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Jaguar F-Pace sets world record with 19.08m loop in production car
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Jaguar F-Pace sets world record with 19.08m loop in production car

Jaguar has today officially taken the wraps off the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace and to launch the latest model with a bang, the company decided to set a world record, using a production F-Pace vehicle to perform a 19.08m high loop in front of a crowd. The stunt, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show almost didn't go ahead due to rain, which would make the stunt unsafe for both the driver and spectators...


Porsche Mission E revealed, hints at all-electric Tesla rival
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Porsche Mission E revealed, hints at all-electric Tesla rival

Porsche has taken a swing at American electric-vehicle dynamo Tesla, unveiling its hotly anticipated Mission E concept at this week’s Frankfurt motor show. Billed as Stuttgart’s first-ever all-electric four-seat sports car, the 440kW Mission E follows the dramatic 918 Spyder hypercar as the latest step in Porsche’s plan to rapidly embrace future technologies for both performance and efficiency gains...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior previewed by Concept IAA show car
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior previewed by Concept IAA show car

The interior of the stunning Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA show car gives a good hint as to what to expect from the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class due in 2016, the company's chief has confirmed. The head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Dr Dieter Zetsche, said at the unveiling of the Concept IAA on the eve of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show that “you’re going to see elements of this design again soon in a new Mercedes-Benz sedan”...


Renault Clio RS Australian sales form nearly one-tenth of global total
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Renault Clio RS Australian sales form nearly one-tenth of global total

We always knew the Renault Clio RS was popular in Australia — you may recall the long-term loaner we had in our Melbourne office — but here’s a statistic that puts it into perspective. This week we popped by Renault’s small plant in the coastal city of Dieppe, where Clio bodies-in-white are transported and turned into RS hot hatches, with their new drivetrains (made by Nissan Japan), cabins, suspension and body add-ons...


Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder unveiled
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Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder unveiled

The new Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder has made its official debut just hours before the start of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. In order to enable alfresco motoring there's a electro-hydraulically operated soft top that raises or lowers itself in 17 seconds at speeds up to 50km/h, as well as pop-up rollover guards, removable wind guards and moveable fins that are visible when the top is down...


Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Concept unveiled
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Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Concept unveiled

The Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Concept has been unveiled on the night before the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Based on the just revealed second-generation Tiguan, the new GTE Concept features a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with a total system output of 160kW of power and overall fuel consumption rated at 1.9L/100km. Under the bonnet there's a 115kW turbocharged 1...


Jaguar F-Pace: Four engines and class-leading tech for Jaguar's first SUV
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Jaguar F-Pace: Four engines and class-leading tech for Jaguar's first SUV

Jaguar has taken the wraps off the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace at a spectacular launch event in Germany ahead of the car's public unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show this week. The Jaguar F-Pace is the first SUV in Jaguar's 80-year history, marking a huge change for the brand previously only focussed on luxury- and performance-derived passenger cars...


Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA revealed: Shape-shifting four-door coupe debuts ahead of Frankfurt motor show
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Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA revealed: Shape-shifting four-door coupe debuts ahead of Frankfurt motor show

The Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA – that's 'Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile' – has been unveiled ahead of the IAA (that's the industry name for the 2015 Frankfurt motor show). The Concept IAA is, according to Mercedes-Benz, a “digital transformer”, and a vehicle that is “two cars in one: an aerodynamics world champion with a Cd [co-efficient of drag] value of 0...


Infiniti Q30 revealed in Frankfurt, to be brand's top seller in Australia
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Infiniti Q30 revealed in Frankfurt, to be brand's top seller in Australia

Infiniti Australia expects the just unveiled Q30 crossover to become its best-selling model when it goes on sale locally in the second quarter of 2016. The Infiniti Q30 - which will be built in the UK - is powered by either a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol (155kW/350Nm) or a 2.2-litre Mercedes-Benz sourced turbo-diesel engine (125kW/350Nm), both of which will be available in Australia...


2016 Volkswagen Tiguan revealed
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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan revealed

The second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan has been unveiled just ahead of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Against the tape measure, the new Tiguan is 4.49 metres long, 1.84m wide and rides on a wheelbase that's 2.68m in length. That's around 61mm longer and 30mm wider than the first-gen Tiguan. In base, front-wheel drive trim, the new Tiguan stands 1...


Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet Sport Edition revealed as part of 2016 upgrade
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet Sport Edition revealed as part of 2016 upgrade

Two new special edition versions of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet have been revealed ahead of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. The two new models – the Sport Edition and the V8 Edition – will breath a little bit of life in to the two-door E-Class range, and are set to be introduced as part of a 2016 update for the Mercedes-Benz model...


Fiat 124 Spider may only come to Australia as hardcore Abarth roadster
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Fiat 124 Spider may only come to Australia as hardcore Abarth roadster

Fiat Chrysler Australia (FCA) says it is leaning towards offering only the hardcore Abarth-badged versions of the all-new Fiat 124 Spider convertible sports car when it goes on sale here in 2016. FCA director of marketing Zac Loo told CarAdvice that around the world the Italian company would offer both regular Fiat and high-performance Abarth versions of its still-to-be-revealed roadster, and said the latter was currently the front-runner for our market...


Fiat ute rejected for Australia, local focus on Ram instead
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Fiat ute rejected for Australia, local focus on Ram instead

The forthcoming Fiat ute that’s twinned with the Mitsubishi Triton won’t be offered in Australia. Twelve months ago, Fiat and Mitsubishi announced a deal that would see the Japanese manufacturer supply its Italian partner with a ute based on the new-generation Triton...


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...