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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...

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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...


Volvo three-cylinder petrol engine confirmed for XC40, S60 and V60
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Volvo three-cylinder petrol engine confirmed for XC40, S60 and V60

The Volvo brand made quite a ruckus a few years ago when it declared it wouldn’t offer any engines larger than four cylinders. It has stayed true to that mantra, and will soon add an even smaller three-cylinder engine to its range. The new three-cylinder engine will be a variation on Volvo's 2...


Haval HB-03 crossover hybrid confirmed, bound for Australia
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Haval HB-03 crossover hybrid confirmed, bound for Australia

Chinese carmaker Haval, has confirmed its bold HB-03 concept unveiled at this year’s Shanghai motor show, will go into production. Further, the company’s Australian arm has confirmed the all-new, coupe-styled SUV will make its way Down Under in 2020...


Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in could hit Australia in 2018
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Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in could hit Australia in 2018

The updated Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is still high on the company's wishlist for Australia, but we shouldn't expect to see it here before 2018 - if it's confirmed for our market at all. Speaking with CarAdvice this week, general manager for corporate communications at Volkswagen Australia, Paul Pottinger, confirmed the local arm is still working on bringing the sporty plug-in hybrid EV hatch Down Under...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


HKG K550, K750 revealed in Shanghai
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HKG K550, K750 revealed in Shanghai

The Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG) has revealed its K550 and K750 SUV concepts at the Shanghai motor show, following the reveal of the H600 sedan in Geneva earlier this year. In terms of design, both the K550 and K750 don't stray far from the somewhat generic styling already seen on the H600 - penned by iconic Italian design house, Pininfarina - including the slim headlights extending into the trapezoidal grille, though there are slight variations between the two when it comes to shape and size...


Mercedes-AMG: Say goodbye to atmo engines, and you can forget about diesel
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Mercedes-AMG: Say goodbye to atmo engines, and you can forget about diesel

At this year's New York motor show, Australian media spent time with Tobias Moers, the head of Mercedes-AMG - and chief among the topics discussed was performance, specifically how best to achieve it. In recent times, petrol engines have become so efficient, so technologically adept and so clean-running, that there is hope we may one day return to the glory days of naturally-aspirated petrol engines, even if they do run an electric motor of some sort to help things along...


Infiniti Australia keen on Q60 performance hero
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Infiniti Australia keen on Q60 performance hero

Infiniti Cars Australia has voiced its desire for a high-end performance flagship version of its Q60 coupe to take on the heavy-hitters from BMW's M division and Mercedes-AMG. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the flagship Q60 Red Sport this week, Bernard Michel, product planning manager for Infiniti's local arm, said despite previous comments that there would be no rival for the Mercedes-AMG C63 or BMW M4 anytime soon, the company would really like such a model in Australia...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


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

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been revised to provide better driveability, better handling, increased fuel efficiency and, with the high-grade Exceed, all the safety kit you need.

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$47,490

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pricing and specs
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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pricing and specs

The significantly updated 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV goes on sale locally today, with the same two-model grade range as the outgoing PHEV, but with prices rising for both grades in line with more standard equipment and tech inclusions. Following on from Mike Costello's international ice drive in Norway recently, CarAdvice spent some time behind the wheel of the new Outlander PHEV on local roads, from Adelaide out into the hills...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Pininfarina-styled HKG H600 concept headed for production
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Pininfarina-styled HKG H600 concept headed for production

The Hybrid Kinetic Group is planning to launch its H600 sedan in the US by the end of the decade, according to a new report. In a new article published by industry journal Automotive News, board member Carter Yeung says the concept car unveiled at the Geneva motor show earlier this month is a strong indication of what the production version will look like...