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2017 Land Rover Discovery leaked

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2017 Land Rover Discovery leaked

Images of the all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery has appeared on the company's Australian website hours before its international debut. A single still image of the new fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery appears on the landrover.com...

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2017 Holden Astra preliminary specs and pricing revealed, on sale in December - UPDATE
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2017 Holden Astra preliminary specs and pricing revealed, on sale in December - UPDATE

UPDATE: Holden has released official pricing and further details for the 2017 Astra range. See bottom of article for details The first details on what to expect from the 2017 Holden Astra range have been revealed on the company's website...


Volkswagen Australia insists niche models will remain, EVs to come later
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Volkswagen Australia insists niche models will remain, EVs to come later

The Volkswagen Scirocco and Volkswagen Beetle have both been axed from the brand’s line-up, with special edition models of each to see those cars out. The Volkswagen Scirocco Wolfsburg edition brings a few extras, and the retro-styled Volkswagen Beetle Classic will be limited to just 53 examples in Australia...


Hyundai H350 hydrogen concept revealed, diesel van could come to Australia
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Hyundai H350 hydrogen concept revealed, diesel van could come to Australia

Alternative-fuel vans are all the go right now - and here's another: the Hyundai H350 Fuel Cell Concept. That's right, this big bus runs on hydrogen. The Hyundai H350 - a rival to the likes of the Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Volkswagen Crafter among others - has been around for nearly two years, but this is the first version we've seen without the trusty 2...


Volkswagen e-Crafter electric van concept revealed
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Volkswagen e-Crafter electric van concept revealed

Hot on the heels of being named the 2017 International Van of the Year, the Volkswagen Crafter has gone electric - in concept form, at least. This is the Volkswagen e-Crafter, a fully electric parcel mover aimed specifically at city van operators based on the all-new Volkswagen Crafter large van that is due to arrive in Australia late in 2017...


2017 Kia Soul gets turbo engine and new equipment - UPDATE
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2017 Kia Soul gets turbo engine and new equipment - UPDATE

Update - Kia's local arm has confirmed the turbocharged Soul won't be coming to Australia, though exterior and interior revisions will be part of a 2017 update coming soon. See article for details. The 2017 Kia Soul will soon have, dare we say it, a bit more soul - but not for our market, it seems...


Comparison: Hyundai i30 SR Premium v Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI Highline
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Comparison: Hyundai i30 SR Premium v Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI Highline

The ever-evolving small car class is again under the spotlight for this test, with the upgraded Mazda 3 and Hyundai i30 here to take on the stalwart Volkswagen Golf. All of these vehicles have seen some updates and changes since the start of the year, and we figured it was time to see where the flagship version of each sits among its peers in the class...


Volkswagen Australia chief not fazed by incoming Mercedes-Benz ute
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Volkswagen Australia chief not fazed by incoming Mercedes-Benz ute

The Volkswagen Amarok has forged a position in the market as one of the premium utility vehicles, a bit of a foreman’s truck rather than a rough-and-tumble work vehicle. And with competition soon to come in the form of the new Mercedes-Benz utility – which will be based on the same underpinnings as the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan through a collaboration between those three makers – there’s an expectation that VW won’t necessarily be the Euro ute of choice anymore...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

The all-new 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is bigger than ever, and yes - it is considerably better, too.

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$31,990 - $49,990

Volkswagen Up! could make a surprise return to Australia
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Volkswagen Up! could make a surprise return to Australia

We all loved the Volkswagen Up! (emphasis theirs). It was a car that almost deserved to have silly punctuation in its name, it was that good a thing in a dull part of the market. But, like buyers, many reviewers were left flabbergasted by the lack of an automatic transmission option in Australia...


Volkswagen SUV range to nearly triple by 2019: New small and large models to join Tiguan and Touareg
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Volkswagen SUV range to nearly triple by 2019: New small and large models to join Tiguan and Touareg

Talk about a turnaround. Volkswagen Australia will go from having an old small SUV and an ageing large five-seater to a family of five or more high-riding models in the next two-and-a-half years. The news came at the local launch of the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan in Australia, with the five-seat model launching first up...


2016 Trakka Trakkadu AT Review: Volkswagen Transporter campervan tested
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Trakka Trakkadu AT Review: Volkswagen Transporter campervan tested

Forget cargo – the Trakka Trakkadu AT is a VW Transporter Van that you can camp in.

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$120,000

Subaru seven-seat SUV unlikely for Australia
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Subaru seven-seat SUV unlikely for Australia

There’s little if any chance Australia will get a new seven-seat SUV built by Subaru. The brand is understood to be working on a replacement for the Tribeca, which will sit above the Outback as the company’s largest model. It will be the most expensive car the brand sells – well, at least in the markets that will get the car...


Mazda CX-9 Azami v Toyota Kluger Grande comparison
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Mazda CX-9 Azami v Toyota Kluger Grande comparison

If you’re looking for a seven-seat SUV there’s a fair chance the Toyota Kluger would have been on your shopping list at some point – and with good reason. It’s stylish, well packaged, competitively priced and has dominated sales in its segment for ages...


Subaru BRZ replacement: still no word on second-generation sports coupe
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Subaru BRZ replacement: still no word on second-generation sports coupe

Will there be a second-generation Subaru BRZ? There’s no word either way, just yet, according to the Japanese brand. The two-door sports coupe co-developed and produced by Toyota and Subaru is a few years into its lifecycle now, with a mid-term facelift just a few months away from launching in Australia...