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Nissan Pulsar range may be challenged by new C-segment hatch for Europe

Nissan will reveal an all-new C-segment hatchback for Europe later in 2014, and it could cause a headache for the brand's Australian arm and its revived Pulsar line...

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Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept – 295kW, 0-100 in 3.9 seconds
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Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept – 295kW, 0-100 in 3.9 seconds

The Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept has been designed to show off the full performance capability of the latest-generation German hatchback. Sketches of the mega-hatch have been released ahead of its debut later this month at the 2014 Beijing motor show, where it will present with a supercar-rivalling acceleration time of 3.9 seconds. That shaves 1...


2015 Subaru WRX STI : stuns with $49,990 price tag
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2015 Subaru WRX STI : stuns with $49,990 price tag

The 2015 Subaru WRX STI has been priced at a scarcely believable $49,990, a full $10,000 under the starting price of the model it replaces. It’s the most surprising price tag for a performance model since Toyota launched the 86 at $29,990 in 2012. There’s an $11,000 reduction for the Subaru WRX STI Premium model, which now starts from $54,990 and adds a number of creature comforts...


2014 Mini Cooper Review
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2014 Mini Cooper Review

Half fashion accessory, half driver's car - the third-generation Mini Cooper is better in almost every way.


2014 Mini Cooper pricing and specifications
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2014 Mini Cooper pricing and specifications

While at first glance it may look much like every new-age Mini before it, the third-generation Mini Cooper hatch that launches in Australia this week is new in almost every way. The new Cooper’s platform, engines, transmissions, suspension, technology, safety features and packaging have been completely overhauled, while Mini Australia has also bucked a global trend by cutting rather than increasing prices...


2015 Nissan Almera facelift revealed
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2015 Nissan Almera facelift revealed

The updated Nissan Almera will show off its fresh face and overhauled interior when it makes its public debut at this week’s New York auto show. Nissan’s Micra-based city-sized Almera (badged Versa in the US) embraces the Japanese car maker’s corporate sedan face, with its reshaped headlights and a restyled grille and front bumper taking cues with the mid-sized Altima...


2015 Holden Cruze facelift revealed in Chevrolet guise
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2015 Holden Cruze facelift revealed in Chevrolet guise

The Holden Cruze is set for a new look, with a revised version of the US market Chevrolet small car scheduled to debut at the 2014 New York auto show. While a far cry from the all-new Cruze that will be revealed in Chinese-market specification at the Beijing auto show next week, the facelifted 2015 Chevrolet Cruze - which is built and sold as a Holden in Australia in sedan and hatchback form - sees the integration of some exterior styling cues from the bow-tie brand's Impala large sedan and Malibu mid-sizer...


Mitsubishi Lancer sedan line-up altered for MY14.5 update
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Mitsubishi Lancer sedan line-up altered for MY14.5 update

The Mitsubishi Lancer sedan range has been updated with a modified line-up that sees prices rise, along with equipment levels. The Mitsubishi small sedan range now kicks off with the Lancer ES Sport model (below) priced from $20,390 - $400 more than the ES it replaces, but there are plenty of additions including a new Ralliart-style front grille, side skirts, a rear spoiler, chrome muffler tip, 16-inch alloy wheels and climate control air-conditioning...


2014 Volkswagen Golf R Review
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2014 Volkswagen Golf R Review

James Whitbourn heads for the hills to see if the new Volkswagen Golf R really is a big step-up on the popular GTI...


Infiniti to build its own version of the Nissan Juke
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Infiniti to build its own version of the Nissan Juke

The 2014 Beijing auto show will likely see luxury brand Infiniti reveal its own version of the Nissan Juke. Numerous overseas reports published overnight with an image pointing to a tiny new crossover for the Infiniti brand suggest the car will be unveiled at the Beijing show on April 20...


Lexus CT200h Review
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Lexus CT200h Review

Lexus's hybrid hatch sharpens its value and styling to take on A-Class & Co.


