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2016 Kia Sportage: Preliminary Australian specifications revealed
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2016 Kia Sportage: Preliminary Australian specifications revealed

The 2016 Kia Sportage has been given an official unveiling on the global stage at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show today, following its online reveal in August. With the outgoing model proving itself as one of Kia's best-selling offerings around the world, this all-new 'QL' Sportage will be crucial in building the brand's global sales over the coming years...


Aston Martin DB11 name confirmed, 2016 unveiling locked in
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Aston Martin DB11 name confirmed, 2016 unveiling locked in

Aston Martin has confirmed its production supercar series will skip the DB10 badge given over to superspy James Bond, leapfrogging the number all-together. Instead, fans can look forward to Aston’s next hero wearing a DB11 badge, revealed at today’s Frankfurt motor show as a stylised badge against a simple black background...


Alpina B4 BiTurbo on track for sale in Australia
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Alpina B4 BiTurbo on track for sale in Australia

Bespoke BMW tuner Alpina has confirmed that it's in talks with BMW Australia to import the BMW 4 Series based Alpina B4 BiTurbo locally in the near future. Speaking from the Alpina stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show, assistant director of sales and marketing Daniela Schmid told CarAdvice that while there is no fixed date for a market entry in Australia, there is certainly a target to have their vehicles on Australian roads...


2016 Audi S4 sedan and S4 Avant revealed, due in Australia late next year
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2016 Audi S4 sedan and S4 Avant revealed, due in Australia late next year

Audi has announced at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show that performance S versions of the A4 sedan and A4 Avant wagon will be launched in 2016, minus the previous model’s DSG auto. As for an Australian launch, representatives for the carmaker's local arm have confirmed with CarAdvice that the S4 sedan and wagon siblings should land locally in late 2016...


Could Land Rover seriously make a regular passenger car?
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Could Land Rover seriously make a regular passenger car?

Could Land Rover really be toying with the idea of a regular (non-SUV) passenger car, or is it just being cheeky? That’s the question we walked away with following a quick doorstop with Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern today, at the Frankfurt motor show. JLR was using the colossal German event to premiere the Jaguar F-Pace, the first SUV from a decidedly passenger car-oriented brand...


Citroen’s luxury brand DS to open 160 independent stores by 2020, Australia included
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Citroen’s luxury brand DS to open 160 independent stores by 2020, Australia included

French luxury brand DS is aiming to have 160 independent stores opened worldwide by 2020, as it seeks to expand its foothold in the premium luxury segment. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motorshow today, DS CEO Yves Bonnefont confirmed the organisation's plan for an international roll out...


2016 Suzuki Baleno unveiled - UPDATE: Push is on for Australian launch
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2016 Suzuki Baleno unveiled - UPDATE: Push is on for Australian launch

The new Suzuki Baleno hatchback has been unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, and the company's Australian outpost is understood to have thrown its hand up for a local launch. For overseas markets, the Baleno has been announced with two engines have been announced, with the headline act being the 1.0-litre Boosterjet...


Nissan Gripz: 240Z rally-inspired concept unveiled
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Nissan Gripz: 240Z rally-inspired concept unveiled

The Nissan Gripz concept has been given its full debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show and points to a potential Z-branded SUV. After teasers and rumours, the Gripz concept finally made its debut at this year's Frankfurt show. Nissan says that this "dual personality" show car has the "silhouette of a sports car with a raised ride height [and is] equipped to conquer more challenging driving conditions"...


Holden Commodore V8 fans must embrace downsizing or watch brand die, says GM exec
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Holden Commodore V8 fans must embrace downsizing or watch brand die, says GM exec

Fans of the traditional V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive Holden Commodore sports sedan need to accept that the world is moving on and embrace the future of engine downsizing, says the head of General Motors in our region...


Alfa Romeo Giulia QV priced from €79,000 to €95,000; laps Nurburgring in 7:39m
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Alfa Romeo Giulia QV priced from €79,000 to €95,000; laps Nurburgring in 7:39m

The performance version of the upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan will be priced in Europe from €79,000 to €95,000 (plus relevant country taxes). On current exchange rates, that would see the Italian enter as  a competitor to the likes of BMW’s M3 and Mercedes-AMG’s C 63, priced at between $130-150,000 in Australia...


