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Volvo not interested in hydrogen
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Volvo not interested in hydrogen

Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo, has confirmed that the Swedish automaker isn't interested in hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Talking with Wards Auto at the recent Geneva motor show, Samuelsson said that "battery electrification is what we believe in". He went on to say: "With hydrogen you would require all new infrastructure once more, so I think there is a limit to what people will invest in...


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS won't be offered with V8 option - report
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS won't be offered with V8 option - report

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS will reportedly not be offered with a V8 engine option because AMG is planning to launch its own 'four-door coupe'. According to Autocar, the CLS replacement will be powered by a range of turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines, but will do without V8 motivation. The new car's range will be topped by an AMG CLS50 variant powered by a 3...


Kia E: Badge trademark filing points to potential EV sub-brand
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Kia E: Badge trademark filing points to potential EV sub-brand

A patent filing by Kia for a new E-based badge possibly points the way to a new sub-brand for the company's future electric vehicles. AutoGuide has discovered a filing by Kia at the European Union Intellectual Property Office for a new badge and logo based around the letter E. Currently, the Kia Soul EV, sold only in select markets, is the brand's sole pure electric offering...


2018 Audi RS4 Avant spied outside the Nurburgring
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2018 Audi RS4 Avant spied outside the Nurburgring

The Audi RS4 Avant has been spied again, this time on public roads around the Nurburgring. The next-generation high performance wagon will once more sport a wider track, and flared front and rear wheel arches. Lowered suspension, all-wheel drive, and subtly aggressive front and rear bumpers will also part of the deal...


Mitsubishi developing sportier dual-motor AWD
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Mitsubishi developing sportier dual-motor AWD

Mitsubishi Motors has long stated that any future performance models would almost certainly utilise a form of its multiple-motor plug-in hybrid-based AWD technology, and last week we finally got to sample a prototype of just such a development...


Nissan Australia sales "a little off the pace", Wildtrak rival under consideration
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Nissan Australia sales "a little off the pace", Wildtrak rival under consideration

Nissan Australia has admitted that its local sales performance is "a little off the pace", with a month-on-month improvement required to bring the brand back to target. But, speaking exclusively with CarAdvice at the recent Navara SII and Pathfinder launch, Nissan Australia boss Richard Emery suggested that while the company is behind on sales, it's not overly concerned...


Volkswagen Touareg Adventure limited edition on sale from $79,990
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Volkswagen Touareg Adventure limited edition on sale from $79,990

The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg Adventure special edition is now on sale in Australia, priced from $79,990 before on-road costs. Based on the V6 180TDI variant, the Touareg Adventure is powered by - as the name suggests - a 180kW550Nm 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and is pitched at buyers who want an SUV that's as at home "in the high street as the high country"...


Chery files trademark claim against Mercedes-Benz EQ
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Chery files trademark claim against Mercedes-Benz EQ

Chinese automaker Chery has filed a trademark claim against Mercedes-Benz, aimed at stopping the German marque from launching the EQ electric vehicle sub-brand in the world's largest automotive market. Last week, a spokewoman for Chery told to Reuters that the company had lodged a formal complaint with the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce...


2018 Ssangyong Rexton revealed
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2018 Ssangyong Rexton revealed

The next-generation Ssangyong Rexton has been revealed on the Korean automaker's social media pages. Due to have its in-the-flesh debut at the upcoming Seoul motor show, the new Rexton has so far gone by the codename Y400, and will be sold in its home market as the Ssangyong G4 Rexton. According to Autocar, the new vehicle will do without the G4 appellation throughout much of the rest of the world...


Uber suspends autonomous driving project after crash - UPDATE
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Uber suspends autonomous driving project after crash - UPDATE

UPDATE: Uber appears to have rolled its autonomous XC90 back onto its wheels, with Reuters reporting the company's self-driving development project is now back in testing after police gave it the all-clear. As before, the company is understood to have resumed testing in Tempe, San Francisco and Pittsburgh...


Nissan Australia: Dealing with government on future automotive tech like "amateur hour"
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Nissan Australia: Dealing with government on future automotive tech like "amateur hour"

The boss of Nissan Australia, a pioneer in the local electric vehicle scene with its Leaf hatch, has lashed out at the government by describing its industry dealings as "amateur hour". The Nissan Leaf remains Australia's best selling electric vehicle on volume and, while it ended up costing the local operation money in the long run, it helped establish Nissan Australia as a progressive company hunting for a greener future...


Mitsubishi draws parallels to Jeep, Land Rover
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Mitsubishi draws parallels to Jeep, Land Rover

What do Mitsubishi, Jeep and Land Rover have in common? More than you might think, if you take to heart what the company’s European division believes its brand stands for. The Japanese company has long made it clear that SUVs and light commercials are where it wants to focus, at the expense of passenger vehicles that have lower margins...


Lexus wants to provoke envy in onlookers, says new branding chief
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Lexus wants to provoke envy in onlookers, says new branding chief

Lexus is well-known for offering high-quality vehicles and fantastic customer service, though the company recognises it doesn't spark the envy and admiration that its German rivals enjoy. According to industry journal Automotive News, the Japanese marque is looking to pump some life into its image as a lifestyle brand, and to do it, parent company Toyota has appointed outgoing Lexus chief, Tokuo Fukuichi, as its chief branding officer...


Mitsubishi: PHEV tech not yet cost-effective in small vehicles
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Mitsubishi: PHEV tech not yet cost-effective in small vehicles

Mitsubishi Motors says it does not yet have a viable business case for developing plug-in hybrid vehicles to sit below its highly successful Outlander PHEV crossover. This means that PHEV derivatives of vehicles such as the just-released Eclipse Cross have been shelved — though the company insists it is still investing significant resources in developing the technology more generally...


2018 Bentley Continental GT coupe spied with less camouflage
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2018 Bentley Continental GT coupe spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Bentley Continental GT coupe has been spied again, but this latest prototype has shed most of its false body panels. Spied doing a bit of cold weather testing in Europe, we can now see clearly the overall design of the new Continental, as well as its front fenders, doors, boot, exhaust tips, and rear bumper and diffuser...