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CarAdvice podcast 143: Ford Australia CEO, Kay Hart for International Women's Day

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Costello and Kez Casey. In car news, the 2020 Mazda CX-30, Volkswagen ID Buggy concept, the Skoda Vision IV concept, and the Imagine by Kia electric sedan have been revealed at the Geneva motor show. Plus, Tesla has slashed prices for the Model S and Model X in Australia...

Tesla slashes Model S, Model X pricing in Australia

Tesla has cut prices across its Australian range, with top-of-the-line P100D variants seeing reductions of more than $80,000. Starting at the lower end of the range, the Model S 'Standard Range' is now listed at $115,600 before on-road costs or $135,390 drive-away on the Tesla website...

Tesla adds Dog Mode, Sentry Mode

Tesla has added two new software features to the Model S, X and 3, thanks to one of its over-the-air updates. The first is Sentry Mode, designed to deter potential thieves. If someone leans on a car with Sentry activated, the car switches into an 'Alert' state and shows a message on the central touchscreen, warning the potential thief the car's cameras are turned on...

Tesla Model S and X gain new entry-level models, bound for Oz - UPDATE

Tesla has updated its Model S and Model X ranges in North America, adding a new shorter-range car with a software-limited battery to the line-up. UPDATE, 30/01/2019: Tesla Australia has confirmed the revised Model S and Model X ranges will be making the trip to Australia. We'll update our coverage with pricing when it becomes available...

Tesla drops 75D versions of Model S, Model X

Tesla will be dropping the entry-level versions of the Model S and Model X from January 14, the company's CEO has confirmed via Twitter – as usual. Elon Musk tweeted that customers have until the end of the coming weekend (ending January 13) to place their order for a 75kWh Model S or Model X...

2014-16 Tesla Model S recalled for Takata airbags

Tesla has initiated its recall for the 2014-16 model-year Model S as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Like other Takata-related recalls, the fault revolves around airbags propellant that could degrade over time due to exposure to high temperatures and humidity...

Kia Stinger GT v Tesla Model S 75D drag race - video

The Kia Stinger and Tesla Model S aren't what you would call 'natural rivals' despite both being pitched as large luxurious sports sedans. In a new video by the UK's Top Gear, the publication's deputy editor, Jack Rix, races the top of the line Stinger GT against the 'entry level' Model S 75D on the drag strip...

Tesla Australia to add CCS chargers to support Model 3

Tesla Australia has announced it will upgrade its Supercharger network with Combined Charging System (CCS) plugs, in order to support the upcoming Model 3 sedan. Unlike the Model S and Model X, the Model 3 will come with a CCS port, which combines AC and DC connectors – the S and X are currently produced with only a Type 2 port that doesn't allow them to utilise most public DC fast-chargers without an adapter...

McLaren 720S vs Tesla Model S P100D drag race - video

The Tesla Model S is very, very quick in a straight line. The McLaren 720S is also very, very quick in a straight line, albeit through different means to the Tesla. You can probably see where this is headed. The team at CarWow has teamed up with YouTube personality Shmee150 to deliver a few interesting head-to-heads, one of which is published below...

Tesla Model S, X to gain Model 3-inspired interior - report

Although Tesla is spending most of its time and energy ramping up production of the Model 3, as well as making itself profitable, its flagship models seem likely to get new, probably controversial, interiors. Elektrek has obtained and published a few mockups of proposed designs for the new interior...

Electric GT Tesla hits the track - video

After being given the green light in February this year, the Electric GT race series is gearing up to kick off in November. We know what the cars will look like, and we know how much power they'll have (580kW/995Nm), but the question of how a heavy, battery-electric Tesla translates to the racetrack still needs answering...