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Mercedes-Maybach working on uber-luxury SUV to rival Bentley Bentayga
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14th Jan 2015
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Mercedes-Maybach working on uber-luxury SUV to rival Bentley Bentayga

Mercedes-Benz is laying the groundwork for the development of a new ultra-luxury SUV to rival the forthcoming Bentley Bentayga and the long-wheelbase Range Rover. The flagship SUV, if Mercedes goes ahead with the project, will be the second member of its new Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand, which launches this week with an S-Class-based limousine for the rich and famous (pictured bottom).
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Mike Costello
2018 Holden Commodore : Australian designers and engineers heavily involved in VF successor
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13th Jan 2015
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2018 Holden Commodore : Australian designers and engineers heavily involved in VF successor

The replacement for the Holden Commodore – whether it retains its name or not – will not simply be a rebadged version of the next-generation Opel Insignia. Holden designers and engineers are now confirmed to be deeply involved in the project, which still has around three years of development time remaining, with mules confirmed to be in testing at the local General Motors arm’s Lang Lang proving ground outside Melbourne, Victoria, that was only recently saved from being sold off.
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Jeep Renegade baby SUV 'no risk' to brand's tough reputation
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13th Jan 2015
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Jeep Renegade baby SUV 'no risk' to brand's tough reputation

Jeep’s global boss says the soon-to-launch Renegade small SUV is not risking the brand’s hard-earned reputation for producing tough and rugged vehicles. The Jeep Renegade is set to launch in Australia later this year and will become the smallest offering from the American brand. It will sit in the ever-expanding subcompact SUV segment currently occupied by the likes of Holden Trax, Ford EcoSport, Peugeot 2008 and the incoming Honda HR-V.
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Alborz Fallah
Holden V8 to live beyond 2017
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13th Jan 2015
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Holden V8 to live beyond 2017

Holden has officially announced that when local manufacturing ceases in 2017, a two-door sports coupe with a V8 engine will be at the ready to replace SS versions of the Holden Commodore sedan. The man who stands by his decision to close Holden’s Elizabeth, South Australia, plant in 2017, General Motors executive vice president of international operations Stefan Jacoby tonight confirmed the news. “What we decided … is we will bring a Holden sports car in the near future,” Jacoby began.
Daniel DeGasperi
Hyundai Ute to help company's sales volume overtake Holden
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12th Jan 2015
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Hyundai Ute to help company's sales volume overtake Holden

Hyundai is likely to overtake both Mazda and Holden if the just-unveiled Hyundai Ute goes into production for the Australian market. The Hyundai Santa Cruz ute , revealed today in Detroit, would add significant sales volume to the South Korean brand's local division, and in so doing would change the dynamics of manufacturers chasing the number two spot behind Toyota.
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Alborz Fallah