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Lotus Evora to gain off-road-style model, roadster - report

The Lotus Evora could be set to change its direction - turning away from the racetrack and aiming for the forest with an SUV-inspired model, if reports out of the UK are on the money...

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Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo : V8 hybrid-powered GT car unveiled
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Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo : V8 hybrid-powered GT car unveiled

The Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo has been officially unveiled, with the V8 hybrid-powered GT car now exclusively available to download and drive on Gran Turismo 6. The latest in a string of highly stylised conceptual in-game models, Infiniti says its Concept Vision Gran Turismo is "a vision of what a high performance Infiniti could look like in the future...


2015 Mercedes-Benz GLS spied
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLS spied

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV will soon become the Mercedes-Benz GLS, and CarAdvice's spies have caught the new-look model undergoing testing ahead of its debut in the new year. The new name is supposed to reflect the car's positioning among its sedan siblings - where the flagship model in the three-box line-up is the S-Class, so the range-topping SUV will be known as the GLS...


2015 Skoda Superb: new sketch reveals design details
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2015 Skoda Superb: new sketch reveals design details

The new-generation 2015 Skoda Superb has been teased in sketch form ahead of its predicted reveal in February 2015. The all-new Czech large car is set for its in-the-metal unveiling at the 2015 Geneva motor show, but this image gives plenty away about what to expect for the brand's new MQB-based flagship model...


Mercedes-AMG Sport models teased ahead of 2015 Detroit auto show
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Mercedes-AMG Sport models teased ahead of 2015 Detroit auto show

Just when you thought the new Mercedes-Benz naming structure couldn't get more confusing, the German luxury brand has announced a new line of models that will be known as the Mercedes-AMG Sport range, and the first examples will debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show in January...


2015 Kia Picanto spied undergoing testing
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2015 Kia Picanto spied undergoing testing

The soon-to-be-updated Kia Picanto city car has been caught testing outside of Hyundai Motor Europe's headquarters in Germany ahead of its potential launch in Australia by the end of next year. The heavily camouflaged light hatch bears black plastic and cladding over its front and rear ends, as well as on its doors...


Chrysler Grand Voyager replacement will be "sexy"
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Chrysler Grand Voyager replacement will be "sexy"

The Chrysler Grand Voyager will be replaced in 2015, and the brand's design boss, Ralph Gilles, told CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show that buyers can expect the new-generation minivan to be "sexy". Gilles said the new model due in 2015 - as part of Fiat Chrysler's open-book five-year plan - has been a fun project to be a part of...


Interiors the new battleground for luxury makers, say Audi design chief
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Interiors the new battleground for luxury makers, say Audi design chief

A lot can be said of the exterior design trends of luxury car makers, but it's inside that could be the new battleground for premium marques, according to recently appointed Audi design chief, Marc Lichte. Speaking with CarAdvice at the recent 2014 Los Angeles auto show, Lichte said that in the coming years he expects interior design to be the dominant topic of conversation among the German luxury car brands, not to mention prestige rivals from abroad...


Chrysler 300: next-generation model may lose gangster look
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Chrysler 300: next-generation model may lose gangster look

The Chrysler 300 has always looked like one of the toughest kids on the block, but as emissions regulations continue to tighten, the bluff-faced large sedan may lose its trademark style. Speaking with CarAdvice at the recent 2014 Los Angeles auto show, Chrysler head of design, Ralph Gilles, said the current model is already quite efficient – but he didn’t deny there could be changes in the pipeline for the styling of the brand's most iconic model...


Australian supercar maker Joss secures backing, set to list publicly early 2015
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Australian supercar maker Joss secures backing, set to list publicly early 2015

Aspiring Australian manufacturer Joss has secured funding to build its locally made supercars with the company set to list publicly from early next year. Speaking to CarAdvice today, Joss founder Matt Thomas said the 17-year old privately-owned company will list publicly in 2015 after securing backing from the Hatzimihail Group – a family-run business heavily invested in lighting technology...


Land Rover to complain about copycat Land Wind X7: report
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Land Rover to complain about copycat Land Wind X7: report

The boss of Land Rover says his company will complain to Chinese officials about the Land Wind X7 SUV, which he has accused of “copying” the design of the Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth says the Chinese-made Land Wind X7 – which bears more than a striking resemblance to the British Evoque – represents a breach of intellectual property laws...


Fiat Punto replacement a "headache" for the Italian brand
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Fiat Punto replacement a "headache" for the Italian brand

Italian mass market car producer Fiat is struggling to decide whether the replacement for its ageing Fiat Punto light hatch should be a retro-style spin-off of the 500 range, or a more practical, less stylish car that will sit separate to the cutesy Fiat 500 family...


Mercedes-AMG GT designer says similarities with Porsche 911 unavoidable
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Mercedes-AMG GT designer says similarities with Porsche 911 unavoidable

In an exclusive interview with CarAdvice at the global launch of the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT, Mark Fetherston, exterior designer for Mercedes-Benz, said he makes no apologies for any similarities that some might see between the GT and Porsche 911. “There are classic sports car proportions that you kind of want in your car and you end up having similarities with other brands – you can’t help that," said Fetherston...


Lexus LF-C2 convertible “purely a concept”, says chief designer
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Lexus LF-C2 convertible “purely a concept”, says chief designer

The stunning Lexus LF-C2 convertible concept is believed to offer up plenty of hints about a new drop-top from the Japanese luxury brand – but the man who designed the car, Yasuo Kajino, told CarAdvice there are no plans to push it to production. Well, not yet...


Audi to offer four-wheel steer, advanced quattro systems
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Audi to offer four-wheel steer, advanced quattro systems

German luxury maker Audi will soon offer a range of new high-tech driving technologies including four-wheel steering and possibly a new electric iteration of its quattro all-wheel drive system...


Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept revealed at 2014 Los Angeles auto show
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Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept revealed at 2014 Los Angeles auto show

German luxury brand Audi has revealed a new technological concept vehicle at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show – the Audi A7 h-tron quattro. The Audi A7 h-tron quattro is a hydrogen-driven electric vehicle that the company says showcases how a fuel-cell vehicle could form part of its line-up...


2015 Chrysler 300 revealed: Large sedan facelifted
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2015 Chrysler 300 revealed: Large sedan facelifted

The updated 2015 Chrysler 300 has been revealed at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show. The first facelift for this generation of the US-made large sedan that went on sale in 2012 introduces a range of changes, the most dramatic being the front-end styling which adopts a smoother look, new grille with broad winged Chrysler badge and bumper finish and lower air intake, as well as new LED lights...


Audi Prologue concept previews new design language and upcoming A9 flagship
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Audi Prologue concept previews new design language and upcoming A9 flagship

The Audi Prologue concept has been revealed on the eve of the Los Angeles auto show, giving the automotive world its first glimpse at the car maker’s new design language. The large, low-slung coupe is also believed to preview a new flagship luxury model from the brand, speculatively dubbed the Audi A9, to sit above the A8 limousine...


Lexus LF-C2 convertible concept teased for a second time
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Lexus LF-C2 convertible concept teased for a second time

The Lexus LF-C2 convertible concept car that is due to be revealed at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show has been teased for a second time. The new image posted to a teaser reveal site gives a glimpse at the sharply-styled front-end of the new showcar, which is tipped to be the precursor to a production drop-top based on the RC coupe...


Audi A9 concept teased in new video
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Audi A9 concept teased in new video

Audi has released a 90-second video teaser that reveals the first meaningful details of its new luxury concept. The as-yet-unnamed concept, which will be revealed in full at this month’s Los Angeles auto show, embodies the German car maker’s new design language, created by Audi design director Marc Lichte...