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Porsche Macan : four-cylinder entry model revealed

An entry-level Porsche Macan powered by a four-cylinder engine shared with Volkswagen Group budget brands Skoda and Seat has been revealed at the Beijing auto show. The new base model Macan is equipped with parent company Volkswagen’s turbocharged 2...

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Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport to bridge the gap between C-Class and C63 AMG
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Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport to bridge the gap between C-Class and C63 AMG

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class range is set to see the inclusion of a new C450 AMG Sport model that will help fill the space between the regular range and the manic new-generation C63 AMG. The yet-to-be-revealed C450 AMG Sport will be powered by the same 3.0-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder engine as is seen in the C400, though it has been massaged for extra power...


Fiat Panda, Punto and 500 prices change as part of Italian city car shuffle
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Fiat Panda, Punto and 500 prices change as part of Italian city car shuffle

Driveaway prices for the entry-level versions of the Fiat Panda, Punto and 500 city cars have been shuffled as part of a range re-think. Until recently the stylish Fiat 500 hatch was the starting point in the range, priced from $14,000 driveaway, with the Punto ($16,000 driveaway) sitting between it and the Panda ($16,500)...


Audi A1 three-door model dropped
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Audi A1 three-door model dropped

The three-door Audi A1 has been axed from the brand's city car line-up in Australia. The German luxury brand will now sell only the five-door A1 Sportback, after a decision was made to dump the three-door version. Audi Australia senior product communications executive Shaun Cleary told CarAdvice the market was the determining factor in the decision to drop the three-door model...


Audi A1 to get three-cylinder engine, A3 set to follow
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Audi A1 to get three-cylinder engine, A3 set to follow

The march of the three-cylinder engine is set to continue, with the Audi A1 and Audi A3 destined to be fitted with fuel-saving triples. Audi CEO Rupert Stadler told UK publication AutoExpress at the 2014 Beijing auto show that offering a fuel-sipping three-cylinder engine in the brand's smaller offerings was logical...


Mercedes-Benz MLC :: first look at new X6 rival
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Mercedes-Benz MLC : first look at new X6 rival

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured the all-new Mercedes-Benz MLC-Class testing in Germany just days after a concept of the coupe-style luxury crossover debuted in China. The MLC-Class prototype is seen here on the streets outside Mercedes-Benz’s research and development centre in Sindelfingen...


Fiat Ducato large van revealed
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Fiat Ducato large van revealed

Couriers are about to get a touch more Italian style - the new Fiat Ducato has been revealed. The Italian company's commercial vehicle offshoot Fiat Professional claims the new model - which comes in more than 10,00 variants based upon van, cab-chassis and passenger transport models - sets a new standard in the large van class...


Hyundai US chief hints at future ute, could launch within three years
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Hyundai US chief hints at future ute, could launch within three years

A Hyundai ute looks set to become a reality, following a hint from the company's US chief. Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski was quoted by Autonews as suggesting that the pickup/truck/ute segment is one that cannot be ignored - and it appears clear the brand is aiming to expand its commercial vehicle offering following spy shots of a new large van range making their way to CarAdvice (see image above)...


Hyundai to upsize van range with Sprinter rivals
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Hyundai to upsize van range with Sprinter rivals

Hyundai is set to expand its commercial van range with new models to compete with big-name European package haulers. Two new large commercial models - a high-top, long wheelbase van and a single-cab van-based ute - are set to soon join the brand's ranks, giving Hyundai new models to rival vehicles such as the Renault Master and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter...


Suzuki iV-4 SUV : Production version due here in 2015
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Suzuki iV-4 SUV : Production version due here in 2015

The Suzuki iV-4 is set to become a production reality, with Suzuki Australia confirming the road-going version of the funky, tiny SUV will be sold here in 2015. The iV-4 was first shown in concept car guise at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show, and while the model had already been confirmed to make it to production, it won't be a successor to the Jimny model that was axed late last year due to lacking electronic stability control...


