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2018 Kia Stinger track drive: video

After old mate Jez Spinks went out to assess the on-road character of the new 2018 Kia Stinger, Tony Crawford hit the track at the big performance sedan's Australian media launch. Catch his video above, and read the full review right here...

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2018 Volvo XC40 aiming to match BMW X1 sales in Australia

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Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo revealed for the track
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Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo revealed for the track

The Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo has been revealed this week by the company's motorsport division, wearing a livery to celebrate new sponsorship. Compared to the model it replaces, the Italian racing bull gets a new carbon-fibre body kit, which helps to improve overall aerodynamic efficiency while also maintaining the downforce achieved by the outgoing vehicle...


Audi to offer autonomous vehicles for different needs and wants
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Audi to offer autonomous vehicles for different needs and wants

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Billy carts converge on Castlemaine for charity

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Greenpeace protestors board ship delivering VW diesels, more break into holding yard

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2018 Holden Commodore Supercar: First images of new turbo racer on the track

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CarAdvice podcast 71: Tony Crawford reviews the Stinger!
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CarAdvice podcast 71: Tony Crawford reviews the Stinger!

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Toyota Yaris: Road car v Rally car
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Toyota Yaris: Road car v Rally car

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2018 Lexus LS: Australian details
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2018 Lexus LS: Australian details

Some key details about the local version of fifth-generation Lexus LS were revealed at the car's international launch this week. The new LS will arrive in Australian showrooms from April 2018 with two drivetrain options: the LS500 with a new 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6, and the LS500h with the same Multi-Stage Hybrid setup we first saw in the LC coupe...


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio local details - UPDATE
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio local details - UPDATE

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2018 Volvo XC40 revealed
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2018 Volvo XC40 revealed

The all-new 2018 Volvo XC40 has been revealed, ahead of an Australian debut confirmed for the second quarter of next year. It's a badge that has been in the offing for more than five years, and now it's official, with the 2018 XC40 unveiled at a standalone event in Milan tonight...


2018 Kia Stinger pricing and specs - UPDATE
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2018 Kia Stinger pricing and specs - UPDATE

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