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2019 McLaren GT debuts with 456kW, 570 litres of boot space

McLaren Automotive has revealed its hotly-anticipated GT – a new addition to the company’s range aimed at being softer and plusher than its current crop of racy mid-engined supercars.  Aimed at taking on established players in the GT segment including the Aston Martin DB11 and Bentley Continental GT, McLaren’s GT …

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ACE EV set to jump-start local vehicle production in Adelaide

Although Brabham Automotive may already be building its track-focused BT62 supercar in Adelaide – former home to Holden, Mitsubishi, and Chrysler’s Australian manufacturing efforts – another new player in the Aussie automotive landscape, ACE EV, is set to give large-scale automotive production a jump-start in the City of Churches.  The previously …

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Mazda developing two all-new straight-six engines

Mazda is believed to have two all-new straight-six engines in development – one petrol and one diesel – according to an uncovered presentation delivered to investors.  The presentation, titled Fiscal Year 2019 March Results, was uncovered by US website Jalopnik, who noticed that on page 25 of the presentation, a slide which …

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McLaren GT teased ahead of official unveiling

McLaren has begun to tease its upcoming Grand Tourer, which has been rather creatively dubbed the GT, ahead of its official unveiling planned for next week.  The all-new model is slated to be simply an addition to the McLaren lineup, rather than a replacement for any of its existing supercars, …

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2019 BMW X3 M, X4 M Competition pricing and specifications

BMW Australia has announced pricing and specifications for its latest pair of hotted-up SUVs – the X3 M and X4 M – which are set to start with price tags breaking the $150k mark. Landing locally in more-desirable Competition specification, the twins-under-the-skin will benefit from an all-new M division-specific 3.0-litre …

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2019 Lexus IS 350 F Sport Review – the last of a dying breed

If you’re in the market for a compact sports sedan these days, chances are you’ll be looking at something with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Now I’m not going to go and criticise you for that decision as it’s one that makes sense – after all, engines of such a size …

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New JLR straight-six to see Aussie debut in 2020 Range Rover

Jaguar Land Rover Australia has confirmed that its new straight-six Ingenium engine will see its Australian debut in the 2020 Range Rover, with the order books for the new variant opening later this month.  The new engine, as we’ve previously reported, is slated to be the replacement for the ageing …

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2019 Isuzu range brings longer warranty, more safety tech

Isuzu UTE Australia has announced a number of upgrades, new options, and an additional limited-run model for its two-pronged 2019 lineup, which still consists of the D-Max ute and MU-X SUV.  For the D-Max, most of the changes come higher up in the range, with all LS variants now receiving …

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2019 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Manual Review

What is it? The Mitsubishi Triton is the best-selling model in Mitsubishi’s Australian lineup – and its sales figures in Australia are trumped only by those in Thailand where it’s produced – so now that it’s been given a major refresh for 2019, the pressure is on to see if …

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Mini Countryman Plug-In Hybrid joins local range from $57,200

Mini Australia has announced the Australian arrival of its first electrified vehicle to hit our shores – the Countryman Plug-In Hybrid.  Officially dubbed the Countryman SE All4, pricing starts from $57,200, placing it right near the top of the Countryman range with only the performance-focused John Cooper Works variant sat …

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Lexus teases brand-first LM minivan ahead of Shanghai debut

Lexus appears to be set to go head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz V-Class in the luxury people mover segment, with the marque having teased its new LM – Luxury Minivan – ahead of its debut at the Shanghai motor show.  Only the one silhouette has been revealed in the run-up to …

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2019 Nissan Pathfinder gains more standard kit, new ST+ variant

Nissan Australia has announced a number of increases in standard equipment and a new ST+ trim level for its 2019 Pathfinder, which sees a number of price rises across the range.  The updated range kicks off at $43,390 for the front-wheel drive ST V6 which signifies the dearest $1,400 price …

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