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Toyota Crown facelift debuts car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure tech
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Toyota Crown facelift debuts car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure tech

Alongside the usual raft of cosmetic and equipment upgrades, the latest edition of the Toyota Crown debuts new vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) safety systems. The Japanese giant claims that the Crown is the first mass produced car to make use of the the country’s ITS (intelligent transport systems) setup...


2016 Peugeot 208 pricing and specifications: More models, sharper entry price
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2016 Peugeot 208 pricing and specifications: More models, sharper entry price

The refreshed 2016 Peugeot 208 range will go on sale in Australia later this month, the carmaker has confirmed today, following its unveiling at March’s Geneva motor show. Arriving with lightly revised styling and new gear, the updated 208 range also welcomes new variants and a significantly sharper price of entry...


Toyota the world’s most valuable auto brand in 2015: Nissan the top riser, Volkswagen tumbles
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Toyota the world’s most valuable auto brand in 2015: Nissan the top riser, Volkswagen tumbles

Twelve years on the trot, the Toyota badge is again the automotive world’s most valuable, according to the annual Interbrand survey of global brands. Finishing sixth behind Apple, Google, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and IBM, Toyota’s estimated brand value rose 16 percent to US$49.04 billion, leading the charge for a number of automotive brands that saw marked improvement over last year’s results...


Toyota Mirai: hydrogen fuel cell vehicle lands on Australian roads
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Toyota Mirai: hydrogen fuel cell vehicle lands on Australian roads

Correction: 07/10/15 — The video mentions that the Mirai is Australia's first proper hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. That honour in fact goes to the Hyundai ix35 FCEV, which you can read about here. Toyota Australia has given the first local example of the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle a special welcome at an event in Melbourne...


BMW, Toyota partnership to deliver halo supercars by 2020 - report
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BMW, Toyota partnership to deliver halo supercars by 2020 - report

The ongoing technology partnership between BMW and Toyota will see a pair of top-end supercars debut by 2020, according to a new report out of the UK. First announced in 2013, plans for the alliance are already known to include new sports models, believed to represent a next-generation BMW Z4 and a successor to Toyota’s popular Supra - although recent reports suggest Toyota won’t green-light its end of that program until later this year, if at all...


Proton Pick-Up ute concept revealed in Malaysia
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Proton Pick-Up ute concept revealed in Malaysia

Malaysian carmaker Proton has unveiled a new ute concept this week, but those hoping for a successor to the compact Jumbuck will be left wanting. Revealed in these photos from Malaysian website PaulTan.org, the new concept - dubbed simply ‘Pick-Up’ - is noteably larger than its tiny ancestor, debuting as a potential rival to bigtime players like the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger...


Updated Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo to debut at 2015 Tokyo show
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Updated Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo to debut at 2015 Tokyo show

A lightly revised version of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo will be featured on the company's stage at the 2015 Tokyo motor show. An earlier version of the car had a grey paint job and made its debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The updated vehicle is painted an eye-catching shade of red, dubbed "fire knight"...


Volvo IntelliSafe Auto Pilot driverless technology previewed - video
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Volvo IntelliSafe Auto Pilot driverless technology previewed - video

Volvo’s Drive Me program, a driverless vehicle trial that the Swedish carmaker claims is “way ahead” of Google’s autonomous car project, has taken a major step forward today with a new detailed view of its IntelliSafe Auto Pilot system...


Nissan Teatro for Dayz concept unveiled
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Nissan Teatro for Dayz concept unveiled

The Nissan Teatro for Dayz will be one of the car's on display at the Japanese car maker's stand at the 2015 Tokyo motor show. In Japan, younger people aren't growing up with the same passion and desire for cars that previous generations did. The Nissan Teatro for Dayz is a concept that the company claims is targeted at the current generation of early teenagers who will be of driving age in a few years...


New vehicle sales September 2015 : Hyundai i30 tops the charts
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New vehicle sales September 2015 : Hyundai i30 tops the charts

The Australian new vehicle market stayed on record pace by posting growth of 6.8 per cent in September — a figure driven once again by the continued boom in SUV sales, though a small Korean hatchback was the real star of the show.  Toyota led the race from Mazda, Holden and Hyundai, but it was the latter that topped the individual model tally, with the Hyundai i30 screaming to the top of the charts for the second time in a few months...


Citroen design lead slams "dangerous" styling; confirms next SUV two years away
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Citroen design lead slams "dangerous" styling; confirms next SUV two years away

The man responsible for the eye-catching exterior of the Citroen C4 Cactus has slammed "fashionable" coupe-style SUVs, calling their design "dangerous". Speaking directly to CarAdvice, Citroen exterior design lead Frederic Duvernier (pictured top), said that apart from being bored with the design of most SUVs and cars in general, he feels that “fancy coupe stuff” - such as the BMW X4 and X6, new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and freshly unveiled Tesla Model X - is inherently dangerous in its design...


Japan's driverless taxi experiment gearing up for 2016 trial
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Japan's driverless taxi experiment gearing up for 2016 trial

As South Australia prepares to kick off the southern hemisphere’s first driverless vehicle tests in November, neighbouring Japan is readying its own autonomous car trial, focused specifically on the needs of its elderly citizens...


Range Rover Evoque Convertible teasers kick off with wireframe sculptures
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Range Rover Evoque Convertible teasers kick off with wireframe sculptures

Land Rover has fired up the teaser campaign for its new Range Rover Evoque Convertible this week by launching a sequel to the 2011 launch of the regular hardtop Evoque SUV. As with that earlier campaign, the new droptop SUV has been previewed this week with a series of six wireframe sculptures dropped in key London locations, taking the form of 1:1 scale representations of the Evoque Convertible...


2016 Holden VFII Ute unveiled at Deni Ute Muster
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2016 Holden VFII Ute unveiled at Deni Ute Muster

The final piece of Holden's VFII series puzzle, the two-seat Commodore Ute, has been shown to the public for the first time at the 2015 Deni Ute Muster. As with its passenger siblings, the 2016 Holden VFII Ute features  a 304kW/570Nm LS3 V8 engine in SS models, while other changes are likewise in-line with the sedan and wagon, including keyless entry and start, and the all-important bi-model exhaust system...


Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution recalled for Takata airbag defect: 59,522 vehicles affected
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Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution recalled for Takata airbag defect: 59,522 vehicles affected

The number of vehicles affected by the Takata airbag scandal has grown by a further 59,522 units, with Mitsubishi Motors Australia recalling older examples of its Lancer and Lancer Evolution models this week. Affected vehicles in the Mitsubishi range include sedan and wagon variants of the CH Lancer, along with the CY and CZ Lancer Evolution, all built between June 11 2003 and December 30 2008...