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2018 Toyota Prius C pricing and specs

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2018 Toyota Prius C pricing and specs

The updated 2018 Toyota Prius C has landed in Australia, bringing a revised look inside and out, along with extra equipment for marginal price increases across the range...

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed PHEV review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed PHEV review

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is an economical SUV for the daily grind. But how does it handle towing and long distance?

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$50,490 - $55,490

BMW i8 Protonic models confirmed for Australia
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BMW i8 Protonic models confirmed for Australia

Just a handful of BMW i8 Protonic special edition models will be sold in Australia, at a cost of $303,300 plus on-road costs. The Protonic versions of the BMW i8 will be sold in extremely limited numbers. Only five will be available in Frozen Black (available to order now) while a single version in Frozen Yellow will be arrive in November...


2019 Volkswagen Golf 8 to debut mild-hybrid tech - report
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2019 Volkswagen Golf 8 to debut mild-hybrid tech - report

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf, set to make its debut at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show, will pioneer the implementation of the German company's upcoming 48V mild hybrid system - according to a new report out of Europe. The UK's Auto Express spoke with Volkswagen's boss, Herbert Diess, who said that while the company is focusing heavily on electric power, the Golf will remain the core focus for the brand...


Maserati Levante PHEV coming in 2019, Alfieri EV in 2020 - report
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Maserati Levante PHEV coming in 2019, Alfieri EV in 2020 - report

Maserati is set for electrification from 2019, starting with a plug-in hybrid version of the Levante, and the production version of the Alfieri concept - according to a new report. Britain's Autocar reports that Sergio Marchionne, CEO for parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), said in a conference call with investors the move is part of the group's push to have more than half of its range using some form of electric power by 2022...


2018 Honda NSX GT3 racer readying for global assault
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2018 Honda NSX GT3 racer readying for global assault

The Honda NSX GT3 race car is now available to order worldwide, for privateers and customer teams keen to race the track-only Japanese supercar in 2018...


Great Wall to launch Ranger rival in Australia by 2020
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Great Wall to launch Ranger rival in Australia by 2020

Chinese manufacturer Great Wall is planning to release an all-new ute by the end of the decade, to go toe-to-toe with the likes of the Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok. Speaking with Australian media in Darwin this week, the company - who is also parent to SUV brand Haval - revealed its plans to bring the larger, more capable utility to the Australian market...


Bugatti Chiron successor to be electrified - report
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Bugatti Chiron successor to be electrified - report

The successor to the Bugatti Chiron - which is still almost a decade away - will use electrification to make one of the world's fastest cars even faster - according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Autocar, CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer said electrification is inevitable, indicating that the next-generation hypercar will almost certainly be a hybrid of sorts...


2018 Honda Accord revealed: 10th-gen sedan brings turbo power and more tech
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2018 Honda Accord revealed: 10th-gen sedan brings turbo power and more tech

The new-generation 2018 Honda Accord has been revealed in Detroit overnight, bringing turbo performance, more technology, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. As we've seen in camouflaged pre-production prototypes and teaser sketches, the latest Accord has a faster roofline and a sportier look than previous generations...


$30k Family car comparison
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$30k Family car comparison

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


Aston Martin Valkyrie design showcased, British hypercar "95 per cent of the way there"
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Aston Martin Valkyrie design showcased, British hypercar "95 per cent of the way there"

The upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar has been revealed in near-production form this week, including a first look at the vehicle's cockpit and new details about the extensive weight-saving and aerodynamic systems...


Continental's 48-volt 'mild hybrid' revolution
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Continental's 48-volt 'mild hybrid' revolution

A 48-volt hybrid drive has gone into mass production and could revolutionise the future of hybrid automotive technology. Jointly developed by German automotive tech giant Continental and French carmaker Renault, the 48-volt hybrid drive will make its debut in diesel production variants of Renault’s Scenic and Grand Scenic models this year...


Aston Martin Valkyrie to have 840kW and better than 1:1 power-to-weight ratio - report
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Aston Martin Valkyrie to have 840kW and better than 1:1 power-to-weight ratio - report

The upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie, formerly known as the AM-RB 001, will produce 1130 horsepower (840kW) when it arrives in 2019, according to a new report out of the US. Road and Track cites "sources deeply familiar with the car", claiming the Valkyrie will have a total output of around  840kW from its Formula One-inspired hybrid drivetrain, with nearly 1000hp (745kW) alone coming from the 6...


Toyota Prius C gets crossover update in Japan - UPDATE
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Toyota Prius C gets crossover update in Japan - UPDATE

Update - Toyota's local arm has given details of an upcoming update to the Prius C range in Australia. See bottom of article for details The Toyota Prius C has been given another makeover in its home market of Japan, including the more significant addition of a crossover-style variant...


2018 Lexus CT200h facelift revealed
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2018 Lexus CT200h facelift revealed

The 2018 Lexus CT200h hybrid hatchback has been unveiled, with the brand describing the changes to its now more aggressively styled compact model as a "sweeping update" that includes "sportier styling, interior updates and innovative equipment". The styling changes to the updated 2018 Lexus CT200h are clearly apparent, with a more muscular front end design including new mesh inlays for the spindle grille...


Infiniti Q60 Project Black S: Pirelli deal hints at progress on potential M4 rival
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Infiniti Q60 Project Black S: Pirelli deal hints at progress on potential M4 rival

Pirelli has announced it will collaborate with Infiniti on the premium Japanese marque's Q60 Project Black S program, suggesting the 'concept car' unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show, might indeed prove to be more than just wishful thinking...


BMW hints at electrified M cars
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BMW hints at electrified M cars

The next generation of BMW M vehicles could see the introduction of performance-focused hybrid or full-electric technology, a representative of the company has hinted this week. Speaking with Australian media at the local launch of the new 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV), Alexander Kotouc, head of product management for BMW GmbH, hinted that the worlds of both the performance-oriented 'M' and future-focused 'i' brands could one day merge...


2017 BMW 530e iPerformance review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance review

The 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance PHEV promises landmark parity in pricing and spec to the petrol 530i alternative. But does it comes with any shortcomings or compromise in the user experience?

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$108,900

2017 Lexus NX300h F-Sport review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Lexus NX300h F-Sport review

We like the Lexus NX, it ticks plenty of boxes, but the petrol/electric hybrid is definitely not the sweet spot in the range.

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$53,550 - $76,500

Mercedes-AMG Project One drivetrain secrets revealed; nine cars heading Down Under
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Mercedes-AMG Project One drivetrain secrets revealed; nine cars heading Down Under

Australia is in line to receive eight Mercedes-AMG ‘Project One’ hypercars, with one example headed for New Zealand, the company has confirmed. Speaking with CarAdvice at the weekend's Nurburgring 24 Hour, Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesperson David McCarthy confirmed the Australian arm had received 16 firm orders for the euro $2million hypercar...