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Ssangyong Tivoli name to be used on new X100 baby SUV

The Indian-owned South Korean car maker has announced that its new baby SUV, codenamed X100, will be badged as the Ssangyong Tivoli. Set for a January 2015 launch in Korea, the new Tivoli is due to hit showrooms in other markets from the second quarter of 2015...

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2015 Nissan GT-R upgrades focus on comfort, Track Edition not coming to Australia
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2015 Nissan GT-R upgrades focus on comfort, Track Edition not coming to Australia

The Nissan GT-R has been upgraded for the 2015 model year, with most of the changes aimed at improving the car's day-to-day comfort. To paraphrase Nissan, much of the evolution of the R35 GT-R has been focussed on the R or racing aspect of the car. This year's modifications are more about GT or grand touring component of the car's personality, which will hopefully broaden the uber-Nissan's appeal...


Tesla and BMW in talks over co-operation on batteries, charging stations, carbonfibre
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Tesla and BMW in talks over co-operation on batteries, charging stations, carbonfibre

Tesla CEO and chairman, Elon Musk, has confirmed that Tesla and BMW have discussed working together on a number of different items. The outspoken CEO sat down for a long interview with Germany's Der Spiegel magazine. In the wide-ranging discussion he mentions, amongst other things, discussions that Tesla has had with BMW regarding possible future collaborations...


Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake revealed
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Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake revealed

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake, the fifth member of the Stuttgart brand’s growing family of front- and all-wheel-drive small cars, has broken cover.  As the name suggests, the CLA Shooting Brake is a conceptual shoot-off from the CLS Shooting Brake and a sleek wagon version of the already familiar CLA four-door sedan...


Lexus RC350 coupe lands from a sharp $66K
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Lexus RC350 coupe lands from a sharp $66K

Japan’s answer to premium German coupes has arrived locally, with the Lexus RC350 landing priced from $66,000 plus on-road costs, barely $600 more than the IS350 sedan. As with other Lexus models, three grade levels will be available – the $66K Luxury, climbing to the $74,000 F Sport and $86,000 Sports Luxury...


Cadillac wants 911 fighter after 2020, diesel-powered models by 2019
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Cadillac wants 911 fighter after 2020, diesel-powered models by 2019

As part of plans by Cadillac to reassert itself to "a pre-eminent position among global luxury brands", the brand will add diesel engines to its lineup and would like to have a Porsche 911 competitor in the medium term. At the recent Los Angeles auto show, Johan de Nysschen, president of Cadillac, spoke to Car and Driver about his plans for GM's luxury marque...


Ford “underestimated” Falcon XR8 demand
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Ford “underestimated” Falcon XR8 demand

Ford Australia admits it underestimated demand for the revived Falcon XR8 and says it needs to build more. The XR8 is playing the hero car role in the new-look Falcon range, dubbed FG-X, which has launched this week in Australia. The badge returns after a four-year hiatus, effectively compensating for the loss of the disbanded Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) division...


Chrysler Grand Voyager replacement will be "sexy"
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Chrysler Grand Voyager replacement will be "sexy"

The Chrysler Grand Voyager will be replaced in 2015, and the brand's design boss, Ralph Gilles, told CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show that buyers can expect the new-generation minivan to be "sexy". Gilles said the new model due in 2015 - as part of Fiat Chrysler's open-book five-year plan - has been a fun project to be a part of...


Interiors the new battleground for luxury makers, say Audi design chief
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Interiors the new battleground for luxury makers, say Audi design chief

A lot can be said of the exterior design trends of luxury car makers, but it's inside that could be the new battleground for premium marques, according to recently appointed Audi design chief, Marc Lichte. Speaking with CarAdvice at the recent 2014 Los Angeles auto show, Lichte said that in the coming years he expects interior design to be the dominant topic of conversation among the German luxury car brands, not to mention prestige rivals from abroad...


