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Mitsubishi Motors joins Renault Nissan Alliance: Official
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Mitsubishi Motors joins Renault Nissan Alliance: Official

Nissan has formally acquired a 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi Motors, and taken effective control of the smaller, scandal-beset Japanese car maker. As part of Nissan's acquisition of a controlling share in the tri-diamond brand, Mitsubishi will join the Renault-Nissan Alliance...


Scientists stumble across CO2 to ethanol process
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Scientists stumble across CO2 to ethanol process

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, USA, have developed an electrochemical process that turns carbon dioxide (CO2) into ethanol. Adam Rondinone, lead author of the team’s study, said: “We discovered, somewhat by accident, that this material worked”...


2017 BMW 1 Series pricing and specs: M140i hot hatch headlines upgraded range
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2017 BMW 1 Series pricing and specs: M140i hot hatch headlines upgraded range

The 2017 BMW 1 Series hatchback debuted this week with a fairly significant mid-life update to keep it sharp against the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and maintain sales momentum into the new year. The rejigged MY17 BMW 1 Series range (just-published review here) comprises five variants: the 118i and 120i petrol runabouts, the 118i diesel, and the 125i and new M140i hot hatches (the latter in place of the M135i)...


Maserati Alfieri on hold until 2020, next GranTurismo due in 2018 - report
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Maserati Alfieri on hold until 2020, next GranTurismo due in 2018 - report

The hotly anticipated Maserati Alfieri sports car won’t appear until at least 2020, as the Italian performance marque shuffles its production schedule to fast-track the replacement for the ageing GranTurismo and GranCabrio before the end of the decade...


All new Tesla cars will make full self-driving leap in 2017, if regulations allow
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All new Tesla cars will make full self-driving leap in 2017, if regulations allow

Tesla chief Elon Musk says that by the end of 2017, all new models will have the capability - if not the legal freedom - to travel the breadth of the continental United States without human input. Musk's ambitious comments come as part of an announcement today that all Tesla vehicles now rolling out of the company's factory in Fremont, California, are equipped with sensors and processing capabilities far superior to those feature in existing Teslas...


BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition revealed, Australian arm in the hunt
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BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition revealed, Australian arm in the hunt

The hardcore BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been revealed, celebrating BMW Motorsport Works driver Marco Wittmann's 2016 DTM driver's title. While the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (German Touring Car Championship) series isn't quite as well known here as some others, BMW Australia has nonetheless indicated its interest in an allocation of this special new M4...


Tesla standardises significantly more advanced 'Level 5' self-driving hardware
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Tesla standardises significantly more advanced 'Level 5' self-driving hardware

All Tesla electric vehicles being produced from now will come with the company’s new-generation full self-driving hardware, dubbed simply "Hardware 2", hastening the commercial rollout of autonomous cars. But, as we’ll reveal further down the story, there’s a small snag for prospective buyers to consider...


Lynk & Co 01 revealed: New Chinese SUV “the most connected car to date”
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Lynk & Co 01 revealed: New Chinese SUV “the most connected car to date”

The Lynk & Co 01 has been revealed, making it the first model to be born from the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) project that Chinese car maker Geely has developed with its Swedish subsidiary, Volvo. Officially launched in Berlin overnight, the 01 is pitched as a premium offering to “address the needs and preferences of the new global and connected generation”...


2017 Audi SQ5 to have ‘oversteer potential’ - report
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2017 Audi SQ5 to have ‘oversteer potential’ - report

The next-generation performance-focused Audi SQ5 SUV is likely to debut sometime next year, and its engineering team is promising a livelier drive - according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking to Autocar, an unnamed senior engineer involved in the new SQ5’s development said the sporty SUV will be capable of oversteer...


2017 Ford Mustang facelift spied
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2017 Ford Mustang facelift spied

The facelifted Ford Mustang coupe and convertible have been spotted in and around the company's headquarters just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Visually, this facelift is expected to be a rather light update to the sixth generation Mustang. Despite wearing camouflage all over the body, we can't make out any major changes to the car's sheetmetal...


ANCAP highlights costs and accomplishments of 2015-2016 tests
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ANCAP highlights costs and accomplishments of 2015-2016 tests

Just days after calling out the absence of safety ratings in a new Australian Competition and Consumer Commission review of the local new-car market, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program has handed down a report on its 2015-2016 achievements. During that period, 49 ANCAP safety ratings were published, covering over 250 variants...


2017 Skoda Yeti pricing and specs: 110TSI 4x4 Outdoor from $32,990 in streamlined range
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2017 Skoda Yeti pricing and specs: 110TSI 4x4 Outdoor from $32,990 in streamlined range

The 2017 Skoda Yeti range has been announced, headlined by the addition of a new 110TSI 4x4 Outdoor model. Elsewhere in the line-up, the 92TSI and 103 TDI 4x4 Outdoor models have been dropped, consolidating the Yeti range to just two variants. Powered by the same 110kW/250Nm 1...


2017 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera spied with more vents
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2017 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera spied with more vents

The Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera has been spied again, but this time one of the prototypes has a few extra surprises in store. The prototype seen here hustling around the Nurburgring Nordschleife has a three of vents with a camouflaged grille: one above the front wheel arch, one on that wheel arch's trailing edge, and another set just ahead of the rear wheel arch...


2017 Alpina B5 sedan spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Alpina B5 sedan spied at the Nurburgring

An aggressive-looking 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan believed to be the new Alpina B5 has been spied during performance testing at the legendary Nurburgring in Germany. Like the sporty Alpina B5 wagon prototype spotted in August, this development vehicle has the same mismatched alloy wheels at the front and back, while the front and rear bumpers also sport a similar design...


Geely's Lynk & Co previews first model, launching October 20 - video
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Geely's Lynk & Co previews first model, launching October 20 - video

Chinese company Geely has released another teaser for its upcoming Lynk & Co sub-brand, this time previewing its first model. In the new video, it appears the company’s first offering will be an SUV, in line with a report by the UK’s Autocar this week...