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New York motor show: Acura, Genesis, Mercedes, Porsche reveals confirmed

The New York motor show isn't until March next year, but debuts and reveals have been confirmed by at least eight manufacturers ahead of the event...

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2019 Toyota RAV4 revealed for Europe
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2019 Toyota RAV4 revealed for Europe

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 has been revealed in European-market guise following its global debut at last week's New York motor show. Compared to the US version, the Euro-spec RAV4 features subtle design changes like revised headlights with integrated LED daytime-running lights, likely previewing what to expect for the Australian model when it arrives sometime next year...


Genesis G70: Manual on the cards for right-hand drive markets
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Genesis G70: Manual on the cards for right-hand drive markets

Genesis is set to launch the Genesis G70 in Australia shortly exclusively with an automatic gearbox, but that could be about to change. Speaking to media at the 2018 New York motor show, Genesis senior vice president, Manfred Fitzgerald, told CarAdvice that a manual gearbox is still on the cards when asked if we'd see it in right-hand drive trim...


New York motor show: 10 past concepts worth another look
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New York motor show: 10 past concepts worth another look

At this year’s New York auto show, Genesis wowed the crowds with its first electric supercar concept, Mini went old school for its own EV dreams, and Volkswagen dipped a toe in the pickup pond – but New York has delivered plenty of concept delights in the past. Here are ten of the best from the last 20 years deserving of a second look...


Genesis could offer industry leading-warranty
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Genesis could offer industry leading-warranty

Genesis is set to launch as a standalone brand in Australia later this year, and is expected to bring an industry-leading warranty. Speaking to media at the 2018 New York motor show, Genesis senior vice president, Manfred Fitzgerald, told CarAdvice the company plans on offering an best-in-market warranty program when it lands in Australia around May...


2019 Kia K900 fully revealed in New York
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2019 Kia K900 fully revealed in New York

The 2019 Kia K900 has made its public debut at the New York motor show this week, with new details of the flagship luxury car revealed. In addition to what we already knew about the new model's design and powertrains, Kia has finally released new information regarding the K900's technology and features – including some new driver assistance technologies...


Hyundai Kona Electric coming late 2018/early 2019, long-range the priority - UPDATE
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Hyundai Kona Electric coming late 2018/early 2019, long-range the priority - UPDATE

UPDATE: News story now updated with preview video from the 2018 New York motor show. Hyundai Australia says the hotly-anticipated Kona Electric should be touching down locally late this year, or early in 2019. According to the company, our compact electric SUV will be sourced from Korea when it arrives...


2019 Hyundai Tucson revealed - UPDATE
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2019 Hyundai Tucson revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE: Now with brief preview video from the 2018 New York motor show. Hyundai has pulled back the sheet on its facelifted Tucson, with a sharper exterior, a new transmission, and a comprehensively overhauled interior...


2019 Acura RDX revealed
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2019 Acura RDX revealed

Acura, luxury arm for Honda, has unveiled its new RDX SUV in New York, carrying a new turbocharged powertrain and torque-vectoring all-wheel drive. Gone is the naturally-aspirated V6 from the old RDX, replaced with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine making 272hp (203kW) and 380Nm...


Mazda begins CarPlay, Android Auto rollout
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Mazda begins CarPlay, Android Auto rollout

Mazda has begun its rollout of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, announcing the features will be added to the North American 6 sedan during their summer. At this point, the feature is reserved for the facelifted Mazda 6 in North America, but it's not likely to be long before the technology makes its way to Australia...


2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo revealed
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2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo revealed

What happens when you cross a twin-turbo Ferrari engine with a high-riding Italian crossover? Simple: you get the Maserati Levante Trofeo, a family-hauler with a top speed in excess of 300km/h. There's plenty going on here, but we're going to start with the engine, because it's making some serious numbers – 440kW and 730Nm, to be precise, for a 0-100km/h time of just 3...


2019 Kia Carnival revealed
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2019 Kia Carnival revealed

The upgraded 2019 Kia Sedona – known here as the Carnival – has been revealed this week at the New York motor show, ahead of an Australian launch later this year. Along with minor exterior and interior design changes, the facelifted people mover gets a new eight-speed automatic transmission and a new rear-seat entertainment system...


2019 Nissan Altima revealed - UPDATE
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2019 Nissan Altima revealed - UPDATE

Update (30/3): Nissan Australia has issued a statement regarding local prospects for the new-generation Altima. See bottom of article for details. The new-generation 2019 Nissan Altima has been revealed at the New York motor show, bringing an all-new design, upgraded technology and all-wheel drive to the long-running nameplate...


Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak revealed in New York
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Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak revealed in New York

Volkswagen has revealed an MQB-based pickup concept in New York, in the form of the (stunning) Atlas Tanoak. Named after a species of tree native to the Pacific Coast of North America, the dual-cab pickup is 5438mm long, 2030mm wide and 1844mm tall, with a cargo tray measuring 1627mm x 1450mm x 530mm. Ground clearance is a handy 250mm, an increase of 5cm over the standard Atlas SUV...


Genesis Essentia concept revealed
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Genesis Essentia concept revealed

The Genesis Essentia concept has been unveiled at the New York motor show this week, previewing the company's future vision for "product performance and technology". Featuring a lightweight carbon-fibre monocoque construction, the Essentia is the Korean marque's first battery electric vehicle...


2019 Subaru Forester revealed
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2019 Subaru Forester revealed

The 2019 Subaru Forester has been unveiled today at the New York motor show, ahead of its Australian debut in September this year. The new model will be powered by a single engine with the turbocharged XT and all manual variants dropped. The fifth-generation Subaru Forester is based on the Japanese company’s new ‘Subaru Global Platform’ (SGP), which also underpins the Impreza and XV...


2019 Audi RS5 Sportback revealed, here by year's end
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2019 Audi RS5 Sportback revealed, here by year's end

The 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback has been revealed for the New York motor show, ahead of an anticipated Australian launch before the end of the year. Essentially, the Sportback is the same as the RS5 coupe, with the exception of the extra pair of doors at the rear, which will appeal to buyers who can't get an RS4 sedan – the new model is 'Avant' wagon only...


2019 Toyota RAV4 revealed
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2019 Toyota RAV4 revealed

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 has been unveiled in New York, wearing a rough-and-tough new look inspired by the FT-AC Concept. Now in its fifth-generation, the RAV4 is the first mid-size crossover to be revealed in New York – getting the jump on the Subaru Forester and Hyundai Tucson – and is arguably the most interesting...


2018 Cadillac XT4 revealed in New York
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2018 Cadillac XT4 revealed in New York

Cadillac has unveiled its new XT4 mid-size crossover in New York, aimed at shaking the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3's establishment in North America. With turbo power, a choice of front- or all-wheel drive and a premium interior, it doesn't exactly break the mould, but that's not really the point here. Power in the edgy Cadillac crossover comes from a 2...


2019 Toyota RAV4 teased again
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2019 Toyota RAV4 teased again

The next-generation Toyota RAV4 has been previewed again, ahead of a full reveal at the New York motor show this week. A short video clip posted on the company's Twitter profile shows part of the new model's front grille and headlight design, which is no doubt heavily based on the design of the FT-AC concept revealed at the Los Angeles motor show last December...