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2016 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo confirmed for Australia

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...

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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
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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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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...


2015 BMW 1 Series pricing and specifications
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2015 BMW 1 Series pricing and specifications

Fresh styling, added equipment and sharper prices headline the upgrades to the 2015 BMW 1 Series that arrives in Australian showrooms next week. BMW Australia today confirmed price cuts of up to $2700 for its updated 1 Series hatchback, as well as a $2030 reduction for the flagship M135i hot hatch, which now tops the range at $62,900 plus on-road costs...


2015 Peugeot 308 GT diesel:: Week with Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Peugeot 308 GT diesel: Week with Review

Dave tries his best to 'get' the French-ness of the new diesel-powered Peugeot 308 GT...

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2015 Citroen DS3 Cabrio Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Citroen DS3 Cabrio Review

A four-wheeled fashion accessory, stylish city-car - or both? We drive topless with the Citroen DS3 Cabrio.


2015 Mitsubishi Mirage LS Review
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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage LS Review

Read the article here. The Mitsubishi Mirage is the best-selling micro car on the market in Australia. The Mirage is also one of the cheapest models available from a brand that’s a household name. So if you’re in the market for a first car, a cheap second car for the family or maybe something to get you to bowls and back, should you take a look at a Mirage? I doubt many people are going to buy the Mirage for the way it looks...


Volkswagen Golf update to bring gesture control technology - report
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Volkswagen Golf update to bring gesture control technology - report

The facelifted Volkswagen Golf due in 2016 will reportedly feature segment-first gesture control technology that will replace many of the car’s physical buttons and dials with touch-sensitive surfaces. Speaking with Auto Express, Volkswagen head of powertrain development Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser revealed some of the gesture control technology previewed earlier this year in the Volkswagen Golf R Touch concept would make its way into the popular small car within 18 months...


2016 Kia Soul: Manual dropped, price up $500, two-tone paint now standard
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2016 Kia Soul: Manual dropped, price up $500, two-tone paint now standard

The Kia Soul is now an automatic-only prospect following the local division’s decision to drop the manual variant. The discontinuation of the six-speed manual transmission coincides with the introduction of the 2016 model year range, which now includes just one variant, the Soul Si six-speed automatic...


2016 Renault Megane to premiere at Frankfurt motor show in September
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2016 Renault Megane to premiere at Frankfurt motor show in September

The 2016 Renault Megane hatch will make its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in September, the company has confirmed. The new-from-the-ground-up small hatch will, in the words of Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker, be “very sexy” and “very sensual”, and as such should make a tres chic counterpoint to the Volkswagen Golf...


Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet gets cleaner engines and new media systems
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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet gets cleaner engines and new media systems

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been updated overseas with a range of new, cleaner-emitting engines and a trio of the latest-generation infotainment systems. Three new Euro 6-compliant four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines have joined the Golf Cabriolet range: a 77kW 1.2-litre, and 92kW and 110kW 1.4-litre units...


2015 Hyundai i30 Active X Review
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2015 Hyundai i30 Active X Review

Read the article here. This is the new Hyundai i30 Series 2. And this one in particular is the Active X, which Hyundai predicts is going to account for half of all sales of the updated line-up. What’s all the fuss is about? Let’s take a closer look and find out… The Active X is the second-tier model in the new i30 range, which has five variants in total...


Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine lights up Worthersee
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine lights up Worthersee

Thirteen apprentices from Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg facility and group company Sitech Sitztechnik have collaborated to produce the one-off Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine that debuted today at the Worthersee festival in Austria. The Dark Shine concept unveiled today at the Worthersee festival in Austria started life nine months ago as a body-in-white three-door Golf GTI Performance hot-hatch...


Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon is a black and blue torque monster
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Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon is a black and blue torque monster

Volkswagen apprentices from Zwickau have produced one of the highlights of this year’s Worthersee festival: the Volkswagen Golf Biturbo Wagon. Fourteen apprentices from the German car maker’s Zwickau production plant collaborated on the bright blue Biturbo Wagon concept that was unveiled in Austria today...