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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22 Mar 2021

GET EV charging hub launched in Melbourne

Australian electric vehicle charging company GET has launched its first charging hub in Melbourne. The seven EV-only charging bays are located at Lorbek Luxury Cars at 30 Prohasky Street, Port Melbourne, and are accessible by anyone who needs to charge their electric car. A solution to a growing problem, GET

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15 Mar 2021

Lotus ending Elise and Exige production

Hardcore sports car pair to bow out with a limited run of ‘Final Editions’ with more power and enhanced specification. As Lotus begins a new chapter in its history with the upcoming Type 131 sports car series, it’s closing another, with production of the Elise and Exige to end this

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11 Mar 2021

Polestar coming to Australia this year

An all-new car brand will enter Australia this year, though it only sells electric vehicles. Volvo sibling brand and electric vehicle-only manufacturer Polestar has confirmed it will launch locally later this year. Owned by Chinese auto giant Geely (which owns Volvo), the EV maker is expanding on its current network

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05 Mar 2021

Five best trick dual-cab utes for fifty-odd grand

The start of 2021 sees new dual-cab ute special editions and facelifts vie for attention. Here are five top picks for utes to buy around $50,000. There are plenty of different utes on the market but here we’re looking at the top deals for tricked-up dual-cab utes on the market

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04 Mar 2021

MG in top ten, China claiming more and more sales

The Australian new car sales chart is quickly changing with 2021 showing that China and in particular SAIC Motor brand MG and competitor GWM are fast becoming popular options for buyers. As we reported last month, January saw China become the fourth largest country of origin for new car sales

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03 Mar 2021

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willys Edition

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willy Edition brings a military-inspired Willys theme to the capable off-road wagon. Jeep has revealed a limited special edition four-door Wrangler inspired by the Willys Overland CJ-3A built in 1948. Seventy-three years on from the original Willys, the new Wrangler Unlimited Willys Edition includes a heritage-looking Sarge

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