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Great Wall preparing 500Nm diesel engine for new ute
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19th Apr 2019
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Great Wall preparing 500Nm diesel engine for new ute

Great Wall hasn't given its new ute a name yet, but it's already preparing a pair of pumped-up engines for power-hungry buyers. The new Pickup, as it’s currently known by Great Wall, will be available with petrol and diesel power, the former making 120kW and 360Nm, the latter offering 145kW and between 380Nm and 400Nm of torque. Both displace 2.0-litres, both are turbocharged. A six-speed manual and eight-speed ZF automatic will be available.
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Scott Collie
CarAdvice podcast 149: LIVE from the MG stand at the Sydney Royal Easter Show!
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19th Apr 2019
1 min read

CarAdvice podcast 149: LIVE from the MG stand at the Sydney Royal Easter Show!

Mandy Turner and Tony Crawford are live from the MG stand at the Sydney Royal Easter Show! In car news, Australia's 'cheap' fuel will remain unchanged until 2027, the 2020 Nissan 370Z, GT-R and GT-R Nismo 50th Anniversary editions will be coming to Australia, the Goodyear Eagle Supersport is headed Down Under, and the 2020 BMW M135i xDrive has been leaked. James Wong reviews the 2019 Citroen C3 Aircross, after its recent local launch in Sydney.
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Mandy Turner
Rivian electric ute and SUV planned for Australia as early as 2022
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18th Apr 2019
4 min read

Rivian electric ute and SUV planned for Australia as early as 2022

While the debate about electric cars continues in Australia, a battery-powered ute might be just around the corner. US start-up Rivian says it is planning to sell its R1T double-cab pick-up and R1S family SUV in Australia, with a possible showroom arrival as early as 2022. At the 2019 New York motor show, company spokesman Chris Wollen told CarAdvice: “Right-hand drive is coming, it’s been in the plans from the beginning”.
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Joshua Dowling
Jaguar: The V8 has 'tonnes of life' left
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17th Apr 2019
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Jaguar: The V8 has 'tonnes of life' left

Despite the global crackdown on emissions, Jaguar has committed to sticking with a V8 for its performance vehicles, a move which will please dyed in the wool petrol heads. Speaking to media at the launch of the Jaguar F-Pace SVR in Saint Tropez, director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, Jamal Hameedi, said the V8 engine will survive in the face of tightening emissions controls. “Tonnes of life," he said, asked how much time the configuration has left.
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Paul Maric
2020 Subaru Outback unveiled: Australian launch early 2021
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17th Apr 2019
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2020 Subaru Outback unveiled: Australian launch early 2021

The all-new Subaru Outback promises to go more places packed with more technology – and will be available with turbocharged petrol power for the first time. The sixth-generation model is bigger than before, has a taller ground clearance, better off-road ability, and advanced features to help it handle the daily grind. It was unveiled overnight at the New York motor show ahead of an Australian showroom arrival set for the distant future of early 2021.
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Joshua Dowling