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29 August 2023
2023 Honda XL750 Transalp

Two sales keep Toyota on top

Just two sales of HiLux utes has kept Toyota on top as the number one brand and model in a record August for the Aussie new car market. That's just one of the stories making it into Latest News this week (see below). Joining it is our review of the 2023 Harley-Davidson 120th Anniversary Fat Boy and some new EVs from Audi and BMW.

In What's Hot? - it's all cars, with the 2023 Nissan X-Trail Ti-L and the 2023 Mazda CX-5 G35 GT SP.

Our picture this week comes from our launch ride on board the 2023 Honda XL750 Transalp.

What's Hot?

2023 Nissan X-Trail Ti-L (car review)

2023 Nissan X-Trail Ti-L
Coming from a family with a history connected to Nissan's X-Trail SUV, expectations were high for the latest offering.

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2023 Mazda CX-5 G35 GT SP (car review)

2023 Mazda CX-5 G35 GT SP
Since its launch in 2013, the CX-5 has been a success story for Mazda. Sitting among a broad range of siblings at different spec levels, the GT SP is the kid that's totally into sports, comes loaded with all-wheel drive and has plenty of power. Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.5-litre petrol engine delivering 170kW of power and 470Nm …

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Latest News

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (car review)

The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland features better tech and more equipment, and a price increase. Now a V6 petrol only offering, it's the range topping 5-seater, sitting above the Night Eagle and Limited variants. In terms of its place in the pecking order, that's true for now, but will alter slightly in the near future, with the arrival of …

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2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

New Audi Q8 55 e-tron confirmed for Australia

2024 Audi Q8 55 e-tron
Audi Australia has confirmed the 2024 Q8 55 e-tron and its Sportback sibling are headed down under, and is due to be unveiled in the final quarter of this year. It's set to be priced from $153,900 plus on-roads, with a special Launch Edition also available. The Q8 55 e-tron replaces the Audi e-tron SUV, its new model designation signifying …

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BMW set to shake up EV market

BMW Australia has dramatically broadened its fully electric vehicle portfolio with the announcement of three new variants, all of them priced below $89,332 - exempting them from the luxury car tax (LCT). Fleet buyers will also benefit from the introduction of the iX1 eDrive20, the i4 eDrive35 and the iX3 M Sport, as each sits below the fringe benefits tax …

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2024 BMW i4 eDrive35

2023 Harley-Davidson 120th Anniversary Fat Boy (bike review)

2023 Harley-Davidson 120th Anniversary Fat Boy
This year marks the 120th Anniversary of American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson. To commemorate the occasion, they've launched six special models, including the Fat Boy we're testing here. Individually numbered, and limited to just 3,000 examples worldwide, the 120th Anniversary edition of the Fat Boy features Heirloom Red Fade paintwork; a magnificent deep rich texture that has to be seen in …

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New vehicle sales sets record as Toyota reigns

Toyota continues to top the new car sales lists for both the number one selling brand and model, with the HiLux taking top spot.

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2024 Toyota HiLux GR Sport
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