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Multi-award winning Hyundai i30 - special edition 'Trophy' (Australia) Multi-award winning Hyundai i30 - special edition 'Trophy' (Australia)

Building on the award-winning i30's outstanding success in this country, Hyundai Motor Company Australia is further enhancing the model's exceptional appeal and value by adding a special edition 'Trophy' model to the line-up.

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D-MAX Adds Auto, Features, New LS Look (Australia) D-MAX Adds Auto, Features, New LS Look (Australia)

Isuzu UTE Australia now offers an automatic transmission option in its D-MAX SX mid-spec 4x4 and 4x2 crew utes, while adding standard cruise control to all SX variants, freshening up its top LS crew utes and introducing a crimson red mica finish to the range.

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Hyundai improves in J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study Hyundai improves in J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study

The long term quality survey recognised Hyundai Motor Company as one of only six volume brands to perform significantly better than the non-premium average. Hyundai moved up three rank positions over the 2009 study. An overall score for Hyundai of 148 problems per 100 vehicles is seven problems fewer than the industry average and nine fewer than last year.

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Hyundai announces i45 will arrive in 2nd quarter (2010) Hyundai announces i45 will arrive in 2nd quarter (2010)

Hyundai Motor Company Australia will launch i45, the all-new mid-sized sedan, in the 2nd quarter of 2010. i45 represents a modern approach to the traditional mid-size sedan segment incorporating Hyundai's new 'fluidic sculpture' design and luxury features, combined with Hyundai's value proposition. In the U.S., the all-new mid-sized sedan, built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, is setting new standards in the mid-size car category, with best-in-class fuel economy rating thanks to...

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Holden Cruze Review (Australia) Holden Cruze Review (Australia)

The Cruze is a big leap forward over Holden’s previous Asian sourced small family car (the unloved Viva); the Cruze looks entirely modern, classy even; build quality appears top notch; the longer wheelbase and wider track contribute to improved handling.

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The New Hyundai IX35 (Australia) The New Hyundai IX35 (Australia)

Inspired by the concept of an urban nomad, new ix35 is a sleek crossover with athletic proportions, featuring advanced weight-saving technology, eco-efficient power trains, class- leading safety equipment, and outstanding value for money. Designed at Hyundai's Design Centre Europe at Russelsheim in Germany, new ix35 symbolises the evolution of the brand's exterior and interior design, through the introduction of 'Fluidic Sculpture', an architectural language which will be embodied in future...

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Honda Has a New Vibe Limted Edition (Australia) Honda Has a New Vibe Limted Edition (Australia)

A Limited Edition Honda Jazz Vibe that is. The Vibe adds to the already impressive versatility, comprehensive features and funky styling of the Honda Jazz – it receives a sports grille, alloy wheels (inc. spare), fog lights, Bluetooth system and exclusive Vibe badging. This amounts to $2,300 worth of extra features. The Jazz Vibe also receives an exclusive colour – Brilliant Orange**– in addition to the existing colour range. There are two engines in the Jazz Vibe range – a...

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Honda Insight Named as Finalist in 2010 World Green Car Awards (Global) Honda Insight Named as Finalist in 2010 World Green Car Awards (Global)

The second-generation Honda Insight has been named one of five finalists for the 2010 World Green Car award, to be announced at the New York International Auto Show on 1 April, 2010. The World Car awards were launched in January 2004 to recognise and reward automotive excellence on an international scale. Should the second-generation Insight win, it will follow in the wheel tracks of Honda’s FCX Clarity which was the 2009 World Green Car. The Honda Insight represents over 20 years of...

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More Safety Features for 2010 Honda Accord (Australia) More Safety Features for 2010 Honda Accord (Australia)

The 2010 Year Model Honda Accord is to receive curtain airbags as standard across the entire range. Already standard on the Accord VTi-L and V6L models, curtain airbags are now standard in the entry level Accord VTi. All 2010 Year Model Accords feature a comprehensive array of safety equipment including the ACE body structure, VSA, ABS brakes with EBD, dual front, side and full length curtain airbags. The 2010 Honda Accord also receives a number of enhanced features including a key...

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Hyundai Records Best-ever Yearly Sales Results Hyundai Records Best-ever Yearly Sales Results

Final results for 2009 saw Hyundai Motor Company Australia posting its best-ever annual result since the brand was introduced to Australia back in 1986. Hyundai sales grew to 63,207 units, an increase of 39.2% over 2008 making the brand the clear winner in the 2009 sales race, following 12 consecutive months of year-on-year growth. The result was all the more remarkable for the fact it was achieved in a market that contracted by 7.4% compared to the previous year, with 937,328 cars...

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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Review - Not just a facelift (Australia) 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Review - Not just a facelift (Australia)

Not just a facelift… …but rather, “the new Santa Fe ‘R’ series has had a full nip/tuck, wax, makeover and nose job” according to Hyundai. It’s true, the Santa Fe has received a wide array of technical and cosmetic upgrades for 2010. Including, importantly, many technical advancements that will aid them in their recently announced pursuit of Global Green Leader. With prices starting from $37,990 it brings the latest in diesel technology at an affordable price. The other exciting news...

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Honda Celebrates with Two Limited Edition Models - (Australia) Honda Celebrates with Two Limited Edition Models - (Australia)

To celebrate its 40th anniversary in Australia, Honda has created two limited edition models. The 40th Anniversary Civic LE and the 40th Anniversary Accord LE. Based on the 1.8 litre Civic VTi, the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition model receives approximately $2,000 worth of additional equipment including 15” alloy wheels, fog lamps, rear parking sensors, tailored floor mats, chrome exhaust finisher and special 40th anniversary badging. The eighth-generation Honda Civic, introduced in...

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Honda Announces Display Overview for 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009 Honda Announces Display Overview for 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced its lineup of production and concept-model automobiles, motorcycles, power products and other highlights for its display at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009. Organised by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, the event will take place at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, between 24th October and 4th November.

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Hyundai Unveils Daring Mid-Sized Sedan Hyundai Unveils Daring Mid-Sized Sedan

Hyundai Motor Company’s all-new mid-sized sedan has made its international debut in the South Korean domestic market. The car will be released in Australia in coming months, and expectations are high that it will shake up the sedan segment with its daring new design. The car, code-named YF, adopts Hyundai’s new ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language and boasts outstanding performance with segment-leading advanced safety features and exceptional fuel efficiency.

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Hyundai’s Eco-Technology on Show at Frankfurt 2009 Hyundai’s Eco-Technology on Show at Frankfurt 2009

At the Frankfurt Auto Show, Hyundai Motor Company unveiled two important eco-friendly cars that display its commitment to improve energy efficiency and to lower the greenhouse gas emissions of its vehicles. Making its world debut was the ix-Metro, a daring new Hybrid Electric CUV, initially slated for the European market. Emitting just 80g/km of CO₂, the ix-Metro is powered by an inline three-cylinder petrol engine displacing just one litre. Direct injection, dual CVVT and turbocharging are...

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Hyundai Set to Launch All-New Mid-Size Sedan Hyundai Set to Launch All-New Mid-Size Sedan

Hyundai Motor Company is preparing to unveil its all-new mid-sized sedan, codenamed YF, ahead of the car’s official launch on Sept 10th in the Korean domestic market. The new YF will be fitted with a 6-speed automatic transmission and delivers excellent performance through its 2.0 litre Theta-II petrol engine. Delivering 7.8 litres per 100 km*, it achieves the lowest fuel consumption in its segment in Korea. The rendering preview features a coupe like body style and exudes a dynamic...

