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Volkswagen Golf GTE Performance concept: 200kW PHEV debuts at Wörthersee

The Volkswagen Golf GTE Performance concept has been revealed this week at the company's annual Wörthersee gathering, packing 200kW of power from its upgraded plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain...

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2018 Renault Megane RS to debut at Monaco Grand Prix on May 26
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2018 Renault Megane RS to debut at Monaco Grand Prix on May 26

The all-new 2018 Renault Megane RS will make its first public appearance at this year's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix on May 26 ahead of its official reveal at the Frankfurt motor show in September, the company has confirmed...


2017 Audi A3 2.0TFSI sedan review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Audi A3 2.0TFSI sedan review

We test the mid-spec model in the 2017 Audi A3 sedan range and come away feeling convinced of its luxury credentials... to a degree.

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$47,500

2018 Peugeot 308 GTi leaked on Twitter
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2018 Peugeot 308 GTi leaked on Twitter

The 2018 Peugeot 308 GTi has been accidentally leaked this week by the company's Spanish arm on Twitter in a single image. While the original tweet has since been taken down, the single image shows the updated hot hatch in Peugeot's signature two-tone paint finish, though you'd be hard-pressed to noticed any real changes...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class drops more camouflage in new spy photos
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class drops more camouflage in new spy photos

The upcoming 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been spied again this week, dropping a little more of the disguise it was seen wearing in February. Newly visible on this prototype are the shape of the headlights and the grille, while the lower air intake in the front bumper is wider and looks closer to production-ready compared to the last time the A-Class was spotted...


Honda Civic hatch, why no Magic Seats?
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Honda Civic hatch, why no Magic Seats?

The all-new Honda Civic hatch may be one of the most practical cars in its segment, but it lacks a crucial item that used to be standard: Magic Seats. The Honda Magic Seats system in the previous-generation Civic hatch would allow the seat bases to be folded up to allow a large storage area, and the seat backs could also be folded down flat for extra convenience...


2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specs
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2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specs

The 2017 Honda Civic hatch has arrived on sale almost a year to the day after its sedan sibling, and while a bit of time may have passed between the launches of the two, there are plenty of similarities in terms of their pricing and specs. Honda Australia this week said that the new five-door model will likely more than double its sales, with private buyers the main target for the company...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2009 Audi A3 recalled for stability control fix
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2009 Audi A3 recalled for stability control fix

The previous-generation 2009 model-year Audi A3 has been recalled this week (2191 units) over concerns a faulty connection in the ESC control unit could affect the vehicle's safety systems in critical handling situations. Audi reports a fault in an earth connection to the system could occur due to excessive thermo-mechanical strain on the unit's components...


2017 Honda Civic hatch review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Honda Civic hatch review

There are plenty of similarities between the 2017 Honda Civic hatch and its sedan counterpart – and the newly added five-door version will be a handy thing for Honda as it aims to find more buyers.

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$22,390 - $33,590

2017 BMW 1 Series update brings tweaked cabin, more tech and new special editions
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2017 BMW 1 Series update brings tweaked cabin, more tech and new special editions

The updated 2017 BMW 1 Series has been revealed this week, bringing subtle changes and upgrades to the premium small hatch's line-up, ahead of a global launch schedule that kicks off from July. If you're  hard-pressed spotting the difference at a glance, you're forgiven...


2017 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport hatch review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport hatch review

The Toyota Corolla is selling at a phenomenal rate in Australia. We take a look at the most popular variant, the Ascent Sport hatch to find out exactly why.

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$23,250

2018 Skoda Rapid detailed, here in September
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2018 Skoda Rapid detailed, here in September

The updated Skoda Rapid, revealed in February, has been detailed for the European market this week, bringing a revised design, new engine options and upgraded technology to the small sedan and hatchback twins. Headlining changes for the updated model include the availability of new bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime-running lights, revised front bumper and fog-light designs, new alloy wheels, autonomous emergency braking, and a new 1...


Honda Civic hatch Orange Edition launched
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Honda Civic hatch Orange Edition launched

To mark the launch of the all-new Honda Civic hatch, the brand’s local arm has added a unique Orange Edition version to the range. In the second such instance of Honda Australia seemingly being unwilling to wait to give buyers an alternative to their new model lines – it launched the Black Pack as soon as the Civic sedan hit showroom floors – the company claims the limited edition kit is “inspired by Honda’s global motorsport activities”...


Honda Civic hatch to boost sales by more than 50 per cent
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Honda Civic hatch to boost sales by more than 50 per cent

The 2017 Honda Civic hatch has arrived on sale in Australia, with the popular body style set to more than double sales of the Japanese brand’s small car offering. The all-new five-door Honda Civic hatchback arrives on sale almost a year after the sedan version, and is priced almost identically to that model...


2017 Hyundai i30 review
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2017 Hyundai i30 review

Read the review of the SR and SR Premium models here. Read the review of the Active, Elite and Premium models here.      ...


2017 Peugeot 308 facelift goes official with new tech, engines and transmission
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2017 Peugeot 308 facelift goes official with new tech, engines and transmission

The updated 2017 Peugeot 308 has been officially revealed and detailed, though only in a single image at this stage, bringing new driver assistance technologies and a new eight-speed automatic transmission for the sporty GT diesel. Design changes have been extended to all six trim versions that are available globally; including the Access, Active, Allure, GT Line, GT and GTi...


2017 Hyundai i30 Active, Elite and Premium review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Hyundai i30 Active, Elite and Premium review

The 2017 Hyundai i30 is a more appealing entry level small car than the Mazda 3 or Toyota Corolla, but can the higher grades step up to the plate as well? Here are our first impressions on Australian roads.

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$20,950 - $33,950

2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 pricing and specs
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2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' range have been released this week, with the popular hatch and wagon line-up now kicking off at $23,990 before on-road costs. The Golf hatch continues with a four-grade ladder, while the wagon carries over three. As reported in March, the Golf 7...


2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack pricing and specs: Range grows with entry, flagship models
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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack pricing and specs: Range grows with entry, flagship models

The updated 2017 Golf Alltrack has been detailed this week alongside the regular hatch and wagon range, ahead of its local arrival in early July. As part of the '7.5' update, the rugged Alltrack wagon range expands from a solo offering to a three-strong range, including a new entry-level petrol model and a new flagship turbo-diesel variant...