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2015 Toyota Camry : Design Interview with Kevin Hunter

Read the article here. The US-designed Camry range has been given such a substantial tweak because Toyota admits it needed a sharper design to compete with a number of desirable rivals globally, and to fit its new corporate direction towards creating more attractive and characterful vehicles...

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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class range updated
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class range updated

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV range has been updated with revised pricing and equipment levels. Mercedes-Benz's largest SUV is now available in four model grades: the entry-level GL350 BlueTEC Limited Edition; GL350 BlueTEC Edition S; GL500 Edition S; and flagship GL63 AMG. There are no images of the new models yet, but buyers can see them in showrooms in the coming weeks...


Mazda 2, Fiat 500X score four stars in EuroNCAP crash tests, Suzuki Vitara scores five - UPDATED
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Mazda 2, Fiat 500X score four stars in EuroNCAP crash tests, Suzuki Vitara scores five - UPDATED

The four-star crash ratings keep on coming, with the 2015 Mazda 2 hatchback and 2015 Fiat 500X baby SUV the latest big name models to achieve less-than-stellar crash ratings from safety authority EuroNCAP. The Mazda 2 scored well for adult occupant (86 per cent), child occupant (78 per cent) and pedestrian protection (84 per cent), but its overall score was pulled down by its safety assist score of 64 per cent...


Joss Supercar dream hit hard as ties severed with primary investor
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Joss Supercar dream hit hard as ties severed with primary investor

Australia's Joss Supercar appears to have hit yet another roadblock with the brand's marquee investor, The Hatzimihail Group, pulling out of the program. Late last year Joss announced a major investment - which was said to be about $35 million - to help make the JP1 supercar a production reality, as well as see the 17-year-old company listed on the stock market...


2015 Honda Shuttle revealed
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2015 Honda Shuttle revealed

The all-new Honda Shuttle is essentially a Honda Jazz with an even more practical body. The new Honda Shuttle - which has just been revealed in Japan - builds on the current-generation Jazz model's highly flexible interior by offering considerably more load space at the back...


Audi pick-up to rival Mercedes-Benz ute would be "difficult", says designer
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Audi pick-up to rival Mercedes-Benz ute would be "difficult", says designer

Audi won’t follow the lead of Mercedes-Benz by creating a premium pick-up, according to the brand’s design boss. Speaking with CarAdvice beside his latest creation, the Audi Prologue Allroad concept, on the stage at the Shanghai motor show, Audi head of design Marc Lichte said it would be “difficult” to apply his new design language to a one-tonne ute...


Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe spied undergoing testing
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Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe spied undergoing testing

These are the first images of the all-new Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe - a model that will aim to smash the Audi RS5, BMW M4 and Lexus RC F when it hits the market in 2016. Our spy photographers spotted the prototype Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe in Germany, with plenty of smaller details giving away the fact this is the most hardcore C-Class Coupe we've seen yet...


MG GS SUV revealed at Shanghai motor show
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MG GS SUV revealed at Shanghai motor show

The first-ever MG crossover model has been revealed, with the Chinese-cum-Brit brand unveiling the MG GS SUV at the 2015 Shanghai motor show. The production GS crossover model doesn't stray too far from the CS concept that came before it two years ago, with the typical baby SUV proportions and the modern Morris Garages look that we've seen on the MG 3 and the MG 6...


2016 Lexus ES unveiled at Shanghai auto show
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2016 Lexus ES unveiled at Shanghai auto show

The new-look 2016 Lexus ES luxury sedan has been unveiled at the Shanghai auto show, bringing the brand's aggressive styling language to what is arguably the Japanese brand's most conservative model. The revamped Lexus ES is said to feature "an elegant and progressive styling package" that is "daring", as well as "enhanced luxury interior construction" in a cabin that "exudes luxury"...


Ford Everest development wrap - with video interview
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Ford Everest development wrap - with video interview

The Ford Everest due to arrive in Australia later this year is one of the most hotly anticipated new car releases of 2015. And although production may be happening abroad, the large SUV is for all intents and purposes still ostensibly an Australian car. That's because over the course of five years, Ford Australia designed, prototyped, tested and planned the Everest from the Ford Design Centre and proving grounds near Melbourne...


