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Proton, Lotus up for sale; Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, Suzuki interested - report

Proton and Lotus, both owned by Malaysian conglomerate DRB-Hicom, are reportedly being shopped around to rival automakers. Insider sources have told Reuters that DRB-Hicom has recently sent out partnership proposals to 20 automakers...

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Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 17
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Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 17

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


2016 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo Review
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2016 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo Review

Suzuki has found their mojo again, and off the back of the successful Vitara launch comes the new Baleno light hatch. Available in two models, the top-spec GLX Turbo seen here, the Baleno offers impressive comfort, equipment and value for buyers.  ...


2017 Suzuki Swift Sport spied in Europe
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2017 Suzuki Swift Sport spied in Europe

A prototype believed to be the next-generation 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport has been spied for the first time during hot weather testing in southern Europe. Compared to the regular Swift prototype spied in March, this vehicle sports a more prominent front spoiler with larger air intakes, side skirts, and a fatter rear bumper with two large exhaust pipes on each side...


Honda Jazz v Suzuki Baleno comparison
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Honda Jazz v Suzuki Baleno comparison

If you're in the market for a city-friendly car that's bigger inside than you’d think, then look no further: the 2016 Honda Jazz and the 2016 Suzuki Baleno are here to help. As we’ve come to find out, both of these city cars – the Honda built in Thailand and the Suzuki built in India – have above-average interior space, meaning both will likely appeal to buyers who want a light car that isn’t light on practicality...


2016 Suzuki Baleno GL Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Suzuki Baleno GL Review

Suzuki has launched its latest light car in Australia, we get behind the wheel of the Baleno GL...

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$15,990 - $16,990

2016 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo Review

The reborn Suzuki Baleno city car is a likeable option in a competitive market segment...

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$21,990

2016 Suzuki Baleno pricing and specifications
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2016 Suzuki Baleno pricing and specifications

The all-new 2016 Suzuki Baleno is now on sale in Australia, starting at a sharp $16,990 drive-away for the base GL manual variant. After the model's initial details were teased last week, Suzuki has finally released full pricing and specifications data for its new model, which slots somewhere between the light and small hatch segments...


New Suzuki Grand Vitara no closer
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New Suzuki Grand Vitara no closer

Suzuki appears no closer to introducing a replacement for its ageing Grand Vitara SUV, which has been on the stage in its current generation since 2005. But, despite the lack of an all-new offering on the horizon, the head of Suzuki's local arm remains upbeat about the current model's sales pace...


Suzuki Ignis still on wish list for Australia
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Suzuki Ignis still on wish list for Australia

The funky new Suzuki Ignis is still on the radar for a potential Australian launch, according to the company’s local arm. Andrew Moore, general manager of Suzuki Australia, told CarAdvice today that while the model is still not confirmed for our market, he’d like to see the Ignis join the brand’s SUV range alongside the current S-Cross, Vitara and Grand Vitara...


2017 Suzuki S-Cross facelift revealed ahead of Paris debut
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2017 Suzuki S-Cross facelift revealed ahead of Paris debut

The updated 2017 Suzuki S-Cross has been officially revealed in press photos at the model’s Italian launch, ahead of its official public debut at the Paris motor show later this year. After leaked images of the new crossover surfaced earlier this year, the updated S-Cross looks to be on its way to markets around the world, including Australia...


2016 Suzuki Baleno: Australian details revealed
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2016 Suzuki Baleno: Australian details revealed

A number of key equipment details for the incoming 2016 Suzuki Baleno hatch have surfaced on the company's Australian website, ahead of its local launch in the coming weeks. The page details two equipment levels - GL and GLX - along with some headlining features that will come with the new hatchback...


Suzuki Vitara and Kia Optima get five-star ANCAP ratings
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Suzuki Vitara and Kia Optima get five-star ANCAP ratings

Front-drive versions of the Suzuki Vitara small SUV, plus the Kia Optima mid-sized sedan range, this week received five-star ANCAP safety ratings. Neither of these mid-tier sellers had ratings before. The Hungary-sourced Suzuki Vitara managed a good rating of 35.79 out of 37 against 2015 ratings (for reference, the top-selling Mazda CX-3 managed 36...


2016 Suzuki Celerio Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Suzuki Celerio Review

The Suzuki Celerio is one of the cheapest new cars in Australia, but is it being outclassed by newcomers to the micro-car segment...

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$12,990 - $13,990

CarAdvice Podcast episode 8: Parallel imports, Jag and Audi reviews, local Tiguan details, and more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 8: Parallel imports, Jag and Audi reviews, local Tiguan details, and more

Welcome to episode 8 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric leads the way while regular co-host Mandy Turner wrestles a cold, but Mikes Costello and Stevens are on-board to hold his hand...


Suzuki CEO steps down due to fuel economy scandal
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Suzuki CEO steps down due to fuel economy scandal

Osamu Suzuki will step down from the position of CEO of Suzuki, at the end of this month, in the wake of the company's fuel economy calculation scandal. The 86-year-old Suzuki will however retain his role as chairman of the company that bears his adopted family's name. Executive vice president Osamu Honda will also step down on June 29 at the company's annual general meeting...


Suzuki raided in Japan over fuel economy irregularities
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Suzuki raided in Japan over fuel economy irregularities

The headquarters of Suzuki have been raided by the Japanese authorities as part of on-going investigations into the company's irregular fuel economy calculation processes. On May 18, Suzuki admitted that it had used an improper and illegal testing procedure to calculate its fuel economy numbers for models sold in Japan...


Micro Car Comparison: Holden Spark v Kia Picanto v Mitsubishi Mirage v Suzuki Celerio v Hyundai Accent
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Micro Car Comparison: Holden Spark v Kia Picanto v Mitsubishi Mirage v Suzuki Celerio v Hyundai Accent

Australia’s Micro Car market has been a hive of activity lately. Two brand new models have arrived, the Holden Spark and Kia Picanto, while the Mitsubishi Mirage has been updated. Add to this list the 15-month old Suzuki Celerio, and you have a mean little quartet of bargain-basement offerings. Each of these baby cars bring something unique to the table...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Suzuki Swift Sport to go turbo - report
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2017 Suzuki Swift Sport to go turbo - report

The 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport will reportedly draw power from a turbo engine when it debuts next year, according to UK magazine Autocar. The report, which offers no word on its source, claims the next-generation Swift Sport will do away with the enduring naturally-aspirated 1.6-litre engine, instead joining the growing brigade of turbocharged light hatches...