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Porsche Mission E will be a "sports car for a new era"
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Porsche Mission E will be a "sports car for a new era"

The future of Porsche is electric - that was the clear message from company chief Oliver Blume at the 2016 Detroit auto show. Blume addressed the media with the presentation of the flagship 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models, but while those cars would usually be enough to justify minutes of endless specifications and salesman-like rhetoric, it appeared clear that the topic on his mind was not the cars on show, but what could be parked in a well-heeled Porsche owner's garage in the coming years...


Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat confirmed in Detroit
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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat confirmed in Detroit

In news that will surprise few, the hotly anticipated Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat has been confirmed for a market launch in 2017. Talk of a Grand Cherokee even more powerful than the current 324kW 6.4-litre SRT model has been circulating since the supercharged 527kW 6.2-litre Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat models appeared in 2014...


2017 Lincoln Continental revealed in Detroit
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2017 Lincoln Continental revealed in Detroit

“Don’t call it a comeback,” Ford might say of its new 2017 Lincoln Continental, but there can be little doubt the carmaker’s luxury arm needs to make one. Although one of the oldest and most well recognised names in motoring, Lincoln has struggled for decades now to compete with its rivals in the American luxury market...


VLF Automotive Force 1: Dodge Viper-based V10 muscle car revealed in Detroit
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VLF Automotive Force 1: Dodge Viper-based V10 muscle car revealed in Detroit

The VLF Force 1 revealed today is the first bespoke supercar from the company calling itself “America’s newest, smallest and priciest OEM”. Touted as the “only American supercar without excuses”, the VLF Force 1 is a Dodge Viper-based muscle car with an 8.4-litre V10 engine shoehorned into a carbon-fibre body penned by former Aston Martin and BMW designer, turned entrepreneur, Henrik Fisker...


Acura Precision Concept stuns in Detroit
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Acura Precision Concept stuns in Detroit

Honda’s American-focused luxury division Acura pulled the covers from the stunning Precision Concept today, day two of the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The California-designed Precision Concept is being presented as a “clear promise for the Acura brand”, meaning you can expect to see elements of this model feature on future road cars...


Chevrolet Cruze RS hot hatch "absolutely" has potential
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Chevrolet Cruze RS hot hatch "absolutely" has potential

A sporty hot-hatch version of the all-new Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed at the 2016 Detroit auto show appears imminent. The new Cruze hatchback – which may or may not be sold in Australia – was shown in RS guise, but unlike Chevrolet’s arch-rival Ford, with its Focus RS, the bowtie version is more about looking sporty than offering enormous performance...


Toyota Fortuner ground clearance downgraded from 279mm to 225mm
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Toyota Fortuner ground clearance downgraded from 279mm to 225mm

Toyota Australia has backpedaled on Toyota Fortuner ground clearance, downgrading the originally quoted ground clearance from 279mm to 225mm. We questioned this figure at the Fortuner launch last year, given how much higher the figure was in comparison to other vehicles in its category. Toyota Australia assured us the figure was correct at the time...


Aston Martin 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 teased: video
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Aston Martin 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 teased: video

Aston Martin has released a short teaser clip for a new 5.2-litre, twin-turbo V12 engine that will appear in production this year. The British luxury marque has long been known to have signed an agreement with Daimler that will see Mercedes-AMG supply a twin-turbo V8 for its future models, along with a number of electrical components...


2016 Audi A4 Allroad Quattro debuts, coming to Australia third quarter
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2016 Audi A4 Allroad Quattro debuts, coming to Australia third quarter

The new-generation Audi A4 Allroad Quattro has been unveiled at the 2016 Detroit auto show. Compared to the regular A4 wagon, the Allroad Quattro has an extra 34mm of ground clearance thanks to suspension that sits 23mm higher and larger diameter wheels...


Mercedes-Benz E-Class reversal: Autonomous tech coming to Australia from launch after all
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class reversal: Autonomous tech coming to Australia from launch after all

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan looks like it will launch in Australia around June with the full, comprehensive range of Drive Pilot autonomous driving technology after all. At this week’s global E-Class reveal in Detroit, Mercedes-Benz Australia said some autonomous tech would not be allowed in our market until 2017, because it needed to demonstrate the technology to get government approval to sell the cars...


2016 Kia Cerato hatch facelift hits Detroit auto show
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2016 Kia Cerato hatch facelift hits Detroit auto show

The US-market version of the 2016 Kia Cerato hatch and sedan has surfaced at this week’s Detroit auto show, ahead of the Australian model’s debut in the coming months. Today’s debut in the US - where the Cerato is known as the Forte - follows the December debut of the sedan body in South Korea, where it is sold with K3 badges...


Hyundai N Performance: i30 AWD hot hatch likely to open range in two years
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Hyundai N Performance: i30 AWD hot hatch likely to open range in two years

The first Hyundai N Performance model is expected to be a hotted-up, all-wheel drive version of the next-generation Hyundai i30 hatch. How do we know? CarAdvice spoke with Albert Biermann, Hyundai’s recently-appointed head of vehicle test and high performance development, who made it fairly clear that Europe is the target for the first-ever N Performance car...


Australia sets global standard for Mercedes-Benz: Daimler AG board member
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Australia sets global standard for Mercedes-Benz: Daimler AG board member

When Mercedes-Benz Cars’ marketing and sales chief Ola Källenius wants to chide an underperforming region somewhere around the globe, he points to the Australian operation as something to aspire to. Swedish-born Källenius, 46, who also serves as a board member for Daimler AG and has been rumoured as the replacement for current Daimler AG chairman Dieter Zetsche from 2019, spoke glowingly this week on the Australian region...


Hyundai Santa Cruz lifestyle ute confirmed, says US boss
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Hyundai Santa Cruz lifestyle ute confirmed, says US boss

No official announcement has been made yet, but it appears clear that a production version of the Hyundai Santa Cruz lifestyle utility is on its way. CarAdvice spent some time at the 2016 Detroit auto show with Hyundai Motor America president and chief executive Dave Zuchowski, who didn’t mince words about the potential for the Tucson-based utility vehicle to hit showrooms...


Ford Mustang and Raptor to join LEGO Speed Champions lineup
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Ford Mustang and Raptor to join LEGO Speed Champions lineup

The 2016 Detroit Auto Show isn't just about big cars for big kids - Ford has announced it will also unveil two new LEGO kits at the show. Speed Champion sets ('Minifig' size) featuring the new 2016 Ford Mustang GT and 2016 Ford F150 Raptor will join Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren as licensed vehicles depicted by the world's most popular toy set...