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Chevrolet Camaro, Nova restomods debut new crate engines at SEMA 2015
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Chevrolet Camaro, Nova restomods debut new crate engines at SEMA 2015

Two restomods, a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS and a 1967 Chevrolet Nova, have been unveiled by GM at 2015 SEMA to show off its new crate engines. The restored 1970 Camaro RS (above and below) has been given the LT4 crate engine. The 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine is also used to power the Corvette Z06, and develops 485kW of power and 881Nm of torque...


Hyundai confirms Genesis luxury brand split: SUVs, medium sedan, coupe on the cards
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Hyundai confirms Genesis luxury brand split: SUVs, medium sedan, coupe on the cards

Genesis brand to go it alone from December, global launch confirmed Six Genesis models by 2020: two SUVs, three sedans, one coupe ‘G’ model names confirmed: G90, G80, G70 and more Former VW designer Luc Donckerwolke stepping up in 2016 Hyundai’s Genesis badge is mature enough to seek a little independence, the Korean carmaker has confirmed today, revealing that the upmarket brand will soon go it alone...


2016 Subaru Impreza sedan spy photos: Sleek Tokyo concept transformed
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2016 Subaru Impreza sedan spy photos: Sleek Tokyo concept transformed

The all-new 2016 Subaru Impreza, only recently previewed as a sleek hatch concept at the Tokyo motor show, has been spied testing in sedan form this week. That recent concept hasn’t been our only preview of Subaru’s new small car, however, with earlier spy photos revealing a few clues of the hatch model’s final shape...


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...