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2017 BMW M5 spied testing in light camouflage
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2017 BMW M5 spied testing in light camouflage

Spy photos have once again shown a heavily cloaked next-generation 2017 BMW M5 on the streets of Europe. These latest shots show new details not visible the last time CarAdvice published images of the new M5 prototype, including a newly exposed large main intake at the front end. While most details for the new M5 remain unknown, it has been reported that power will come from a modified version of the 4...


Mercedes-AMG GLC63 to make use of new E63 drivetrain, will not use C63 bits
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Mercedes-AMG GLC63 to make use of new E63 drivetrain, will not use C63 bits

There will be a new Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV and a Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe, and neither of them will use the same drivetrain as the C63 range. CarAdvice learnt this exclusive detail about the not-yet-revealed high-performance version of the GLC63 in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers, who was on hand at the show to unveil the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 model (pictured) that will plug the gap between the regular GLC range and the yet-to-be-revealed, full-fat GLC63...


Genesis less interested in volume than establishing luxury credentials
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Genesis less interested in volume than establishing luxury credentials

Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, will initially have its focus set on achieving its status as a provider of luxury cars than hitting sales goals, says the brand’s general manager in the US. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Genesis stand during last week’s New York motor show, Erwin Raphael, the newly appointed boss of Genesis in the US, admitted that the brand has enormous challenges ahead and that its initial goal will be about brand building and establishment, rather than volume...


Jeep Compass compact SUV replacement to premiere around August
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Jeep Compass compact SUV replacement to premiere around August

The next-generation Jeep compact SUV replacement for the Compass, and to some degree the Patriot, is still well on track and will be released globally in the third quarter of 2016, says company head Mike Manley. This comment, which he gave to Australian media including CarAdvice at this week’s New York motor show, comes in response to the fact it did not premiere in the Big Apple as was widely expected...


Next Renault Clio to go hybrid - report
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Next Renault Clio to go hybrid - report

The next-generation Renault Clio could feature hybrid technology drawn from the new Euro-market Scenic MPV - but it won’t be a plug-in, according to a UK report. The current fourth-generation Clio, which debuted in 2012, is only available with turbocharged petrol engines in Australia, while European markets also get turbo-diesel options...


Nissan shelves IDx sports car again - report
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Nissan shelves IDx sports car again - report

A production future for the sporty Nissan IDx concepts looks to have been written off once again, according to a new report out of the UK this week. The Nissan IDx concepts caused quite a stir among enthusiasts when they made their debut at the 2013 Tokyo motor show, combining retro styling with rear-wheel-drive dynamics...


Range Rover preparing BMW X6 rival for 2017 - report
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Range Rover preparing BMW X6 rival for 2017 - report

Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly prepping a Range Rover "coupe" SUV to take on the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Anonymous sources have told Autocar that the Tata-owned luxury car maker is working on an all-new model for the Range Rover lineup. The new model, potentially named Range Rover Sport Coupe, is slated to go on sale before the end of 2017, at least in overseas markets...


Evolutionary design changes 'dangerous', says Hyundai and Kia's Peter Schreyer
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Evolutionary design changes 'dangerous', says Hyundai and Kia's Peter Schreyer

The head of design for Kia and Hyundai says that the big changes to the look of each brand's cars from one generation to the next are a necessity for both, and that continuing a slow evolutionary design path like some other automotive manufacturers would be dangerous...


Queensland uni to study P-plater and parent relationship
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Queensland uni to study P-plater and parent relationship

The Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland (CARRS-Q) will soon kick off a study into the role that parents play in P-plater driver training in the ACT. The research centre chose the nation’s capital for the study because its graduated driver licensing (GDL) program is less restrictive than in other regions...


Mercedes-AMG will take part in Mercedes-Benz’s electric car future
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Mercedes-AMG will take part in Mercedes-Benz’s electric car future

Mercedes-AMG is going to play its part as Mercedes-Benz looks to develop a family of electrified vehicles in the coming years. Tobias Moers, Mercedes-AMG CEO, told CarAdvice at the 2016 New York motor show that the performance sub-brand will get the chance to do its thing with the future luxury alternative-propulsion models...


Volvo safety chief says its ‘zero fatality’ mission is on track
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Volvo safety chief says its ‘zero fatality’ mission is on track

Volvo made a statement quite some time ago that it was aiming for zero fatalities in its new vehicles by 2020. And the brand is on track to achieve that goal. That’s according to Volvo Cars Safety Centre acting senior director, Jan Ivarsson. In an exclusive interview at the 2016 New York motor show, the Swedish safety guru made it clear that the goal is achievable, and technology is how it can happen...


Nissan GT-R and Skyline GT-R: Six generations on display in New York
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Nissan GT-R and Skyline GT-R: Six generations on display in New York

To celebrate the launch of an updated Nissan GT-R at the 2016 New York auto show, the company dedicated its stage in the Big Apple to its one true supercar, with one model from every generation on display. 1969 C10 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R The original GT-R branded Skyline sports car, the 2000GT-R featured bolt-on rear-wheel arch flares, and aggressive spoilers at the front and rear...


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...