Kevin J Lee

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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Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid unveiled with 918 Spyder’s boost mapping

The third-generation Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid will bring plug-in power and the same boost strategy as the 918 Spyder when it arrives in Australia later this year. The SUV will feature a 250kW 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 and a more powerful 100kW electric motor to produce a combined 340kW and 700Nm of …

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Volkswagen R brand to expand and get more extreme

The Volkswagen ‘R’ brand is about to get more extreme than ever before, with the horsepower war getting serious with high-performance from rival brands breaching the 300kW mark. The German brand admitted that its current performance models – the GTI and R – have been trailing rivals with significant power …

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Mental: It’s a Range Rover 6×6 Pickup land yacht!

If you think the Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6 is extreme, a German company is planning to take things to an even higher level with its proposed Range Rover 6×6 pickup. The brainchild of Theodoros Fotiadis, a designer whose Berlin-based company, T.Fotiadis Design is behind the project to create the ultimate land …

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2018 Kia Sorento Review – added safety and more polish

 How do you improve upon something that is already good? That’s the challenge Kia was presented with when it came to facelifting the Kia Sorento for 2018. There was nothing inherently wrong with the original; in fact, when we drove it in 2015 we were mighty impressed with its …

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First look: Mercedes-Benz A-Class L Sedan

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its China-only A-Class L Sedan, packing S-Class level of safety tech and CLS styling for its first-ever compact 4-door sedan. While the Chinese-built sedan may be a China-only proposition, Mercedes will eventually produce a variation of the model for outside China sometime in the second half of …

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Detailed: All-new hybrid-only 2019 Lexus ES. Arrives Q4

Lexus has announced the next-generation ES mid-size sedan will be offered exclusively as a hybrid range when it arrives in Australia in Q4, 2018. Lexus Australia chief executive Scott Thompson said, offering an advanced hybrid system as the sole powertrain aligned with the brand’s global direction of recasting the traditional …

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Honey, I’ve shrunk the Honda Civic Type R!

Honda has unveiled a pint-sized pocket rocket at the Indonesia International Motor Show called the Small RS Concept. Designed by Honda R&D Asia Pacific, the concept is based on the Indonesian-market Honda Brio city car and features an aggressive front fascia with deep air intakes, a menacing black grille and …

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First-ever Mercedes-Maybach luxury SUV leaked!

Someone at Mercedes was apparently too eager to share images of its new Maybach-branded concept ahead of the car’s official debut on April 25 at the Auto China Beijing. Published by CarNewsChina, these official images shows the new Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury, a SUV that looks more like a high-riding sedan. …

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HAVAL previews WEY X fully autonomous pure EV SUV

HAVAL has previewed its fully autonomous, pure EV SUV ahead of its debut at the Auto China Beijing on April 25. Branded under the company’s luxury arm, the WEY X is said to offer Level 5 autonomous driving, meaning the car’s artificial intelligence system is capable of mirroring a highly …

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Memminger Roadster 2.7 is a 157kW mid-engine Beetle

The demise of the current-generation Volkswagen Beetle may have brought a few tears to fashionistas and hairdressers alike, but it is the original air-cooled, rear-engined Beetle that still tucks at the heartstrings of purists. Hearing their prayers, Memminger has produced what is arguably a Beetle that is even better than …

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