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Polestar 1: Hybrid Swede put through its paces - Video

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Polestar 1: Hybrid Swede put through its paces - Video

Having spun Polestar off into its own electric-focused performance brand, Volvo wowed the world with the Polestar 1.  With 441kW and 1000Nm on tap from a hotted-up version of the T8 twin-engine plug-in hybrid powertrain used in the XC90 and S90, the car is thoroughly modern under the skin...

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2018 BMW i3s review: Range anxiety and reality
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2018 BMW i3s review: Range anxiety and reality

It's quirky, bold and fully electric. But is the BMW i3s able to survive a week of commuting without a charge?


The week's top news stories, April 22
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The week's top news stories, April 22

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


Nissan e-NV200: Bigger battery debuts, not for Australia
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Nissan e-NV200: Bigger battery debuts, not for Australia

Nissan has unveiled an updated e-NV200 van, complete with a bigger battery and faster charging, but it's still not on the cards for Australia. Although it's very similar to the existing car on the outside, the e-NV200 update is packing a 40kWh battery in place of the 24kWh unit currently offered, making for a zero-emissions range of 300km per charge...


Comments of the Week, April 22
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Comments of the Week, April 22

CarAdvice is home to a passionate audience, many of whom have plenty to say about the news, reviews and comparison stories as soon as they're published. Here are a few of the most interesting, intelligent or funny comments from this week on CarAdvice, along with the stories that inspired them...


Brabham BT62 teased... again
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Brabham BT62 teased... again

Brabham Automotive has provided the clearest look at its upcoming BT62 supercar yet, offering a glimpse at the car's ginormous rear wing and, finally, revealing some performance figures. According to the company – which pays homage to legendary Formula 1 driver, Sir Jack Brabham, with its name – the BT62 will be powered by a naturally-aspirated 5...


Ken Block puts his Escort through its paces - Video
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Ken Block puts his Escort through its paces - Video

Ken Block, professional hoon and all-round internet sensation, raised a few eyebrows when he bought an old Ford Escort Cosworth last year. After all, it's a significant departure from his usual diet of hotted-up Focus and Mustang models...


2013-14 Subaru Forester manual diesel recalled
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2013-14 Subaru Forester manual diesel recalled

Subaru Australia has recalled 2013-2014 Foresters with a diesel engine and manual transmission, over concerns a wiring loom could rub against the clutch pipe, causing a short circuit. According to the company, if the wiring loom insulation wears out, there's a risk of the engine stalling and not restarting. If the condition occurs, it increases the risk of an accident...


2019 Jaguar XE and XF unveiled, 300 Sport added to range
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2019 Jaguar XE and XF unveiled, 300 Sport added to range

Jaguar has announced the 2019 model-year upgrades for its XE, XF and XF Sportbrake, headlined by the addition of new four-cylinder, all-wheel drive 300 Sport models. Although there are a number of minor tweaks to the base XE and XF package, the biggest news is the 300 Sport...


Holden Spark axed in Australia
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Holden Spark axed in Australia

Holden has axed the Spark from its line-up, citing low segment volume as the reason for the micro car's untimely demise. The smallest car currently offered in the Holden line-up was introduced as a 2016 model, complete with the lofty goal of setting a "new benchmark" in the micro car class...


2003-08 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution added to Takata recall
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2003-08 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution added to Takata recall

Mitsubishi Australia has recalled the 2003-2008 Lancer and Lancer Evolution as part of the ongoing Takata airbag inflator scandal. More than 35,000 vehicles are affected by the campaign, designed to rectify the like-for-like replacements fitted to those cars in 2015 as part of campaign 010093...


2020 Pininfarina PF0 teased
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2020 Pininfarina PF0 teased

Pininfarina has teased its upcoming pure-electric rival to the Bugatti Chiron, the PF0, in a pair of sketches on social media. Along with the images you see here, Pininfarina has gone to the trouble of revealing some preliminary performance figures, and they're eye-watering. According to the company, the car will hit 100km/h in less than 2...


2012-2016 Tesla Model S recalled
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2012-2016 Tesla Model S recalled

Tesla Australia has recalled more than 800 Model S sedans, over concerns about faulty bolts in the steering rack. According to the company, vehicles with Bosch steering racks exposed to long-term, high-corrosion environments could have corroded aluminium bolts attaching the power steering gear assist motor...


Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti coming Down Under
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti coming Down Under

Alfa Romeo will bring the more powerful Stelvio Ti offered in overseas markets to Australia later this year. With power from the same 206kW/400Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine as the Giulia Veloce, the Ti sprints to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds – 1.5 seconds faster than the base petrol Stelvio, and 0...


Porsche recreates 911 Turbo 3.0 in giant Lego
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Porsche recreates 911 Turbo 3.0 in giant Lego

There are plenty of interesting – and strange – ways manufacturers celebrate their classic models, but Lego recreations is an increasingly popular one. The latest retro legend to be recreated brick-by-brick is the Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0, best known as the first 911 Turbo...