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2020 Toyota Supra GTS long-term review: Introduction

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2020 Toyota Supra GTS long-term review: Introduction

We spend all day recommending cars, but rarely do we ever put our own money down for them. With the all-new Toyota Supra-BMW Z4 collaboration finally hitting the streets, Paul Maric put his money where his mouth is.

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2019 Lexus NX300 Crafted review
Rating: 7.110 /10
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2019 Lexus NX300 Crafted review

Does a limited-edition sweeten the appeal of the Lexus NX? Paul Maric finds out.

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2020 Toyota Prius review
Rating: 810 /10
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2020 Toyota Prius review

Sipping less than four litres of fuel per 100km, is the Toyota Prius still the best option for buyers after an efficient hybrid vehicle?

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$36,590

2020 Mazda MX-30: All-electric SUV revealed
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2020 Mazda MX-30: All-electric SUV revealed

Another day, another electric vehicle. This time around it's from Mazda, and it blends all the hallmarks of a sporty city SUV with a fully-electric heart. The MX-30 debuts Mazda's pure-electric e-SkyActiv platform, along with a number of new interior technologies likely to filter through the rest of the Japanese brand's line-up in due course...


2020 Kia Stinger GT review (with exhaust upgrade)
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2020 Kia Stinger GT review (with exhaust upgrade)

Does the optional exhaust for the Kia Stinger GT make this a more appealing performance package? Paul Maric finds out.


Tesla scoping for talent at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
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Tesla scoping for talent at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge takes place every two years in Australia, and tasks teams of secondary and tertiary students with developing solar-powered cars capable of travelling 3000km. This year's event features 53 entrants from 23 countries, including seven from Australia. But there was one group in particular that wasn't interested in the competition itself...


Melbourne Water chases zero emissions, commits to EVs
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Melbourne Water chases zero emissions, commits to EVs

Melbourne Water will stop purchasing internal-combustion vehicles immediately where an electric vehicle alternative is available, as part of its move to be carbon neutral by 2030. According to Melbourne Water, the Victorian water sector is the single largest source of emissions for the State Government, with Melbourne water accounting for 51 per cent of the total output...


Bridgestone World Solar Challenge kicks off: 3000km and not a whiff of petrol
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Bridgestone World Solar Challenge kicks off: 3000km and not a whiff of petrol

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge kicks off today with 53 entrants competing against each other to take the coveted title. Teams from all over the world have been in Darwin for the past week (some even longer) preparing their vehicles for scrutineering, a process that verifies each component of their solar vehicles to ensure it meets the regulations of the competition...


How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle? How does an EV charge? Plus our EV glossary
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How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle? How does an EV charge? Plus our EV glossary

Electric vehicles, or EVs, are coming. With recent government policy announcements honing in on a 'green' future, there's some misinformation about charging an EV and how long they actually take to charge. While this isn't a deep dive or a technical analysis, we've aimed to break down how charging works (in very basic terms) and how long you would expect each of the EVs on the market in Australia to charge...


Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: The Aussie teams gunning to beat the world

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: The Aussie teams gunning to beat the world

While automotive manufacturing may have died in Australia, the push to create engineering solutions for the automotive industry well and truly hasn't. Companies like Carbon Revolution (the supplier and creator of lightweight carbon fibre wheels to brands like Ferrari and Ford, and, full disclosure, a company I have a financial interest in), ARB (the four-wheel drive accessory manufacturer), and even supercar manufacturer Brabham, are putting Australia back on the map in terms of automotive engineering...


2020 Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2020 Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI review

Volkswagen hasn't had an SUV smaller than the Tiguan previously. The T-Cross uses the Polo's platform to create a small SUV with style and presence.


2020 Volkswagen T-Roc 140TSI review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2020 Volkswagen T-Roc 140TSI review

If a Tiguan is too big (or too SUV-like), the Volkswagen T-Roc aims to bridge the gap between hatch and full-blown SUV with a sporty, Golf-sized offering.


Volkswagen: First electric SUV to land in Australia below $50,000
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Volkswagen: First electric SUV to land in Australia below $50,000

Volkswagen's range of electric vehicles is about to hit the roads in Europe, with Australia lagging a couple of years behind. When the Volkswagen ID.4 does finally arrive Down Under, however, it's expected to have a starting price under $50,000...


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.4 SUV that'll lead the electric Volkswagen charge Down Under. Volkswagen Australia has confirmed it'll "definitely" launch the ID range with the ID...


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...