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Kia Telluride in development, Aussie arm keen

The very big and very bold Kia Telluride concept is now being developed for a market debut, a pair of senior executives have confirmed this week, and the Australian arm has its hand up...

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Ford F-150: Two new reasons why RHD might happen in next generation
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Ford F-150: Two new reasons why RHD might happen in next generation

Two key factors might make the return of a right-hand drive (RHD) Ford F-Series pickup economically feasible for the first time in years - opening the door for a hypothetical return to Australia. The more obvious of these is the recent addition of a diesel engine to what has long been the US market’s number one vehicle (more than 800,000 annual sales there)...


Kia planning no N division, no powered-up Stinger... for now
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Kia planning no N division, no powered-up Stinger... for now

The Kia Stinger GT is all the car it needs to be right now, says Hyundai Motor Group's chief of high-performance engineering, Albert Biermann - and so are the rest of Kia's GT models. Biermann was on hand at this week's Detroit motor show to talk with Australian press about his team's targets for Kia's sporting range...


Mercedes-AMG CLS53, E53 models debut in Detroit
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Mercedes-AMG CLS53, E53 models debut in Detroit

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled a new '53' model line in Detroit, with power from a 48V hybrid-boosted inline-six engine. Debuting in the CLS, E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet, the new powertrain comprises of a turbocharged inline-six petrol engine making 320kW of power and 520Nm of torque, augmented by a 48V electric system offering an extra 16kW and 250Nm for brief periods...


2018 Kia Cerato GT confirmed for Australia, turbo looks likely
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2018 Kia Cerato GT confirmed for Australia, turbo looks likely

A new 2018 Kia Cerato GT model will headline the Korean brand's Australian line-up this year, sitting atop an otherwise familiar model spread. While some other model ranges in the Kia family are topped by a GT-Line variant, those are mere styling kits to give the car a more sporting look. But, as with the flagship Optima GT, removing the 'line' adds power and handling tweaks for a more sporting drive...


2018 Kia Cerato: AEB or sub-$20k, don't bet on both
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2018 Kia Cerato: AEB or sub-$20k, don't bet on both

The operations boss for Kia Australia says he is all too aware of the "nearly compulsory" status of autonomous emergency braking in today's new cars, and the situation has left his team with a dilemma. Last year, Kia Australia chief operations officer Damien Meredith was "pretty confident" buyers could expect to find autonomous emergency braking (AEB) at every level of the new 2018 Cerato range, revealed in Detroit this week...


2018 Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N unveiled
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2018 Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N unveiled

The 2018 Hyundai Veloster has been revealed this week at the 2018 Detroit motor show, headlined by the Veloster N hot hatch. Four variants of the small coupe-come-hatchback have been revealed, the standard Veloster, the Veloster Turbo, the Veloster R-Spec and the Veloster N – all occupying a different spot on the potency scale...


Hyundai Veloster N unlikely for Australia
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Hyundai Veloster N unlikely for Australia

Hyundai Australia says it’s unlikely we'll see the recently-unveiled Veloster N in Aussie showrooms. Unlike the European-sourced i30 N, the new Veloster and Veloster N – unveiled today at the Detroit motor show – are being built in South Korea. While the 'regular' 2018 Veloster range is set to debut in the third quarter of this year, the N model remains unconfirmed...


2018 Kia Cerato revealed in Detroit
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2018 Kia Cerato revealed in Detroit

The new-generation 2018 Kia Cerato has been unveiled in Detroit today, debuting in its US-market 2018 Kia Forte form. Only the sedan body has been revealed, although earlier spy photos reveal what we can expect from the hatch design. Slightly bigger in every direction, the Forte also debuts a new variant of Hyundai-Kia's 2...


2019 Toyota Avalon revealed - UPDATE
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2019 Toyota Avalon revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE: Toyota Australia has confirmed Apple CarPlay is under consideration for our market, and we've added some new images to the gallery. See bottom of article for more details Toyota has pulled back the covers on the 2019 Avalon, debuting a sharp new styling direction and a more luxurious, tech-focused interior...


