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Honda has revealed the first images of the new European version of a small SUV, ahead of its world premiere at the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris next month. The HR-V is Honda’s new entry into Europe’s fast-growing small SUV segment. The unique exterior design of the new HR-V prototype echoes that of a coupé, with sharp, dynamic lines that link the...

Mitsubishi Motors has released a sneak preview of its Outlander PHEV Concept-S, which will be revealed at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The Outlander PHEV Concept-S show car is a proposed special package of the Outlander PHEV production model complete with individual interior and exterior design. Based on a design theme of sporty and sophisticated, the Outlander...

Proof that its beauty lies on the inside and out, Toyota revealed today a second interior styling and exterior colour for an upscale interpretation of its sensational FT-1 sports car concept. Developed by Calty Design Research in Newport Beach, California, the concept vehicle’s graphite exterior paint and light, saddle-coloured leather accents went on display...

Nissan has confirmed the Australian pricing and model grades for the all-new Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, which goes on sale in Australia next month. Nissan is expanding its popular Pathfinder SUV range with the addition of a high-tech, high-efficiency hybrid powertrain that combines Nissan’s super-responsive QR25DER 2.5-litre supercharged four cylinder petrol engine...

Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total July 2014 sales results of 215,802 units, an increase of 7.3 percent from July 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in July 2014 versus 25 selling days in July 2013, sales increased 11.6 percent over the year-ago month. Toyota division posted July 2014 sales of 188,469...

Toyota has dialled up the sheer driving fun and razor-sharp handling of its award-winning 86 sports car by introducing subtle refinements to its widely praised suspension. Enthusiastic drivers will appreciate under-the-skin fine-tuning that delivers a more rigid suspension setup for even better handling response and steering feel while also enhancing ride quality. The...

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has taken the veils off the latest and sportiest iteration of the popular Note, called Note Nismo, which will reach dealer showrooms in the fall of 2014. Nissan also announced that the Fairlady Nismo will receive a minor model change, while a new Nismo RS grade will be added to the Juke Nismo in the fall of 2014. Ever since the release of the...

The revolution enters the next round – the smart fortwo has undergone improvements in virtually all areas and is markedly more comfortable. The hallmark smart rear engine concept is being offered for the first time in the four-seater smart forfour as well. Drive power is supplied by state-of-the-art three-cylinder engines rated at 45 kW/60 hp, 52 kW/71 hp and 66...