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CarAdvice podcast 78: VW Australia boss talks car servicing

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Costello. In car news, the 2018 BMW M3 CS has been revealed, calls have gone out for a traffic congestion charge for Melbourne and Sydney, and the Alpine A110 has been confirmed for Australia. Meanwhile, the 2018 Peugeot 5008 pricing and specs have been released, Koenigsegg Agera RS breaks new record hitting 457km/h, and Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition has been detailed...

LDV T60, Haval H2, Honda CR-V get five-star ANCAP rating

Independent crash-testing authority ANCAP has released its latest safety ratings this week, with the Haval H2, Honda CR-V and LDV T60 all receiving five-star scores. The H2 and T60 join the MG GS as the only Chinese cars to wear a five-star safety rating, scoring 35.46 and 34.88 out of 37 points respectively...

Honda CR-V Hybrid ruled out, EVs on the radar

Honda's local boss has ruled out an Australian introduction for the CR-V Hybrid shown in 'prototype' form at this year's Frankfurt motor show, but the brand hasn't turned its back on bringing electric vehicles Down Under in the not-too-distant future...

The Shortlist: Mobility scooter-friendly boot, $35K budget

Tricia needs a fairly specific type of car: one that can cope with a mobility scooter being loaded in and out, on a regular basis. 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...

Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype revealed

The Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype has been revealed for the Frankfurt motor show, previewing the European specification of the popular Japanese SUV. It's the first time the company has offered a hybrid-powered crossover in the European market, combining a 2.0-litre i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle petrol engine and an electric motor, mated to a fixed-gear ratio rather than a conventional transmission...

Honda Urban EV concept, CR-V Hybrid headed for Frankfurt

Honda has teased two electrified vehicles bound for the Frankfurt motor show next month, one being an all-new electric vehicle (EV) concept, and the other a hybrid prototype of the new-generation CR-V crossover. Pitched as the next steps towards its 'Electric Vision', the Urban EV concept will preview a future production model for the European market, while the CR-V Hybrid previews the European version of the popular SUV...

The Shortlist: Relaxed car with adaptive cruise control for extended driving

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...

CarAdvice podcast 63: Roadhuntr interview

This week, join Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens and Dave Zalstein for a jam packed show. In car news, the ACCC is to sue Ford over its Powershift transmissions, and the Takata airbag fault claims its first Australian life, while manufacturers were found to be replacing airbags with faulty ones...

2018 Honda CR-V pricing and specs: Turbo five- and seven-seat SUV arrives

The new 2018 Honda CR-V range is now on sale in Australia, bringing turbo power and, for the first time, seven-seat versatility to the company's popular medium SUV line-up. Starting from $30,690 (all prices before on-road costs), the price of entry raises by $900 over the previous fourth-generation model, though Honda argues that the new version brings between $2600 and $4350 in added value, depending on variant...

Honda CR-V to be offered with 2.0-litre entry-level price leader?

Honda's all-new CR-V is just around the corner with an expected local launch in July. While the company has only confirmed one engine — a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 140kW of power and 240Nm of torque, mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) — and both a front- and all-wheel drive drivetrain, there could be another engine coming...

2017 Honda CR-V: Five-seat and seven-seat confirmed for Australia, here in July

Initial details for the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V range have been confirmed this week, with the Japanese SUV to feature seven seats and turbo petrol power for the first time. The fifth-generation SUV will offer the company's 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, developing 140kW of power and 240Nm of torque, mated to a continuously-variable transmission (CVT)...