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Kumho awarded top prize for futuristic all-weather tyre concept

Kumho has claimed a top design award for a futuristic tyre able to vary the position of and space between its tread blocks. Dubbed the Kumho Maxplo, the super-low aspect ratio tyre features tread blocks that claim to have the ability to adjust their position to suit a range of weather conditions, from completely dry to snow...

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2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente pricing and specifications

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente people mover has arrived as part of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Vito range. The new-generation Mercedes-Benz Valente is priced at $56,380 plus on-road costs, which is a $1790 hike over the existing model ($54,590 plus on-road costs), but that version had less standard gear...


2016 Toyota Fortuner revealed in Sydney ahead of Australian debut
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2016 Toyota Fortuner revealed in Sydney ahead of Australian debut

The all-new 2016 Toyota Fortuner SUV has been unveiled at simultaneous events in Thailand and Australia ahead of an October sales debut this year. The Japanese brand's new rugged off-road model - which is based on the new-generation Toyota HiLux - is to that ute as the Ford Everest is to the Ranger, the Isuzu MU-X to the D-Max ... you get the idea...


Kia Australia targeting 50,000 sales in 2019, baby SUV critical to success
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Kia Australia targeting 50,000 sales in 2019, baby SUV critical to success

South Korean manufacturer Kia Motors is looking to significantly boost its sales in Australia within the next five years. Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith boldly claimed the brand is aiming to sell 50,000 units within the next four or five years, and there are segments of the market that are ripe for growth that Kia will target - namely the small SUV area...


Renault Talisman name confirmed for new mid-size sedan
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Renault Talisman name confirmed for new mid-size sedan

Renault Talisman - that's the name of an all-new mid-size sedan from the French brand that will make its debut on July 6 in Europe. The new Renault model is expected to be a global replacement model for the Latitude (which is currently sold in Australia, and is built as part of a joint-venture between Renault and Samsung in South Korea) and the European-market Laguna model, which has been sold in Australia in the past...


Lexus IS200t launched with 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine - UPDATE
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Lexus IS200t launched with 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine - UPDATE

The Lexus IS200t will become the third model confirmed with the Japanese company's 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. Following in the treadmarks of the Lexus NX200t and the forthcoming Lexus RX200t, the new IS200t utilises a marginally uprated version of the same four-pot turbo engine producing 180kW of power at 5800rpm (5kW more grunt than it does in the NX) but the same amount of torque (350Nm from 1650-4400rpm)...


2016 Chevrolet Cruze sedan revealed: Australian prospects unclear
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze sedan revealed: Australian prospects unclear

The new-generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has been revealed at an event in the United States, but the Australian position on the new-generation sedan remains unclear. The new global small sedan will initially go on sale in the US early in 2016, and it differs from the Chevrolet Cruze for China that came before it, but it’s still very much designed for buyers who prefer small three-box models to hatchbacks...


Infiniti Q30 teased ahead of 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed digital debut
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Infiniti Q30 teased ahead of 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed digital debut

The first ever Infiniti Q30 small luxury hatchback has been teased ahead of its 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed debut. However, it won't be fully revealed at the British spectacular - instead, Infiniti will have an installation known as the Q30 Inspiration box, that will highlight specific details on the car without giving the whole picture away...


Mercedes-Benz on convertible SUVs: we will find a market
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Mercedes-Benz on convertible SUVs: we will find a market

The idea of a convertible SUV may seem silly, but given the growth of the SUV segment globally it's one that’s gathering momentum – including at Mercedes-Benz. The German luxury brand has been a player in the world of drop-top SUVs for years. Its iconic G-Wagen model was offered as a rag-top Cabriolet variant for military use and for public purchase for a staggering 34 years before being axed in 2013...


Mercedes-Benz GLS could include long-wheelbase, Coupe variants
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Mercedes-Benz GLS could include long-wheelbase, Coupe variants

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS – the car that replaces the current Mercedes-Benz GL – will be revealed later this year, and the brand is looking at derivatives that could help it fill ultra-niche and ultra-luxury segments. The company has just launched its new GLE and GLE Coupe models in Europe, and there’s a GLC and GLC Coupe pairing also on its way...


Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe almost certain for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe almost certain for Australia

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC seems to be the gift that keeps on giving - particularly if you want a broad range of mid-sized luxury SUVs. Along with details on the new GLC range, which includes a number of petrol and diesel versions and even a plug-in hybrid model, we've learnt of plans for two go-fast models - the Mercedes-Benz GLC 450 AMG Sport and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 - and now Australia looks very likely to see the addition of the all-new GLC Coupe, too...


Mercedes-Benz GLC revealed
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Mercedes-Benz GLC revealed

The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC mid-sized SUV made its long-awaited world premiere tonight in Germany, meaning the Stuttgart-based marque finally has a proper global rival for the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. A replacement for the GLK (a left-hand-drive car that never came here, much to Mercedes-Benz Australia’s chagrin), the GLC in many ways takes elements from the hugely successful C-Class and applies them to a crossover body-style...


Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and Mercedes-Benz GLC 450 AMG Sport models confirmed
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Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and Mercedes-Benz GLC 450 AMG Sport models confirmed

The Mercedes-Benz GLC has only just been revealed, but already CarAdvice can confirm the new model will be offered in two hardcore versions: the Mercedes-Benz GLC 450 AMG Sport and flagship Mercedes-AMG GLC 63...


Mercedes-Benz R-Class could be revived
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Mercedes-Benz R-Class could be revived

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class could be revived to take advantage of the world’s current taste for SUV-style vehicles. The seven-seat R-Class went on sale in its original form in 2006, before an update in 2010 saw some big styling changes. The car was discontinued from most international markets in 2013 due to slow sales, though it is still being built and sold in China for that market only...


Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe could have beaten BMW X6 to market
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Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe could have beaten BMW X6 to market

The car that upset the SUV segment – the BMW X6 – could have been beaten to market by a Mercedes-Benz coupe-style SUV way back before the Bavarian brand's controversial crossover vehicle launched in 2008. That admission came at the launch of the first ever Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe – which could have been the ML Coupe had it been built way back when – in Austria overnight...


Nissan marketing boss says time is now for industry to make cars relevant again
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Nissan marketing boss says time is now for industry to make cars relevant again

The time is now for the car industry to make its products relevant to consumers again, the global head of marketing at Nissan says. Admitting that the Japanese brand is perceived globally as “a little bit grey”, Nissan global head of marketing and brand strategy Roel de Vries has told CarAdvice that the automotive industry as a whole has a chance to become relevant again, particularly to young people...


Mercedes-Benz GLC sketch released ahead of SUV's world premiere on June 17
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Mercedes-Benz GLC sketch released ahead of SUV's world premiere on June 17

A sketch of what could be the most crucial model for Mercedes-Benz in recent history has been released. That vehicle is the Mercedes-Benz GLC, and it's due to be revealed on June 17. The new Mercedes mid-sized luxury SUV will fill a significant void in the brand's line-up: it previously sold the GLK in left-hand drive markets, but this new GLC model - which bears the C in its name due to its proximity in size, styling and packaging to the C-Class model - will be available as a right-hand drive vehicle...


Alpine Celebration concept car revealed at Le Mans
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Alpine Celebration concept car revealed at Le Mans

The revival of the Alpine brand continues, and the revamped French company has uncovered a new concept car to "commemorate 60 years of sporting passion": that car is the Alpine Celebration show car. The new concept model has been "specially prepared for Le Mans", with the new Alpine model due to make its motoring debut at the French circuit ahead of the 24-hour race this weekend...


Hyundai Designer Casey Hyun talks design and draws an Aussie Ute
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Hyundai Designer Casey Hyun talks design and draws an Aussie Ute

Casey Hyun is a Creative Design Manager at Hyundai’s head office in Seoul, South Korea. He’s also in charge of strategic design for the entire brand and as such, works closely with Peter Schreyer, President of Hyundai/Kia Design. Originally from Australia, Casey’s most recent work includes the luxury Genesis and YF Sonata...


Renault pick-up teased ahead of international debut
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Renault pick-up teased ahead of international debut

The first-ever Renault pick-up has been teased ahead of its international debut at the Buenos Aires motor show on June 18. While this isn't expected to be the much-anticipated Renault version of the Nissan Navara, the new ute could give some hints as to what to expect in terms of the larger pick-up truck's styling...