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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...


2014 Fiat Ducato recalled for suspension fix: 15 vehicles affected
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2014 Fiat Ducato recalled for suspension fix: 15 vehicles affected

Fiat has issued a recall for 15 of its 2014 'FL' Ducato vans over concerns the rear suspension system does not meet required standards. According to the Italian manufacturer, the affected vehicles are fitted with rear suspension leaf springs that may not conform to the "required standard", which can affect vehicle performance...


2017 Jaguar F-Type facelift unveiled with new 400 Sport, R-Dynamic models
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2017 Jaguar F-Type facelift unveiled with new 400 Sport, R-Dynamic models

The covers were whipped off the Jaguar F-Type facelift on the second press day of the 2017 Detroit motor show. Jaguar has decided to keep the F-Type's visual revisions to a minimum, with the big changes being new adaptive full-LED headlights, a cleaner look for the tweaked bumpers, and revisions to the tail-light graphics...


The Kia Stinger might really be a game changer
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The Kia Stinger might really be a game changer

Kia Motors executives at this week's Detroit motor show could barely contain their grins when talking about the glamorous new Stinger GT. The slinky grand tourer that boldly made its world premiere in America's Motor City will go down in the annals as a turning point for the Korean brand...


Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar to have 'more than 1000 horsepower'
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Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar to have 'more than 1000 horsepower'

The much-hyped Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is going to offer up a huge amount of power – more than 1000 horses worth, according to Mercedes-AMG head, Tobias Moers...


Chevrolet Cruze sedan production quality and sales could see third shift return to Ohio
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Chevrolet Cruze sedan production quality and sales could see third shift return to Ohio

Demand for the Chevrolet Cruze sedan has prompted executives to look at returning a third shift to its Lordstown Ohio production facility. The Chevrolet Cruze sedan, which will be launched in Australia as the Holden Astra sedan this year to replace the Australian-built Holden Cruze, is currently built in the USA with plans to move production to Mexico quashed recently...


Volvo range renewal to see new 40 and 60 series models within two years
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Volvo range renewal to see new 40 and 60 series models within two years

The regeneration of the Volvo brand as it aims to establish itself as a stylish European alternative has reached its first milestone, and the next two goals will be completed in the coming two years, the brand’s chief says. Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars CEO and chairman of the board, made it clear at the 2017 Detroit motor show the brand will complete its three ‘series’ of cars in the next 24 months...


Ford Ranger: Australian developed ute is heading to the US in 2019
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Ford Ranger: Australian developed ute is heading to the US in 2019

The next update for the Ford Ranger will be sold in the US from 2019, and will be accompanied by a new Bronco SUV in 2020. Apart from confirming their return to the North American market, after an absence of eight and 24 years, respectively, Ford hasn't released many details about either the new Ranger or Bronco...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS recalled for airbag fix: 2600 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS recalled for airbag fix: 2600 vehicles affected

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall notice for 2645 of its 2015 and 2016 GLE and GLS SUVs over concerns the front passenger airbag may fail to deploy as a result of faulty software. According to the German marque, affected vehicles may have incorrect software coding within the seat occupancy control unit, which could result in the airbag system not recognising a passenger in the front seat...


2017 Skoda Superb Sportline: New flagship here in February
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2017 Skoda Superb Sportline: New flagship here in February

The Skoda Superb range will be bolstered by a sporty new flagship next month, with the stylish Sportline trim confirmed for the Australian market from February. Based on the current range-topper – the 206TSI – the Skoda Superb Sportline is essentially a cosmetic kit a-la BMW M Sport or Volkswagen R-Line, adding a subtle bodykit and gloss-black highlights throughout the exterior...


2018 Toyota Camry V6 will be the end of the road for Aurion
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2018 Toyota Camry V6 will be the end of the road for Aurion

When Toyota announced in early 2014 that it would end Australian production in late 2017, it came with confirmation that the company intended to continue offering the Camry and Aurion nameplates as part of its completely imported line-up. Much can change in three years, however, and the sales and marketing chief of Toyota Australia has now revealed the Camry V6 shown in Detroit today will come to our market...


General Motors looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump
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General Motors looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump

President-Elect Donald Trump has been busy firing grenades into the laps of Ford and GM car company executives via Twitter recently, but the boss of GM is looking forward to working with him. Trump's January 3 post on Twitter read, "General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U...


Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept points to an edgier sedan styling philosophy
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Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept points to an edgier sedan styling philosophy

The Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept has been unveiled at the 2017 Detroit motor show, and is said to show off the company's latest design language for its sedan range. The Vmotion 2.0 evolves the styling language that made its production debut with the Murano and Maxima, which are sold primarily in North America and China. Like those two cars, the Vmotion 2...


2017 Holden Astra sedan revealed as Cruze sedan replacement, coming in May
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2017 Holden Astra sedan revealed as Cruze sedan replacement, coming in May

Holden has today announced that its Cruze sedan replacement will be called the Holden Astra sedan when it arrives locally in May this year. Built off the same D2 architecture as the Astra hatch, the Astra sedan will be built with a comfort ride in mind, sitting beneath the Astra hatch in terms of pricing and sportiness...