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2018 Hyundai i20 revealed for Europe - UPDATE

UPDATE (26/4/18): Hyundai Australia has ruled out the new i20 for our market. See bottom of article for details. The refreshed 2018 Hyundai i20 range has been revealed for Europe, bringing an updated design along with a range of new infotainment and driver assistance technologies to the Korean light hatch family...

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2018 Ford Fiesta Van revealed
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2018 Ford Fiesta Van revealed

As we learned last week, the Ford Fiesta is coming to Australia – but the version you see here definitely won't make the trip. Where we're only getting the hottest ST, the European market will be getting the core range along with this – the Fiesta Van. From the outside, the Fiesta Van looks like a regular two-door model with some body-coloured paint over the rear windows...


Ford USA to kill all passenger cars except Mustang, Focus Active
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Ford USA to kill all passenger cars except Mustang, Focus Active

Ford North America has confirmed it's in the process of transitioning to a passenger car range comprising just the Mustang and Focus Active. The company used its most recent financial release to confirm the North American-specific news, consigning the Fusion, Taurus, Fiesta, C-Max and regular Focus models to an early grave...


2019 Hyundai Lafesta revealed
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2019 Hyundai Lafesta revealed

The Hyundai Lafesta sedan has been given its debut at the 2018 Beijing motor show. The Lafesta is the first production vehicle to embody the latest Hyundai design language, dubbed "sensuous sportiness", debuted on the Le Fil Rouge concept earlier this year. Although we don't yet have pictures of the car's rear, the Lafesta does have a front-end mildly inspired by Le Fil Rouge as its cascading grille blends into the headlight units...


2019 Lexus ES revealed, Australian debut set for fourth quarter
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2019 Lexus ES revealed, Australian debut set for fourth quarter

Lexus has finally given its ES mid-size sedan a full reveal, ahead of a fourth-quarter arrival in Australia this year. Although the car will be offered with a V6 engine in global markets, the brand has made the decision to go hybrid-only when the car lobs Down Under. As previously suggested, the car will be built on a Lexus Global Architecture-K (GA-K) platform, itself derived from TNGA...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L sedan unveiled
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L sedan unveiled

The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class L sedan has been launched ahead of the 2018 Beijing motor show, and will be sold exclusively in China. The newly-unveiled sedan has a 2789mm wheelbase, 60mm longer than the recently launched fourth-generation hatch. The company says a "version of the sedan tailored to the needs of customers outside China" will be unveiled in the second half of 2018...


2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible spied again
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2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible spied again

The BMW 8 Series Convertible has been spied again, this time doing what convertibles do best – driving with the roof down. Interestingly, this prototype is more camouflaged than the drop-top we saw a couple of weeks ago, namely thanks to the hidden intakes on the front bumper...


Jaguar teases F-Pace SVR exhaust note – Video
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Jaguar teases F-Pace SVR exhaust note – Video

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR won't arrive in Australia until later this year, but you're in luck if you're itching to know how the supercharged V8 SUV sounds. In the above video, courtesy of the British marque's American arm, the F-Pace SVR can be seen tearing through up dirt and tarmac roads, while the raucous exhaust note plays in the background...


Nissan Leaf: Global sales on the rise
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Nissan Leaf: Global sales on the rise

Sales of the Nissan Leaf have jumped by 15 per cent over the past 12 months, thanks to strong demand across the USA, Japan and Europe. Nissan shifted more than 50,000 units worldwide – 54,541 to be precise – in the Japanese FY2017, eclipsing the 42,473 sold in the same period (April 1 - March 31, Japanese financial year) across 2016 and 2017...


Volvo S90 Ambience: Luxo-concept headed for Beijing
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Volvo S90 Ambience: Luxo-concept headed for Beijing

Volvo has cranked up the luxury in the S90 sedan, adding an "industry-first sensory experience" to the already sumptuous S90 Excellence. Set for a Beijing motor show debut, the S90 Ambience relies on a smartphone app to control seven visual themes, which in turn sync with sound and scent systems to deliver a unique experience...


