Jan 9, 2014

2014 Lexus RC-F coupe has 5L V8 with over 330kW/450hp

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2014 Lexus RC-F coupe has 5L V8 with over 330kW/450hp

Lexus has revealed its RC-F performance coupe ahead of its official launch in Detroit. Under the bulging hood is a 5-litre V8 with at least 330kW of power.

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Jan 9, 2014

2014 2nd gen Chrysler 200 has 9-speed auto with rotary dial

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2014 2nd gen Chrysler 200 has 9-speed auto with rotary dial

Thanks to a snafu from Chrysler’s PR department the new 200 has been leaked ahead of its launch. The smooth new sedan has a 9-speed auto as standard.

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Jan 8, 2014

E160 Toyota Corolla to sport Euro style, arrives Feb, made in Thailand

E160 Toyota Corolla to sport Euro style, arrives Feb, made in Thailand

Without giving too much away, Toyota Australia announced today that the new W160-series Corolla sedan will arrive in Australian showrooms from mid February.

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Jan 8, 2014

New 2014 Mark III Audi TT interior revealed: central monitor ditched

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New 2014 Mark III Audi TT interior revealed: central monitor ditched

Thanks to the high-res digital instrumentation/infotainment display in the new TT, Audi has decided to get rid of the central entertainment/nav screen.

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Jan 8, 2014

X156 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG: entirely predictable 265kW hot mini-SUV

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X156 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG: entirely predictable 265kW hot mini-SUV

Mercedes-Benz has surprised no-one by announcing that the GLA mini-SUV range will topped with a 265kW/450Nm AWD GLA45 AMG performance version.

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Jan 8, 2014

Toyota fuel cell car to go on sale in US from 2015 with 480km range, 100kW

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Toyota fuel cell car to go on sale in US from 2015 with 480km range, 100kW

Toyota has brought its FCV Concept at the 2014 CES Show in Vegas with the news that it will begin selling a fuel cell vehicle in the US from 2015.

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Jan 7, 2014

Chevrolet adds 4G LTE connectivity, hot spot to its cars; only in US, Canada

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Chevrolet adds 4G LTE connectivity, hot spot to its cars; only in US, Canada

Chevy is adding 4G LTE connectivity and hot spot functionality to its US and Canadian cars. No word yet on whether it will become available elsewhere.

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Jan 7, 2014

Nissan NV200 London Taxi has retro face; debuts late 2014, EV in 2015

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Nissan NV200 London Taxi has retro face; debuts late 2014, EV in 2015

Nissan hopes to snare a share of the London taxi market with this specially redesigned NV200 van, which comes complete with a retro TX4-style face.

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Jan 6, 2014

Corvette data recorder by Cosworth tracks lap times, films HD videos

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Corvette data recorder by Cosworth tracks lap times, films HD videos

A telemetry and video recorder system for the C7 Corvette, dubbed Performance Data Recorder, will make its debut at CES and hit showrooms later this year.

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Jan 4, 2014

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept: hotter car mines Red Bull F1 link

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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept: hotter car mines Red Bull F1 link

Infiniti’s hot Q50 Eau Rouge Concept has been revealed. Details are sparse, for now, but the car sports a wider body, lowered suspension and Brembo brakes.

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Jan 3, 2014

Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight: concept updated with laser headlights

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Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight: concept updated with laser headlights

The 515kW/800Nm hybrid drivetrain is untouched in the revised Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight concept, but it does gain laser diode high beams for CES.

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Jan 3, 2014

Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept: solar charged plug-in hybrid MPV

Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept: solar charged plug-in hybrid MPV

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ford will show off a C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid equipped with solar panels on its roof.

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Jan 2, 2014

Fiat buys remaining 41.5% of Chrysler for US$3.65bn from union

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Fiat buys remaining 41.5% of Chrysler for US$3.65bn from union

Italian car maker Fiat has struck a deal with the US auto union, the United Auto Workers (UAW), to buy the remaining portion of Chrysler for US$3.65 billion.

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Dec 30, 2013

Michael Schumacher in coma, critical condition after ski accident

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Michael Schumacher in coma, critical condition after ski accident

Seven time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher is in a coma and fighting for his life after a skiing accident on an unmarked trail on the French Alps.

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Dec 29, 2013

2014 Lexus RC F coupe to debut at Detroit Motor Show

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2014 Lexus RC F coupe to debut at Detroit Motor Show

Lexus will unveil its high performance RC F at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show. It will likely feature a 340-plus kilowatt V8 engine and an 8-speed auto.

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Dec 27, 2013

Mazda MZD Connect entertainment/nav system to be displayed at CES 2014

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Mazda MZD Connect entertainment/nav system to be displayed at CES 2014

Mazda will exhibit its new MZD Connect entertainment/nav system at the 2014 CES Show. The high-res touchscreen and knob-driven system debuts in the Mazda 3.

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Dec 27, 2013

2014 Toyota Kluger production has begun in Indiana, US

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2014 Toyota Kluger production has begun in Indiana, US

Toyota began production of its all-new Kluger SUV at its Indiana, US, plant at the beginning of December, indicating that sales will begin early in 2014.

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Dec 24, 2013

2014 8V Audi A3 sedan available from January, prices start at $39,800

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2014 8V Audi A3 sedan available from January, prices start at $39,800

Audi will launch its first ever A3 sedan in Australia in January 2014. The neat looking sedan is only a few centimetres shy of the original A4.

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Dec 23, 2013

Citroen DS 5LS targets sedan-loving China, isn’t as funky as DS hatches

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Citroen DS 5LS targets sedan-loving China, isn’t as funky as DS hatches

Citroen has revealed the first sedan for its upscale DS sub-brand. Designed in France, it’s set to tackle the sedan-loving Chinese market.

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Dec 22, 2013

2014 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4: 5.2L V10, 7sp DCT, 0-100km/h in 3.2s

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2014 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4: 5.2L V10, 7sp DCT, 0-100km/h in 3.2s

The Gallardo-replacing Lamborghini Huracan features a 448kW/560Nm V10 engine, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and carbon ceramic discs as standard.

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Dec 22, 2013

Hyundai launches i20 WRC, announces N performance brand

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Hyundai launches i20 WRC, announces N performance brand

In addition to the i20 WRC, Hyundai has announced that N will be its performance sub-brand, much like M is to BMW and AMG to Mercedes-Benz.

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Dec 20, 2013

2014 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 high-res images leaked

2014 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 high-res images leaked

The successor to Lamborghini’s Gallardo supercar, the Huracan, has been revealed ahead of time by Italy’s La Stampa newspaper.

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