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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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2017 Honda Civic Type R touches down in Melbourne
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2017 Honda Civic Type R touches down in Melbourne

The new 2017 Honda Civic Type R has made its Australian debut, but don't expect to drive away in one anytime soon: it won't be on sale until later this year. Belgian racer Stoffel Vandoorne was on hand for today's showcase, which also featured the first local appearance of the Civic RS hatch...


Honda HR-V VTi-L v Mazda CX-3 Akari v Mitsubishi ASX XLS v Toyota C-HR Koba comparison
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Honda HR-V VTi-L v Mazda CX-3 Akari v Mitsubishi ASX XLS v Toyota C-HR Koba comparison

Small crossovers are a vogue segment, drawing buyers up from lower hatchbacks and down from bigger SUVs alike. The newest entrant, creating significant buzz, is the Toyota C-HR. Australia’s biggest-selling brand has taken its time joining the fray, but based on our favourable first impression, it has been well worth the wait...


2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, arriving in May - UPDATE
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2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, arriving in May - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article stated all Civic hatch models come equipped with chrome exhaust tips. However, this is not the case - only RS models have chrome exhaust outlets. Australian pricing and initial details for the new 2017 Honda Civic hatch range have been detailed this week, before going on sale in May...


2017 Honda CR-V seven-seater teased in Thailand
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2017 Honda CR-V seven-seater teased in Thailand

The next-generation 2017 Honda CR-V has been teased in Thailand, with seven seats and a turbo-diesel engine. As reported by Paul Tan's Automotive News in Malaysia, the new CR-V teased during the Thai launch of the Civic hatch differs slightly from the recently-revealed US-market model, which is five seats only and doesn't offer the option of a diesel mill...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


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

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Geneva motor show gallery
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2017 Geneva motor show gallery

The 2017 Geneva motor show is done and dusted, leaving us with only fond memories and heightened anticipation for the arrival of newly revealed cars to Australian shores. On the ground in Geneva, our own David Zalstein ran about with the camera to help tell the story of the show for us back home...


2017 Honda Civic Type R revealed in Geneva, here later this year
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2017 Honda Civic Type R revealed in Geneva, here later this year

The new 2017 Honda Civic Type R has officially been revealed this week at the 2017 Geneva motor show, ahead of its Australian launch by year's end. Looking very much like the concept that previewed it last year, the production version features an aggressive bodykit, large alloy wheels and a huge rear wing - watch out Subaru WRX STI...


Screw your stupid hidden door handles!
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Screw your stupid hidden door handles!

What's with the disappearing rear door handles? Modern car designers seem to be getting more and more enamoured with the idea that making the rear doors of cars appear as though they're missing entrance levers is in some way sleek, modern or - God forbid - cool. It isn't. Door handles are important and they should be there for all to see and feel...


2018 Honda Civic Type R surfaces online
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2018 Honda Civic Type R surfaces online

The tough new 2018 Honda Civic Type R has been given an unscheduled digital unveiling today, courtesy of these two images surfacing early. These shots, published as 'leaked images' on British website Autocar without any mention of a source, these shots offer a first look at the long-anticipated hot hatch...


2018 Honda City pricing and specs: Revised styling, new features
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2018 Honda City pricing and specs: Revised styling, new features

The facelifted 2018 Honda City light sedan has been revealed and detailed ahead of its local arrival in April, starting at $15,990 plus on-road costs. Looking very similar to the Indian-market model revealed a fortnight ago, the revised City gets a new face, an updated infotainment system and extra equipment...


2017 Honda Civic Type R confirmed for Geneva
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2017 Honda Civic Type R confirmed for Geneva

The hotly-anticipated 2017 Honda Civic Type R has been confirmed for a production debut at this year's Geneva motor show next month. Honda has confirmed this week that it will present the production version of its upcoming hot hatch – not the concept we've already seen – at the Geneva event which runs in early March...


Honda City facelift revealed for India, not for Oz
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Honda City facelift revealed for India, not for Oz

The facelifted Honda City has made its debut for the Indian market, sporting a new look, more technology and a more premium interior. Compared to the model sold here, the Indian-market City features a new design at the front which includes revised headlights with integrated LED daytime-running lights, a refreshed bumper design and new chrome trim that runs through the front grille between the headlights...


2017 Honda Jazz, Odyssey pricing and specs
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2017 Honda Jazz, Odyssey pricing and specs

Pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Honda Jazz and Odyssey ranges have been detailed this week, bringing new styling updates to the Japanese brand's popular light hatch and people mover. The Honda Jazz continues to kick-off from $14,990 (plus on-road costs), with the entry-level VTi model gaining 15-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment...


2017 Honda Civic VTi sedan review
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2017 Honda Civic VTi sedan review

The 2017 Honda Civic VTi sedan is affordable and inoffensive. But is there a catch?

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

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 World Car of the Year finalists announced
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2017 World Car of the Year finalists announced

The 2017 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) finalists have been announced, and once again the list is dominated by models from European brands. There are six Car of the Year awards up for grabs this year, including the main prize, as well as gongs for the following categories: luxury, performance, car design, green, and urban...


GM and Honda announce joint Fuel-Cell production facility
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GM and Honda announce joint Fuel-Cell production facility

General Motors (GM) and Honda have announced a joint venture into the production of a new hydrogen fuel-cell system that will feature in upcoming models from both companies. The fuel-cell production facility will operate within GM's existing battery pack factory in Brownstown, Michigan, and is scheduled to commence operations around 2020...


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...