01 Dec 2020

VW Amarok W580 via Walkinshaw priced from $72k

Volkswagen Amarok via tuning specialist Walkinshaw, the W580, priced from $71,990. Walkinshaw and Volkswagen’s locally-developed GT-Style ute, the Amarok W580, will be one of the most expensive utes on the market. Priced from $71,990 plus on-road costs for the W580, the price soar to $79,990 for the W580S. Available to

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27 Nov 2020

BMW R 18 ‘Classic’ preview

Upcoming version of big boxer twin adds touring-ready features. Following the launch of the R 18 earlier this year, a new variant of BMW’s big, bold and black boxer twin cruiser will be coming in 2021 – the R 18 Classic. While the name suggests that the Classic increases the

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26 Nov 2020

Hyundai Bayon confirmed but not a Venue replacement

Hyundai will introduce an all-new crossover model next year called the Bayon. Set to compete with the Nissan Juke and Toyota C-HR, among others, Hyundai has confirmed the first details of its new entry-level SUV called the Bayon. It is expected to launch overseas next year before potentially arriving in

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19 Nov 2020

Toyota Yaris so hot it has sold out

Toyota’s rally-bred hot hatch sold out, for now. Toyota’s piping-hot GR Yaris has not even landed in Australia yet and orders have been filled. The Japanese company today announced that all 1100 orders for the 200kW little monster have been spoken for. Specifically, 1000 orders were taken at the special

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18 Nov 2020

Carlos Ghosn details secret mission to flee Japan

Ex-Nissan and Renault boss Carlos Ghosn explains how he hid in a music speaker case to escape charges in Japan. Carlos Ghosn continues to claim innocence against charges brought against him by former Nissan executives and has now detailed exactly how he fled Japan. “There’s a good phrase in English

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12 Nov 2020

Polaris Reveal ‘RZR Pro XP’ Factory Dakar Entry

Polaris will make its first-ever factory assault on the SSV category in the 2021 Dakar Rally, announcing a three-car entry, fielding a modified version of the RZR Pro XP. While Polaris has been successful in US off-road racing, including the Baja 500 and this year’s UTV World Championship, they’ve yet

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09 Nov 2020

Avida backs ‘Bona Fide Legends’ competition

Ten-days in a luxury Avida motorhome up for grabs with $1,000 spending money Avida has thrown their support behind Tripe M’s ‘Bona-Fide Legends’ competition, offering the hire of a luxury Avida motorhome and $1,000 spending money. Triple M Night Shift host Luke Bona launched Bona-Fide Legends this month – a

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26 Oct 2020

Testing Bluesteele’s 1000Nm Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series

Bluesteele’s 70 Series isn’t any ordinary LandCruiser wagon, it packs over 1000Nm underneath the bonnet and houses one of the best aftermarket clutch kits available for heavy-duty on and off-road performance. Produced with Bluesteele Clutch Hugely popular and a survivor against contemporary counterparts, Toyota’s LandCruiser 70 Series is a classic

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16 Oct 2020

Slot car sets you can drive to survive lockdown with

Not everyone is out of the woods yet, with many in Australia still in lockdown at home. Here are some of the best slot car sets you can get to survive isolation. The simple slot car set has been with us for years, and anyone old enough to remember the

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14 Oct 2020

VW Golf GTI Clubsport breaks cover

VW Golf GTI Clubsport revealed with a muscular power increase and track-ready upgrades. Not long after revealing the new Golf GTI, VW is showing us the powerful GTI Clubsport, packing 221kW from its 2.0L turbo engine. Lighter and faster, the Clubsport is a track day hero for enthusiasts utilising the

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13 Oct 2020

Five-door Suzuki Jimny to debut next year

Longer and more practical Jimny on route to production, though doubts linger over RHD version. An all-new five-door version of the Suzuki Jimny is expected to launch in India next year. Following on from its public unveiling earlier this year at the Auto Expo 2020, the Indian Maruti Suzuki Jimny

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08 Oct 2020

2020 Audi S8 review

Our 2020 Audi S8 luxury sedan review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Effortless. It’s the perfect descriptor for the new Audi S8. Powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 displacing 4.0 litres, the S8 is endowed with 420kW at 6000rpm and 800Nm from 2000-4500rpm, and

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24 Sep 2020

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4Matic+ review

Our 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Across the entire Mercedes-Benz portfolio, just under 20 per cent of all models sold wear an AMG badge. In the GLE Coupe range, however, the figure is a staggering 65 percent. Of

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24 Sep 2020

Wipe out: California to ban combustion engine cars

California plans to ban the sale of any car that produces emissions, including trucks. Home to Silicon Valley, the LA Motor Show, Tesla, and millionaires and billionaires driving electric vehicles has vowed to ban all fossil fuel cars by 2025. California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order requiring sales

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23 Sep 2020

The new BMW M3 and M4 revealed

Plenty of power with a manual transmission meets polarising look for new M3 and M4 duo. Ready to launch next year the new M3 and M4 models from BMW bring a brave new look that has already proven to be contentious, but it will certainly stand out. The strong kidney

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