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2016 Los Angeles motor show: Hits and misses
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2016 Los Angeles motor show: Hits and misses

While it's not the biggest motor show of the year, the 2016 Los Angeles motor show has just wrapped up and CarAdvice was on the ground soaking in the concepts and production cars stealing the limelight. As with each motor show we attend, we wanted to give you an insight into the cars we loved and those we didn't love as much...


Hyundai CX-3 rival to fill local segment hole from late 2017
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Hyundai CX-3 rival to fill local segment hole from late 2017

With SUV sales continuing to rise, and small SUVs garnering more attention, Hyundai Australia is well aware it needs a proper ix35 replacement. Fortunately for the local arm of the South Korean brand, its 'baby Tucson' will be in showrooms from the second-half of 2017...


Jaguar I-Pace uses Formula E tech for improved performance
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Jaguar I-Pace uses Formula E tech for improved performance

It’s all starting to make sense now, why British luxury carmaker, Jaguar, would dive head-first into the all-electric Formula E racing series. This week, the company unveiled the Jaguar I-Pace Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show - its first ever electric vehicle, only in this case, it’s a performance SUV with styling derived from its C-X75 hybrid-electric supercar concept, which we saw at Paris in 2010...


Dodge Charger and Challenger right-hand drive business case being investigated
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Dodge Charger and Challenger right-hand drive business case being investigated

If there's one thing that Australians love, it's a performance car. This is recognised by FCA Australia, with a business case currently being evaluated for conversion of the Charger and Challenger to right-hand drive...


Jaguar to launch plug-in hybrids before electric I-Pace launches in 2018
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Jaguar to launch plug-in hybrids before electric I-Pace launches in 2018

This week’s unveiling of Jaguar’s high-performance electric SUV concept, the I-Pace, proves that the move towards electrification is starting to heat up. In fact, by 2020, half of all Jaguar Land Rover models sold will have the option of electrification - be that, full electric, plug-in hybrid or mild hybrid - revealed Global Product and Strategy executive, Finbar McFall at the LA Auto Show this week...


2017 Genesis G80 3.3T Sport: twin-turbo sedan detailed
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2017 Genesis G80 3.3T Sport: twin-turbo sedan detailed

The Genesis G80 3.3T Sport has been detailed at its American premiere at the 2016 Los Angeles motor show. Under the bonnet there lurks a 3.3-liter direct-injection twin-turbo V6 engine with 272kW of power at 6000rpm, and 510Nm of torque between 1300 and 4500rpm. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a standard eight-speed shift-by-wire automatic transmission...


Skoda offers 'clever' approach to service and ownership
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Skoda offers 'clever' approach to service and ownership

The Skoda mantra of being 'simply clever' has progressed from the cars themselves to the complete ownership cycle, with the launch of the Skoda Care package in Australia. The Skoda Care product allows buyers to bundle in their three- or five-year service costs at the time of purchase, meaning that aside from petrol and key consumables (tyres etc), there are no further 'out of pocket' running costs for the ownership period...


2018 LDV T60 ute revealed, Australian debut confirmed: Five-star ANCAP score expected
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2018 LDV T60 ute revealed, Australian debut confirmed: Five-star ANCAP score expected

The anticipated 2018 LDV T60 ute has been revealed at this week's Guangzhou motor show, offering a first look at the Chinese commercial vehicle brand's rival to the top-selling Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger. An Australian launch for the LDV T60 has also been locked in, with local distributor Ateco today confirming the ute's debut will occur in the second half of next year...


Skoda Kodiaq RS: Bi-turbo diesel flagship all-but confirmed
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Skoda Kodiaq RS: Bi-turbo diesel flagship all-but confirmed

It seems all-but confirmed that a Skoda Kodiaq RS hero model is in the works for the Czech badge's new large SUV line. CarAdvice spoke with Kodiaq Program Manager, Jiri Dytrych, at the International launch of the Kodiaq in Spain, who indicated that a more sports-oriented model would be a likely addition to the range...


2017 Hyundai i30: five-door only for Australia, wagon not a "viable option"
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2017 Hyundai i30: five-door only for Australia, wagon not a "viable option"

Hyundai Australia has confirmed that when the all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 range launches locally in the second quarter of 2017, only the five-door hatchback body style will be offered...


Hyundai Australia keen on motorsport, but Supercars "just not for us"
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Hyundai Australia keen on motorsport, but Supercars "just not for us"

With a brand-new N performance range due to launch globally in the coming months, Hyundai Australia says it's keen for some local motorsport involvement, but not in the Gen2 Supercar series. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at this weekend's 2016 World Rally Championship (WRC) Rally Australia event in Coffs Harbour, Hyundai Australia public relations manager Guido Schenken said while rally is an important sport for the brand, the next chapter of what was known as the V8 Supercar series, isn’t...


CarAdvice podcast 30: New CX-5, LA motor show, Mini Ray review, Ford's driver training and how to save fuel!
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CarAdvice podcast 30: New CX-5, LA motor show, Mini Ray review, Ford's driver training and how to save fuel!

While Paul is attending the Los Angeles Motor Show, Mandy and James Wong wreak havoc, as they bring you the big car news of the week. There have been many unveilings at LA, including the 2017 Mazda CX-5, the powerful Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the Jaguar I-Pace ‘concept’ and the 2018 Ford EcoSport gets a facelift...


Great Wall reveals WEY luxury SUV brand: Not on the cards for Australia, yet
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Great Wall reveals WEY luxury SUV brand: Not on the cards for Australia, yet

Chinese car maker Great Wall, parent company of SUV brand Haval, has just lifted the wraps off its new luxury-focused SUV brand named WEY. Named after the company's chairman, Wei Jianjun, WEY will be aimed primarily at cashed-up young buyers in China when it launches in its home market in the second quarter of next year...


Honda patents touch-tint gesture control technology
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Honda patents touch-tint gesture control technology

Japanese manufacturer Honda has applied to patent a new technology that will allow passengers to control the vehicle's window tint using their fingertips. By dragging your finger across the glass, occupants can adjust how much of the window they want to have tinted, and could be adapted to all windows of the vehicle - including the windscreen, which would take the place of the fold-down sun visors we are all familiar with...


2015-16 Toyota HiAce recalled for door latch fix: 500 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Toyota HiAce recalled for door latch fix: 500 vehicles affected

Toyota has issued a recall notice for 500 of its 2015 and 2016 HiAce LWB Crew Vans over concerns a latch system in the sliding does not meet Australian Design Rules (ADR). According to the Japanese manufacturer, the vehicles are equipped with a single latch system on the side sliding doors which does not comply with the relevant ADR legislation...