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Toyota Yaris hot hatch is coming
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29th Oct 2015
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Toyota Yaris hot hatch is coming

It wouldn't make sense to have a Toyota Yaris WRC car without a go-fast version of the hatchback that buyers could take home, according to the man responsible for sports cars for the Japanese company.
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Matt Campbell
Mazda SkyACTIV-R rotary engine: for RX sports car only; no platform sharing with MX-5
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28th Oct 2015
2 min read

Mazda SkyACTIV-R rotary engine: for RX sports car only; no platform sharing with MX-5

According to Mazda the development of it new SkyACTIV-R rotary engine will be strictly used for its top of the range RX sports car, which itself will use an entirely new platform instead of sharing that of the newly released MX-5. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Tokyo Motor Show today, Mazda’s global boss of R&D, Kiyoshi Fujiwara, confirmed the rotary engine is primarily for its range-topping sports car, however other applications are still possible.
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Alborz Fallah
New Volkswagen Phaeton to be full-electric, still years away
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28th Oct 2015
2 min read

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 "did some things that were wrong" says brand CEO; focus now on electric
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28th Oct 2015
2 min read

Volkswagen "did some things that were wrong" says brand CEO; focus now on electric

Volkswagen’s new CEO says the company’s emission cheating actions in relation to its diesel engines “went against everything” that the company stands for. Speaking to the media at the Tokyo motor show today, Volkswagen’s CEO of passenger cars, Dr Herbert Diess, admitted that Volkswagen “did some things that were wrong". “Our customers' confidence and trust is what is most important to us and we are doing everything that we can win back this trust in our brand, and in our range of products.
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Alborz Fallah
2016 Subaru Impreza previewed with new Tokyo concept
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27th Oct 2015
2 min read

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