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Honda City v Mitsubishi Mirage sedan : Comparison review

Australia’s largely unloved baby sedan segment has just had some life injected into it with the release of the new Mitsubishi Mirage sedan and second-generation Honda City...

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2014 Renault Megane pricing and specifications
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2014 Renault Megane pricing and specifications

The 2014 Renault Megane has received a nose job, but there’s a lot more to the updated French car than meets the eye. That’s because Renault has switched from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine in the majority of the Megane range to a downsized 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol mill...


2014 Renault Megane GT 220: New hot-hatch added to small car range
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2014 Renault Megane GT 220: New hot-hatch added to small car range

The updated Renault Megane range has seen the addition of a new warm- to hot-hatch variant, the GT 220. Previously offered as a limited edition five-door GT 220 station wagon, Renault has now added a five-door hatchback version alongside the wagon model as part of the standard Megane model range. The GT 220 variants are both designed with performance in mind, with the models using the same 2...


2014 Renault Megane GT 220 Review
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2014 Renault Megane GT 220 Review

There's a new hot hatch from Renault, and it's one that brings some serious cred with it.


Volkswagen Golf GTI gearbox comparison : Manual v DSG
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Volkswagen Golf GTI gearbox comparison : Manual v DSG

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is currently, and has long been, one of the best and most popular examples of the hot-hatch formula – as much as many would like to argue the point. With its front-wheel-drive layout, punchy engine and compact dimensions, the Mk7 Volkswagen Golf GTI is not only supremely competent, it’s also vastly entertaining...


Smart Fortwo Brabus: New pocket-rocket spied
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Smart Fortwo Brabus: New pocket-rocket spied

A prototype of the new Smart Fortwo Brabus has been spied testing on public roads in Europe. The camouflaged pocket-rocket, captured by CarAdvice’s spy photographers, appears less than a week after Daimler’s city-car division officially unveiled its pint-sized third-generation Fortwo and larger second-gen Forfour...


Renault Australia defends Megane safety following three-star Euro NCAP rating
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Renault Australia defends Megane safety following three-star Euro NCAP rating

The facelifted Renault Megane range is being launched in Australia this week, and the company's local chief has responded to the car's recent Euro NCAP crash test score of three stars. When the Renault Megane launched in 2008 it garnered a five-star Euro NCAP crash score...


2015 Volkswagen Touran spied
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2015 Volkswagen Touran spied

The all-new 2015 Volkswagen Touran MPV has been spied undergoing testing in Germany ahead of a possible debut at the 2014 Paris auto show in October. The boxy-bodied small car is designed to give buyers an alternative to the SUV crowd in much the same vein as the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and upcoming BMW 2 Series Active Tourer...


Toyota Corolla SUV spin-off spied : Japanese brand set to mimic Subaru XV with high-riding hatch
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Toyota Corolla SUV spin-off spied : Japanese brand set to mimic Subaru XV with high-riding hatch

There could soon be a new Toyota Corolla SUV model that would give the Japanese brand a rival to the highly successful Subaru XV. The new Corolla-based model - which has been caught for the first time by CarAdvice's spy photographers undergoing testing in Europe - is set to give the brand a smaller crossover model to sit beneath the RAV4, giving Toyota a competitor to the aforementioned XV, not to mention the impressive new Nissan Qashqai...


2015 Mazda 2 revealed: Production city car unveiled ahead of October launch
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2015 Mazda 2 revealed: Production city car unveiled ahead of October launch

The all-new 2015 Mazda 2 city car has been revealed ahead of the car's launch in Australia in October this year. The global reveal of the all-new Mazda 2 comes just hours after leaked images of the new car surfaced online. The new 2 brings with it the brand's distinctive 'Kodo' design language, with a snout-forward grille, set-back headlights, swooping style-lines across the body and a rounded rear-end...


