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2017 Lexus RX200t F Sport review

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2017 Lexus RX200t F Sport review

It's the first time we've seen the F Sport variant in the Lexus RX range. How does it stand up to its European rivals?

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World's Greatest Driving Roads: Western Cape, South Africa

World's Greatest Driving Roads: Western Cape, South Africa

For many of us, when targeting great driving road hot spots to explore across the globe, South Africa doesn't come immediately to mind. Nor is it much of a holiday list topper, at least for those who aren't in 'the know' and haven't sampled the colour and diversity the rainbow nation has to offer...


CarAdvice podcast 40: 2017 VW Golf GTI review
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CarAdvice podcast 40: 2017 VW Golf GTI review

Right from the CarAdvice Melbourne office couch, Mandy and Mike Costello bring you the latest car news, including the Hyundai i30 N official details revealed, BMW demands Australian government for EV support, 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster unveiled, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion and GM could sell Opel to PSA...


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...


Volkswagen California campervan under consideration for Australia
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Volkswagen California campervan under consideration for Australia

The Volkswagen California campervan is being considered for an Australian launch, CarAdvice can exclusively reveal. The pop-top version of the Volkswagen T6 van is being evaluated by the German company's local arm, with a Facebook post by the brand's Australian branch stating: "We are currently collating customer feedback regarding the Volkswagen California for future product consideration"...


Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k
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Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...


2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review

Does the new MX-5 RF targa fastback design enhance or inhibit the experience of Mazda's iconic roadster? We hit the streets of Tokyo to find out.

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Selling your car? Nine things you need to do first

Selling your car? Nine things you need to do first

If you've decided it's time to upgrade your wheels, you'll likely need to get rid of your current ride. Whether you're buying new or used, putting some effort into preparing your old car for sale is vital and could make all the difference when it comes to how much money ends up in your pocket - to put towards that new purchase...


Aussie man builds underground 'Bat Cave'
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Aussie man builds underground 'Bat Cave'

Kids dream of growing up to become superheroes. One man in Australia decided to live like one. This particular Aussie gentleman, although perhaps not quite as well-to-do as Bruce Wayne himself, decided to replicate the playboy millionaire superhero's underground garage from the film The Dark Knight to house his collection of exotic supercars - without touching his red-brick white-columned Melbourne mansion...


2017 Holden Trailblazer pricing and specs: Seven-seat off-roader gets facelift, big updates
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2017 Holden Trailblazer pricing and specs: Seven-seat off-roader gets facelift, big updates

Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Holden Trailblazer range have been revealed, before the new off-roader goes on sale in October. Starting at $47,990 plus on-road costs, the Trailblazer range (formerly Colorado 7) has shrunk from three variants to two, with the only price adjustment being a small $250 increase on the top-spec LTZ model, which is now priced at $52,490 plus on-roads...


This Ford Granada's 1700hp Koenigsegg heart transplant will blow your grandpa’s socks off
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This Ford Granada's 1700hp Koenigsegg heart transplant will blow your grandpa’s socks off

The Ford Granada of the late '70s is hardly what you’d call exciting. More of something you’d see driven by an old man in his 70s, right? We thought so, too... until a guy out of the UK decided to give his Granada a heart transplant. You can guess where this is going. Swapping out the 600hp (447kW) Cosworth engine he had installed in 2008, this guy then dropped in a 4...


Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package detailed, Australian order books open
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Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package detailed, Australian order books open

Australian order books for the 2016 Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package opened today ahead of first deliveries in March 2017. The new Porsche Macan flagship variant builds on the already dynamic Macan Turbo, further blurring the lines between sports cars and SUVs. The Macan Turbo with Performance Package gets an uprated 3...


Haval says diesel has 'reached its zenith', has no plans to offer it
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Haval says diesel has 'reached its zenith', has no plans to offer it

Haval has ruled out adopting diesel engines in the future, saying the technology has already “reached its zenith” and that petrol and electrification has all the upside. Instead, all future models from the Chinese SUV brand will use turbocharged petrol engines. Additionally, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full electric offerings are claimed to be due in the “very near future”...


New Toyota Supra coming in 2018 - report
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New Toyota Supra coming in 2018 - report

The long-awaited successor to Toyota's iconic Supra may now be locked in, with a new report out of Austria this week claiming a 2018 production schedule is planned. Talk of a new Supra has been doing the rounds for sometime, and confirmation in 2013 that Toyota would work with BMW to develop a new sports platform has only served to motivate the rumour mill further...


April 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers
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April 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers

Australia’s new vehicle sales remained on record pace in April, with VFACTS claiming 87,571 national sales for the month, an increase of 7.2 per cent. The Hyundai i30 was the top-selling car in the market for the second month in succession thanks to strong campaign pricing, ahead of the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3...


2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC Review: SLC300 and SLC43 AMG
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC Review: SLC300 and SLC43 AMG

The SLK badge is gone, replaced by the facelifted SLC. Aside from some minor exterior changes, the big news is under the bonnet especially for the AMG model, with the revered SLK55 AMG replaced by an SLC43 AMG.


Jaguar F-Pace SUV won’t cannibalise Land Rover sales
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Jaguar F-Pace SUV won’t cannibalise Land Rover sales

The first-ever Jaguar SUV won’t take sales away from its sister brand Land Rover, according to the British company. The medium luxury SUV segment is expected to hit 1.4 million global sales per annum by 2020, up from around 700,000 in 2015. Jaguar expects that at least 90 per cent of buyers for its new SUV will be new to the brand, and one in three will be female buyers...


2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review

Alfa Romeo's carbonfibre featherweight, the 4C, loses its top in Spider form. Does it still have the baby sportscar DNA of the coupe version? And the propensity to both thrill and infuriate in roughly equal measure?

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Hyundai Ioniq PHEV will go unchallenged in Australia with Prius Prime a no-show
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Hyundai Ioniq PHEV will go unchallenged in Australia with Prius Prime a no-show

Toyota and Hyundai have become direct rivals in the plug-in hybrid market, with today's New York motor show introduction of the Toyota Prius Prime and Hyundai Ioniq. Both companies hope to secure a larger share of the growing global segment, but what sets the two apart? Like the Toyota Prius, the Hyundai Ioniq is available in both standard hybrid and plug-in hybrid - as well as full-electric, which puts it one-up on the Prius...


2016 Toyota Prius sticks with nickel hydride over lithium-ion batteries in Australia
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2016 Toyota Prius sticks with nickel hydride over lithium-ion batteries in Australia

Toyota Australia says that it has stuck with the proven and tested nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery for the fourth-generation Prius instead of switching to the lithium-ion system available in some other markets, due to the former's reliability as well as lower cost...