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Paul Maric

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2016 Tesla Model S 70 Review
  • Performance bang for buck in the premium segment; predominantly the same design and features as more expensive Model S variants; loads of cargo capacity and run out deals to be had
  • Servicing can be expensive considering the lack of traditional serviceable parts; we've found build quality to be hit and miss with the Model S and AutoPilot really should be standard

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8.5 / 10

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2016 Tesla Model S 70 Review

We're forever raving on about the fastest Tesla Model S variants, but now we jump behind the wheel of the entry-level Model S 70...

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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport seven-seat model to hit Australia in July
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport seven-seat model to hit Australia in July

Mitsubishi Australia is set to announce the addition of a seven-seat variant to the 2016 Pajero Sport range, which launched in Australia late last year with a five-seat offering. Speaking at the launch of the vehicle last year, Shayna Welsh, Mitsubishi's head of corporate communications, told CarAdvice that the company wanted a seven-seat variant locally, but was still working to confirm its availability for Australia...


'Car brands on notice', ANCAP boss says: Greater steps needed to improve road safety
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'Car brands on notice', ANCAP boss says: Greater steps needed to improve road safety

The head of the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has said that "all car brands should be on notice from today", following the audit crash test of Kia's Picanto micro car. ANCAP chief executive officer, James Goodwin, told CarAdvice that brands should not be surprised to learn that more surprise crash tests could be on the cards...


ANCAP: Kia Picanto crashed locally in response to overseas results - UPDATE
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ANCAP: Kia Picanto crashed locally in response to overseas results - UPDATE

UPDATE: Images of the crash test performed by ANCAP have been released. You can see the image below (white car) and in the Photos tab. The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has undertaken an audit test on the Kia Picanto at Sydney's Crashlab facility after alarming crash test results from the related ASEAN NCAP crash testing body...


2016 Mahindra XUV500 Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2016 Mahindra XUV500 Review

We drove it in India, but what is the Mahindra XUV500 W8 automatic like in Australia? We hit the road to find out.

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$31,900

2018 Land Rover Defender SVX, SVAutobiography models under consideration
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2018 Land Rover Defender SVX, SVAutobiography models under consideration

With Land Rover Defender production recently ending, the brand is now looking ahead to its replacement, which is due to be revealed in 2018. The Defender has a cult following amongst its fans - fans that were disappointed with a recent report that suggested the new model will be delayed by a year while the brand gets things right to ensure it will appease buyers...


Holden Calais V v Subaru Liberty 3.6R Comparison
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Holden Calais V v Subaru Liberty 3.6R Comparison

The Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon were long the default options for families wanting a bucketload of space, a sporty drive and a powerful six-cylinder engine. And let’s not forget the somewhat less inspiring Toyota Aurion, too. Sometimes forgotten though, and somewhat pushed off to the side, is the mid-sized Subaru Liberty — especially in 3...


2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specifications leaked - UPDATE
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2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specifications leaked - UPDATE

UPDATE: a source close to the car maker has advised that the prices listed here, although authentic, are indicative prices only and may yet change. Official details are expected soon.  UPDATE: official Australian pricing has now been revealed. Read here. Details of Australian pricing and features for the 2016 Mazda CX-9 have been leaked online, suggesting drive-away pricing that will begin at $49,000 and top out at $71,500...


2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Review

There's no way to sugarcoat it. The 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR is clinically insane. With 423kW of power it's the most powerful and fastest Jaguar ever — but what's it like to drive?

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$289,500 - $308,470

2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: more power and torque, extra features
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: more power and torque, extra features

The 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series is set to benefit from a sizeable upgrade from August production, according to a source close to Toyota. The updated LandCruiser 70 Series will go on sale from the fourth quarter of this year, and will come with more power and torque thanks to new injectors and engine changes...


2016 Tesla Model S 60: new entry-level variant announced
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2016 Tesla Model S 60: new entry-level variant announced

Tesla Motors has announced a new model for its electric Model S lineup, with the Model S 60 carving a sharp $100,800 (plus on-road costs) entry level price in the range. Powered by the same electric motor fitted to the Model S 70, the Model S 60 has a software-limited 75kWh battery pack that offers a new reduced range of 400km...


2016 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS Review

The Mitsubishi Pajero GLS has been on the market for a while, but does it still represent value for money?

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$58,990

BMW M Performance Day winners tackle Phillip Island
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BMW M Performance Day winners tackle Phillip Island

Recently CarAdvice ran a competition for 20 lucky people to win a drive in the new BMW M2 at one of the world's best racetracks - Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Or, as it's more simply and somewhat affectionately known, Phillip Island. Our 20 lucky winners (listed below) spent the entire BMW M Performance Drive Day behind the wheel of the BMW M2 and BMW M4 on track, and the BMW M235i on the skidpan...


HSV Clubsport, Maloo and Grange SV launched: Limited-edition range signals end of LS3
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HSV Clubsport, Maloo and Grange SV launched: Limited-edition range signals end of LS3

HSV has announced three new limited edition models, with two commencing production in June and all three to be powered by the naturally aspirated LS3 engine. HSV Clubsport R8 SV Black and HSV Maloo R8 SV Black Limited to 350 units (with an additional 18 destined for New Zealand), the HSV Clubsport R8 SV Black is powered by the 340kW 6...


HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition: Short-run special revealed
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HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition: Short-run special revealed

HSV has taken the wraps off the limited-edition 2016 HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition, which commences production in September. Priced from $68,990 plus on-road costs, the limited-edition model will see 150 vehicles built for Australia, with an additional six units destined for New Zealand. The Clubsport R8 Track Edition differentiates itself from the Clubsport LSA by using a naturally aspirated 6...