Chrysler 300: next-generation model may lose gangster look
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Chrysler 300: next-generation model may lose gangster look

The Chrysler 300 has always looked like one of the toughest kids on the block, but as emissions regulations continue to tighten, the bluff-faced large sedan may lose its trademark style. Speaking with CarAdvice at the recent 2014 Los Angeles auto show, Chrysler head of design, Ralph Gilles, said the current model is already quite efficient – but he didn’t deny there could be changes in the pipeline for the styling of the brand's most iconic model...


Ford Falcon won’t be replaced; new Mondeo to straddle medium/large
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Ford Falcon won’t be replaced; new Mondeo to straddle medium/large

Ford Australia has confirmed it will use the forthcoming new Mondeo to straddle the medium and large car segments beyond the demise of the Falcon in 2016, meaning a supplementary offering such as the US-market Taurus is off the local radar. The company this week launched its final version of the Ford Falcon – the FG X that will be built only until Ford ceases Australian manufacturing in October 2016...


Feeling pooped? Catch the number two bus.
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Feeling pooped? Catch the number two bus.

Bristol airport in the UK has started a four-week trial of a bus that runs on bio-methane, generated by sewerage treatment. So yep, it runs on poo (and processed food waste, but there's nothing funny about that). The 40-seat airport transfer service has a range of 300km on a single tank of the (endlessly) renewable fuel...


Toyota 86 convertible, turbocharged variants not happening, says Scion
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Toyota 86 convertible, turbocharged variants not happening, says Scion

Both turbocharged and convertible variants of the Toyota 86 are off the table, according to an executive at Toyota's North American youth brand, Scion. Doug Murtha, Scion's senior vice president, told WardsAuto at the recent Los Angeles auto show that the division, which sells the 86 as the Scion FR-S, "went down swinging" with its proposals for an 86/FR-S convertible...


Mini drifted into world's tightest parallel parking spot, 8cm longer than hatchback
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Mini drifted into world's tightest parallel parking spot, 8cm longer than hatchback

Han Yue from China has drifted himself into Guinness Book of World Records by sliding a Mini hatchback into a parallel parking spot that was just eight centimetres longer than his car. The feat, seen in the video above, took place during the China Drift Championship, which was hosted the other week at the Olympic Park in Chongqing...


BMW M7 not needed, Alpina B7 covers that niche, according to BMW exec
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BMW M7 not needed, Alpina B7 covers that niche, according to BMW exec

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Mercedes Benz S500 Autonomous Driving Demo
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Mercedes Benz S500 Autonomous Driving Demo

http://www.caradvice.com.au/?p=320876/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Tony takes a drive from the back seat with the autonomous self-driving Mercedes-Benz S500.


2014 Los Angeles auto show highlights
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2014 Los Angeles auto show highlights

CarAdvice’s 2014 Los Angeles auto show production and concept car highlights:   Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept The hydrogen-powered Audi A7 h-tron quattro is designed to showcase how a fuel-cell vehicle could form part of the German luxury car maker’s line-up...


Ignoring public transport is hurting road safety
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Ignoring public transport is hurting road safety

On the one hand our state governments in Australia are quick to take personal responsibility away from the taxpayer. On our roads otherwise normal and sane adults are treated like school children once were, whacked with a ruler every time they exceed an arbitrary number with a red circle around it...


Toyota Corolla RZ special edition launches from $22,290
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Toyota Corolla RZ special edition launches from $22,290

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Australian supercar maker Joss secures backing, set to list publicly early 2015
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Australian supercar maker Joss secures backing, set to list publicly early 2015

Aspiring Australian manufacturer Joss has secured funding to build its locally made supercars with the company set to list publicly from early next year. Speaking to CarAdvice today, Joss founder Matt Thomas said the 17-year old privately-owned company will list publicly in 2015 after securing backing from the Hatzimihail Group – a family-run business heavily invested in lighting technology...