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2015 Kia Rio to debut at Paris motor show

A revamped version of the Kia Rio hatchback will be revealed at the 2014 Paris motor show in early October. No images of the car have yet been released, but the brand has confirmed the 2015 Kia Rio will see a "slight visual makeover" including revised exterior styling and an updated cabin...

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Peugeot Quartz concept could hint at new French SUV
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Peugeot Quartz concept could hint at new French SUV

The Peugeot Quartz concept is set to take the stage at the 2014 Paris motor show in early October - and it could be the first hint at a future premium SUV from the aspiring French brand. According to Peugeot the Quartz concept shows how the brand is "blending the heightened expression of a next-generation SUV with the punch of its more high-performance models"...


2015 Volvo XC90 R-Design revealed
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2015 Volvo XC90 R-Design revealed

The first images of the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 R-Design have been revealed. The Chinese-owned Swedish brand has revealed its sportier looking model ahead of a predicted debut at the 2014 Paris motor show in early October, with the company claiming the Volvo XC90 R-Design is "aimed at buyers looking for a head-turner that radiates a truly sporty and dynamic look"...


Mini Rocketman a long way from takeoff
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Mini Rocketman a long way from takeoff

Mini’s mission to make a properly tiny model that harks to the original more authentically is hampered by snags, the company says, meaning the feted Mini Rocketman concept remains just that, a concept.  As we reported earlier this week, Mini head of design Anders Warming told UK publication Auto Express an even smaller Mini model made sense for the brand, though admitted “at the moment, we don’t have the right tech solutions, but we are working on it”...


2016 Porsche Cayman spy photos
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2016 Porsche Cayman spy photos

The current and second-generation Porsche Cayman was unveiled only in 2012, so it’s interesting to see development mules of an update already testing in public. Even so, it’s likely that an updated model, pictured here in development form, will not see local Porsche showrooms until the end of next year at the earliest...


Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid to be a "significant" addition to the range
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Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid to be a "significant" addition to the range

The new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid will be a "significant" model in the updated range, according to the brand's local arm. Porsche Cars Australia public relations manager Paul Ellis told CarAdvice that the new plug-in hybrid Cayenne will be the real kickstarter for that technology for the German sports car brand, despite a plug-in drivetrain also being available in the Panamera sports sedan...


Tesla expects autonomous vehicles by 2020
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Tesla expects autonomous vehicles by 2020

Tesla CEO and serial entrepreneur Elon Musk says he expects technology for fully autonomous cars to be ready in five to six years. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Musk said the consequence of automated vehicles will be significantly less risk of injury to the car’s occupants as well as lower risk of damaging other vehicles and striking pedestrians than if it was to be manually driven...


2015 Mini Clubman six-door production model to launch at 2015 Frankfurt motor show
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2015 Mini Clubman six-door production model to launch at 2015 Frankfurt motor show

A production version of the six-doored Mini Paceman concept from this year’s Geneva motor show will launch 12 months from now and stay true to that car’s mould-breaking formula.  Set to premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show in September next year, the second-generation version of the ‘new’ Mini Clubman will do away with the current car’s cumbersome suicide door layout that the company admits pushed the bounds of reason...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI revealed
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI revealed

The 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI has been revealed, with the German hot-hatch adopting a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the availability of a six-speed manual gearbox.. The new engine - which is borrowed from the EA888 powerplants developed by Audi - replaces the 1.4-litre turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder unit...


More Minis, including an even larger crossover, entirely possible
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More Minis, including an even larger crossover, entirely possible

Don’t be surprised to see the Mini family expand in other directions down the track, since the company sees potential models such as a medium SUV entirely possible so long as they adhere to the fun-to-drive ethos of the regular hatch...


Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L concept revealed
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Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L concept revealed

The Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L concept has been uncovered, with the quirky crossover's main game being its compressed air hybrid drivetrain. The Citroen concept is said to offer fuel consumption of just 2.0 litres per 100 kilometres (hence the 2L), by combining a three-cylinder petrol engine to a compressed air energy unit...


Lamborghini teases new car for Paris motor show
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Lamborghini teases new car for Paris motor show

Lamborghini has, in a media invite, teased a new car that it will unveil at the Paris motor show at the beginning of October. Underneath a white outline, the cryptic tagline "Once perfection is achieved, you can just double it" hints that this new Lamborghini will seat four people. Unless, of course, the Italian brand has a 20- or 24-cylinder vehicle up its sleeve or maybe, even, an eight-wheel drive car...


