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2021 Lexus LS facelift announced with semi-autonomous technology

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2021 Lexus LS facelift announced with semi-autonomous technology

The 2021 Lexus LS update has been announced, bringing semi-autonomous driving tech to the brand's flagship luxury sedan...

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Hyundai i30 N performance sedan: is this how it will look?
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Hyundai i30 N performance sedan: is this how it will look?

Hyundai's i30 N sedan has been imagined in the above computer illustration by NY Mammoth, posted on The Korean Car Blog. Although the model is yet to be formally confirmed – despite spy photos of development vehicles – the Hyundai Elantra N, as it's known overseas, is expected to arrive in Australia in 2021 as the sedan variant of the Hyundai i30 N hot hatch...


Lamborghini teases first hybrid roadster ahead of reveal
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Lamborghini teases first hybrid roadster ahead of reveal

The first Lamborghini hybrid roadster could be revealed tonight. Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has released a teaser photo of what CarAdvice believes will be the new Sian roadster. The Lamborghini Sian is the Italian supercar company's first hybrid model, and its most powerful. Putting out 577kW from a 6...


Nissan raises $US7.8 billion to offset company turmoil – report
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Nissan raises $US7.8 billion to offset company turmoil – report

Nissan has reportedly raised $US7.8 billion ($AU11.2 billion) in financing from its creditors, according to news agency Reuters. The Japanese car company secured the financing to help it endure difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Nissan was already experiencing hardship prior to the global pandemic occurring, however the situation appears to have amplified the automaker's troubles...


2021 BMW M135i xDrive Pure, M235i xDrive Pure announced at lower price
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2021 BMW M135i xDrive Pure, M235i xDrive Pure announced at lower price

BMW has announced the addition of 2021 BMW M135i xDrive Pure and 2021 BMW M235i xDrive Pure models to its line-up. The new M Pure treatment gives buyers a bundle of standard equipment, but at a $5000 saving over the standard models. The BMW M135i xDrive Pure is priced at $63,990 plus on-road costs, while the BMW M235i xDrive Pure is priced at $67,990 plus on-road costs...


2021 Volkswagen Arteon R wagon caught in the wild
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2021 Volkswagen Arteon R wagon caught in the wild

The much-anticipated 2021 Volkswagen Arteon R Shooting Brake – a wagon with a sloped, coupe-like roofline – has been found out in public, Chinese publication Autohome has revealed. At its unveiling last month, Volkswagen announced the Arteon R would be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder producing 235kW, coupled with a dual-clutch automatic transmission (DSG)...


Video: Ford launches Bronco as outdoor brand, teases three models
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Video: Ford launches Bronco as outdoor brand, teases three models

Ford has unveiled its strategy to launch 'Bronco' as a spin-off brand, competing directly with Jeep. Three new models will be released under the Bronco banner in the coming days, with Ford promising off-road capability and durability across the range. The new Broncos – a two-door, a four-door, and a 'Baby Bronco' called the Sport – are to be launched on 13 July 2020...


2020 Porsche 718 Cayman, Boxster prices drop
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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman, Boxster prices drop

Going against the recent trend of some other manufacturers, Porsche has lowered the prices for its mid-engined sports cars locally. The 2020 Porsche Cayman and 2020 Porsche Boxster have both seen price reductions across all models. While entry-level Cayman and Boxster saw a $2900 price cut, bringing them down to $113,100 and $115,900 plus on-road costs respectively, it was the Cayman S and Boxster S variants that saw the greatest reductions...


2021 Skoda Octavia line-up revealed in Europe, Australia keeps established engines
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2021 Skoda Octavia line-up revealed in Europe, Australia keeps established engines

The 2021 Skoda Octavia range was revealed in Europe over the weekend, with the model to be fitted with petrol, diesel, hybrid, and compressed natural gas (CNG) options. In total, the Octavia will come with eight powertrains offering 12 performance levels to European buyers. However, Australia will be offered a more focused range of engine options, starting with the familiar 2...


2021 Audi e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback revealed
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2021 Audi e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback revealed

Audi has announced two new electric models, the 2021 Audi e-tron S and 2021 Audi e-tron S Sportback. The all-wheel-drive SUVs produce 370kW and 973Nm from three electric motors – two driving the rear axle and one driving the front. The 0-60mph sprint (0-97km/h) is done in claimed 4.5 seconds...


BMW could offer heated seats, other options via subscription
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BMW could offer heated seats, other options via subscription

BMW has announced a radical plan to make some vehicle options available by subscription rather than paying for them up front. Miss your monthly subscription payment, and optional extras such as heated seats or voice control – as examples, because the exact options are yet to be listed – will suddenly stop working, because the car will be linked to BMW via wifi or a SIM card...


Tesla Semi put to work as California aims for zero truck emissions
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Tesla Semi put to work as California aims for zero truck emissions

Tesla's electric truck, the Semi, has been put into service transporting Model 3 sedans to dealerships. Keen-eyed Twitter users @emanueIreyes and @Westy543 spotted the working Tesla Semi at the end of last month, as the company rushed to fulfil orders and meet its sales targets...


Sales of Tesla models surpass expectations by 22 per cent
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Sales of Tesla models surpass expectations by 22 per cent

Tesla has far exceeded analysts' expectations in the second quarter of 2020, with the electric car company recording global sales of 90,650. Analysts had predicted the company would sell 74,130 over the period. Tesla's surprise announcement was 22 per cent above analysts' predictions, leading to yet another surge in its stock...


Dodge reveals 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat, the world's most powerful SUV
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Dodge reveals 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat, the world's most powerful SUV

The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat has been revealed, with the model instantly laying claim to the title of the most powerful SUV in the world. Producing 530kW from a supercharged 6.2-litre V8, the Durango SRT Hellcat takes the title from the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk – with the Dodge offering only two kilowatts more than the Jeep...


2021 Mazda3, CX-30 'SkyActiv-X M Hybrid' prices announced
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2021 Mazda3, CX-30 'SkyActiv-X M Hybrid' prices announced

The 2021 Mazda3 Astina SkyActiv-X M Hybrid and 2021 Mazda CX-30 Astina SkyActiv-X M Hybrid models have been announced for Australia, introducing the Japanese automaker's advanced Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) engine to the local market...