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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...

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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...


Safety shouldn’t be an optional extra
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Safety shouldn’t be an optional extra

News this week that the all-new 2015 Mazda 2 will not come with some potentially life saving safety equipment as standard has sparked a conversation that needs to be had: should safety cost you more? My opinion is that no, it most certainly shouldn't – for the most part...


2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spied and rendered
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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spied and rendered

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake is now months away from its world premiere, and our spy photographers have caught a late-stage test vehicle out in public with next to no camouflage.  Using these shots, and others caught previously, as a basis, we are also able to provide you with a pair of computer-generated images of what the car is likely to look like...


Mazda CX-3 won’t be “half-baked”, says Australian boss
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Mazda CX-3 won’t be “half-baked”, says Australian boss

The all-new Mazda CX-3 baby SUV that has been confirmed to debut at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show in November won’t be like any of the other offerings currently on sale, according to Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders...


Lotus Exige S automatic here in 2015
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Lotus Exige S automatic here in 2015

An automatic version of the hardcore Lotus Exige S road racer will be offered for the first time ever, the Malaysian-owned British car maker has announced. Said to be completing its final stages of testing, the new six-speed automatic Lotus Exige S is set to go on sale globally from January...


Nissan sub-compact crossover concept comes into focus
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Nissan sub-compact crossover concept comes into focus

Nissan has released a second teaser image of its new sub-compact crossover concept seven days out from its debut at Brazil’s Sao Paulo motor show. The Japanese car maker followed up last week’s shadowy image with another equally veiled shot today, though digitally brightening it brings much of the car’s design into focus...


Volkswagen R-Line expands to Golf Wagon and Tiguan ranges
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Volkswagen R-Line expands to Golf Wagon and Tiguan ranges

Volkswagen R-Line versions of the Golf Wagon and Tiguan compact SUV are now available, bringing the total number of sportily styled variants to five. As CarAdvice has previously reported, the move to add more R-Line packages is a conscious one to offer consumers "tougher looking" cars with more equipment...


Mysterious Mercedes-Benz concept spied
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Mysterious Mercedes-Benz concept spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured a mysterious vehicle inside a Mercedes-Benz facility in Germany. Though covered from nose to tail in grey plastic, the car’s swoopy, low-slung, spaceship-style lines are impossible to miss, being unlike anything we’ve ever seen from the luxury car maker...


2015 Opel Corsa OPC Line models revealed
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2015 Opel Corsa OPC Line models revealed

The 2015 Opel Corsa OPC Line is not the full-blown hot-hatch range expected from the German arm of General Motors, but the new styling packs hint at future faster models bearing Opel Performance Centre badging. The newly unveiled Corsa OPC Line receives a range of styling changes including a new lower lip spoiler at the front, side skirts, and a tailgate-mounted rear spoiler...


2015 Kia Optima : Diesel hybrid, wagon variant and turbo models all likely
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2015 Kia Optima : Diesel hybrid, wagon variant and turbo models all likely

The next-generation 2015 Kia Optima – which is expected to debut in 2015 – will remain true to the current car in terms of its design, but is expected to bring with it a wealth of technical changes including a high-tech diesel hybrid drivetrain, a wagon body style and new turbo models for Australia...


Jeep Grand Wagoneer : Seven-seat SUV to fight luxury brands
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer : Seven-seat SUV to fight luxury brands

A new large seven-seat SUV that will be known as the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is set to give the US off-road specialist brand a rival to the European luxury brands. The development of the long-awaited range-topping model that will sit above the Grand Cherokee in the Jeep line-up and offer a three-row, seven-seat layout is progressing according to plan, according to Jeep president and CEO, Mike Manley, who told CarAdvice at the 2014 Paris motor show the Grand Wagoneer will play an important role when it launches in 2018...


Fiat 500: next-generation styling will be evolutionary, not revolutionary
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Fiat 500: next-generation styling will be evolutionary, not revolutionary

The next version of the Fiat 500 will feature styling revisions, but it won’t push the boundaries of styling, according to the company’s head of European design, Roberto Giolito. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2014 Paris motor show, Giolito expressed his intent to keep up with the times, yet maintain true to the original – and the current – 500 model...


Kia Rio hot-hatch: 186kW go-fast model planned
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Kia Rio hot-hatch: 186kW go-fast model planned

A hot-hatch version of the Kia Rio could become a reality in its next generation, and it could harness more power than the established players. A lot more. According to Jurgen Grimm, head of powertrain development in Hyundai Motor Europe, a new turbocharged sporty version of the Rio relies heavily upon the same derivative of the new-generation i20 making it to production...