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

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

If you want a city car with the interior space of a van – but you don’t want to always be driving a van – the Honda Jazz could be your best bet. That’s because every version of this car – including our 2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S long-termer – has easily the best interior practicality of any light car on the planet...

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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...


2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S Review: Long-term report two - infotainment UPDATED

2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S Review: Long-term report two - infotainment UPDATED

UPDATE: Model-year 2017 examples of the Jazz now feature an updated infotainment system, beyond the system reviewed here. (Honda had failed to alert media, slipping the update in under the radar.) See the bottom of this review for details. As we mentioned in our initial piece on our greenish-yellow 2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S, the little hatchback is in for a different approach for this series of long-term updates...

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2016 Mini Ray three-door review
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2016 Mini Ray three-door review

The Mini Ray is the new entry point into the range, how does it stack up?


2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S review: Long-term report one – introduction
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S review: Long-term report one – introduction

Our latest long-termer is the 2016 Honda Jazz VTi-S. Why did we choose it?

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$19,790

2017 Kia Picanto reveals Rio-inspired face in leaked photo
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2017 Kia Picanto reveals Rio-inspired face in leaked photo

An image revealing the face of the next-generation 2017 Kia Picanto has leaked online before the new model’s debut in the coming months. Kia’s tiniest hatch hasn’t even been on sale in Australia for a year, but the current car was first launched in Europe back in 2011...


2017 MG 3, MG 6 Plus pricing and specs: Reborn marque launches, again, in Australia
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2017 MG 3, MG 6 Plus pricing and specs: Reborn marque launches, again, in Australia

MG has launched the 2017 MG 3 hatch and 2017 MG 6 Plus fastback in Australia, marking the Chinese-owned British brand's latest swing at the Australian market. The storied brand's most recent appearance in the hugely competitive Australian market was through a local distributor, but it failed to make any real headway and cars were left unsold for months...


2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo Review

It looks good, but does the 2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo have the go to make you go whoa?

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$23,490

2017 Ford Fiesta ST to get three-cylinder turbo - report
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2017 Ford Fiesta ST to get three-cylinder turbo - report

The next-generation Ford Fiesta ST is likely to be fitted with a powered-up version of the company's turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking to Auto Express, Ford Europe’s head of small cars, Darren Palmer, said the company is exploring the potential of the three-cylinder Ecoboost engine...


2016 Peugeot 208 GT-Line Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Peugeot 208 GT-Line Review

It’s no value fighter, but does the Peugeot 208 GT Line bring a certain sexy style to the city car game?

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$27,490

2017 Nissan Micra revealed in Paris
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2017 Nissan Micra revealed in Paris

The all-new 2017 Nissan Micra has been revealed at the Paris motor show, representing a complete makeover for the brand’s light hatch. Headlining the fifth-generation Micra is the inclusion of active safety technologies; like autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane departure assist, along with new powertrains, upgraded infotainment, and obviously, a completely new look - inspired by the 2015 Nissan Sway concept...


Volkswagen Up! could make a surprise return to Australia
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Volkswagen Up! could make a surprise return to Australia

We all loved the Volkswagen Up! (emphasis theirs). It was a car that almost deserved to have silly punctuation in its name, it was that good a thing in a dull part of the market. But, like buyers, many reviewers were left flabbergasted by the lack of an automatic transmission option in Australia...


Honda Jazz Limited Edition returns for $19,490 drive-away
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Honda Jazz Limited Edition returns for $19,490 drive-away

The Honda Jazz Limited Edition has been rolled out again, on the back of the company's success with last year’s special of the same name. With a claimed $3000 worth of extra features for just $1000 over the base car, Honda says the new 2017 Jazz LE features a number of “customer-focused” upgrades...


2018 Renault Clio to feature a ‘revolutionary’ interior - report
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2018 Renault Clio to feature a ‘revolutionary’ interior - report

The next-generation 2018 Renault Clio will have a completely different cockpit, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking to Auto Express, Renault’s head of design, Laurens van den Acker, confirmed the new Clio will take a big step forward from the current car in terms of interior design...


2017 Kia Rio detailed ahead of Paris premiere
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2017 Kia Rio detailed ahead of Paris premiere

Key details of the new 2017 Kia Rio have been revealed for the European market, giving an indication of what we can expect when the new hatch arrives Down Under early next year. The all-new Rio was first revealed a fortnight ago, adopting a more premium, less cutesy look than its predecessor...


2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo hits Australia, rear-view camera now standard across full range
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2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo hits Australia, rear-view camera now standard across full range

The sports-styled 2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo hatch and wagon have finally arrived in Australia, while the rest of the range sees the addition of new equipment options. Starting at $23,490 plus on-road costs, the new Fabia Monte Carlo builds on the success of its predecessor, which accounted for 40 per cent of the previous-gen Fabia’s sales in Australia...