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CarAdvice.com.au - Aussie V8 Dyno Shootout. Ford XR8 vs Holden Commodore SS AFM

CarAdvice.com.au drops Ford's FG Falcon XR8 into the box against Holden's VE Commodore SS (equipped with Active Fuel Management (AFM)). The end results are surprising, with one of the two producing healthy power figures. Visit the site to also see how they fared on our performance tests (0-100km/h, 1/4-mile and 100km/h-0 braking).


 


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2016 Toyota Hilux Reveal : Full Presentation
http://www.caradvice.com.au/355443/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Watch our walkaround video here: https://youtu.be/0ecLudteK2o The 2016 Toyota HiLux has been revealed at last, ahead of its arrival in Australian showrooms in early October. The new generation of Australia’s top-selling commercial vehicle was unveiled simultaneously at a special event in Sydney as well as in Bangkok, Thailand — where the reveal was also broadcast across several public television networks. The eighth-generation Toyota HiLux will launch with four engine options including a punchier new flagship diesel, two gearbox options (including rev matching between gears for manual gearboxes), and three model grades. There will be a total of 31 variants available, up from 23 with the old model. Locally, the HiLux will be available in Workmate, SR and SR5 trim levels. These variants will be detailed further closer to the vehicle’s launch. CarAdvice will bring you more details as they come to hand.





2016 Toyota Hilux (Revo) Reveal : Walkaround
http://www.caradvice.com.au/355443/?yt_desc - Read the article here. CarAdvice.com.au takes a look at the new 2016 Toyota Hilux, unveiled simultaneously in Sydney, Australia and Bangkok, Thailand. The 2016 Toyota HiLux has been revealed at last, ahead of its arrival in Australian showrooms in early October. The new generation of Australia’s top-selling commercial vehicle was unveiled simultaneously at a special event in Sydney as well as in Bangkok, Thailand — where the reveal was also broadcast across several public television networks. The eighth-generation Toyota HiLux will launch with four engine options including a punchier new flagship diesel, two gearbox options (including rev matching between gears for manual gearboxes), and three model grades. There will be a total of 31 variants available, up from 23 with the old model. Locally, the HiLux will be available in Workmate, SR and SR5 trim levels. These variants will be detailed further closer to the vehicle’s launch. CarAdvice will bring you more details as they come to hand.





Mad Max Interceptor - sights and sounds from the build project
http://www.caradvice.com.au/355681/?yt_desc - Read the article here. The last of the V8 Interceptors. "She sucks nitro... with Phase 4 heads! 600 horsepower through the wheels! She's meanness set to music and the bitch is born to run!" James shares some photos and videos in a build diary of his Mad Max Interceptor build project. The car started as a 1974 Ford Falcon GS Hardtop and over a period of three years was transformed into the most famous car of the silver screen - the Mad Max Interceptor. Read the article for the full diary. http://www.caradvice.com.au/355681/that-time-i-built-the-mad-max-intercepto r/





2015 Volvo XC90 - Runout review
http://www.caradvice.com.au/355980/?yt_desc - Read the article here. See the all new Volvo XC90 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySw95RChJPk Twelve years ago, very little of this was here. This was an industrial wharf. Eminem was someone, and Kim Kardashian was no one. This car, the Volvo XC90 arrived and took the family SUV world by storm. Now, with an all new model soon to arrive, and while you can still buy a new one, we thought it would be a great chance to take one last look at the big Swede, and see how it set the benchmark for luxury family transport for over a decade The XC90 was launched to the world back in 2002 and was Volvo’s first ever SUV. Back then, if you wanted a 7-seat 4WD wagon, your choices were relatively limited. In fact for a premium, 4WD, urban friendly vehicle – the only real competitor to the XC90 was the LandRover Discovery 2. Considering we’re due to see the Discovery 5 next year, is testament to how long and how well the Volvo has survived. It has been popular too, the XC90 was Australia’s best-selling 7-seater for 5-years running and the list of competitor models that have come and gone during its tenure reads like a recap of Game of Thrones. There was a mild facelift in 2007, and improvements to engines and driveline along the way, but for the most part, the XC90 has remain largely unchanged for 12 years In all, there have been 636,143 XC90s made – and it feels like it, as you rarely have a trip where you don’t see another. How do I know so much about the Volvo XC90? I used to own one. Looking at the outside, the XC90 is unmistakably a Volvo. It doesn’t look it, but its as wide as a BMW X5 and taller than an Audi Q7. The design has dated, but it is still a good looking car. Our test car has the R-Design package which includes 19-inch wheels and colour coded accents. You can spot the final run of XC90s by the LED running lamps in place of the old halogen foglamps in the front bumper. This is where the XC90 shows its age the most. There’s no giant touch screen or digital displays here. It’s very analogue – but these air conditioning controls for example are very clear and easy to use. The infotainment system – and lets not mince words here, it’s basically ‘the radio’ is generations behind. The sound quality from the nine speakers is great, but it’s fiddly to navigate beyond the basics and the Bluetooth is tricky to pair and not the most reliable connection. Navigation is another ‘retro’ feature here – the 7-inch TFT rises from the dash when activated, and can only be controlled by a remote. It’s handy if you want to leave navigation choices to your rear passengers – but the system is low resolution and pretty clunky But the materials and finish still feel high quality and there is a sense of solidness about the Volvo. And of course, the seats are heated, and extremely comfortable. The leather is lovely and soft and they make long distance touring easy. Despite this though, the XC90’s focus isn’t really on the driver – where this car still shines, is back there...





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