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Toyota LandCruiser hits 10 million global sales, passes 1 million in Australia

The Toyota LandCruiser has clocked up an epic 10 million sales worldwide – including more than 1.065 million in Australia – as the latest figures show more have been sold here over the past 65 years than any other place on earth...

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Tesla Nurburgring: two cars hit the track, go slower than before
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Tesla Nurburgring: two cars hit the track, go slower than before

Tesla put both its red and blue Model S prototypes on the Nurburgring race track overnight (Wednesday afternoon German time) in its latest attempt to shatter the electric-car lap record of 7 minutes and 42 seconds set by the Porsche Taycan. And one of the Tesla Model S sedans appears to have a stripped-out interior, not a full production car interior, giving it a significant weight advantage...


New Mitsubishi ASX spied, marks return of GSR badge
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New Mitsubishi ASX spied, marks return of GSR badge

Mitsubishi will revive the iconic GSR performance badge to distinguish the more powerful model due to join the revised ASX line-up in October. The Mitsubishi ASX is due to get yet another facelift – that introduces the company’s “shield” grille – while it continues to develop a new generation model with its new joint venture partner Nissan...


Price, not planet, the key to selling electric cars - expert
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Price, not planet, the key to selling electric cars - expert

Buyers of electric cars are more interested in saving money rather than saving the planet, according to the latest data from Europe. Tax incentives on electric cars have a greater role in their sales success than environmental credentials, say automotive industry experts...


Kia undecided on next-generation Stinger
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Kia undecided on next-generation Stinger

The Kia Stinger performance sedan has won numerous awards but it hasn’t won as many hearts as the South Korean carmaker was hoping – and now the company is deciding if it will build a successor. If a second generation Kia Stinger goes ahead, it could become an electric car. The global slump in sedan sales has hit the Kia Stinger head on, particularly in North America where it was expected to shine...


2020 Kia E-Soul and Kia E-Niro review
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2020 Kia E-Soul and Kia E-Niro review

Kia is preparing the arrival of its first two electric cars in Australia. Here’s how they stack up.


Kia electric cars delayed to 2021
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Kia electric cars delayed to 2021

Kia has temporarily pulled the plug on its electric car rollout in Australia.  After initially promising to have its first electric car on sale here by the end of this year – in time for the 2020 Australian Tennis Open – it has postponed its plans for at least 12 months...


Has Tesla just smashed the Porsche Taycan’s record at the Nurburgring?
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Has Tesla just smashed the Porsche Taycan’s record at the Nurburgring?

Tesla may have already smashed the Porsche Taycan’s electric car lap record at the Nurburgring – even though its official attempt is not due to happen until later in the week. One of CarAdvice’s spy photography agencies caught on camera another example of a highly modified Tesla Model S sedan lapping the famous 20...


Tesla Nurburgring record attempt: everything we know so far
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Tesla Nurburgring record attempt: everything we know so far

After a week of hype, Tesla is yet to put down a fast lap at the Nurburgring in its attempt to wrestle the electric-car lap record from the Porsche Taycan. If you haven’t been able to read every word on the internet about this bold record attempt, this story will give you a rundown on all we know so far...


Tesla Nurburgring record: The real reason Nico Rosberg isn’t driving
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Tesla Nurburgring record: The real reason Nico Rosberg isn’t driving

Former Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg won’t be behind the wheel of Tesla’s Nurburgring record attempt because he isn’t qualified enough – and it’s likely he wasn’t aware of the rules when he offered his driving services via Twitter...


Tesla Nurburgring record attempt postponed 
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Tesla Nurburgring record attempt postponed 

Tesla is inching closer to its electric car lap record attempt at the Nurburgring, having been spotted doing several shakedown runs at the German circuit overnight. What appears to be a modified Model S sedan – with wider wheel arches, wider wheels, carbon ceramic brakes, semi-slick racing tyres, a rear wing, and a new 100D+ badge – was caught on camera having only done five laps on Thursday...


Up next: Mini's electric hot hatch range
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Up next: Mini's electric hot hatch range

Less than a month after the first mass-produced Mini Electric rolled off the assembly line, the iconic British brand is already working on the next model – and will likely include the option of an electrified hot hatch across the Cooper S and John Cooper Works ranges. “It’s not a contradiction when it comes to performance and electro-mobility...


2020 Mini Cooper SE confirmed for Australia
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2020 Mini Cooper SE confirmed for Australia

British carmaker Mini will introduce an electric version of its iconic Cooper hatchback in Australian showrooms in the middle of next year. Price is yet to be confirmed however, based on the European cost of about €32,000, the Mini Electric will likely arrive at about $55,000 plus on-roads...


2020 Ford Focus ST priced from $44,690 and in showrooms early 2020
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2020 Ford Focus ST priced from $44,690 and in showrooms early 2020

UPDATE: Ford officially confirmed the details below for the Focus ST at 3:00pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. September 1, 2019: The new 2020 Ford Focus ST hot hatch will start from $44,690 plus on-road costs when it arrives in January – and a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission will be a no-cost option...


Mitsubishi considering seven-year warranty across the range
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Mitsubishi considering seven-year warranty across the range

Mitsubishi could become the second car brand inside the Top 10 to offer a seven-year warranty across the range as part of sweeping changes that may also extend its capped price service program beyond the current limit of three years. Mitsubishi introduced a seven-year warranty on the new Triton ute in December 2018, but is yet to extend it to include other models in the range which have five-year coverage...