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RAM trucks in Australia by September
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RAM trucks in Australia by September

RAM trucks will make their way to Australia from the United States in unlimited numbers from September this year. In a deal announced today, the joint venture importer for Fiat Chrysler (FCA) in New Zealand plans to import and convert the vehicles to Full Volume standards, with the active blessing and participation of FCA’s global head office...


2016 Lexus ES to debut at Shanghai motor show
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2016 Lexus ES to debut at Shanghai motor show

The 2016 Lexus ES luxury sedan will be unveiled at the Shanghai motor show later this month. A teaser image of the heavily facelifted model has been revealed ahead of the event, with new IS-like headlights and what looks to be a far more aggressive 'spindle' grille...


Aston Martin Rapide to be replaced by next-gen Lagonda sedan, new DBX crossover
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Aston Martin Rapide to be replaced by next-gen Lagonda sedan, new DBX crossover

The Aston Martin Rapide will not enter a second generation, instead it will be replaced by two vehicles: a new Lagonda sedan and a DBX crossover. Speaking with Car and Driver about the company's model plan for its next-generation of vehicles, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer explained there are three legs to the company's current plans: "First is replacing the entire sports car range; second is the DBX, and that appeals to a different set of audiences; and the third is the sports sedan, which will carry that beautiful badge"...


Nissan Pulsar airbag recall expanded to beyond 13,000 cars
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Nissan Pulsar airbag recall expanded to beyond 13,000 cars

An additional 498 vehicles has expanded a 2013 Nissan Pulsar airbag recall to 13,298 cars. A further 484 Nissan Pulsar hatches and 14 Pulsar sedans have been added to an October, 2013 recall of 12,800 models – or every new-generation car imported to Australia to that date...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class range expands with C160 and C300 variants
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class range expands with C160 and C300 variants

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class range has been expanded overseas with a number of new drive systems, including the new entry-level C160 and the mid-tier C300. Powering the C160 is a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 95kW and 210Nm. It’s available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, and helps the sedan from 0-100km/h in 9...


2015 Shanghai motor show bans showgirls and children
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2015 Shanghai motor show bans showgirls and children

The organisers of the 2015 Shanghai motor show have banned showgirls and children from attending the event in an attempt to clean up its reputation and avoid potential security issues. Auto Shanghai 2015 organisers announced the crackdown on scantily clad female models earlier this year after the Chinese government warned against increasing vulgarity at public events...


Mercedes-Benz SLK facelift spy photos
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Mercedes-Benz SLK facelift spy photos

Car Advice's spy photographers have managed to capture a prototype of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster. As far as facelifts go, this one will be pretty mild. At the front, the revised car will sport a different set headlights, and a tweaked grille living within a new front bumper. Out the back, the updated roadster will feature a new rear bumper...


Gordon Murray, Osamu Goto, Shell collaborate on Project M city car concept
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Gordon Murray, Osamu Goto, Shell collaborate on Project M city car concept

Car designer Gordon Murray, motor engineer Osamu Goto and Shell will collaborate on a city car concept dubbed Project M. In an interview with Autocar, Murray, designer of the McLaren F1, says that the Project M vehicle will push the "boundaries of light weighting, combustion, aerodynamics and low friction"...


Hyundai i30 Turbo ruled out for Australia   
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Hyundai i30 Turbo ruled out for Australia  

There will be no Hyundai i30 Turbo sold in Australia. The newly developed Hyundai i30 Turbo debuted at the 2015 Geneva motor show with a punchy 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine producing 137kW/265Nm and six-speed manual transmission. Such a model would have given Hyundai Australia a more sporting option than the current SR variant, which is powered by a 2...


2015 Hyundai i30 Series II pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai i30 Series II pricing and specifications

The new-look 2015 Hyundai i30 Series II brings a major range restructure that will likely make the South Korean brand’s small hatchback more enticing to new car buyers. The Hyundai i30 line-up now kicks off with the Active base model, while a new Active X variant builds upon that specification with some extra niceties, and is tipped to take the majority of sales - 50 per cent, by Hyundai's estimates...


Skoda seven-seat SUV here in early 2017
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Skoda seven-seat SUV here in early 2017

Skoda’s forthcoming seven-seat SUV is about two years away from local showrooms, according to the Czech brand’s Australian boss, who is determined to launch it here “as soon as we possibly can”. Following confirmation from Skoda’s global chairman, Winfried Vahland, at last month’s Geneva motor show that the new SUV was headed our way, Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer recently revealed that it would reach our shores only “a couple of months” after its launches in Europe...


Nissan Lannia sedan designed for China's youth
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Nissan Lannia sedan designed for China's youth

The Nissan Lannia will become the Japanese company’s first vehicle designed specifically for the youth of China when it debuts at the Shanghai motor show later this month. The mid-sized Lannia sedan is the evolution of Nissan’s Friend-Me and Lannia concepts from 2013 and 2014 respectively...


Two new high-performance Alfa Romeo engines to be built in Italy
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Two new high-performance Alfa Romeo engines to be built in Italy

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Termoli plant in Italy will produce two new high-performance engines that will spearhead Alfa Romeo’s global resurgence plans. FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed the Termoli plant would be responsible for building both an “advanced, high-output four-cylinder engine" and a “Ferrari-derived six-cylinder engine”...


Zotye E01: Chinese EV fuses four cars into one
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Zotye E01: Chinese EV fuses four cars into one

China’s Zotye E01 looks set to take knock-off car design to a new level later this month when it debuts at the Shanghai motor show. A number of Chinese car makers have earned notoriety in recent years for releasing concept and production vehicles heavily inspired by existing models from established manufacturers, but Zhejiang-based Zotye Auto may be the first to fuse four cars into one...


2015 JMC Vigus pricing and specifications : Chinese ute from $23,990 driveaway
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2015 JMC Vigus pricing and specifications : Chinese ute from $23,990 driveaway

Newly arrived Chinese brand Jiangling Motors Co. (JMC) has released full pricing and specification details for its Vigus dual-cab pick-up for the Australian market. The JMC Vigus – sold by local distributor Jiangxi Jiangling Motors Import and Export Co. (JMIE) – is priced from $23,990 driveaway and is available with petrol and diesel engines, rear-drive and 4x4 layouts, and in two specifications levels...