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Porsche won't go below Macan and 718 in size or price - report
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Porsche won't go below Macan and 718 in size or price - report

The Porsche Macan and Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman will apparently form the floor of German sport car brand's range. Detlev von Platen, Porsche's global sales chief, told Automotive News at the opening of its Los Angeles Experience Center that the brand had "absolutely no intention to go below what we have today"...


2018 BMW X2 spied with less camouflage
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2018 BMW X2 spied with less camouflage

The 2018 BMW X2 has been spied again on public roads before its anticipated release next year. This latest pre-production prototype ditches the false body panels, present on earlier cars, that were used to conceal various styling features. Unlike the concept car unveiled at this year's Paris motor show, the production X2 will have framed door windows, regular door handles, and wing mirrors...


Female focus: Ladies Day at MotorWorld Sydney is Thursday, December 1
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Female focus: Ladies Day at MotorWorld Sydney is Thursday, December 1

Ladies! Swap the heels for sensible driving shoes - particularly if you want to put your foot down in an exotic supercar. Thursday, December 1, is Ladies Day at MotorWorld Sydney and the focus will be on women and cars. Guys, you are of course still welcome to attend the event on the Thursday and participate in the general program of events, test drives and competitions...


2017 Suzuki S-Cross pricing and specs: Turbocharged SUV on sale in Australia
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2017 Suzuki S-Cross pricing and specs: Turbocharged SUV on sale in Australia

Australian pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2017 Suzuki S-Cross range have been revealed this week, with the revamped SUV starting from $27,990 plus on-road costs. The two-tier range is exclusively powered by the 1.4-litre 'Boosterjet' turbocharged petrol engine also used in the Vitara S Turbo, producing 103kW of power at 5500rpm and 220Nm of torque between 1500 and 4000rpm through a six-speed automatic transmission...


2018 Ford Mustang details leaked: 10-speed auto, MagneRide, no more V6
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2018 Ford Mustang details leaked: 10-speed auto, MagneRide, no more V6

More details of the 2018 Ford Mustang update have been revealed by an unnamed dealer on an online forum this week, adding further fuel to previous rumours that the Blue Oval's pony car will feature a 10-speed automatic transmission. Posted on Mustang6G.com, the anonymous source who claims to be a dealership staff member lists numerous options and colours that they claim will be made available in the updated model...


Mercedes-AMG's $2million hypercar closing in on sold-out status - report
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Mercedes-AMG's $2million hypercar closing in on sold-out status - report

The upcoming Mercedes-AMG hypercar isn't scheduled for release until late in 2018, but that hasn't stopped cashed-up buyers placing orders for almost the entire production run, according to a new report. In a new article with industry journal Automotive News, Mercedes-AMG chairman, Tobias Moers, said the entire production run is almost sold out two years ahead of release...


2017 Honda Jazz gets updated infotainment unit: Touch-panel buttons gone, but…
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2017 Honda Jazz gets updated infotainment unit: Touch-panel buttons gone, but…

New 2017 Honda Jazz infotainment interface deletes volume control, shrinks screen A quiet 2017 Honda Jazz update has rolled onto the local market, bringing what proposes to be an improvement to the small hatch's infotainment system. In all versions of the Jazz offered for the 2015 and 2016 model years, buyers had been treated to a large 7...


NextEV NIO EP9 electric hypercar revealed as the fastest EV ever
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NextEV NIO EP9 electric hypercar revealed as the fastest EV ever

Chinese Formula E contender, NextEV, has launched its NIO electric car brand along with the EP9 - the fastest electric car in the world. Launched at an event in London, the NIO EP9 is powered by four electric motors producing a combined output of 1-MegaWatt (like the Koenigsegg One:1), or 1000kW (1360hp) and 1480Nm of torque from 0rpm...


2017 Lexus IS Model Range pricing and specs: New looks and more kit for mid-sized sedan
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2017 Lexus IS Model Range pricing and specs: New looks and more kit for mid-sized sedan

The facelifted  2017 Lexus IS mid-sized sedan range has arrived in Australia, complete with styling changes, revised equipment lists and new pricing. Key updates include eight exterior and some 15 interior design changes said to have drawn inspiration from the RC Coupe range, "effectively creating a four-door of the coupe", according to Lexus Australia...


2015-16 Kia Optima Si recalled for driveshaft fix: 42 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Kia Optima Si recalled for driveshaft fix: 42 vehicles affected

Kia has issued a recall for 42 of its 2015 and 2016 model-year Optima Si sedans over concerns the front axle driveshaft could crack. According to the Korean manufacturer, the affected Optimas may experience a crack, or separation, of the the right front axle driveshaft due to a manufacturing fault...


Volvo launches mobile concierge service in the US
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Volvo launches mobile concierge service in the US

Swedish manufacturer Volvo has launched a pilot program for its mobile concierge service in the US, which will allow owners to have their car serviced, cleaned and refuelled at their home. Based on the company's consumer research, over 70 per cent of Volvo customers want refuelling services at their fingertips, while 56 per cent want their car picked up for routine maintenance, and 49 per cent would like to be able to have their car moved to another location when desired...


Iconic Aussie ute immortalised as wooden toy: Your chance to win!
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Iconic Aussie ute immortalised as wooden toy: Your chance to win!

The quintessential Australian leisure machine, the humble ute, has been reimagined as a wooden play set, just in time for Christmas. Developed by Australian homewares company, Make Me Iconic, the bright orange ute bares a strong resemblance to an HQ Holden (or an HJ/HX/HZ) which gives it a bit of a nostalgic feel...


Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo confirmed for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo confirmed for Australia

Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia has confirmed its luxury camper van, the Marco Polo Activity, will available in Australia from next year with a starting price of $69,990 (plus on-road costs). The Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity is based on the German brand's people mover, the Valente, and can seat up to seven people with a host of features designed to make that road trip even more comfortable...


2017 Toyota 86 pricing and specs: Updated sports car now on sale in Australia
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2017 Toyota 86 pricing and specs: Updated sports car now on sale in Australia

Local pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2017 Toyota 86 range, which sees the Japanese sports car get a small power bump and a new look for a small price increase. Now starting from $30,790 before on-road costs, the Toyota 86 starts off $800 dearer than previously, though it is still $2000 more affordable than the cheapest version of its Subaru BRZ twin...


Buick Velite PHEV concept debuts in Guangzhou, previews upcoming models
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Buick Velite PHEV concept debuts in Guangzhou, previews upcoming models

The Buick Velite plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept has been unveiled at the 2016 Guangzhou motor show. Serving as a template for future vehicles under the company's 'Buick Blue' new energy strategy, the Velite concept is a swoopy-styled crossover and previews an upcoming PHEV model from the American brand...