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2016 Honda Accord pricing and specifications

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2016 Honda Accord pricing and specifications

The facelifted 2016 Honda Accord has arrived in Australia, bringing with it new equipment, a new look and new pricing. With a new chrome-laden front end, the updated Accord lines up more cohesively alongside the new Civic sedan, while new wheel designs help keep things fresh...

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2017 Audi A3: Australian line-up detailed
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2017 Audi A3: Australian line-up detailed

It seems a done deal that the 2017 Audi A3 range will bring with it a three-cylinder option as a price leader when it launches here later this year. The current Audi A3 range is headlined by the 1.4 TFSI model, which will be dropped as part of the updated range. That leaves a gap for a new model to fill the role of the most affordable A3… enter the new 1...


2017 Audi A3 Sportback Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Audi A3 Sportback Review

Updated Audi A3 brings new 1.0- and 2.0-litre engines, and it's all the better for it.


Single-cab ute comparison: Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux
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Single-cab ute comparison: Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux

It’s end of financial year time again, and that means that business buyers could be looking at ways to spend some dosh before the taxman nabs it. As such, we’ve assembled five budget-friendly business-minded single-cab-chassis utility vehicles to see which is the best end-of-financial-year bargain...


2016 Honda Civic Black Pack option unveiled
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2016 Honda Civic Black Pack option unveiled

The 2016 Honda Civic sedan may have only just had its order books opened in dealerships around the country, but the Japanese brand's new Thai-built sedan will also be available with a new Black Pack from launch. The genuine Honda accessory pack is available across all five grades of the all-new Civic sedan range, including the 1.8-litre VTi and VTi-S and the 1...


2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited road trip to Moreton Island

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited road trip to Moreton Island

Sometimes you just need to pack up and get away from it all. Our guest reviewer - Christian Barbeitos from our video team - did exactly that a few years ago when he moved to Australia, and by his own admission he's still not seen enough of this wide brown land. The Spaniard, as we affectionately call him, asked nicely to get his dream SUV for a long-distance road trip to Moreton Island...

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$44,500

2016 Renault Trafic Review: Long-term report three
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Renault Trafic Review: Long-term report three

Three months in, here's the latest on our 2016 Renault Trafic long-termer.

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$37,990

Extra-cab ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Mazda BT-50 v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux
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Extra-cab ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Mazda BT-50 v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux

So you don’t want a single-cab ute, and you can’t quite stretch to a dual-cab in terms of budget ... the extra-cab ute is the pick-up truck for you. This style of ute caters to the needs of buyers who want the flexibility of four seats, but tray space closer to that of a single-cab variant...


2016 McLaren 540C Coupe Review: Quick Drive

2016 McLaren 540C Coupe Review: Quick Drive

There’s no such thing as a cheap supercar, but the 2016 McLaren 540C Coupe is probably the closest thing to it. Starting from a measly... ahem... $350,000 driveaway (before options) the all-new entry-point to McLaren’s Sport Series range is competitively priced if you think of it in the same echelon as a Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 (from $378,900 plus on-road costs) and the Porsche 911 Turbo (from $384,900 plus on-road costs)...


Holden “not blindly chasing market share”, says boss
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Holden “not blindly chasing market share”, says boss

The chairman and managing director of Holden, Mark Bernhard, has made it clear that sales numbers are not the be-all and end-all for the Aussie arm of General Motors. Bernhard, who has been in the top job at Holden for about 15 months, made it clear that the brand is moving away from the plan of previous chief, Gerry Dorizas, to be the number one brand in the country by 2020...


Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ model on sale now
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Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ model on sale now

There's another limited-edition ute on the market - the 2016 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ dual-cab 4x4. Hot on the heels of the Holden Colorado LS-X limited edition model and the facelifted Volkswagen Amarok Aventura, the Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ model brings with a marginally revised look at a sharp price...


2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Review

We test the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee off-road and on.

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$79,000

2017 Volkswagen Amarok gets V6 diesel power
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok gets V6 diesel power

The 2017 Volkswagen Amarok has been unveiled in the form of the new-look – and powered-up – VW Amarok Aventura dual-cab ute. The so-called "premium pick-up" is set to become the only ute in the segment with a turbo diesel V6 engine, with the new 3.0-litre power unit churning out 165kW of power and 550Nm of torque: up markedly on the most powerful twin-turbo four-cylinder engine currently offered in the Amarok (with 132kW and 420Nm)...


BMW i3 loan car program axed
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BMW i3 loan car program axed

Owners of the BMW i3 will no longer be offered the option to access BMW loan cars if they decide to go for a long-distance road trip. At the time of the electric city car's launch in 2014, BMW announced a loan-car program for buyers of the i3 that would see those customers able to take advantage of a loan car when they planned to take a longer trip...


2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review

The 2016 Toyota Prius is one of those cars you either get or you don't.

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$43,990

Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part two
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Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part two

By now you’ve hopefully read part one of this economy comparison test, where we set out for 100 kilometres of urban driving. The aim of part one was to find out which of the four cars on test – Audi A3 e-tron, BMW i3 range-extender, Citroen C4 Cactus and Toyota Prius – was the most efficient, city-friendly commuter. And the winner was clear...


