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Mahindra reveals Pininfarina-designed Formula E concepts

Indian manufacturer Mahindra has revealed three Formula E race car concepts designed by Italian design house Pininfarina. Known for penning some of the most beautiful Ferraris to ever grace the world’s tarmac, Pininfarina - now owned by the Mahindra Group - has turned its attention to designing the next all-electric Formula racer...

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2017 Lexus IS facelift unveiled - UPDATE
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2017 Lexus IS facelift unveiled - UPDATE

UPDATE: Lexus Australia has confirmed a 2017 local launch for the revised IS range. An updated version of the Lexus IS luxury sedan has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing motor show. The 2017 Lexus IS brings with it a revamped front-end design including newly reformed headlights that still sit proudly above those tick-shaped daytime running lights...


Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model
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Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model

The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 has been produced in Japan, adding yet another milestone to the iconic soft-top's growing list of historic achievements. Repeatedly recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's best-selling two-seater sports car, the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 ever produced, rolled of the Hiroshima production line on April 22 - 27 years after mass-production of the model first began in April 1989...


Fiat Chrysler announces 1.1-million car recall over gear selector: Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models affected
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Fiat Chrysler announces 1.1-million car recall over gear selector: Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced a recall for more than 1.1 million vehicles over a potential problem with the gear selector fitted to certain Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler models. According to a statement from the brand, 811,586 vehicles in the US are affected by the recall, as well as 52,144 cars and SUVs in Canada; 16,805 models in Mexico; and 248,667 outside the NAFTA region - likely including Australia, though we're yet to hear back from the company's local arm...


2017 Honda Accord Hybrid unveiled, previews updated Accord styling
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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid unveiled, previews updated Accord styling

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has been unveiled, and while it won't be sold in Australia, the facelift gives an idea of what to expect from the standard Accord range which will launch later this year. Honda's Australian arm made it clear at a recent roundtable that while an updated Accord was imminent, the updated Accord Hybrid version wouldn't be offered...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok sketches revealed
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok sketches revealed

The first sketches of the facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Amarok utility have been released, with the German brand claiming the update has seen the "premium pick-up given the latest Volkswagen design"...


2017 Lexus IS facelift previewed ahead of Beijing debut
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2017 Lexus IS facelift previewed ahead of Beijing debut

A shadowy teaser for the updated 2017 Lexus IS sedan has been handed down ahead of the 2016 Beijing motor show, revealing at least two familiar tweaks in the process. Although a clear view of the full update is still to come, today’s teaser reveals a reshaped headlight design and a sharp new folder through each side of the front bumper...


Land Rover Reborn program open to Australian buyers
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Land Rover Reborn program open to Australian buyers

The recently-announced Land Rover Reborn program will be open to Australian buyers - but the stunningly restored early model Land Rover Series and Defender models that will be sold will cost a pretty penny. Last week the brand showed the first of its Land Rover Reborn models in the form of a Series I Land Rover, and there was an intended production number of 25 vehicles announced at that time, too...


Mini Living: Brit brand unveils concept apartment
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Mini Living: Brit brand unveils concept apartment

If you're a true Mini-malist, you'll probably have been expecting this spin-off for some time now - this is Mini Living, a new apartment concept installation that has been unveiled at the Salone del Mobile 2016 in Milan...


GM design at the top of its game: Simcoe
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GM design at the top of its game: Simcoe

Incoming new design boss for General Motors, Mike Simcoe, says there’s little for him to do in his new role but for supporting the work of his predecessor, retiring 43-year GM veteran Ed Welburn. Simcoe was announced as Welburn’s replacement today, having only found out on Tuesday that he’d got the gig...


Australian Mike Simcoe to become GM's global design chief on May 1
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Australian Mike Simcoe to become GM's global design chief on May 1

Australian designer Michael Simcoe will take over from Ed Welburn as the vice president of General Motors Global Design on May 1. In the process, Simcoe will become the seventh global design leader at GM, following in the footsteps of Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Irvin Rybicki, Chuck Jordan, Wayne Cherry, and the soon-to-depart Ed Welburn...


