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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...

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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...


Geely launches Geometry 'high-end' electric car brand
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Geely launches Geometry 'high-end' electric car brand

Geely unveiled the new Geometry A electric sedan at an event in Singapore overnight. The Chinese automaker says the Geometry A is the first of 10 new models from the brand due by 2025, and which will include sedans, crossovers and people movers. Previously referred to as the Geely GE11, the Geometry A will be available in three specification levels, and with two battery options...


MG to open seven new Aussie dealerships
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MG to open seven new Aussie dealerships

MG has opened seven new dealerships on Australia's east coast, taking its total dealer count Down Under to 32. The new showrooms are on the Gold Coast, in Cairns, Townsville and Hervey Bay for the Queensland market, at Ryde and Newcastle in New South Wales, and in Cranbourne, Victoria...


Mercedes-AMG A35 L confirmed for Shanghai
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Mercedes-AMG A35 L confirmed for Shanghai

Mercedes-Benz has outlined its display for the 2019 Shanghai motor show, which kicks off on April 16. Two vehicles will headline the Mercedes stand, one being the Concept GLB which previews the all-new GLB SUV, the other being the long-wheelbase version of the Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan which will be exclusive to the Chinese market...


Audi Q2 L e-tron spied again
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Audi Q2 L e-tron spied again

Photographers have snapped images of the new Audi Q2 L e-tron, destined to hit the Chinese market later this year. Audi recently confirmed the EV version of its long-wheelbase small SUV (oxymoron, we know) in Geneva last month when it revealed the e-tron Sportback prototype and hinted at its upcoming electrification plans...


2020 Ford Escape: Chinese-market model gets new face
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2020 Ford Escape: Chinese-market model gets new face

Yet another variation of the new Ford Escape/Kuga has been revealed this week, in the form of the Chinese-market model. Debuting at an event in Shanghai this week, dubbed 'Ford China 2.0', the all-new Escape forms part of more than 30 Ford and Lincoln models that are scheduled to launch in the region over the next three years...


Nissan to reveal all-new sedan in Shanghai
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Nissan to reveal all-new sedan in Shanghai

Nissan has confirmed it will be showcasing three main vehicles on its stand at the Shanghai motor show from April 16, including an all-new sedan. Details about the new model are few and far between, though the Japanese manufacturer does say it will feature its "latest distinctive design cues" and a range of technologies that "embody Nissan Intelligent Mobility" – the brand's vision for future transport...


Chevrolet Tracker, Trailblazer teased ahead of Shanghai debut
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Chevrolet Tracker, Trailblazer teased ahead of Shanghai debut

Chevrolet China has released a shadowy teaser image for the new Tracker and Trailblazer SUVs, ahead of a full unveiling at Auto Shanghai in the coming weeks. Not much has been divulged in the company's press release, though it has confirmed the names for both new models, and that both vehicles will "adopt GM's latest propulsion, intelligent connectivity and safety technologies"...


Smart: 50 per cent stake could be sold to Geely - report
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Smart: 50 per cent stake could be sold to Geely - report

Three sources have told The Financial Times Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, is close to selling a 50 per cent stake in the Smart brand to Chinese automaker Geely. A deal could be announced as soon as the Shanghai motor show, which takes place in the middle of April. If the sale goes ahead, it would fit both Smart's future vision for itself and Geely's acquisitive streak...


Great Wall: Next-gen ute to get Australian 'off-road adventure' model
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Great Wall: Next-gen ute to get Australian 'off-road adventure' model

Great Wall has confirmed its next-generation ute will get a special "off-road adventure" configuration for the Australian and New Zealand market. Shown here in Australia and New Zealand specific patent drawings from Great Wall, the ute will be offered in four configurations in its home market: dual-cab with a choice of long- and short wheelbase, single-cab, and the special "off-road adventure" model pictured...


Jaguar Land Rover wins case against copycat Land Wind X7
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Jaguar Land Rover wins case against copycat Land Wind X7

The Beijing Chaoyang District Court has ruled the Land Wind X7 copied five unique features from the first-generation Range Rover Evoque. According to the court, similarities between the two cars caused confusion amongst consumers. The court has ordered production, sales and marketing of the Land Wind X7 to stop...


Mercedes-Maybach GLS to be built in Alabama
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Mercedes-Maybach GLS to be built in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the upcoming Maybach version of the new-generation GLS SUV will be built at its Alabama facility in the US. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO, Dietmar Exler, confirmed the news, describing the upcoming SUV flagship as a "halo car"...


2020 Buick LaCrosse revealed for China
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2020 Buick LaCrosse revealed for China

General Motors (GM) has taken the covers off its updated Buick LaCrosse sedan for the Chinese market, which sports a far more upmarket design than the vehicle it replaces. After being leaked in November last year, we get a clearer look at the final design of the large sedan, which looks like a mix of the smaller Buick Regal (sold here as the Holden Commodore) and the Mazda 6...


Jetta: Volkswagen launches new entry-level brand in China
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Jetta: Volkswagen launches new entry-level brand in China

The new entry-level Jetta brand plans to have 200 dealerships across China by the end 2019, and will also use "innovative sales formats", including digital showrooms, a presence in shopping malls and mobile sales trucks. The Jetta brand will target value conscious buyers who typically prefer local brands. When sales start, the Jetta range will consist of one sedan and two crossovers...


SAIC Motor takes over MG in New Zealand
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SAIC Motor takes over MG in New Zealand

SAIC Motor has announced it will be taking over the distribution of its MG subsidiary in New Zealand from British Motor Distributors. As part of the move, the company will introduce the MG3 automatic hatchback and ZS crossover to the New Zealand market later this year, joining the existing MG6 Plus, MG3 manual and GS SUV...


Byton M-Byte interior revealed with 48.0-inch screen
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Byton M-Byte interior revealed with 48.0-inch screen

Byton, a Chinese electric car start-up, has revealed the production-ready interior for its first electric vehicle at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Forget about your run-of-the-mill 12.0-inch screens, the M-Byte crossover will feature a gargantuan 48.0-inch curved display spanning from the base of one A-pillar to the other...


Mercedes-Benz: Chinese tastes influencing future models
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Mercedes-Benz: Chinese tastes influencing future models

As the world’s largest car market, China is continuing to dictate the future success and planning of new vehicles from nearly all manufacturers, including the likes of Mercedes-Benz, which admits it has to cater to Chinese taste. Speaking to the media at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today, the chief designer for Mercedes-Benz, Gordon Wagner, said that the next S-Class will bring about a new generation of exterior and interior design...


Nio ES6: Chinese brand releases third EV
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Nio ES6: Chinese brand releases third EV

Nio has expanded its fast-growing line of electric vehicles in China, adding the mid-sized ES6 SUV to its range. Revealed at an event in Shanghai, the ES6 is being described as a "high-performance" and "long-range" sibling to the ES8 SUV and lap-record smashing ES9 supercar...


2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport leaked
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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport leaked

The production version of the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport appears to have been leaked this week, with a Chinese website publishing images of an un-camouflaged example of the upcoming coupe-styled SUV. Posted to Autohome, the white vehicle pictured looks remarkably similar to the concept shown earlier this year at the New York motor show, though in typical fashion has had certain design elements toned down for production...