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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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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21 May 2020

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB pricing and spec

Mercedes-Benz has priced and specified its 2020 GLB range for Australia. Arriving in showrooms shortly, the new GLB SUV will give Mercedes-Benz Australia a unique offering on showroom floors. Priced from $59,900 plus on-road costs, the SUV is the first compact seven-seat crossover to be offered by the German maker.

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20 May 2020

Canberra is the hot spot for hitting wildlife down under

Do Canberrans have something against wildlife or do animals just like jumping out at cars in the nation’s capital? Car insurer AAMI has revealed the top hot spots in each Australian state and the ACT (it is sans Northern Territory) to hit wildlife, finding that the nation’s capital Canberra is

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20 May 2020

Exclusive: Next-gen RAM 1500 V8 arrives for testing in Australia

This is the first look at the next-generation 2020 RAM 1500 Limited DT in Australia before its factory-backed conversion. The next-generation Ram 1500 ‘DT’ has landed in Australia and begun testing before its on-sale which is due late-2020 or early next year. The new generation ‘DT’ Ram 1500 is planned

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20 May 2020

Nissan reveals pricing for funky new Juke SUV

The new Juke from Nissan looks as unique as ever and now it brings all of the latest tech and safety advances. Nissan’s second-generation Juke has been revealed for Australia, with pricing to start from under $28,000 plus on-road costs. Most noticeable is a complete refresh in styling inside and

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18 May 2020

Suzuki Swift facelifted for 2020 with new tech

Suzuki Swift sees an update to keep it fighting against the Mazda 2 and Toyota Yaris. Suzuki’s little Swift hatchback has received a facelift for 2020, as unveiled in Japan overnight. While changes are mostly minor there are some new tech and interior enhancements too. These images come via the

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18 May 2020

First Australian-built Brabham supercar delivered

Australian-based Brabham Automotive has delivered its first hypercar to a customer in the UK. Produced at an assembly line located in Edinburgh Parks outside of Adelaide, South Australia, the first Brabham BT62 racing car has been delivered – though they’ll build you a street-legal version if you want. The BT62

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18 May 2020

New Porsche 911 Targa in Australia soon

Porsche’s new 911 Targa has been unveiled and confirmed for Australia this year. Porsche Australia will roll the new 911 Targa onto local showrooms from around September this year. The fourth-generation ‘roofless’ 911 echoes classic 911 Targa styling cues on the latest 992 body, with a roof that will open

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15 May 2020

VW Amarok 580S limited edition ute is here

Powerful grunt and some extra gear underpin the Amarok 580S ute. Volkswagen Australia has announced another limited edition Amarok model for our market.  The Amarok 580S will sit between the Highline and Ultimate models on the showrooms floor, priced at $70,990 plus on-road costs. Just 200 units will be available

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15 May 2020

Tesla Model 3 to get million-mile, low-cost battery this year

A new report suggests Tesla Model 3s will begin to be offered with a battery capable of lasting one million miles. Tesla will reportedly introduce a new battery either later this year or early 2021 which will be capable of lasting one million miles (1.6 million kilometres) and cost even

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15 May 2020

New Nissan Fairlady Z to be unveiled soon

Nissan’s twin-turbo V6 Z rival to the Ford Mustang and Toyota Supra will be unveiled in 12 months. Nissan will lift the sheet on its much-anticipated sequel to the 370z, understood to now carry two badges designating two power output tunes. The latest round of information comes from reports in

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15 May 2020

Audi offers five-year warranty, free servicing and free on-roads

Audi is offering five-year, unlimited km warranties with free servicing over the same period on all new cars sold, but it’s hardly a long-term deal. Audi Australia has increased its three-year warranty to offer five years, unlimited-kilometre coverage with five years of free servicing and no on-road costs for new

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14 May 2020

Kia Sorento to debut new blind-spot camera system

Kia will launch its next-generation Sorento in Australia this year, and some of the new technology available includes a new dual blind-spot camera system. Kia will debut new blind-spot camera technology in its flagship Sorento SUV when it lands here later this year. The technology is somewhat similar to Honda’s

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14 May 2020

The off-roading Lexus we’re still waiting for

Lexus unveiled its tough ladder frame GXOR concept last year, and we’re still wondering if the brand will give us a toughened up off-roader anytime soon. For the plenty of grey nomads wandering Australia with a camper on the back and a boot full of supplies, this might just be

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