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2019 Ford Focus Active pricing and specs

Ford has confirmed the Focus Active is coming to Australia next year, with pricing to kick off at $29,990 before on-road costs. With tougher looks and 34mm more ground clearance than the regular Focus hatchback, the Active sports a psuedo-SUV stance a similar vein to Audi Allroad or Volvo Cross Country models...

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Renault Captur S-Edition announced
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Renault Captur S-Edition announced

Renault Australia has quietly launched the new Captur S-Edition, which brings a new, more powerful engine and added equipment for $1000 over the existing Intens range-topper. Headlining the new variant is a 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine producing 110kW of power at 5250rpm and 250Nm of torque at 1600rpm...


Kia Australia announces 2019 AO Editions
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Kia Australia announces 2019 AO Editions

Kia Australia has announced a new trio of Australian Open Special Editions for the upcoming 2019 tennis grand slam, including the local debut of the crossover-styled Picanto X-Line. Introduced after unprecedented demand for the micro hatch, the Picanto X-Line trades the sporting look of the GT-Line for a more adventurous aesthetic, donning 15mm raised suspension, contrasting plastic cladding with skid plate-style treatments at the front and rear, along with unique 16-inch alloy wheels...


2018 Kia Sorento pricing and specs - UPDATE
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2018 Kia Sorento pricing and specs - UPDATE

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Kia Sorento range have been announced this week, bringing a range of technology and equipment additions to the company's flagship SUV. UPDATE, 14/11/18: The Sorento range has been bolstered by the GT-Line V6 petrol from June 2018, which gets the same 206kW/336Nm 3...


Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Wolfsburg Edition on sale from $55,490
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Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Wolfsburg Edition on sale from $55,490

The Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Wolfsburg Edition is on sale Down Under, featuring equipment upgrades for $55,490 before on-road costs. Previously confirmed as part of the MY19 Tiguan range, the Wolfsburg is based on the popular 162TSI Highline and limited to an initial allocation of 500 units – "with the possibility of a further consignment"...


BMW X1, X2 upgrades announced
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BMW X1, X2 upgrades announced

BMW Australia has announced some running equipment upgrades for its X1 and X2 crossover ranges, headlined by enhanced technology and infotainment features. Available from October production, with deliveries to commence from January 2019, all versions of the X1 and X2 now get wireless Apple CarPlay integration as standard equipment – previously a $479 option...


2019 Lexus UX pricing and specs
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2019 Lexus UX pricing and specs

Lexus Australia has announced pricing and specs for its long-awaited compact crossover, the UX, ahead of its arrival in local showrooms. The range will start at $44,450 before on-road costs for the UX200 Luxury, and runs to $61,450 for the range-topping UX250h AWD F Sport. Power in the UX200 comes from a 2...


Mini Countryman Blackheath Edition on sale from $59,990
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Mini Countryman Blackheath Edition on sale from $59,990

Mini Australia has announced another limited-run special in the form of the Countryman Blackheath Edition, which is now on sale priced from $59,990 drive-away. Just 60 units will be heading Down Under, featuring a range of black-themed add-ons and accessories from the Mini options range as standard equipment...


Abarth 695 Rivale on sale from $44,990
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Abarth 695 Rivale on sale from $44,990

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed the Abarth 695 Rivale will be coming to Australia in strictly limited numbers, with pricing to kick off at $44,990 before on-road costs. Just 35 units will be delivered Down Under, available in both hatchback and cabriolet forms, all featuring a number of equipment, trim and colour appointments specific to this model inspired by Riva Yachts...


Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag revealed, priced from $139,650
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Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag revealed, priced from $139,650

Jaguar has announced the F-Type Chequered Flag, commemorating seven decades since the original XK 120 was launched in 1948. Based on the R-Dynamic specification, the special-edition F-Type can be had in both coupe and convertible body styles, and is offered with both turbocharged four-cylinder and supercharged V6 engines...


