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2017 New York motor show: Oddities and curiosities from the Big Apple

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2017 New York motor show: Oddities and curiosities from the Big Apple

The 2017 New York motor show will soon close its doors for the last time. We've covered the new releases and concept cars in great detail already, but here's one car we missed, and a few oddballs that gave this year's smaller show some colour and light...

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Mercedes-AMG: No AWD C63 and Black Series unlikely, E43 no harm to brand image

AMG chief Tobias Moers is never shy in offering an opinion, and his response was definitive when CarAdvice asked whether the proliferation of AMG product is diluting the heritage and premium image of the performance brand...


Shanghai motor show: Best (and worst) of the rest
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Shanghai motor show: Best (and worst) of the rest

The Shanghai motor show is the largest and most important auto extravaganza in the world's most populous country. Although we've covered this year's show in exacting detail, here are few cars — most new, some not — that caught our eye, but which haven't received a full write-up...


CarAdvice podcast 49: Australia vs The World, the drag race
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CarAdvice podcast 49: Australia vs The World, the drag race

James Ward tag-teams Paul Maric as they join Mandy Turner to give you a car-news wrap of the Shanghai Motor Show. This includes concept reveals of the Audi e-tron Sportback, 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan and MG E-Motion. Plus, the reveals of the Opel Grandland X SUV and BMW M4 CS. James reviews the 2017 BMW 330GT and CarAdvice's company car, the Abarth 595...


New Mercedes-AMG A45 is a while away yet, but expect more than 300kW
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New Mercedes-AMG A45 is a while away yet, but expect more than 300kW

Following the unveiling of the new GLC63 models at the New York Motor Show, we sat down with AMG boss Tobias Moers to discuss what comes next for the wildly successful performance arm of Mercedes-Benz. First question, the incredibly powerful A45 - specifically when we’d be likely to see the next generation...


Toyota Fengchao Fun concept previews Asian Camry
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Toyota Fengchao Fun concept previews Asian Camry

The Toyota Fengchao Fun concept has been unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai motor show, and probably points the way to the look of the China and Asian market Camry. From the side, the concept looks to feature smoothed out versions of the eighth-generation Camry's doors. At the front and rear, the concept has unique styling, with cleaner and sharper details than the already unveiled North American Camry...


2018 LDV D90: Petrol power, sharp pricing for Australia
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2018 LDV D90: Petrol power, sharp pricing for Australia

Initial details for the 2018 LDV D90 have been released this week ahead of the new Chinese SUV's local launch later this year. Measuring just over five metres long and around two metres wide, the D90 will take on the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, along with other large seven-seat SUVs including the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger when it arrives in local showrooms in late September...


Geely MPV Concept unveiled at Shanghai show
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Geely MPV Concept unveiled at Shanghai show

The sleek Geely MPV Concept has been revealed at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. The people-mover concept car was designed under the close watch of Peter Horbury, the man who oversaw Volvo's move away from its boxy and easily mocked designs. In his role as Geely's design chief, he now leads the design direction of the Geely, Volvo and Lynk & Co brands...


2018 Hyundai ix35: New China-only SUV unveiled in Shanghai
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2018 Hyundai ix35: New China-only SUV unveiled in Shanghai

The Hyundai ix35 name lives on, but only in China, with a new model unveiled overnight at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. The new China-only ix35 is 4435mm long, 1850mm wide, 1670mm tall, and rides on the same 2640mm wheelbase as the ix35 once sold in Australia. That makes it significantly bigger than the 4270mm long Hyundai ix25, also known as the Creta in India...


Jeep Yuntu: Three-row concept SUV unveiled in Shanghai
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Jeep Yuntu: Three-row concept SUV unveiled in Shanghai

The Jeep Yuntu concept, which previews a new China-only seven-seat SUV, has made its debut at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. Developed by Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou Auto, its joint venture Chinese automotive partner, the Jeep Yuntu concept gives us an insight into the brand's new three-row, seven-seat crossover for the Chinese market...


