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Mitsubishi Pajero future under a cloud
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28th Oct 2015
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Mitsubishi Pajero future under a cloud

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Mike Costello
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28th Oct 2015
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Mitsubishi Pajero future under a cloud

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Mike Costello
Mazda SkyACTIV-R rotary engine: turbo inevitable, no electrification
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28th Oct 2015
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Mazda SkyACTIV-R rotary engine: turbo inevitable, no electrification

Mazda says the just announced rotary engine will first be introduced without any electrification, in order to showcase the company’s expertise in this field. Speaking to the Australian media at the Tokyo Motor Show today, Mazda’s global boss of R&D, Kiyoshi Fujiwara, said that any initial release of the rotary engine would be without electrification, though he admitted turbocharging is on the agenda.
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Alborz Fallah
New Volkswagen Phaeton to be full-electric, still years away
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28th Oct 2015
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New Volkswagen Phaeton to be full-electric, still years away

The next-generation Volkswagen Phaeton - which may be previewed by the C Coupe GTE concept shown here - will be an all-electric vehicle that will set the tone for the future of vehicles from the German brand. Speaking to the media at today’s Tokyo motor show, Volkswagen CEO of passenger cars, Herbert Diess, confirmed the next Phaeton will be available as an electric vehicle only, with the car’s launch pushed back even further amid the decision to go EV only.
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Alborz Fallah
Volkswagen EA189 engine fix to have no effect on performance
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28th Oct 2015
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Volkswagen EA189 engine fix to have no effect on performance

Volkswagen says the fix to its emission cheating diesel cars should have no effect on performance, with the majority of cars expected to have nothing but a software update. Speaking to the media at today’s Tokyo motor show, Volkswagen’s CEO of passenger cars, Herbert Diess, said that his company’s aim is to maintain the same levels of performance while meeting the required emission laws that the EA189 engines cheated using defeat devices.
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Alborz Fallah
2016 Subaru Impreza previewed with new Tokyo concept
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27th Oct 2015
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2016 Subaru Impreza previewed with new Tokyo concept

The all-new 2016 Subaru Impreza, already spied testing in heavy camouflage, has been previewed in concept form at the Tokyo Motor Show today. Recent history suggests we can expect the Impreza concept’s sharp lines to be softened dramatically in the transition to production, but it is likely that the show car’s key themes will be retained.
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Mike Stevens
Toyota JPN Taxi update to be shown at 2015 Tokyo show
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26th Oct 2015
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Toyota JPN Taxi update to be shown at 2015 Tokyo show

A heavily revised Toyota JPN Taxi concept will be displayed on the company's stand at the 2015 Tokyo motor show. Like the original car, which debuted at the 2013 Tokyo motor show, the updated JPN Taxi concept is a tall, boxy, upright hatchback that marries the proportions of the famed London taxi with Japanese engineering.
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Derek Fung