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McLaren 675LT to debut in Geneva with 496kW V8

Woking-based supercar maker McLaren will take the covers off the McLaren 675LT at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. Adhering to McLaren's current naming convention, the new 675LT will feature a 496kW (675PS) version of the company's 3...

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Alpine Vision Gran Turismo previews some styling cues of 2016 Renault sports car
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Alpine Vision Gran Turismo previews some styling cues of 2016 Renault sports car

Renault has unveiled the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo, which not only celebrates the brand's 60th anniversary, but also bares some hallmarks of the upcoming Alpine production car. According to the car's designer, Victor Sfiazof, the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo has a front end that's inspired by the A110 (bottom image, foreground), which is arguably Alpine's most famous model to date...


2015 Mini Clubman spied, rendered
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2015 Mini Clubman spied, rendered

The imminent six-doored 2015 Mini Clubman has been captured wearing less camouflage - and illustrated in a new computer-generated image -  by our European spy photographers, as the countdown to the new wagon's premiere later this year approaches its climax...


2016 Kia Sportage spied : New-look SUV set to debut new engine tech
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2016 Kia Sportage spied : New-look SUV set to debut new engine tech

Our European spies have spotted the next-generation 2016 Kia Sportage outside the Hyundai Kia Technical Centre in Russelsheim, Germany, ahead of the new model hitting the market next year. At first glance the shape of the new Kia Sportage appears similar to the model it replaces, though there are subtle changes all over the body of the car that indicate this is indeed an entirely new model...


Lotus Elise S Club Racer gains comfort pack standard
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Lotus Elise S Club Racer gains comfort pack standard

The hardcore, track-focused Lotus Elise S Club Racer has just become a little less hardcore thanks to the addition of the previously optional comfort pack. Lotus Australia general manager Glen Sealy said the decision to make the comfort pack standard in the supercharged S model is a reflection of buyer preferences, with the majority of Elise S Club Racer customers opting to add the extra equipment...


2015 BMW M135i revealed
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2015 BMW M135i revealed

Images of the 2015 BMW M135i have been released, revealing the updated styling of the Bavarian brand’s flagship hot-hatch. BMW announced the specifications of its upgraded 1 Series range earlier this month but has kept images of the M135i under wraps until now...


Aston Martin shareholder Investindustrial promises cash for brand's future plans - report
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Aston Martin shareholder Investindustrial promises cash for brand's future plans - report

Aston Martin shareholder Investindustrial says it will provide the resources required to facilitate the company’s growth push that could as much as double its global sales. Investindustrial chairman Andrea Bonomi told Bloomberg his company was committed to the biggest investment plan in the British luxury sports car maker’s history...


Mitsubishi compact SUV concept previews next ASX
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Mitsubishi compact SUV concept previews next ASX

Mitsubishi will take the wraps off a new compact SUV concept at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March, and the car could offer some clues to the design of the next-generation Mitsubishi ASX. Described as “a declaration of intent for Mitsubishi Motor Corporation’s future direction”, the compact, five-door crossover appears to be an evolution of the XR-PHEV concept that debuted more than 12 months ago at the 2013 Tokyo motor show...


US government tracking cars in real time via licence plates - report
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US government tracking cars in real time via licence plates - report

A report claims that the US government is using a network of cameras and licence plate readers to track cars in real time. According to the Wall Street Journal, the surveillance programme was initiated by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2008 in states near the US-Mexico border, such as Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas...


Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan car sharing plan falters - report
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Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan car sharing plan falters - report

A deal between Mitsubishi and Renault-Nissan, which would have resulted in replacements for the Galant and Lancer sedans, has apparently hit a snag. In November 2013 Mitsubishi Motors and the Renault-Nissan Alliance announced a deal that would result in two new Mitsubishi sedans based on Renault-Nissan architectures...


2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Pricing and specifications - UPDATE
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2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Pricing and specifications - UPDATE

The 2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV has arrived in Australian showrooms with a host of new features and the first-time option of an automatic transmission. The updated Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde six-speed manual is priced at $39,000 before on-road costs, $150 less than before, while the six-speed dual-clutch (TCT) automatic version costs $3000 more at $42,000...


