30 Nov 2020

Nissan Navara-based X-Terra would be great here

While sharp new styling bolsters the appeal of Nissan X-Terra, an Australian introduction remains doubtful. Nissan has unveiled the X-Terra, or Terra as it is known in some markets, for 2021. The facelift is considerable and it brings better tech plus an interior refresh. It’s also built in both left

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30 Nov 2020

Victoria to fine EVs for not plugging in

Traditional fossil fuel, hybrid, and even electric vehicles face fines when using an EV parking spaces inappropriately.  Victoria is set to introduce fines relating to electric vehicle parking in accordance with recommendations submitted by the Minister for Public Transport and Roads and Road Safety, Ben Carrol. In the submitted recommendation

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27 Nov 2020

Hot Toyota GR Yaris Rallye launches

Pricing and availability for the Toyota GR Yaris Rallye has been announced. Toyota’s hottest GR Yaris, the Rallye, has been detailed for Australia, with availability and pricing all confirmed. The model, which brings myriad features like lighter rims and two LSDs, will begin deliveries from March 2021 and is priced

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26 Nov 2020

Mahindra Thar scores four-star Global NCAP safety rating

Mahindra’s new 4×4 for Australia has scored well in crash testing and will go on sale here next year. The new 2020 Mahindra Thar has scored a four-star rating in the latest round of Global NCAP crash testing. The model, which is the latest four-wheel drive from Mahindra based on

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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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24 Nov 2020

1970 Skoda 110 R – Feature

Fifty years ago, Skoda presented a hot little number in the 110 R coupe. Of all the European automotive marques that have attempted to crack the Australian market in the new millennium, Skoda’s arguably been the only one to make a real success of it. Given the fact they’re fairly

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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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19 Nov 2020

Second-gen Subaru BRZ revealed

Subaru’s second-generation BRZ sports coupe has been revealed ahead of its launch next year. New styling and changes underneath are part of updates for the Subaru BRZ in its second-generation, a car developed alongside Toyota’s new GR 86 update – a car we’re yet to see. Slightly longer than before,

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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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17 Nov 2020

Toyota Mirai hydrogen car confirmed for Australia

Clean hydrogen-powered cars begin to hit Australian roads. Toyota Australia will introduce a small batch of 20 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to be sold to businesses and government departments.  It is the second-generation of the Mirai, a car that has been sold in other markets previously in its first

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17 Nov 2020

Facelifted Audi SQ2 revealed

Audi’s facelifted SQ2 is the German brand’s hot SUV rival for the BMW X2 M35i and Mercedes-AMG GLA 35. Arriving here mid-2021, the updated Audi SQ2 has been revealed in Europe over night. It borrows much of the equipment from the standard Q2, such as the new grille, LED headlights

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12 Nov 2020

Ford Everest BaseCamp and Sport return for 2021

Popular special editions with exclusive trimmings continued in the revised Everest lineup. Ford has announced a revamped Everest that brings styling and special edition variants to the 2021.25MY lineup. Of particular interest are the Everest BaseCamp and Everet Sport, two models which proved successful previously and have been renewed for

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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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10 Nov 2020

The cheapest electric vehicle in Australia launches

Flip the MG badge to charge up the new ZS EV. MG has launched the country’s most affordable electric vehicle, priced at $43,990 driveaway. That’s a discount on the traditional entry-point electric cars, the Nissan Leaf ($49,990) and Hyundai Ioniq Electric ($48,970) which both also add on-road costs. Furthermore, as

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10 Nov 2020

GMSV: America’s most successful vehicles coming to Australia

GMSV launches officially in Australia with a network of over 50 dealers and confirmation of new models to enter the lineup. General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) has officially launched, revealing a network of over 50 dealers nationwide and that there will be plenty of new models to join the Chevrolet

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