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When planning to buy a new car, it pays to have options. And while the Australian car market currently offers more than enough to keep you browsing for weeks on end – there's more to come over the next 12 months...

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2021 Volkswagen Golf R spied almost undisguised - UPDATE
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2021 Volkswagen Golf R spied almost undisguised - UPDATE

UPDATE, July 7: New photos, revealing nothing new in terms of final details, have again captured the upcoming 2021 Volkswagen Golf R in its final stages of testing. We've added those photos to this story (the blue Golf), but it is otherwise unchanged. February 12, 2020: The next-generation Volkswagen Golf R has been photographed practically undisguised during testing in snow-covered Sweden...


Hyundai 45 EV Concept revealed - UPDATE: video tour
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Hyundai 45 EV Concept revealed - UPDATE: video tour

UPDATE: As it did with its recent Tucson-previewing Vision T concept, Hyundai has had its chief designer SangYung Lee explain the inspiration and virtues of last year's 45 electric vehicle concept. The small EV has been spied testing in production form in recent months, but, for now, Hyundai has yet to offer any word on timing for its global debut...


2021 Peugeot 2008 revealed - UPDATE: Australia confirmed
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2021 Peugeot 2008 revealed - UPDATE: Australia confirmed

UPDATE: Peugeot's Australian distributor Inchcape has released a short statement today confirming the 2021 Peugeot 2008 is set for an Australian debut this year, but specific timing, model details and pricing is still to be revealed. June 19, 2019: Peugeot has revealed its latest, littlest SUV and in both internal-combustion and pure-electric form...


2021 Volkswagen Arteon R and wagon revealed – UPDATE: New photos
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2021 Volkswagen Arteon R and wagon revealed – UPDATE: New photos

UPDATE, November 27: Volkswagen has handed down a new set of Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake photos this week, as part of its UK-market launch. We've added those pictures to the gallery for this story (click any photo here to access the gallery), which is otherwise unchanged and focused mostly on the R models...


CarAdvice.com Community Guidelines
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CarAdvice.com Community Guidelines

NOTE: This post, first published in early 2017, will periodically be 'resurfaced' in the news section to ensure it remains front of mind for our enthusiastic community of commenters.  As the number of eager and engaged visitors to CarAdvice.com continues to grow, so does the size of our thriving and active 'comments section'...


Kia has partnered with Uber to offer free trips to the Australian Open
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Kia has partnered with Uber to offer free trips to the Australian Open

Sponsored by Kia Kia's Australian Open courtesy fleet expands for 2020, with a fresh twist: a designated "fan fleet" providing free trips for tennis fans. The fleet, comprised of 30 new Kia Seltos compact SUVs, will be available to tennis-goers via Uber's app and will offer courtesy trips to Melbourne Park from anywhere in the CBD...


The world's cutest Suzuki Jimnys are coming to Australia

The world's cutest Suzuki Jimnys are coming to Australia

Just in case you don’t find Suzuki’s mini-off-roader cute and charismatic enough, Japanese auto styling house DAMD Inc now offers dress-up kits to make your JB64 series Suzuki Jimny look like, well, a number of different classic off-roaders. There are currently two kits on offer: ‘Little-D’, a nod to the classic Land Rover Defender, and ‘Mini-G’, which sports the sleek, yet boxy, features of a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen...


Lexus Australia introduces capped-price servicing
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Lexus Australia introduces capped-price servicing

Liam Murphy • Toyota’s luxury division Lexus has introduced capped-price servicing for its Australian customers. The option comes more than 11 years after Lexus’ parent company Toyota introduced capped-price servicing to the Australian market in 2008. Available on all Lexus models delivered from January 1, 2020, the initiative is an expansion of the brand’s Encore Owner Benefits Program...


Hyundai Australia hosts first ever N Festival

Hyundai Australia hosts first ever N Festival

“Is this anybody’s first time on a racetrack?” Hyundai N Technician Geoff Fear asks from atop the pit wall of Wakefield Park Raceway. It’s a question I’ve only ever seen inspire sheepishness in participants of track days before, yet when a third of the crowd of 128 drivers gathered in front of Fear shoot a hand towards the sky, they do it with glee...


Ford Mustang: the unloved and the unpopular

Ford Mustang: the unloved and the unpopular

The unveiling of Ford’s new Mustang Mach-E electric-crossover has completely polarised public opinion. Some say the iconic pony car must evolve with the times while others feel applying the Mustang nameplate to an electric-powered SUV is just as bad as that time Ford nearly turned its long-running muscle car into a front-wheel-drive Mazda...


The week's top news stories: November 24, 2019
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The week's top news stories: November 24, 2019

Darcy Foster • If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here. Check them out, and let us know what caught your eye...


Bloodhound LSR tops 1000km/h in testing
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Bloodhound LSR tops 1000km/h in testing

Darcy Foster • The Bloodhound LSR has recorded a top speed of 1010km/h (628mph) in final testing for 2019 ahead of a land-speed record attempt some time in the next two years. Piloted by Air Force wing commander Andy Green, the Bloodhound LSR completed a number of tests and obtained vital data to help engineers determine the rocket’s payload size for a crack at the current land-speed record...


Ken Block conquers Tianmen Mountain in Climbkhana 2 - video
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Ken Block conquers Tianmen Mountain in Climbkhana 2 - video

Darcy Foster • Ken Block is at it again. Dubbed ‘Climbkhana Two’, the latest 'khana' video sees the rally and drift ace take on the 99-turn, 11km Tianmen Mountain road in China. Ken’s ascent to ‘Heaven’s Gate’ (the literal Mandarin translation of ‘Tianmen’) required serious planning, but luckily he had one of the newest tools in his automotive arsenal for the job; the Hoonitruck...


Pininfarina Battista reaches production
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Pininfarina Battista reaches production

Darcy Foster • Named after company founder Battista Farina, the all-electric Battista is set to launch late in 2020 with a price tag of US$2 million dollars (~$3 million) with 150 units slated for production. Though its body is designed in Italy, the Battista shares its electric powertrain and between 30 and 40 per cent of its components with the Rimac C Two, which calls Croatia home...