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Aston to replace AMG V8 with hybrid V6, secures V12 future
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7th Mar 2020
4 min read

Aston to replace AMG V8 with hybrid V6, secures V12 future

It’s fair to say that Aston Martin has been having a tough time of things lately. The company’s share price has tanked since an IPO in October 2018, with a consortium led by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll bringing investment earlier this year, but also taking a large stake in the company. Development of electric models has been suspended for at least five years, and the corporate house has been bet on the success of the forthcoming DBX SUV. Yet CEO Andy Palmer is still smiling.
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Mike Duff
Q&A with Nissan’s electric vehicle boss
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16th Jul 2019
9 min read

Q&A with Nissan’s electric vehicle boss

We are joined by Nic Thomas, the global director of EV for Nissan. He's a Briton based in Japan who's visiting Australia for the Leaf’s local launch. CA: For those out there who aren't completely across the plan, how many electric vehicles does Nissan plan to offer over the next few years around the globe, not specific to Australia's shores?
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Mike Costello
Mazda to extract 30 per cent more efficiency from internal combustion engine
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12th Mar 2019
2 min read

Mazda to extract 30 per cent more efficiency from internal combustion engine

Mazda remains one of the few automotive manufacturers still publicly committed to the internal combustion engine, despite the trend towards electrification. With that in mind, it's working to extract every last drop of potential from bang-suck-blow engines. The company says its next generation of SkyActiv engines will be able to extract at least an additional 30 per cent thermal efficiency over the just-launched SkyActiv X engine.
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Alborz Fallah
BMW Z4M: Waiting on another? Don't count on it
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20th Jul 2018
2 min read

BMW Z4M: Waiting on another? Don't count on it

While Toyota fanboys set the internet on fire speculating about the huge gaps in the publicly disclosed information about the new Supra, BMW has been much more forthright about its sister car, the forthcoming BMW Z4. We’ve already driven a prototype version of the Z, and been told by the BMW team engineering it that the Toyota will share all of its major components including the same engines.
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Mike Duff
2018 Wrangler in the Australian outback: Q&A with off-road boss Bernie Trautmann
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11th Feb 2018
5 min read

2018 Wrangler in the Australian outback: Q&A with off-road boss Bernie Trautmann

The long-awaited and comprehensively leaked 2018 Jeep Wrangler was finally revealed in November, but it'll be later this year before we see the latest generation of the iconic off-roader in Australian showrooms. When it lands, the 2018 JL Wrangler will have benefited from extensive testing in rugged central Australia, with international engineering heads John Adams and Bernie Trautmann basing themselves out of Alice Springs.
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Mike Stevens