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Hyundai H350 hydrogen concept revealed, diesel van could come to Australia

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Hyundai H350 hydrogen concept revealed, diesel van could come to Australia

Alternative-fuel vans are all the go right now - and here's another: the Hyundai H350 Fuel Cell Concept. That's right, this big bus runs on hydrogen...

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2017 Infiniti QX30: entry-level SUV's rear-view camera omission to be 'corrected'
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2017 Infiniti QX30: entry-level SUV's rear-view camera omission to be 'corrected'

Infiniti Cars Australia has acknowledged that not specifying the entry-level version of its just-launched Infiniti QX30 with a rear-view camera was a significant misstep, with the omission expected to be rectified in the near future. Speaking to CarAdvice at this week’s local launch of the Q30-based QX30 crossover, Infiniti Cars Australia managing director Jean-Philippe Roux said safety is most definitely of high importance to the premium Japanese marque...


2017 Kia Soul gets turbo engine and new equipment - UPDATE
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2017 Kia Soul gets turbo engine and new equipment - UPDATE

Update - Kia's local arm has confirmed the turbocharged Soul won't be coming to Australia, though exterior and interior revisions will be part of a 2017 update coming soon. See article for details. The 2017 Kia Soul will soon have, dare we say it, a bit more soul - but not for our market, it seems...


2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR: twin-turbo, rear-drive SUV revealed for 2017 Dakar Rally
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2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR: twin-turbo, rear-drive SUV revealed for 2017 Dakar Rally

Think Peugeot SUVs aren't hardcore enough for you? Then check out the new 2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR. Due to be officially unveiled at next month’s 2016 Paris motor show, the new Peugeot 3008 DKR is the successor to the 2016 Dakar Rally-winning Peugeot 2008 DKR, and is set to take on the iconic off-road endurance rally raid come January 2017...


Subaru XV replacement due mid-2017, will follow same formula as current model
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Subaru XV replacement due mid-2017, will follow same formula as current model

The new-generation Subaru XV crossover model will debut mid-way through 2017, according to the Japanese brand, and buyers can expect a very similar formula to the current model. That means a taller ride height, extra body cladding and brighter colours - but not a new body on top to offer better space and practicality than the regular Impreza hatch...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq seven-seat SUV revealed, Australian launch due next year
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq seven-seat SUV revealed, Australian launch due next year

The long-awaited 2017 Skoda Kodiaq five- and seven-seat SUV has finally been revealed, with the boxy Czech hauler cutting a sharp figure in production guise. Although notably different from the Skoda Vision S concept model that preceded it, the model is indeed the one we saw in those leaked images posted a few weeks back...


Hyundai i10 facelift unveiled, still no chance for Australia
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Hyundai i10 facelift unveiled, still no chance for Australia

A facelifted version of the Hyundai i10 micro car has been unveiled in Europe, but the small model is still zero chance of being sold in Australia. The updated Hyundai i10 gains a number of changes, including a revised front end with repositioned daytime lights and a reshaped front bumper, while the rear gets a black bumper insert between the reshaped rear reflector/fog-lights...


2016 Volkswagen Transporter Sportline too cool to ignore
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2016 Volkswagen Transporter Sportline too cool to ignore

A new Sportline variant of the latest T6 Volkswagen Transporter has been released for overseas markets, transforming the humble light-commercial vehicle into an uber-cool people-mover. Based on the 2016 Volkswagen Transporter kombi Highline variant, the new Volkswagen Transporter Sportline is said to combine “sporty” design features with additional equipment to “give driver and passengers an even more comfortable and engaging ride”...


Bentley EXP 10 coupe, EXP 9 SUV designer to take over exterior styling job
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Bentley EXP 10 coupe, EXP 9 SUV designer to take over exterior styling job

The man behind the muscular and low-slung EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, expected to preview Bentley's future look, will now head the company's exterior styling team. John Paul Gregory, a veteran of the Volkswagen Group now into his eighth year with the Bentley brand, will report to design director Stefan Sielaff...


Italdesign looking for US clients outside Volkswagen Group - report
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Italdesign looking for US clients outside Volkswagen Group - report

The boss of Italdesign, the legendary design house now owned by the Volkswagen group, has gone on record saying he would like to expand the company’s clientele beyond the European giant’s umbrella. More, he would like to extend the studio's expertise beyond the traditional automotive industry client base, eyeing the likes of Google and Apple in particular...


