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2021 Kia Cerato GT sedan review: Runout wrap
  • Kitted-out interior; Grippy tyres backed up by willing chassis; Entertaining handling profile
  • Ridiculous fake engine noise; Overly harsh ride; Cumbersome transmission tune

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2021 Kia Cerato GT sedan review: Runout wrap

Kia is one of the few carmakers to back up its sporty GT badging, but do the sporty aspects of the Kia Cerato GT ruin its ability to cater to the everyday?

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The inflated used car price bubble needs to burst
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The inflated used car price bubble needs to burst

Like many of you, I get endless enjoyment from window-shopping used cars online. Whether it’s looking at prestigious international auction houses for my dream Ferrari F40 or searching online listings a little closer to home (and reality) for another old BMW, scanning through lists of classified ads with an imaginary briefcase full of cash is a great time-waster...


2022 Chevrolet Corvette to make first Australian appearance at The Bend this weekend
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2022 Chevrolet Corvette to make first Australian appearance at The Bend this weekend

The Australian public will be able to lay eyes on the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette this weekend at the 2021 OTR Supersprint Supercars Championship event. Teasers posted to GM Speciality Vehicles’ (GMSV) social media accounts cryptically suggest something’s “Just around The Bend”, strongly hinting that punters will be able to get up close and personal with the long-awaited sports car at The Bend Motorsport Park this weekend in South Australia...


Are plug-in hybrid fuel consumption claims accurate in the real world?
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Are plug-in hybrid fuel consumption claims accurate in the real world?

Some big claims are made by car manufacturers when marketing their electric and plug-in hybrid cars, but how often are these marketing boasts actually accurate in the real world? For instance, BMW says its 530e plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) sedan will do 54km on full battery electric power and record a 2.3L/100km fuel consumption when using both electric and petrol power...


Around the tracks: Toyota proves hydrogen cars can sound good
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Around the tracks: Toyota proves hydrogen cars can sound good

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...


Around the tracks: GMC Hummer EV’s crab walk spied in traffic
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Around the tracks: GMC Hummer EV’s crab walk spied in traffic

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...


2022 Nissan 400Z review: Virtual drive with Project Cars 3

2022 Nissan 400Z review: Virtual drive with Project Cars 3

We couldn't wait for the real thing, so we've slipped behind the virtual wheel of the next Nissan Z for a sneak peek.


Porsche restoration challenge sees 40 classic Porsches revived to their former glory
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Porsche restoration challenge sees 40 classic Porsches revived to their former glory

In stark contrast to some other manufacturers, Porsche still holds a special place in its heart for its back catalogue of classic cars. That’s why it’s announced a new competition held among its United States dealership network to see which workshop will win the 2021 Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge...


Geely Xingyue transforms Volvo’s CMA platform into Chinese large SUV flagship
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Geely Xingyue transforms Volvo’s CMA platform into Chinese large SUV flagship

The 2021 Geely Xingyue L has been revealed at the 2021 Shanghai motor show. The five-seat large SUV is built upon Geely's (and subsidiary Volvo’s) shared Compact Modular Architecture, which also underpins the Volvo XC40 small SUV and sits below Geely’s current model line-up...


Lincoln Zephyr Reflection revealed: Zephyr name revived for Shanghai motor show concept
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Lincoln Zephyr Reflection revealed: Zephyr name revived for Shanghai motor show concept

Lincoln China has revived the Zephyr nameplate by unveiling the new Zephyr Reflection concept car at the 2021 Shanghai motor show, intended solely for the Chinese market. It is said to precede an eventual production four-door sedan slated to debut later in 2021, and is designed to preview Lincoln’s future styling strategy and technology showcase...


Miniature 2022 Nissan GT-R Nismo included as McDonald’s Happy Meal surprise
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Miniature 2022 Nissan GT-R Nismo included as McDonald’s Happy Meal surprise

Nissan has partnered with McDonald’s Japan to bundle a new 2022 Nissan GT-R Nismo diecast toy into the Happy Set (Happy Meal) as part of the 2022 production model’s launch. A McDonald’s-themed version of the updated 2022 GT-R Nismo has been unveiled alongside the promotion announcement, which sees the supercar wrapped in a striking chrome gold, and features the McDonald’s script emblazoned on top of its rear wing...


Auto industry hampered again by rubber supply shortages
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Auto industry hampered again by rubber supply shortages

Production within the automotive industry continues to be stifled, as rubber stock shortages add to semiconductor chip supply issues that could see delays balloon out to years. While the car industry has had its eyes on the aforementioned semiconductor shortages which have plagued auto manufacturing since the start of 2021, market analysts are now predicting that the next material to become hot property will be rubber...


Toyota BZ: Electric concept SUV teased ahead of April 19 reveal
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Toyota BZ: Electric concept SUV teased ahead of April 19 reveal

Toyota is gearing up to reveal its first-ever electric vehicle in the modern era, by teasing a sneak peek at a RAV4-sized SUV under its new Beyond Zero (BZ) banner. However, the vehicle slated for reveal at the 2021 Shanghai motor show on 19 April 2021 – and first teased in March 2021 – is just a concept, with the production model to arrive later in 2021...


Mini begins to outlay electric plans, could reintroduce Minor nameplate – report
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Mini begins to outlay electric plans, could reintroduce Minor nameplate – report

Mini’s future plans are already coming to fruition, as its parent company BMW is set to spearhead the British brand’s electric transformation with a new super-compact electric light hatch, a larger Countryman crossover SUV and a new long-range people mover. British publication Autocar reports the current Mini three-door hatch and its five-door counterpart will be replaced, as well as the Convertible and Clubman models...


California Dreamin' in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

California Dreamin' in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Ever heard of the saying “hard act to follow”? Well, succeeding the Holden Captiva, the incoming 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will have little to worry about. When it arrives later this year wearing a Holden badge, the five-seat Equinox will be sold alongside the ageing Captiva until early 2018 – talk about chalk and cheese...