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Mitsubishi Evolution : next-generation model may be an SUV

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution may be killed off at the end of 2014, and its replacement could be based on the new plug-in hybrid ASX compact SUV...

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Mazda Hazumi concept revealed
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Mazda Hazumi concept revealed

It's called the Mazda Hazumi concept but this is the new Mazda 2 city car in thin disguise. The Japanese company says the Hazumi concept – unveiled at the 2014 Geneva motor show ahead of an expected on-sale date of late 2014 or early 2015 for Australia – is a “glimpse at Mazda’s ideal next-generation subcompact”, claiming it focuses on four key aspects: the brand’s Kodo styling; SkyActiv technology; proactive safety; and the MZD Connect connectivity system...


Volkswagen Multivan Alltrack : rugged AWD people mover concept revealed
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Volkswagen Multivan Alltrack : rugged AWD people mover concept revealed

The all-wheel-drive Volkswagen Multivan Alltrack concept has been unveiled at a function before tomorrow's Geneva motor show, hinting at a future production version. Powered by a 132kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, the Volkswagen Multivan Alltrack concept teams a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission with a rear axle-installed multi-plate Haldex coupling to offer all-paw traction...


Mazda Hazumi concept - new pictures leaked ahead of Geneva debut
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Mazda Hazumi concept - new pictures leaked ahead of Geneva debut

New images of the Mazda Hazumi concept have surfaced ahead of the car's debut at the 2014 Geneva motor show this week. Images posted on Chinese site Autosohu.com indicate the new concept car - which showcases how the next-generation Mazda 2 will look - clearly boasts the brand's Kodo design language, following on from previous show cars and also production models such as the new Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and CX-5 SUV...


2014 Geneva motor show preview
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2014 Geneva motor show preview

The Geneva motor show – Salon International de l’Auto to the locals – is arguably the highlight of the global automotive calendar. Established in 1905, this year’s show will be the 84th held in the Swiss city and promises to be a memorable one, with dozens of production and concept vehicles set to debut before the press and the public...


Volvo Concept Estate teased, covered in a raincoat
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Volvo Concept Estate teased, covered in a raincoat

Set to debut at next month’s Geneva motor show, the Volvo Concept Estate has been previewed cloaked in a specially-made Swedish Stutterheim raincoat. The unusual teaser sees Volvo teaming up with a native weather-protecting company, which has created the ‘Estate Svart’ – a car cover designed specifically for the Concept Estate...


Hyundai Intrado : Hydrogen-fuelled crossover concept leaked
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Hyundai Intrado : Hydrogen-fuelled crossover concept leaked

The first images of the hydrogen fuel cell-powered Hyundai Intrado concept have been leaked ahead of its debut at next week's Geneva motor show. First seen in sketch form late last year, the four-seat front-wheel-drive Hyundai Intrado concept previews the South Korean car maker’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design language and a second-generation hydrogen fuel cell system...


Honda Civic Type R : Geneva-bound concept previews upcoming hot-hatch styling
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Honda Civic Type R : Geneva-bound concept previews upcoming hot-hatch styling

The aggressive looking Honda Civic Type R concept will make its world premiere at next month's Geneva motor show, previewing the final production version of the Japanese hot-hatch due in 2015...


Ssangyong XLV concept : seven-seat diesel-hybrid SUV teased
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Ssangyong XLV concept : seven-seat diesel-hybrid SUV teased

Sketches of the Ssangyong XLV concept released today give us our first look the Korean car maker's latest vision for a new-generation seven-seat SUV. Set to debut at new month's Geneva motor show, the XLV (‘eXiting smart Lifestyle Vehicle’) embraces Ssangyong’s new ‘Nature born 3 motion’ design language, which its designers says is evident in its “rhythmical and dynamic exterior”...


Honda Vision XS-1 concept : sporty seven-seat SUV revealed
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Honda Vision XS-1 concept : sporty seven-seat SUV revealed

The Honda Vision XS-1 concept unveiled at the Indian auto expo previews a future sporty seven-seat SUV from the Japanese car maker. Designed around Honda's 'man maximum, machine minimum' philosophy, the Vision XS-1 concept claims to package a spacious cabin with three rows of seating in a compact body with sports styling cues...


