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2018 Kia Stinger lands EyesOn Design award
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18th Jan 2017
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2018 Kia Stinger lands EyesOn Design award

The recently-revealed 2018 Kia Stinger has been presented with the EyesOn Design award for production car design excellence this week at the Detroit motor show. With other categories ranging from concept car, concept truck, production truck, innovative use of colour, graphics and materials, to interior design, and more, The EyesOn Design Awards honour the best production and concept vehicles making their worldwide auto show debut at the Detroit motor show.
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James Wong
2018 Lexus LS: Where's the hybrid Lexus is so known for?
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15th Jan 2017
2 min read

2018 Lexus LS: Where's the hybrid Lexus is so known for?

This week's big unveiling of the all-new 2018 Lexus LS, six years in the making, debuted a new evolution of the company's styling themes, all riding on a stretched version of the platform that underpins the new LC coupe. Lexus's showcasing of the new LS brought an additional surprise, however: a new twin-turbo 310kW, 600Nm V6 petrol engine.
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Mike Stevens
CarAdvice podcast 35, LIVE from Detroit: Astra sedan, Steed review, Holden's Sean Poppitt and hits & misses of Detroit!
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13th Jan 2017

CarAdvice podcast 35, LIVE from Detroit: Astra sedan, Steed review, Holden's Sean Poppitt and hits & misses of Detroit!

Direct from the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, join Paul, Mike Costello, Mike Stevens and Matt Campbell. Catch all the car news from Detroit with the reveal of the Toyota Camry, Astra sedan, Astra hatch pricing, Lexus LS, Ford Bronco/Ranger and Mercedes-Benz Project One. Mike Costello reviews the Great Wall Steed and Matt discusses the comparison between the Holden Astra, Renault Megane and Subaru Impreza.
Mercedes-Benz chief confirms brand won't build new small cars with Infiniti
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13th Jan 2017
3 min read

Mercedes-Benz chief confirms brand won't build new small cars with Infiniti

Mercedes-Benz has revealed that the alliance it has with Renault-Nissan to produce a range of models is strong, but company chief Dr Dieter Zetsche confirmed there are joint projects that may be dropped if they don’t make sense – including a second-generation range of small cars.
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Matt Campbell
Holden's poor sales not acceptable, but necessary for successful transition
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11th Jan 2017
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Holden's poor sales not acceptable, but necessary for successful transition

Two of Holden's most senior executives have admitted poor sales in 2016 were unacceptable, but necessary to successfully transition from local manufacturer to full importer in 2017. As the clock struck midnight on December 31st 2016, Holden's sales were down by 8.4 per cent in 2016 compared to 2015, selling just under 95,000 cars for the year.
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Paul Maric
2017 Chevrolet Traverse: Longer, wider, taller version of Holden Acadia unveiled
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11th Jan 2017
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2017 Chevrolet Traverse: Longer, wider, taller version of Holden Acadia unveiled

The new Chevrolet Traverse has been unveiled at the 2017 Detroit motor show. The second-generation Traverse once again shares its platform with the latest GMC Acadia. While the GMC model has been downsized and can now only seat seven people, the Traverse still has space for eight within its confines. With the latest Acadia sized to compete with the Toyota Kluger, Mazda CX-9 and Nissan Pathfinder, the Traverse remains a significantly bigger beast.
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Derek Fung