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REVIEW: All-new 2019 Ford Focus ups the ante

The new-generation 2019 Ford Focus is now on sale, and it couldn't have arrived a minute sooner. Can it take the game up to the Golf? Let's find out.

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REVIEW: New 2019 BMW 3 Series driven!
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REVIEW: New 2019 BMW 3 Series driven!

The G20 delivers in a big way. If there’s one car BMW cannot afford to stuff up, it’s the 3 Series, and like its equally impressive new-generation 5 Series and X5, this one stakes a bold claim to class leadership that we’re looking forward to putting to the test. To say the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Giulia have their work cut out is an understatement...


2019 Toyota RAV4: 7 Cool Things!
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2019 Toyota RAV4: 7 Cool Things!

Surprise, surprise (or no surprise at all), the new Toyota RAV4 has more than a few cool features going on. The new-gen model will hit Australia in the second quarter of 2019, with a 127kW/203Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine and a more powerful 152kW/243Nm 2.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid version. What do you think of the new model? Get more details here...


2018 Chevrolet Camaro review: Converted for Australia
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro review: Converted for Australia

The Chevy Camaro by HSV isn't the perfect solution for Australia. Naturally, we'd prefer GM just make the damn thing RHD, but it has decided that in this generation it's not viable. As a fallback, this thoroughly developed and even locally crash-tested for ADR compliance solution is instead a better (and cheaper) option than other conversion jobs...


2019 BMW M2 Competition review: Australian launch
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2019 BMW M2 Competition review: Australian launch

The new M2 Competition is a better car than its M2 predecessor, though not through any one component, including the new engine. Rather, it’s the sum of each and every component added and tweak made to the chassis itself that has produced a more precise, if not quicker, M-Car than that which it replaces. In the end, it's still the best M-Car under $150K that BMW builds...


Fast cars, slow food: Driving and dining with the Porsche GT2 RS
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Fast cars, slow food: Driving and dining with the Porsche GT2 RS

This is the most powerful production-series 911 ever built. No surprise, Alborz has always wanted one, and Tony owns a more 'mere mortal' variant of the 911, so he's been just as keen to experience this heroic thing. What did they think? After a comprehensive drive and an incredible meal, the lads have some thoughts.


2019 Peugeot 508 review: First drive
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2019 Peugeot 508 review: First drive

Who buys a large sedan anymore? In Australia, not many. But, the new Peugeot 508 Fastback is a great option if you simply don’t want an SUV and are after something fun and sporty. Prices are yet to be confirmed, but expect it somewhere between $45-55,000 (a little lower or a little higher is possible). It’s worth cross-shopping with the Volkswagen Arteon...


Analogue v Digital - Autohaus's Porsche 911 Grup 4
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Analogue v Digital - Autohaus's Porsche 911 Grup 4

Adam meets the Autohaus 911! Get the full story right here.


Road to Race, Episode 3: Time to hit the track
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Road to Race, Episode 3: Time to hit the track

In Episode 3 of Road to Race, it's time for Alborz to receive some guidance on how to get the most out of the Elise. Lotus guru and Driving Solutions advanced driving coach Mark Williamson puts Alborz to the test and shows him how to master performance driving. MORE: The full Road to Race series...


Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis
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Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis

Dom Wiseman ditches the creature-comfort-laden lifestyle utes increasingly popular on our roads in favour of a true workhorse ute, the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis. Check out the video to see how the hauler stacks up.


2019 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport review
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2019 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport review

Toyota's new Corolla is bolder and sportier than ever before - perhaps more even than we could have ever imagined - but has it lost some practicality in the process? Jez Spinks drives. MORE: Corolla v Mazda 3 v Hyundai i30 comparison...


2019 Ford Everest Trend review: new bi-turbo 2.0-litre!
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2019 Ford Everest Trend review: new bi-turbo 2.0-litre!

The 2019 Ford Everest is still worth a premium over its fellow ute-based SUVs, and stacks up in most ways against the Prado or Grand Cherokee. By adding a Bi-Turbo engine, Ford now has a more refined diesel seven-seat SUV that might appeal to some more adventurous families out there, and it’s certainly more at home than many competitors in handling urban duties...


2018 Mazda CX-9 Azami v Kia Carnival Platinum comparison
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2018 Mazda CX-9 Azami v Kia Carnival Platinum comparison

So you need to move seven-or-so people? There are more than a few options on the market today, from upgraded vans to more conventionally stylish choices like these two: the big but svelte Mazda CX-9 and the surprisingly tough-looking Kia Carnival. Depending on your order of priorities, one of these two could be the right pick for you...


Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme: Going to Extremes
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Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme: Going to Extremes

Adam Morris: The goal for Holden’s engineering team was for the heavily accessorised Xtreme to feel and drive like it wasn’t. And it has succeeded. The Xtreme doesn’t feel heavy or cumbersome to drive in the way some aftermarket accessorised 4WDs can, and as previously mentioned, besides the extra wind noise above 60km/h, on road, there is very little difference between the standard Z71 and the Xtreme...


2019 Renault Megane RS v Civic Type R and Focus RS: Hot hatch encore!
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2019 Renault Megane RS v Civic Type R and Focus RS: Hot hatch encore!

Well, you asked for it. When we ran our last hot hatch comparison, Renault had rudely not yet launched its new Megane RS in Australia. So, we had to leave it out, and we wound up with winners in the Honda Civic Type R and the Ford Focus RS. But now the Megane RS is here... can it dethrone our heroes? We went back to the track to find out.


2019 Volkwagen Polo GTI review: Australian launch
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2019 Volkwagen Polo GTI review: Australian launch

Jez Spinks drives the bigger new 2019 Volkswagen Polo GTI, now powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The Polo GTI is all grown up, but is it better?


Road to Race, Episode 2: Why did we choose a Lotus Elise?
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Road to Race, Episode 2: Why did we choose a Lotus Elise?

Alborz and Adam talk about the advantages and virtues of our new Lotus Elise Sport 220, and why it's the perfect car for Targa Tasmania. But first, some track days! MORE: The full Road to Race series...


Cruising Sydney's best tunnels in the Audi R8 RWS
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Cruising Sydney's best tunnels in the Audi R8 RWS

A 5.0-litre V10. A stonking 397kW. The sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds. And it’s 50kg lighter than its quattro AWD big brother making it more nimble and agile. This is the rear wheel drive Audi R8 RWS. Unfortunately there are a distinct lack of Alps and snow capped peaks in the suburbs surrounding Sydney but there is something that the harbour city is certainly not lacking in...


2019 Hyundai Tucson review: Facelifted SUV arrives
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2019 Hyundai Tucson review: Facelifted SUV arrives

Korea's number-one car brand, Hyundai, has launched its subtly facelifted and updated 2019 Tucson. Paul Maric drives.


2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class review: Australian launch
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class review: Australian launch

Our first look at the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has revealed a surprise package that will really redefine this segment. It makes the BMW 1 Series look ancient in comparison and the Audi A3 like a vanilla-coloured appliance.