Kia GT4 Stinger : production version due by end of 2014?
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Kia GT4 Stinger : production version due by end of 2014?

The Kia GT4 Stinger will be on sale in the US by the end of 2014 – if you believe a report from US publication TopSpeed. The site quotes sources as stating that a production version of the GT4 Stinger has been confirmed within the company to be in showrooms by the end of 2014...


Chevrolet Adra concept : sub-compact SUV teased
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Chevrolet Adra concept : sub-compact SUV teased

A teaser image of the pint-sized Chevrolet Adra concept has been released, previewing the brand's vision for a new baby SUV. Developed at General Motors' Technical Centre in India and described as the "brainchild of Indian designers", the Adra concept has been created with the likes of the Ford EcoSport in its sights...


Quant e­-Sportlimousine: future technology-powered concept teased ahead of Geneva
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Quant e­-Sportlimousine: future technology-powered concept teased ahead of Geneva

Set to showcase never-before-seen energy technology, the futuristic Quant e­-Sportlimousine has been teased ahead of its 2014 Geneva motor show unveiling in March. Touted as the first car to be equipped with “an entirely new energy storage system” dubbed nanoFlowcell drive, the Quant e­-Sportlimousine is a four-seater sports car measuring over 5...


Volkswagen Golf R Evo : 275kW concept tipped for Beijing debut
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Volkswagen Golf R Evo : 275kW concept tipped for Beijing debut

An extreme hot-hatch dubbed the Volkswagen Golf R Evo is expected to preview future high-performance powertrain and construction technologies from the German manufacturer at April's Beijing motor show. Autocar reports the Golf R Evo concept will be powered by a significantly uprated version of the production car’s turbocharged 2...


Nissan Sport Sedan concept previews next US-market Maxima
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Nissan Sport Sedan concept previews next US-market Maxima

The Nissan Sport Sedan concept embodies the latest evolution of the car maker's new design language and previews the next generation of its popular Maxima large car for the US market. Revealed at the Detroit auto show, the Sport Sedan concept is the third in a trio of recent design studies – joining the Resonance and Friend-Me concepts – to share signature design elements that the Japanese manufacturer says will influence all future Nissans...


Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept teases potential 372kW/812Nm sports sedan
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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept teases potential 372kW/812Nm sports sedan

The Formula One-infused Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept has been unveiled at the 2014 Detroit auto show, with the car maker's boss suggesting a high-powered engine could find its way into a future production version. Designed to express Infiniti's design vision of a high-performance variant of its Q50 premium sports sedan, the luxury Japanese manufacturer’s president, Johan de Nysschen, says to expect whopping outputs of around 372kW and 812Nm should it reach production...


Toyota FT-1 concept previews Supra successor
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Toyota FT-1 concept previews Supra successor

The Toyota FT-1 concept previews the Japanese brand's new emotion-charged design direction and hints at a potential successor to its iconic Supra sports car. Unveiled at the 2014 Detroit auto show, Toyota says the FT-1 concept answers global president Akio Toyoda’s call for more emotive designs displaying energy, passion and a sense of excitement...


Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept revealed
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Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept revealed

The Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept previews the German car maker's vision for a mild crossover based on the latest version of its iconic small car and inspired by beach buggies of the past. The tougher-looking, harder-wearing Beetle Dune concept is believed to be a strong chance to make the transition from show car to showrooms, with Volkswagen to gauge public reaction at its Detroit auto show debut this week...


Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept : rugged Bug teased
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Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept : rugged Bug teased

The temperature may be hovering around freezing in much of the US, but the Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept will aim to bring a little summer to Detroit when it debuts at the city's auto show next week. Dubbed "the sportiest Beetle ever" by the German manufacturer, the Dune concept is a modern interpretation of the beach-bashing buggies based on the original Bug...


Audi Sport quattro eyes production with Vegas-bound laser light concept
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Audi Sport quattro eyes production with Vegas-bound laser light concept

An updated Audi Sport quattro concept will be unveiled at next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, suggesting the hybrid sports car is another step closer to becoming a production reality. Barring its new dual laser headlight system, Plasma Red paint finish and mildly revised wheels, the CES Audi Sport quattro matches the bright yellow concept first seen at last year’s Frankfurt motor show and remains powered by a 515kW/880Nm 4...