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Fiat 124 Spider not just a "badge-engineered" MX-5
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Fiat 124 Spider not just a "badge-engineered" MX-5

The upcoming Fiat 124 Spider is not merely a badge-engineered Mazda MX-5, according to the boss of Fiat Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Fiat 500X in Sydney yesterday, Pat Dougherty said the perception that the 124 Spider is just an MX-5 in a different guise is not true...


Ford Ranger production increased, $250 million spent growing Thai plant
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Ford Ranger production increased, $250 million spent growing Thai plant

Rampant demand for the Australia-developed Ford Ranger across the Asia Pacific has seen the company commit $254 million to increase its Thai production capability. Ford is adding production equipment and facilities to its Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM) plant to meet huge demand across our region, and to supplement the joint-venture plant with Mazda that currently makes the Ranger...


PSA Peugeot Citroen and Toyota reveal new light vans for Europe
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PSA Peugeot Citroen and Toyota reveal new light vans for Europe

A trio of new light vans has been revealed overnight as part of a joint venture between PSA Peugeot Citroen and Toyota. The new models, dubbed Peugeot Traveller, Citroen SpaceTourer and Toyota Proace, come as the result of an announcement in 2012 that PSA would build all three vans at its plant in Valenciennes, France...


Honda reclaims top spot in Australian aftersales service study
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Honda reclaims top spot in Australian aftersales service study

Honda has reclaimed top spot in JD Power’s aftersales service study, leading the field of Australia’s mainstream automotive brands for customer care. The Japanese manufacturer surged into number one position in the 2015 Australia Customer Service Index (CSI) Study into mass-market brands, pipping last year’s leader Mazda to take the crown...


2016 Holden Captiva revealed: Captiva 5 gone, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in
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2016 Holden Captiva revealed: Captiva 5 gone, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in

The 2016 Holden Captiva has been revealed. Not the Captiva 7 or the Captiva 5, just the ‘Captiva’. Early next year, Holden will consolidate its mid-sized and large SUV pair, with the Captiva 5 to be retired in favour of a new five- and seven-seat strategy for the model currently known as the Captiva 7...


2016 Audi A4 pricing revealed
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2016 Audi A4 pricing revealed

The 2016 Audi A4 will launch in Australia in February with an long list of standard features, a host of new technologies, four powertrain options, and prices similar to the outgoing model. Audi Australia today confirmed it will initially offer four variants of the all-new, B9-generation A4 sedan: the 1.4 TSFI at $55,500, the 2.0 TFSI at $60,900, the 2...


2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, AMG A45 pricing and specifications: Styling boost, upgraded features, new pricing
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2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, AMG A45 pricing and specifications: Styling boost, upgraded features, new pricing

Australian pricing and details for the refreshed 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class range have been released today, ahead of a local debut set to occur in January. Pricing has increased across the A-Class range, with the A180 now up $1300 to $37,200 plus on-road costs, through to a $2200 increase for the now $77,900 Mercedes-AMG A45...


2016 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S revealed: Australian launch in May 2016, Turbo S does 0-100km/h in 2.9s
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2016 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S revealed: Australian launch in May 2016, Turbo S does 0-100km/h in 2.9s

The more powerful 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S models will make their world premiere at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. As part of the changes, the hi-po 911 Turbo S now prints from 0-100km/h in a staggering, supercar-beating 2.9 seconds...


2016 Lexus GS pricing and specifications: New looks, upgraded features
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2016 Lexus GS pricing and specifications: New looks, upgraded features

The facelifted 2016 Lexus GS range has landed in Australia, bringing new looks, new features and revised pricing to the large premium sedan party. The 2016 Lexus GS line-up kicks off with the new turbocharged GS200t, replacing the GS250 level that opened the range before. The model spread is otherwise familiar fare, with the GS300h hybrid, GS350 and GS450h hybrid again starring...


2016 Lexus RC Coupe pricing and specifications: Entry-level turbo model added, prices adjusted
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2016 Lexus RC Coupe pricing and specifications: Entry-level turbo model added, prices adjusted

The 2016 Lexus RC Coupe is now in Australia, and it brings with it a budget-friendly price tag and a new turbo petrol engine. The Lexus RC200t brings the starting price of the Lexus coupe down to a new level, starting from $64,000 plus on-road costs. That price slots the 200t Luxury model below the existing RC350 Luxury, which has seen a price jump to $67,000 from $65,610...


2016 Bugatti Chiron confirmed for Geneva motor show debut
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2016 Bugatti Chiron confirmed for Geneva motor show debut

The 2016 Bugatti Chiron has at last been confirmed, with the French brand today revealing that the Veyron successor’s long-rumoured name is locked in. The announcement, which comes on the heels of multiple leaks and reports over the past few years, was joined by confirmation that the Chiron will make its world premiere at the Geneva motor show in March next year...


Volkswagen to cut model variants and trims to save for emissions penalties
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Volkswagen to cut model variants and trims to save for emissions penalties

Volkswagen Group plans to save 1.9 billion euros ($2.8 billion) by cutting model variants and trim options from the Volkswagen brand’s passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles as the cost of the emissions scandal becomes clearer. Volkswagen chief labour representative Bernd Osterloh told reporters that reducing manufacturing complexity was a simple way to make big financial savings as it attempts to offset the cost of recalls and fines...


2015 Nismo Festival review: A mecca for Nissan and motorsport fans
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2015 Nismo Festival review: A mecca for Nissan and motorsport fans

Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s most famous attractions and in its shadow is a mecca for Japanese car enthusiasts - the revered Fuji Speedway. Every year since 1997, Fuji Speedway has been the venue for a weekend of motorsport and paddock action like no other - the Nismo Festival - an event that every Nissan fan should endeavour to get to at least once...


McLaren Sports Series expansion - 570S 2+2 spotted?
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McLaren Sports Series expansion - 570S 2+2 spotted?

The newest addition to the entry level McLaren Sports Series family will arrive by June 2016, and the mystery car pictured in these spy images is it. Speculation suggests that the car seen here could be a 2+2 derivation of the 570S, 540C or both. Such a variant would offer two small seats behind the driver and passenger like a Porsche 911...


The problem with hydrogen fuel cell cars
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The problem with hydrogen fuel cell cars

I love the concept of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Taking the most abundant element in the universe and combining it with oxygen from the air to generate electricity for propulsion and emit only water sounds about as magical as a unicorn that eats Brussels sprouts, poops eye fillet and can fly to the moon...