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2019 Porsche Cayenne Coupe review
  • Incredible power; Agile handling for an SUV; Surprisingly spacious cabin
  • Dearer than the wagon; Thick windscreen pillars can obscure view; Engines sound too quiet

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8.5 / 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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Ram celebrates 1500th vehicle, start of 24-hour production
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Ram celebrates 1500th vehicle, start of 24-hour production

For the first time in almost 20 years, an Australian car assembly line will tonight return to 24-hour production – to keep up with unexpected and unprecedented local demand for Ram pick-ups from the US...


Ferrari SF90 Stradale sold out despite $1 million price
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Ferrari SF90 Stradale sold out despite $1 million price

Ferrari’s first plug-in hybrid supercar – the SF90 Stradale, powered by three electric motors and a twin turbo V8 – has already sold out even before the final price is known. A group of about 25 Australian VIP customers attended the unveiling earlier this week at a lavish event in Ferrari’s home town of Maranello, Italy...


2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS review

The sole V8 in Holden showrooms – the Chevrolet Camaro remanufactured to right-hand drive by HSV – gets a Series II makeover and 10-speed auto.


Car industry slams Victoria’s proposed tax on vehicles over $100,000 - UPDATE
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Car industry slams Victoria’s proposed tax on vehicles over $100,000 - UPDATE

The car industry has slammed a proposal by the Victorian Government to slug vehicles priced over $100,000 with an additional tax – on top of the 10 per cent GST on the total cost and 33 per cent Luxury Car Tax already charged on every dollar above $66,331. UPDATE, 27/5/19: The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has made a statement regarding the proposed changes to taxes on new vehicles in Victoria...


Hyundai i30N Fastback: Targa Tasmania test drive

Hyundai i30N Fastback: Targa Tasmania test drive

In the right hands the Hyundai i30N hot hatch is capable of outpacing Porsches, BMWs, Audis and other exotic supercars. Unfortunately, I don’t have those hands.  Which is why although I’m behind the wheel of a Hyundai i30N Fastback, I’m not about to set any records. My main focus is keeping on Terra Firma while trying to extract as much enjoyment as possible from Hyundai’s entree into the hot hatch class...


2019 LDV T60 Trailrider review
Rating: 7.210 /10
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2019 LDV T60 Trailrider review

The LDV T60 Trailrider gains locally tuned suspension due to be rolled out across the rest of the Chinese ute range. 


Toyota Supra pricing leaked: $100,000 drive-away for top model
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Toyota Supra pricing leaked: $100,000 drive-away for top model

The new Toyota Supra flagship will cost in excess of $100,000 drive-away according to indicative pricing published earlier than planned on the company's local website. UPDATE, 20/5/19: Toyota Australia has officially confirmed pricing and specs for the new Supra. Read more here. The entry level GT version is going to cost $84,990 plus on-roads and the GTS is $10,000 more, at $94,990 plus on-roads...


Ford sells Broadmeadows and Geelong factories for undisclosed sum
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Ford sells Broadmeadows and Geelong factories for undisclosed sum

Ford Australia has sold its Broadmeadows car assembly line and Geelong engine and stamping plants for an undisclosed sum to the Melbourne-based Pelligra Group – the same company that also bought Holden’s factory in Adelaide late in 2017...


2019 Toyota RAV4 review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2019 Toyota RAV4 review

The fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 is the safest, roomiest and most technically advanced to date – and has the option of hybrid power for the first time.

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HSV confirms Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 power as production starts
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HSV confirms Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 power as production starts

Holden Special Vehicles has confirmed the power numbers for its new flagship performance model, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, as it starts production ahead of showroom arrivals later this month. The supercharged 6.2-litre V8 has 477kW of power and a mammoth 881Nm of torque, giving it a better power-to-weight ratio than HSV’s final locally-made sedan, the GTS-R W1...


Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series at least two years away
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Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series at least two years away

The Toyota LandCruiser “300 Series” is still at least two years away from local showrooms and the company remains tight-lipped about the successor to the iconic off-roader. CarAdvice recently spotted a prototype with 300 Series hardware disguised under a 200 Series body being tested on rural roads in Victoria...


New-car sales to accelerate after the Federal election
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New-car sales to accelerate after the Federal election

Regardless of who wins the upcoming Federal election, new-car sales are expected to surge in the second half of this year – following the longest slump since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008-2009. Official car sales figures show April, the 13th month in a row in negative territory, took the biggest hit with eight of the top 10 brands posting significant declines...


Exclusive: Electric Toyota HiLux not coming, despite media speculation
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Exclusive: Electric Toyota HiLux not coming, despite media speculation

Toyota Australia has formally dismissed reports by mainstream media there will be an electric HiLux ute. The debate about electric vehicles and their suitability in Australia was sparked by the federal opposition’s election promise to require 50% of all new cars sold by 2030 to run on electric power...


Honda Civic Type R sets Bathurst record in the hands of F1 ace Jenson Button
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Honda Civic Type R sets Bathurst record in the hands of F1 ace Jenson Button

The Honda Civic Type R has set a blistering but unofficial lap record for a road-legal hot hatch at Mount Panorama Bathurst, posting a time of 2 minutes 35.207 in the hands of Formula 1 ace Jenson Button. The 2009 Formula 1 world champion flew into Australia on a secret mission to do the timed run on Easter Monday, while the circuit was closed following the previous day’s six-hour production car race...