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Chevrolet Bolt EV will tackle US before anywhere else
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Chevrolet Bolt EV will tackle US before anywhere else

The all-new Chevrolet Bolt EV is claimed by General Motors as a game changer – a crossover-style electric car with about 320 kilometres of battery range for US$30,000. But as impressive as that sounds, it won’t be available to other world markets for some time, and a right-hand drive version is not on the cards at all...


Mercedes-Benz model expansion to continue, including new electric cars from 2018
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Mercedes-Benz model expansion to continue, including new electric cars from 2018

Mercedes-Benz is showing no signs of slowing down the rapid model expansion it has embarked upon in recent years, but it isn’t worried of somehow ‘watering down’ the brand. Ola Källenius, Daimler AG board member and Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales boss, told us this week at the 2016 Detroit auto show that the company was committed to taking its global range from about 30 models to about 40 over the next handful of years...


Genesis claims customer service is the next luxury battleground
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Genesis claims customer service is the next luxury battleground

Power, technology, safety and style are all expected when it comes to luxury cars, but new Korean prestige brand Genesis says customer service is the next frontier in the big buck battle. What does that mean for buyers willing to take a punt on the new marque in the early days, then? Well, in the US – where Genesis has been operating as something of a sub-brand to Hyundai for several years – the inclusions are enticing...


Buick Envision SUV hits Detroit, could preview new Holden Captiva
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Buick Envision SUV hits Detroit, could preview new Holden Captiva

As Holden rolls out what is likely to be the final update to its now streamlined Captiva range, the SUV that may be its replacement has debuted at the 2016 Detroit auto show. That model is the 2017 Buick Envision, revealed for the Chinese market early last year and confirmed for an American debut in just months later...


2016 Honda Ridgeline unibody ute debuts in Detroit
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2016 Honda Ridgeline unibody ute debuts in Detroit

The second-generation Honda Ridgeline ute has made its debut at the 2016 Detroit auto show sporting a much more conservative and traditional design than the original. As with the original Ridgeline, the new model eschews the body-on-frame construction of its mid-size rivals in the States, using a unibody platform that seems to be shared largely with the latest-generation Pilot SUV...


Nissan Titan Warrior pickup revives Baja vibes for Detroit
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Nissan Titan Warrior pickup revives Baja vibes for Detroit

Nissan of America has revisited the days of its ‘Hardbody’ Baja racer, unveiling the Titan Warrior concept at this week’s Detroit auto show. Based on the new Titan pickup unveiled at last year’s Detroit show, the Warrior packs in extensive upgrades that give it an even musclier and more than a little futuristic look...


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...