Honda Australia overhauls hybrid range : Accord Hybrid in; CR-Z, Civic and Jazz Hybrids out
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Honda Australia overhauls hybrid range : Accord Hybrid in; CR-Z, Civic and Jazz Hybrids out

Honda Australia is overhauling its hybrid car line-up, confirming plans to introduce the Accord Hybrid before the middle of the year and axing ageing petrol-electric models such as the CR-Z and Civic Hybrid. Honda Australia public relations manager Melissa Cross confirmed the local division is currently running out its hybrid range ahead of the introduction of new “Hybrid Sport” models from its ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ portfolio...


2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible : Pricing and specifications
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2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible : Pricing and specifications

The first-ever BMW 2 Series Convertible range will launch locally in February, with pricing kicking off below $55K. The new entry-level BMW drop-top will be offered in three model lines - the 220i Convertible (priced at $54,900 plus on-road costs), the 228i Convertible ($68,900 plus costs) and the M235i Convertible ($85,800 plus costs)...


Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, Nissan IDx and Nissan BladeGlider projects on hold - report
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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, Nissan IDx and Nissan BladeGlider projects on hold - report

Flagship projects such as the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, Nissan IDx and Nissan BladeGlider are reportedly on hold, according to a report from Automotive News. According to the report, the Japanese brands have "mellowed in their message" when it comes to introducing new products, instead aiming to improve sales of volume models...


Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning special edition here in March
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Holden Commodore SV6 Lightning special edition here in March

Holden has confirmed its new special edition Commodore will be named SV6 Lightning when it goes on sale in about two months’ time. The Lightning name was selected from more than 4000 entries and amid vigorous online debate as part of Holden’s ‘Name that Commodore’ Facebook competition earlier this month...


Nissan to focus on females in Japan
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Nissan to focus on females in Japan

In a move aimed at attracting more female car buyers in Japan, Nissan has revealed plans to hire more female salespeople and establish a greater number of dealerships tailored for women. Nissan already has what they term 'ladies first' dealerships and that number is set to triple. The Japanese carmaker aims to have 300 female friendly dealerships by the end of this financial year, and 700 by 2018...


Peugeot RCZ R Bimota boasts 224kW 1.6-litre turbo engine
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Peugeot RCZ R Bimota boasts 224kW 1.6-litre turbo engine

Developed in conjunction with Italian motorcycle maker Bimota, the Peugeot RCZ R Bimota has been unveiled at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy. Changes under the bonnet include a new ECU and a new bypass valve for the turbocharger. In concert with a new exhaust system, the RCZ R Bimota manages to squeeze 224kW out of its 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine...


Audi restores one of two remaining DKW Schnellaster electric vans
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Audi restores one of two remaining DKW Schnellaster electric vans

Only around 100 or so electric versions of the DKW Schnellaster vans were ever produced, and Audi has restored one of the two remaining vehicles. Between 1955 and 1962 DKW produced roughly 100 EV versions of its front-wheel drive Schnellaster van, primarily for electric companies, utilities and battery makers...


Renault Kadjar name confirmed for new SUV
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Renault Kadjar name confirmed for new SUV

Renault Kadjar will be the name used for the French brand's first C-segment SUV, which will be unveiled in full on February 2, 2015. Believed to be a spin-off model of the Nissan Qashqai, the new Renault Kadjar has been spied in disguise by CarAdvice's overseas snappers from the outside, while we've also see interior images of the new small SUV...


Holden-badged Opel Cascada spotted in Melbourne
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Holden-badged Opel Cascada spotted in Melbourne

Following on from Holden's announcement in May 2014 that the Opel Cascada, the Opel Astra GTC three-door, Opel Astra OPC hot-hatch and Opel Insignia OPC would find their way into Australia in 2015, CarAdvice has spotted a Holden badge wearing Opel Cascada in Melbourne. Holden's Cascada will be the first convertible to grace the Holden lineup in almost 8 years, since the demise of the Holden Astra Twin Top in 2009...