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Next-gen 2019 BMW 4 Series rendered

Hot on the heels of the 2019 BMW 3 Series unveiling last week, renderings of its forthcoming two-door sibling have surfaced online. Imagined as the next-generation 4 Series in the sportier M440i guise, the lime green coupe inherits most of the sedan’s design cues, except for having half as many …

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2018 Lexus LS 500 and LS 500h Review

The year was 1983. The top brass of Toyota Motor Corporation were gathering in the board room at the company’s global headquarters in Toyota City, Japan. In the tensed meeting room, a challenge was issued by founder Eiji Toyoda. It’s called “Flagship One” and the goal was simple – to …

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Lexus LX 570 S brings pumped up looks and sharpen dynamics

A new sports variant of the Lexus LX flagship SUV introduces a bold new look and sharper handling to the seven-seater. The new Lexus LX 570 S is equipped with a body kit, large new alloy wheels, front performance damper, semi-aniline leather-accented trim, alloy pedals and other features exclusive to …

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Kia ProCeed tourer takes shooting brake mainstream

The new ProCeed has been officially unveiled as the Kia’s first ever five-door shooting brake tourer. Unwrapped at the Paris Motor Show this week, the stylish wagon will go on sale exclusive in European markets in early 2019, with rollout to the rest of the world still under consideration. Carrying …

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Hyundai i30 N ‘N Option’ previews future N accessory range

Hyundai is presenting its vision of a future N branded factory performance accessories with the i30 N ‘N Option’. On display at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the hotted up i30 N show car gives a first glimpse of how Hyundai’s high-performance offer could evolve. With the new N Option to …

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Infiniti Project Black S debuts F1-derived drivetrain with 420kW

Infiniti’s radical Project Black S prototype has been officially revealed this week. Based on the road-going Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe, the prototype is a follow-up to the concept car first shown in 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show that now sports a Formula One derived “dual-hybrid” drivetrain. The test-bed …

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2018 Nissan Juke adds appeal with MyJUKE personalisation packs

A variety of 2018 enhancements and the introduction of an assortment of unique personalisation packs have refreshed the Nissan Juke range and boosted its appeal amongst compact SUV buyers. Both the entry-grade Juke ST and high-spec Juke Ti-S gain smarter exterior styling, with the latter also offered with three Personalisation …

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Nissan unveils limited run Navara Silverline and Black Edition

Following the success of last year’s Navara ST-X N-Sport, Nissan has expanded its special edition range to include the Navara Dual Cab 4X4 SL-based “Silverline” and ST “Black Edition”. The 2017 Navara ST-X 4X4 N-Sport sold out of the limited run 500 units not long after its release, but continuous …

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Honda offers carbon fibre accessories for Civic Type R

The already racy Civic Type R can now be made even more special with a host of genuine carbon fibre components from Honda. The ‘Type R’ ethos has always been about minimising weight and maximising performance potential, and this new Australian-specific accessory range for Civic Type R maintains those defining …

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Tickford tuned Ford Mustang GT serves up 400kW/632Nm

The updated 2018 Ford Mustang sees a number of modifications, most noticeably the adoption of direct injection for its 5.0-litre atmospheric V8 engine, resulting in an increase of power output from 306kw to 339kw over the pre-facelift model. Torque figure has also jump 26Nm to 556Nm. Those are potent figures but …

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2018 Land Rover Discovery SD4 HSE Luxury Review

When it comes to iconic off-roaders, three names quickly pop up – Jeep Wrangler, Toyota LandCruiser and Land Rover Discovery. While all three will get you in and out of the bush in one piece, only one will get you around town in style, more so in its more recent …

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Sharper, roomier Lexus ES arrives as hybrid-only offering

The new generation Lexus ES mid-size sedan arrives in Australian dealership this month priced from just under $60,000, bringing fresh elegant design and new safety tech as well as delivering sharper driving dynamics. In a move that signals the brand’s on-going commitment to electrification of its line-up, Lexus Australia is …

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Ford Mustang Bullitt offered in rare 700 examples priced from sub-$75k

The limited edition Ford Mustang Bullitt will make its Australian debut at the 2018 Motorclassica in Melbourne next month, just in time for the 1968 film Bullitt’s 50th anniversary. “We’re so pleased that enthusiasts will be able to see Mustang Bullitt in the metal for the very first time at …

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Kia Stinger sworn in as Western Australian Police pursuit car

The Western Australian Police Department has added a sting in the tail of its traffic law enforcement team with the decision to roll out 50 Kia Stingers over the next 12 months. The decision makes WA the second police jurisdiction in Australia, after Queensland, to embrace the Stinger as a …

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