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2016 Dodge Journey recalled for transaxle fix

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2016 Dodge Journey recalled for transaxle fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia has issued a recall for 60 of its 2016 model-year Dodge Journey SUVs over concerns that a faulty transaxle could see the vehicle lose power while driving...

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2017 Volkswagen van and people mover updates announced, drive-away deals added
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2017 Volkswagen van and people mover updates announced, drive-away deals added

Volkswagen has detailed new connectivity updates to its 2017 model-year commercial van and people mover ranges, while drive-away 'Runner' editions of the Crafter and Transporter models continue to be offered. Updates for the new model year include an electric tailgate fitted as standard for Multivan Highline and Executive variants, an updated infotainment system with App Connect and iPhone interface along with new exterior colours for the Caddy van...


Mitsubishi XM concept revealed: Grandis and Delica merge to form new crossover people-mover
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Mitsubishi XM concept revealed: Grandis and Delica merge to form new crossover people-mover

The Mitsubishi XM concept has been revealed for the Gaikindo Indonesian international auto show, previewing an upcoming model that will blur the lines between MPV and SUV. Previewed in a single teaser image a fortnight ago, the XM wears a similar design to the eX concept from last year’s Tokyo motor show, but with a higher tailgate and longer roofline...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 29
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 29

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2016 Proton Suprima and Exora get pricing changes, equipment revisions
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2016 Proton Suprima and Exora get pricing changes, equipment revisions

The 2016 Proton Suprima S hatchback and Exora MPV ranges have been given minor refreshes, with prices of Suprima S models slashed and the Exora gaining new equipment. For this update, the base Suprima S GXA now starts at $17,990 drive away, well down on the previous $21,790 drive away price. The upper-spec GXRA can now be had for $20,990 drive away, almost $6,000 less than the 2014/15 figure...


2017 Opel Zafira facelift unveiled
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2017 Opel Zafira facelift unveiled

The updated 2017 Opel Zafira has been revealed this week, with a refreshed face that brings the MPV in line with the new Astra hatchback and other upcoming Opel and Vauxhall models. With GM’s local arm Holden looking to European-sourced models for at least one third of its line-up by 2020, the new Zafira could be a starter in Australia in the coming years to take on the likes of the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso and Kia Rondo...


2016 Renault Grand Scenic revealed, Australian launch under consideration
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2016 Renault Grand Scenic revealed, Australian launch under consideration

The new 2017 Renault Grand Scenic people-mover has been unveiled today, joining the smaller Scenic that was revealed earlier this year at the Geneva motor show. Today's unveiling also brings reaffirmation that Renault Australia is exploring the Grand Scenic's potential for a local launch, although a decision is still to be made...


2016 Opel Meriva spied again, interior shown in new shots
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2016 Opel Meriva spied again, interior shown in new shots

The next-generation Opel Meriva has been spied again. This time, however, photographers have managed to get a peep inside the new people-mover’s cabin. While the Meriva is currently a European-market offering, Holden has committed to having a third of its future model line-up sourced from German sister brand Opel...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente Review

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente people-mover seats eight big adults and has the right badge. But it's also missing some features that should be standard.

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$56,380

2016 Kia Rondo range drops diesel, gets standard sat nav
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2016 Kia Rondo range drops diesel, gets standard sat nav

The Kia Rondo range is now a petrol-only affair following the brand’s decision to drop the diesel engine from the local line-up. The deletion of the two diesel-powered variants coincides with the introduction of the model year 2016 Kia Rondo range. The mid-tier SLi petrol has also been removed, cutting the number of variants available from five to just two...


2015 BMW 218d Active Tourer: Week with Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 BMW 218d Active Tourer: Week with Review

The team in Melbourne drive the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer...


Citroen C4 Picasso, Grand C4 Picasso gain free Safari pack - UPDATE
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Citroen C4 Picasso, Grand C4 Picasso gain free Safari pack - UPDATE

The Citroen C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso are now available with a free Safari pack that enhances the practicality and usability of the family-focused models. Named after the Citroen DS Safari of 1958, the Safari pack includes roof bars, a 330-litre roof pod, a removable waterproof boot liner, and tablet holders on the front headrests for passengers in the second row...


Citroen C4 Picasso, Grand C4 Picasso : 284 cars recalled over incorrect suspension bolts
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Citroen C4 Picasso, Grand C4 Picasso : 284 cars recalled over incorrect suspension bolts

Citroen has recalled 284 of its space-aged C4 Picasso MPVs and Grand C4 Picasso people-movers. The official recall notice posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) website explains incorrect specification bolts in the cars' front wishbone suspension assembly may break causing a reduction in steering control...


Dodge Journey Blacktop Edition launches from $38,500
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Dodge Journey Blacktop Edition launches from $38,500

Fiat Chrysler Australia has introduced the Dodge Journey Blacktop Edition to local showrooms, giving the American MPV an extra dose of attitude. Priced from $38,500 plus on-road costs, the Blacktop Edition costs $2000 more than the flagship Journey R/T on which it’s based...


2015 Citroen C4 Picasso Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Citroen C4 Picasso Review

Citroen's C4 Picasso is a versatile, clever and comfortable MPV. It's positioned as the smart alternative for the family buyer and delivers the goods, with character in spades.

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$40,990

Kia Carnival four-star ANCAP result not just a seatbelt reminder issue
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Kia Carnival four-star ANCAP result not just a seatbelt reminder issue

The new-generation Kia Carnival’s much-publicised four-star ANCAP safety result appears to be down to more than just the lack of a rear seatbelt reminder, as was first thought. ANCAP data released today also showed a less-than-desirable performance in the frontal offset crash test — something that Kia Australia’s internal data suggested would not be the case...


SUV v MPV: Kia Carnival v Ford Territory
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SUV v MPV: Kia Carnival v Ford Territory

SUVs are more popular now than ever before – and seven-seat models remain a top choice for buyers with young kids. But for similar money, those who need practicality ahead of potential off-road ability have options they may not have previously considered. We’ve brought together two closely priced models to see which is a better family buy – the Ford Territory Titanium and the Kia Carnival Platinum...


2015 Kia Carnival Review: Platinum diesel
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Kia Carnival Review: Platinum diesel

It's the dearest model in the 2015 Kia Carnival range, but the Platinum variant is a lot of car for the cash.

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$57,490 - $59,990

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Review : B200
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Review : B200

Six months ago the Mercedes-Benz B-Class had the premium MPV segment all to itself, as it had done for most of the past decade. Fast-forward to today, however, and the multi-purpose vehicle is now sharing the niche segment with the polarising 2 Series Active Tourer from traditional rival BMW and the cheaper C4 Picasso from plucky French hopeful Citroen...

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$47,400

2015 Citroen C4 Picasso Review: New baby weekender
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Citroen C4 Picasso Review: New baby weekender

The Citroen C4 Picasso is a quirky MPV with a quintessentially French sense of style and plenty to offer growing families.