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Trent Nikolic

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Mercedes-Benz testing autonomous system in ‘unique’ Australian conditions

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Mercedes-Benz testing autonomous system in ‘unique’ Australian conditions

You might assume that driving conditions in our country are different to those around the world, and you’d be right - but you might not have thought about exactly what is different and, more importantly, how that impacts what happens on the road...

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2017 KTM X-Bow review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 KTM X-Bow review

The radical KTM-X-Bow is finally ready for road registration in Australia. With no roof, no screen, no ABS and no traction control, it's a raw driving experience in the purest form.


2017 Holden Barina LT review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Holden Barina LT review

The light car segment is more competitive than it's ever been in Australia, and buyers get more value for money than they ever have. The Barina has its work cut out.

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$20,390

Every Jeep must be capable of off-road work, Compass designer says
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Every Jeep must be capable of off-road work, Compass designer says

It would seem that a new model destined for the small SUV segment - where vehicles rarely see a dirt road let alone any serious off-road action - doesn’t really need to be a capable weapon in the bush, but the chief designer of the Jeep Compass disagrees. “We have to respect the capability of what it is expected to do and what it has to do within the design,” Vince Galante said at the launch of the all-new 2017 Jeep Cherokee...


No hybrid Jeep Compass or seven-seater anytime soon
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No hybrid Jeep Compass or seven-seater anytime soon

At this week's launch of the 2017 Jeep Compass in the United States, it was made clear to Australian journalists that Jeep won't be releasing a hybrid - or alternative powertrain - version of its small SUV anytime soon. “Could we do it in the future? Sure," Jim Lyijynen, Chief Engineer for Jeep Compass told the assembled Australian media...


2017 Jeep Compass review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Jeep Compass review

The new 2017 Jeep Compass completes a promise Jeep made in 2009 – to dramatically revise everything in its product portfolio. The Compass though will have to fight it out in the most competitive segment of them all – small SUV.

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$35,500

2018 Jeep Compass detailed for Australia
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2018 Jeep Compass detailed for Australia

The all-new 2018 Jeep Compass will land in Australia in the fourth quarter of this year and, while we don't have exact pricing and specification details as yet, we did manage to find out some crucial local information during this week's international first drive in the United States...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV review

There can be little doubt that Alfa Romeo needs the 2017 Giulia QV to be great. Following on from our track test, we hit the street in the newest super sedan to take the fight to BMW and Mercedes-Benz.


2017 Peugeot 508 Touring review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Peugeot 508 Touring review

When the Commodore heads into the sunset, the Peugeot 508 will have precious little competition in the large wagon segment. Here, we test the base Allure grade.

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$48,990

2017 Subaru BRZ review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Subaru BRZ review

The Subaru BRZ in manual guise has been subtly tweaked to improve performance and make it an even more impressive affordable sports car. Here, we test the entry-level manual.

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$32,990

2017 Mini Countryman pricing to nudge $40,000
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2017 Mini Countryman pricing to nudge $40,000

Mini Australia is keen to look at the business case for the hybrid version of the redesigned 2017 Mini Countryman, but for now is only willing to confirm a four model grade line-up - and a pricier one at that. There are six variants of the current Countryman on sale in Australia, but Mini will simplify that with the release of the new model...


2017 Mini Countryman review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Mini Countryman review

For the first time the Mini Countryman is a purpose-built small SUV aimed at providing Mini fans with yet another option. Based on BMW X1 architecture, Mini is adamant it must retain its point of difference.


2017 Toyota 70 Series GXL Wagon review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Toyota 70 Series GXL Wagon review

It's been around for decades, but now, with subtle improvements, the 70 Series continues to forge ahead in the tough-as-nails off-road class.


Biggest challenge for Urus SUV is to guarantee Lamborghini DNA
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Biggest challenge for Urus SUV is to guarantee Lamborghini DNA

The biggest challenge with the coming Urus SUV has been in guaranteeing it will be a fit with decades of familiar 'Lamborghini DNA', according to research and development boss, Maurizio Reggiani. “I am looking forward to your feedback when you eventually drive the Urus, because you must be in no doubt that it is a Lamborghini,” Reggiani said...


There's life in the big V12 yet, Lamborghini boss says: Aventador successor will retain 12 count
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There's life in the big V12 yet, Lamborghini boss says: Aventador successor will retain 12 count

Previous Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann told CarAdvice more than once that the Italian manufacturer ‘would have to consider turbo charging in the future’, but it seems new boss Stefano Domenicali is a little less enthusiastic for the end of Lamborghini’s long line of high-revving, naturally aspirated V12 engines...