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Ford Bronco locked in for 2020
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Ford Bronco locked in for 2020

The iconic Ford Bronco will return to the Blue Oval brand's global stable in 2020, the company's US chief Joe Hinrichs confirmed today. Ford chose the annual Detroit motor show to confirm the news, which has been suspected ever since United Auto Workers representative Bill Johnson let the cat out of the bag last October. Not much is known yet...


Audi Q8 concept revealed
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Audi Q8 concept revealed

Add another alphanumeric combination to the playbook – the all-new Audi Q8 concept large SUV has been revealed. The concept model presages a new flagship model in the Audi SUV range designed to look sportier than the more conventional Q7 family hauler, and with its bold design it certainly stands apart from that highly practical vehicle...


2018 Lexus LS500 revealed in Detroit with powerful new twin-turbo V6
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2018 Lexus LS500 revealed in Detroit with powerful new twin-turbo V6

More than 10 years since its predecessor first appeared, the all-new 2018 Lexus LS500 has been revealed at this week's Detroit motor show – but that badge doesn't represent a V8 engine. Confirmed for a first-half Australian launch in 2018, the latest LS brings new looks, new technologies, a new platform and a brand-new heart...


Kia will lure Commodore SS owners with new Stinger twin-turbo V6
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Kia will lure Commodore SS owners with new Stinger twin-turbo V6

Kia Australia believes the new rear-wheel drive Stinger has what it takes to win over Holden Commodore SS buyers who will find themselves without an Australian-made option from the end of 2017, though there's no V8. Revealed today in Detroit, the Stinger liftback is almost as long as the Commodore or Falcon, and comes available with a 272kW/510Nm 3...


Holden cuts Astra hatch pricing only a month after launch
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Holden cuts Astra hatch pricing only a month after launch

Holden has today announced that it will cut between $250 and $1700 from the price of the Holden Astra, only a month after the brand launched the new model in Australia. Speaking with media at the Detroit motor show, Holden chairman and managing director, Mark Bernhard, said that the decision was driven by customers...


2017 Porsche 911 GTS range revealed: on sale in Australia now - UPDATE
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2017 Porsche 911 GTS range revealed: on sale in Australia now - UPDATE

Update - Porsche's local arm has confirmed timing and pricing for the 911 GTS range. See bottom of article for details The new 2017 Porsche 911 GTS range has been revealed this week ahead of its Australian launch in the second quarter of this year...


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace revealed in Detroit: Seven-seat SUV here next year
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace revealed in Detroit: Seven-seat SUV here next year

The US-market long-wheelbase Volkswagen Tiguan, which will be known here as the Tiguan Allspace when it arrives in the first half of 2018, has been officially revealed at the Detroit motor show this week. Based on the company's modular MQB architecture – which underpins an array of models from the Golf hatch to the Atlas large SUV – the stretched Tiguan features up to seven seats and a wheelbase that is 112mm longer than the short-wheelbase version already on sale in Australia...


Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept revealed
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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept revealed

The latest member in the family of Volkswagen I.D. electric vehicles is the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept, a modern-day interpretation of the VW Kombi or Microbus – and it looks like this time it might actually make it to production. The new Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept follows on from the brand’s I.D...


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...