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Lexus patents UX name in Europe, seven-seat RX to lob later this year – report
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Lexus patents UX name in Europe, seven-seat RX to lob later this year – report

It appears Japanese premium marque Lexus is expanding its SUV range, with the production version of the striking UX concept and a seven-seat version of the popular RX in the works, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar reports the company has already filed patents for UX model names – including UX200, UX250 and UX250h – which is set to replace the ageing CT hatch...


Skoda Kodiaq RS on the way, but sub-Octavia RS models won't happen
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Skoda Kodiaq RS on the way, but sub-Octavia RS models won't happen

The Skoda Kodiaq RS, a hot version of Skoda's largest car to date, is on the way, although it's not clear when it will make its debut. Christian Strube, head of research and development at Skoda, confirmed in a chat with Evo that the Czech company will produce a performance version of the new Kodiaq crossover, which will, as expected, wear RS branding...


2017 Detroit motor show: Hits and misses
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2017 Detroit motor show: Hits and misses

The Detroit motor show, one of the most iconic and important events on the international automotive calendar, has wrapped up for another year. As always, CarAdvice was on the ground soaking in the concepts and production cars stealing the limelight. As with each motor show we attend, we wanted to give you an insight into the cars we loved and those we didn't love as much...


Mercedes-Benz fuel-cell future uncertain
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Mercedes-Benz fuel-cell future uncertain

Mercedes-Benz has committed to offering its F-Cell range of fuel-cell models in the short term, but the longer-term future of the technology appears to be bleak, based on comments made by the company’s chief at the 2017 Detroit motor show...


Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea
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Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea

Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges in the United States over the long-running dieselgate saga. The company has also agreed to pay a total of US$4.3billion in fines while six Volkswagen executives have been charged over the emissions scandal...


2018 BMW M4 facelift spied in Sweden
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2018 BMW M4 facelift spied in Sweden

The facelifted BMW M4 coupe has been spied yet again, this time on the snowy roads of Sweden. Other than different wheels, this prototype looks largely the same to the vehicle spied last September, leading us to believe the new M4 is just about ready to hit production...


Holden tells Kia to bring it on
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Holden tells Kia to bring it on

Holden says it wishes Kia best of luck as the Korean brand prepares to lure Commodore SS fans left without a rear-drive GT once local manufacturing ends later this year. As we reported earlier this week from Detroit, Kia’s local chief Damien Meredith believes the gorgeous new rear-wheel drive Stinger GT with its 270kW twin-turbo V6 has what it takes to lure loyal Lion brand buyers...


Alleged Ford designer says Bronco will be an Everest, 10-speed auto possible for Ranger
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Alleged Ford designer says Bronco will be an Everest, 10-speed auto possible for Ranger

Hopes that the 2020 Ford Bronco would revive the design of the model that ended production in 1996 have, potentially, been dashed by a person who claims to be a Ford designer. The person stated on a Reddit Ask Me Anything session that the new Bronco "will be very similar to the current Ford Everest" and will have four passenger doors, unlike earlier Bronco models, which had two...


Mercedes-AMG to add new models to its small car range
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Mercedes-AMG to add new models to its small car range

Mercedes-AMG is set to expand its small car product offering in line with a new expanded portfolio put forward by the brand over the coming years in line with a couple of new small models from the main brand. At the 2017 Detroit motor show, Mercedes-Benz chief Dr Dieter Zetsche said the company will expand its small car range from five models to eight by 2018...


Holden to activate OnStar technology in Australia by 2020
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Holden to activate OnStar technology in Australia by 2020

Holden plans to introduce the tech-laden OnStar technology package in Australia by 2020, according to a senior General Motors executive. OnStar technology has been available in US markets for some time now, but with extensive infrastructure required in Australia to operate the technology, it hasn't yet been activated locally...


2018 Ford Focus wagon spied in the snow
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2018 Ford Focus wagon spied in the snow

A prototype for the next-generation Ford Focus wagon has been spied this week during the early stages of its development. Most will notice that this vehicle looks remarkably similar to the current 'LZ' Focus, however the familiar panels hide the new-generation car's running gear underneath – the perfect camouflage, almost...


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...