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2019 Genesis G70 review
  • Awesome power from the twin-turbo V6; Superb grip, handling and comfort; Five-year warranty and five years free servicing
  • Fixed prices, no discounts; Limited number of showrooms; Unknown resale value

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8.1 / 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...


Increased stamp duty on luxury cars to be challenged in the High Court
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Increased stamp duty on luxury cars to be challenged in the High Court

EXCLUSIVE Australia’s peak car dealer body is planning a High Court challenge against increased stamp duties on motor vehicles priced over $100,000 – as exclusive figures published by CarAdvice show Toyota customers pay more in Luxury Car Tax than do buyers of most prestige brands...


Why they don't make them like they used to

Why they don't make them like they used to

Sales of new vehicles with “retro” looks have hit the brakes – but millennials are driving a resurgence in original classic cars from the 1960s. Demand for the new generation Ford Mustang, the modern Mini range, and the diminutive Fiat 500 have fallen by more than 30 per cent over the past three years...


Toyota to axe LandCruiser V8
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Toyota to axe LandCruiser V8

The iconic Toyota LandCruiser V8 is nearing the end of the road, with well-placed sources claiming the next generation 300 Series will have a choice of V6 turbo-diesel and V6 turbo petrol power when it goes on sale in late 2021 – before eventually being joined by a V6 hybrid a few years later...


Former Ford boss pumps the brakes on electric cars
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Former Ford boss pumps the brakes on electric cars

The former boss of Ford globally, Mark Fields, has warned the car industry needs to moderate its sales expectations of electric cars and brace for a period of higher investment and lower profits. Automotive News USA has reported that Mr Fields – who increased investment in electric cars during his tenure at Ford – voiced his concerns in the EcoMotion conference in Israel on Tuesday...


Toyota RAV4 Hybrid sold out for up to four months
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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid sold out for up to four months

The new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is sold out for up to four months despite only going on sale a month ago – and despite a significant price rise. Customers are being told that if they order a RAV4 Hybrid today it won’t be delivered until “September/October”...


2019 Holden Trax LTZ review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2019 Holden Trax LTZ review

Holden’s small SUV has had a minor makeover. How does it stack up against newer competition?

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$28,990

HSV launches finance offers on SportsCat Plus and Camaro
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HSV launches finance offers on SportsCat Plus and Camaro

Holden Special Vehicles has launched finance offers on its two most popular models, the Colorado SportsCat Plus ute and Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coupe. It is the first time in the 30-plus-year history of the company that it has offered a deal with low interest rates and zero deposit. It has been made possible by the recently reformed Holden Financial Services...


Mitsubishi Triton discounts start
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Mitsubishi Triton discounts start

Mitsubishi has begun offering discounts on certain variants of the new-look Triton as it begins to clear stock of the superseded model. When the facelifted Triton went on sale late last year Mitsubishi raised the price of its double cab utes by between $4000 and $6500...


2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 review

A supercharged V8 has returned to selected Holden showrooms with the arrival of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

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$162,190

2019 Porsche Cayenne Coupe review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2019 Porsche Cayenne Coupe review

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe. If you want to see how obsessed we’ve become over SUVs, look no further.

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$128,000 - $254,000