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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017

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...

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2018 Skoda Octavia review
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Skoda Octavia review

If you're in the market for a spacious and practical station wagon, you really ought to check out the 2018 Skoda Octavia.

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$22,990 - $27,990

2017 Renault Megane sedan and wagon pricing and specs
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2017 Renault Megane sedan and wagon pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Renault Megane sedan and wagon have been revealed this week, taking the body-style count from one - the now familiar five-door hatch - to a full three. The wagon will compete with equivalent versions of the Peugeot 308 and Volkswagen Golf, while the more style-focused sedan will do battle with the likes of the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Skoda Octavia...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R pricing and specs: Wagons and Wolfsburgs return to local line-up
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R pricing and specs: Wagons and Wolfsburgs return to local line-up

Pricing and specifications for the wider 2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' R range have been revealed this week ahead of its August arrival, marking the return of the limited-edition Wolfsburg models, while the more practical wagon version is back as a permanent member of the family from January 2018...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E220d All-Terrain review
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E220d All-Terrain review

See the full article here. It seems, that the once staple of family motoring, the humble station wagon, is splitting into two unique streams. On the left side, the strategic and analytical hemisphere if you will, are the powerful and purposeful sport wagons. This is the home of the Audi RS6, Mercedes-AMG C63S and Alpina B3...


2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake teased ahead of reveal on June 14
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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake teased ahead of reveal on June 14

The upcoming 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake has been teased once again, with the company confirming the new wagon will be revealed on June 14 by the world's number-one tennis player, Andy Murray...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E220d All-Terrain review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E220d All-Terrain review

It's the only way you can buy a new E-Class Wagon, but does the E220d All-Terrain cross over as a crossover?

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$109,900

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017

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 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack pricing and specs: Range grows with entry, flagship models
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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack pricing and specs: Range grows with entry, flagship models

The updated 2017 Golf Alltrack has been detailed this week alongside the regular hatch and wagon range, ahead of its local arrival in early July. As part of the '7.5' update, the rugged Alltrack wagon range expands from a solo offering to a three-strong range, including a new entry-level petrol model and a new flagship turbo-diesel variant...


The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot
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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But... where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium mountain bike adventure
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2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium mountain bike adventure

I have to 'fess up early. I quite like Subaru. I owned a 2004 Forester for six years as my daily commuter, outdoor gear hauler and surfing wagon. Like the Forester I owned, the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium is a wagon design. It's a beefed-up version of the Subaru Liberty wagon, with greater ground clearance and slightly more off-road moxie...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain local pricing revealed ahead of June launch
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain local pricing revealed ahead of June launch

Australian pricing and initial details for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain have been announced this week, with the jacked-up wagon to kick off from $109,900 before on-road costs. The E220d All-Terrain will be the only wagon-bodied E-Class available locally, and will take on the likes of the $112,855 Audi A6 Allroad and $99,900 Volvo V90 Cross Country...


2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country: Australian pricing and details revealed online - UPDATE
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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country: Australian pricing and details revealed online - UPDATE

Update - Manufacturer's list pricing for the Volvo V90 Cross Country has been revealed online. See article for details Although not yet announced, initial pricing and specifications for the new 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country have surfaced online. The new off-road styled wagon will start from $99,900 before on-road costs, or $110,060 drive-away - the latter coming from Volvo's Australian online car configurator...


Don't expect to see Aston Martin take on Germany's latest power wagons
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Don't expect to see Aston Martin take on Germany's latest power wagons

Wagonistas the world over got a little hot under the collar at the 2017 Geneva motor show, as both Mercedes-AMG and Porsche took the covers off two super-brisk, super-practical estates – the E63 S Estate and Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo. But alas, British sports car brand Aston Martin says it is unlikely to enter that particular fray...


2017 Ford Mondeo Trend wagon review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Ford Mondeo Trend wagon review

Dave jumps into the 2017 Ford Mondeo Trend Wagon to find out why the model is a hard car to hate, but an even harder one to love.

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$42,340

2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo revealed, available to order now
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2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo revealed, available to order now

The hotly-anticipated Porsche Panamera wagon has been revealed ahead of its global debut at the Geneva motor show this month, and it's coming to Australia before the end of the year. The new wagon - dubbed Sport Turismo - joins the Panamera line with five different variants, including the hi-po 404kW Turbo, and will be the first Panamera to feature three rear seats...


2017 Peugeot 508 Touring review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Peugeot 508 Touring review

When the Commodore heads into the sunset, the Peugeot 508 will have precious little competition in the large wagon segment. Here, we test the base Allure grade.

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$48,990

2017 BMW 5 Series Touring revealed, confirmed for Australia - UPDATE
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2017 BMW 5 Series Touring revealed, confirmed for Australia - UPDATE

Update - BMW Australia has confirmed the 5 Series Touring will be offered locally in the second half of 2017. See bottom of article for details The 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring has been revealed, adding a more practical option to the 5er line-up when it arrives in European showrooms this June...


2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition on sale in Australia
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2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition on sale in Australia

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition is now on sale in Australia, bringing some extra equipment and style to the German brand's high-riding family wagon. The newly added Wolfsburg Edition version of the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack sees the addition of new 19-inch Albertville alloy wheels (an inch larger than the standard rims), while the newly added LED headlights are said to offer a "unique light signature"...


2017 Alpina B3 Touring review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Alpina B3 Touring review

James finds himself a unicorn – a 301kW BMW 3-Series wagon. We drive the 2017 Alpina B3 Touring.

Priced At
$160,900