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Mazda CX-5 facelift spy photos

The popular Mazda CX-5 is being prepped for a light facelift, and our spy photographers have managed to snag us a first look at the mildly revised SUV. Lauded by critics and embraced by the public — it's a regular feature on the top 10 sellers list in Australia — Mazda is clearly doing something right with the CX-5...

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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...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet spied
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped the most revealing images to date of the first Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet. The prototype, which, as with earlier test cars, was spotted testing on public roads in Germany, remains heavily disguised by camouflage material and plastic cladding, though gives us our clearest look yet at the car’s headlights, door panels and rear bumper shape...


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...


2015 Hyundai i40: facelifted Tourer spied
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2015 Hyundai i40: facelifted Tourer spied

The facelifted Hyundai i40 has been spied testing on public roads, suggesting the South Korean brand is hard at work on the updated model. The silver i40 Tourer prototype – snapped by CarAdvice’s spy photographers in Germany – wears camouflage across its restyled front bumper...


2015 Ford Everest spied in Victoria
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2015 Ford Everest spied in Victoria

A prototype version of the new 2015 Ford Everest SUV has been caught out in the cold in the Victorian high country by a CarAdvice reader. The new Australian-designed and engineered Ford Everest was seen in Healesville and was believed to be undergoing cold-weather testing. The car clearly replicates the design cues of the concept version of the Everest that debuted in August (pictured below)...


2015 Hyundai i30: Genesis-inspired facelift spied
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2015 Hyundai i30: Genesis-inspired facelift spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped the facelifted Hyundai i30 undergoing testing in Germany. The images offer up a first look at the mid-life update for the second-generation i30 – the first significant upgrade for the South Korean brand’s small car since its unveiling in September 2011...


2015 Skoda Fabia : Third-generation city car drops camouflage
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2015 Skoda Fabia : Third-generation city car drops camouflage

The 2015 Skoda Fabia has been spied almost free of camouflage undergoing high-altitude testing in the European Alps. The images, captured by CarAdvice’s spy photographers, give us our clearest look yet at the Czech brand’s third-generation city car, which will be revealed at October’s Paris motor show before going on sale in Australia in the second half of 2015...


Skoda Octavia RS Plus: hardcore wagon spied testing
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Skoda Octavia RS Plus: hardcore wagon spied testing

A sporty Skoda Octavia RS wagon prototype has been spied, revealing the Czech brand is working on an even higher-performance version of its hottest model to date. The test car, which was snapped by CarAdvice’s spy photographers in the Czech Republic, cuts a stealthy figure, finished in matt black paint and wearing the 19-inch black and red alloy wheels of the TT RS Plus from sister brand Audi...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class test mule caught in action
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class test mule caught in action

This mysterious Mercedes-Benz C-Class in disguise spotted by our spy photographers in Europe could in fact be an early-stage mule for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class instead.  Look closely and you will see that this car is not only wider thanks to its pumped-up guards, but also longer even than the Chinese-market C-Class long-wheelbase...


2016 Ford Focus RS snapped at the Nurburgring
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2016 Ford Focus RS snapped at the Nurburgring

The hotly anticipated new-generation 2016 Ford Focus RS hot hatch looks to have been caught by our spy photographers again, the time at the holy grail of test tracks: Germany’s Nurburgring. While the car you see here wears ST badges on its tailgate, this does not look to be an update of that version...


Audi RS Q3 : Facelifted performance SUV spied with minor tweaks
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Audi RS Q3 : Facelifted performance SUV spied with minor tweaks

A subtly updated Audi RS Q3 has been spotted out testing in Germany, months out from its anticipated debut. The first facelift for Audi's first ever RS-badged SUV, the changes appear to be mild, the biggest difference set to be the RS Q3’s front and rear lights...


Toyota 86: track-tuned variant spied lapping Nurburgring
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Toyota 86: track-tuned variant spied lapping Nurburgring

A low-slung track-tuned Toyota 86 has been spied lapping Germany's Nurburgring, hinting at the possible development of a hardcore version of the popular Japanese sports car. Spotted by CarAdvice’s spy photographers circling the infamous racetrack, the white Toyota 86 has been equipped with a black bonnet, roof and bootlid, suggesting the use of lightweight carbonfibre...


Next Holden Astra spied at the Nurburgring
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Next Holden Astra spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation 2015 Holden Astra, a car critical to the Lion-badged brand’s bold plan to usurp Toyota at the top of the Australian sales charts by 2020, has been caught once again by our spy photographers in Europe.  The car seen here is the Opel version in heavy disguise, preparing for high-speed testing in its native Germany at the Nürburgring ahead of its expected premiere at the Paris motor show this October...


2015 Renault Espace spied ahead of Paris premiere
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2015 Renault Espace spied ahead of Paris premiere

Renault does not compete in Australia’s small (but growing) people-mover market, but if it did, this fifth-generation Espace caught testing by our spy snappers in Europe would be poised to serve as a range headliner. Set to premiere at the Paris motor show in October this year, the full-sized French family hauler will take inspiration from the purple-hued Initiale Paris concept that premiered last September in Frankfurt, albeit in toned-down form...


Ford Focus RS : First look at third-generation super-hatch
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Ford Focus RS : First look at third-generation super-hatch

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped a prototype of the new Ford Focus RS in Michigan, giving us our first clues to the design and performance of the third-generation super-hatch. While many of the spied car’s body panels are taken directly from Ford’s current hot-hatch flagship, its camouflaged front and rear end and the contents of its wheel arches confirm it’s no regular Focus ST...


2015 Smart ForFour spy photos
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2015 Smart ForFour spy photos

The Smart ForFour has been caught out in the open by our spy photographers, and these latest photos reveal some previously unknown details about the new car. For first time we can see clearly, in the photo above, that the new Smart ForFour will feature four conventional door handles, as well as a ridged character line down its flanks...


2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy photos
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2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy photos

The popular Mercedes-Benz B-Class is gearing up for a minor facelift, as these photos from CarAdvice's European spy photographers show. We can see a small change to the tail-lights and a modified bumper with integrated exhaust pipes. There's no word on when the facelift will be officially revealed, but we suspect it may debut at October's Paris motor show ahead of an Australian arrival early in 2015...


BMW M2 caught testing with new M3
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BMW M2 caught testing with new M3

The highly anticipated BMW M2, the successor to the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, is undergoing testing alongside the newly released BMW M3 in Europe ahead of the car's unveiling in 2015. These new photos reveal the BMW M2's quad exhaust system for the first time...


2015 Honda Civic hatch getting Type R-inspired facelift
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2015 Honda Civic hatch getting Type R-inspired facelift

The Honda Civic hatch is getting a sporty makeover inspired by the forthcoming Type R hot-hatch. CarAdvice’s spy photographers snapped this camouflaged Civic hatch prototype in the UK, revealing a host of styling revisions for the facelifted five-door ahead of its anticipated unveiling later this year...