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Citroen’s luxury brand DS to open 160 independent stores by 2020, Australia included
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15th Sep 2015
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Citroen’s luxury brand DS to open 160 independent stores by 2020, Australia included

French luxury brand DS is aiming to have 160 independent stores opened worldwide by 2020, as it seeks to expand its foothold in the premium luxury segment. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motorshow today, DS CEO Yves Bonnefont confirmed the organisation's plan for an international roll out. “We have a strategy that is based on the 200 mega cities in the world” Bonnefont told CarAdvice.
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Alborz Fallah
Subaru recalls European design ethos
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15th Sep 2015
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Subaru recalls European design ethos

Subaru may place great emphasis on the North American market, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgotten the European design that defined former product such as the mid-2000s Liberty. These are the sentiments expressed to CarAdvice today by the CEO (or Geschaftsfuhrer) of Subaru Germany, Tomohiro Kubota, who we talked with about the direction of Subaru’s general design and execution.
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Mike Costello
2016 Renault Megane hatch premieres, led by 152kW GT for now
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15th Sep 2015
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2016 Renault Megane hatch premieres, led by 152kW GT for now

The new-generation 2016 Renault Megane hatch made its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show today, ahead of a European launch early next year and relatively swift arrival in Australia in the second half of 2016. Renault’s new-look Megane hatchback moves the game forward for the brand in a number of ways, and will give the French brand’s fast-growing Australian arm a big boost, given it competes in the market’s biggest segment.
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Mike Costello
Holden Astra hatch confirmed for late-2016 launch: Early end for Cruze hatch production?
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15th Sep 2015
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Holden Astra hatch confirmed for late-2016 launch: Early end for Cruze hatch production?

The Holden Astra hatch will once again go head to head with the Toyota Corolla in Australia’s small car sales battle when the company launches the all-new model on our shores next year. Holden announced the return of the five-door Astra hatchback during the car’s unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show today, revealing the new model is currently on track to reach local showrooms toward the end of 2016.
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Tim Beissmann
Mazda Koeru crossover concept revealed
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15th Sep 2015
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Mazda Koeru crossover concept revealed

The (rather gorgeous) Mazda Koeru has been outed at the Frankfurt motor show, previewing the company’s next-generation CX-5 and, more interestingly, signposting a bold move into the premium ‘crossover’ market. The Koeru — a name that translates to “exceed” or “go beyond" in Japanese — is a sporty concept SUV with “awe-inspiring” proportions and an “intriguing form”. But what is its purpose beyond eye candy?
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Mike Costello