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2013 Ford Mondeo revealed: official pictures and details

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2013 Ford Mondeo revealed: official pictures and details

The 2013 Ford Fusion has just been unveiled officially on the eve of the 2012 Detroit motor show, revealing the look and details of the medium-size car that will retain the Mondeo nameplate in Europe and Australia...

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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV eyed by Suzuki Australia
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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV eyed by Suzuki Australia

Japan's small-vehicle specialist Suzuki has unveiled a new pint-sized seven-seater called the Ertiga that is being considered for Australia. Suzuki Australia representatives are in India this week to investigate the Ertiga's potential for the local market. The new Ertiga has been developed by Suzuki and its Indian partner Maruti, who together form Maruti Suzuki – India's biggest car maker...


Medium cars are the new large car: Ford
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Medium cars are the new large car: Ford

Ford's global design boss says the medium-size car - such as the company's own Mondeo, the Mazda6 or Toyota Camry - is the new large car. With global sales of large cars in decline, including the locally built Ford Falcon that plummeted in 2011 to its worst sales result on record, J Mays told Australian media at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo that it will become increasingly harder for the company to justify investment in the segment...


Ford executives extend uncertainty over Falcon and Territory futures
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Ford executives extend uncertainty over Falcon and Territory futures

Senior Ford executives have again refused to guarantee the future of Australian-built Fords, admitting the Falcon large car is hindering local sales and suggesting the Territory SUV could eventually be replaced by a global model...


Ford EcoSport SUV unveiled: Here in 2013
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Ford EcoSport SUV unveiled: Here in 2013

Ford has unveiled its new EcoSport vehicle that will become the company's most affordable SUV in Australia. The EcoSport, which will be built in India for the Australian market and is based on the platform of the Fiesta city car, is expected to go on sale here by about mid 2013...


Audi: New Cars 2012
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Audi: New Cars 2012

Audi continued its remarkable run of successive years of annual growth in 2011 and its relentless pursuit of BMW and Mercedes-Benz in Australia will be helped in 2012 with an update to its 3-Series and C-Class competitor, the A4, and a more practical, five-door variant of the A1. The company's most affordable SUV yet, the Q3, shouldn't hurt sales, either...


2012 Subaru XV pricing revealed
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2012 Subaru XV pricing revealed

Drive-away pricing for the 2012 Subaru XV, essentially a jacked-up version of the forthcoming next-generation Impreza hatchback, has been revealed on the company's official website. The new Subaru XV goes on sale in January and will start from about $32,000 including on-road costs, meaning it will undercut the entry-level version of the Japanese brand's Forester compact SUV by about $2500...


Toyota Corolla to get BMW diesel power: report
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Toyota Corolla to get BMW diesel power: report

Toyota’s high-selling Corolla hatchback is set to boost its popularity in Europe and possibly Australia with the introduction of a variant powered by a BMW turbo diesel engine. UK car magazine Autocar is reporting that Toyota insiders have revealed the next-generation Auris – the European badge for the Corolla – due about 2014 will be one of the cars to benefit from the recent technology-share agreement between the Japanese car maker and BMW...


Ferrari chief in race for Italian presidency
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Ferrari chief in race for Italian presidency

The boss of Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo, is preparing to take political pole position in Italy, according to renowned Italian sports newspaper La Gazetta Dello Sport. Montezemolo has been the head of one of the world’s most famous automotive brands for 20 years but is reportedly set to confirm long-standing rumours that he will challenge for the Italian presidency...


Lexus LF-Lc sports car concept leaked: the new SC430?
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Lexus LF-Lc sports car concept leaked: the new SC430?

A US car magazine has spoiled a drip-feed media campaign by Lexus by accidentally revealing the Japanese luxury brand's new sports car concept before its debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in January. Lexus has already separately released two teaser images of its new concept, but Road & Track magazine published images of the LF-Lc on its YouTube page as well as featuring the car on its promoted front cover...


Toyota NS4 plug-in hybrid concept teased ahead of 2012 Detroit motor show
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Toyota NS4 plug-in hybrid concept teased ahead of 2012 Detroit motor show

Toyota has joined its luxury off-shoot Lexus in teasing images of a concept vehicle to be shown at January’s 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Japanese brand has revealed a picture of a contemporary-looking, LED-laden headlight that it says belongs to an “advanced plug-in hybrid concept vehicle” it is calling the NS4...


Saab on brink of extinction after bankruptcy filing
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Saab on brink of extinction after bankruptcy filing

Swedish car maker Saab has filed for bankruptcy, setting up an end to its protracted struggle for survival. The Swedish brand's parent company, Swedish Automobile N.V (Swant), announced the move yesterday on the same day a Swedish court was due to decide on whether the company could remain protected from creditors...


Ford baby SUV teaser image released
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Ford baby SUV teaser image released

Ford has released its first official teaser image of its new global baby SUV that will be launched at the 2012 India motor show in January and eventually be sold in Australia. The single picture reveals a VW-esque front end that combines a narrow horizontal grille linking with angular headlights for a vehicle expected to be called EcoSport...


Toyota advanced headlight system aims to save lives
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Toyota advanced headlight system aims to save lives

Toyota is developing an intelligent headlight system that is designed to help reduce pedestrian fatalities at night. The Advanced Headlight System [AHS] allows motorists to remain on high beam at all times while driving on dark roads. It automatically blocks off sections of light to avoid blinding either oncoming traffic or vehicles directly ahead, while keeping the sides of the road illuminated...


BMW supercar stopped in its tracks
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BMW supercar stopped in its tracks

BMW has decided not to build a successor to its fabled M1 mid-engined supercar of the late '70s and early '80s, according to the M-division product manager of the company’s North American operations. High-performance BMWs such as the M3 and M5 will be the German car maker’s only “ultimate driving machines”, at least for now, the car maker’s Matt Russell told motoring website EgmCartech this week...