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Audi says infrastructure the main hurdle for hydrogen power
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Audi says infrastructure the main hurdle for hydrogen power

Audi has reinforced that investment and infrastructure remain the two main big sticking points in the way of a broad-scale rollout of hydrogen-fuelled electric cars. Emmanuel Kutsehera, the man responsible for fuel cell development at Audi says transport and storage will be the main impediments to hydrogen fuel cell technology fully taking off around the world - even more so in places like Australia where there is a relatively small population spread over a vast area...


2016 Lexus RX200t revealed at Shanghai auto show
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2016 Lexus RX200t revealed at Shanghai auto show

The second-ever turbocharged Lexus model - the all-new Lexus RX200t - has been uncovered at the 2015 Shanghai auto show. The Lexus RX - which was revealed in production guise at the recent New York auto show - was given its turbocharged debut at the Chinese mega show alongside the updated Lexus ES luxury sedan. It's powered by the same 2...


Mazda 2 sedan confirmed for Australia in Q3
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Mazda 2 sedan confirmed for Australia in Q3

The Mazda 2 sedan will make a return to Australia around August this year, giving Australia’s top importer a rival for the likes of the Honda City. Confirmation that Mazda Australia will sell the sedan version here — on account of its rather nifty styling, says Mazda — comes five months after the new-generation ‘boot-ed’ 2 made its premiere last November...


Ford Everest development wrap - with video interview
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Ford Everest development wrap - with video interview

The Ford Everest due to arrive in Australia later this year is one of the most hotly anticipated new car releases of 2015. And although production may be happening abroad, the large SUV is for all intents and purposes still ostensibly an Australian car. That's because over the course of five years, Ford Australia designed, prototyped, tested and planned the Everest from the Ford Design Centre and proving grounds near Melbourne...


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition coming to Australia in 2015
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition coming to Australia in 2015

Here’s a silver lining to a dark cloud. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition we reported on in Japanese-spec last week will make it to Australia in the final quarter of 2015. The Final Edition is a sign-off sure to appeal to buyers distressed that Mitsubishi will cease production of the iconic Evo ‘rally car for the road’ by March next year...


Volkswagen C Coupe Concept luxury limo revealed
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Volkswagen C Coupe Concept luxury limo revealed

The Volkswagen C Coupe GTE concept makes its debut this week at the Shanghai motor show, giving us a good look at what to expect from the company’s forthcoming Chinese-market luxury limousine. At more than five-metres long — close to a Mercedes-Benz S-Class — the concept is clearly previewing Volkswagen’s new-range topping passenger family...


Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept premieres in Shanghai
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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept premieres in Shanghai

The Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe revealed over the weekend ahead of its premiere at the Shanghai motor show this week is a sure sign of the company’s intention to release a BMW X4 rival in the near future. This, the latest step in Mercedes-Benz’s expanded push into the booming SUV space worldwide, is billed as a “near-production-standard study” that downsized the formula the company uses on the 170mm longer GLE Coupe, which it revealed in January this year...


Audi won't rule out RS Q5 and RS Q7
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Audi won't rule out RS Q5 and RS Q7

Audi doesn't have ultra high-performance SUVs other than the RS Q3 - but that could be set to change with new RS Q5 and RS Q7 models. Michael Berchtold, project manager for the Audi RS3 Sportback quattro, thought he was simply going to be discussing the potential of an RS3 sedan at the launch of the German brand's new high-performance hatchback when CarAdvice also hit him with the question of whether the RS portfolio would extend further into Audi's SUV model lines...


2015 Audi RS3 Sportback quattro to be priced ‘around $80,000’
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2015 Audi RS3 Sportback quattro to be priced ‘around $80,000’

The final price for the new 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback quattro hasn't been nailed down yet, but the brand has stated the final figure will be around the $80,000 mark. “Yes, that’s going to be about right,” said Audi Australia senior product and communications executive Shaun Cleary at the car's international launch in Rome...


2016 Ford Taurus revealed
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2016 Ford Taurus revealed

The all-new, Australian-designed Ford Taurus has been unveiled at an exclusive event just hours out from its official public unveiling at the 2015 Shanghai motor show. Ford says the new Taurus large sedan - penned by the company's Asia Pacific design director, Australian Todd Willing - has been “designed especially to meet the needs of the Chinese market”, despite the historic American nameplate never actually appearing in its Chinese showrooms before...


American and Asian cars dominate 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors list
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American and Asian cars dominate 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors list

For this year's list, the American trade publication has given awards to eight cars from Asian or American brands. During February, the editorial team at Ward's Auto evaluated the interiors of 42 new or significantly upgraded vehicles that went on sale in the US during the previous 12 months. The list below is presented in alphabetical order...


Honda named UK's most reliable vehicle brand
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Honda named UK's most reliable vehicle brand

Honda has been named the UK’s most reliable vehicle manufacturer for the ninth consecutive year according to research conducted by What Car? and Warranty Direct. Honda topped 36 other brands in the 2015 edition of the annual Reliability Index, which analysed 50,000 live Warranty Direct policies on three- to eight-year-old vehicles...


Holden Captiva recalled
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Holden Captiva recalled

The popular Holden Captiva 5 and 7 family SUV range was subject to a recall this week involving 2951 units made between 2007 and 2010, because each has the potential to turn on its ignition without driver input.  The Holden recall campaign affects Series 1 CG Captiva models produced between February 22, 2007 and November 25, 2010, within the VIN range KL3CG26RJ7B075395 to KL3DF26FJAB116292...


Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled
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Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled

A number of current-generation Jeep Grand Cherokees were recalled this week over a potential issue with the fuel pump relay. The recall campaign affects 14,527 Grand Cherokees — 2011 model-year diesel versions, and 2012-13 petrol models. The issue is down to the potential for a failure in the fuel pump relay within the Totally Integrated Power Module - 7 (TIPM-7) electronic control unit...


Bentley Mulsanne Speed Blue Train by Mulliner revealed
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Bentley Mulsanne Speed Blue Train by Mulliner revealed

The Bentley Mulsanne Speed Blue Train by Mulliner has been unveiled at the Techno-Classica show in Essen, Germany, commemorating the 85th anniversary of the Bentley Speed Six’s famous race victory over the Calais-Mediterrainée Express in 1930...