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Toyota FCV Plus fuel cell concept revealed
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Toyota FCV Plus fuel cell concept revealed

The hydrogen fuel cell Toyota FCV Plus concept has been revealed prior to its full unveiling at the Tokyo motor show, which starts at the end of this month. For the Tokyo-bound concept, Toyota has placed a fuel cell stack between its front wheels. This generates electricity by combining oxygen drawn from the atmosphere with hydrogen stored in a tank behind the rear seats...


Toyota Kikai hot rod concept revealed
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Toyota Kikai hot rod concept revealed

The Toyota Kikai concept car has been revealed ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2015 Tokyo motor show at the end of the month. Hot rods are not what we've come to expect from Toyota, but in the form of the Kikai concept, that's what the company will deliver at its home territory motor show this year. Unlike traditional hot rods, though, the Kikai is tiny, measuring just 3...


New Car Sales Figures September 2015
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New Car Sales Figures September 2015

  The following data are new car sales figures for the month of September 2015. For a detailed analysis, click here...


Mitsubishi eX concept revealed: electric SUV previews next-gen tech
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Mitsubishi eX concept revealed: electric SUV previews next-gen tech

If Mitsubishi was to launch an Evolution-badged SUV, as it’s reported to be considering, one could imagine it’d look a little like this, the eX concept. That’s not what the eX represents, however. Instead, and perhaps more importantly, this small new SUV represents a new generation of electric vehicles for Mitsubishi, succeeding the tiny i-MiEV hatch that appeared in 2009...


Toyota S-FR entry coupe concept to debut at Tokyo motor show
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Toyota S-FR entry coupe concept to debut at Tokyo motor show

News earlier this year that Toyota had registered the trademark ‘S-FR’ immediately kicked off speculation that the carmaker had picked a new name for its anticipated Supra successor. Today, that theory comes undone. Revealed here is the S-FR, a new compact sports coupe concept that will debut at this month’s Tokyo motor show...


Australian Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi owners can check ‘dieselgate’ status online: 99,678 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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Australian Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi owners can check ‘dieselgate’ status online: 99,678 vehicles affected - UPDATE

83,593 vehicles affected by 'diesel emissions issue' Online tool for checking status of affected vehicles made available to owners Vehicles not yet found to be affected also listed UPDATE, October 9: VGA has confirmed that a further 6444 Volkswagen passenger vehicles, in addition to the 54,745 initially reported, have been found to be affected...


New Proton Perdana sedan teased in Malaysia: Sleek styling on old Accord base
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New Proton Perdana sedan teased in Malaysia: Sleek styling on old Accord base

Malaysian carmaker Proton has handed down a series of shadowy teaser shots for its ‘new’ Perdana sedan, ahead of a domestic market launch set for early 2016. The Perdana badge reaches back to the mid 1990s, although just two generations have been introduced in that time...


PSA Peugeot Citroen demonstrates driverless tech in 580km trek
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PSA Peugeot Citroen demonstrates driverless tech in 580km trek

Citroen’s new Grand C4 Picasso has marked a milestone well beyond the ambitions of the average people-mover this week, in being the first car to complete an epic cross-country roadtrip without any input from its ‘driver’...


Mazda MX-5 scores four-star Euro NCAP rating, Hyundai Tucson gets five
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Mazda MX-5 scores four-star Euro NCAP rating, Hyundai Tucson gets five

The results of the latest round of European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) crash testing have been released, and there have been some surprises. The Mazda MX-5 sports car managed a less-than-perfect four-star Euro NCAP rating in the latest round of tests, with the Japanese convertible model praised for its "exceptional pedestrian protection thanks to the deployable bonnet fitted as standard" for which it scored 93 per cent, and a "good all-round performance", but let down by a lack of the "latest crash avoidance technology"...


Lexus IS built from cardboard is a driveable piece of art
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Lexus IS built from cardboard is a driveable piece of art

Artists commissioned by Lexus UK have come up with a one-off full-size Lexus IS sedan created entirely from cardboard. Dubbed the Lexus Origami Car, the cardboard IS was designed and created by London-based firm LaserCut Works and Scales and Models, and took around three months to build...


2016 BMW M4 GTS unveiled
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2016 BMW M4 GTS unveiled

The faster, limited-edition BMW M4 GTS has been unveiled ahead of its public reveal at the 2015 Tokyo motor show. Under the bonnet, the M4's 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six engine has been tweaked with the inclusion of water injection technology, which debuted earlier this year in the M4 MotoGP safety car...


Volvo to accept liability for accidents involving its self-driving cars
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Volvo to accept liability for accidents involving its self-driving cars

Hakan Samuelsson, the CEO of Volvo Cars, has indicated that the Swedish brand will assume legal responsibility if one its autonomous vehicles is involved in a crash. Samuelsson is due to address a seminar about self-driving cars on Thursday night (US time). At the event, organised by Volvo and Swedish embassy, he plans to state that "Volvo will accept full liability whenever one if its cars is in autonomous mode"...


Why I’d still buy a Volkswagen
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Why I’d still buy a Volkswagen

It’s hard to sugar-coat the events that have gone on at Volkswagen the last few weeks – “Dieselgate”, as it has been dubbed. I am not here to recap it all, as we have a dedicated section with more information than you’ll ever need here. But to summarise, the world’s largest automotive manufacturer has admitted that it has designed specific software to cheat emission tests in North America and Europe...


Audi Australia owners can also check their ‘dieselgate’ status online, 16,085 cars affected - UPDATE
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Audi Australia owners can also check their ‘dieselgate’ status online, 16,085 cars affected - UPDATE

UPDATE: Audi has confirmed a new number of 16,085 vehicles, up from 14,028. This article has been updated. Audi Australia has followed sister brands Volkswagen and Skoda in creating an online tool that will allow owners to check if their vehicle is powered by the EA189 diesel engine installed with software designed to cheat emissions tests...


Haval H2, H8, H9 pricing and specifications: China’s SUV king lands in Australia
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Haval H2, H8, H9 pricing and specifications: China’s SUV king lands in Australia

Haval, China’s best-selling SUV brand for 13 years straight, is now in Australia, launching this week with a modest four dealerships and three models: the compact H2, the large H8 and the seven-seat H9. There’s nothing modest about the brand’s ambitions, however...