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R.I.P. Kia Pro_cee'd GT
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R.I.P. Kia Pro_cee'd GT

News emerged this week that the Kia Pro_cee’d GT has been axed from the Australian market, largely on account of dismal sales. Seldom has an automotive epitaph been more annoying to type, but more heartfelt. And so we see the death of the most interesting car from the increasingly interesting Korean brand, a sad denouement to a script that never went anywhere beyond its first act...


Bentley planning sub-Bentayga SUV and new sports car
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Bentley planning sub-Bentayga SUV and new sports car

Bentley will add a mid-sized SUV and a dedicated sports car to its global portfolio in the coming years as it continues to expand its line-up of ultra-luxury automobiles. Autocar reports the British brand’s second crossover model will slot beneath the recently unveiled full-size Bentayga (pictured above and below), and between Porsche’s Macan and Cayenne SUVs in terms of size, but will be priced well above both...


Bentley Bentayga First Edition revealed
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Bentley Bentayga First Edition revealed

The Bentley Bentayga First Edition has been revealed to a selection of high-wealth individuals in Los Angeles ahead of that city's motor show. Bentley is limiting production of the Bentayga First Edition to just 608 units worldwide based on the amount of metric horsepower at the car's disposal...


Kia Pro_cee'd GT exits Australian range: "Door shut, not locked" on future options
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Kia Pro_cee'd GT exits Australian range: "Door shut, not locked" on future options

Kia Australia's very good Pro_cee'd GT sports hatch is now among the very dearly departed, with the company's local arm today confirming its exit. The decision will surprise few, with the Pro_cee'd long known to have struggled in a market where manual-only, three-door sports hatches are responsible for only a small fraction of sales in a segment dominated by automatic five-door models...


Alfa Romeo Giulia engine options listed in leaked document
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Alfa Romeo Giulia engine options listed in leaked document

The new Alfa Romeo Giulia will hit the world’s markets with up to five petrol engines and three diesel options, if data published on an enthusiast website this week proves accurate. So far, the Giulia has been revealed in just one top-shelf performance form: the BMW M3-rivalling Giulia Quadrifoglio, confirmed with a high-powered turbo petrol V6...


Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2: $378,900 rear-wheel-drive coupe revealed
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Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2: $378,900 rear-wheel-drive coupe revealed

UPDATE: Lamborghini Australia has now confirmed local pricing for the LP580-2. See detailed update at bottom of article. The rear-wheel drive Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 coupe has been unveiled just ahead of the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. Mounted mid-ships behind the passenger cell is the company's naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 petrol engine...


Volkswagen Beetle Dune production model unveiled in LA - UPDATED
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Volkswagen Beetle Dune production model unveiled in LA - UPDATED

The Volkswagen Beetle Dune has been unveiled in production guise, almost two years after the concept made its debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show. Said to be inspired by the Baja Bugs based on the original Beetle, the new Dune is differentiated from other models in the Beetle range with a "more aggressive appearance"...


2016 Mazda CX-9 revealed in leaked browser images
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2016 Mazda CX-9 revealed in leaked browser images

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 has surfaced early, appearing online today ahead of an official unveiling tomorrow at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Revealed through a series of images published by enthusiast website Carscoops.com, the new CX-9 seven-seater can be seen here from every angle, inside and out...


2017 Ford Kuga revealed as facelifted Escape: New looks, new Sync 3 Connect
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2017 Ford Kuga revealed as facelifted Escape: New looks, new Sync 3 Connect

Ford has today unveiled what is likely to debut in Australia no sooner than late next year as the 2017 Ford Kuga, in keeping with the mid-sized SUV’s local scheduling cycle. In its current form, the Kuga made its Australian debut in early 2013, more than a year after it first debuted in US-market Escape form at the 2011 LA auto show...


Volkswagen to buy back EU cars with "implausible" CO2 figures - report
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Volkswagen to buy back EU cars with "implausible" CO2 figures - report

Volkswagen is reportedly preparing to buy back vehicles sold in the European Union with understated CO2 emissions figures. Earlier this month, Volkswagen admitted that up to 800,000 vehicles were sold with "implausible" CO2 emission figures. These "irregularities" were discovered as the company carried out internal investigations related to the dieselgate affair...


Audi announces second-life program for spent EV batteries
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Audi announces second-life program for spent EV batteries

Audi engineers work to develop battery technology that offers consumers a battery design life of 150,000km or at least eight years of operation  — with an average of around 18,000km per year...


2016 Ford Kuga pricing and specifications
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2016 Ford Kuga pricing and specifications

The updated, 2016 Ford Kuga will arrive in Australian showrooms next month with a reverse-view camera standard across all variants and Sync 2 in mid- and high-grade models. Previously only included in the flagship Kuga Titanium, a rear camera will be fitted to 2016 versions of the entry- and mid-level Ambiente and Trend variants...


Kia details autonomous driving plans for 2020, 2030: Advanced assistance up first, full driverless to follow
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Kia details autonomous driving plans for 2020, 2030: Advanced assistance up first, full driverless to follow

Along with the teasing of next year’s Niro small SUV and an overnight unveiling of the new Optima Hybrid, Kia has today revealed details of its upcoming autonomous driving technologies. The South Korean carmaker has confirmed a $2.8 billion dollar spend on new driverless technologies, including the recruitment of a greater number of engineers to bring those systems to market...


NSW launches new Australiana number plate styles
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NSW launches new Australiana number plate styles

MyPlates, the company responsible for customised number plates in New South Wales, has announced its latest theme: Australiana. The theme offers four new background images, including the Australian flag and a silhouetted view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, along with a pair of beach and outback scenes...


Toyota boss talks down Lexus RX 7-seat potential - report
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Toyota boss talks down Lexus RX 7-seat potential - report

The global head of Toyota has hosed down talk of a longer seven-seat version of the new 2016 Lexus RX SUV. Despite the appearance of camouflaged RX SUVs in the US recently, Toyota president Akio Toyoda told press in Europe this week that seven-seat SUVs are the domain of the company’s volume-selling arm...