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Audi A1 update due within 18 months; brand "ready" for new Mini 5 door hatch

An updated version of the Audi A1 will appear within 18 months, according to Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle. Doyle made the comments at a pre-launch event for the new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron this week, and the images you see here are of the facelifted Audi A1 that was spotted in Europe earlier this year...

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2016 Audi A4 mule spied
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2016 Audi A4 mule spied

The next-generation 2016 Audi A4 still hasn't been seen with its production body, but our spies in Europe have spotted a prototype mule of the next-generation car. While its body is clearly the current Audi A4's, the test mule's underpinnings are believed to be a work-in-progress version of what is to be used under the all-new 2016 A4 (B9 model)...


Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wagon confirmed for mid-2015
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Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wagon confirmed for mid-2015

A rugged new Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wagon that hasn’t even been revealed yet is confirmed to be coming to Australia. CarAdvice has previously reported that the new, off-road-styled Golf Alltrack wagon was under consideration, but at this week’s launch of the new Polo light car, Volkswagen Australia managing director John White confirmed the vehicle will be sold in Australia...


Volkswagen Jetta update due in 2015, price changes expected
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Volkswagen Jetta update due in 2015, price changes expected

The slow-selling Volkswagen Jetta could soon receive a much-needed jab in the arm. The Jetta – which is essentially a mid-size sedan that sits separately to the Golf hatchback with higher pricing and varied equipment levels – has floundered this year, with sales dipping 35 per cent to the end of July...


2015 Volkswagen Polo : Pricing and specifications - UPDATED with driveaway prices
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2015 Volkswagen Polo : Pricing and specifications - UPDATED with driveaway prices

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Polo has arrived in Australia, bringing lower pricing, revised styling, and new engines. The facelifted Volkswagen Polo will go on sale this weekend with pricing kicking off from just $15,990 driveaway for the entry-level 66TSI Trendline manual model, putting it close to sharply priced Japanese rivals such as the Honda Jazz, Toyota Yaris and runout Mazda 2...


Volkswagen Tiguan replacement due in two years
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Volkswagen Tiguan replacement due in two years

The next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan SUV is still two years away, but the new version will be worth the wait. That’s according to Volkswagen Australia’s managing director, John White, who told CarAdvice that the all-new Tiguan – which will be built off the same modular architecture as the seventh-generation Golf – will be a game-changer for the brand...


Volkswagen R-Line range to expand in Australia
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Volkswagen R-Line range to expand in Australia

The sporty Volkswagen R-Line option pack will be available to order on more models in Australia in the coming months. Volkswagen Australia has confirmed it will soon be selling an R-Line package for the Golf Wagon and a revised version of the Tiguan SUV, joining the current R-Line-equipped models that consists of the Touareg, Beetle and Golf hatch...


2015 Volkswagen Tiguan: R-Line added, reverse-view camera to be made standard
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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan: R-Line added, reverse-view camera to be made standard

The Volkswagen Tiguan line-up is set to see some shuffling in the latter part of 2014, including the addition of a standard reverse-view camera on all models, and a new sporty R-Line model...


2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R confirmed for Australia
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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R confirmed for Australia

The Volkswagen Scirocco R isn't dead in Australia, after all. Earlier this year Volkswagen Australia confirmed it was reassessing the need for the Scirocco R sports hatch as part of its line-up, particularly given the brand had models such as the Polo GTI, Golf GTI and GTI Performance and Golf R as part of its range...


2015 Ford Mustang spotted in right-hand-drive guise for the first time
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2015 Ford Mustang spotted in right-hand-drive guise for the first time

This could be the first ever Ford Mustang built in right-hand-drive from the factory floor. The image - posted by SVT Performance, courtesy of Ford Motor Company - shows an apparent 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible prototype. Never before has the blue oval brand sent a right-hand-drive Mustang from the line at its production plant, though many conversion companies have made money switching the US muscle car's left-twirler to suit markets such as Australia...