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Hyundai Launches ix35 Compact SUV in Korea Hyundai Launches ix35 Compact SUV in Korea

Hyundai Motor Company’s all-new Tucson replacement has been officially unveiled. To be known as ‘ix35’ in Australia and Europe, and ‘Tucson ix’ in South Korea, the compact sports utility vehicle has sweeping coupe-like lines, a premium vehicle feel and comes with many new features. With the start of sales in the Korean market, Hyundai aims to set the trend for the segment and regain sales leadership in the compact SUV market.

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Hyundai to Reveal New SUV Range at Frankfurt Motor Show Hyundai to Reveal New SUV Range at Frankfurt Motor Show

Hyundai Motor Company will strengthen its reputation as one of the world’s leading brands when it presents an all-new addition to its SUV line-up at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The ix35 SUV (ultimately to replace the very successful Tucson) will make its world debut at the Show on the 15th September. Alongside will be a significantly revamped Santa Fe, benefiting from a wide range of engineering and cosmetic changes to fine-tune the driving experience and make it even more...

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i-Mmunity for Hyundai Van and Shuttle Buyers - (Australia) i-Mmunity for Hyundai Van and Shuttle Buyers - (Australia)

Since being released in Australia in February 2008, Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s iLoad commercial van range and iMax people mover have proven to be a huge sales success; buyers enjoying comfort, style and practicality at an affordable price. ANCAP's Program manager, Michael Case, congratulated Hyundai on achieving a 4-star rating for the iLoad and iMax range. "ANCAP is pleased to announce that both the iMax and iLoad have been awarded a 4-star safety rating by ANCAP," Mr...

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Isuzu D-MAX Offers Lower Cost 4x4 Ute, Bags its EX - (Australia) Isuzu D-MAX Offers Lower Cost 4x4 Ute, Bags its EX - (Australia)

The increasingly popular Isuzu D-Max diesel one-tonne ute and cab/chassis range is adding a lower cost SX 4x4 crew cab ute to its line-up, saving buyers around $1800. With an MLP¹ of $38,200 plus on-road costs or approximately $42,200 driveaway², the SX 4x4 crew ute is D-Max’s first addition since being launched locally late last year.

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2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible Specifications 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible Specifications

Infiniti, the luxury car company from Japan, has released final European specifications for the G37 Convertible, arguably the brand’s most seductive design yet. Offered in a choice of two comprehensively equipped models, both featuring a metal three-piece folding roof, the G37 Convertible has been designed without compromise to look as beautiful with the top up as it does down. It was also created with driving pleasure in mind. Power comes from a tuneful 3.7-litre, V6 petrol engine which...

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2010 GTA Spano Supercar Revealed 2010 GTA Spano Supercar Revealed

After 15 years of top automobile motorsport, five years ago GTA Motor decided to go one step forward and make director Domingo Ochoa´s dream come true; build a super sports car that combines all the automobile technology with perfect, sportsmanship, elegance and exclusivity. So, Ochoa, with more that 30 year´s experience in the automobile sector, Ochoa set the basis to accomplish his project, a leading Spanish super sport car in an attempt to combine the select and reduced club of handicraft...

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2009 BMW M6 Hurricane CS by G-POWER 2009 BMW M6 Hurricane CS by G-POWER

World record: G-POWER introduces fastest BMW Coupe with a top speed of 370 km/h Creating the ultimate BMW, nothing less was the set target for the G-POWER engineers when they started to designe the G-POWER M6 HURRICANE CS. The starting basis for this project is the currently most exclusive model in the BMW product range, the BMW M6. Due to the combination of this fantastic basis with the technical innovative products of G-POWER, it was able to create a sports car of superlatives.

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2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Tornado 750 GTS by Gemballa 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Tornado 750 GTS by Gemballa

There is only a little connection left between the GEMBALLA TORNADO 750 GTS and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. At the most, the Porsche SUV is the master model for the latest development by the automobile manufacturer from Leonberg near Stuttgart. Already at first glance, the targeted goal of the technicians at GEMBALLA Automobiltechnik GmbH & Co. KG can be clearly defined: away from the SUV and more to an uncompromising sports car. The reason for the performed metamorphosis was the large...

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Hyundai Nuvis Concept Car Makes World Debut at New York Hyundai Nuvis Concept Car Makes World Debut at New York

With the Nuvis concept making its world debut at the 2009 New York International Auto Show, Hyundai Motor Company is giving the world an insight into possible future product design. The Nuvis is the eleventh signature concept car to be designed at the company’s California Design Centre in the United States. In addition to showcasing the brand’s cutting-edge capabilities, Nuvis also hints at a possible design direction for a future-generation crossover, blending attributes of a tall urban...

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Hyundai Nuvis Concept Car Debut Hyundai Nuvis Concept Car Debut

The world will have the opportunity to peer into Hyundai’s future when the Hyundai Nuvis concept makes its world debut at the 2009 New York Auto Show. The Nuvis is the eleventh signature concept car to be designed at the company’s California Design Center in Irvine, Calif. In addition to showcasing the brand’s cutting-edge capabilities, Hyundai Nuvis also hints at a possible design direction for a future-generation crossover, blending attributes of a tall urban car and a premium utility...

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Honda Element Concept Car Unveiled Honda Element Concept Car Unveiled

New dog-friendly transportation concepts designed for the Honda Element add canine-specific enhancements to one of the most dog-friendly vehicles available, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today at the New York International Auto Show. Developed specifically for the Element, the Dog FriendlyTM components demonstrate the potential for a dedicated pet restraint system designed to meet the needs of dog owners. A finalized version of the Dog Friendly Element is scheduled to debut this...

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2009 GTA Concept, Ready for its Official Launch 2009 GTA Concept, Ready for its Official Launch

The GTA Concept, the supersportcar manufactured by the Spanish company GTA Motor, has realized its last tests on track for its official launch in the last days of April, date on which it´s definitive name will be revealed. A limited edition of 99 units of this car will be produced. Designed by the engineer director of GTA Motor, the valencian Sento Pallardó, it is characterized for the exclusivity of its look and its high perfomance. The several tests realized until now have been a...

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Honda Accord - An Economical Choice Honda Accord - An Economical Choice

Australians have traditionally turned to large cars for their power, effortless cruising, and carrying capacity. However, the large car segment has been in decline for many years as consumers battle higher fuel prices and environmental impact. This is evident with the growing popularity of more efficient small and light cars. Honda has solved this problem with the multi-award winning Accord V6. The 3.5 litre V6 Honda Accord with the Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) de-activation...

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2010 GMC Terrain Revealed 2010 GMC Terrain Revealed

GMC's all-new 2010 Terrain makes its world debut at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. The Terrain is a five-passenger crossover SUV that blends bold styling with fuel efficiency and premium features. "The new Terrain brings GMC's history of innovation and engineering excellence into a smaller, fuel-efficient package for today's buyer," said Susan Docherty, Buick-Pontiac-GMC vice president. "The capability attributes that make a vehicle a GMC are ingrained in Terrain,...

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2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid Announced 2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid Announced

GMC's all-new 2009 Yukon Denali Hybrid makes its world debut at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. It is a luxurious, full-size SUV that seats eight, tows up to 5,800 pounds (2,636 kg) and achieves an estimated 21 miles per gallon in city driving, thanks to the engineering excellence of the Yukon's patented 2-mode hybrid system. The GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid arrives in May at Buick-Pontiac-GMC dealer showrooms. It joins the Yukon Hybrid and Sierra Hybrid pickup truck in the GMC hybrid...

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2010 Hyundai Elantra LPI Hybrid Electric Vehicle Unveiled 2010 Hyundai Elantra LPI Hybrid Electric Vehicle Unveiled

At the Seoul Motor Show today, Hyundai Motor Company unveiled the world's first hybrid electric vehicle to be powered by a Liquefied Petroleum Injected (LPI) engine. The Elantra LPI Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) will also be the world’s first hybrid vehicle to adopt advanced Lithium Ion Polymer batteries. Hyundai has leveraged its world leadership in LPG fuelled vehicles to develop a hybrid that will be very economical to operate. The technology and all key components in the Elantra LPI...

