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Why Queensland Police chose the Kia Stinger

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Why Queensland Police chose the Kia Stinger

The Queensland Police Service recently became the first law enforcement agency in the world to use the Kia Stinger as an operational intercept and road command vehicle. It replaces what has been historically the role of the now-extinct Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon...

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Mazda to extract 30 per cent more efficiency from internal combustion engine
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Mazda to extract 30 per cent more efficiency from internal combustion engine

Mazda remains one of the few automotive manufacturers still publicly committed to the internal combustion engine, despite the trend towards electrification. With that in mind, it's working to extract every last drop of potential from bang-suck-blow engines. The company says its next generation of SkyActiv engines will be able to extract at least an additional 30 per cent thermal efficiency over the just-launched SkyActiv X engine...


Mazda continues investment into rotary engines for ‘special characteristic’
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Mazda continues investment into rotary engines for ‘special characteristic’

Bringing back the iconic rotary engine is still a work in progress at Mazda, as the Japanese giant works to find the best way to use the unique internal combustion configuration while most manufacturers publicly focus their efforts on electric mobility. Mazda remains an outlier in the automotive industry, trying to inject a sense of reality into the electric vehicle (EV) frenzy...


McLaren SUV ‘against brand ethos’
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McLaren SUV ‘against brand ethos’

McLaren won't be trying to cash in on the SUV boom, seeing no way to deliver such a vehicle without compromising its promise of lightweight performance. Porsche broke the mould many years ago with the Cayenne, and now the likes of Lamborghini, Aston Martin and even Ferrari have followed suit with SUVs to feed voracious market demand...


McLaren improving resale values, brand equity through video games; days of supercar resale profiteering ‘long gone’
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McLaren improving resale values, brand equity through video games; days of supercar resale profiteering ‘long gone’

McLaren is working to build its brand equity and better compete with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini on resale value, despite continuing its plan to launch 18 new models by 2025, of which four have now been revealed. The upstart supercar brand has increased its global sales by 44 per cent in the last four years as it takes on the supercar incumbents of Ferrari and Lamborghini...


2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N review

Better looking, easier to live with and far more unique. What's not to like?

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McLaren sales up 44 per cent in four years
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McLaren sales up 44 per cent in four years

McLaren’s ever-expanding range of supercars have seen its sales increase by close to 50 per cent, as it takes on the traditional supercar makers of Ferrari and Lamborghini. Speaking this week with CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show, the brand’s executive director of global sales and marketing/member of the board, Jolyon Nash, said the company’s ‘purity of focus’ – delivering cars customers want – has allowed its rapid expansion around the world...


Koenigsegg Australia sells two Jesko hypercars at $6m+ each; 30-50 cars a year planned going forward
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Koenigsegg Australia sells two Jesko hypercars at $6m+ each; 30-50 cars a year planned going forward

Koenigsegg has big plans in Australia, having already sold at least two Jesko hypercars at a staggering $6.5 million each, ahead of plans to expand sales to between 30 and 50 cars a year when a range of more affordable models come Down Under in 2021...


Finance and falling house prices affecting new car sales - Mazda
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Finance and falling house prices affecting new car sales - Mazda

The new car market is likely to dive further this year, with tougher rules on financing and the falling price of houses in the majority of capital cities around Australia having a negative impact. That's according to Mazda Australia's boss, speaking with CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show. February saw the biggest market slowdown since the Global Financial Crisis in Australia...


2020 Mazda CX-30 unlikely to have an entry-level model
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2020 Mazda CX-30 unlikely to have an entry-level model

The just-unveiled Mazda CX-30 is unlikely to be offered with a true base or entry model when it arrives in Australian showrooms in 2020. The company’s new model structure follows on from revamped pricing of the latest Mazda 3, which also no longer offers a stripped-back entry-level model...


Mazda CX-30 to be sold alongside CX-3, not replace it
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Mazda CX-30 to be sold alongside CX-3, not replace it

Mazda Australia says the recently-unveiled CX-30 compact SUV will complement the existing CX-3 instead of replacing it, with both models to sell side-by-side for the foreseeable future. The new Mazda CX-30 sits between the CX-3 and CX-5 dimensionally, and Mazda believes that gives it an edge in the highly-popular SUV segment as buyers look for models that suit their particular needs...


2019 Aston Martin DB11 V8 review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2019 Aston Martin DB11 V8 review

Would you downgrade from a V12 to a V8 just to save $27,000 on an Aston Martin?

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Hyundai Palisade would ‘do well’ in Australia
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Hyundai Palisade would ‘do well’ in Australia

The Hyundai Palisade, which is currently only made in left-hand drive, sits a good size above the Santa Fe, offering not only eight seats, but significantly more room inside and out. Andrew Tuitahi, Hyundai Australia's senior manager of product planning, told CarAdvice that a larger-than-Santa Fe offering would likely do well in our market...


The Lotus Elise and my Road to Racing: The first chapter

The Lotus Elise and my Road to Racing: The first chapter

There is a small violin playing for me somewhere amongst an ocean of epic first-world problems. My first-world problem? That being the unfulfilled desire to be a competitive racing driver. Any car or driving enthusiast would feel that relentless craving somewhere deep inside – the thought of ‘what if?’...

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The concept of value in modern cars
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The concept of value in modern cars

'Value for money' or 'bang for your buck' are the sort of terms we all love to hear when it comes to buying anything, particularly cars. Australians love getting a good deal, and the thought of being ripped off tends to anger any of us, regardless of our socioeconomic background. But depending on how you look at it, we are paying a hell of a lot of money for some things in comparison to others...