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Holden Astra sedan, Subaru XV score five-star ANCAP rating

The new Holden Astra sedan and Subaru XV have been awarded five-star safety ratings this week by independent crash-testing body ANCAP. Despite not offering autonomous emergency braking (AEB) anywhere in the range, the Astra sedan still managed 34.94 points out of 37, including a perfect 16 out of 16 for the side impact test...

2017 Subaru XV pricing and specs

Pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2017 Subaru XV, which will launch in Australia in June. The new-generation Subaru XV (labelled as a 2017 model, but marketed by Subaru as MY18) sees a price drop at the entry level, even with a standard-fit continuously variable transmission (CVT) automatic factored into the price...

Subaru exec says ‘everybody’ is telling them their cars are underpowered

A senior Subaru executive has been frank with CarAdvice about the brand’s latest drivetrain being short on power. Masahiko Inoue, Subaru project general manager product and portfolio division, told CarAdvice in a one-on-one interview at the launch of the new Subaru XV in Japan this week that he has been copping it from all angles about the 2...

2017 Subaru XV detailed

The all-new 2017 Subaru XV has been detailed ahead of its local launch in Australia in the middle of this year. The new model doesn’t stray far from the formula that saw the current-generation Subaru XV become a smash success for the brand, with the hatchback version of the Impreza again getting raised suspension, more aggressive bumpers, flared wheel-arches and larger wheels...

2017 Subaru XV crossover revealed

The new-generation Subaru XV small crossover has been revealed in Geneva ahead of its Australian launch around the middle of 2017. Subaru's new XV is obviously based on the latest Impreza hatch, and thus sports almost entirely new parts over its predecessor, including the company's new modular platform. However, the signature design remains...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 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 Subaru XV leaked in Japanese media

The next-generation 2017 Subaru XV has been leaked in the Japanese press ahead of its world debut at the Geneva motor show next month. While the company hasn't confirmed whether these images are real, they were reportedly lifted from a Japanese magazine. In its home market, the new XV is said to offer two powertrain options; a 1.6-litre petrol and a 2...

CarAdvice podcast 37: Mustang's 2-star safety, SUVs revealed for Geneva, 1988 Walkinshaw, Tiguan 162 launch and MX-5 Fan Fest!

We bring you another podcast from the Melbourne CarAdvice couch, with Mandy, Mike Costello and James Ward. In cars news this week, the Ford Mustang receives a 2-star safety rating, Mitsubishi previews new compact SUV and 2017 Subaru XV is teased ahead of Geneva motor show, 2017 Tickford Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost warranty-backed power upgrades are unleashed by Tickford, new hero Lambo will top the Aventador SV’s Nurburgring time, Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot and Apple are sued for not ‘locking out’ iPhones while driving...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 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 Subaru XV teased ahead of Geneva unveiling - UPDATE

The all-new 2017 Subaru XV will make its debut at March's Geneva motor show, the Japanese car maker has confirmed today. Previewed in concept form at last year's Geneva show, the new 2017 XV will follow its predecessor by building on the design of the regular Impreza hatch...

Next-generation Subaru XV will help make small SUV sales great again

Subaru Australia believes this year’s modest decline in mainstream small SUV sales is a mere blip, with the company predicting double-digit growth in this segment through 2017 driven largely by its all-new XV crossover and the imminent Toyota C-HR. VFACTS figures show that small SUV sales at the affordable end of the market (sub $40,000) are down 1...