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Global Citroen and DS separation to reach Australia 'in time'
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Global Citroen and DS separation to reach Australia 'in time'

The separation of Citroen and DS brands will take place in the near future for the Australian market, but for now, Citroen Australia is concentrating on growing the brands as a whole. Speaking to the media at the launch of the Citroen DS3 in Brisbane yesterday, the company’s head of marketing, Dimitri Andreatidis, said the separation of the two brands will happen, but not for the moment...


Premium sales to keep booming, but we can't go too far downmarket - BMW Australia boss
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Premium sales to keep booming, but we can't go too far downmarket - BMW Australia boss

BMW Australia managing director Marc-Heinrich Werner believes that sales of premium vehicles will continue to grow at a rate that outpaces the rest of the market. However, he also believes his brand must retain balance and avoid moving too far downmarket. This would happen by focusing too heavily on the growth areas at the lower ‘conquest’ end of its range, embodied by the likes of the 1 Series and 2 Series Active Tourer...


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition available for order in Japan
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition available for order in Japan

The three-diamond brand has begun taking orders, in Japan, for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition. Based on the Evolution GSR, the Final Edition features a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, which has been upgraded with sodium-filled exhaust valves. Power is delivered to the ground via a five-speed manual transmission and an all-wheel drive system...


BMW iDrive to make way for touchscreens, says design boss
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BMW iDrive to make way for touchscreens, says design boss

The head of design at BMW has admitted the company’s trademark iDrive infotainment system controller will make way for touchscreen technology in the future. BMW Group design director Adrian van Hooydonk told Autocar recently that touchscreens were one of a number of technology formats the car maker will use to allow drivers and passengers to interact with its next-generation vehicles...


More details on Ford patent for eleven-speed automatic transmission
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More details on Ford patent for eleven-speed automatic transmission

As was revealed recently, the Ford Motor Company has filed a patent in the United States that documents the development of an eleven-speed automatic gearbox in several configurations — a cool reference to Spinal Tap? But to understand it better we decided to take a look at the actual gear ratios to determine just what makes this 'box different to existing Ford units...


2016 Mitsubishi Outlander pricing & specifications
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander pricing & specifications

The updated MY16 Mitsubishi Outlander has arrived in Australia just a fortnight after making its global debut at the 2015 New York auto show. The heavily updated mid-size SUV sports an entirely new look, with the brand’s bold ‘dynamic shield’ styling language the most noticeable change for the updated Outlander...


Hyundai writes message large enough to be seen from International Space Station
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Hyundai writes message large enough to be seen from International Space Station

A fleet of 11 Hyundai Genesis sedans has etched out the world's largest tyre track image: a message from a daughter to her astronaut father aboard the International Space Station. To make the simple message "Steph [hearts] you" visible from space, Hyundai assembled a multinational team from the US, Europe and Korea comprising cinematographers, drivers, surveyors, technicians, and support staff...


Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo debuts online
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Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo debuts online

The Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo is latest in a series of online sports cars designed to celebrate Gran Turismo's 15th anniversary on the PlayStation gaming platform. Under the hood lies a turbocharged iteration of Volkswagen's narrow-angle VR6 engine. For the GTI Supersport, this motor is said to develop 375kW of power and 665Nm of torque...


Volvo XC90 Excellence to debut in Shanghai
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Volvo XC90 Excellence to debut in Shanghai

The new range-topping Volvo XC90 Excellence will make its global debut at the 2015 Shanghai auto show, which begins in a few days time. With many among China's newly moneyed class preferring to lounge in the back seat of their automobiles, luxury car makers have rushed to fill this need with long wheelbase versions of many of their models...


Citroen Australia to drop entry-price vehicles
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Citroen Australia to drop entry-price vehicles

Citroen Australia says that going forward it will not follow the industry practice of offering an entry price-point vehicle just for an attractive sticker price. The French brand says its customers are those who have thoroughly considered their options and want a Citroen and to date the brand sells far more optioned-up vehicles than base grade versions...


2015 Citroen DS3 pricing and specifications
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2015 Citroen DS3 pricing and specifications

The 2015 Citroen DS3 has gone on sale sporting an updated, more powerful, more efficient engine, more safety features and a refined range that packs higher level of standard specification but at an increased cost. The updated new-look Citroen DS3 gets the new-generation Euro-6 compliant turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine, now with 121kW of power and 240Nm of torque...


2015 Mini One 5 Door pricing and specifications
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2015 Mini One 5 Door pricing and specifications

The entry-level Mini One 5 Door will arrive in Australian showrooms in the coming weeks with a $26,050 before on-road costs price tag. Available from April production, the One 5 Door is a larger and more practical version of the three-door Mini One that’s available from $24,500. The $26,050 price applies to the six-speed manual One 5 Door, while a six-speed automatic version is available from $28,400...


Jaguar XF R-Sport variant sees out current-generation model
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Jaguar XF R-Sport variant sees out current-generation model

The 2015 Jaguar XF R-Sport model will see out the current-generation British mid-size luxury sedan in style - and with a sharp price to boot. The limited edition Jaguar XF model is offered as standard with an Aerodynamic Pack including revised front and rear bumpers and side skirts, a black grille and black window surrounds, and 18-inch Lyra wheels as standard...


Fiat 500C Vintage '57 Edition revealed
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Fiat 500C Vintage '57 Edition revealed

The retro-inspired Fiat 500 Vintage '57 Edition now has a drop-top equivalent - the Fiat 500C Vintage '57 Edition. The rag-top model has been uncovered by the company's US arm - where it's set to be known as the 1957 Edition - and the 500C model harks back to the roll-back roof top of the original Cinquecento...


Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan priced from $26,990, headlines Series II upgrades and range changes
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Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan priced from $26,990, headlines Series II upgrades and range changes

The first Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan is on its way to showrooms as the headline story in a Series II range update due at the end of April. It's the second bit of activity within Nissan's passenger range this week, with details on the updated Micra light car revealed yesterday...