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2018 Lexus NX pricing and specs

Lexus has revealed pricing and specifications for the 2018 NX300 and NX300h, bringing new suspension tuning, sharper styling, more standard safety and a front-wheel drive option for F Sport buyers. The NX engine lineup remains unchanged for 2018...

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Mini Deep Orange 7: Students look to 2025 with design concept
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Mini Deep Orange 7: Students look to 2025 with design concept

Students at Clemson University have re-imagined the Mini for 2025 with the Deep Orange 7 Concept. The car, which has been in development since 2014, is a fully-functional vehicle, complete with a scalable platform capable of housing pure-electric, internal-combustion or plug-in hybrid propulsion systems with minimal modifications...


2018 Lexus CT200h pricing and specs
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2018 Lexus CT200h pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Lexus CT200h range have been announced this week, with the company's smallest model now kicking off at $40,900 before on-road costs (+$2150). Offsetting the price hike is a raft of visual, equipment and technology upgrades that should help the Lexus be more competitive in the premium small car segment...


Toyota puts Project Portal fuel cell truck to the test
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Toyota puts Project Portal fuel cell truck to the test

Toyota is putting its Project Portal fuel-cell truck through its paces, as the company looks to better understand the role of zero-emissions powertrains in future heavy haulers. The truck, first announced in April, will be used to haul goods around the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California...


Honda CR-V Hybrid ruled out, EVs on the radar
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Honda CR-V Hybrid ruled out, EVs on the radar

Honda's local boss has ruled out an Australian introduction for the CR-V Hybrid shown in 'prototype' form at this year's Frankfurt motor show, but the brand hasn't turned its back on bringing electric vehicles Down Under in the not-too-distant future...


Hyundai Hypereconiq Ioniq concept revealed for SEMA show
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Hyundai Hypereconiq Ioniq concept revealed for SEMA show

Hyundai has once again teamed with Bisimoto Engineering to create the HyperEconiq Ioniq concept for the SEMA show later this month. Combining the "best hypermiling, economy and friction technologies", the HyperEconiq Ioniq features an array of mechanical and cosmetic enhancements to make it one of the coolest eco-friendly cars to date...


Mitsubishi rolls out EV charging stations in Adelaide CBD
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Mitsubishi rolls out EV charging stations in Adelaide CBD

Adelaide’s push for electrification is surging ahead with the City of Adelaide and the South Australian Government joining Mitsubishi Motors Australia to open a first-of-its-kind, fast direct current (DC) charging station in the city’s CBD. Located in Adelaide’s Central Market Precinct, the eight fast-charging stations are the first step in what will see another 11 installed by the end of the October...


Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept teased ahead of Tokyo motor show
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Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept teased ahead of Tokyo motor show

The Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept has been teased this week ahead of its world premiere at next month's Tokyo motor show. While only a single, shadowy image has been released, the company has confirmed the "flagship concept car" will feature a hybrid powertrain with four-wheel drive, along with artificial intelligence (AI) technology - potentially hinting at semi- or full-autonomous driving capability...


Toyota Australia confident of future success, “whichever direction” things go
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Toyota Australia confident of future success, “whichever direction” things go

Those inside the local division of the world's largest car manufacturer, Toyota, say while other brands might be focussing attention on a single future powertrain technology, they're confident the Japanese marque's broader approach will prove successful in the long run...


BMW M looking at hybrids and electrification
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BMW M looking at hybrids and electrification

BMW’s high-performance M cars are likely to adopt some form of electrification from 2021 in order to give additional performance whilst also meeting ever stringent emission regulations. Speaking to Australian motoring media at the Frankfurt motor show, Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of management at BMW, said that once battery technology and electric motors are light and compact enough, they will make sense for implementation on BMW M vehicles...


Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype revealed
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Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype revealed

The Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype has been revealed for the Frankfurt motor show, previewing the European specification of the popular Japanese SUV. It's the first time the company has offered a hybrid-powered crossover in the European market, combining a 2.0-litre i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle petrol engine and an electric motor, mated to a fixed-gear ratio rather than a conventional transmission...


Mercedes-AMG Project One revealed: F1 car for the road celebrates 50 years of AMG
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Mercedes-AMG Project One revealed: F1 car for the road celebrates 50 years of AMG

The hotly-anticipated Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar has been revealed this week in Frankfurt, bringing Formula One power to the road. As previously speculated, the AMG Project One is essentially a road-going version of the company's Petronas Formula One racing car, combining a rear-mounted high-revving 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 with a pair of electric motors on the front axle...


2018 Toyota Prius C review
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2018 Toyota Prius C review

The facelifted 2018 Toyota Prius C sees some inclusions, but it remains expensive in its class despite its best intentions.

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Jaguar Land Rover to be electrified from 2020
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Jaguar Land Rover to be electrified from 2020

Every Jaguar Land Rover product from 2020 onwards will be electrified to some degree, the British company has announced. The news, announced at the inaugural Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest event in London, doesn't mean that every car or SUV made by the British company will be purely electric - rather, all new models added from 2020 onwards will have some form of hybridisation or electrification...


2017 Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition arrives from $41,150
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2017 Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition arrives from $41,150

The Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition has been announced this week, marking 54 years of Australian manufacturing for the Japanese manufacturer before factory doors close in October. Limited to just 54 units - one for each year Toyota has built vehicles in this country - the limited-edition Camry is based on the top-spec Atara SL Hybrid variant, priced from $41,150 plus on-road costs...


Toyota C-HR 'Hy-Power' concept teased ahead of Frankfurt reveal
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Toyota C-HR 'Hy-Power' concept teased ahead of Frankfurt reveal

Toyota has teased the C-HR Hy-Power concept ahead of its reveal at the Frankfurt motor show next week. A single image released by the Japanese manufacturer shows a partial shot of the front of the car, which very closely resembles the production model. The company has labelled it as a "design study", and the vehicle has been created by Toyota's European Design Centre...


Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta to go under the hammer for the children
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Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta to go under the hammer for the children

As part of Ferrari’s 70th anniversary year, it will auction a ‘one-of-a-kind’ LaFerrari Aperta, with the proceeds going to long-standing NGO charity fund, Save the Children. On December 3, 2016, a LaFerrari was auctioned off for a staggering US$7 million (8.7 million), making it the most expensive car of the decade ever sold at auction...


Mercedes-AMG Project One teased again
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Mercedes-AMG Project One teased again

The Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar has been previewed again, ahead of its global reveal at the Frankfurt motor show next week. A shadowy image released by the German marque depicts an aggressive-looking vehicle with slim LED headlights and a roof scoop, looking very much like a road-going Le Mans racer...


2017 Honda NSX: Only two sold in Oz so far
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2017 Honda NSX: Only two sold in Oz so far

Surrounded by much hype and huge expectation, the first new Honda NSX to be sold in Australia in 25 years launched locally in late 2016. Anticipation was high and fans were, understandably, rather excited. Then Honda Australia confirmed pricing for the hybrid supercar: an eyebrow-raising $420,000 (before on-road costs)...


Honda Urban EV concept, CR-V Hybrid headed for Frankfurt
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Honda Urban EV concept, CR-V Hybrid headed for Frankfurt

Honda has teased two electrified vehicles bound for the Frankfurt motor show next month, one being an all-new electric vehicle (EV) concept, and the other a hybrid prototype of the new-generation CR-V crossover. Pitched as the next steps towards its 'Electric Vision', the Urban EV concept will preview a future production model for the European market, while the CR-V Hybrid previews the European version of the popular SUV...