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Lexus LS: Autonomous driving not a priority
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Lexus LS: Autonomous driving not a priority

Lexus boss Tokuo Fukuichi spoke proudly in Detroit today of the technology packed into the company's new-generation LS flagship, but one technology we shouldn't expect to see in the near future is any level of advanced autonomous driving...


Chevrolet SS likely to die with end of local Holden Commodore production
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Chevrolet SS likely to die with end of local Holden Commodore production

The Chevrolet SS nameplate is likely to die with the end of local Holden Commodore production, according to GM's president. Speaking to the media at the 2017 Detroit motor show, executive vice president and president of General Motors, Alan Batey, told the media that while the Chevrolet SS's success in racing was great, it was an optimistic venture for the company...


Chevrolet Bolt right-hand drive still off the cards, GM president says
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Chevrolet Bolt right-hand drive still off the cards, GM president says

The Chevrolet Bolt, despite being newly crowned North American car of the year, still won't be produced in right-hand drive, according to Alan Batey, executive vice president and president of General Motors...


Ford Mustang and F-150 hybrids coming in 2020
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Ford Mustang and F-150 hybrids coming in 2020

Hybrid versions of the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150 have been locked in for 2020. Ford's executive vice president for product development Raj Nair outlined more details at today's Detroit motor show media day. The petrol-electric versions of two of Ford's most iconic models are among a planned 13 new global electrified cars to be rolled out over the next five years...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range updated, GT C Coupe added
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range updated, GT C Coupe added

The 2017 Detroit motor show has played host to the debut of the updated 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range, as the sporty arm of the German company celebrates 50 years. The Mercedes-AMG GT range has expanded to include a new coupe derivative, the Mercedes-AMG GT C – there was already a convertible (Roadster) version, but apparently there was demand for it in the hard-top range, too...


Ford Bronco locked in for 2020
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Ford Bronco locked in for 2020

The iconic Ford Bronco will return to the Blue Oval brand's global stable in 2020, the company's US chief Joe Hinrichs confirmed today. Ford chose the annual Detroit motor show to confirm the news, which has been suspected ever since United Auto Workers representative Bill Johnson let the cat out of the bag last October. Not much is known yet...


Audi Q8 concept revealed
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Audi Q8 concept revealed

Add another alphanumeric combination to the playbook – the all-new Audi Q8 concept large SUV has been revealed. The concept model presages a new flagship model in the Audi SUV range designed to look sportier than the more conventional Q7 family hauler, and with its bold design it certainly stands apart from that highly practical vehicle...


2018 Lexus LS500 revealed in Detroit with powerful new twin-turbo V6
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2018 Lexus LS500 revealed in Detroit with powerful new twin-turbo V6

More than 10 years since its predecessor first appeared, the all-new 2018 Lexus LS500 has been revealed at this week's Detroit motor show – but that badge doesn't represent a V8 engine. Confirmed for a first-half Australian launch in 2018, the latest LS brings new looks, new technologies, a new platform and a brand-new heart...


Kia will lure Commodore SS owners with new Stinger twin-turbo V6
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Kia will lure Commodore SS owners with new Stinger twin-turbo V6

Kia Australia believes the new rear-wheel drive Stinger has what it takes to win over Holden Commodore SS buyers who will find themselves without an Australian-made option from the end of 2017, though there's no V8. Revealed today in Detroit, the Stinger liftback is almost as long as the Commodore or Falcon, and comes available with a 272kW/510Nm 3...


Holden cuts Astra hatch pricing only a month after launch
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Holden cuts Astra hatch pricing only a month after launch

Holden has today announced that it will cut between $250 and $1700 from the price of the Holden Astra, only a month after the brand launched the new model in Australia. Speaking with media at the Detroit motor show, Holden chairman and managing director, Mark Bernhard, said that the decision was driven by customers...


2017 Porsche 911 GTS range revealed: on sale in Australia now - UPDATE
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2017 Porsche 911 GTS range revealed: on sale in Australia now - UPDATE

Update - Porsche's local arm has confirmed timing and pricing for the 911 GTS range. See bottom of article for details The new 2017 Porsche 911 GTS range has been revealed this week ahead of its Australian launch in the second quarter of this year...


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace revealed in Detroit: Seven-seat SUV here next year
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace revealed in Detroit: Seven-seat SUV here next year

The US-market long-wheelbase Volkswagen Tiguan, which will be known here as the Tiguan Allspace when it arrives in the first half of 2018, has been officially revealed at the Detroit motor show this week. Based on the company's modular MQB architecture – which underpins an array of models from the Golf hatch to the Atlas large SUV – the stretched Tiguan features up to seven seats and a wheelbase that is 112mm longer than the short-wheelbase version already on sale in Australia...


Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept revealed
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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept revealed

The latest member in the family of Volkswagen I.D. electric vehicles is the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept, a modern-day interpretation of the VW Kombi or Microbus – and it looks like this time it might actually make it to production. The new Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept follows on from the brand’s I.D...


FCA confirms Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, Pickup Truck and US$1 billion investment in US production facilities
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FCA confirms Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, Pickup Truck and US$1 billion investment in US production facilities

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US has confirmed several upcoming Jeep models along with a US$1 billion ($1.37 billion) investment into its Michigan and Ohio production facilities. The Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer and 'Pickup Truck' – likely to be the dual-cab ute based on the next-generation Wrangler off-roader and likely on the radar for Australia – have been confirmed to commence production by 2020, which should see the addition of 2000 American jobs...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and Mercedes-AMG GLA45 facelifted models revealed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and Mercedes-AMG GLA45 facelifted models revealed

The updated 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 compact SUVs have been revealed at the 2017 Detroit motor show. The refreshed model range sees an exterior nip and tuck, new engines and interior revisions, while there’s also a new sporty special edition in the form of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 Yellow Night Edition...