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Luxury brands need to offer crossovers/SUVs - Jaguar
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14th Mar 2014
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Luxury brands need to offer crossovers/SUVs - Jaguar

The Jaguar C-X17 concept is still to be confirmed officially for production, though the British brand has admitted luxury car makers can’t afford to omit an SUV-style vehicle from its line-up. Jaguar is showcasing the high-riding C-X17 in Australia this week, six months after the company unveiled the high-riding model at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show.
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Jez Spinks
Cadillac could "easily flourish" in Australia, says marketing boss
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11th Mar 2014
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Cadillac could "easily flourish" in Australia, says marketing boss

Cadillac’s global marketing boss has shed more light on his aspirations to sell cars in Australia. Following his admission in January that General Motors’ luxury division was once again eyeing our market, Cadillac chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus told CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show a local introduction remains some years off, but believes the iconic American brand could “easily flourish” in our crowded market in the future.
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Tim Beissmann
Alpine's first sports car will be the brand's 911, says designer
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10th Mar 2014
2 min read

Alpine's first sports car will be the brand's 911, says designer

The first new-generation Alpine sports car due in 2016 will be to the reborn French performance brand what the 911 is to Porsche, according to its designer. The man responsible for developing Alpine’s 21 century design language, Renault corporate design senior vice president Laurens van den Acker, said he has looked to the past for inspiration for its cars of the future.
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Tim Beissmann
Hyundai ix25 sub-compact SUV “absolutely” vital, says senior executive
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6th Mar 2014
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Hyundai ix25 sub-compact SUV “absolutely” vital, says senior executive

Hyundai can’t afford to ignore the growth in the sub-compact SUV class, according to the brand’s European president and chief operating officer, Allan Rushforth. Hyundai is one of a number of brands that hasn’t yet revealed its intent for a sub-compact SUV to compete with the likes of the Ford EcoSport, Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Holden Trax and Renault Captur.
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Matt Campbell
Renault Twingo RS off the table; GT a possibility
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5th Mar 2014
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Renault Twingo RS off the table; GT a possibility

A new Renault Twingo RS has been ruled out despite the designer of the third-gen city car admitting he’s itching to pen a new pocket rocket. Renault corporate design senior vice president Laurens van den Acker said the new Twingo embodied a number of traditional sports car qualities that made an RS version a tantalising prospect, but acknowledged limitations in its packaging may have the final say.
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Tim Beissmann