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Here now: 4th-generation Kia Optima
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Genesis G90 to debut in Korea this month
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A convertible from Range Rover? Yes,
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Toyota's nod to Tonka
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GLS-Class: Here in mid-2016
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Toyota stretches it
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Genesis: Hyundai's new luxury brand
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Toyota's entry level sports car concept
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Toyota's novelty concept car
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Updated: Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series
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Kia's new Optima released
Refined new interior - higher quality materials; More space for every occupant; 50% stronger bodyshell; a range of new active safety technologies; Smooth ride and more agile handling; New high-powered GT model with 2.0-litre Turbo-GDI engine; wireless phone charging ..... more

G90 to top the new Genesis brand line-up
New large G90 sedan to top Genesis brand’s luxury model range; ‘Athletic Elegance’ brings graceful and profound elegance to the new model ..... more

Range Rover Evoque Convertible revealed
World’s first luxury compact SUV convertible; Highly-desirable design ensures distinctive profile with roof up or down; Lightweight fabric roof stows in only 18 seconds; Space for four adults, 251-litre boot and ski hatch; Debuts next-generation infotainment system with 10.2-inch touchscreen; On sale from Q3 2016, in SE Dynamic and HSE Dynamic derivatives; Priced from $84,440* (SE Dynamic Si4) ..... more

Toyota Tonka 4Runner Show Vehicle
Putting the “Toy” in Toyota — with a capital T — is the purpose of the Tonka 4Runner concept vehicle, which will be on display at Toyota’s 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show booth ..... more

Mercedes-Benz GLS due 2016
Like the GL before it, the new Mercedes-Benz GLS is setting standards in the world of the SUV as it confirms its position as the "S-Class among SUVs." ..... more

Toyota Tundra Tundrasine Show Vehicle
The vehicle started out as a Toyota Tundra '1794 Edition' 4×4 CrewMax 5.7L V8 pick-up truck. Toyota then transformed that full-size Tundra into a larger-than-life-size limousine—hence the Tundrasine’s portmanteau name ..... more

BMW X4 xDrive35d release imminent
Powered by 3.0 litre, six-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine, generating 230kW and 630Nm of torque; 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds ..... more

Hyundai Launches Luxury Brand - ‘Genesis’
Hyundai Motor has announced an all-new global luxury brand – Genesis – that will deliver ‘human-cantered’ luxury through a range of new models that feature the highest standards of performance, design and innovation ..... more

Toyota S-FR Concept
Benefiting from the unique advantages of a lightweight sports car, the concept offers smooth, responsive and direct handling that gives a real sense of communication between car and driver ..... more

Toyota Kikai Concept
This concept takes the machinery, normally hidden beneath the vehicle body, and makes an open display of its beauty ..... more

Brighton Run: 342 finishers
The first few cars began to arrive on Maderia Drive shortly after 10am – the 1903 Berliet driven by John Bentley just pipping the 1904 Fiat of Jan Bruijn to the honour of being first past the finishing post ..... more

Isuzu UTE expands 4x2 line-up
D-MAX ute range will be enhanced with the addition of a 4x2 SX Space Cab Ute High-Ride and 4x2 SX Crew Cab Chassis High-Ride. IUA has also introduced a 4x2 edition of the ‘top of the range’ seven-seat MU-X LS-T ..... more

Volkswagen Passat: new model released
The eight-generation Passat sets new standards in terms of VW's design, technologies, engines and possibilities ..... more

Mini Cooper convertible: new gen
Distinguishing the new generation Mini Cooper convertible is unmistakable exterior design; characteristic proportions; up-to-date interpretation of classic Mini design features: circular headlamps and rear lights with chrome surrounds ..... more

Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series updated
All models receive more modern and aggressive styling with a new grille, headlamps, bumper, bonnet and mudguards at the front, and a restyled rear that includes LED tail lamps. Upgraded interiors for grades above GX include soft padding around the centre console ..... more

Range Rover Evoque MY16 arrives
Priced from $51,995* for the eD4 Pure 5-Door manual; Ground-breaking exterior design refined to give even more distinctive appeal; The most efficient Land Rover ever: New Ingenium diesel engine deliver fuel consumption rating of 4.3 l/100km; First Land Rover to feature full-LED adaptive headlamp technology ..... more

Maserati Quattroporte for 2016
330 bhp V6 powers entry model; other engines updated to EURO6; new equipment includes Blind Spot Alert and Rear Cross Path ..... more

DS 5 updated
New-look DS 5 is the first of a new era of vehicles from PSA, bringing together avant-garde design, allying dynamic behaviour, refinement and attention to detail with innovative technologies. New-look DS 5 (successor to Citroen DS5) is the first of a six model range to be launched under the new DS brand ..... more

Subaru Impreza Concept
Subaru last week unveiled an Impreza five-door hatch design concept at the Tokyo Motor Show ..... more

Brighton Run for 2015
As dawn breaks in England on Sunday (1st November) more than 400 intrepid drivers and their hardy passengers will deal with whatever the weather has in store to drive 60 miles from London to Brighton ..... more

Honda NSX: details revealed
Mid-mounted Sport Hybrid Power Unit; Twin-turbocharged V6 engine; Zero delay performance; 9-speed dual clutch transmission (9DCT); Super-Handling All-Wheel drive; Made in USA; Due in Australia mid-2016 ..... more

Lexus LF-FC concept car
Its headline feature is a high output fuel cell power system that drives the rear wheels and also sends power to two in-wheel motors in the front, making LF-FC all-wheel drive ..... more

Only in America: corny F-Series maze
Producing the F-150 design required GPS technology to precisely cut the shape of the truck into the corn field ..... more

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