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2016 Ford Focus RS quicker than Golf R, S3, WRX STI
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2016 Ford Focus RS quicker than Golf R, S3, WRX STI

The 2016 Ford Focus RS will be quicker than the Volkswagen Golf R, Audi S3 and the Subaru WRX STI when it storms into Australian showrooms next year. Revealed in detail in June, Ford today released additional specifications of its forthcoming hot hatch hero, including its blistering 4...


Next Renault Koleos to grow up, get seven seat option
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Next Renault Koleos to grow up, get seven seat option

The next-generation Renault Koleos medium SUV — or whatever nameplate it ends up wearing — will grow significantly over the current model, enough to accommodate a seven-seat derivative and thereby carve out a significantly bigger piece of a lucrative market...


Citroen and DS split to provide 'tremendous opportunity'
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Citroen and DS split to provide 'tremendous opportunity'

The split of Citroen and DS will only result in more clear and precise positioning of each brand, according to the company’s director of products, Xavier Peugeot. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motor show yesterday, Xavier Peugeot, who is a member of the Peugeot family and the son of Pierre Peugeot – the man largely credited with the formation of the Peugeot Citroen group – said that fears of Citroen becoming a boring and dull brand, and DS taking all the glory, are unjustified...


2016 Kia Sportage: Preliminary Australian specifications revealed
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2016 Kia Sportage: Preliminary Australian specifications revealed

The 2016 Kia Sportage has been given an official unveiling on the global stage at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show today, following its online reveal in August. With the outgoing model proving itself as one of Kia's best-selling offerings around the world, this all-new 'QL' Sportage will be crucial in building the brand's global sales over the coming years...


Three-cylinder Holden Commodore ruled out, but smallest-ever engine likely for 2018
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Three-cylinder Holden Commodore ruled out, but smallest-ever engine likely for 2018

Fans still drying their eyes over the impending demise of the V8-powered Holden Commodore may take some solace in knowing that the company has ruled out offering a three-cylinder version of its next-generation large car...


Fiat Punto joins Panda in Australian exodus
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Fiat Punto joins Panda in Australian exodus

The decade-old Fiat Punto has joined the Panda in being quietly withdrawn from the Australian market, with the local division admitting its city-sized hatch never achieved the success it hoped for. It’s the second time the third-generation Punto has been pulled from the local market...


Aston Martin DB11 name confirmed, 2016 unveiling locked in
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Aston Martin DB11 name confirmed, 2016 unveiling locked in

Aston Martin has confirmed its production supercar series will skip the DB10 badge given over to superspy James Bond, leapfrogging the number all-together. Instead, fans can look forward to Aston’s next hero wearing a DB11 badge, revealed at today’s Frankfurt motor show as a stylised badge against a simple black background...


2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Gallery
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2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Gallery

Day 1 Gallery Click on a photo to bring up a larger version in the gallery.   Click on the Photos tab for more images by Jarrod Moore...


Hyundai Motorsport: Inside WRC service
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Hyundai Motorsport: Inside WRC service

The World Rally Championship (WRC) is comprehensively the toughest motorsport on the planet. Huge kilometres in harsh conditions abiding by strict rules: rallying is not for the faint of heart. But where many a rally has been won or lost, is inside the temporary walls of a team's service bay...


Google recruits former Hyundai boss for self-driving project, but swears off manufacturing
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Google recruits former Hyundai boss for self-driving project, but swears off manufacturing

Google has poached the former CEO of Hyundai’s North American operations, John Krafcik, to lead its growing self-driving project - but the company says it has no plans to become a carmaker in its own right. An expert in ‘lean manufacturing’ who cut his teeth at Toyota and Ford, Krafcik was a key figure in Hyundai’s transformation into a big-time player in the American market...


Hyundai N performance sub-brand ‘needs to be exciting’ to work, says local division
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Hyundai N performance sub-brand ‘needs to be exciting’ to work, says local division

The head of Hyundai Australia public relations is confident the car maker's upcoming first-ever 'N' performance car will be exciting, but stresses that it needs to be for the sub-brand to work. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at WRC's Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour, Hyundai Australia public relations general manager Bill Thomas said the company is confident its debut N car will be “the right kind of car” with legitimate performance...


Honda CR-V DTi-L Limited Edition gets 1.6-litre turbo diesel 'Earth Dreams' engine
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Honda CR-V DTi-L Limited Edition gets 1.6-litre turbo diesel 'Earth Dreams' engine

The 2015 Honda CR-V Series II sees a return to diesel power, in the form of the $44,290 (plus on-road costs) DTi-L Limited Edition variant. This is the first time the Series II CR-V has been offered with a diesel engine. With 118kW and 350Nm, the 1.6-litre Earth Dreams turbo diesel offers more power than the 110kW/350Nm 2...


2016 Hyundai Sonata update debuts, Australian launch timing unclear
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2016 Hyundai Sonata update debuts, Australian launch timing unclear

A lightly revised 2016 Hyundai Sonata has been revealed for overseas markets this week, bringing handling improvements and new features. For Sonata models in North America, Hyundai has upgraded the mid-sized sedan’s suspension system with new aluminium components, replacing steel bits in the current range...


Mazda RX rotary sports car concept might emerge next month in Tokyo
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Mazda RX rotary sports car concept might emerge next month in Tokyo

Mazda has given one hell of a strong hint that it will begin talking in earnest about its long-speculated reborn rotary sports car at the Tokyo motor show next month. The mooted launch of a reborn Mazda RX sports car (some say to be called the RX-9) with a modernised rotary engine has long been a talking point surrounding the Japanese company...


Alpina B4 BiTurbo on track for sale in Australia
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Alpina B4 BiTurbo on track for sale in Australia

Bespoke BMW tuner Alpina has confirmed that it's in talks with BMW Australia to import the BMW 4 Series based Alpina B4 BiTurbo locally in the near future. Speaking from the Alpina stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show, assistant director of sales and marketing Daniela Schmid told CarAdvice that while there is no fixed date for a market entry in Australia, there is certainly a target to have their vehicles on Australian roads...