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South Australian govt pledges to waive stamp duty and rego on EVs
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23rd Feb 2018
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South Australian govt pledges to waive stamp duty and rego on EVs

The South Australian Government has pledged to cut stamp duty and offer five years free registration for electric vehicle buyers, should it be re-elected in next month's election. EV buyers would still be forced to pay some on-road costs – the Compulsory Third Party insurance premium, for example – but the scheme promises to save buyers of $40,000 electric vehicles a handy $1540 upfront and five instalments of $123 registration fees, for a total $2155 saving.
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Scott Collie
Cupra: Seat sub-brand launches hot Ateca, Leon TCR
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22nd Feb 2018
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Cupra: Seat sub-brand launches hot Ateca, Leon TCR

Seat has officially launched the Cupra sub-brand, announcing its arrival with hotted-up take on the Ateca. As you'd expect of a fast, semi-compact Volkswagen Group product, power comes from a 221kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. Cupra says special tuning has made it sound better than in some other iterations, while a new Otto Particulate Filter System helps it meet ever-tightening European emissions standards.
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Scott Collie
2018.5 Skoda Octavia, Kodiaq, Superb updates announced
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22nd Feb 2018
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2018.5 Skoda Octavia, Kodiaq, Superb updates announced

Skoda has rolled out a handful of updates for the 2018.5 model year, headlined by the availability of wireless phone charging on several model lines. The charging technology is available as part of the Tech Pack on regular Octavia, Superb and Kodiaq variants, and is equipped as standard on Octavia RS and Superb Sportline models. Other changes include two new colours for the Superb Sportline: Steel Grey and Velvet Red, the latter of which is shown on the UK Skoda configurator below.
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James Wong
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe revealed
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22nd Feb 2018
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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe revealed

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Mike Costello
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22nd Feb 2018
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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe revealed

Hyundai Santa Fe 2018
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Mike Costello
2018 Geneva motor show preview: What to expect
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22nd Feb 2018
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2018 Geneva motor show preview: What to expect

January's Detroit motor show is a distant memory, and the European calendar's first big new-car event of the year, the 2018 Geneva motor show, is nearly upon us. Last year gave us the final production design of the new Alpine A110, the Ferrari 812 Superfast, the new Ford Fiesta ST (still not confirmed for Australia), the McLaren 720S and the new Honda Civic Type R, among others. (See our article here.)
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Mike Stevens
2018 Ferrari Portofino in Australia from $398,888
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21st Feb 2018
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2018 Ferrari Portofino in Australia from $398,888

The 2018 Ferrari Portofino has launched in Australia today, with a starting price of $398,888 and an expected delivery date of September. The company is keen to say the Portofino is essentially an all-new car, with a new chassis and thoroughly revised interior and drivetrain over the California T. It's powered by a heavily revised version of the California T's 3.9-litre turbocharged V8, pumping out 441kW (up 29kW) of power at 7500rpm, and 760Nm (up 5Nm) of torque between 3000 and 5250rpm.
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Alborz Fallah