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2017 Land Rover Discovery review

Read the full review here. The all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery takes the brand’s most recognised model to new heights of refinement, off-roading ability and interior practicality, but is that enough to entice buyers away from its European rivals when it lands in Australia come July?  ...

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2017 Audi S5: Carving up the ice in Sweden
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2017 Audi S5: Carving up the ice in Sweden

Read the full article here. Well, this is embarrassing. I'm behind the wheel of the new 2017 Audi S5 - it hasn't even landed in Australia yet - and I'm calling for a tractor tow-out. I'm in Sweden taking part in the Audi Ice Pro driving experience and have just wedged the S5 Sportback on a pile of snow...


2017 HSV GTSR W1 review: Phillip Island quick drive
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2017 HSV GTSR W1 review: Phillip Island quick drive

Read the article here. Dave makes his Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit debut in the single, most powerful, locally-built production car ever created, the new 474kW/815Nm LS9-powered 2017 HSV GTSR W1. If you love the sound of an old-school, thumping V8 engine, may we suggest turning up the volume...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

Hi there and welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk, I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s been making headlines this week. An inadvertent leak during a presentation has revealed juicy details of the upcoming performance hatch, the Hyundai i30 N. It appears details of the next-generation 2017 Subaru XV have been published in the Japanese press...


Mazda CX-3: The ideal jet-ski tow car?
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Mazda CX-3: The ideal jet-ski tow car?

Read the full article here. For those who are prepared to venture out of the major cities, there abounds a feast of holidaying options within a stones' throw of many major metropolitan areas. One such location is Gerroa on the south coast of NSW. A short 2 hour drive from Sydney sees industrial parks and housing estates slowly give way to large green fields and fresh country air...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017

Making headlines this week; it’s that time of the year again and the finalists for 2017 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) have been announced. Around $5 million worth of engines have been stolen from the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull, England...


Hyundai Tucson: We build one from scratch in the Czech Republic
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Hyundai Tucson: We build one from scratch in the Czech Republic

Read the full article here. When you walk into a Hyundai dealership to check out a Hyundai Tucson, little do you realise how much work goes into building it in the Czech Republic before you write a cheque and drive out the door. Okay — enough of the check, cheque and Czech puns. Last year CarAdvice jetted off to the Czech Republic to look at Hyundai's giant $2...


2017 Porsche 911 GTS review
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2017 Porsche 911 GTS review

Read the full article here There are first world problems. And there are first class, five-star, penthouse level problems, such as choosing which new Porsche 911to buy. Yes, there are three traditional Porsche 911 pillars: the natural essentials of the entry-level Carrera, the luxo-performance excess of the Turbo, or the track-bred driver’s purity of the GT3...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 3, 2017

The end of Australian manufacturing for Toyota now has a date. The company announced that it will cease production of the Aurion in August, the Camry Hybrid in September and the final petrol Camry will roll off the assembly line on October 3...


2017 Lamborghini Aventador S review
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2017 Lamborghini Aventador S review

Read the full article here. Ask the decision makers at Lamborghini and they will proudly proclaim the company doesn’t build hypercars - rather it builds super sports cars. Coming from a company who created the supercar genre with the legendary Miura, this seems a fair claim...


2017 Chevrolet Corvette C7 review
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette C7 review

Thanks to conversion costs, a right-hand-drive Corvette in Australia is far pricier than its left-hook counterpart in the US. Is it worth the spend? Alborz explores.


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017

Hi there and welcome to the CarAdvice garage. Tegan Lawson with you at the News Desk, let’s take a look at what’s been making headlines this week. First up, a shocking result for the Ford Mustang. It scored a 2 star ANCAP safety rating. The global Takata airbag recall strikes again. Honda has issues a recall for more than 25,000 vehicles sold in 2012...


2018 Kia Stinger GT unveiled at 2017 Australian Open
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2018 Kia Stinger GT unveiled at 2017 Australian Open

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT, which wowed crowds at the recent 2017 Detroit motor show, has arrived in Melbourne to be displayed at the Australian Open Tennis tournament. Unveiled by tennis grand-slam champion Rafeal Nadal, the Stinger GT is on display for the duration of the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne, which concludes on January 29 2017...


2017 Kia Rio review
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2017 Kia Rio review

Read the full review here. The 2017 Kia Rio is a far more accomplished city car than its predecessor, but, compared to Japanese rivals, Kia’s drivetrain choice puts it on the back foot.    ...


2017 Holden Commodore Motorsport, Magnum and Director review: Race-certified Commodores driven
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2017 Holden Commodore Motorsport, Magnum and Director review: Race-certified Commodores driven

It's been a long time coming – after 38 years in production and over three million cars sold, local production of the Holden Commodore will come to an end this year. But, the Commodore won't be quickly forgotten with three very special limited editions announced today, and we've driven them. The 2017 Holden Commodore Motorsport will sit in a sedan body modelled on the SS-V Redline...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017

Hi there, I’m Tegan Lawson and welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk. Let’s take a look at what’s been making headlines this week. The details of three Holden Commodore special editions have been released with production due to begin mid-year. Holden has confirmed it will shut down production at its Elizabeth plant, outside of Adelaide on October 20 of this year...


2017 Suzuki Ignis review
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2017 Suzuki Ignis review

Read the full article here. The Suzuki Ignis is back from the dead after a decade-long absence, the latest in the brand’s growing line of reborn '90s nameplates including the Vitara and Baleno. Moreover, it's affixed to one of the most intrinsically likeable cars you can buy...


2017 Holden Astra sedan review
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2017 Holden Astra sedan review

Read the full article here. With Holden winding up local manufacturing, it wasn’t just the Commodore that would no longer be produced in Australia. The Holden Cruze also met a similar fate, with a little over 126,000 units produced locally over five years. Replacing the locally produced Cruze is a brand new one, built off a global architecture and the D2 platform, which is shared with the Holden Astra hatch...


Dodge Challenger and GMC Sierra: ADR compliance testing
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Dodge Challenger and GMC Sierra: ADR compliance testing

Read the full article here. There’s no mistaking either the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat or 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali HD on the road. Despite their rarity in Australia, American muscle cars and pick-up trucks are legendary and when they are spotted, they turn heads and put smiles on faces. There’s just something about them...


2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport review
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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport review

Read the full review here. If your wish list is pointing you towards a compact SUV with a prestige European badge, you may as well narrow your shortlist down to just one choice – the Land Rover Discovery Sport. Just one? Well, yes – if you also want the added practicality of seven seats in the one tidy, luxury package...