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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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Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition set to be the last V12 S-Class

In what is a rather sad but historic event, Mercedes-AMG has unveiled what will be the final V12-powered S-Class to be made, the S65 Final Edition. Once seen as almost a necessity in luxury limousines, the V12 engine is a species becoming more endangered by the day as this call …

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Track-only McLaren Senna GTR revealed

McLaren has revealed a track-only version of its flagship Senna – the Senna GTR – which gains more power and a wider, more aggressive body to the road-going version. Powered by the same basic 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 seen in the rest of the company’s line-up, a tweaked ECU and removal …

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New-gen Nissan Leaf on-sale now priced from $49,990

The new-generation Nissan Leaf will be in Australian showrooms from August, priced from $49,990 plus on road costs. Available in a single high-spec grade, the Leaf has a 40kWh battery, an improved 110kW of power, up 38 per cent versus the outgoing model, and 320Nm of torque, an increase of …

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2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N pricing and specifications

Hyundai Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the new liftback version of its i30 N hot hatch – dubbed the Fastback – which sports nearly identical specifications but commands a $1,500 premium. Starting from $41,990, the i30 Fastback N’s most notable difference from the hatch is its swooping coupe-esque …

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All-new Mazda CX-30 launched as brand’s fifth SUV offering

Mazda has taken the wraps off its second model in its new-generation line-up, the CX-30 compact SUV. As a new core model that slots between the CX-3 and CX-5, the CX-30 will compete against larger models of the compact SUV class such as the Nissan Qashqai and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. …

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$6.5m Koenigsegg Jesko debuts, two already sold in Australia

The latest creation from Swedish hypercar maker Koenigsegg – the Jesko – has debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, with it confirmed that two are already headed to our shores. The Jesko – which is named after company founder Christian von Koenigsegg’s father – will replace the now eight-year-old Agera, …

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Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire is the most expensive new car ever

The purveyors of speed at Bugatti have created a one-off Chiron-based car for a customer that has become the most expensive new car to ever be sold. Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the creation dubbed “La Voiture Noire” – which translates literally as “the black car” – was …

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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster unveiled

Lamborghini has lopped the roof off its flagship Aventador SVJ to create a limited edition Roadster model, which is to be limited to just 800 units globally. Unveiled for the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the SVJ Roadster retains the coupe’s underpinnings and the majority of its aerodynamic bodywork. That is, …

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Right-hand drive Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 added to HSV range

HSV has confirmed that Chevrolet’s most powerful production Camaro – the ZL1 – would be added to its 2019 model line-up and on sale in showrooms across Australia from April priced at $159,990 plus on-road costs. Joining the Camaro 2SS, the right-hand drive ZL1 ups the ante with a 6.2-litre …

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2019 BMW X7 to land from under $120k, diesel-only for Oz

BMW Australia has announced local pricing and specifications for its flagship X7 SUV which, in a surprise move for BMW, will see the entry-level model introduced upon the model’s initial launch.  The two-strong X7 lineup expected to go on sale locally in May will see the entry-level xDrive 30d variant …

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Audi celebrates 10 years of V10 with R8 V10 Decennium

Audi has introduced a new limited edition R8 called the R8 V10 Decennium to mark the 10th anniversary of the venerable V10 engine that powers its supercar. Offered solely as a coupé, the striking Decennium stands out from the regular R8 range thanks to its exclusive Daytona Grey paint job …

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