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Paul Maric

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2020 Aston Martin DBX pursuing Porsche Cayenne

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2020 Aston Martin DBX pursuing Porsche Cayenne

Aston Martin is busy testing its first-ever SUV, the Aston Martin DBX, with sights set firmly on the Volkswagen Group's extensive portfolio of luxurious crossovers – particularly the Porsche Cayenne...

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Aston Martin DBX drift mode: "Never say never"
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Aston Martin DBX drift mode: "Never say never"

Aston Martin has confirmed the all-new Aston Martin DBX will use a permanent all-wheel drive system, but there are now hints a 'drift mode' could be fitted to help differentiate it from its competitors. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice, Aston Martin senior manager of vehicle dynamics, Ian Hartley, suggested the brand is looking into implementing a feature like drift mode to give the DBX a competitive edge...


2019 Ford Endura crash tested again as part of ANCAP safety audit
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2019 Ford Endura crash tested again as part of ANCAP safety audit

It's the phone call no manufacturer wants to get. A call from ANCAP advising one of their vehicles has been purchased for a secondary verification crash test. This time it's Ford's turn, with ANCAP selecting the new Ford Endura for an audit test to confirm results obtained by Euro NCAP...


Bentley Continental GT W12 review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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Bentley Continental GT W12 review

The Continental GT is Bentley's most popular model, so how does it improve a car that customers have become so used to? Paul Maric finds out.

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$422,600

2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo review

It looks and sounds like the current Nissan GT-R Nismo, but Paul Maric discovers that the MY20 Nismo GT-R has evolved into a new beast altogether.


2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk review
Rating: 810 /10
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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk review

Affordable luxury off-road-capable SUVs are hard to come by. Jeep aims the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk at buyers that want all of the features and all of the off-road ability. But, is it getting on a little too much? Paul Maric finds out.

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$73,500

2019 Audi A7 55 TFSI review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2019 Audi A7 55 TFSI review

Mild hybrid technology plus all-new styling could be exactly what the Audi A7 needs to strike a chord with Australian buyers. Paul Maric goes for a drive.

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$131,900

Toyota Australia chasing Tundra and Tacoma to tackle American challengers
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Toyota Australia chasing Tundra and Tacoma to tackle American challengers

Toyota Australia's appetite for big trucks hasn't disappeared, with a senior executive confirming the company is still interested in a right-hand drive Tundra and Tacoma for the Australian market. American Special Vehicles, which remanufactures the Ram 1500 and 2500, along with the Chevrolet Camaro and Silverado products out of its Clayton headquarters, recently moved to 24 hour production to keep up with demand...


Mitsubishi Triton: Ford Ranger Raptor challenger on the cards for Australia
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Mitsubishi Triton: Ford Ranger Raptor challenger on the cards for Australia

Love the idea of a Ford Ranger Raptor, but don't want to shell out crazy money for the privilege? Mitsubishi may have the answer. These trademark images are the closest sign yet the Japanese manufacturer is readying its Triton Absolute off-roader for production...


2019 Toyota RAV4: Over 60% of sales hybrid
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2019 Toyota RAV4: Over 60% of sales hybrid

The all-new Toyota Rav4 has chalked up an incredible amount of sales in its first month on the market, but even more surprising was Toyota's admission that around 60% of RAV4s sold are hybrid variants. It was the third best-selling car in Australia during May (only beaten by the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger), posting a 41...


Why I bought an EV (Hint: not to save the world)
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Why I bought an EV (Hint: not to save the world)

Soy lattes, a vegan lifestyle, reusable shopping bags and car companies forced to kill the beautiful whine of a supercharged V8 in the hunt for lowering emissions. These are things I honestly couldn't care less for. So, why did I buy an electric car? Well, it's because I like the way they drive. Actually 'we' like the way they drive – that'd be my wife and I...


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

The all-new Toyota HiAce has grown and now offers a raft of standard safety and convenience features. But, will six-monthly service intervals put buyers off?

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$38,640 - $70,140

Mercedes-Benz unveils the future of safety: ESF 2019
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Mercedes-Benz unveils the future of safety: ESF 2019

Safety isn't really a sexy thing. But it's something we take for granted, despite the fact safety features have led to a progressive reduction in road fatalities over previous decades (although, some think it has more to do with speed cameras). The engineers at Mercedes-Benz have a huge part to play in the innovation and invention of safety technology...


Mercedes-Benz EQC: 'Highest demand of any passenger car we've shown'
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Mercedes-Benz EQC: 'Highest demand of any passenger car we've shown'

It's not the latest AMG, nor is it the most affordable model, it's Mercedes-Benz's first production series electric vehicle that has generated the highest demand of any car to date. Mercedes-Benz is embarking on a new automotive era with its EQ vehicles, investing $16 billion in producing 10 new fully electric vehicles by 2022...


Mercedes-Benz no closer to a five year warranty
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Mercedes-Benz no closer to a five year warranty

The top 10 manufacturers in Australia now all sport five year warranties, but Mercedes-Benz is no closer to increasing its warranty offering, instead focusing on reducing service pricing and the costs customers see most often during ownership...