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Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan car sharing plan falters - report
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Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan car sharing plan falters - report

A deal between Mitsubishi and Renault-Nissan, which would have resulted in replacements for the Galant and Lancer sedans, has apparently hit a snag. In November 2013 Mitsubishi Motors and the Renault-Nissan Alliance announced a deal that would result in two new Mitsubishi sedans based on Renault-Nissan architectures...


2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Pricing and specifications - UPDATE
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2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Pricing and specifications - UPDATE

The 2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV has arrived in Australian showrooms with a host of new features and the first-time option of an automatic transmission. The updated Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde six-speed manual is priced at $39,000 before on-road costs, $150 less than before, while the six-speed dual-clutch (TCT) automatic version costs $3000 more at $42,000...


Honda Australia overhauls hybrid range : Accord Hybrid in; CR-Z, Civic and Jazz Hybrids out
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Honda Australia overhauls hybrid range : Accord Hybrid in; CR-Z, Civic and Jazz Hybrids out

Honda Australia is overhauling its hybrid car line-up, confirming plans to introduce the Accord Hybrid before the middle of the year and axing ageing petrol-electric models such as the CR-Z and Civic Hybrid. Honda Australia public relations manager Melissa Cross confirmed the local division is currently running out its hybrid range ahead of the introduction of new “Hybrid Sport” models from its ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ portfolio...


2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible : Pricing and specifications
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2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible : Pricing and specifications

The first-ever BMW 2 Series Convertible range will launch locally in February, with pricing kicking off below $55K. The new entry-level BMW drop-top will be offered in three model lines - the 220i Convertible (priced at $54,900 plus on-road costs), the 228i Convertible ($68,900 plus costs) and the M235i Convertible ($85,800 plus costs)...


Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, Nissan IDx and Nissan BladeGlider projects on hold - report
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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, Nissan IDx and Nissan BladeGlider projects on hold - report

Flagship projects such as the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, Nissan IDx and Nissan BladeGlider are reportedly on hold, according to a report from Automotive News. According to the report, the Japanese brands have "mellowed in their message" when it comes to introducing new products, instead aiming to improve sales of volume models...


Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning special edition here in March
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Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning special edition here in March

Holden has confirmed its new special edition Commodore will be named SV6 Lightning when it goes on sale in about two months’ time. The Lightning name was selected from more than 4000 entries and amid vigorous online debate as part of Holden’s ‘Name that Commodore’ Facebook competition earlier this month...


Nissan to focus on females in Japan
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Nissan to focus on females in Japan

In a move aimed at attracting more female car buyers in Japan, Nissan has revealed plans to hire more female salespeople and establish a greater number of dealerships tailored for women. Nissan already has what they term 'ladies first' dealerships and that number is set to triple. The Japanese carmaker aims to have 300 female friendly dealerships by the end of this financial year, and 700 by 2018...


Peugeot RCZ R Bimota boasts 224kW 1.6-litre turbo engine
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Peugeot RCZ R Bimota boasts 224kW 1.6-litre turbo engine

Developed in conjunction with Italian motorcycle maker Bimota, the Peugeot RCZ R Bimota has been unveiled at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy. Changes under the bonnet include a new ECU and a new bypass valve for the turbocharger. In concert with a new exhaust system, the RCZ R Bimota manages to squeeze 224kW out of its 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine...


Audi restores one of two remaining DKW Schnellaster electric vans
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Audi restores one of two remaining DKW Schnellaster electric vans

Only around 100 or so electric versions of the DKW Schnellaster vans were ever produced, and Audi has restored one of the two remaining vehicles. Between 1955 and 1962 DKW produced roughly 100 EV versions of its front-wheel drive Schnellaster van, primarily for electric companies, utilities and battery makers...


Renault Kadjar name confirmed for new SUV
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Renault Kadjar name confirmed for new SUV

Renault Kadjar will be the name used for the French brand's first C-segment SUV, which will be unveiled in full on February 2, 2015. Believed to be a spin-off model of the Nissan Qashqai, the new Renault Kadjar has been spied in disguise by CarAdvice's overseas snappers from the outside, while we've also see interior images of the new small SUV...


Holden-badged Opel Cascada spotted in Melbourne
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Holden-badged Opel Cascada spotted in Melbourne

Following on from Holden's announcement in May 2014 that the Opel Cascada, the Opel Astra GTC three-door, Opel Astra OPC hot-hatch and Opel Insignia OPC would find their way into Australia in 2015, CarAdvice has spotted a Holden badge wearing Opel Cascada in Melbourne. Holden's Cascada will be the first convertible to grace the Holden lineup in almost 8 years, since the demise of the Holden Astra Twin Top in 2009...


Kia Australia would like 'K' model naming structure
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Kia Australia would like 'K' model naming structure

Kia Australia believes renaming its model line-up would be a logical step to help reduce confusion in the market. Speaking in Melbourne this week, Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith confessed Kia’s model names were largely unknown to the average car buyer, particularly the Cerato small car that competes in the most popular segment in the country against the likes of the Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla...


Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 available to buy...from Scalextric
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Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 available to buy...from Scalextric

To coincide with upcoming release of the new James Bond film, Spectre, perennial slot car maker Scalextric has announced an official licenced set. Gone are the days of generic coloured sports cars on track though, the Spectre set includes detailed versions of the not-for-sale Aston Martin DB10 and stillborn Jaguar C-X75 supercar...


Sleep in a Tesla for just $100 per night
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Sleep in a Tesla for just $100 per night

From the USA, the great land of opportunity where no idea seems too stupid to try, comes the self-proclaimed "World's Fastest Hotel" - a mattress in the back of a Tesla Model S. Australians are no strangers to a mattress in the back of a car, or panel van for that matter, but renting the space out on crowd-sourced accommodation portal AirBnB is a new one...


Kia Australia set to improve brand perception
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Kia Australia set to improve brand perception

Kia Australia is set to focus on brand building and lifting its profile as it seeks to become a more mainstream brand with consistency in its consumer-facing communication. Speaking in Melbourne this week, Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith admitted that Kia "had been on sale for too long in Australia" and it was now time to fix its struggling brand perception...