2014 Kia Soul Si: week with Review

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2014 Kia Soul Si: week with Review

Check it out now - The CarAdvice Melbourne team get a funk Soul brother for the week. Does it work out?

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Audi S3 : Driving Modes on the Track
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Audi S3 : Driving Modes on the Track

http://www.caradvice.com.au/325752/?yt_desc - Read the article here. More and more new cars these days, particularly those with a performance slant, are being offered with the functionality of different driving modes. But are they just a marketing gimmick or do they actually make a difference? Here with us is a loyal CarAdvice reader, Robin, who also happens to be the owner of a new Audi S3 Sedan that has such a variable mode system...


2014 BMW 118i Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2014 BMW 118i Review

James drives the BMW 118i to see if it measures up to the higher numbers of its stablemates.


2015 Audi A3 and S3 : Power, fuel efficiency improve while prices rise across range
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2015 Audi A3 and S3 : Power, fuel efficiency improve while prices rise across range

Audi Australia has announced a number of small power and fuel efficiency gains, and price increases, across its A3 and S3 Sportback, sedan and cabriolet ranges. Power from the entry-level 1.4 TFSI engine rises from 90kW to 92kW, while combined cycle fuel consumption falls to from 5.0 to 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres. The base Audi A3 diesel, the 1...


2014 Renault Megane RS265: Week with Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2014 Renault Megane RS265: Week with Review

Ticking off every major Victorian driving road, Dave makes the most of a week with the Renault Megane RS265 Cup...


2015 Hyundai Veloster : Sporting upgrades and styling tweaks for updated model
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2015 Hyundai Veloster : Sporting upgrades and styling tweaks for updated model

The 2015 Hyundai Veloster has launched in its home market with subtly revised styling inside and out and a number of mechanical and sporting enhancements. Information published on the Hyundai’s South Korean website indicates it’s the Veloster SR Turbo that benefits most from the mid-cycle update, which is due to reach Australia during the second quarter of this year...


BMW M2 appears in US dealer computer system - report
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BMW M2 appears in US dealer computer system - report

Bavaria’s worst kept secret, the BMW M2, has appeared in the computer system of US BMW dealers, revealing additional details of the still-to-be-confirmed compact sports coupe. A screen grab of the dealer production timeline tracker – revealed by BMW enthusiast blog Bimmer Post – shows that production of the M2 coupe for the US market is scheduled to begin in November...


2015 BMW i3: Week with Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 BMW i3: Week with Review

The BMW i3 is a game changer in the niche electric vehicle market. It's quirky looking with a focus on the use of sustainable materials, fun to drive and has a lot of character.

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$63,900 to $69,900

2015 Holden Cruze : New face and features for updated model; diesel and 1.4 turbo axed
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2015 Holden Cruze : New face and features for updated model; diesel and 1.4 turbo axed

The 2015 Holden Cruze will land in showrooms on January 20 with a new front-end design and a number of extra features, but with an engine line-up that has been cut in half. Official images and details of the 2015 Cruze come just days after CarAdvice captured spy shots of the updated Australian-made small car testing alongside a new Corsa VXR hot-hatch...


2015 BMW 1 Series : Fresh looks, three-cylinder engines for updated small car
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2015 BMW 1 Series : Fresh looks, three-cylinder engines for updated small car

The BMW 1 Series has been given a 2 Series-inspired facelift and gained a pair of three-cylinder turbocharged engines from the Mini Cooper in a major mid-life update for the premium small car. Gone are the droopy headlights of its predecessor, replaced by flatter, sharper fixtures reminiscent of the 2 Series coupe and convertible...


2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R gets $2000 price cut
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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R gets $2000 price cut

The 2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R has arrived in Australia with a new price tag that’s $2000 lower than before. The updated Scirocco R costs $45,990 in six-speed manual form and $48,490 when equipped with the six-speed dual-clutch automatic DSG (both prices before on-road costs)...


Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 win 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards
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Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 win 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards

The Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 have been named the 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year respectively at today’s Detroit motor show. The Golf claimed the Car of the Year gong with a score of 256 points, holding off the Ford Mustang (204 points) and the Hyundai Genesis (110 points)...


2015 Kia Picanto facelift leaked
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2015 Kia Picanto facelift leaked

Images of the 2015 Kia Picanto have appeared online, revealing the updated styling of the micro car that appears on track to finally launch in Australia towards the end of this year. The facelifted Picanto - badged the Kia Morning in South Korea - gets a slimmer ‘tiger nose’ grille and a redesigned front bumper with a larger lower air intake and new foglights and housings – changes that make it more closely resemble the larger Rio city car...


Peugeot Australia pushing France for more sporty GT models
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Peugeot Australia pushing France for more sporty GT models

Peugeot Australia hopes the impending introduction of three new or updated GT models to its range will be just the beginning of an influx of sporty models. Peugeot has confirmed the GT variant will once again headline the mid-size 508 line-up when the new-look model arrives in Australia around March, joining petrol and diesel versions of the 308 GT compact sports hatch that are due to launch in the coming weeks...


Holden Cruze - hidden safety features
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Holden Cruze - hidden safety features

The Holden Cruze is probably a familiar sight to many motorists on Australian roads but just because it isn't the newest kid on the block doesn't mean there aren't a few cool features that might surprise you. The first example: If you are driving along in daylight, and need to put your windscreen wipers on..


Hot-hatches coming in 2015
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Hot-hatches coming in 2015

Details of the new and updated hot-hatches launching in Australia in 2015.   Peugeot 308 GT – March The new warm-hatch version of the Peugeot 308 hatchback, the new Peugeot 308 GT, is set to hit showroom floors late in the first quarter of the year. The GT model is powered by a turbocharged 1...


Small cars coming in 2015
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Small cars coming in 2015

Details of the new and updated small cars launching in Australia in 2015.   Alfa Romeo Giulietta update – January Updated version of Alfa’s Golf rival gains a number of updates for 2015 – and its January local release. The range-topping Quadrifoglio Verde joins a month later. Mechanically, its 1...


Holden Volt Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Holden Volt Review

With newer competitors now on the enviro-scene, we jump into the Holden Volt to find out how it stacks up almost two years after its local launch…...


Volkswagen Golf R-Line Review: 110TDI
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Golf R-Line Review: 110TDI

Is the only sporty diesel version of the Volkswagen Golf worth considering? Matt Campbell finds out.

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Audi A1 review : First Drive in Monaco
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Audi A1 review : First Drive in Monaco

Read the article here. The face-lifted Audi A1 will arrive as soon as May, introducing two all-new engines, electromechanical steering, optional automatic transmission for the base model and new trim levels. In a first for Audi, the A1 will be offered with a 1.0 TFSI three-cylinder engine, developed by Volkswagen Group...