HK tycoon orders 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms for his luxury hotel
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HK tycoon orders 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms for his luxury hotel

Flamboyant tycoon Stephen Hung has ordered 30 customised long wheelbase Rolls-Royce Phantoms for his yet-to-be-completed Louis XIII casino hotel in Macau. Rolls-Royce describes the purchase as the "world's single largest order of Rolls-Royces ever". According to the Washington Post, the price tag for this order is US$20 million ($22,342,000)...


2015 Porsche Cayenne pricing and specifications
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2015 Porsche Cayenne pricing and specifications

Specifications of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne have been finalised ahead of the luxury large SUV’s Australian arrival in November. Five Cayenne variants will be available from launch: Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Diesel, Cayenne S E-Hybrid, and the flagship Cayenne Turbo. All Cayenne grades are extensively equipped, and Australian vehicles get extra standard kit compared with other international markets...


Alfa Romeo Mito QV : Fresh look, new infotainment tech for Italian pocket rocket
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Alfa Romeo Mito QV : Fresh look, new infotainment tech for Italian pocket rocket

The updated Alfa Romeo Mito QV has arrived in Australia from $30,500 with fresh exterior styling and a revised interior with new technology features. The MY15 Mito Quadrifoglio Verde’s headlight surrounds, grille, mirror caps and door handles are finished in burnished grey, while its sports body kit incorporates a rear spoiler, diffuser panel and twin chrome exhaust outlets...


2015 Hyundai Santa Fe pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe pricing and specifications

Subtle styling tweaks, new convenience features and additional driver assist safety systems headline the updates to the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe, which is now on sale in Australia. All 2015 Santa Fe variants get a darker chrome grille, LED daytime running lights, and cornering lights, creating a new look at the front...


2015 Kia Optima : First look at updated medium sedan
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2015 Kia Optima : First look at updated medium sedan

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped a prototype of the heavily updated Kia Optima testing on public roads in Germany. The shots show a silver prototype with black cladding across all major panels, suggesting Kia’s designers have made big changes to the 2015 Optima’s exterior...


2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Power, efficiency boosts for 3.0-litre V6 TDI
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2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Power, efficiency boosts for 3.0-litre V6 TDI

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg’s 3.0-litre V6 TDI diesel engine will get more power and will be more fuel efficient when it goes on sale early next year. Fuel consumption of both the 150kW tune and the high-power version, which is up from 180kW to 193kW, both fall to 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres, representing economy improvements of six and eight per cent respectively based on European data...


Watch a movie in a 1960s Series 62 Cadillac
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Watch a movie in a 1960s Series 62 Cadillac

If you’ve ever wanted to be chauffeured around town or watch a drive-in movie in a classic Cadillac convertible, you now have a chance thanks to a boutique hotel in Sydney. The Atura hotel in Blacktown (NSW) has just added a genuine 1960s convertible Series 62 Cadillac to its fleet, set to be used as a courtesy vehicle for local transfers, among other tasks...


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer : 216d, 220d, 220i, xDrive variants expand MPV range
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer : 216d, 220d, 220i, xDrive variants expand MPV range

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer range has been expanded with the addition of three new turbocharged engines and the availability of all-wheel drive. A single new four-cylinder petrol (220i) and a duo of diesels (three-cylinder 216d and four-cylinder 220d) double the number of formerly announced engine options, joining the 218i and 225i petrol and 218d diesel that were available overseas from launch...


Renault Eolab plug-in hybrid concept claims 1.0L/100km fuel economy
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Renault Eolab plug-in hybrid concept claims 1.0L/100km fuel economy

The Renault Eolab concept, which will debut at the Paris motor show, is claimed to be "much more than just a styling exercise or a mere shop window". Renault confidently states the concept car features 100 pieces of technology that could be realistically incorporated into production vehicles over the next 10 or so years...


Bentley Mulsanne Speed revealed with 1100Nm twin-turbo V8
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Bentley Mulsanne Speed revealed with 1100Nm twin-turbo V8

A more powerful engine and sportier looks mark out the new range-topping Bentley Mulsanne Speed, which will debut at the Paris motor show. Bentley's 6.75-litre twin-turbo V8 has been reworked to deliver 395kW of power and 1100Nm of torque, up from the standard car's 377kW and 1020Nm...


