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2017 Kia Rio review
  • More mature styling; best-in-class infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; great interior practicality; competent dynamics and great ride comfort
  • Ageing naturally aspirated engine coupled to a four-speed automatic; can feel gutless on highways or hills; lacking active safety features like AEB

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7 / 10

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2017 Kia Rio review

The fourth-generation Kia Rio presents an excellent value-for-money argument, but it's let down by its drivetrain.

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2017 Kia Rio pricing and specs
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2017 Kia Rio pricing and specs

The 2017 Kia Rio has launched with a starting price of $16,990 as part of a three-grade range that sees the new B-segment car stretch to $22,990, seeing it match the existing car. The fourth-generation Kia Rio brings a host of in-car technology advancements, as well as a more spacious cabin and cargo capacity...


Car companies should be very scared of Apple, Google and Tesla
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Car companies should be very scared of Apple, Google and Tesla

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas could have almost been a motor show. From the endless booths of automotive-related products to massive car company displays, the entire and extremely massive show had a very heavy auto skew. The reason for that is simple: As the revolution of electric cars, connected cars and autonomous cars finally begins to take shape, tech companies are invading the automotive sector...


Nissan says tech companies will struggle to make cars
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Nissan says tech companies will struggle to make cars

The constant rumours and public testing of cars by technology giants like Apple, Google and Uber has some wondering if traditional car companies will soon face an onslaught from the cash-rich industry. Those companies are keen to move into the automotive sector in unison with the revolution of autonomous and electric vehicles, but Nissan’s global CEO says tech companies will find it more difficult than they think...


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Nissan won’t integrate Mitsubishi product; Lancer Evo XI long way off

Nissan says that its approach with newly acquired Japanese brand Mitsubishi is to leverage scale in manufacturing and parts in order to increase profit margins, not to make clones of its existing cars with different badges...


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Buying a car is like a middle point between a ‘refrigerator and a dog’, Nissan CEO says

Renault Nissan Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn says the rise of ride-sharing apps and co-ownership schemes for cars will not have an overall negative impact on the number of cars sold, due to the irrational and emotional connection buyers will have with their vehicles...


Autonomous vehicles without human intervention "useless", Nissan claims
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Autonomous vehicles without human intervention "useless", Nissan claims

Nissan says that autonomous vehicles that don’t include human intervention are next to useless, as the Japanese brand launches its new Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM) system. SAM (detailed in an article here) is Nissan’s way of addressing the limitations of artificial intelligence in cars by allowing a human in a remote command centre to take control of an autonomous vehicle when it gets stuck...


Nissan 200SX successor unlikely: 'No more customers' for affordable sports car
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Nissan 200SX successor unlikely: 'No more customers' for affordable sports car

The man in charge of global planning for Nissan's product line-up admits that it's very difficult to make a business case for a new Nissan Silvia or 200SX, or any affordable rear-wheel drive sports car to compete with the likes of Toyota's 86...


Nissan partners autonomous driving Artificial Intelligence with human support
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Nissan partners autonomous driving Artificial Intelligence with human support

Nissan unveiled a unique twist on autonomous driving technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, bringing the use of remote human intervention as a way of solving the current limitations of artificial intelligence (AI) in cars...


New Nissan Leaf confirmed: Next EV to go further with new tech
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New Nissan Leaf confirmed: Next EV to go further with new tech

The next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf has been made official by the company’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn, at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The second-generation Leaf, which will follow its predecessor that debuted in 2010, signals Nissan’s commitment to electric-vehicle technology, while the Japanese brand also promises to incorporate the latest in its arsenal of autonomous driving systems with the new model...


2017 Nissan GT-R review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Nissan GT-R review

Almost a decade on since the world first welcomed the standalone Nissan GT-R, the 2017 model promises a rejuvenation program – but does it deliver?

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BMW's standalone driverless team working on autonomous vehicle for 2021 launch
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BMW's standalone driverless team working on autonomous vehicle for 2021 launch

BMW will introduce a fully autonomous vehicle in 2021, building on the technologies of the current 7 and 5 Series vehicles that now offer semi-autonomous driving features. Speaking to CarAdvice at the international launch of the new 5 Series, the head of the model's project, Jochan Kistler, admitted that the current cars on offer do not have the capacity to offer fully autonomous driving, with the bottleneck being the mapping data and software development...


2017 BMW 5 Series pricing and specs: More kit and price hikes for big new sedan
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2017 BMW 5 Series pricing and specs: More kit and price hikes for big new sedan

The new seventh-generation 2017 BMW 5 Series will touch down in Australia in March, the company has confirmed, with four models available from launch. This time around, BMW Australia has gone for a higher-specification line-up, adding more standard kit while bringing price increases with it...


2017 BMW 5 Series review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 BMW 5 Series review

The seventh-generation BMW 5 Series is without doubt the best yet.

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Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison
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Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison

The fact that both the Mazda MX-5 and the Abarth 124 Spider sports cars exist, side-by-side, is a good thing. In fact, they need each other to survive. You've heard it before: the issue with making a sports car is scale. There is a great deal of development cost involved in getting a vision to production and then, because no one really needs sports cars, the return is generally not all that great...