15 Jan 2021

Lada Niva to return

The Lad Russian manufacturer Lada will launch a redesigned version of its rugged Niva 4×4 for the first time since the model appeared 45 years ago. Russian car maker Lada is back, launching four new models in the next four years, and one of those models will be the Niva

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15 Jan 2021

Kia announces electric vehicle future

Kia breaks into new territory this decade, changing its look, focus and feel. Kia – nee Kia Motors – has announced that along with a new look and slogan, it will launch seven new electric vehicles in six years, catering for all manner of purposes. Shown in a shadowy teaser

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15 Jan 2021

Is this UDO the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series?

More secret than Area 51, is this camo-clad test car Toyota’s next-gen four-wheel drive? An unidentified driving object has been spied testing in Japan, and punters are suggesting it is the first sighting of the upcoming 300 Series Toyota LandCruiser. Given the blurry nature of this image shared to the

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14 Jan 2021

Off-roading without petrol or diesel…

The future of 4×4 is coming. There’s a battle going on between traditionalists (and in many ways, rationalists) that there’s no hybrid replacement for diesel off-roading. Think things like range and economy. Yet there will soon enough be a day that fully-electric 4x4s will be with us. So, how far

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13 Jan 2021

Dirt Bikes, OHVs Lead 2020 Sales Surge In Motorcycles

Sales of new motorcycles in Australia increased by more than 22 per cent in 2020, defying early predictions of a sales slump under COVID-19. Based on data provided by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), new bike sales increased for the first time in four years, with total sales

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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

GWM Ute increases towing capacity to 3000kg

GWM upgrades towing capacity on new dual-cab ute contender. GWM’s all-new ute, the Ute, has gained an increase in towing capacity from 2250kg to 3000kg following local recertification, along with a higher 300kg down ball weight. The new rating brings the GWM Ute closer to top tow contenders like the

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12 Jan 2021

Hyundai posts first official Kona N preview

Hyundai’s hi-po SUV will soon launch, the Korean brand confirming some specs and showing the first proper images. Hyundai has begun to officially tease the upcoming Kona N, a high-performance SUV that we now know will house the same 2.0-litre turbo as the i30 N. Shown here in camo pictures

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15 Jan 2021

Lada Niva to return

The Lad Russian manufacturer Lada will launch a redesigned version of its rugged Niva 4×4 for the first time since the model appeared 45 years ago. Russian car maker Lada is back, launching four new models in the next four years, and one of those models will be the Niva

0 Read More
15 Jan 2021

Kia announces electric vehicle future

Kia breaks into new territory this decade, changing its look, focus and feel. Kia – nee Kia Motors – has announced that along with a new look and slogan, it will launch seven new electric vehicles in six years, catering for all manner of purposes. Shown in a shadowy teaser

0 Read More
15 Jan 2021

Is this UDO the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series?

More secret than Area 51, is this camo-clad test car Toyota’s next-gen four-wheel drive? An unidentified driving object has been spied testing in Japan, and punters are suggesting it is the first sighting of the upcoming 300 Series Toyota LandCruiser. Given the blurry nature of this image shared to the

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14 Jan 2021

Off-roading without petrol or diesel…

The future of 4×4 is coming. There’s a battle going on between traditionalists (and in many ways, rationalists) that there’s no hybrid replacement for diesel off-roading. Think things like range and economy. Yet there will soon enough be a day that fully-electric 4x4s will be with us. So, how far

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14 Jan 2021

2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Review

Our independent 2020 VW T-Roc review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Volkswagen’s new T-Roc is a great addition to the small SUV crowd. It’s compact yet spacious where it counts, and of course, there’s a lot of contemporary styling to stand out. But

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13 Jan 2021

Dirt Bikes, OHVs Lead 2020 Sales Surge In Motorcycles

Sales of new motorcycles in Australia increased by more than 22 per cent in 2020, defying early predictions of a sales slump under COVID-19. Based on data provided by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), new bike sales increased for the first time in four years, with total sales

Phil Suriano 0 Read More
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

GWM Ute increases towing capacity to 3000kg

GWM upgrades towing capacity on new dual-cab ute contender. GWM’s all-new ute, the Ute, has gained an increase in towing capacity from 2250kg to 3000kg following local recertification, along with a higher 300kg down ball weight. The new rating brings the GWM Ute closer to top tow contenders like the

1 Read More
12 Jan 2021

Hyundai posts first official Kona N preview

Hyundai’s hi-po SUV will soon launch, the Korean brand confirming some specs and showing the first proper images. Hyundai has begun to officially tease the upcoming Kona N, a high-performance SUV that we now know will house the same 2.0-litre turbo as the i30 N. Shown here in camo pictures

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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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