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2017 Subaru WRX S-Edition on sale now

Another year, another special-edition version of the Subaru WRX. This time around it's the 2017 Subaru WRX S-Edition, a warmed-over version of the WRX Premium with some interior and exterior enhancements that is limited to 250 units in Australia...

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2017 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sedan review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sedan review

With rivals getting better tech inclusions and more standard kit, the small sedan segment is as tough as it's ever been for the 2017 Toyota Corolla.

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$23,490

Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI v Mini Cooper Countryman comparison
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Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI v Mini Cooper Countryman comparison

Small SUVs, especially 2WD variants, are something of an anomaly in the makeup of the modern motoring landscape. They rarely offer the same space or practicality as a comparable hatchback, and they almost never deliver driving ability or comfort anything like that of an SUV. Therefore, in objective terms, they don’t seem to do anything especially adeptly – on paper at least...


2017 Honda CR-V VTi-L ADAS review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Honda CR-V VTi-L ADAS review

With a suite of added safety kit, the Honda CR-V looks to go out with a bang before the arrival of the all-new model.

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$45,790

2017 Volkswagen Golf R, GTI, 110TDI Highline wagon: Australian details
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R, GTI, 110TDI Highline wagon: Australian details

Australia details have been revealed for the newly updated 2017 Volkswagen Golf R and GTI sports models, along with the 110TDI wagon - although pricing will not be confirmed until next month. Forming part of the wider Golf '7.5' update due here in May, the updated models were revealed late last year: November for the GTI and core range, and December for the hero R...


2017 Toyota Hilux TRD review
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2017 Toyota Hilux TRD review

Read the full article here. Today we’re going to take a look at something truly exciting that’s been developed by Toyota’s go-fast team, TRD. It’s the 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD. Wait, what? Toyota Racing Development hasn’t really worked this new model over to within an inch of its life, and it really hasn’t done anything to make it a much sportier than the standard vehicle...


2017 Foton Tunland 4x4 review
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2017 Foton Tunland 4x4 review

Read the full article here When it comes to getting a lot of brand-new ute for your money, buyers would be hard pressed to find a more affordable option than the Chinese-made 2017 Foton Tunland.


2018 LDV D90: Petrol power, sharp pricing for Australia
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2018 LDV D90: Petrol power, sharp pricing for Australia

Initial details for the 2018 LDV D90 have been released this week ahead of the new Chinese SUV's local launch later this year. Measuring just over five metres long and around two metres wide, the D90 will take on the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, along with other large seven-seat SUVs including the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger when it arrives in local showrooms in late September...


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...


2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium mountain bike adventure
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2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium mountain bike adventure

I have to 'fess up early. I quite like Subaru. I owned a 2004 Forester for six years as my daily commuter, outdoor gear hauler and surfing wagon. Like the Forester I owned, the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium is a wagon design. It's a beefed-up version of the Subaru Liberty wagon, with greater ground clearance and slightly more off-road moxie.


2017 Ford Mondeo updates announced for Australia
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2017 Ford Mondeo updates announced for Australia

Ford Australia has re-asserted that the Mondeo mid-sized hatch and wagon range remains “crucial” to its line-up, as minor updates for the 2017 model year arrive. With the Australian-made Falcon now gone from its range, the Mondeo carries the can alone for Ford in the market, against the Holden Commodore as well as the Mazda 6, Volkswagen Passat and Toyota Camry, among others...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 review
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2017 Aston Martin DB11 review

Read the full article here. When a new turbocharged future was confirmed for the Aston Martin DB11, the news should have caused Trump-levels of protests outside the brand’s factory in Gaydon. Well, that’s what I thought - right up until the moment I got inside the new DB11 and went for a drive.    ...


Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux TRD comparison
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Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux TRD comparison

This really is the battle of the big guns – the most expensive versions of the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, fighting for the title of the sportiest lifestyle ute. They’re both more popular than any SUV on the market, with buyers choosing these high-riding, five-seat vehicles to get around even if they don’t use the tray for its intended purpose...


2017 Kia Rio Si review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Kia Rio Si review

The all-new 2017 Kia Rio Si picks up where its predecessor left off, but a dated powertrain and transmission combo spoil what is otherwise a very solid package.

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$16,990 - $22,990

Subaru exec says ‘everybody’ is telling them their cars are underpowered
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Subaru exec says ‘everybody’ is telling them their cars are underpowered

A senior Subaru executive has been frank with CarAdvice about the brand’s latest drivetrain being short on power. Masahiko Inoue, Subaru project general manager product and portfolio division, told CarAdvice in a one-on-one interview at the launch of the new Subaru XV in Japan this week that he has been copping it from all angles about the 2...


2017 Subaru XV review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Subaru XV review

It may not look it, but the 2017 Subaru XV is an all-new vehicle, and an improved take on a compact crossover from the Japanese brand.


2017 Subaru XV detailed
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2017 Subaru XV detailed

The all-new 2017 Subaru XV has been detailed ahead of its local launch in Australia in the middle of this year. The new model doesn’t stray far from the formula that saw the current-generation Subaru XV become a smash success for the brand, with the hatchback version of the Impreza again getting raised suspension, more aggressive bumpers, flared wheel-arches and larger wheels...


2017 Skoda Octavia pricing and specs
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2017 Skoda Octavia pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2017 Skoda Octavia range have been released this week, bringing new driver assistance technologies, upgraded infotainment and increased value to the Czech liftback and wagon. Prices are slightly up on last year's model, with the entry-level 110TSI manual liftback kicking off $500 higher at $23,490 before on-road costs, topping out at $43,990 for the DSG-equipped RS 135TDI wagon (up $1000)...


2017 Audi Q5 sport 2.0 TDI review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Audi Q5 sport 2.0 TDI review

Audi has pulled out all stops on its new-generation Q5 to ensure it regains its market-leading position against some stiff competition. Is it enough?

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$65,900 - $73,500

2017 Audi Q5 pricing and specs: More power, more tech - and a fair bit lighter
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2017 Audi Q5 pricing and specs: More power, more tech - and a fair bit lighter

The all-new second-generation 2017 Audi Q5 has landed well ahead of customer car deliveries in June, promising to be better than its predecessor in every way. Audi’s best-selling SUV ever has been further honed, with an edgier design, more space and more advanced engines, as well as more technology to regain its market-leading position...