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Skoda Kodiaq RS on the way, but sub-Octavia RS models won't happen

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Skoda Kodiaq RS on the way, but sub-Octavia RS models won't happen

The Skoda Kodiaq RS, a hot version of Skoda's largest car to date, is on the way, although it's not clear when it will make its debut. Christian Strube, head of research and development at Skoda, confirmed in a chat with Evo that the Czech company will produce a performance version of the new Kodiaq crossover, which will, as expected, wear RS branding...

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Alleged Ford designer says Bronco will be an Everest, 10-speed auto possible for Ranger
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Alleged Ford designer says Bronco will be an Everest, 10-speed auto possible for Ranger

Hopes that the 2020 Ford Bronco would revive the design of the model that ended production in 1996 have, potentially, been dashed by a person who claims to be a Ford designer. The person stated on a Reddit Ask Me Anything session that the new Bronco "will be very similar to the current Ford Everest" and will have four passenger doors, unlike earlier Bronco models, which had two...


2018 Jaguar E-Pace spied
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace spied

The Jaguar E-Pace has been spied with production-ready body work during winter testing in northern Europe. Judging by the car's proportions, primarily the proximity of the front wheel arch to the front doors, the new E-Pace looks to be based on a front- and all-wheel drive platform...


2017 Chevrolet Traverse: Longer, wider, taller version of Holden Acadia unveiled
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2017 Chevrolet Traverse: Longer, wider, taller version of Holden Acadia unveiled

The new Chevrolet Traverse has been unveiled at the 2017 Detroit motor show. The second-generation Traverse once again shares its platform with the latest GMC Acadia. While the GMC model has been downsized and can now only seat seven people, the Traverse still has space for eight within its confines...


2017 Jaguar F-Type facelift unveiled with new 400 Sport, R-Dynamic models
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2017 Jaguar F-Type facelift unveiled with new 400 Sport, R-Dynamic models

The covers were whipped off the Jaguar F-Type facelift on the second press day of the 2017 Detroit motor show. Jaguar has decided to keep the F-Type's visual revisions to a minimum, with the big changes being new adaptive full-LED headlights, a cleaner look for the tweaked bumpers, and revisions to the tail-light graphics...


Ford Ranger: Australian developed ute is heading to the US in 2019
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Ford Ranger: Australian developed ute is heading to the US in 2019

The next update for the Ford Ranger will be sold in the US from 2019, and will be accompanied by a new Bronco SUV in 2020. Apart from confirming their return to the North American market, after an absence of eight and 24 years, respectively, Ford hasn't released many details about either the new Ranger or Bronco...


Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept points to an edgier sedan styling philosophy
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Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept points to an edgier sedan styling philosophy

The Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept has been unveiled at the 2017 Detroit motor show, and is said to show off the company's latest design language for its sedan range. The Vmotion 2.0 evolves the styling language that made its production debut with the Murano and Maxima, which are sold primarily in North America and China. Like those two cars, the Vmotion 2...


2018 Toyota Camry revealed: Japan-built sedan in Australia from late 2017
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2018 Toyota Camry revealed: Japan-built sedan in Australia from late 2017

The next-generation Toyota Camry has been revealed at the 2017 Detroit motor show, and will go on-sale in Australia from late this year. The new Camry has been completely redesigned with the company's "Keen Look" design language. So far, the company has only unveiled the high-end and hybrid versions of the new sedan, but the new model should prove to be the sportiest looking to-date...


Honda demonstrates self-balancing bike, improved voice recognition technology
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Honda demonstrates self-balancing bike, improved voice recognition technology

Honda took the wraps off a self-balancing motorcycle, its Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem, and the NeuV concept, which we've already detailed. Honda Riding Assist motorbike While self-balancing bikes aren't an entirely new idea, Honda's new Riding Assist concept (above) doesn't use large gyroscopes, which it says add too much weight and impact upon the riding experience...


Honda NeuV concept works hard to make a living when the owner's away
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Honda NeuV concept works hard to make a living when the owner's away

The Honda NeuV concept has been unveiled at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, and is said to tackle the problem of idleness. Specifically, the automaker claims that privately owned cars sit idle and unused 96 per cent of the time. Mike Tsay, principal designer at Honda R&D Americas, says the NeuV was designed to "become more valuable to the owner by optimising and monetising the vehicle's down time"...


2017 Bentley Continental Supersports: World's fastest four-seater revealed
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2017 Bentley Continental Supersports: World's fastest four-seater revealed

The new Bentley Continental Supersports coupe and convertible have been unveiled, and they are claimed to be the fastest four-seat luxury vehicles of their type in the world. Under the bonnet, the new Continental Supersports model has a version of the company's 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, which has been tuned to deliver 522kW of power at 6000rpm, and 1017Nm between 2050 and 4500rpm...


2017 Subaru WRX update revealed in the USA
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2017 Subaru WRX update revealed in the USA

Updated versions of the Subaru WRX and Subaru WRX STI have been launched in the USA with a sportier front-end design, and numerous improvements under the skin. The revised WRX and WRX STI both feature a new front bumper with more aggressive and sculpted air intakes, and a revised grille. Above: Subaru WRX. Top: Subaru WRX STI. While the 199kW 2...


Hyundai Ioniq self-driving prototypes, electric scooters, powered exoskeletons debut at CES
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Hyundai Ioniq self-driving prototypes, electric scooters, powered exoskeletons debut at CES

Hyundai has brought a number of high-tech concepts to this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, including a fleet of self-driving cars that will be plying the public roads around the show's many convention buildings. Self-driving Ioniq Electric The autonomous Ioniq models include Lidar sensors, which are hidden behind the front bumpers rather than mounted on the roof...


Toyota Concept-i: Self-driving vehicle with AI assistant debuts at CES
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Toyota Concept-i: Self-driving vehicle with AI assistant debuts at CES

The autonomous Toyota Concept-i has made its debut at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Penned at the company's Californian design studios with technology input from Toyota's Innovation Hub in San Francisco, the Concept-i was reportedly designed from the inside out, and will reportedly begin on-road tests "within the next few years in Japan"...


McLaren teases second-generation Super Series body shell
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McLaren teases second-generation Super Series body shell

The underlying body shell of the second-generation McLaren Super Series has been teased in a sneak peek released by the sports car manufacturer. The teaser gives us a first look at the carbon-fibre central structure, dubbed Monocage II, of the new Super Series range. Monocage II replaces the hybrid carbon-fibre and metal underpinnings of today's lineup...