Bentley appoints new design director ahead of SUV production

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Bentley appoints new design director ahead of SUV production

Bentley has named a new design director to take the German-owned British brand into the future with new models that include the controversial Bentley EXP 9F SUV...

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Ssangyong e-XIV plug-in SUV: concept headed to Paris
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Ssangyong e-XIV plug-in SUV: concept headed to Paris

Ssangyong has released the first official images and details of the latest model in its XIV concept family – the Ssangyong e-XIV – ahead of its unveiling at the 2012 Paris motor show later this month. The e-XIV, short for ‘electric exciting user interface vehicle’, is the third concept in the series, following the four-door Ssangyong XIV-1 from the 2011 Frankfurt motor show and the Ssangyong XIV-2 soft-top, which debuted the year after at Geneva...


Bentley EXP 9F: SUV concept hits the road
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Bentley EXP 9F: SUV concept hits the road

New pictures of the Bentley EXP 9F concept car have been released following the car's UK debut at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Bentley plans to make the production version of the 6.0-litre twin-turbo 12-cylinder EXP 9F the fastest and most luxurious SUV in the world, and with the company previously saying the engine could be encouraged to develop as much as 447kW and 800Nm, that could prove to be less unrealistic than it first sounds...


Aston Martin Dragon 88 special editions released
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Aston Martin Dragon 88 special editions released

Aston Martin has unveiled three handcrafted 'Year of the Dragon' special edition models at the 2012 Beijing motor show. The Dragon 88 Limited Edition DBS Volante, Virage Coupe and V8 Vantage S Coupe are designed to demonstrate the personalisation possibilities available to Aston Martin customers...


New Kia Grand Carnival's design overhaul
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New Kia Grand Carnival's design overhaul

The current Kia Grand Carnival remains as one of the last key Kia models to get a design update, leaving the Korean company with enormous expectations to deliver yet another elegant design. Since former Audi designer Peter Schreyer was appointed chief design officer in 2006, the company has transformed its image from a budget Korean manufacturer to a world-class marque with trend setting designs...


Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse specifications revealed
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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse specifications revealed

Bugatti has released the technical data of its all-new Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, confirming the French hypercar is the quickest and most powerful – and least fuel efficient – convertible in the world. Unveiled at the 2012 Geneva motor show, the 4.5m Veyron Vitesse inherits the enhanced quad-turbocharged W16 engine from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport...


Lamborghini SUV necessary for survival
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Lamborghini SUV necessary for survival

Lamborghini is set to expand its current two-model lineup to take the Italian supercar manufacturer to the next level. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Lamborghini stand at last week’s Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winklemann said: “we currently have a two model strategy and we need to stablise the company. Every luxury manufacturer has at least three models...


Kia Rio turbo on the way
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Kia Rio turbo on the way

Korean giant Kia is expected to produce a turbocharged Kio Rio hot hatch to combat the Volkswagen Polo GTI. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show, the company’s European head of powertrain development, Joachim Hahn, all but confirmed a turbocharged Rio was on the way. “Yes we should look at turbo engines in Rio," Hahn said...


Mitsubishi Outlander revealed ahead of December launch
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Mitsubishi Outlander revealed ahead of December launch

The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander has been unveiled at the Geneva motor show ahead of its Australian launch in December. The third-generation Outlander medium SUV has been completely redesigned inside and out, with a range of new drivetrains including an innovative plug-in hybrid variant due in 2013...


Mini sedan in running for bigger Mini range
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Mini sedan in running for bigger Mini range

A sedan is being considered as one of three new vehicles Mini will build as it looks to expand its model range to double figures by 2020. The BMW-owned British brand is currently in the middle of a major model expansion program, with a coupe version of the Countryman compact SUV arriving in 2013 to take Mini’s range to seven models...


Volkswagen Polo BlueGT runs on two cylinders
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Volkswagen Polo BlueGT runs on two cylinders

The Volkswagen Polo BlueGT has given us an insight into the future of the German brand’s fuel-efficient engine technology at the Geneva motor show. The Polo BlueGT is the first Volkswagen production vehicle to feature cylinder deactivation technology, which allows the sophisticated city car to deliver the best of both worlds in terms of power and fuel economy...


Tata Megapixel hybrid concept with 900km range
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Tata Megapixel hybrid concept with 900km range

The Tata Megapixel concept has given us an unlikely glimpse into the future of personal transportation at the Geneva motor show. The four-seat Megapixel is smaller than a Fiat 500 but has a driving range as high as most family cars. The range-extended electric vehicle combines a lithium-ion phosphate battery, a petrol engine generator and an electric motor inside each wheel for a total range of 900km...


Infiniti Emerg-e: Quicker than an Aston Martin, greener than a Prius
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Infiniti Emerg-e: Quicker than an Aston Martin, greener than a Prius

Infiniti has confirmed the powertrain and performance details of its mid-engined hybrid sports car concept, the Infiniti Emerg-e, and we’re happy to report they make for mouth-watering reading. Officially unveiled at today’s Geneva motor show after a series of teasers and leaks in the previous weeks, the Infiniti Emerg-e is a stunning concept...


Ford Australia says no to Tourneo people mover
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Ford Australia says no to Tourneo people mover

Ford Australia will not introduce the new Tourneo people mover as it says there is not enough demand for the family friendly van in our market. Previewed by the near-production-ready Ford Tourneo Custom Concept, the eight-seat Tourneo will launch across Europe and Asia in the coming months...


Renault Zoe: production EV revealed
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Renault Zoe: production EV revealed

The Renault Zoe looks set to give the electric vehicle world a shake-up when it hits the market later this year. Unveiled in production form for the first time at the 2012 Geneva motor show, the Zoe promises unprecedented range and recharging practicality, as well as a price similar to a conventional internal combustion engined hatchback...


Volvo V40 targets VW Golf and luxury hatchbacks
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Volvo V40 targets VW Golf and luxury hatchbacks

The new Volvo V40 is set to become one of the Swedish brand’s best-selling models as it chases a slice of the ever-expanding premium hatchback market. Volvo's new five-door has made its debut at the 2012 Geneva motor show, with the company stating its clear intent to challenge the Volkswagen Golf, BMW 1-Series, Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class...