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FCA confirms Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, Pickup Truck and US$1 billion investment in US production facilities
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FCA confirms Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, Pickup Truck and US$1 billion investment in US production facilities

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US has confirmed several upcoming Jeep models along with a US$1 billion ($1.37 billion) investment into its Michigan and Ohio production facilities. The Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer and 'Pickup Truck' – likely to be the dual-cab ute based on the next-generation Wrangler off-roader and likely on the radar for Australia – have been confirmed to commence production by 2020, which should see the addition of 2000 American jobs...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and Mercedes-AMG GLA45 facelifted models revealed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and Mercedes-AMG GLA45 facelifted models revealed

The updated 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 compact SUVs have been revealed at the 2017 Detroit motor show. The refreshed model range sees an exterior nip and tuck, new engines and interior revisions, while there’s also a new sporty special edition in the form of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 Yellow Night Edition...


2018 Kia Stinger revealed: Detroit debut for 272kW rear-drive Korean liftback - UPDATE
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2018 Kia Stinger revealed: Detroit debut for 272kW rear-drive Korean liftback - UPDATE

The long-awaited Kia Stinger rear-wheel-drive sports liftback made its world premiere this week at the annual Detroit motor show. Designed and engineered in Germany, the Stinger thoroughly redefines Kia’s brand and will serve as its new passenger flagship. The car also brings to fruition a promise made years away with the original GT concept from the 2011 Frankfurt motor show...


2017 Toyota Corolla sedan pricing and specs: New looks, more kit and upgraded safety
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2017 Toyota Corolla sedan pricing and specs: New looks, more kit and upgraded safety

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Toyota Corolla sedan range have been revealed this week. After being revealed in "preview images" last March, the new sedan has finally landed in Australia, marking the 50th anniversary of the Japanese company's top-selling small car – the first-generation Corolla hit local showrooms in 1967...


McLaren Automotive doubles sales in 2016
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McLaren Automotive doubles sales in 2016

British supercar brand McLaren Automotive was one of the great success stories of 2016, almost doubling its global sales to 3286 units, up from 1654 the year before. The 99.3 per cent improvement in sales followed the company’s announcement of a third consecutive year of profitability in 2015 and the production milestone of the company’s 10,000th car...


Brands that lost the most sales in 2016
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Brands that lost the most sales in 2016

The Australian new car market hit an all-time sales high last year, up two per cent to nearly 1.18 million units. Many brands experienced record highs, substantial yearly growth, or both. But some went the other direction. Brands that lost out in 2016, by volume, include: Jeep – down 11,798 units to 12,620 The American icon had a bad time in 2016, almost halving its sales over the previous year and falling behind the likes of Isuzu Ute and Land Rover...


Car companies should be very scared of Apple, Google and Tesla
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Car companies should be very scared of Apple, Google and Tesla

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas could have almost been a motor show. From the endless booths of automotive-related products to massive car company displays, the entire and extremely massive show had a very heavy auto skew. The reason for that is simple: As the revolution of electric cars, connected cars and autonomous cars finally begins to take shape, tech companies are invading the automotive sector...


Ford F-150 gets diesel for the first time
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Ford F-150 gets diesel for the first time

The mighty Ford F-150 has scored a series of updates three years into its life cycle, headlined by the addition of a new 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine. The 2018 model-year version of America's top-selling vehicle for 35 years running also gets revised front and rear styling, trims, more active safety features (such as pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection), and revised V6 and V8 petrol powertrains...


Kia Stinger leaked: Sexy RWD sedan emerges
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Kia Stinger leaked: Sexy RWD sedan emerges

More details on the long-awaited Kia Stinger rear-wheel drive sports sedan leaked online today, five hours ahead of its world premiere in Detroit. Designed and engineered in Germany, the Stinger redefines Kia’s brand and will serve as its new passenger flagship. It partially brings to fruition a promise made years away with the original two-door GT Stinger concept from 2014...


Mercedes-AMG to adopt new grille treatment to further differentiate sporty models from standard ones
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Mercedes-AMG to adopt new grille treatment to further differentiate sporty models from standard ones

Mercedes-AMG will move to differentiate itself further from Mercedes-Benz through design, with the sporty sub-brand set to adopt a polarizing new vertical bar grille design to its go-fast models. With such a proliferation of Mercedes-AMG models, not to mention AMG line packages for non-performance models, it can be hard to pick a real AMG model from a hotted-up regular car, but that won’t be the case for much longer according to Mercedes-Benz chief design officer, Gorden Wagener...


Nissan says tech companies will struggle to make cars
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Nissan says tech companies will struggle to make cars

The constant rumours and public testing of cars by technology giants like Apple, Google and Uber has some wondering if traditional car companies will soon face an onslaught from the cash-rich industry. Those companies are keen to move into the automotive sector in unison with the revolution of autonomous and electric vehicles, but Nissan’s global CEO says tech companies will find it more difficult than they think...


Nissan won’t integrate Mitsubishi product; Lancer Evo XI long way off
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Nissan won’t integrate Mitsubishi product; Lancer Evo XI long way off

Nissan says that its approach with newly acquired Japanese brand Mitsubishi is to leverage scale in manufacturing and parts in order to increase profit margins, not to make clones of its existing cars with different badges...


Mercedes-AMG R50: 'It's perfect'
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Mercedes-AMG R50: 'It's perfect'

The hotly anticipated Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar will be clearly distinguishable as a product of the three-pointed star brand, the company’s chief design officer has revealed. Speaking with CarAdvice at CES 2017, Gorden Wagener – the chief penman for the company who signs off on every new model launched under the Mercedes badge – said the new hypercar was a fulfilling project to lead...


Ford’s autonomous car that you can’t buy will be joined by one that you can… at some point
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Ford’s autonomous car that you can’t buy will be joined by one that you can… at some point

  The first Ford autonomous car due in 2021 will have no steering wheel, no pedals and will not be sold to the public. But the Blue Oval brand will make a car consumers can buy with the same level of autonomy at some point, it has been revealed...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Facelift and tech updates confirmed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Facelift and tech updates confirmed

It seems like just yesterday the new-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class launched, but the German brand is readying an updated version of the limousine that will launch later in 2017. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will debut in the northern hemisphere summer (winter for us) with a host of new technologies, including a new high-tech six-cylinder petrol engine with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, as well an updated semi-autonomous drive system, and, possibly, new Digital Light high-definition headlights...