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Volkswagen Golf 8 production due in 2019, but Australian launch much further out

The next-generation Volkswagen Golf 8 has been confirmed for 2019, according to an announcement made at its Supplier Summit for the upcoming model. Auto Express reports first examples of the next-generation Golf will roll down its Wolfsburg production line in 75 weeks, equating to June 2019...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA spied in the snow
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA spied in the snow

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA has been spied for the first time, putting along the snowy roads of Sweden. While the vehicle remains heavily camouflaged, it's pretty clear the new CLA will continue to be a 'mini me' to the larger CLS. It also wears a similar front end to the new-generation A-Class prototypes that have been spotted recently, reinforcing the small four-door coupe's family link to its hatchbacked sibling...


2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original, Golf R Grid now on sale in Australia
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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original, Golf R Grid now on sale in Australia

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Original and Golf R Grid editions have arrived in Australian showrooms, making the performance Golf more affordable than ever. Pricing kicks off at $37,490 plus on-road costs for the GTI Original, and $47,490 for the Golf R Grid...


2018 BMW M140i v M240i comparison
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2018 BMW M140i v M240i comparison

With its combination of 250kW/500Nm turbocharged six-cylinder power, rear drive and choice of manual or automatic transmission shoehorned into a small five-door body shell, the BMW M140 LCI was one of 2017's most unique and highly anticipated offerings for the discerning petrolhead. Better still, BMW wiped five grand from this mid-life updated version of the range-topping small hatchback...


Hyundai i30 sales ‘not as strong’ as expected, Go variant to help
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Hyundai i30 sales ‘not as strong’ as expected, Go variant to help

Hyundai Australia says it’s not happy with the sales of its i30 hatch, despite the vehicle claiming the prize of fifth most popular car for 2017. With the small car market remaining fiercely competitive, and sales of the entire segment down in general (in favour of SUVs), the i30 finished 2017 23...


2018 Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N unveiled
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2018 Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N unveiled

The 2018 Hyundai Veloster has been revealed this week at the 2018 Detroit motor show, headlined by the Veloster N hot hatch. Four variants of the small coupe-come-hatchback have been revealed, the standard Veloster, the Veloster Turbo, the Veloster R-Spec and the Veloster N – all occupying a different spot on the potency scale...


Hyundai Veloster sales remain ‘design-driven’
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Hyundai Veloster sales remain ‘design-driven’

Hyundai believes the second-generation Veloster will continue to attract style-conscious female buyers, adding incremental sales to the existing i30 range. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Detroit motor show this week, Hyundai Australia general manager of public communications, Bill Thomas, said the new Veloster has carried over its similarly unique styling to a new generation, and should appeal to existing owners...


2018 Kia Cee'd Sportswagon caught with Cerato on its face
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2018 Kia Cee'd Sportswagon caught with Cerato on its face

The next-generation Kia Cee'd wagon has been spied undergoing testing in Germany, trying to hide a front-end design that looks awfully like the new Cerato. Unfortunately, the test driver spotted the photographer from our spy agency, and promptly reversed away out of sight, meaning there are no pictures of the car's rear...


Kia Sportage, Cee'd to get mild-hybrid tech - report
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Kia Sportage, Cee'd to get mild-hybrid tech - report

Kia's European arm is looking to introduce 48V mild-hybrid powertrains, starting with the current Sportage and next-generation Cee'd - according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Kia's research and development boss, Woong Chul Yang, said the Korean manufacturer is looking to add the mild-hybrid options to meet ever-tightening European emissions laws...


Peugeot Avantage Editions launch with seven-year warranty
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Peugeot Avantage Editions launch with seven-year warranty

Peugeot Australia has announced its range of Avantage Editions, celebrating our summer of tennis and the French brand's partnership with the ATP men's tennis association. Available on the 208, 308, 2008 and 3008, the special variants are limited to just 80 units in total, making these cars quite exclusive...


2018 Kia Cerato sketched ahead of Detroit
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2018 Kia Cerato sketched ahead of Detroit

The all-new 2018 Kia Cerato has been teased this week in a designer sketch ahead of its global reveal on January 15 at the Detroit motor show. These images offer a first official look - albeit a heavily stylised one - at the car recently spied in hatch form. At the time, it was unclear if this car would be the Cerato or Europe's new C'eed, and it may indeed end up launching as both...


2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer facelift unveiled
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2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer facelift unveiled

The facelifted BMW 2 Series Active Tourer has been unveiled with styling tweaks, a new transmission option and other upgrades. Stylistically, the 2 Series Active Tourer sports an updated front fascia with a wider set of kidney grilles, a slightly more aggressive design, a blacked out lower section on models without the M Sport styling kit, restyled LED fog lights, and new headlamp graphics for cars with LED lighting...


2018 Hyundai Veloster previewed ahead of Detroit
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2018 Hyundai Veloster previewed ahead of Detroit

The next-generation 2018 Hyundai Veloster has been teased again in a set of shadowy images, ahead of its global reveal at next week's Detroit motor show. While the company remains secretive on full exterior design details of its latest coupe-hatchback mashup, one of the images is a rendering of the new model's interior, which features a driver-oriented dashboard distinguishing itself from the related i30...


UPDATE - 2004-07 Subaru Impreza recalled for airbag fix
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UPDATE - 2004-07 Subaru Impreza recalled for airbag fix

Subaru Australia has recalled 2004-2007 Imprezas fitted with replacement Takata airbag inflators. According to the company, some replacement passenger airbag inflators might have been installed incorrectly. More specifically, the inflators may have been installed in reverse. In the event of an accident, the passenger airbag might not deploy correctly, increasing the risk of injury...


2018 Kia Cerato Sport+ sedan review
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2018 Kia Cerato Sport+ sedan review

The Kia Cerato doesn't put the 'Sport' in 'Sport+' nor does it really challenge the best in the segment.

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$27,290

2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition road and track drive
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2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition road and track drive

See the full article here. The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition is an upgraded version of the Blue Oval hot-hatch we’ve loved since it was released in mid 2016. It lifts the price tag from $50,990 to $56,990, though additions include the Performance Wheel Package that was previously a $2500 option and, more exclusively, a Quaife helical-geared limited-slip differential for the front axle...


2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium review: Long-term report one – introduction
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2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium review: Long-term report one – introduction

Introducing our latest long-termer, the 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium sedan.


Mini Clubman Masterpiece Edition lands from $55,210
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Mini Clubman Masterpiece Edition lands from $55,210

The (deep breath) Mini Cooper S Clubman Masterpiece Edition is now on sale in Australia, with the special edition priced from $55,210 before on-road costs. Limited to just 30 units in Australia, the Cooper S Clubman Masterpiece Edition features an array of specification upgrades from the Mini Tours personalisation line-up, along with a unique shade of White Silver exterior paint...


2018 Hyundai Veloster spied undisguised
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2018 Hyundai Veloster spied undisguised

The next-generation Hyundai Veloster has been spied completely undisguised during a promotional shoot. While this latest set of photos of the new Veloster aren't the clearest, they do offer a good view of Hyundai's second-generation asymmetrically-styled hatchback. As with the original Veloster, the new model features just one long door on the driver's side...


2016 MG6 Plus recalled for rear seat fix
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2016 MG6 Plus recalled for rear seat fix

SAIC Motor Australia has issued a recall notice for the 2016 MG6 Plus, as the car is missing its central child restraint anchorage point. According to the company, Core-spec cars were delivered without a child restrain anchorage, falling foul of Australian Design Rule 34/02 in the process...