2025 Renault 4: Reborn electric hatch spied

Renault is busy developing two electric vehicles (EVs) that pay homage to two of the most iconic small cars in its history. Previewed by the 4Ever Trophy concept late in 2022, the revived Renault 4 has been spied testing ahead of an expected debut this year. Like its 5 sibling, …

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Toyota won’t be punished for cheating tests of HiLux, LandCruiser diesels

A trio of Toyota turbo-diesel engines – which power the HiLux, LandCruiser Prado and LandCruiser among others – won’t have their certification revoked in Japan, almost two months after the carmaker admitted to using different software for official testing. Last month, the Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced it had discovered …

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2024 Toyota HiLux review

The Toyota HiLux is under fire. It was beaten on the sales charts in 2023 – the first time in seven years – by its arch rival from Ford, the Ranger. What’s more, big-spending private buyers are looking past high-end HiLux variants like the SR5+ on test here in favour of …

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Audi Q2 gets tech upgrade, Australian timing unclear

The Audi Q2 may be in its twilight years, but it’s getting a significant tech upgrade. Gone is Audi’s last-generation infotainment system, running on an 8.3-inch screen and controlled via a rotary dial, and in its place is an 8.8-inch touchscreen. Where the rotary dial was, there’s now a storage …

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Toyota LandCruiser, Tundra recalled

Toyota Australia has recalled approximately 28,400 examples of the LandCruiser SUV and Tundra pickup, due to a transmission software fault which could cause the vehicles to roll forward when in neutral. “For involved vehicles, due to an issue in the design of a certain brake clutch disc inside the 10-speed …

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Mercedes-Benz walks back electric car sales expectations

Mercedes-Benz is the latest carmaker to revise its electric vehicle (EV) rollout plans, pushing back its sales targets by five years as demand for battery-powered models cools in major markets. Earlier this week Mercedes-Benz announced it would delay its target for EVs to account for 50 per cent of its …

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VinFast Q4 net loss grows to $650 million as EV deliveries jump

Vietnamese electric vehicle maker VinFast Auto Ltd.’s losses increased during the fourth quarter as revenue jumped on the acceleration of automobile deliveries. The company reported a Q4 net loss of $650.1 million, 3.4 percent wider than the third quarter, VinFast said in a filing. Revenue was $436.5 million in the …

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Freshened Ram 1500 adds a $90,000 touch of extravagance

AUSTIN, Texas — Ram isn’t just thinking about besting the comfort of rival pickups with the 1500’s new Tungsten trim level, its latest expression of luxury in the pickup space. The Stellantis brand wants to answer a question with the elegant Tungsten: Can a pickup really be more comfortable than …

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Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace replacement snapped

The latest Volkswagen Tiguan will once again spawn a longer, three-row variant, but this time it’ll wear a new name. The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is set to be replaced by the Tayron, spied testing in Europe, a new global model using a name currently used on a two-row crossover sold …

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2024 Rivian R1T, 2025 VW Tayron: Today’s Car News

Rivian’s R1T was already good to start, with the electric pickup truck taking home Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2022 award. However, updates and new powertrain options added over the years mean the truck is even better today, as we found out during a drive of the latest 2024 …

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