Kevin J Lee

2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe debuts with revitalised looks

Following on the footsteps of the refreshed Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe and Cabriolet have also been updated with sharper styling, and more technology. Up front, the revitalised models get AMG’s bold Panamericana grille, standard LED headlights and slightly tweaked front bumper, while the rear end features …

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Volkswagen: Twin-turbo V8 Touareg R-Line confirmed for Australia

The most powerful Volkswagen Touareg is confirmed for Australia in the 4th quarter of this year, packing a 4.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine with 310kW and an impressive 900Nm of torque. Connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission and constantly adjusting all-wheel drive system, the Touareg V8 TDI R-Line is capable of …

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Scooped: 2021 Subaru Levorg caught undisguised!

The upcoming Subaru Levorg has been caught testing in Japan, just a few months after the Subaru Levorg STI Sport prototype was unveiled to the world at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January. Snapped with barely a shred of camouflage, the first of the pre-production models (silver car) was spied …

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2020 Audi Q3 40 TFSI quattro pricing and specification

The all-new Audi Q3 40 TFSI and Q3 40 TFSI S Line has launched in Australia priced from $53,900 before on-road costs, joining the Q3 Sportback line-up in Audi’s local showrooms. Both variants will feature Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 132kW …

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New Hyundai Santa Cruz ute unmasked in realistic render

The upcoming new Hyundai Santa Cruz pick-up could look like this when it arrives sometime next year. Produced by Russian website, Kolesa.ru, the render is based on the photo of a bare shell Santa Cruz which appeared online a fortnight ago (below), borrowing some styling elements from the new Santa …

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992 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S go official

Porsche has pulled the wraps off its new 992 version of the 911 Targa. Based on the latest-generation 911, the drop-top features a power-retractable targa roof that made its debut on the outgoing 991 version. Like its predecessor, the automatic roof system includes a wraparound rear windscreen that cantilevers to …

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2020 Renault Kadjar Review – a worthy contender

Carmakers are trying to fill every niche possible, especially in the highly fought SUV segment. Take Renault‘s latest entrant, the Kadjar, for example, it sits between the baby Captur and the larger Koleos, and is pitched against the likes of the newly minted Kia Seltos and recently facelifted Mitsubishi ASX. …

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448kW V8-powered Alpina XB7 Super SUV coming soon

Alpina is set to debut their BMW X7-derived XB7 on May 19, the closest thing we’ll get to a BMW X7 M for now. While the range-topping BMW X7 M50i xDrive delivers a respectable 390kW and 750Nm of torque, the Alpina XB7 is expected to pack at least 448kW and …

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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spied with radical new cockpit

The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been spied almost fully undisguised, revealing its fresh styling inside and out. Shared on Twitter by Ray Chen, the images show an evolutionary front styling with a wider Mercedes grille flanked by a pair of slimmer headlights. Around the back, the changes are slightly …

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Skoda previews Enyaq iV electric SUV: 500km range, 0-100km in 6.2s

Skoda has given us a first glimpse of its first electric vehicle, the Enyaq iV. Essentially a rebadged version of the upcoming Volkswagen ID.4 EV, the Czech SUV will sit on the same modular MEB electric platform and share the VW’s powertrain. Despite the heavy camouflage, the official “spyshots” shows …

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2021 Alpina D3 S unveiled – enhanced and meaner BMW M340d

Alpina, which sells high-performance versions of BMWs, has unveiled its new D3 S, the company’s take on the G20 BMW M340d. Offered in both sedan or touring models, the D3 S is powered by a B57 3.0-litre straight-six turbodiesel engine developing a respectable 265kW at 4,000rpm to 4,200rpm and 730Nm …

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Hyundai i20 N hot hatch teased in official video

While the Hyundai i20 N isn’t officially coming to Australia (at least for now), we are still a bit excited that the Ford Fiesta ST rival is actually in the works. In preparation for its eminent launch, Hyundai has released a couple of teaser videos and official photos of its …

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Klassen’s stretched and armoured Range Rover is fit for a president

Klassen is well known for its exclusive stretched limos and armoured vehicles, from the humble Volkswagen Transporter to the ultra luxurious stretched Rolls Royce Phantom, but this stretch and armoured Range Rover SVAutobiography probably takes the cake. Designed as a presidential limo, the car features Level 7 ballistic protection, which …

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Meet Hyundai’s Toyota Hilux challenger, the ‘Tarlac’4

There’s no denying Hyundai’s ambition. The burgeoning Korean giant has a vehicle in nearly every class and will soon introduce the Santa Cruz light-duty pick-up truck in certain markets. But what the company lacks is a proper ladder-frame truck to take on the likes of Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and …

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