Alvin Lee

Founder and Chief Editor

Lexus LX now available with twin-turbo V8 diesel

Lexus has added twin-turbo V8 diesel power to its LX full-size SUV, promising impressive adventure and towing credentials. Powered by a 4.5-litre twin-turbo direct-injection V8 engine delivering 200kW of power at 3600rpm and 650Nm of torque from 1600-2800rpm, the Lexus LX diesel boasts a rated fuel economy of 9.5L/100km with …

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All-New 2019 Honda Insight production model revealed

The all-new, production version of the 2019 Honda Insight has been officially unveiled, providing a first look at the latest entry in Honda’s expanding lineup of electrified vehicles. Positioned and priced between the Civic and Accord in Honda’s passenger car lineup, the Insight is powered by the third generation of …

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Four-tier Volvo XC40 range kicks off from $47,990

The all-new Volvo XC40 is set for its Australian debut in April priced from a sharp $47,990 plus on-road costs. The arrival of the XC40 premium compact SUV means Volvo now has three new, globally available SUVs in what is the fastest growing segment of the automotive market. The latest …

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2018 BMW 1 Series 125i Review

The BMW 1 Series is a strange proposition in the market place. At the premium space it competes against the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Lexus CT. Closer to the mainstream end its pricing of circa $40-50k puts it right among hot hatches like the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Peugeot 308 …

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Mercedes-AMG GT R is the most powerful Formula 1 Safety Car ever

Mercedes-AMG will use the most powerful Official FIA F1 Safety Car of all time in the 2018 Formula 1 season: the 430 kW (585 hp) AMG GT R will have its debut as the Official FIA F1 Safety Car of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship at the Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia from 22 …

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Formula 1 inspired Renault Clio R.S.18 offered in limited numbers

Renault has marked the start of the Formula 1 season with the Australian launch of the new limited-edition Renault Clio R.S.18. Named after Renault Sport Formula One Team’s 2018 challenger, it echoes the black-and-yellow livery of Renault’s F1 cars and is squarely aimed at motorsport enthusiasts and serious collectors. Derived …

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Mitsubishi Triton adds appeal with Blackline Limited Edition

Mitsubishi Australia has announced a limited edition Triton Blackline model based on its popular 2018 GLS 4×4 Double Cab. Triton Blackline comes complete with a number of unique styling and specification enhancements to deliver a smart but tough on-and-off-roader. In addition to the standard GLS features of Smartphone Link Display …

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Ten Cool Cars we caught at Custom Cars & Coffee

What’s better than having cool cars, friendly people and good food all gathered in the same spot? A car show with a twist, Custom Cars & Coffee is where hundreds of proud owners come to show off their pride and joy, while having a chat over a cup of coffee, and meet new …

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Lexus RC F gains dynamic, safety and feature upgrades

Lexus’ performance-oriented RC F sports coupe has been updated for 2018 with dynamic improvements, premium interior appointments and expanded safety technology. The RC F is newly equipped with Lexus’ Drive Start Control, a launch control function that ensures smooth starts and optimum acceleration by managing power and torque delivery from the coupe’s high-revving …

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Renault Megane R.S. to land Q3 2018 priced from $45,000

Renault has announced that the new Megane R.S. 280 will now be available to order with a Cup chassis. Suited to intense sports-style use and especially to driving on racetracks, the optional Cup chassis offers a 10% stiffer damper system and a new Torsen mechanical limited slip differential. With modified …

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Updated 2018 Infiniti QX80 remains segment’s sharpest priced

The facelifted Infiniti QX80 brings extensive exterior redesign and a number of stylish interior updates priced from $110,900, a sticker that ensures that the Japanese luxury SUV remain as the least expensive in the increasingly competitive large premium SUV market. Comprehensive exterior changes to the QX80 include an updated front …

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Audi e-tron prototype previews all-electric production SUV

Audi has unveiled its first all-electric model, the e-tron prototype. Set to enter production by the end of the year, the emission free SUV is designed to combine the space and comfort of a typical luxury car with a range suitable for everyday use. Until the start of series production, …

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Subaru explores shooting brake idea with VIZIV Tourer Concept

Subaru has unveiled another variation of its long-running VIZIV concept models. Taking centre stage at Subaru’s booth at this week’s Geneva Motor Show is the new VIZIV Tourer Concept, a model designed to showcase the brand’s vision for future design and its self-driving technologies. Designed on a tourer theme, the …

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