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Toyota Australia’s hydrogen plans not dependent on government backing
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9th Nov 2015
4 min read

Toyota Australia’s hydrogen plans not dependent on government backing

There are still no plans to launch the Toyota Mirai in Australia in the short term, but that’s not due to a lack of government backing for the hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. According to Tony Cramb, Toyota Australia executive director of sales and marketing, the future of hydrogen cars in this country will come down to infrastructure, and any such plans for those fuel-cell electric models may not be directly influenced by government backing.
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Matt Campbell
New Mazda MX-5 sales: 66 per cent male; noticeably younger buyers than before
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31st Oct 2015
2 min read

New Mazda MX-5 sales: 66 per cent male; noticeably younger buyers than before

The new Mazda MX-5 is attracting a younger and different audience than those of the previous-generation model. The new Mazda MX-5 - which launched with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine in August - has been a hit with early adopters, with the two-door sports car registering 220 sales in August and a further 97 in September. Speaking to CarAdvice at this week’s Tokyo motor show, Mazda Australia CEO Martin Benders said the company was very excited by the car’s reception.
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Alborz Fallah
The car of the future will be like your loungeroom on wheels, according to Renault-Nissan
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30th Oct 2015
3 min read

The car of the future will be like your loungeroom on wheels, according to Renault-Nissan

Your next car could be more like a loungeroom or home office on wheels - if Nissan gets its way, that is. Carlos Ghosn, the CEO and chairman of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, spoke with media this week at the 2015 Tokyo motor show about his hopes for his car of 2020.
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Matt Campbell
Mazda’s smaller global size helps its success in Australia
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29th Oct 2015
3 min read

Mazda’s smaller global size helps its success in Australia

The global CEO of Mazda says that his company’s smaller global size helps its aim of focusing on markets such as Australia, which, per capita, remains the brand’s best-performing country. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Tokyo Motor Show yesterday, Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai, confirmed the brand’s current maximum capacity is 1.5 million cars per year.
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Alborz Fallah
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