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Honda R&D behind-the-scenes experience: Testing the brand's future powertrains and tech
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Honda R&D behind-the-scenes experience: Testing the brand's future powertrains and tech

Tim travels to Honda's R&D headquarters in Japan to sample some of the powertrains and technology headed to showrooms in the coming years.


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS revealed: Big GL gets new name, new look
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS revealed: Big GL gets new name, new look

The refreshed seven-seat 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS has been revealed today, ahead of an Australian debut set for early next year. As expected, today’s unveiling sees the big and familiar GL follow in the footsteps of its smaller stablemates, taking on a new name that better reflects its position in the carmaker’s SUV line-up...


Volkswagen believes 800,000 cars have "irregularities in CO2 levels"
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Volkswagen believes 800,000 cars have "irregularities in CO2 levels"

Overnight, Volkswagen headquarters issued a statement saying that "during the course of internal investigations irregularities were found when determining type approval CO2 levels" and that "based on present knowledge around 800,000 vehicles from the Volkswagen Group could be affected". The company has yet to detail which engines are covered by this latest discovery of "irregularities"...


Hyundai Ioniq will be the name of company's Prius fighter - report
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Hyundai Ioniq will be the name of company's Prius fighter - report

Hyundai's upcoming Prius-fighter, which is expected to debut next year, will reportedly be named Ioniq. According to AutoGuide, Hyundai will christen its upcoming Prius-fighting dedicated hybrid hatch as the Ioniq. The website believes that Hyundai has registered the name with the Korean Intellectual Property Office in June of this year...


Dodge Challenger GT AWD concept revealed at SEMA
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Dodge Challenger GT AWD concept revealed at SEMA

Among an avalanche of Mopar concepts, the Dodge Challenger GT AWD concept is one of the company's headline acts at the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Under the bonnet there's a 5.7-litre Hemi V8 fitted with Scat Pack 3 performance kit. The upgrades, which include CNC-ported cylinder headers, hi-flow manifolds and catalysts, and new gaskets, raises output from 280kW/556Nm to 340kW/616Nm...


Mazda MX-5 Speedster and Spyder introduced at SEMA 2015
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Mazda MX-5 Speedster and Spyder introduced at SEMA 2015

The Japanese car maker has unveiled two concepts, the Mazda MX-5 Speedster and Mazda MX-5 Spyder, at the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Created for a pared back "unadulterated, wind-in-the-hair driving experience, evocative of the open-top sports cars of the 1950s", the MX-5 Speedster (above and below) features a far greater number of modifications than its Spyder sibling...


Next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 will have manual option - report
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Next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 will have manual option - report

The next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 will reportedly be offered with both a manual and self-shifting gearbox. Andreas Preuninger, who heads up Porsche's GT programme, spoke to Car and Driver about some of the sports car maker's plans for its harder-edged models. The current Porsche 911 GT3 is currently offered with one transmission, an automated seven-speed dual-clutch unit...


Peugeot, Citroen, DS offer three years of free map updates
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Peugeot, Citroen, DS offer three years of free map updates

Peugeot, Citroen and DS cars with a factory-fitted satellite navigation will now receive free map updates for first three years of ownership. Dubbed Mapcare, the new update scheme is available on all new Peugeot, Citroen and DS cars. MapCare will also be applied retrospectively to cars purchased from January 1, 2013 onwards...


Honda diesel development set to take a back seat
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Honda diesel development set to take a back seat

Honda’s future development of diesel engines looks set to take a back seat as mega markets North America and China show low demand for the technology. Honda CEO and president Takahiro Hachigo says the company doesn’t plan to neglect markets where customer demand for diesel-powered vehicles is high, but insists Honda won’t try to force the technology on markets that don’t want it...


Kia Optima A1A four-door roadster concept heading to SEMA
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Kia Optima A1A four-door roadster concept heading to SEMA

The Kia Optima A1A roadster concept is one of six concepts that the Korean car maker will have on display at the 2015 SEMA show. Based on the latest generation Optima, Kia has removed the sedan's roof, shortened its windscreen, and added reinforced steel tubes within the body to ensure that rigidity is retained...


Australian Government to examine vehicle emissions standards and testing procedures
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Australian Government to examine vehicle emissions standards and testing procedures

The Federal Government will launch a ministerial forum to examine vehicle emissions standards in Australia and vehicle testing procedures. The ministerial forum will be chaired by major projects minister Paul Fletcher with the support of a working group and will examine issues including the implementation of Euro 6 emissions standards, fuel quality standards, fuel efficiency measures for light vehicles, and emissions testing arrangements...


Volvo's Polestar developing new performance engines, considering hot XC90 - report
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Volvo's Polestar developing new performance engines, considering hot XC90 - report

Volvo's newly acquired performance arm, Polestar, is working on a new range of high performance motors, and is reportedly considering a hotted up variant of the XC90. Niels Moller, Polestar’s chief operating officer, told Autocar that the tuning arm is currently working on a new performance package to replace its current turbocharged straight-six, which develops 257kW at 5250rpm and 500Nm at 3000rpm...


Hennessey Venom GT with 1082kW engine to debut at SEMA 2015
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Hennessey Venom GT with 1082kW engine to debut at SEMA 2015

An updated Hennessey Venom GT with even more power will be unveiled at the 2015 SEMA show, which kicks off tomorrow in Las Vegas. Hennessey has upgraded the Venom GT's 7.0-litre twin-turbo V8 to accept E85 Flexfuel and in the process increased boost pressure from 19psi to 26psi. These improvements have increased the car's already impressive output from 928kW to 1082kW, a jump of 154kW...


Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche V6 TDI engines also have emissions testing defeat devices; Volkswagen issues denial - UPDATED
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Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche V6 TDI engines also have emissions testing defeat devices; Volkswagen issues denial - UPDATED

Overnight, the United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a second notice of violation against the Volkswagen Group, claiming that eight additional vehicles sold in the US, and whole new engine family, have emissions testing defeat devices installed. According to the EPA, eight models fitted with the company's 3...


2017 Audi A5 cabriolet and interior spy photos
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2017 Audi A5 cabriolet and interior spy photos

The next-generation Audi A5 cabriolet, as well as the interior of the new A5 coupe, have been photographed by our spy team in Germany. Except for the fabric roof, these first photos of the A5 convertible don't differ to greatly from the spy photos we published of its coupe sibling back in the middle of the year...