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Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition sets new record at Suzuka

The Honda Civic Type R has added yet another circuit lap record under its belt, with the hot hatch claiming the fastest ever lap time for a front-wheel drive production car at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan. Lapping the iconic circuit in 2 minutes and 23.993 seconds, the Civic Type …

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Toyota unveils Corolla Cross SUV. Due in Australia 2022

The Toyota Corolla nameplate will spawn a new SUV model for the first time with the introduction of the Corolla Cross. Coming hot on the heels of the Yaris Cross, the Corolla Cross is set to launch in Australia in 2022 as a MY2023 offering, slotting in between the Yaris …

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2021 Lexus LS facelifted with improved comfort and technology

Lexus has given its flagship LS a mild midlife facelift three and a half years after making its debut to face increasing challenges not only from the Germans, but also the Koreans with their newly established Genesis brand. The makeover brings a new front fascia with updated three-bulb headlights and …

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2021 Audi S3 sedan hits the road fully undisguised

The next-generation Audi S3 sedan has been spotted testing on public roads in Germany without a shred of camouflage. It’s the first time the sports sedan hits the wild fully undisguised, revealing a sportier front bumper design, side skirts and the obligatory quad exhaust tips. Also visible in the spy …

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Mazda confirms turbocharged Mazda3 hatch: 170kW/420Nm

Mazda has confirmed its much-lauded 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol will find its way into the new turbocharged Mazda3, although it’s not yet confirmed for Australia. Confirmed by Mazda Mexico in a video release, the forced fed Mazda3 will deliver 170kW and 420Nm, identical to the Australian delivered Mazda6, CX-9 and …

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Flagship Mazda SkyActiv-X mild-hybrid range pricing announced

Mazda Australia has announced the pricing and specification for its advanced Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) SkyActiv-X mild hybrid range, which will go on sale locally in August. The innovative 2.0-litre engine is the world’s first production petrol engine to combine the benefits of lean diesel-like compression ignition with regular …

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Lexus files IS 500 trademark. V8 coming?

Toyota has reportedly filed trademark applications in the US and Canada for the IS 500 name, suggesting the new Lexus IS could be getting a V8-powered variant. While the application is currently still pending, if true, it lends credence to an earlier report by Allcarnews that a V8 IS is …

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2021 VW Tiguan R debuts with 235kW of hot SUV goodness

The hot VW Tiguan R has made its debut as a new addition to the range as part of the crossover’s mid-life facelift. Yet to be confirmed for Australia, the flagship Tiguan R features a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine pumping out 235kW of power and 420Nm of torque. Similar …

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Will the next-generation Honda HR-V look this good?

The current-generation Honda HR-V has been around since 2014, which means a new model is due. With not a prototype in sight, or a teaser released, the next-gen HR-V seems a while away. But that did not stop creatives minds from envisioning what the new HR-V might look like. Here’s …

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Is the BMW 220i the sweet spot of the 2 Series Gran Coupe range?

BMW introduced the 2 Series Gran Coupe earlier this year with a simple two-tier line-up. For the average buyer, there’s the 218i powered by the modest but still lively turbocharged 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine developing 103kW and 220Nm. The entry-level model is good for a 0-100km/h sprint in a claimed …

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2021 G80 BMW M3 teased in official video

With the all-new G80 BMW M3 and G82 M4 release set for September this year, BMW has started its teasing campaign on the high-performance duo with a new teaser video showing the four-door model hitting the Nürburgring for fine-tuning. While the car featured in the video is still clad in …

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2021 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe rendering is production ready

With the unveiling of the all-new BMW 4 Series coupe last month, it’s safe to say that the debut of its more practical cousin, the 4 Series Gran Coupe is likely only months away. A couple of prototypes have been spotted recently around the Nurburgring test track, but their full …

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2021 Volkswagen Arteon unwrapped with Shooting Brake model

Volkswagen has taken the big wraps off its facelifted 2021 VW Arteon along with its all-new Arteon Shooting Brake sibling. Besides a brand new Shooting Brake variant, the mid-life update brings the usual accoutrement of modifications, including a front fascia featuring a new LED light strip that visually connects the …

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First Look: 2021 Kia Carnival goes upmarket

Kia has revealed first images of the new Kia Carnival, the fourth generation of the brand’s full-size peoplemover. Released in Korean specification, the new Kia Carnival is called by its maker as the ‘grand utility vehicle’ (GUV) and due for global launch toward the end of this year. The new …

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