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Mazda not working on sports car larger than the MX-5
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6th Dec 2016
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Mazda not working on sports car larger than the MX-5

Masamichi Kogai, CEO of Mazda, has stated that his company isn't currently working a sports car larger than the MX-5. During an interview with Automotive News, Kogai was asked if the company had plans for a "larger sports car entry", to which he simply stated no. This seemingly rules out a new rotary-powered sports car in the near future and contradicts an August report in Japan's Holiday Auto, which claimed that the company was prepping an RX-7 successor for 2020.
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Derek Fung
2017 Honda CR-V: Seven-seater and sales growth expected, but no diesel
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6th Dec 2016
3 min read

2017 Honda CR-V: Seven-seater and sales growth expected, but no diesel

The next-generation Honda CR-V is expected to match it with the segment’s top sellers when it launches in the third quarter of 2017, returning the well-known nameplate to the lion’s share of buyers’ consideration lists. The expanded new CR-V range, expected to comprise five- and seven-seat derivatives and both front- and all-wheel drive configurations, is slated as a return to form that’ll trouble the top-selling Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Nissan X-Trail and Toyota RAV4.
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Mike Costello
2018 Holden Commodore liftback and wagon revealed in photoshoot slip-up
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5th Dec 2016
2 min read

2018 Holden Commodore liftback and wagon revealed in photoshoot slip-up

The next-generation 2018 Holden Commodore hatch and wagon have been spied completely undisguised, in their overseas Opel Insignia form, during a photo and video shoot. Despite the German plates on these vehicles, this promotional shoot actually took place in California. Aside from some tape hiding various badges around the vehicle, both the hatch and wagon show the final form of the production vehicle, which will go on sale in Europe next year.
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Derek Fung
November 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed
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5th Dec 2016
5 min read

November 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed

The Australian new vehicle market was steady in November, up a modest 0.3 per cent to 98,937 units. The total market remains on record pace at 1,079,370 year-to-date (YTD). Interestingly, a pair of utes were the top-selling models. As has become familiar, it was SUVs (38 per cent market share) and light commercials (19 per cent market share) that showed sales growth, offsetting a 4.5 per cent decline in passenger car sales, still the market-topping segment with 40 per cent market share.
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Mike Costello
BMW to expand M Performance range before introducing more M cars
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3rd Dec 2016
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BMW to expand M Performance range before introducing more M cars

We will likely see more BMW M Performance models before we do ‘true’ BMW M models, the company says. CarAdvice spoke with a number of M Division executives, including Peter Quintus, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, in Australia for the Festival of M promotion and to meet with the local BMW team.
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James Ward