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CarAdvice podcast 107: Ford Australia's Daniella Winter talks Mustang

Kez Casey and Scott Collie join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS has been confirmed, 2018 Ram 1500 pricing and specs have been released, and the Kia Cerato will get the GT treatment. Also, International Engine of the Year goes to Ferrari, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 is getting a more powerful engine, and Elon Musk is promising 'full self-driving features' for Tesla in August...

Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales departs for 'personal reasons'

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Lotus since 2014, has left the British sports car brand with immediate effect, although he will continue to work with the company in an advisory capacity. Lotus says Gales is leaving for "personal reasons", and has appointed Feng Qingfeng, the chief technical officer of Geely, as his successor...

CarAdvice podcast 102: Would you ride in an autonomous vehicle? We talk to the NTC

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, rear-view cameras have become mandatory in the US, the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan has been revealed, Renault Australia has cut its warranty on RS models, and the Lotus Esprit's successor is due in 2020...

Lotus Esprit successor due 2020

Lotus boss Jean-Marc Gales has confirmed the company is working on two new sports cars, including a new hero model available by 2020. Speaking to Autocar, Gales said the new star car will reside "in an upper segment, above the Evora", meaning it will inevitably be compared to the Esprit, which ceased production in 2004...

Lotus Exige Sport 410 revealed

The Lotus Exige Sport 410 has been revealed this week, becoming the latest permanent family member in the revised Exige line-up. According to the British manufacturer, the Exige Sport 410 has been "developed directly from the track focused Exige Cup 430", nabbing the more focused powertrain, suspension and chassis setup from the all-out track weapon – though the engine has been tuned to 410hp (306kW) and 420Nm...

Targa Tasmania: Results from the Apple Isle

The annual Targa Tasmania is one of the longest-running, best-respected events in Australian motorsport, taking participants on a tour of the Apple Isle's finest – and most challenging – driving roads. Here's a quick look at who excelled in each class of the the 2018 event, and who needs to up the pace next year...

Lotus Exige Cup 430 Type 25 unveiled

Stop the presses: Lotus has released a new car and, in news that'll surprise nobody, it's another limited edition. Dubbed the (deep breath) Exige Cup Type 25, the green-and-yellow Brit pays tribute to the 1963 Lotus Type 25 that dominated Formula 1. Power comes from the same 3.5-litre supercharged V6 offered in the 'regular' Exige Cup 430, the Cup Type 25 pumps out 321kW and 440Nm for a 3...

2018 Lotus 3-Eleven 430 revealed - UPDATE

Update (1/3): Lotus's local boss has released a statement regarding Australian availability for the 3-Eleven 430. See bottom of article for details. The Lotus 3-Eleven 430 has been revealed this week, sporting a decent power bump, enhanced mechanical package, and (super) limited production run. Just 20 examples will be available globally, powered by a supercharged 3...

CarAdvice podcast 89: Joe Achilles, BMW fanatic and our guest Down Under

Joining Mandy Turner is Paul Maric and Mike Stevens. In car news this week, the BMW X3 M40i pricing and specs have been released, the Hyundai Santa Fe gets revealed, and the business case for the Chevrolet Bolt hinges on legislation. Plus, Renault Megane RS pricing is to start around $45,000, what does the future holds for Citroen and Peugeot in Australia, and the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been revealed...

Lotus: Two new sports cars in 2020, SUV by 2022

Lotus has detailed its product plans for the first time since it became a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Geely, announcing it will introduce two new sports cars in 2020 and its first SUV by 2022. Speaking with the UK's CAR Magazine, Lotus's CEO, Jean-Marc Gales, said one of the all-new sports cars will be a replacement for a current model, while the second will be a limited-run track-oriented flagship...

Geely planning Lotus onslaught

Geely is already working on plans for Lotus, just two months after purchasing a majority stake as part of the same deal that saw the Chinese brand take control of Proton. We’re told to expect new products from the British sports car maker sooner rather than later, with a decision currently being mulled on whether to press ahead with plans for the SUV Lotus had already started developing on its own...