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...

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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...


Mercedes-Benz BLA Shooting Brake : World-first hardcore two-door people-mover on the cards - UPDATED
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Mercedes-Benz BLA Shooting Brake : World-first hardcore two-door people-mover on the cards - UPDATED

Mercedes-Benz plans to fill yet another market niche and expand its family of front-drive compact cars to six models by launching an all-new BLA Shooting Brake, we can today reveal. In a CarAdvice exclusive, a company executive has this week confirmed top-secret plans for the Stuttgart marque to expand its line-up with what it calls a “part family MPV, part sexy sports car”...


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...


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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2015 Kia Carnival review
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2015 Kia Carnival review

The 2015 Kia Carnival is the most practical and technologically-advanced people mover for the money, but do its paper credentials justify its purchase? As far as people movers go, it’s a segment that has been eroded by the popularity of SUVs, which provide similar levels of practicality without van-like characteristics...


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 Review : Six months on
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Honda Odyssey Review : Six months on

http://www.caradvice.com.au/333840/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Six months and more than 7000km since we took delivery, the Honda Odyssey continued to be an office favourite, but unfortunately it's time to hand back the keys. We learnt a lot about the incredibly versatile people mover over the time we spent with it...


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...


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...


Chrysler Grand Voyager replacement will be "sexy"
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Chrysler Grand Voyager replacement will be "sexy"

The Chrysler Grand Voyager will be replaced in 2015, and the brand's design boss, Ralph Gilles, told CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show that buyers can expect the new-generation minivan to be "sexy". Gilles said the new model due in 2015 - as part of Fiat Chrysler's open-book five-year plan - has been a fun project to be a part of...