2014 BMW X3 pricing and specifications
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2014 BMW X3 pricing and specifications

The BMW X3 has been updated for 2014, with a new turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, more standard gear and higher pricing for the new-look SUV. The revamped all-wheel-drive SUV range adopts a more aggressively styled front-end including new headlights and grille designs, different front and rear bumpers, LED side mirror indicators and the choice of four new colours and five new wheel designs...


Infiniti says it’s time to stop being a second-tier luxury brand
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Infiniti says it’s time to stop being a second-tier luxury brand

Japanese luxury brand Infiniti says it’s time to get serious about taking on the German establishment. The Nissan-owned luxury brand, which was made an independent division of the Japanese company late last year, is planning to push a range of new models into production over the next six years – and Infiniti Americas vice president Michael Bartsch told CarAdvice at the 2014 New York auto show in frank terms that the company needs to prove it’s worthy of consideration...


2015 Ford Mustang GT debuts
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2015 Ford Mustang GT debuts 'Burnout' function

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3nbwCjZKk8 Performing a perfect burnout in the 2015 Ford Mustang will be as simple as changing the radio station or setting the cruise control. The all-new Mustang GT will come standard with electronic line-lock – an industry-first software feature that helps drivers smoke up the rear wheels by engaging a function in the car’s on-board computer...


2016 Chevrolet Volt spied
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2016 Chevrolet Volt spied

The new-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been caught undergoing testing ahead of its expected debut next year. The all-new petrol-electric hybrid model will reportedly be built on the same underpinnings as the next-generation Cruze small car, a move that will save General Motors significant engineering and development costs and also shave the price of the car significantly...


2015 Subaru BRZ gets suspension revisions, subtle tweaks
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2015 Subaru BRZ gets suspension revisions, subtle tweaks

A subtly updated version of the Subaru BRZ is set to arrive in Australia in the coming months after being unveiled in Japan overnight. The introduction of the 2015 Subaru BRZ comes just days after Toyota announced an almost identical list of upgrades for its half of the Japanese sports car partnership, the 86...


Mini Paceman updated with sharper looks, performance
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Mini Paceman updated with sharper looks, performance

The updated two-door Mini Paceman has been unveiled at the 2014 Beijing auto show ahead of its July global launch and imminent arrival in Australia late in 2014 or early in 2015. Headlined by a 5kW power increase for the refreshed Mini Cooper S Paceman – now outputting 140kW and 240Nm – the Paceman update comprises a four-cylinder engine line-up including two 1...


Jeep Wrangler Polar edition arrives for winter
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Jeep Wrangler Polar edition arrives for winter

The Jeep Wrangler Polar edition has blown into Australian showrooms a few weeks out from the start of winter. Priced $3000 above the Wrangler Overland on which it’s based, the limited edition Polar is available in two-door ($45,500) and four-door ($50,000) body styles and is fitted with a range of unique features and styling elements inspired by the harsh climate of Antarctica...


Suzuki Alivio concept :: Australian arm keen for new small sedan
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Suzuki Alivio concept : Australian arm keen for new small sedan

The Suzuki Alivio concept sedan has been revealed at the 2014 Beijing auto show, pointing the way to a production small sedan to sit alongside the S-Cross high-riding hatch. The Suzuki Alivio concept was revealed by Suzuki China, and that arm of the company says the new model has been designed to be "sporty and noble"...


Audi S4, S5 prices fall by up to $17,000; now priced from $105,000
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Audi S4, S5 prices fall by up to $17,000; now priced from $105,000

The Audi S4 and Audi S5 performance models are now as much as $17,000 more affordable following a 2014 pricing restructure. Now starting at $105,000 for the sedan and $108,500 for the Avant – down from $119,900 and $123,400 respectively – the Audi S4 has been reduced by just shy of $15,000...


Mahindra Pik-Up : Indian ute prices slashed; from $18,990 driveaway
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Mahindra Pik-Up : Indian ute prices slashed; from $18,990 driveaway

The Mahindra Pik-Up has been slashed by up to $4500 as the Indian manufacturer introduces new driveaway pricing across its range. Cut by more than $2000, the entry-level Mahindra Pik-Up 4x2 single-cab chassis and 4x2 single-cab ute with aluminium tray are now $18,990 and $19,990 driveaway respectively...


