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CarAdvice podcast 86: We talk to a car manufacturer illustrator!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Paul Maric and Trent Nikolic. The Ford Edge ST, Mercedes-AMG CLS53 & E53, and Kia Cerato have been revealed at the Detroit motor show. Suzuki Swift Sport pricing and specs have been released, the Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N have been revealed, as has the 2019 Ford Ranger revealed for US market, and HSV 2018 range pricing has been announced...

2018 Suzuki Jimny looks headed for Australia

Good news! Fans of the now-iconic Suzuki Jimny - a rugged little 4x4 that boldly goes where few other cars dare to tread - might be happy to know that the brand new (and un-revealed) version looks highly likely to come to Australia after all, potentially around November this year...

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport pricing and specs

The third-generation Suzuki Swift Sport has arrived in Australia, priced at $25,490 before on-road costs — $2200 cheaper than the VW Polo GTI and $3500 less than the Renault Clio RS 200. The new Japanese pocket rocket picks up a new turbocharged engine shared in large part with the Vitara SUV. The 1...

2018 Suzuki Jimny spied in factory

The next-generation Suzuki Jimny has been snapped in its Hiroshima factory, revealing a boxy body and mildly-evolved face. Set to launch next year, potentially at the Geneva motor show in March, the compact off-roader is set to bring some much-needed mod-cons to the table. The current (third-generation) car has its roots in 1998, with power from a 1...

CarAdvice podcast 83: Small hatch comparo! Jazz v Mazda2 v Swift

Mandy Turner is joined this week by Mike Stevens and Alborz Fallah. In car news, 2018 Holden Commodore pricing and specs have been released, a controversial Stinger EURO NCAP rating, and Jeep Compass and Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder pricing and specs have been announced...

Kobe Steel falsification scandal may impact Toyota, Honda, Nissan, other Japanese marques

Kobe Steel, a key supplier to the automakers and other heavy industries, has admitted it shipped products with falsified inspection certificates for at least a year. The certificates are meant to confirm the product in question meets specifications agreed to by both Kobe Steel and the customer...

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport in Australia from first quarter

The 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport has been confirmed for the Australian market, with the company's local arm expecting its new hot hatch in the first quarter of 2018. Sitting above the current GLX Turbo flagship, the Swift Sport is powered by a 1.4-litre 'Boosterjet' turbocharged petrol engine, developing 103kW of power and 250Nm of torque - a 70Nm leap over its predecessor...

Suzuki e-Survivor, xBee concepts revealed for Tokyo motor show

Suzuki has revealed a handful of funky concepts ahead of next month's Tokyo motor show, focusing on the company's theme of making fun and unique small cars. Headlining the charge are three versions of the same vehicle, which is named the xBee (pronounced cross-bee, below)...

Kia Rio, Suzuki Swift get five-star ANCAP ratings

In addition to the MG GS achieving a milestone five-star safety rating this week, the Kia Rio and Suzuki Swift light hatches were also awarded top marks this week by ANCAP, though the latter only applies to certain variants...

Suzuki Australia: Michael Pachota announced as General Manager

Michael Pachota has been announced today as the new General Manager for the automotive division of Suzuki Australia, taking a similar path to his predecessor, Andrew Moore. Both had previously held the post of National Sales Manager before ascending to the top end of the Suzuki brand's automotive arm in Australia...

Renault Australia: Andrew Moore announced as Managing Director

Andrew Moore, only last week confirmed to be leaving his post at the top of Suzuki Australia's automotive branch, has been announced today as Managing Director of Renault Australia. Moore's move to Renault follows the announcement earlier this month that Justin Hocevar had left the French car maker's ranks, without explanation...