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Kia needs no performance sub-brand, says engineering boss
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11th Jan 2017
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Kia needs no performance sub-brand, says engineering boss

Kia has a younger and more flexible brand image than Hyundai and therefore doesn’t need a separate performance division, according to the chief vehicle tester and high-performance head of both companies, Albert Biermann. Ruling out a Hyundai N-style sub-brand for Kia, 30-year BMW veteran Biermann said the ambitious Korean marque “can stretch much more than the Hyundai brand”, seemingly differentiating the latter as a more conservative unit.
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Mike Costello
2018 Honda Odyssey revealed in Detroit: US-market MPV debuts new 10-speed auto, but not for Australia
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10th Jan 2017
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2018 Honda Odyssey revealed in Detroit: US-market MPV debuts new 10-speed auto, but not for Australia

The all-new US-market 2018 Honda Odyssey has been revealed at the Detroit motor show, debuting the company's new 10-speed automatic transmission. In terms of its design, the new American Odyssey is somewhere between the model sold here and the catfish-looking previous-generation car that was sold in the States.
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James Wong
Volvo range renewal to see new 40 and 60 series models within two years
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10th Jan 2017
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Volvo range renewal to see new 40 and 60 series models within two years

The regeneration of the Volvo brand as it aims to establish itself as a stylish European alternative has reached its first milestone, and the next two goals will be completed in the coming two years, the brand’s chief says. Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars CEO and chairman of the board, made it clear at the 2017 Detroit motor show the brand will complete its three ‘series’ of cars in the next 24 months.
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Matt Campbell
Lexus Australia keen on UX compact SUV
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9th Jan 2017
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Lexus Australia keen on UX compact SUV

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Mike Stevens
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9th Jan 2017
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Lexus Australia keen on UX compact SUV

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Mike Stevens
Chevrolet Bolt right-hand drive still off the cards, GM president says
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9th Jan 2017
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Chevrolet Bolt right-hand drive still off the cards, GM president says

The Chevrolet Bolt, despite being newly crowned North American car of the year, still won't be produced in right-hand drive, according to Alan Batey, executive vice president and president of General Motors.
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Paul Maric
Audi Q8 concept revealed
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9th Jan 2017
3 min read

Audi Q8 concept revealed

Add another alphanumeric combination to the playbook – the all-new Audi Q8 concept large SUV has been revealed. The concept model presages a new flagship model in the Audi SUV range designed to look sportier than the more conventional Q7 family hauler, and with its bold design it certainly stands apart from that highly practical vehicle.
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Matt Campbell