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Nissan Pulsar ‘Euro’ gets Tiida-badged facelift for China

The twisted relationship between Nissan’s Pulsar and Tiida badges continues, with the European-market Pulsar this week picking up a facelift for a launch into the Chinese market...

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Peugeot 308 sedan, 3008 facelift revealed for Chinese market
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Peugeot 308 sedan, 3008 facelift revealed for Chinese market

The Peugeot 308 hatch familiar to Australian buyers now has a sedan sibling, but we won’t see it in local showrooms. Unveiled at this week’s Beijing motor show, the new 308 sedan has been developed exclusively for the Chinese market as a joint venture between Peugeot and its local manufacturing partner, Dongfeng...


2017 Lexus IS facelift unveiled - UPDATE
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2017 Lexus IS facelift unveiled - UPDATE

UPDATE: Lexus Australia has confirmed a 2017 local launch for the revised IS range. An updated version of the Lexus IS luxury sedan has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing motor show. The 2017 Lexus IS brings with it a revamped front-end design including newly reformed headlights that still sit proudly above those tick-shaped daytime running lights...


Volkswagen T-Prime GTE concept unveiled
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Volkswagen T-Prime GTE concept unveiled

The Volkswagen T-Prime GTE has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing auto show and the crossover concept potentially previews a new range-topping SUV for the brand. As part of Volkswagen's renewed focus on electrified propulsion, the T-Prime GTE has a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that pairs together a 185kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a 100kW/350Nm electric motor...


2017 Audi TT RS revealed: 294kW performance pair due here next year
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2017 Audi TT RS revealed: 294kW performance pair due here next year

The 2017 Audi TT RS coupe and roadster twins have been unveiled at this week’s Beijing motor show, rounding out a new-generation TT range that first appeared around this time in 2014. It wasn’t until July last year that the new line-up made its way to Australia, however, and a confirmed mid-2017 launch for this new hero pair will mean a similar wait for those with a preference for the RennSport pedigree...


Mazda CX-4 unveiled in Beijing
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Mazda CX-4 unveiled in Beijing

The all-new 2017 Mazda CX-4 has debuted at this week’s Beijing motor show, ahead of a Chinese-market launch set to occur in the months ahead. Based on the Koeru concept that was unveiled in Frankfurt last year, the CX-4 arrives with the promise that it will “exceed existing categories and stereotypes”. What it won’t do, is appear in Australia anytime soon...


LeEco LeSee electric sedan revealed for Beijing motor show
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LeEco LeSee electric sedan revealed for Beijing motor show

Chinese tech company LeEco, already known for backing electric vehicle startup Faraday Future and Aston Martin's upcoming RapidE EV, has revealed an ultra-green offering of its own. Formerly known as LeTV, often described as 'the Netflix of China', LeEco has expanded its operations beyond entertainment to focus on other products like electric vehicles (EVs)...


Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept unveiled, previews new QX50
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Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept unveiled, previews new QX50

The Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at next week's Beijing auto show. According to Roland Krueger, president of Infiniti, the QX Sport Inspiration showcases the brand's "daring design philosophy" and its "capabilities in the mid-size SUV segment". At present that space is occupied by the QX50 SUV...


Acura CDX compact SUV revealed ahead of Beijing motor show
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Acura CDX compact SUV revealed ahead of Beijing motor show

Images of a new compact SUV expected to be known as the Acura CDX, have surfaced online ahead of a planned Beijing motor show unveiling this week. The so-called CDX takes a number of its styling cues from the recently-facelifted Acura MDX, showing a similar swooping roofline and the distinctive diamond grille that was designed for the MDX to introduce a much more sporty and aggressive demeanor...


2017 Renault Koleos shows its face, spy shots reveal more
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2017 Renault Koleos shows its face, spy shots reveal more

UPDATE 1: revealing new spy photos have now also surfaced in the Chinese press. This article has been updated to reflect the new information and images. UPDATE 2: Renault has now confirmed the Koleos name will continue with this new-generation SUV.  So much for teasers: the all-new 2017 Renault Koleos has surfaced online today, just hours after the French car maker released a first-look preview video...


