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...

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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...


Renault Australia disappointed that LHD-only Espace is off the table, for now
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Renault Australia disappointed that LHD-only Espace is off the table, for now

Renault Australia managing director Justin Hocevar has admitted to being a little frustrated by the company’s decision to limit production of the stylish new Espace MPV to left-hand drive at launch. While previous iterations of the Espace have not been sold here given Australia’s small people-mover market, the company’s local arm believes the new version, which is more stylish crossover than stodgy minivan, would find a niche here...


2015 Renault Espace - first look
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2015 Renault Espace - first look

http://www.caradvice.com.au/310463/?yt_desc - Read the article here. With its new hunkered down stance and much more elegant clothes, Renault is referring to the new Espace as a crossover not a people mover. Minor bits of detailing aside, the new Espace is very similar to the Initiale Paris concept that debuted at the Frankfurt motor show around this time last year...


Citroen C4 Picasso Review : First Drive in Paris
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Citroen C4 Picasso Review : First Drive in Paris

Tony Crawford drives the new Citroen C4 Picasso in Paris, France ahead of its Australian launch. What Citroen have done with the C4 Picasso is turn an MPV from dreary into desirable. Citroen have managed to combine a super-practical vehicle while continuing to push the design envelope. It’s French chic at its finest.


Honda Odyssey Review: LT3
Rating: 710 /10
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Honda Odyssey Review: LT3

I can't help it. This crazy car puts a smile on my dial. For those that reach that stage in life - when the need a for a seven-seat people mover can no longer be ignored - your options are limited and it can seem like a death sentence. Luckily it doesn't have to be that way. There are options that are quirky, interesting, stylish and comfortable...