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Spyker C8 Preliator displayed in New York

The new Spyker C8 Preliator has had its North American debut at the New York auto show. First revealed at this year's Geneva motor show, the C8 Preliator is powered by a 4.2-litre Audi V8. Fitted with a supercharger, the German engine now produces 386kW of power at 6800rpm and 600Nm of torque at 3500rpm...

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Mercedes-Benz GLC convertible was under consideration in the product planning stage
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Mercedes-Benz GLC convertible was under consideration in the product planning stage

With the launch of the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe – an SUV the brand calls its sportiest model yet – there’s probably good reason that buyers might expect other, even sportier derivatives. It is arguable that nothing is sportier than a convertible...


2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid - NYIAS 2016
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2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid - NYIAS 2016

Read the article here. Hyundai has released details of the full-range of the Ioniq model at this week's New York auto show. The Hyundai Ioniq will become the first vehicle to use the same platform for a standard hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full electric vehicle. It will become a direct rival for the fourth-generation Toyota Prius, which will not be available in Australia as a plug-in or EV...


Maserati Levante SUV no mortal sin, will attract ‘many, many women’
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Maserati Levante SUV no mortal sin, will attract ‘many, many women’

The brand-new Maserati Levante SUV will stay true to the brand’s ethos, easily be its top-seller, and greatly broaden its audience to younger buyers and women, according to the company’s global head Harald Wester. Speaking to Australian media (including CarAdvice) at last week’s North American reveal of the Maserati Levante in New York, Wester passionately defended the move into SUVs, seemingly without much prompting...


2016 Genesis New York concept and design interview - NYIAS 2016
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2016 Genesis New York concept and design interview - NYIAS 2016

Read the article here. A new Genesis hybrid sports sedan concept has been officially unveiled at the 2016 New York motor show, hinting at future models from Hyundai’s luxury brand. The Genesis New York concept, as its officially known, is a likely precursor to the new G70 range, which will compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class...


Mercedes-AMG GLC63 to make use of new E63 drivetrain, will not use C63 bits
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Mercedes-AMG GLC63 to make use of new E63 drivetrain, will not use C63 bits

There will be a new Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV and a Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe, and neither of them will use the same drivetrain as the C63 range. CarAdvice learnt this exclusive detail about the not-yet-revealed high-performance version of the GLC63 in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers, who was on hand at the show to unveil the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 model (pictured) that will plug the gap between the regular GLC range and the yet-to-be-revealed, full-fat GLC63...


Evolutionary design changes 'dangerous', says Hyundai and Kia's Peter Schreyer
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Evolutionary design changes 'dangerous', says Hyundai and Kia's Peter Schreyer

The head of design for Kia and Hyundai says that the big changes to the look of each brand's cars from one generation to the next are a necessity for both, and that continuing a slow evolutionary design path like some other automotive manufacturers would be dangerous...


Mercedes-AMG will take part in Mercedes-Benz’s electric car future
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Mercedes-AMG will take part in Mercedes-Benz’s electric car future

Mercedes-AMG is going to play its part as Mercedes-Benz looks to develop a family of electrified vehicles in the coming years. Tobias Moers, Mercedes-AMG CEO, told CarAdvice at the 2016 New York motor show that the performance sub-brand will get the chance to do its thing with the future luxury alternative-propulsion models...


Volvo safety chief says its ‘zero fatality’ mission is on track
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Volvo safety chief says its ‘zero fatality’ mission is on track

Volvo made a statement quite some time ago that it was aiming for zero fatalities in its new vehicles by 2020. And the brand is on track to achieve that goal. That’s according to Volvo Cars Safety Centre acting senior director, Jan Ivarsson. In an exclusive interview at the 2016 New York motor show, the Swedish safety guru made it clear that the goal is achievable, and technology is how it can happen...


Nissan GT-R and Skyline GT-R: Six generations on display in New York
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Nissan GT-R and Skyline GT-R: Six generations on display in New York

To celebrate the launch of an updated Nissan GT-R at the 2016 New York auto show, the company dedicated its stage in the Big Apple to its one true supercar, with one model from every generation on display. 1969 C10 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R The original GT-R branded Skyline sports car, the 2000GT-R featured bolt-on rear-wheel arch flares, and aggressive spoilers at the front and rear...


