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HSV confirms 2018 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS pricing

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has announced pricing and specifications for the right-hand drive converted Chevrolet Camaro, which is set to hit Aussie roads by the end of this year.  Available in 2SS specification only upon launch, local pricing for the Camaro will kick off from $85,990 before on-road costs. Coming …

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander Review – luxury mile muncher

While the Hyundai Santa Fe has always been a worthy contender and a popular buy in the seven-seater segment, the company’s largest offering had started to feel its age as of late, with interior and exterior styling that owed heavily to the previous generation of Hyundai’s cars. A new model …

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Ford Endura ST-Line previewed ahead of late 2018 launch

Ford Australia has announced that the upcoming Endura SUV – known overseas as the Edge and slated to go on sale here this summer – will be available in sportier, highly-spec’d ST-Line guise, although big power won’t be part of the deal.  Not to be mistaken for the American market …

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McLaren Special Operations reveal 600LT Pebble Beach special

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has unveiled a unique 600LT created for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event where it will make its public debut on August 26.  This particular example of the already exclusive 570S-based extended-wheelbase weapon, which is officially referred to as the McLaren 600LT in Stealth Grey by MSO, features …

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2018 Haval H9 Ultra Review

If you have no idea what you’re looking at right now, let me break it all down for you – this is the Haval H9, the flagship model from the world’s most powerful SUV manufacturer which shifted nearly 938,000 units globally last financial year alone. The Chinese marque, which is …

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Volvo to offer rear-biased torque split tune for 2019 AWD cars

A new software upgrade for all-wheel drive Volvo models that diverts more torque to the rear wheels is to be made available for 2019 models underpinned by the company’s Scalable Product Architecture. Developed by Polestar, the software aims to enhance the driving experience and provide a more engaging feeling, with …

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BMW tease next-gen 3 Series

BMW has begun officially teasing the next-generation 3 Series sedan, revealing shots of a camo-clad prototype car undergoing final testing at the Nürburgring. The successor to the current F30 3 Series – which is to be known as the G20, for you BMW fanatics out there – is set to …

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Alfa Romeo reveals limited-run Giulia Quadrifoglio Carbonio Edition

Alfa Romeo has revealed a limited edition version of its flagship Giulia Quadrifoglio super-sedan – dubbed the Carbonio Edition – of which just 20 will be produced for Australia.  Although Alfa Romeo claims the Carbonio Edition package adds around $8,500 in new cosmetic features, it’s priced at the same $143,900 …

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Maserati Levante GTS slated for 2020 Aussie launch

A 404kW Ferrari-powered version of Maserati’s first SUV – the Levante GTS – will be heading Down Under, the company has confirmed, although it’ll be over a year’s wait to get your hands on one.  While a V8-powered version of the Levante – the Trofeo – was first shown back …

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2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged X Review

Same but different – that’s the best way of describing the Toyota HiLux Rugged X, one of the three new variants of the country’s best-selling vehicle. Rather than giving the HiLux a traditional facelift or an unimaginative ‘special edition’ sticker pack, especially as lower grades go unchanged for 2018, the three …

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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ claims Nürburgring lap record

The 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota has toppled the lap record for a production car around the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time of just 6:44.97. Piloted around the Green Hell by Marco Mapelli, one of Lamborghini’s factory drivers, the camouflaged SVJ beat out the previous record set 11 months ago by …

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SsangYong confirms four-model lineup for Aussie comeback

After two years away from the Australian market, SsangYong has confirmed it will begin selling cars here again from this November, with four models on offer at launch.  The company’s initial range will comprise of three different SUVs and a dual-cab ute – all fighting in highly competitive market segments …

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