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Lexus wants to provoke envy in onlookers, says new branding chief

Lexus is well-known for offering high-quality vehicles and fantastic customer service, though the company recognises it doesn't spark the envy and admiration that its German rivals enjoy...

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Porsche SUV sales doubled sports cars in 2016
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Porsche SUV sales doubled sports cars in 2016

If Apple is now a phone company, the past year has seen Porsche become an SUV brand. Together, the Macan and Cayenne duo have outsold the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman twins, along with the 911 and Panamera - by more than double - in 2016. The company is unlikely to fazed by this new image, however...


Lexus LX450d diesel launches in India, still off the cards for Australia
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Lexus LX450d diesel launches in India, still off the cards for Australia

Availability of the diesel-powered Lexus LX450d has expanded to the Indian market this week, but, despite being offered in New Zealand, it remains off the cards for Australia. Powered by the same 200kW/650Nm 4.5-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel engine offered in the related Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series, the 2.5+ tonne LX450d is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in a respectable 8...


2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S local pricing announced, here in April - UPDATE
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S local pricing announced, here in April - UPDATE

Update - Local pricing has been also been confirmed for the Vanquish S Volante. See article for details Australian pricing for the 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S has been announced this week, with first deliveries of the company's flagship sports car to arrive next month...


Aston Martin chief Andy Palmer details product offensive
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Aston Martin chief Andy Palmer details product offensive

Aston Martin has revealed its plans for a new model onslaught, with the company to have 7 new models by 2020. Speaking to media at the opening of the company's new Zagame dealership in Richmond, Melbourne, Aston Martin's CEO, Andy Palmer detailed the product strategy that will see at least one new model every year from now until the end of the decade...


Bentley Continental Supersports touches down in Australia, pricing announced
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Bentley Continental Supersports touches down in Australia, pricing announced

The 2017 Bentley Continental Supersports has touched down in Australia, making its local debut at the Australian Grand Prix this week in Melbourne. Pricing for the flagship Continental coupe and convertible starts at $569,522 and $626,474 in Australia before on-road costs respectively. With its uprated 6...


2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet update spied
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2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet update spied

The facelifted Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet has been spied this week during development testing, giving us a first look at what to expect from this relatively mild mid-life update for the German company's flagship drop-top. It appears not much will change visually with the forthcoming update, with revised front and rear treatments the noticeable changes on this lightly-camouflaged prototype...


Audi’s first electric SUV won’t be its most expensive high-rider
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Audi’s first electric SUV won’t be its most expensive high-rider

Audi is set to introduce three all-new electric vehicles by 2020, and the company’s chairman, Rupert Stadler, reckons the market is ready for it. Audi’s first pure EV will be a “pure electric SUV with a luxury character”, Stadler said when speaking to Australian media at the 2017 Geneva motor show – but he confirmed that it won’t be the most expensive SUV in the company’s line-up...


Jaguar XF update spied
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Jaguar XF update spied

A heavily camouflaged Jaguar XF prototype has been spied this week, suggesting the British sedan is likely to get a facelift in the not-too-distant future. Despite the vehicle being recognisable as an XF, the heavy camouflage is unusual for just a facelift, particularly at the rear. Up front, this XF has reshaped headlights, while the rear doors appear longer...


2017 Volvo S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90 recalled for airbag fix
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2017 Volvo S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90 recalled for airbag fix

Swedish manufacturer Volvo has issued a recall for 524 vehicles across its S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90 model lines over concerns the curtain airbags may not deploy properly in the event of an accident. Due to a manufacturing fault, bolts holding the curtain airbag in place could have the bolt head detach, meaning the inflator may not be correctly secured...


Audi confirms new A6, A7, A8, Q3 and A1 - all for 2017
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Audi confirms new A6, A7, A8, Q3 and A1 - all for 2017

Talk about busy - Audi will launch new versions of its large A6, A7, A8 models, as well as a new Q3 small SUV and baby A1 hatchback, all by the end of this year. The German luxury car maker made its plans public at the 2017 Geneva motor show, where Audi chairman of the board Rupert Stadler said the brand detailed the expansive model range revamp...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for airbag module fix
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for airbag module fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 640 of its 2016 E-Class models over concerns a faulty occupant sensor could cause the airbags to be disabled. The German marque reports affected vehicles have an incorrectly installed occupant sensor in the front passenger seat, causing the pressure hose in the control unit to kink...


2017 Lexus NX200t Luxury AWD review
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2017 Lexus NX200t Luxury AWD review

Is the smallest Lexus SUV a real contender against premium and mainstream rivals?

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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS spied testing
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS spied testing

UPDATE: Revealing new images have been added to this article's gallery, including a first look at the new CLS's interior. The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS has been spied during development testing in Germany this week. Despite the swirly black-and-white camouflage, the CLS's four-door coupe silhouette is clearly on display, as are the visual similarities to the new E-Class Coupe...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe review
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe review

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is a jump forward from its predecessor in every way. This is a proper luxury GT car with performance to match its looks.


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe pricing and specs
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe pricing and specs

Australian pricing and initial specifications for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe range have been detailed ahead of the new model's on-sale date in June Three variants will be offered at launch - the E220d, E300 and E400 4Matic - with prices starting at $96,000 before on road costs, around a $3000 hike over the sedan...


Kia has no plans to take on Hyundai N and Genesis sub-brands, chief designer says
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Kia has no plans to take on Hyundai N and Genesis sub-brands, chief designer says

Speaking to Australian media at the 2017 Geneva motor show, Kia chief designer Gregory Guillaume said Hyundai’s N Performance and Genesis sub-brands might make sense for Hyundai, but neither is a path Kia has plans to follow. “When we work on and develop our cars, we don’t really think about Hyundai, to be honest,” Guillaume said...


2018 Porsche Cayenne range to be topped by Turbo S E-Hybrid model
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2018 Porsche Cayenne range to be topped by Turbo S E-Hybrid model

There's an all-new Porsche Cayenne SUV coming in 2018, and the flagship model in the range is set to be a hybrid. Not just any hybrid, though: the 2018 Porsche Cayenne will follow a similar path as the 2017 Porsche Panamera, with a Turbo S E-Hybrid version to sit atop the range. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is powered by the same 4...


Alpina B3 S and B4 S detailed, confirmed for Australia
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Alpina B3 S and B4 S detailed, confirmed for Australia

The Alpina B3 S Bi-Turbo and Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo have been revealed and detailed ahead of their debut at the Geneva motor show this week. While they don't look very different, the B3 S and B4 S have been fitted with new turbochargers, a new cooling system, retuned suspension and remapped transmission software...


2018 BMW X3 teased during winter testing
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2018 BMW X3 teased during winter testing

BMW has previewed its next-generation X3 SUV in a series of images, showing a heavily-disguised prototype tearing up the white powder in North Sweden. With the current model now in its seventh year, the new X3 is expected to be revealed sometime later this year - though BMW is remaining tight-lipped as to when its all-new crossover will make its debut...