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// New Mitsubishi Vision Ralliart concept unveiled, and it’s basically a ramped up Outlander PHEV

A couple weeks after Mitsubishi teased us with its diffuser, the Vision Ralliart concept has officially been unveiled. Mitsubishi uses the slogan “The Next Era, The Next Adventure,” which could mean there’s more to come in terms of performance variants.

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// New Toyota Land Cruiser scores 5-star ANCAP rating

One of the most anticipated SUVs of 2022, the Toyota Land Cruiser, has been given the top prize following a successful round of crash testing with ANCAP.

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// Nissan rumoured to be bringing the Silvia back

Back in the late 20th century, Nissan had three primary sports cars at its disposal. There was Godzilla, the Skyline GT-R, the longstanding Zed car in the form of the 300ZX, and the affordable Silvia.

// V8-powered Ford Ranger Raptor R rumoured

After years and years only being offered with one powertrain option, with a second only landing a few years ago, the Ford Ranger could be available with as many as five different engines in coming years if rumours are anything to go by.


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// Polestar pushes global presence

Premium EV company Polestar met global sales target of 29,000 cars in 2021 (about 185% year-on-year growth), has expanded from 10 to 19 markets, doubled its retail footprint to 100 locations

// Maserati to contest Formula E next year

Maserati will debut in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in 2023.With motorsport in its genes, Maserati is the first Italian brand to compete in Formula E.

// Marketer shifts from Mini to BMW

BMW Australia has promoted Alex McLean to be its new general manager of BMW marketing following eight years of working on the company’s Mini brand.

// NZ toll roads ‘a waste of time’ and a triple hit: commentator

Another 20 years of tolls are ahead on three New Zealand roads which collect millions of dollars – though one car safety commentator says the charges are inefficient and effectively a triple hit.

// Watch: Check out this side by side crash test comparison of a Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler

The Ford Bronco recently scored relatively well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests, but it didn’t quite earn a coveted safety award.

// How many people purchased a Rolls-Royce last year?

Rolls-Royce had a record year for sales in 2021, selling a whopping 5,586 vehicles worldwide. This is the highest number the British automakers have seen in it’s 117 year history, making a 49% increase in sales compared to 2020.

// Finally, a more affordable Bugatti! But there’s a catch

When you think of Bugatti, an electric scooter is probably the last thing that comes to mind. Nevertheless, in an odd move for the brand known for its luxury hypercars, Bugatti will be delivering its first electric scooter.


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