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VFACTS May

Australia’s new car sales reporting body, VFACTS, has revealed a positive new car sales result for the month of may, following on from a weaker April, restoring hopes that 2017 could be a record year. Sales for May are up by 6.4 percent compared with May 2016, and the 102,901 …

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BMW To Increase China Production

A Chinese-built BMW in your local showroom? Don’t rule it out. The German carmaker has just been granted an export licence by Chinese authorities should it choose to reverse the usual one-way street for luxury brands sold in the People’s Republic. Currently, the 1-Series sedan is built and sold exclusively …

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2017 Lexus LC 500 And LC 500h

Lexus has revealed the details of what could be the brand’s most striking model yet, with Australian pricing revealed for the LC 500 and LC 500h coupe range. Despite offering two distinct variants, one powered by a naturally aspirated V8 and the other running a hybrid V6 powertrain, both variants …

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Toyota TJ Cruiser Name Trademarked

Toyota’s FJ Cruiser replacement appears to be one step closer, with the Japanese carmaker applying for a trademark in the US of the name ‘TJ Cruiser’. The new model, should it eventuate, will almost certainly have been previewed through the recent FT-4X concept. In concept form at least, the FT-4X …

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McLaren Appoints Rob Melville As Design Director

McLaren has announced its new Design Director, with the title to appear on the office door of Rob Melville. Melville replaces Frank Stephenson who has departed to take up a roll with MINI, with Melville having worked for McLaren since 2009. The new design boss has already penned McLaren’s Sports …

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