbelt fault
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Older Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models recalled over airbag, seatbelt fault

Older examples of the Jeep Cherokee and larger Grand Cherokee have been recalled in Australia this week, due to concerns surrounding the vehicles’ airbag and seatbelt systems. In both models, a fault with the airbag system occupant restraint control may unexpectedly cause the airbag to be deployed, while possibly also activating the seatbelt pre-tensioners...


2016 Renault Megane revealed further in new images
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2016 Renault Megane revealed further in new images

A mighty collection of new on-road photos for the next-generation 2016 Renault Megane have been handed down today, ahead of the five-door hatch’s global launch next year. Revealed at September’s Frankfurt motor show, the new Megane arrives as a successor to the now seven year-old third-generation model, which benefited from a key facelift in 2014...


Nismo looking to the future with broader customer base: 2016 launch for Australia looking likely
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Nismo looking to the future with broader customer base: 2016 launch for Australia looking likely

Hiroshi Tamura, Nismo boss and the man colloquially known as the godfather of the GT-R, is adamant that Nismo’s job globally is not merely to modify standard Nissan product. He’s also adamant that Nismo shouldn’t be seen only as a tuning arm...


BMW nearing decision on ‘i5’ model - report
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BMW nearing decision on ‘i5’ model - report

BMW is reportedly closing in on a final direction for the so-called i5, the first new ‘i’ model since the i3 hatch and i8 coupe were revealed in 2013. Speaking with British magazine Autocar, BMW board member Ian Robertson said the company is in “the final stages” of deciding on the shape of the line’s third offering, which some reports have suggested could be an MPV-like version of the i3...


Citroen to launch new suspension system by 2017, model range to be halved - report
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Citroen to launch new suspension system by 2017, model range to be halved - report

Reports that Citroen’s ageing C5 range would be the last to feature its legendary hydropneumatic suspension system have been followed this week by talk of a radical new setup that will appear in 2017. According to a report with the UK’s Autocar, Citroen CEO Linda Jackson has promised a new suspension package that will honour the comfort-focused design of its previous system without skimping on body control...


No new Nissan GT-R before 2020, Z-Car will live on
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No new Nissan GT-R before 2020, Z-Car will live on

There will be no new GT-R before 2020 and the rumoured death of the Z-car won’t take place under the watch of Chief Product Specialist and Nismo boss Hiroshi Tamura. That’s the message from the 2015 Nismo Festival, where the head of Nismo won’t actually tell us much about what is being worked on behind the scenes, but he is willing to spruik the motorsport link to Nissan - and Nismo’s - DNA...


Formula E Roborace: driverless electric racing series announced
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Formula E Roborace: driverless electric racing series announced

The minds behind the unique Formula E racing series have announced a new category that will launch in the 2016/17 season: Roborace. Perhaps inspired by Audi’s track-attacking RS 7 autonomous car, the new series will focus on driverless electric race cars, allowing companies to further test and develop technologies in the field...


2016 Kia Cerato facelift revealed in Korean ‘K3’ form
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2016 Kia Cerato facelift revealed in Korean ‘K3’ form

The newly refreshed 2016 Kia Cerato has been given an official unveiling in its home market today, less than a week since it was spied in a Korean carpark. Known there as the K3, the refreshed Cerato will make its Australian debut in the first of 2016. Today’s unveiling focuses on the sedan body, although we can expect the five-door hatch model to pick up the same styling tweaks...