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2014 Volvo S60 Review: T5 R-Design Drive-E
  • Strong, refined turbocharged engine; smooth-shifting automatic gearbox; high-quality interior finishes; new road-sign detection technology is a potential licence saver
  • Ride quality and body control of R-Design model disappoint; safety tech bundles can be expensive; boot compromised by spare wheel

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7.5 / 10

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2014 Volvo S60 Review: T5 R-Design Drive-E

Jez Spinks reviews Volvo's updated S60, which debuts the new four-cylinder turbo Drive-E engine.

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BMW X1 Review : sDrive20i
Rating: 710 /10
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BMW X1 Review : sDrive20i

The world's first compact luxury SUV still holds appeal - especially in the way it drives

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Lexus : Bold design lifting brand recognition, lowering buyer age
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Lexus : Bold design lifting brand recognition, lowering buyer age

Lexus’s bolder car designs are helping to attract younger buyers and improve brand recognition, the company says. The Toyota-owned luxury brand introduced the first of a new wave of more aggressively styled cars in 2012 with the fourth-generation GS sedan (below)...


French cars returning to la forme
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French cars returning to la forme

Someone in a yellow jersey is pedalling around France in front of something called a peloton, and today is Bastille Day… Seems like as good a time as any to assess where French car manufacturers are at currently. It’s a worthwhile exercise considering L’automobiles of the past decade have been mostly disappointing...


11 reasons Australians are among the worst drivers in the world
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11 reasons Australians are among the worst drivers in the world

If you haven’t driven in Europe yet, don’t bother. You’ll only come back home to be even more frustrated at the standards of driving in Australia. As CarAdvice kicks off a new segment of opinion pieces, we’ll plead guilty that this subject of driving standards is an obvious one – but as one that gnaws at the heart of anyone with the remotest interest in motoring, it’s one we can’t ignore...


2015 Opel Corsa unveiled : Could it join Holden model onslaught?
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2015 Opel Corsa unveiled : Could it join Holden model onslaught?

The new-generation Opel Corsa has been revealed overnight, and it has the potential to come to Australia as part of Holden’s renewed product onslaught. Holden is studying all new models available globally more intensely since announcing in late 2013 that it would end local manufacturing. The company is aiming to become the country’s most popular brand by 2020...


Kia Australia considering seven-year warranty
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Kia Australia considering seven-year warranty

Kia is considering a new benchmark for factory warranties in Australia that would back its vehicles for seven years. The Korean brand introduced a seven-year/150,000km warranty across Europe in late 2006 and is now looking to bring the peace-of-mind offering to Australia after years of tinkering with the idea...


Lexus NX : The Quick Guide to new Japanese luxury SUV
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Lexus NX : The Quick Guide to new Japanese luxury SUV

The Lexus NX will become the Japanese luxury brand’s first hasn’t-been-seen-before model since the CT hatch of 2010. NX becomes the fourth SUV to be offered by Lexus, joining the RX, GX (not sold in Australia), and LX. The Lexus NX is based on the platform on the Toyota RAV4, though isn’t obviously associated with its Toyota twin as with the Prado-in-disguise GX and LandCruiser-based LX...


Lexus NX Review
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Lexus NX Review

Lexus's smallest SUV is finally on the road. CarAdvice finds out whether the Q5, X3 and Evoque should be worried


Lexus focused on sustained growth, not beating Germans
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Lexus focused on sustained growth, not beating Germans

Lexus is targeting up to 10 per cent annual sales growth in Australia over the next five to 10 years, stating it’s not concerned where that places it in relation to its German luxury car rivals. Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz continue to prove elusive for Lexus locally, and each of the Teutonic triumvirate has recorded greater growth so far in 2014...


Lexus Australia lobbying for more F performance models
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Lexus Australia lobbying for more F performance models

Lexus Australia is pushing for more models wearing the Japanese brand’s high-performance F badge, with an emphasis on sedans and SUVs. The BMW M3-rivalling IS F released in late 2007 continues to be the only model Lexus has given the F performance badge, which is derived from the Fuji Speedway circuit in Japan...


Lexus’s first turbo heading for IS200t and beyond
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Lexus’s first turbo heading for IS200t and beyond

Lexus’s first ever turbo petrol engine will spread from the new NX SUV to other models, with CarAdvice sources pointing to the IS sedan as one of the certain beneficiaries. The 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder has made its debut in the Lexus NX that launched internationally this week in Canada...


Lexus NX set for $55-60K starting point
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Lexus NX set for $55-60K starting point

The Lexus NX will undercut its direct German rivals with a starting price in the $55-60,000 bracket, though the company says there are no plans to build an SUV any smaller. Lexus’s smallest SUV has made its international launch in Canada this week ahead of hitting local showrooms in November, when it will take on the likes of the Audi Q5 and BMW X3...


Lexus RX could become a seven-seater
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Lexus RX could become a seven-seater

The Lexus RX may be offered with an extra row of seating in the future to help differentiate it from the company’s new NX SUV. Toyota’s luxury arm staged the international launch of the new NX in Canada this week. Although the NX is smaller than the RX, it offers the same five-seat layout while there is also similar interior space and a bigger boot...


2015 Ford Focus ST revealed
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2015 Ford Focus ST revealed

The Ford Focus ST hot-hatch has targeted both a more dynamic look and drive for its mid-life update. A refresh for the Blue Oval brand’s Golf GTI rival has been unveiled at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, following the revised regular Ford Focus shown earlier in 2014...