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Volkswagen ID.4: Pure-electric SUV to hit Australia before ID.3 hatch

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Volkswagen ID.4: Pure-electric SUV to hit Australia before ID.3 hatch

Volkswagen is preparing for one of its biggest vehicle onslaughts to date, and it’s the electric ID range taking centre stage. Although the ID.3 hatchback is the only member of the ID family to be revealed, it's actually the ID...

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Dieselgate: Volkswagen Australia settles class actions with $127 million payout
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Dieselgate: Volkswagen Australia settles class actions with $127 million payout

Volkswagen Australia has reached a settlement with plaintiffs representing Australian consumers affected by the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal. The settlement was reached on a 'no-admission' basis with plaintiffs representing five lawsuits against the company in Australia...


Volkswagen push for electrification driven by Dieselgate
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Volkswagen push for electrification driven by Dieselgate

Dieselgate, when it was revealed Volkswagen was deliberately cheating emissions tests by using a defeat device, hit the company hard in 2015. It was this saga that drove Volkswagen to clean up its act, and plunge billions into its electrification technology. Speaking to media at the Volkswagen ID...


Volkswagen ID.3 unveiled: Up to 550km range, in Australia from 2022
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Volkswagen ID.3 unveiled: Up to 550km range, in Australia from 2022

Volkswagen has ripped the silks off its first mass-market, fully-electric vehicle, the VW ID.3, with an expected starting price below €30,000 ($48,000) in Europe. The pint-sized electric car is "around the size of a Golf, with the interior space of a Passat and the acceleration of a GTI", and is based the modular MEB architecture that will underpin a large selection of Volkswagen Group electric vehicles in the years ahead...


Solid-state batteries coming by 2025 - Volkswagen
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Solid-state batteries coming by 2025 - Volkswagen

Solid-state batteries are high on the list of priorities for carmakers, given they promise to unlock more range from electric vehicles in a more stable, lighter, compact package. Volkswagen knows the impact solid-state technology could have, and is working hard to match its Japanese competitors in the field. "We are developing also solid state with our partner...


Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger likely to miss out on electrification
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Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger likely to miss out on electrification

It's no secret Ford and Volkswagen are co-developing commercial vehicles, including the next-generation Amarok and Ranger dual-cab utes. Ford is responsible for the medium-sized pickup truck, while Volkswagen is leading development of small vans. The two companies are also signed up to share Volkswagen's MEB platform. Hot on the heels of the ID...


Skoda iV: Superb and Citigo lead electrification charge, but aren't coming to Australia
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Skoda iV: Superb and Citigo lead electrification charge, but aren't coming to Australia

Skoda has revealed the first electric vehicles in its 124-year history, the Superb iV and Citigo iV, as it begins to move into electrification by adding plug-in hybrid and fully-electric drivetrains to its existing vehicles. In addition to EVs, Skoda has committed to forging ahead with infrastructure to support this shift to e-mobility...


2019 Jaguar F-Pace 30t R-Sport review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Jaguar F-Pace 30t R-Sport review

It has sports car styling and a unique brand name, but is that enough to make the Jaguar F-Pace an appealing luxury SUV proposition? Paul Maric finds out.

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2020 Toyota Supra GR review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2020 Toyota Supra GR review

The new Toyota Supra has sparked controversy from all corners of the internet, but are the haters jumping the gun? Paul Maric gets behind the wheel to find out.

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Porsche Taycan: A look at its motors, transmission, and dynamic chassis
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Porsche Taycan: A look at its motors, transmission, and dynamic chassis

Hitting 200km/h in a 2295kg electric car in under 10 seconds, and going on to a 260km/h top speed, requires more than just a tremendous amount of energy; it requires an intelligent transmission and high-tech motors. Continuing our series of stories on the all-new Porsche Taycan, here we'll run through the Permanent Synchronous Motors (PSMs) the new Taycan uses, along with the bespoke two-speed transmission created in-house by Porsche...


2020 Porsche Taycan: Five things to know
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2020 Porsche Taycan: Five things to know

Porsche has finally taken the wraps off the all-new and all-electric Taycan, with insane acceleration figures and a chassis engineered by some of the best drivers in the business. Let's take a look at five of the coolest features fitted to the Taycan...


Porsche Taycan: 270kW charging, first production car to use 800V architecture and intelligent battery
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Porsche Taycan: 270kW charging, first production car to use 800V architecture and intelligent battery

Our coverage of the all-new Porsche Taycan continues with a closer look at the 800V internal and charging infrastructure on-board to streamline and future-proof the Taycan. The Porsche Taycan will launch as the first production car to utilise an 800V operating and charging infrastructure...


2020 Porsche Taycan review: Ride-along

2020 Porsche Taycan review: Ride-along

Porsche may not be first to the party, but it has well and truly hit the ground running with a mentally fast electric vehicle. Paul Maric straps in for a ride.


2020 Porsche Taycan revealed: 1050Nm of torque and 0-200km/h in under 10 seconds
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2020 Porsche Taycan revealed: 1050Nm of torque and 0-200km/h in under 10 seconds

Porsche may not have been the first German marque to the market with an electric vehicle, but it sure has ensured the Porsche Taycan lives up to its name as a proper Porsche. Loosely translated, Taycan means "soul of a spirited young horse", and is pronounced 'tie-kahn'. Initially, the Taycan range will launch with two variants: Turbo, and the pinnacle Turbo S model...


2019 BMW X7 M50d review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2019 BMW X7 M50d review

Want a seven-seat luxury SUV, but won't compromise on room for the third row? This could be the answer: the all-new BMW X7.

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$169,900