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Takata president apologises for airbag deaths, injuries
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Takata president apologises for airbag deaths, injuries

Shigehisa Takada (above), president of Takata Corporation, fronted a press conference for the first time since the airbag scandal took off and officially apologised on behalf of his company and its defective airbags. According to a translation supplied by CNBC, Takada told a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, today: "I want to first offer my heartfelt condolences for those who have lost their lives because of our damaged inflators...


Jaguar F-Pace SUV teased in new video
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Jaguar F-Pace SUV teased in new video

The upcoming Jaguar F-Pace crossover has been teased in a new video from the British luxury marque. In the teaser, Ian Callum, Jaguar Land Rover's chief designer, is seen sketching the outline of a Jaguar SUV. After a look at the C-X17 concept car, which debuted back in 2013, we're finally given a look at the F-Pace's head- and tail-light graphics...


Nissan Juke R 2.0 unveiled with GT-R Nismo engine
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Nissan Juke R 2.0 unveiled with GT-R Nismo engine

The Nissan Juke R 2.0 has been unveiled just ahead of this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Under the bonnet, the Juke R 2.0 features the same 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine as the GT-R Nismo, the most powerful model in the supercar's range. This means that the updated Juke-R has 441kW of power and 652Nm of torque at its disposal...


Australia's cheapest cars to operate
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Australia's cheapest cars to operate

The recently launched Suzuki Celerio replaced the Alto in showrooms earlier this year, and now has replaced it as Australia’s cheapest new car to own and run, according to the RACV. The motoring group’s annual running costs survey found the ($12,990 drive-away) Celerio manual costs $97...


Renault-Nissan notches 250,000 EV sales
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Renault-Nissan notches 250,000 EV sales

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has now sold in excess of 250,000 electric vehicles in four-and-a-half years, since inception. The alliance between the French and Japanese titans reached the milestone a few weeks ago. Between the two brands, it accounts for half of the EVs sold worldwide. Sales are growing, too...


Mercedes-Benz doesn’t see Tesla as a threat
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Mercedes-Benz doesn’t see Tesla as a threat

Tesla Motors may be creating waves in the automotive industry, but Mercedes-Benz is unfazed by the growth of the electric car specialist brand. At the recent reveal of the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC compact SUV, the chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz cars, Dr Dieter Zetsche, essentially stated that he isn’t worried about the electric upstart brand...


Toyota extends Takata airbag recall on Yaris, Avensis Verso
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Toyota extends Takata airbag recall on Yaris, Avensis Verso

Toyota Australia has announced it is extending its recall over the Takata airbag problem for its Yaris and Avensis Verso models. A statement from Toyota Australia said the company is "extending the range of vehicles involved in the passenger side front airbag safety recall that was previously announced on certain vehicles equipped with Takata airbag inflators"...


BMW M235i Convertible pricing and specifications
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BMW M235i Convertible pricing and specifications

The first-ever BMW M Performance drop-top model has arrived in Australia in the form of the all-new BMW M235i Convertible. The flagship drop-top model in the 2 Series range is priced at $85,800 plus on-road costs, making it a $5900 premium over the impressive BMW M235i Coupe...


2016 Ford Focus RS to boast 257kW and up to 470Nm
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2016 Ford Focus RS to boast 257kW and up to 470Nm

The all-new 2016 Ford Focus RS has been detailed ahead of its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the numbers do not disappoint. The 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the bonnet of the new-generation Focus RS produces a staggering 257kW of power and 440Nm of torque - or a mind-blowing 470Nm on overboost...


Lexus SC430 recalled over Takata airbag issue
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Lexus SC430 recalled over Takata airbag issue

The Lexus SC430 sports car is the latest vehicle to be affected by the wide-ranging Takata airbag recall in Australia. Lexus today announced it is recalling all SC430 models built between May 2003 and December 2007 over the passenger-side front airbag, which is equipped with Takata airbag inflators...


Mini rationalises its range to five core models
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Mini rationalises its range to five core models

The days of Mini model proliferation madness appear to be over, with the iconic British brand's parent company BMW confirming it will "reposition the Mini brand" and "focus on five models". The five - which were not named in a release from the brand - are (we presume): the three-door Mini hatch, the Mini 5 door, the new Clubman, the upcoming Cabrio and the high-riding Countryman...


2016 Chevrolet Cruze sedan revealed: Australian prospects unclear
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze sedan revealed: Australian prospects unclear

The new-generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has been revealed at an event in the United States, but the Australian position on the new-generation sedan remains unclear. The new global small sedan will initially go on sale in the US early in 2016, and it differs from the Chevrolet Cruze for China that came before it, but it’s still very much designed for buyers who prefer small three-box models to hatchbacks...


2016 Mini Clubman revealed
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2016 Mini Clubman revealed

There aren't many cars on the market with six doors, and of those that are available, none are as small as this: the 2016 Mini Clubman. The new-generation Mini Clubman has be revealed in production guise, with the BMW-owned British brand claiming the new model is "an innovative vehicle concept for the premium compact segment", one that offers a "unique combination of functionality, everyday practicality and long-distance suitability offering driving fun, premium charisma and individuality in Mini style"...


2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT unveiled with more power
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2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT unveiled with more power

The new Aston Martin DB9 GT features a more powerful version of the company's V12 engine and a raft of other changes. Under the bonnet, the GT features an upgraded version of Aston Martin's 5.9-litre V12. Outputs have been increased, with maximum power now rated at 402kW at 6750rpm and torque topping out at 620Nm at 5500rpm...


Alfa Romeo Giulia officially unveiled - UPDATED
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Alfa Romeo Giulia officially unveiled - UPDATED

The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia has been unveiled, at the Alfa museum, on the company's 105th anniversary in range-topping Quadrifoglio trim. Under the long bonnet, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has an aluminium, turbocharged V6 engine designed by Ferrari...