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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...

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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
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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...


Ford to rival Toyota Prius with dedicated hybrid from 2018 - report
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Ford to rival Toyota Prius with dedicated hybrid from 2018 - report

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2015 Volkswagen Polo : Pricing and specifications - UPDATED with driveaway prices
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2015 Volkswagen Polo : Pricing and specifications - UPDATED with driveaway prices

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Polo has arrived in Australia, bringing lower pricing, revised styling, and new engines. The facelifted Volkswagen Polo will go on sale this weekend with pricing kicking off from just $15,990 driveaway for the entry-level 66TSI Trendline manual model, putting it close to sharply priced Japanese rivals such as the Honda Jazz, Toyota Yaris and runout Mazda 2...


2015 Mazda 2 Review
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The early signs are good for the all-new Mazda 2, as CarAdvice travels to Japan to sample some pre-production prototypes.


2015 Mazda 2 sacrifices space for style, executives admit
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2015 Mazda 2 sacrifices space for style, executives admit

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Mazda 2 MPS : Baby hot-hatch a chance later in model lifecycle, says sales boss
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Mazda 2 MPS : Baby hot-hatch a chance later in model lifecycle, says sales boss

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2015 Mazda 2 : New details of third-generation city car
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2015 Mazda 2 : New details of third-generation city car

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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R confirmed for Australia
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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R confirmed for Australia

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2015 Skoda Fabia teaser campaign continues; two new images released
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2015 Skoda Fabia teaser campaign continues; two new images released

The drawn-out, puzzle-like reveal of the 2015 Skoda Fabia continues, with two new images of the Czech brand's city car released over the weekend. The latest images - the fourth and fifth teasers, respectively, for the new Skoda Fabia that will debut at the 2014 Paris motor show in October - give a little more away about how the cars side panels will look...


Proton Savvy replacement to feature six airbags and ESC as standard
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Proton Savvy replacement to feature six airbags and ESC as standard

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2015 Skoda Fabia: fresh details of new city car
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2015 Skoda Fabia: fresh details of new city car

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Smart Fortwo electric drive ad goes viral
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Smart Fortwo electric drive ad goes viral

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2015 Skoda Fabia headlight teased
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2015 Skoda Fabia headlight teased

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2015 Mazda 2 : $28,000 driveway price revealed in competition fine print
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2015 Mazda 2 : $28,000 driveway price revealed in competition fine print

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2015 Hyundai i20 revealed
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2015 Hyundai i20 revealed

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2015 Chevrolet Cruze spotted undisguised in Michigan
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2015 Chevrolet Cruze spotted undisguised in Michigan

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