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Dodge Viper to be revived in 2021 – report

The Dodge Viper went out of production nearly a year ago, but it's alleged that the company's front-engined supercar could be getting revived once again – according to a new report out of the US...

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Audi opts out of 2019 Detroit motor show
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Audi opts out of 2019 Detroit motor show

German luxury brand, Audi, has confirmed it will not be attending the 2019 Detroit motor show in January, joining a growing number of manufacturers that have opted out of the event...


2018 Hyundai Veloster N walkaround: video
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2018 Hyundai Veloster N walkaround: video

The new 2018 Hyundai Veloster made its global debut last week in Detroit, after months of spy photos and a short series of teaser images. As expected, the new Veloster will be offered in three main grades: 110kW/179Nm base models, 150kW/265Nm SR Turbo variants, and the top-shelf 205kW Veloster N hero model...


Kia's design bosses in Detroit: The best bits
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Kia's design bosses in Detroit: The best bits

Travelling with Kia to this week's Detroit motor show, Australian media were given the opportunity to chat with design supremos, Peter Schreyer and Gregory Guillaume. If you've been living under an old Cerato, here's a catch-up on these two fellows...


Japan owned the 2018 Detroit motor show
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Japan owned the 2018 Detroit motor show

Michigan may well be home to the ‘Big Three’ US brands, but the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit this week had a strangely contrarian element. The three most interesting concept cars - the lifeblood of any self-respecting motor show - were produced by brands with Japanese roots: the Infiniti Q Inspiration, Lexus LF-1 Limitless and Nissan Xmotion...


2019 BMW X4 to be revealed in coming months
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2019 BMW X4 to be revealed in coming months

The next-generation BMW X4 looks set to be revealed in the coming months, with Bernhard Kuhnt - BMW North America's CEO - confirming the new crossover will debut this year. Confirming the news while speaking to press at the 2018 Detroit motor show - as reported by Carscoops - Kuhnt said; "this year, we will launch a new BMW X4"...


Peugeot will electrify all models by 2025, planning return to the US
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Peugeot will electrify all models by 2025, planning return to the US

Carlos Tavares, CEO of the PSA Group, parent company of Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall, outlined his company's plans for electrified vehicles and the world's second-largest car market. Electrification Speaking at the Automotive News World Congress on the sidelines of the 2018 Detroit motor show, Tavares committed to offering at least one fully-electric or partially-electric version of each of the company's models by 2025...


Infiniti to launch EVs from 2021
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Infiniti to launch EVs from 2021

Infiniti has announced it will introduce new electrified models from 2021, with its first pure-electric offering due the same year. The luxury subsidiary of Nissan says "customers can expect beautifully-designed vehicles like the Q Inspiration concept" featuring a "whole new level of electrified driving performance"...


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe due mid-2018, price rise likely
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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe due mid-2018, price rise likely

Hyundai is set to bring in an all-new Santa Fe later this year, and the company admits that it won’t be able to keep its prices quite as sharp as the current model. In 2017, Hyundai sold 7974 Santa Fe SUVs in our market, up from 7834 the year before...


2019 Jeep Cherokee detailed in Detroit
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2019 Jeep Cherokee detailed in Detroit

The facelifted 2019 Jeep Cherokee has been detailed this week as part of its public debut at the Detroit motor show. Compared to the model it replaces, the updated SUV features revised styling, a powerful new engine option, and the company's latest infotainment system...


Ferrari says it'll do an EV supercar before Tesla
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Ferrari says it'll do an EV supercar before Tesla

Ferrari’s CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has boldly asserted that the Italian marque will be first to market with a dedicated electric supercar, in a bid to draw the narrative spotlight away from startup Tesla and its high profile founder Elon Musk. “If there is an electric supercar to be built, then Ferrari will be the first,” Marchionne said, according to Bloomberg...


