Nov 13, 2014

Honda Legend is a RHD, hybrid AWD-only Acura RLX for Japan

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Honda Legend is a RHD, hybrid AWD-only Acura RLX for Japan

Honda has unveiled the fifth-gen Legend in Japan and, as expected, its looks a lot like the Acura RLX, albeit one that’s only offered in hybrid AWD form.

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Nov 12, 2014

Mercedes-Benz’ new model name scheme finally makes sense

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Mercedes-Benz’ new model name scheme finally makes sense

Mercedes-Benz has rejigged its model naming scheme to make it clearer where SUVs, coupes and convertibles sit in relation to the brand’s core models.

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Nov 12, 2014

Scion iM concept is an a pumped up Toyota Auris/Corolla hatchback

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Scion iM concept is an a pumped up Toyota Auris/Corolla hatchback

The Scion iM concept has been revealed to be a pumped up and lowered version of the Toyota Auris/Corolla hatchback that’s sold in Europe, Japan and Oz.

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Nov 11, 2014

Aluminium Ford F-150 begins production at River Rouge

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Aluminium Ford F-150 begins production at River Rouge

Ford has begun production of its all-new, aluminium body F-150 pickup truck at its factory in River Rouge.

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Nov 10, 2014

Mazda MX-5 Global Cup racing series to begin in 2016

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Mazda MX-5 Global Cup racing series to begin in 2016

From 2016 the Mazda MX-5 will star in its own global racing series. Multiple series will run concurrently and culminate in a final race at Laguna Seca.

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Nov 9, 2014

Ram 700 is a Fiat Strada pickup made for Mexico

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Ram 700 is a Fiat Strada pickup made for Mexico

The compact-size Fiat Strada pickup truck has been rebranded as the Ram 700 for sale in Mexico.

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Nov 8, 2014

HG Hyundai Azera: Blind spot monitoring standard for 2015

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HG Hyundai Azera: Blind spot monitoring standard for 2015

The 2015-model year Hyundai Azrea has gained a whole bunch of safety kit as standard and received a minor aesthetic fiddle to boot.

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Nov 7, 2014

Scion iM rumoured to be a Toyota Auris wagon for the USA

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Scion iM rumoured to be a Toyota Auris wagon for the USA

Reports indicate that the 2015 Scion iM will, essentially, be a federalised version of the Toyota Auris Touring Sports wagon.

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Nov 7, 2014

Honda HR-V will go on sale from February 2015 in Australia

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Honda HR-V will go on sale from February 2015 in Australia

Honda Australia has confirmed that the all-new HR-V SUV, which slots in underneath the larger CR-V, will go on sale down under from February 2015.

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Nov 6, 2014

Porsche Cayenne GTS downsizes to twin-turbo V6 from V8

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Porsche Cayenne GTS downsizes to twin-turbo V6 from V8

The second generation Porsche Cayenne GTS has been launched, and the new model ditches the 4.8-litre V8 for a 323kW/600Nm twin-turbo 3.6-litre V6.

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Nov 6, 2014

Lincoln’s dedicated D6 FWD, AWD, RWD platform due in 2019

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Lincoln’s dedicated D6 FWD, AWD, RWD platform due in 2019

Ford will spend over US$5 billion over the next five years to reinvigorate Lincoln, with much of that going to a new dedicated platform, dubbed D6.

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Nov 4, 2014

Tom Magliozzi, Car Talk co-host, dead at 77

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Tom Magliozzi, Car Talk co-host, dead at 77

Tom Magliozzi, co-host of popular NPR show Car Talk, has died at the age of 77 from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Nov 3, 2014

Aston Martin granted reprieve from US safety rules until 2017

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Aston Martin granted reprieve from US safety rules until 2017

The NHTSA has granted the Aston Martin Vantage and DB9 a temporary exemption from the US’ side-impact rules, allowing it keep selling cars until 2017.

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Nov 2, 2014

The New York Times to close Autos section from Jan 2015

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The New York Times to close Autos section from Jan 2015

Thanks to falling revenue and a need to reign in costs, The New York Times will cease publishing an automotive liftout from the beginning of January 2015.

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Nov 1, 2014

Land Rover Discovery Sport to be built in Brazil and China too

Land Rover Discovery Sport to be built in Brazil and China too

Thus far most of the world’s Land Rovers have been built in the United Kingdom, but that will change thanks to new factories in China and Brazil.

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Oct 31, 2014

Honda Civic Type R ad is two simultaneous shades of awesome

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Honda Civic Type R ad is two simultaneous shades of awesome

Honda has launched a YouTube video ad campaign for its upcoming Civic Type R hot hatch that lets viewers flick seamlessly between two different story arcs.

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Oct 30, 2014

N17 Nissan Latio given facelift in Japan, still very awkward

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N17 Nissan Latio given facelift in Japan, still very awkward

Nissan Japan has given the N17 Latio sedan the same facelift that’s been applied to the American Versa, but it doesn’t cure the car’s weird proportions.

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Oct 30, 2014

Fiat FCC4 concept mixes four-door coupe with pickup truck

Fiat FCC4 concept mixes four-door coupe with pickup truck

You could never accuse the Fiat FCC4 concept of playing it safe. Mixing together SUV, four-door “coupe” and pickup truck styles, the FCC4 is a unique beast.

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Oct 28, 2014

Mazda CX-3 will debut at the 2014 LA Auto Show in Nov

Mazda CX-3 will debut at the 2014 LA Auto Show in Nov

Based on the Mazda 2/Demio, the Mazda CX-3 will debut at this year’s LA Auto Show and will be the smallest SUV yet from the Hiroshima company.

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Oct 27, 2014

DJ Mazda 2 begins production at plant in Mexico

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DJ Mazda 2 begins production at plant in Mexico

Mazda has begun production of the third generation or DJ Mazda 2 at its plant in Mexico for sales across the Americas.

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Oct 26, 2014

CU Honda Accord dies in 2015, will be the last Euro Accord

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CU Honda Accord dies in 2015, will be the last Euro Accord

Honda has confirmed that the Accord sedan and wagon focussed at the European market will cease sales early in 2015.

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Oct 24, 2014

Scion iM concept car teased ahead of LA 2014 debut

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Scion iM concept car teased ahead of LA 2014 debut

Toyota’s youth brand will be bringing a concept car, dubbed iM, to the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show and they have a teaser to prove it.

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