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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...

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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...


2015 Ford S-Max people-mover revealed
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2015 Ford S-Max people-mover revealed

The second-generation Ford S-Max people-mover has been revealed ahead of the seven-seat mini-van's public debut at the 2014 Paris motor show in October. The new Ford S-Max - which was presaged by the S-Max Concept at the 2013 Geneva motor show - adopts the brand's Aston Martin-esque design language, with a broad, slatted grille, sculpted bumper and sleek headlights...


Honda Odyssey Review : Long-term report two
Rating: 710 /10
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Honda Odyssey Review : Long-term report two

Tim loads up the Odyssey for a road trip to Byron Bay.

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Mazda not interested in the people-mover segment
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Mazda not interested in the people-mover segment

Mazda Australia says it is content with its seven-seat CX-9 SUV and won’t look at offering a people-mover van. The people-mover segment has recently expanded to include the all-new Honda Odyssey and will soon see the introduction of an all-new Kia Carnival, and while Mazda has a van that would be suitable for our market - the Mazda 8 or MPV, above - the company’s local managing director Martin Benders told CarAdvice there’s no interest in any such model...


Toyota Prius V Review: i-Tech
Rating: 710 /10
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Toyota Prius V Review: i-Tech

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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$46,490

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...