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Preview: Drive Car of the Year 2020

Drive Car of the Year is back for 2020, with 100 vehicles across 20 categories fighting for the coveted title. The awards, presented by BP, kick off this month at Wakefield Park, on the outskirts of Goulburn in New South Wales...

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CarAdvice and J.D. Power survey: The future of electric vehicles in Australia
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CarAdvice and J.D. Power survey: The future of electric vehicles in Australia

CarAdvice and J.D. Power have teamed up to uncover what car buyers think the future holds for electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia. The range of electric vehicles available in Australia is slowly growing, with models like the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla's range at the top end, and offerings like the Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Hyundai Kona Electric at the more affordable end...


2019 Nissan X-Trail Ti long-term review: Off-road hero?

2019 Nissan X-Trail Ti long-term review: Off-road hero?

As promised, I finally found some time to take the X-Trail off-road and test its 'adventure' credentials.

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2019 MG ZS EV priced for the UK
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2019 MG ZS EV priced for the UK

Alex Misoyannis • MG’s UK division has announced pricing for the electric ZS EV small SUV, ahead of first deliveries on Her Majesty’s island in September. British customers will be able to choose from two trim levels, Excite and Exclusive. Including the £3500 government EV grant, prices start from £24,995 ($44,325) for the former Excite, and £26,995 ($47,872) for the latter Exclusive...


2020 Renault Megane wagon spied
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2020 Renault Megane wagon spied

Alex Misoyannis • The facelifted Renault Megane wagon has been spied testing, ahead of its reveal in the coming months. The new Megane 'Sport Tourer' (as it's known in Europe) prototype spotted testing in the mountains wears moderate camouflage at the front and rear, indicating an exterior update is on the way...


Chevrolet Corvette: Through the generations

Chevrolet Corvette: Through the generations

by Alex Misoyannis  This week saw the reveal of the all-new 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette, the first mid-engined model in its 66-year history, and the first to be offered in Australia as a factory vehicle. But how did we get here? Let’s rewind…...


Skoda Parent Taxi app turns the school run into chores
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Skoda Parent Taxi app turns the school run into chores

Alex Misoyannis • Getting bored of driving your kids around to another birthday party with nothing in return? Skoda could have the solution.  The new ‘Skoda Parent Taxi’ app turns generous guardians handing out free rides into taxi drivers hustling for the longest possible fare... or in the Czech brand’s case, an empty dishwasher, clean bedroom, and freshly-mowed lawn...


Porsche Taycan powertrain details revealed
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Porsche Taycan powertrain details revealed

Alex Misoyannis • Extensive details pertaining to the upcoming all-electric Porsche Taycan have emerged. The information comes from British publication CAR magazine, whose European editor Georg Kacher hitched a ride in a prototype Taycan up the hill at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed...


Tesla Model 3 AWD Long Range joins Australian line-up
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Tesla Model 3 AWD Long Range joins Australian line-up

UPDATE, August 2019: It's finally here! Click here to read and watch our first full Australian drive of the new Tesla Model 3. Alex Misoyannis • The Tesla Model 3 AWD Long Range model currently offered overseas will form part of the Tesla Australia Model 3 spread, the company has confirmed...


2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette: Interior leaked
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2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette: Interior leaked

Alex Misoyannis • The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette’s interior has leaked ahead of its official reveal later today. The C8’s interior is heavily driver-focused, with the leather trim and red stitching creating a ‘cocoon’ around them, based on the pictures posted by Bozi Tatarevic on Twitter...


Ferrari 812 Superfast Spider coming in September - report
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Ferrari 812 Superfast Spider coming in September - report

Alex Misoyannis • Ferrari could be readying a drop-top version of its 812 Superfast grand tourer, according to owners forum users The report originates from a handful of users of the FerrariChat forum, who claim to have received invites to a Maranello reveal event for the car on the 2nd of September from the Prancing Horse...


Audi RS: Two new models coming this year
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Audi RS: Two new models coming this year

Alex Misoyannis • Audi has used the 25th anniversary of its high-performance RS division to announce two “completely new RS models” will be introduced in 2019. The most obvious candidates to join the RS line-up are the RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback. The large wagon and liftback have been spied on numerous occasions in development at the Nürburgring, with a reveal believed to be imminent...


Chevrolet C8 Corvette: Stingray name confirmed
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Chevrolet C8 Corvette: Stingray name confirmed

Alex Misoyannis • Chevrolet has confirmed the eighth-generation C8 Corvette, set for a Friday reveal, will launch in ‘Stingray’ guise. The moniker was first used on the second-generation Corvette in 1963, before being dropped at the end of 1976. It made a return in 2014 to denote the entry-level variant of the C7 Corvette – the same role it'll fill within the new C8 range...


2020 Skoda Octavia spied inside and out
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2020 Skoda Octavia spied inside and out

Alex Misoyannis • Skoda’s fourth-generation Octavia wagon has been spied testing in Europe, ahead of a likely unveil at the Frankfurt motor show in September. The development vehicle spotted in the mountains was dressed in a plethora of fake panels, concealing the final design without drawing excess attention like a conventional prototype might...


Pininfarina readying Battista for European launch
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Pininfarina readying Battista for European launch

Alex Misoyannis • Pininfarina’s first independent model, the Battista, has entered the final stages of testing, ahead of its European market launch in 2020. The famous Italian firm is conducting final tuning on its all-electric hypercar. Work is being done in the wind tunnel, through computer modelling and on the simulator to refine the car’s aero package, minimise drag over the body, and increase cooling...