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Alfa Romeo Giulietta ending production this year – report

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta ending production this year – report

Star-crossed lover Juliet met her tragic demise at the end of Shakespeare’s play (spoiler alert), and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, too, will soon expire. Club Alfa reports Alfa Romeo’s smallest, cheapest model will end production this year...

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Gordon Murray Design reveals autonomous quadricycle
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Gordon Murray Design reveals autonomous quadricycle

Gordon Murray is best known for his work engineering Formula 1 race cars and the legendary McLaren F1. Lately, however, he’s been working on something very different – an autonomous vehicle. Gordon Murray Design has collaborated with Delta Motorsport and consultancy itMoves to create an autonomous vehicle platform, dubbed Motiv, which has made its debut at the MOVE 2020 mobility show in London this week...


2021 Kia Sorento powertrain details revealed – report
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2021 Kia Sorento powertrain details revealed – report

With all the leaks that have been occurring, there may be no surprises left by the time the 2021 Kia Sorento debuts at next month’s Geneva motor show. We’ve already seen spy shots of the Sorento completely undisguised and now, thanks to The Korean Car Blog, we know what’ll be under its bonnet...


Next Kia Carnival to debut in April, hybrid and turbo four options expected – report
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Next Kia Carnival to debut in April, hybrid and turbo four options expected – report

The Carnival is coming to town – to New York City, specifically. The Korean Car Blog reports the next generation of Kia’s people mover will debut in April at this year’s New York motor show. The redesigned Carnival will move to the platform underpinning the upcoming 2020 Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima...


Tesla Model 3 to get air suspension option – report
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Tesla Model 3 to get air suspension option – report

If you want to buy a new Tesla Model S or Model X in Australia, you’re only able to specify one with adaptive air suspension. Model 3 buyers, however, don’t have that option… yet. Electrek reports it should be coming very soon, a leaked parts catalogue appearing to confirm its imminent introduction to the Model 3 line...


Tesla remotely removed features from a Model S – report
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Tesla remotely removed features from a Model S – report

Tesla defied the traditional dealership method of selling cars. While buyers may appreciate that, they mightn’t appreciate the other way Tesla appears to be eschewing convention. Jalopnik reports Tesla remotely removed features from an American man’s Model S. The buyer, identified as Alec B., purchased a used 2017 Model S from a third-party dealer, United Traders...


Ford’s Troller division reveals new, Ranger-based TX4
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Ford’s Troller division reveals new, Ranger-based TX4

Ford’s upcoming Bronco has yet to be confirmed for any markets outside North America. Brazilian consumers seeking a rugged, two-door, Ranger-based four-wheel-drive, however, already have one – the Troller. Troller is the name of a Brazilian 4WD manufacturer founded in 1995 and acquired by Ford in 2007...


Rivian and Amazon preview electric delivery van
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Rivian and Amazon preview electric delivery van

Electric vehicle start-up Rivian and retail giant Amazon have revealed additional information and clay models of their collaboration, an electric van. Last year, Amazon revealed it was investing US$700 million (A$1.03 billion) in the American EV manufacturer and ordering 100,000 electric delivery vehicles...


Kia Sonet and Seltos X-Line concepts debut at Delhi Auto Expo
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Kia Sonet and Seltos X-Line concepts debut at Delhi Auto Expo

Kia has debuted an up-spec version of its new Seltos SUV in one of its most important markets, while simultaneously previewing a new, entry-level SUV. The Seltos X-Line follows Kia’s X-Line formula, as seen on the Picanto and the Soul. That means a slightly more rugged look, with redesigned bumpers front and rear and a skid plate...


Next generation Ford Mustang due in 2022 – report
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Next generation Ford Mustang due in 2022 – report

We now know when the next generation Ford Mustang is expected to land thanks to Ford’s Human Resources team. A user on the Mustang 6G forums found a Ford job posting on LinkedIn seeking a plant vehicle team engineer specialising in wind and road noise...


Mazda RX-9 to use turbocharged inline six – report
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Mazda RX-9 to use turbocharged inline six – report

Rumours continue to swirl about a new generation of RX sports car for the Mazda line. Recently, we’ve heard Mazda will share a rear-wheel-drive platform with Lexus and introduce inline six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. We’ve even seen a patent filing that hinted at a new flagship sports car for the brand...


Next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class to be sedan-only – report
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Next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class to be sedan-only – report

When Mercedes-Benz introduced the current S-Class Cabriolet in 2016, it was the first factory droptop available in the Sonderklasse line since 1971. It may also be the last. Autocar reports the S-Class Cabriolet and its coupe sibling will end production in 2022, the next generation of S-Class going sedan-only...


Nissan plans more cuts to production, model range – report
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Nissan plans more cuts to production, model range – report

Overseas reports claim Nissan is making aggressive cuts to plans made under former CEO and now fugitive Carlos Ghosn. A report from news agency Reuters claims that, in an aim to add 480 billion yen (A$6.55 billion) to the company’s bottom line by March 2023, Nissan is going to cut its global product range down to 62 vehicles by the end of 2022...


2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS prototype photographed
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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS prototype photographed

The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS concept, revealed at last year’s Frankfurt motor show, was a dazzling, futuristic-looking concept car, as concept cars tend to be. If you were worried something would be lost in the transition to production EQS, Mercedes-Benz has released some official photographs of the concept and a pre-production prototype side-by-side to put your mind at ease...


Next Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail to debut this year, plug-in hybrid Qashqai planned – report
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Next Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail to debut this year, plug-in hybrid Qashqai planned – report

Nissan is expected to debut a redesigned Qashqai in September, while a new X-Trail could debut even sooner. Autocar reports the redesigned Qashqai should appear at this year’s Frankfurt motor show, while the next X-Trail may appear mid-year. The upcoming Qashqai won’t move to a new platform but will instead remain on the current model’s CMF platform, shared with the X-Trail, according to the report...