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Volkswagen dieselgate fix will have impact on performance, according to US chief
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Volkswagen dieselgate fix will have impact on performance, according to US chief

During televised questioning from a US congressional committee, Michael Horn, the CEO of the Volkswagen Group's American arm, admitted that the upcoming fix will have an impact on performance, although he seemed to imply that the hit will not be that significant...


Tesla Supercharger network: Australian plans revealed
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Tesla Supercharger network: Australian plans revealed

The Tesla Supercharger network in Australia is growing, and it’s happening fast. By the end of next year the Silicon Valley-based auto maker will have places to rapid-charge its electric cars between Melbourne in Victoria, all the way through New South Wales up to Brisbane in Queensland...


Top 10 fast-growing car brands in Australia
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Top 10 fast-growing car brands in Australia

We’ve crossed the three-quarter-way mark of 2015, so it seems a good time to look at those 10 brands that have grown their sales fastest. Just to be on this list is an impressive achievement. Of the 51 car/SUV/light commercial brands that take part in the VFACTS industry database, most are up this year. The total market is on record pace, and is up 3...


Weekend deals on wheels
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Weekend deals on wheels

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Volvo XC60 and V40 Small wonder Volvo sales are up double digits in 2015 — look at the deals it continues to offer...


Renault ‘Grand Captur’ SUV spied testing
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Renault ‘Grand Captur’ SUV spied testing

A camouflaged prototype of what has become known as the ‘Grand Captur’ has been spied testing in Europe this week, hinting at a new addition to the existing Captur range. As its press-blessed moniker suggests, the so-called Grand Captur appears to be a stretched version of the compact SUV first revealed early in 2013...


Holden Commodore, Caprice models recalled for sensor defect
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Holden Commodore, Caprice models recalled for sensor defect

Holden has announced a recall of models in its VF Commodore and WN Caprice lines, over concerns that a faulty seat position sensor could affect airbag effectiveness. Affecting models built between April 8, 2014 and September 17 2014, the recall centres on a seat position sensor that may have become inoperative during any repairs or works requiring the driver’s seat base to be replaced...


2015 Porsche Cayman Black Edition on sale in Australia: Style-focused special lands
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2015 Porsche Cayman Black Edition on sale in Australia: Style-focused special lands

If the mad new Cayman GT4 is a little too out of reach, and a little more than you need out of a car, the new 2015 Porsche Cayman Black Edition might be more your style. Joining the existing black-edition Boxster and 911 models, the new Cayman Black Edition follows the 2011 launch of the previous-generation example...


Audi Australia confirms recall plan for ‘dieselgate’ vehicles - 16,085 vehicles affected
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Audi Australia confirms recall plan for ‘dieselgate’ vehicles - 16,085 vehicles affected

Audi Australia has today reaffirmed its intention to undertake a voluntary recall of 16,085 vehicles affected by the global Volkswagen Group diesel emissions issue. The company said that after consultation with government authorities, it has decided to initiate a recall that will begin once a technical solution is made available by parent company Volkswagen AG in Germany...


Volkswagen Australia confirms 'dieselgate' recall - UPDATE
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Volkswagen Australia confirms 'dieselgate' recall - UPDATE

UPDATE: VGA has confirmed that a further 6444 Volkswagen passenger vehicles, in addition to the 54,745 reported earlier this week and today, have been found to be affected. This article has been updated to reflect the new data. Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) today confirmed it would conduct a recall of vehicles fitted with the EA189 diesel engine at the centre of the ‘dieselgate’ furore...


Nissan Patrol Nismo unveiled in the Middle East
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Nissan Patrol Nismo unveiled in the Middle East

The Nissan Patrol Nismo is the newest – and definitely the most unlikely – model to join the Japanese performance division’s ranks. Nissan took the wraps off the biggest-ever Nismo-enhanced vehicle at a special launch event in Dubai. The unveiling marks the introduction of the Nismo performance division to the Middle East, where the “race-inspired” Patrol will be sold alongside the GT-R Nismo and 370Z Nismo...


Interview with a CEO: Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders
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Interview with a CEO: Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders

Welcome to Interview with a CEO, a chance to delve beneath the title and find out what makes the movers-and-shakers of the car industries tick. Today we're at Mazda Australia HQ to meet with the man responsible for the brand, managing director Martin Benders. How are you doing, Martin? Thanks for joining us today. Great, Mike, thanks for having me...


Volkswagen US CEO claims emissions cheat "was not a corporate decision"
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Volkswagen US CEO claims emissions cheat "was not a corporate decision"

Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen USA, has told a US congressional panel that he believes that a small group of individuals is behind the defeat device that started the whole "dieselgate" affair. Under intense questioning from politicians from both sides of politics and under oath, Horn told the House of Representatives oversight and investigations committee on energy and commerce that "to my understanding, this was not a corporate decision, this was something individuals did"...


Toyota FCV Plus fuel cell concept revealed
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Toyota FCV Plus fuel cell concept revealed

The hydrogen fuel cell Toyota FCV Plus concept has been revealed prior to its full unveiling at the Tokyo motor show, which starts at the end of this month. For the Tokyo-bound concept, Toyota has placed a fuel cell stack between its front wheels. This generates electricity by combining oxygen drawn from the atmosphere with hydrogen stored in a tank behind the rear seats...


Toyota Kikai hot rod concept revealed
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Toyota Kikai hot rod concept revealed

The Toyota Kikai concept car has been revealed ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2015 Tokyo motor show at the end of the month. Hot rods are not what we've come to expect from Toyota, but in the form of the Kikai concept, that's what the company will deliver at its home territory motor show this year. Unlike traditional hot rods, though, the Kikai is tiny, measuring just 3...


New Car Sales Figures September 2015
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New Car Sales Figures September 2015

  The following data are new car sales figures for the month of September 2015. For a detailed analysis, click here...