2019 Volkswagen Golf pricing and specs
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2019 Volkswagen Golf pricing and specs

Volkswagen has announced pricing and specs for revised 2019 Golf range, now featuring fewer variants and a $24,990 starting price. The new range kicks off with the 110TSI Trendline, priced from $24,990 before on-road costs in manual guise. Speccing the seven-speed DSG adds $2500, while the DSG-only wagon is priced from $28,990 plus ORCs...


2019 Kia Rio pricing and specs
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2019 Kia Rio pricing and specs

Kia Australia has officially released pricing and specifications details for the refreshed 2019 Rio range, which is on sale from $16,990 before on-road costs. The outgoing Si and SLi variants have been replaced by the Sport and GT-Line locally, with the entry-level 'S' remaining unchanged for the new model year...


Mini Kensington Edition on sale from $41,990 drive-away
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Mini Kensington Edition on sale from $41,990 drive-away

Mini Australia has launched the Kensington Edition based on both the Cooper and Cooper S Hatch range, available in very limited numbers. Only 15 examples of each variant will be offered – Cooper and Cooper S 3 Door, along with Cooper and Cooper S 5 Door – making for a total of 60 units allocated locally out of 800 examples worldwide...


2019 Holden Acadia pricing and specs
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2019 Holden Acadia pricing and specs

Holden has finally lifted the lid on pricing for the 2019 Acadia, positioned as a rival to petrol-powered family haulers like the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger. The new, American-sourced Acadia will arrive with a 3.6-litre V6 engine producing 231kW and 367Nm, connected to a nine-speed automatic, with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive available across the range...


Haval H2 'MT' launches from $19,990 drive-away
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Haval H2 'MT' launches from $19,990 drive-away

Haval Australia has launched the H2 MT, a new entry-level manual version of its smallest crossover that dips under the $20,000 barrier for the first time. Priced from $19,990 drive-away, the H2 MT is powered by the same 110kW/210Nm 1.5-litre turbo four as the wider range, though is exclusively offered with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive...


2019 Ford Mustang Ecoboost pricing and specs
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2019 Ford Mustang Ecoboost pricing and specs

Ford Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the new 2019 Mustang Ecoboost, joining the V8-powered GT models that arrived in local showrooms earlier this year. Priced from $49,990 plus on-road costs for the Ecoboost Fastback manual, the MY19 model is a significant $4000 dearer than the model it replaces, though this is offset by an increase in standard specification...


Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition on sale from $21,990
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Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition on sale from $21,990

FIat Australia has launched the 500 Collezione Spring Edition, which brings a claimed $3100 of additional gear over the Lounge, priced from $21,990 before on-road costs. Just 70 examples will be brought Down Under, based on the current Lounge specification, with both hatchback and cabriolet versions available...


HSV Silverado 3500 specs confirmed
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HSV Silverado 3500 specs confirmed

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has confirmed specifications of the new Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ pick-up truck, which commences conversion production in Clayton, Victoria, later this month. Priced from $147,990 before on-road costs, the heavy-duty Silverado offers a payload of 2.2 tonnes, and a braked towing capacity of a whopping 9.0 tonnes...


2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic priced from $49,500
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic priced from $49,500

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing and specs for the new A250 4Matic, set to arrive Down Under in November. The range-topping A250 offers 165kW of power and 350Nm of torque, put to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It'll hit 100km/h in 6.2 seconds, while claimed combined fuel consumption is 6.6L/100km...


2019 BMW X5 pricing and specs
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2019 BMW X5 pricing and specs

BMW Australia has announced pricing and specs for the fourth-generation X5 SUV, which touches down locally in November. The range will kick off with two variants: the xDrive 30d and xDrive M50d, priced from $112,900 and $149,900 before on-road costs respectively. Power in the 30d comes from a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine making 195kW and 620Nm, good for a claimed 100km/h sprint time of 6...