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Audi boss confirms trademark swap with Fiat Chrysler for Q2, Q4 badges
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Audi boss confirms trademark swap with Fiat Chrysler for Q2, Q4 badges

Speaking to the media at the 2016 Detroit auto show, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler confirmed what we reported on two weeks ago: Audi has acquired the rights to the Q2 and Q4 badges from Fiat Chrysler. At the Detroit show, Stadler told Autoblog, "We promised each other we wouldn't disclose what it cost, but it was not something they were willing to sell...


Lexus LC500 vs Lexus LF-LC Concept: Styling Faceoff
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Lexus LC500 vs Lexus LF-LC Concept: Styling Faceoff

When a new model begins life as an exaggerated and highly stylised sketch, it's no stretch to imagine that the look of the later physical concept will bend a few less laws of physics. And, of course, the final road-going production model that follows - if production is confirmed at all - will usually do away with the concept's most awe-inspiring aspects...


2017 Mazda CX-4/CX-6 Koeru crossover spied
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2017 Mazda CX-4/CX-6 Koeru crossover spied

Chinese website PopSUV has published images of what looks to be the Mazda Koeru crossover in its final production form, following its recent concept debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. The vehicle shown here, spied at a Mazda post-production facility in China, is expected to come to market as the all-new Mazda CX-4 or Mazda CX-6...


Toyota C-HR to hit 2016 Nurburgring 24 Hours race before market launch
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Toyota C-HR to hit 2016 Nurburgring 24 Hours race before market launch

Toyota is taking a leaf from the development book for its now legendary Lexus LFA supercar, planning a racing campaign for its new 2017 C-HR SUV before it makes the leap to showrooms and public roads. The C-HR first appeared as a concept in late 2014, offering a first look at the model long anticipated to be Toyota’s rival to the Nissan Juke, a hugely popular offering in Europe...


Q and A with Henrik Fisker: The story behind America's newest car brand
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Q and A with Henrik Fisker: The story behind America's newest car brand

Henrik Fisker is an automotive veteran with what you could only call an eclectic back catalog. The Dane is many things to many people. Brash, bold, a man with contrasting visions...  Ten minutes with him is enough to understand why. For those late to the party, Fisker designed poster-worthy cars such as the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin DB9, and then went out on his own and started an eponymous electric car brand during the infancy of Tesla...


Lotus 3-Eleven launches in UK, Australian potential under review
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Lotus 3-Eleven launches in UK, Australian potential under review

The new Lotus 3-Eleven is now on sale in the UK, but any potential for local fans to fang the highly-anticipated sports car on anything but a racetrack is now in the hands of the Australian government. That’s the verdict from the British brand’s local importer, Ateco, who told CarAdvice the car is currently being reviewed for Australian Design Rule (ADR) compliance...


2016 Ford Focus RS production begins, new video details drive modes
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2016 Ford Focus RS production begins, new video details drive modes

The first market-bound examples of the new 2016 Ford Focus RS have entered production in Germany this week, just days before CarAdvice will drive the new hot hatch in Spain. The news is accompanied by a short video (above) of ex-Stig and professional driver Ben Collins offering a brief rundown on the RS hatch’s driving modes - including a fancy ‘drift mode’ function...


2016 Mini John Cooper Works convertible revealed: Australian debut still to be confirmed
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2016 Mini John Cooper Works convertible revealed: Australian debut still to be confirmed

The new 2016 Mini John Cooper Works convertible has been revealed this week, after first appearing in light camouflage early in 2015. Joining the hatch variant that hit Australia in July last year, the new Cooper JCW convertible debuts at the top of the droptop Mini range. The convertible is still to be confirmed for an Australian debut, however...


Nissan Rogue Warrior tackles ski slopes with track conversion
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Nissan Rogue Warrior tackles ski slopes with track conversion

The Nissan Rogue Warrior is a one-off special from the company's Canadian arm that can handle a mountain full of snow. Based on the Rogue, the North American version of the vehicle we know as the X-Trail, the Rogue Warrior features massive wheel arch extensions, and snow tracks in place of its wheels and tyres...


US government to spend $5.7 billion on autonomous car research
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US government to spend $5.7 billion on autonomous car research

Today, the secretary of the US' Department of Transport, Anthony Foxx, announced at the 2016 Detroit auto show that the government plans to invest US$4 billion ($5.7 billion) into autonomous vehicle research, as well as introduce unified nationwide rules regarding autonomous vehicles...


Buick Avista the new Holden Monaro? Possibly, but don't hold your breath
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Buick Avista the new Holden Monaro? Possibly, but don't hold your breath

When the covers came off the stunning Buick Avista coupe concept at this week’s 2016 Detroit motor show, many Australians understandably started asking — could this preview a potential new ‘Holden Monaro’? It’s understandable why the idea is a tantalising one...


Renault raided, cleared in French emissions testing investigation
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Renault raided, cleared in French emissions testing investigation

French authorities have confirmed that they conducted a raid on three Renault facilities as part of their on-going investigation into possible emissions testing violations throughout the French automotive industry. The raids reportedly took place on January 7 as part of the work of a independent technical commission, setup by the French government, into the possible use of emissions testing "defeat devices"...


Lamborghini Centenario: feature-packed special sold out already - report
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Lamborghini Centenario: feature-packed special sold out already - report

We’re yet to be sure it will be known as the Lamborghini Centenario, but one thing seems certain: you’ll be hard pressed getting your hands on the company's upcoming special-edition model, with all 40 examples reportedly already sold out two months ahead of its reveal. According to UK mag Autocar, the limited-run special will cost 2...


Opel GT coupe teased ahead of Geneva debut - video
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Opel GT coupe teased ahead of Geneva debut - video

A short teaser clip for the upcoming Opel GT coupe has surfaced online today, promising a big unveiling at March’s Geneva motor show. As teasers go, this one reveals little. But, unusually for this sort of content, the brand’s CEO himself, Karl-Thomas Neumann, is the man on screen inviting us to “take a new look” at Opel...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate wagon spied testing - UPDATE
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate wagon spied testing - UPDATE

UPDATE: New E-Class Estate revealed The new 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class may have only last week been unveiled to the world, but the German carmaker is wasting no time in getting its wagon sibling ready for market. Spied this week in cold weather testing, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate wagon is expected to make its debut at either the Geneva motor show in March or the Paris motor show later in October...