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Chevrolet Cruze sedan production quality and sales could see third shift return to Ohio
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Chevrolet Cruze sedan production quality and sales could see third shift return to Ohio

Demand for the Chevrolet Cruze sedan has prompted executives to look at returning a third shift to its Lordstown Ohio production facility. The Chevrolet Cruze sedan, which will be launched in Australia as the Holden Astra sedan this year to replace the Australian-built Holden Cruze, is currently built in the USA with plans to move production to Mexico quashed recently...


Volvo range renewal to see new 40 and 60 series models within two years
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Volvo range renewal to see new 40 and 60 series models within two years

The regeneration of the Volvo brand as it aims to establish itself as a stylish European alternative has reached its first milestone, and the next two goals will be completed in the coming two years, the brand’s chief says. Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars CEO and chairman of the board, made it clear at the 2017 Detroit motor show the brand will complete its three ‘series’ of cars in the next 24 months...


General Motors looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump
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General Motors looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump

President-Elect Donald Trump has been busy firing grenades into the laps of Ford and GM car company executives via Twitter recently, but the boss of GM is looking forward to working with him. Trump's January 3 post on Twitter read, "General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U...


2017 Holden Astra sedan revealed as Cruze sedan replacement, coming in May
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2017 Holden Astra sedan revealed as Cruze sedan replacement, coming in May

Holden has today announced that its Cruze sedan replacement will be called the Holden Astra sedan when it arrives locally in May this year. Built off the same D2 architecture as the Astra hatch, the Astra sedan will be built with a comfort ride in mind, sitting beneath the Astra hatch in terms of pricing and sportiness...


Ford Bronco will use Ranger and Everest's T6 architecture – UPDATE
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Ford Bronco will use Ranger and Everest's T6 architecture – UPDATE

The reborn Ford Bronco will have a strong Australian connection, because it will be based on a version of the body-on-frame T6 architecture that underpins the Ranger and Everest. As Ford followers will know already, the T6 platform and the two vehicles it presently handles were developed by Ford Asia Pacific’s regional R&D hub based in Melbourne...


Lexus Australia keen on UX compact SUV
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Lexus Australia keen on UX compact SUV

Official word on a production schedule for the recently revealed Lexus UX compact SUV remains elusive, but the company's local arm is understandably keen to see it come to life. Unveiled at last year's Paris motor show, the UX offered the market a first look at Lexus's intentions for the increasingly popular compact SUV category of the world's luxury car market...


Chevrolet SS likely to die with end of local Holden Commodore production
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Chevrolet SS likely to die with end of local Holden Commodore production

The Chevrolet SS nameplate is likely to die with the end of local Holden Commodore production, according to GM's president. Speaking to the media at the 2017 Detroit motor show, executive vice president and president of General Motors, Alan Batey, told the media that while the Chevrolet SS's success in racing was great, it was an optimistic venture for the company...


Chevrolet Bolt right-hand drive still off the cards, GM president says
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Chevrolet Bolt right-hand drive still off the cards, GM president says

The Chevrolet Bolt, despite being newly crowned North American car of the year, still won't be produced in right-hand drive, according to Alan Batey, executive vice president and president of General Motors...


Ford Mustang and F-150 hybrids coming in 2020
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Ford Mustang and F-150 hybrids coming in 2020

Hybrid versions of the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150 have been locked in for 2020. Ford's executive vice president for product development Raj Nair outlined more details at today's Detroit motor show media day. The petrol-electric versions of two of Ford's most iconic models are among a planned 13 new global electrified cars to be rolled out over the next five years...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range updated, GT C Coupe added
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range updated, GT C Coupe added

The 2017 Detroit motor show has played host to the debut of the updated 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range, as the sporty arm of the German company celebrates 50 years. The Mercedes-AMG GT range has expanded to include a new coupe derivative, the Mercedes-AMG GT C – there was already a convertible (Roadster) version, but apparently there was demand for it in the hard-top range, too...


