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Peugeot-Citroen brand DS: "we want to be premium"
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15th Sep 2015
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Peugeot-Citroen brand DS: "we want to be premium"

Peugeot Citroen’s recently split-off premium brand, DS, says it already competes with its German luxury competitors in terms of product, while it seeks to raise its brand value in the coming years. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motorshow today, the CEO of DS, Yves Bonnefont, admitted that his brand is currently stuck in the middle between mainstream and premium. “We are kind of between at the moment, [but] we want to be premium.” Bonnefont told CarAdvice.
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Alborz Fallah
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
3 min read

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
Jaguar F-Pace sets world record with 19.08m loop in production car
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14th Sep 2015
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Jaguar F-Pace sets world record with 19.08m loop in production car

Jaguar has today officially taken the wraps off the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace and to launch the latest model with a bang, the company decided to set a world record, using a production F-Pace vehicle to perform a 19.08m high loop in front of a crowd. The stunt, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show almost didn't go ahead due to rain, which would make the stunt unsafe for both the driver and spectators.
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Paul Maric
Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Concept unveiled
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14th Sep 2015
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Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Concept unveiled

The Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Concept has been unveiled on the night before the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Based on the just revealed second-generation Tiguan, the new GTE Concept features a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with a total system output of 160kW of power and overall fuel consumption rated at 1.9L/100km. Under the bonnet there's a 115kW turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine driving the front wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission with a built-in electric motor.
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Derek Fung