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NSW EV charging investment, electric bus trial announced

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NSW EV charging investment, electric bus trial announced

The New South Wales Government has announced a major election promise today, confirming a not insignificant investment in its electric vehicle fleets and the state's growing EV charging network...

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2020 Toyota Supra unveiled: Japan's latest hero goes official at last
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2020 Toyota Supra unveiled: Japan's latest hero goes official at last

The last Toyota Supra went out of production in 2002, and our first story on the potential for its rebirth came in 2007 – a year after CarAdvice was founded – with the idea that the FT-HS concept could become the fifth-generation Supra...


New Cars: 2019 New Car Calendar
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New Cars: 2019 New Car Calendar

We said it in 2017, and in 2018, and we can safely say it again: last year was a big one for new model reveals, and 2019 is shaping up to bring more of the same. With new-car sales numbers having fallen short of a record effort in 2018, the 60-or-so brands operating in Australia will be hoping their latest offerings inspire more interest among local buyers...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Mike Stevens: Audi RS4 Avant
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The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Mike Stevens: Audi RS4 Avant

I don't understand why people aren't buying more wagons. Alright, I do understand it. It's my job, after all, to know how the market works and what draws people to the latest trends. What I mean, is: if you've bought a passenger car and it isn't a wagon, you've made the wrong choice. ("Flame suit on", "Come at me bro", "Don't @ me", et cetera...


2019 Audi Q8 review: 55 TFSI petrol
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2019 Audi Q8 review: 55 TFSI petrol

At last, Audi has a direct rival to the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe. Audi calls it a new flagship model, but is it up to the segment standard?

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The car lover's Christmas gift guide for 2018!
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The car lover's Christmas gift guide for 2018!

Near enough! So, just as we do every year, we've this week canvassed the CarAdvice office for suggestions on things they'd love for Christmas! As always, the result is a mix of toys you'll trample at midnight, socks you'll orphan, and genuinely practical items you'll find yourself realising – on the roadside, in the rain, miles from anywhere – you left in the garage...


New Cars: 2018 New Car Calendar, the December update
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New Cars: 2018 New Car Calendar, the December update

Last year was a huge one for new-model launches in Australia, bringing us cars like the all-new Giulia, the Volvo XC60, Hyundai i30, the Stinger and the... well, the list goes on, and you can find it here. Now we're most of the way into 2018, and in many respects it's been an even bigger year than the last...


2019 Toyota Prius facelifted: Australian debut in April
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2019 Toyota Prius facelifted: Australian debut in April

The facelifted 2019 Toyota Prius has been unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show today, ahead of an Australian debut set for next April. The new look, revealed at least partially through commissioned renderings in the Japanese press earlier this year, sees the fourth generation of the iconic hybrid given a less confronting face for the 2019 model year...


CarAdvice on YourMoney, 28 November 2018: What's on this week's show?
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CarAdvice on YourMoney, 28 November 2018: What's on this week's show?

On this week's episode of CarAdvice, Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric look at the impact of autonomous tech on driver attentiveness, Mazda's tough times, and news that will see recall-resistant drivers kept off the road. First up: A new study has shown that Tesla's Autopilot driving system can reduce a driver's reaction time in the event of an incident...


2019 Mazda 3: Leaked images reveal new look
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2019 Mazda 3: Leaked images reveal new look

UPDATE: And now it's official. Full details here. With an embargo on the new 2019 Mazda 3 hatch and sedan's global unveiling less than two hours away, a suite of leaked photos have found their way online. According to Jalopnik, 'another outlet' let these ones loose ahead of schedule. We love a big reveal as much as the next fan, but..


CarAdvice Open Day, Sydney: 1 December 2018
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CarAdvice Open Day, Sydney: 1 December 2018

Our last event in Melbourne went so well, CarAdvice Headquarters in Sydney is now also opening its doors for you to come and check out some cool machinery! We'll have awesome cars, free coffee, more cars, snacks, even more cars, and prizes to win. Oh, did we mention we'll have some awesome cars on display? BUT! Hush hush, we're still nailing down exactly which cars we'll have on the day...


CarAdvice on YourMoney, 21 November 2018: What's on this week's show?
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CarAdvice on YourMoney, 21 November 2018: What's on this week's show?

On this week's episode of CarAdvice, Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric look at revolutionary changes in Israel's car market, Ford's electrifying vans, Holden's design strategies, 7-seat SUVs and plenty more. First up: Israel is killing off the internal combustion engine, as is Norway. How will this impact global car development and production? Elsewhere, Ford is now producing electric Transit vans...


Carlos Ghosn arrested, guilty of 'serious misconduct', Nissan says - UPDATED
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Carlos Ghosn arrested, guilty of 'serious misconduct', Nissan says - UPDATED

UPDATE, 3am Tuesday November 20, 2018: Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan, has held a press conference in Tokyo giving out some details about arrest of and the allegations of wrongdoing against Carlos Ghosn. According to Automotive News, Saikawa confirmed Carlos Ghosn, chairman of Nissan and CEO of Renault, as well as Greg Kelly, a Nissan board member, have been taken into custody by Japanese authorities...


CarAdvice on YourMoney, 14 November 2018: What's on this week's show?
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CarAdvice on YourMoney, 14 November 2018: What's on this week's show?

On this week's episode of CarAdvice, Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric go over BMW's all-new X5 SUV, Volkswagen's success with brand loyalty, and a sales slump in China. One of BMW's most popular models, the big X5 SUV, has been renewed for a new generation. We've got pricing and details right here, and a review here too...


Aston Martin DBX SUV revealed with official camo set
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Aston Martin DBX SUV revealed with official camo set

The Aston Martin DBX will look exactly as one would expect, and blessedly very little like the jacked-up coupe concept unveiled in 2015. As these official 'spy photos' show, Aston Martin's long anticipated SUV will boast a silhouette that could almost be mistaken for an F-Pace or Levante – with, perhaps, the exception of that peculiar duckbill at the rear...