Ford Bronco locked in for 2020
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Ford Bronco locked in for 2020

The iconic Ford Bronco will return to the Blue Oval brand's global stable in 2020, the company's US chief Joe Hinrichs confirmed today. Ford chose the annual Detroit motor show to confirm the news, which has been suspected ever since United Auto Workers representative Bill Johnson let the cat out of the bag last October. Not much is known yet...


Audi Q8 concept revealed
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Audi Q8 concept revealed

Add another alphanumeric combination to the playbook – the all-new Audi Q8 concept large SUV has been revealed. The concept model presages a new flagship model in the Audi SUV range designed to look sportier than the more conventional Q7 family hauler, and with its bold design it certainly stands apart from that highly practical vehicle...


2018 Lexus LS500 revealed in Detroit with powerful new twin-turbo V6
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2018 Lexus LS500 revealed in Detroit with powerful new twin-turbo V6

More than 10 years since its predecessor first appeared, the all-new 2018 Lexus LS500 has been revealed at this week's Detroit motor show – but that badge doesn't represent a V8 engine. Confirmed for a first-half Australian launch in 2018, the latest LS brings new looks, new technologies, a new platform and a brand-new heart...


Holden cuts Astra hatch pricing only a month after launch
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Holden cuts Astra hatch pricing only a month after launch

Holden has today announced that it will cut between $250 and $1700 from the price of the Holden Astra, only a month after the brand launched the new model in Australia. Speaking with media at the Detroit motor show, Holden chairman and managing director, Mark Bernhard, said that the decision was driven by customers...


Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept revealed
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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept revealed

The latest member in the family of Volkswagen I.D. electric vehicles is the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept, a modern-day interpretation of the VW Kombi or Microbus – and it looks like this time it might actually make it to production. The new Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept follows on from the brand’s I.D...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and Mercedes-AMG GLA45 facelifted models revealed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and Mercedes-AMG GLA45 facelifted models revealed

The updated 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 compact SUVs have been revealed at the 2017 Detroit motor show. The refreshed model range sees an exterior nip and tuck, new engines and interior revisions, while there’s also a new sporty special edition in the form of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 Yellow Night Edition...


2018 Kia Stinger revealed: Detroit debut for 272kW rear-drive Korean liftback
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2018 Kia Stinger revealed: Detroit debut for 272kW rear-drive Korean liftback

The long-awaited Kia Stinger rear-wheel-drive sports liftback made its world premiere this week at the annual Detroit motor show. Designed and engineered in Germany, the Stinger thoroughly redefines Kia’s brand and will serve as its new passenger flagship. The car also brings to fruition a promise made years away with the original GT concept from the 2011 Frankfurt motor show...


Ford F-150 gets diesel for the first time
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Ford F-150 gets diesel for the first time

The mighty Ford F-150 has scored a series of updates three years into its life cycle, headlined by the addition of a new 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine. The 2018 model-year version of America's top-selling vehicle for 35 years running also gets revised front and rear styling, trims, more active safety features (such as pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection), and revised V6 and V8 petrol powertrains...


Mercedes-AMG to adopt new grille treatment to further differentiate sporty models from standard ones
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Mercedes-AMG to adopt new grille treatment to further differentiate sporty models from standard ones

Mercedes-AMG will move to differentiate itself further from Mercedes-Benz through design, with the sporty sub-brand set to adopt a polarizing new vertical bar grille design to its go-fast models. With such a proliferation of Mercedes-AMG models, not to mention AMG line packages for non-performance models, it can be hard to pick a real AMG model from a hotted-up regular car, but that won’t be the case for much longer according to Mercedes-Benz chief design officer, Gorden Wagener...


Mercedes-AMG R50: 'It's perfect'
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Mercedes-AMG R50: 'It's perfect'

The hotly anticipated Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar will be clearly distinguishable as a product of the three-pointed star brand, the company’s chief design officer has revealed. Speaking with CarAdvice at CES 2017, Gorden Wagener – the chief penman for the company who signs off on every new model launched under the Mercedes badge – said the new hypercar was a fulfilling project to lead...