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New car diary for May 2023

Make: Tesla

Model: Model Y - Long Range

Released: May 2023

A mid-grade addition to the Tesla SUV range, the Model Y Long Range is priced from $81,900 +ORCs. It features dual motors and AWD rated, with output rated at a combined 378kW, or a bit less than the Model Y Performance with which the Long Range shares the same 82kWh battery. WTLP range is listed at 533km while the 0-100km/h dash is dispatched in five seconds flat.

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Make: Cupra

Model: Leon - V

Released: May 2023

The Spanish are flying into the market with their cut-price Cupra Leon V hatch, priced from $43,990 +ORCs, or $47,990 drive-away. Well-equipped, and with a Volkswagen-sourced EA888-series 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine cranking 140kW/320Nm, it is offered exclusively with a seven-speed dual (wet) clutch transmission.

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Make: Ford

Model: Ranger

Released: May 2023

Ford Australia is countering Volkswagen’s closely related Amarok with the addition of a rear-wheel drive four-cylinder version of the Ranger ute. Updated for mid-2023, the line-up now sees XLT and Sport variants receive an integrated trailer brake controller as standard and XL cab-chassis variants a rear-view camera kit. Pricing increases by up to $1300, now from $36,180 +ORCs.

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Make: Ford

Model: Everest

Released: May 2023

Ford has updated its Everest large SUV for mid-2023 with pricing from $62,790 + ORCs. The freshened Everest retains its generous 3500kg braked towing capacity, the Sport variant available exclusively with Ford’s 2.0-litre bi-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine and seven-seat interior layout.

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Make: Subaru

Model: Impreza

Released: May 2023

The hatch-only sixth generation Impreza will pack new technology, refreshed styling, and the option of more performance with the return of an RS variant that bridges the gap to the WRX, although no turbo or hybrid option is planned. The RS variant offers a larger 2.5-litre engine with outputs of up to 135kW and 241Nm. No pricing available.
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Make: Lamborghini

Model: Urus - Performante

Released: May 2023

A hard-core version of Urus SUV, the Performante is priced from $465,876 +ORCs. Headlined by a 47kg reduction in overall weight, lower and firmer suspension with steel springing, and enhanced acoustics for the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 it shares with the Urus S – the flagship model produces 490kW at 6000rpm and 850Nm from 2300-4500rpm.

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Make: Lexus

Model: RZ450e

Released: May 2023

Lexus’ newest mid-sized all-electric SUV is available in two variants and is priced from $123,000 +ORCs. It is the first Lexus battery-electric vehicle (BEV) to be built on the brand’s e-TNGA dedicated EV platform and boasts 230kW total system power from dual electric motors and a 71.4kWh lithium-ion battery.

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Make: Lotus

Model: Emira - I4

Released: May 2023

This is the Lotus Emira First Edition which features a bespoke version of Mercedes-AMG’s M139-series 2.0-litre direct-injection turbo-petrol engine. The model is priced from $177,990 +ORCs and performance is said to be nothing short of sensational.

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