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Is this the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo? Instagram leak claims so

An image of what could well be the 992-generation Porsche 911 Turbo has surfaced on Instagram, although Porsche itself is yet to confirm if it is indeed the new Turbo model. In the post made by Instagram user Todd Schleicher, who notes himself as being a Porsche owner and enthusiast, …

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2019 Mazda3: pricing jumps as new model heads upmarket

Mazda Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the initial variants of the next-generation Mazda3, with prices going up across the range as the new model heads upmarket.  Upon launch, two carry-over engines are set to be offered – the ‘G20’ 2.0-litre four-cylinder producing 114kW and 200Nm; and the ‘G25’ …

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2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed Review

What is it? The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is the Japanese marque’s entry-level off-roader, sitting below the ageing flagship Pajero and above the on-road-focused Outlander in the company’s lineup. First launched in 2016 as a replacement for the Challenger, the Pajero Sport is based on the underpinnings of the Triton ute, …

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2019 Volvo XC40 brings new T4 petrol engine, Inscription trim

Volvo Australia has revamped its XC40 lineup for the 2019 model year, which sees the introduction of the T4 engine and more luxurious Inscription variant. The previous entry point to the XC40 range – the all-wheel drive T5 Momentum – has now been dropped, with Momentum models now fitted with …

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2019 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specifications

The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton range has arrived in Australia with bold new looks, extensive active safety tech, lower running costs, and a longer warranty headlining the facelifted model, although prices are up for upscale variants. Often regarded as the value-leading Japanese ute offering, the revised Triton will be available in …

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2019 Jaguar E-Pace D180 HSE Review

Since its launch, the Jaguar E-Pace has been a bit of an oddity. Lobbing in well after the small SUV segment’s initial boom in the earlier half of the decade, it’s a car that seemed unfashionably late to the party, but was determined to try to steal the spotlight. It’s …

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Jaguar Land Rover reveals new Ingenium straight-six engine

Jaguar Land Rover has whipped the covers off its latest addition to the Ingenium modular engine family, a twincharged in-line six-cylinder sporting mild-hybrid technology.  Slated to be a replacement for the current supercharged V6, the new straight-six unit – which displaces the same 3.0-litres – will be available in two …

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2020 Alpina B7 xDrive unveiled, capable of hitting 330km/h

Alpina has unveiled its new 2020 B7 xDrive super-sedan, which is based on the latest BMW 7 Series debuted earlier this year.  Externally, many of the updates the G11 generation 7 Series has received are carried over to the B7, including different headlights and taillights, and that controversially-large new kidney …

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2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport, Sport Premium lob in from $28,990

Hyundai Australia has announced pricing and specifications for its Sport and Sport Premium variants of the 2019 Elantra, with the performance-focused range starting from $28,990.  Joining the previously priced Go and Active variants, the most notable difference seen in the Sport variants is its 1.6-litre turbocharged engine under the bonnet, …

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Range Rover Velar gains supercharged V8 for 2019 only

Land Rover has unveiled a limited-production V8-powered variant of its Range Rover Velar designed by the marque’s Special Vehicles Operations division, which will only be available for one model year.  Officially the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition, the new flagship Velar variant will only be that for one year, …

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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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