Volvo Excellence baby seat and recliner seats could make it to production
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Volvo Excellence baby seat and recliner seats could make it to production

The Volvo XC90 Excellence concept car series – including the Lounge Console and Excellence Child Seat with an integrated baby capsule – could become a reality. Volvo Cars Safety Centre acting senior director, Jan Ivarsson, told CarAdvice in an exclusive interview at the 2016 New York motor show that the Swedish brand is evaluating whether buyers are eager enough for the innovative luxury model features to head to production...


Mercedes-AMG chief denies Alpine engine deal
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Mercedes-AMG chief denies Alpine engine deal

Recently a rumour surfaced recently that Mercedes-AMG was in the running to provide the engines for an expanded range of Alpine sports cars. It isn't true, according to Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers. The premise was simple – the revived French brand, Alpine, which is under the control of Renault, would take advantage of an existing agreement between the French and German brands in order to get engines from over the border...


Mazda MX-5 takes unprecedented double at World Car of the Year Awards
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Mazda MX-5 takes unprecedented double at World Car of the Year Awards

The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 this week achieved an unprecedented double at the annual World Car of the Year Awards in New York, picking up the gongs for best design and the overall best car. The fourth-generation of Mazda’s iconic MX-5 convertible, released last year and racking up record sales, took all before it...


Mercedes-Benz ute will be offered both in workhorse spec and with AMG extras
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Mercedes-Benz ute will be offered both in workhorse spec and with AMG extras

The much-anticipated Mercedes-Benz pick-up or ute – which could be known as the Mercedes-Benz X-Class or Z-Class – will cater to buyers who want a work ute or a lifestyle ute, or both. That’s according to Ola Källenius, member of the board of management of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales, who told CarAdvice at the 2016 New York motor show this week that the ute will have “a little bit of both” when asked if the vehicle will be focused on work or play...


Mercedes-Benz SUV range is ‘filling the final holes’, but there will be more holes
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Mercedes-Benz SUV range is ‘filling the final holes’, but there will be more holes

The seemingly never-ending SUV product expansion for Mercedes-Benz appears to have almost met its end point – for the time being. Ola Källenius, member of the board of management of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales, said there aren’t many more gaps to fill in the brand’s mainstream SUV ranks at this point in time...


Mercedes-Maybach to add large SUV to its ranks, E-Class version ruled out
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Mercedes-Maybach to add large SUV to its ranks, E-Class version ruled out

It appears an even-money bet that the ultra-luxury brand Mercedes-Maybach will add an SUV to its ranks in the future, but there won't be an E-Class Maybach variant despite persistent rumours. The only Mercedes-Maybach models currently on sale are the Mercedes-Maybach S600 and the even lengthier Pullman version, but with SUVs proving lucrative, the range is almost certain to expand to include a high-riding, long-wheelbase, ultra-luxury vehicle of that type...


Nissan launches ‘micromobility’ program at New York motor show
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Nissan launches ‘micromobility’ program at New York motor show

Nissan has once again shown that the future of travel is very much at the forefront of its business plan, today announcing it will showcase four Nissan New Mobility Concepts (NNMC) at the upcoming New York motor show. The announcement of Nissan’s latest foray into eco-friendly ‘micromobility’ travel comes just a week after CarAdvice reported on Nissan’s long-term vision for ‘Intelligent Mobility’...


2017 Acura MDX debuts in New York with new brand face
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2017 Acura MDX debuts in New York with new brand face

Acura has used the New York motor show as the setting to unveil its updated MDX luxury SUV, featuring bold new styling and improved luxury features. The announcement is accompanied by news that a Sports Hybrid variant is to come later in the year. Last week, spy photos hinted at a revised look for the MDX, but when the covers were pulled from the car this week, it was announced that more than just a simple facelift has occurred...


2016 New York motor show: Hits and misses
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2016 New York motor show: Hits and misses

The 2016 New York International Auto Show is now in full swing, with the press days wrapped up and the doors thrown open to the buying public. The Big Apple's motor show isn't the biggest around, but it can always be relied on for a handful of important premieres - and this year's event is no exception...


Mitsubishi outlines aggressive SUV expansion plan
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Mitsubishi outlines aggressive SUV expansion plan

Mitsubishi will offer a trio of all-new or new-generation crossover SUVs before 2020, comprising a shrunken next ASX, a larger next Outlander and a brand new model sandwiched in between. Each will come in electric or plug-in hybrid guise as an option...