Ahead of today’s Tokyo Motor Show, Honda, yesterday, showcased the latest Honda Civic Type R development car at its in-house test track in Tochigi, Japan.
The new MINI made its worldwide debut yesterday at MINI’s UK production plant in Oxford and features all-new vehicle architecture, refreshed design and a range of new engines.
Three motor shows and three new model reveals for Porsche. The new 911 Turbo Cabriolet will make its début in Los Angeles along with the global reveal of the Porsche Macan, while the Panamera Turbo S will be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show. Almost simultaneously, the 918 Spyder super sports car will be premiered to the Chinese and US public in Guangzhou and Los Angeles.
VW Group has told Practical Motoring this morning (November 18) that only a small number of Skodas and Audis fitted with the companies’ seven-speed DSG gearbox (DQ200), will be getting recall notices for replacement of synthetic oil.
The Subaru Legacy (Liberty) Concept will make its world premiere at the 2013 Los Angeles Motor Show on Wednesday 20 November (in just four days time), hinting at the design direction for an all-new version of Subaru’s flagship Legacy (known as the Liberty here in Australia) model.
VW’s seven-speed DSG problems do not appear to be over as the company also announces separate recalls of Amarok and Tiguan models.
In the past, Honda put the Accord up against the Falcon, Commodore and Aurion, but now they say it’s fighting in the category below. In any event, it makes a viable alternative to the full-sized cars, says Paul Murrell.
Nissan has been busy refreshing all of its models and today released a video looking at the design and engineering that went into taking the new Nissan Qashqai from concept to creation.
Other than the five-speed manual entry-level Pop, the Punto gets Fiat’s odd Dualogic transmission. The difference is considerable, and not necessarily for the better, says Paul Murrell.
The Nissan 370Z Coupe and Roadster has had its list price cut by more than $10,000, with Nissan announcing, today, new pricing for the iconic sports car.
Fiat thinks outside the box and comes up with a rounded-off square. Then for some reason, they go completely potty and apply it all over the new Panda. Paul Murrell looks beyond the squared-off circle (or rounded-off square) to see if the new Panda is worth the money.
Australia’s ‘Vintage Adventurer’ Rod Wade is making a second attempt at setting a new world record for driving a pre-war car from New York to California next week.
Lexus will unveil the new CT 200h at the 2013 Guangzhou Motor Show next week, on November 21. Teaser images show a slightly breathed on exterior design which includes the new Lexus signature spindle grille, and new design alloy wheels and changes to the rear of the car have also been unveiled.
An all-electric version of the Kia Soul – badged the EV and with a potential range of 200km on one overnight charge – is slated to go on sale during the second half of next year, and will be the first electrically-driven, zero-emissions family car Kia has sold outside its homeland.
An all-new Audi A3 Cabriolet will become available in Europe from this coming April (and Australia in the third-quarter 2014), based on the A3 sedan and featuring a full electrically retractable roof with a frame made of high strength magnesium-steel clothed in tough fabric, eschewing the trend towards folding hardtops.