Ford Focus remains world
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Ford Focus remains world's best-selling nameplate

For the second year running the Ford Focus has ranked as the world's best-selling vehicle nameplate, according to industry analyst Polk's new vehicle registration data. Coming off 2012's title win, the Ford Focus has again secured top spot for 2013 with global registrations of 1,097,618 cars – up 8.1 per cent compared with the 1,014,965 sold in 2012...


2015 Ford Focus sedan facelift revealed ahead of New York auto show
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2015 Ford Focus sedan facelift revealed ahead of New York auto show

We've already seen the facelifted 2015 Ford Focus hatchback and wagon, and now it's the sedan's turn for a makeover. The three-box model has been unveiled ahead of its debut at the 2014 New York auto show next week, boasting a similar Aston Martin-inspired grille at the front of the car as is seen on the facelifted Focus hatchback and wagon models (which were revealed at the Geneva motor show in March), though the US market SE Sport model shown by Ford features the blacked-out treatment rather than a chromed nose...


Volkswagen Golf R pricing and specifications
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Volkswagen Golf R pricing and specifications

The fastest and most powerful Golf in history, the Volkswagen Golf R, has launched in Australia from $51,990. The optional six-speed ‘DSG’ dual-clutch transmission again adds $2500 over the standard six-speed manual, making the auto version $54,490...


Mitsubishi Mirage sedan to lose Attrage name
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Mitsubishi Mirage sedan to lose Attrage name

Don't call it the Attrage: the new Mitsubishi Mirage sedan will lose its awkward name when it launches locally in July. Mitsubishi Australia confirmed the naming of the new model at its annual dealer conference in Adelaide today. The car was showcased as the Mitsubishi G4 (global four) in concept guise in 2013, and the brand does call it the Attrage (for "attractive Mirage") in some markets including Thailand...


Mitsubishi Lancer’s future remains unclear
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Mitsubishi Lancer’s future remains unclear

A new-generation Mitsubishi Lancer could still be several years away, if one makes it to production at all. Mitsubishi Motors president Osamu Masuko has fronted Australian media to discuss the brand’s plans for the future, and the most obvious exception from those plans is any form of small car...


Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance launches from $48,490
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance launches from $48,490

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance has launched in Australia from $48,490 – $500 higher than planned when preliminary pricing was announced in September. The $500 price rise also applies to the regular Golf GTI, which now costs $41,990 in six-speed manual form and $44,490 with the optional six-speed ‘DSG’ dual-clutch automatic transmission...


Fiat 500 : Italian city car to get new six-speed auto in US; not for Oz
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Fiat 500 : Italian city car to get new six-speed auto in US; not for Oz

A new six-speed automatic transmission will be the highlight of the updated US-bound Fiat 500 range when it makes its New York auto show debut next week. Australia will miss out on the new self-shifting gearbox, however...


2014 Honda Civic hatch gains styling upgrades, suspension tweaks, $1000 price rise
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2014 Honda Civic hatch gains styling upgrades, suspension tweaks, $1000 price rise

The Honda Civic hatch has received subtle styling and trim upgrades and a suspension retune in an update that sees prices rise $1000 across the range. Distinguishing the refreshed Civic hatch from the outside is a new piano black finish to the front and rear bumpers (previously silvery grey), privacy glass for the entry-level VTi-S and DTi-S variants (already standard on VTi-L and VTi-LN), and a new 17-inch alloy wheel design for DTi-S, VTi-L and VTi-LN...


2015 Opel Corsa city car spied
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2015 Opel Corsa city car spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured the 2015 Opel Corsa testing in Germany, revealing new details of the next iteration of General Motors’ European city car ahead of its Paris motor show debut in October. Much mystery surrounds the new Corsa, with some reports claiming the spied car is a new-generation model and others claiming it’s merely another significant facelift of the current fourth-generation hatchback...