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CarAdvice podcast 64: We talk to Holden after ACCC investigation

Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and James Wong join you this week for an episode full of new-model details, and a talk about Holden's run-in with the ACCC...

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2018 Subaru Levorg pricing and specs: 1.6 model cuts entry cost, STI Sport debuts
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2018 Subaru Levorg pricing and specs: 1.6 model cuts entry cost, STI Sport debuts

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Subaru Levorg range has been announced this week, bringing a new engine option, a much sharper price of entry, and lightly revised looks. But, there's a catch: while the arrival of the 1.6 model opens the Levorg range up to more buyers, the company has at the same time significantly increased the price you'll pay to step into a 2...


Subaru content with Levorg sales, but range growth is key
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Subaru content with Levorg sales, but range growth is key

Subaru Australia says it is happy with the sales figures of its mid-sized Levorg wagon, despite owning only a small corner of the local market. On the smaller side of medium, the Levorg sits alongside Subaru's big Liberty sedan as one of the brand's two offerings...


2016 Subaru Levorg 2.0GT review
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2016 Subaru Levorg 2.0GT review

Dave jumps into the 2016 Subaru Levorg 2.0GT to find out if the entry-level model can appeal to Subaru enthusiasts and others alike.


CarAdvice News Desk: All wrapped-up for Christmas
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CarAdvice News Desk: All wrapped-up for Christmas

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. Not this time, though...


Subaru sales in Australia at all-time high
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Subaru sales in Australia at all-time high

Subaru Australia’s importer will break its sales record in 2016, with 8 per cent annual growth to the end of November over last year’s high-water mark despite declines from four of its best-known model lines. With one month to go, Subaru’s growth this year takes its cumulative total to 43,110 units, meaning it’s a sure thing to overtake its 2015 all-time annual record of 43,600...


Skoda Octavia RS v Subaru Levorg 2.0GT Comparison
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Skoda Octavia RS v Subaru Levorg 2.0GT Comparison

An internal email recently did the rounds asking the entire CarAdvice editorial team to discuss daily-drivers we’d love, but which aren’t produced. The answers to this straw poll revealed a surprising penchant for hotted-up wagons that combine loading space, cool design and spunky performance...


2016 Subaru Levorg GTS Spec.B Review
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2016 Subaru Levorg GTS Spec.B Review

James regularly misspent his younger days behind the wheel of a Subaru WRX wagon. Will its spiritual successor, the Levorg, live up to the memory?


Subaru BRZ never going to get local division rich, but important for attracting customers
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Subaru BRZ never going to get local division rich, but important for attracting customers

Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior has told CarAdvice that while the Subaru BRZ is never going to be a volume-seller for the brand locally, the rear-wheel-drive sports car still aligns with the manufacturer's philosophy and, in fact, plays an important role in attracting non-core customers to the predominantly all-wheel-drive marque...


Subaru EyeSight fitted to majority of cars it sells
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Subaru EyeSight fitted to majority of cars it sells

About half of all Subaru models sold in Australia this year have been fitted with the company’s third-generation Eyesight preventative safety assistance system. Subaru’s stereo camera-based driver assist system can interpret the vehicle ahead’s brake lights, and packages adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking and steering assist, lane-departure warning and front-vehicle-start alert (good for prompting dozy drivers in stop-start traffic)...


2017 Subaru Levorg gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2017 Subaru Levorg gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The newly-launched 2017 Subaru Levorg range has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating from independent crash tester, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). In its announcement this week, ANCAP praised the new Levorg wagon range for being among the few models offered locally with autonomous emergency braking as standard on all variants...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more

Welcome to episode 9 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest news in the automotive world and CarAdvice's latest reviews. As usual, you can expect some foolin' around, too...


2017 Subaru Levorg pricing and specifications
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2017 Subaru Levorg pricing and specifications

The all-new 2017 Subaru Levorg has launched in Australia with a starting price of $42,990 (before on-road costs) for the base GT model, and $52,890 (before on-road costs) for the top of the range GT-S Spec B. All three Subaru Levorg variants are powered by the same engine and drivetrain as the current WRX - a 2...


2016 Subaru Levorg Review
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2016 Subaru Levorg Review

The return of the super wagon from Subaru may have taken decades, but is late better than never?


2016 Subaru Levorg: Initial Australian details revealed
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2016 Subaru Levorg: Initial Australian details revealed

The 2016 Subaru Levorg will be offered with the same powertrain as the Subaru WRX when the new performance wagon arrives in showrooms later this year. The Subaru Levorg is set to be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged 'boxer' engine with 197kW of power and 350Nm of torque, though as we've previously reported, there will be no six-speed manual gearbox offered...


Medium/large cars coming in 2016
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Medium/large cars coming in 2016

Medium/large cars coming in 2016 Mainstream medium/large cars Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1 Skoda Superb – Q1 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1 Subaru Levorg – mid 2016 Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017 Luxury medium/large cars Audi A4 sedan – February Audi A4 Avant – March/April Infiniti Q70 update – February Jaguar XF – February Lexus GS F – February BMW 750i/750iL – March Jaguar XJ – March BMW 330e – May BMW M4 GTS – June Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2 Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3 Infiniti Q60 – Q4 Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4 Volvo S90 – Q4 BMW 3 Series GT update – second half BMW 4 Series update – second half Infiniti Q50 update – second half Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...


2016 Subaru New Cars
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2016 Subaru New Cars

Details of the new and updated Subaru models launching in Australia in 2016.   Subaru Levorg - mid 2016 Subaru’s all-new Levorg wagon will come to Australia in mid-2016, arriving as a companion to the small Impreza and WRX models. The Levorg first debuted in late 2013 as a thinly-veiled concept, marching quickly to a Japan-market launch...


Subaru Levorg STI, XV STI concepts to debut at Tokyo auto salon
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Subaru Levorg STI, XV STI concepts to debut at Tokyo auto salon

Subaru tuning house STI will use January’s 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon to unveil two fresh concepts, based on the new Levorg wagon and the ageing XV crossover. Opening on January 15, the aftermarket tuning and styling event will play host to Subaru Tecnica International’s view of how the already WRX-related Levorg and its less edgy XV stablemate could look - and go - with a more sporting approach...


2016 Subaru Levorg surfaces in Australia ahead of local launch
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2016 Subaru Levorg surfaces in Australia ahead of local launch

The all-new 2016 Subaru Levorg wagon has been spied in Australia this week, in the lead-up to its local market launch next year. Spied by CarAdvice reader Josh on the New South Wales stretch of the Hume Highway over the weekend, this Levorg is likely a factory-owned Australian-market model in final evaluation...


2016 Subaru Levorg GT Review
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2016 Subaru Levorg GT Review

Subaru set to return to form with a new-generation wagon blending performance, luxury and practicality...