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Hyundai to showcase high-tech house, wearable robot tech at CES
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Hyundai to showcase high-tech house, wearable robot tech at CES

Hyundai is set to show off some intriguing ideas at CES 2017, including a smart house and wearable robot body parts, while fully autonomous Hyundai Ioniq models will be seen on The Strip in Las Vegas. The company says it is showcasing a vision for future mobility at the tech show early in January, with a focus on "intelligent autonomous driving and advanced, hyper-connectivity solutions that will link cars to customer’s lives"...


Most searched car brands of 2016
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Most searched car brands of 2016

Google has revealed its most searched automotive brands of 2016 - and the most popular car make may surprise you. Honda topped the 2016 most searched brands list, followed by German luxury brand Mercedes-Benz and electric car powerhouse Tesla. Teenage daydreamers looked up Lamborghini, while Swedish premium maker Volvo's new design language has clearly had an effect on potential customers, with it ranking fifth...


McLaren adds new personalisation options
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McLaren adds new personalisation options

McLaren buyers are already spoilt for choice - hey, if you can spend half-a-mill or more on a car, there are lots of options open to you in life! - but now the British sports car brand is adding a range of aftermarket personalisation packs to its ranks. The new range of McLaren Special Operations (MSO) Defined accessories allows owners to "refresh the design of their cars", be they old or new...


Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments
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Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments

Manual transmission sales are dipping away across most segments when it comes to new car sales, and the effects are even being felt in the most price-sensitive parts of the market. The light car or city car segment has traditionally been important for manufacturers to offer cheap manual versions of their most affordable models to get buyers through their showroom doors...


Hyundai cuts costs as SUV boom looms: report
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Hyundai cuts costs as SUV boom looms: report

Hyundai may appear to be one of the world's most successful automotive brands, but a lack of SUV and commercial vehicle models has actually seen the brand's sales drop, along with its share prices. A report from Reuters states the Korean automotive brand is working to cut costs, going as far as taking away benefits such as annual flights home to expatriate Hyundai executives for holidays...


Tesla's new Supercharger stations will offer better than 350kW of power
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Tesla's new Supercharger stations will offer better than 350kW of power

Famously outspoken Tesla boss Elon Musk has again taken to his favourite platform, Twitter, to hint at a powerful new upgrade. Responding to a query from Electrek.com writer Fred Lambert about solar installations at existing Supercharger stations, Musk said that while some are solar-powered already, it would be 'Supercharger V3' that would see the greatest benefit...


Daihatsu to dominate Tokyo Auto Salon with 11 diminutive concepts
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Daihatsu to dominate Tokyo Auto Salon with 11 diminutive concepts

  For a relatively small car company, Daihatsu is planning to put on a big show at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon. The Toyota-owned small car specialist will showcase 11 custom concepts all based on current production models that have been neatly modified. The 11 concepts fall under four overarching themes; Grand Custom, Sporza, Beach Cruising or Cross Field...


Ford Australia's designers and engineers aren't pigeonholed, says product chief
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Ford Australia's designers and engineers aren't pigeonholed, says product chief

Ford's growing research and development facilities in Victoria — home of the Ranger and Everest — are not pigeonholed into developing certain vehicle types, insists head of product development for the region Trevor Worthington...


Australia's 10 most dangerous sections of highway named
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Australia's 10 most dangerous sections of highway named

The Australian Automotive Association (AAA) has revealed the top 10 worst sections of highway along the National Land Transport Network. AAA's Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP) examines the 247 sections of highway across the country that make up the 20,664km National Land Transport Network, and ranks them based on risk determined from the length of road section, traffic volume and casualty crash rates...


Sampling Silvercar Hire in Los Angeles
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Sampling Silvercar Hire in Los Angeles

Ever had problems with a hire car company? Ever wished you could access a hire car that wasn’t beaten to death, grubby and devoid of any of the comforts of your own car back home? We recently sampled a new service in the United States that might just seem to you like a dream come true...


2017 Suzuki Swift revealed: New turbo engines and platform, sleeker design - UPDATE
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2017 Suzuki Swift revealed: New turbo engines and platform, sleeker design - UPDATE

This is the all-new, 2017 Suzuki Swift, which was revealed in Japan today ahead of its global rollout next year. It's still tiny and pared-back, but now has a suite of modern tech to broaden its buyer base. This new iteration of Suzuki's biggest-selling and most iconic model sports a design merely evolved from its predecessor's cutesy look, but the revisions elsewhere appear to be substantial...


Here's what a 2018 Holden Ute could look like
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Here's what a 2018 Holden Ute could look like

Check out the latest handiwork from renowned rendering artist Theophilus Chin, showing what a theoretical (but utterly unlikely) 2018 Holden Ute may look like. The rendering, run on CarScoops, shows how the new Opel Insignia hatch and wagon, which will become the imported Holden Commodore from early 2018, would rock the famous ute body...


2017 Kia Picanto captured in the wild
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2017 Kia Picanto captured in the wild

Hey there, angry ant. The next-generation Kia Picanto city car has been shot undisguised, as this photo published by our friends at IndianAutosBlog shows. The new picture comes a few days after Kia revealed a handful of official rendered images of the next Picanto (see below), showing a more mature, yet edgy, offering with a much more upmarket cabin...


Audi Q8 Concept's nose teased in German magazine
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Audi Q8 Concept's nose teased in German magazine

The front end of the Audi Q8 Concept has been teased during an interview with the brand's chief designer. In an interview and photoshoot with German website Welt, Marc Lichte, Audi's chief of design, pulled the covers back to reveal some of the Q8 Concept's front-end design...


Honda has now made 100 million cars
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Honda has now made 100 million cars

Honda Motor Co. has produced more than 100 million automobiles since 1963. In a press release designed to get some traction over the quiet Christmas period (well done, guys), the Japanese giant announced recently that it had just surpassed the massive number. Pictured: Honda T360 Honda began automobile production more than 53 years ago with the T360 mini-truck at the Saitama Factory, 1...