2017 Lexus IS facelift unveiled - UPDATE
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2017 Lexus IS facelift unveiled - UPDATE

UPDATE: Lexus Australia has confirmed a 2017 local launch for the revised IS range. An updated version of the Lexus IS luxury sedan has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing motor show. The 2017 Lexus IS brings with it a revamped front-end design including newly reformed headlights that still sit proudly above those tick-shaped daytime running lights...


Shell unveils ultra-efficient city car concept
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Shell unveils ultra-efficient city car concept

Fuel company Shell has unveiled an ultra-efficient city car concept. Yes, that is as counterintuitive as it sounds. The inventively named Shell Concept Car is said to potentially deliver "material reductions in energy use in the road transport sector", with the micro-sized three-seater claimed to be "tangible proof of energy efficiency improvements that can be achieved by using cutting-edge technology available today through a process of 'co-engineering' whereby vehicle body, engine design and lubricants are all created together"...


Fiat Chrysler announces 1.1-million car recall over gear selector: Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models affected
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Fiat Chrysler announces 1.1-million car recall over gear selector: Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced a recall for more than 1.1 million vehicles over a potential problem with the gear selector fitted to certain Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler models. According to a statement from the brand, 811,586 vehicles in the US are affected by the recall, as well as 52,144 cars and SUVs in Canada; 16,805 models in Mexico; and 248,667 outside the NAFTA region - likely including Australia, though we're yet to hear back from the company's local arm...


Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part one
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Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part one

With fuel prices hitting decade lows in recent times, there has arguably never been a worse time to buy an economy-focused car. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great options out there for people who are thinking about long-term sustainability and doing their bit for the environment...


2017 Honda Accord Hybrid unveiled, previews updated Accord styling
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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid unveiled, previews updated Accord styling

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has been unveiled, and while it won't be sold in Australia, the facelift gives an idea of what to expect from the standard Accord range which will launch later this year. Honda's Australian arm made it clear at a recent roundtable that while an updated Accord was imminent, the updated Accord Hybrid version wouldn't be offered...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok sketches revealed
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok sketches revealed

The first sketches of the facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Amarok utility have been released, with the German brand claiming the update has seen the "premium pick-up given the latest Volkswagen design"...


Mitsubishi Motors admits to falsifying fuel use figures
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Mitsubishi Motors admits to falsifying fuel use figures

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has admitted to falsifying fuel use figures for four vehicles sold in the Japanese market. The Japanese brand has confirmed that the "fuel consumption testing data submitted to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)" saw vehicles tested "improperly to present better fuel consumption rates than the actual rates"...


2016 Nissan Navara NP300 DX 4x2 Review
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2016 Nissan Navara NP300 DX 4x2 Review

The entry-level 2016 Nissan Navara NP300 DX cab-chassis is a bargain, and one that should entice a lot of buyers.


Renault LCV range gain X-Track extras, Master adds 4x4 - UPDATE
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Renault LCV range gain X-Track extras, Master adds 4x4 - UPDATE

The Renault Kangoo small van, Renault Trafic mid-size van and Renault Master large van ranges have been updated with X-Track extras. The new Renault X-Track pack includes a limited-slip differential, raised suspension for better ground clearance, underbody protection and all-weather tyres...


2016 Mahindra Genio: Tradie Test Review

2016 Mahindra Genio: Tradie Test Review

Usually we test a car for about a week and put it through its paces in the CarAdvice garage. That wasn't the case with the 2016 Mahindra Genio. For this test we decided to put the 2016 Mahindra Genio in the hands of a hard-working tradesman. That tradie just so happens to be my dad, Brian Campbell...

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$20,990

Land Rover Reborn program open to Australian buyers
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Land Rover Reborn program open to Australian buyers

The recently-announced Land Rover Reborn program will be open to Australian buyers - but the stunningly restored early model Land Rover Series and Defender models that will be sold will cost a pretty penny. Last week the brand showed the first of its Land Rover Reborn models in the form of a Series I Land Rover, and there was an intended production number of 25 vehicles announced at that time, too...


2016 Mazda BT-50 XT 4x2 Review
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2016 Mazda BT-50 XT 4x2 Review

The entry-point to the 2016 Mazda BT-50 range is a strong contender.


2016 Holden Colorado Storm on sale from $51,490
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2016 Holden Colorado Storm on sale from $51,490

The 2016 Holden Colorado Storm will see out the current-look ute range for the lion brand ahead of an updated version of the Holden Colorado ute arriving later this year. The special-edition model is back for a second time, after first appearing early in 2015. Before that, the Storm badge had been reserved for the Commodore line...


Mini Living: Brit brand unveils concept apartment
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Mini Living: Brit brand unveils concept apartment

If you're a true Mini-malist, you'll probably have been expecting this spin-off for some time now - this is Mini Living, a new apartment concept installation that has been unveiled at the Salone del Mobile 2016 in Milan...