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2018 Honda City VTi-L review

The updated 2018 Honda City gets a fresh look and mild equipment updates, but class-leading practicality can only get you so far.

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2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report three – Infotainment

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report three – Infotainment

Our 2017 Mazda 2 Neo long-termer certainly has a lot of strengths, including its cute looks, zippy drivetrain, and its comfortable driving experience. However, one major drawback  of the entry-level model is its infotainment system – or lack of. Unlike higher-spec versions of the little hatch and sedan, the Neo grade misses out on Mazda's MZD Connect infotainment system, which incorporates a 7...

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$16,990

Hyundai i20 N could be in the pipeline - report
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Hyundai i20 N could be in the pipeline - report

While we've heard plenty about the upcoming Hyundai i30 N, a new report out of the UK suggests the company is considering a high-performance version of the smaller i20 light hatch, which could debut around 2019. Speaking with Auto Express, Hyundai N's boss, Albert Biermann, said the firm is actively looking at other performance vehicles smaller than the i30...


The Shortlist: Up to $20,000, sporty, room for a surfboard and P-plate friendly

The Shortlist: Up to $20,000, sporty, room for a surfboard and P-plate friendly

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: Which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

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2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long term report two – The daily grind

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long term report two – The daily grind

It's been a month now since we took delivery of our 2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch long termer, and for this update we're going to focus on one of the most important jobs a city-sized car will ever do – the #DailyGrind. While that term can mean many things to different people, the daily commute for the average person is the trip to and from work, which the little 'Soul Red' Mazda 2 has been tasked with just about every day since it arrived...

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$16,990

2017 Hyundai Accent Sport: New standalone variant arrives from $15,490
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2017 Hyundai Accent Sport: New standalone variant arrives from $15,490

The Hyundai Accent has been updated this week, becoming a single variant range with the introduction of the Accent Sport - which starts from $15,490 before on-road costs...


2016-17 Mazda 2, CX-3 recalled for brake fix
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2016-17 Mazda 2, CX-3 recalled for brake fix

Mazda has issued a recall for 705 vehicles across its 2016 and 2017 Mazda 2 and CX-3 model lines, over concerns damaged brake hose clips could cause a fluid leak. The Japanese manufacturer reports a manufacturing fault may have damaged the surface finish on the brake hose clips during installation...


Toyota Prius C gets crossover update in Japan - UPDATE
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Toyota Prius C gets crossover update in Japan - UPDATE

Update - Toyota's local arm has given details of an upcoming update to the Prius C range in Australia. See bottom of article for details The Toyota Prius C has been given another makeover in its home market of Japan, including the more significant addition of a crossover-style variant...


Ford Fiesta’s future in Australia unclear, Focus cloudy too
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Ford Fiesta’s future in Australia unclear, Focus cloudy too

The future of the Ford Fiesta in Australia remains under a cloud of uncertainty, with the brand clearly considering whether it makes economic sense to bring the next-gen model Down Under. And now the Ford Focus could be in the firing line, too. CarAdvice spoke with Graeme Whickman, president and CEO of Ford Australia at the updated Ford Transit Custom launch this week, where the question of the Fiesta’s fate was raised...


2017 Renault Clio Intens review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Renault Clio Intens review

The 2017 Renault Clio range has been rejigged, with a new 'luxurious' model at the top of the range. This is it – the new Clio Intens.

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Mitsubishi to focus on SUVs, but passenger car renaissance expected under alliance
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Mitsubishi to focus on SUVs, but passenger car renaissance expected under alliance

Mitsubishi Motors looks set to rejoin the passenger car segment with fresh new models as a result of the takeover by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The benefits for Mitsubishi seem clear-cut: access to a range of platforms, drivetrains and components at a fraction of the cost of what it would be to develop a car from scratch on their own...


2017 Suzuki Swift review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Suzuki Swift review

The new 2017 Suzuki Swift aims to keep the charm that made its predecessors so enduringly popular, while adding a veneer of modern tech and safety. Job mostly done.


2017 Kia Picanto S review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Kia Picanto S review

The 2017 Kia Picanto S offers an attractive combination of price and features, punching above its weight when it comes to drivability, too.


Honda Jazz VTi v Kia Rio S comparison
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Honda Jazz VTi v Kia Rio S comparison

Whether you're looking for a first car, or just something to take down to the station every day, or maybe even a last car, there are some fairly fantastic brand-new vehicles out there for as little as $15,000. We've got two such compact cars here – the all-new 2017 Kia Rio and the just-refreshed 2017 Honda Jazz...


2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report one – Introduction

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report one – Introduction

My #firstcar! Well, sort of. Here's the latest addition to CarAdvice's long term fleet: the 2017 Mazda 2 Neo, finished in the Japanese company's signature Soul Red paint. Starting at $14,990 before on-road costs, our tester is equipped with the optional six-speed automatic transmission ($2000), and the aforementioned special paint ($300), bringing the as-tested price to $17,290 plus ORCs...

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Toyota Yaris GRMN five-door spied
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Toyota Yaris GRMN five-door spied

A five-door version of the Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch has been spied during development testing in Europe this week. When it was first revealed at the Geneva motor show in March, Toyota said the production companion to the Yaris WRC car would only be made available in three-door form like the vehicle that debuted at the event, however, these latest images suggest otherwise...


Nissan Micra, Note potential fits for Australia - CEO
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Nissan Micra, Note potential fits for Australia - CEO

The Nissan Micra and Note light cars could be potential future candidates for the Australian market, according to the company's local CEO. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch drive of the updated 2017 X-Trail range, Nissan Australia's managing director and CEO, Richard Emery, said the two small models could possibly be offered locally in the future should the business case stack up...


2017 Abarth 595 here in October
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2017 Abarth 595 here in October

The facelifted 2017 Abarth 595 hot hatch range will finally arrive in Australia this October, more than a year after it was first revealed. Speaking with CarAdvice, director of corporate communications at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia, Glenn Butler, said the hold-up was due to a change in manufacturing procedures for our market...


2017 Mini Seven special edition arrives in Australia
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2017 Mini Seven special edition arrives in Australia

The 2017 Mini Seven special edition range has arrived in Australia this week, a year after it was originally revealed, bringing a host of extras for a relatively small price increase. Available as an option package on all Mini three-door and five-door models from now until July 31, the Seven special edition adds around $7000 in additional specification for a $2000 increase over the base car...


2017 Renault Clio pricing and specs: Facelifted hatch brings sharper pricing, more kit
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2017 Renault Clio pricing and specs: Facelifted hatch brings sharper pricing, more kit

The updated 2017 Renault Clio range has hit Australian showrooms this week, bringing a revised look, added features and sharp pricing. Starting at $15,990 plus on-road costs for the entry-level Life manual and stretching to $22,990 for the Intens and GT-Line range toppers, the new Clio starts over $2000 cheaper than the model it replaces...