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Koenigsegg Regera coming to Australia in right-hand drive for a cool $4 million

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Koenigsegg Regera coming to Australia in right-hand drive for a cool $4 million

If you're the type of person that wants and needs the very best of everything, you'll find it hard to pass up an exclusive opportunity to own one of the world's fastest cars, the 2017 Koenigsegg Regera...

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S review

A naturally aspirated six has been ditched for a turbocharged four. The new Porsche 718 Cayman S rewrites the Cayman rule book. Is it enough to get it across the line and retain that Cayman feel?

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2016 Tesla Model S P90 long-term review three, farewell
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Tesla Model S P90 long-term review three, farewell

It's time to hand back our Tesla Model S long term vehicle. Did the 2016 Tesla Model S P90D live up to our expectations?


Hyundai ute "now moving forward", ute-based SUV on the cards
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Hyundai ute "now moving forward", ute-based SUV on the cards

Hyundai's commercial division is desperate for a ute, and years of presenting business cases to the company's Korean headquarters have finally paid off: the project is now moving forward. While the Hyundai Santa Cruz concept depicted a lifestyle ute, it's not the vehicle Hyundai has pitched to its global headquarters...


Hyundai product onslaught to commence with Santa Fe, Veloster, Sonata and new small SUV
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Hyundai product onslaught to commence with Santa Fe, Veloster, Sonata and new small SUV

Hyundai is set to kick off a busy 18-month product onslaught with the launch of the all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 in April. The new i30 is set to replace the successful GD model and will be joined this year by a significant Sonata reveal and the brand's all-new small SUV...


2017 Hyundai Santa Fe V6 set to make a permanent return
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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe V6 set to make a permanent return

Hyundai Australia says the success of its limited edition Hyundai Santa Fe 30 Special Edition means it's slated for a permanent return to the Santa Fe range. Speaking to media at the launch of the 2017 Hyundai i30, Hyundai Australia chief operating officer, Scott Grant, said the success of a petrol V6 in Santa Fe shows that buyers enjoyed the power on tap from the naturally aspirated V6...


Hyundai i30 pricing could increase to chase richer product mix
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Hyundai i30 pricing could increase to chase richer product mix

Hyundai Australia is expected to announce pricing for the next-generation i30 shortly and prices are expected to go up as the company chases a richer product mix. Speaking to media at the 2017 Hyundai i30 launch in Korea, Hyundai chief operating officer, Scott Grant, suggested Hyundai would seek to recover the cost of added value in i30 pricing...


2017 Hyundai i30 expected to achieve five star safety rating
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2017 Hyundai i30 expected to achieve five star safety rating

While vehicle safety is important across all segments, it's arguably family vehicles that require the closest attention to detail, which is why Hyundai is still making a call on final safety specifications for the all-new Hyundai i30. With the vehicle due to go on sale locally in April, Hyundai is yet to lock in a standard specification for the range, which means AEB may not be available on entry level models...


2017 Hyundai i30 specifications firm ahead of local launch
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2017 Hyundai i30 specifications firm ahead of local launch

Specifications and pricing for the 2017 Hyundai i30 are yet to be announced, but we can reveal more detail about the Australian specification due to launch locally in April this year. A product presentation shown to Australian media today reveals a host of new details about the 2017 PD Hyundai i30, which replaces the very successful GD model that will begin runout in the coming months...


Hyundai i30 N hot hatch: Official details revealed
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Hyundai i30 N hot hatch: Official details revealed

Hyundai's upcoming performance hot hatch, the i30 N, has been inadvertently revealed during a presentation. The i30 N will debut with two models - a 250hp (186kW) model and a 275hp (205kW) performance package variant. The car will also debut Hyundai's first 'E-LSD' system, an electronically-controlled mechanical limited-slip front differential...


2018 HSV Clubsport and Tourer rendered
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2018 HSV Clubsport and Tourer rendered

HSV has signed off local production with an epic LS9-powered Commodore, but what will happen next year when the Aussie-made Holden Commodore is gone? Our rendering guru has gone to town on images of the 2018 Holden Commodore and added a stack of HSV-ness. Tim Jackson, the boss of HSV, told CarAdvice that HSV is prepared for life beyond the locally produced Holden Commodore...


Holden Astra RS-V v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI comparison
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Holden Astra RS-V v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI comparison

The Volkswagen Golf has been a massive sales success for Volkswagen Australia. While Dieselgate had the potential to dampen spirits and kill sales, the Golf remains one of the best selling small cars on the market. So you can imagine why Holden was so keen to get the all-new 2017 Holden Astra into Australia, launching the vehicle in late 2016, following on from it winning the prestigious 2016 European Car of the Year award...


Holden dealers profiteering on Motorsport, Director and Magnum special editions
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Holden dealers profiteering on Motorsport, Director and Magnum special editions

Holden dealers have been caught asking up to $95,000 (plus on-road costs) for the car maker's final run of limited-edition models. With over 2000 registrations of interest made prior to the official reveal of information on January 19th, Holden's three special-edition models have garnered their fair share of interest...


Five great moments in HSV history
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Five great moments in HSV history

Holden Special Vehicles, better known as simply HSV, is a brand synonymous with performance and 'Australianness' - but 2017 is the last time you'll ever see HSV offer a model based on an Australian-built vehicle. Here, at the end of an era, and with this week's big unveil of the heroic GTSR W1, it's only fitting that we travel back through time and take a look at five great moments in HSV history...


We built a Hyundai Tucson from scratch in the Czech Republic, and we brought it home
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We built a Hyundai Tucson from scratch in the Czech Republic, and we brought it home

When you walk into a Hyundai dealership to check out a Hyundai Tucson, you likely don't think of much work goes into building it in the Czech Republic before you write a cheque and drive out the door. Okay, fine, enough with the check, cheque and Czech puns. Last year, CarAdvice jetted off to the Czech Republic to visit Hyundai's giant $2...