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    Official: This is Volvo's awesome S60 V8 Supercar entry [w/video]
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    Australian auto news has been dire for the last several months with all three automakers that build there announcing they would stop production within the next three years. But Volvo is providing a shot of excitement with the unveiling of its new S60 racecar for the upcoming season of the ...

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    Official: Toyota to end Australian production by 2017
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    There is more bad news for the Australian auto industry today, as Toyota has just announced that it will follow General Motors and Ford in shuttering its manufacturing operations on the continent. Production and assembly will cease by the end of 2017, but Toyota will remain in Australia as a ...

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    Official: Actor Eric Bana returning to Bathurst 12 enduro race
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    Eric Bana joins the field of the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour race next month, driving for the Australian FXD Workwear team. Bana's done the race twice before, coming in tenth overall in 2009 in his Love the Beast Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo X, posting a DNF in the same car in 2010. This year ...

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    Report: GM may be asked to give up Holden name in Australia
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    Never a people to go down without a fight, Australia is still lobbying to save local Holden production following the announcement from General Motors that its South Australia-based subsidiary would be closing up shop. Now, the state's premier (that's like a governor) is attempting to find another ...

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    Report: Australia looks to fill the void of Holden's manufacturing shutdown
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    The closure of a single automotive assembly plant can be devastating on the local economy. But in Australia, they're dealing with what effectively amounts to the shutdown of its entire automotive sector. Mitsubishi closed its factory there a few years ago. Ford announced just months back that it ...

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    Report: Next Chevy SS to be built in America, exported to Australia as Holden Commodore?
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    In response to a news report that the Holden brand itself could disappear and have its products and dealerships rebranded as Chevrolet in Australia, Holden CEO Mike Devereaux has said, "Holden is here to stay. It has been an integral part of Australia's history and will be part of its future." ...

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    Report: GM to keep Holden name, import front-drive Commodore from China
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    With the end of GM's manufacturing in Australia, its Holden brand is destined to become purely a sales and service network, bringing in vehicles (principally Chevrolets) manufactured in other locations and rebadging them as Holdens. That's left some wondering whether it's worthwhile leaving ...

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    Report: After ending production, GM could turn Holden into Chevrolet arm
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    There's a fight brewing in the aftermath of General Motors' announcement that Holden, its Australian subsidiary, will soon cease building vehicles. With the end of production for dedicated Australian models coming in 2017, Holden will be limited to selling imported, rebadged models from other GM ...

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    Report: Toyota fears supplier pressure in Australia with GM pull out
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    With Ford and General Motors both announcing an end to production in Australia, the country's auto industry is in a bad way. With the exit of two big players, there's increased concern that a third Australian manufacturer, Toyota, will be forced out, as well. "We are saddened to learn of GM ...

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    Confirmed: GM to shut down Australian manufacturing by 2017
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    Change is in the air at General Motors. With the company's stock price rising to new highs, the US government is divesting itself from the last of its holdings in GM. The auto giant also recently announced a complete restructuring of its European operations, as well as its Chinese operations, and ...

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    Motorsports: Volvo Polestar reveals new V8 Supercars engine
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    Volvo may be better known for turbo fives and inline fours, but in 2005 it launched the XC90 with a new eight-cylinder engine built for it by Yamaha. Fast forward to this past June when Volvo announced its intention to enter Australia's V8 Supercars series, where it would compete with the likes ...

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    Report: GM to shutter Holden by 2016? [UPDATE]
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    Just how long are the lights at General Motors' Australian subsidiary, Holden, going to remain on? According to a government report obtained by Australia's ABC and reported via the country's News.com.au website, not past 2016. The news comes mere months after Ford announced plans to end its ...

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    Video: Australian motorist goes berzerk, headbutts passing cars
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    We understand traffic getting you down, but this is taking things to extremes. An Australian man went on an utter rampage during rush hour outside of Perth, on the country's west coast, with his ten-minute conniption backing up traffic for nearly an hour on the Kwinana Freeway. The incident ...

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    Official: Australians elect senator from Motoring Enthusiast Party
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    Ricky Muir brings new meaning to the phrase "public servant." Muir is one of the newest members of the Australian Senate, and while the title of "Senator" makes it easy to stereotype him as a typical politician, his choice of political party is a far cry from the Liberal and Labor parties that ...

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    Report: AU Gold Coast turns away Top Gear taping, fears noisy cars
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    For all of its negatives and controversy, let's get one thing clear - the BBC's Top Gear has quite possibly the largest viewing audience of any TV show on the planet, an estimated 350 million people in 170 of the 190-odd countries on the map. Which makes it rather odd that Australia's capital of ...

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    Report: Subaru debuts tougher-looking Outback for Australia [w/poll]
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    If you're going to name a car after a specific location or region, you'd better make sure it's taken seriously in the place it's named for. You're not likely to see a Chevrolet Monte Carlo in Monaco, and the Alfa Romeo Montreal was never even officially offered in North America, but the Subaru ...

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    Video: Watch Aussie try to pay parking ticket in coins
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    A man in Adelaide, Australia was understandably perturbed after getting a $60 parking ticket. Rather than just pay his fine and carry on with the day, he opted to make life difficult for the folks at the Adelaide City Council, by giving them $60 in nickels to count through. Not the nicest gesture ...

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    Video: Drive-up bank robbery perpetrated with Cayenne and WRX
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    Thieves carried out what appears to be a movie-script-perfect robbery of a bank in Sydney, Australia late on Friday morning, using two stolen high-performance vehicles in the process. At around 11:15 AM local time, in near mid-day light, reports say that two men in masks smashed into the side of ...

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    Official: Nissan poised to nearly double exports from US by 2015 [w/video]
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    As a part of a plan to double its US export volume by 2015, Nissan started shipping 2014 Pathfinder SUVs from its plant in Smyrna, TN to Australia and New Zealand. These Pathfinders are not only the first right-hand-drive models Nissan has exported from the US, but their 10,000-mile journey ...

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    Read This: Alan Mulally talks about why Ford's Falcon had to die
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    When Ford made the decision to end production of the Falcon sedan and Territory CUV in Australia, it wasn't a popular move Down Under. The large, four-door Falcon had been in production for 50 years, and while Ford has reaffirmed its commitment to the Australian market, it's understandable that ...

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