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Fiat Ducato large van revealed

Couriers are about to get a touch more Italian style - the new Fiat Ducato has been revealed. The Italian company's commercial vehicle offshoot Fiat Professional claims the new model - which comes in more than 10,00 variants based upon van, cab-chassis and passenger transport models - sets a new standard in the large van class...

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Hyundai US chief hints at future ute, could launch within three years
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Hyundai US chief hints at future ute, could launch within three years

A Hyundai ute looks set to become a reality, following a hint from the company's US chief. Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski was quoted by Autonews as suggesting that the pickup/truck/ute segment is one that cannot be ignored - and it appears clear the brand is aiming to expand its commercial vehicle offering following spy shots of a new large van range making their way to CarAdvice (see image above)...


Hyundai to upsize van range with Sprinter rivals
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Hyundai to upsize van range with Sprinter rivals

Hyundai is set to expand its commercial van range with new models to compete with big-name European package haulers. Two new large commercial models - a high-top, long wheelbase van and a single-cab van-based ute - are set to soon join the brand's ranks, giving Hyundai new models to rival vehicles such as the Renault Master and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter...


Suzuki iV-4 SUV : Production version due here in 2015
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Suzuki iV-4 SUV : Production version due here in 2015

The Suzuki iV-4 is set to become a production reality, with Suzuki Australia confirming the road-going version of the funky, tiny SUV will be sold here in 2015. The iV-4 was first shown in concept car guise at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show, and while the model had already been confirmed to make it to production, it won't be a successor to the Jimny model that was axed late last year due to lacking electronic stability control...


Infiniti says it’s time to stop being a second-tier luxury brand
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Infiniti says it’s time to stop being a second-tier luxury brand

Japanese luxury brand Infiniti says it’s time to get serious about taking on the German establishment. The Nissan-owned luxury brand, which was made an independent division of the Japanese company late last year, is planning to push a range of new models into production over the next six years – and Infiniti Americas vice president Michael Bartsch told CarAdvice at the 2014 New York auto show in frank terms that the company needs to prove it’s worthy of consideration...


2016 Chevrolet Volt spied
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2016 Chevrolet Volt spied

The new-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been caught undergoing testing ahead of its expected debut next year. The all-new petrol-electric hybrid model will reportedly be built on the same underpinnings as the next-generation Cruze small car, a move that will save General Motors significant engineering and development costs and also shave the price of the car significantly...


Nissan Lannia concept sedan aimed at young Chinese buyers
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Nissan Lannia concept sedan aimed at young Chinese buyers

If you're Chinese and were born in the 1990s or 2000s, the Nissan Lannia concept will apparently appeal to you more than anyone else. The Lannia concept sedan, which was revealed at the 2014 Beijing auto show over the weekend, is said to be "tailored towards the 'Post 80s' Chinese desiring an 'Energetic Sedan For Me'"...


Toyota Yaris facelift revealed : Three-door hatch dropped for revised range due in September
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Toyota Yaris facelift revealed : Three-door hatch dropped for revised range due in September

The new-look Toyota Yaris hatchback has been revealed ahead of its local launch in September. The facelifted model adopts an aggressive appearance with an X-style motif similar to that seen on the brand's Aygo city car. New headlights and the heavily revamped front bumper give the Yaris a sportier, more eye-catching stance than the current model (pictured below), which still looks more modern and contemporary than some of its rivals...


Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Concept revealed at 2014 Beijing auto show
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Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Concept revealed at 2014 Beijing auto show

The Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Concept could bear the most misleading name in concept car history. The four-door sedan clearly features a more swooping roof-line than the Volkswagen Jetta, but it certainly isn't as coupe-like as, say, a Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class or even the brand's Passat-based CC model...


Honda Concept B Hybrid revealed at 2014 Beijing auto show
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Honda Concept B Hybrid revealed at 2014 Beijing auto show

Despite killing off the Insight earlier this year, Honda looks set to make another run at the entry-level petrol-electric hybrid market following the unveiling of the Honda Concept B Hybrid at the 2014 Beijing auto show...


