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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT63 S 4-Door review
  • Epic performance; Stunning design; Phenomenal grip
  • Expensive options; Over-shoulder visibility; Noisy tyres

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8.5 / 10

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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT63 S 4-Door review

If you ever needed proof that performance cars are as much about image as they are about prowess, look no further.

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Why the brakes have been slammed on new-car sales
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Why the brakes have been slammed on new-car sales

ANALYSIS New-car sales have hit the brakes in the biggest slowdown since the Global Financial Crisis a decade ago – and the federal election hasn’t provided the “bounce” the industry was counting on. While there was an initial surge reported in the days that followed the May ballot, the bounce has turned into a dead ball, according to industry analysts...


Audi lifts “stop delivery” notice on A3, A4, A5, Q2, Q5, Q7, TT and R8
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Audi lifts “stop delivery” notice on A3, A4, A5, Q2, Q5, Q7, TT and R8

Anyone buying a new or used Audi this week may be relieved to learn the company lifted overnight a “stop delivery” notice that affected thousands of vehicles in dealer stock, including current generation A3, A4, A5, Q2, Q5, Q7, TT and R8 models...


2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan review

Mercedes is about to re-enter the small sedan market with an all-new model.


Mitsubishi Triton fuel economy buyback sets ‘concerning’ precedent, industry calls for motoring tribunal
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Mitsubishi Triton fuel economy buyback sets ‘concerning’ precedent, industry calls for motoring tribunal

The car industry has called for a national motoring tribunal to be established following a landmark case in Victoria which awarded the owner of a two-year-old Mitsubishi Triton a full refund on the $39,500 new-car purchase price due to discrepancies over fuel economy claims...


2019 Genesis G80 review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2019 Genesis G80 review

Hyundai’s limousine has returned with a new badge after a two-year break, but there are some subtle differences in the way it drives.


Mercedes slams stamp duty increases on luxury cars
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Mercedes slams stamp duty increases on luxury cars

Mercedes-Benz – the biggest contributor to federal Luxury Car Tax last year – has joined the campaign against stamp duty increases, as fears grow across the industry other states may follow the precedents set by Queensland and Victoria...


Holden Commodore LS3 V8 fuel injector dramas
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Holden Commodore LS3 V8 fuel injector dramas

EXCLUSIVE The final series of Holden Commodore V8s – powered by an engine once used in the Chevrolet Corvette – were built to roar. But less than two years after the end of local production, “thousands” of Commodore V8s have been reduced to a whimper...


2020 Toyota Yaris to go hybrid
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2020 Toyota Yaris to go hybrid

EXCLUSIVE Toyota’s cheapest car is due to get a major makeover and include the option of hybrid power for the first time in Australia. Although a hybrid option has been available overseas in this generation, Toyota dealers have been told the next-generation Yaris, due on sale next year, will be available with a choice of petrol or hybrid...


2019 Genesis G70 pricing and specs
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2019 Genesis G70 pricing and specs

The Genesis G70 – Hyundai’s answer to the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Lexus IS sports sedans – has finally arrived in Australia after numerous delays. For now, there is only one showroom – in the Sydney CBD – but others will follow in Brisbane and Melbourne in 2020. The company says there are no plans to sell Genesis vehicles across its national network of 167 independent Hyundai dealers...


2019 Genesis G70 review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Genesis G70 review

The luxury sedan market has a new player. Meet the newest automotive brand to arrive in Australia, Hyundai’s luxury division Genesis.

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Genesis puts pressure on luxury rivals over warranty
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Genesis puts pressure on luxury rivals over warranty

There are renewed calls for luxury car brands to increase their warranty now that Hyundai’s upmarket entrant Genesis has gone on sale locally this week with class-leading five-year coverage. All Top 10 mainstream brands now have five-year warranty coverage – or more – but, as reported by CarAdvice in January, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar-Land Rover are staying firm with three-year warranties...


2019 Genesis G80 pricing and specs
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2019 Genesis G80 pricing and specs

The Hyundai Genesis limousine – a favourite among hire-car drivers and a popular replacement for the iconic Holden Caprice – is finally back after a two-year break. However it now has a new name, a higher price, and is only available via a much smaller dealer network. It’s now called the Genesis G80 and will be sold only at standalone Genesis dealerships...


Genesis plans Tesla rival, hydrogen car, and massive SUV rollout
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Genesis plans Tesla rival, hydrogen car, and massive SUV rollout

Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis is poised to launch an electric car to take on Tesla – and it will be on Australian roads within two years. The still-secret electric vehicle is just one of a vast range of new models Genesis is ready to roll out in Australia, one of its key new markets globally...


Car industry to use 1997 tobacco precedent to block stamp duty increases
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Car industry to use 1997 tobacco precedent to block stamp duty increases

EXCLUSIVE The car industry plans to use a precedent set by tobacco distributors in 1997 in an attempt to stop state governments across Australia from imposing an additional stamp duty on luxury vehicles...