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James Wong

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2019 Jaguar XJ to go electric - report

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2019 Jaguar XJ to go electric - report

The next-generation Jaguar XJ could be reborn as an all-electric flagship limousine when it launches sometime next year, according to a new report out of the UK...

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Jeep Grand Commander revealed for China
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Jeep Grand Commander revealed for China

The Jeep Grand Commander has been revealed for the Chinese market in a new online video, ahead of an anticipated debut at the Beijing motor show in April. In terms of design, the Grand Commander stays true to the Yuntu concept that previewed it at last year's Shanghai motor show, with slim front and rear lighting elements combined with a chunky and rugged exterior...


2018 Volkswagen Crafter Runner pricing and specs
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2018 Volkswagen Crafter Runner pricing and specs

The 2018 Volkswagen Crafter Runner has arrived in Australia, starting at $48,490 before on-road costs. Available in both medium- and long-wheelbase bodies ($51,990), the Crafter Runner is the first version of the all-new van to arrive Down Under, with the wider range to slowly make its way to Australia...


2018 Kia Cerato takes on... a Lamborghini Aventador?
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2018 Kia Cerato takes on... a Lamborghini Aventador?

In one of the more creative marketing campaigns we've seen, Kia's North American arm has decided to pit the new Forte (2018 Cerato) against "one of the fastest, flashiest, most coveted sports cars ever", the Lamborghini Aventador. Despite the comparison being held at a race track, much of the focus is on both vehicles at a standstill - very clever indeed...


Volkswagen Golf 8 production due in 2019, but Australian launch much further out
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Volkswagen Golf 8 production due in 2019, but Australian launch much further out

The next-generation Volkswagen Golf 8 has been confirmed for 2019, according to an announcement made at its Supplier Summit for the upcoming model. Auto Express reports first examples of the next-generation Golf will roll down its Wolfsburg production line in 75 weeks, equating to June 2019...


2013 Lexus IS added to Takata airbag recall
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2013 Lexus IS added to Takata airbag recall

Lexus has issued a recall for 698 vehicles across its 2013 IS model line as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice is due to the front passenger airbag inflators in affected vehicles, which may be susceptible to moisture intrusion over time. If the condition occurs, the airbag inflator assembly may rupture when deployed, posing a risk of serious injury, even death, to the vehicle's occupants...


Lexus Australia welcomes Scott Thompson as new CEO
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Lexus Australia welcomes Scott Thompson as new CEO

Lexus Australia has this month welcomed Scott Thompson as its new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Peter McGregor as head of the Japanese luxury marque's local arm. Thompson returns to Australia after two years as a senior executive with Toyota and Lexus in the US, working as the general manager of marketing for Toyota Motor Sales USA from early 2016...


2018 BMW X2 pricing and specs
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2018 BMW X2 pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2018 BMW X2 range have been announced this week, with the company's newest SUV model to kick off from $55,900 when it lands in March. At launch just one variant will be offered, the X2 sDrive20i. Outputs are rated at 141kW and 280Nm from the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol, with 0-100km/h taking around 7...


Peugeot adds AEB across the line-up - UPDATE
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Peugeot adds AEB across the line-up - UPDATE

Update (22/1): Peugeot's local division has confirmed that the 208 GTi and 308 GTi are unavailable with AEB from the factory, and therefore are not included as part of the range-wide safety upgrade. Peugeot Australia has added autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard equipment across its line-up, including the 208, 308, 2008 and 3008...


2018/19 Hyundai Tucson spied again
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2018/19 Hyundai Tucson spied again

The facelifted Hyundai Tucson has been spied again this week during cold-weather testing in Europe. Differing slightly from the prototype spotted a week ago, this vehicle wears different alloy wheels, and the limited visibility of the snowy landscape means we get a better look at the Korean SUV's revised lighting setups...


2018 Hyundai Kona Active review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Hyundai Kona Active review

While the base Hyundai Kona is a competitive offering in the small SUV segment, you can't help but draw comparisons to the related i30 hatch.

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$24,500 - $36,000

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA spied in the snow
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA spied in the snow

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA has been spied for the first time, putting along the snowy roads of Sweden. While the vehicle remains heavily camouflaged, it's pretty clear the new CLA will continue to be a 'mini me' to the larger CLS. It also wears a similar front end to the new-generation A-Class prototypes that have been spotted recently, reinforcing the small four-door coupe's family link to its hatchbacked sibling...


Datsun Cross revealed in Indonesia
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Datsun Cross revealed in Indonesia

The Datsun Cross has been revealed in Indonesia this week, becoming the third model introduced by the brand to that market in as many years. Serving as Datsun's new flagship in the Indonesian market, the Cross is a seven-seat crossover designed for "all lifestyles and a variety of tasks" – according to the company, at least...


2019 BMW X4 to be revealed in coming months
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2019 BMW X4 to be revealed in coming months

The next-generation BMW X4 looks set to be revealed in the coming months, with Bernhard Kuhnt - BMW North America's CEO - confirming the new crossover will debut this year. Confirming the news while speaking to press at the 2018 Detroit motor show - as reported by Carscoops - Kuhnt said; "this year, we will launch a new BMW X4"...


2019 Skoda Fabia teased ahead of Geneva
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2019 Skoda Fabia teased ahead of Geneva

The 2019 Skoda Fabia has been teased this week, ahead of a reveal at the 2018 Geneva motor show in March. While details of the updated light hatch are few and far between, Skoda is touting the 2019 Fabia as a "major design overhaul" including the availability of LED headlights and tail-lights for the first time...