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Aston Martin reveals Valkyrie’s 735kW Cosworth-developed V12

Aston Martin has revealed a breathtaking high-revving V12 engine created in conjunction with Cosworth that will make its way into the Valkyrie hypercar set to debut in 2019. The naturally aspirated 6.5-litre 12-cylinder wonder confirms the expected performance of the Valkyrie as hinted at last year, with peak outputs of …

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2019 Mazda CX-9 Azami FWD Review

Since its launch in late 2016, the second-generation Mazda CX-9 has thoroughly impressed with the performance and luxury it offers, and has laid the blueprint out for the design language and technology of Mazda’s wider range. But with the CX-9’s fabulous turbocharged engine now poached for the Mazda6 and CX-5, …

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2019 Hyundai i30 pricing and specs: N Line joins local range

Hyundai Australia has announced pricing and specifications for its updated 2019 i30 range, which sees the introduction of a new N Line variant to replace the outgoing SR models.  Drawing inspiration from the range-topping i30 N and hinted at by the Euro-spec N Line variant released earlier in the year, …

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Koenigsegg reveals special Regera with bare carbon bodywork

While all 80 examples of the bonkers Koenigsegg Regera have already been sold, not all have been produced yet, and the latest to be completed by the Swedish company is the first and only one to sport a stunning bare carbon fibre finish. Although all examples of the hybrid hypercar …

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New Jeep Wrangler handed low 1-star NCAP safety rating

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler has been handed a one-star safety rating in the latest round of independent Euro NCAP crash tests, giving it a big set-back ahead of its local launch in the coming year.  Already on sale in its home market of the United States and now in Europe, …

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Bold new look for 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD revealed

Chevrolet has unveiled the updated version of its 2020 Silverado 2500HD, which sports incredibly bold new front-end styling and improved towing capabilities.  Designed to further separate the heavy duty 2500 from its smaller Silverado 1500 sibling – as if its size didn’t do that already – the big brute now …

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New-look 2019 Lexus RC pricing and specifications announced

Lexus Australia has announced pricing and specifications for its updated 2019 RC range, with the revised luxury coupe gaining a new look more kit but seeing prices jump across the range.  Two trim levels – Luxury and F Sport – are available, along with two engine options. The 2.0-litre turbocharged …

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2019 Infiniti Q30 and QX30 range sees prices down, equipment up

Infiniti Australia has announced pricing and specifications for its revised 2019 Q30 and QX30 range, which sees the lineup simplified and standard equipment levels upgraded while pricing is brought down.  On the chopping block are the entry-level GT variants and all diesel-engined variants, seeing the range reduced to just three …

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2020 Jeep Gladiator debuts at the LA Auto Show

Jeep has finally unveiled its rugged Wrangler-based Gladiator ute at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, ahead of its initial US launch in mid-2019.  Based upon an elongated version of the closely-related Wrangler’s chassis, the Gladiator’s 3,500mm wheelbase adds 493mm between the front and rear axles over a five-door Wrangler, …

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2019 Mazda3 hatch and sedan unveiled at the LA Auto Show

Mazda has finally lifted the covers on both sedan and hatchback forms of the next-generation Mazda3 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with the new model debuting the company’s SkyActiv-X spark-controlled compression ignition engine.  Sporting a new platform and totally redesigned bodywork heavily inspired by the Kai concept shown in …

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2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES Sport Edition Review

It’s only been a year since the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross first landed, but the range has already been given a re-jig for 2019, with the notable addition of an all-new model grade – the ES, now positioned below the LS as the new tip-in point to the range. To help …

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Bentley lifts the lid on 2019 Continental GT Convertible

Bentley has unveiled the new drop-top version of its Continental GT, which now sits alongside the closely related new-generation coupe and sports more tech, more power, and a quieter cabin.  Powering the new Continental GT Convertible is a whopping 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 churning out 467kW and 900Nm, which is backed …

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specifications announced

After much anticipation, Hyundai has finally announced pricing and specifications for the 2019 Ioniq models, with the range marking the introduction of the cheapest pure-electric vehicle on sale in Australia.  Three distinct drivetrains underpin the Ioniq range – a conventional series hybrid, a more powerful plug-in hybrid, and the aforementioned …

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