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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot

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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot

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..

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The Shortlist: Medium SUVs under $30,000 with rear-view camera and parking sensors

The Shortlist: Medium SUVs under $30,000 with rear-view camera and parking sensors

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are regularly asked by friends and family members as well as through online enquiries – what car do you recommend for me? Most people can usually identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. In this new series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


The oldest 'new' cars on sale today
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The oldest 'new' cars on sale today

There have been some big-name retirements in the automotive landscape recently – the most prominent of them being the Land Rover Defender. But there are some other models out there that have been kicking around for quite a while, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the oldest ‘new’ cars still on sale...


A visit to the Mahindra factory in India
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A visit to the Mahindra factory in India

Mahindra's Chakan plant produces a number of the brand's SUVs and is spread across over 700 acres around one hour from Mumbai. Paul Maric went for a tour to see how the brand produces its XUV500 seven seater. The site features in excess of 10,000 trees a number of solar arrays that make it one of the most eco-friendly car plants in the world...


2016 Mahindra XUV500 Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2016 Mahindra XUV500 Review

We drove it in India, but what is the Mahindra XUV500 W8 automatic like in Australia? We hit the road to find out.

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Pininfarina could soon produce an electric sports car
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Pininfarina could soon produce an electric sports car

Italian design house Pininfarina is said to be moving towards producing an electric sports car, according to a new report. UK website Autocar claims that Mahindra, the Indian giant that acquired Pininfarina late last year, is looking to the iconic studio and coachbuilder to aid its electric vehicle (EV) plans...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Each week we'll bring you a video wrap of the latest goings-on in the automotive industry and in Australia’s new-car market. Every Friday, Tegan Lawson will deliver your hit of headlines from the CarAdvice Garage, giving you a snapshot of what you need to know about the week in news...


Mahindra to launch W10 luxury version of XUV500 in Australia
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Mahindra to launch W10 luxury version of XUV500 in Australia

Mahindra Automotive Australia has announced that the XUV500 range will expand by Q4, 2016 with the introduction of the W10 XUV500, which adds to the W8 currently on sale. The Mahindra XUV500 W10 will join the W8 front- and all-wheel drive versions of the XUV500 and will bring with it a number of new features to increase the brand's presence in Australia...


Mahindra XUV500 W8 automatic pricing and specifications
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Mahindra XUV500 W8 automatic pricing and specifications

Mahindra Automotive Australia has taken the wraps off the seven-seat Mahindra XUV500 W8 automatic, adding to the current manual-only offering, starting from $31,900 drive-away. Mahindra chose Australia as the first market outside of India to launch the automatic XUV500...


Mahindra reveals Pininfarina-designed Formula E concepts
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Mahindra reveals Pininfarina-designed Formula E concepts

Indian manufacturer Mahindra has revealed three Formula E race car concepts designed by Italian design house Pininfarina. Known for penning some of the most beautiful Ferraris to ever grace the world’s tarmac, Pininfarina - now owned by the Mahindra Group - has turned its attention to designing the next all-electric Formula racer...


2016 Mahindra Genio: Tradie Test Review

2016 Mahindra Genio: Tradie Test Review

Usually we test a car for about a week and put it through its paces in the CarAdvice garage. That wasn't the case with the 2016 Mahindra Genio. For this test we decided to put the 2016 Mahindra Genio in the hands of a hard-working tradesman. That tradie just so happens to be my dad, Brian Campbell...


2016 Mahindra Thar Quick Drive Review
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2016 Mahindra Thar Quick Drive Review

Read the article here. Mahindra’s relationship with the Willys Jeep dates back to the 1940s when the company began building the vehicle under license in India. It wasn’t until 2010 that the company rebranded the vehicle and called it the Mahindra Thar. With next to no modern safety features, we’re never likely to see the Mahindra Thar on local roads...


India reveals plan for full national EV switch by 2030
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India reveals plan for full national EV switch by 2030

India could become a world leader in eco-friendly transportation after announcing plans to have only electric cars on its roads by 2030. In 2013, India made its intentions clear by establishing the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan and, later, the Faster Adoption and Manufacture of Electric Vehicles (FAME) plan, with the goal of putting six to seven million hybrid and electric vehicles on its roads by 2020...


2016 Mahindra XUV500 Automatic Review — Indian road test
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2016 Mahindra XUV500 Automatic Review — Indian road test

Read the article here. Mahindra is a company that was battling an identity crisis, up until recently. The release of the monocoque Mahindra XUV500 (pronounced XUV five-double-o, not five-hundred) was the first vehicle in the brand’s modern resurgence. The XUV500 broke from the traditional mould of vehicles designed to a very specific market of people that arguably didn’t care for modern car design...


Mahindra Thar Quick Drive Review
Rating: 510 /10
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Mahindra Thar Quick Drive Review

It's one of the most rugged four-wheel drives in the world. We get behind the wheel of Mahindra's Thar for a quick drive.


2016 Delhi Auto Expo highlights and gallery
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2016 Delhi Auto Expo highlights and gallery

The Delhi motor show, or Delhi Auto Expo as it's better known is a yearly motor show held just outside India's capital of New Delhi. Sitting on over 70,000 square metres of hall space, the motor show features displays from over 1500 exhibitors that feature everything from components to supercars...


2016 Delhi Auto Expo — highlights of the show from Australia
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2016 Delhi Auto Expo — highlights of the show from Australia

Read the article here. The Delhi motor show, or Delhi Auto Expo as it's better known is a yearly motor show held just outside India's capital of New Delhi. Sitting on over 70,000 square metres of hall space, the motor show features displays from over 1500 exhibitors that feature everything from components to supercars...


2016 Mahindra XUV500 released in Australia: New design, extra features, priced from $29,900 drive away
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2016 Mahindra XUV500 released in Australia: New design, extra features, priced from $29,900 drive away

Mahindra Australia has announced the release of its latest SUV, the Mahindra XUV500, which gets a styling update and additional features, and goes on sale nationally today from $29,900 (drive away). The XUV500 has received styling changes at the front with the addition of low-mounted fog lights, cornering lamps and a new grille, moving away from the slightly jaded design of the outgoing model...


2016 Mahindra XUV500 Automatic Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Mahindra XUV500 Automatic Review

We travel all the way to India to find out if the revised Mahindra XUV500 will work as well on the streets of Bombay, as it will Double Bay.


Mahindra KUV100 crossover derivative, codenamed S105, could come to Australia
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Mahindra KUV100 crossover derivative, codenamed S105, could come to Australia

Support for an export version of the Mahindra KUV100, called the S105, is becoming a greater focus of interest for the Australian market, according to the Indian company's local operations. CarAdvice spoke with Mahindra Australia marketing manager, James Halliwell, who says interest in the S105, which will be based off the recently launched Indian-market-only KUV100 baby crossover, was gaining momentum...