2016 Renault Koleos spied for the first time
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2016 Renault Koleos spied for the first time

These are the first images of the new-generation 2016 Renault Koleos, which was caught by our spy photographers undergoing hot-weather testing in Europe. The all-new Koleos is set to be based upon the same underpinnings as the recently released Nissan Qashqai, as part of the longstanding Renault-Nissan Alliance and its buddy-up toolkit known as the Common Module Family...


Nissan Micra : Next-generation city car confirmed for 2016
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Nissan Micra : Next-generation city car confirmed for 2016

The next-generation Nissan Micra will launch in late 2016, the Renault Nissan Alliance has announced. The alliance confirmed timing for the release of the fifth-generation Micra today, revealing that Renault’s Flins plant near Paris will begin production of the new model in about two years’ time at an estimated annual rate of 132,000 vehicles...


Renault RS Monitor: quick look
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Renault RS Monitor: quick look

The Renault RS Monitor 2.0 data logging system made its global debut back in 2013 on the all-new fourth-generation Clio RS. Expanding on the brand’s earlier RS Monitor 1.0 – with features limited to acceleration and lap timing and tyre pressure monitoring – the more advanced Renault RS Monitor 2...


Nissan may scale back or cancel EV battery production - report
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Nissan may scale back or cancel EV battery production - report

Thanks to poor sales and high costs, Nissan is considering scaling back or, in an extreme case, eliminating its electric vehicle battery production capability. When Nissan launched the Leaf electric hatchback back in 2010, the company wasn't just taking a punt on the usual development, marketing and manufacturing costs associated with a new car, it was making a big bet on battery technology — it's own battery tech, engineered and built in-house...


Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X : Brand's most capable model ever launches from $52,000
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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X : Brand's most capable model ever launches from $52,000

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X special edition has become the most capable off-road vehicle ever offered by the American brand in Australia. The Wrangler Rubicon X is available in limited numbers exclusively in four-door Unlimited specification with a five-speed automatic transmission. At $52,000, it is $3000 more expensive than the regular Rubicon on which it’s based...


Mini Rocketman back on the table, says design boss - report
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Mini Rocketman back on the table, says design boss - report

A micro-sized city car inspired by the Mini Rocketman concept is reportedly back on the table, according to the British brand’s styling chief. Mini head of design Anders Warming told Auto Express an even smaller Mini model made sense for the brand, and revealed it is working through the issues that currently make such a car unviable...


Speed limit on busy Adelaide street cut to 10km/h after council blunder
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Speed limit on busy Adelaide street cut to 10km/h after council blunder

The speed limit on one of Adelaide’s busiest streets has been cut to little more than walking pace because its new $4 million surface is dangerously slippery when wet. The Advertiser reports speed limits on the western end of Hindley St will remain at just 10km/h indefinitely after vehicles failed skid resistant safety tests on the freshly paved surface...


2015 Ford Focus ST arriving earlier than expected
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2015 Ford Focus ST arriving earlier than expected

The 2015 Ford Focus ST will reach our shores earlier than expected. Ford Australia’s original forecast had the updated hot-hatch arriving in local showrooms in the second or third quarter of next year, but it now expects the refreshed model to be available as early as March...


The Australian new vehicle market is a massive melting pot
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The Australian new vehicle market is a massive melting pot

New vehicle sales have fallen moderately in 2014 after two record years in a row, but perhaps even more interesting is the slowly changing face of exactly where these cars are made.   Here are the basics. There have been just shy of 740,000 cars and trucks registered in Australia to date in 2014, made in about 30 countries across every continent except Antarctica (lazy penguins)...


Fiat 500X spotted camouflage free on an Italian street
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Fiat 500X spotted camouflage free on an Italian street

A forum user has posted a photo of an undisguised Fiat 500X on an Italian street around half-a-month ahead of its scheduled public debut. The photo was shared by a user on the message boards run by Italian motoring website Quattroruote (Four Wheels). Given the recent video teaser released by Fiat, earlier spy photos and images of the 500X's naked body shell, there are few reasons to doubt the authenticity and accuracy of this photo...


