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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...

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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...


Saab D-day countdown: new administrator named
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Saab D-day countdown: new administrator named

The farcical Saab saga has taken another twist days before a crucial court ruling on its future after the brand was snubbed by its choice of new administrator. Saab has been forced to select Lars Soderqvist of law firm Hokerbert & Soderqvist as the person to oversee its reorganisation and protection from creditors after another lawyer, Lars-Henrik Andersson, turned down the offer of the post...


Next-Generation CarAdvice.com.au
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Next-Generation CarAdvice.com.au

Those of you familiar with CarAdvice may have noticed already … but our website has launched its new look – complete with improved functionality and a comprehensive range of new features including a new commenting system, new Car Showroom with all makes and models, a Reader Review section, improved Galleries, more Videos plus an all-new star-rating system for the Car Reviews section...


Subaru BRZ coming to Australia
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Subaru BRZ coming to Australia

  Subaru Australia will abandon its long-standing all-wheel-drive-only brand strategy and import the new rear-wheel-drive BRZ sports car in 2012. One of Subaru's biggest dealerships has told CarAdvice the BRZ will arrive in May in limited numbers – potentially pipping its well-publicised twin, the Toyota 86, to the local market...


Audi A4 Allroad U-turns for Australia
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Audi A4 Allroad U-turns for Australia

The Audi A4 Allroad, the German car maker's higher-riding mid-sized wagon, will belatedly head to Australian showrooms in 2012. Audi’s answer to the Subaru Outback was originally turned down for the local market when it was launch in 2009, but the recent addition of an automatic gearbox for the entry-level diesel engine has led to a change of mind...


Updated: 2012 Holden Volt makes early debut
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Updated: 2012 Holden Volt makes early debut

The 2012 Holden Volt electric car has made its debut in Australia a year ahead of its showroom launch as the local car maker begins the hype for a vehicle it calls an industry ‘game changer’. Holden unveiled the Volt to the Australian media in Sydney today, though the vehicles were actually rebadged left-hand-drive Chevrolet versions of the car...


Mazda2 EV Review: 'Zoom-zoom' electrified

Mazda2 EV Review: 'Zoom-zoom' electrified

Electric Mazda city car on sale by 2018

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Toyota Australia wants BMW diesel power for Corolla and Camry
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Toyota Australia wants BMW diesel power for Corolla and Camry

Toyota Australia says it will import models such as the Corolla and Camry featuring BMW diesel engines if they become available for the local market. BMW and Toyota last week announced a new collaboration that would see the German car maker exchange its small-capacity diesel engines for access to the Japansese manufacturer’s hybrid knowledge...


2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 set for Australia
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2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 set for Australia

BMW is set to launch its first ever hybrid vehicle in Australia, the petrol-electric ActiveHybrid 5. The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is the German car maker’s first petrol-electric vehicle developed for right-hand drive, following the ActiveHybrid 7 and ActiveHybrid X6 models sold in some left-hand-drive markets such as North America...