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2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Pricing and specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is rolling into Australian showrooms this month with sharper exterior styling, an updated interior and subtle specification changes. While Volkswagen Australia is yet to officially launch the updated Touareg or release local images (overseas model pictured here), documents seen by CarAdvice allow us to reveal pricing and specification details for the overhauled range...


2015 Volkswagen Jetta : Pricing and specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Jetta : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta has arrived in Australia wearing the lowest price tag ever attached to the compact sedan. The updated model costs $22,790 before on-road costs in 118TSI Trendline manual guise, down $2200 compared with its predecessor. Volkswagen has also reintroduced a sporting variant, the 155TSI Highline Sport, priced from $39,990...


Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe: limited edition model marks 60 years of US Porsche club
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Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe: limited edition model marks 60 years of US Porsche club

A new limited edition Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe has been revealed, commemorating 60 years of the Porsche Club of America (PCA). Based on the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, the rear-wheel-drive GTS Club Coupe will be limited to 60 units, with all finished in 'Club Blau' – a unique hue created exclusively for the anniversary edition model...


Ford opens new US research centre alongside Google, Apple, Facebook
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Ford opens new US research centre alongside Google, Apple, Facebook

In a move that signifies us moving ever closer to the 'connected car', Ford Motor Company has opened a new research centre in California's Silicon Valley to aid in the development of technologies that will herald the next step change in automotive evolution. The new Ford facility is in Palo Alto, the centre of Silicon Valley, where the automaker's neighbours will be tech giants Google, Apple, Facebook and many others...


2015 Audi A4 Allroad brings upgraded diesel
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2015 Audi A4 Allroad brings upgraded diesel

The Audi A4 Allroad has become the first model in Australia to gain the company's upgraded 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel that increases power but reduces fuel use. Audi's small-capacity diesel now features outputs of 140kW (up 10kW) and 400Nm (up 20Nm), with official fuel consumption dropping from 6.0 to 5.6 litres per 100km...


Toyota RND Concept is an elaborate joke promotion for Red Nose Day
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Toyota RND Concept is an elaborate joke promotion for Red Nose Day

Yesterday we showed you a teaser image of a so-called Toyota RND Concept, which, it turns out, was simply a gag to promote Red Nose Day. The mysterious teaser image issued by Toyota (below) was accompanied with words that generated a lot of the excitement and chatter amongst car-loving parts of the internet – including our own comments thread...


Toyota Mirai production increased thanks to strong order book
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Toyota Mirai production increased thanks to strong order book

Production of the 2015 hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai will be increased by 75 per cent over originally forecasts thanks to strong interest from buyers in Japan. The revised Toyota Mirai production plan calls for 700 fuel cell sedans to be built this year (up from 400). The company then plans to make around 2000 Mirais in 2016 and roughly 3000 in 2017...


Lamborghini Huracan GT3: Rear-wheel drive racing coupe unveiled
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Lamborghini Huracan GT3: Rear-wheel drive racing coupe unveiled

The new Lamborghini Huracan GT3 has been officially unveiled ahead of its competitive racing debut at round one of the Blancpain Endurance series in April. Developed for the five-race Europe-based racing series, the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 – compared to the regular road-going Lamborghini Huracan – features wilder composite body work that's been shaped to maximise traction, as well as funnel as much air as possible to the engine and brakes...


Honda Australia targets strong sales turnaround in 2015
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Honda Australia targets strong sales turnaround in 2015

Honda Australia director Stephen Collins says the company is confident 2015 will be the year it reverses its recent sales decline, setting a sales target of 40,000 vehicles — a figure the company hasn’t reached since 2010.  It’s no secret that Honda’s sales have dipped in recent times, for a wide variety of factors beyond anything related just to product, including natural disasters in Japan and Thailand in 2011 that knocked its factories for six...


Mazda BT-50 update to be heavily influenced by Australian feedback
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Mazda BT-50 update to be heavily influenced by Australian feedback

The updated Mazda BT-50 due on sale in the second half of 2015 will bring with it a range of design changes influenced by the company’s Australian arm. The new-look Mazda BT-50 will bring some elements of the Kodo design language that is seen on its passenger car range, which Mazda Australia marketing director Alastair Doak told CarAdvice is an obvious way to move forward...


Mazda CX-3 buyer interest levels five times higher than Mazda 2
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Mazda CX-3 buyer interest levels five times higher than Mazda 2

Mazda Australia says the amount of interest in the all-new Mazda CX-3 compact SUV is "very strong". Speaking at the launch of the 2015 Mazda CX-5 earlier this week, the company's local marketing director, Alastair Doak, quoted figures suggesting the level of buyer interest in the new CX-3 is about five times higher than it was for the revamped Mazda 2...


Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM
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Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM

Toyota has edged out Volkswagen for the 2014 global sales crown by just 90,000 vehicles. In figures released overnight, Toyota Motor Corporation sold a total of 10.23 million vehicles throughout 2014, with 9.15 million cars attributed to Toyota (up two per cent). 915,000 vehicles were sold under the Daihatsu brand (up five per cent), while 168,000 Hino trucks (up four per cent) were delivered to customers...


Toyota RND Concept promises to be revolutionary and fun to drive, will be revealed January 27
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Toyota RND Concept promises to be revolutionary and fun to drive, will be revealed January 27

The Japanese giant has announced that it will unveil the Toyota RND Concept next week, and promises that the car will be ground-breaking, affordable and fun to drive. The Toyota RND Concept will make its debut on January 26 UK time (January 27 AEDT). After this the RND will head into "fast-track development that should see it changing the face of motoring within weeks"...


Ford Focus RS teased, will be revealed February 4
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Ford Focus RS teased, will be revealed February 4

Ford of Europe has posted a highly edited teaser clip of its soon-to-be-released Ford Focus RS uber-hot-hatch on YouTube. At the end of the video the company confirms that the Focus RS will be unveiled, and hopefully detailed, on February 3 European time...


2015 Kia Rio: Pricing and specifications
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2015 Kia Rio: Pricing and specifications

The updated 2015 Kia Rio range is now on sale — at least partially — bringing to the table subtly revised styling, some minor cabin tweaks and a second round of Australia-specific ride and handling calibration.  The line-up that Kia launches this week gets a new front and rear bumper design, a new grille pattern, different alloy wheels designs, a revised centre instrument fascia and audio unit design, and metallic-look headlights...