Suzuki Cappuccino revival could spawn Toyota sports car – report
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by Ben Zachariah
50m ago
The Mazda MX-5 might soon have some competition, with an unconfirmed report out of Japan suggesting Toyota is teaming up with Suzuki and Daihatsu on a trio of two-door models. An all-new small sports car could be on the way from Toyota, and it might be thanks to a revival of the Suzuki Cappuccino. Japanese magazine Best Car claims Suzuki is developing an all-new Cappuccino – a tiny convertible not seen since the 1990s – suggesting it may be a joint project with Toyota and Daihatsu. The Suzuki Cappuccino was made between 1991 and 1998, with a 0.66-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol eng ..read more
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2024 Nissan Pathfinder price and specs: Cheaper models return to line-up
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by Alex Misoyannis
2h ago
The Nissan Pathfinder eight-seat family SUV has re-introduced more affordable, lower-specification variants after an 18-month absence. 2024 Nissan Pathfinder pricing and specifications ST-L FWD/AWD, Ti FWD models added with lower prices Petrol V6 standard across the range Priced from $59,670 before on-road costs Pathfinder ST-L. More affordable model grades have returned to the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder family SUV range, 18 months after they were deleted due to stock shortages. The ST-L variant has been re-introduced to the Pathfinder in front-wheel-drive (FWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD) forms ..read more
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The R35 Nissan GT-R is no more – almost
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by Alex Misoyannis
4h ago
Nissan’s iconic supercar is soon to leave another market in its slow departure from global showrooms – ahead of an electric successor expected later this decade. The 17-year-old ‘R35’ Nissan GT-R supercar is due to end production for US showrooms this October after a pair of special-edition models wearing iconic names and colours roll off the line. It is not yet the end of the GT-R internationally, as reports out of Japan have previously claimed production for Nissan’s home market will continue until August 2025, with 2025 model-year vehicles to be the last. The GT-R was axed in Australia n ..read more
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Car ‘add-on insurance’ class action deadline looms, check if it affects you
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by Kathryn Fisk
5h ago
Anyone who bought or leased a car from a dealership between certain dates in 2006 to 2018 could be impacted. People who bought or leased a car from a dealership and took out ‘add-on insurance’ over a 12-year period are being urged to stake their claim in a class action before the deadline later today. Law firm Maurice Blackburn has filed the class action with the Supreme Court of Victoria against AAI Limited (AAI), TAL Life Limited (TAL), and MTA Insurance Pty Ltd (MTA) relating to claims that add-on insurance was miss-sold to people buying or leasing a vehicle at a car dealership between 200 ..read more
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2021-2022 Lexus LX600 recalled in Australia
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by Kathryn Fisk
6h ago
The fault could cause a loss of power, according to the recall notice. Lexus has recalled 184 examples of its 2021-2022 Lexus LX600, citing potential contamination within the engine. The affected vehicles are stamped 2021 to 2022 models, but may have been sold at a later date. The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Due to a manufacturing defect, there is a possibility of engine machining debris contamination within the engine. “This could lead to potential engine knocking, rough running and/or stalling during operation causing a loss of motive ..read more
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Is Bathurst next? Electric Ford F-150 race car enters Pikes Peak hillclimb
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by Damion Smy
12h ago
Australia’s Bathurst circuit may be the next stop for the electric Ford F-150 taking on the legendary 14,115-feet (4.302km) Colorado mountain this weekend. Ford will return to the legendary Pikes Peak International Hillclimb for the second year in a row using a wild-looking electric vehicle in what could be a precursor to another Bathurst lap-record attempt. With French Le Mans winner, and four-time outright winner of the famous hillclimb, Romain Dumas driving, an extensively modified F-150 Lightning ‘SuperTruck’ will tackle the 156-turn, 19.99km Pikes Peak course on Sunday 23 June 2024. Du ..read more
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2024 GWM Haval Jolion price and specs: Hybrid gets unique bodywork, prices cut
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by Alex Misoyannis
19h ago
The GWM Haval Jolion small SUV range has been split, as the hybrid has received a largely new look – and the non-hybrid gains mild visual tweaks. 2024 GWM Haval Jolion pricing and specifications Hybrid version of small SUV gets brand-new bodywork Non-hybrid model remains with styling tweaks Lower prices than before Priced from $26,990 drive-away for petrol, $32,990 drive-away for hybrid The 2024 GWM Haval Jolion Hybrid has been treated to a significant restyle – with new sheetmetal for nearly every body panel, and lower prices – after close to two years in showrooms. It means the Haval Jo ..read more
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Thousands of drivers escape speeding fines in new tunnel because “it’s complex”
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by Kathryn Fisk
20h ago
A new road layout in New South Wales has caused so much confusion that most of the people caught speeding there have been let off with a warning. Almost 83,000 drivers have been caught speeding through a bustling Sydney tunnel – yet only 3000 have actually been issued fines. The Rozelle Interchange in Sydney’s inner west opened six months ago, but according to a report from the ABC, while 82,658 drivers have been sent warnings by Transport for NSW, just 2851 have been hit with fines for going more than 30 km/h over the limit through the tunnel since January 25. The four fixed speed cameras ..read more
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The LDV eDeliver 7 electric van: Embracing the future of electric mobility
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by Drive Team
21h ago
In our ever-evolving world, efficiency and sustainability are becoming the linchpins of future transportation. Here’s how the LDV eDeliver7 can help your business achieve both. Sponsored by LDV With the automotive industry shifting towards greener alternatives, the LDV eDeliver 7 electric van offers a compelling business case with its strong cost-of-ownership equation and versatile capabilities. RELATED: Visit the LDV eDeliver 7 showroom There’s never been a more opportune time to consider going electric for your business. Here’s why the LDV eDeliver 7 is the ultimate choice. Designed with ..read more
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2025 Mini Aceman price and specs: Small electric SUV-flavoured hatch joins line-up
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by Ben Zachariah
22h ago
Pricing for the electric 2025 Mini Aceman has been announced, with deliveries to begin at the end of 2024. 2025 Mini Aceman pricing and specification Electric-only high-riding hatch comes in two variants Driving range of up to 406km on range-topping SE model Priced from $55,990 before on-road costs The 2025 Mini Aceman will soon join the brand’s line-up, with showroom arrivals of the small SUV-esque hatchback expected in late 2024. Sitting between the three-door Cooper hatch and the larger Countryman SUV, Mini refers to the five-door Aceman as a ‘crossover’ – a term used for models which ..read more
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