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Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 rally car revealed

Volkswagen has followed the Golf GTI TCR launch with another – arguably more exciting – motorsport reveal, in the form of the rally-ready Polo GTI R5. The R5 continues the line of Polo-based rally cars from Volkswagen, a line which has seen some serious success in recent seasons...

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2018 Fiat 500 Anniversario Special Edition arrives from $21,990
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2018 Fiat 500 Anniversario Special Edition arrives from $21,990

The 2018 Fiat 500 Anniversario Special Edition is now on sale in Australia, celebrating the iconic Italian nameplate's 60th anniversary. Designed to commemorate the beginning of production for the legendary Fiat 500 in Turin, Italy, some 60 years ago, the car is a retro limited-edition variant of the current 'Series 4' 500 hatchback to Australia...


2018 Mini Cooper S snapped during testing
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2018 Mini Cooper S snapped during testing

The facelifted Mini Cooper S five-door has been caught testing in Germany, revealing minor tweaks ahead of its formal launch. As you can probably see, the life cycle impulse (LCI, or BMW speak for mid-life refresh) five-door hatch won't run with any major sheetmetal changes over its predecessor...


2018 Skoda Fabia 81TSI review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2018 Skoda Fabia 81TSI review

The MY18 Skoda Fabia offers a competitive, if flawed package in the tightly-contested light car segment...

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$19,890 - $21,040

Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 teased
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Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 teased

Volkswagen has released a teaser sketch of its upcoming Polo GTI R5, a rally version of the latest Polo GTI hot hatch. Making around 270hp (201kW), the Polo GTI R5 will become available to professional teams and drivers from the second half of 2018 to compete in various global motorsport series, including the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)...


Toyota Yaris GRMN successor to be mass-production model
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Toyota Yaris GRMN successor to be mass-production model

Toyota and Gazoo Racing are already planning a successor to the Yaris GRMN hot hatch, which will be a mass-production model and serve as a homologation base for the next WRC rally car. Speaking with the UK's AutoExpress, Shigeki Tomoyama, senior manager for Gazoo Racing, said: "We know our current situation and we believe that we need to change the platform for the rally car to be even more competitive"...


2018 Audi A1 spied
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2018 Audi A1 spied

The next-generation Audi A1 has been spied during development testing, giving us an early glimpse at the German marque's upcoming light hatch. Despite the heavy camouflage, it's pretty clear that the A1's shape will be an evolution of the current car, not a revolution - much like the rest of Audi's latest designs...


The Shortlist: Four-cylinder auto for $15,000

The Shortlist: Four-cylinder auto for $15,000

Jas is on a tight budget, looking for a new or ex-demonstrator car with practicality and a compact footprint. 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...


2018 Citroen C3 pricing and specs
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2018 Citroen C3 pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2018 Citroen C3 have been announced this week, with the boldly-styled hatchback to start at $22,990 before on-road costs. Unlike overseas markets, the new C3 will be offered in a standalone highly-specified variant, while customers will be able to choose from an array of exterior colour options to make their C3 their own...


2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban review

The 2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban is really good – for the money, there's not a better city car in the segment.

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$16,990

Kia Rio, Suzuki Swift get five-star ANCAP ratings
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Kia Rio, Suzuki Swift get five-star ANCAP ratings

In addition to the MG GS achieving a milestone five-star safety rating this week, the Kia Rio and Suzuki Swift light hatches were also awarded top marks this week by ANCAP, though the latter only applies to certain variants...


Toyota Yaris: Road car v Rally car

Toyota Yaris: Road car v Rally car

A Yaris? A Toyota Yaris? Why would you rally a Toyota Yaris? That's probably what you're thinking. Ask the team at Neal Bates Motorsport, though, and the humble little Japanese runabout is the future of rallying in Australia. Whether you follow the Australian Rally Championship (ARC) or not, the facts are, this year’s title race is a close one...

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$22,470

2018 Hyundai Accent pricing and specs
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2018 Hyundai Accent pricing and specs

Despite being released a couple of months ago, the 2018 Hyundai Accent Sport has already received an upgrade for the new model year. Limited largely to cosmetic and trim updates, the updated single-variant range now gets a revised front grille, tweaked headlight bezels, and subtle changes to the cabin...


Ford Fiesta axed in the US, Australian prospects still unclear
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Ford Fiesta axed in the US, Australian prospects still unclear

American fans of the Ford Fiesta will have to keep their current-generation vehicles, as the company's North American arm has announced that the US won't be getting any versions of its little hatchback - not even the hot ST model. Speaking with CarBuzz at the Frankfurt motor show, Leo Roeks, Ford Performance of Europe director, said low demand in the US is to blame for the Fiesta's demise...


2018 Abarth 595 pricing and specs: More power, new tech, lower price
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2018 Abarth 595 pricing and specs: More power, new tech, lower price

The updated 2018 Abarth 595 range has landed in Australia, bringing a fresh look, a much-needed infotainment upgrade, and lower pricing. Now kicking off at $26,990 plus on-road costs (down $510) for the entry-level 595 'Series 4' manual, the updated model brings an additional 4kW in base trim, now sitting at 107kW from its 1...


2018 Toyota Prius C review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2018 Toyota Prius C review

The facelifted 2018 Toyota Prius C sees some inclusions, but it remains expensive in its class despite its best intentions.

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$24,040

Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut
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Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut

Mini is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Monte Carlo Rally success with the unveiling of the Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept at next week’s Frankfurt motor show. The company is calling the concept, without a hint of irony, “the maximum Mini”. Rauno Aaltonen and Henry Liddon won the gruelling event in a Mini Cooper S, the last of three wins for the tiny rocket at Monte Carlo...


2017 Mazda 2 Neo sedan review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Mazda 2 Neo sedan review

The Mazda 2 Neo might be the cheapest sedan in the Japanese car maker's range, but it does offer premium quality... mostly.

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$14,990 - $16,990

2018 Skoda Fabia pricing and specs
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2018 Skoda Fabia pricing and specs

Local pricing for the upgraded 2018 Skoda Fabia range has been announced this week, with the revised hatch and wagon range starting at $16,890 and $18,040 before on-road costs. The price of entry for both the hatch and wagon is up by $400, with the headlining change being the previous 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine swapped out for a new 1...


Mini Electric Concept revealed: Cooper EV coming in 2019
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Mini Electric Concept revealed: Cooper EV coming in 2019

The Mini Electric Concept has been unveiled ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month, previewing the all-electric production model due in 2019...