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2019 Genesis G80 Australian pricing and specifications confimed

After a long wait, Genesis Australia has finally announced local pricing and specification details for its first model to land on our shores – the mid-size G80 – which is set to launch in June.  Last sold here as the Hyundai Genesis until 2017, the G80 is a refreshed version of …

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2019 Mini range sees AEB made standard

Mini Australia has announced that AEB will be made standard across its range, with all 3 Door Hatch, 5 Door Hatch, and Convertible models now receiving the previously-optional Driver Assistance Package as standard.  The package, which also includes high-beam assist and speed sign recognition in addition to the previously mentioned …

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2020 Hyundai Venue leaks online ahead of New York debut

Some partial images of Hyundai’s upcoming crossover – the all-new, sub-compact-sized Venue – have leaked online ahead of the car’s scheduled debut at the New York International Auto Show.  The images, which were initially published and circulated by a number of Indian publications, don’t show the car fully exposed but …

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2019 Jaguar F-Pace 25d R-Sport Review

When the Jaguar F-Pace first launched in 2016, it was the British marque’s first entrant to the SUV market, and while initially polarising as the notion of a Jaguar SUV just seemed wrong, people’s presumptions were quickly proven wrong as it turned out to be every bit a proper Jag …

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2020 Hyundai Sonata initial specifications confirmed

Hyundai has divulged some of the initial specifications for its new-generation 2020 Sonata, which is currently slated to hit the market by the end of the year.  Two powertrains have been confirmed for the Australian market upon launch, both of which serve up a four-cylinder petrol engine paired to an …

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Ferrari reveals the P80/C, its ‘most extreme one-off ever’

Ferrari has unveiled what it is claiming to be its ‘most extreme one-off’ build for a customer – the hardcore, track-ready P80/C. Built from an idea first conceived back in 2015, the P80/C was created by using the chassis from one of Ferrari’s 488 GT3 cars, which had its wheelbase …

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric pricing and specifications

Hyundai Australia has announced local pricing and specifications for its new flagship EV – the Kona Electric – which will sit above the Ioniq and helps cement the company’s position as the local leader in offering affordable pure-electric vehicles.  Starting from $59,990 before on-road costs, the Kona Electric’s greatest selling-point …

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2019 Holden Astra Hatch range sees mid-tier manuals dumped

Holden has streamlined its 2019 Astra Hatch range by dropping both mid-range manual variants and culling some options and paint choices.  Although the same four-tiered range first introduced in 2017 remains – comprised of the R, R+, RS, and RS-V – the middling R+ and RS models will now no …

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS production to restart after cargo ship sinks

Porsche is set to build an additional four examples of the limited-run 911 GT2 RS after a cargo ship containing cars destined for Brazil sunk off the coast of France.  The ship containing the four examples of the GT2 RS, named the Grande America, sank on March 12 after a …

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Rumour: Bugatti may build an electric sedan based on the Porsche Taycan

Bugatti is rumoured to be bringing back the Royale nameplate from the 1920s for a new electric sedan planned to launch in 2023 which will be based on the upcoming Porsche Taycan.  According to a report by CAR magazine, the new model will form an integral part of the French marque’s plans …

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2019 Lexus LX 450d Off-Road Review

Ask anyone in Australia what they think of the 200 Series Toyota LandCruiser and they’ll probably agree with its marketing tagline of it being “king off the road”, but ask them what they think of the Lexus LX and they’ll probably respond by asking, “the what?” You see, despite more …

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V8-powered Bentley Continental GT coupe and cabrio join range

Bentley has unveiled new V8-powered versions of its Continental GT coupe and convertible, with the new model poised to make for a more affordable and fuel-efficient entry-point to the range.  Although a sign of the unfortunately necessary downsizing trend at the moment, the performance of the new V8 models isn’t …

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Seven examples of the Maserati Levante Vulcano headed to Oz

A new limited-run version of the Maserati Levante, dubbed the Vulcano, is set to head Down Under to join the local range, although just seven are set to be available.  Priced at $184,990 before on-road costs, just 150 examples of the Levante Vulcano will be produced worldwide, which is based …

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2019 Volvo XC40 T4 Inscription Review

It’s been a big year for the Volvo XC40 since it first came to market. The plucky little Swede – okay, so it might not be entirely Swedish since it’s actually built in Belgium – has taken home countless awards around the globe including being named the 2018 European Car …

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