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Nissan Micra : Next-generation city car confirmed for 2016

The next-generation Nissan Micra will launch in late 2016, the Renault Nissan Alliance has announced. The alliance confirmed timing for the release of the fifth-generation Micra today, revealing that Renault’s Flins plant near Paris will begin production of the new model in about two years’ time at an estimated annual rate of 132,000 vehicles...

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Mini Rocketman back on the table, says design boss - report
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Mini Rocketman back on the table, says design boss - report

A micro-sized city car inspired by the Mini Rocketman concept is reportedly back on the table, according to the British brand’s styling chief. Mini head of design Anders Warming told Auto Express an even smaller Mini model made sense for the brand, and revealed it is working through the issues that currently make such a car unviable...


2015 Ford Focus ST arriving earlier than expected
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2015 Ford Focus ST arriving earlier than expected

The 2015 Ford Focus ST will reach our shores earlier than expected. Ford Australia’s original forecast had the updated hot-hatch arriving in local showrooms in the second or third quarter of next year, but it now expects the refreshed model to be available as early as March...


2015 Peugeot 308 : Australian technical specifications revealed
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2015 Peugeot 308 : Australian technical specifications revealed

Technical specifications of the all-new Peugeot 308 have been revealed more than a month ahead of the compact French car’s arrival in Australian showrooms. CarAdvice understands Peugeot Australia will launch both hatchback and ‘SW’ wagon body styles of the new-generation 308 at the end of next month...


Holden to look at Vauxhall Viva city car
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Holden to look at Vauxhall Viva city car

The Holden Viva nameplate may be on the verge of a comeback, with the local brand confirming it will take at look at Vauxhall’s all-new entry-level model. General Motors’ British arm has released a teaser image of the Viva, which will join the Adam and Corsa city cars in Vauxhall’s line-up in mid-2015...


2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible revealed
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2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible revealed

The wraps have been taken off the BMW 2 Series Convertible, which has been launched as a replacement for the outgoing 1 Series Convertible. The sporty small drop-top features an electric fabric soft top that is capable of opening or retracting in 20 seconds at speeds up to 50km/h, and BMW claims drivers will enjoy a sportier drive thanks to a 20 per cent increase in torsional rigidity in comparison to the outgoing 1 Series Convertible...


BMW 1 Series sedan caught for the first time
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BMW 1 Series sedan caught for the first time

An all-new BMW 1 Series sedan has been spotted undergoing testing by CarAdvice's spy photographers for the first time. The new 1 Series sedan, confirmed to be sold globally in the second part of this decade, was seen near the brand's German headquarters, and the significance of the car is not only that it's the first such bodystyle for the BMW small car range, but also its underpinnings...


2015 Fiat 500X teased ahead of Paris motor show debut
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2015 Fiat 500X teased ahead of Paris motor show debut

The new high-riding 2015 Fiat 500X baby SUV has been teased ahead of its global reveal at the 2014 Paris motor show next month. A video released by Fiat Poland shows highlights of the new 500X’s design, including silhouettes of the baby SUV’s front, side and rear, offering an idea of how the new model – which shares its platform with the Jeep Renegade revealed earlier this year – will look...


2015 Hyundai i20 : Full details of European-spec hatch revealed
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2015 Hyundai i20 : Full details of European-spec hatch revealed

Full details of the second-generation Hyundai i20 have been released, revealing the city car’s interior and technical specifications ahead of its debut at next month’s Paris motor show. Hyundai confirmed the new i20 would be 40mm longer from nose to tail than its predecessor (4035mm) and ride on a 45mm-longer wheelbase (2570mm) when it released the first two exterior images last month...


Hyundai i30 hot-hatch spied undisguised
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Hyundai i30 hot-hatch spied undisguised

It appears a new Hyundai i30 hot-hatch is in the works, with our spy photographers spotting a prototype sporty hatch at the company's home base in Europe. The car spotted in Germany is fitted with the Kia Pro_cee'd GT's 18-inch alloy wheels, but its what's underneath the car that is most intriguing...


