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Volkswagen Jetta update due in 2015, price changes expected

The slow-selling Volkswagen Jetta could soon receive a much-needed jab in the arm. The Jetta – which is essentially a mid-size sedan that sits separately to the Golf hatchback with higher pricing and varied equipment levels – has floundered this year, with sales dipping 35 per cent to the end of July...

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Infiniti details expansion plan, takes teaser campaigns to new heights
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Infiniti details expansion plan, takes teaser campaigns to new heights

Infiniti will apparently grow its line-up to include at least 13 models — eight sedans/coupes and five SUVs — within the next five years as it continues to grow its global footprint.  The expansion, which represents growth of 60 per cent over its current eight-member global range, will see the company follow through with the plan partially laid down by recently-departed CEO Johan de Nysschen, who left last month to become president of Cadillac...


Volkswagen Tiguan replacement due in two years
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Volkswagen Tiguan replacement due in two years

The next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan SUV is still two years away, but the new version will be worth the wait. That’s according to Volkswagen Australia’s managing director, John White, who told CarAdvice that the all-new Tiguan – which will be built off the same modular architecture as the seventh-generation Golf – will be a game-changer for the brand...


Volkswagen R-Line range to expand in Australia
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Volkswagen R-Line range to expand in Australia

The sporty Volkswagen R-Line option pack will be available to order on more models in Australia in the coming months. Volkswagen Australia has confirmed it will soon be selling an R-Line package for the Golf Wagon and a revised version of the Tiguan SUV, joining the current R-Line-equipped models that consists of the Touareg, Beetle and Golf hatch...


2015 Ford Mustang spotted in right-hand-drive guise for the first time
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2015 Ford Mustang spotted in right-hand-drive guise for the first time

This could be the first ever Ford Mustang built in right-hand-drive from the factory floor. The image - posted by SVT Performance, courtesy of Ford Motor Company - shows an apparent 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible prototype. Never before has the blue oval brand sent a right-hand-drive Mustang from the line at its production plant, though many conversion companies have made money switching the US muscle car's left-twirler to suit markets such as Australia...


2015 Skoda Fabia teaser campaign continues; two new images released
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2015 Skoda Fabia teaser campaign continues; two new images released

The drawn-out, puzzle-like reveal of the 2015 Skoda Fabia continues, with two new images of the Czech brand's city car released over the weekend. The latest images - the fourth and fifth teasers, respectively, for the new Skoda Fabia that will debut at the 2014 Paris motor show in October - give a little more away about how the cars side panels will look...


Volkswagen XL1 four-seat model planned - report
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Volkswagen XL1 four-seat model planned - report

A new, more practical four-seat version of the ultra-efficient Volkswagen XL1 is expected to become a reality, according overseas reports. UK publication Autocar states a new four-seater model based on the Volkswagen XL1 plug-in hybrid diesel is in the works, as the brand looks to expand its eco-conscious range of vehicles in anticipation of a number of high-tech rivals - namely the production Honda FCEV and Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell models...


2016 Chevrolet Niva teased
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2016 Chevrolet Niva teased

The 2016 Chevrolet Niva is a rugged new baby SUV for Russia - and perhaps the rest of the world - that been teased ahead of the 2014 Moscow motor show. Inspired by the iconic Russian off-roader, the Lada Niva, the new-generation Chevrolet Niva - which will be revealed on August 27 in Russia - is said to "be the perfect choice for buyers who love their country and want to enjoy its vast open spaces at any time of the year"...


Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype drive on the Pacific Coast Highway
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Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype drive on the Pacific Coast Highway

To the thousands of commuters on the Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California, the Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype I was driving may not have looked like a vehicle at the cutting edge of next-generation mobility...


Skoda Snowman: preview of new seven-seat SUV
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Skoda Snowman: preview of new seven-seat SUV

This is how the new Skoda Snowman SUV could look when it goes on sale in 2016. Our computer-generated image is a "pretty accurate" of the upcoming production model, according to our well-informed graphic artist...


