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GM to boost quality in emerging markets with $7b spend on new models
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GM to boost quality in emerging markets with $7b spend on new models

General Motors has announced that it will pour US$5 billion (AU$6.82b) into developing a range of new small cars for emerging markets around the world. The new models, to be marketed under the Chevrolet brand, will be developed and manufactured together with long-time Chinese partner SAIC Motor Corp...


Audi R8 program manager speaks on working alongside Lamborghini
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Audi R8 program manager speaks on working alongside Lamborghini

Cross pollination between Audi and sister company Lamborghini has resulted in a better R8 and Huracan alike, according to technical program manager for the R8, Alwyn Watkins. In a candid conversation with CarAdvice, Watkins spoke in glowing terms of working across platforms with Lamborghini engineers...


Large Lexus coupe photographed testing in California
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Large Lexus coupe photographed testing in California

A large Lexus coupe with plenty of visual similarity to the LF-LC concept has been spied testing on the west coast of America. Automotive journalist Matt Farah spotted the mysterious coupe out on the roads of California and posted these images to his Instagram account. Given the shape of the tail-lights and the wing mirrors, it's safe to assume that the vehicle seen here is a pre-production prototype Lexus coupe...


Audi Q6 EV concept leaked online
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Audi Q6 EV concept leaked online

Images that are claimed to be of an Audi electric SUV concept that will debut at the Frankfurt motor show have been published online. The computer renderings seen here were published by both Auto Bild and Auto Motor und Sport, and are said to come from a source within Audi...


Audi R8 won't go turbo any time soon
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Audi R8 won't go turbo any time soon

It seems the Audi R8 won’t be heading down the populist road of forced induction any time soon, no doubt a positive insight for fans of the sharp throttle response that only a highly tuned naturally aspirated engine can deliver. “At the moment I would say no,” said Jurgen Konigstedt, Audi's head of development for V6, V8 and V10 engines, when CarAdvice posed the question at the international launch of the new R8 last week...


Lexus hoverboard teased again ahead of August 5 unveiling
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Lexus hoverboard teased again ahead of August 5 unveiling

Lexus has released a third teaser video of its surprising hoverboard prototype ahead of its official unveiling on August 5. The latest clip shows further footage of Lexus hoverboard test rider Ross McGouran and sheds light on the specially made hoverpark where it has been testing...


Ferrari 488 GTB debuts in Australia with sharper $469,888 price tag
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Ferrari 488 GTB debuts in Australia with sharper $469,888 price tag

The new Ferrari 488 GTB has arrived in Australia with a sharp price tag that undercuts its predecessor by more than $50,000 and a waiting list that’s already blown out to 2017. Showcased for the first time on our shores today in Sydney, the Ferrari 488 GTB has been priced at $469,888 before on-road costs, making it $55,529 less than the 458 Italia...


2017 Toyota Camry could go turbo in move to new TNGA platform - report
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2017 Toyota Camry could go turbo in move to new TNGA platform - report

Toyota’s next-generation Camry could bring more than just new looks and a new platform to the party, if a new report this week proves accurate. Expected to appear in 2017 - in time for a local debut to coincide with the end of Toyota’s Australian manufacturing operations - the new Camry will replace the facelifted model that launched here in April...


Next-generation Nissan Leaf may feature additional body styles - report
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Next-generation Nissan Leaf may feature additional body styles - report

A top-level executive has said that the next-generation Nissan Leaf may not be restricted to a five-door hatchback body style. Trevor Mann, Nissan's Chief Performance Officer, told Autocar: "There could be more than one Leaf. We’ve always said it needn’t be one car." As to what body styles an expanded Leaf range may include, Mann didn't want to speculate openly...


Jaguar F-Pace tested to extremes, previewed ahead of Frankfurt premiere
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Jaguar F-Pace tested to extremes, previewed ahead of Frankfurt premiere

The Jaguar F-Pace crossover has once again been previewed ahead of its proper world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in September and Australian premiere in about 12 months. Fresh from its stint as a support vehicle (in ‘prototype’ guise) for the Team Sky cycling team, the company’s first SUV can now been seen undergoing extreme durability testing...


2016 BMW M3, M4 pricing and specifications
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2016 BMW M3, M4 pricing and specifications

BMW Australia has revealed details of its updated 2016 M3 sedan and two-door M4 models this week, bringing new kit and, more importantly, significant price cuts. Due in showrooms from the fourth quarter of 2015, the refreshed M heroes will square off against the all-new and markedly more powerful Mercedes-AMG C 63 S - although the Merc will do battle in sedan and Estate wagon form initially, with the coupe still to be revealed...


On-road costs explained
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On-road costs explained

Buy almost anything in Australia, from an ice cream through to 100-inch flat-screen TV, and the advertised is sticker price is the maximum you will pay. You may be able to negotiate the price of big ticket items down, such as that enormous television, but the law states that retailers must include the cost of the goods and services tax (GST) in any advertised price...


Michigan university opens fake town to test driverless cars
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Michigan university opens fake town to test driverless cars

Poor, defenceless autonomous cars will soon have their own private haven, safe from the ignorant human drivers that insist on colliding with them on public roads. Welcome to MCity, the University of Michigan town that is entirely fake, and entirely purpose-built for developing driverless vehicles without endangering their expensive technolo… sorry, without endangering their occupants and other road users...


Volkswagen leads 2015 global sales race ahead of Toyota, GM
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Volkswagen leads 2015 global sales race ahead of Toyota, GM

At the halfway mark of 2015, Volkswagen leads both Toyota and GM in the quest for the global sales crown. To the end of June 2015, the Volkswagen Group sold a total of 5.04 million vehicles, placing it around 20,000 units ahead of the Toyota family, which managed to shift 5.02 million vehicles in the same timeframe. General Motors remained in third place with 4...


Hyundai Santa Cruz nearing production, November approval anticipated
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Hyundai Santa Cruz nearing production, November approval anticipated

Hyundai’s style-focused Santa Cruz pickup, revealed as a concept in January, could be on its way to production already. Reports of impending approval have been floating about almost since the day it was revealed, but, it is now understood that the Santa Cruz team have circled November for an anticipated green light...