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Owner Reviews: Best of January, 2018

We love Owner Reviews at CarAdvice. After all, the people who slapped down their hard-earned money on a car are, arguably, best qualified to tell the world what they're like! Here are our five favourites from January, along with the story that inspired the most comments...

EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021

Electric cars are coming, there's no stopping it. Here's a quick look at 10 noteworthy electric vehicles (EVs) heading for market in the next three years. Hyundai Ioniq Electric The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to the Toyota Prius, available in three flavours – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric...

Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 pricing and specs

The special-edition Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 has been detailed ahead of its March launch, priced from $64,990 drive-away. Limited to 120 units, the Kombi 70 is based on the Multivan TDI340 Comfortline, and comes exclusively with a DSG transmission. The special model celebrates 70 years "since the conception" of the original Kombi van, adding a range of retro-styled equipment to celebrate the milestone...

Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label confirmed for Australia

The Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label special edition has been confirmed and detailed for the Australian market, ahead of a local launch in April. Limited to 500 units nationally, the Dark Label is positioned between the Highline and Ultimate variants of the German ute, though pricing is yet to be confirmed...

2018 Volkswagen Polo recalled for towing eye fix

Volkswagen Australia has recalled the 2018 model-year Polo, over fears the welding on the included towing eye could fail under duress. According to the company, the towing eye in the vehicle tool kit could tear when force is exerted on it. If it does tear, the towrope could sling back and injure people standing nearby. A total of 2611 cars are affected by the recall...

CarAdvice podcast 88: Our CEO talks cars we own

In the studio, this week with Mandy Turner is Mike Costello and Mike Stevens. Included in car news, stricter fuel standards are set to bring cleaner cars to Aussie roads, Jeep designer says Cherokee was ready for a makeover, and the Lancer will be gone by the end of 2018...

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi claims 2017 sales crown – here are the numbers

The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance has claimed the global passenger vehicle sales crown for 2017 ahead of the Volkswagen Group and Toyota Motor Company. According to figures released by the various companies, the French-Japanese alliance has successfully broken the two-way lockout of the sales charts in recent times...

2018 Volkswagen Polo pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 Volkswagen Polo range have been revealed this week, with the all-new light hatch to kick off at $17,990 before on-road costs when it arrives in showrooms next month. The sixth-generation of Volkswagen's light car comes in at just $800 more than the vehicle it replaces, despite being larger in every dimension, more powerful and featuring more equipment...

VW suspends lobbying head over latest emissions scandal

Volkswagen has suspended Thomas Steg, chief lobbyist, over emissions tests partially funded by the car maker, which are said to have involved monkeys breathing in air with diesel fumes. "We are currently in the process of investigating the work of the EUGT, which was dissolved in 2017, and drawing all the necessary consequences...

Diesel emissions tested on monkeys to disprove health risks - report

In a report by The New York Times, court documents are said to confirm caged monkeys were exposed to diesel emissions for hours during tests in 2014, in an attempt to challenge a World Health Organisation (WHO) classification of diesel particulates, or 'soot', as a carcinogen...

2018 Volkswagen Crafter Runner pricing and specs

The 2018 Volkswagen Crafter Runner has arrived in Australia, starting at $48,490 before on-road costs. Available in both medium- and long-wheelbase bodies ($51,990), the Crafter Runner is the first version of the all-new van to arrive Down Under, with the wider range to slowly make its way to Australia...