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Lexus Australia introduces capped-price servicing

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Lexus Australia introduces capped-price servicing

Liam Murphy • Toyota’s luxury division Lexus has introduced capped-price servicing for its Australian customers. The option comes more than 11 years after Lexus’ parent company Toyota introduced capped-price servicing to the Australian market in 2008...

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Hyundai Australia hosts first ever N Festival

Hyundai Australia hosts first ever N Festival

“Is this anybody’s first time on a racetrack?” Hyundai N Technician Geoff Fear asks from atop the pit wall of Wakefield Park Raceway. It’s a question I’ve only ever seen inspire sheepishness in participants of track days before, yet when a third of the crowd of 128 drivers gathered in front of Fear shoot a hand towards the sky, they do it with glee...


Ford Mustang: the unloved and the unpopular

Ford Mustang: the unloved and the unpopular

The unveiling of Ford’s new Mustang Mach-E electric-crossover has completely polarised public opinion. Some say the iconic pony car must evolve with the times while others feel applying the Mustang nameplate to an electric-powered SUV is just as bad as that time Ford nearly turned its long-running muscle car into a front-wheel-drive Mazda...


The week's top news stories: November 24, 2019
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The week's top news stories: November 24, 2019

Darcy Foster • If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here. Check them out, and let us know what caught your eye...


Bloodhound LSR tops 1000km/h in testing
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Bloodhound LSR tops 1000km/h in testing

Darcy Foster • The Bloodhound LSR has recorded a top speed of 1010km/h (628mph) in final testing for 2019 ahead of a land-speed record attempt some time in the next two years. Piloted by Air Force wing commander Andy Green, the Bloodhound LSR completed a number of tests and obtained vital data to help engineers determine the rocket’s payload size for a crack at the current land-speed record...


Ken Block conquers Tianmen Mountain in Climbkhana 2 - video
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Ken Block conquers Tianmen Mountain in Climbkhana 2 - video

Darcy Foster • Ken Block is at it again. Dubbed ‘Climbkhana Two’, the latest 'khana' video sees the rally and drift ace take on the 99-turn, 11km Tianmen Mountain road in China. Ken’s ascent to ‘Heaven’s Gate’ (the literal Mandarin translation of ‘Tianmen’) required serious planning, but luckily he had one of the newest tools in his automotive arsenal for the job; the Hoonitruck...


Pininfarina Battista reaches production
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Pininfarina Battista reaches production

Darcy Foster • Named after company founder Battista Farina, the all-electric Battista is set to launch late in 2020 with a price tag of US$2 million dollars (~$3 million) with 150 units slated for production. Though its body is designed in Italy, the Battista shares its electric powertrain and between 30 and 40 per cent of its components with the Rimac C Two, which calls Croatia home...


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled

Darcy Foster • Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2019 GLE over concerns the trim divider at the rear door windows might not meet specification. According to the company, the external trim divider at the rear windows could be incorrectly attached, which could make the divider separate from the vehicle while driving, posing a risk of injury to other road users...


Every category winner in Drive Car of the Year 2020
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Every category winner in Drive Car of the Year 2020

UPDATE: The Toyota RAV4 has now been announced as the overall winner of Drive Car of the Year 2020. To read the full story, visit Drive.com.au here.  Another Drive Car of the Year program has just about wrapped up, with only the overall winner left to be announced...


Maserati mule heralds arrival of new engine ahead of full reveal in 2020
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Maserati mule heralds arrival of new engine ahead of full reveal in 2020

Darcy Foster • Maserati has released photos of a test-mule running the firm’s all-new '100 per cent Maserati' engine. Reports suggest that this powertrain will underpin Maserati’s incoming sports car due to be unveiled in Modena in May next year. Whether that’s the new GranTurismo or a smaller offering more closely-resembling the 2014 Alfieri concept, we aren’t sure...


2020 Mercedes-AMG GLS, GLE63 S revealed with mild-hybrid V8
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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLS, GLE63 S revealed with mild-hybrid V8

Darcy Foster • Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the GLE63 S and GLS63 S at the 2019 Los Angeles motor show, complete with hybrid power for the first time in an AMG V8. The performance versions of Mercedes-Benz’s two largest SUVs are both powered by Mercedes-AMG’s familiar 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, backed for the first time by mild-hybrid power...


2020 Audi RSQ8 revealed
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2020 Audi RSQ8 revealed

Darcy Foster • Audi Sport has revealed its all-new RSQ8, sitting above the SQ8 as the most hardcore version of its flagship SUV. The engine is the same one found in the new RS6 Avant and RS7, a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 unit producing 441kW of power and 800Nm of torque...


Time Machine Tuesday: November 19, 2019
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Time Machine Tuesday: November 19, 2019

Darcy Foster • People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews...


Ferrari 812 GTS Spider V12 to cost $675,888 when it arrives in late 2020
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Ferrari 812 GTS Spider V12 to cost $675,888 when it arrives in late 2020

Liam Murphy • The Ferrari 812 GTS Spider V12 has arrived in Australian showrooms, however it will be a year before the first customers will take delivery of their cars. The display model was on a flying visit to show customers who have already placed orders, and to attract interest from new buyers...


Caterham returns to Australia after emissions-fuelled hiatus
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Caterham returns to Australia after emissions-fuelled hiatus

Darcy Foster • Caterham is back Down Under after a two-year production hiatus, with three models on offer locally for the 2020 model year. The announcement comes after the small British company pulled out of the Australian market for 2018 and 2019, largely due to the introduction of the World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) emissions rules in Europe...