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Volcano-powered supercar could save the internal combustion engine

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Volcano-powered supercar could save the internal combustion engine

Drivers may soon be able to buy cars powered by volcanoes, with two car makers pursuing technology which could potentially delay the death of the internal combustion engine...

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Video: 2022 Ferrari V6 hybrid caught road testing ahead of June 24 reveal
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Video: 2022 Ferrari V6 hybrid caught road testing ahead of June 24 reveal

Ferrari's new 'baby supercar' has been spotted driving on the roads around Maranello, Italy ahead of its expected release later this month. The new Ferrari model is widely reported to have a hybrid V6 powertrain – rumoured to be a derivative of the engine found in the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio – prompting some rumours to suggest the model will see the resurrection of the Dino badge...


2022 Lexus LX600 details leak
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2022 Lexus LX600 details leak

More details of the next-generation 2022 Lexus LX600 have emerged, ahead of its expected reveal in the second half of 2021. Based on the new LandCruiser 300 Series, industry rumours suggest the flagship Lexus could forego the V6 from the Toyota, instead offering a V8 engine in the new-generation LX...


Toyota Chief Engineer reveals Australia key to new LandCruiser development
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Toyota Chief Engineer reveals Australia key to new LandCruiser development

Australia's vast road network played a key role in the development of the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series, unveiled yesterday. Toyota Chief Engineer Takami Yokoo revealed he had driven the previous-generation LandCruiser thousands of kilometres across Australia, giving a unique perspective of the needs of Aussie drivers...


2024 Suzuki Jimny Hybrid in development – report
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2024 Suzuki Jimny Hybrid in development – report

The 2024 Suzuki Jimny Hybrid is on the way, as the Japanese car maker moves towards an electrified, low-emissions model range. Future plans revealed by Austrian publication Die Motorprofis show the entire Suzuki line-up will move to electrification in order to meet strict emissions laws in Europe...


Ford hints at electric Bronco, could pave the way for Ranger EV
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Ford hints at electric Bronco, could pave the way for Ranger EV

An electric Ford Bronco could be on its way, with executives from the Blue Oval dropping a number of hints this month – and it means we could see an all-electric Ranger ute sooner than expected. At the company's annual Capital Markets Day presentation, Ford announced a rear-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive electric platform for new models between now and 2030, along with a dedicated electric platform for full-size pick-ups...


Volkswagen Group rejects $11.8 billion offer for Lamborghini – report
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Volkswagen Group rejects $11.8 billion offer for Lamborghini – report

Volkswagen Group has declined an offer of AU$11.8 billion (US$9.2B) to sell the Lamborghini brand. According to British magazine Autocar, Volkswagen Group subsidiary Audi – charged with managing Lamborghini – has shown no interest in the idea...


2023 Volkswagen Amarok imagined with off-road accessories
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2023 Volkswagen Amarok imagined with off-road accessories

The 2023 Volkswagen Amarok has been imagined in this new set of renderings. Using official teaser sketches released by Volkswagen, Swiss Amarok accessories company Black Sheep commissioned illustrator Sascha Thilmany to create these renderings, featuring the brand's products...


Victoria passes road-user tax for electric vehicles, industry reacts
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Victoria passes road-user tax for electric vehicles, industry reacts

Victorian owners of electric cars and other zero-emissions vehicles will be required to pay a road-user tax of 2.5 cents per kilometre driven from 1 July 2021 – and the precedent could trigger other states to follow. The charge amounts to $375 a year based on the national average distance travelled of 15,000km, or just $125 a year for vehicles that travel 5000km a year...


Sony's new Vision-S electric car spied testing
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Sony's new Vision-S electric car spied testing

The Sony Vision-S electric car has been spied testing at a facility in Europe this week. While it's unclear whether the Vision-S will be badged as a Sony product or sold under a different brand name, it appears the battery-powered vehicle is edging closer to a production reality. Powered by dual 200kW electric motors, it's expected the Sony car will hit 100km/h from a standstill in well under five seconds...


Australia's first wrecked Porsche Taycan? $200k electric car crashes in Melbourne
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Australia's first wrecked Porsche Taycan? $200k electric car crashes in Melbourne

A 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S has wrecked on Melbourne's iconic St Kilda Road boulevard, less than three months after it was first registered. It's understood the electric Taycan attempted to make a u-turn in front of an electric tram near the Toorak Road junction, causing significant damage to the Porsche...


2021 SsangYong Musso XLV Ultimate review: The quiet achiever
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2021 SsangYong Musso XLV Ultimate review: The quiet achiever

When the class leaders are made in Thailand and the best value comes from China, what can you expect from a ute made in Korea?

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Australian Federal Police to upgrade armoured BMW X5 fleet for VIPs
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Australian Federal Police to upgrade armoured BMW X5 fleet for VIPs

The Australian Federal Police is looking to upgrade its ageing fleet of armoured BMW X5 models, used to transport dignitaries and other VIPs. In documents uncovered by CarAdvice, BMW has submitted the X5 Protection to the Department of Infrastructure for approval under the Road Vehicle Certification Scheme...


2021 BMW M8 GTS prototype spied testing at the Nurburgring
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2021 BMW M8 GTS prototype spied testing at the Nurburgring

A prototype 2021 BMW M8 vehicle has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring, wearing track-oriented parts and a curious grille. Looking at the new additions fitted to the M8, it's possible BMW could be about to introduce a flagship GTS variant of the big coupe...


2021 Genesis GV70 price and specs – UPDATE
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2021 Genesis GV70 price and specs – UPDATE

2021 Genesis GV70 pricing and specification detailed Two petrol engines and one diesel available Optional Sport Line and Luxury packages detailed Prices from $66,400 before on-road costs, on sale in July UPDATE, 20 May 2021: Genesis Australia has announced pricing for the new GV70, ahead of its local showroom arrival in July 2021...