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2019 Toyota RAV4 Australian specifications announced

Toyota’s Australian arm has confirmed initial specifications for Australian-delivered 2019 RAV4 models, with claims of class-leading standard safety tech headlining the announcement.  All four trim-levels on offer are set to receive a comprehensive suite of active safety tech as standard, including a pre-collision safety system with pedestrian and cyclist detection, …

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BMW M850i First Edition unveiled, only eight headed Down Under

BMW has unveiled a new limited production ‘First Edition’ version of its M850i xDrive coupe, with only 400 to be made available worldwide – eight of which are destined for our shores.  Setting itself apart from the standard range-topping 8 Series, all First Edition models are finished in a unique …

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Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door pricing and specifications announced

Mercedes-Benz has announced announced full pricing and specification details for its upcoming 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door models at the surprise local unveiling of the GT 63 S variant at the Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race.  The newly announced top-spec variant is expected by its maker to account for the majority …

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq EV Elite Review – Australia’s cheapest EV

Up till now, electric cars seemed to be something reserved for the more well-heeled motorists out there. With Tesla largely holding a monopoly over the niche EV market with its high-end, high-performance models, there’s been little for those unable to fork out six figures on a car. Plus, with battery …

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2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo revealed, priced from $460k

Lamborghini has unveiled the next evolution of the Huracan – fittingly dubbed the Huracan Evo – with the updated model sporting a tweaked design, additional standard equipment, and a more powerful drivetrain.  The Huracan’s front-end has been given a revised bumper design with less black space than before and revised …

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First production Toyota Supra sold at auction for $2.1m

The first official production example of the A90 Toyota GR Supra has crossed the auction block for a staggering US$2.1 million, with the full sale amount to be donated to charity.  Sold at the Barrett-Jackson charity auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, the winning bidder on the first production Supra was Craig …

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2019 Kia Stinger 200S Review

The Kia Stinger was one of the most hotly-anticipated cars of 2018, with the Euro-fighting turbocharged fastback showing the world just what Kia was capable of making when it’s designers and engineers really stuck their heads down and got to work. While it’s received very positive reviews since its launch …

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2019 McLaren 600LT Spider breaks cover

McLaren has unveiled its new 600LT Spider, with the limited production drop-top becoming just the fifth model to wear the Longtail name.  The primary focus for the Spider has been on saving weight to counter the inevitably heavier mass that comes from introducing a retractable roof, with McLaren citing a …

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2020 Toyota Supra officially unveiled, full specs announced

After footage of the 2020 Toyota Supra leaked online last week, the hotly-anticipated fifth-generation model has finally been officially unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show after years of speculation, spy photos, and leaks. Officially designated the A90 Toyota GR Supra – with GR standing for Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s new performance …

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2019 Isuzu D-Max SX Cab Chassis Review – hi-vis not included

While dual-cab utes were once something you’d only ever see on farms or worksites, perceptions of these once-humble workhorses have shifted in recent years, with them now more of a status symbol used to tow boats and carry dirt bikes than a mere tradesman’s tool. Now, even utes positioned as …

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2019 Lexus RC F Track Edition unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Lexus has unveiled a hardcore Track Edition variant of it’s RC F coupe at the Detroit Auto Show this week, with the lighter, sharper version set to enter production in the second quarter of 2019.  On show with the updated 2019 RC F and the LC Convertible Concept, the RC …

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Lexus LC Convertible Concept unveiled

Lexus has lifted the covers off its stunning LC Convertible Concept ahead of its official debut at the Detroit Auto Show in the coming week.  While it’s being billed as a concept, the drop-top LC appears ready for production, although whether it will make its way into showrooms is yet …

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Hyundai develops industry-first fingerprint recognition system

Hyundai has announced an industry-first fingerprint recognition system that will allow drivers to unlock and start their cars without the need for a conventional key.  The system utilises fingerprint scanners on the car’s door handle and starter button to grant access to drivers who are registered in the car’s system. …

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