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2018 Kia Cee'd spied inside and out
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2018 Kia Cee'd spied inside and out

The third-generation Kia Cee'd hatch has been spied during development testing in Germany, ahead of its anticipated reveal sometime later this year. Despite the shrouds of camouflage, we can see that the new hatch will bear a strong resemblance to the new Stinger sports sedan, which could also preview the look of the next-generation line-up for the Korean brand...


Suzuki Ignis Sport turbo on wish-list
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Suzuki Ignis Sport turbo on wish-list

Suzuki Australia is keen to get its hands on a hotted-up version of the high-riding new Ignis city car as soon as possible, potentially using a version of the Baleno’s turbo engine. However, the small issue of whether such a car is even in development lingers, though given the old Ignis' use in rallying (as pictured below at The Acropolis), we’d imagine it’s been at least considered...


2017 Suzuki Ignis pricing and specs
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2017 Suzuki Ignis pricing and specs

The retro-styled 2017 Suzuki Ignis high-riding city car launched in Australia this week, giving the brand a chic new option to lure urban dwellers. Billed as an edgy crossover on account of 180mm ground clearance (more than a Mazda CX-3) the new Ignis is in fact about the same size as a Kia Picanto or Holden Spark...


Lexus LC500 – same V8 engine, more torque, better sound
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Lexus LC500 – same V8 engine, more torque, better sound

When the Lexus LC500 touches down on local shores in May, buyers will be able to choose between two engines; a 5.0-litre V8 and a 3.5-litre petrol/electric hybrid. The high-revving V8 is also found in Lexus’ two other performance models; the RC F coupe and GS F sedan...


German authorities seeking recall for Fiats with 'illegal' shut-off devices – report
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German authorities seeking recall for Fiats with 'illegal' shut-off devices – report

Germany's transport minister wants to take Fiat models that breach emissions regulations off the market, according to a new report by German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. In the article, translated by Automotive News Europe, German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt said the European Commission must ensure Fiat vehicles that do not comply with pollution regulations are pulled from sale...


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...