Kevin J Lee

Hardcore Ford Fiesta RS hyper-hatch on the way

Rumours have been circulating for a while but it seems Ford has admitted they are working on its first-ever Fiesta RS hot hatch that will sit at the pointy end of the range. Details are scarce at the moment, but when asked about a hotter Fiesta at the new ST’s …

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2018 Lexus LX 570 Review – bush-bashing in style

 What is it? The LX570 is Lexus’ flagship SUV that’s been around in its current form since 2008. It went under the knife three times along the way, with the latest facelift performed in 2016 where it has remained unchanged since. It’s a large behemoth based on the oily …

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2019 Ford Ranger unveiled: 10-spd auto, 2.0-litre biturbo, more tech

Ford Australia has unveiled its facelifted MY19 Ford Ranger which is set to arrive in local showrooms in September. The new range is headlined by a new 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel found under the XLT and Wildtrak flagship. While the existing 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo diesel carries over unchanged, XLT and Wildtrak …

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Honda: Hard-core NSX Type R a possibility

A high-performance Honda NSX Type R with even more power is a possibility, according to Jon Ikeda, Vice President and General Manager of Acura, Honda’s luxury arm in the U.S. Speaking to our friends at Motoring during the 2018 Detroit Motor Show, Ikeda says: “Performance is what we’re after and …

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2018 Range Rover Velar P380 SE Review

 Land Rover is on a roll these days, churning out models that seem to come straight from the glittering motor show stand into its fancy showrooms. And if Leonardo da Vinci were to design a modern SUV, the elegant Range Rover Velar would probably be his masterpiece. From the …

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Oettinger upstages Volkswagen GTI TCR with TCR Germany Street

While the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is stealing the headlines at the Wörthersee 2018, elsewhere, longtime VW tuner, Oettinger has wheeled out something that will make the TCR look tame. Dubbed the TCR Germany Street, the car packs more punch and attitude than the GTI TCR, with its turbocharged 2.0-litre …

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Official: 420kW Rolls-Royce Cullinan joins luxury SUV race

Rolls Royce has unveiled its opulent, high-riding Cullinan SUV, the first-ever from the ultra luxury brand and named after the largest single-piece diamond ever discovered in the world. Describing it as “an all-terrain high-bodied car”, the Cullinan has been tasked to attract “the younger, very successful high net worth individuals …

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Volkswagen unveils aggressive Golf concepts for Wörthersee

As per tradition, a group of young Volkswagen apprentices have created two exclusive Golf concepts for the annual Wörthersee meeting in Australia. The first concept, dubbed the Golf GTI Next Level, see the talented technicians dial up a three-door Golf GTI’s styling to the… next level, courtesy of an aggressive …

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Hardcore 430kW BMW M5 Competition confirmed for Australia

BMW has announced its hardcore M5 Competition will arrive in Australia in the second half of 2018, following the success of the M5 which went on sale recently. “Within weeks of revealing the BMW M5, we sold out our initial allocation of 50 units,” said BMW Group Australia CEO, Marc …

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This ABT-tuned Volkswagen Beetle is almost worthy of a GTI badge

It isn’t often a tuner shows an interest in the Volkswagen Beetle but that’s exactly what Volkswagen/Audi tuner, ABT has done by turning this Beetle into something worthy of a GTI badge. The tuned Beetle pumps out a stout 213kW and 430Nm of torque from its 2.0- litre TSI engine, …

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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR to get road going version with 264km/h

  Volkswagen has released a teaser image and some juicy details of what will be the fastest Golf GTI ever to hit our roads, capable of hitting 264km/h. Set to debut at the annual GTI meeting at Wörthersee on May 9, the road going version of the Golf GTI TCR …

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Premium 2.0T Review

 It seems like only yesterday when the new Hyundai Sonata was released but here it is again in 2018, receiving its first major facelift. With traditional sedans fast becoming as fashionable as a blancmange these days as consumer tastes shift to SUVs, there are still a significant number of …

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Brabham BT62 $1.8m supercar to be built in Australia

Brabham has taken the wraps off its new $1.8 million BT62 supercar which is set to mark a return of car manufacturing in Australia. Unveiled in London at the Australia House, Brabham Automotive’s carbon fibre bodied, V8 supercar will be built in South Australia, making it the only car currently …

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Mercedes-Benz replaces GLC 220 d with GLC 200

Mercedes-Benz Australia has introduced the new GLC 200 as a new entry-level model to its popular SUV line up, replacing the previous GLD 220 d and priced from $61,990 plus on-road costs. The GLC 200 features a detuned version of the company’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, delivering 130kW and …

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