2015 Volvo XC90: first look at SUV's new face
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2015 Volvo XC90: first look at SUV's new face

The first official image of the 2015 Volvo XC90 has been released, revealing the headlight design of the all-new large luxury SUV. The tightly cropped teaser image highlights the second-generation XC90’s T-shaped LED daytime running lights, dubbed ‘Thor’s Hammer’ by the design team after the Norse god of thunder...


The tech that could save your licence
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The tech that could save your licence

We test Volvo's Road Sign Information system that uses a camera to monitor speed limits...


Next Land Rover Defender design finalised - report
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Next Land Rover Defender design finalised - report

The design of the new-generation Land Rover Defender has reportedly been finalised after years in the studio. According to Autocar, the British manufacturer says the new Defender will look nothing like the DC100 concepts (above) it unleashed three years ago to start the conversation about the 21st century version of its iconic off-roader...


Dacia Duster pick-up spotted in prototype guise
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Dacia Duster pick-up spotted in prototype guise

The rugged Dacia Duster SUV appears set to be turned into a useful new pick-up truck by the Romanian budget brand. Images of a prototype version of the Dacia Duster pick-up have been uploaded to the Dacia Oltcit Aro Facebook page, and the number plates on the vehicle suggest the car is an official test model rather than a regular Duster that has been converted...


2015 Skoda Superb 4x4 Outdoor Limited Edition: Pricing for rugged wagon revealed
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2015 Skoda Superb 4x4 Outdoor Limited Edition: Pricing for rugged wagon revealed

The new Skoda Superb 4x4 Outdoor Limited Edition is coming to Australia, with a price tag of $55,690 driveaway. The Superb 4x4 Outdoor model is designed to offer buyers a more rugged looking version of the standard Superb, but with a four-wheel drive system to help it live up to its biff-and-bash cladded body. In short, it has the Subaru Outback squarely in its sights...


2015 Mazda MX-5 spied on the road in Japan
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2015 Mazda MX-5 spied on the road in Japan

The all-new 2015 Mazda MX-5 has been spotted on the road in Japan. Images of the 2015 MX-5 - which is due to be revealed on September 3/4 in three separate locations around the world - were uploaded to Imgur over the weekend by user meshcount. The images appear to show the car in its production body, with little or no body-disguising cladding fitted to the car...


Toyota FT-1 Vision GT concept hints at next-generation Supra
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Toyota FT-1 Vision GT concept hints at next-generation Supra

A new-generation Toyota Supra appears to be a virtual step closer, with the Japanese brand furthering its sports car intentions with the racy new Toyota FT-1 Vision GT concept. The new virtual racing car - which is soon to be available in Sony PlayStation 3's popular Gran Turismo 6 franchise - joins the FT-1 Concept that can already by virtually driven by gamers...


2016 Chevrolet Volt teased ahead of 2015 Detroit auto show debut
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2016 Chevrolet Volt teased ahead of 2015 Detroit auto show debut

The new-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car will make its international debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show in early January, it has been revealed. The all-new Volt is expected to bring with a more modern design, as has been hinted at in spy photos of the car. Changes are expected to include a more streamlined roof, smaller glasshouse, and as the above image suggests, a sloping boot-line...


Mazda BT-50 facelift confirmed for 2015
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Mazda BT-50 facelift confirmed for 2015

The Mazda BT-50 will receive a new look in 2015. Confirmation of the facelift for the Mazda BT-50 ute should mean the brand will be able to push more BT-50s in the fleet buyer segment, according to Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders. “It will be next year,” Benders said...


Toyota Supra: all-paw hybrid powetrain tipped for next-gen sports car
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Toyota Supra: all-paw hybrid powetrain tipped for next-gen sports car

The next-generation Toyota Supra is tipped to combine a BMW platform with an all-wheel-drive hybrid powertrain and the Japanese car maker’s first dual-clutch transmission, according to the latest reports. UK publication Auto Express reports the reimagined Toyota Supra sports car will share much in common with the next-generation BMW Z4, including the use of technologies signed into in July 2012 as part of a memorandum of understanding...