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02 Apr 2020

2020 Ford Fiesta ST review

FORD’S FIESTA ST is one of the benchmark hot hatches of the last decade. Given a chance to drive the new-generation ST here in Australia, we were more than keen to see if it will carry the baton into the 2020s. IN A NUTSHELL: The new Fiesta ST is a

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02 Apr 2020

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage priced from $14,990

A fresh look and some new tech bolster appeal for the Mitsubishi Mirage hatch. MITSUBISHI’S FACELIFTED Mirage is now on sale, priced from $14,990 plus on-road costs. The updated model, which adopts a new-look front based on the brand’s ‘Dynamic Shield’ design philosophy, is offered in two trims – base

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01 Apr 2020

Toyota confirms Corolla GR, Australia in sight

A new hot hatch rival to the Golf GTI, Hyundai i30 N and Renault Megane RS looks set to join the Yaris GR in Toyota’s lively hot hatch lineup. TOYOTA HAS confirmed the Corolla GR hot hatch name, registering the badge around the world including in Australia. Previous reports suggest

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Nissan X-Trail leak 2021
01 Apr 2020

New Nissan X-Trail design patents leak

A likely mistake at Brazil’s patent office shows what the next-gen Nissan X-Trail looks like. THESE RENDERINGS are the first official look at the upcoming 2021 Nissan X-Trail. Sourced from Brazil’s national patents office, such renderings filed are commonly held under embargo or ‘hidden’ from public view. It seems this

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Porsche Macan Australian review 77%
31 Mar 2020

2020 Porsche Macan review

Porsche’s most affordable model has been recently updated to tackle new rivals…we just had to see what Stuttgart’s smallest SUV offers.  IN A NUTSHELL: A sporty feeling SUV and there’s value here for a Porsche, but the base model Macan lacks the athleticism and features of its sibling variants. THE

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31 Mar 2020

Do you need a full-sized spare for country travelling?

Has modern tyre technology made spare tyres redundant, or is it still important to carry a full-sized spare for country driving?

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BMW hydrogen SUV X5 australia
31 Mar 2020

BMW confirms hydrogen-powered SUV model

BMW X5 powered by hydrogen will be available to a limited number of customer in two years. BMW WILL produce a hydrogen-powered version of the X5 in limited availability in 2022. Revealing its BMW i Hydrogen NEXT overnight, the model will underpin the German carmaker’s move into hydrogen vehicles, with

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Hyundai Tucson fourth gen interior leak spy photos
30 Mar 2020

2021 Hyundai Tucson interior spied on

Lots of cool tech and a sharp new design look to underpin Hyundai’s new medium-size SUV. HYUNDAI’S FOURTH-generation Tucson has been spied inside and out in its home country over the weekend. Even though it’s wearing camouflage, it’s possible to see the new model will bring a much different design

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Tesla cybertruck preorders australia
30 Mar 2020

Australia top 3 country for Tesla Cybertruck preorders

The Tesla Cybertruck ute appears to be striking a spark with Australian car buyers. AUSTRALIA IS the largest market outside of North America for preorders on the Tesla Cybertruck, research shows. Although Tesla does not disclose how many preorders have been received for each country it’s to be available in,

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27 Mar 2020

Ford V6 diesel turbo could power next-gen VW Amarok

Ford and VW’s new partnership will bring many efficiencies to production, including the sharing of drivetrains. FORD AND Volkswagen have already confirmed they are working together to produce the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger, and it leads to some interesting questions as to who will supply what in the

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Mitsubishi Pajero 2021 return australia
27 Mar 2020

Mitsubishi Pajero could return as a four-pot hybrid

A loose report from Japan suggests the Mitsubishi Pajero is in fact not dead. WE’RE ALREADY hearing that the new Toyota LandCruiser will be powered by a four-cylinder diesel from the Prado, and now, apparently, Mitsubishi will revive its Pajero challenger with a four-cylinder petrol hybrid drivetrain. Next-generation four-wheel drive

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26 Mar 2020

Audi and VW change logos for social distancing

VW has only just updated its logo and Audi has never dared touch its, but hard times around the globe see both pull their logos apart. LIKE ALL industries, the automotive sector is preparing to be hit hard this year as the financial and health-related toll from the COVIS-19 coronavirus

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Toyota LandCruiser hybrid for Australia 300 Series
26 Mar 2020

Toyota: LandCruiser hybrid “an education thing” for Aussies

You don’t need to be worried about towing, driving long distances and offroad ability when it comes to a hybrid LandCruiser. QUELLING ANY thoughts that a hybrid Toyota LandCruiser could be too soft for the land down under, Toyota Australia says that it has ‘considerable input’ on what the new

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Mazda CX-5 2020 pricing spec australia
25 Mar 2020

Mazda CX-5 improved for 2020

MAZDA HAS updated its CX-5 mid-size SUV range with improvements to technology, safety, and ride comfort, though also seeing a slight lift in prices for 2020. All-wheel drive models in particular gain an ‘off-road’ mode setting, enabling an electronically locked rear differential setup with torque control on each wheel to

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25 Mar 2020

New Toyota GR 86 confirmed for mid-2021

According to leaked images from a Toyota event, we now have timing on when the new 86 will arrive. THE NEXT-GENERATION Toyota 86 coupe will land in the US mid-2021, and likely in Australia not long after. Revealed in a secret Toyota dealer presentation in the US, a leaked image

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2 Comments

  1. November 10, 2017 at 2:03 pm — Reply
  2. Bernard De Gouveia
    January 15, 2020 at 11:43 am — Reply

    Any News, Pics or specs of the Next Generation Land Cruiser Prado

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