16 Apr 2021

Is this a preview of Hyundai’s Aussie dual-cab ute?

Hyundai reveals the first look at an all-new model, the Santa Cruz ute. Hyundai has unveiled its Santa Cruz ute, a recreational monocoque chassis ute for the North American market. We know that Hyundai Australia won’t be bringing it here anytime soon, and that’s likely on account of it being

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15 Apr 2021

Hipster hot spot Australia’s busiest for EV charging

Melbourne suburb Brunswick lays claim to having the most used electric car charging station in Australia. There’s a lot of buzzing around hipster-hotspot Brunswick – and not much louder, it seems – with Moreland Council saying that it’s Australia’s busiest municipality for electric vehicle charging and that the newest EV

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15 Apr 2021

Matchbox model cars going carbon-neutral

Matchbox changes its look by heading towards carbon-neutral production and appearance. Well this is a long way from the solid little metal cars we used to buy as kids – Matchbox is relaunching itself in the UK (for now) with a series of environmentally-friendly models made of recycled materials and

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14 Apr 2021

Toyota Kluger Hybrid available from June

Toyota Australia expands hybrid lineup with new generation Kluger. Toyota has detailed its new Kluger hybrid for Australia, replacing the seven-year-old model with an all-new generation. For the first time in Australia, the Kluger introduces a hybrid drivetrain option alongside the familiar V6. The new hybrid is a four-cylinder but

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09 Apr 2021

How Albert Park is changing to make F1 better

Two corners removed and seven others modified in biggest change to Melbourne street circuit since 1996. Melbourne’s Albert Park Formula 1 circuit is undergoing a major makeover ahead of the return of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix later this year. In what’s been described as the biggest change to

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09 Apr 2021

Incredible Aussie and American Muscle Car Auction

An original Holden HK Monaro, Ford XYs, and a Shelby GT 500 are just some of the vehicles going under the hammer in April when Slattery Auctions Perth begins taking bids. Update: Last chance to get a bid in as the auction ends this April 12th. The lot of cars

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08 Apr 2021

Jeep Compass MY21 facelift brings new tech and interior upgrade

Jeep’s mid-size SUV Compass receives a facelift and cool new tech for 2021. Revealed in Europe overnight, Jeep has shown some new tech and a revised interior for the Jeep Compass SUV. Shown for European markets only at this stage – though we’re sure they will come down under –

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08 Apr 2021

Japanese importer buys Caterham

Japanese Caterham importer buys company outright, intends to continue Seven production. Another British motoring brand is in foreign hands with Caterham Cars sold to Japanese firm VT Holdings. Caterham’s Japanese importer since 2009, VT Holdings also retails several other brands in the country, including Lotus and Royal Enfield, across a

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06 Apr 2021

New Toyota GR86 fully revealed

Toyota reveals second-gen rear-wheel-drive sports car due to launch later this year. Following on from the popular GT86, the GR86 is the new version of a two-door sports car produced in partnership with Subaru and its new BRZ which was revealed last year. Both share the same underpinnings and driveline.

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30 Mar 2021

GMSV Chevrolet C8 Corvette to start from $145k

Cut-price supercar from GM goes on sale in Australia. GMSV has confirmed the Australian Corvette lineup which consists of five models and is priced from $144,990 plus on-road costs. That’s a sharp price considering at one point with exchange it was rumoured to go over $200k. However, given that the

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30 Mar 2021

Holden Stamp Set released by Australia Post

A collectable Holden set you can buy: Australia Post reveals 48/215, EH, HK, HQ and VE in latest Holden-themed set. Australia Post has released a new set of postage stamps devoted to Holden, featuring iconic models from the early and recent days of the brand. Holdens have been the subject

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30 Mar 2021

New Nissan Z details and price leaked

Nearing its launch, leaked details and images of the upcoming Nissan ‘400Z’ have surfaced. A forum post over at NewNissanZ alleges to have leaked details, including price, on the upcoming next-generation Z, or ‘400Z’. The details apparently come from three models that were shipped to the US for a dealer

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29 Mar 2021

Mazda BT-50 Thunder rolls in

Mazda joins the ‘tough-truck’ ute brigade with its own Aussie spin-off, the BT-50 Thunder. Mazda Australia has pieced together a unique BT-50 model based on new 2021 underpinnings and using bespoke parts designed by the local engineering team, and with a name somewhat inspired if you’re a ute-loving Acca Dacca

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26 Mar 2021

Volkswagen teases next-gen Amarok ute

Anticipation ramps up for new Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger utes. Volkswagen’s next-generation ute will arrive on the same platform as the next-generation Ford Ranger ute, and the German brand has shown us a teaser of what to expect. Following on from the now over-ten-years-old Amarok still on sale, the

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24 Mar 2021

What the future of a racing Lotus looks like

Virtual vision of an endurance racer for 2030 features movable body panels. Lotus has presented its vision of a next-generation electric-powered racecar in the form of the E-R9. Developed by Lotus Engineering and designed by the same Lotus Design team behind the new Evija hypercar, the E-R9 is a vision

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