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Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman names confirmed for 2016 overhaul
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Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman names confirmed for 2016 overhaul

Porsche’s compact sports car duo will be rebranded the Porsche 718 Boxster and Porsche 718 Cayman as part of a significant overhaul in 2016. The new 718 model series nomenclature pays homage to Porsche’s four-cylinder 718 racer of the same name that won a number of iconic races in Europe in the late 1950s and early 1960s...


Lotus Exige Sport 350 revealed: Plaid seats, exposed shifter, 51kg weight loss, 0-100km/h in 3.8s
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Lotus Exige Sport 350 revealed: Plaid seats, exposed shifter, 51kg weight loss, 0-100km/h in 3.8s

The Lotus Exige Sport 350 made its premiere this week. The stripped-back supercar is being dubbed “the ultimate incarnation” of the famous nameplate. Lotus’ headline figures make for impressive reading. At 1125kg, the coupe weighs 51kg than the Exige S, while its 0-100km/h sprint time is as low as 3.8 seconds (down one-tenth)...


2016 Jaguar F-Pace pricing and specifications: $74,340 opener for new SUV range
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2016 Jaguar F-Pace pricing and specifications: $74,340 opener for new SUV range

The all-new 2016 Jaguar F-Pace SUV will kick off from $74,340 plus on-road costs when it hits Australia in the third quarter of next year. Revealed in September after months of revealing spy photos and barely disguised preview cars, the F-Pace enters the Jaguar range as the British brand’s first-ever SUV...


Ford Everest Titanium pricing defended, flagship making up 25 per cent of sales
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Ford Everest Titanium pricing defended, flagship making up 25 per cent of sales

Ford Australia president and CEO Graeme Whickman has defended the company’s controversial $76,990 (plus on-roads) asking price for the flagship Ford Everest Titanium. The Australian-developed Everest — an SUV based on the same T6 architecture as the Ranger ute — has been generally well received since it launched a few months ago...


Genesis G90 revealed in Korea: Hyundai unveils new flagship sedan
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Genesis G90 revealed in Korea: Hyundai unveils new flagship sedan

Hyundai has unveiled its big new Genesis G90 sedan, ahead of an early 2016 launch into the Korean market - where it will be known as the EQ900. The new model’s world premiere comes just one month after the carmaker announced it would transform its Genesis marque into a new standalone luxury brand, just as Lexus, Infiniti and the new DS brand represent the premium efforts of Toyota, Nissan and Citroen...


Ford Mustang Australia: Extra cars sought, sustained success expected
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Ford Mustang Australia: Extra cars sought, sustained success expected

Ford Australia says it wants more supply of its hugely popular Mustang and “has the attention of Detroit” in its search for opportunities, but has made clear that the company can only make so many. The company announced last week that its stock of all-new Ford Mustang coupe and convertibles for 2016 were spoken for — 4000 units in total, with most being 303kW/525Nm 5...


Fiat 124 Spider Abarth on its way: Hot roadster spied testing
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Fiat 124 Spider Abarth on its way: Hot roadster spied testing

Plans are underway for the production of a performance-orientated Fiat 124 Spider Abarth, with the Italian company set to expand the sub-brand’s offerings. CarAdvice believes that the launch of the Mazda MX-5-based Fiat 124 Spider next year will be followed by a performance version of the two-seat roadster with a more powerful engine, retuned suspension and other assorted Abarth enhancements...


Ford Everest one-off fire no cause for buyer concern, says Australian CEO
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Ford Everest one-off fire no cause for buyer concern, says Australian CEO

Ford Australia president and CEO Graeme Whickman has encouraged buyers not to lose trust in the brand following the one-off fire that destroyed a new Ford Everest on test with a News Limited journalist last week. The Blue Oval's inquest yesterday found that the Ford Everest fire, which made global waves last week, was an isolated incident stemming from the incorrect fitment of a battery, and has thereby deemed any recall unnecessary...


Volkswagen brand chairman to talk electric future, reveal concept at CES
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Volkswagen brand chairman to talk electric future, reveal concept at CES

The head of Volkswagen’s passenger car brand will use January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to offer new insight into the company’s vision for an electrified future. Earlier this year, it was confirmed that former BMW executive Dr. Herbert Diess, now chairman of the board of management for Volkswagen Passenger Cars, would present a keynote address at CES, but the details of his speech had not yet been revealed...


Japanese brands dominate 2016 North American Car and Utility/Truck of the Year finals
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Japanese brands dominate 2016 North American Car and Utility/Truck of the Year finals

Four vehicles from Japanese manufacturers are among the six finalists in the 2016 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards. Honda has contenders in both categories, with the all-new Civic small sedan and coupe in the running for the Car of the Year prize and the large Pilot SUV a chance for the Truck/Utility of the Year gong...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior revealed
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior revealed

The interior of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been revealed today, marking the first official preview of the German carmaker’s new-generation large car. A glance at the new E-Class dash reveals few surprises, with the car’s interior designers following the lead of its exterior stylists in taking their cues from the popular new C-Class and big S-Class limousine...


Lexus Australia appoints Peter McGregor to CEO role: Hanley rejoins Toyota in sales role
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Lexus Australia appoints Peter McGregor to CEO role: Hanley rejoins Toyota in sales role

Lexus Australia welcomes a new Chief Executive Officer this week, with Peter McGregor stepping into the role as successor to outgoing CEO Sean Hanley. McGregor comes to the job from Toyota where he worked in marketing, franchise development, regional operations and product planning...


Honda S2000 successor in early stages of R&D - report
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Honda S2000 successor in early stages of R&D - report

Honda engineers are reportedly in the early stages of research and development for a new-generation Honda S2000 convertible sports car. Autocar reports workers form the Japanese car maker’s advanced engineering department recently attended an S2000 owners’ meet in the British Isles to talk with enthusiasts about the car to inform their decisions in terms of positioning the mooted new model and how the company can best reconnect with its fan base...


Ford Mustang pricing jumps with exchange rate changes
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Ford Mustang pricing jumps with exchange rate changes

Australian pricing on the new Ford Mustang has risen by as much as $2500, thanks for the most part to currency exchange rates. Buyers that have already placed orders for the now sold-out 2015 and 2016 build runs are safe from the increase, however, with Ford confirming that the pricing changes affect only new orders...


Ford Australia Proving Ground turns 50, future still looks bright
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Ford Australia Proving Ground turns 50, future still looks bright

Ford Australia’s world-renowned Lara Proving Ground west of Melbourne recently turned 50, and the company this week used the milestone to again remind us that research, development and design of global vehicles would continue here unabated, long-term...