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2009 Bentley Continental GT Speed Imperator by HAMANN 2009 Bentley Continental GT Speed Imperator by HAMANN

All over the world, the company HAMANN-Motorsport is renowned for refining luxury cars. With the new program for the Continental GT and Continental GT Speed by the English manufacturer Bentley, the company located in Laupheim once again confirms that it is the first choice when it comes to sportive accessories and breathtaking body design for luxury car models.

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2009 Honda Civic Si, In-Detail - (Australia) 2009 Honda Civic Si, In-Detail - (Australia)

Globally, Civic is Honda’s best selling model and over 19 million units of this automotive icon have been produced and sold around the world during the past 37 years - 30 percent of all Honda sales globally. Civic has frequently served as the vehicle for the latest Honda technology and this model is no exception. Currently, the Civic range is produced in 13 countries and sold in approximately 160 world markets. The development of the Civic Si has perfectly mirrored Honda’s global theme - The...

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2009 Honda Odyssey, Overview - (Australia) 2009 Honda Odyssey, Overview - (Australia)

Honda has improved its prized Odyssey, revealing a more stylish, spacious and powerful fourth-generation model that proves this car is more than just a people mover. The 2009 Odyssey features a more powerful engine (132kW), improved safety, visibility, versatility and outstanding fuel economy (8.91/100km), along with all the quality aspects of the previous model. The fourth-generation Odyssey is superior to the third-generation, which was a four-time winner of ‘Best People Mover’ in...

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Hyundai Blue-Will Plug-in Concept Car, Stars at Seoul Show Hyundai Blue-Will Plug-in Concept Car, Stars at Seoul Show

Hyundai Motor Company today unveiled its first Plug-in HEV concept car at the Seoul Motor Show in South Korea. Named ‘Blue-Will’ by its creators at the Advanced Design Studio, the futuristic car targets 30 to 40 something single urbanites and young families with its highly unique character lines and detailed forms. Promising an electric-only driving distance of up to 64km on a single charge and a fuel economy rating of up to 2.2 litres/100 km, Blue-Will is a test bed of new ideas that range...

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Hyundai Nuvis Concept Car Teaser Hyundai Nuvis Concept Car Teaser

The world will peer into Hyundai's future when the Nuvis concept makes its world debut at the 2009 New York Auto Show. The Nuvis is the eleventh signature concept car to be designed at the company's California Design Center in Irvine, Calif. In addition to showcasing the brand's cutting-edge capabilities, Nuvis also hints at a possible design direction for a future-generation crossover, blending attributes of a tall urban car and a premium utility vehicle.

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Review: 2009 Hyundai i30 CW - The Verdict Review: 2009 Hyundai i30 CW - The Verdict

Want a big small car? Sick of squeezing all that shopping into the boot? Can’t fit the Malibu on the roof? These questions Hyundai Australia has been asking and in 2009 has the answer. As we sit back and watch the automotive industry is downsize it seems the perfect time for Hyundai to release this big small car, the i30 CW.

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2009 Hyundai i10 Papa Mobil 2009 Hyundai i10 Papa Mobil

Hyundai is proud to announce the launch of a new i10 model specifically targeted at the booming market among world and religious leaders. The first demonstrator is due to be trailed by a German customer who currently resides in Italy. The Korean manufacturer has identified that many global leaders are becoming concerned about the emissions from large limousines and adapted 4x4 vehicles which traditionally form the basis of all presidential, papal and prime ministerial transport. In...

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2009 GM Daewoo Veritas Pricng Announced 2009 GM Daewoo Veritas Pricng Announced

GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM Daewoo) announced today that it will start sales of the new Veritas large sedan, which features a popular new engine and transmission, on April 1. The 3.6-liter SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) engine, which is available in the Veritas for the first time, made the list of Ward’s 10 Best Engines in both 2008 and 2009. The engine is also applied in the Cadillac CTS, GM’s popular luxury sedan. The engine injects fuel directly into the combustion...

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2009 Hyundai Genesis Prada Special Edition Announced 2009 Hyundai Genesis Prada Special Edition Announced

Hyundai Motor Company (Chairman & CEO Chung Mong-Koo) presented the new “Genesis Prada” today in Seoul, the first of only three units produced by the Korean automaker in partnership with Italian luxury goods maker Prada, to be officially unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show on April 2. Of these three unique cars, one will remain with Hyundai as a milestone of the Genesis history and development, while two will be auctioned for charity and the income will be donated to an institution which will...

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2009 Volvo XC60 Tuning Program by Heico 2009 Volvo XC60 Tuning Program by Heico

On the occasion of the Essen Motor Show (29.11. - 07.12.2008), Volvo tuner HEICO SPORTIV will be presenting the world's first complete program for the new Volvo XC60. "Our inspiration and challenge focused on further accentuating the dynamic design of the crossover," says HEICO SPORTIV general manager, Holger Hedtke, giving the first indications of what is to be expected of the new exterior, adding: "The design elements dissolve smoothly into one another - the Volvo XC60...

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2009 GTA Concept to Launch 2009 GTA Concept to Launch

The GTA Concept, the supersportcar manufactured by the Spanish company GTA Motor, has realized its last tests on track for its official launch in the last days of April, date on which it's definitive name will be revealed. A limited edition of 99 units of this car will be produced. Designed by the engineer director of GTA Motor, the Valencian Sento Pallardó, it is characterized for the exclusivity of its look and its high performance. The several tests realized until now have been a...

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2009 BMW X5 Typhoon by G-Power 2009 BMW X5 Typhoon by G-Power

G-POWER TYPHOON Based on BMW X5 – Wide, Powerful and Fast 525-hp Compressor V8 Engine and 275-km/h Top Speed – G-POWER Builds the Most Powerful BMW SUV The G-POWER TYPHOON has arrived! With its breathtaking wide-stance styling, its 525-hp / 386-kW G-POWER SK III eight-cylinder supercharged engine and a top speed of 275 km/h the SUV based on the BMW X5 (E70) sets new standards in its class. Muscular fender flares and strikingly styled aprons and spoilers front and back, all designed for...

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Hyundai BLUE-WILL Concept Car Revealed Hyundai BLUE-WILL Concept Car Revealed

Hyundai has revealed the first pictures of an innovative plug-in hybrid concept car. Due to be revealed at the Seoul Motor Show which opens on April 2nd, the “BLUE-WILL”, has exceptionally advanced technology crammed inside its striking bodyshell. Recycled PET soft drink bottles were used to make the material for the headlamp bezels while use has also been made of bio-plastics: PLA for the interior while PA11 was specified for the engine cover. These materials are made from plants extract...

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2009 Hyundai Genesis Named Top Safety Pick by IIHS 2009 Hyundai Genesis Named Top Safety Pick by IIHS

The “2009 North American Car of the Year” Hyundai Genesis sedan bolstered its resume with a “TOP SAFETY PICK” rating from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Hyundai’s all-new flagship earned a “good” overall evaluation in side impact, frontal offset and rear crash tests, the highest ranking awarded by the Institute. Maintaining Hyundai's emphasis on delivering leading safety technology, Genesis boasts world-class active and passive safety features to help both prevent...

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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG White Angel by Inden-Design 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG White Angel by Inden-Design

We mean the complete redesign of a SL65 AMG built in 2005 to the new current design of 2008. Inden-Design only used Original-AMG parts for the redesign! After this modification the car introduce itself with impressive high-tech components. The complete front-, rear- and bodyside lines now appear in a new brightness - just like: the headlights, the bonnet and the front- and rear valance, based on the design of the new SL-2008. At the rear valance they attached a carbon rear diffusor and a...

