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23 March 2023
2023 Chery Omoda 5 EX

March madness has arrived

Ah March, the quiet time of the car and motorcycle year... NOT! There have been more launches and model releases this month than what seems like in forever - and that's a good thing. We say that not just because it means we're busy, but also because it means all the delays on new vehicles are starting to clear. That should drive down the price of used cars again too.

This week's What's Hot? is the Nissan Z. We tested out the manual and auto and compared the pair. Joining it, or them if you prefer, is BMW's 2023 230i M Sport coupe.

On the Latest News front, Harley-Davidson has crowned the winner of its Breakout Boss custom motorcycle competition, for which our very own Andrew Jenkin was a judge, there's a 10th Anniversary edition of the GR86, and we've driven the Chery Omoda 5 EX (hence the picture above). Check them out below.

What's Hot?

2023 Nissan Z (car review)

2023 Nissan Z (auto)
Nissan, with its new Z hero, are winding back the clock to the age of pure sports cars. A time before track munching SUV's and super saloons. A time where sports cars had one purpose: driving pleasure. At first glance, the signs are there; the long bonnet and simple nose features reminiscent of the 240Z, the short boot and taillight …

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2023 BMW 230i M Sport (car review)

2023 BMW 230i
When you think BMW, you think slinky body and that silky free revving 6-cylinder engine. You probably imagine it blasting up a twisty road too. While the 4-cylinder 2023 230i might sound a little less impressive, it's worth remembering the car maker's history. What many forget is that the German brand's lineage included a very special Group A homologation vehicle. …

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Latest News

2023 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon (car review)

Sometimes an experience is so unfathomable you can’t put it in words. That’s what it’s like to drive a 2023 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon. It's an intricate blend of sportiness, sophistication and pulse-racing thrills. We borrowed most of that opening paragraph from the German car maker, because we couldn't have said it better ourselves. There really is such a term …

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2023 Volkswagen Golf R Wagon

Ford expands Ranger line-up with WildTrak X

2023 Ford Ranger Wildtrak X
Ford is expanding its Ranger line-up with the off-road focused Wildtrak X, arriving in Australian showrooms in the second half of the year as a "go-anywhere" special edition. It will hit the dirt at $75,990 plus on-roads. The Ranger Wildtrak X bridges the gap between the high-performance Raptor and the recreation-orientated Wildtrak, with greater off-road capability and smart features that support …

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Energica set to shake up EV bike market down under

Energica electric motorcycles have ticked all the necessary boxes and are now on sale across Australia through the Australian Electric Motor Co. (AEMC) and its dealer partners. Four models make up the initial range. Built in Modena, Italy, among them are The Ego, Eva Ribelle, EsseEsse9, and the new Experia. The first of these is the brand's sports performance model, …

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Energica Ego

Lexus announces pricing and specs for fully electric RZ SUV

2023 Lexus RZ 450e
The Lexus journey towards electrified-only powertrains gathers speed in May when the RZ 450e - the brand's second battery electric vehicle (BEV), and the first built on a dedicated all-electric platform - arrives in local showrooms. The mid-size SUV delivers big on refined luxury and Takumi craftsmanship and will come in two initial variants; the Luxury, priced from $123,000 and …

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Toyota celebrates 10 years with Anniversary Edition GR86

Toyota Australia is celebrating a decade of the 86 sports car with the release of the limited-run GR86 10th Anniversary Edition, which arrives in Australian showrooms this month and is priced from $46,700 plus on-road costs. Limited to just 86 examples locally, the GR86 10th Anniversary Edition is available with the choice of either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, …

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2023 Toyota GR86 10th Anniversary Edition
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