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New colours and more goodies for Volkswagen Golf R Final Edition

The Volkswagen Golf R will be available in factory hand painted custom colours in the form of the Golf R Final Edition, which starts from $57,990 plus on-road cost. Of the 450 units of this last special edition of the Mark 7.5 Golf R before its replacement next year, 150 …

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Toyota GR-4 Yaris unveiled – 192kW and all-wheel drive!

“I want to get back a Toyota sports car. I’ve always thought so. 86 is an important companion on both rallies and circuits. Supra was also revived as a car worthy of its name. But I still want a sports car that Toyota makes with my own hands. That thought …

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Next-gen Ford Focus RS to get electric-assisted AWD?

The highly anticipated fourth-generation Ford Focus RS might be arriving sooner than we thought, with reports that the hot hatch is entering the last stages of development in preparation for a late 2020 debut. UK publication CAR magazine recently spilled the beans on the Blue Oval’s next-gen AMG A45 fighter, …

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Next-gen Ford Focus ST arriving Q1 2020 priced from $44,690

The all-new Ford Focus ST will arrive in Australia in early 2020 with a wider line-up including the first paddleshift automatic to the high performance model to broaden its appeal. Sourced from Ford’s European factory in Germany, the Focus ST will retail for $44,690 plus on-road costs for the 6-speed …

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Ford Fiesta ST to land Q1 2020 priced from $31,990

The new-generation Ford Fiesta ST will hit showrooms across Australia in Q1 2020, priced from $31,990 plus on-road costs.  Made in Germany, the Ford Performance Fiesta ST is said to be the most responsive, engaging and fun-to-drive Fiesta ST ever, featuring a range of innovative Sports Technologies that enhance power …

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2019 BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport Review

Already confirmed to be going front-wheel drive for the next-generation model, the 2019 BMW 1 Series is officially on the endangered species list as the last rear-wheel drive hatch available. The automotive industry will praise the move to a front-wheel drive platform as bringing improved fuel economy and more interior …

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Peugeot 308 GTi Sport pairs pumped up looks with sharp price

Peugeot Australia will offer a limited run 308 GTi Sport featuring greater visual muscle, a driver training package for owners and a $42,990 sticker price – a saving of $3,500 on 2018 models. Available immediately and limited to just 20 examples, the 308 GTi Sport adds an aggressive five-piece body …

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Rumour: Subaru readying compact hot hatch for WRC

Subaru is rumoured to be readying an entry-level hot hatch that would rival the likes of the Suzuki Swift Sport, Volkswagen Polo GTI and Renault Clio R.S. And if that’s not enough, the rumour mill also suggests the pocket rocket would also form the basis for Subaru’s re-entry into the …

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Honda offers carbon fibre accessories for Civic Type R

The already racy Civic Type R can now be made even more special with a host of genuine carbon fibre components from Honda. The ‘Type R’ ethos has always been about minimising weight and maximising performance potential, and this new Australian-specific accessory range for Civic Type R maintains those defining …

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2018 Renault Clio R.S. Review

There is no better time to be a car enthusiast than now. Yes, emission control is at its strictest. And yes, speed limits are at its lowest. But performance cars are at their finest, quickest and most affordable. They will also not be around for much longer because cars in …

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2018 BMW 1 Series 125i Review

The BMW 1 Series is a strange proposition in the market place. At the premium space it competes against the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Lexus CT. Closer to the mainstream end its pricing of circa $40-50k puts it right among hot hatches like the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Peugeot 308 …

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2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition Review

Cars labelled Limited Edition usually struggle to get the pulse going, they’re often an outgoing model with some stickers slapped on and a different set of alloy wheels included in order to clear out old stock and make way for the inevitable replacement. Not the 2018 Ford Focus RS Limited …

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