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Audi Q8 45 TDI launches in Europe

Yeah  Audi has launched a new 45 TDI variant of its Q8 in Europe this week, joining the 50 TDI and 55 TFSI in the overseas line-up. The 45 TDI is essentially a de-tuned version of the 3...

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Volkswagen I.D. production to be carbon neutral
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Volkswagen I.D. production to be carbon neutral

Volkswagen is chasing carbon-neutral production for its upcoming I.D. Neo hatchback, in an attempt to save 1 million tons of CO2 every year. Renewable energy will be used to power the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau, Germany, where the I.D. will be built. It'll also source the battery cells in the most sustainable way possible, although the company admits the entire process can't be carbon-neutral, from raw materials to manufacture...


2020 Mini JCW GP spied
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2020 Mini JCW GP spied

Photographers have snapped the Mini JCW GP on the back of a car carrier in Europe, giving us a closer look at what the German-owned British marque has in store for its new performance flagship. Despite the swirly yellow wrap covering its entire body, we can see some of the design changes coming to the 3 Door Hatch's body, including racier bumpers, widened guards and a massive rear wing...


2020 Holden Commodore spied
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2020 Holden Commodore spied

The updated Opel Insignia – known locally as the Holden Commodore – has been snapped by photographers this week in Europe, giving an early look as to what to expect from the mid-life refresh. From what we can see in the images, the Commodore/Insignia has most of its changes focused around the front end, with minimal camouflage at the rear...


Volkswagen Touareg V6 petrol joins European range, 'no plans' for Oz right now
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Volkswagen Touareg V6 petrol joins European range, 'no plans' for Oz right now

Volkswagen is getting ready to add a petrol-powered V6 engine to its Touareg line-up, according to reports from Europe. At the moment, the Volkswagen flagship is offered with two diesel options, the most powerful of which produces 210kW of power and 600Nm of torque. The 3.0-litre V6 turbo petrol, which was promised at launch, ups the power output to 250kW...


2020 BMW 1 Series spied inside and out
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2020 BMW 1 Series spied inside and out

Photographers have snapped the all-new BMW 1 Series during development testing once again, though this time we're getting a first look at the new-gen model's overhauled cabin. Compared to the current car, the new 1 Series gets the design and layout of the company's latest range, which should not only see the introduction of BMW OS7...


2020 Ford Focus ST revealed
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2020 Ford Focus ST revealed

Ford Performance has unveiled the new-generation Focus ST this week, ahead of an Australian launch early next year. As before, the Focus ST will be offered with both petrol and diesel engines (though we never got the oiler Down Under) with an automatic transmission available for the first time with petrol power. Headlining the powertrain set is anew 2...


2019 Toyota HiAce officially revealed
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2019 Toyota HiAce officially revealed

Toyota has officially unveiled its 2019 HiAce van, just days after leaked images of the hotly-anticipated load-lugger revealed its snub nose and more modern face. When it arrives locally in mid-2019, the HiAce is expected to carry a five-star ANCAP rating in its safest guise...


Honda HR-V +Luxe on sale from $29,990
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Honda HR-V +Luxe on sale from $29,990

Honda Australia has announced the special-edition HR-V +Luxe, which brings a handful of luxury features to its popular small crossover. Based on the VTi-S trim, the +Luxe gains black leather seat trim, heated front seats, metallic/pearlescent paint, and '+Luxe' badging over its standard counterpart, with the majority of these items usually reserved for the high-spec RS and VTi-LX grades...


Ferrari: Mid-engined hybrid coming this year
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Ferrari: Mid-engined hybrid coming this year

Ferrari will this year unveil a new mid-engined hybrid supercar, with more power and torque than the current 488 Pista. The company's CEO, Louis Camilleri, confirmed the news at an earnings call, as reported by Automotive News. We know it'll combine a petrol V8 engine with electric augmentation, but whether or not it'll be a plug-in model, series hybrid, or merely use electrification for a KERS-style boost, remains a mystery...


