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Asia's luxury brands planning EV rollout
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Asia's luxury brands planning EV rollout

Asia's luxury marques are looking to challenge the Germans in the premium electric car segment, with Lexus, Genesis, Acura and Infiniti hinting at plans to launch EVs in the near future. In a new report by industry journal Automotive News, executives from each company said they are all weighing electric vehicle offerings in response to a wave of new models coming from brands like Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Porsche...


2018 Porsche Cayenne Coupe spied again, could get all-electric power
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2018 Porsche Cayenne Coupe spied again, could get all-electric power

A pre-production prototype believed to be the upcoming Porsche Cayenne Coupe has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing in Europe. Despite the Panamera shell, this development vehicle is shorter, wider and noticeably higher than the Panamera, expected to be an early mule for the swoopy-styled version of Porsche's large SUV...


Mercedes-AMG to open 10 showrooms in Australia in 2017, Sydney to be first
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Mercedes-AMG to open 10 showrooms in Australia in 2017, Sydney to be first

There will be 10 standalone Mercedes-AMG dealerships in Australia before the end of the year, it has been revealed, with Sydney set to be the first city to see an AMG Performance Centre open its doors. The new dealerships, called AMG Performance Centres, are a new concept for Mercedes-AMG, as the performance arm of Mercedes-Benz looks to expand its presence and establish itself as a player in the sports car space in its own right...


2018 Kia Stinger GT: Korean show-stopper lobs Down Under to ace Australian Open crowds
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2018 Kia Stinger GT: Korean show-stopper lobs Down Under to ace Australian Open crowds

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT, which wowed crowds at the recent 2017 Detroit motor show, has touched down on local soil, unveiled today at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Kia has been the major sponsor of the Australian Open since 2002, and while the all-new Rio small car is also making its Australian debut at the event, the turbocharged, rear-wheel-drive Stinger is just a shade more exciting...


Mercedes-AMG E63 Coupe and Convertible ruled out, hybrid E-Class AMG on its way?
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Mercedes-AMG E63 Coupe and Convertible ruled out, hybrid E-Class AMG on its way?

The chances of a high-powered Mercedes-AMG E63 version of either the new-generation E-Class Coupe and future E-Class Cabriolet models is highly unlikely, CarAdvice can reveal. The new-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe was revealed at the 2017 Detroit motor show, where Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers told CarAdvice the company wasn’t planning to give the swoopy two-door the full go-fast treatment...


2018 Lexus LS: Where's the hybrid Lexus is so known for?
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2018 Lexus LS: Where's the hybrid Lexus is so known for?

This week's big unveiling of the all-new 2018 Lexus LS, six years in the making, debuted a new evolution of the company's styling themes, all riding on a stretched version of the platform that underpins the new LC coupe. Lexus's showcasing of the new LS brought an additional surprise, however: a new twin-turbo 310kW, 600Nm V6 petrol engine...


Lexus Sport Yacht concept unveiled: Japanese brand floats a new idea with sexy boat
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Lexus Sport Yacht concept unveiled: Japanese brand floats a new idea with sexy boat

Japanese luxury car brand Lexus has floated a new idea of how it could expand its presence in the prestige segment, with the new Lexus Sport Yacht concept. The new 12.7-metre long, 3.8m wide yacht revealed in Florida by Lexus chief branding officer Akio Toyoda (yes, the same Akio Toyoda that runs Toyota!) is said to "demonstrate how the luxury automotive brand could expand into new areas of lifestyle and recreation"...


Tesla Supercharger costs detailed
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Tesla Supercharger costs detailed

Tesla's controversial decision to make its customers pay for access to its Supercharger network of fast-charge stations is going ahead, and the brand has announced estimates of what it will cost for owners to travel across different routes around the world. The most pertinent locally, of course, is the jaunt down the Hume Highway from Sydney to Melbourne...


2017 Renault Trafic Crew Van added to local range
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2017 Renault Trafic Crew Van added to local range

Added practicality comes from added seats: that's the story behind the newly added 2017 Renault Trafic Crew Van, which has arrived to complete the brand's medium van line-up. The new Renault Trafic Crew Van is sold exclusively as a six-seat, long-wheelbase model, and it comes with dual glazed sliding rear doors as standard as well...


2017 Audi SQ5 debuts in Detroit with petrol power - UPDATE
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2017 Audi SQ5 debuts in Detroit with petrol power - UPDATE

UPDATE: See below for Australian details. The 2017 Audi SQ5 has been unveiled in a surprise debut at the 2017 Detroit motor show. The sportiest version of the Audi Q5, the all-new SQ5 ditches the bi-turbo diesel engine of its predecessor and is instead powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol V6 engine...


Lexus expands Takata airbag recall: LFA and IS models added
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Lexus expands Takata airbag recall: LFA and IS models added

Lexus has announced it will recall a further 2166 vehicles in Australia as part of the global Takata airbag recall controversy. Lexus Australia has added 2166 more cars to the recall list, with that figure including 100 IS F models, 260 IS250C convertibles, 565 IS250 sedans, 1231 examples of the IS350 and even 10 Lexus LFA supercars...


2017 Lotus Exige Race 380: lighter, faster, track-only special announced
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2017 Lotus Exige Race 380: lighter, faster, track-only special announced

Another year, another special-edition Lotus. Say hello to the 2017 Lotus Exige Race 380. A track-only version of the already-hardcore Exige Sport 380 revealed last November, the new Lotus Exige Race 380 has been specifically developed for race teams and privateers to compete in the marque’s global one-make series, the Lotus Cup, as well as a variety of other clubman championships...


HSV GTS-R W1 final editions spied – last ute and sedan models spotted in Victoria
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HSV GTS-R W1 final editions spied – last ute and sedan models spotted in Victoria

CarAdvice has been sent new images of the final ever HSV versions of the Holden Commodore and Holden Ute – the vehicles you see here are the HSV GTS-R W1 sedan and HSV GTS-R W1 ute. That's what we think they are, anyway: these spy images were allegedly taken outside HSV's head office in Clayton, Victoria according to the source that sent them to us, and with grainy image quality and the badges taped over, it's hard to tell if these are the real deal...


CarAdvice podcast 35, LIVE from Detroit: Astra sedan, Steed review, Holden's Sean Poppitt and hits & misses of Detroit!
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CarAdvice podcast 35, LIVE from Detroit: Astra sedan, Steed review, Holden's Sean Poppitt and hits & misses of Detroit!

Direct from the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, join Paul, Mike Costello, Mike Stevens and Matt Campbell. Catch all the car news from Detroit with the reveal of the Toyota Camry, Astra sedan, Astra hatch pricing, Lexus LS, Ford Bronco/Ranger and Mercedes-Benz Project One. Mike Costello reviews the Great Wall Steed and Matt discusses the comparison between the Holden Astra, Renault Megane and Subaru Impreza...


Corvette frame spotted at General Motors battery lab: Hybrid Corvette on the way?
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Corvette frame spotted at General Motors battery lab: Hybrid Corvette on the way?

CarAdvice has spotted a Corvette undergoing construction within General Motors' 85,000ft battery lab in Warren, Michigan, suggesting the next Corvette will be partially battery powered. Rumours of a mid-engined Corvette started circulating after images of a Holden Commodore ute kitted out with a giant aero kit and wide body hit the internet...