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2020 Porsche Macan Turbo review
  • Lovely bi-turbo V6; Dynamically superb; Cabin ambience is top notch; Capable all-rounder
  • Optional driver assist tech; Can't match straight-line speed of some rivals; Tight back seat; Ticking options gets expensive

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8.3 / 10

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2020 Porsche Macan Turbo review

The long-running benchmark for performance SUVs has been given a nip and tuck – can it retain its place at the top?

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2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe teased again
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2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe teased again

BMW has published more teaser images for the new 2 Series Gran Coupe this week on social media, ahead of an anticipated reveal at the Los Angeles motor show. The trio of pictures, posted on the company's Twitter profile, reveal the front, boot profile, and tail-light signature of the first-ever compact 'Gran Coupe' model...


ANCAP: Hyundai Kona Electric maintains 5-star rating in audit tests
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ANCAP: Hyundai Kona Electric maintains 5-star rating in audit tests

ANCAP has released the results of audit crash testing it conducted on the Hyundai Kona Electric to verify manufacturer-supplied data for the electric crossover. The Kona Electric carried over the 2017-stamped five-star safety rating from its petrol-powered equivalent when it was released earlier this year...


2019 Lexus UX250h F Sport long-term review: Farewell
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2019 Lexus UX250h F Sport long-term review: Farewell

The little green UX250h long-termer has proven to be a fantastic premium urban runabout, and it's time to say 'sayonara'.

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$56,950 - $61,000

2020 Toyota Corolla pricing and specs - UPDATE
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2020 Toyota Corolla pricing and specs - UPDATE

Toyota Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the upgraded 2020 Corolla hatch line-up, headlined by the standard inclusion of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the new option of a two-tone paint scheme for flagship ZR models...


Audi Q3 & Toyota Granvia get 5-star ANCAP ratings
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Audi Q3 & Toyota Granvia get 5-star ANCAP ratings

ANCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings for the all-new Audi Q3 and Toyota Granvia, with both vehicles hitting local showrooms this month. The headlining act is Toyota's new people mover, which is the first model in its segment to achieve a five-star result against the crash-testing firm's "latest, most stringent protocols"...


Audi A3 S line plus editions on sale from $43,300
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Audi A3 S line plus editions on sale from $43,300

Audi Australia has announced the A3 S line plus edition, which brings a host of upgraded specification for all versions of the four-ringed small car. The company claims the S line plus edition brings up to $11,000 in extra equipment depending on trim level, with the package available on 35 TFSI, 40 TFSI and 40 TFSI quattro variants of the A3 Sportback, Sedan and Cabriolet...


2019 Lexus RC F review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Lexus RC F review

The 'base' RC F presents a relative bargain in the luxury performance coupe segment, combining V8 thrills for tens of thousands less than European competitors.

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$133,771

Polestar 2: Performance Pack detailed for Europe
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Polestar 2: Performance Pack detailed for Europe

Polestar has released pricing and content of the Performance Pack option for its new Polestar 2 electric vehicle for the European market. Following the launch pricing announcement earlier this week – starting at the equivalent of around $90,000 in markets like the UK – the electrified sub-brand of Geely and Volvo is offering the optional performance kit for £5000 ($9059) in the UK and €6000 ($9759) in Germany...


Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR delayed until 2020
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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR delayed until 2020

It appears the limited-edition Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR won't hit Australian showrooms until the new year, with the local arm confirming the most powerful production GTI yet has been delayed. Volkswagen Australia has now indicated a tentative "Q2 2020" launch frame for its race-inspired front-drive hot hatch, after it was initially slated to arrive Down Under this month...


2018 Peugeot 3008 recalled
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2018 Peugeot 3008 recalled

Peugeot Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year 3008 SUV, due to a child-seat anchor point being incorrectly fitted to the front passenger seat. Just like the notice for the Citroen C3 earlier this week, Australian laws do not allow the front airbag to be switched off, which means a child seat can't be fitted in the front...


Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert recalled
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Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert recalled

Peugeot Citroen Australia has issued a recall for the Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert vans over concerns the middle seatbelt could be faulty. The French automotive group reports: "The front central passenger seat belt could unclip from the buckle when braking or avoiding obstacles"...


Mazda 3, 6, CX-5 recalled
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Mazda 3, 6, CX-5 recalled

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for 35,476 diesel versions of its Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and CX-5 model lines over concerns build-up of carbon deposits could cause premature wear of certain engine components. According to the Japanese brand, "The affected vehicles may accumulate carbon deposits in the intake shutter valve"...


Euro NCAP releases safety ratings for 1 Series,  208, Cherokee
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Euro NCAP releases safety ratings for 1 Series, 208, Cherokee

European crash-testing authority Euro NCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings for a slew of new models, including the BMW 1 Series, Jeep Cherokee and Peugeot 208. The third-generation 1 Series's switch to a front-wheel drive architecture didn't affect its ability to maintain a five-star rating against the latest criteria, managing 83 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection, 87 per cent for Child Occupant Protection, 76 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 72 per cent for Safety Assist...


2010-13 Hyundai iX35 recalled
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2010-13 Hyundai iX35 recalled

Hyundai Australia has issued a recall for the 2010-13 model-year iX35 crossover fitted with the 2.4-litre petrol engine over concerns of an oil leak. UPDATE, 10/10/19: The original version of this article didn't stipulate only iX35 variants fitted with the 2.4-litre petrol engine are affected by this recall. This has since been clarified and amended in the piece...