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Tough Nissan Xmotion concept revealed

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Tough Nissan Xmotion concept revealed

This is the Nissan Xmotion concept (pronounced cross motion), which today made its world premiere at the Detroit motor show. The 4...

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Lexus LF-1 Limitless crossover concept debuts in Detroit
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Lexus LF-1 Limitless crossover concept debuts in Detroit

Lexus has taken the covers from its LF-1 Limitless concept car, which previews a potential flagship crossover of the future, and signals the overall design direction of the Japanese luxury brand for the next model cycle. It comes two decades after Lexus debuted the RX at the same motor show, in Detroit - a vehicle it claims is still the segment’s top seller despite nearly 50 new competitors lobbing since then (it’s #5 in Australia)...


2019 Ford Ranger revealed for North America
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2019 Ford Ranger revealed for North America

  Ford has revealed the North American Ranger, which will begin production in Michigan late this year to capitalise on massive demand for so-called ‘midsize trucks’ — a segment up in that region by 83 per cent since 2014. The Americanised version of Australia’s second top-selling vehicle — a vehicle which was designed and developed in Victoria for the world — is said to have been put through the same torture testing as its F-150 big brother...


2018 Suzuki Swift Sport review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Suzuki Swift Sport review

Fans of old school hot hatches will be delighted that the new 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport adheres to the borrowed philosophy that always made it so fun: light is right.

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$25,490 - $27,490

2018 Suzuki Jimny looks headed for Australia
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2018 Suzuki Jimny looks headed for Australia

Good news! Fans of the now-iconic Suzuki Jimny - a rugged little 4x4 that boldly goes where few other cars dare to tread - might be happy to know that the brand new (and un-revealed) version looks highly likely to come to Australia after all, potentially around November this year...


2018 Suzuki Swift Sport pricing and specs
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2018 Suzuki Swift Sport pricing and specs

The third-generation Suzuki Swift Sport has arrived in Australia, priced at $25,490 before on-road costs — $2200 cheaper than the VW Polo GTI and $3500 less than the Renault Clio RS 200. The new Japanese pocket rocket picks up a new turbocharged engine shared in large part with the Vitara SUV. The 1...


2018 Toyota Camry SL review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Toyota Camry SL review

The 2018 Toyota Camry range is a huge step up, and while the SL flagship may not be the one we'd buy, commendations are due regardless.

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$39,990 - $43,990

Top 10 growth brands for Australia in 2017
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Top 10 growth brands for Australia in 2017

The Australian new vehicle market scaled new heights in 2017, growing 0.9 per cent to 1,189,116 self-reported ‘sales’ for the year. According to VFACTS data supplied by the industry’s lobby group, called the FCAI, 42 car and commercial brands out of a field of 73 paid-up members (a notable absentee includes Tesla) recorded positive growth...


VFACTS December: Holden Astra stuns, hits #2 - UPDATE
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VFACTS December: Holden Astra stuns, hits #2 - UPDATE

UPDATE: We've added some slick new interactive tables and charts to this article. Enjoy, and let us know what you think! As you can read here, Australia's automotive peak body claimed to have recorded the highest ever annual sales tally in 2017, eclipsing the record from the year before...


Australian car industry split over EV subsidies
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Australian car industry split over EV subsidies

Representative body for Australia’s motoring industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), says it will not necessarily lobby government to apply subsidies encouraging the take-up of zero emissions vehicles...


VFACTS: Industry claims annual record for 2017
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VFACTS: Industry claims annual record for 2017

The Australian motoring industry is claiming an all-time sales record for 2017, with its representative body the FCAI registering 1,189,116 new cars, SUVs and commercials in its annual VFACTS report. This claimed figure is 0.9 per cent higher than 2016’s previous high-water mark, and becomes the market’s fourth record inside the past five years...


2018 Nissan Qashqai ST review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Nissan Qashqai ST review

The updated UK-made Nissan Qashqai ST remains a comfortable and practical small crossover, though it's not quite the bargain its bigger X-Trail sibling is.

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Most anticipated new cars of 2018
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Most anticipated new cars of 2018

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...


2018 Hyundai Sonata Active review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Hyundai Sonata Active review

The refreshed Hyundai Sonata Active gets a tweaked look and a much better cabin design and fit-out. It remains an uber-competent and comfortable big sedan lacking few attributes but charm.

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$30,990

2018 Hyundai Kona Active v Nissan Qashqai ST
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2018 Hyundai Kona Active v Nissan Qashqai ST

People are drawn to small crossovers for various reasons. Some want extra height and practicality compared to a regular hatchback, while others are drawn to the distinctive design and point of difference. The 'funky' Hyundai Kona from Korea, and the practical UK-made Nissan Qashqai, may nominally be rivals, but they go about the business of being small SUVs quite differently...