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2017 Kia Rio details: three variants, 1.4-litre only at launch; 1.0 turbo to follow
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29th Sep 2016
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2017 Kia Rio details: three variants, 1.4-litre only at launch; 1.0 turbo to follow

Initial Australian specifications for the all-new 2017 Kia Rio range have been confirmed today, including drivetrain and variant line-up, before it launches here in early 2017. With the fourth-generation Kia Rio having officially launched at the Paris Motor show today, Kia Australia has confirmed that it will initially take one engine and three variants of the model before additional variants of the South Korean company’s new light car launch by the middle of next year.
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Alborz Fallah
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ revealed: Electric SUV debuts in Paris
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29th Sep 2016
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Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ revealed: Electric SUV debuts in Paris

The Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ all-electric SUV concept has been revealed at the Paris motor show, previewing the direction of the company’s upcoming range of ‘EQ’-branded electric models. Featuring two electric motors with a combined output of up to 300kW, Mercedes-Benz says the Generation EQ shows how electric vehicles (EVs) “can soon move into the fast lane”, while still offering a zero-emissions range of up to 500 kilometres.
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James Wong
Volkswagen to launch $40k electric car with 600km range in 2020
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29th Sep 2016
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Volkswagen to launch $40k electric car with 600km range in 2020

The Volkswagen I.D. concept car revealed at the Paris motor show this morning is as significant for the German brand as the original Beetle and Golf, the company claims. The electric hatchback concept previews the first road car to be based on Volkswagen’s new MEB architecture, which only supports fully electric cars — no plug-ins, and no internal combustion.
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Mike Costello
2017 Honda Civic Type R previewed in Paris
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29th Sep 2016
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2017 Honda Civic Type R previewed in Paris

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Mike Stevens
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29th Sep 2016
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2017 Honda Civic Type R previewed in Paris

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Mike Stevens
Volkswagen I.D. concept revealed in Paris, production version due in 2020
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28th Sep 2016
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Volkswagen I.D. concept revealed in Paris, production version due in 2020

The electric Volkswagen I.D. concept has been revealed and detailed in full, just hours after an early leak exposed the vehicle's design. Powering the I.D. is a 125kW electric motor. On a fully charged battery, the I.D. has a claimed range of between 400 and 600 kilometres.
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Derek Fung
Renault Trezor concept to preview new design direction in Paris
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28th Sep 2016
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Renault Trezor concept to preview new design direction in Paris

The styling themes of French car maker Renault will soon move into the second era of head designer Laurens van den Acker's influence, and this week's Paris motor show will deliver a first glimpse at the new look. The Dutch designer joined Renault in 2009, just weeks after resigning from the top styling role at Mazda, where he crafted the 'Nagare' look that preceded Mazda's current 'Kodo' image.
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Mike Stevens