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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...

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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...


2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate review
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2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate review

Over the past few years, we have seen the humble work ute transform into a high-tech, high-priced leisure machine. But not everyone needs all the bells and whistles, and in the case of the 2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate, stripping away all the options, accessories and luxury appointments leaves you with what is arguably a better example of the breed...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review

Read the full review here. When it arrived in 2011, the Volkswagen Amarok redefined what was capable for a double-cab ute. A car-like cabin, and car-like ride made the VW pickup feel different to the trucks we were used to. It felt, well… car-like. But time moved on, and competitors caught up to the Amarok...


2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence review
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2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence review

The 2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence is the most expensive and exclusive Volvo ever made – but is the best XC90 actually the best XC90? James takes a look at the 4-seat, 300kW, hybrid limo.  ...


2017 Subaru Impreza review
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2017 Subaru Impreza review

Read the full article here. Car brands habitually overuse the phrase 'all-new', but in the case of the 2017 Subaru Impreza hatch and sedan range, it's apt. Under the MY17 Impreza's evolutionary skin sits the new modular platform that will underpin next-generation Subarus until 2025; a more tech-savvy and premium cabin; and a different, though conceptually similar, drivetrain...


CarAdvice News Desk: All wrapped up!
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CarAdvice News Desk: All wrapped up!

Hi there and welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk. It’s almost time to knock off for Christmas, so this week we’re taking a look at ten of the biggest car news stories of the year. These are the ones that grabbed your attention and clocked up the greatest number of reader views. Back in July pricing and specifications for the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan range were confirmed...


2017 Audi Q5 Review
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2017 Audi Q5 Review

To call the Audi Q5 a critically important vehicle for the brand in Australia is something of a gigantic understatement - it is now the single most popular body style in Australia. As such, the new 2017 Audi Q5 needs to be a solid step forward from the already incredibly popular SUV to keep the vehicle front of mind for buyers in the medium SUV segment...


Road Tripping the Philippines: Tackling Manila's peak hour, a US Air Force base and an active volcano in four Ford SUVs
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Road Tripping the Philippines: Tackling Manila's peak hour, a US Air Force base and an active volcano in four Ford SUVs

Read the full article here. I’m on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. Luzon is the largest of the 7641 islands that from the archipelago that make yup the Philippines.  It’s also the most populous, with some 53 million people calling the island home...


Gone fishin': Land Rover Discovery 4
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Gone fishin': Land Rover Discovery 4

Read the full article here. When someone throws you the keys to a Land Rover, your initial thoughts are 'where shall I take it'? In the case of the Land Rover Discovery, the answer is anywhere you like really. The fourth generation vehicle, which features the current boxy shape, is a much awarded and capable 4WD and tourer...


2017 Lexus LC500 review
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2017 Lexus LC500 review

Read the full article here. While it might look like the 2012 LF-LC concept car, this is the production version, the Lexus LC 500 coupe, and it goes as good as it looks. Buyers can choose between a high-revving 5.0-litre V8 or a new-generation hybrid that marries 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine; electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack - to a four-speed automatic gearbox mounted behind the hybrid transmission...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with your CarAdvice news update. Here’s what’s been making headlines this week. The 2018 Holden Commodore has been revealed. Official images have been released showing what our first fully imported Commodore will look like. Just hours before the official release, the 2018 Holden Commodore liftback and wagon were snapped with barely any camouflage while shooting a promotional video...


How to improve fuel economy
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How to improve fuel economy

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Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac
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Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac

Read the full article here. For well over a decade, Grant Denyer has juggled two successful careers. His 'day job' as a renowned and successful television presenter has dovetailed neatly, for the most part, with his true passion of being a race car driver...


Helicopter versus Rally car: MD 520N v Hyundai i20 WRC
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Helicopter versus Rally car: MD 520N v Hyundai i20 WRC

Read the full article here. With WRC Rally Australia done and dusted for another year, most of the teams are packed up and headed home, except for the team from Hyundai Motorsport, who have got one thing left to do: a race...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice News Desk, this week we’re on location at Sydney Motorsport Park for MotorWorld Sydney. Here’s what’s making news this week. The Takata airbag global scandal continues with Subaru forced to recall more than 34,000 vehicles. The model-year 2008 and 2009 Impreza and the model-year 2009 Forester have been affected...


Tow ball mass explained with the Ford Ranger XLT
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Tow ball mass explained with the Ford Ranger XLT

Tow ratings have become pretty serious marketing fodder among SUV and pickup manufacturers. But while the maximum rating is good to know, there is another value that might just be more important... Tow Ball Mass. James explains.


2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 review
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2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 review

Read the full article here. The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 finishes off what is, without doubt, one of the most practical, family-friendly and sporty ranges on the market today. The Octavia RS is the quirky Czech brand's best-selling model. Not just in the Octavia range, but in general. More people know Skoda for the Octavia RS than anything else...