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Alpine coupe for Australia in 2017, more details
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Alpine coupe for Australia in 2017, more details

Alpine, the iconic French sports car and motorsport brand revitalised under the stewardship of Renault, will make a bold entrance to the Australian market in 2017. The first of the new Alpine (pronounced Al-Peen) cars will be a two-door coupe that embodies the brand tenets of lightness — around 1000kg — compact dimensions, feminine “French elegance” as well as a focus on everyday drivability and a reasonable price-tag, which the company stubbornly refuses to be drawn on any further...


First new Alpine in 20 years has to be "perfect", or there won't be a second
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First new Alpine in 20 years has to be "perfect", or there won't be a second

“There will be no other car if my first car is not a success” — Alpine CEO Bernard Ollivier. Reborn French sportscar brand Alpine is putting rumours of a range expansion into the crossover space and dreams of further conquest on hiatus, and is instead saying the only consideration for now is getting its first new road-going model in 20 years absolutely perfect...


Renault Australia considering online sales for new Alpine sports brand
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Renault Australia considering online sales for new Alpine sports brand

Renault Australia is considering using the 2017 Alpine lightweight coupe as the catalyst for testing an online sales model, as it seeks to make forays into e-commerce. For those not across it, Alpine is a 60-year old French sports car brand with a rabid following in its home market, and a decorated road and race history...


Borgward BX7 SUV revealed
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Borgward BX7 SUV revealed

The Borgward BX7 is the first production vehicle from the revived German luxury car maker, and has been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. These photos were initially provided to AutoBild and the German publication understands that the new SUV measures 4.7 metres in length. (Update: an overall length of 4713mm has been confirmed...


2016 Volkswagen Tiguan sketches leaked
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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan sketches leaked

Sketches of the second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan have been published online ahead of an anticipated debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. These artist renderings of Volkswagen's second-gen crossover were published overnight by Auto Motor und Sport, which claims that they are the first official images from Volkswagen of the new Tiguan...


2016 Holden VF Commodore Series II revealed: VFII features new V8 engine, front and rear design changes
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2016 Holden VF Commodore Series II revealed: VFII features new V8 engine, front and rear design changes

Holden has taken the wraps off the final locally-produced Commodore, aptly named the VFII, revealing styling changes, added features and a new 6.2-litre LS3 V8 engine. The VFII represents a 37-year Commodore manufacturing history in Australia that started with the VB Holden Commodore and included a number of concepts, motorsport vehicles and export models, culminating with the fastest, most powerful and most advanced Commodore ever...


Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA teased for a second time, four-door coupe body revealed
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Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA teased for a second time, four-door coupe body revealed

A second teaser image of the Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA - or Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile - has been released, and it's now clear this is a four-door coupe with some seriously swoopy design. Mercedes-Benz said in a release that the Concept IAA "is two cars in one: an aerodynamics world champion and a four-door coupe with embodying irresistible design"...


Volvo S80 to be built until 2016: All-new S90 to follow
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Volvo S80 to be built until 2016: All-new S90 to follow

Spy images of the much-anticipated Volvo S90 luxury sedan – and even a scale model of that car – may have surfaced in recent weeks, but the Swedish company is likely to soldier on with the current flagship Volvo S80 model until early next year. The Volvo S80 is still available in dealerships, and going off some recent model-year updates, it is now priced at $84,900 plus on-road costs...


Holden beefs up local design and engineering for global development
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Holden beefs up local design and engineering for global development

Holden has confirmed it is retaining its powertrain engineering department “indefinitely”, operating in parallel with a new Advanced Vehicle Development (AVD) team to support its design studio in Port Melbourne...


Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA teased ahead of Frankfurt motor show
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Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA teased ahead of Frankfurt motor show

The Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA will make its debut at the 2015 IAA - short for the Frankfurt motor show's German name 'Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung' - but the vehicle appears to be a clever play on words, with an embedded caption in the image stating IAA stands for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile...


Nissan Gripz concept teased, hints at a Z-car crossover
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Nissan Gripz concept teased, hints at a Z-car crossover

The Japanese car maker has confirmed the name, the Nissan Gripz, and the theme of the crossover concept that it will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Nissan formally began its teaser campaign earlier this week when it announced that it would show a "crossover concept" at Frankfurt...


Volkswagen Caddy Alltrack revealed
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Volkswagen Caddy Alltrack revealed

The Volkswagen Caddy Alltrack has been unveiled ahead of its full debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Visually, the Caddy Alltrack features black wheel arch extensions, black out side sills, chromed grille, roof rails, fog lights, smoked tail-lights, 17-inch alloy wheels and new front and rear bumpers with bash plate style elements...


2016 Honda Civic sedan photographed undisguised
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2016 Honda Civic sedan photographed undisguised

The new tenth-generation Honda Civic sedan has been photographed out in public, without a shred of disguise, ahead of its debut next week. These photos were posted by user Mark on the CivicX forums, and were taken on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, about 70 kilometres west of downtown Detroit...


Renault Alaskan ute: Up close and personal with the French pick-up concept
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Renault Alaskan ute: Up close and personal with the French pick-up concept

Concept nearly production-ready in terms of design A range of body-styles, plus 4x2 and 4x4 drivelines to feature Nissan Navara NP300 side panels, roof and cabin layout to mostly carry over 'Alaskan' name good chance to make production Renault Australia gave input in the form of market research Global launch May/June 2016, in Australia during 2017 The Renault Alaskan one-tonne dual-cab ute concept premiered earlier this month is “95 per cent” reflective of the design we’ll see on the 2016 production version, according the project’s design director Louis Morasse...


Volvo insists Polestar will remain 'dynamic and independent' despite buy-out
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Volvo insists Polestar will remain 'dynamic and independent' despite buy-out

Volvo Cars performance brand Polestar will remain "dynamic and independent", according to the president and chief executive of Volvo Cars, Håkan Samuelsson. Polestar was previously run as a separate tuning house for Volvo Cars, but the greater Swedish company (which is itself owned by Chinese company Geely) bought 100 per cent of Polestar in July this year...