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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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Jaguar F-Pace: 300 Sport & Chequered Flag Editions join range

Jaguar has announced two distinctive special edition models for its F-Pace mid-size SUV. The performance-focused 300 SPORT and the comprehensively equipped Chequered Flag now join the F-Pace range as two new mid-spec models, bringing the line-up’s total offerings to six variants. Jaguar F-Pace 300 SPORT Special Edition The all-wheel drive …

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Mazda CX-8 tweaked and updated for 2019

Less than a year on from its Australian launch in July 2018, Mazda CX-8 has grown its equipment list and updated styling elements to strengthen its appeal. New to the standard equipment list is Mazda’s Skyactiv-Dynamics technology, G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus), an advanced version of GVC that adds direct …

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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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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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Tesla Model Y mid-size SUV unveiled

Tesla has unveiled its fourth passenger car in the form of the Model Y mid-size SUV. Slotting below the larger Model X in Tesla’s fast expanding portfolio, the Model Y is underpinned by the same platform as the Model 3 sedan and will be offered in Long Range, Dual-Motor All-Wheel …

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Honda Civic Type R joins NSW Police Force

Honda’s fiery Civic Type R high-performance hatch has just earned a new set of stripes after being recruited by the NSW Police Force. As part of a 12-month sponsored partnership between Honda Australia and the NSW Police Force, the Civic Type R has joined the Eyewatch social media initiative, which …

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McLaren 720S Spider makes Australian debut

The lead up to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix saw McLaren officially launch their latest supercar in the form of the 720S Spider. The 720S Spider features a patented Retractable Hard Top (RHT) that’s operated electronically delivering a more refined experience as it’s quieter than hydraulic alternatives and can …

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Infiniti pulls out of Europe: here’s what it means for Australia

Infiniti – Nissan’s luxury-focused sub-brand – has confirmed that it will cease all operations in western Europe, including both the manufacturing and sales of cars in the region, although it has confirmed that it will remain active in Australia for now.  In a statement to the media, an Infiniti spokesperson …

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Toyota files patent for fragrance system that can emit tear gas

Yes, you read that headline correctly – a new patent filed by Toyota describes a theft-deterring interior fragrance system that can not only pleasantly scent the car as you’d expect, but will emit tear gas when it senses the car has been stolen. The patent application for what has been …

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Toyota Prius updated with styling tweak and new tech

Toyota has given its Prius hybrid small car a nip and tuck as part of a mid-life update. The updated Prius hatch features restyled front and rear bumpers that give it a more dynamic flowing appearance that is further enhanced by its slightly longer (+35mm) overall length. New slimline headlights …

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