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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...


Fisker cancels Thunderbolt production plans, Aston Martin drops lawsuit
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Fisker cancels Thunderbolt production plans, Aston Martin drops lawsuit

Aston Martin has dropped all legal action against its former design director, Henrik Fisker, regarding his Thunderbolt concept, with the latter cancelling any production plans for the car. If you like the look of the Fisker-designed, Vanquish-based Thunderbolt keep staring, because this is probably the closest you'll ever come to owning one, now that all production plans are off the table...


Canada sells its GM shares, Government Motors tag no longer true
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Canada sells its GM shares, Government Motors tag no longer true

Canada has sold its last remaining shares in General Motors, ending a period of government investment in the American automaker. The move was announced earlier this week, as the federal government sold 73.4 million shares in GM to Goldman Sachs. The Canadian government's block of shares represent around 4.6 percent of GM's outstanding stock...


Tesla Model S 70D: New entry-level model detailed
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Tesla Model S 70D: New entry-level model detailed

Tesla has announced the introduction of a new entry-level variant for its luxury sedan range, the Tesla Model S 70D. The news might not be quite on the scale of Tesla's non-automotive announcement, which is scheduled for May 1, but the new Model S 70D may well turn out to be the more important piece of info...


Citroen Aircross concept unveiled
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Citroen Aircross concept unveiled

The Citroen Aircross concept has been unveiled, days after an undisguised image of it leaked out thanks to a French motoring magazine. Details about the Aircross's plug-in hybrid drivetrain and likelihood for production are being held back, possibly until the car's public unveiling later this month...


2015 Ford Mondeo pricing and specifications
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2015 Ford Mondeo pricing and specifications

The long-awaited 2015 Ford Mondeo has been launched at last, and its maker is confident of making a serious splash in a relatively static segment. Launched to media this week but due in showrooms from the start of May, the new mid-sized Mondeo arrives some time after it premiered in the US as the Fusion, though only four months after going on sale in the UK...


Online bookmaker backs 2015 sales jump, Corolla to beat Mazda 3
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Online bookmaker backs 2015 sales jump, Corolla to beat Mazda 3

On the back of yesterday’s announcement that a record number of new vehicles were sold across the country in March, online bookmaker Sportsbet is backing this year’s sales tally to surpass that of 2014. Sportsbet has 2015 at $1.35 to register more new vehicle sales than 2014. Official VFACTS data shows that Australians purchased 277,594 new vehicles in the first three months of 2015, up 4...


2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK gets new engines and transmissions
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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK gets new engines and transmissions

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK has been unveiled with new engines and transmissions at the bottom end of the range. The entry-level SLK200 trades its turbocharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine for a larger 2.0-litre turbo. Its peak power output is unchanged at 135kW, though torque climbs 30Nm to 300Nm. The same 2...


Jeep Wrangler X arrives
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Jeep Wrangler X arrives

The Jeep Wrangler X is now on sale in Australia, bringing with it a host of exterior and interior revisions. Based on the high-spec Wrangler Overland, the X edition comes in either two- or four-door guise, and brings with it exterior accoutrements including glossy black 18-inch wheels...


New Car Sales Figures March 2015
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New Car Sales Figures March 2015

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of March 2015. For a detailed analysis, click here...


Nissan X-Trail Hybrid revealed in Japan
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Nissan X-Trail Hybrid revealed in Japan

The Nissan X-Trail Hybrid has been announced overnight ahead of its launch in Japan next month. The X-Trail Hybrid is almost identical to the regular, non-hybrid variants on the outside, with its ‘X-Trail Hybrid’ badges on the front doors and the tailgate the most obvious visual distinguishers...


Mitsubishi posts a sales record in Q1, 2015
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Mitsubishi posts a sales record in Q1, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors Australia (MMAL) broke its quarter-one import sales record this year. That means that, across the first three months of 2015, it registered more cars than any other year since it became a full importer in 2008 upon the closure of its South Australian factory...


Aston Martin DB9 successor spy photos
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Aston Martin DB9 successor spy photos

Our spy photographers have managed to capture the successor to the Aston Martin DB9 during testing at the Nurburgring. At the front, the level of camouflage is surprisingly light. So, while the true headlight and grille cut-outs may well be masked, we are able to see the overall shape of the car's front-end...