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Skoda Karoq name announced for Yeti successor, May 18 debut confirmed

As the adorably dorky Yeti moves toward retirement, Volkswagen's Czech brand has confirmed its new Tiguan-related medium SUV will be known as the Skoda Karoq. Karoq joins Kodiaq in building a consistent theme for the brand's SUVs, both in styling - as confirmed through revealing spy photos published today - and in nomenclature...

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Citroen Dispatch XL unveiled
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Citroen Dispatch XL unveiled

We're still a while from seeing the Citroen Dispatch van range in Australia, but the French brand's mid-size van now has a big, big version. The new Citroen Dispatch range is made up of three versions, with the XL measuring 5309mm long, presenting a fair stretch over the middle-ground M model (4959mm) and the smallest version, the XS (4609mm)...


2018 Infiniti QX50 spied testing
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2018 Infiniti QX50 spied testing

The upcoming new 2018 Infiniti QX50 have been spied testing this week. We saw the concept at this year's Detroit Motor Show and, going by the spy photos, it seems the Japanese company has kept the design of the production car very close to the concept. Although much of the new SUV's finer details remain heavily wrapped, it is clear the lighting at both ends will be almost identical to those of the concept...


Audi’s first electric SUV won’t be its most expensive high-rider
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Audi’s first electric SUV won’t be its most expensive high-rider

Audi is set to introduce three all-new electric vehicles by 2020, and the company’s chairman, Rupert Stadler, reckons the market is ready for it. Audi’s first pure EV will be a “pure electric SUV with a luxury character”, Stadler said when speaking to Australian media at the 2017 Geneva motor show – but he confirmed that it won’t be the most expensive SUV in the company’s line-up...


Audi Sport working on new flagship hypercar?
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Audi Sport working on new flagship hypercar?

Audi Sport may well be working on a new technological flagship hypercar model to sit above the R8 as the new pinnacle of the brand. One of Audi Sport's chief competitors, Mercedes-AMG, is working on its Project One hypercar with formula one technology, and BMW has its i8 - a different kind of sports car with plug-in hybrid drivetrain...


2018 Volkswagen Polo due in June, Australian launch early next year
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2018 Volkswagen Polo due in June, Australian launch early next year

The all-new, next-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo will make its world premiere in June, the company has confirmed this week. Confirming an early 2018 launch for Australia, the company's local communications chief Paul Pottinger told CarAdvice today we can expect a "quantum change" for the new model...


Audi confirms new A6, A7, A8, Q3 and A1 - all for 2017
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Audi confirms new A6, A7, A8, Q3 and A1 - all for 2017

Talk about busy - Audi will launch new versions of its large A6, A7, A8 models, as well as a new Q3 small SUV and baby A1 hatchback, all by the end of this year. The German luxury car maker made its plans public at the 2017 Geneva motor show, where Audi chairman of the board Rupert Stadler said the brand detailed the expansive model range revamp...


Audi Q4 confirmed for 2019 launch
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Audi Q4 confirmed for 2019 launch

The Audi Q4, a new addition to the brand's ever-growing selection of crossover vehicles, has been confirmed for launch in 2019. Described as a "sporty compact utility vehicle", the Q4 will be a sporty companion to the next-generation Q3, likely due to launch in 2018. The Q4's launch will follow on the heels of new generations of the A8, Q5 and A5 this year, and the second-generation A7 and all-new Q8 in 2018...


Volvo XC40 key to brand’s growth plans: CEO
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Volvo XC40 key to brand’s growth plans: CEO

The small SUV craze won't be slowing anytime soon, and luxury brand Volvo is counting down the hours in anticipation of its new addition, the Volvo XC40. The all-new Volvo XC40 that is set to be unveiled within the next two months – likely at the Shanghai motor show in China, as the car will be built there, sharing parent company Geely’s small car platform – and Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson reckons the new small SUV will be vital as part of the company’s growth plans...


Audi Sport brand to expand with eight new models by 2019
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Audi Sport brand to expand with eight new models by 2019

Audi Sport may not be as much of a household name as Mercedes-AMG or BMW M, but the company's recently-appointed head wants that to change, and fast. Stefan Winkelmann, the man who used to head up Lamborghini and who is now employed as managing director of Audi Sport (formerly Quattro GmbH), said at the 2017 Geneva motor show that the Audi Sport brand needs to make itself better known among potential customers...