China’s GAC Motor entering US next year, previews wild EV concept in Detroit
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China’s GAC Motor entering US next year, previews wild EV concept in Detroit

China's GAC Motor says it wants to enter the massive US car market next year, with a wide range of models and a mission that - if successful - will make it a major player outside its home country. As a statement of intent, the Guangzhou company presented its line-up at this week's Detroit motor show, headlined by the slick GA4 small sedan and a wild electric SUV concept called the Enverge...


Hyundai i30 N might offer racetrack warranty
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Hyundai i30 N might offer racetrack warranty

Hyundai is investigating the potential for warranty of its performance cars on the race track in the lead-up to the launch for the i30 N. As it stands, plenty of manufacturer warranties sit in a grey area for what is and what isn’t covered for their vehicles that find themselves out on a race track...


2019 Ram 1500 revealed in Detroit
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2019 Ram 1500 revealed in Detroit

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 has made its debut at the Detroit motor show this week, sporting a lighter body and technology upgrades, along with a new mild-hybrid powertrain. Weighing up to 102 kilograms less than its predecessor, the new 1500 features an aluminium tailgate - but not the tray bed, which remains a decision unique to Ford and its big F-150...


Hyundai i30 sales ‘not as strong’ as expected, Go variant to help
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Hyundai i30 sales ‘not as strong’ as expected, Go variant to help

Hyundai Australia says it’s not happy with the sales of its i30 hatch, despite the vehicle claiming the prize of fifth most popular car for 2017. With the small car market remaining fiercely competitive, and sales of the entire segment down in general (in favour of SUVs), the i30 finished 2017 23...


Kia Telluride in development, Aussie arm keen
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Kia Telluride in development, Aussie arm keen

The very big and very bold Kia Telluride concept is now being developed for a market debut, a pair of senior executives have confirmed this week, and the Australian arm has its hand up. In conversation with Australian press at this week's Detroit motor show, the news was confirmed by Kia Motors Corporation president and chief designer Peter Schreyer, and Kia Motors Europe chief designer, Gregory Guillaume...


Hyundai i30 N “more suitable” for racetracks and “more fun” than Golf GTI
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Hyundai i30 N “more suitable” for racetracks and “more fun” than Golf GTI

The boss of Hyundai's N division says that the upcoming i30 N is better suited to regular track days and is more fun to drive than its direct rival, the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Responding to questions from the Australian media at the Detroit motor show today, head of Hyundai N and former head of BMW’s M division, Albert Biermann, said the whole idea of going out with the brand’s first N model was to produce something more track focused and more fun to drive, rather than the softer approach offered by its German rival...


Hyundai ute set for 2021, unlikely for Kia
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Hyundai ute set for 2021, unlikely for Kia

Hyundai is progressing with its internal design and engineering of its upcoming Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger competitor as it seeks to enter the heavily-contested, but very popular ute market in 2021. Speaking to the media at the Detroit motor show this week, Hyundai Australia’s head of public relations, Bill Thomas, said that while the ute is not 100 per cent confirmed yet, it's being well received by those that can give it the green light...


Hyundai N Sport packs for i30, Kona, Veloster and Tucson coming
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Hyundai N Sport packs for i30, Kona, Veloster and Tucson coming

Hyundai will follow Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz’s lead in creating sport model packs that can be optioned on standard variants to give a more focused appearance and feel. The Hyundai N Sport packages, as they will be most likely known, will offer an AMG-Line, S-line or M Sport-style enhancements that will see equipped vehicles upgraded with sportier suspension, retuned steering and visual enhancements...


Mercedes-AMG CLS53, E53 models debut in Detroit
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Mercedes-AMG CLS53, E53 models debut in Detroit

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled a new '53' model line in Detroit, with power from a 48V hybrid-boosted inline-six engine. Debuting in the CLS, E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet, the new powertrain comprises of a turbocharged inline-six petrol engine making 320kW of power and 520Nm of torque, augmented by a 48V electric system offering an extra 16kW and 250Nm for brief periods...