Kevin J Lee

Volkswagen celebrates Golf GTI’s 45th with special Clubsport 45

Yes, the Golf GTI is 45 years old and Volkswagen is celebrating the occasion with a special edition model called the Clubsport 45. As the name suggests, the model is based on the more potent GTI Clubsport with a tweaked 2.0-litre turbo-four dispatching 221kW channeled to the front wheels via …

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2022 Honda HR-V turns into hybrid-power coupe SUV

Meet the new 2022 Honda HR-V, now a hybrid powered, coupe-style SUV. Unveiled by the Japanese carmaker today, the new-generation HR-V will be available with a hybrid for the first time, which indeed, will be the sole powertrain option available to buyers in Europe. Australian details are yet to be …

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge plug-in hybrid Review

Volvo was one of the first to declare war on diesel engines, announcing it will phase out the spark-ignition powerplant in Australia by June this year. The company says that despite diesels “being the cleanest they’ve ever been”, the technology doesn’t have a place in its future. In their place, …

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Volkswagen Golf R ‘Plus’ coming soon?

The Mk8 Volkswagen Golf R could be getting an even more powerful ‘Plus’ flagship churning out 245kW of power. Unearthed by YouTuber volkswizard who recently test drove a Mk8 Golf GTI and flipped through its owner’s manual (edition 07.2020), he noticed towards the end of the manual the entire engine …

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Ares turns Tesla Model S into 2-door convertible

While Tesla is busy working on their two-door Roadster, Italian coachbuilder, Ares Design has turned a Tesla Model S into a stunning two-door convertible. Commissioned by a private buyer, the roof isn’t the only body panel deleted from this white Model S, Ares’ engineers have also removed the rear doors …

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This Toyota GR Yaris is more powerful than an A35 AMG

The Toyota GR Yaris epitomises pocket rocket like no other in recent memory, pushing out a mighty 200kW/370Nm from its diminutive turbocharged three-cylinder engine that puts some bigger hot hatches to shame. But like most stock engines, there are plenty of horses still lurking under its bonnet to be unleashed …

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Hyundai teases IONIQ 5 all-electric SUV

Hyundai has given us a first glimpse of the company’s upcoming IONIQ 5 EV ahead of its debut next month. Previewed by the 45 concept, the IONIQ 5 is set to be Hyundai’s first electric vehicle to be based on the new E-GMP platform. Unlike anything else we’ve seen from …

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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L debuts with upmarket looks

The all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L has bowed in with more luxurious looks and three-row of seats. Set to be sold alongside the current two-row model, the Grand Cherokee L features a front end styling that is inspired by the Grand Wagoneer concept with slim, horizontal headlights and Jeep’s …

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Prior Design transforms Hyundai i30 N with widebody kit

Prior Design has transformed the Hyundai i30 N into a WRC-lookalike with the tuner’s widebody kit, and we must admit, it looks fantastic! Made of fiberglass-Dura-Flex, the bodykit is consist of a new front apron, front bumper side extensions which connect to the flared front wheel arches, new rear bumper …

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2021 Hyundai i30 Active Hatch Review

The Hyundai i30 is one of the stars of the Korean brand’s extensive line-up. Now into its third-generation, the popular hatch has recently received an update for 2021. Unlike some other brands, Hyundai’s mid-life updates are rather extensive and in the case of the i30, an entirely new front fascia. …

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PaxPower transforms 2021 Ford F-150 into off-road beast

If you’re a fan of monster trucks, then this PaxPower Alpha F-150 will surely stops you in your tracks. Designed to be an extreme off-road ready pickup, the Alpha F-150 features an aggressive exterior consisting of extended wheel arches, a ram air hood, a sports exhaust system and 17-inch wheels …

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Nismo introduces restoration programme for R32 Skyline GT-R

Nismo, Nissan’s in-house performance division, has announced a new Restored Car programme offering full factory restorations for the iconic R32 Skyline GT-R. The new offering will complement the Nismo Heritage Parts programme that was launched in 2017, which offers replacements parts for the R32, R33 and R34 Skyline GT-R. The …

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