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SPIED: 2020 BMW M135i xDrive

The upcoming BMW 1 Series has revealed itself in top M135i guise in a series of unofficial photos posted online by Bimmerfile. Snapped here under wraps in a warehouse, the two images give us a glimpse of what looks like a final production example of the M135i xDrive, which brings …

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Mazda mulling hot MPS 3 with 2.5L turbo engine and AWD

Fans of the much missed Mazda3 MPS (or MazdaSpeed3 in certain markets) may have something to look forward to, as a new report suggests the high-performance model could be making a come back. Speaking to British publication, Autocar, Mazda3’s program manager, Kota Beppu expressed his desire in building a hotter …

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Mini Countryman Plug-In Hybrid joins local range from $57,200

Mini Australia has announced the Australian arrival of its first electrified vehicle to hit our shores – the Countryman Plug-In Hybrid.  Officially dubbed the Countryman SE All4, pricing starts from $57,200, placing it right near the top of the Countryman range with only the performance-focused John Cooper Works variant sat …

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Bentley teases 2020 Flying Spur and its new retractable bonnet ornament

Bentley has released the first teaser image of the next-generation Flying Spur along with a short video showcasing its new retractable bonnet ornament. Riding on the same MSB platform as the two-door Continental GT and Porsche Panamera, the Flying Spur is expected to diverge from its two-door sibling and have …

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Lexus teases brand-first LM minivan ahead of Shanghai debut

Lexus appears to be set to go head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz V-Class in the luxury people mover segment, with the marque having teased its new LM – Luxury Minivan – ahead of its debut at the Shanghai motor show.  Only the one silhouette has been revealed in the run-up to …

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Australia’s first all-electric Ute to come from Great Wall Motor

Here’s something rather unexpected – Chinese brand, Great Wall Motor, is set to introduce what will likely to be the first all electric pick-up into Australia and NZ next year! Little else is known about the new electric ute except it rides on a completely new platform shared with the …

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Kia Stinger joins Northern Territory Police

The Northern Territory has become the third Australian police jurisdiction to select the Kia Stinger as its front-line road traffic policing vehicle. Following in the footsteps of Queensland and Western Australia, the Territory today introduced the first of the high performance twin-turbo V6 Stingers tasked with leading the way on …

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Renaultsport Megane R.S Trophy-R caught undisguised on The ‘Ring

Renault’s upcoming Megane R.S Trophy-R has been caught pounding the Nürburgring on a film shoot presumably for its impending release. Published by Talea Media, the video captures the Megane R.S Trophy-R on the famous German track tailed by a camera car before launching itself in full attack mode. Like its …

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2019 Nissan Pathfinder gains more standard kit, new ST+ variant

Nissan Australia has announced a number of increases in standard equipment and a new ST+ trim level for its 2019 Pathfinder, which sees a number of price rises across the range.  The updated range kicks off at $43,390 for the front-wheel drive ST V6 which signifies the dearest $1,400 price …

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2019 Genesis G80 Australian pricing and specifications confimed

After a long wait, Genesis Australia has finally announced local pricing and specification details for its first model to land on our shores – the mid-size G80 – which is set to launch in June.  Last sold here as the Hyundai Genesis until 2017, the G80 is a refreshed version of …

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2019 Mini range sees AEB made standard

Mini Australia has announced that AEB will be made standard across its range, with all 3 Door Hatch, 5 Door Hatch, and Convertible models now receiving the previously-optional Driver Assistance Package as standard.  The package, which also includes high-beam assist and speed sign recognition in addition to the previously mentioned …

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Updated Lexus RC F lands in Oz along with hardcore Track Edition

The updated Lexus RC F has officially launch in Australia with the range now gaining a more affordable entry price plus sharp specification for the first RC F Track Edition. In addition to a series of dramatic enhancements targeting reduced weight and even more dynamic handling, the entry price of …

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Hyundai showcases 3D digital instrument and touchscreen steering concept

Carmakers are increasingly coming up with high-tech interiors that showcase the latest technology and Hyundai is the latest to embrace this trend. While based on the i30’s interior, the Korean giant has significantly overhauled the hatchback’s cockpit that brings an all-new steering wheel with two touchscreens, as well as a …

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2020 Ford Escape SUV confirmed for Australia with PHEV model

The all-new Ford Escape SUV will bring a plug-in hybrid model to one of the most fiercely fought segments in Australia when it arrives in 2020. “We’re proud to bring the first of our global electrified vehicles to Australian customers in the stylish and capable all-new Escape,” said Ford Australia …

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