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29 May 2020

Three-digit number plates to sell for almost $200k

Less is more when it comes to number plates, with some three and four-digit heritage plates expected to sell for over $100,000. Shannons will be conducting an online auction soon, putting 21 three to six-digit heritage car number plates under the hammer at estimated prices ranging from$15,000 to $190,000. The

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29 May 2020

New Chevrolet Suburban not on the radar for HSV

Tough Suburban Z71 SUV is a seven to nine-seater with acres of space, but not on the cards for HSV just yet. Chevrolet has revealed the upgraded Z71 pack for the new fifth-generation Suburban, bringing a tougher look and some added off-road ability. The model slipped onto the Bow Tie

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29 May 2020

Confirmed: First official look at the new Nissan Z

What could be Nissan’s last Zed car might the model that most closely resembles the original. Shown at the end of a video presentation from Japan, Nissan’s future model teaser shows us that it does indeed have a replacement for the 370Z sports car. However, like the 370Z is to

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28 May 2020

Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi Triton set to be the same ute

Will the next Nissan Navara be a Mitsubishi Triton or will the Triton be a Navara?  The Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Alliance has confirmed that many of its future models will essentially be rebadged versions of each other’s cars, utes and SUVs. It means models from the brands such as

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28 May 2020

Mazda slashes $10k off BT-50, sharp driveaway deals on SUVs

Mazda has unveiled some big savings on models across its range, with the biggest deals on its out-going BT-50 ute. Mazda has listed sharp savings across almost its entire lineup of utes, SUVs, and passenger cars to motivate buyers during June’s seasonal end of year financial savings sales. It should

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27 May 2020

Kia Rio to get hybrid power and comprehensive tech upgrade for 2021

Kia’s Rio hatchback has been shown with a big tech improvement on the current iteration. Kia has revealed an upgraded Rio hatchback in South Korea overnight. The new model brings a swathe of additions over the current fourth-generation model on sale in Australia, with better safety technology and a new

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27 May 2020

Mini Countryman updated for 2021

Mini has revealed its redesigned Countryman for 2021, with new engines and technology at the forefront. Arriving in Australia this year, the MY21 model is the first iteration of the second-generation crossover bringing a fresh look to the familiar body. Upfront is a new grille with hexagonal comb mesh and

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26 May 2020

Facelifted 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe teased

Hyundai’s 2021 Santa Fe will bring an updated look to the seven-seater SUV when it lands in Australia. Hyundai’s 2021 Santa Fe will receive a facelift and “technological enhancements” according to two teaser images and scant details provided by the South Korean carmaker. Upfront there are obvious changes, with a

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26 May 2020

Daniel Ricciardo gets green light to race at Bathurst 1000

Australian F1 star Daniel Ricciardo is odds on to race at this year’s Bathurst 1000. Daniel Ricciardo could finally get a stint racing in the Supercars championship at this year’s Bathurst 1000 thanks to his latest move to new team McLaren F1. Having recently formalised his contract to move from

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26 May 2020

Twin-turbo V8 Volkswagen Touareg confirmed for Australia

VW’s flagship Touareg V8 TDI has been confirmed for Australia. VW will fire its range-topping Touareg V8 TDI into the Australian market later this year with the arrival of its most powerful SUV ever. The new Touareg V8 TDI, built on the third-generation Touareg platform, surpasses the output of even

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25 May 2020

2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek review

We drive and review the 2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek, the little brother to the tough Warrior. Just how much different is it to that vehicle and the ST-X it is based on? We find out and deliver you the verdict.

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25 May 2020

Practical Motoring Live Deals goes live

Practical Motoring is now also the home of some of the best deals on near-new demonstrator vehicles in Australia. Practical Motoring Live Deals has officially launched, enabling Australian car buyers with a new, independent car sales service that provides limited-time deals on demonstrator stock. Home of the sharpest car deals

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22 May 2020

GM vs Tesla for the million-mile battery

Two carmakers are surging to the top at the moment when it comes to developing long-life battery technology. A two-horse race is on to be the first manufacturer to deliver a “million-mile” battery, capable of lasting 1.6 million kilometres before needing to be replaced. The competitors are General Motors and

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Indian FTR 1200 S
22 May 2020

Indian FTR 1200 S review

After a long and successful history in cruisers, Indian moved into new territory with the release of the FTR 1200 S. For an American brand that was built on – and reborn with – cruisers, Indian’s addition of the FTR 1200 range to their lineup was a bold move. Categorically

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21 May 2020

2020 Audi Q3 40 TFSI pricing and spec

The new Audi Q3 40 TFSI and S Line arrive into the small SUV’s lineup. Two new Q3 options join Audi Australia’s showroom, expanding the lineup’s offering to four variants. Available now, the new 40 TFSI ($54,990 plus on-road costs) and 40 TFSI S Line ($59,400 plus) sit between the

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