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2016 GMC Acadia revealed in Detroit
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2016 GMC Acadia revealed in Detroit

UPDATE: the Acadia appears to be on the radar for Holden as a potential new large SUV for Australia. More here. General Motors has scaled down its all-new 2017 GMC Acadia SUV, revealed at this week's Detroit auto show. The downsized Acadia has lost 193 millimeters from its predecessor's length, giving it an overall length of 5100mm...


Mercedes-AMG 43 badge to replace AMG Sport models - report
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Mercedes-AMG 43 badge to replace AMG Sport models - report

A little more than a year has passed since the new AMG Sport models arrived, but Mercedes-Benz is now reportedly moving to drop the badge from its line-up. As a rival to other slightly more affordable penultimate sports offerings like the BMW M Performance and Audi S lines, AMG Sport was launched with the new GLE 450 Coupe in late 2014, appearing again in 2015 with the C450...


2016 BMW M3, M4 Competition Packs announced
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2016 BMW M3, M4 Competition Packs announced

The latest generation of Competition Pack upgrades have been revealed for the BMW M3 and BMW M4 heroes, adding a number of handling tweaks and a dose of extra power. In all body types - M3 sedan, M4 coupe and convertible - BMW M has raised power from 317 to 331kW, bringing the trio a smidge closer to the Mercedes-AMG C63’s 350kW and 375kW tunes...


Crash safety stars: Euro NCAP names 2015 Best in Class
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Crash safety stars: Euro NCAP names 2015 Best in Class

Crash safety testers impressed with Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Jaguar XE, Mazda MX-5, Infiniti Q30 in 2015 Euro NCAP, sister organisation to the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has named the cars that impressed most in crash safety tests carried out through 2015...


2016 Detroit auto show: Hits and misses
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2016 Detroit auto show: Hits and misses

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has come and gone once more, and the 2016 auto show in Detroit had plenty of new vehicles and show cars that turned spectators' heads - either towards, or away from the stages. Here are some of our picks of the show, and a couple of the 'ergh' moments. Matt Campbell: in Detroit...


Hyundai Santa Cruz ute could sell like a RAV4 or CR-V, claims product chief
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Hyundai Santa Cruz ute could sell like a RAV4 or CR-V, claims product chief

How well can the Hyundai Santa Cruz lifestyle ute sell? As well as two of the biggest-selling SUVs on the planet, according to the brand. Hyundai Motor America vice president of corporate and product planning, Mike O’Brien, told CarAdvice at the 2016 Detroit auto show that there’s serious potential for a vehicle of this type in the market...


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...