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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.


Kia Carnival v Honda Odyssey : Comparison review
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Kia Carnival v Honda Odyssey : Comparison review

Shifting a big family on a budget must rate as one of the toughest and most rewarding tasks in the automotive landscape. Here the brand new Kia Carnival and the most popular contender in the people-mover class, the Honda Odyssey, pack in eight seats with space to spare all for the price of a demonstrably less roomy SUV...


2015 Kia Carnival Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Kia Carnival Review

Is this the best people mover in the segment? We find out.

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$41,490 - $59,990

2015 Kia Carnival pricing and specifications
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2015 Kia Carnival pricing and specifications

The 2015 Kia Carnival is available in four grades with pricing starting from $41,490 for the base model S in petrol and tops out at $59,990 for the platinum diesel. The new Kia Carnival, which drops the ‘Grand’ from its predecessor’s name, is an entirely new vehicle from the ground up, with the South Korean brand using the same platform as the upcoming Sorento for its latest people mover...


2015 Citroen C4 Picasso Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Citroen C4 Picasso Review

Citroen takes the MPV fight to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and BMW 2-Series Active Tourer with the new C4 Picasso.

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$40,990

2015 Citroen C4 Picasso pricing and specifications
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2015 Citroen C4 Picasso pricing and specifications

The Citroen C4 Picasso is looking to tempt Australians out of the ubiquitous mid-sized SUV, with the stylish French MPV launching locally today from $40,990 plus on-road costs. The five-seat C4 Picasso is the baby brother to the Grand C4 Picasso seven-seater, which went on sale here last year, and is priced $4000 higher...


Honda Odyssey Review : LT4
Rating: 710 /10
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Honda Odyssey Review : LT4

Our time with the Honda Odyssey has come to an end, and despite none of the CarAdvice testers having a tribe of kids, it's been an office favourite.


Honda Odyssey starting price cut to $37,610
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Honda Odyssey starting price cut to $37,610

The Honda Odyssey people-mover received a price cut over the weekend courtesy of the recently implemented Australia-Japan free trade agreement (FTA). Australia’s top-selling family van in 2014 is now $1380 cheaper at entry VTi level, with a revised list price of $37,610 plus on-road costs. Meanwhile the VTi-L specification is now $1580 cheaper at $46,040...


BMW 225i Active Tourer Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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BMW 225i Active Tourer Review

Torque steer and front wheelspin... We test a BMW with a big difference.


People-movers and MPVs coming in 2015
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People-movers and MPVs coming in 2015

Details of the new and updated people-movers and MPVs launching in Australia in 2015.   Citroen C4 Picasso – February The smaller, five-seat version of the Citroen Picasso will arrive in February, giving the French brand a competitor to rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer...