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Hyundai writes message large enough to be seen from International Space Station
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Hyundai writes message large enough to be seen from International Space Station

A fleet of 11 Hyundai Genesis sedans has etched out the world's largest tyre track image: a message from a daughter to her astronaut father aboard the International Space Station. To make the simple message "Steph [hearts] you" visible from space, Hyundai assembled a multinational team from the US, Europe and Korea comprising cinematographers, drivers, surveyors, technicians, and support staff...


Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo debuts online
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Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo debuts online

The Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo is latest in a series of online sports cars designed to celebrate Gran Turismo's 15th anniversary on the PlayStation gaming platform. Under the hood lies a turbocharged iteration of Volkswagen's narrow-angle VR6 engine. For the GTI Supersport, this motor is said to develop 375kW of power and 665Nm of torque...


Volvo XC90 Excellence to debut in Shanghai
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Volvo XC90 Excellence to debut in Shanghai

The new range-topping Volvo XC90 Excellence will make its global debut at the 2015 Shanghai auto show, which begins in a few days time. With many among China's newly moneyed class preferring to lounge in the back seat of their automobiles, luxury car makers have rushed to fill this need with long wheelbase versions of many of their models...


Citroen Australia to drop entry-price vehicles
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Citroen Australia to drop entry-price vehicles

Citroen Australia says that going forward it will not follow the industry practice of offering an entry price-point vehicle just for an attractive sticker price. The French brand says its customers are those who have thoroughly considered their options and want a Citroen and to date the brand sells far more optioned-up vehicles than base grade versions...


2015 Citroen DS3 pricing and specifications
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2015 Citroen DS3 pricing and specifications

The 2015 Citroen DS3 has gone on sale sporting an updated, more powerful, more efficient engine, more safety features and a refined range that packs higher level of standard specification but at an increased cost. The updated new-look Citroen DS3 gets the new-generation Euro-6 compliant turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine, now with 121kW of power and 240Nm of torque...


2015 Mini One 5 Door pricing and specifications
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2015 Mini One 5 Door pricing and specifications

The entry-level Mini One 5 Door will arrive in Australian showrooms in the coming weeks with a $26,050 before on-road costs price tag. Available from April production, the One 5 Door is a larger and more practical version of the three-door Mini One that’s available from $24,500. The $26,050 price applies to the six-speed manual One 5 Door, while a six-speed automatic version is available from $28,400...


Jaguar XF R-Sport variant sees out current-generation model
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Jaguar XF R-Sport variant sees out current-generation model

The 2015 Jaguar XF R-Sport model will see out the current-generation British mid-size luxury sedan in style - and with a sharp price to boot. The limited edition Jaguar XF model is offered as standard with an Aerodynamic Pack including revised front and rear bumpers and side skirts, a black grille and black window surrounds, and 18-inch Lyra wheels as standard...


Fiat 500C Vintage '57 Edition revealed
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Fiat 500C Vintage '57 Edition revealed

The retro-inspired Fiat 500 Vintage '57 Edition now has a drop-top equivalent - the Fiat 500C Vintage '57 Edition. The rag-top model has been uncovered by the company's US arm - where it's set to be known as the 1957 Edition - and the 500C model harks back to the roll-back roof top of the original Cinquecento...


Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan priced from $26,990, headlines Series II upgrades and range changes
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Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan priced from $26,990, headlines Series II upgrades and range changes

The first Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan is on its way to showrooms as the headline story in a Series II range update due at the end of April. It's the second bit of activity within Nissan's passenger range this week, with details on the updated Micra light car revealed yesterday...


Mazda introduces Bike by Kodo and Sofa by Kodo
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Mazda introduces Bike by Kodo and Sofa by Kodo

Mazda has unveiled a new two-wheeler and a comfy looking couch ahead of a design event being held in Milan. The Mazda Bike by Kodo concept and Sofa by Kodo concept "artworks" will debut at the Mazda Design: The Car as Art event in Milan, with both named after the brand's design philosophy...


Shelby Baja 700 takes the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor to the max
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Shelby Baja 700 takes the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor to the max

The Shelby Baja 700 takes the standard issue previous-generation Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and turns the craziness factor up to 11. Thanks to an engine makeover that includes a Whipple supercharger and a Borla exhaust kit, as well as a new throttle body, injectors and heat exchanger, the Shelby Baja 700 is said to produce over 522kW (700hp) of power...


Mini previews augmented reality glasses ahead of Shanghai show
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Mini previews augmented reality glasses ahead of Shanghai show

The British brand will debut its Mini Augmented Vision glasses concept at the upcoming Shanghai auto show, which starts later this month. Developed by Mini's parent, BMW, and automotive and electronics supplier Qualcomm, the thick-rimmed Augmented Vision glasses were styled by BMW's creative consultancy, Designworks...


BMW X5 M and X6 M launched: Pricing, specifications and sales
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BMW X5 M and X6 M launched: Pricing, specifications and sales

The equal most powerful and single most torque-rich regular production BMWs that money can buy launched in Australia this week. The second-generation X5 M and X6 M have touched down, priced from (a few grand higher than before) $185,900 and $194,700 plus on-road costs starting prices respectively...


Porsche 918 Spyder hits 350km/h on Northern Territory Highway
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Porsche 918 Spyder hits 350km/h on Northern Territory Highway

Not content with setting a production car lap record at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, the $1.5 million Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar has recorded another first - this time on a public road. Using just its pair of electric motors, the 918 Spyder cruised from Alice Springs at a leisurely 60km/h, before unleashing the 4...


Where are our new cars coming from?
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Where are our new cars coming from?

It’s hardly a secret at this point that the overwhelming majority of the cars, SUVs and commercials we buy or lease every month are imported. But every so often it’s interesting to take a look at precisely where these vehicles are actually coming from. Industry figures list 25 foreign nations as sources for our vehicles, as well as Australia...