2015 Mazda 2 revealed in leaked images
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2015 Mazda 2 revealed in leaked images

The all-new Mazda 2 city car has been leaked online ahead of its official reveal that was scheduled for later today. A small number of pictures of the new Mazda 2 – seen here with "Demio" branding, as it is known in some markets – surfaced online overnight. The new model will arrive in Australian showrooms from October, and it's clear that the car borrows plenty of styling cues from the larger Mazda 3 hatchback...


Alfa Romeo Giulietta Review : Long-term report two
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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Review : Long-term report two

CarAdvice Melbourne's long term Alfa Romeo Giulietta cements itself as part of the family.


2014 Mini One Hatch: Pricing and specifications
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2014 Mini One Hatch: Pricing and specifications

There's a new budget-friendly base model Mini: the new Mini One Hatch is arriving in Australian showrooms now, priced from $24,500. That price positions the new Mini One Hatch as the cheapest car the brand has sold in Australia under BMW's guidance, undercutting the previous-generation Mini Ray which sold for $25,800 plus on-road costs...


Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: CLA200 CDI gets new 2.2-litre turbo diesel
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Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: CLA200 CDI gets new 2.2-litre turbo diesel

The sole diesel version of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class - the CLA200 CDI - has been updated with a new engine. The CLA200 CDI that has been sold up until now was powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel with 100kW of power and 300Nm, but the CLA-Class will now move to a larger 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel while retaining the same power outputs...


2014 Fiat 500 : Pop base model now $17,000 driveaway
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2014 Fiat 500 : Pop base model now $17,000 driveaway

The tiny Fiat 500 city car that will be updated in just a few weeks' time in Australia will bring with it a huge price hike for the Pop base model. When the Italian brand was handed over from its previous distributor to an in-house arrangement in June 2013, Fiat Chrysler Australia announced sharp pricing for the entry-level Fiat 500 Pop of just $14,000 driveaway...


Honda Civic sedan price cut to $18,490
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Honda Civic sedan price cut to $18,490

The Honda Civic sedan line-up has a sharp new entry price point of $18,490, following an announcement from the brand that it has updated the range with a budget-friendly base model. Honda's new pricing strategy sees the Civic sedan undercut the list price of key rivals such as the Holden Cruze ($19,490), Kia Cerato ($19,990), Nissan Pulsar ($19,990), Ford Focus ($20,290), Mitsubishi Lancer ($20,390), Mazda 3 ($20,490) Toyota Corolla ($20,740) and Hyundai Elantra ($20,990)...


Smart Fortwo teased in mock ads ahead of July 16 debut
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Smart Fortwo teased in mock ads ahead of July 16 debut

The all-new 2015 Smart Fortwo and Smart Forfour are set to be revealed on July 16 in Germany, and the Mercedes-Benz city car brand has released two new teaser videos aimed to mock the size of rival city cars. The videos - which are supposed to be funny, rather than actually giving much away about the new Smart models - indicate the anticipated growth inside the cabin of the new city car...


2014 Peugeot 308 SW Review
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2014 Peugeot 308 SW Review

We test the European Car of the Year, the Peugeot 308, in its most practical form - the 308 SW.


2015 BMW 1 Series : First look at fresh-faced hatch
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2015 BMW 1 Series : First look at fresh-faced hatch

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped the updated 2015 BMW 1 Series in Germany, revealing a number of styling tweaks for the premium compact hatchback. The facelifted 1 Series will debut in the European autumn, likely making its public debut at October’s Paris motor show, before reaching right-hand-drive markets such as the UK in the first quarter of 2015...


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution dead : Brand confirms the end of its high-performance sedan
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution dead : Brand confirms the end of its high-performance sedan

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X will be the final high-performance sedan from the Japanese brand. A statement surrounding the death of the Lancer Evolution X sedan came as Mitsubishi announced a final update for US-specification models "Mitsubishi Motors does not have any plans to design a successor with the current concept such as a high-performance four-wheel-drive gasoline-powered sedan," a statement from the brand read...