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BMW Australia continues to hard-sell Munich HQ on a pickup

And HQ has resisted mightily, but the resistance is weakening

BMW Australia continues to lobby hard for a BMW pickup. The local head says of the growing ute market, "we cannot neglect market trends."

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Toyota Hilux gets tougher-looking trim lines

We like the Tacoma, but these Hiluxes are pretty sweet

They range from mild to wild.

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Holden Special Vehicles ends Commodore run with 635-hp HSV GTS-R W1

Behold: The fastest, most powerful vehicle built in Australia.

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Hiss off! Venomous snake takes refuge in Australian man’s engine bay

The red-bellied black snake can grow to more than 8 feet long.

The Australian tourism board would rather you not read this.

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Holden Special Vehicles rings in new era with Holden Colorado SportsCat by HSV

Australia gets a Ranger Wildtrak and Ranger Raptor fighter

Holden and Holden Special Vehicles begin a new partnership and a new era with the Holden Colorado SportsCat by HSV, a Colorado with mechanical and cosmetic upgrades.

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Camaro Down Under: Holden HSV is bringing a big slice of 'Murica to Australia

Wait, Australia wasn't already getting the Camaro?

Consider it a consolation for the death of the rear-drive Commodore.

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Tesla's giant battery farm is now live in South Australia

Wind-generated energy stored and disbursed when, where it's needed.

With a little lot of help from Tesla, Australia is now home to the world's largest lithium-ion battery. Back in March, Elon Musk told Atlassian CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes that he could create a 100MWh battery storage farm within 100 days — otherwise, his company would do the job for free. The Twitter pledge was in response to ongoing power shortages in South Australia, which were causing blackouts and political uncertainty about the country's push toward renewable energy sources. The batterie

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Solar car race kicks off 30th anniversary with a fresh challenge

World Solar Challenge covers 1,880 miles in Australia.

It reflects how much solar power has changed in a few decades.

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Australian Toyota Hilux gets American-inspired refresh

Australia's bestselling vehicle comes in 31 flavors

There are a number of new cab, engine and transmission configurations.

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Koala survives 10-mile ride clinging to the underside of a 4x4

"I could smell her burnt fur"

"I could smell her burnt fur."

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Australia to build superhighway for EVs beside Great Barrier Reef

An 1,118-mile stretch of coastline with charging stations.

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Takata airbags' 18th victim? Australian man killed by shrapnel in neck

Consumer agency wants to know why the replacements are taking so long.

Honda doesn't yet know if it was an airbag that hadn't yet been replaced, or a replacement.

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Volvo’s self-driving cars are thrown off by kangaroos

"When it's in the air it actually looks like it's further away, then it lands and it looks closer."

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Driver beaches BMW, becomes a laughingstock on national television

TV reporter offers color commentary as the tide comes in.

Good job, mate. Real good job.

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Next Holden Commodore will be based on the Opel Insignia

The end of the rear-drive Commodore is nigh

It won't be rear wheel drive, but Holden says it's trying to make sure this German Commodore lives up to its namesake.

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It's not easy to park an Acura NSX inside a casino

There's only one NSX in Australia, and it's parked in the Melbourne Crown.

There's currently only one Acura NSX in Australia. Here's how it ended up inside the Melbourne Crown casino.

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