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2018 Hyundai Accent sedan revealed in Toronto

The all-new 2018 Hyundai Accent sedan has been revealed this week at the Canadian motor show in Toronto. Like the current car, the Accent will be offered in both hatchback and sedan bodies, though the new model is longer and wider than its predecessor in both forms, while also offering more space between the axles...

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Honda City facelift revealed for India, not for Oz
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Honda City facelift revealed for India, not for Oz

The facelifted Honda City has made its debut for the Indian market, sporting a new look, more technology and a more premium interior. Compared to the model sold here, the Indian-market City features a new design at the front which includes revised headlights with integrated LED daytime-running lights, a refreshed bumper design and new chrome trim that runs through the front grille between the headlights...


Nissan Pulsar sedan dropped from local line up, for now
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Nissan Pulsar sedan dropped from local line up, for now

The Nissan Pulsar sedan has been quietly dropped from the company's local line-up, at least for the time being. Citing a production transition, Nissan's local arm says the Pulsar sedan will see a break in production for our market - though it will continue to sell current stock during this period...


Hyundai i30 N hot hatch: Official details revealed
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Hyundai i30 N hot hatch: Official details revealed

Hyundai's upcoming performance hot hatch, the i30 N, has been inadvertently revealed during a presentation. The i30 N will debut with two models - a 250hp (186kW) model and a 275hp (205kW) performance package variant. The car will also debut Hyundai's first 'E-LSD' system, an electronically-controlled mechanical limited-slip front differential...


BMW M140i Performance Edition confirmed
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BMW M140i Performance Edition confirmed

The ultra-exclusive BMW M140i Performance Edition hot hatch will be offered here in the second-quarter of the year. Only 60 units — 45 with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and 15 with a purist-friendly six-speed manual — will come, priced at $71,900 plus on-road costs, or $7000 more than the regular M140i...


2017 Honda Civic VTi sedan review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Honda Civic VTi sedan review

The 2017 Honda Civic VTi sedan is affordable and inoffensive. But is there a catch?

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$22,390

2017 Kia Rio review
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2017 Kia Rio review

Read the full review here. The 2017 Kia Rio is a far more accomplished city car than its predecessor, but, compared to Japanese rivals, Kia’s drivetrain choice puts it on the back foot.    ...


2017 Renault Megane GT review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Renault Megane GT review

If there is funky styling, turbo power and four-wheel steering... it can only be French. James drives the Renault Megane GT warm hatch.

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$38,490

2017 Suzuki Ignis review
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2017 Suzuki Ignis review

Read the full article here. The Suzuki Ignis is back from the dead after a decade-long absence, the latest in the brand’s growing line of reborn '90s nameplates including the Vitara and Baleno. Moreover, it's affixed to one of the most intrinsically likeable cars you can buy...


2018 Kia Cee'd spied inside and out
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2018 Kia Cee'd spied inside and out

The third-generation Kia Cee'd hatch has been spied during development testing in Germany, ahead of its anticipated reveal sometime later this year. Despite the shrouds of camouflage, we can see that the new hatch will bear a strong resemblance to the new Stinger sports sedan, which could also preview the look of the next-generation line-up for the Korean brand...


2017 Holden Astra sedan review
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2017 Holden Astra sedan review

Read the full article here. With Holden winding up local manufacturing, it wasn’t just the Commodore that would no longer be produced in Australia. The Holden Cruze also met a similar fate, with a little over 126,000 units produced locally over five years. Replacing the locally produced Cruze is a brand new one, built off a global architecture and the D2 platform, which is shared with the Holden Astra hatch...


2018 Ford Focus wagon spied in the snow
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2018 Ford Focus wagon spied in the snow

A prototype for the next-generation Ford Focus wagon has been spied this week during the early stages of its development. Most will notice that this vehicle looks remarkably similar to the current 'LZ' Focus, however the familiar panels hide the new-generation car's running gear underneath – the perfect camouflage, almost...


Mercedes-AMG A45 to get a new, more powerful engine in next generation.
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Mercedes-AMG A45 to get a new, more powerful engine in next generation.

The Mercedes-AMG A45 hot-hatch is already verging on hyper-hatch territory, but in its next generation it is expected to get even more manic thanks to a new drivetrain. The current Mercedes-AMG A45 model already hits hard in the four-cylinder turbo hatch battle with its stonking outputs of 280kW of power and 475Nm of torque, while its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission has been lauded for its race-track friendly nature...


2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA200 review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA200 review

The updated 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA200 remains the entry point to the swoopy sedan range – does it live up to the badge in base model guise?

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$52,500

2017 Toyota Corolla hatch pricing and specs: Safety upgraded, SX manual dropped - UPDATE
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2017 Toyota Corolla hatch pricing and specs: Safety upgraded, SX manual dropped - UPDATE

Update - Toyota Australia has confirmed the Corolla Hybrid also sees the addition of new safety options as per the petrol-powered range. See article for details The updated 2017 Toyota Corolla hatch has arrived, following its sedan sibling with the introduction of key new safety options and features...


2017 Toyota Corolla sedan pricing and specs: New looks, more kit and upgraded safety
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2017 Toyota Corolla sedan pricing and specs: New looks, more kit and upgraded safety

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Toyota Corolla sedan range have been revealed this week. After being revealed in "preview images" last March, the new sedan has finally landed in Australia, marking the 50th anniversary of the Japanese company's top-selling small car – the first-generation Corolla hit local showrooms in 1967...


2016 Mini Cooper review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Mini Cooper review

Is driving a slow car fast more fun than driving a fast car slow? James jumps in the 2016 Mini Cooper to see if it can support this age-old mantra.


Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Welcome to the first of a little series intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. Driving isn’t always about going fast; let me make that clear from the outset...


Mitsubishi Lancer production reported to end this year - UPDATE
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Mitsubishi Lancer production reported to end this year - UPDATE

The Mitsubishi Lancer's decade-long run as the diamond brand's small car is set to end in August this year, reports out of the US suggest. The news doesn't come as too much of a surprise: Mitsubishi has repeatedly said it is reshaping itself to be an SUV and pick-up truck manufacturer, and the Lancer Evolution – the brand's hero vehicle for years – has been axed already...


Small hatchback comparison: Holden Astra v Renault Megane v Subaru Impreza
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Small hatchback comparison: Holden Astra v Renault Megane v Subaru Impreza

The small car market is one of the busiest segments of the Australian automotive landscape, both in terms of sales and for new product – and 2016 in particular proved to be a big year for the humble hatchback. Sales of small cars may have slowed off a little as people move towards the plethora of small SUV alternatives, but make no mistake: this segment still makes up the single biggest proportion of overall new vehicle sales, and it’s dominated by a couple of big-name models...