Audi 'to fill the gaps' in its SUV range with Q4 and Q6
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Audi 'to fill the gaps' in its SUV range with Q4 and Q6

Audi has a few SUVs in its line-up: there's the Q2, Q3, Q5, Q7 and upcoming Q8. But what about the gaps? Where are the Q1, Q4 and Q6? Well, they could be on their way sooner than you'd think. Audi chairman of the board of management Rupert Stadler told CarAdvice at the 2017 Geneva motor show that the brand is looking to add new models to appeal to different buyers in different regions, with the spots either side of the new Q5 the ones that are garnering the most attention internally...


Audi design to become more differentiated from model to model
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Audi design to become more differentiated from model to model

Audi may have copped a bit of flak over its same-same-but-different car design over the past few years, but the company is looking to make its models appear mode distinct as they roll out. Andreas Mindt, head of Audi design exterior, told CarAdvice at the 2017 Geneva motor show that the German company is working on ways to ensure its models aren't as, shall we say, Russian Doll-like as they have been in the past...


2018 Porsche Cayenne range to be topped by Turbo S E-Hybrid model
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2018 Porsche Cayenne range to be topped by Turbo S E-Hybrid model

There's an all-new Porsche Cayenne SUV coming in 2018, and the flagship model in the range is set to be a hybrid. Not just any hybrid, though: the 2018 Porsche Cayenne will follow a similar path as the 2017 Porsche Panamera, with a Turbo S E-Hybrid version to sit atop the range. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is powered by the same 4...


The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS will be the fastest of its breed
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The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS will be the fastest of its breed

A new flagship Porsche 911 GT2 RS model is on its way, and it's going to be quite a piece of work. The all-new version of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS will stay true to the existing formula of being rear-wheel drive, but Porsche CEO Oliver Blume told CarAdvice at the 2017 Geneva motor show the company would be pushing the envelope in terms of power for the new range-topping model...


Audi Q8 sport concept debuts at Geneva motor show
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Audi Q8 sport concept debuts at Geneva motor show

The Audi Q8 just got a little more interesting, with the German brand unveiling the new Audi Q8 sport concept at the 2017 Geneva motor show. The new Audi Q8 model eschews the plug-in hybrid drivetrain of the original Q8 concept (shown just a few months ago at the Detroit motor show) and shoehorns a 3...


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace will have an 'expansive model range'
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace will have an 'expansive model range'

The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is set to be on the market in the early part of next year, with the new seven-seat variant expected to closely mirror the regular Tiguan range. The move will see the broad Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace range target some of the big-name seven-seat offerings in the segment, including the Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Toyota Kluger and Mazda CX-9...


2018 Volvo XC60 teased again, new safety systems detailed
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2018 Volvo XC60 teased again, new safety systems detailed

The 2018 Volvo XC60 has been teased yet again, ahead of its 2017 Geneva motor show debut next week. The Scandinavian company has also confirmed three new safety items for the reinvented mid-sized SUV. The all-new Volvo XC60 will bring with it active steering assistance or support "to help avoid potential collisions", with the company claiming that the new technologies "will make the new XC60 one of the safest cars on the road"...


Citroen Dispatch van confirmed, Peugeot cans van plans
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Citroen Dispatch van confirmed, Peugeot cans van plans

The Citroen Dispatch mid-sized van has been confirmed for Australia, as the French company's local distributor, Sime Darby Automotive, looks to clarify its commercial vehicle position. Until recently, both Citroen and Peugeot - each distributed by Sime Darby - had offered commercial vehicles as parts of their line-ups...


2017 Ford Fiesta ST revealed with new three-cylinder turbo engine
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2017 Ford Fiesta ST revealed with new three-cylinder turbo engine

It is regarded as arguably the best bang-for-your-buck hot-hatch on the market, but the new 2017 Ford Fiesta ST is set to be a vastly different offering to its predecessor when it is unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show. The new Ford Fiesta ST is powered by a 1...


2018 Skoda Yeti will be 'dramatically' different to current model
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2018 Skoda Yeti will be 'dramatically' different to current model

The 2018 Skoda Yeti will be vastly different to the model on sale today, according to the director of Skoda Australia, Michael Irmer. Speaking with media this week, Irmer indicated that the all-new Yeti, which replaces the current, first-generation model in Australia in 2018, is likely to be unrecognisable compared to the current version...