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2009 Hyundai i30cw Wagon on Sale - (Australia) 2009 Hyundai i30cw Wagon on Sale - (Australia)

Hyundai Motor Company has extended it award-winning i30 range with the arrival of a stylish wagon. The new i30cw – the ‘cw’ denotes ‘crossover wagon’ – combines German design, 5 star safety and outstanding fuel economy with a flexible, spacious interior. Launched in March, the i30cw is the slightly longer sister to the multi-award winning i30 hatch and sets the pace in a market looking for wagon space and flexibility, without the operating costs of a large SUV. The i30cw offers greater...

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2009 Hyundai Equus 2009 Hyundai Equus

EQUUS, Hyundai Motor Company's new flagship sedan has arrived in showrooms across Korea. Representing the pinnacle of Hyundai engineering and design sophistication, the all-new HYUNDAI EQUUS will serve as an effective import fighter in the Korean luxury sedan market taking on the best from Germany and Japan. As the replacement for the first-generation EQUUS which has been retired after ten years in the marketplace, the new successor was developed under the VI project codename over a...

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2009 Holden Captiva SX Updated - (Australia) 2009 Holden Captiva SX Updated - (Australia)

Holden’s top-selling Captiva range now includes Australia’s most affordable mid-size seven-seater SUV. Effective March 2009, Captiva SX will be offered as a true 7-seater, combining interior space with a high level of standard safety features and class leading fuel economy on the 2WD manual variant. A complete list of Captiva product changes are as follows:

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2010 Honda Insight Pricing Announced 2010 Honda Insight Pricing Announced

The all-new 2010 Honda Insight goes on-sale March 24 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price1 (MSRP) of $19,800 for the Insight LX, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today. The distinctively styled, five-passenger, five-door dedicated hybrid vehicle is powered by an Integrated Motor Assist™ (IMA™) system comprised of a 1.3-liter i-VTEC® gasoline engine and a 10-kilowatt electric motor that together contribute to an EPA-estimated city/highway fuel economy rating of 40/43 miles...

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Infiniti Essence Concept Car Infiniti Essence Concept Car

The essence of the Infiniti brand distilled into one car and then taken to the extremes to satisfy the world’s most demanding car enthusiasts … this is the Infiniti Essence. Presented as a concept at the 79th International Motor Show of Geneva, Infiniti Essence is a celebration of Infiniti and its 20 years history as a creator of performance cars. But equally it is an inspiring exploration into the brand’s future.

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Giugiaro Namir Concept Car Giugiaro Namir Concept Car

Namir is a concept car born of the collaboration between Italdesign Giugiaro and Frazer-Nash, a company specialized in the design, construction, and marketing of hybrid systems deeply rooted in the historical automotive manufacturing company founded in England by Archie Frazer-Nash in 1923. Presented during the 79th edition of the International Motor Show in Geneva, Namir represents the turning of a new page in the book being written by the Torino-based firm since 2004, opening with the...

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2009 Holden Commodore Special Edition International Pack - (Australia) 2009 Holden Commodore Special Edition International Pack - (Australia)

The Australian debut of the all-new Holden Cruze headlines Holden’s presence at the 2009 Melbourne International Motor Show. The stunning new small car range will be among no fewer than 25 vehicles on the stand, representing Holden’s broad vehicle offering covering a range of segments, prices and alternative fuel solutions. GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Mark Reuss said the motor show stand highlighted how Holden was moving with the changing needs and desires of...

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2009 Holden Cruze Announced - (Australia) 2009 Holden Cruze Announced - (Australia)

The all-new Holden Cruze made its Australian debut at the Melbourne International Motor Show today signalling the company’s latest entrant in the competitive small car segment. Cruze is the first of General Motors’ new wave of global products and enters Australia’s small car segment equipped with striking road presence, advanced interior comfort and high levels of safety features. Powered by a 1.8 litre 4-cylinder ECOTEC petrol engine or optional 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged common...

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2012 Holden Volt Preview - (Australia) 2012 Holden Volt Preview - (Australia)

GM Holden has released the first images of the highly anticipated Volt extended range electric vehicle as it will appear on Australian roads. The images, which show a right-hand-drive version of Volt sporting Holden badges on its aerodynamic front and rear, were released as part of Holden’s presentation at the Melbourne International Motor Show. It is a local take on the vehicle that has won widespread acclaim for its ability to travel up to 64 kilometres on electricity before using...

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2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Preview - (Australia) 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Preview - (Australia)

Hyundai Motor Company Australia displayed a production version of the left hand drive Genesis Coupe. The stunning sports car has just gone on sale in North America and along with its sister the Genesis sedan (North American Car of the Year), is tipped as the catalyst behind the brand’s turning point in the U.S. At Melbourne, the all aluminium 231 kW, DOHC 3.8-litre V6 Lambda RS is on display. Based on the highly successful Lambda V6 engine first introduced in 2004, the high performance RS...

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Hyundai i10 Blue and i30 Blue Concept Cars - (Australia) Hyundai i10 Blue and i30 Blue Concept Cars - (Australia)

Hyundai Motor Company will display two examples of its advanced eco-dynamic Blue DriveTM technology at the Melbourne International Motor Show. The i10 blue and i30 blue concept cars adopt the company’s new Blue DriveTM sub-brand which will be utilised on a global basis for eco-friendly vehicles. Demonstrating Hyundai’s commiTMent to lowering vehicle CO2 emissions and reducing costs for drivers, the Blue DriveTM package involves revisions to the vehicles’ powertrain efficiency, aerodynamics...

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2009 Hyundai i20 Preview - (Australia) 2009 Hyundai i20 Preview - (Australia)

Hyundai Motor Company previewd its all-new i20 small hatch at the 2009 Melbourne International Motor Show, alongside an array of exciting concept vehicles. Set to go on sale in the 3rd quarter, the i20 will offer customers premium features and technology now appearing on many larger more expensive models. The i20 range represents the next wave of the new ‘i’ generation of Hyundai cars. The long wheelbase gives the i20 an athletic stance and allowed the design team to develop a spacious...

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2009 Hyundai i30cw Wagon Arrives - (Australia) 2009 Hyundai i30cw Wagon Arrives - (Australia)

Hyundai Motor Company’s new i30cw Wagon is on display at the 2009 Melbourne International Motor Show. The spacious i30cw leaves a small environmental footprint thanks to its fuel efficient engines, is styled in Europe and has suspension and steering tuned for Australian road conditions to ensure a safe and fun driving experience. Priced between $20,890 RRP and $29,890 RRP, the i30cw range is set to be one of the most exciting new offerings of 2009. On sale in March, the i30cw is the slightly...

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2009 Honda Odyssey, Overview - (Australia) 2009 Honda Odyssey, Overview - (Australia)

Welcome to the fourth-generation Odyssey with more power, more space, more safety and more driver-focus. The Odyssey doesn’t look or feel like a people-mover. Complimenting its sporty persona, it offers a comfortable drive and sure-footed handling, a luxurious interior with enough space to accommodate seven people and is perfect for the family lifestyle. The Honda Odyssey is one of Australia’s most awarded vehicles winning the prestigious Wheels ‘Car of the Year’ with the first generation...

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Major Safety Upgrades on Honda Civic Sedans Major Safety Upgrades on Honda Civic Sedans

After three years and over 44,000 sales, the eighth-generation Honda Civic sedan has undergone significant upgrades across the entire range and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) is now standard on all models. Honda’s ongoing commitment to ‘safety for all’ extends to side airbags as standard on the VTi model and curtain airbags on the VTi-L. The Civic Sport and Hybrid models already feature six airbags as standard. The Honda Civic currently has around seven percent of the small car segment...

