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Skoda Kodiaq RS: Bi-turbo diesel flagship all-but confirmed
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Skoda Kodiaq RS: Bi-turbo diesel flagship all-but confirmed

It seems all-but confirmed that a Skoda Kodiaq RS hero model is in the works for the Czech badge's new large SUV line. CarAdvice spoke with Kodiaq Program Manager, Jiri Dytrych, at the International launch of the Kodiaq in Spain, who indicated that a more sports-oriented model would be a likely addition to the range...


2017 Hyundai i30: five-door only for Australia, wagon not a "viable option"
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2017 Hyundai i30: five-door only for Australia, wagon not a "viable option"

Hyundai Australia has confirmed that when the all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 range launches locally in the second quarter of 2017, only the five-door hatchback body style will be offered...


Hyundai Australia keen on motorsport, but Supercars "just not for us"
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Hyundai Australia keen on motorsport, but Supercars "just not for us"

With a brand-new N performance range due to launch globally in the coming months, Hyundai Australia says it's keen for some local motorsport involvement, but not in the Gen2 Supercar series. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at this weekend's 2016 World Rally Championship (WRC) Rally Australia event in Coffs Harbour, Hyundai Australia public relations manager Guido Schenken said while rally is an important sport for the brand, the next chapter of what was known as the V8 Supercar series, isn’t...


CarAdvice podcast 30: New CX-5, LA motor show, Mini Ray review, Ford's driver training and how to save fuel!
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CarAdvice podcast 30: New CX-5, LA motor show, Mini Ray review, Ford's driver training and how to save fuel!

While Paul is attending the Los Angeles Motor Show, Mandy and James Wong wreak havoc, as they bring you the big car news of the week. There have been many unveilings at LA, including the 2017 Mazda CX-5, the powerful Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the Jaguar I-Pace ‘concept’ and the 2018 Ford EcoSport gets a facelift...


Great Wall reveals WEY luxury SUV brand: Not on the cards for Australia, yet
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Great Wall reveals WEY luxury SUV brand: Not on the cards for Australia, yet

Chinese car maker Great Wall, parent company of SUV brand Haval, has just lifted the wraps off its new luxury-focused SUV brand named WEY. Named after the company's chairman, Wei Jianjun, WEY will be aimed primarily at cashed-up young buyers in China when it launches in its home market in the second quarter of next year...


Honda patents touch-tint gesture control technology
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Honda patents touch-tint gesture control technology

Japanese manufacturer Honda has applied to patent a new technology that will allow passengers to control the vehicle's window tint using their fingertips. By dragging your finger across the glass, occupants can adjust how much of the window they want to have tinted, and could be adapted to all windows of the vehicle - including the windscreen, which would take the place of the fold-down sun visors we are all familiar with...


2015-16 Toyota HiAce recalled for door latch fix: 500 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Toyota HiAce recalled for door latch fix: 500 vehicles affected

Toyota has issued a recall notice for 500 of its 2015 and 2016 HiAce LWB Crew Vans over concerns a latch system in the sliding does not meet Australian Design Rules (ADR). According to the Japanese manufacturer, the vehicles are equipped with a single latch system on the side sliding doors which does not comply with the relevant ADR legislation...


Land Wind E33 spied ahead of Guangzhou show
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Land Wind E33 spied ahead of Guangzhou show

The Land Wind E33 concept has been spied ahead of its debut at the Guangzhou motor show this week, and it looks somewhat original - almost. Unlike the controversial company's earlier model, the X7, which was basically a carbon copy of the Range Rover Evoque, the E33 is far more original - though its design is still 'inspired' by other cars already on sale...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. This week, regular host Tegan Lawson is on assignment overseas. In her place, Trent Nikolic presents this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Zero to boredom in less than three seconds: Where have all the scary cars gone?
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Zero to boredom in less than three seconds: Where have all the scary cars gone?

Often when people fondly reminisce about 'the good old days', the truth is, they were never really that great. But in this instance, they bloody well were. Fast cars. I mean, really fast cars. Properly fast cars. They used to be called supercars. And guess what? They were properly scary. I’m not quite old enough to be losing my mind just yet, but I’m certainly old enough to remember them...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 to make Australian debut at Classic Adelaide Rally
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2017 Aston Martin DB11 to make Australian debut at Classic Adelaide Rally

The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 will make its first public appearance in Australia at the Classic Adelaide Rally this weekend as part of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival. Before first customer deliveries of the new supercar commence at the end of this year, the public will get a chance to see the DB11 get put through its paces around the Adelaide Hills and get up close and personal with the British grand tourer when it goes on display...


The Jaguar I-Pace won’t ever need its battery replaced... theoretically
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The Jaguar I-Pace won’t ever need its battery replaced... theoretically

One of the real highlights at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show is the all-new, all-electric Jaguar I-Pace Concept. Apart from its cutting-edge styling and advanced technology, Jaguar is billing its first ever electric vehicle as a full-blown performance SUV...


Skoda Kodiaq SportLine bound for Geneva
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Skoda Kodiaq SportLine bound for Geneva

The car isn't even on sale yet, and already a new trim level has been confirmed for the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq SUV. Speaking with executives at the Kodiaq's international launch in Mallorca, CarAdvice learned that the current four-trim lineup (S, SE, SE L and Edition) will be joined by a SportLine grade at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show...


2015-16 Jeep Wrangler recalled for airbag fix: 838 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Jeep Wrangler recalled for airbag fix: 838 vehicles affected

Jeep has issued a recall for 838 of its 2015 and 2016 model-year 'JK' Wrangler off-roaders over concerns a faulty sensor could cause an airbag deployment failure in a crash. According to the manufacturer, the front impact sensor wires on these vehicles may become detached in the event of a crash before the 'impact signal' is recorded by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)...


Subaru Viziv-7 concept previews new seven-seat SUV
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Subaru Viziv-7 concept previews new seven-seat SUV

The Subaru Viziv-7 concept has been unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles motor show, and serves as a preview of a new three-row seven-seat SUV. Takeshi Tachimori, a Subaru vice president, says that the production version of the Viziv-7 "will be the biggest Subaru vehicle ever." The Viziv-7 measures 5199mm long, 2030mm wide, 1828mm tall, and sits on a 2990mm wheelbase...