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Skoda sharpens pricing on 2018 Octavia RS range

Skoda has sharpened the pricing of the Octavia RS range, which has been simplified to two levels of specification – RS and RS245. The line-up is now exclusively offered with the 7-speed DSG with the 6-speed manual gearbox no longer available. Priced from $39,990 plus on-roads, the RS represents the …

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Ford Endura ST-Line previewed ahead of late 2018 launch

Ford Australia has announced that the upcoming Endura SUV – known overseas as the Edge and slated to go on sale here this summer – will be available in sportier, highly-spec’d ST-Line guise, although big power won’t be part of the deal.  Not to be mistaken for the American market …

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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class updated with mild-hybrid tech

Now in its fifth year of production, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been given a refreshed for 2019, with updates to its exterior and interior as well as added technology and features. The C-Class range also adds hybrid power with the C 200 models for the first time via a new …

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2019 Lexus RC gains styling and engineering upgrades

Lexus has taken the wraps off its facelifted 2019 Lexus RC coupe ahead of its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in October. The first obvious change is the car’s reshaped headlights which now incorporate the daytime running lights and extra-small vertically-stacked LED headlamps. Further down, the front bumper …

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Lego Technic creates bonkers life-size, drivable Bugatti Chiron

It’s amazing what you can build with Lego bricks if you have the skill and time and that’s exactly what Lego has done. With an unlimited supply of bricks and a few talented master builders, Lego Technic has built a life-size, drivable version of the Bugatti Chiron. Made using over …

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BMW 8 Series Convertible begins testing ahead of early 2019 debut

BMW is undertaking development of a further model variant of the new BMW 8 Series coupe. With intensive function trials and test drives between Las Vegas and Death Valley in the USA, the critical phase in the series development for the upcoming 8 Series Convertible has now begun. The results …

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Volkswagen Golf R Special Edition lobs upgraded brakes and exhaust

Volkswagen’s Golf R performance range is streamlined to two equipment packed variants for 2019 with the addition of 400 Special Editions that – in an Australian first – bristle with R Performance Options. While the Golf R hatch and the Golf R Wagon gain the standard fitment of Adaptive Cruise …

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Honda adds new entry-level CR-V Vi model from $28,290

Honda Australia has added a new budget conscious entry-level model to its CR-V lineup priced from $28,290, under cutting the popular Mazda CX-5 Maxx and Toyota RAV4 GX. The new CR-V Vi is powered by a 113kW/189Nm 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine matched with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) as standard instead …

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Renault Arkana concept previews poor man’s X4

The coupe-SUV bug has hit its first mainstream manufacturer as Renault has unveiled its first-ever low-slung SUV called the Arkana. While officially still a concept, safe for the small wing mirrors, it’s clear the model we see here is close to production ready. In fact, Renault has confirmed it will …

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Refreshed 2018 Mazda CX-3 receives engine and equipment upgrades

Mazda has given its CX-3 small SUV a facelift for 2018 along with equipment and engine upgrades to enhance its appeal. Available in Australia at the end of August, the refreshed CX-3 sports a new front grille with bold horizontal lines for a more assertive stance, while the rear combination …

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Limited edition Lexus RC F and GS F honour 10 years of F Line

Lexus has launched limited-edition models of its RC F coupe and GS F sedan to mark the 10th anniversary of the luxury brand’s F Line of high performance vehicles. The powerful lines and sculpted surfaces of the limited-edition models are accentuated by a matte paint finish that is also applied …

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Audi PB18 e-tron concept – future R8?

Audi has unveiled its radical PB18 e-tron concept at the Pebble Beach Automotive Week in Monterey, California. Conceived and created in the new Audi design studio in Malibu, California, the PB18 e-tron is a technical and design concept inspired by Audi’s Le Mans racing programme, specifically the Audi R18 e-tron …

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Bugatti Divo unveiled as Chiron-based, track-focused model

Bugatti is reviving its coachbuilding tradition with the new Divo hypercar, an ultra exclusive model based on the Chiron. Unveiled today in Monterey, California, the Divo is a “super sports car tuned for agility, nimbleness and optimum handling performance on winding roads”. Limited to just 40 units worldwide – all …

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Electrified Mercedes Vision EQ Silver Arrow – Supercar from the future?

Mercedes-Benz has given us a glimpse of the future with its spectacular all-electric Vision EQ Silver Arrow concept, which made its debut at the Monterey Car Week at Pebble Beach in California. Billed as a homage to the successful record-breaking W125 from 1937, the single-seater is approximately 5.3 metres long …

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