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The new 2016 Ford Ranger PX Series II model has arrived, and only one model in the range gets a reverse-view camera as standard...

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2016 Hyundai Elantra previewed by sporty rendering - UPDATE 2, NEW TEASERS
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2016 Hyundai Elantra previewed by sporty rendering - UPDATE 2, NEW TEASERS

A fresh new set of teaser illustrations for the next-generation 2016 Hyundai Elantra has surfaced, with a new batch of images appearing on the carmaker's facebook page today. These latest images show the new Elantra wearing its Korean-market Avante name, but, as with the current model, we can expect the Australian model to wear largely identical styling...


Subaru WRX, WRX STI and BRZ limited edition Hyper Blue models coming to Australia
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Subaru WRX, WRX STI and BRZ limited edition Hyper Blue models coming to Australia

A batch of limited edition Subaru WRX Premium, Subaru WRX STI and Subaru BRZ models will arrive in Australia from October with an eye-catching new colour known as Hyper Blue. There will be 300 limited edition Subaru sports models going on sale in Australia consisting of: 200 WRX Premium with the Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission; 50 WRX STI Premium with the manual transmission; and 50 BRZs with the option pack (including leather/Alcantara front seats with heating), in auto and manual...


2016 Lexus GS200t unveiled, replaces GS250
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2016 Lexus GS200t unveiled, replaces GS250

The 2016 Lexus GS200t has been unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance, with the new turbocharged 2.0-litre base model set to arrive in Australia from December 2015. As is the case with the IS200t mid-size sedan, NX200t medium SUV and the larger, all-new RX200t, the GS200t will form the basis for the model line, replacing the GS250 with its 2...


2016 Lexus LX570 revealed
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2016 Lexus LX570 revealed

The facelifted 2016 Lexus LX570 has been revealed today, following more than a month of leaked photos and spilled information. The updated Lexus LX570 was revealed at The Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance in California alongside the new GS200t luxury sedan, ahead of the arrival of both new models in Australia in December 2015...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe revealed
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe revealed

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe was revealed overnight ahead of its formal premiere in-the-metal at the Frankfurt motor show next month and Australian launch in the middle of next year. The new-generation two-door C-Class cuts a fine figure, echoing the clean and upmarket lines of the larger S-Class Coupe in a similar fashion to its top-selling sedan sibling...


Kumho awarded top prize for futuristic all-weather tyre concept
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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...


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...