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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...

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Audi S1 Sportback review: Long-term report one

Audi S1 Sportback review: Long-term report one

We've added a few cars to the CarAdvice stable in the past year, but this little monster was the first: the Audi S1 Sportback.


2017 Seat Ibiza revealed in Barcelona
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2017 Seat Ibiza revealed in Barcelona

The 2017 Seat Ibiza has been revealed overnight in its home market of Spain, ahead of its European launch in July. While the Spanish hatch isn't likely to land in Australia anytime soon, it's the first Volkswagen Group product to ride on the MQB A0 platform - a smaller version of the MQB component set that underpins several models including Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan and Audi A3, and will likely form the basis of the next-generation Volkswagen Polo and Audi A1...


Toyota details new engine for Yaris, no-go for Australia
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Toyota details new engine for Yaris, no-go for Australia

The updated Toyota Yaris will debut a new engine when it hits European showrooms later this month, which will meet new Euro 6c emissions standards and give the little hatch a decent power bump. Replacing the current 63kW/121Nm 1.3-litre mill currently offered in European models, the new 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine develops 82kW of power and 136Nm of torque - a 19kW and 15Nm gain...


2017 Kia Rio pricing and specs
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2017 Kia Rio pricing and specs

The 2017 Kia Rio has launched with a starting price of $16,990 as part of a three-grade range that sees the new B-segment car stretch to $22,990, seeing it match the existing car. The fourth-generation Kia Rio brings a host of in-car technology advancements, as well as a more spacious cabin and cargo capacity...


2016 Ford Fiesta Sport review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Ford Fiesta Sport review

Dave jumps into the 2016 Ford Fiesta Sport to find out if the turbocharged three-cylinder is the next best thing to buying Ford’s baby hot hatch, the Fiesta ST.

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$20,525 - $22,525

2017 Toyota Yaris facelift revealed alongside WRC-inspired 157kW hot-hatch: Here in March but no hot hatch for Australia
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2017 Toyota Yaris facelift revealed alongside WRC-inspired 157kW hot-hatch: Here in March but no hot hatch for Australia

The facelifted Toyota Yaris has been revealed this week, along with the first images of the much-anticipated hot hatch variant ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Known as the Vitz in its home market of Japan, the new Yaris sports revised front and rear treatments, including a nose with less chrome, new LED daytime-running lights and tail-lights, along with new bumpers at both ends that help to give the light hatch a lower and wider stance...


2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S review: Long-term report six – farewell

2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S review: Long-term report six – farewell

So that’s it – goodbye, farewell, and we’ll miss you to the 2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S. It has been an ideal city car, a perfectly practical runabout that served its time with our staff without hassle, with plenty of colour and fun. Plenty of the CarAdvice team spent time with the Jazz, whether it was just running home and back, or out to meetings, or taking it away for the weekend – it saw plenty of love during its time with us...


2016 Mini Cooper review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Mini Cooper review

Is driving a slow car fast more fun than driving a fast car slow? James jumps in the 2016 Mini Cooper to see if it can support this age-old mantra.


2017 Skoda Fabia 81TSI review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Skoda Fabia 81TSI review

Dave jumps into the 2017 Skoda Fabia 81TSI to find out if it's got enough refinement, style, and funkiness to impress buyers...

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$19,490

Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments
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Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments

Manual transmission sales are dipping away across most segments when it comes to new car sales, and the effects are even being felt in the most price-sensitive parts of the market. The light car or city car segment has traditionally been important for manufacturers to offer cheap manual versions of their most affordable models to get buyers through their showroom doors...


Toyota Yaris sedan dropped
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Toyota Yaris sedan dropped

The Toyota Yaris sedan has been dumped from the brand's small car line-up. About time, right? Toyota Australia discontinued the Yaris sedan in June 2016, so that's when production of this body style wrapped up for our market. That means there may still be a few around on dealer lots, but the car has been pulled off the company's website...


2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S review: Long-term report four – urban driving

2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S review: Long-term report four – urban driving

The 2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S is a city car by all measures - it's small, nimble and clever. So how does it handle the cut and thrust of urban driving? Read on to find out.


2017 MG 3 review
Rating: 4.510 /10
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2017 MG 3 review

The 2017 MG 3 falls short of the light car pack in plenty of ways.

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$13,990 - $15,990

2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S review: Long-term report three – interior

2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S review: Long-term report three – interior

The 2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S is, by far, the most practical light hatchback on the market. We explored the practicality on offer by way of its clever Magic Seats.


2017 Ford Fiesta revealed
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2017 Ford Fiesta revealed

The 2017 Ford Fiesta range has been revealed in Europe, with four versions of the Blue Oval brand's light hatch unveiled at an event in Cologne, Germany. While the four cars you see above may not be entirely indicative of what we'll see in Australia - Ford has confirmed this model revealed at the Go Further event is aimed specifically at the European, Middle East and African markets - there are clearly a few interesting developments...


Mazda 2 Genki v Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo comparison
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Mazda 2 Genki v Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo comparison

Light car sales may be down an alarming 16 per cent this year, but they’re still big business. Here we pitch two of the better contenders against each other, one a new kid on the block and the other a well-established leader of the pack. They are the newly launched Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo — a niche player known by relatively few — and the well-loved Mazda 2 Genki, consistently one of the top sellers in this class...


2017 Holden Barina pricing and specs: Updated hatch lands, outgoing model in runout - UPDATE
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2017 Holden Barina pricing and specs: Updated hatch lands, outgoing model in runout - UPDATE

UPDATE, November 28: The revised Barina range has now gone official, with RRP pricing released today. See bottom of article. November 22: Initial pricing and specifications have been revealed for the facelifted 2017 Holden Barina range on the company's website, while the outgoing model is now in runout-sales mode...


2016 Hyundai i20 WRC review: Riding shotgun with Hyundai Motorsport driver Hayden Paddon

2016 Hyundai i20 WRC review: Riding shotgun with Hyundai Motorsport driver Hayden Paddon

Dave does his best to 'review' the 2016 Hyundai i20 WRC car of New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon, while harnessed into the passenger seat...


2018 Ford Fiesta to be revealed next week
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2018 Ford Fiesta to be revealed next week

The next-generation Ford Fiesta is scheduled to be revealed next week, the company has announced. In a tweet with an accompanying animation teasing the new light hatch, the Blue Oval confirms that the Fiesta will be revealed in the coming week. In a later tweet, Ford says the reveal will be part of its 'Go Further' event to be held in Cologne, Germany...