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Burnin' rubber: Track testing Bridgestone's all-new Potenza S007A at Phillip Island

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Burnin' rubber: Track testing Bridgestone's all-new Potenza S007A at Phillip Island

Enthusiasts may obsess over them, but for the average motorist the black rubber rings under each corner of their car probably don’t occupy much thought until it comes time to replace them, and then it’s just another out-of-pocket inconvenience...

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2019 Alpine A110 review: Sports car as daily driver
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2019 Alpine A110 review: Sports car as daily driver

Can a relatively rare, ultimately focussed mid-engined coupe designed to make short work of race tracks on a regular basis be any kind of daily drive? Masochists might say yes, but what about everyone else?

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$106,500

2019 Jeep Wrangler handed devastating 1 Star Euro NCAP result
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2019 Jeep Wrangler handed devastating 1 Star Euro NCAP result

The all-new 2019 Jeep Wrangler has been given a stinging one-star safety rating in the latest round of assessments from independent body, Euro NCAP. The fourth-generation JL Wrangler, revealed earlier this year, was already out of the running for a five-star rating due to its lack of autonomous emergency braking at launch...


Los Angeles motor show: 10 past concepts we wish made production
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Los Angeles motor show: 10 past concepts we wish made production

With its unique blend of high arts, surf culture and multiculturalism, California could lay claim to the title of America's 'cultural epicentre' – and its rich car culture is one of the highlights. Over the years, the Los Angeles motor show has risen from a domestic display with a hot rod-inspired past to a global event...


2018 Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition review
Rating: 6.810 /10
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition review

All good things must come to an end. In the case of the Jeep Wrangler, the latest Freedom Edition special-edition model sends the long-running JK series off ahead of an all-new Wrangler set to arrive Down Under in 2019.


2018 BMW X4 M40i review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2018 BMW X4 M40i review

BMW keeps the lights burning brightly on the SUV coupe segment it helped pioneer, adding a performance twist to the new X4 range with the six-cylinder M40i.


2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 4Matic review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 4Matic review

A long-awaited return to straight-six power, coupled with a revival of Mercedes-Benz’s stylistic elegance, ensures the 2019 CLS doesn’t delve into mediocrity as it enters its third generation.


2019 Holden Acadia review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2019 Holden Acadia review

It's been two years since Holden announced the Acadia seven-seat SUV would come to Australia from overseas division, GMC. Now, given the local treatment, the Acadia is ready to challenge the seven-seat large SUV segment.

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$43,490 - $67,490

2019 Holden Acadia pricing and specs
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2019 Holden Acadia pricing and specs

Holden has finally lifted the lid on pricing for the 2019 Acadia, positioned as a rival to petrol-powered family haulers like the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger. The new, American-sourced Acadia will arrive with a 3.6-litre V6 engine producing 231kW and 367Nm, connected to a nine-speed automatic, with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive available across the range...


2018 Mazda 6 GT v Toyota Camry SL V6 comparison
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2018 Mazda 6 GT v Toyota Camry SL V6 comparison

Could this be the family car battle of head versus heart? The Toyota Camry SL V6 and Mazda 6 GT turbo both stick to a well-worn medium sedan formula, although manage to avoid looking like carbon copies of each other – both aesthetically and mechanically...


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander review

Packed to the gills with technology, safety and convenience items that you might not expect from Hyundai, the new Santa Fe Highlander stamps its authority on the seven-seat large SUV class.


2019 Ford Ranger XLT review: 2.0 Bi-Turbo
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2019 Ford Ranger XLT review: 2.0 Bi-Turbo

Revised for the second time in its model run, the Ford Ranger steps up power and safety in high-spec models for the 2019 model year.


The automotive name of thrones: Cutting room floor
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The automotive name of thrones: Cutting room floor

We’ve had a lot of fun on this journey through the topsy-turvy world of cars and their names, haven’t we? Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Before the automotive name of thrones rolls its closing credits, let’s take a look at the awkward bits and pieces swept off the cutting room floor...


Paris motor show: 10 past concepts we wish made production
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Paris motor show: 10 past concepts we wish made production

Some concept cars never come close to a shot at production, either failing to pass the approval process or having never really been in the running at all. Now that the lint has settled from the parade of curtain-raising on concepts and production cars at the 2018 Paris motor show, we take a nostalgic look back at some of the most memorable concepts from previous Paris shows...


2019 Toyota Corolla ZR hybrid review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Toyota Corolla ZR hybrid review

Tech like a Prius, but at a much sharper price and in a much sharper suit. A hybrid might not be the first thing you think of when looking for a small car, but the Corolla hybrid makes a compelling case for itself.