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Kia Niro to get Hyundai Ioniq electric powertrain in 2018 – report
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16th Feb 2017
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Kia Niro to get Hyundai Ioniq electric powertrain in 2018 – report

The Kia Niro hybrid SUV sold in the US and Europe is set to get an all-electric variant next year, according to a new report. An article by Dutch publication AutoRai, translated by Carscoops quotes the company's European CEO, Michael Cole, saying the Niro EV will use the running gear of the all-electric version of the Hyundai Ioniq. The Ioniq Electric is powered by an 88kW/295Nm electric motor driving the front wheels via a single-speed transmission. Above: Hyundai Ioniq Electric
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James Wong
2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class drops heavy disguise, interior spied
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16th Feb 2017
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class drops heavy disguise, interior spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been spied again, but this latest prototype has shed all of the false body panels and temporary components used on earlier vehicles. It has also given us a first look at the new hatch's interior. Although it's tough to see too many styling details on this vehicle, we're expecting a gentle evolution of the current car's styling.
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Derek Fung
Photo Gallery: Unbelievable Beetles!
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16th Feb 2017
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Photo Gallery: Unbelievable Beetles!

For half-a-century, the Volkswagen Beetle has been customised. Lightly, heavily, subtly, or maniacally, everything that can be done to the Beetle has been done. Well, maybe not everything... but close. Most of the time it's the engine that gets a makeover, but every now and again you see a Beetle with an outrageous paint job, cut in half or even stretched. Every owner has different tastes, and it’s about whatever floats your ‘Bug’. What do we mean?
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Mandy Turner
Hyundai product onslaught to commence with Santa Fe, Veloster, Sonata and new small SUV
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15th Feb 2017
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Hyundai product onslaught to commence with Santa Fe, Veloster, Sonata and new small SUV

Hyundai is set to kick off a busy 18-month product onslaught with the launch of the all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 in April. The new i30 is set to replace the successful GD model and will be joined this year by a significant Sonata reveal and the brand's all-new small SUV. Speaking to the media at the Hyundai i30 global drive, Hyundai chief operating officer, Scott Grant, said new models will reinvigorate the brand's local offering.
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Paul Maric
2017 Kia Picanto detailed ahead of Geneva debut, Australian specs to be confirmed
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15th Feb 2017
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2017 Kia Picanto detailed ahead of Geneva debut, Australian specs to be confirmed

The all-new 2017 Kia Picanto has been detailed for the European market ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Arriving in showrooms around Europe from the second quarter this year, the new Picanto is a huge step forward for the Korean brand's teeniest family member, with a focus on quality, technology and versatility.
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James Wong