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Holden Colorado top-spec models driving high profit margins
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Holden Colorado top-spec models driving high profit margins

While Holden's sales were down in 2016, it's a high-end product mix driving Holden's net sales revenue in the Holden Colorado range. Holden's new Colorado, launched in 2016, signalled a new, focussed direction for the company. Australian ride-and-handling tuning, along with competitive pricing and features is now leading the way for rich margins on high-end Colorado sales...


Mercedes-AMG A45 to get a new, more powerful engine in next generation.
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Mercedes-AMG A45 to get a new, more powerful engine in next generation.

The Mercedes-AMG A45 hot-hatch is already verging on hyper-hatch territory, but in its next generation it is expected to get even more manic thanks to a new drivetrain. The current Mercedes-AMG A45 model already hits hard in the four-cylinder turbo hatch battle with its stonking outputs of 280kW of power and 475Nm of torque, while its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission has been lauded for its race-track friendly nature...


Volvo recalls several 2017 models for airbag fix: 117 vehicles affected
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Volvo recalls several 2017 models for airbag fix: 117 vehicles affected

Volvo has issued a recall for its 2017 model-year S60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V40, V40 Cross Country and XC90 over concerns the frontal and seat airbags may not function as intended. The Swedish manufacturer reports the airbag igniter may not adequately inflate the driver, passenger, and/or seat airbag units in the event of an accident...


Lexus LC500: 'The most rigid chassis Lexus has ever built'
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Lexus LC500: 'The most rigid chassis Lexus has ever built'

Not only is the Lexus LC500 coupe the first car to be developed on the marque’s new front engine/rear-wheel drive platform, dubbed ‘Global Architecture – Luxury’, it’s also the most torsionally rigid production car ever produced by the luxury Japanese marque. That makes it 60 per cent more rigid than the GS performance sedan, and stiffer even that the highly-prized, limited-build LFA supercar...


2018 Jaguar E-Pace spied
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace spied

The Jaguar E-Pace has been spied with production-ready body work during winter testing in northern Europe. Judging by the car's proportions, primarily the proximity of the front wheel arch to the front doors, the new E-Pace looks to be based on a front- and all-wheel drive platform...


Holden's poor sales not acceptable, but necessary for successful transition
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Holden's poor sales not acceptable, but necessary for successful transition

Two of Holden's most senior executives have admitted poor sales in 2016 were unacceptable, but necessary to successfully transition from local manufacturer to full importer in 2017. As the clock struck midnight on December 31st 2016, Holden's sales were down by 8.4 per cent in 2016 compared to 2015, selling just under 95,000 cars for the year...


Kia needs no performance sub-brand, says engineering boss
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Kia needs no performance sub-brand, says engineering boss

Kia has a younger and more flexible brand image than Hyundai and therefore doesn’t need a separate performance division, according to the chief vehicle tester and high-performance head of both companies, Albert Biermann. Ruling out a Hyundai N-style sub-brand for Kia, 30-year BMW veteran Biermann said the ambitious Korean marque “can stretch much more than the Hyundai brand”, seemingly differentiating the latter as a more conservative unit...


Holden won't reverse decision on Commodore name
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Holden won't reverse decision on Commodore name

Holden has copped a stack of negative feedback on CarAdvice and social media following our drive of the next-generation Holden Commodore, but the brand isn't fussed and plans on keeping the Commodore nameplate. Following our next-generation Holden Commodore drive story and then subsequent release of images, most of the feedback we saw related to the name of the car...


Holden's two-door sports car details due soon, could exist across several segments
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Holden's two-door sports car details due soon, could exist across several segments

It's almost like a running gag — a senior General Motors executive announced a Holden V8 sports car two years ago, but since then, there has been zero further information, until today. During our chat with Stefan Jacoby, GM's executive vice president and president of General Motors International, Jacoby hosed down questions about the sports car, despite being the guy who first raised it around two years ago...


2017 Chevrolet Traverse: Longer, wider, taller version of Holden Acadia unveiled
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2017 Chevrolet Traverse: Longer, wider, taller version of Holden Acadia unveiled

The new Chevrolet Traverse has been unveiled at the 2017 Detroit motor show. The second-generation Traverse once again shares its platform with the latest GMC Acadia. While the GMC model has been downsized and can now only seat seven people, the Traverse still has space for eight within its confines...


2017 Toyota Corolla hatch pricing and specs: Safety upgraded, SX manual dropped - UPDATE
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2017 Toyota Corolla hatch pricing and specs: Safety upgraded, SX manual dropped - UPDATE

Update - Toyota Australia has confirmed the Corolla Hybrid also sees the addition of new safety options as per the petrol-powered range. See article for details The updated 2017 Toyota Corolla hatch has arrived, following its sedan sibling with the introduction of key new safety options and features...


2018 Honda Odyssey revealed in Detroit: US-market MPV debuts new 10-speed auto, but not for Australia
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2018 Honda Odyssey revealed in Detroit: US-market MPV debuts new 10-speed auto, but not for Australia

The all-new US-market 2018 Honda Odyssey has been revealed at the Detroit motor show, debuting the company's new 10-speed automatic transmission. In terms of its design, the new American Odyssey is somewhere between the model sold here and the catfish-looking previous-generation car that was sold in the States...


2014-15 Citroen C4 Picasso recalled for front suspension fix
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2014-15 Citroen C4 Picasso recalled for front suspension fix

Citroen has recalled its C4 Picasso MPVs built during late-2014 and early-2015 over concerns the front suspension bolts could break. According to the French manufacturer, the front suspension wishbone bolts may not be to the correct specification. If the condition occurs and the bolts break, this could cause the wheels to tilt and reduce steering control...


Volvo and Polestar to power up with a range of electric and hybrid models
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Volvo and Polestar to power up with a range of electric and hybrid models

Volvo and its recently purchased tuning arm Polestar initially paired up to make powered-up petrolhead cars. But that won’t be the way the two companies combine in the future, CarAdvice can reveal. The Polestar arm as we currently know it, is set to be retired when the current-generation S60 and V60 Polestar models finish up within the next 18-24 months, and it is likely that the Polestar brand will then be applied to plug-in hybrid and electric models with a performance bent...


Kia development chief plots next-gen Soul GT
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Kia development chief plots next-gen Soul GT

The Kia Soul has ensconced itself within the hearts of senior management as a design icon, and will therefore almost certainly continue into an evolutionary third generation. Moreover, Kia’s head of vehicle testing and high-performance development – ex-BMW M executive Albert Biermann – wants to make a hotted-up one with go-kart handling...