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Porsche hopes to sell 20,000 Mission E sedans each year - report
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Porsche hopes to sell 20,000 Mission E sedans each year - report

The CEO of German sports car maker Porsche has come out saying the company hopes to sell 20,000 examples of its upcoming Mission E sedan each year when it launches at the end of the decade, according to a new report. Speaking to German newspaper Automobilwoche (translated by Autoblog) Porsche boss Oliver Blume told the publication about the company's ambitious target...


Toyota: hydrogen a "natural stepping stone" from hybrid
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Toyota: hydrogen a "natural stepping stone" from hybrid

Toyota's local arm strongly supports the adoption of hydrogen fuel-cell technology in Australia, despite the current lack of infrastructure. Speaking at the showcase of the Mirai fuel-cell sedan and the company's new mobile hydrogen refueller station, Michael Elias, manager for product planning at Toyota Australia, told CarAdvice the company sees hydrogen power as a natural progression from current hybrid technology - due to the refuelling process being similar to conventional cars...


2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Cab-Chassis pricing and specs
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2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Cab-Chassis pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the rough-and-tumble Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Cab Chassis ute have been detailed this week. Starting at $119,900 plus on-road costs, the G-Professional definitely isn't cheap, though it boasts a 2085kg payload without a tray, 245mm of ground clearance, three differential locks that can be shifted to low-range on the move, along with a 650mm wading depth and adjustable engine speed control...


Hasta luego: Australia's 2017 Audi Q5 will come from Mexico
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Hasta luego: Australia's 2017 Audi Q5 will come from Mexico

You might wonder why Audi chose Mexico for the international launch of it’s all-new 2017 Q5 SUV. Even we wondered. After all, Mexico is not the obvious choice of location for a German manufacturer to present an all-new SUV to the world’s press - aside from the Baja peninsula being a bloody nice place to spend some time...


The 'new' Ford Escape will catch sales the Kuga couldn't
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The 'new' Ford Escape will catch sales the Kuga couldn't

With the launch of the 2017 Ford Escape this week, yet another model has seen the 'badge update' among the larger items on the list of changes for a model-year refresh. We saw it earlier this year with the Holden Trailblazer, recently with much of the Mercedes-Benz range, and let's not forget Infiniti, which went with a range-wide badge-cull some years ago...


Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to be replaced by a crossover in Australia
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to be replaced by a crossover in Australia

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate appears unlikely to come to Australia in this generation, on account of the declining demand for passenger wagons that saw its predecessor struggle to achieve adequate volume. The load-lugging version of the E-Class sedan, a technological powerhouse that has achieved ripping sales since its July launch, will instead morph into a crossover for the Australian market, though conventional models are available in Europe...


2009-2012 Toyota HiAce recalled for transmission fix: 12,000 vehicles affected
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2009-2012 Toyota HiAce recalled for transmission fix: 12,000 vehicles affected

Toyota has issued a recall for approximately 12,000 of its HiAce vans built between 2009 and 2012 over concerns the automatic transmission may refuse to shift out of certain positions. According to the Japanese manufacturer, affected vehicles may experience an issue where the related gear position (P,R,N,D) may "not match the expected vehicle behaviour" - for example, the driver may be unable to shift out of Park, or shift out of Drive or Reverse...


BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen to launch ultra-fast EV network in Europe
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BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen to launch ultra-fast EV network in Europe

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group have announced they will partner to build a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across Europe. The joint venture can be considered a response to the growing Tesla Supercharger network in Europe, which is understood to number around 260 sites - with more to come...


Mazda reclaims Australian owner satisfaction crown: Honda falls, Holden climbs
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Mazda reclaims Australian owner satisfaction crown: Honda falls, Holden climbs

Mazda has moved from second to first in the annual JD Power Customer Service Index for Australia, while last year's leader, Honda, has slipped beneath the industry average to sixth place. The study, which polls owners to measure vehicle servicing quality, vehicle pick-up, service advisor, service initiation, and service facility, is now into its seventh year...


2017 Audi Q5 2.0 models to land next year, 3.0 TDI to follow: SQ5 still to be confirmed, but likely
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2017 Audi Q5 2.0 models to land next year, 3.0 TDI to follow: SQ5 still to be confirmed, but likely

The new 2017 Audi Q5 will land in Australia with a pair of petrol and diesel 2.0-litre engines first, followed by a more powerful 3.0-litre TDI engine, the company's local arm has confirmed. There’s no confirmation yet as to whether we’ll get the performance-oriented SQ5 and there has been no global announcement of a 3...


MG ZS revealed ahead of Australian debut
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MG ZS revealed ahead of Australian debut

The all-new 2017 MG ZS has been revealed, representing a styling and technology step beyond the company's first SUV - the mid-sized GS, revealed late last year. Importantly for the company's Australian operation, recently under new management, the ZS will come here late next year as a crucial new offering in the country's best-selling market segment...


Mercedes, Nissan and aftermarket body fighting tug-of-war over genuine parts
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Mercedes, Nissan and aftermarket body fighting tug-of-war over genuine parts

Mercedes-Benz has hit back hard at the representative body for Australia’s aftermarket industry, which this week announced a plan to expose the “myth” that genuine factory parts are always best...


2017 Ford Fiesta revealed
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2017 Ford Fiesta revealed

The 2017 Ford Fiesta range has been revealed in Europe, with four versions of the Blue Oval brand's light hatch unveiled at an event in Cologne, Germany. While the four cars you see above may not be entirely indicative of what we'll see in Australia - Ford has confirmed this model revealed at the Go Further event is aimed specifically at the European, Middle East and African markets - there are clearly a few interesting developments...


2017 Audi Q5: What’s changed?
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2017 Audi Q5: What’s changed?

As the segment sales leader in Australia from 2009 to 2015, there’s serious pressure on the new 2017 Audi Q5 to continue the momentum the current model has managed to achieve over a prolonged period. Audi has made widespread and significant changes to its medium SUV, which was a favourite around the world...


2017 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 drops camo
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 drops camo

The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been spied during testing again, but this latest prototype gives us a better look at the new high-performance 'Vette. Although this car is clad head to toe in camouflage war paint, it doesn't feature the extensive car bra fitted to an earlier prototype. As such, we can see that the ZR1 will have a bonnet with an impressively sized bulge, as well as extra vents...