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2018 BMW 8 Series spied without diguise
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10th Jan 2018
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2018 BMW 8 Series spied without diguise

The upcoming BMW 8 Series has been spied and leaked on social media this week, giving us a first look at the final version of the Bavarian marque's coupe flagship. Several social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram posted the images, which show a white example of the sports luxury coupe on the factory floor, partially concealed by a white sheet. Top: BMW 8 Series leaked photo, Bottom: BMW Concept 8 Series
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James Wong
Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged, Rugged X announced for Australia
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10th Jan 2018
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Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged, Rugged X announced for Australia

The Toyota HiLux range will be bolstered by a trio of new variants in the second quarter of 2018, in the form of the Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X. Pitched as three different flagship models, each new variant has a different flavour, though all sport features that increase the Japanese ute's off-road protection, recovery and functionality. It's also the first time Australian models have received the revised front end that has been revealed for several overseas markets.
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James Wong
Top 10 growth brands for Australia in 2017
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9th Jan 2018
3 min read

Top 10 growth brands for Australia in 2017

The Australian new vehicle market scaled new heights in 2017, growing 0.9 per cent to 1,189,116 self-reported ‘sales’ for the year. According to VFACTS data supplied by the industry’s lobby group, called the FCAI, 42 car and commercial brands out of a field of 73 paid-up members (a notable absentee includes Tesla) recorded positive growth. MORE: VFACTS: Industry claims annual record for 2017
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Mike Costello
Nissan previews new concept bound for Detroit
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9th Jan 2018
1 min read

Nissan previews new concept bound for Detroit

Nissan has released a teaser video of a new concept car bound for the Detroit motor show next week. While the 40-second clip doesn't give much away, there are glimpses of a bold front grille and slim headlights. The imagery is accompanied by the quotes "picture a world in which strength is used to protect", "purity attracts attention", and "tradition is a bridge to the future" - hinting that the design of this new vehicle may not be as wild as concepts past.
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James Wong
Australian car industry split over EV subsidies
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8th Jan 2018
6 min read

Australian car industry split over EV subsidies

Representative body for Australia’s motoring industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), says it will not necessarily lobby government to apply subsidies encouraging the take-up of zero emissions vehicles.
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Mike Costello