2015 Audi Q7 plug-in hybrid spied testing
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2015 Audi Q7 plug-in hybrid spied testing

Our spy photographers have spotted the plug-in hybrid version of the next generation Q7, which will be known as the Audi Q7 e-tron, on public roads in Nurburg, as well as at the famed Nurburgring track. Aside from a slew of electric warning stickers and filling caps on both rear quarter panels, the plug-in hybrid Q7 doesn't look too different to the conventionally powered version of the next Q7 that we spotted back in April...


2015 Peugeot 308 : Australian technical specifications revealed
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2015 Peugeot 308 : Australian technical specifications revealed

Updated with new information on Australian engine line-up. Technical specifications of the all-new Peugeot 308 have been revealed more than a month ahead of the compact French car’s arrival in Australian showrooms. CarAdvice understands Peugeot Australia will launch both hatchback and ‘SW’ wagon body styles of the new-generation 308 at the end of next month...


Mercedes-Benz plans plug-in hybrid assault : 10 new models by 2017
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Mercedes-Benz plans plug-in hybrid assault : 10 new models by 2017

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a plan to bring 10 plug-in hybrid models to market by 2017. The rapid product offensive was announced by the man responsible for group research and development at Mercedes-Benz, and member of the board of Daimler AG, Dr Thomas Weber at the international launch of the S500 plug-in hybrid this week...


2015 Ford S-Max people-mover revealed
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2015 Ford S-Max people-mover revealed

The second-generation Ford S-Max people-mover has been revealed ahead of the seven-seat mini-van's public debut at the 2014 Paris motor show in October. The new Ford S-Max - which was presaged by the S-Max Concept at the 2013 Geneva motor show - adopts the brand's Aston Martin-esque design language, with a broad, slatted grille, sculpted bumper and sleek headlights...


Peugeot RCZ unlikely to see a second generation
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Peugeot RCZ unlikely to see a second generation

The Peugeot RCZ sports car is not expected to be renewed for a second generation, reports out of Europe suggest. According to AutoExpress, the Peugeot RCZ is not expected to be replaced when the current version finishes up its model life, as PSA Peugeot Citroen boss Carlos Tavares hinted that derivative hot models will be more important than standalone performance vehicles in the future...


Ferrari planning $3.6m US-only supercar
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Ferrari planning $3.6m US-only supercar

Outgoing Ferrari CEO Luca di Montezemolo’s last public act in charge of the Italian sports car company will be to unveil a super-exclusive new model with an estimated price tag of 2.5 million euros ($3.6 million). Speaking with Automotive News Europe, the Ferrari chief confirmed a limited run of 10 special supercars for the US market only, adding that all are already accounted for...


Toyota C-HR concept previews compact crossover
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Toyota C-HR concept previews compact crossover

Toyota will preview its vision for a new compact crossover next month when it unveils the C-HR concept at the 2014 Paris motor show. Teased in a single shadowy silhouette image, the Toyota C-HR concept is said to blend a “bold new design language with an agile, engaging driving experience and a hybrid powertrain”...


How the heck did I just get my motorbike licence?
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How the heck did I just get my motorbike licence?

"Where did you get your licence, a cereal box?" So goes the famous aphorism, a line directed at line cutters, lane hogs and non-indicators on a daily basis. Yes, it's a jest, albeit an exercise in anomie and derision. The thing is though, if you were to shout that at a passing motorcyclist, you might just be closer to the truth than you might think...


Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Veloster axing rumours rejected
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Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Veloster axing rumours rejected

The head of public relations for Hyundai Australia has rejected recent rumours that both the upcoming second-generation Genesis Coupe and the brand's uniquely styled Veloster are at risk of being axed...


DS to drop Citroen badging in Europe from 2015, will be Audi rival by 2020
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DS to drop Citroen badging in Europe from 2015, will be Audi rival by 2020

PSA Peugeot Citroen chief Carlos Tavares has confirmed that the DS brand will be divorced from Citroen in Europe from 2015. The desire to have DS standalone has been hinted at, speculated on and openly talked about for over a year now. While China began the separation of DS from Citroen this year with a raft of new China-specific models, such as the 6WR SUV and 5LS sedan, it wasn't entirely clear when similar moves would begin across developed markets...


2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift revealed
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2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift revealed

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class has been given a blink-and-you'll-miss-it facelift, which will debut at the Paris motor show in October. External changes have been limited primarily to the B-Class' bumpers. At the front there are reshaped air intakes and the driving lights have moved to within the reworked headlight clusters...