Chevrolet FNR-X concept unveiled
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Chevrolet FNR-X concept unveiled

The Chevrolet FNR-X concept car has been unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. Designed as a successor to 2015 Chevrolet FNR concept, which looked like an escapee from a science fiction movie, the FNR-X is a rather more grounded-in-reality high-riding crossover...


2017 New York motor show: Hits & misses
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2017 New York motor show: Hits & misses

The opening media presentation day for this year's Shanghai motor show is now in full swing, but the 2017 New York motor show is still going strong. The Big Apple’s motor show isn’t the biggest, but it can always be relied on for a handful of important premieres – and this year has been no exception...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, AMG, Maybach models revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, AMG, Maybach models revealed

The anticipated and comprehensively updated 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class family has been revealed this week, debuting at the Shanghai motor show. Bringing a host of technologies and enhancements to ensure the S model maintains its place atop the Mercedes totem, the revised line-up will make its way to Australia by the end of 2017...


BMW M4 CS revealed: Limited run, Australian allocation confirmed - UPDATE
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BMW M4 CS revealed: Limited run, Australian allocation confirmed - UPDATE

BMW’s M4 Coupe range now has a new stablemate with the reveal this week at the Shanghai motor show of the BMW M4 CS. The M4 CS (Club Sport) is designed to sit neatly in the M4 range between the already meaty M4 Competition Pack and the monstrous M4 GTS - although the latter, also a limited-edition model, is now sold out...


2018 Lexus NX revealed: Australian debut next year, 200t badge dropped
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2018 Lexus NX revealed: Australian debut next year, 200t badge dropped

The refreshed 2018 Lexus NX makes it global premiere in Shanghai today, revealing tweaked looks, revised dynamics and upgraded equipment. Lexus Australia communications manager Nick Raman told CarAdvice today the 2018 NX SUV line-up will debut locally in the first half of next year, although exact timing is still to be confirmed...


MG E-Motion concept previews brand's next chapter
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MG E-Motion concept previews brand's next chapter

The MG E-Motion concept is the sports car everyone has been waiting for, from the Chinese-owned British brand, and it’s also a very important step towards the company’s future, according to the man who designed it. Speaking with media at the company’s research and design centre in Shanghai, Shao JingFeng, head designer at MG's parent company, SAIC Motor, said the electric sports car concept previews what to expect from future models...


Opel Grandland X SUV revealed
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Opel Grandland X SUV revealed

German brand Opel, newly under French ownership, has revealed its upcoming new Grandland X mid-sized SUV today. Entering above the compact Mokka X and Meriva-replacing Crossland X, the third X model in Opel's new-generation SUV trifecta will make its first public appearance at September's Frankfurt motor show...


Skoda Vision E revealed in Shanghai
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Skoda Vision E revealed in Shanghai

The Skoda Vision E concept, previewed through sketches over the past month, has made its Shanghai motor show debut today. The latest in Skoda's long-running 'Vision' series of concepts, the high-riding Vision E previews a coupe-styled companion to the new Kodiaq SUV...


Audi e-tron Sportback concept launched, previews production EV due 2019
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Audi e-tron Sportback concept launched, previews production EV due 2019

The Audi e-tron Sportback concept has been given its full debut ahead of the 2017 Shanghai motor show. According to Audi, the e-tron Sportback will go into production in 2019. When it goes on sale, the e-tron Sportback, or whatever it will be christened, will be the brand's second dedicated mass market EV after the production version of the e-tron quattro concept, which is due to be available in major markets from 2018...


Volkswagen ID Crozz concept: Electric 'coupe SUV' unveiled
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Volkswagen ID Crozz concept: Electric 'coupe SUV' unveiled

The Volkswagen ID Crozz concept has been revealed and detailed ahead of its debut at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. The ID Crozz is the third vehicle from the ID line of concept cars. Each of these are based on the Volkswagen Group's new MEB flexible electric car architecture, which underpin a new range of production EVs from 2020...