Lexus LF-1 Limitless crossover concept debuts in Detroit
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Lexus LF-1 Limitless crossover concept debuts in Detroit

Lexus has taken the covers from its LF-1 Limitless concept car, which previews a potential flagship crossover of the future, and signals the overall design direction of the Japanese luxury brand for the next model cycle. It comes two decades after Lexus debuted the RX at the same motor show, in Detroit - a vehicle it claims is still the segment’s top seller despite nearly 50 new competitors lobbing since then (it’s #5 in Australia)...


Infiniti Q Inspiration concept revealed in Detroit
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Infiniti Q Inspiration concept revealed in Detroit

The Infiniti Q Inspiration concept has been revealed at the Detroit motor show overnight, giving us a first look at the company's future designs. Pitched as a "new form language for an era of advanced powertrains", the Q Inspiration takes the form of a four-door coupe, potentially previewing an upcoming rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLS...


2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 previewed ahead of Detroit reveal
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2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 previewed ahead of Detroit reveal

The upcoming 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 4Matic+ has been teased on social media ahead of its reveal at the Detroit motor show this week. Set to become the flagship of the new-generation CLS range, the AMG CLS53 will become the first mainstream AMG-badged hybrid, and likely pioneer a new range of electrified '53' models...


2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt revealed
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2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt revealed

The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt has gone official ahead of its debut at the 2018 Detroit motor show. Paying tribute to the 1968 Mustang that starred in the Bullitt film alongside Steve McQueen, the 2019 limited-edition Pony car packs several unique features, along with added performance from its 5...


2019 Hyundai Veloster N revealed among leaked images
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2019 Hyundai Veloster N revealed among leaked images

Images of the new 2018 Hyundai Veloster have surfaced online, revealing not only the regular car but also the top-shelf, high-performance Veloster N. This isn't our first look at the new Veloster without disguise, although it is certainly the clearest sight yet. Likewise, the N variant had previously been seen only in heavy camouflage, spied during test...


2018 Detroit motor show: What to expect - UPDATE
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2018 Detroit motor show: What to expect - UPDATE

With 2017 now done and dusted, we turn our eyes to the new year. The first cab off the rank on the global motor show circuit is Detroit, and we'll be on the ground to bring you the latest news. Opened in 1899, Detroit's big show lays claim to being the second oldest event of its kind, with only the one year-older Paris motor show outdoing it...


2019 Ford Ranger revealed for North America
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2019 Ford Ranger revealed for North America

  Ford has revealed the North American Ranger, which will begin production in Michigan late this year to capitalise on massive demand for so-called ‘midsize trucks’ — a segment up in that region by 83 per cent since 2014. The Americanised version of Australia’s second top-selling vehicle — a vehicle which was designed and developed in Victoria for the world — is said to have been put through the same torture testing as its F-150 big brother...


Subaru Viziv Performance STI Concept unveiled
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Subaru Viziv Performance STI Concept unveiled

The Subaru Viziv Performance STI Concept has been unveiled at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon. On the face of it, the Viziv Performance STI Concept takes the body of the Viziv Performance Concept, unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo motor show, and adds on a bunch of flashier and more aggressively styled STI-branded parts...


Ford Mustang Bullitt firming for Detroit debut
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Ford Mustang Bullitt firming for Detroit debut

The rumoured Ford Mustang Bullitt looks set to make its debut at the 2018 Detroit motor show next week, according to a new report by industry journal, Automotive News. According to the article, an unnamed source says the Mustang Bullitt will be revealed as a 2018 model to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Steve McQueen film of the same name, which helped to make the 'Stang a hit among enthusiasts in the late 1960s...


Mercedes-Benz: MBUX will "change the face of car infotainment'"
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Mercedes-Benz: MBUX will "change the face of car infotainment'"

Having officially released its MBUX infotainment system to the world at the CES in Las Vegas, Mercedes-Benz went on to emphasise its belief that the smartphone-like interface will in fact 'revolutionise the face of in-car infotainment'. It's a big call, but having tested the system firsthand - albeit briefly - there is some merit to the claim...