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Volvo V40 Carbon debuts Polestar optimisation in very limited numbers
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Volvo V40 Carbon debuts Polestar optimisation in very limited numbers

The Polestar-tuned Volvo V40 Carbon was unveiled overnight, but the chances of ever seeing the car down under are next to zero. At the beginning of the month, the companies announced that it would soon be offering Polestar Performance Optimisation packages for models powered by Volvo's Drive-E engine lineup...


Zagato Mostro powered by a Maserati V8 unveiled
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Zagato Mostro powered by a Maserati V8 unveiled

The Zagato Mostro has been unveiled a day before its public debut at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, which takes place over the weekend on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Only five Mostro coupes will be built to celebrate Maserati's centenary. All of the small build run has already been allocated to long-time Zagato owners and all Mostros will be delivered by December 2015...


Five-cylinder Audi R8, Lamborghini Huracan a possibility - report
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Five-cylinder Audi R8, Lamborghini Huracan a possibility - report

Thanks to tax laws in China, the German car maker has considered engineering a five-cylinder version of its Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan supercars. Stephan Reil, head of engineering at Quattro, told Car and Driver that although no approval has been given for such a car and no engineering is currently under way, the possibility "has been talked about"...


That time I built the Mad Max Interceptor
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That time I built the Mad Max Interceptor

Mad Max: Fury Road is seeing tremendous success at box offices around the world. And one particular element has hugely excited fans of the franchise - the return of the XB. I would have been about 10 when I first saw Mad Max. It was the cinematic choice of an older brother of a school friend, the grainy VHS providing both fear and excitement in spades...


2016 Toyota HiLux global reveal image gallery
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2016 Toyota HiLux global reveal image gallery

Toyota took the wraps off the 2016 Toyota HiLux yesterday in a simultaneous global reveal in Sydney and Bangkok, Thailand. It's one of the company's best selling cars and continuously tops the leaderboard for commercial vehicle sales in Australia. As you could imagine, the reveal was quite an important one for Toyota both locally and globally...


Thieves in San Francisco targeting Toyota Prius batteries
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Thieves in San Francisco targeting Toyota Prius batteries

Thieves in the city of San Francisco are now targeting the battery packs of Toyota Prius hybrids. According to the KGO-TV, the local ABC television affiliate in San Francisco, there has been a recent spate of robberies involving battery packs from Prius hatches...


Toyota Tundra subject of "enormous" Australian demand
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Toyota Tundra subject of "enormous" Australian demand

There is “enormous demand” for the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup in Australia, says the company’s local arm, but it’s not feasible to factory-import it here in its current generation. Toyota Australia executive director of sales and marketing Tony Cramb said at this week’s world debut of the all-new HiLux in Sydney that there was room in our market for an even bigger load-lugger...


Holden issues forced redundancies at Elizabeth plant
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Holden issues forced redundancies at Elizabeth plant

Holden has been forced to issue involuntary redundancies at its Elizabeth assembly plant in South Australia for the first time in 28 years after it failed to convince enough workers to voluntarily accept redundancy packages announced in April. Last month, Holden confirmed plans to cut 270 full-time workers from its production line by May 25 and had hoped the majority of redundancies would be voluntary rather than forced...


2016 Kia Soul: Manual dropped, price up $500, two-tone paint now standard
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2016 Kia Soul: Manual dropped, price up $500, two-tone paint now standard

The Kia Soul is now an automatic-only prospect following the local division’s decision to drop the manual variant. The discontinuation of the six-speed manual transmission coincides with the introduction of the 2016 model year range, which now includes just one variant, the Soul Si six-speed automatic...


2016 Renault Megane to premiere at Frankfurt motor show in September
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2016 Renault Megane to premiere at Frankfurt motor show in September

The 2016 Renault Megane hatch will make its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in September, the company has confirmed. The new-from-the-ground-up small hatch will, in the words of Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker, be “very sexy” and “very sensual”, and as such should make a tres chic counterpoint to the Volkswagen Golf...


Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet gets cleaner engines and new media systems
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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet gets cleaner engines and new media systems

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been updated overseas with a range of new, cleaner-emitting engines and a trio of the latest-generation infotainment systems. Three new Euro 6-compliant four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines have joined the Golf Cabriolet range: a 77kW 1.2-litre, and 92kW and 110kW 1.4-litre units...


Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV spy photos
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Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV spy photos

The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is being readied for a reveal later this year, and our photographers have caught it out and about during testing. As part of the brand's new, more logical naming structure, the Mercedes-Benz GL will be rebadged as the GLS when this facelift debuts towards the end of the year...


Fiat Aegea compact sedan unveiled - UPDATED
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Fiat Aegea compact sedan unveiled - UPDATED

The Fiat Aegea sedan made its global debut overnight at the Istanbul auto show. Developed under the name Project Aegea, the new sedan measures around 4.5 metres in length, 1780mm wide, 1480mm tall and rides on a wheelbase that's 2640mm in length. Fiat claims a capacity of 510 litres for the car's boot, as well as seating for five passengers...


Why Uber is killing the Taxi business
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Why Uber is killing the Taxi business

I liken taxi companies to pure print publications in that they have both failed to advance with the times and are now paying the price of stiff, sophisticated and modern-age digital competition. But unlike print publications, which will always have their intrinsic physical virtues, there’s really nothing saving the classic taxi and its driver from complete and utter extinction...


2016 Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara
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2016 Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara

Today’s global unveiling of the 2016 Toyota HiLux already has us excited about throwing the all-new iteration of the country’s favourite ute into a comparison with its key rivals. The new-generation Mitsubishi Triton has just launched in Australia, while the new Nissan Navara launches next week and the updated Ford Ranger arrives in the third quarter of this year, just weeks before the launch of the eighth-gen HiLux in October...