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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...


Mazda Koeru crossover concept revealed
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Mazda Koeru crossover concept revealed

The (rather gorgeous) Mazda Koeru has been outed at the Frankfurt motor show, previewing the company’s next-generation CX-5 and, more interestingly, signposting a bold move into the premium ‘crossover’ market. The Koeru — a name that translates to “exceed” or “go beyond" in Japanese — is a sporty concept SUV with “awe-inspiring” proportions and an “intriguing form”...


Chevrolet Corvette firms as Holden's new V8 sports car
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Chevrolet Corvette firms as Holden's new V8 sports car

The man in charge of General Motors in our region has given the best indication yet that the Chevrolet Corvette is the V8 sports car destined to fly the performance flag for the company post-Commodore...


Volkswagen MultiVan PanAmericana teased for Frankfurt motor show
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Volkswagen MultiVan PanAmericana teased for Frankfurt motor show

Volkswagen will reveal a new spin on its latest-generation T6 Transporter van this week, dubbed Multivan PanAmericana. Unveiled in April, the new ‘T6’ van range will again be offered in Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan forms, and it’s that latter variant that forms the basis of this new concept...


Mercedes-Benz A-Class coupe and cabriolet models mooted for next-generation model
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class coupe and cabriolet models mooted for next-generation model

A drop-top and two-door coupe version of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class could eventuate - but not until the next-generation model comes around, according to company honchos. Dr Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, suggested to CarAdvice at a media event on the eve of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show that such models are a good chance of making it into the line-up when the next-generation A-Class arrives...


2015 Frankfurt motor show: LIVE feed
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2015 Frankfurt motor show: LIVE feed

Follow us LIVE at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Tweets about Frankfurt 2015 Motor Show from CarAdvice (@car_advice) //...


Mercedes-Benz G500: Brabus 4x4² revealed
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Mercedes-Benz G500: Brabus 4x4² revealed

Brabus has unveiled a tuned version of the Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4², which will be displayed at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Under the bonnet, Brabus has fitted its B40-500 PowerXtra performance kit to the standard car's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. The package includes a new control module that modifies the car's boost pressure control, and mapping for injection and ignition...


Volkswagen global CEO says "new era" coming
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Volkswagen global CEO says "new era" coming

The "reinvention of Volkswagen" is upon us, with Europe's biggest auto-making group set determinedly on a path of expanding its programs into electrification, digitisation and vehicle autonomy. These were the words of Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn, speaking tonight on the eve of the world’s biggest motor show in Frankfurt at the annual Group Night, showing the latest and greatest from Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Skoda, Seat, Lamborghini, Bentley and all other subsidiaries...