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2015 Audi A3 Sportback 1.4TFSI COD Review: Long-term report one

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2015 BMW 125i Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 BMW 125i Review

Is 'one' the new 'three'? Curt drives the 2015 BMW 125i to see if it is worthy of the 'ultimate driving machine' moniker.

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$48,900

2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon spied
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2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon spied

The all-new 2016 Astra is out in force this month, with a hot GSi variant spied testing recently and the new Sports Tourer wagon version caught on the road just this week. These new photos, taken outside of Opel’s Ruesselsheim headquarters in Germany, confirm that we can expect the Astra Sports Tourer to maintain a practical wagon design focused on cargo capacity...


2015 BMW 118i Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 BMW 118i Review

The 2015 118i is the most affordable way into a new BMW - so, what is it like...

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$36,900

2015 Mazda 2 Genki Review
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2015 Mazda 2 Genki Review

The Mazda 2 is consistently a top three seller in the light car segment, battling it out with the Hyundai i20 and the Toyota Yaris. In fact you could argue that among private buyers, it is the most popular car in its segment. And better yet, the 2015 Mazda 2 is a new car, inside and out. Compared to the previous generation, it’s bigger...


Volkswagen Golf R Wagon priced at $58,990
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Volkswagen Golf R Wagon priced at $58,990

The Volkswagen Golf R Wagon will cost $58,990 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australia in September. Volkswagen Australia will offer the Golf R Wagon in limited numbers, and has confirmed each one will arrive here with a special Wolfsburg Edition package that adds a host of unique styling and specification features...


ZF debuts Advanced Urban Vehicle concept
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ZF debuts Advanced Urban Vehicle concept

Best known for its automatic transmissions, German component manufacturer ZF has unveiled a complete concept car, dubbed the Advanced Urban Vehicle. ZF’s pint-sized Advanced Urban Vehicle was developed from the ground up and built entirely in-house, allowing the company to experiment with a host of innovative drive systems and technologies...


2015 Audi A1 Sportback Review: 1.8 TFSI S line
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Audi A1 Sportback Review: 1.8 TFSI S line

The Audi A1 has just been updated and re-focused in its mission to fight the top-selling Mini. Here we test the new, performance-focused 1.8 TFSI S line variant.


2015 Mini John Cooper Works Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Mini John Cooper Works Review

It’s easy to wonder what the late John Cooper, British motorsport legend and fast Mini originator, might make of the latest 2015 Mini John Cooper Works model to bear his namesake. For one thing, at 170kW, the third-generation JCW of ‘BMW’s Mini’ has as much horsepower as Cooper’s finest race machinery back in the day...


Kia Picanto coming with $14,990 driveaway price-tag
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Kia Picanto coming with $14,990 driveaway price-tag

The slot below the Kia Rio will be filled by a new model, the Kia Picanto, either late in 2015 or mid-2016, CarAdvice has learned. Kia Australia chief operating officer, Damien Meredith, told CarAdvice at an event in Sydney this week that buyers can expect the new Kia Picanto model to be priced at $14,990 driveaway, so a list price of $13,990 plus on-road costs could be the official ask...


2016 Ford Focus pricing and specifications
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2016 Ford Focus pricing and specifications

The 2016 Ford Focus hatch and sedan range will arrive in Australia — at last — in October this year, and the company appears to be making a bold move upmarket. Unlike the current (non-ST) Ford Focus range, available in four specification levels with three engine choices, the MY16 range will come with three specification options and just one choice of engine — a 1...


2016 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo confirmed for Australia - UPDATE
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2016 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo confirmed for Australia - UPDATE

The 2016 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo has been confirmed for Australia, with the sporty looking small car set to top the revised Rapid Spaceback range that arrives in showrooms from August this year. The new Rapid Monte Carlo marks the return of the sporty badge in Australia, and the 2016 model will replace the Rapid Elegance, priced from $22,990 plus on-road costs for the six-speed manual (known as the 81TSI), while the 92TSI dual-clutch (DSG) automatic will be positioned at $25,790 plus on-roads...


2015 Skoda Rapid Spaceback 120 Edition pricing and specifications
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2015 Skoda Rapid Spaceback 120 Edition pricing and specifications

As a means of celebrating 120 years of existence, Volkswagen-owned Czech brand Skoda has announced a new special edition version of its small hatchback, which is creatively known as the Skoda Rapid 120 Edition...


2015 Honda Civic Hatch Review
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2015 Honda Civic Hatch Review

The updated 2015 Honda Civic Hatch has arrived. Does it improve on the formula?


2016 Chevrolet Cruze sedan revealed: Australian prospects unclear
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze sedan revealed: Australian prospects unclear

The new-generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has been revealed at an event in the United States, but the Australian position on the new-generation sedan remains unclear. The new global small sedan will initially go on sale in the US early in 2016, and it differs from the Chevrolet Cruze for China that came before it, but it’s still very much designed for buyers who prefer small three-box models to hatchbacks...


Peugeot 308 accessories range launches with Ligne S package
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Peugeot 308 accessories range launches with Ligne S package

The Peugeot 308 is now available with a range of accessories that can be fitted by Australian dealers to customise and protect the brand’s small hatch and wagon models. The accessories range includes alloy wheels, spoilers, sill protectors, floor mats and tow bars, among other items...


New Mitsubishi Lancer in-house design work underway - report
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New Mitsubishi Lancer in-house design work underway - report

Mitsubishi has reportedly begun design work on the long-awaited next-generation Mitsubishi Lancer despite the form and future of the long-serving and historically popular Japanese small car remaining very much up in the air...


2015 Toyota Corolla hatch pricing and specifications
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2015 Toyota Corolla hatch pricing and specifications

A new two-pronged styling line-up, comfort-focused suspension and steering revisions, improved fuel economy and equipment upgrades headline the updates for the 2015 Toyota Corolla hatch that’s now on sale in Australia...


2015 Audi A1 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Audi A1 Review

The 2015 Audi A1 is the premium German car maker’s first model with more rings in its badge than cylinders under its bonnet. A new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine leads the charge in the updated Audi A1 Sportback range, and is joined by a larger 1.8-litre for the flagship performance variant, along with subtle styling tweaks and extra equipment across the line-up...

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$26,900 - $39,900

2015 Audi A1 pricing and specifications
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2015 Audi A1 pricing and specifications

The 2015 Audi A1 Sportback is now on sale in Australia, introducing new engines, design tweaks, extra equipment and a rejigged line-up for the German brand’s style-centric city car. As we revealed last week, the updated A1 starts $400 higher than before at $26,900 plus on-road costs, though significantly, the price of the entry-level automatic variant is $4000 lower than before – now $28,250 – which should open the premium five-door hatch up to a number of new buyers...