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Holden Commodore V8 fans must embrace downsizing or watch brand die, says GM exec
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Holden Commodore V8 fans must embrace downsizing or watch brand die, says GM exec

Fans of the traditional V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive Holden Commodore sports sedan need to accept that the world is moving on and embrace the future of engine downsizing, says the head of General Motors in our region...


2016 Chevrolet SS facelift mirrors Commodore update
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2016 Chevrolet SS facelift mirrors Commodore update

The final Australian-made American muscle car, the 2016 Chevrolet SS, has been revealed just days after the unveiling of its Holden Commodore donor car. Already equipped with the 6.2-litre LS3 V8 that’s just been dropped into our Commodore, the changes to the updated Chevy SS are limited to cosmetic tweaks and a new exhaust...


Alfa Romeo Giulia QV priced from €79,000 to €95,000; laps Nurburgring in 7:39m
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Alfa Romeo Giulia QV priced from €79,000 to €95,000; laps Nurburgring in 7:39m

The performance version of the upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan will be priced in Europe from €79,000 to €95,000 (plus relevant country taxes). On current exchange rates, that would see the Italian enter as  a competitor to the likes of BMW’s M3 and Mercedes-AMG’s C 63, priced at between $130-150,000 in Australia...


Alfa Romeo Giulia to be leader in performance across the range
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Alfa Romeo Giulia to be leader in performance across the range

Alfa Romeo says that its upcoming Giulia model, which was shown in its Quadrifoglio performance trim at today’s Frankfurt Motorshow, will be the leader in its class across the range in terms of performance. The Giulia QV is powered by an aluminium, turbocharged V6 engine ‘inspired’ by Ferrari...


2016 Renault Megane hatch premieres, led by 152kW GT for now
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2016 Renault Megane hatch premieres, led by 152kW GT for now

The new-generation 2016 Renault Megane hatch made its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show today, ahead of a European launch early next year and relatively swift arrival in Australia in the second half of 2016. Renault’s new-look Megane hatchback moves the game forward for the brand in a number of ways, and will give the French brand’s fast-growing Australian arm a big boost, given it competes in the market’s biggest segment...


2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Dynamic in Australia from May: All Terrain Progress Control added to range
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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Dynamic in Australia from May: All Terrain Progress Control added to range

Land Rover’s small Discovery Sport will soon welcome a new flagship to the range, with the unveiling today of a new ‘Dynamic’ variant that will hit Australia from May 2016. Revealed for this week’s Frankfurt motor show, the Discovery Sport Dynamic introduces a number of styling and driving tricks in its move to unseat the Luxury grade as the line-up’s top model...


Alfa Romeo confirms Quadrifoglio SUV performance model
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Alfa Romeo confirms Quadrifoglio SUV performance model

Alfa Romeo has today confirmed that it will produce a hotted-up performance version of its yet unnamed SUV (pictured here in disguise undergoing testing). Speaking to CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motor show today, the brand’s Chief Operating Officer of Europe, Africa and Middle East, Alfredo Altavilla, simply said “definitely, yes” when asked if Alfa Romeo would build a performance version of its upcoming SUV, and “Yes” again when asked if it would be a Quadrifoglio version...


Peugeot-Citroen brand DS: "we want to be premium"
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Peugeot-Citroen brand DS: "we want to be premium"

Peugeot Citroen’s recently split-off premium brand, DS, says it already competes with its German luxury competitors in terms of product, while it seeks to raise its brand value in the coming years. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motorshow today, the CEO of DS, Yves Bonnefont, admitted that his brand is currently stuck in the middle between mainstream and premium...


2016 Hyundai i20: five-door WRC car previewed at Frankfurt motor show
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2016 Hyundai i20: five-door WRC car previewed at Frankfurt motor show

The next-generation five-door Hyundai i20 set to tackle the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season has been previewed at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Based on the all-new second-generation Hyundai i20 (a car so far not bound for our market) and said to highlight the South Korean brand’s “passion for performance and engineering competency”, the new i20 WRC car promises improved weight distribution, better powertrain efficiency and enhanced aerodynamics...


Audi e-tron quattro SUV revealed for Frankfurt: Production model due in 2018
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Audi e-tron quattro SUV revealed for Frankfurt: Production model due in 2018

Having covered the concept before, CarAdvice was at the release of the impressive Audi e-tron quattro SUV this week for the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. "It's not just any electric car, but one of the most beautiful, one of the most forward looking and one with the best range," said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Audi Board of Management for technical Development...


Holden Astra hatch confirmed for late-2016 launch: Early end for Cruze hatch production?
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Holden Astra hatch confirmed for late-2016 launch: Early end for Cruze hatch production?

The Holden Astra hatch will once again go head to head with the Toyota Corolla in Australia’s small car sales battle when the company launches the all-new model on our shores next year. Holden announced the return of the five-door Astra hatchback during the car’s unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show today, revealing the new model is currently on track to reach local showrooms toward the end of 2016...


Volkswagen SUV line-up set to expand in Australia
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Volkswagen SUV line-up set to expand in Australia

The Volkswagen SUV range is set to expand dramatically, with a pair of models to slot below the Tiguan, along with a new Tiguan-based ‘coupe’ and more practical seven-seater. Volkswagen Group head of powertrain development, Heinz-Jacob Neusser, told CarAdvice at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show that there are plans to grow the SUV range in the short-term...


Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo concept highlights new high-performance N sub-brand
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Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo concept highlights new high-performance N sub-brand

Korean automotive giant Hyundai has launched the company’s new high-performance N sub-brand at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show by unveiling the ultimate concept car, the N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo. Looking to leverage its involvement in Motorsport, specifically, Hyundai Motor’s World Rally Championship (WRC) participation, the Korean carmaker aims to “bring winding road fun to customers who love cars”...


2016 Toyota RAV4 facelift in Australia from December: New looks, features, dynamics
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2016 Toyota RAV4 facelift in Australia from December: New looks, features, dynamics

A refreshed 2016 Toyota RAV4 has been revealed for Australia today, ahead of a local launch set to occur in December. Tweaks promised for the new model year include new safety technologies, new infotainment features, improved ride and comfort, and a light styling makeover...


Toyota C-HR SUV concept sequel revealed in Frankfurt: Final version due for Geneva show
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Toyota C-HR SUV concept sequel revealed in Frankfurt: Final version due for Geneva show

Toyota has unveiled a sequel to the 2014 C-HR SUV concept at the Frankfurt motor show today, with this latest version wearing the same name - and very similar looks. Shouting ‘anything you can do, I can do better’ in the direction of Nissan’s compact and quirky Juke, Toyota has also confirmed that a final production version of the C-HR will debut at March’s Geneva motor show...