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Ford Focus: Through the generations

The all-new 2018 Ford Focus has just been revealed, and will be lobbing in Australian showrooms towards year's end – but how did it get to where it is now? We thought we'd take a look back on the previous three generations of Ford's popular small car, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, coinciding with the launch of its fourth iteration...

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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...


Mercedes-Benz Sport parts for A-Class revealed
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Mercedes-Benz Sport parts for A-Class revealed

The Mercedes-Benz Sport accessories range has been revealed for the new-generation A-Class hatchback due to arrive in Australia later this year. Not to be confused with the various AMG equipment packages currently available for the company's wider range, the Mercedes-Benz Sport catalogue is much like the M Performance add-ons offered by arch-rival BMW – largely made up of different alloy wheels and carbon-fibre parts...


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...


2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet teased
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2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet teased

The 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet has been teased in a frontal rendering, ahead of a full reveal in the northern hemisphere's summer. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ford's pony car, the Cobra Jet will be limited to just 68 units and available in two colours – Race Red or Oxford White. Ford has confirmed the Mustang Cobra Jet will feature a supercharged 5...


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...


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...


BMW: Fresh digital instruments, infotainment coming soon
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BMW: Fresh digital instruments, infotainment coming soon

As its rivals have abandoned traditional instrument binnacles for screens, BMW has made a conscious effort to remember its roots. Even its current digital dials pay homage to the simple, orange-lit gauges from its back catalogue – but that looks set to change. The company used its 'Digital Day 2018' to preview the dials that will debut as part of BMW Operating System 7...


2019 Ford Focus ST spied at the Nurburgring
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2019 Ford Focus ST spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation Ford Focus ST has been spied this week in and around the famed Nurburgring in Germany, giving us a first look at the upcoming hot hatch. Following the reveal of the all-new Focus range last week, this prototype is wearing a subtle body kit under the swirly black-and-white wrap, along with 19-inch alloy wheels borrowed from the current-gen Focus ST...


Honda EV concepts, Acura CDX Hybrid confirmed for Beijing
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Honda EV concepts, Acura CDX Hybrid confirmed for Beijing

Honda has released initial details of its exhibit for the Beijing motor show later this month, including world premieres of two new concepts and the reveal of the Acura CDX Hybrid. The Japanese manufacturer will have a joint booth for both of its partner ventures in the Chinese market – Dongfeng Honda and GAC Honda – headlined by a concept previewing an upcoming China-exclusive EV model, and an all-new sedan concept, which at this stage remains unnamed...


2019 Lexus ES revealed
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2019 Lexus ES revealed

Lexus has unveiled its new mid-size ES sedan in a single image, ahead of a full reveal at the 2018 Beijing motor show next week. Described as "more than just a pretty face" in press materials, the ES runs with the Lexus Spindle Grille up front, flanked by headlights similar to those of the bigger LS sedan...


Volkswagen Amarok: 200kW confirmed for new V6
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Volkswagen Amarok: 200kW confirmed for new V6

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed outputs for the uprated Amarok V6 due in the third quarter of 2018, with the revised engine claiming a power output of 200kW, on overboost. Speaking with CarAdvice, local communications boss Paul Pottinger confirmed the details, while also taking a thinly veiled swipe at the upcoming V6 version of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class...


2018 BMW M2 Competition revealed
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2018 BMW M2 Competition revealed

BMW has whipped the covers off the M2 Competition, two weeks after the hottest compact M car was leaked on the BMW Australia website. As we learned on April 9, the Competition will be powered by a twin-turbo version of the 3.0-litre inline-six engine powering the regular M2. Power has been bumped from 272kW to 302kW, and peak torque jumps from 465Nm to 550Nm...


Mitsubishi Triton facelift spied again
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Mitsubishi Triton facelift spied again

The upcoming Mitsubishi Triton facelift has been spied again, wearing the brand's distinctive Dynamic Shield face in place of the more mundane current look. This latest set of images was taken in the Flinders Ranges, two hours north of Port Augusta, South Australia, and published on Robert Pepper's Facebook page...


2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spied
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2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spied

The rumoured Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder has been spied again, this time doing laps at the Nurburgring. Developed as an open-top companion to the also-rumoured 718 Cayman GT4, the 718 Boxster Spyder is expected to be the last Boxster with a naturally-aspirated six-cylinder boxer engine, as the company moves toward turbocharging its line-up...


Ford Fiesta ST confirmed for Australia
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Ford Fiesta ST confirmed for Australia

It's official, the Ford Fiesta ST has been confirmed for Australia – though we won't be seeing it until the second quarter of 2019. The Blue Oval delivered the news today at the launch of its Ford Performance sub-brand in Melbourne...


EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021 - UPDATE
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EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021 - UPDATE

UPDATE (17/4): We've updated this article with new details of some of the models listed. Electric cars are coming, there's no stopping it. Here's a quick look at 10 noteworthy electric vehicles (EVs) heading for market in the next three years. Hyundai Ioniq Electric The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to the Toyota Prius, available in three flavours – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric...


Toyota: Supra "not just about sales"
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Toyota: Supra "not just about sales"

Toyota Australia says that the upcoming Supra sports car’s role is far more significant than just sales, rather helping further raise brand perception and lead the way for a potential range of sportier variants across the brand’s other models...


MG X-Motion concept teased
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MG X-Motion concept teased

MG has teased a new concept for the Beijing motor show later this month, dubbed X-Motion, said to preview a new SUV that will go on sale in China some time next year. A trio of shadowy images has been released by the now Chinese-owned British brand, showing a striking and aggressive crossover taking design cues from the beautiful E-Motion sports car concept revealed last year...


Mercedes-Benz mulling GLA 'Coupe' - report
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Mercedes-Benz mulling GLA 'Coupe' - report

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA could be getting a 'coupe' version to tackle the likes of the BMW X2, according to a new report. Speaking with Top Gear UK, CEO Dieter Zetsche said the new version of the A-Class-based crossover will "have two interpretations". "The new BMW X2 is basically like the [current] GLA,” he said...