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Amazon, DHL, Audi trial online deliveries straight to your car boot
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Amazon, DHL, Audi trial online deliveries straight to your car boot

Amazon, DHL and Audi will run a limited trial in Germany, where customers can have packages delivered directly to their car boot. The limited pilot programme is open to German members of Amazon Prime, an annual 49 euro ($57) subscription plan that offers free two-day shipping for most products on Amazon's site...


Haval to establish Australian suspension tuning program
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Haval to establish Australian suspension tuning program

Incoming Chinese SUV brand Haval plans to establish an Australian tuning program to ensure its vehicles are as comfortable and capable as possible for our country’s unique driving conditions. Haval Motors Australia chief marketing officer Tim Smith speaks highly of the benefits of local suspension tuning after previously working with Kia Australia, which develops unique local suspension set-ups for every new model it brings to our market...


Nissan calls passenger cars its “achilles heel”, no Euro Pulsar for now
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Nissan calls passenger cars its “achilles heel”, no Euro Pulsar for now

Nissan Australia says it might have become excessively focused on SUVs and light commercials, to the detriment of its passenger car range. In recent times, Nissan has been propped up by its strong SUV range — the Juke, Qashqai, X-Trail and Pathfinder in particular — and the Navara ute. Its passenger range, comprising the Micra, Pulsar, Altima and 370Z, has by contrast struggled mightily...


Nismo Australia decision fast-tracked
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Nismo Australia decision fast-tracked

The process of bringing a number of Nismo models to local shores is being fast-tracked by Nissan Australia managing director Richard Emery. While still some time away from local launch, Emery this week confirmed it was creeping every closer to securing the complete range of Nismo-tuned sports variants of its existing range here...


Aston Martin DBX crossover may be built in the USA - report
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Aston Martin DBX crossover may be built in the USA - report

As part of the company's ambitious growth plans, the upcoming Aston Martin DBX crossover may be built in the United States. The Financial Times claims that Aston Martin is being actively courted by a number of southern US states, which have been stung in recent times, as many automakers have decided to invest in facilities in Mexico rather than break new ground or expand current facilities in the US...


Haval "confident" of five-star ANCAP safety ratings for new Chinese SUVs
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Haval "confident" of five-star ANCAP safety ratings for new Chinese SUVs

Chinese newcomer Haval says it won’t be content with anything but maximum five-star ANCAP safety ratings for its fleet of SUVs that will start arriving in Australian showrooms in June...


Norway may scale back its incentives for electric cars after 50,000th EV sold
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Norway may scale back its incentives for electric cars after 50,000th EV sold

A report indicates that Norway is considering ending or reducing some of its incentives for electric cars because the scheme has been almost too popular. According to Automotive News Europe, the finance ministry is currently conducting a review of its automotive and fuel taxes, which will be complete before the federal budget is announced in May...


Nissan Titan: RAM rival not on Australian radar
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Nissan Titan: RAM rival not on Australian radar

Nissan has no plans to follow in the wheel-tracks of Fiat Chrysler and import heavy duty US-market pickups to Australia — because it thinks it may have too many cars in its range as it is. The Nissan Titan, a behemoth that tackles the Ford F-Series in the US, is definitely not on the radar here — at least, not Nissan’s radar...


Nissan Australia became an "also-ran", says boss
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Nissan Australia became an "also-ran", says boss

Nissan Australia managing director Richard Emery has made some frank assessments of the company’s status here, as he rounds out his first 12 months in the job. Gone are the outlandish sales projections espoused by recent predecessors, and the days of rampant discounting to clear excess stock are being phased out. It was good for car buyers, but terrible for the brand's health...


2016 Toyota HiLux engine details leaked, ute to debut autonomous emergency braking — UPDATED
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2016 Toyota HiLux engine details leaked, ute to debut autonomous emergency braking — UPDATED

Updated: 25/04/2015: More details have been leaked regarding the transmission options available for the 2.7-litre petrol engine listed below. The engine will be available with the option of a five- or six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. Power output for the entry level 2.7-litre engine will also be boosted to 166kW of power, an increase of 50kW...


Subaru Levorg: still no decision on Japanese performance wagon
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Subaru Levorg: still no decision on Japanese performance wagon

A decision on whether the Subaru Levorg will make it into Australian showrooms remains up in the air, even though the company had hoped to announce its call either way before the end of last month. Speaking to CarAdvice today, Subaru Australia national corporate affairs manager David Rowley said, "[There's] still no definite decision"...


Lotus builds 40,000th model on “Small Car Platform”
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Lotus builds 40,000th model on “Small Car Platform”

Lotus has produced its 40,000th car since the introduction of the 1995 Lotus Elise on the ‘small car platform’. The small car platform was developed under the ownership of Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli – who also owned Bugatti at the time - however Lotus was sold to Malaysian government-owned Proton brand in 1996 following the financial collapse of Bugatti (which was sold to Volkswagen Group in 1998)...


Joss Supercar dream hit hard as ties severed with primary investor
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Joss Supercar dream hit hard as ties severed with primary investor

Australia's Joss Supercar appears to have hit yet another roadblock with the brand's marquee investor, The Hatzimihail Group, pulling out of the program. Late last year Joss announced a major investment - which was said to be about $35 million - to help make the JP1 supercar a production reality, as well as see the 17-year-old company listed on the stock market...


2015 Honda Shuttle revealed
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2015 Honda Shuttle revealed

The all-new Honda Shuttle is essentially a Honda Jazz with an even more practical body. The new Honda Shuttle - which has just been revealed in Japan - builds on the current-generation Jazz model's highly flexible interior by offering considerably more load space at the back...


Audi pick-up to rival Mercedes-Benz ute would be "difficult", says designer
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Audi pick-up to rival Mercedes-Benz ute would be "difficult", says designer

Audi won’t follow the lead of Mercedes-Benz by creating a premium pick-up, according to the brand’s design boss. Speaking with CarAdvice beside his latest creation, the Audi Prologue Allroad concept, on the stage at the Shanghai motor show, Audi head of design Marc Lichte said it would be “difficult” to apply his new design language to a one-tonne ute...