Mazda CX-9 :: next-generation to drop V6, still no diesel expected
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Mazda CX-9 : next-generation to drop V6, still no diesel expected

The next-generation Mazda CX-9 SUV will lose its V6 petrol engine, likely in favour of a more efficient turbocharged four-cylinder. Mazda global head of sales and marketing, Masahiro Moro, indicated to CarAdvice at the New York auto show that Mazda is in a transition period away from the Ford-sourced V6 seen in the current CX-9...


BMW Vision Future Luxury concept revealed
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BMW Vision Future Luxury concept revealed

The BMW Vision Future Luxury concept may have a long name now, but a production version of this sleek four-door coupe-style limousine is expected to be brandished with the 9 Series badge prior to 2017. The new BMW super limo has been revealed at the 2014 Beijing auto show, and is said to “furnish a long-term outlook on the perception of modern luxury for the BMW brand”...


Audi TT Offroad Concept revealed :: SUV spinoff debuts at Beijing auto show
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Audi TT Offroad Concept revealed : SUV spinoff debuts at Beijing auto show

Plans to expand the Audi TT line-up to include a "family car" have already proved fruitful with the company unveiling the Audi TT Offroad Concept at the 2014 Beijing auto show...


Subaru Liberty :: sedan only for new-generation mid-size model
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Subaru Liberty : sedan only for new-generation mid-size model

The new-generation Subaru Liberty will only come as a sedan, a senior engineer from the Japanese company has indicated to CarAdvice at the 2014 New York auto show. Masayuki Uchida, senior project general manager of the Subaru Legacy concept, spoke with CarAdvice at the reveal of the new Subaru Outback at the New York show, where he stated the brand’s medium car range will be offered only as a sedan, with wagon duties being taken care of by the new Outback and smaller Levorg model...


Nissan Maxima : new-generation large car to be a global model
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Nissan Maxima : new-generation large car to be a global model

The large car class may be waning in Australia, but a new-generation Nissan Maxima could be offered locally if the brand's chief gets his way. The Japanese brand's next Maxima has been presaged by the Sport Sedan concept car, and is expected to be revealed in production trim at the Los Angeles motor show in November...


Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet axed
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Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet axed

It seems the drop-top two-door Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet was a niche too far for the Japanese brand - it is finished. Nissan global chief planning officer Andy Palmer confirmed to CarAdvice at the 2014 New York auto show that the odd-bod Murano Crosscabriolet is done and dusted...


BMW X range set to expand even further
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BMW X range set to expand even further

BMW is looking to expand its X range of SUVs even further. BMW revealed the new X4 coupe-style SUV at the 2014 New York auto show overnight, bringing the brand's high-rider range to a total of five (X1, X3, X4, X5, X6), while a new X7 has also been confirmed to take on the likes of the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz's GL-Class from 2017...


Land Rover Defender : new-generation model set to include ute variant
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Land Rover Defender : new-generation model set to include ute variant

The next-generation Land Rover Defender has plenty of roles to fill when it finally makes it to production, and one of them could well be a ute or pickup variant. Jaguar Land Rover global operations director Phil Popham told CarAdvice that the new-generation Defender model - which was previewed in 2011 by the DC100 concept and is expected to be revealed in 2015 in production form - has its work cut out for it...


2015 Nissan Navara : New-generation ute expected to spawn rugged SUV
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2015 Nissan Navara : New-generation ute expected to spawn rugged SUV

The next-generation 2015 Nissan Navara may spawn a rough-and-tumble off-road SUV. Nissan global chief planning officer Andy Palmer indicated to CarAdvice at the New York auto show that there's potential for a rugged seven-seat SUV in the vain of the Holden Colorado 7, Isuzu MU-X, Mitsubishi Challenger and upcoming Ford Everest and similar to the existing Navara-based Pathfinder which has been replaced by a softer, family-focused SUV...


2015 Toyota Camry facelift revealed
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2015 Toyota Camry facelift revealed

The heavily revised 2015 Toyota Camry has been revealed, stunning the assembled media at the 2014 New York auto show. Dubbed the “big minor change”, the updated Camry brings significant exterior and interior styling modifications over the current car, which went on sale just over two years ago in March 2012...