Infiniti confirms new electrified platform
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Infiniti confirms new electrified platform

Infiniti has announced it is developing a new electrified vehicle platform based on the Q Inspiration concept revealed at this year's Detroit motor show. Speaking at a preview event ahead of the Beijing motor show, Infiniti chairman and global president, Ronald Krueger, confirmed the news and reiterated the company's focus on the Chinese market...


2018 Skoda Kamiq revealed
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2018 Skoda Kamiq revealed

The new Skoda Kamiq crossover has been officially revealed ahead of its debut at the Beijing motor show later this week, with the new model to go on sale in China in just a "couple of months" time. Joining the larger Karoq and Kodiaq in the Czech brand's Chinese line-up, the Kamiq is the littlest member of its SUV family, measuring 4390mm long, 1781mm wide and 1593mm tall – roughly the same size as a Nissan Qashqai...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan leaked
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan leaked

The all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan has been outed in a single image online, ahead of its official reveal at the Beijing motor show later this week. In terms of design, the A-Class Sedan looks largely identical to the related hatchback from the B-pillar forward, but features a traditional sedan roofline and boot at the rear...


2018 Audi Q8 teased
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2018 Audi Q8 teased

Audi has teased what appears to be the upcoming Q8 crossover on social media this week, ahead of a potential debut at the Beijing motor show. While the German marque doesn't explicitly say the vehicle in the images is the Q8, though the side profile of the vehicle in the shadowy images – accented by the fluorescent tape tacked onto certain areas of the body – strongly suggest this is the case...


2019 Jaguar XE and XF unveiled, 300 Sport added to range - UPDATE
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2019 Jaguar XE and XF unveiled, 300 Sport added to range - UPDATE

Jaguar has announced the 2019 model-year upgrades for its XE, XF and XF Sportbrake, headlined by the addition of new four-cylinder, all-wheel drive 300 Sport models. Although there are a number of minor tweaks to the base XE and XF package, the biggest news is the 300 Sport...


2018 Suzuki Ertiga unveiled
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2018 Suzuki Ertiga unveiled

The second-generation Suzuki Ertiga has made its global debut at the 2018 Jakarta motor show. Measuring 4395mm long, 1735mm wide, 1690mm tall and riding on a 2740mm wheelbase, the Ertiga seats seven people across three rows. It's based on the Heartect platform underpinning the latest Baleno and Swift. Boot space is limited to 153 litres when all the seats are up...


2018 Volkswagen Polo Beats pricing and specs
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2018 Volkswagen Polo Beats pricing and specs

Local details for the Volkswagen Polo Beats have been announced this week ahead of its August launch, with the new variant priced from $22,490 before on-road costs. The fifth member of the sixth-generation Polo family in Australia becomes the new flagship of the core range, sitting one rung below the GTI hot hatch...


Jaguar Land Rover developing system to 'see around corners'
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Jaguar Land Rover developing system to 'see around corners'

The world's car manufacturers are racing to have their autonomous technology up and running at the moment, testing ingenious solutions to the potential problems facing self-driving vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is currently working on technology to let its robo-cars 'see around corners' thanks to a combination of automated, connected and mapping tech...


Audi e-tron to offer 150kW charging
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Audi e-tron to offer 150kW charging

The upcoming production version of the Audi e-tron prototype SUV has been confirmed to offer charging rates of up to 150kW. Audi says the e-tron SUV will be the first car on the market to offer such capacity, meaning it will be able to cover "the next long stage of its journey" within 30 minutes...


Kia Stinger: AEB coming to base models
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Kia Stinger: AEB coming to base models

Kia Australia has confirmed it will be adding driver assistance technologies like autonomous-emergency braking (AEB) to entry-level variants of its Stinger liftback. Speaking with CarAdvice, the Korean manufacturer's local communications boss, Kevin Hepworth, said base 'S' variants have seen the addition of AEB along with adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist from February production...