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Kia forecasts record 2020 after bucking the trend during last year's market slump

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Kia forecasts record 2020 after bucking the trend during last year's market slump

Kia, the only brand inside the Top 10 to post a sales gain in 2019 – the weakest market in eight years – believes there is still room to grow in 2020 for companies that have cars buyers want at prices they're prepared to pay...

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Kia says demand for its electric cars overseas could delay their arrival in Australia
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Kia says demand for its electric cars overseas could delay their arrival in Australia

Kia Australia was hoping to go electric for the 2020 Australian Tennis Open – with a fleet of electric vehicles to shuttle sports stars and support screws during the event before the cars arrived in local showrooms. However, those plans were scuttled by strong demand overseas, pushing Australia down the queue for Kia's electric-car rollout...


2020 Jeep Gladiator review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2020 Jeep Gladiator review

The Jeep Gladiator will arrive into Australia with all the fanfare you'd expect, given we've wanted a Wrangler-based ute for a long time.


2019 Skoda Octavia 110TSI Sport sedan review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2019 Skoda Octavia 110TSI Sport sedan review

Those of you not wanting a hardcore performance sedan would do well to take a close look at the Skoda Octavia 110TSI Sport, which blends sedan and hatch practicality with sharp pricing.


2019 Toyota RAV4 Edge petrol auto review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2019 Toyota RAV4 Edge petrol auto review

If you want an AWD RAV4 that isn't hybrid, you've got one choice, the Edge. While the hybrid is incredibly efficient, there's still something to be said for the petrol-only variant.


2019 Toyota HiAce review: LWB petrol auto
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2019 Toyota HiAce review: LWB petrol auto

The new HiAce is vastly superior to the one it replaces. Here we take a look at the petrol auto variant – the one to go for, if power is your preference.


Jeep aiming to be 'greenest SUV brand' by 2022
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Jeep aiming to be 'greenest SUV brand' by 2022

It's a lofty claim, but Jeep is adamant it can become 'the greenest SUV brand in the world' by 2022 – by adding electrification to all models across its portfolio. The bold claim was made to Australian journalists by Jeep global president Christian Meunier at the launch of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator in New Zealand...


Jeep Gladiator: Diesel engine still not confirmed for Australia
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Jeep Gladiator: Diesel engine still not confirmed for Australia

The dual-cab ute segment is going to get another contender when the 2020 Jeep Gladiator lands locally by the middle of next year, but the picture remains unclear on pricing – and now a diesel engine looks unlikely. The big Jeep won't have off-road bragging rights all to itself either, now that the Ranger Raptor has a firm foothold and with the release of Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior imminent...


2019 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S review
Rating: 8.810 /10
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2019 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S review

The Carrera 4S isn't the cheapest 911 in the range, but it's the purist's AWD variant in a way. It's also a sensational thing to drive.


2019 Suzuki Jimny automatic review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2019 Suzuki Jimny automatic review

We've tested the Jimny extensively off-road and we know what it is capable of, but this time we drive the auto around town to see if it makes sense as a city car.


2020 MG HS: Chinese Mazda CX-5 rival priced from $30,990
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2020 MG HS: Chinese Mazda CX-5 rival priced from $30,990

The 2020 MG HS will launching Australia priced from $30,990 drive away for the price-leading Vibe variant, with the range-topping Excite priced from $33,990 drive away. The MSRP for those two models are $29,990 and $32,990 respectively, and the HS replaces the previous GS that Australian buyers will be familiar with...


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC review

A popular model for Mercedes-Benz, the revised GLC must take the fight to other heavy hitters in the segment. With new infotainment and tech inclusions, it is primed for that fight.


2019 Nissan Leaf long-term review: Charging at home and work

2019 Nissan Leaf long-term review: Charging at home and work

A big part of the EV life is simply keeping it charged. Without the in-and-out convenience of filling up at the bowser, can an EV satisfy on the same level?


2020 Audi A1 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2020 Audi A1 review

The revised Audi A1 is an important vehicle for the brand in Australia - both as an entry point and for existing customers. It's a better vehicle all-round than the one it replaces too.

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2019 Alpine A110 review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Alpine A110 review

The Alpine A110 harks back to a bygone era in both style and substance. Its performance and execution are thoroughly modern, though.