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Aqua is back, baby!
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Aqua is back, baby!

You guys, have you noticed? Aqua is back. No, I’m not talking about the shit band from the 2000s that had the hit about Barbie. I’m talking about the colour. On cars, specifically. In even more specific terms, car brands are seemingly embracing the idea that not all cars have to be black, white, grey or silver, though the targeting is very much where you’d expect it – at the younger buyer group, the ones who aren't going to be spending more than about $40,000 on a car...


2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport on sale in Australia
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2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport on sale in Australia

The 2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport has arrived in Australia, with the flagship Japanese coupe kicking off at $88,900 before on-road costs. Packing twin-turbo power, the Q60 Red Sport will compete with German warm-performance models like the Audi S5 ($105,800) and Mercedes-AMG C43 coupe ($105,615) - though significantly undercutting its rivals on price while offering comparable performance...


Genesis not focused on volume, seeking to establish credibility first
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Genesis not focused on volume, seeking to establish credibility first

New South Korean luxury brand, Genesis, says its current aim is to establish itself as a true competitor to the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, with volume and sales expectations not a priority for the foreseeable future...


Genesis Gran Turismo in the works
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Genesis Gran Turismo in the works

Genesis is working on a Gran Turismo to rival the likes of the BMW 6 Series coupe and Mercedes-Benz SL, but it will focus its efforts away from purely being on performance with larger capacity V8 engines off the table. Speaking to Australian media at this week’s New York motor show, Luc Donckerwolke, the former director of design at Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley and now the head of design at Genesis, confirmed that work on a large GT was underway...


Genesis design heading towards cars that 'won't need headlights anymore'
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Genesis design heading towards cars that 'won't need headlights anymore'

The head of design for Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, says headlights are on their way out, as the generation of autonomous vehicles look set to take over. Speaking to CarAdvice at the New York motor show this week, Luc Donckerwolke, the former design director at Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley and now the chief designer at Genesis, believes car designers need to get away from the cycle of repeating the same design elements and instead focus on pushing future-proof designs, starting with altering headlight requirements...


No Kia small SUV until 2019
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No Kia small SUV until 2019

Kia Australia likely won’t have a proper Mazda CX-3 rival in the hot small crossover segment until 2019, the company says. A small SUV to sit below the Sportage is a massive hole in the Korean brand’s line-up, which nevertheless is up 30 per cent (and ahead of Subaru) year-to-date...


Hyundai Kona small SUV due by October, leading new model onslaught
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Hyundai Kona small SUV due by October, leading new model onslaught

From around October this year, Hyundai Australia will finally have a small SUV to rival the Honda HR-V and Nissan Qashqai. Codenamed 'OS', the Korean B-segment Hyundai Kona crossover was teased a few weeks ago, with the company promising class-leading cabin space and sorted driving dynamics...


2017 Subaru XV detailed
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2017 Subaru XV detailed

The all-new 2017 Subaru XV has been detailed ahead of its local launch in Australia in the middle of this year. The new model doesn’t stray far from the formula that saw the current-generation Subaru XV become a smash success for the brand, with the hatchback version of the Impreza again getting raised suspension, more aggressive bumpers, flared wheel-arches and larger wheels...


2018 Lincoln Navigator: Aluminium Cadillac Escalade competitor launched
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2018 Lincoln Navigator: Aluminium Cadillac Escalade competitor launched

The new Lincoln Navigator, inspired by last year's concept car, has been unveiled at the 2017 New York motor show. Based on the latest Ford Expedition, and using underpinnings derived from the Ford F-150 pickup truck, the new Navigator has an aluminium body that's said to be around 90kg lighter than the old model's. Motivation comes from a 3...


Toyota FT-4X concept goes official in New York
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Toyota FT-4X concept goes official in New York

The Toyota FT-4X has been given a proper unveiling this week at the New York motor show, dubbed by the Japanese brand as a four-wheel-drive toolbox. Standing for 'Future Toyota 4WD Crossover', the FT-4X reincarnates the spirit of the company's iconic FJ LandCruisers and other off-roaders with a more modern twist...


Honda Clarity Electric and Plug-in Hybrid launched
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Honda Clarity Electric and Plug-in Hybrid launched

The Honda Clarity Electric and Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid made their debuts today at the 2017 New York motor show. The two new drivetrains will join the hydrogen fuel cell version, which is currently available in select markets, such as Japan and California. Honda estimates that it will sell around 75,000 cars from the Clarity line in the States over the next four years...


2017 World Car of the Year: Jaguar F-Pace Britain's first winner
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2017 World Car of the Year: Jaguar F-Pace Britain's first winner

The 2017 World Car of the Year award winners have been announced this week at the New York motor show, with the Jaguar F-Pace taking top honours. Jaguar's first SUV took out the flagship World Car of the Year award, making the F-Pace the first British car to take the overall win since the awards were inaugurated in 2003...


2018 Skoda Octavia pricing and specs
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2018 Skoda Octavia pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2018 Skoda Octavia range have been released this week, bringing new driver assistance technologies, upgraded infotainment and increased value to the Czech liftback and wagon. Prices are slightly up on last year's model, with the entry-level 110TSI manual liftback kicking off $500 higher at $23,490 before on-road costs, topping out at $43,990 for the DSG-equipped RS 135TDI wagon (up $1000)...


Genesis GV80 Concept unveiled
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Genesis GV80 Concept unveiled

Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, has finally unveiled a first look at its SUV strategy, which will see two high-riding models in production before the end of 2020. The South Korean brand used this week's New York motor show to unveil the Genesis GV80, an SUV based on the G80 architecture that should see it rival models like the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Lexus RX...


Subaru Ascent concept: Seven-seat Tribeca replacement unveiled
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Subaru Ascent concept: Seven-seat Tribeca replacement unveiled

The Subaru Ascent concept, heralded last year by the Viziv-7 show car, has debuted at this week's New York motor show. Previewing the long-expected replacement for the Tribeca crossover, the Ascent concept is 5050mm long, 1989mm wide, 1839mm tall, and rides on a 2972mm wheelbase...