Ford Escort :: Australian-designed Chinese sedan revealed
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Ford Escort : Australian-designed Chinese sedan revealed

The Australian-designed Ford Escort has debuted at the Beijing auto show ahead of its impending launch into the Chinese market. The small- to medium-sized sedan built on Ford’s global C-car platform (shared with the Focus) is the product of a collaboration between Ford’s Australia-based Asia Pacific design team and the car maker’s research and engineering division in Nanjing, China...


Nissan Lannia concept sedan aimed at young Chinese buyers
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Nissan Lannia concept sedan aimed at young Chinese buyers

If you're Chinese and were born in the 1990s or 2000s, the Nissan Lannia concept will apparently appeal to you more than anyone else. The Lannia concept sedan, which was revealed at the 2014 Beijing auto show over the weekend, is said to be "tailored towards the 'Post 80s' Chinese desiring an 'Energetic Sedan For Me'"...


Ford Ranger 4x4 XL Plus expands ute line-up
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Ford Ranger 4x4 XL Plus expands ute line-up

The local Ford Ranger line-up has been expanded with the addition of the new fleet-focused four-wheel-drive XL Plus variant. Starting at $46,280 and available in single- and double-cab chassis and double-cab pick-up body styles, Ford says the Ranger 4x4 XL Plus has been specifically developed to “fulfil the needs of the mining industry, key government agencies, as well as private Ranger customers"...


Mercedes-Benz MLC-Class : Full gallery and new details
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Mercedes-Benz MLC-Class : Full gallery and new details

The Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV has been unveiled at the 2014 Beijing auto show, revealing new design and performance details of the car that previews next year’s all-new MLC-Class luxury crossover. Revealed two weeks ago in a single image, the complete gallery uncovers the concept’s swoopy rear end, which features a heavily raked rear windscreen and a stubby, high-mounted boot lid lip that’s highly reminiscent of the MLC’s natural rival, the BMW X6...


Toyota Yaris facelift revealed : Three-door hatch dropped for revised range due in September
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Toyota Yaris facelift revealed : Three-door hatch dropped for revised range due in September

The new-look Toyota Yaris hatchback has been revealed ahead of its local launch in September. The facelifted model adopts an aggressive appearance with an X-style motif similar to that seen on the brand's Aygo city car. New headlights and the heavily revamped front bumper give the Yaris a sportier, more eye-catching stance than the current model (pictured below), which still looks more modern and contemporary than some of its rivals...


Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Concept revealed at 2014 Beijing auto show
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Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Concept revealed at 2014 Beijing auto show

The Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Concept could bear the most misleading name in concept car history. The four-door sedan clearly features a more swooping roof-line than the Volkswagen Jetta, but it certainly isn't as coupe-like as, say, a Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class or even the brand's Passat-based CC model...


Honda Concept B Hybrid revealed at 2014 Beijing auto show
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Honda Concept B Hybrid revealed at 2014 Beijing auto show

Despite killing off the Insight earlier this year, Honda looks set to make another run at the entry-level petrol-electric hybrid market following the unveiling of the Honda Concept B Hybrid at the 2014 Beijing auto show...


Hyundai ix25 concept previews new baby SUV
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Hyundai ix25 concept previews new baby SUV

A near-production-ready concept previewing the all-new Hyundai ix25 sub-compact SUV has been revealed at the 2014 Beijing auto show. Unveiled after months of spy shots and leaked images, the ix25 will be released towards the end of this year – though initially only in China...


Honda HR-V return confirmed
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Honda HR-V return confirmed

The Honda HR-V nameplate will return to Australia for the first time in 14 years in 2015, to be used for the Japanese car maker's new sub-compact SUV. CarAdvice reported in February that Honda Australia was planning to revive the HR-V badge for the Jazz-based model that is called the Honda Vezel in Japan...


