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Haval HB-03 crossover hybrid confirmed, bound for Australia

Chinese carmaker Haval, has confirmed its bold HB-03 concept unveiled at this year’s Shanghai motor show, will go into production. Further, the company’s Australian arm has confirmed the all-new, coupe-styled SUV will make its way Down Under in 2020...

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2017 Citroen C5 Aircross revealed - UPDATE: Australian launch under consideration
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2017 Citroen C5 Aircross revealed - UPDATE: Australian launch under consideration

April 25: The all-new Citroen C5 Aircross has gone official at this week's Shanghai motor show after first surfacing online in a series of leaked images. Inspired by the muscular Aircross concept revealed two years ago at the last Shanghai motor show, the market-ready C5 Aircross will play in the same arena as Mazda CX-5 and other mid-sized SUVs...


Geely MPV spied in Melbourne after concept debut
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Geely MPV spied in Melbourne after concept debut

The Geely 'MPV' has been spied in Melbourne this week, following its reveal in concept form at the Shanghai motor show. Dressed in heavy camouflage and wearing a "left-hand drive" sticker on its rump, the development vehicle was spotted by a CarAdvice reader just a week after it made its global premiere - hinting that the production version is a lot closer than originally thought...


Roewe Vision-E concept previews 2018 crossover
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Roewe Vision-E concept previews 2018 crossover

The Roewe Vision-E concept made its debut at the Shanghai motor show, and shouldn't be confused with the Skoda Vision E concept. A production car based on the Vision-E will reportedly go into production in 2018. We expect that car to lose the concept's suicide doors, and it will likely feature a toned version of both the interior and exterior...


2017 Shanghai motor show: Hits and misses
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2017 Shanghai motor show: Hits and misses

The opening press days of the 2017 Shanghai motor show have now wrapped up, with the biggest motor show in the region - and indeed, one of the biggest in the world - now open to the public. This year's show brought us a host of new production models and concepts - some weirder than others - and more than a few hints at what we can expect to see on the road in the years ahead...


HKG K550, K750 revealed in Shanghai
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HKG K550, K750 revealed in Shanghai

The Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG) has revealed its K550 and K750 SUV concepts at the Shanghai motor show, following the reveal of the H600 sedan in Geneva earlier this year. In terms of design, both the K550 and K750 don't stray far from the somewhat generic styling already seen on the H600 - penned by iconic Italian design house, Pininfarina - including the slim headlights extending into the trapezoidal grille, though there are slight variations between the two when it comes to shape and size...


MG GS seven-seater in the plan, electric SUV under consideration
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MG GS seven-seater in the plan, electric SUV under consideration

The next-generation MG GS will likely offer a seven-seat variant and will be launched by the end of the decade, according to company executives. Speaking with Australian media in Shanghai last week, general manager for MG Australia, Zhu Chao, said the next-generation GS will likely spawn a three-row version that will straddle the medium and large SUV segments, similar to the Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail...


LDV T60 ute "the path of least resistance" in improving brand image, local distributor says
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LDV T60 ute "the path of least resistance" in improving brand image, local distributor says

Australia's growing preference for SUVs might give the new LDV D90 a strong start, but the Chinese brand's Australian distributor believes it is our other big love - utes - that will make the incoming T60 the star of the range...


Shanghai motor show: Best (and worst) of the rest
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Shanghai motor show: Best (and worst) of the rest

The Shanghai motor show is the largest and most important auto extravaganza in the world's most populous country. Although we've covered this year's show in exacting detail, here are few cars — most new, some not — that caught our eye, but which haven't received a full write-up...


CarAdvice podcast 49: Australia vs The World, the drag race
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CarAdvice podcast 49: Australia vs The World, the drag race

James Ward tag-teams Paul Maric as they join Mandy Turner to give you a car-news wrap of the Shanghai Motor Show. This includes concept reveals of the Audi e-tron Sportback, 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan and MG E-Motion. Plus, the reveals of the Opel Grandland X SUV and BMW M4 CS. James reviews the 2017 BMW 330GT and CarAdvice's company car, the Abarth 595...


