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Despite showing its age, Australia's most fuel-efficient seven-seater still offers plenty of appeal alongside rival people-movers and SUVs.

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Kia Grand Carnival Comparison : Petrol v Diesel
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Kia Grand Carnival Comparison : Petrol v Diesel

Life is full of difficult choices, particularly for parents. Day care? Public or private school? Deep pan or traditional? It doesn't stop. But another major question for many families is: do I choose petrol or diesel for the family car? In a bid to find out which engine and fuel type really is the best choice, CarAdvice pitted the current Kia Grand Carnival petrol back to back against its diesel twin...


2015 Renault Espace spied ahead of Paris premiere
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2015 Renault Espace spied ahead of Paris premiere

Renault does not compete in Australia’s small (but growing) people-mover market, but if it did, this fifth-generation Espace caught testing by our spy snappers in Europe would be poised to serve as a range headliner. Set to premiere at the Paris motor show in October this year, the full-sized French family hauler will take inspiration from the purple-hued Initiale Paris concept that premiered last September in Frankfurt, albeit in toned-down form...


Proton Exora Review
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Proton Exora Review

Proton's Exora is Australia's most affordable seven-seater - so is it a bargain?


Chrysler Grand Voyager Review
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Chrysler Grand Voyager Review

Showing its age in both quality and pricing, the Chrysler Grand Voyager Limited still has unique and impressive attributes.


2015 Kia Carnival teased again; name confirmed
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2015 Kia Carnival teased again; name confirmed

A second teaser of the all-new Kia Carnival has been released along with confirmation of the car’s name and initial powertrain and specification details. The latest sketch, which follows last week’s first look at the front end, reveals the Carnival in profile, highlighting its new wraparound glasshouse with disguised D-pillars and horizontally positioned rectangular LED tail-lights that span the rear quarter panels and tailgate...


Kia teases next-generation people-mover
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Kia teases next-generation people-mover

The successor to the Kia Grand Carnival has been teased in an official design sketch, giving us our first clear look at the styling of the new-generation people-mover. The all-new eight-seater will debut at this month’s New York auto show before going on sale in Australia at the end of 2014...


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport revealed
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport revealed

Intended to make the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer more aggressive and sporting, the German car maker has released the first images of the M Sport pack that will be made available for its first-ever compact MPV. The luxury German car maker’s first-ever front-wheel-drive production model and first model to be powered by a three-cylinder engine, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer – which debuted earlier this month at the 2014 Geneva motor show – is due to arrive locally mid fourth quarter...


2015 Kia Grand Carnival spied in Australia
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2015 Kia Grand Carnival spied in Australia

A pair of eagle-eyed CarAdvice readers have sent through exclusive images of the all-new third-generation Kia Grand Carnival in full camouflage in Australia. A number of Kia Grand Carnival models are in the country for hot weather testing, with one of our readers spotting them in a holding yard in Sydney's western suburbs, and another catching the cars on the move in Victoria...


2015 Renault Espace revealed in patent images
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2015 Renault Espace revealed in patent images

Leaked patent images have uncovered the exterior styling of the 2015 Renault Espace. The technical images show the fifth-generation Espace people-mover from every angle, revealing a design that remains true to the styling of the Renault Initiale Paris concept that debuted at September’s Frankfurt motor show...


Italdesign Giugiaro Clipper : all-electric four-wheel-drive Golf-inspired MPV premieres
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Italdesign Giugiaro Clipper : all-electric four-wheel-drive Golf-inspired MPV premieres

The all-electric Italdesign Giugiaro Clipper has been unveiled in Geneva, combining Golf-like styling with people mover practicality. Named after 'clipper' ships of the late 19th century that transported cargo such as herbs and tea, the Italdesign Giugiaro Clipper is touted as being a sporty MPV with "a green heart"...


Volkswagen Multivan Alltrack : rugged AWD people mover concept revealed
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Volkswagen Multivan Alltrack : rugged AWD people mover concept revealed

The all-wheel-drive Volkswagen Multivan Alltrack concept has been unveiled at a function before tomorrow's Geneva motor show, hinting at a future production version. Powered by a 132kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, the Volkswagen Multivan Alltrack concept teams a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission with a rear axle-installed multi-plate Haldex coupling to offer all-paw traction...


2014 Honda Odyssey Review
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2014 Honda Odyssey Review

The new Odyssey is a very different beast to the car it replaces - but is that good or bad?


2014 Honda Odyssey priced from $38,990
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2014 Honda Odyssey priced from $38,990

The eight-seat version of the all-new Honda Odyssey will cost from $38,990 when it launches in Australia next week. Honda Australia has confirmed the entry-level Odyssey VTi will come standard with eight seats – a first for the Japanese people-mover in Australia – while the flagship $47,620 Odyssey VTi-L will offer seven seats...


2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class revealed
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2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class revealed

The all-new Mercedes-Benz V-Class people-mover has been revealed, replacing the Valente and Viano in the German manufacturer's line-up. The new, more passenger-focused model is described by the German company as "the Mercedes among MPVs", claiming the new model sets benchmarks for the segment in design, appearance, comfort, versatility, efficiency and safety...


Proton Exora: Australia's cheapest seven-seater launches from $25,990 driveaway
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Proton Exora: Australia's cheapest seven-seater launches from $25,990 driveaway

The Proton Exora has launched in Australia priced from $25,990 driveaway, confirming its status as the country's cheapest seven-seater. Available in two trim specifications, the entry-level Exora GX and the Exora GXR priced at $27,990 driveaway, the Proton Exora starts $4000 cheaper than the all-new seven-seat Kia Rondo and second-generation Ssangyong Stavic – both currently $29,990 driveaway...


Mitsubishi AR concept: plug-in people-mover unveiled in Tokyo
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Mitsubishi AR concept: plug-in people-mover unveiled in Tokyo

The Mitsubishi AR concept has been unveiled at the Tokyo motor show, previewing a flexible plug-in hybrid people-mover. Touted as a compact MPV with the manoeuvrability of an SUV, the Mitsubishi AR concept promises seating for up to six and high fuel efficiency resulting from an extensive weight reduction program; however, Mitsubishi is yet to release consumption or weight figures...


Honda Odyssey: eight-seat option confirmed for Australia
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Honda Odyssey: eight-seat option confirmed for Australia

The all-new Honda Odyssey will be offered with a first-ever eight-seat option when it arrives in Australian showrooms in February. Honda Australia confirmed the new eight-seat variant would be offered alongside the regular seven-seater in the new fifth-generation Odyssey range, which launched in Japan a few weeks ago...


Honda Odyssey: new details of next-gen people-mover released
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Honda Odyssey: new details of next-gen people-mover released

Fresh details of the all-new Honda Odyssey have been released, revealing more information about its new powertrain and safety technologies ahead of its Australian launch in the first quarter of 2014...


Honda Odyssey: fifth-gen people-mover revealed
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Honda Odyssey: fifth-gen people-mover revealed

The all-new Honda Odyssey has been revealed ahead of its international debut at November's Tokyo motor show. Shown in Japanese domestic market specification, Honda says its fifth-generation full-size people-mover inherits the DNA of the outgoing Odyssey but is based on a revamped platform with an ultra-low floor...