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Toyota FT-4X concept is '75 per cent' production ready
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15th Apr 2017
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Toyota FT-4X concept is '75 per cent' production ready

Ian Cartabiano, chief designer of the Toyota FT-4X and studio chief design at Toyota's Calty studio in California, confirmed to CarAdvice the concept crossover isn't far shy of being production ready. Speaking to the media after the official unveiling of the FT-4X, Cartabiano said: "We always design [Calty's concepts] to be at the 75 per cent stage. We can make this thing."
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Derek Fung
Audi R8 Audi Sport Edition revealed in New York
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14th Apr 2017
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Audi R8 Audi Sport Edition revealed in New York

The Audi R8 Audi Sport Edition has been revealed for the New York motor show this week, bringing unique exterior and interior trim elements in the colours of the German company's performance division. Limited to just 200 units, the R8 Audi Sport features unique exterior styling enhancements such as red side mirrors and side blades, titanium black front spoiler, grille and rear diffuser insert, along with gloss black trapezoidal tailpipe trims.
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James Wong
Subaru exec says ‘everybody’ is telling them their cars are underpowered
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14th Apr 2017
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Subaru exec says ‘everybody’ is telling them their cars are underpowered

A senior Subaru executive has been frank with CarAdvice about the brand’s latest drivetrain being short on power. Masahiko Inoue, Subaru project general manager product and portfolio division, told CarAdvice in a one-on-one interview at the launch of the new Subaru XV in Japan this week that he has been copping it from all angles about the 2.0-litre engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT) auto in the latest-generation Impreza and XV models.
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Matt Campbell
Genesis Gran Turismo in the works
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13th Apr 2017
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Genesis Gran Turismo in the works

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Alborz Fallah
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13th Apr 2017
2 min read

Genesis Gran Turismo in the works

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Alborz Fallah
No Kia small SUV until 2019
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13th Apr 2017
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No Kia small SUV until 2019

Kia Australia likely won’t have a proper Mazda CX-3 rival in the hot small crossover segment until 2019, the company says. A small SUV to sit below the Sportage is a massive hole in the Korean brand’s line-up, which nevertheless is up 30 per cent (and ahead of Subaru) year-to-date. The news that we won’t see Kia’s answer for the CX-3, Honda HR-V and Nissan Qashqai for two years or more, took us by surprise.
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Mike Costello
Toyota FT-4X concept goes official in New York
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13th Apr 2017
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Toyota FT-4X concept goes official in New York

The Toyota FT-4X has been given a proper unveiling this week at the New York motor show, dubbed by the Japanese brand as a four-wheel-drive toolbox. Standing for 'Future Toyota 4WD Crossover', the FT-4X reincarnates the spirit of the company's iconic FJ LandCruisers and other off-roaders with a more modern twist.
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James Wong