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Nissan Titan: RAM rival not on Australian radar
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Nissan Titan: RAM rival not on Australian radar

Nissan has no plans to follow in the wheel-tracks of Fiat Chrysler and import heavy duty US-market pickups to Australia — because it thinks it may have too many cars in its range as it is. The Nissan Titan, a behemoth that tackles the Ford F-Series in the US, is definitely not on the radar here — at least, not Nissan’s radar...


Nissan Australia became an "also-ran", says boss
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Nissan Australia became an "also-ran", says boss

Nissan Australia managing director Richard Emery has made some frank assessments of the company’s status here, as he rounds out his first 12 months in the job. Gone are the outlandish sales projections espoused by recent predecessors, and the days of rampant discounting to clear excess stock are being phased out. It was good for car buyers, but terrible for the brand's health...


2016 Toyota HiLux engine details leaked, ute to debut autonomous emergency braking — UPDATED
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2016 Toyota HiLux engine details leaked, ute to debut autonomous emergency braking — UPDATED

Updated: 25/04/2015: More details have been leaked regarding the transmission options available for the 2.7-litre petrol engine listed below. The engine will be available with the option of a five- or six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. Power output for the entry level 2.7-litre engine will also be boosted to 166kW of power, an increase of 50kW...


Subaru Levorg: still no decision on Japanese performance wagon
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Subaru Levorg: still no decision on Japanese performance wagon

A decision on whether the Subaru Levorg will make it into Australian showrooms remains up in the air, even though the company had hoped to announce its call either way before the end of last month. Speaking to CarAdvice today, Subaru Australia national corporate affairs manager David Rowley said, "[There's] still no definite decision"...


Lotus builds 40,000th model on “Small Car Platform”
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Lotus builds 40,000th model on “Small Car Platform”

Lotus has produced its 40,000th car since the introduction of the 1995 Lotus Elise on the ‘small car platform’. The small car platform was developed under the ownership of Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli – who also owned Bugatti at the time - however Lotus was sold to Malaysian government-owned Proton brand in 1996 following the financial collapse of Bugatti (which was sold to Volkswagen Group in 1998)...


Joss Supercar dream hit hard as ties severed with primary investor
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Joss Supercar dream hit hard as ties severed with primary investor

Australia's Joss Supercar appears to have hit yet another roadblock with the brand's marquee investor, The Hatzimihail Group, pulling out of the program. Late last year Joss announced a major investment - which was said to be about $35 million - to help make the JP1 supercar a production reality, as well as see the 17-year-old company listed on the stock market...


2015 Honda Shuttle revealed
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2015 Honda Shuttle revealed

The all-new Honda Shuttle is essentially a Honda Jazz with an even more practical body. The new Honda Shuttle - which has just been revealed in Japan - builds on the current-generation Jazz model's highly flexible interior by offering considerably more load space at the back...


Audi pick-up to rival Mercedes-Benz ute would be "difficult", says designer
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Audi pick-up to rival Mercedes-Benz ute would be "difficult", says designer

Audi won’t follow the lead of Mercedes-Benz by creating a premium pick-up, according to the brand’s design boss. Speaking with CarAdvice beside his latest creation, the Audi Prologue Allroad concept, on the stage at the Shanghai motor show, Audi head of design Marc Lichte said it would be “difficult” to apply his new design language to a one-tonne ute...


Land Wind X7 given go-ahead for sale, Evoque copying claims dismissed - report
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Land Wind X7 given go-ahead for sale, Evoque copying claims dismissed - report

Chinese authorities have reportedly cleared the Land Wind X7 for sale in the middle kingdom after dismissing a complaint from Land Rover. According to Autocar, Chinese officials have dismissed Land Rover's complaints that the Land Wind X7 is a copy of its five-door Range Rover Evoque. As a consequence, the Land Wind X7 is now cleared for sale in China...


2015 Holden Barina X special edition model launches in Australia
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2015 Holden Barina X special edition model launches in Australia

The 2015 Holden Barina X is said to bring an extra $2500 of equipment to the Lion brand's city hatchback at a cost of $1250 to buyers. The new Holden Barina X is based on the CD hatch model, but intriguingly the CDX model remains...


Audi S4 sedan and Avant spy photos
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Audi S4 sedan and Avant spy photos

Our spy photographers have managed to snag not only the next-generation Audi S4 sedan fanging around the Nurburgring, but also the companion Audi S4 Avant. These latest prototypes are still draped from head to toe in swirly camouflage, which does an excellent job of hiding many of the car's styling details...


Nissan expands its Australian components plant, future assured
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Nissan expands its Australian components plant, future assured

Australian automotive component manufacturing is facing a tough future, but someone forgot to send Nissan the memo. Nissan Australia announced today that its elite casting and accessories plant in Melbourne’s outer east has job vacancies — a result of significant growth in demand for its locally made, high-end products from factories and suppliers across the world...


Next-generation Honda Civic sedan, coupe revealed in patent images
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Next-generation Honda Civic sedan, coupe revealed in patent images

Images that are claimed to be patent renderings of the tenth-generation Honda Civic sedan and coupe have been published on the internet. A forum user, calling him- or her-self Administrator, on CivicX.com found the images after reportedly doing a search of the American patent database. The unwatermarked renderings that you see are from Gizmag...


2016 Toyota HiLux design leaked in product brochure
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2016 Toyota HiLux design leaked in product brochure

The first image of the yet to be released 2016 Toyota HiLux has been seen online via a leaked product brochure. Published on the Ferd fan Facebook page, the front-end image (pictured above) shows a muscular design for the new HiLux. Featuring halogen or bi-xenon headlights and what appears to be LED daytime running lights...


Ford Australia designers and engineers contributed "significantly" to 2016 Taurus
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Ford Australia designers and engineers contributed "significantly" to 2016 Taurus

Australian designers and engineers contributed “significantly in all areas” to the global development effort to create the 2016 Ford Taurus. Unveiled at this week’s Shanghai motor show, the Taurus is a large sedan designed to meet the specific requirements and preferences of buyers in the world’s biggest automotive market, China...