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Ultra-luxury Range Rover SVAutobiography premieres
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Ultra-luxury Range Rover SVAutobiography premieres

The Range Rover SVAutobiography, the most sumptuous and possibly expensive version to date, was revealed today ahead of its public reveal at the New York motor show on April 1. The SVAutobiography — that’s not a typo — sits at the pinnacle of a revised Range Rover line-up for the 2016 model year, and is designed to take “comfort, craftsmanship and refinement” to another level...


Google and Apple car development a "wake up call", says Ford
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Google and Apple car development a "wake up call", says Ford

Google and Apple’s much-publicised interest in entering the automotive space is both validating and a “wake up call” for the existing industry, says Ford’s vice-president of research and advanced engineering Ken Washington. Washington made a flying visit to Australia last week for discussions at the Blue Oval’s Melbourne research, design and engineering centre — a site that serves as the blue oval brand’s R&D hub in the entire Asia Pacific region...


Uber adds supercar fleet in Singapore
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Uber adds supercar fleet in Singapore

Forget climbing into a clapped-out cab next time you visit Singapore - Uber has just added a number of supercars to its fleet in the south-east Asian city state. The company - which has been embroiled in controversy after several high profile cases of driver misconduct - has teamed up with partner supercar rental company Dream Drive...


Porsche says no to fully electric cars – at least for the time being
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Porsche says no to fully electric cars – at least for the time being

While German carmaker Porsche admits to being seriously interested in electric cars, it also believes that current battery technology is not yet advanced enough for the high-performance brand to develop production series EVs (Electric Vehicles). Thomas Becki, director product and technical press for Porsche, spoke to CarAdvice about the issue at the recent launch of the 911 Targa 4 GTS in Spain...


Porsche Pajun on hold as global sales boom
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Porsche Pajun on hold as global sales boom

Rumours surrounding the Porsche Pajun, the German sports car specialist's proposed rival to the BMW 5 Series, have largely been quashed, as sales surge and the company struggles to meet demand across its entire range of high-performance cars and SUVs. As the profitability jewel in Volkswagen Group’s 12-brand portfolio, Porsche has showed the greatest year-on-year performance in relative terms, with sales up from 155,000 to 187,000 in 2014...


Bentley applying 'research and effort' into technology in chase of younger buyers
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Bentley applying 'research and effort' into technology in chase of younger buyers

During a recent demonstration of the Bentley Studio at the Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix, Bentley admitted that its clientele and demographic is changing, requiring a rethink of technology within the cabin. When you think Bentley, you don't necessarily think young, hip and trend-setting, but the Bentley demographic is changing...


Bentley to launch limited edition Mulsanne Speed for Asian market
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Bentley to launch limited edition Mulsanne Speed for Asian market

Bentley has confirmed that it plans to launch a 10-unit limited edition Mulsanne Speed for the Asian market before the end of the year. Teaming with bespoke design partner Mulliner, Bentley set out to create a limited edition vehicle that mimics the intimate sensation of sharing one's jacket lining...


Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS officially launches at Ascari
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Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS officially launches at Ascari

This week’s international launch of the Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS at the Ascari race circuit in Spain takes the number of 911 model variants on offer to an astounding 21. The newest 911 also marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic Porsche 911 Targa and the first time a GTS version of the design classic has been built...


Aston Martin sues Fisker over Thunderbolt design study
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Aston Martin sues Fisker over Thunderbolt design study

Aston Martin has begun legal proceedings against Henrik Fisker regarding his Thunderbolt concept car. The company announced, via a statement sent out to media outlets, that it had "filed a lawsuit [against Henrik Fisker] in the state of California to protect its valuable trade marks, designs and intellectual property rights"...


BMW now highest value car exporter in USA: Celebrating three million vehicles built
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BMW now highest value car exporter in USA: Celebrating three million vehicles built

This week, German manufacturer BMW celebrated a production milestone – three million vehicles produced... in the USA. The BMW Assembly Plant in Spartanburg South Carolina was opened in 1994 and now produces approximately 300,000 vehicles a year. In 2014, over 250,000 of these were destined for other markets, and with a value of almost $12-billion (US$9...


Isuzu I-Venture Club : Moreton Island experience review
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Isuzu I-Venture Club : Moreton Island experience review

When you buy into a brand, it’s nice to get that warm and fuzzy feeling when your brand remembers you after your purchase. Isuzu has followed this philosophy with the launch of the I-Venture Club. The I-Venture Club is an Isuzu Ute Australia initiative designed to give owners an opportunity to put their vehicles through their paces in an off-road environment with professional tutelage...


Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to debut in New York
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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to debut in New York

The first-ever Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will make its debut at the New York auto show, which starts next week. Aside from the teaser image above and the fact it's coming to New York show, RAV4 Hybrid will feature a unique set of tail-lights with greyed out indicators and light-tube-style elements, but there are, so far, no details about its drivetrain...


Geely commits £250 million : Major Chinese investment to develop 2017 London Taxi
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Geely commits £250 million : Major Chinese investment to develop 2017 London Taxi

Chinese corporation Geely will pump £250 million ($A475m) into a new development and assembly facility in England as it gears up for the next-generation London Black Cab due in 2017. The investment will cover a new purpose-built facility in the Ansty area of Coventry, close to the London Taxi Company’s existing factory...


Mercedes-Benz Ute : German HiLux rival to launch in Australia around 2018
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Mercedes-Benz Ute : German HiLux rival to launch in Australia around 2018

Mercedes-Benz has dropped a bombshell today by announcing plans to launch a mid-sized pick-up well before the end of the decade. This translates to their being a Mercedes-Benz-badged one-tonne capacity rival for the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, plus the Volkswagen Amarok, in Australian showrooms from about early 2018 — probably in single-, king- and dual-cab guises...


Mercedes-Benz Australia to have three plug-in hybrids on sale this year
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Mercedes-Benz Australia to have three plug-in hybrids on sale this year

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed plans to add three plug-in hybrid models to its showroom in 2015. The German luxury car brand will offer plug-in hybrid versions of the C-Class, GLE-Class and flagship S-Class, all of which are expected to launch at the same time, and ahead of schedule, around November this year...