Kevin J Lee

All-new Ford Fiesta ST confirmed for Australia in 2019

Ford Australia has confirmed the Fiesta ST hot hatch will go on sale in Australia in Q2 of 2019, featuring a more powerful EcoBoost engine, a manual transmission as well as advanced chassis tech. “There is a strong appetite and passion for the Fiesta ST in our line-up, and can …

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Next-gen Ford Focus RS to go mild hybrid with nearly 300kW

While the next-generation Ford Focus RS isn’t set to debut until sometime in 2020, some juicy details have already emerged that Ford’s fourth-generation hyperhatch will pack a 2.3-litre turbo four married a pair of electric motors. The 48V mild hybrid powertrain will reportedly churn out a total system output of …

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404kW Jaguar F-PACE SVR on sale now in Australia from $140,020

Jaguar has announced the pricing and specifications of its potent, V8-powered F-PACE SVR, which is available to order now from $140,020 plus on-road costs. Engineered by JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), the F-PACE SVR’s 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine produces 404kW and 680Nm of torque – 44% uplift in power, …

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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2WD Review – style over substance

 Mitsubishi’s first all-new model in as many years is off to a promising start with plenty of showroom glitz and technology to keep millennials happy. Arriving in what is now described as a ‘coupe SUV’, or a less expensive variation on the genre established by the BMW X6, it …

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Aussie-bound 2019 Chevrolet Camaro unveiled

Chevrolet has taken the wraps off its facelifted 2019 Camaro which is set to hit Australian showrooms later this year. The updated range boasts performance-oriented styling, new features, active safety technology, as well as the first-ever Turbo 1LE model. The new Turbo 1LE is Chevrolet’s answer to the Ford Mustang …

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2018 Lexus LS sedan flagship launches in Australia from $190,500

Lexus has launched its all-new 2018 Lexus LS flagship sedan in Australia, bringing unrivaled craftsmanship, attention to detail and all-new powertrain to the luxury sedan. The fifth-generation LS is built on the premium manufacturer’s latest GA-L platform which made its debut on the Lexus LC sports coupe. And like the …

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Please build this 2019 Forester STI, Subaru!

With SUVs getting ever more popular by the day, it might make sense for Subaru to capitalise on this growing demand, as well as enthusiasts’ desire for performance with a 2019 Forester STI. Rendered here by X-Tomi Design and based on the recently unveiled 2019 Forester, the Forester STI certainly looks …

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Limited Lotus Exige Cup 430 Type 25 unveiled

Lotus has wheeled out another Exige-based limited edition, this time called the Lotus Exige Cup 430 Type 25. The name is a tribute to one of its most successful and influential Formula 1 cars of all time – the single seat Type 25 that dominated the 1963 season. Jean-Marc Gales, …

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2nd-generation Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ due in 2021 with bigger donk

While the resurrected Toyota Supra might be all the rage at the moment, Toyota’s six-year-old 86 and its sister model, the Subaru BRZ, are approaching the end of their lives. That means Toyota is now looking at a successor, which will reportedly arrive around 2021. According to JapanTimes, the next-generation …

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Volkswagen unveils Atlas Tanoak concept – next Amarok?

Volkswagen has presented its all-wheel drive Atlas Tanoak concept pickup truck at the 2018 New York Motor Show, which could preview the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok. Based the Atlas SUV in the US and sitting on a stretched version of the modular transverse matrix (MQB) which underpins a raft of Volkswagen …

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Mansory’s Vivere Diamond Edition is a full carbon Bugatti Veyron

The Veyron may no longer be the poster child of Bugatti but it is still one of the world’s most exclusive supercars, combining stupendous performance with more charisma than Napoleon. However, if that’s not enough, you can now enlist the help of Mansory who will swap the Veyron’s body panels …

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Honda launches CR-V roadster

Honda has launched its first-ever concept roadster version of the CR-V, which goes on sale today. The unique version of the brand’s best-selling SUV is based on the current platform and is currently only available with a petrol engine. As pictured, the launch version of the car will not actually …

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Jaguar E-PACE compact SUV launches in Australia from $47,750

Jaguar has launched its second SUV in Australia, with the five-seat E-PACE joining the F-PACE in Jaguar’s local showrooms priced from $47,750 to $84,370 plus on-road costs. Jaguar says the E-PACE’s exterior design is inspired by the F-TYPE sports car and is characterised by the distinctive Jaguar grille, muscular proportions, …

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V8-powered Maserati Levante Trofeo bows in at New York

Maserati has taken the wraps of the first V8-equipped Levante at the New York International Auto Show. Described as the ultimate Maserati of SUVs, the Levante Trofeo is capable of blasting from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds before hitting a top end of over 300km/h. The SUV’s 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 is …

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