Jaguar’s design similarities deliberate: Ian Callum
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Jaguar’s design similarities deliberate: Ian Callum

Jaguar says that designing its current model line-up to look similar is a deliberate and considered step, while the British brand goes through a global revitalisation program. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the new Jaguar F-Pace in Montenegro this week, the brand’s head of design, world-famous car designer Ian Callum, said that the decision to make the new SUV look so similar to Jaguar’s other models was very measured...


Tesla Model 3: design tweaks coming, pre-orders blow out to 276,000
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Tesla Model 3: design tweaks coming, pre-orders blow out to 276,000

Not the biggest fan of the new Tesla Model 3’s polarising front-end look? Company founder Elon Musk has heard at least one fan’s plea for a rethink, confirming through a Twitter chat this morning that changes are on the cards. Unveiled at a special event in California on Friday, Australian time, the Model 3 introduces a new direction for Tesla styling with its bold duckbill look...


Maserati Levante SUV no mortal sin, will attract ‘many, many women’
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Maserati Levante SUV no mortal sin, will attract ‘many, many women’

The brand-new Maserati Levante SUV will stay true to the brand’s ethos, easily be its top-seller, and greatly broaden its audience to younger buyers and women, according to the company’s global head Harald Wester. Speaking to Australian media (including CarAdvice) at last week’s North American reveal of the Maserati Levante in New York, Wester passionately defended the move into SUVs, seemingly without much prompting...


2016 Genesis New York concept and design interview - NYIAS 2016
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2016 Genesis New York concept and design interview - NYIAS 2016

Read the article here. A new Genesis hybrid sports sedan concept has been officially unveiled at the 2016 New York motor show, hinting at future models from Hyundai’s luxury brand. The Genesis New York concept, as its officially known, is a likely precursor to the new G70 range, which will compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class...


Porsche Mission E studio video tours the design phase
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Porsche Mission E studio video tours the design phase

Porsche has handed down a special new video that offers an insight into the design process of its new models. In this case, it’s the Mission E concept, revealed at last year’s Frankfurt motor show...


Hyundai files patent for sliding gullwing door
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Hyundai files patent for sliding gullwing door

Hyundai has filed a patent application for what looks like the lovechild of a Volkswagen Camper van and Tesla’s new Model X SUV, showcasing a design that offers full access to the second and third row of seating, while also giving access to the boot from the same opening...


Mercedes-Maybach to add large SUV to its ranks, E-Class version ruled out
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Mercedes-Maybach to add large SUV to its ranks, E-Class version ruled out

It appears an even-money bet that the ultra-luxury brand Mercedes-Maybach will add an SUV to its ranks in the future, but there won't be an E-Class Maybach variant despite persistent rumours. The only Mercedes-Maybach models currently on sale are the Mercedes-Maybach S600 and the even lengthier Pullman version, but with SUVs proving lucrative, the range is almost certain to expand to include a high-riding, long-wheelbase, ultra-luxury vehicle of that type...


Honda NSX GT3 New York reveal signals 2017 racing intent
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Honda NSX GT3 New York reveal signals 2017 racing intent

With interest in GT-level motorsport ever increasing, Honda is the latest brand to make clear its racing intentions with the New York motor show unveiling of its Honda NSX GT3 racer. Clearly stamped with its North American ‘Acura’ branding, the Honda NSX GT3 race car revealed at this week’s 2016 New York International Auto Show is set to tackle the North American GT3 category from 2017...


2017 Holden Colorado facelift draws near: Bangkok show cars point to new look
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2017 Holden Colorado facelift draws near: Bangkok show cars point to new look

The 2017 Holden Colorado ute and Colorado 7 SUV have today been previewed for the first time, thanks to a pair of heavily worked-over concepts that will debut at tomorrow’s Bangkok motor show for Chevrolet Thailand. Today’s unveiling of the thinly-veiled concepts follows the publishing of spy photos and leaked press images that reveal the facelifted ute and SUV in their regular production form...