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New car diary for October 2023

Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: Tonale - PHEV

Released: Oct 2023

Plug-in Tonale joins two mild-hybrid variants with more powerful 208kW kick and all-wheel drive configuration. Available in top-spec Veloce trim only, it covers the 0-100km/h sprint in a claimed 6.2 seconds and offers up to 60km of fully-electric driving range.

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Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: EQE

Released: Oct 2023

Mercedes-Benz’s EQE SUV is a fully electric, three-variant, family-size vehicle complete with available high-performance AMG version. It blends luxury, comfort, performance, and safety, and uses a technologically advanced all-electric drivetrain with up to 539km driving range.


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Make: Kia

Model: EV9

Released: Oct 2023

Anticipated big, boxy, fully electric SUV from Kia offered with 76.1kWh rear-wheel drive and 99.8kWh all-wheel drive options, each with the latest ADAS safety technologies, OTA software upgrades and riding on Kia’s new E-GMP platform with self-levelling rear dampers.

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Make: Hyundai

Model: Kona - Hybrid

Released: Oct 2023

The Kona hybrids use a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine teamed with an electric motor, integrated six-speed DCT, and 1.3kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Combined output is 104kW and official combined fuel consumption 3.9L/100km. The Kona BEV follows in November.

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Make: Hyundai

Model: Ioniq 5

Released: Oct 2023

Revised BEV model line-up with cheaper entry model arrives from $64,500 plus on-road costs. The new standard range variant has 58kWh battery pack and 125kW rear motor delivering a 384km range. Model-wide upgrades and spec’ changes include a dual-motor, AWD option.


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Make: Ford

Model: F-150

Released: Oct 2023

For order now in two, dual-cab grades, and in long- or short wheelbase form, the locally-converted F-150 range is powered by a 298kW twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine paired with a 10-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. It tows up to 4500kg (braked).

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Make: BMW

Model: i7 - M70 X drive

Released: Oct 2023

The most powerful all-electric BMW to launch in Australia is capable of a 0-100km/h sprint in 3.7 seconds despite 2000kg+ weight. An imposing luxury sedan it has dual electric motors, 485kW of power, and features a 106kWh battery delivering up to 560km range.

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Make: Audi

Model: RS6

Released: Oct 2023

Wagon and four-door coupe duo replace previous models with more power and features. The price is up, so is power, with 48V mild-hybrid assistance joining a 463kW 4.0-litre turbo-petrol V8. All-wheel drive is standard, as are many high-end accoutrements.

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Make: Audi

Model: Q8 - e-tron

Released: Oct 2023

The new flagship of the German brand’s EV portfolio is said to deliver an optimised drive, improved aerodynamics, higher charging performance and expanded battery capacity when viewed against the formidable predecessor. A Launch Edition is available for a limited time only.

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Make: Nissan

Model: Patrol - Warrior

Released: Oct 2023

Modified by Premcar, the Patrol Warrior sports black 18-inch wheels, Yokohama A/T tyres, wider flares and a side-exit bi-modal exhaust. It also scores uprated 4x4 suspension and protection elements, blacked-out body trim, Alcantara upholstery, and Nissan’s 298kW petrol V8.


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