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2009 Honda Civic 5-Door to be Introduced - (Australia) 2009 Honda Civic 5-Door to be Introduced - (Australia)

Honda’s British-built five-door Civic hatchback is to be launched in Australia. The stylish Civic Si model is a luxuriously appointed five-door hatchback that will expand the Civic line up to six models, four sedans and two hatchbacks. At first glance the Civic Si has the appearance of a three-door hatch thanks to the clever placement of its rear door handles in the C-pillar, giving it an elegant sporty appearance. Added to this are the futuristic translucent grille, rocket-shaped...

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2009 Honda Civic Type R, Enhanced Performance - (Australia) 2009 Honda Civic Type R, Enhanced Performance - (Australia)

The multi award winning Honda Civic Type R has received mechanical enhancements and a new colour. Winner of the 2008 Australian International Design Award, Wheels Automotive Design Awards – 2008 Design of the Year and 2008 Interior Design of the Year, the Honda Civic Type R is now available in a striking new colour – Championship White – Honda’s traditional racing colour. Fans of the ‘Red H’ have been eager to get their hands on a Type R in White since the latest body shape was introduced...

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Honda Insight Concept Car Preview - (Australia) Honda Insight Concept Car Preview - (Australia)

Visitors to the 2009 Melbourne Motor Show will get a sneak peak into the future with the unveiling of the world’s most affordable hybrid, the Honda Insight concept, which is making its Southern Hemisphere debut. First seen at the Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l'Automobile) in 2008, the production version of the all-new Insight was recently introduced in North America and Japan. Honda plans to introduce the production version of the Insight to the Australian market in the near...

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HSV releases limited edition Senator for Melbourne Motorshow HSV releases limited edition Senator for Melbourne Motorshow

Holden Special Vehicles has released a limited edition run of E-Series Senators to co-incide with the 2009 Melbourne Motorshow. The Senator nameplate is one of HSV’s most successful, stretching all the way back to the first model – the VP Senator – in 1992. It signified HSV moving from a purely performance based car manufacturer to focus on the ‘luxury-performance’ product. According to Managing Director Phil Harding the E-Series Senator Signature, has taken the marque to a whole new level....

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2009 Hyundai Equus Details 2009 Hyundai Equus Details

To create the best: That was the uncompromising objective for Hyundai Motor Co.'s VI Project design and engineering team. After ten years in the marketplace, the company's flagship sedan EQUUS would be retired and replaced by a new EQUUS, an import fighter that would need to compete on an equal footing with the most storied names in the luxury car business. Much had changed in the interim requiring a rethinking of the basic assumptions. It started with the adoption of a front engine, rear wheel...

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2009 Hyundai i20 3 Door Revealed 2009 Hyundai i20 3 Door Revealed

Hyundai has revealed the first picture of the new i20 three-door, ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva motor show on March 3rd. Building on the success of the recently launched Hyundai i20 five-door, the new body style will broaden the i20’s appeal to the fastest-growing sector of the car market in Europe. In addition to a stylish new look, the three-door model offers a lower price entry point for the i20 line-up with prices starting at just £8,195 for the 1.2 Classic model –...

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Hyundai ix-onic Crossover Concept Car Hyundai ix-onic Crossover Concept Car

The sensational all-new Hyundai ix-onic concept car, which makes its world premiere at the 79th Salon International de L’Automobile in Geneva, introduces a whole new look for a compact four-wheel-drive SUV. Assertive, but not aggressive, the ix-onic (pronounced “ik-sonnik”) combines dynamic, sculpted, performance-oriented styling with an environmentally-friendly power train and thoughtful everyday utility, to create a vehicle that will change the way consumers and especially younger car...

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2009 Chevrolet Captiva by Irmscher 2009 Chevrolet Captiva by Irmscher

Chevrolet's Captiva model offers customers a sporty and compact SUV featuring futuristic four-wheel drive technology and a compact exterior design. Irmscher, the vehicle individualisation partner, offers individual styling enthusiasts a dynamic car body package and high quality accessories for the interior. In technical terms, Irmscher equips the Captiva with 20-inch Evo-Star design wheels and lowers the suspension by 30 mm. By introducing confident design features, Irmscher skilfully...

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2009 Opel Astra GTC Turbo by Irmscher 2009 Opel Astra GTC Turbo by Irmscher

Irmscher have previously offered the Astra GTC in petrol versions with 1.4l/90BHP; 1.6l/105BHP and 1.8l/140BHP. In Geneva, Irmscher is presenting a new development of the 1.6l turbo engine with LPG drive. The power plant develops 132kW / 180BHP thus providing sporty performance. The conversion to the alternative combustion format and the sporty details are each offered in the package. The body package is available in three levels beginning with "S1", containing a radiator grill in a...

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2009 Hyundai i10 blue, i30 blue, i20 and Genesis Coupe at Melbourne Motor Show 2009 Hyundai i10 blue, i30 blue, i20 and Genesis Coupe at Melbourne Motor Show

Hyundai Motor Company will display two examples of its latest technology at the Melbourne International Motor Show. The i10 blue and i30 blue adopt the company’s new ‘blue’ sub-brand which will be utilised on a global basis for low emission vehicles. The i30 produced in Hyundai’s new Nosovice factory in the Czech Republic, will be the first mass production vehicle to wear the blue label as i30 blue. Demonstrating the company’s commitment to lowering vehicle CO2 emissions and reducing costs...

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The Essence of Infiniti to be Revealed in Geneva The Essence of Infiniti to be Revealed in Geneva

Infiniti will show visitors to the 2009 International Geneva Motor Show the essence of its brand in one dramatic concept car. A celebration of Infiniti and its 20 years history as a creator of performance cars, the powerful concept will also be an inspiring exploration into the brand's future. Produced in collaboration with Louis Vuitton, the Infiniti Essence will be revealed on March 3, 2009.

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Review: HSV GTS 40th Limited Edition Review: HSV GTS 40th Limited Edition

Who says Supercars have to have Super price tags? Those rich Italians will try and brainwash and tell us that a Supercars need over 400 horsepower, capable of accelerating to 100 km/h in under 5 seconds and cost $250,000. Not Down Under, the only difference here is that it won’t cost you a quarter of a million dollars.

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2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible Multimedia System 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible Multimedia System

Infiniti’s new and advanced in-car information and entertainment system for its European range will be launched at the 2009 Geneva International Motor Show. It will first become available in the new G37 Convertible which receives its European debut on the same occasion.

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2010 Gumpert Apollo Speed Announced 2010 Gumpert Apollo Speed Announced

Whereas optimum performance for racetracks, lateral acceleration and grip in all situations are the focus of apollo, apollo sport and apollo race, the apollo speed is aimed at an exclusive high speed clientel. Its domain is the mastery of highest speeds. Thanks to polished aerodynamics the drive side values of the speed are far above those of the competition.

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2009 Hyundai Genesis Coupe R Spec 2009 Hyundai Genesis Coupe R Spec

When the colors of your new turbocharged rear-wheel-drive sport coupe are named after international racing circuits, you’d better have the performance and confidence to back it up. Now, Hyundai is upping the ante by announcing an R-Spec version of the all-new 2010 Genesis Coupe, designed to appeal to true enthusiasts who want a low starting price and the ability to tune their car to their own specifications. R-Spec will be available as a mid-2010 model year introduction.

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2009 Honda Insight at Melbourne Motor Show 2009 Honda Insight at Melbourne Motor Show

The world’s most affordable hybrid, the Honda Insight, will be the main attraction at the 2009 Melbourne Motor Show from 27 February to 9 March. Mr. Fumihiko Ike, Chief Operating Officer of Regional Operations for Honda Asia Oceania announced the Insight’s arrival at his recent visit to Australia to launch the all-new Honda City. Honda Australia’s Senior Director, Mr. Lindsay Smalley is looking forward to the Insight being available in Australia in the near future. “After pioneering...

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Hyundai HED-6 Concept Car Hyundai HED-6 Concept Car

Hyundai’s European design team has combined muscular design with everyday utility to create a car which will fit comfortably in an urban or out-of-town environment. The dramatic exterior look is enhanced by the hexagonal grille, angular style lines and piercing back-swept front headlamps, with the bold look completed by 21-inch, mirror-polished alloy wheels.

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2009 Honda City Launched - (Australia) 2009 Honda City Launched - (Australia)

Honda is introducing the all-new third-generation City to Australia. This latest model introduces new levels of styling, performance, driving dynamics and ride quality combined with outstanding packaging, functionality and versatility. The City has been a sales success for Honda with over one million units sold in 39 countries since its debut in 1996. Two models are offered; the VTi and the VTi-L.

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2009 Honda Accord Type S 2009 Honda Accord Type S

A higher-powered, sportier Accord Type S will be unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in March. This more powerful variant of Honda’s D-sector model uses the acclaimed 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel engine, like the standard Accord, but thanks to a revised turbo-charger, cylinder head and larger intercooler, produces 180PS at 4000rpm, a 30PS increase on the standard model with the peak power coming at the same rpm. Torque has also increased 30Nm to 380Nm at 2000rpm.

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Hyundai Genesis Coupe to Appear at Top Gear Live Hyundai Genesis Coupe to Appear at Top Gear Live

In a surprise move, Hyundai Motor Company Australia is giving Top Gear Live guests a sneak preview of the new Genesis Coupe which will be showcased at the Melbourne International Motor Show from the end of February. The 3.8 litre V6 231 kW* rear-wheel-drive coupe displayed in Lime Green takes its place alongside a line-up of other exclusive premium performance cars. Although the car will not be officially imported to Australia, Hyundai is keen to showcase its design and engineering...

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Hyundai to Unveil i20 at Melbourne International Motor Show Hyundai to Unveil i20 at Melbourne International Motor Show

Hyundai Motor Company’s new i20 small hatch will make its Australian debut at the 2009 Melbourne International Motor Show. Set to go on sale in the 3rd quarter, the i20 will offer customers premium features and technology now appearing on many larger more expensive models. The i20 is slightly smaller than the multi-award winning i30 range. Like the i30, the i20 is part of Hyundai’s next generation of vehicles identified by the ‘i’ prefix. The long wheelbase gives the i20 an athletic...

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2009 Honda S2000 Ultimate Edition Announced 2009 Honda S2000 Ultimate Edition Announced

Honda has announced that the Honda S2000 Ultimate Edition will go on sale from March 2009 in Europe. This limited edition has been produced to mark the end of production for the award winning sports car. The Ultimate Edition retains its highly acclaimed 2.0 litre 9000 rpm VTEC engine and combines it with a Grand Prix White body and graphite coloured alloy wheels. The shade of the paint evokes the colour first used on Honda's 1964 F1 car and many sporting models since. The exterior colour...

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2009 Hyundai i30cw to Debut at Melbourne Motor Show - (Australia) 2009 Hyundai i30cw to Debut at Melbourne Motor Show - (Australia)

Hyundai Motor Company’s new i30cw (crossover wagon) will make its debut in final Australian specification at the 2009 Melbourne International Motor Show. Set to go on sale from March, the i30cw offers all the multi-award winning features of the i30 hatch plus added rear seat legroom and a bigger luggage capacity. To be displayed in top-line ‘Sportswagon’ trim, the i30cw is 230 mm longer and 40 mm taller than the i30 hatch, providing more space and flexibility for a growing family with a...

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Honda S2000 Production End in 2009 Honda S2000 Production End in 2009

The 2009 Honda S2000 will be the final model year produced of the award-winning roadster, Honda announced today. First introduced in 1999 for the 2000 model year, the S2000 helped define its segment with class-leading handling, engine technology and value. Originally envisioned as a limited-edition tribute to Honda's 50th anniversary, S2000 production was extended in response to customer demand and critical acclaim. "The S2000 is a sports car designed by enthusiasts for...

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2009 Honda Accord Limited Edition - (Australia) 2009 Honda Accord Limited Edition - (Australia)

The limited edition four cylinder Accord showcases Honda’s commitment to producing passenger cars that feature the latest in technology and design quality. The Accord V6 was recently named Drive's 2008 Car of the Year and Large Car of the Year. The original Accord was the first Japanese car to feature air conditioning, a digital clock, power steering, cloth seats, a tachometer, intermittent wipers and an AM/FM radio as standard. During its first year in Australia, the Honda Accord won...

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2009 BMW X6 Tycoon by HAMANN 2009 BMW X6 Tycoon by HAMANN

As far as the latest project by HAMANN-Motorsport is concerned, the name says it all: the Laupheim-based refiner called its latest creation for BMW X6 TYCOON. This description has its roots in Japanese culture and is originally a synonym for an extraordinary shape - a comparison which can also be transferred to the X6-makeover.

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2010 Honda Insight Hybrid, World Debut 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid, World Debut

The all-new 2009 Honda Insight hybrid car made its world debut today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2009 Insight defines a new stage in the evolution of hybrid technology by utilising a more cost-efficient version of Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid technology, resulting in a new level of affordability for hybrid customers worldwide, and a U.S. EPA city/highway fuel-economy rating of 40/43 miles per gallon. The 2010 Insight will be launched at Honda...

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2010 Honda Insight Hybrid Car 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid Car

The all-new 2010 Honda Insight hybrid car made its world debut today at the North American International Auto Show. Utilizing the latest generation of Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid technology and new, more cost-efficient production methods, the 2010 Insight defines a new stage in the evolution of hybrid technology, providing hybrid customers with a new level of affordability, fun-to-drive performance, and a U.S. EPA city/highway fuel-economy rating of 40/43 miles per...

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Honda Sports Modulo S2000 and Sports Modulo Fit Concept Cars Honda Sports Modulo S2000 and Sports Modulo Fit Concept Cars

Honda Access Corporation*1, manufacturer of genuine Honda aftermarket parts and accessories, announced that it will feature two new Modulo*2 concept vehicles in its exhibition at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 with NAPAC*3, to be held from Friday, January 9, to Sunday, January 11, 2009, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. The two concept models express the new value that Sports Modulo customization has to offer. Their distinctive exterior styling features chiseled lines, while their interior...

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Hyundai reveals new fuel-efficient six-speed auto Hyundai reveals new fuel-efficient six-speed auto

To help meet its goals of improving fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions, Hyundai has completed the development of an all-new six-speed automatic transaxle that will boost fuel economy by more than 12.2 percent. Designed for transverse engine applications in passenger cars and SUVs, the new compact transaxle puts Hyundai into an elite class of auto manufacturers who have designed their own six-speed automatic (after Toyota and a GM/Ford joint venture), demonstrating Hyundai’s advanced...

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2009 Chevrolet Corvette C6 by INNOTECH 2009 Chevrolet Corvette C6 by INNOTECH

INNOTECH's Corvette lineup, starting in January 2009 with modified C6 Corvette coupe and convertible (based on 2005-2009 models), is for sports car enthusiasts seeking exotic body styling combined with great performance. INNOTECH Corvettes offer the best mix of unique styling, exiting performance and great value for money.

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GM Holden To Build Small Car line Alongside Best-Selling Commodore GM Holden To Build Small Car line Alongside Best-Selling Commodore

GM Holden will build an all-new small car in Australia alongside the country's best-selling Commodore range. The second carline will start in the third quarter of 2010 with support from the Federal and South Australian Governments. The vehicle will be based on General Motors' global Delta small car platform and feature new technologies to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse emissions. The new front-wheel-drive vehicle will be built as a sedan and hatch at GM Holden's...

