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VFACTS: July 2018 new vehicle sales

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VFACTS: July 2018 new vehicle sales

New vehicles in Australia fell 7.8 per cent in July over the same month last year, to 85,551 units. Every state and territory dipped, with the sole exception of Tasmania (up 5.9 per cent)...

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2018 Jaguar I-Pace review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2018 Jaguar I-Pace review

Developing a new car from nothing to first customer delivery in just four years is no mean feat, let alone doing this with a brand-new platform and brand-new technology. That’s exactly how it went down, though, with the all-new Jaguar I-Pace. So, you can imagine why I was a bit sceptical about Jaguar pulling off what normally takes car companies more like six-to-eight years to achieve...


2018 Jaguar E-Pace pricing and specs
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace pricing and specs

UPDATE: The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is now on sale in Australia. Watch for our Australian launch review to go live in the coming hours, and refresh your memory on the little cat's pricing and specs with the below story, first published last year. November 16, 2017: Australian details for the E-Pace have been revealed this week ahead of the little cat's arrival around April next year...


Editor's Pick: Eifel mountains in the Mercedes 300 CE 6.0 AMG 'Hammer'
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Editor's Pick: Eifel mountains in the Mercedes 300 CE 6.0 AMG 'Hammer'

First published August 12, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we're looking back on some favourites of 2017!  The sharp right-hander, just before the town of Hirten in Germany’s Eifel mountains, approaches faster than you think...


2018 Hyundai i30 Go: $19,990 entry model arrives
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2018 Hyundai i30 Go: $19,990 entry model arrives

The Hyundai i30 Go has been added to the Australian line-up, with prices for the entry-level hatch kicking off at $19,990 plus on-road costs. Available with both petrol and diesel engines, along with the choice of manual or automatic transmission, the i30 Go serves as the new price-leader...


2018 BMW M5 review
Rating: 9.210 /10
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2018 BMW M5 review

Six generations on, and BMW's M Division has produced its finest sedan yet, the 2018 M5. A genuine tour de force in every respect.

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$199,900 - $229,900

2018 Aston Martin Vantage: What you need to know
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage: What you need to know

It’s the first new-generation Aston Martin Vantage since its predecessor was released in 2005, and uses an evolution of the latest bonded-aluminium architecture from the DB11. That said, 70 per cent of the car’s components are bespoke to the Vantage, which has a dry weight of 1530kg...


Autonomy isn't gunning for your sports car
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Autonomy isn't gunning for your sports car

There seems to be a sense of fear among petrol heads whenever the topic of autonomy is raised. Fear of handing control over to computers coupled with an overwhelming love of driving - and the dash of hubris that humans are as good as a driver can get - makes the idea of handing over control scary...


Nissan's Melbourne casting plant flat-out, making EV and hybrid parts for export
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Nissan's Melbourne casting plant flat-out, making EV and hybrid parts for export

With Australia’s big three vehicle manufacturers - Ford, Holden and Toyota - now all running as full importers after years of plant wind-downs, it’s a good time to look at aspects of the car-making business still in operation here...


Jeep Wrangler Old v New: Styling face-off
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Jeep Wrangler Old v New: Styling face-off

The new-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler has now been revealed inside and out, but many will have trouble picking the difference between the old and new models. While full details about the new-generation off-roader won't be revealed until the Los Angeles motor show at the end of the month, we do know the new Wrangler will offer an evolved look, a more contemporary and higher-quality cabin, and Jeep's latest infotainment system...


2018 Holden Equinox pricing and specs
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2018 Holden Equinox pricing and specs

Holden's long overdue medium SUV contender, the Equinox, is about to enter the market to take on the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, and fellow cabin-space leaders the Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail. Today the Lion brand announced a very competitive sub-$30,000 starting price for the entry automatic version in a bid to make up for lost time, plus a very well-specified LS+ grade at $32,990 primed to lure a number of buyers away from better-known rivals...


CarAdvice Ratings V3 Explained
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CarAdvice Ratings V3 Explained

For those of you that read CarAdvice regularly, you’d know that our current 'version 2' rating system dates back to late 2013. Now, after nearly four years, and with the benefit of user feedback, it's time to evolve our strategy once more. Times have changed, and certain criteria for vehicle assessment have changed, too...


Video: Lexus LFA and Lexus LC500 together
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Video: Lexus LFA and Lexus LC500 together

Even in this industry, there are those most cherished of cars. Among them, unquestionably, is the ultra-exclusive Lexus LFA Supercar, which only a handful of journalists have ever driven. So, when the opportunity came around for Alborz to push a Lexus LFA around a private test facility for the very first time, his schedule miraculously freed up and he was on a plane bound for Sydney...


2018 Kia Stinger Si V6 on the dyno: Surprised with the numbers?
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2018 Kia Stinger Si V6 on the dyno: Surprised with the numbers?

When we took delivery of our Hichroma Red 2018 Kia Stinger Si V6, the first thing we wanted to do was strap it onto a dyno to see just how much power it makes at the rear wheels. In stock form, the Kia Stinger delivers 272kW of power and 510Nm of torque, but that's at the flywheel...


Calls for congestion charge arise amid worsening traffic in Melbourne and Sydney
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Calls for congestion charge arise amid worsening traffic in Melbourne and Sydney

A report from the Grattan Institute has suggested Melbourne and Sydney impose a 'congestion charge' to combat worsening traffic on city roads. The report, entitled Stuck in traffic? Road congestion in Sydney and Melbourne, says new freeways and road projects don't provide a solution to persistent traffic snarls affecting commuters in both cities, based on a six-month study of 3...


Ford Performance develops 'Drift Stick' for Focus RS
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Ford Performance develops 'Drift Stick' for Focus RS

With its clever GKN Twinster all-wheel drive system and an electronic Drift Mode, the Ford Focus RS is already better qualified as a drift car than most hot hatches. That hasn't stopped Ford Performance in the USA from teaming up with Ken Block to create an optional tailor-made for tail-happy hooligans...


Toyota on Ranger Raptor: 'Clearly there's a gap' in HiLux range
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Toyota on Ranger Raptor: 'Clearly there's a gap' in HiLux range

Toyota Australia knows it has room at the top of its HiLux line for an even musclier pack than what it offers right now with its latest take on a TRD-badged model. The company is no stranger to performance-tweaked HiLux packages, however, having dabbled in that segment nearly 10 years ago with the supercharged 225kW TRD HiLux 4000S...