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Kia 'XCeed' to be revealed 'later in 2019'

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Kia 'XCeed' to be revealed 'later in 2019'

Kia Europe has confirmed its upcoming crossover based on the Ceed hatchback will debut later in the year, though hasn't revealed its official name just yet. A new press release accompanied by the above sketch that was published a month ago quotes Gregory Guillaume, Kia Europe's vice president of design...

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2019 Toyota C-HR gets Apple CarPlay in the USA
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2019 Toyota C-HR gets Apple CarPlay in the USA

Toyota USA has announced a handful of upgrades for the C-HR crossover for 2019, headlined by a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay. Fitted as standard across the line-up, the new 8.0-inch media unit introduces the aforementioned smartphone mirroring technologies, and appears to feature the new interface seen in other Toyota models like the Camry and Corolla...


Aston Martin Vanquish: AMR Pro and Volante variants planned
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Aston Martin Vanquish: AMR Pro and Volante variants planned

The Aston Martin Vanquish will be revived as a mid-engined supercar to take on the likes of Ferrari and McLaren, and the company's boss has already alluded to additional variants that are in the pipeline. Speaking with the UK's Top Gear, Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer, said the V6-powered competitor to the F8 Tributo and Huracan Evo will get Volante convertible and track-focused AMR Pro versions to broaden its appeal...


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe revealed, here late 2019
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe revealed, here late 2019

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the refreshed GLC Coupe, which has undergone a similar update to its wagon-bodied sibling ahead of its Australian arrival in the fourth quarter of this year. Design-wise there's not any dramatic changes, though the headlights, tail-lights and bumpers have all been revised, as has the front grille...


Time Machine Tuesday: 19 March, 2019
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Time Machine Tuesday: 19 March, 2019

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of March 19 in years past...


2020 Chevrolet Tracker leaked, is this the new Holden Trax?
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2020 Chevrolet Tracker leaked, is this the new Holden Trax?

The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Tracker has been leaked alongside the 2020 Buick Encore in a series of images out of China, giving us a first look at GM's new compact crossover. First teased during a product presentation in January, these new images posted to Carscoops and GM Authority show the new Tracker and Encore, which are both longer and wider than the current Trax...


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe teased
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe teased

Mercedes-Benz has published a short teaser video of the facelifted GLC Coupe on its Instagram account, ahead of a likely reveal within the next week. The clip shows the updated front and rear light signatures of the updated model, which are in line with the refreshed GLC wagon unveiled a few weeks ago...


Ford Fiesta ST gets 165kW Mountune upgrade
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Ford Fiesta ST gets 165kW Mountune upgrade

Tuning firm Mountune has announced a new upgrade package for the Ford Fiesta ST, which can be installed via a smartphone app. Dubbed m225, the flash tune bumps the three-cylinder hot hatch's outputs up to 165kW and 340Nm, up from the standard version's 147kW and 290Nm...


Mercedes-Maybach GLS to be built in Alabama
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Mercedes-Maybach GLS to be built in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the upcoming Maybach version of the new-generation GLS SUV will be built at its Alabama facility in the US. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO, Dietmar Exler, confirmed the news, describing the upcoming SUV flagship as a "halo car"...


Cadillac CT5 revealed for the US
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Cadillac CT5 revealed for the US

Cadillac has revealed the all-new CT5 sedan, which will replace the ageing CTS in the brand's line-up. Scheduled to make its public debut at the New York motor show next month, the CT5 sports a mini-me design drawing upon the larger CT6 – which will be retired at the end of the year – and will compete with the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class...


Maserati Levante Vulcano on sale from $184,990
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Maserati Levante Vulcano on sale from $184,990

Maserati has secured a limited allocation of the Levante Vulcano, which is on sale now for $184,990 before on-road costs. Just 150 examples of the special-edition SUV will be produced globally, with seven headed Down Under. The Vulcano is based on the GranSport specification, distinguished by its Grigio Lava matte paint finish along with the choice of Pieno Fiore leather in either red or black, both with contrasting stitching...


2015-16 Audi A4, A5 recalled
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2015-16 Audi A4, A5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the previous-generation 2015 and 2016 model-year A4 and A5 fitted with V6 petrol engines, over concerns of a fire risk. The German luxury marque reports affected vehicles feature the 3.0 TFSI V6 'EA837 Evo' engine, which can experience fuel escaping from one or both fuel rails on the low-pressure side...


2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe sketched
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2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe sketched

A designer sketch believed to be of the upcoming Porsche Cayenne Coupe has surfaced online this week, ahead of a full reveal in the coming weeks. Published by Carscoops, the drawing shows a fastback-styled Porsche crossover, that features a sharply raked tailgate and slim tail-light clusters joined through the middle by a plastic strip...


BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo to be axed
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BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo to be axed

BMW has confirmed it will drop the 3 Series Gran Turismo as part of its upcoming cost-cutting efforts, following a 7.9 per cent drop in operating profits in 2018. In a press release, the company outlined its 'strategic course' to tackle 'challenging conditions', with key issues identified including political uncertainty, a cooling global economy, rising production costs, exchange rates and rising raw materials prices...


Restored WRC Toyota Corolla tackles Sydney road rally - video
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Restored WRC Toyota Corolla tackles Sydney road rally - video

Remember the WRC Toyota Corolla from the late 1990s? Well, rally fans and the like can watch the old race car compete once more. At a recent round of the Whiteline Tarmac Rally Series in New South Wales, a special example of the old rally car hit Western Sydney Dragway, Eastern Creek, to compete...