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The Shortlist: Four-cylinder auto for $15,000

Jas is on a tight budget, looking for a new or ex-demonstrator car with practicality and a compact footprint. 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...

The Shortlist: $18k commuter car with camera and sensors

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...

Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet score five-star ANCAP rating

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet have been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by ANCAP this week, while the Kia Picanto micro car only managed four. Scoring 36.48 out of 38 for adult occupant protection (95 per cent), the CX-5 performed well in physical tests and comes with all three (City, Interurban, Pedestrian) levels of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard equipment...

Kia Picanto X-Line revealed for Frankfurt

Kia has unveiled the crossover-styled Picanto X-Line ahead of next-week's Frankfurt motor show, bringing a tougher look to the Korean micro car that's bound to appeal to SUV-obsessed buyers...

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 Kia Picanto S pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications have been released for the all-new 2017 Kia Picanto in conjunction with the micro hatch's local launch. As predicted in our report on the revamped Picanto's international debut at the time of the Geneva motor show, only one variant is initially being offered Down Under. It's not the sweet one, either...

2017 Kia Picanto detailed ahead of Geneva debut, Australian specs to be confirmed

The all-new 2017 Kia Picanto has been detailed for the European market ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Arriving in showrooms around Europe from the second quarter this year, the new Picanto is a huge step forward for the Korean brand's teeniest family member, with a focus on quality, technology and versatility...

2017 Kia Picanto revealed: Australian debut set for second quarter

The all-new 2017 Kia Picanto has been revealed online today, after a series of teaser images and revealing spy shots offered a first glimpse of what was to come. Shown here in its sports-styled GT-Line trim, the new 2017 Picanto will make its world premiere at the Geneva motor show in March before heading to Australia before the end of the second quarter...

Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments

Manual transmission sales are dipping away across most segments when it comes to new car sales, and the effects are even being felt in the most price-sensitive parts of the market. The light car or city car segment has traditionally been important for manufacturers to offer cheap manual versions of their most affordable models to get buyers through their showroom doors...

2017 Kia Picanto captured in the wild

Hey there, angry ant. The next-generation Kia Picanto city car has been shot undisguised, as this photo published by our friends at IndianAutosBlog shows. The new picture comes a few days after Kia revealed a handful of official rendered images of the next Picanto (see below), showing a more mature, yet edgy, offering with a much more upmarket cabin...

2017 Kia Picanto spied

Images of the upcoming 2017 Kia Picanto have surfaced online, including shots of the new micro car's interior. Published on Korean website motorgraph the images show two heavily-disguised prototypes, but they do give an indication of the new Picanto's size and shape - especially when compared to the current-generation...