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2020 Lexus LM unveiled

Based on the Toyota Alphard people mover, the Lexus LM is distinguished by a completely new front end design with the company's signature headlight treatment and spindle grille. Along the sides, the LM uses Alphard doors, but has a unique S-shaped chrome treatment...

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Nissan Sylphy: Pulsar-class sedan unveiled, won't be coming to Australia
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Nissan Sylphy: Pulsar-class sedan unveiled, won't be coming to Australia

The new Nissan Sylphy was unveiled at the 2019 Shanghai motor show. While it will likely be sold in many markets throughout the world, Australia isn't on the list. As with the latest Versa, the new Sylphy has a more modern and appealing design than the outgoing model...


Buick Encore, Chevrolet Tracker revealed
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Buick Encore, Chevrolet Tracker revealed

General Motors (GM) has come out strong at the 2019 Shanghai motor show, unveiling a slew of new models including the new-generation Buick Encore and the Chevrolet Tracker. Starting with the Buick, the company's Chinese division has revealed two versions of its compact crossover, the standard Encore (top) and the long-wheelbase Encore GX (bottom)...


MG still isn’t making a sports car
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MG still isn’t making a sports car

MG Motor insists it’s “working on” a production sorts car to tap into its heritage, but the reality seems to be nothing is due any time soon, as SUVs and electric cars remain the priority during its global rollout. It was two years ago at the previous Shanghai motor show – an event that makes the vaunted Geneva or Paris shows look piddly – MG teased everyone with the E-Motion concept coupe, penned by designer Shao Jingfeng’s team...


Great Wall ute pricing puts Ssangyong in the firing line
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Great Wall ute pricing puts Ssangyong in the firing line

Great Wall is talking a big game with its new ute, boldly claiming it'll sit with the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger as a top-three selling mid-sized ute globally, but its pricing Down Under will be a closer match for the Ssangyong Musso. The mid-range 'Passenger' version of the as-yet unnamed ute will be priced at around $35,000 with an automatic transmission, diesel, and four-wheel drive according to Haval Australia managing director, Koma Li...


Renault City K-ZE revealed for China
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Renault City K-ZE revealed for China

Renault has unveiled its first fully electric vehicle for the Chinese market at the Shanghai motor show, as it chases 550,000 annual sales in China by 2022. The City K-ZE is the result of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance's joint venture with Dongfeng. It looks very similar to the Kwid offered in developing markets, but the face has been tweaked for the Chinese carpark and, naturally, there's a battery pack under the floor...


2021 LDV T60: Macho twin-turbo ute imminent
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2021 LDV T60: Macho twin-turbo ute imminent

LDV is making inroads locally with its cheap (but well-equipped) T60 ute, selling a few hundred a month despite supply constraints, but we expect the next iteration due in 2021 to be quite a step up. Indeed, it’s shaping up as a real Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Triton rival in every area bar badge credibility...


Great Wall electric ute headed Down Under
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Great Wall electric ute headed Down Under

The first electric ute in Australia could come from China, with Great Wall confirming the pure-electric version of its new ute was "always" in its plans. Timing hasn't been confirmed, but Haval Australia's managing director Koma Li says Great Wall will take the as-yet unnamed electric pickup despite of our market's reticence to adopt battery-powered vehicles...


Volkswagen Teramont X, SUV Coupe Concept debut in Shanghai
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Volkswagen Teramont X, SUV Coupe Concept debut in Shanghai

Alex Misoyannis • Volkswagen has unveiled the Teramont X and SUV Coupe, two new crossovers with coupe-like styling, at the Shanghai motor show today. Both SUVs, one a production model and the other a concept, join the I.D. Roomzz and SMV on the German brand's display. Teramont X The Teramont X is the only production-ready model of the two coupe SUVs revealed in China...


