13 Jan 2021

The importance of 800 volt for Hyundai’s performance cars

The Hyundai Motor Group has announced that it will introduce 800 volt electric vehicles, underpinned by the E-GMP platform. A crucial piece in the gap between performance and reliability, 800 volt architecture allows for super-fast charging of the battery and, most importantly, repeatable high performance running. It is something only

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12 Jan 2021

BMW’s new iDrive generation to showcase at CES

BMW previews the next generation of iDrive for the CES 2021 show. German car maker BMW will use the now online-only 2021 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, USA to reveal and showcase its new iDrive operating system. The software is used as the backbone of entertainment and connectivity

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06 Jan 2021

How To: Towing

Caravan and trailer towing is more difficult than normal driving, so in this video we quickly show you the tips to start towing safely. Sponsored Remember to take it slow and easy, and make sure you have adjusted your mirrors – you might even consider caravan towing mirrors if the

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05 Jan 2021

Holden Commodore VT V8 Supercar up for auction

Perkins / Ingall Holden Commodore VT V8 Supercar offered to highest bidder. Australia’s home-grown touring car formula has proved to be a smash-hit across the globe, growing from the ferocious Holden and Ford rivalry which ran for decades. Of all the legends this sport gave us, Larry Perkins is one

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16 Dec 2020

How to: Water Crossings

Sponsored Driving through water can be an intimidating experience for novices and experts alike. In this video, we show you the simple tips to help you get through a water crossing safely. Remember these simple steps Walk it first – Unless you can clearly see the depth and what’s underneath,

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16 Dec 2020

Hybrid Hyundai Santa Fe confirmed for Australia

Hyundai will offer a hybrid rival to the Toyota Kluger in local showrooms next year. Hyundai has confirmed the timing for its large hybrid Santa Fe, scheduled to arrive in showrooms in late 2021. During media presentations yesterday for both its heavily updated Santa Fe and all-new Palisade seven-seat SUV,

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15 Dec 2020

2021 Kia Stinger PE review

  Our independent 2021 Kia Stinger PE review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. They say that the South Korean car makers are at a similar stage to when the Japanese car makers went from being thought of as cheap and cheerful to some

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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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