Car air conditioning turns 80 this week
21 Nov 2013

Air Conditioning turns 80!

Car air conditioning got what you might call a bit of a frosty reception when it first came out, but only because it cost so much – around $6800 in today’s money for a simple cooling system you couldn’t even turn off.

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The new WRX has been revealed at the LA Motor Show
21 Nov 2013

New WRX breaks cover at LA Motor Show

After a week or two of pictures and information being leaked on the internet, the new generation WRX has broken cover today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, featuring a new engine, technology and styling.

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Subaru Levorg unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show
20 Nov 2013

Subaru Levorg Unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

The Subaru Levorg concept tourer has been unveiled at the Tokyo motor Show, showcasing new engines and the latest safety technology from Subaru.

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition
20 Nov 2013

2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition

Being unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show, the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition pays homage to the original Jeep (Willys) that was produced to support American troops in WWII.

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The new Nissan GT-R Nismo has broken its 2012 Nurburgring lap record
20 Nov 2013

Nissan GT-R Nismo sets ‘Ring record: 7m:8.679s

The 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo (with track options) has retained its crown as the fastest volume production car around the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit (known as the Green Hell) in Germany, lapping the ‘Ring in just 7 minutes 8.679 seconds.

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New Honda Civic Type R showcased at Honda's in-house test track in Japan
20 Nov 2013

New Honda Civic Type R previewed

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.

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New MINI launches at Oxford, UK production plant
19 Nov 2013

New MINI launched

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.

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Three motor shows, three reveals for Porsche
17 Nov 2013

Three motor shows, three reveals for Porsche

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.

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Audi and Skoda not included in VW DSG recall
17 Nov 2013

Skoda and Audi owners in DSG recall

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.

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Subaru Legacy/Liberty reveal at LA Motor Show
16 Nov 2013

New Subaru Legacy (Liberty) concept at LA Motor Show

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.

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