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Volkswagen Budd-e electric concept bound for production - report
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Volkswagen Budd-e electric concept bound for production - report

The all-electric Volkswagen Budd-e microvan concept, unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month, is reportedly poised to enter production in the near future. In 2011, the world had its first glimpse of Volkswagen’s new microvan concept with the Bulli, which introduced a funky design and retro paintwork that threw back to the T1 Type 2 Kombi’s of the '60s and '70s...


Aston Martin DB11 front end possibly revealed in new leak
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Aston Martin DB11 front end possibly revealed in new leak

An image that's claimed to be an undisguised view of the new Aston Martin DB11's front end has appeared online overnight. The photo seen here was posted on AutoJunk.nl by the user Autoblogger. The poster doesn't mention how he or she came to acquire this image. Last week, a different user on the same website posted, what many believe, to be the first undisguised look at the DB11's rear profile...


Porsche says no to autonomous vehicles
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Porsche says no to autonomous vehicles

New Porsche boss, Oliver Blume, has stated emphatically that the sports car maker isn't interested in self-driving cars. In an interview with Westfalen-Blatt, the company's recently installed leader poured cold water on the idea of self-driven Porsches. He described the concept as being "as alluring as a Rolex for boiling eggs", later declaring that "a Porsche is meant to be driven by humans"...


Mitsubishi Triton and ASX concept cars to be unveiled at 2016 Geneva motor show
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Mitsubishi Triton and ASX concept cars to be unveiled at 2016 Geneva motor show

The 2016 Geneva motor show is fast approaching, and brands are putting out teasers left, right and centre. Here's one from Mitsubishi Motors, which will show off concept, show car versions of the Triton (L200) and ASX at the Swiss show...


Mazda CX-5 sales halted in the US over fire risk
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Mazda CX-5 sales halted in the US over fire risk

The Mazda CX-5 has been recalled in the US over a potential fire risk. Approximately 287,000 examples of the Mazda CX-5 (model years 2014 through 2016) will be recalled over a possible fire risk if the car is involved in a rear-end collision. Sales of the CX-5 have been halted, too...


Opel GT concept unlikely for production
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Opel GT concept unlikely for production

A spokesperson for GM has poured cold water on speculation that the Opel GT concept coupe could be heading into production. According to Automotive News Europe, speculation and reports have been rising in German media outlets that the Opel GT concept could soon morph into a showroom-bound car...


Skoda VisionS SUV concept teased, new design language promised
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Skoda VisionS SUV concept teased, new design language promised

A first preview of the first-ever seven-seat Skoda SUV has been handed down today, ahead of a debut set for March’s Geneva motor show. Skoda has long been expected to add an extra-large high-riding wagon to its range, with reports of a so-called ‘Snowman’ and, more recently, ‘Kodiak’ SUV model reaching back to early 2014...


Suzuki Baleno Australian launch confirmed
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Suzuki Baleno Australian launch confirmed

Suzuki Australia today confirmed the all-new turbocharged Baleno hatch will join its range around August this year, giving it a viable offering to sit between the Swift and Vitara. The news confirms what we exclusively reported yesterday, when we revealed that Suzuki had begun the requisite regulatory registration process...


Nissan Patrol: decision looms for Y61 in Australia with tightening emissions laws
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Nissan Patrol: decision looms for Y61 in Australia with tightening emissions laws

Nissan says the future of the iconic Y61 Patrol in Australia is in serious doubt due to tighter emissions regulations coming into effect from November this year. From November 1 this year, all new vehicles sold in Australia will be required to meet stricter Euro 5 emissions requirements...


2016 Holden Spark detailed ahead of April launch: Local tuning, advanced tech on board
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2016 Holden Spark detailed ahead of April launch: Local tuning, advanced tech on board

The all-new 2016 Holden Spark will make its Australian debut in April, the car maker has confirmed today as part of a detailed look at the new model’s features. Revealed simultaneously in April last year at the New York and Seoul motor shows, the new Spark - which will no longer be branded as part of the Barina line - will launch as Holden’s new entrant in the micro car market...


1 Series Sedan: BMW Australia hunting Mercedes CLA rival
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1 Series Sedan: BMW Australia hunting Mercedes CLA rival

BMW Australia is hoping to get its hands on a long-overdue front-wheel-drive 1 Series sedan model to rival the popular Audi A3 sedan and Mercedes-Benz CLA in 2017, provided it can secure right-hand-drive production. It's no secret that BMW is developing a compact sedan...


Mazda MX-5 AWD, new turbo rotary hero both ‘possible’
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Mazda MX-5 AWD, new turbo rotary hero both ‘possible’

Although cagey on the topic, the man in charge of all-wheel-drive development for Mazda reckons there’s no reason the new 2016 MX-5 couldn’t be fitted with an AWD system - if the driving dynamics weren’t affected, and if the market wanted it...


Toyota supplier explosion forces production halt in Japan - UPDATE
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Toyota supplier explosion forces production halt in Japan - UPDATE

UPDATE: Toyota Australia has confirmed that it expects this event to impact on local supply. See full details at bottom of article. Toyota has just confirmed that it will suspend all car production in Japan for six days from February 8 to 13 due to an explosion at a key steel supplier's factory. Production is currently slated to resume on February 15...


Saab name no longer an option for new owner NEVS - report
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Saab name no longer an option for new owner NEVS - report

It may have a multi billion-dollar supply deal and four all-new models in the wings, but National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) won’t be using the Saab name to market them. That’s according to industry journal Automotive News, which reports this week that Swedish aerospace company Saab AB is no longer entertaining any potential for the Saab brand to be used by NEVS, which bought the failed car maker’s assets in early 2012...


Mazda: our AWD is better than the rest, and we'll prove it
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Mazda: our AWD is better than the rest, and we'll prove it

Tossed straight into the middle of a blizzard-hit Colorado winter, CarAdvice is spending some time this week in assessing the Mazda i-Active all-wheel-drive system on slick ice and snow - not just in isolation, but also against the competition from Honda and Subaru. To prove its mettle, Mazda has prepared a test facility specifically for the task...