2015 Skoda Fabia teaser campaign continues; two new images released
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2015 Skoda Fabia teaser campaign continues; two new images released

The drawn-out, puzzle-like reveal of the 2015 Skoda Fabia continues, with two new images of the Czech brand's city car released over the weekend. The latest images - the fourth and fifth teasers, respectively, for the new Skoda Fabia that will debut at the 2014 Paris motor show in October - give a little more away about how the cars side panels will look...


Volkswagen XL1 four-seat model planned - report
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Volkswagen XL1 four-seat model planned - report

A new, more practical four-seat version of the ultra-efficient Volkswagen XL1 is expected to become a reality, according overseas reports. UK publication Autocar states a new four-seater model based on the Volkswagen XL1 plug-in hybrid diesel is in the works, as the brand looks to expand its eco-conscious range of vehicles in anticipation of a number of high-tech rivals - namely the production Honda FCEV and Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell models...


Holden increases prices across almost all model lines
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Holden increases prices across almost all model lines

Almost the entire range of Holden models has seen a price hike. A yearly price realignment for the Australian arm of General Motors has seen the brand's manufacturers' list prices rise by between $400 and $1000. "Our retail price has increased approximately one per cent across the range to bring it in line with business costs," said Mark Flintoft, Holden product communications manager...


Proton Savvy replacement to feature six airbags and ESC as standard
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Proton Savvy replacement to feature six airbags and ESC as standard

The next-generation Proton global city car - which will be the replacement to the Proton Savvy - will boast the full gamut of safety equipment when it launches in late 2014 or early 2015. Proton's all-new city car - which is currently referred to as P2-30A, though it is expected to revive the Savvy name - has international exports high on its agenda, and as such, safety is a high priority...


2016 Chevrolet Niva teased
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2016 Chevrolet Niva teased

The 2016 Chevrolet Niva is a rugged new baby SUV for Russia - and perhaps the rest of the world - that been teased ahead of the 2014 Moscow motor show. Inspired by the iconic Russian off-roader, the Lada Niva, the new-generation Chevrolet Niva - which will be revealed on August 27 in Russia - is said to "be the perfect choice for buyers who love their country and want to enjoy its vast open spaces at any time of the year"...


BMW 420i Convertible added to local ranks as new entry model
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BMW 420i Convertible added to local ranks as new entry model

The BMW 4 Series Convertible line-up is set to gain a new entry-level model. The new BMW 420i Convertible will start proceedings for the drop-top mid-sizer, with pricing pegged at $87,000 plus on-road costs. That's $2300 less than the 420d version that currently kicks off the 4 Series Convertible range...


Fiat Freemont Crossroad V6 : Pricing and specifications
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Fiat Freemont Crossroad V6 : Pricing and specifications

The new range-topping Fiat Freemont Crossroad V6 has arrived in Australia, priced from $36,500 plus on-road costs. The seven-seat SUV/crossover wagon shares its 3.6-litre V6 engine with its twin, the Dodge Journey, with the big petrol unit producing 206kW of power and 342Nm of torque...


Tesla Supercharger network expands in UK
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Tesla Supercharger network expands in UK

Free fuel for life is the promise of the Tesla Supercharger network, and the brand is now offering that promise of unlimited no-cost recharges to customers in the UK. Tesla Model S owners can already travel the breadth of the US completely free thanks to the fast-charging system that allows a refill of the car's battery bank to 50 per cent in a claimed 20 minutes...


2015 Holden Trax: pricing and specifications
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2015 Holden Trax: pricing and specifications

The new range-topping MY15 Holden Trax LTZ 1.4-litre turbo will hit the market on August 18 priced from $29,990 plus on-road costs. Featuring a 103kW/200Nm 1.4-litre engine familiar from the Barina RS and Cruze family, the new flagship Trax urban SUV complements the existing 12-month old LS and LTZ versions powered by the carryover 1...


Dacia Duster pick-up spotted in prototype guise
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Dacia Duster pick-up spotted in prototype guise

The rugged Dacia Duster SUV appears set to be turned into a useful new pick-up truck by the Romanian budget brand. Images of a prototype version of the Dacia Duster pick-up have been uploaded to the Dacia Oltcit Aro Facebook page, and the number plates on the vehicle suggest the car is an official test model rather than a regular Duster that has been converted...