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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES arrives from $29,990

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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES arrives from $29,990

Following its introduction earlier this year, Mitsubishi has expanded the Eclipse Cross family with a new price-leading variant to give the range a more enticing entry point...

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2019 Mitsubishi ASX pricing and specs
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2019 Mitsubishi ASX pricing and specs

Where other carmakers play up their premium aspirations, Mitsubishi has done the opposite, adding new base level trims to the ASX as part of a model year 2019 refresh. With ASX positioned as the top-seller in the small SUV segment, Mitsubishi has attempted to amp up value as a means of sustaining volume...


2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES review: Quick drive
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES review: Quick drive

Electrification is the buzz word rocking the automotive world, and premium automakers are falling over themselves to join the race. All the while Mitsubishi has quietly offered plug-in hybrid technology on its Outlander SUV for years.


The automotive name of thrones: Multiple personalities
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The automotive name of thrones: Multiple personalities

Some automotive nameplates transcend boundaries, while others simply do not – or cannot. You might think you’re familiar with a certain car in our local market, but cross into another country and pseudonyms and assumed identities become a way of life for a number of brands. There’s no doubt some car names are irreplaceable...


2018 Mazda 6 Atenza turbo v 2005 Mazda 6 MPS comparison
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2018 Mazda 6 Atenza turbo v 2005 Mazda 6 MPS comparison

I like the idea of new things, new technologies, and new possibilities. But when reality sinks in, I still tend to prefer the experience of old things. That’s not always true, of course. I’m much happier spreading store-bought butter on pre-baked bread than I am churning my own milk and kneading the dough myself. I have to draw the line somewhere...


2019 Mazda CX-3 review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2019 Mazda CX-3 review

You could be forgiven for missing the changes to Mazda’s CX-3 at a glance, but Mazda knows its recipe for success pretty well and has stuck to it for the small SUV’s most recent update.

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$21,790 - $39,190

2019 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specs
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2019 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specs

Mazda has revealed pricing and specifications for its 2019 CX-3 small SUV range, which follows the lead of international versions by introducing a new centre console design with armrest and a new larger 1.8-litre diesel engine option. Amongst 2019 model year changes the CX-3 adopts a rear-view camera as standard equipment for the base model which sees a 7...


The automotive name of thrones: Local heroes
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The automotive name of thrones: Local heroes

Australia might not be the manufacturing epicentre of its own automotive ecosystem anymore, but there was once a time when being ‘Australia’s own’ was the only chance car brands had at success. There’s no doubt some car names have become icons unto themselves, though – to the point where they almost overshadow the brands that delivered them...


2018 Kia Optima Si review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2018 Kia Optima Si review

Fresh faced as part of a midlife update, the 2018 Kia Optima plots a steady course in a declining market segment, but is Kia’s midsizer any better or worse than the rest of its often underappreciated competitors?

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$33,390

Father’s Day 2018: A CarAdvice gift guide
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Father’s Day 2018: A CarAdvice gift guide

There’s gifts, and then there’s Father's day gifts. And, if your dad is a hardcore petrol head, or even just a casual auto enthusiast, these specially handpicked gifts as highlighted by the dads in the CarAdvice office ought to bring a smile to your old man’s dial come father day morning...


2018 Alpina B4 S coupe review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Alpina B4 S coupe review

Individuality matters as mass market sameness turns Australia’s collective carpark into a seething mass of silver SUV sameness. So how can you stand out from the pack? With something subtle like the Alpina B4 S, of course.


The automotive name of thrones: Conventions
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The automotive name of thrones: Conventions

Car companies put a lot of time and effort into the names of their vehicles. Some are overnight successes, while others are more of a slow road to success and others still are just plain embarrassing. There’s no doubt some car names have become icons unto themselves to the point where they almost overshadow the brands they come from...


2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer v Subaru Outback 3.6R
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2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer v Subaru Outback 3.6R

Sunny days at the beach, camping trips at the weekend, making new paths to new destinations. Not quite what you’d expect a humble station wagon to do, yet for years Aussie families did just that with trusty and rugged Kingswoods and Falcons. Fast-forward to the present and times have changed...


2018 Honda CR-V VTi review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Honda CR-V VTi review

While it may be the entry point to the CR-V range, the base-grade VTi neither looks nor feels like a cut-price path into Honda’s refreshingly competent medium SUV.


2018 Honda Odyssey VTi-L review
Rating: 7.110 /10
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2018 Honda Odyssey VTi-L review

Call it what you like, MPV, minivan, people mover… The Honda Odyssey can’t muster the same level of enthusiasm as similarly sized SUVs with seven seats.