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Nissan Maxima unveiled in full in New York
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Nissan Maxima unveiled in full in New York

The next-generation Nissan Maxima was unveiled overnight at the 2015 New York auto show. Under the bonnet there's a 3.5-litre V6 driving the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission. With 60 percent of its parts claimed to be new, the 3.5-litre V6 produces a maximum of 224kW of power. In the USA, the Maxima is estimated to attain a fuel economy rating of 7...


Next Honda Civic marks the "return of the sporty Civic" according to designer
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Next Honda Civic marks the "return of the sporty Civic" according to designer

After the unveiling of the Honda Civic Concept at the New York auto show, we spoke to the exterior design leader of the concept car, Guy Melville-Brown (left in above photo). Melville-Brown told us that, for the concept car, the design team's instructions were "basically ... to create the most charismatic, most ambitious, sportiest Civic we've ever made"...


Jaguar XE, XF Sportbrake and Coupe versions on the cards
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Jaguar XE, XF Sportbrake and Coupe versions on the cards

More Jaguar models are coming - that's the clear message from the brand's global design chief, Ian Callum. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2015 New York motor show, the man behind the new Jaguar XE and Jaguar XF models, answered a few questions about whether there's scope for coupe or wagon versions of the the compact and mid-size sedans...


Land Rover Defender : It needs to be 'awesome' and 'the best off-road'
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Land Rover Defender : It needs to be 'awesome' and 'the best off-road'

The first firm details on the all-new Land Rover Defender are starting to surface ahead of the car's predicted unveiling in 2016. CarAdvice spoke with two of the best-placed people in the British 4x4 company's ranks – Land Rover design director and chief creative officer, Gerry McGovern, and newly appointed JLR group engineering director, Nick Rogers – at the 2015 New York auto show, and they had plenty to say, but not too a whole lot to give away, about the new Land Rover Defender, which was presaged by the DC100 concept (pictured) in 2013...


Jaguar small SUV the likely next step
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Jaguar small SUV the likely next step

Jaguar looks almost certain to follow the global market trend in adding a new compact SUV to its ranks - but it's not going to happen for a while. Many mainstream brands have added compact high-riders, while the big luxury brands are also present in the booming compact SUV segment...


Kia Novo concept previews next Cerato
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Kia Novo concept previews next Cerato

The Kia Novo concept is the latest in a long line of show-stopping concept cars from the Korean manufacturer. This one, revealed today at the 2015 Seoul motor show, is a fastback-style sedan based on its global C-segment (small car) platform that “provides a glimpse into Kia's plans for its future compact car line-up”...


Kia's seven-speed dual-clutch transmission on its way
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Kia's seven-speed dual-clutch transmission on its way

The introduction of a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for the Kia Optima range in the North American market has showcased the technology before it heads to Australia in future Kia models. The question of which Kia models are initially set to get the DCT remains unconfirmed with Kia Australia opting not to take the 1.6-litre turbo petrol Optima...


2016 Holden Barina Spark previewed by new pint-sized Chevrolet hatch — UPDATED
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2016 Holden Barina Spark previewed by new pint-sized Chevrolet hatch — UPDATED

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark has been unveiled simultaneously at the New York and Seoul motor shows, previewing the design of the new-generation Holden Barina Spark that will launch in Australia early next year. General Motors’ completely redesigned micro hatch claims to take big steps forward in performance, efficiency and refinement, while gaining a host of new connectivity and safety features...


Kia Optima 1.6-litre turbo 'wouldn't make sense' for Australia
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Kia Optima 1.6-litre turbo 'wouldn't make sense' for Australia

The 2016 Kia Optima comes with the option of a much-discussed a new 1.6-litre turbocharged engine for the North American market — an engine, we have learned, which will not make it to Australia. The decision to leave out the 1.6-litre turbo - which is coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission - appears to be due to local positioning and weakening demand in the medium-car segment...


2016 Scion iA revealed
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2016 Scion iA revealed

The 2016 Scion iA has debuted at the New York motor show, becoming the first sedan from Toyota’s youthful US sub-division. Half Kodo half catfish, the iA is a subtly reworked version of the Mazda 2 sedan and is the product of the partnership between Toyota and Mazda where the later is building the city-sized four-doors alongside one another at its plant in Salamanca, Mexico...


Hyundai RM15 concept blasts in — UPDATED
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Hyundai RM15 concept blasts in — UPDATED

Hyundai revealed a lightweight, mid-engined and rear-drive two-seater at the Seoul motor show today — a statement about its serious performance intent. Called the Hyundai RM15 (Racing Midship 2015) concept, the Veloster-on-steroids is a followup to last year’s ‘Veloster RM’, a conceptually similar project that served largely as a promotional tool...


Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept teased
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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept teased

Daimler Group CEO Dieter Zetsche has shared a sketch of the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe concept with investors at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Germany. Described by Mercedes-Benz as a “near production-standard study”, the GLC Coupe concept will debut at the Shanghai motor show later this month, previewing the luxury car maker’s vision for a sporty mid-sized crossover coupe to rival the BMW X4...


Jaguar not rushing to add hybrid tech, will do so "holistically"
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Jaguar not rushing to add hybrid tech, will do so "holistically"

Jaguar isn't rushing to add hybrid drivetrains to its line-up, but the company knows that electrification - in part or in full - is imminent. In an automotive world where major luxury brands appear to be clamouring to add plug-in hybrid options (for example Mercedes-Benz plans to have three plug-in models on sale in Australia by the end of 2015), not to mention fully electric drivetrains, Jaguar stands out as one of the only brands that is sticking with internal combustion - for now...


Honda Civic Concept unveiled in New York
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Honda Civic Concept unveiled in New York

The Honda Civic Concept has debuted at the New York auto show, and it previews the look of the tenth-generation small car. Guy Melville-Brown, chief exterior designer of the Civic Concept, told Car Advice that the new Civic coupe will be longer, wider and have a lower roof line than the current car. It will also feature a shorter front overhang, and a longer rear overhang...


Jaguar has Porsche in its sights as the "performance car brand of choice"
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Jaguar has Porsche in its sights as the "performance car brand of choice"

Jaguar has taken a swipe at the German performance car establishment, claiming that it aims to become the "world's performance car brand of choice". That bold assertion came at the preview launch of the new Jaguar XF sedan at the 2015 New York auto show overnight, and CarAdvice spoke with the British brand's global brand director, Steven De Ploey, to see what it means for buyers...