2019 Aston Martin Rapide E revealed
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2019 Aston Martin Rapide E revealed

The first all-electric Aston Martin is upon us, unveiled today at the Shanghai motor show. Just 155 examples of the Rapide E will be built, and they’re almost all spoken for. Rather than a full, series production model, it’s a technical test bed for Aston Martin, as the brand looks to push electrification across the range through the 2020s...


Great Wall's new ute revealed with sights set on Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger
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Great Wall's new ute revealed with sights set on Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger

Great Wall wants to scale heights no Chinese brand has before, setting its sights on the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux with its all-new dual-cab ute. UPDATE: The story has been updated with details about towing capacity and more detailed power outputs, following clarification from Great Wall...


MG eZS electric car coming to Australia in 2020
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MG eZS electric car coming to Australia in 2020

MG Motor’s Australian factory distributor has confirmed it will launch a fully electric version of its increasingly popular petrol-fired ZS small SUV during the course of 2020. The Mazda CX-3-sized MG eZS will give the company a rival for the just-launched Hyundai Kona Electric, the Hyundai Ioniq, and the Nissan Leaf in Australia’s fledgling EV market...


Volkswagen SMV concept unveiled at Shanghai motor show
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Volkswagen SMV concept unveiled at Shanghai motor show

Volkswagen's product and concept flood at this week's Shanghai motor show continues with the seven-seat SMV concept, developed through the Chinese-market FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. The SMV's stand-out feature, apart from advancing Volkswagen's familiar styling language, is without doubt its size: at 5100mm long, it stretches beyond the Atlas (Teramont in China) to become the company's largest SUV yet...


Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept unveiled in Shanghai
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Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept unveiled in Shanghai

Infiniti has released its latest concept, the Qs Inspiration, designed to blend classic sedan proportions with a fashionable tall ride height. According to the company, the design is inspired by Japanese modern art and architecture with "smooth, muscular spaces between sharp, sheer lines in the bodywork"...


Volkswagen I.D. Roomzz revealed
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Volkswagen I.D. Roomzz revealed

Volkswagen has continued its stream of electric concept cars, adding the high-riding I.D. Roomzz to its collection in Shanghai. Built on the same modular MEB underpinnings as the brand's previous electric concepts – the same underpinnings that'll drive Volkswagen Group as it pushes toward widespread e-mobility – the Roomzz represents the brand's vision for a practical family crossover...


Lotus Type 130 hypercar teased, but there's already much to know
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Lotus Type 130 hypercar teased, but there's already much to know

It's not hard to make jokes about Lotus. Older readers might remember the acronym that the British sportscar brand's shonky build quality earned it in the 1970s and 80s: Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious. It was a phrase later turned to summarise the company's frequent crises and revolving door management changes...


Audi AI:ME e-tron concept looks to autonomous future
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Audi AI:ME e-tron concept looks to autonomous future

Another day in our childhood's future, another unveiling of an autonomy-focused concept. This time it's the Audi AI:ME concept at the Shanghai motor show, inspired perhaps by the original Audi A2, merging the brand's latest and more organic styling language with a future-focused autonomous driving system...


Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB revealed
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Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB revealed

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the Concept GLB ahead of its public debut at the Shanghai motor show later this week, giving us a clear indication of what to expect from the upcoming production model. While dubbed a 'concept', the Concept GLB looks achingly close to production specification, though the show car has a few off-road bits that may not be fully indicative of the final production...


Great Wall: New ute still 12-18 months away for Australia
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Great Wall: New ute still 12-18 months away for Australia

Great Wall’s tougher new ute is ready for a full reveal next week, but it won’t be touching down in Australia until more than a year after launch. The new dual-cab, which will eventually take over from the Steed, will be offered in both ‘Urban’ and ‘Adventure’ guises when it launches...


Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept goes official
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Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept goes official

Infiniti has officially revealed its Qs Inspiration concept ahead of its public debut at the Shanghai motor show this week, albeit from the front only. Following leaked images of the electrified sedan published earlier this morning, the Hong Kong-based luxury division of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has supplied the first images of its preview to an upcoming production model, a high-riding electrified sports sedan...