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2019 Audi e-tron Review – First Drive | carsales

2019 Audi e-tron Review – First Drive | carsales

What’s got a one-speed gearbox, makes almost no noise, but generates instant thrust? The Audio e-tron electric vehicle, that’s what. And if this is the future, then sign me up. Now, this is a big, heavy SUV, yet the magic of electric motors and really nicely tuned steering makes it feel very nimble. It actually tracks through corners really well.…

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2019 Audi Q5 50 TDI Review | carsales

2019 Audi Q5 50 TDI Review | carsales

Family size SUV’s are hot right now; European SUV’s even better. So how does the five seat Audi Q5 stack up? Let’s take a look. Audi has long been associated with style and superiority but, as cheaper vehicles close the gap, rightly or wrongly, I find myself expecting more from our prestige friends. With a solid entry price and a…

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2019 HSV Camaro 2SS Review | carsales

2019 HSV Camaro 2SS Review | carsales

I do love a car that has a deep heart-warming rumble at idle. This is the updated HSV Chevy Camaro 2SS and the headline numbers are mighty impressive. Much like its nemesis, the Ford Mustang, the Camaro breathes emotion. It’s been a familiar story since this muscle car hit American roads in 1967. Over 50 years and six generations later,…

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2019 Hyundai IONIQ Electric Review | carsales

2019 Hyundai IONIQ Electric Review | carsales

It’s far too soon to hail the Hyundai IONIQ as the car that triggers a green automotive revolution in Australia but if Australians are going to start shopping electric as a bonafide alternative to orthodox passenger cars, it’s not a bad place to start. In fact the IONIQ isn’t one car, it’s three. A hybrid that runs mostly on petrol.…

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2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Review | carsales

2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Review | carsales

It’s over the top. It’s over the edge. And now it’s over here. It’s the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Born and built in the USA but converted to right-hand drive by HSV in Melbourne and now on sale through its national dealer network and one can be yours for just 159,990 bucks. I’m not kidding. Okay so that price has instantly…

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2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Review | carsales

2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Review | carsales

The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid has a split personality. It’s a plug-in hybrid you can drive on pure electricity for up to 45 kilometres, reducing your carbon footprint. The silence is soothing. Or you can engage berserker mode. This combines V8 turbo and electric power to deliver the kind of acceleration usually only required to break free of the…

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2019 Range Rover Evoque Review | carsales

2019 Range Rover Evoque Review | carsales

The second generation Range Rover Evoque has landed in Australia but don’t be fooled by the similar skin. This, we’re told, is the grown-up version of Range’s smallest offering. If you think of Evoque take one as a groundbreaker with a point to prove, the second generation takes itself as a more serious competitor to vehicles like the Audi Q5…

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Review | carsales

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Review | carsales

The second generation Mercedes Benz CLA coupe has been on sale for just over a month now, but this is the first time we’ve got to drive it on Australian roads. It’s better looking, more technically advanced and has one of the most interesting engines under the bonnet we’ve seen in a Mercedes Benz for quite some time. So all…

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2019 Bentley Bentayga V8 Review | carsales

2019 Bentley Bentayga V8 Review | carsales

The Bentley Bentayga isn’t the prettiest SUV on the market today nor is it even remotely the cheapest. So if you’re after a good looking SUV or a cheap one, it’s probably best you click off now. Right so are they gone? What the Bentayga is is half a million dollars’ worth of look at me and unashamedly so. And…

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