ASUS today announced the availability of PadFone S, an innovative smartphone and tablet in one featuring leading technology such as 4G LTE-Advanced connectivity, Qi wireless charging, Near Field Communication (NFC) support and a 13-megapixel PixelMaster camera. PadFone S features a unique two-in-one design comprised of a 5-inch full HD Android 4.4 (KitKat) smartphone that docks into the included PadFone S Station to transform into a 9-inch tablet, giving users the flexibility to choose the optimal screen size for any scenario, such as...

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A new chapter in the Datsun story has begun with the start of production of Datsun on-DO, a new family sedan designed and engineered specifically for Russia. Bringing affordable quality motoring within the reach of up-and-coming Russian customers, the four-door, five-seat car is being built at the Togliatti plant in Russia, a partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and AVTOVAZ. A special ceremony took place today to mark the first Datsun on-DO coming off the production line. The Datsun on-DO is being produced on one of the most...

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One of Australia’s favourite sedans – the Honda Civic – has received a number of significant upgrades including a revised variant line-up, new styling, more standard features and a new Manufacturer’s List Price from just $18,490*. “The Civic is one of Honda’s most successful global nameplates and one of the first models introduced in Australia back in the 1970s,” said Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins. “Since then, the Civic has been an Australian favourite and celebrated forty years of production with close...

The all-new Nissan QASHQAI, the next generation DUALIS, is now available in Australia, further strengthening the brand’s extensive SUV line-up. The award-winning, critically acclaimed QASHQAI is one of Nissan’s most successful models, with over two million sold globally since the previous generation debuted in 2007 – the car that pioneered the now-burgeoning crossover hatch segment. The all-new QASHQAI offers even greater levels of premium comfort, innovative technologies and bold, attractive styling. It is on-sale now in both petrol...

Record sales in the first six months of 2014 have strengthened the third-generation MDX’s position as America’s best-selling three-row luxury SUV – not only in 2014, but of all time. Through June, sales of MDX are up 68.4 percent (compared to the same period last year) to 30,664 units, bringing cumulative sales of the MDX over its nearly 15-year history to 692,710 units, making it the most popular three-row luxury SUV of all time*. In fact, the MDX has topped all other three-row luxury SUVs in the annual sales rankings in every year...

The cleanest technology, whatever the application: Fuso is a pioneer of “green” drive systems in the commercial vehicle sector. The Daimler subsidiary in Japan is the home of Daimler Trucks’ centre of competence for hybrid technology, and with this experience behind it, Fuso has also been responsible for developing the new battery-electric-powered “Zero Emission” Canter E-Cell. The first all-electric light-duty truck, produced in a small series, runs emission-free and almost silently. The Canter E-Cell for Europe is manufactured...

In June, Tesla’s Supercharger network passed a charging milestone, delivering more than 1 GWh of energy to Model S vehicles in a single month. That energy accounts for a collective 3.7 million miles driven, 168,000 gallons of gas saved, and 4.2 million pounds of carbon dioxide offset. That’s like driving to the moon and back seven and a half times, and nixing a day’s worth of CO2 from 73,684 Americans. Tesla’s Supercharger network is now the largest fast-charging network on the planet. It’s also the world’s fastest-growing...

The six-millionth Audi with quattro drive rolls off the production line at the Ingolstadt plant today – only about one and a half years after the five-millionth quattro. Audi will deliver the jubilee car, an Audi SQ5 3.0 TDI quattro* in monsoon gray metallic, to a family in the United States. This new production record demonstrates the global success of Audi quattro. Since the original quattro, the first Audi with permanent all-wheel drive in the year 1980, this technology has conquered the roads of the world. With approximately 170...

The Royal Automobile Association (RAA) 2014 Cost of Vehicle Ownership survey has named the Mitsubishi Outlander ES as the cheapest medium SUV to run. The Outlander ES features the low running costs customers expect from Mitsubishi including a five-year/130,000km new car warranty and four-year Capped Price Servicing. With a five-star safety rating, family-friendly design and outstanding technology, the Outlander continues to be one of the best value SUVs in Australia. ...

Volvo Cars’ all-new XC90 will offer an unrivalled combination of power and clean operation when it is launched later this year. The all-wheel drive seven seater offers drivers up to 400 horsepower but with carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of around 60 g/km (NEDC driving cycle). There has never been an SUV offering this level of power this cleanly. “There are no compromises when you drive an all-new XC90,” said Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Car Group. “In the past you could either have power...