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Mercedes-Benz set to retire the manual transmission

It’s official. The manual transmission is on its way out at Mercedes-Benz. In news that’s highly unlikely to cause a ripple with Australian buyers, Mercedes-Benz head of research and development, Markus Schaefer, confirmed the company will “eliminate manual transmissions”...

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2021 Isuzu MU-X, Mazda 'CX-70' SUVs imagined
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2021 Isuzu MU-X, Mazda 'CX-70' SUVs imagined

With the 'Isuzda' alliance up and running, now that both the 2021 Isuzu D-Max and 2021 Mazda BT-50 ranges have hit Australian showrooms, what else can we expect from the Isuzu-Mazda partnership? Well, we don't know for sure. The recent discovery of a series of MU-X patent images paints a clear picture of what Isuzu has in store for its seven-seat SUV range...


Access Denied: Unhinged muscle cars perfect for an impending Mad Max future

Access Denied: Unhinged muscle cars perfect for an impending Mad Max future

Despite a huge range of makes and models available in Australia already, not everything gets a ticket over. Among the missing pieces of the puzzle are some of the most bonkers muscle cars, that surely deserve a place on Australia’s drag strips and desert highways.


REVISIT: 2018 Nismo GT-R v Porsche 911 GT3 Touring comparison
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REVISIT: 2018 Nismo GT-R v Porsche 911 GT3 Touring comparison

Godzilla takes on the hero of Stuttgart in this Japan v Germany face-off.


REVISIT: 2019 Mazda BT-50 GT 4x4 dual-cab review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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REVISIT: 2019 Mazda BT-50 GT 4x4 dual-cab review

As the new-generation 2021 Mazda BT-50 nears its Australian debut, the time is right to look back on the outgoing model. How does it go? Read on! 


2021 MG 5 sedan revealed in Beijing - UPDATE: Australia confirmed
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2021 MG 5 sedan revealed in Beijing - UPDATE: Australia confirmed

UPDATE, November 11, 2020: The Thai-built MG 5 sedan is now on the cards for Australia, in petrol form, confirmed at the local launch of the MG ZS EV electric SUV. There are no other details available at this time, however, with timing and pricing still to be finalised – although a price position to undercut rivals like the Toyota Corolla and Kia Cerato is likely...


REVISIT: 10 Geneva motor show concepts we wish made production
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REVISIT: 10 Geneva motor show concepts we wish made production

Each year the Geneva motor show provides a testing ground of new ideas and concepts for everyone from established manufacturers to design consultancies and dream-weaving hypercar builders. Sadly some of the very best concepts miss their chance at production, be it due to their outright outlandishness, or perhaps because the brands proudly displaying them simply couldn’t get the sums to add up on some of the more courageous design choices...


2020 Lexus ES300h price and specs: Standard safety gets a boost
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2020 Lexus ES300h price and specs: Standard safety gets a boost

2020 Lexus ES300h sees prices increase ~1500-$2000 depending on variant Safety specification improved Three-variant range remains Priced from $62,525 to $77,000 plus on-road costs The 2020 Lexus ES300h has had a minor tweak to specifications, improving the mid-size luxury sedan's low-speed safety credentials, while also rolling out moderate price rises at the same time...


2021 Isuzu MU-X revealed in patent images
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2021 Isuzu MU-X revealed in patent images

With the 2021 Isuzu D-Max already filing out of Australian showrooms, it comes no surprise the related 2021 Isuzu MU-X SUV isn’t far behind. Until now, Isuzu has remained tight-lipped on details and timing for its new seven-seat, off-roading family 4x4. Images retrieved from the Japan Patent Office by dutch publication AutoWeek have opened the floodgates however, giving the clearest look yet at what to expect from the 2021 MU-X...


2021 Haval H6 ready to roll at Beijing motor show, Australian launch under consideration
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2021 Haval H6 ready to roll at Beijing motor show, Australian launch under consideration

With this year's Beijing motor show, the 2021 Haval H6 is preparing for its international debut, following its domestic market launch at the Chengdu show in July. Parent company, Great Wall Motor, is using the motor show to remake itself as a “global technology travel company” but for now, the Haval H6 looks to follow a fairly traditional medium SUV format...


2022 Subaru WRX imagined as new spy photos surface
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2022 Subaru WRX imagined as new spy photos surface

Subaru's next WRX is, slowly but surely, taking shape. Due for a likely 2021 unveiling, official details are trying our patience here at CarAdvice, so we tasked auto artist Theophilus Chin to render his take on the final product. In reality, the styling of the 2021 Subaru WRX is no real mystery, with the Japanese car maker having dropped plenty of hints, starting with the Viziv Performance STI Concept in January 2018...


Honda Australia to hold lottery for Civic Type R Limited Edition slots
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Honda Australia to hold lottery for Civic Type R Limited Edition slots

Honda Australia has announced it will hold a lottery to decide which of its customers will get the chance to own a Civic Type R Limited Edition, the “purest expression of Civic Type R to date.” An allocation of just 20 vehicles will hit the local market and, of those, one will remain in Honda’s custody for promotional duties...


2021 Range Rover Velar price and specs: Mild-hybrid rollout continues
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2021 Range Rover Velar price and specs: Mild-hybrid rollout continues

New, simplified line-up Safety spec improved across the range Mild-hybrid diesel and six-cylinder engines added Priced from $87,000 - $127,000 Jaguar Land Rover has announced the latest updates to its 2021 Range Rover Velar range in Australia, following in the footsteps of models like the Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque and Jaguar F-Pace before it...


BMW M boss confirms first electric M car won’t threaten M3, yet
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BMW M boss confirms first electric M car won’t threaten M3, yet

BMW has commenced work on its first pure-electric car from the M performance division, but the M3 and M4 are safe for now. That’s the message from the CEO of BMW M, Markus Flasch, speaking to Australian media ahead of the reveal of the new M3 sedan and M4 coupe. The first M-fettled product from BMW’s expanding EV range will be a version of the i4, first previewed as a concept in March 2020...


2020 BMW X2 sDrive18i review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2020 BMW X2 sDrive18i review

BMW’s smallest SUV may not be its cheapest, but can style stand in for substance?