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Holden to build four cylinder small car in 2010 in Australia Holden to build four cylinder small car in 2010 in Australia

Holden to manufacture small four cylinder fuel efficient vehicles in Australia in 2010. Kevin Rudd has announced today and further provided assurance to Holden employees Holden manufacturing is here for the long term and plans on adding a small fuel efficient vehicle to its production line in Adelaide. The new Holden small car will join the VE based Commodore, Sportwagon, Statesman, Caprice and Ute on the production line. The new small four cylinder car could be based on the same...

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2010 Honda NSX CANCELLED! 2010 Honda NSX CANCELLED!

Honda’s all new NSX (Acura NSX) which has been spied on numerous occasions undergoing rigorous testing and was due to go on sale in 2010 is no more. Honda’s CEO Takeo Fukui announced in his recent end of year speech that all developments of the famous Supercar would be cancelled. The news is a surprise as the Honda boss had told UK Autocar magazine at the end of 2007 that the new Supercar is necessary for Honda. However after the news announced only last week that the Japanese brand...

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40th Gumpert Apollo Delivered 40th Gumpert Apollo Delivered

Exactly three years after series production began in Altenburg, Thuringia; the 40th apollo rolled out of the factory. And even in times of economic and financial crisis, Roland Gumpert, company founder and managing director, and his 45-man team, are looking at the coming year with optimism, as the GUMPERT success story has only just begun. Reason enough to review past experiences and to find out why this super-sportsman is so fascinated with the griffin as a symbol? "The most...

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2009 Honda Insight Hybrid to Make World Debut at Detroit Motor Show 2009 Honda Insight Hybrid to Make World Debut at Detroit Motor Show

Honda has today given the first glimpse of the American specification production version of the all-new 2010 Insight hybrid, which will make its world debut in January 2009 at the Detroit Motor Show. This first image of the U.S. version of Honda’s latest production hybrid shows how the Insight Concept, first shown at Paris in October 2008, will be transferred into an aerodynamically inspired, athletic looking road car. The new five-passenger, five-door Insight is powered by a lighter, more...

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2009 Holden Sportwagon Adds Rear-View Camera - (Australia) 2009 Holden Sportwagon Adds Rear-View Camera - (Australia)

GM Holden has introduced a rear-view camera option for all Sportwagon models, continuing to reinforce the popular Sportwagon as the smart new choice for families. A first for a locally built Holden, the significant safety feature helps eliminate blind spots when reversing and works in conjunction with rear park assist which is standard across the Sportwagon range. The option is available as a full colour screen on Calais, Calais V-Series and SS V-Series Sportwagon and a rear-view mirror...

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2009 IFR Aspid makes its Spanish debut in Jerez 2009 IFR Aspid makes its Spanish debut in Jerez

The IFR Aspid supercar from Cataluña made a special pit lane appearance in front of 34,000 motorsport fans at the final race of this year’s inaugural Superleague Formula championship held in Jerez. The Spanish-built sports car was driven by the series founder Alex Andreu and a number of Superleague race drivers. It is being considered as a possible safety car for the 2009 season. “The Aspid certainly drew the crowds and was much photographed at the event,” said its creator Ignacio...

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2009 Hyundai iMax CRDi - (Australia) 2009 Hyundai iMax CRDi - (Australia)

After the recent introduction of the Sonata CRDi and Grandeur CRDi turbo Diesel models, Hyundai has expanded its Diesel range, adding the iMax CRDi shuttle with 5 speed ‘Selectronic’ automatic transmission.

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Review: Holden Commodore Sportwagon SS-V, The Coolest Wagon Review: Holden Commodore Sportwagon SS-V, The Coolest Wagon

Once upon a time families would go on holidays, mothers would travel to the shops for groceries, you’d go surfing with ya mates to Bondi or Bells and you’d take you’re girlfriend on a date to the drive-in. You’re probably thinking that things haven’t changed too much (except for the drive-in bit), so what are you talking about? You ask. Well things have changed, thanks to the SUV that became popular about 8-10 years ago. People stopped buying station wagons because they were perceived as ‘not...

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Video: 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible Video: 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible

The Infiniti G37 Convertible, like its coupe sister, is powered by the 3.7-litre VQ-series V6 with VVEL (for Variable Valve Event and Lift) rated at 320PS. The engine is backed by a choice of an electronically controlled seven-speed automatic transmission with magnesium paddle shifters or a responsive close-ratio six-speed manual transmission.

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Honda FC Sport Concept Car Honda FC Sport Concept Car

Honda today revealed the Honda FC Sport design study model, a hydrogen-powered, three-seat sports car concept, at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. The FC Sport emphasizes the design flexibility and potential of Honda's V Flow fuel cell technology - already deployed in the Honda FCX Clarity sedan - and reconfigures it into a lightweight sports car design with an ultra-low center of gravity, powerful electric motor performance and zero-emissions. The design study concept is inspired by...

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2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible Premiered 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible Premiered

Infiniti has released new pictures and details of its fifth body-style for Europe, the G37 Convertible. Arguably Infiniti’s most seductive car yet, the Infiniti G37 Convertible will go on sale across Europe from late summer 2009. As the latest expression of ‘Inspired Performance’ by Infiniti, the G37 Convertible combines beautiful styling, exciting performance and a three-piece retracting hardtop that is designed to look as good with the top up as it does down. This ‘dual beauty’ is a rare...

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2009 GMC Sierra Hybrid - (USA) 2009 GMC Sierra Hybrid - (USA)

The 2009 Sierra Hybrid joins the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid as the only full-size hybrid pickup trucks on the market. Equipped with GM’s two-mode hybrid system, Sierra Hybrid is offered in the crew cab body style and is also available with 4WD. EPA-estimated fuel economy for 2WD models is 21 mpg city and 22 on the highway; 4WD models are estimated at 20 mpg in city and highway driving. That mileage, combined with a 26-gallon (98 L) fuel tank, delivers a cruising range of more than 500 miles...

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2009 Honda Accord i-DTEC Recieves Automatic Transmission 2009 Honda Accord i-DTEC Recieves Automatic Transmission

Honda will launch its first automatic transmission for a diesel engine in the New Year, with the new gearbox debuting in the latest Accord. The eagerly-awaited auto ‘box for Honda’s i-DTEC engine means the Accord will appeal to a new segment of customers, particularly in the corporate market, where high mileage user choosers often will only consider an automatic transmission. “Company car tax legislation has driven much growth in diesel sales and resulted in traditional ‘petrol heads’...

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2009 Hyundai Genesis, Three Special Edition Sedans by Prada 2009 Hyundai Genesis, Three Special Edition Sedans by Prada

Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker, and Prada, one of the world’s leading brands in the luxury goods industry, will collaborate to create three special edition Genesis sedans that will combine the best technology and industrial design with quality materials, craftsmanship and an innovative new approach aimed at creating a new driving experience. One car will be unveiled at the 2009 Seoul Motor Show and then displayed at Hyundai Motor Company’s headquarters in Seoul, while...

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2009 Honda CR-V Special Edition - (Australia) 2009 Honda CR-V Special Edition - (Australia)

Honda’s popular CR-V is now even better value thanks to the Special Edition model which is on sale now. The Special Edition Honda CR-V, based on the entry model, has the following additional features: Alloy wheels Reversing sensors Roof racks Fog lights The Special Edition Honda CR-V offers $3,000 worth of additional value for only $1,000 above the standard price. The Special Edition CR-V with a 5-speed manual transmission is just $32,990* with the automatic transmission an...

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2009 Honda Life 2009 Honda Life

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that sales in Japan of the all-new Life will begin on November 7, 2008. Continuing a tradition of superior comfort and utility, the new Life offers enhanced drivability and is the first minicar in Japan to include an audio system with a backup camera as standard equipment.*1 In addition, a special mobility-assistive version of Life with lift-up frontpassenger seat will go on sale December 5. The all-new Life was developed with the concept of “daily smile...

