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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...

2018 Nissan X-Trail TL diesel pricing and specs

The facelifted Nissan X-Trail range has been completed this week with the arrival of the flagship TL diesel variant, kicking off from $47,790 plus on-road costs. Now the second diesel variant in the refreshed line-up, the TL complements the entry-level TS diesel ($35,990), with both fitted as standard with a continuously-variable transmission (CVT) and an on-demand all-wheel drive system...

The Shortlist: Family with a toddler, AWD car up to $40K

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...

Nissan X-Trail gets ProPilot autonomous tech in Japan - UPDATE

The Nissan X-Trail has been the latest recipient of the company's semi-autonomous ProPilot driver assistance suite, launching in its home market of Japan this week. Joining the Nissan Serena - the first of the company's models on sale with the semi-autonomous technologies - the updated Japanese-market X-Trail can now accelerate, brake and steer without driver inputs during single-lane driving on a highway...

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...

CarAdvice podcast 51: We interview Nissan Australia boss Richard Emery

James Ward and Mike Costello join Mandy Turner this week. Hear the latest car news, including 2017 pricing and specs of the Nissan X-Trail, Kia Picanto S, Volkswagen Golf 7.5 and Isuzu MU-X. Also, Mazda declared Australia’s most reputable car company, Kia Australia aims to get the Stinger sound right, and Mike covers April new car sales...

2017 Nissan X-Trail pricing and specs: More tech, new diesel for SUV range

The facelifted 2017 Nissan X-Trail range has arrived in Australia, bringing minor design updates and new driver assistance technologies to the brand's top-selling model. Kicking off at $27,990 before on-road costs for the ST manual, pricing for the revised X-Trail line-up remains largely unchanged for 2017, though petrol all-wheel drive models see minor price cuts between $900 and $1490...

Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior revealed for New York

The Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project has been revealed ahead of this week's New York motor show, taking the SUV's all-round capabilities to the next level. Based on the facelifted US-market Rogue, known here as the X-Trail, the Trail Warrior features a full khaki-coloured snow track system and a custom exterior camo wrap...

Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs concept revealed

  If you're a dog person, the new Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs concept could set your tail wagging... or you might shake your head in confusion. The fun concept car from Nissan sees an X-Trail SUV get a dog-friendly makeover, and it has been created by the Japanese brand's British arm on the back of a survey that saw 90 per cent of owners looking for more pooch-focused features...

2017 Nissan X-Trail facelift in Australia from May

The updated 2017 Nissan X-Trail, unveiled in September last year as the US market's Rogue, will make its Australian debut in May. The Japanese car maker's local arm has yet to formally announce its launch plans, although a form on its customer website confirms we'll see the new-look X-Trail here soon...

Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...