2019 Volvo XC40 pricing and specs
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2019 Volvo XC40 pricing and specs

Volvo Australia has revised the XC40 line-up for the 2019 model year, dropping the price of entry by $3000 while also switching up the powertrain options in the process. Now starting at $44,990 before on-road costs, the range kicks off with the T4 Momentum, which gets a lower-output version of the 2.0-litre turbo four that was offered in the outgoing T5 Momentum...


Hyundai sub-Kona SUV: Australia confirmed, New York debut likely
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Hyundai sub-Kona SUV: Australia confirmed, New York debut likely

Hyundai has confirmed it will present a new baby crossover next month at the New York motor show, slotting underneath the Kona in its global line-up. Speaking with North America's Motor Trend, SangYup Lee, head of the Hyundai Global Design Center in Namyang, Korea, confirmed the new model will be unveiled in the Big Apple in April, and hinted at what to expect from the design...


Volkswagen Golf GTI now $47,990 drive-away
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Volkswagen Golf GTI now $47,990 drive-away

Volkswagen Australia has announced new drive-away pricing for the 2019 Golf GTI, now kicking off at $47,990 drive-away. Priced from $45,490 before on-road costs when it initially arrived Down Under in October, the Golf GTI remains unchanged spec wise, though this year's drive-away deal also includes the brand's recently-introduced five year/unlimited kilometre warranty coverage...


2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost spied again
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2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost spied again

The next-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing in Sweden. The prototype seen here wears the same level of camouflage as the vehicle photographed at the end of January on the back of a flat-bed truck, wedged between two BMW crossovers. With our view no longer obstructed by two wagons, we can see the front and rear of the new sedan more clearly...


Polestar 2 teased ahead of February 27 reveal
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Polestar 2 teased ahead of February 27 reveal

Polestar, sub-brand of Volvo, has teased its second production model ahead of its reveal on February 27. The inventively-named Polestar 2, which is gunning straight for the Tesla Model 3, will be a pure EV with a driving range somewhere in the realm of 400km. Based on the teaser, the 2 will run with a slightly slimmer, edgier take on the taillight signature being developed on the S90 and S60 sedans across its bootlid...


2020 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo spied again
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2020 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo spied again

Photographers have this week snapped the Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo during cold weather testing in Europe, ahead of its production reveal in the coming 12 months. More specifically, this Taycan Sport Turismo prototype was spotted on the snowy roads of Sweden wearing very little disguise...


2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia pricing and specs
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2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia pricing and specs

Alfa Romeo Australia has released pricing and specifications for the upgraded 2019 Giulia line-up this week, with the range kicking off from $60,900 before on-road costs – a $1000 jump from before. The four-tier line-up remains, but the previous model's diesel options have now been dropped, leaving the 147kW 2.0-litre turbo petrol as the sole engine for base grades...


2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed unveiled - UPDATE
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2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed unveiled - UPDATE

The new Bentley Bentayga Speed has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show, which kicks off at the beginning of March. Under the bonnet, there's a version of the company's 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine tuned to deliver 467kW of power and 900Nm of torque...


2020 Land Rover Defender interior leaked
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2020 Land Rover Defender interior leaked

An undisguised photo of interior of the new Land Rover Defender has been posted on Twitter by Richard Charles, a jewellery designer specialising in automotive-themed products. The authenticity of the photo was seemingly confirmed when Richard Agnew, Land Rover's communications and public relations director, publicly replied: "How about you now remove this image that you’ve publicly stated you shouldn’t post...


2020 Kia 'Tusker' spied in the snow
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2020 Kia 'Tusker' spied in the snow

Photographers have spied the upcoming small Kia crossover destined for the Asia-Pacific and North America, believed to be named the Tusker. The Tusker is the production version of the SP concept revealed at last year's New Delhi motor show, and should arrive in Australia before the end of the year to compete with the likes of the Mitsubishi ASX and Mazda CX-3...