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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot
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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But... where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


2017 Hyundai i30 pricing and specs: All-new hatch promises top value
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2017 Hyundai i30 pricing and specs: All-new hatch promises top value

Official pricing and final details for the incoming 2017 Hyundai i30 range have been handed down today, after initial specifications were confirmed in February. As revealed then, the new 'PD' i30 range will be offered locally with three engines: two petrols and a single diesel, matched to six-speed manual, six-speed torque-convertor auto and seven-speed dual-clutch auto, depending on the model...


SAIC Motor planning model onslaught
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SAIC Motor planning model onslaught

Chinese automotive giant SAIC Motor has confirmed plans to launch a number of new passenger car and SUV models before the end of the decade, though whether some or all of these new vehicles will be sold globally is still to be confirmed...


2017 Ford Transits get engine update, and overdue automatic option
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2017 Ford Transits get engine update, and overdue automatic option

Ford Australia is finally rolling out an automatic transmission option on front-wheel drive versions of its Transit and Transit Custom vans, addressing a major impediment to local sales success. The updated Transits also get a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue turbo-diesel engine in place of the old 2.2, with more power and torque but lower fuel use emissions, meeting Euro 6 requirements...


Volkswagen EV pricing to nearly match conventional cars
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Volkswagen EV pricing to nearly match conventional cars

German car giant Volkswagen wants to give electric cars to the masses at prices not much more than its combustion engine models, with China to spearhead the push. Christian Senger, head of Volkswagen’s electric car project, and a former key player in BMW’s development of the battery-powered i3, told reporters in Shanghai this week that the company had made “huge progress” in the electrification of its cars by reducing production costs of its all-electric vehicles...


Geely MPV Concept unveiled at Shanghai show
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Geely MPV Concept unveiled at Shanghai show

The sleek Geely MPV Concept has been revealed at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. The people-mover concept car was designed under the close watch of Peter Horbury, the man who oversaw Volvo's move away from its boxy and easily mocked designs. In his role as Geely's design chief, he now leads the design direction of the Geely, Volvo and Lynk & Co brands...


2018 Hyundai ix35: New China-only SUV unveiled in Shanghai
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2018 Hyundai ix35: New China-only SUV unveiled in Shanghai

The Hyundai ix35 name lives on, but only in China, with a new model unveiled overnight at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. The new China-only ix35 is 4435mm long, 1850mm wide, 1670mm tall, and rides on the same 2640mm wheelbase as the ix35 once sold in Australia. That makes it significantly bigger than the 4270mm long Hyundai ix25, also known as the Creta in India...


Jeep Yuntu: Three-row concept SUV unveiled in Shanghai
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Jeep Yuntu: Three-row concept SUV unveiled in Shanghai

The Jeep Yuntu concept, which previews a new China-only seven-seat SUV, has made its debut at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. Developed by Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou Auto, its joint venture Chinese automotive partner, the Jeep Yuntu concept gives us an insight into the brand's new three-row, seven-seat crossover for the Chinese market...


Chevrolet FNR-X concept unveiled
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Chevrolet FNR-X concept unveiled

The Chevrolet FNR-X concept car has been unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. Designed as a successor to 2015 Chevrolet FNR concept, which looked like an escapee from a science fiction movie, the FNR-X is a rather more grounded-in-reality high-riding crossover...


2017 New York motor show: Hits and misses
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2017 New York motor show: Hits and misses

The opening media presentation day for this year's Shanghai motor show is now in full swing, but the 2017 New York motor show is still going strong. The Big Apple’s motor show isn’t the biggest, but it can always be relied on for a handful of important premieres – and this year has been no exception...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, AMG, Maybach models revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, AMG, Maybach models revealed

The anticipated and comprehensively updated 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class family has been revealed this week, debuting at the Shanghai motor show. Bringing a host of technologies and enhancements to ensure the S model maintains its place atop the Mercedes totem, the revised line-up will make its way to Australia by the end of 2017...


BMW M4 CS revealed: Limited run, Australian allocation confirmed - UPDATE
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BMW M4 CS revealed: Limited run, Australian allocation confirmed - UPDATE

BMW’s M4 Coupe range now has a new stablemate with the reveal this week at the Shanghai motor show of the BMW M4 CS. The M4 CS (Club Sport) is designed to sit neatly in the M4 range between the already meaty M4 Competition Pack and the monstrous M4 GTS - although the latter, also a limited-edition model, is now sold out...


2018 Lexus NX revealed: Australian debut next year, 200t badge dropped
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2018 Lexus NX revealed: Australian debut next year, 200t badge dropped

The refreshed 2018 Lexus NX makes it global premiere in Shanghai today, revealing tweaked looks, revised dynamics and upgraded equipment. Lexus Australia communications manager Nick Raman told CarAdvice today the 2018 NX SUV line-up will debut locally in the first half of next year, although exact timing is still to be confirmed...


MG E-Motion concept previews brand's next chapter
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MG E-Motion concept previews brand's next chapter

The MG E-Motion concept is the sports car everyone has been waiting for, from the Chinese-owned British brand, and it’s also a very important step towards the company’s future, according to the man who designed it. Speaking with media at the company’s research and design centre in Shanghai, Shao JingFeng, head designer at MG's parent company, SAIC Motor, said the electric sports car concept previews what to expect from future models...


Opel Grandland X SUV revealed
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Opel Grandland X SUV revealed

German brand Opel, newly under French ownership, has revealed its upcoming new Grandland X mid-sized SUV today. Entering above the compact Mokka X and Meriva-replacing Crossland X, the third X model in Opel's new-generation SUV trifecta will make its first public appearance at September's Frankfurt motor show...