Toyota Fengchao Fun concept previews Asian Camry
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Toyota Fengchao Fun concept previews Asian Camry

The Toyota Fengchao Fun concept has been unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai motor show, and probably points the way to the look of the China and Asian market Camry. From the side, the concept looks to feature smoothed out versions of the eighth-generation Camry's doors. At the front and rear, the concept has unique styling, with cleaner and sharper details than the already unveiled North American Camry...


2018 LDV D90: Petrol power, sharp pricing for Australia
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2018 LDV D90: Petrol power, sharp pricing for Australia

Initial details for the 2018 LDV D90 have been released this week ahead of the new Chinese SUV's local launch later this year. Measuring just over five metres long and around two metres wide, the D90 will take on the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, along with other large seven-seat SUVs including the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger when it arrives in local showrooms in late September...


Geely MPV Concept unveiled at Shanghai show
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Geely MPV Concept unveiled at Shanghai show

The sleek Geely MPV Concept has been revealed at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. The people-mover concept car was designed under the close watch of Peter Horbury, the man who oversaw Volvo's move away from its boxy and easily mocked designs. In his role as Geely's design chief, he now leads the design direction of the Geely, Volvo and Lynk & Co brands...


2018 Hyundai ix35: New China-only SUV unveiled in Shanghai
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2018 Hyundai ix35: New China-only SUV unveiled in Shanghai

The Hyundai ix35 name lives on, but only in China, with a new model unveiled overnight at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. The new China-only ix35 is 4435mm long, 1850mm wide, 1670mm tall, and rides on the same 2640mm wheelbase as the ix35 once sold in Australia. That makes it significantly bigger than the 4270mm long Hyundai ix25, also known as the Creta in India...


Jeep Yuntu: Three-row concept SUV unveiled in Shanghai
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Jeep Yuntu: Three-row concept SUV unveiled in Shanghai

The Jeep Yuntu concept, which previews a new China-only seven-seat SUV, has made its debut at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. Developed by Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou Auto, its joint venture Chinese automotive partner, the Jeep Yuntu concept gives us an insight into the brand's new three-row, seven-seat crossover for the Chinese market...


Chevrolet FNR-X concept unveiled
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Chevrolet FNR-X concept unveiled

The Chevrolet FNR-X concept car has been unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. Designed as a successor to 2015 Chevrolet FNR concept, which looked like an escapee from a science fiction movie, the FNR-X is a rather more grounded-in-reality high-riding crossover...


BMW M4 CS revealed: Limited run, Australian allocation confirmed - UPDATE
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BMW M4 CS revealed: Limited run, Australian allocation confirmed - UPDATE

BMW’s M4 Coupe range now has a new stablemate with the reveal this week at the Shanghai motor show of the BMW M4 CS. The M4 CS (Club Sport) is designed to sit neatly in the M4 range between the already meaty M4 Competition Pack and the monstrous M4 GTS - although the latter, also a limited-edition model, is now sold out...


2018 Lexus NX revealed: Australian debut next year, 200t badge dropped
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2018 Lexus NX revealed: Australian debut next year, 200t badge dropped

The refreshed 2018 Lexus NX makes it global premiere in Shanghai today, revealing tweaked looks, revised dynamics and upgraded equipment. Lexus Australia communications manager Nick Raman told CarAdvice today the 2018 NX SUV line-up will debut locally in the first half of next year, although exact timing is still to be confirmed...


MG E-Motion concept previews brand's next chapter
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MG E-Motion concept previews brand's next chapter

The MG E-Motion concept is the sports car everyone has been waiting for, from the Chinese-owned British brand, and it’s also a very important step towards the company’s future, according to the man who designed it. Speaking with media at the company’s research and design centre in Shanghai, Shao JingFeng, head designer at MG's parent company, SAIC Motor, said the electric sports car concept previews what to expect from future models...


Skoda Vision E revealed in Shanghai
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Skoda Vision E revealed in Shanghai

The Skoda Vision E concept, previewed through sketches over the past month, has made its Shanghai motor show debut today. The latest in Skoda's long-running 'Vision' series of concepts, the high-riding Vision E previews a coupe-styled companion to the new Kodiaq SUV...