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Toyota Yaris hot hatch confirmed, 'no plans' for Australia - UPDATE
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14th Dec 2016
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Toyota Yaris hot hatch confirmed, 'no plans' for Australia - UPDATE

If you had your hopes up, Toyota's here to let them down: Confirmation today of an upcoming Toyota Yaris hot hatch has been followed by word that it is no sure thing for an Australian launch. Although not an outright write-off for our market, a Toyota spokesperson has confirmed there are currently no plans to bring the souped-up Yaris here.
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Derek Fung
2003-2009 Mazda RX-8 recalled for fuel leak fix: 5400 vehicles affected
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13th Dec 2016
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2003-2009 Mazda RX-8 recalled for fuel leak fix: 5400 vehicles affected

Mazda has issued a recall for 5400 of its 2003 to 2009 RX-8 sports cars over concerns the vehicles could develop a fuel leak. The Japanese manufacturer reports that the plastic fuel pump retaining rings on the fuel tanks could deteriorate due to heat exposure from the engine and exhaust pipes. In addition to the heat deterioration, the gasket, or seal rubber, may apply reaction force to the fuel pump rings, which could cause cracks to develop.
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James Wong
Nissan Leaf used as autonomous tow truck at factory
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13th Dec 2016
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Nissan Leaf used as autonomous tow truck at factory

Nissan Leaf hatchbacks are being used as self-driving tow trucks at the company's factory in Oppama, Japan. These specially developed EVs are part of the plant's trial Intelligent Vehicle Towing (IVT) system, which tows trollies of finished cars from the end of the assembly line to the factory's integrated port.
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Derek Fung
2018 Kia GT teased again, claimed to be brand's fastest, quickest car ever
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12th Dec 2016
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2018 Kia GT teased again, claimed to be brand's fastest, quickest car ever

The Kia GT, the company's new rear-wheel sports sedan, has been teased again ahead of its launch next month. In a new video, shot at Hyundai-Kia's Namyang test track, the company reveals that the new sedan has been engineered to complete the 0-100km/h run in 5.1 seconds. An earlier teaser filmed at the Nurburgring showed the car hitting a top speed of 241km/h.
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Derek Fung
Mercedes-Benz about to overtake BMW as world's biggest luxury car brand
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12th Dec 2016
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Mercedes-Benz about to overtake BMW as world's biggest luxury car brand

Mercedes-Benz is on track to be the world’s biggest-selling luxury car brand in 2016, according to Daimler AG chairman Dieter Zetsche — four years ahead of schedule. Mercedes-Benz reported 182,602 worldwide car and SUV sales for November excluding Smart (up 12 per cent), taking its annual tally to 1.89 million units. This puts it well on track to pass 2 million yearly sales for the first time.
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Mike Costello