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Mercedes-Benz: Same-same sedan design a non-issue

The similarity between the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class and S-Class is a deliberate strategy – and it's working well, according to Gorden Wagener, Daimler head of design...

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2018 Toyota Yaris sedan unveiled in New Delhi
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2018 Toyota Yaris sedan unveiled in New Delhi

The new-generation Toyota Yaris sedan has made its global debut at the 2018 New Delhi motor show. According to NDTV, the new Yaris sedan will be available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to either a six-speed manual or a continuously-variable transmission...


2018 Honda Amaze unveiled in India
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2018 Honda Amaze unveiled in India

The second-generation Honda Amaze has been unveiled at the 2018 New Delhi motor show. Developed by Honda Thailand, the new sedan is less than four metres long, and rides on a new platform. The company hasn't provided any other details about the vehicle. It also hasn't given us a look inside. Honda says the new Amaze has a "sophisticated and spacious interior, a more efficient powertrain,...


2018 Mazda 6 wagon facelift unveiled ahead of Geneva
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2018 Mazda 6 wagon facelift unveiled ahead of Geneva

UPDATE: Mazda has confirmed the turbo-petrol engine from the sedan will be offered in the wagon. The copy has been tweaked to reflect that. Get excited, wagon fans.  The updated Mazda 6 wagon has been revealed ahead of a full debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Up front, the face-lifted wagon adopts the look debuted on the 6 sedan in November 2017...


2018 Kia Cerato hatch to debut in Geneva as the Ceed, sans apostrophe
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2018 Kia Cerato hatch to debut in Geneva as the Ceed, sans apostrophe

The new 2018 Kia Cerato hatch - sorry, the new Kia Ceed - has been previewed today ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show. And, hallelujah, the new third-generation model will drop the pesky apostrophe from the name. Kia's European arm has also confirmed an unspecified "second model of the Ceed family" will debut alongside the new five-door hatch...


2018 Super Bowl LII car ads: Watch them all here
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2018 Super Bowl LII car ads: Watch them all here

Sometimes, advertisements are the only thing keeping us engaged in the Super Bowl. Thankfully, the on-field entertainment was up to scratch in yesterday's Philadelphia Eagles win. In this writer's opinion, yesterday's crop of automotive ads were a bit, well, flat. One piece will be remembered for being a bit tone deaf, and for using words deeply out of context...


2018 A-Class platform will spawn at least eight variants
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2018 A-Class platform will spawn at least eight variants

The platform underpinning the fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class will be used for at least eight variants in total, the company’s design chief has revealed. Mercedes-Benz chief designer, Gorden Wagener, was glowing in his praise of the company's new front-wheel drive  platform with Australian journalists after the A-Class launch in Amsterdam...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: 'Predator face' reserved for progressive models
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: 'Predator face' reserved for progressive models

Both the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class and CLS have aggressive triangular headlamps and reversed grille shape, but this look will not spread throughout the brand's entire range of cars. Gorden Wagener, chief design officer of Mercedes-Benz, told Australian media, at the launch of the new A-Class, the vehicle's 'predator face' will be "dedicated to our most progressive cars"...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class supports car sharing with 'friends and family'
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class supports car sharing with 'friends and family'

The fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class not only debuts the company's new MBUX infotainment system, but can be shared without physically handing over a set of keys. At the end of his speech introducing the hatchback, Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz, announced new A-Class will support "casual private car sharing with friends and family"...


MBUX will 'quickly proliferate' throughout the Mercedes-Benz range
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MBUX will 'quickly proliferate' throughout the Mercedes-Benz range

The new MBUX infotainment system will be offered in quick order in other Mercedes-Benz models. According to Ola Kaellenius, head of research and car development at Mercedes-Benz, the new infotainment system will "quickly proliferate" through the company's range, and "within a couple of years" it will be available in every model...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class revealed, due in Oz from Q3
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class revealed, due in Oz from Q3

The fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been unveiled at an event in Amsterdam. Compared to the outgoing car, the new model has a more aggressive design, dubbed 'Sensual Purity' by Mercedes-Benz, and borrows the narrow and slightly angry headlight design from the latest CLS. Thanks to a flat underbody design, the A-Class has a coefficient of drag between 0...


Renault Nissan Mitsubishi claims 2017 sales crown – here are the numbers
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Renault Nissan Mitsubishi claims 2017 sales crown – here are the numbers

The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance has claimed the global passenger vehicle sales crown for 2017 ahead of the Volkswagen Group and Toyota Motor Company. According to figures released by the various companies, the French-Japanese alliance has successfully broken the two-way lockout of the sales charts in recent times...


2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe spied in the snow
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2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe spied in the snow

The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been spied during cold weather testing near the Arctic circle. Compared to the prototype spotted back in September last year, this vehicle seems to have the same level of disguise applied to it. There are plenty of false body panels stuck to the car, most notably around the rear quarter windows, doors and boot...


VW suspends lobbying head over latest emissions scandal
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VW suspends lobbying head over latest emissions scandal

Volkswagen has suspended Thomas Steg, chief lobbyist, over emissions tests partially funded by the car maker, which are said to have involved monkeys breathing in air with diesel fumes. "We are currently in the process of investigating the work of the EUGT, which was dissolved in 2017, and drawing all the necessary consequences...


Nissan Z isn't dead, but the future is murky
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Nissan Z isn't dead, but the future is murky

Nissan wants to create a successor to the ageing 370Z, but the Japanese automaker is still formulating a plan for its iconic sports car brand. Philippe Klein, Nissan chief planning officer, used the Detroit motor show to tell Automotive News much publicised rumours of the Z's impending death were premature Klein was then asked about the sports car's future, and said "we're working on it and it's very present, but I have no indication to give you...