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Volkswagen Golf update to bring gesture control technology - report
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Volkswagen Golf update to bring gesture control technology - report

The facelifted Volkswagen Golf due in 2016 will reportedly feature segment-first gesture control technology that will replace many of the car’s physical buttons and dials with touch-sensitive surfaces. Speaking with Auto Express, Volkswagen head of powertrain development Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser revealed some of the gesture control technology previewed earlier this year in the Volkswagen Golf R Touch concept would make its way into the popular small car within 18 months...


Nissan IDx not happening, according to executive
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Nissan IDx not happening, according to executive

Enthusiasts around the world were excited when the small, rear-wheel drive Nissan IDx concepts made their debut at the 2013 Tokyo motor show, but its chances of entering production seem to be pretty much dead. Pierre Loing, Nissan North America's vice president in charge of product planning, spoke at length about the car's prospects to The Truth About Cars...


2016 Toyota HiLux interior, additional variants revealed in official images
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2016 Toyota HiLux interior, additional variants revealed in official images

Official interior images of the 2016 Toyota HiLux have been released along with shots of the single- and space-cab body styles following the all-new ute’s unveiling in Thailand. The images of Thai-spec models come a few days after Toyota Australia took the wraps off a flagship HiLux SR5 dual-cab in Sydney late last week, but revealed only the eighth-generation ute’s exterior...


2015 Ford Mustang: Australian deposits top 2000, six months from launch
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2015 Ford Mustang: Australian deposits top 2000, six months from launch

Ford Australia says it has now taken more than 2000 deposits from prospective buyers for the new Mustang, about six months out from the car’s local launch late in 2015. The Blue Oval brand has been fielding interest since late 2013, when it confirmed it would import the new model for the first time in years...


Audi Q8 coupe-inspired SUV due in 2019
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Audi Q8 coupe-inspired SUV due in 2019

The first-ever coupe-inspired Audi Q8 SUV will be released in 2019. Audi confirmed launch timing for its new BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe rival at its annual general meeting over the weekend. The confirmation comes a little over two months after the German luxury car maker first announced plans to build the Q8, which will mix the mechanics of the seven-seat new Q7 SUV with a sportier body with a swoopy, coupe-style roof...


2015 Audi A1 and Q3 pricing and performance details revealed
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2015 Audi A1 and Q3 pricing and performance details revealed

Pricing and performance details for the updated Audi A1 and Audi Q3 have been revealed ahead of the cars’ Australian release at the beginning of next month. The 2015 Audi A1 range kicks off with a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine from $26,900 before on-road costs – up $400 on its predecessor...


BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage unveiled
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BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage unveiled

At the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the Bavarian company has revealed its BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage. As its name implies, this concept car is a tribute to the 3.0 CSL coupe from the 1970s. The car unveiled on the shores of Lake Como in Italy features wide wheel arches and a tall rear spoiler. Although the new car sports softer lines than the original, it does wear the shade of yellow...


Subaru Impreza recalled: 33,548 cars in Australia affected by Takata campaign
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Subaru Impreza recalled: 33,548 cars in Australia affected by Takata campaign

The Subaru Impreza has become the latest vehicle in Australia affected by the massive global recall of cars fitted with potentially faulty Takata airbags. Subaru has recalled 33,548 Impreza models produced between 2004 and 2007. The year models and VIN ranges are as follows: MY2004: 021344 to 045216. MY2005: 024602 to 058988. MY2006: 024801 to 057412...


Volvo V40 Carbon debuts Polestar optimisation in very limited numbers
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Volvo V40 Carbon debuts Polestar optimisation in very limited numbers

The Polestar-tuned Volvo V40 Carbon was unveiled overnight, but the chances of ever seeing the car down under are next to zero. At the beginning of the month, the companies announced that it would soon be offering Polestar Performance Optimisation packages for models powered by Volvo's Drive-E engine lineup...


Zagato Mostro powered by a Maserati V8 unveiled
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Zagato Mostro powered by a Maserati V8 unveiled

The Zagato Mostro has been unveiled a day before its public debut at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, which takes place over the weekend on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Only five Mostro coupes will be built to celebrate Maserati's centenary. All of the small build run has already been allocated to long-time Zagato owners and all Mostros will be delivered by December 2015...


Five-cylinder Audi R8, Lamborghini Huracan a possibility - report
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Five-cylinder Audi R8, Lamborghini Huracan a possibility - report

Thanks to tax laws in China, the German car maker has considered engineering a five-cylinder version of its Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan supercars. Stephan Reil, head of engineering at Quattro, told Car and Driver that although no approval has been given for such a car and no engineering is currently under way, the possibility "has been talked about"...


That time I built the Mad Max Interceptor
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That time I built the Mad Max Interceptor

Mad Max: Fury Road is seeing tremendous success at box offices around the world. And one particular element has hugely excited fans of the franchise - the return of the XB. I would have been about 10 when I first saw Mad Max. It was the cinematic choice of an older brother of a school friend, the grainy VHS providing both fear and excitement in spades...


2016 Toyota HiLux global reveal image gallery
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2016 Toyota HiLux global reveal image gallery

Toyota took the wraps off the 2016 Toyota HiLux yesterday in a simultaneous global reveal in Sydney and Bangkok, Thailand. It's one of the company's best selling cars and continuously tops the leaderboard for commercial vehicle sales in Australia. As you could imagine, the reveal was quite an important one for Toyota both locally and globally...


Thieves in San Francisco targeting Toyota Prius batteries
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Thieves in San Francisco targeting Toyota Prius batteries

Thieves in the city of San Francisco are now targeting the battery packs of Toyota Prius hybrids. According to the KGO-TV, the local ABC television affiliate in San Francisco, there has been a recent spate of robberies involving battery packs from Prius hatches...


Toyota Tundra subject of "enormous" Australian demand
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Toyota Tundra subject of "enormous" Australian demand

There is “enormous demand” for the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup in Australia, says the company’s local arm, but it’s not feasible to factory-import it here in its current generation. Toyota Australia executive director of sales and marketing Tony Cramb said at this week’s world debut of the all-new HiLux in Sydney that there was room in our market for an even bigger load-lugger...