Bentley Bentayga v Bentley EXP 9F Concept: styling face-off
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Bentley Bentayga v Bentley EXP 9F Concept: styling face-off

As any model does, the all-new Bentley Bentayga has found its share of detractors when it comes to styling. But, the thing is, so did the bold and vaguely retro-futuristic EXP 9F concept that came before it. Indeed, back in 2012, reports out of Europe suggested that sources within Bentley had conceded that the EXP 9F's styling was "a little heavy-handed", moving the marque's designers to return to the drawing board...


Open-wheel EV sets new 1.5-second 0-100km/h world record time
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Open-wheel EV sets new 1.5-second 0-100km/h world record time

Students from Switzerland's ETH Zurich university have successfully set a new 0-100km/h world record time for an electric car, completing the benchmark sprint in a mind-numbing 1.513 seconds...


2017 Porsche Panamera teaser video reveals 911-inspired rump
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2017 Porsche Panamera teaser video reveals 911-inspired rump

Another day, another serving of imagery for the coming new 2017 Porsche Panamera. Just hours after a set of revealing new spy photos surfaced, showing off all but the internal styling of the new model's lighting, a new official teaser video has appeared...


Kia GT sports sedan expected on sale in Australia by late 2017
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Kia GT sports sedan expected on sale in Australia by late 2017

The long-rumoured Kia GT sports sedan is all-but certain to hit showroom floors in Australia in the third quarter of 2017. Kia Australia has made it clear that it plans to offer the yet-to-be-confirmed and yet-to-be-revealed new rear-wheel-drive sedan late next year...


Renault Twingo GT: rear-drive city car gets Renault Sport boost
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Renault Twingo GT: rear-drive city car gets Renault Sport boost

The sporty-looking Renault Twingo GT has been unveiled, revealing a tricked up version of the rear-wheel-drive French micro car. Inspired by the uber-cool 235kW/380Nm V6-powered Renault Twin’Run concept car first seen back in 2013, the Renault Twingo GT continues with the standard model’s rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, but boasts Renault Sport-fettled performance upgrades...


Jaguar Land Rover to sue over Chinese Evoque knock-off
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Jaguar Land Rover to sue over Chinese Evoque knock-off

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will take legal action against China's Jiangling Motor for its Land Wind X7 compact SUV, despite an earlier complaint having been fobbed off by Chinese authorities already. The X7 became the latest in a long line of Chinese-market models with knock-off styling when it first appeared in 2014, moving Jaguar Land Rover - which produces the small Range Rover Evoque - to file a complaint over intellectual property theft...


Mazda MX-5 takes top prize at Good Design Australia awards
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Mazda MX-5 takes top prize at Good Design Australia awards

It's already World Car of the Year's best car overall and best-designed car, and now the new ND MX-5 has added another styling trophy to its cabinet with a win in Australia's annual Good Design awards. Nominees for the prize were announced in April, with aesthetically adventurous rivals like the Citroen C4 Cactus and Kia Sportage throwing down with the MX-5 and more classically styled contenders in the Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7...


Pininfarina could soon produce an electric sports car
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Pininfarina could soon produce an electric sports car

Italian design house Pininfarina is said to be moving towards producing an electric sports car, according to a new report. UK website Autocar claims that Mahindra, the Indian giant that acquired Pininfarina late last year, is looking to the iconic studio and coachbuilder to aid its electric vehicle (EV) plans...


Hyundai taps star Bentley designer for Genesis styling
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Hyundai taps star Bentley designer for Genesis styling

Korean car maker Hyundai has recruited one of Bentley’s senior designers as its new vice president of styling. SangYup Lee had worked as the head of exterior and advanced design for the exclusive British marque since 2013. Before his stint with Bentley, Mr Lee worked at Volkswagen America’s Advanced Design Centre in California, as a senior designer for Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini...


Australia's National Motor Museum launching video game exhibition
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Australia's National Motor Museum launching video game exhibition

The National Motor Museum in South Australia will pay homage to our favourite motor racing games as part of a new exhibition that will explore the relationship between video games and motor culture. The exhibition, ‘REVolution: where pixels meet motors - an interactive history of video gaming and motor cultur', is thanks to a $125,000 grant...