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Suzuki Celerio dropped, for now

The little Suzuki Celerio micro hatch has been dropped from the company's local line-up, with the company citing declining demand as the cause. One of the most affordable new cars available in the Australian market, starting at just $12,990 plus on-road costs, the Thai-sourced Celerio develops 50kW of power and 90Nm from its 1...

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Datsun Go Live concept revealed in Indonesia
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Datsun Go Live concept revealed in Indonesia

Datsun has taken to the Jakarta motor show in Indonesia to reveal the Go Live concept, previewing the design direction for the next generation of the brand's line-up. Though no longer present in the Australian market, the reborn Datsun brand (a subsidiary of Nissan) has proven popular in numerous developing markets, like Indonesia and India, where it is pitched as a budget offering...


2017 Suzuki Ignis review: Long-term report six – farewell
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Suzuki Ignis review: Long-term report six – farewell

After six months in the CarAdvice garage, it's time to say goodbye to the Suzuki Ignis – a micro car we've come to love and appreciate for its value, flexibility and funky design.

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$18,990

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.


German startup opens order books for affordable electric city car
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German startup opens order books for affordable electric city car

e.Go Mobile AG, a German startup company founded by engineer Günther Schuh, has begun taking orders for its upcoming Life electric city car, which starts at just 15,900 euros ($23,529) before the European cash-back incentive for electric vehicles. The company claims the standard 14...


Company Car: 2017 Abarth 595 long-term report one – introduction

Company Car: 2017 Abarth 595 long-term report one – introduction

We've put passion before prudence and purchased an Italian car, a red 2017 Abarth 595. James introduces the latest addition to the CarAdvice stable.

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$27,500

2017 Kia Picanto detailed ahead of Geneva debut, Australian specs to be confirmed
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2017 Kia Picanto detailed ahead of Geneva debut, Australian specs to be confirmed

The all-new 2017 Kia Picanto has been detailed for the European market ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Arriving in showrooms around Europe from the second quarter this year, the new Picanto is a huge step forward for the Korean brand's teeniest family member, with a focus on quality, technology and versatility...


2017 Kia Picanto spied
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2017 Kia Picanto spied

Images of the upcoming 2017 Kia Picanto have surfaced online, including shots of the new micro car's interior. Published on Korean website motorgraph the images show two heavily-disguised prototypes, but they do give an indication of the new Picanto's size and shape - especially when compared to the current-generation...


Smart Stand - Paris Motor Show 2016
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Smart Stand - Paris Motor Show 2016

Smart is no longer available in Australia, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still like the little guys. For 2017, Smart are offering greater personalisation choices and a full-electric drivetrain to help make the little city car more of a lifestyle accessory than urban runabout. Check out the Milka-chocolate wrapped one - hmmm.


2016 Suzuki Celerio Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Suzuki Celerio Review

The Suzuki Celerio is one of the cheapest new cars in Australia, but is it being outclassed by newcomers to the micro-car segment...

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$12,990 - $13,990

2017 Nissan Micra to be built in France
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2017 Nissan Micra to be built in France

The next-generation Nissan Micra will be built in France. The Japanese brand's five-door Micra micro car is set to be built where its ally, Renault, currently assembles the European-market Clio and the cutesy Zoe electric car...


Abarth 595C v Volkswagen Polo GTI Comparison
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Abarth 595C v Volkswagen Polo GTI Comparison

The arrival of the new 2016 Abarth 595 has dropped the ownership doorway into Italy's famed scorpion shield from mid-$30k down to a basement-level $27,500 list price. Stripping back the frills, while liberally pilfering from the marque's go-fast parts bin, this 'regular 595' is the type of cut-priced sweet spot many buyers having been hankering for...


2016 Mitsubishi Mirage ES Walkaround
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2016 Mitsubishi Mirage ES Walkaround

Read the article here. The Mitsubishi Mirage is typically one of the best selling micro cars. But with a couple of new players, does it still stack up? Kia has just launched the Picanto in Australia, while Holden has released the new Spark. With a list price of $12,250, it’s one of the cheapest cars you can buy in Australia...


2016 Holden Spark LS Walkaround
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2016 Holden Spark LS Walkaround

Read the article here. The Holden Spark replaces the Holden Barina Spark and is an exciting new option in the micro car segment. It’s cheap and has something that’s hard to find in a car this size. The Spark range starts from $13,990 (before on-road costs) for the base model LS with a manual transmission...


Kia Picanto could see manual model added to Australian range
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Kia Picanto could see manual model added to Australian range

While the Kia Picanto has just recently launched with only an automatic transmission available, a manual option could be offered with the upcoming next-generation model. Damien Meredith, Kia Australia chief operating officer, told CarAdvice that the brand could consider a stick-shifting version of the sharply-priced Picanto...


2016 Mitsubishi Mirage ES Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2016 Mitsubishi Mirage ES Review

The 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage ES hatchback has seen some updates, including new looks. But is a fresh face enough to raise it above mediocrity?

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$12,250 - $14,250

Cheap, efficient car sales on the slide
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Cheap, efficient car sales on the slide

Australians are shunning the smallest and cheapest new vehicles money can buy, despite the total market running at an all-time high. To the end of May, 469,571 new vehicles were sold, up 3.8 per cent on last year’s record. SUVs and light commercials alike are showing double-digit growth, offsetting the decline in conventional passenger cars (as classified by industry VFACTS data)...


2016 Holden Spark LS Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Holden Spark LS Review

There are two things a first car must be good at, luckily, the all-new 2016 Holden Spark has them both covered...

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$13,990 - $15,690

2016 Suzuki Celerio Walkaround
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2016 Suzuki Celerio Walkaround

Read the article here. It’s the cheapest car in Australia when it comes to drive away pricing – but do you just get what you pay for? The Suzuki Celerio has its work cut out for it, with the micro car segment getting more and more competitive. The Kia Picanto has just arrived and the Holden Spark has been launched with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard...


2016 Kia Picanto Walkaround
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2016 Kia Picanto Walkaround

Read the article here. The Kia Picanto is a brand new arrival to the micro car segment. It’s only available in a single specification and on the road it feels quite mature for it’s size. The Picanto is quite an adorable looking micro car and it’s priced at $14,990 drive away. Your only option is this, one specification with an automatic transmission...