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Volvo Excellence baby seat and recliner seats could make it to production
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Volvo Excellence baby seat and recliner seats could make it to production

The Volvo XC90 Excellence concept car series – including the Lounge Console and Excellence Child Seat with an integrated baby capsule – could become a reality. Volvo Cars Safety Centre acting senior director, Jan Ivarsson, told CarAdvice in an exclusive interview at the 2016 New York motor show that the Swedish brand is evaluating whether buyers are eager enough for the innovative luxury model features to head to production...


Mercedes-AMG chief denies Alpine engine deal
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Mercedes-AMG chief denies Alpine engine deal

Recently a rumour surfaced recently that Mercedes-AMG was in the running to provide the engines for an expanded range of Alpine sports cars. It isn't true, according to Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers. The premise was simple – the revived French brand, Alpine, which is under the control of Renault, would take advantage of an existing agreement between the French and German brands in order to get engines from over the border...


Mazda still saying no to turbocharged performance cars
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Mazda still saying no to turbocharged performance cars

Mazda looks unlikely to expand the use of its brand new 2.5-litre turbocharged engine to models beyond the just-launched CX-9 crossover any time soon, though it says it would be entirely possible to do so. Adding weight to the idea of performance Mazdas beyond the MX-5, utilising its new turbo-petrol engine, is the admitted fact that key regions, not simply limited to Australia, are keen on any such vehicles...


New Audi quattro GmbH chief Winkelmann strategising to catch AMG
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New Audi quattro GmbH chief Winkelmann strategising to catch AMG

Newly appointed head of Audi quattro GmbH, former Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann, believes the company has what it takes to catch Mercedes-AMG and BMW M in terms of customer awareness and caché, once its strategy is set up and firing...


Mitsubishi’s electrified performance car future becoming clearer
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Mitsubishi’s electrified performance car future becoming clearer

Mitsubishi has come one step closer to confirming that its next generation of ‘performance cars’ to replace the dead Lancer Evolution series will be ramped-up plug-in hybrids or pure EVs based on one or more of its future crossover SUVs. We spoke this week with the executive vice-president of Mitsubishi's North American motoring division, Don Swearingen, about the company's four-year model rollout plan out to 2020...


Mazda MX-5 takes unprecedented double at World Car of the Year Awards
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Mazda MX-5 takes unprecedented double at World Car of the Year Awards

The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 this week achieved an unprecedented double at the annual World Car of the Year Awards in New York, picking up the gongs for best design and the overall best car. The fourth-generation of Mazda’s iconic MX-5 convertible, released last year and racking up record sales, took all before it...


Porsche Cayenne recalled for loose clip
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Porsche Cayenne recalled for loose clip

Porsche has issued a precautionary recall for Cayenne SUV models built between 2011 and 2016. The recall notes that a circlip (a type of fastening ring) could be loose on the bearing bracket for pedals. A full 6168 vehicles are listed in the recall for the Australian market, as part of a wider global recall for 409,577 Cayenne vehicles in total...


Mercedes-Benz ute will be offered both in workhorse spec and with AMG extras
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Mercedes-Benz ute will be offered both in workhorse spec and with AMG extras

The much-anticipated Mercedes-Benz pick-up or ute – which could be known as the Mercedes-Benz X-Class or Z-Class – will cater to buyers who want a work ute or a lifestyle ute, or both. That’s according to Ola Källenius, member of the board of management of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales, who told CarAdvice at the 2016 New York motor show this week that the ute will have “a little bit of both” when asked if the vehicle will be focused on work or play...


Mercedes-Benz SUV range is ‘filling the final holes’, but there will be more holes
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Mercedes-Benz SUV range is ‘filling the final holes’, but there will be more holes

The seemingly never-ending SUV product expansion for Mercedes-Benz appears to have almost met its end point – for the time being. Ola Källenius, member of the board of management of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales, said there aren’t many more gaps to fill in the brand’s mainstream SUV ranks at this point in time...


Mercedes-Maybach to add large SUV to its ranks, E-Class version ruled out
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Mercedes-Maybach to add large SUV to its ranks, E-Class version ruled out

It appears an even-money bet that the ultra-luxury brand Mercedes-Maybach will add an SUV to its ranks in the future, but there won't be an E-Class Maybach variant despite persistent rumours. The only Mercedes-Maybach models currently on sale are the Mercedes-Maybach S600 and the even lengthier Pullman version, but with SUVs proving lucrative, the range is almost certain to expand to include a high-riding, long-wheelbase, ultra-luxury vehicle of that type...


Nissan launches ‘micromobility’ program at New York motor show
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Nissan launches ‘micromobility’ program at New York motor show

Nissan has once again shown that the future of travel is very much at the forefront of its business plan, today announcing it will showcase four Nissan New Mobility Concepts (NNMC) at the upcoming New York motor show. The announcement of Nissan’s latest foray into eco-friendly ‘micromobility’ travel comes just a week after CarAdvice reported on Nissan’s long-term vision for ‘Intelligent Mobility’...


2017 Acura MDX debuts in New York with new brand face
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2017 Acura MDX debuts in New York with new brand face

Acura has used the New York motor show as the setting to unveil its updated MDX luxury SUV, featuring bold new styling and improved luxury features. The announcement is accompanied by news that a Sports Hybrid variant is to come later in the year. Last week, spy photos hinted at a revised look for the MDX, but when the covers were pulled from the car this week, it was announced that more than just a simple facelift has occurred...


2016 New York motor show: Hits and misses
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2016 New York motor show: Hits and misses

The 2016 New York International Auto Show is now in full swing, with the press days wrapped up and the doors thrown open to the buying public. The Big Apple's motor show isn't the biggest around, but it can always be relied on for a handful of important premieres - and this year's event is no exception...


Mitsubishi outlines aggressive SUV expansion plan
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Mitsubishi outlines aggressive SUV expansion plan

Mitsubishi will offer a trio of all-new or new-generation crossover SUVs before 2020, comprising a shrunken next ASX, a larger next Outlander and a brand new model sandwiched in between. Each will come in electric or plug-in hybrid guise as an option...


Chevrolet SS not dead yet: Product chief suggests replacement V8 performance sedan on its way
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Chevrolet SS not dead yet: Product chief suggests replacement V8 performance sedan on its way

We all thought that the Holden Commodore-based Chevrolet SS performance sedan would be dead when General Motors shut down its Australian production facility in 2017. But that may not be the case. Based on a discussion at the 2016 New York motor show with Chevrolet Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser, CarAdvice has learnt there’s a strong chance of an all-new Chevrolet SS performance sedan replacing the Holden-built model...