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Focus RS v Golf R v WRX STI Comparison: Track Test

Read the full article here. We put the 2016 Ford Focus RS up against the 2016 Subaru WRX STI and 2016 Volkswagen Golf R around Haunted Hills in Victoria. Well, we don't Australian rally driver Chris Atkinson does...

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2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview
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2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview

Read the full article here. With the first deliveries of the 2017 Tesla Model X due to start at the end of 2016, we decided to head to Tesla and have a quick look at the first car to land in Australia. Pricing starts from $111,900 (plus on-road costs) for the entry-level Model X 60D, which promises over 350 kilometres of driving range, a top speed of 210km/h, all-wheel drive, and a 0-100km/h time of just 6...


Abarth 124 Rally R-GT gets sideways in driving tests - video
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Abarth 124 Rally R-GT gets sideways in driving tests - video

A new video shows the Abarth 124 Rally R-GT - the rally car version of the upcoming Abarth 124 Spider - snarling and popping as it speeds around some tight corners. First revealed at this year’s Geneva motor show, the Abarth 124 Rally has been homologated for the FIA R-GT series, fitted with a roll cage and a composite hardtop in place of the road car’s manually-operated soft top...


Ken Block releases Gymkhana 9 video, no Sydney Opera House in sight
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Ken Block releases Gymkhana 9 video, no Sydney Opera House in sight

Ken Block's Gymkhana 9, the chapter that could have been filmed in Australia if not for an endless reel of red tape at the permits office, has been released online today. This latest instalment in the long-running Gymkhana series that first blew fanboy minds in 2008, was filmed in Buffalo, the second-largest city in the US state of New York...


Hyundai to have an even stronger European design focus in future - video
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Hyundai to have an even stronger European design focus in future - video

The fact that we're in Frankfurt for a special preview of the new 2017 Hyundai i30 should probably be a clue, but, nonetheless, the company is pleased to tell us that there's a strong European focus about its new-generation hatch. "A car designed and engineered in Europe for the most discerning European buyers" was a sentiment that came up more than once, during this week's unveiling...


2016 BMW M4 Competition Review
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2016 BMW M4 Competition Review

The Competition Pack throws a bunch of upgrades at the 2016 BMW M4 Coupe – but is it what the M4 should have been from the start?


2016 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo Review
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2016 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo Review

Suzuki has found their mojo again, and off the back of the successful Vitara launch comes the new Baleno light hatch. Available in two models, the top-spec GLX Turbo seen here, the Baleno offers impressive comfort, equipment and value for buyers.  ...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson at the CarAdvice News Desk with a look at what’s making headlines this week. Australia is on track to break its new vehicle sales record in 2016, up 2.8 per cent year-to-date at the end of July. Ford has sold over 6700 units more than this time last year while LDV has had the biggest percentage growth, up 194.2 per cent...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 Review
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2017 Aston Martin DB11 Review

Read the full article here. Stunning, isn’t it? But mere photographs simply don’t do the all-new Aston Martin DB11 justice – on the street, even at a distance, this automotive artwork paints a picture of must-have desirability and near-perfect proportions. Compared to the aging DB9, it looks to have moved two to three generations ahead, yet it’s still unmistakably on-brand...


2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 Review
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2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 Review

Read the full article here. For a while now the Ford Fiesta ST has been considered the benchmark hot hatch in the budget arena in Australia. And now you can buy and even hotter Fiesta ST - this one comes with the Mountune performance pack. What is Mountune? A UK-based company that specialises in race engines and performance upgrades...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19 2016

Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice Garage, I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week. Ford has announced plans to launch a completely driverless taxi fleet in 2021. Uber has been quite vocal about its plans for a driverless ride-sharing service but is yet to declare a target launch date like Ford now has...


Late-night eats in the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo
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Late-night eats in the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo

Read the full article here. If you’re into your car, and you love driving it, you’ve no doubt found yourself right here – late at night at the end of a fun drive and in need of a good feed. Well, given Dave loves food almost as much as he loves driving, here, Dave shows you three of Melbourne’s best late-night eats…...


2016 Holden Captiva Review
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2016 Holden Captiva Review

The Holden Captiva may not be the newest seven-seat large SUV on the market, but with prices starting at $30,490 plus on-road costs, it is one of the most affordable. With a new look and more equipment for 2016, we take a look at the top-spec LTZ seven-seat diesel to see if it can still compete in an increasingly popular segment.  ...


Karma Revero 'revealed': Fisker-based plug-in to debut in September - video
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Karma Revero 'revealed': Fisker-based plug-in to debut in September - video

The 2017 Karma Revero has been revealed online, equipped with a solar roof that the company says can “create enough energy to power the car”. Known as Fisker Automotive in its troubled former life, Karma Automotive’s new model is largely identical to its donor, the original but still fresh-looking Fisker Karma - a car that that first debuted at the 2008 Detroit motor show...


How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?
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How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Read the article here. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are popping up everywhere – with the majority of manufacturers either already offering the technology in cars in Australia, or planning to in the very near future. It’s essentially software, installed into the infotainment system that gives you access to a simple version of your phones operating system on the car’s media display...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 5 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 5 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you, on location today at the beautiful and historic Carriageworks in Sydney. Making news this week, it’s the end of an era for Ford Australia with production of the Falcon ute wrapping up. The final one off the production line at Broadmeadows was a white XR6 and Ford will keep it...


CarAdvice News Desk : the weekly wrap for July 29 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk : the weekly wrap for July 29 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice news desk. Let’s take a look at what’s making headlines this week. The New South Wales government is making changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme for learner, P1 and P2 drivers in an effort to reduce the road toll. P-plate drivers are among the highest risk category, and the changes will include banning the use of mobile phones entirely...


Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?
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Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?

Read the full article here. Since the Toyota 86 launched back in 2012, interest in the smokey sport of drifting has only grown. And why wouldn’t it? The sight, the sound, the smell – it’s a spectacle. But how do you actually drift? And can anyone do it?    ...


2016 Toyota Camry Atara SX Review
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2016 Toyota Camry Atara SX Review

Read the full review here There has been a lot said about the demise of the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore, but Australia will also say goodbye to another Aussie-built sedan icon – the Toyota Camry. With its final full-range update having just hit showroom floors, we thought we’d find out if the locally-made Camry is going out on a high note...


2016 Porsche Macan GTS Review
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2016 Porsche Macan GTS Review

The GTS is the new mid-level entrant to the line up of Porsche's hyper-successful sports SUV. With more power and more kit, is the GTS the one to pick?