Mazda 2 Genki review

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Mazda 2 Genki review

The new-generation Mazda 2 sticks with a successful formula but offers a more mature approach than before.

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City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio
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City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio

In the past few months, fresh technology once the reserve of expensive premium cars has made a final cascade to one of the most affordable classes – light hatchbacks. The ‘cascade effect’ is nothing new in the automotive industry, where advanced equipment starts only in the priciest cars and eventually filters down into cheaper models as years go by...


BMW i3 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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BMW i3 Review

BMW's first electric car sold in Australia, the i3 city car, is a $70k paradigm shift for the brand. But is the drive as sharp as the look?


2015 Mini 5 Door Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Mini 5 Door Review

Few brands are met with the same level of cynicism upon the release of a new model as Mini, and the introduction of its latest spin-off, the Mini 5 Door, is no different. Traditionalists will scoff probably in much the same way they did when the BMW-owned British car maker released the Coupe, Roadster and Paceman models, which have tenuous links to Alec Issigonis’ 1950s original...

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$27,750 to $40,400

2015 Mini 5 Door: pricing and specifications
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2015 Mini 5 Door: pricing and specifications

The first-ever Mini 5 Door hatchback will steal sales from the Volkswagen Golf and Mazda 3, according to British-based brand's local chief. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the Cooper 5 Door, Mini Australia national manager Kai Bruesewitz said he expects Australians will “absolutely” shop the larger and more practical Mini variant against more traditional and conservative small cars...


Renault Twizy Review: first Australian drive
Rating: 810 /10
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Renault Twizy Review: first Australian drive

David Zalstein drives the all-electric Renault Twizy right here in Australia... where, at the moment, you can't buy it.


2015 Skoda Fabia Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Skoda Fabia Review

The forthcoming 2015 Skoda Fabia is a big improvement in terms of looks, ride and cabin presentation.


Audi A1 Sportback Review : LT6
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A1 Sportback Review : LT6

It's a teary farewell after a sneaky seven months with our little premium hatchback...

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$29,990

2015 Toyota Yaris Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Toyota Yaris Review

The Yaris has been restyled for 2015, with some improvements made to ride, handling and insulation.

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$15,690 to $22,690

2015 Alfa Romeo MiTo QV Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2015 Alfa Romeo MiTo QV Review

The revised 2015 Alfa Romeo MiTo QV is more of a style statement than a corner-carver...


Mini 5 Door Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Mini 5 Door Review

Does the Mini 5 door build on the classic formula or push Cool Britannia to breaking point?


Mini 5 Door priced from $27,750
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Mini 5 Door priced from $27,750

The polarising Mini 5 Door will command an $1100 premium over its three-door equivalents when it arrives on local shores ahead of schedule in about November this year, giving it an entry price of $27,750 plus on-road costs...


Mini Rocketman a long way from takeoff
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Mini Rocketman a long way from takeoff

Mini’s mission to make a properly tiny model that harks to the original more authentically is hampered by snags, the company says, meaning the feted Mini Rocketman concept remains just that, a concept.  As we reported earlier this week, Mini head of design Anders Warming told UK publication Auto Express an even smaller Mini model made sense for the brand, though admitted “at the moment, we don’t have the right tech solutions, but we are working on it”...


2015 Mini Clubman six-door production model to launch at 2015 Frankfurt motor show
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2015 Mini Clubman six-door production model to launch at 2015 Frankfurt motor show

A production version of the six-doored Mini Paceman concept from this year’s Geneva motor show will launch 12 months from now and stay true to that car’s mould-breaking formula.  Set to premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show in September next year, the second-generation version of the ‘new’ Mini Clubman will do away with the current car’s cumbersome suicide door layout that the company admits pushed the bounds of reason...


More Minis, including an even larger crossover, entirely possible
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More Minis, including an even larger crossover, entirely possible

Don’t be surprised to see the Mini family expand in other directions down the track, since the company sees potential models such as a medium SUV entirely possible so long as they adhere to the fun-to-drive ethos of the regular hatch...


Audi A1 v Mini Cooper : Comparison review
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Audi A1 v Mini Cooper : Comparison review

‘Premium light’ is a term for more than just watered-down beer charged exorbitantly at the footy. The reborn Mini Cooper and original Audi A1 each ask around double that of similarly sized hatchbacks, which start from around $15K, but their makers would argue they are big on flavour and … well, premium-ness. For buyers living in the big smoke, they should be close to ideal...


2014 Toyota Prius C Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2014 Toyota Prius C Review

Two and a half years after its introduction to our market, the Toyota Prius C has clearly established itself as the most popular model in the Japanese brand’s dedicated hybrid family. Australia’s smallest and cheapest hybrid outsells the seven-seat Prius V two to one, and more than triples sales of the regular Prius small car...

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$23,990 to $26,990

Audi A1 Sportback : Long-term report five
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A1 Sportback : Long-term report five

It's five months in with the Audi A1 Sportback, and with one month to go, Dan DeGasperi asks himself: 'do I want to keep it?'...

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$29,990

2015 Volkswagen Polo Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Polo Review

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Polo makes a good thing even better.

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$16,290 to $20,790

2015 Mazda 2 Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Mazda 2 Review

The early signs are good for the all-new Mazda 2, as CarAdvice travels to Japan to sample some pre-production prototypes.