2015 Skoda Fabia Wagon spied with minimal camouflage
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2015 Skoda Fabia Wagon spied with minimal camouflage

An all-new version of the only light wagon on the market, the Skoda Fabia Wagon, has been spotted in production-ready guise with minimal camouflage. The more practical iteration of the recently unveiled Skoda Fabia city hatch was caught on the road in its home country, with the Czech brand disguising some key elements of the eye-catching green wagon with body-coloured tape rather than the traditional camouflage covering...


2015 Proton Iriz : First look at new Malaysian city car
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2015 Proton Iriz : First look at new Malaysian city car

The first official image of the Proton Iriz has been released ahead of the all-new city car’s unveiling later this year. CarAdvice pieced together the above image by completing an online scavenger hunt that is part of Proton’s teaser campaign for its pint-sized Savvy successor...


2015 Mitsubishi Lancer pricing and specifications : New $18,990 starting price, Evo cut by $7000
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2015 Mitsubishi Lancer pricing and specifications : New $18,990 starting price, Evo cut by $7000

The Mitsubishi Lancer has been updated for the 2015 model year with lower prices and new features across the restructured range. A $1400 price reduction at the bottom of the range means the 2015 Lancer ES Sport five-speed manual kicks off at $18,990, while at the other end Mitsubishi has axed a whopping $7000 from the high-performance Lancer Evolution models, cutting them to $52,990 for the manual and $58,990 for the six-speed dual-clutch SST...


Nissan Pulsar SSS Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Nissan Pulsar SSS Review

More than 12 months old and more expensive than ever, the Nissan Pulsar SSS is still full of potential.

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Datsun Mi-Do city car revealed
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Datsun Mi-Do city car revealed

The Datsun Mi-Do is the newest addition to the born-again budget brand’s line-up, with the city car making its international debut at the Moscow motor show overnight. The five-door Mi-Do hatchback is based on the compact On-Do sedan that was revealed in April. The pair shares the same 2476mm wheelbase and front-wheel-drive layout...


2015 Mazda 2 sedan spied in Thailand
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2015 Mazda 2 sedan spied in Thailand

The all-new 2015 Mazda 2 sedan has been spotted for the first time in Thailand. Images posted to the Thailand Mazda 2 Club site show what appears to be a production-ready version of the light sedan wrapped in swirly camouflage bearing the telltale design cues of the new-generation Mazda 2 hatch, including its stubby snout, shapely headlights and the same alloy wheels as have been seen in press shots of the hatch...


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : confirmed circa-$60K charge for March 2015 arrival
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : confirmed circa-$60K charge for March 2015 arrival

The 2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid hatchback will arrive on sale in Australia in March next year, with pricing “estimated at $60,000”. The new model – which is set to establish a new “pillar for the brand” – is the first such plug-in hybrid car from Audi, based on its most popular model, the A3 Sportback five-door hatch...


2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron: Australian Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron: Australian Review

The new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron arrived locally in left-hand-drive, still with Ingolstadt number plates, at a pre-launch drive that highlighted the plug-in hybrid model's attributes.


Audi A1 update due within 18 months; brand "ready" for new Mini 5 door hatch
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Audi A1 update due within 18 months; brand "ready" for new Mini 5 door hatch

An updated version of the Audi A1 will appear within 18 months, according to Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle. Doyle made the comments at a pre-launch event for the new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron this week, and the images you see here are of the facelifted Audi A1 that was spotted in Europe earlier this year...


Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wagon confirmed for mid-2015
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Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wagon confirmed for mid-2015

A rugged new Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wagon that hasn’t even been revealed yet is confirmed to be coming to Australia. CarAdvice has previously reported that the new, off-road-styled Golf Alltrack wagon was under consideration, but at this week’s launch of the new Polo light car, Volkswagen Australia managing director John White confirmed the vehicle will be sold in Australia...