Kevin J Lee

2020 Hyundai Venue pricing and specification

Hyundai has announced the pricing and specification of its pint-sized Venue SUV, which arrives this month from $19,990 before on-road costs; making it one of the cheapest SUVs on the market, replacing the Accent as Hyundai’s new entry-level model. Offered in three variants, the price opener Venue Go model comes …

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Official: Modified Bugatti Chiron prototype hits 482km/h

The mighty Bugatti Chiron has broken the 482km/h barrier, clocking a TUV verified top speed of 490.484km/h on August 2 on the Ehra-Lessien with Andy Wallace behind the wheel. The company has been working on the secretive Chiron prototype with Michelin and Dallara over the past six months to break …

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe breaks cover

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the GLE 53 Coupe which is set to join the regular SUV range in showrooms when it arrives in Australia in Q2 2020. Powered by a 3.0-litre mild hybrid inline six developing 320kW and 521Nm of torque, the engine gets an overboost function provided by the EQ …

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Mercedes-AMG A35 gets more attitude and power from Brabus

The Mercedes-AMG A35 will always pale against its big brother the A45 but not anymore, thanks to Brabus’ PowerXtra tuning kit. Consisting of a plug-and-play module for the electronics, the confusingly badged B35 gains an extra 33kW and 60Nm from its M260 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, boasting total output of 261kW …

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2019 Peugeot 508 Australian pricing and specification

The all-new 2019 Peugeot 508 line-up has arrived in Australia, offered solely as a GT model priced from $53,990 plus on-road costs. Available in Fastback and Sportswagon body styles, the latter demands a $2,000 premium at $55,990 plus on-road costs. Both variants are powered by an all-new, high-output version of …

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Hot SUV: Skoda Kodiaq RS pricing and specification

Skoda Australia has announced the pricing and specification of its new twin-turbo Kodiaq RS range-topper, which is currently the fastest 7-seat SUV on the Nürburgring. Offered as a single and highly-specified model, the hot SUV will arrive in Australia priced from $65,990 before on-road costs, making it the most expensive …

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Hyundai announces lighter i30N Project C Special Edition

Hyundai has announced a lighter special edition i30 N model called the Project C which sadly, is off limits to Australian customers. Offered only to European buyers, the special model takes its name from the high-performance vehicle testing and development “Area C” track facility at Hyundai’s Namyang R&D centre. Hyundai …

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McLaren F1 LM-Spec sold for a record US$19.8M

You know something is special about a car when it fetches a record US$19,805,000 (A$29,273,275) at RM Sotheby’s auction at the Monterey Car Week. That’s exactly what this striking McLaren F1 commands. So, what so special about it? Let’s start with some history. Following the F1’s Le Mans victory in …

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Lamborghini debuts Special Edition Aventador SVJ 63 and Huracán EVO GT

Lamborghini has dropped a pair of special edition models at the Monterey Car Week. Created to mark the raging bull’s founding year of 1963, the aptly named Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster made its public debut alongside another special Lambo called the Huracán EVO GT Celebration. According to Lamborghini, the …

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2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 pricing and specification

Mercedes-AMG has announced the pricing and specifications for the A35 hatch and sedan, which are set to hit Australian showrooms in September and October, respectively. Sitting below the recently unveiled AMG A45, the A35 is the new entry point to the Mercedes-AMG line-up. Prices for the A35 hatchback will start …

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Texas tuner gives Toyota Supra a manual it deserves

For a cool US$12,000, or A$17,737, Texas tuner will fit a 3rd pedal to your new 2020 Toyota Supra Like it or not, a modern automatic transmission can shift gears faster than any human could ever muster with three pedals, and that’s one of the reasons most sports cars these …

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Ouch! Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 wrecked

The Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray has only been launched a couple of weeks and one has already been wrecked! The first crash is always big news and this C8 met an early end in the hills around Yosemite in California. Details are scarce but the American muscle car was reportedly …

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Rumour: 298kW BMW M140e electrified hot hatch in the works

The BMW M140e could arrive as early as 2020 So different is the automotive landscape now compared to just a few years ago that not a day goes by without a manufacturer announcing yet another hybrid or fully electric model. If the latest report from Automobile in the US is …

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