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2018 BMW X3 revealed through leaked images - UPDATE

Update - The new X3 has been officially revealed overnight, full details here The all-new 2018 BMW X3, due to be unveiled in the coming hours, has surfaced online in the leaky European press...

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2018 Porsche 911 GTS review
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2018 Porsche 911 GTS review

See the full article here. With more than 30 different variants of the 911 on sale today, the addition of the recently launched Porsche 911 GTS may seem as a non-event, considering the amount of choice already available. But actually, the ($282,700-320,400) GTS lineup is perhaps the sweetest spot in the entire 911 range and the only models that properly blend the elements of the brand’s track-focused cars with daily usability...


2018 Ford Mustang safety not on local boss’s mind yet
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2018 Ford Mustang safety not on local boss’s mind yet

When a two-star ANCAP crash score was announced for the Ford Mustang earlier this year, many of us expected that there would be major consumer recoil. But there hasn’t been. The Ford Mustang just saw its best month ever in Australia, with a huge 1351 units sold, and it is easily the highest-selling sports car in the country at this point in time, with 3772 units sold to the end of May 2017...


2018 Ford Ranger to build on ‘excellence in the segment’
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2018 Ford Ranger to build on ‘excellence in the segment’

The updated 2018 Ford Ranger will seek to build on its current position in the market with a focus on offering ‘excellence’ in the segment, according to Ford Australia’s chief. Graeme Whickman, Ford Australia president and CEO, told CarAdvice this week that, while he can’t discuss anything about the new model, he has hopes it will retain, and build on, the current standard set by the Ranger model...


2018 Hyundai Kona: First look
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2018 Hyundai Kona: First look

See the full story here. The 2018 Hyundai Kona is the Korean brand's first global compact SUV, developed to challenge models like the Mazda CX-3 and Toyota C-HR when it arrives in Australia around October this year. CarAdvice attended the international reveal of the Kona in Seoul, South Korea, where we were given the opportunity to get a quick go behind the wheel of a pre-production car at Hyundai's research and development centre in Namyang...


2018 Volkswagen Polo and Polo GTI revealed, Australian debut early next year
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2018 Volkswagen Polo and Polo GTI revealed, Australian debut early next year

Today, mere hours after the first clear images made their way online, the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been given an official unveiling. The model replaces the current fifth-generation Polo that made its global debut at the 2009 Geneva motor show, before 2014 brought minor styling tweaks and significant technology changes...


2018 Lexus CT200h facelift revealed
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2018 Lexus CT200h facelift revealed

The 2018 Lexus CT200h hybrid hatchback has been unveiled, with the brand describing the changes to its now more aggressively styled compact model as a "sweeping update" that includes "sportier styling, interior updates and innovative equipment". The styling changes to the updated 2018 Lexus CT200h are clearly apparent, with a more muscular front end design including new mesh inlays for the spindle grille...


2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus revealed
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2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus revealed

The most high-performance drop-top Audi ever has been revealed, with the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus claiming the title of the "fastest series-production convertible model from the brand with the four rings". How fast? Well, its high-revving 5.2-litre 449kW/560Nm mid-mounted V10 engine is capable of slinging the new-generation Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus from 0-100km/h in just 3...


2018 Skoda Octavia review
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Skoda Octavia review

If you're in the market for a spacious and practical station wagon, you really ought to check out the 2018 Skoda Octavia.

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Skoda Octavia RS245 in Australia from November, 2018 VW Polo due first quarter - UPDATE
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Skoda Octavia RS245 in Australia from November, 2018 VW Polo due first quarter - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article previously suggested the RS245 would be offered in DSG automatic form only. In fact, the company expects to offer both.  The hot new Skoda Octavia RS45 will hit Australia in November, while the now not-so-compact new 2018 Volkswagen Polo will touch down in the first quarter of next year...


Electric cars ‘need subsidies to get a foothold in the market’: Renault-Nissan chief
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Electric cars ‘need subsidies to get a foothold in the market’: Renault-Nissan chief

The chicken or the egg? Forget that. What about the government subsidy or the electric car? Renault-Nissan Alliance chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, told media this week that in order for electric vehicles to be in the minds of consumers there needs to be government support in the form of subsidies. Without subsidies, Ghosn warned, there is little to no demand from private consumers...


2018 Volvo XC60 review
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2018 Volvo XC60 review

Read the full article here. It’s hard to understate the importance of this new-generation 2018 Volvo XC60. It’s the car that replaces the best-seller in the brand’s range, which had its best year of sales in the last year of its production. It is vital, then, that this thing be not only good, but good enough to help boost those sales even further...


2018 Volvo XC60: Initial details confirmed for Australian launch
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2018 Volvo XC60: Initial details confirmed for Australian launch

The 2018 Volvo XC60 will launch in Australia in October, with the Swedish brand expecting the all-new, second-generation model will grow its sales in the tough-fought luxury SUV segment. The second-generation Volvo XC60 will compete with some big-name rivals from Europe and Asia, including the soon-to-arrive Audi Q5, BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Lexus NX, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Range Rover Evoque and even the Porsche Macan...


2018 Volvo XC60 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Volvo XC60 review

The all-new, second-generation Volvo XC60 isn't trying to be a better version of the first iteration: it's trying to be something completely different, and succeeding at it, too.


Volvo Australia confident V40 can remain a viable option when new SUV lobs
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Volvo Australia confident V40 can remain a viable option when new SUV lobs

The Volvo small car range is set to boom with the addition of the all-new Volvo XC40 compact SUV, and in some people's minds there is a question over how the Volvo V40 will fit in that space when that happens. While you may not spot a Volvo V40 every day when you’re stuck in traffic, the brand has had a reasonable amount of success with the current-generation small hatchback model...


Volvo three-cylinder petrol engine confirmed for XC40, S60 and V60
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Volvo three-cylinder petrol engine confirmed for XC40, S60 and V60

The Volvo brand made quite a ruckus a few years ago when it declared it wouldn’t offer any engines larger than four cylinders. It has stayed true to that mantra, and will soon add an even smaller three-cylinder engine to its range. The new three-cylinder engine will be a variation on Volvo's 2...


Volvo XC40 offers ‘significant potential’ for Swedish brand’s Australian arm
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Volvo XC40 offers ‘significant potential’ for Swedish brand’s Australian arm

The first ever Volvo XC40 compact luxury SUV could well be a game-changer for the Australian arm of the Swedish brand, as the market increasingly moves towards small SUVs. The all-new Volvo XC40 will be the brand’s first ever compact SUV, giving it a rival to the likes of the Audi Q2 and Q3, BMW X1, Mini Countryman and Mercedes-Benz GLA...


2018 Toyota Camry unveiled with TRD and Modellista variants
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2018 Toyota Camry unveiled with TRD and Modellista variants

We'd already seen the 2018 Toyota Camry - but that vehicle was the one developed for the North American market. Here you see the 2018 Toyota Camry in Japanese domestic market spec: in other words, the version that'll be sold here from late this year...


2018 Hyundai i30 N Prototype First Drive
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2018 Hyundai i30 N Prototype First Drive

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2018 Skoda Karoq revealed, Australian debut set for second quarter 2018
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2018 Skoda Karoq revealed, Australian debut set for second quarter 2018

The 2018 Skoda Karoq has officially been revealed, set to take on the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, and its twin-under-the-skin, the Volkswagen Tiguan. Developed as a 'mini-me' to the big seven-seat Kodiaq, the five-seat Karoq measures 4382mm long, 1841mm wide and 1605mm tall...