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2016 Toyota Tarago Ultima V6 Review

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2016 Toyota Tarago Ultima V6 Review

It's been quite some time between drinks for CarAdvice and the Toyota Tarago. Time then, to take a closer look at Toyota's people mover.

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2016 Chrysler Pacifica: Grand Voyager replacement appears in Detroit
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2016 Chrysler Pacifica: Grand Voyager replacement appears in Detroit

The 2016 Chrysler Pacifica has debuted at this week’s Detroit auto show, replacing the people-mover we knew as the Grand Voyager. In the US, where Chrysler’s people-mover was known instead as the Town & Country, the Pacifica will replace the now eight year-old fifth-generation model. The Grand Voyager is no longer available in Australia, making its way out of the local range in 2015...


People-movers coming in 2016
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People-movers coming in 2016

People-movers coming in 2016 Renault Master 12-seat bus – January LDV G10 diesel – Q4  ...


2016 Volkswagen Multivan and Caravelle people-movers launched, prices cut
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2016 Volkswagen Multivan and Caravelle people-movers launched, prices cut

The 2016 Volkswagen Multivan and Volkswagen Caravelle people-movers have arrived in Australia this week, alongside their ‘T6’ Transporter van cousins. The range is available with between seven (Multivan) and nine (Caravelle) seats, and in a multitude of spec levels from humble shuttle bus through to super-luxury Executive valet options...


LDV G10 Review
Rating: 610 /10
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LDV G10 Review

The LDV G10 is the latest in a growing fleet of cut-price people-movers pitched at big families on a budget that until recently had been forced to scour used car lots for a van big enough for their clan. Unknown to most Australians, LDV is a division of China’s largest automotive manufacturer, SAIC...

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$29,990 - $32,990

2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class Review
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2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class Review

A van with a Mercedes-Benz badge that isn't a parcel carrier? It must be the new V-Class.


Toyota Tarago set to continue unchanged
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Toyota Tarago set to continue unchanged

There’s officially nothing to talk about when it comes to the Toyota Tarago people-mover, which has been sold in its current guise since 2006. The Tarago continues to track along reasonably well in the sales stakes, averaging 75 sales per month so far this year. But with new competitors in the form of the Kia Carnival (averaging 285 units per month) and Honda Odyssey (241 per month), the Tarago is lagging behind...


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...

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$49,100

2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente pricing and specifications

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente people mover has arrived as part of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Vito range. The new-generation Mercedes-Benz Valente is priced at $56,380 plus on-road costs, which is a $1790 hike over the existing model ($54,590 plus on-road costs), but that version had less standard gear...


Volkswagen T6 model range is hybrid-ready but customers aren’t, according to the company
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Volkswagen T6 model range is hybrid-ready but customers aren’t, according to the company

The new-generation Volkswagen T6 model range could be sold with a hybrid drivetrain at a moments’ notice if there was demand for it, according to insiders. At the launch of the new-generation Volkswagen T6 models – which includes the Transporter commercial van and the Caravelle and Multivan people mover models – it was confirmed to CarAdvice that a hybrid powertrain is developed and ready to be implemented...


2016 Volkswagen T6 Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan models: first details
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2016 Volkswagen T6 Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan models: first details

The first details of the new-generation 2016 Volkswagen T6 model range – which incorporates the Transporter van along with the Caravelle and Multivan people mover models – have been revealed. CarAdvice attended the launch of the new-generation T6 Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan model lines in Sweden last week, where it was made clear that there will be some change to the ranges, but buyers aren’t likely to be shocked by the options on offer...


Volkswagen Multivan Generation Six Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Multivan Generation Six Review

The heritage-inspired Volkswagen Generation Six van harks back to the original Microbus, but brings plenty of modern day technology.


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles models set to adopt new features
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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles models set to adopt new features

Volkswagen Australia recently announced a number of updates to its 2016 passenger model range, and it appears likely that some of those tweaks will flow through to the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range, too. The updates announced for the Polo, Golf, Beetle, Scirocco, Jetta and Tiguan include new media systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, as well as the addition of a standard reverse-view camera across the model ranges...


A lifestyle look at the 2015 Kia Carnival
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A lifestyle look at the 2015 Kia Carnival

The new Kia Carnival combines the best of an SUV with the practicality of a van. Eight seats, its roomy and has lots of storage. It has a distinct SUV vibe going on which i like – when you think van you think mini-bus but this is different looking. The Carnival looks big – and it is – interesting to note that it was designed by Peter Schreyer, the brains behind the award winning Audi TT...


2015 Toyota Prius V pricing and specifications
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2015 Toyota Prius V pricing and specifications

The 2015 Toyota Prius V has arrived in Australia with fresh styling, additional convenience and safety features, revised suspension, and unchanged prices. The two-variant, 2015 Toyota Prius V line-up arrives on our shores roughly nine months after the upgraded hybrid people-mover was unveiled overseas with evolutionary design updates...


2016 Hyundai iMax facelift spied
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2016 Hyundai iMax facelift spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured a facelifted version of the Hyundai iMax undergoing testing on public roads in Germany. The silver prototype wears black camouflage material over its front and rear panels, hiding styling tweaks for the updated iMax people-mover and its commercial van sibling, the iLoad, that are expected to reach Australia in the final quarter of this year...


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...


2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class pricing and specifications

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class will cost from $85,500 plus on-road costs when it reaches Australian showrooms in July. Mercedes-Benz Australia will initially offer one V-Class variant, the V250 BlueTec Avantgarde, which is available with seating for up to eight occupants...


Subaru Exiga Crossover 7 not for Australia
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Subaru Exiga Crossover 7 not for Australia

The Subaru Exiga Crossover 7 has been released in Japan, adding rough and tumble design enhancements to the seven-seat tallboy wagon. The Exiga Crossover 7 appears almost identical to the Crossover 7 concept that debuted around 18 months ago at the 2013 Tokyo motor show, blending the styling of the high-riding, hard-wearing Outback wagon with the three-row Liberty Exiga people-mover...