2015 Ford Everest - interview with Ford Design Manager
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2015 Ford Everest - interview with Ford Design Manager

Read the article here. Expected to arrive on Australian shores later this year, the Ford Everest SUV is one of the most hotly anticipated new-car launches of 2015. And although production may be happening abroad, for all intents and purposes the Everest is still very much an Australian car...


Mazda introduces Bike by Kodo and Sofa by Kodo
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Mazda introduces Bike by Kodo and Sofa by Kodo

Mazda has unveiled a new two-wheeler and a comfy looking couch ahead of a design event being held in Milan. The Mazda Bike by Kodo concept and Sofa by Kodo concept "artworks" will debut at the Mazda Design: The Car as Art event in Milan, with both named after the brand's design philosophy...


Qoros 2 SUV teased ahead of 2015 Shanghai motor show debut
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Qoros 2 SUV teased ahead of 2015 Shanghai motor show debut

The Qoros 2 SUV has been teased ahead of its debut at the 2015 Shanghai motor show later this month. The all-new Qoros 2 is likely to be larger than the Qoros 3 City SUV, with the teaser image showing the new model boasting enormous, arch-filling wheels. What's also clear from the teaser is that it will boast a small glasshouse with a Kia Sportage-like window line, as well as boomerang-style tail-lights...


2016 Hyundai Santa Fe spied in Australia
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe spied in Australia

What could be the most revealing spy photos yet of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe have been snapped on the Gold Coast in Queensland. The images - sent in by a CarAdvice reader - give away quite a bit about what to expect from the facelifted Santa Fe seven-seat SUV, including its revised front-end...


Zotye E01: Chinese EV fuses four cars into one
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Zotye E01: Chinese EV fuses four cars into one

China’s Zotye E01 looks set to take knock-off car design to a new level later this month when it debuts at the Shanghai motor show. A number of Chinese car makers have earned notoriety in recent years for releasing concept and production vehicles heavily inspired by existing models from established manufacturers, but Zhejiang-based Zotye Auto may be the first to fuse four cars into one...


Range Rover Evoque SV model expected soon, Convertible confirmed for Australia
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Range Rover Evoque SV model expected soon, Convertible confirmed for Australia

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible isn’t the only new model that will grace the style-focused small SUV’s range in the coming years – CarAdvice can reveal that Land Rover will soon add a flagship SV model to the ranks, too...


Land Rover will expand its model families to fill ‘white space’, including new 2WD variants
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Land Rover will expand its model families to fill ‘white space’, including new 2WD variants

Expect the Land Rover and Range Rover model ranges to expand in the coming years, as the brand looks to enter ‘white space’ in which it currently doesn’t play. Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design director and chief creative officer, told CarAdvice at the 2015 New York auto show that the brand has plenty of room to move within its three distinct model ‘families’...


Mitsubishi ASX, Mirage and Lancer all set for a new-look front-end in the next 12 months
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Mitsubishi ASX, Mirage and Lancer all set for a new-look front-end in the next 12 months

The front-end design of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will be mimicked on a range of the brand’s other models over the next 12 months. CarAdvice has learned the new ‘dynamic shield’ style language that debuted on the Outlander medium SUV at the 2015 New York auto show will find its way to the Mirage, ASX and Lancer over the coming year...


The new face of Mitsubishi revealed
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The new face of Mitsubishi revealed

The new-look 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander gives a lot away about what to expect from the Japanese brand in terms of the way it will design its cars from this point forward. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2015 New York auto show, Mitsubishi Motors corporate general manager of design office, Tsunehiro Kunimoto, said the new “face” will appear on different models soon...


Jaguar XE, XF Sportbrake and Coupe versions on the cards
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Jaguar XE, XF Sportbrake and Coupe versions on the cards

More Jaguar models are coming - that's the clear message from the brand's global design chief, Ian Callum. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2015 New York motor show, the man behind the new Jaguar XE and Jaguar XF models, answered a few questions about whether there's scope for coupe or wagon versions of the the compact and mid-size sedans...