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Skoda teases Enyaq electric SUV ahead of September launch

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Skoda teases Enyaq electric SUV ahead of September launch

The fully-electric 2021 Skoda Enyaq iV has been teased this week, ahead of its official unveiling in September 2020. Based on the Volkswagen Group's electric MEB platform, the Enyaq will be the brand's first production car to be based on the architecture...

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McRae MG Metro Group B rally car goes to auction in Tasmania
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McRae MG Metro Group B rally car goes to auction in Tasmania

A 1985 MG Metro 6R4 Group B rally car driven by Jimmy McRae – father of legendary rally driver Colin McRae – has surfaced at an auction house in Tasmania. Originally built as a demonstration vehicle for media events, the Rothmans MG Metro 6R4 is an icon of 1980s Group B rallying, complete with its mid-mounted V6 engine fitted behind the front seats, and powering all four wheels...


2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, 2021 AMG GLE Coupe price and specs
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, 2021 AMG GLE Coupe price and specs

Australian pricing has been announced for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 Coupe, 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe, and 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63S Coupe. Mercedes has dropped the diesel engine for 2021, with the previous GLE350d replaced by the hybrid petrol GLE450 model. Pricing has also seen a notable increase across the line-up...


2021 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works announced for Australia
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2021 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works announced for Australia

The 2021 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works has been announced for Australia, bringing a fresh look and new tech. The sporty Mini SUV now comes with LED headlight and rear tail-lights – complete with its signature Union Jack design – as standard across the Countryman range. Daytime running lights, indicators, and fog lights are also LED. A new 5...


2021 Honda CR-V pricing and specs
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2021 Honda CR-V pricing and specs

The updated 2021 Honda CR-V has been announced, giving buyers a choice of seven rather than eight variants – and prices have increased by between $2200 and $3200 depending on the model. The entry-level 2.0-litre CR-V Vi now starting from $30,490 plus on-road costs, compared with the previous price of $28,290 plus on-road costs...


Skoda Slavia spider: annual student concept car unveiled
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Skoda Slavia spider: annual student concept car unveiled

The Skoda Slavia concept car has been unveiled, and it was built entirely by students. Apprentices at the Skoda Academy – the car company's vocational school – designed and built the convertible concept car themselves, with guidance from instructors as well as experts from Skoda...


Elon Musk set for $2.1 billion payday – report
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Elon Musk set for $2.1 billion payday – report

Founder and CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, is set to receive a bonus package worth almost US$2.1 billion (AU$2.94 billion) due to the car company's recent performance, according to news agency Reuters. With Tesla successfully reaching a number of milestones in recent months – most notably overtaking Toyota to become the world's most valuable automaker – Musk will have the option of buying 1...


Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 supercar: V12 details revealed
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Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 supercar: V12 details revealed

Legendary supercar creator, Gordon Murray – the man behind the iconic McLaren F1 – has revealed the inner workings of what could end up being one of the last great V12 engines of all time. Details of the powerplant have finally been outlined, giving an insight into what could be one of the last non-turbo V12s to be created from scratch...


2021 BMW M5 Competition price and specs: new looks, upgraded drive
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2021 BMW M5 Competition price and specs: new looks, upgraded drive

Australian pricing for the 2021 BMW M5 Competition has been announced, and the updated performance sedan gains a long list of revisions. In its refreshed MY21 form, the M5 Competition starts at $244,900 plus on-road costs, marking a $10,000 increase over the outgoing model. For that money, your M5 will again be powered by 460kW/750Nm 4...


McLaren-Mercedes Formula One engine goes to auction
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McLaren-Mercedes Formula One engine goes to auction

Need an engine for the project car sitting idle in your garage? Now is your chance to buy a genuine Formula One engine. Offered by RM Sotheby's – the famous automobile auction house – a McLaren-Mercedes V10 engine from the 2004 season is currently live with a starting bid of €20,000 (AU$32,800)...


2018-2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 recalled due to child-lock symbol
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2018-2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 recalled due to child-lock symbol

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 361 examples of its AMG G63 wagon with Model Years from 2018 to 2019 (MY18-MY19) due to an incorrect child safety lock symbol. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the incorrectly embossed symbol "may result in a misinterpretation of the locking status of the child safety lock"...


AMG GT worth $300k stripped at airport valet car park
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AMG GT worth $300k stripped at airport valet car park

A Mercedes-AMG GT coupe has been stripped of its panels after being left with an airport valet car park service. Jay Tranter and his girlfriend returned to the UK from a Portugal holiday to discover the $300,000 supercar was all but destroyed by thieves. The British couple had left the vehicle with a valet service at Birmingham airport for five days, at a cost of £52...


Next-generation Subaru engine range detailed – report
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Next-generation Subaru engine range detailed – report

Details have emerged of Subaru's next generation of engines, according to a report from Japanese website CarSensor. Three new turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engines are expected to be introduced in Subaru's new range from 2021. The first is a 1.5-litre direct-injection engine, understood to replace the 2...


Ford creates in-car shields for Transit van to help fight coronavirus
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Ford creates in-car shields for Transit van to help fight coronavirus

A range of clear plastic protective shields have been launched for the Ford Transit in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Released by Ford of Europe, the PVC shields are designed to supplement personal protective equipment for occupants of Ford Transit vans and buses...


Lockdown Learning: Porsche provides masterclasses from the world's best
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Lockdown Learning: Porsche provides masterclasses from the world's best

Porsche has drawn on its talent pool of designers, engineers and brand ambassadors to create 'masterclasses' for people stuck at home in isolation during the coronavirus crisis. The rollout of Porsche tutorials continue as parts of Australia – and in particular Victoria – enter another period of restrictions, making it more important than ever to find new ways to keep busy...