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Mercedes-AMG Sport models teased ahead of 2015 Detroit auto show

Just when you thought the new Mercedes-Benz naming structure couldn't get more confusing, the German luxury brand has announced a new line of models that will be known as the Mercedes-AMG Sport range, and the first examples will debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show in January...

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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...


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...


Fiat Punto replacement a "headache" for the Italian brand
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Fiat Punto replacement a "headache" for the Italian brand

Italian mass market car producer Fiat is struggling to decide whether the replacement for its ageing Fiat Punto light hatch should be a retro-style spin-off of the 500 range, or a more practical, less stylish car that will sit separate to the cutesy Fiat 500 family...


Mercedes-AMG confirms ‘green monster’ for production
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Mercedes-AMG confirms ‘green monster’ for production

If you remember the manic Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6, you probably thought to yourself: ‘I wonder if they’ll make a more hardcore four-wheel version of the standard G63 AMG G-Wagen?’. According to Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers, who spoke exclusively with CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, there will be a four-wheel-drive version of the Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 in the near future...


Mini Citysurfer concept takes the Brit brand into two-wheeler territory
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Mini Citysurfer concept takes the Brit brand into two-wheeler territory

Meet the Mini with two wheels: this is the Mini Citysurfer concept, unveiled this week at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show. The two-wheeler looks like one of those Razor kick scooters that were popular in the early 2000s, but this new mobility device from Mini features an electric drive motor that allows it to hit 25km/h...


Mercedes-AMG C63 all-wheel drive ruled out
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Mercedes-AMG C63 all-wheel drive ruled out

There will be no all-wheel drive version of the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63. Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers told CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show that all-wheel drive has been definitively ruled out for the performance version of the new-generation C-Class. “No,” he said of the potential for an all-wheel drive version of the high-performance model...


Lexus LF-C2 convertible “purely a concept”, says chief designer
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Lexus LF-C2 convertible “purely a concept”, says chief designer

The stunning Lexus LF-C2 convertible concept is believed to offer up plenty of hints about a new drop-top from the Japanese luxury brand – but the man who designed the car, Yasuo Kajino, told CarAdvice there are no plans to push it to production. Well, not yet...


Ford Mustang turned into 540kW Rocket by Galpin Auto Sports
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Ford Mustang turned into 540kW Rocket by Galpin Auto Sports

Californian Ford tuner Galpin Auto Sports and leading automotive designer Henrik Fisker have joined forced to create what they have labelled “the ultimate American muscle car” – a carbonfibre-bodied super-Mustang called the Rocket. The Galpin Rocket’s design takes inspiration from specialty pony cars of the 1960s and 1970s, including the 1968 Shelby GT500...


Mercedes-AMG chief looks to hybrid petrol models for future performance, rules out diesel
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Mercedes-AMG chief looks to hybrid petrol models for future performance, rules out diesel

Mercedes-AMG won’t offer any diesel performance models – instead, the German performance brand will focus on petrol and hybridised models for its future go-fast cars. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers said electrification is a way of the future that hardcore brands can’t ignore...


Audi to offer four-wheel steer, advanced quattro systems
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Audi to offer four-wheel steer, advanced quattro systems

German luxury maker Audi will soon offer a range of new high-tech driving technologies including four-wheel steering and possibly a new electric iteration of its quattro all-wheel drive system...


2015 Chrysler 300 SRT confirmed for Australia, but not for America
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2015 Chrysler 300 SRT confirmed for Australia, but not for America

The high-powered 6.4-litre V8 Chrysler 300 SRT will be sold in Australia, but it won't make it to showrooms in America. Chrysler brand president and CEO, Al Gardner, told CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show that the brand is in a strong position given that its US rivals won't have rear-drive large sedans to fall back on in the coming years, as Chevrolet will lose the Australian-made SS (based on the Holden Commodore) when the Australian maker shuts its doors in 2017...


2016 Ford Explorer : New look, new technology for updated large SUV
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2016 Ford Explorer : New look, new technology for updated large SUV

The 2016 Ford Explorer has made a big statement at the Los Angeles auto show, introducing a tough new exterior, loads of technology, a new four-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine, and a new luxury flagship variant. The Explorer becomes the third large seven-seat SUV premiered by Ford in less than a week, following the Ranger-based Everest and the three-row Edge that both bowed in China...


Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion concept previews hydrogen-powered small car
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Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion concept previews hydrogen-powered small car

The Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion has been revealed at today’s Los Angeles auto show, debuting a near-production-ready hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system in the German manufacturer’s top-selling small car...


2015 Toyota Prius C facelift revealed
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2015 Toyota Prius C facelift revealed

The 2015 Toyota Prius C was revealed at today’s Los Angeles auto show, premiering a fresh look and a revised interior. The first update for the city-sized Prius C introduces a new exterior design comprising an expansive black hexagonal grille that dominates the front end, reshaped headlights with standard LED headlamps, a restyled front bumper with new fog lights and indicators, shark-fin roof antenna and redesigned ‘light pipe’ LED tail-lights...


Lexus LF-C2 concept emerges, previews RC convertible
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Lexus LF-C2 concept emerges, previews RC convertible

The topless Lexus LF-C2 concept made its public premiere in the suitable surrounds of Los Angeles today after a drawn-out teaser campaign, previewing a road-going 2+2 roadster version of the dashing RC coupe.  Fitting Lexus’ brief to add some stylistic edge to its range, the LF-C2 “Grand Tourer” is proof positive that Lexus wants to return to the fold against the BMW 4 Series convertible sooner rather than later...


Mercedes-Maybach S-Class unveiled in LA: Stretched sedan due in Australia from late 2015
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Mercedes-Maybach S-Class unveiled in LA: Stretched sedan due in Australia from late 2015

The ultra-long-wheelbase Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has been unveiled simultaneously on the opening days of the Los Angeles and Guangzhou motor shows. The Maybach version of the popular S-Class features a 3365mm wheelbase and an overall length of 5453mm — that's up 200mm and 207mm, respectively, on than the regular long-wheelbase S-Class...


Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept revealed at 2014 Los Angeles auto show
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Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept revealed at 2014 Los Angeles auto show

German luxury brand Audi has revealed a new technological concept vehicle at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show – the Audi A7 h-tron quattro. The Audi A7 h-tron quattro is a hydrogen-driven electric vehicle that the company says showcases how a fuel-cell vehicle could form part of its line-up...