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Toyota unveils all-new Yaris, due in Oz mid-2020

Toyota has taken the wraps off its next-generation Yaris small hatch which is confirmed for an Australian launch mid next year. Utilising Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA), code-named GA-B, the 2020 Toyota Yaris promises enhanced driving enjoyment and agility. Featuring a new 1.5-litre petrol or petrol-electric hybrid powertrains, the new …

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Mercedes-AMG C63 slams into tree in failed drift attempt

It’s usually a malice that afflicts Ford Mustang owners but this Mercedes-AMG C63 driver seems to have caught the bug and slammed into a tree in a disastrous drifting attempt. Caught on video by CarSpotterQVS over the weekend in The Netherlands, the driver was reportedly leaving the 100% Auto Live …

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2020 Isuzu D-Max makes its official debut

Isuzu’s third-generation 2020 D-Max ute has made its official debut in Thailand, showing off its tough new looks and a slew of updated technologies. On the styling front, the all-new D-Max is said to be developed under the concept of ‘Beyond the Pick-up Truck’. Starting with the front, the chunky …

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2019 Kia Picanto GT Review

Remember the Volkswagen Up? The pint-size Kia Picanto reminds me a lot about Volkswagen’s delightful little micro car from six years ago. Unlike the Up which was a sales disaster, the Picanto commands nearly 81 per cent of its market segment so far this year and is by far the …

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Ford Australia unveils 500kW supercharged Mustang R-Spec

Ford Australia has unleashed its locally developed 500kW supercharged Ford Mustang R-Spec limited edition which will hit Australian showrooms in early 2020 with a recommended price of $99,980 plus on-road costs. It’s the closest we could get to a Shelby Mustang that was denied to Australia due to the lack …

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Toyota Crown given “adult sporty” Sport Style treatment

The Toyota Crown and Century flagship are two of the brand’s most luxurious models in the Japanese domestic market. Launched mid last year and now in its 15th-generation, the Crown has traditionally been a more ‘grown up’ kind of premium sedan. To spice it up a little, Toyota has given …

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Isuzu teases 3rd-generation D-Max

The current-generation Isuzu D-Max has been around since 2011 with the popular ute given a number of updates over the years. Now, the company is preparing for the arrival of the third-generation model, which is set to debut on October 11 in Thailand. But before that, Isuzu has released a …

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Toyota C-HR now available with hybrid powertrain

Toyota has added its hybrid powertrain to the upgraded C-HR which will be offered alongside the existing 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Available on the best-selling 2WD C-HR Koba which Toyota says makes up nearly half of all C-HR sales, the 1.8-litre petrol-electric hybrid system is shared with both the Corolla …

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Official: Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ lives on for another generation

Toyota has finally confirmed the Toyota 86 will live on to a second generation, putting months of speculations to rest. The announcement comes after a major tie-up between Toyota and Subaru recently that includes “joint development of the next-generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.” Besides collaborating on the sports car, …

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2019 Mazda3 Review – great leap for the 3

 The Mazda3 is a special car. I owned a first-generation model for 8 years and its entertaining dynamics and sharp handling always brought joy to my journeys, big or small. It was one of the most stylish small cars on the road with an equally smart interior, and it …

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2020 Audi RS7 Sportback detailed: 0-100km/h in 3.6s

Audi has released full details of their new super-fast 2020 Audi RS7 Sportsback and it’s pretty impressive! Sharing most of its oily bits with the new RS6 Avant, the RS7 Sportsback also sports the same twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 with 442kW and 800Nm of torque. Additionally, it’s paired with a 48-volt …

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2020 Nissan Patrol revealed and confirmed for Australia

Nissan has pulled the very big wraps off its 2020 Nissan Patrol in the Middle East which is set to arrive locally at the end of 2019. The long-standing off-road wagon which first made its debut in 1951 was last updated in 2017 with the 2020 refresh bringing fresh front …

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Next-gen Jaguar F-Type could morph into a mid-engine EV sports car

The next-generation Jaguar F-Type could adopt a mid-engine layout and take its design cues from the ill-fated C-X75 concept. Jaguar designers and engineers are understood to be working on the direction of the next-generation Porsche 911 rival, with two proposals being considered – stick with the current front-mid-engined layout or …

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Toyota creates one-off Century Convertible for new Emperor

Toyota has built a special one-off Century Convertible for the coronation of the new Japanese Emperor on the 22nd October. Officially called the “royal parade car”, the four-door convertible will be used to transport Emperor Naruhito on a 4.6km route from the Imperial palace, through the streets of Tokyo, to …

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