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2016 Toyota Hilux's Australian supply challenge - UPDATE
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2016 Toyota Hilux's Australian supply challenge - UPDATE

Toyota Australia says its increasingly successful rivals in the ute market — a market it still dominates with the HiLux — deserve respect, but is confident the new-generation version premiering overseas on May 21 has what it takes to beat them back. The main issue, the company says, is not the quality of the vehicle but rather the supply out of Thailand...


Volvo to open South Carolina production plant in 2018
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Volvo to open South Carolina production plant in 2018

Volvo has confirmed it will start building cars in the US from 2018 after finalising plans for a new manufacturing facility in South Carolina. Construction of the US$500 million ($633 million) plant will begin by November in Berkeley County, and when it is complete, the facility will have an annual production capacity of about 100,000 vehicles...


Toyota Prado to get new 2.8-litre diesel engine, six-speed automatic from June production
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Toyota Prado to get new 2.8-litre diesel engine, six-speed automatic from June production

The Toyota Prado will benefit from a significant mechanical upgrade in the third quarter of this year. A source has revealed to CarAdvice that from June production the LandCruiser Prado will trade its current 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine for a new 2.8-litre turbo diesel and upgrade from a five-speed automatic transmission to a new six-speed auto gearbox...


Toyota and Mazda near fuel cell, engine partnership - report
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Toyota and Mazda near fuel cell, engine partnership - report

Toyota and Mazda are nearing a partnership that would see the two Japanese automakers share and supply drivetrain technology with each other. According to the Nikkei, the new agreement would see Toyota share and co-develop its fuel cell technology (below), currently used in the Mirai, with Mazda...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro teased again ahead of debut
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro teased again ahead of debut

With just days to go until the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is unveiled in full, General Motors has revealed more photos and details about its new pony car. According to the company, the new Camaro has been subjected to 350 hours in wind tunnels. Its design and engineering teams reportedly wanted to fine tune the car's air flow to reduce aerodynamic lift, improve engine cooling and eliminate unwanted drag...


Self-driving cars involved in four accidents since September 2014 - report
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Self-driving cars involved in four accidents since September 2014 - report

According to a report, four autonomous vehicles have been involved in accidents in California since September 2014. The Associated Press claims that three of the self-driving vehicles that had prangs were from Google's fleet of 23 modified self-driving Lexus RX SUVs. The other car is reported to be one of two Delphi development vehicles...


2015 Toyota Aurion to premiere in weeks
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2015 Toyota Aurion to premiere in weeks

The updated Toyota Aurion is set to be revealed within weeks, though don’t expect the V6-powered Holden Commodore rival to get a cosmetic update as significant as its Camry sibling. Instead, the other member of Toyota’s Australian-made line-up will be given more of a stylistic 'spruce-up' to see it through to the closure of its Altona manufacturing plant in late 2017...


Toyota Australia's behind-the-scenes fight to make new-look Camry
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Toyota Australia's behind-the-scenes fight to make new-look Camry

Toyota Australia invested around $80 million into its plant to produce the new-look Camry here until the end of 2017 — and it had to lobby hard for the privilege. In fact under different yet entirely tenable circumstances, we might not have seen the 2015 Camry pictured here at all...


2016 Toyota HiLux international reveal set for May 21 in Thailand
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2016 Toyota HiLux international reveal set for May 21 in Thailand

The 2016 Toyota HiLux is set to be internationally unveiled at an event in Thailand on May 21, ahead of an Australian launch late this year. A video teaser released by Toyota Thailand today reveals several design elements and further detail...


Mercedes-Benz GL-Class range updated
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class range updated

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV range has been updated with revised pricing and equipment levels. Mercedes-Benz's largest SUV is now available in four model grades: the entry-level GL350 BlueTEC Limited Edition; GL350 BlueTEC Edition S; GL500 Edition S; and flagship GL63 AMG. There are no images of the new models yet, but buyers can see them in showrooms in the coming weeks...


Volkswagen Golf GTI : 214kW Clubsport concept previews 40th anniversary edition
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Volkswagen Golf GTI : 214kW Clubsport concept previews 40th anniversary edition

Volkswagen has given us an early taste of next year’s 40th anniversary Golf GTI special edition by unveiling of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept at the Worthersee festival in Austria. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th anniversary edition is set to become the most powerful GTI since the iconic nameplate’s launch in 1976...


Citroen DS3 gains new six-speed automatic transmission
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Citroen DS3 gains new six-speed automatic transmission

The recently updated 2015 Citroen DS3 is now available with a new six-speed automatic transmission. The new Citroen EAT6 automatic gearbox is only available with the brand's PureTech110 three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which produces 81kW of power and 205Nm of torque. The DS3 hatchback is said to use 4...


Tesla business acquisition wrongly sends stock market into frenzy
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Tesla business acquisition wrongly sends stock market into frenzy

Tesla Motors acquired Riviera Tool LLC, a tool and die company based out of Michigan, for an undisclosed sum on the 7th of May. What followed was a buying frenzy of the wrong stock, which led to the industry regulator stepping in. Not long after the acquisition announcement by Tesla Motors, stock speculators suggested that shares in Riviera Tool LLC would be a good purchase, given the company's acquisition...


Subaru announces Sunshine Yellow Special Edition XV
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Subaru announces Sunshine Yellow Special Edition XV

To promote refreshed pricing of the 2015 Subaru XV range, Subaru has announced a limited edition variant. The Sunshine Yellow XV Special Edition is based on the 2.0i CVT model and features heated leather front seats, leather steering wheel and shift knob, along with unique floor mats and yellow interior stitching...


2015 Toyota Camry pricing and specifications
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2015 Toyota Camry pricing and specifications

The significantly updated Toyota Camry — the final iteration to be made in Australia — launches today with a significantly expanded and improved range of offerings that are up to $5000 cheaper than before...