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2018 HSV range to be broader, but not boring: "If we do a boring product, we're dead"
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2018 HSV range to be broader, but not boring: "If we do a boring product, we're dead"

HSV's 2018 vehicle line-up, beyond the end of Holden's Australian production program, will be more diverse and focussed on attracting new customers - but not at the cost of excitement. Speaking to CarAdvice this week, HSV managing director Tim Jackson said he’s confident Holden Special Vehicles can succeed in a post-locally-built Holden Commodore era...


Great Wall, Haval sold a million cars last year
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Great Wall, Haval sold a million cars last year

Chinese sister brands Haval and Great Wall may be minnows in Australia, but the company’s 2016 sales result globally is nothing to sneeze at. According to the company’s figures, it sold more than a million Haval SUVs and Great Wall utes and passenger models last year, the vast majority obviously being in China...


New Suzuki Swift aimed squarely at Mazda 2
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New Suzuki Swift aimed squarely at Mazda 2

Suzuki Australia says it expects the brand new Swift, due around June this year, to battle the Mazda 2 for sales supremacy in the private (non-fleet) part of the market. The new 2017 Swift, revealed right at the end of last year ahead of its European premiere this March in Geneva, will arrive in Australia by mid-year and bring with it a large suite of updates over the tired (but still cute) current iteration, which has ceased production but remains in stock here...


2018 Mazda 3 to ignite no-spark petrol engines
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2018 Mazda 3 to ignite no-spark petrol engines

Japanese manufacturer Mazda is set to pioneer a new engine technology next year, which will cut fuel use by 30 per cent and go without spark plugs - according to a new report out of Japan. Nikkei says the company will introduce the new engines towards the end of 2018 in the next-generation Mazda 3 small car, known as the Axela in Japan...


Holden Commodore limited-edition models garner over 2000 registrations of interest
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Holden Commodore limited-edition models garner over 2000 registrations of interest

With full details of Holden's three limited-edition Holden Commodores due tomorrow, there have been over 2000 people register interest in the cars - with most putting money down at dealers, despite limited information being available. CarAdvice has driven all three models and will have a full review with video Thursday January 19, 2:00 pm (so make sure you check back then)...


2017 Mini JCW Countryman revealed: Most powerful Mini ever, here in second quarter
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2017 Mini JCW Countryman revealed: Most powerful Mini ever, here in second quarter

The 2017 Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) Countryman has been revealed this week, with the hot SUV the most powerful model ever produced by the German-owned British brand. Under the bonnet is a 170kW/350Nm (the latter available between 1450 and 4500rpm) turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine driving all-four wheels, propelling the biggest Mini from 0-100km/h in 6...


Alpine 'A120' teased with new aluminium chassis
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Alpine 'A120' teased with new aluminium chassis

The upcoming Alpine sports car, believed to be known as the A120, has been teased ahead of its anticipated reveal at the Geneva motor show in March. According to the accompanying release, the so-called A120 will feature a bespoke all-aluminium platform and upper body, which the company says ensures lightweight and "agile handling"...


Tesla to open flagship showroom in Brisbane
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Tesla to open flagship showroom in Brisbane

Electric carmaker Tesla is looking to open a new 'Flagship Showroom' in Brisbane, joining the current bases in Sydney and Melbourne. The company has submitted an application to build the new dealership in Homemaker Fortitude Valley. According to the document, Tesla has identified Queensland's capital as the next target for the company's market growth...


Renault back in the pan over diesel emissions - report
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Renault back in the pan over diesel emissions - report

Yet another manufacturer is caught up in emissions cheating allegations. This time, it's French brand Renault. According to a new report by France's Le Figaro, translated by Autoblog, the company is in hot water with French authorities, again, accusing Renault of intentionally cheating emissions testing in a similar way to Volkswagen's defeat devices...


2018 Ford Mustang revealed with new face and more power
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2018 Ford Mustang revealed with new face and more power

The sixth-generation pony car has only been with us since 2015, but already a facelifted and more powerful 2018 Ford Mustang has been revealed. There are few surprises here, however: The new-look 'Stang surfaced ahead of schedule yesterday, and details of its upgrades made their way online back in November...


2007 Hyundai Grandeur recalled for seat fix: 50 vehicles affected
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2007 Hyundai Grandeur recalled for seat fix: 50 vehicles affected

Hyundai has issued a recall for 50 of its 2007 Hyundai Grandeur over concerns the driver's side power seat switch may not operate properly when driving. The Korean manufacturer reports that the intermittent operations of the seat when the vehicle is in motion may cause driver distraction and result in difficulty controlling the vehicle, posing a hazard to the driver and other road users...


Renault adds updated Kangoo ZE, new Master ZE to electric commercial van range
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Renault adds updated Kangoo ZE, new Master ZE to electric commercial van range

The Renault commercial vehicle range has added two new electric models in the form of the updated Renault Kangoo ZE and new Renault Master ZE. The revamped Kangoo ZE has a new 33kWh battery and a new 45kW electric motor, as well as a new faster charging system, with its range increasing by more than 50 per cent to 270 kilometres, up from 170km in the pre-facelift model...


Suzuki APV’s Australian future clouded
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Suzuki APV’s Australian future clouded

The future of the unique Suzuki APV in Australia from 2018 onwards appears to be under a cloud, because of vehicle emission regulations. The current APV is the smallest van on sale here, and therefore has attracted a small but loyal following among largely city-based delivery drivers and others of that ilk. Read our most recent comparison test here, and review here...


2018 Toyota Prius C confirmed for Australia
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2018 Toyota Prius C confirmed for Australia

Australia's Toyota Prius C will see a styling and safety update later in 2017, CarAdvice can reveal. The updated 2018 Toyota Prius C revealed in the US earlier this week will be offered locally in the latter part of the year, bringing with it revised styling and new alloy wheels...


Softened new Suzuki Grand Vitara coming
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Softened new Suzuki Grand Vitara coming

A new Suzuki Grand Vitara is definitely on the way inside the next few years, but don’t expect the next-generation model to retain the current car’s comparatively hardcore off-road abilities. Instead, you can expect the next iteration to follow the smaller ‘regular' Suzuki Vitara’s lead and adopt a more road-focussed demeanour and construction, to better compete with rivals such as the Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Tucson in the hugely popular medium SUV market...