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Nissan GT-R still "has more potential" in current generation
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Nissan GT-R still "has more potential" in current generation

The man in charge of global design at Nissan has revealed that, while the next GT-R is still "more than two years away", the current car has potential to get even better. Speaking to Australian media at this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race, Nissan chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura said the current supercar’s straight-line performance will be hard to better, but that other improvements are achievable...


Fiat Chrysler boss mulling plan B after GM rejection, might court activist investors - report
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Fiat Chrysler boss mulling plan B after GM rejection, might court activist investors - report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief Sergio Marchionne is reportedly considering his next move after an overture, earlier this year, to General Motors for a merger was rejected. Sources have told Bloomberg that Marchionne is considering alternate options after being privately and publicly rejected by the General...


Nissan Australia CEO says new, emotional models wanted but not imperative
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Nissan Australia CEO says new, emotional models wanted but not imperative

The head of Nissan Australia has acknowledged the brand's current lack of affordable emotional product, while claiming such models are not "imperative" at this time. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice ahead of this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hour, Nissan Australia managing director and CEO Richard Emery said new entry-level sports car models would help the brand better its emotional position with buyers but aren’t critical to success...


Mercedes-Benz GLC sketch released ahead of SUV's world premiere on June 17
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Mercedes-Benz GLC sketch released ahead of SUV's world premiere on June 17

A sketch of what could be the most crucial model for Mercedes-Benz in recent history has been released. That vehicle is the Mercedes-Benz GLC, and it's due to be revealed on June 17. The new Mercedes mid-sized luxury SUV will fill a significant void in the brand's line-up: it previously sold the GLK in left-hand drive markets, but this new GLC model - which bears the C in its name due to its proximity in size, styling and packaging to the C-Class model - will be available as a right-hand drive vehicle...


Alpine Celebration concept car revealed at Le Mans
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Alpine Celebration concept car revealed at Le Mans

The revival of the Alpine brand continues, and the revamped French company has uncovered a new concept car to "commemorate 60 years of sporting passion": that car is the Alpine Celebration show car. The new concept model has been "specially prepared for Le Mans", with the new Alpine model due to make its motoring debut at the French circuit ahead of the 24-hour race this weekend...


Ford begins online sales of 3D printable versions of its cars
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Ford begins online sales of 3D printable versions of its cars

Ford has begun selling 3D printable versions of some of its vehicles via its website. This week, the company starting retailing STL format CAD (computer-aided design) files and pre-printed 3D models via its new 3d.ford.com website. If you go down the do-it-yourself route, the STL files can be used with any compatible 3D printer (home or commercial)...


Nissan Juke R Nismo teased ahead of Goodwood debut
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Nissan Juke R Nismo teased ahead of Goodwood debut

The Nissan Juke R Nismo has been teased ahead of its debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, which runs from June 25 to 28. Despite releasing the teaser image (above), Nissan is holding back on information about the car's drivetrain and performance. All it will say it is that the "Juke R is back ..


Ford GT will enter 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans race
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Ford GT will enter 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans race

The Blue Oval will make a return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a version of the new Ford GT supercar. Overnight, just ahead of the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, which is being run this weekend, Ford announced the news that many had expected after the next-generation GT was unveiled to both surprise and acclaim at this year's Detroit motor show...


2015 Ford Ranger Australian specifications
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2015 Ford Ranger Australian specifications

The 2015 Ford Ranger line-up has been detailed — sans pricing — ahead of its Australian premiere in a few months time. Headlining the revised, 24-model-strong PX Ford Ranger MkII line-up are a suite of cabin upgrades, some stylistic tweaks, and the addition (to some versions) of advanced driver assist technologies reminiscent of the average luxury car...


BMW 1 Series has "some ground to catch up"
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BMW 1 Series has "some ground to catch up"

BMW Australia says that it has some catching up to do in order to properly take on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Audi A3 in the small luxury car segment. Speaking to the media at the launch of the 2015 BMW 1 Series, BMW Australia’s head of product and market planning, Shawn Ticehurst, admitted there’s “some ground to catchup” with the updated 1 Series...


Nismo required to shift Nissan from 'rational to emotional' brand, says Australian CEO
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Nismo required to shift Nissan from 'rational to emotional' brand, says Australian CEO

An official announcement on the launch of Nismo Australia is due by the end of this year, but a key driver in its arrival says the move is vital to shifting the brand from being a rational one to an "emotional" one. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at this week’s build up to the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hour, Nissan Australia managing director and CEO Richard Emery said the Nismo brand is largely about trying to get Nissan “back into the emotional space”...


Current Citroen C5 to be last car from brand with hydropneumatic suspension - report
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Current Citroen C5 to be last car from brand with hydropneumatic suspension - report

The current-generation Citroen C5 will reportedly be the last car from the French brand to be offered with the company's iconic hydropneumatic suspension system. Anonymous sources have told Reuters that PSA Peugeot Citroen will cease production and development of the plush-riding suspension setup when the current C5 ceases production...


2016 Ford Ranger Raptor and Ranger FX4 trademarks registered — spied testing locally?
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2016 Ford Ranger Raptor and Ranger FX4 trademarks registered — spied testing locally?

Ford Australia has registered the Ford Ranger Raptor and Ford Ranger FX4 trademarks ahead of the revised Ford Ranger's local launch later this year. The trademarks, which were lodged on June 5, 2015 are for the trademarks Ford Ranger Raptor, Ranger Raptor and Ranger FX4...


BMW fuel cell vehicle on sale by 2020 - report
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BMW fuel cell vehicle on sale by 2020 - report

BMW will reportedly have a fuel cell vehicle on sale by around 2020. Sources have told AutoExpress that the Bavarian automaker is planning to have a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell stack on the market by 2020...


2016 Ford Falcon XR6, XR6 Turbo and XR8 Sprint — iconic nameplates in pipeline
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2016 Ford Falcon XR6, XR6 Turbo and XR8 Sprint — iconic nameplates in pipeline

The Ford Falcon 'Sprint' nameplate could be making a comeback if a recent trademark registration is anything to go by. The trademark registration, which was lodged on April 1 2015, describes three nameplates — XR6 Sprint, XR6 Turbo Sprint and XR8 Sprint...