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Holden Commodore Improves Fuel Efficiency - (Australia) Holden Commodore Improves Fuel Efficiency - (Australia)

GM Holden has upgraded its Alloytec V6 engine on Omega and Berlina models within the VE Commodore range. The improvement offers fuel savings (ADR 81/01) of up to 0.4 litres per 100 kilometres for petrol models and an impressive 1.3 litres per 100 kilometres for LPG variants. The upgraded all-alloy V6 engine reduces noxious tailpipe emissions* assisting petrol Commodore Omega and Berlina variants achieve the highest Green Vehicle Guide noxious emissions score possible (8.5 points out of 10),...

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2009 Updated Barina - 4 Out of 5 ANCAP Stars - (Australia) 2009 Updated Barina - 4 Out of 5 ANCAP Stars - (Australia)

The Holden Barina recently had a makeover and got its mid-life facelift in August 2008, where it recieved added safety features to raise - or rather double - the ANCAP safety rating for the light car. The current TK Barina released in 2005 and was tested at the time and received an ANCAP safety rating of 2 stars, one of the lowest in its segment. GM Holden has announced that the latest tests for the upgraded Barina achieved a 4 star rating as a result of the structural improvements, and the...

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Hyundai R Engine Hyundai R Engine

"R proves Hyundai's diesel development capabilities really are world-class. With diesels becoming cleaner and more fuel efficient all the time, there's a growing demand for diesel powerplants worldwide and Hyundai is well positioned to supply the market with the very best diesel technology," said Dr Hyun-Soon Lee, president of the Corporate Research and Development Division. The all-aluminum R-Engine is fitted with a 16-valve dual overhead camshaft which is driven by an internal...

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2009 Hyundai Genesis First Drive 2009 Hyundai Genesis First Drive

UK magazines Car and Autocar have just driven Hyundai’s new Genesis Coupe. Both publications drove the top of the range 3.8L V6 with a 6-speed automatic producing 223kw (299bhp) and 360Nm (266lb ft). The all-new rear wheel drive platform also sits under the Genesis luxury sedan which is currently for sale in America with the option of a 4.6L V8 engine. Autocar remarked the Genesis Coupe looks as much a muscle car as a sleek coupe, as it sits on a long wheelbase with a wide track and short...

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Review: 2008 Hummer H2 Review: 2008 Hummer H2

Whilst General Motors made the move in late 2007 to set up the Hummer brand in Australia to sell the mid size H3 SUV, an average of 90 monthly Aussie sales have been achieved to date, for those that crave something a little closer to the original Hummer H1 military truck, fear not. The full sized Hummer H2, amazingly even longer and higher than the H1 beast which went out of production in 2006, can be purchased in Australia from American Vehicle Imports. Whilst we have read a number of...

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2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, More Details - (Global) 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, More Details - (Global)

Hyundai released additional engineering and feature information for the all-new 2010 Genesis Coupe. The Genesis Coupe, and its rear-wheel drive platform-mate the Genesis sedan will make their Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show debuts next week. "One of the program targets for the Genesis engineering team was world-class weight efficiency," said John Krafcik, vice president, Product Development and Strategic Planning, Hyundai Motor America. "When you look at...

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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Volcano by Hamann - (Global) 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Volcano by Hamann - (Global)

The serial Mercedes-Benz SLR is already one of the most impressive cars on our roads – but compared to the HAMANN VOLCANO it still looks rather harmless. Once again, HAMANN-Motorsport proves its cutting edge when it comes to refining superb sports cars. From a lift-reducing body design to a powerful performance enhancement to a lavishly styled interior, HAMANN focuses on all components of this luxury car and makes the automobile dreams of its exclusive clientele come true.

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2009 Hyundai Grandeur, Launched with Green Diesel - (Australia) 2009 Hyundai Grandeur, Launched with Green Diesel - (Australia)

Hyundai is releasing details of its 2009 Grandeur large sedan range that includes the introduction of the 2.2 litre CRDi turbo Diesel engine which achieves 7.9 litres / 100 km fuel economy*, as well as a range of additional enhancements and refinements. The 2009 Grandeur offers luxury car comfort and performance combined with real world fuel economy delivered through the 3.8 litre V6 petrol and 2.2 CRDi turbo Diesel engines. The diesel fuel economy advantages enjoyed by Hyundai Santa Fe...

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe Range, Enhanced - (Australia) 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe Range, Enhanced - (Australia)

Hyundai is releasing details of its 2009 Santa Fe SUV range that includes numerous exterior and interior enhancements. The 2009 Santa Fe range provides the most fuel-efficient AWD in its segment^ with excellent levels of safety equipment including ESP Stability Control and 6 airbags as standard across the range. The 2009 Santa Fe range is the ideal family SUV, while its Green Diesel technology offers excellent fuel economy and an excellent range between refuelling stops. Purpose-built for...

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2010 Infiniti GT-R based Sedan - (Global) 2010 Infiniti GT-R based Sedan - (Global)

Overseas sources are claiming that Nissan is currently working on a sedan version of the acclaimed GT-R coupe. With a stretch to the wheelbase the all wheel drive chassis would lend itself well as a competitor to the Mercedes-Benz CLS, or the upcoming Audi A7 and Porsche Panamera. The most surprising news is that the twin-turbo 3.8L V6 will make way for the 5.0L V8 that currently sits in the Infiniti FX50 SUV. Sources claim that the V8 will be tuned to approximately 313kW, a significant...

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2010 Hyundai i40 - (Global) 2010 Hyundai i40 - (Global)

Hyundai is currently undergoing development for its medium sedan Sonata replacement, the i40 which is expected to be launched towards the end of 2009. The new i40 will almost complete Hyundai’s new naming policy that is being applied to the brands hatches and sedans. The i10 city car was launched in European showrooms in the first quarter of 2008, the i20 light car will go on sale in March 2009 replacing or selling alongside the Getz depending on market, the i30 small hatchback was the...

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2009 Hyundai i20 First Drive - (Global) 2009 Hyundai i20 First Drive - (Global)

Hyundai’s new i20 light car has been driven and reviewed by European journalists for the first time. Leading UK magazines Car and Autocar have just reviewed the i20 with a 1.4L CRDi Turbo Diesel producing 67kW (90bhp) and 219Nm (162lb ft). The i20 - replacement to the existing Getz, is a longer, wider and lower car, however in Australia the Getz will continue to be sold alongside the i20 as an entry level light car. Car noted that the i20 also has a far more modern European look, which is...

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Video: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro by GM Performance Parts - (USA) Video: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro by GM Performance Parts - (USA)

GM Performance Parts announced that it will premiere a custom 2010 Chevrolet Camaro at the 2008 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

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Review: 2008 Hyundai Getz 1.4L S 3-Door Review: 2008 Hyundai Getz 1.4L S 3-Door

In light of Hyundai celebrating 100,000 Australian sales of the Getz, a feat unmatched by any other light car nameplate currently on sale, we’ve decided to review and also take a look back at the six year old strong selling Getz. We’ve got our grubby hands on the least expensive variant in the range, the competitively priced 1.4L S 3-Door manual at $13,990. The Hyundai Getz has been on sale in Australia since August 2002, and discounting the Toyota Yaris and its predecessor the Echo, in this...

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Honda Leads the Race in Renewable Fuels Honda Leads the Race in Renewable Fuels

Honda will debut its 100 per cent ethanol-powered V8 engines at the Nikon Indy 300 on the Gold Coast this weekend. Ethanol-fuelled engines were first introduced to the IndyCar series in the USA at the beginning of the 2007 season. Honda Australia’s Managing Director, Mr. Yasuhide Mizuno said that Honda is always looking for better ways to deliver reliable, sustainable power. “This month we will see ethanol powered V8s in Australia for the first time and witness another example of...

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