2016 Renault Megane hatch premieres, led by 152kW GT for now
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2016 Renault Megane hatch premieres, led by 152kW GT for now

The new-generation 2016 Renault Megane hatch made its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show today, ahead of a European launch early next year and relatively swift arrival in Australia in the second half of 2016. Renault’s new-look Megane hatchback moves the game forward for the brand in a number of ways, and will give the French brand’s fast-growing Australian arm a big boost, given it competes in the market’s biggest segment...


2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Dynamic in Australia from May: All Terrain Progress Control added to range
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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Dynamic in Australia from May: All Terrain Progress Control added to range

Land Rover’s small Discovery Sport will soon welcome a new flagship to the range, with the unveiling today of a new ‘Dynamic’ variant that will hit Australia from May 2016. Revealed for this week’s Frankfurt motor show, the Discovery Sport Dynamic introduces a number of styling and driving tricks in its move to unseat the Luxury grade as the line-up’s top model...


Alfa Romeo confirms Quadrifoglio SUV performance model
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Alfa Romeo confirms Quadrifoglio SUV performance model

Alfa Romeo has today confirmed that it will produce a hotted-up performance version of its yet unnamed SUV (pictured here in disguise undergoing testing). Speaking to CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motor show today, the brand’s Chief Operating Officer of Europe, Africa and Middle East, Alfredo Altavilla, simply said “definitely, yes” when asked if Alfa Romeo would build a performance version of its upcoming SUV, and “Yes” again when asked if it would be a Quadrifoglio version...


Peugeot-Citroen brand DS: "we want to be premium"
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Peugeot-Citroen brand DS: "we want to be premium"

Peugeot Citroen’s recently split-off premium brand, DS, says it already competes with its German luxury competitors in terms of product, while it seeks to raise its brand value in the coming years. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motorshow today, the CEO of DS, Yves Bonnefont, admitted that his brand is currently stuck in the middle between mainstream and premium...


2016 Hyundai i20: five-door WRC car previewed at Frankfurt motor show
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2016 Hyundai i20: five-door WRC car previewed at Frankfurt motor show

The next-generation five-door Hyundai i20 set to tackle the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season has been previewed at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Based on the all-new second-generation Hyundai i20 (a car so far not bound for our market) and said to highlight the South Korean brand’s “passion for performance and engineering competency”, the new i20 WRC car promises improved weight distribution, better powertrain efficiency and enhanced aerodynamics...


Audi e-tron quattro SUV revealed for Frankfurt: Production model due in 2018
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Audi e-tron quattro SUV revealed for Frankfurt: Production model due in 2018

Having covered the concept before, CarAdvice was at the release of the impressive Audi e-tron quattro SUV this week for the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. "It's not just any electric car, but one of the most beautiful, one of the most forward looking and one with the best range," said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Audi Board of Management for technical Development...


Volkswagen SUV line-up set to expand in Australia
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Volkswagen SUV line-up set to expand in Australia

The Volkswagen SUV range is set to expand dramatically, with a pair of models to slot below the Tiguan, along with a new Tiguan-based ‘coupe’ and more practical seven-seater. Volkswagen Group head of powertrain development, Heinz-Jacob Neusser, told CarAdvice at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show that there are plans to grow the SUV range in the short-term...


Toyota C-HR SUV concept sequel revealed in Frankfurt: Final version due for Geneva show
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Toyota C-HR SUV concept sequel revealed in Frankfurt: Final version due for Geneva show

Toyota has unveiled a sequel to the 2014 C-HR SUV concept at the Frankfurt motor show today, with this latest version wearing the same name - and very similar looks. Shouting ‘anything you can do, I can do better’ in the direction of Nissan’s compact and quirky Juke, Toyota has also confirmed that a final production version of the C-HR will debut at March’s Geneva motor show...


Mazda Koeru crossover concept revealed
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Mazda Koeru crossover concept revealed

The (rather gorgeous) Mazda Koeru has been outed at the Frankfurt motor show, previewing the company’s next-generation CX-5 and, more interestingly, signposting a bold move into the premium ‘crossover’ market. The Koeru — a name that translates to “exceed” or “go beyond" in Japanese — is a sporty concept SUV with “awe-inspiring” proportions and an “intriguing form”...


Volkswagen MultiVan PanAmericana teased for Frankfurt motor show
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Volkswagen MultiVan PanAmericana teased for Frankfurt motor show

Volkswagen will reveal a new spin on its latest-generation T6 Transporter van this week, dubbed Multivan PanAmericana. Unveiled in April, the new ‘T6’ van range will again be offered in Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan forms, and it’s that latter variant that forms the basis of this new concept...