Kevin J Lee

Ford says next Ranger will have the upper-hand over the VW Amarok

Ford claims its next-generation Ranger will have an ‘advantage’ over the new Volkswagen Amarok which will share its T7 platform. According to Ford Australia President, Andrew Birkic, the Ranger has “a head start over them [Volkswagen]. We have a really strong history and we have a really strong global play …

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Toyota GR Yaris pocket rocket launches in Australia from $39,950

The hottest Toyota Yaris model ever produced, the GR Yaris, will hit Australian roads in November, with an introductory launch price of $39,950 driveaway. Limited to the first 1,000 units to roll off the showroom floor, the special pricing represents a $9,550 discount over the recommended retail price of $49,500 …

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All-new 2021 Hyundai Tucson bows in

Hyundai has unveiled its all-new 2021 Tucson, sporting a dramatic design and packed with enough safety and in-car technology to challenge some premium competition. Set to arrive in Australia in the first half of 2021, the Tuscon will be offered locally exclusively as a long wheelbase model despite world markets …

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2020 Nissan Leaf EV Review

The automotive landscape is indeed changing fast. It wasn’t that long ago that reviewing an electric car was a rarity but in the last few years, we have reviewed a series of Hyundai Ioniq’s (hybrid, PHEV and Electric), the Jaguar’s i-Pace and of course, Tesla’s Model S, X and 3. …

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Refreshed 2021 Hyundai Kona unveiled with sporty N Line

The facelifted 2021 Hyundai Kona has made its debut with an all-new N Line joining the range for the first time. While the rear end remains relatively similar to the outgoing model with minor updates to the taillights with revised graphics and rear bumper, the front end on the other …

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2021 Kia Stinger gains new tech and an extra 3kW

Kia has given its popular fastback Stinger a mid-life update for 2021 with a more muscular design, higher quality interior and upgraded infotainment system. The high-performance sedan also comes with an improved 3.3-litre T-GDi V6 with a new Electronic Variable Exhaust Valve system that promises a deeper exhaust note in …

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2020 Kia Seltos GT-Line Review – is the top dog worth it?

We were rather impressed with the Kia Seltos when we drove the mid-range Sport+ front wheel drive earlier this year. It looks good inside and out, handles well and comes with one of the best infotainment systems on a mainstream model. Now, we’ve been handed the keys to the top-of-the-line …

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All-new Genesis GV80 arrives in Australia from $90,600

Genesis’ third and flagship model in Australia, the Genesis GV80, will make its local debut in October 2020, priced from $90,600 plus on-road costs and joining the G70 and G80 sedans. Available in four variants and three powertrains, with rear- or all-wheel drive, seating for five or seven and an …

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2020 Honda Civic Type R pricing & specification

Honda Australia has announced the pricing and specification for its updated 2020 Honda Civic Type R ahead of its local showroom debut on October 1. Focusing firmly on performance the MY2020 model brings a number of changes and improvements to the Type R, including upgrades to its ride and handling, …

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2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan N Line unveiled, coming late 2020

Hyundai has unveiled its new 2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan N Line ahead of its local debut later this year. Packing Hyundai’s 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 150kW and 265Nm of torque, power is dispensed to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission. If this sounds …

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First-ever BMW M3 Touring confirmed. Coming in 2022

For the first time in the brand’s history, the BMW M3 will be offered as a wagon, or Touring in BMW-speak. Officially confirmed by BMW, the M3 Touring will arrive in 2022 after the launch of the M4 Convertible, which is set for next year following the introduction of the …

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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite V6 Review

V6 power has returned to the Hyundai Santa Fe! Yes, despite its sizeable dimensions, the 7-seater has so far got by with just a 2.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol. Offered across the three-tier Santa Fe line-up (Active, Elite and Highlander), the V6 petrol can be had from $43,990 in Active …

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Limited Edition Subaru WRX Club Spec confirmed for Australia

Subaru Australia has announced it will be importing 150 units of the Limited Edition Subaru WRX Club Spec into Australia as a farewell to the current-generation model before the new one lobs in. Based on the WRX, the Club Spec will sit atop the range with prices starting from $47,990 …

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1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster up for grabs for $1.2M

First, a confession. I don’t usually pay much attention to older vehicles, as I can’t see the point in owning or driving an outdated piece of technology but there’s one exception – the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. It’s the one ‘old’ car that I’d happily own, if only I …

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