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Hyundai CX-3 rival to fill local segment hole from late 2017

With SUV sales continuing to rise, and small SUVs garnering more attention, Hyundai Australia is well aware it needs a proper ix35 replacement. Fortunately for the local arm of the South Korean brand, its 'baby Tucson' will be in showrooms from the second-half of 2017...

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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...


Opel Insignia OPC to lose V6 for all-wheel drive turbocharged four-cylinder
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Opel Insignia OPC to lose V6 for all-wheel drive turbocharged four-cylinder

The European market's performance-tuned 2017 Opel Insignia OPC will be powered exclusively by an all-wheel-drive four-cylinder turbo-petrol setup, dropping the current turbocharged V6 arrangement, according to an Opel engineer. Here in Australia, instead of that sporty four, a V6 engine will join the more vanilla 2...


Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016: The story behind the ultimate Toyota 86 fairy tale

Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016: The story behind the ultimate Toyota 86 fairy tale

At this year's World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) 2016 at Sydney Motorsport Park, an incredibly rare and special moment occurred when the man widely considered to be the father of modern drifting, Keiichi Tsuchiya, performed a drift demonstration in a meticulously rebuilt 1984 Toyota AE86 Corolla – a car synonymous with drifting culture the world over...


2018 Ford Edge Australian pricing and details revealed
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2018 Ford Edge Australian pricing and details revealed

CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that the 2018 Ford Edge will go on sale in Australia from 2018 with a starting price of $49,990, featuring seven seats, a single diesel engine offering and a range-topping Titanium Plus model with a $75,000 asking price. Four model range (Trend, Sport, Titanium, Titanium Plus) Priced from $49,990 to $75,000 Single 2...


Hyundai i30 N to be produced in Czech Republic, production capacity to grow 10 per cent
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Hyundai i30 N to be produced in Czech Republic, production capacity to grow 10 per cent

Hyundai's first N Performance model, the i30 N, will be produced at its Czech Republic plant, which will increase production capacity to cater for the extra demand. Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice, Petr Vanek, public relations director for Hyundai motor manufacturing Czech, told CarAdvice that plant production will increase by 10 per cent in line with the new model coming online...


2017 Land Rover Discovery leaked
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2017 Land Rover Discovery leaked

Images of the all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery has appeared on the company's Australian website hours before its international debut. A single still image of the new fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery appears on the landrover.com.au site, showing the car without camouflage and giving the best indication yet as to what to expect of the new model's design...


HSV future unclear with no Holden deal beyond 2017
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HSV future unclear with no Holden deal beyond 2017

The future of Holden's performance arm, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV), is unclear with no agreement struck between Holden and HSV beyond 2017. Premoso Pty Ltd, the company that operates HSV in Australia, filed documents with ASIC in May this year that show profits for financial year 2015 had dropped from a little over $5.7 million in 2014 to just over $3...


2017/2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI spied testing in California
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2017/2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI spied testing in California

The upcoming all-new 2017/2018 Volkswagen Polo has been spied in its production duds for the first time, with the hero GTI model caught touring California's Death Valley this week. Until now, the new Polo has only been seen in 'mule' form, wearing the skin of its predecessor, the current fifth-generation model that has now been on the global market since 2009...


2017 Hyundai i30 spied in new detail, inside and out
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2017 Hyundai i30 spied in new detail, inside and out

The all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 has been spied in a new state of undress this week, offering a clearer look at its outside and the best look yet at its cabin. These new shots reveal the upcoming 2017 i30 with a dramatically reduced covering, swapping most of its heavy camouflage panels for a light vinyl wrap...


Focus RS drift mode: 'no negative feedback', says Ford Performance global boss
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Focus RS drift mode: 'no negative feedback', says Ford Performance global boss

Recent media hype about 'drift mode' in the Ford Focus RS — a feature that assists the driver in performing a perfectly-crafted drift — has led Ford Australia to defend its position on enabling the feature on Australian-delivered vehicles...


Jaguar's next XJ could rival Porsche Panamera in design and performance
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Jaguar's next XJ could rival Porsche Panamera in design and performance

Jaguar looks to have commenced work on the next generation XJ, with a source close to Jaguar suggesting the brand is in the process of confirming drivetrains and styling for the car ahead of a launch date around 2019 or 2020. The current Jaguar XJ, which has been on sale since 2009, pushed the brand forward in terms of technology — and especially in body construction...


2017 Honda NSX: $420,000 driveaway price tag tipped for hybrid supercar
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2017 Honda NSX: $420,000 driveaway price tag tipped for hybrid supercar

Honda Australia is yet to officially confirm local pricing for the much-hyped 2017 Honda NSX, however, CarAdvice has learned that the single-specification NSX destined to reach Australian buyers before the end of the year will likely be priced at $420,000 drive-away...


2017 Toyota Tarago facelift due in the coming months
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2017 Toyota Tarago facelift due in the coming months

The Japanese version of the Toyota Tarago has been given a significant facelift, and we've learnt that it will be available in Australia before the end of the year. An updated version of the people mover, which has been in production since 2006, debuted last month in Japan...


2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport seven-seat model to hit Australia in July
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport seven-seat model to hit Australia in July

Mitsubishi Australia is set to announce the addition of a seven-seat variant to the 2016 Pajero Sport range, which launched in Australia late last year with a five-seat offering. Speaking at the launch of the vehicle last year, Shayna Welsh, Mitsubishi's head of corporate communications, told CarAdvice that the company wanted a seven-seat variant locally, but was still working to confirm its availability for Australia...


Mazda 3 diesel axed
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Mazda 3 diesel axed

The diesel-powered Mazda 3 hatchback has been axed ahead of a mid-life update to the Japanese brand’s best-selling model. The Mazda 3 XD Astina model only went on sale in August 2014, but slow sales have lead the brand to reconsider the need for the diesel hatch in its range. The model has been removed from the company's website ahead of a facelifted version arriving in the coming months...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: more power and torque, extra features
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: more power and torque, extra features

The 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series is set to benefit from a sizeable upgrade from August production, according to a source close to Toyota. The updated LandCruiser 70 Series will go on sale from the fourth quarter of this year, and will come with more power and torque thanks to new injectors and engine changes...


Toyota Corolla Hybrid to be priced at $26,990
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Toyota Corolla Hybrid to be priced at $26,990

The first-ever Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback is expected to be priced at $26,990 plus on-road costs. CarAdvice has learned that the all-new petrol-electric Corolla model will sit between the budget-friendly Prius C small hatch (priced from $22,990 plus costs) and the larger new Prius model (from $34,990), and it won't even be the most expensive Corolla hatchback model on sale...


Hyundai i30 Tourer discontinued
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Hyundai i30 Tourer discontinued

The Hyundai i30 Tourer has been quietly discontinued from Australian sale, due primarily to the cost impediment of importing the wagon from Europe. The load-lugging Hyundai i30 derivative was launched here in February 2013 after initially being ruled out due to exchange rates. The i30 Tourer was, and is, built only in the Czech Republic, not Korea as with the i30 hatch...