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Trent Nikolic

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2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab review
  • Cabin is comfortable and well executed; Once rolling, the engine has plenty of punch; Feels insulated, solid and well put together
  • Misses out on Mazda's excellent MZD infotainment; Fuel usage a little higher than the segment leaders; Turbo lag at city speeds can get annoying

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7.5 / 10

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2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab review

The Mazda BT-50 XTR is a value packed alternative to those wanting to save a little bit of money over the most expensive dual-cab in the Japanese manufacturer's ute range.

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Volvo launches 'Care by Volvo' leasing service
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Volvo launches 'Care by Volvo' leasing service

Forget the idea of a traditional car leasing plan - at least as far as Volvo is concerned, with the Swedish company launching a clever new 24-month subscription service called ‘Care by Volvo’. If you order a new XC40 online in Europe, you’ll be able to ‘own’ the model (drive it certainly) for a set monthly price, devoid of any extra fees like tax or insurance...


2018 Volvo XC40 aiming to match BMW X1 sales in Australia
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2018 Volvo XC40 aiming to match BMW X1 sales in Australia

Built on Volvo's all-new CMA platform - Compact Modular Architecture - the 2018 Volvo XC40 is, according to head office executives, the vehicle that can deliver Volvo much needed global volume. In fact, according to Alexander Petrovski, boss of Volvo's 40-Series models, the XC40 can even deliver volume for the brand even in Australia...


2017 Nissan Navara ST-X review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Nissan Navara ST-X review

The Nissan Navara dual-cab separates itself from the crowd with coil springs at the rear and with the Series II upgrades, it's supposed to be even better than the first version.

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$55,490

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio local details - UPDATE
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio local details - UPDATE

Update: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed that the specifications initially listed for the 2.2-litre diesel engine were incorrect. See article for details. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio range will start arriving in showrooms toward the end of quarter one next year, with two new engine variants and a high-performance Quadrifoglio variant to follow, the Italian marque has confirmed...


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio review
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio review

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the Italian marque's first salvo in the SUV segment and it will go up against some of the most popular vehicles in Australia when it lands early in 2018.


Mercedes-Benz says ‘yes' to flying cars
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Mercedes-Benz says ‘yes' to flying cars

Car makers heading to the skies? It certainly looks like it. As fanciful as it might seem, and as Jetson-esque as it might sound, Mercedes-Benz has effectively endorsed the concept of flying cars - or flying conveyances, more to the point...


AMG GT Black Series a sure thing, but no AMG X-Class
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AMG GT Black Series a sure thing, but no AMG X-Class

AMG boss Tobias Moers told Australian media at the 2017 frankfurt motor show that there is a Black Series version of the already heavy-hitting Mercedes-AMG GT model on the horizon. With Black Series becoming an even more performance-oriented and collectible version of any Mercedes-Benz platform it is added to over the past decade or so, the GT provides a logical basis for that trend to continue...


2017 Tesla Model X P100D review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Tesla Model X P100D review

The Tesla Model X P100d is the flagship in the pioneer brand's SUV model range. But for around $300,000 it would want to be good. So how does it stack up in day-to-day running?

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$210,500

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R track review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R track review

The most hardcore road-going GT in the AMG range, the R is a snarling, bellowing beast. Test driving it on-track is a proper test of both machine and driver.

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$349,000

Project One shows electrification is the key to future performance: AMG chief
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Project One shows electrification is the key to future performance: AMG chief

Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes‑AMG GmbH, told CarAdvice this week that customers kept asking, ‘when is AMG doing a hypercar, a super sports car’? We now have that answer. The car is the Project One, and the time is now. Well, in two years, realistically...


Mercedes-Benz EQA concept revealed, 'would make sense' for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz EQA concept revealed, 'would make sense' for Australia

The Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, previews the second all-electric model from the German marque, following on from the recent EQC. And, according to local representatives, it would make sense for Australia. It’s not just a boring concept either, more hot hatch than enviro-friendly conveyance...


AMG Project One and Smart Vision EQ ForTwo both show the future for Mercedes-Benz
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AMG Project One and Smart Vision EQ ForTwo both show the future for Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar might have stolen all the limelight at the Mercedes-Benz unveiling before the official opening of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, but the diminutive Smart Vision EQ ForTwo is just as important to the future DNA of Daimler globally according to the man who should know...


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk review

With stunning power and torque, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is aimed at one thing – changing the perception of Jeep's high end off-roader. On-road or on-track, it's a performance weapon.


Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be the halo model for the brand in Australia
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Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be the halo model for the brand in Australia

Australia has long been a vital market for the Jeep brand, and the imminent arrival of the heavy-hitting Grand Cherokee Trackhawk performance SUV is an indication of just how seriously Jeep takes its fans down under. FCA Australia boss, Steve Zanlunghi, was adamant from the outset that Australia needed to get the Trackhawk...