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2017 Toyota Yaris pricing and specs - UPDATE

Update - Toyota has officially announced pricing and specifications for the updated Yaris range. See article for details Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Toyota Yaris have been released this week, bringing a fresh look and new driver assistance technologies to the Japanese company's little hatch...

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2017 Holden Barina LT review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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The light car segment is more competitive than it's ever been in Australia, and buyers get more value for money than they ever have. The Barina has its work cut out.

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$20,390

Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch the first of many Gazoo Racing models to come
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Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch the first of many Gazoo Racing models to come

The new Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch is set to be the first of a range of special sporty models from the Japanese brand's Gazoo Racing offshoot. That go-fast team is headed by Tetsuya Tada, the 'godfather' of the Toyota 86 - and at the 2017 Geneva motor show, Tada-san told CarAdvice he plans for more models to follow the Yaris's lead...


2017 Mazda 2 update revealed in leaked brochure
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2017 Mazda 2 update revealed in leaked brochure

The updated Mazda 2 hatchback has been revealed in leaked images of a Japanese brochure this week, ahead of its local launch next month. Posted online by CarDrive, the images show that this facelift will be relatively minor, with the major changes reserved for the interior and under the skin...


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 Skoda Fabia: 1.0 three-pot and upgrades coming to Australia in July
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2017 Skoda Fabia: 1.0 three-pot and upgrades coming to Australia in July

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Suzuki Australia keen for a sportier Baleno
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Suzuki Australia keen for a sportier Baleno

Suzuki's local boss, Andrew Moore, says the company's Australian arm would really like a sportier-looking version of the Boosterjet-powered Baleno hatch. Moore's statement comes after a new Baleno RS was revealed for the Indian market, sporting a number of styling enhancements over the standard car for a more aggressive look...


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...


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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.