What is a DPF and how does it work - all explained
17 Nov 2021

What is a diesel particulate filter (DPF)?

If you own a diesel-powered vehicle there’s a good chance it’s equipped with a diesel particulate filter (DPF), read our guide to learn more about what it is and what it does.

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16 Nov 2021

Vietnamese car maker VinFast reveals electric SUV

  Vietnamese marque VinFast will debut a new electric SUV at this year’s LA Auto Show. Called VF e35, it’s designed to go head-to-head with the likes of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Volvo XC40 Recharge and Tesla Model Y. The new car will be available in the US and Europe

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Hyundai Elantra SR
16 Nov 2021

What is forced induction and how does it work?

The concept of forced induction dates back to 1889, but just how do a turbocharger and supercharger work?

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15 Nov 2021

Toyota goes retro with Tacozilla campervan

The Seventies-themed camper was Toyota’s star truck, and it was joined by a TRD version of the new Tundra and a Tacoma exploration vehicle Toyota brought a bit of nostalgia to this year’s SEMA show, in the shape of a Seventies-inspired campervan based on the Tacoma pick-up truck. It’s called

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15 Nov 2021

Volkswagen’s $125m fine appeal dismissed

  VW’s appeal to reduce Australia’s largest-ever fine has been dismissed by the High Court. Volkswagen has been told by the High Court of Australia that it must pay the country’s highest penalty ever for making false representations about compliance with Australia’s diesel emissions standards and there will be no

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13 Nov 2021

Volkswagen plans second Wolfsburg factory to build Trinity EV

  Volkswagen is one step closer to launching its Project Trinity electric car. The company is planning to build a new factory in Wolfsburg which, providing the proposal passes through Germany’s regulatory board, will start building the new EV as early as 2026. The factory will be built on the

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12 Nov 2021

2021 GWM Ute ANCAP Safety Rating

The GWM Ute scores a full five-star ANCAP rating that is up to date with the latest 2021 testing criteria, but only for August 1, 2021 build dates. Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has awarded the new GWM Ute a full five-star safety rating. The testing was performed in

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10 Nov 2021

Hyundai to launch autonomous electric flying vehicles by 2028

Hyundai plans for passengers to simply hail its upcoming flying vehicles from “vertiports” using an app, just as they would a conventional taxi Hyundai will soon throw its weight behind the advanced air mobility (AAM) sector, with plans to launch an electric flying vehicle in 2028. The company will then

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Hyundai Elantra SR
16 Nov 2021

What is forced induction and how does it work?

The concept of forced induction dates back to 1889, but just how do a turbocharger and supercharger work?

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15 Nov 2021

Toyota goes retro with Tacozilla campervan

The Seventies-themed camper was Toyota’s star truck, and it was joined by a TRD version of the new Tundra and a Tacoma exploration vehicle Toyota brought a bit of nostalgia to this year’s SEMA show, in the shape of a Seventies-inspired campervan based on the Tacoma pick-up truck. It’s called

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15 Nov 2021

2022 Ineos Grenadier Ride-along Review

We ride in a prototype version of the Ineos Grenadier four-wheel drive before its official launch in Australia. We’ve actually already driven the new Ineos Grenadier with a steering wheel in front of us, but that prototype was not as far along as this ‘2B’ version flown into Australia for

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15 Nov 2021

Volkswagen’s $125m fine appeal dismissed

  VW’s appeal to reduce Australia’s largest-ever fine has been dismissed by the High Court. Volkswagen has been told by the High Court of Australia that it must pay the country’s highest penalty ever for making false representations about compliance with Australia’s diesel emissions standards and there will be no

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14 Nov 2021

2022 Audi SQ5 Sportback Review

Sportback variant of Audi’s ever-popular SQ5 has joined the line-up. Does it still make a compelling case against strong opposition from BMW, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche? A mate of mine has recently ended a long-term stint at an Audi dealership as a senior service advisor. Of all the company cars he

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13 Nov 2021

Volkswagen plans second Wolfsburg factory to build Trinity EV

  Volkswagen is one step closer to launching its Project Trinity electric car. The company is planning to build a new factory in Wolfsburg which, providing the proposal passes through Germany’s regulatory board, will start building the new EV as early as 2026. The factory will be built on the

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12 Nov 2021

2021 GWM Ute ANCAP Safety Rating

The GWM Ute scores a full five-star ANCAP rating that is up to date with the latest 2021 testing criteria, but only for August 1, 2021 build dates. Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has awarded the new GWM Ute a full five-star safety rating. The testing was performed in

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10 Nov 2021

Hyundai to launch autonomous electric flying vehicles by 2028

Hyundai plans for passengers to simply hail its upcoming flying vehicles from “vertiports” using an app, just as they would a conventional taxi Hyundai will soon throw its weight behind the advanced air mobility (AAM) sector, with plans to launch an electric flying vehicle in 2028. The company will then

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09 Nov 2021

What to expect fromt the new BMW i5

All-electric BMW i5 that could have a maximum range of around 480km caught testing ahead of launch. Spy photographers have spotted the new BMW i5 electric sedan during its development programme. It’ll go on sale in 2023, alongside the next-generation 5 Series, becoming a new rival for the upcoming Mercedes

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27 Oct 2021

Will Micra become the new Leaf hatch?

Nissan is considering leveraging Alliance tech from Renault to keep the hatchback alive. Nissan is turning to its Alliance partner Renault to see if it’s worthwhile making a successor to the current Nissan Micra which is no longer for sale in Australia – but the car in question is all

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