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Hyundai and Kia designs : "Enough space for the two to be different"

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Hyundai and Kia designs : "Enough space for the two to be different"

The head of design for Korean brands Kia and Hyundai says there’s room for both brands to grow in different design directions and remain unique despite their close bond...

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Honda HR-V name confirmed for US market compact SUV
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Honda HR-V name confirmed for US market compact SUV

Honda North America will turn its back on the Vezel name for the brand's new baby SUV, instead reviving the Honda HR-V badge. The announcement came at the 2014 New York auto show where Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of automobiles for American Honda, said the new HR-V and all-new Fit (Jazz) city car will be key to the company's success in the coming years...


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...


2015 Subaru Outback revealed
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2015 Subaru Outback revealed

The all-new 2015 Subaru Outback has been revealed at the 2014 New York auto show, 20 years after the first ever Outback model was revealed in the Big Apple. The new Subaru crossover wagon carries more of the XV-style body cladding that we've come to expect, with new dark plastic protection plastics on the body sills and front and rear bumper bars...


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...


2015 Ford Mustang Convertible tops Empire State Building to mark 50th anniversary
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2015 Ford Mustang Convertible tops Empire State Building to mark 50th anniversary

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXDYO9xJzdI A 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible is now on display 305m (1000 feet) into the Manhattan sky, atop the 86th floor observation deck of New York's Empire State Building...


2015 Kia Carnival : "Considerable changes" from KV7 concept
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2015 Kia Carnival : "Considerable changes" from KV7 concept

Kia’s head of design says the production version of the new Kia Carnival had to be modified substantially from the concept car in order to accommodate the additional seating capacity required. Admitting the Carnival’s look was majorly changed midway through the design process, Peter Schreyer says the changes were necessary for the people mover’s requirements...


Infiniti Q70L :: long-wheelbase variant headlines updated range
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Infiniti Q70L : long-wheelbase variant headlines updated range

A new long-wheelbase variant dubbed the Infiniti Q70L headlines the latest range of updates to the Japanese luxury car maker’s large sedan. The Q70L has been developed primarily for the rear legroom-loving Chinese market where rivals Audi and BMW also offer stretched versions of their cars, though unlike the German duo Infiniti will also sell the LWB Q70 in North America...


Volkswagen Touareg facelift brings fresh looks, new technology
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Volkswagen Touareg facelift brings fresh looks, new technology

The updated Volkswagen Touareg will show off its refreshed styling and new technology when it debuts in Beijing this weekend. Bi-xenon headlights feature as standard inside the Touareg’s reshaped headlamp clusters, which now connect from top to bottom with the edges of the new four-slat radiator grille...


2015 Toyota 86 gains suspension, aero, interior upgrades
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2015 Toyota 86 gains suspension, aero, interior upgrades

The first upgrade for the Toyota 86 will be released in the coming months with enhancements to the rear-wheel-drive sports car’s suspension, aerodynamics and interior. The 2015 Toyota 86 gains a more rigid fixation of the front suspension and the rear shock absorbers, which the Japanese car maker says aims to provide more stable damping and improved friction control in the pursuit of smoother and more communicative handling...


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...


Nissan Pulsar range may be challenged by new C-segment hatch for Europe
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Nissan Pulsar range may be challenged by new C-segment hatch for Europe

Nissan will reveal an all-new C-segment hatchback for Europe later in 2014, and it could cause a headache for the brand's Australian arm and its revived Pulsar line. Nissan global chief planning officer Andy Palmer suggested to CarAdvice at the 2014 New York auto show that the as-yet-unnamed C-segment model could lead to a strategic rethink of the Aussie arm's small car range...


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...


Victoria Police targeting irresponsible drivers with new long-lens camera
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Victoria Police targeting irresponsible drivers with new long-lens camera

Victorian motorists using mobile phones and not wearing seatbelts now risk being spotted up to 700 metres away thanks to a new long-lens portable camera dubbed the Ranger. Being trialled over a 13-day campaign across Melbourne and country Victoria, Victoria Police says Australia’s first Ranger camera will be used to boost its arsenal over the Easter and Anzac Day holiday period in an effort to target irresponsible drivers...


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...


Land Rover Discovery Sport confirmed to replace Freelander in 2015
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Land Rover Discovery Sport confirmed to replace Freelander in 2015

The Land Rover Discovery Sport name has been confirmed to adorn the brand’s next-generation compact SUV. Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern made the announcement at the New York auto show where the British SUV maker is currently showcasing the Land Rover Discovery Vision concept (pictured bottom), which previews the design of the new Discovery ‘family’...


Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept – 295kW, 0-100 in 3.9 seconds
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Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept – 295kW, 0-100 in 3.9 seconds

The Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept has been designed to show off the full performance capability of the latest-generation German hatchback. Sketches of the mega-hatch have been released ahead of its debut later this month at the 2014 Beijing motor show, where it will present with a supercar-rivalling acceleration time of 3.9 seconds. That shaves 1...


Kia sub-compact SUV under consideration
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Kia sub-compact SUV under consideration

With the unveiling of the sub-compact Hyundai Ix25 SUV only days away, it appears that sister brand Kia is also working on a small city-sized SUV to compete in the fast growing segment. The company’s design boss, Peter Schreyer, told media at today’s New York Auto Show that the sub-compact SUV (B-SUV) segment is something Kia is certainly interested in...


Peter Schreyer on Kia design : "We will keep going in the same direction"
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Peter Schreyer on Kia design : "We will keep going in the same direction"

With the unveiling of the 2015 Kia Carnival, the Peter Schreyer design revolution at Kia has been completed. What started in 2006 with the former Audi designer stepping in to the main design role at Kia has been one of the fastest and most successful brand transformations in automotive history...