Volkswagen Golf R 400 – official images of mega-hatch
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Volkswagen Golf R 400 – official images of mega-hatch

The Volkswagen Golf R 400 would be the fastest product Golf ever if it were to be built. The German car company has followed up sketches of its latest quick-Golf concept with an official unveiling at the 2014 Beijing motor show. It's based on the newly released Volkswagen Golf R but ramps up performance with a 0-100km/h sprint time of 3...


Mazda CX-9 :: next-generation to drop V6, still no diesel expected
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Mazda CX-9 : next-generation to drop V6, still no diesel expected

The next-generation Mazda CX-9 SUV will lose its V6 petrol engine, likely in favour of a more efficient turbocharged four-cylinder. Mazda global head of sales and marketing, Masahiro Moro, indicated to CarAdvice at the New York auto show that Mazda is in a transition period away from the Ford-sourced V6 seen in the current CX-9...


Infiniti performance range confirmed, but question mark remains for Q50 Eau Rouge
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Infiniti performance range confirmed, but question mark remains for Q50 Eau Rouge

The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge is still unconfirmed for launch, but the Japanese luxury brand says it will offer a range of performance models under a new sub-brand similar to its mainstream premium rivals. The Q50 Eau Rouge would be an ideal poster child for the brand’s performance push, boasting a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine borrowed from the Nissan GT-R...


Audi A3 wins 2014 World Car of the Year title
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Audi A3 wins 2014 World Car of the Year title

The Audi A3 has been named the 2014 World Car of the Year. The German brand’s premium small car took the gong over the sporty BMW 4 Series and the more affordable Mazda 3. The Audi was chosen among 24 entrants from all over the globe, which was then cut to 12, before the final three were selected...


BMW Vision Future Luxury concept revealed
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BMW Vision Future Luxury concept revealed

The BMW Vision Future Luxury concept may have a long name now, but a production version of this sleek four-door coupe-style limousine is expected to be brandished with the 9 Series badge prior to 2017. The new BMW super limo has been revealed at the 2014 Beijing auto show, and is said to “furnish a long-term outlook on the perception of modern luxury for the BMW brand”...


Audi TT Offroad Concept revealed :: SUV spinoff debuts at Beijing auto show
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Audi TT Offroad Concept revealed : SUV spinoff debuts at Beijing auto show

Plans to expand the Audi TT line-up to include a "family car" have already proved fruitful with the company unveiling the Audi TT Offroad Concept at the 2014 Beijing auto show...


Hyundai and Kia designs : "Enough space for the two to be different"
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Hyundai and Kia designs : "Enough space for the two to be different"

The head of design for Korean brands Kia and Hyundai says there’s room for both brands to grow in different design directions and remain unique despite their close bond. Speaking to the Australian media at the New York auto show, Hyundai and Kia’s chief designer, Peter Schreyer, said the task of keeping the two brand’s characters unique is not a big challenge...


Honda HR-V name confirmed for US market compact SUV
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Honda HR-V name confirmed for US market compact SUV

Honda North America will turn its back on the Vezel name for the brand's new baby SUV, instead reviving the Honda HR-V badge. The announcement came at the 2014 New York auto show where Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of automobiles for American Honda, said the new HR-V and all-new Fit (Jazz) city car will be key to the company's success in the coming years...


Subaru Liberty :: sedan only for new-generation mid-size model
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Subaru Liberty : sedan only for new-generation mid-size model

The new-generation Subaru Liberty will only come as a sedan, a senior engineer from the Japanese company has indicated to CarAdvice at the 2014 New York auto show. Masayuki Uchida, senior project general manager of the Subaru Legacy concept, spoke with CarAdvice at the reveal of the new Subaru Outback at the New York show, where he stated the brand’s medium car range will be offered only as a sedan, with wagon duties being taken care of by the new Outback and smaller Levorg model...


2015 Subaru Outback revealed
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2015 Subaru Outback revealed

The all-new 2015 Subaru Outback has been revealed at the 2014 New York auto show, 20 years after the first ever Outback model was revealed in the Big Apple. The new Subaru crossover wagon carries more of the XV-style body cladding that we've come to expect, with new dark plastic protection plastics on the body sills and front and rear bumper bars...