2017 Renault Koleos replacement teased, Beijing debut expected
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2017 Renault Koleos replacement teased, Beijing debut expected

The replacement for Renault’s mid-sized Koleos SUV, rumoured to be called Maxthon, has come a step closer to its official unveiling. A short new video clip released today offers a glimpse of what buyers can expect, although there’s little in the way of any particularly revealing details...


2017 Lexus IS facelift previewed ahead of Beijing debut
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2017 Lexus IS facelift previewed ahead of Beijing debut

A shadowy teaser for the updated 2017 Lexus IS sedan has been handed down ahead of the 2016 Beijing motor show, revealing at least two familiar tweaks in the process. Although a clear view of the full update is still to come, today’s teaser reveals a reshaped headlight design and a sharp new folder through each side of the front bumper...


2017 Haval H7 set for Australian launch next year
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2017 Haval H7 set for Australian launch next year

Chinese SUV company Haval expects to launch its new H7 SUV in Australia by the second half of 2017, the company's local arm has confirmed with CarAdvice today. Signalling the importance of the Australian market in Haval’s global expansion, ours will be the first right-hand-drive region to get the H7...


2018 Volkswagen Touareg preview bound for Beijing motor show
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2018 Volkswagen Touareg preview bound for Beijing motor show

Next week’s Beijing motor show will play host to a new concept that will likely, although not officially, hint at the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Touareg. Volkswagen has not offered any details on whether this concept will head to production, but, with the current Touareg due for replacement within the next 12 to 18 months, next week’s show car would seem a clear preview...


2018 Infiniti QX70 preview to debut in Beijing
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2018 Infiniti QX70 preview to debut in Beijing

A first look at a new-generation 2018 Infiniti QX70 SUV has surfaced today, with a shadowy teaser released ahead of this month’s Beijing motor show. Previewing a new concept dubbed QX Sport Inspiration, the image offers a revealing look at the new SUV show car’s front quarter...


BAIC electric supercar leaked, details emerge
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BAIC electric supercar leaked, details emerge

Chinese manufacturer Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) is understood to be working on a new electric supercar to take on the world’s elite, after images were leaked online this week. Although no official details have been released, reports claim that the Chinese automotive giant’s zero-emissions supercar will be capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in under three seconds and hit a top speed of 260km/h...


Mercedes-Benz GLC convertible was under consideration in the product planning stage
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Mercedes-Benz GLC convertible was under consideration in the product planning stage

With the launch of the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe – an SUV the brand calls its sportiest model yet – there’s probably good reason that buyers might expect other, even sportier derivatives. It is arguable that nothing is sportier than a convertible...


2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid - NYIAS 2016
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2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid - NYIAS 2016

Read the article here. Hyundai has released details of the full-range of the Ioniq model at this week's New York auto show. The Hyundai Ioniq will become the first vehicle to use the same platform for a standard hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full electric vehicle. It will become a direct rival for the fourth-generation Toyota Prius, which will not be available in Australia as a plug-in or EV...


Maserati Levante SUV no mortal sin, will attract ‘many, many women’
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Maserati Levante SUV no mortal sin, will attract ‘many, many women’

The brand-new Maserati Levante SUV will stay true to the brand’s ethos, easily be its top-seller, and greatly broaden its audience to younger buyers and women, according to the company’s global head Harald Wester. Speaking to Australian media (including CarAdvice) at last week’s North American reveal of the Maserati Levante in New York, Wester passionately defended the move into SUVs, seemingly without much prompting...


2016 Genesis New York concept and design interview - NYIAS 2016
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2016 Genesis New York concept and design interview - NYIAS 2016

Read the article here. A new Genesis hybrid sports sedan concept has been officially unveiled at the 2016 New York motor show, hinting at future models from Hyundai’s luxury brand. The Genesis New York concept, as its officially known, is a likely precursor to the new G70 range, which will compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class...