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REVISIT: 2019 Hyundai Elantra Active review
  • Engine and gearbox work together nicely to deliver a smooth drive; Local suspension tune, as always a bonus; Standard equipment makes for even better value for money
  • Safety kit that we'd recommend is a $1700 option; Competition in this segment is unbelievably tough; Fuel usage was a little higher than we'd like around town

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8.4 / 10

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REVISIT: 2019 Hyundai Elantra Active review

It was the mid-life facelift that signalled the Elantra sedan would be the testbed for Hyundai's design experiments. Now we know what the new one looks like, so let's revisit this 2018 refresh of the outgoing model.

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The debate about electric vehicles needs to shift from ‘range’ to ‘quality’
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The debate about electric vehicles needs to shift from ‘range’ to ‘quality’

The thought first struck me recently while I was testing the Harley Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle. It’s easy to think, too, given how quiet it is. Then, it popped into my mind again while I was testing the 2021 Audi e-tron at the local launch drive...


2021 Mazda BT-50 review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2021 Mazda BT-50 review

The all-new Mazda BT-50 is finally available in Australia, and it's been a long time coming. Underneath, it's the same as the Isuzu D-Max, but with undoubted Mazda styling.

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$44,090 - $59,990

2021 Audi E-Tron: Five interesting facts for Australian buyers
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2021 Audi E-Tron: Five interesting facts for Australian buyers

Having spent a solid day behind the wheel of the 2021 Audi E-Tron, it's hard not to be impressed by some of the technical detail that underpins Audi's new electric SUV. Like Tesla's over the air updates and clever app-based controllability, BMW's extensive use of recycled materials inside the i3, and the way Nissan is looking to repurpose old Leaf electric hatch batteries as fixed power solutions in another life, electric vehicles bring with them a different way of thinking...


2021 Audi E-Tron review: Wagon and Sportback
Rating: 8.810 /10
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2021 Audi E-Tron review: Wagon and Sportback

The 2021 Audi E-Tron continues the slowly building avalanche of new electric vehicles from the established players. It's an SUV, too, which should fit right into the minds of Australian buyers.


Mitsubishi Australia celebrates 40 years, Outlander PHEV update due in October
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Mitsubishi Australia celebrates 40 years, Outlander PHEV update due in October

Today is a big day for Mitsubishi Motors Australia, with the brand celebrating 40 years Down Under. Looking back over the history of the brand, it's easy to assume one of two things. Either, it seems like Mitsubishi has been around for a lot longer than 40 years. Or, as some in the CarAdvice office have remarked, that 40 years went by pretty quickly...


Stefano Domenicali stands down as Lamborghini CEO and heads back to Formula 1
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Stefano Domenicali stands down as Lamborghini CEO and heads back to Formula 1

Stefano Domenicali, former team principal at Scuderia Ferrari F1 (2008-2014) never tried to hide his love of the sport anytime we had the chance to discuss all things Lamborghini with him at various launch events around the world. While his switch from Ferrari to Lamborghini in 2016 was met with a few raised eyebrows among the supercar elite, his return to F1 – in the top job no less – will raise few eyebrows...


2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ review

It's big and brash, but it's also up to date and packed with standard inclusions. We test the Silverado 1500 to assess the most advanced US truck currently on sale in Australia.


2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe review

Updated and restyled, the new GLE53 AMG is both a proper SUV and a performance coupe – seemingly all in one big, flexible package.


2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior long-term review: Around town

2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior long-term review: Around town

In the first driving instalment of our Navara N-Trek Warrior long-term review, we're looking at how this off-roader handles regular urban duties


2020 Nissan Patrol Ti towing review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2020 Nissan Patrol Ti towing review

We've tested the Patrol extensively, but not on a longer towing expedition. Once again, the big Nissan impressed across the board.


Former Jaguar and Lotus designer Wayne Burgess moves to Paramex
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Former Jaguar and Lotus designer Wayne Burgess moves to Paramex

Renowned design and engineering consultancy, Paramex, has announced that British designer, Wayne Burgess, will oversee the group’s expanding design operations. Established in 1999, Paramex is currently undergoing a period of accelerated growth and is set to move into new facilities in Coventry, the heart of Britain’s automotive industry...


2020 Jeep Compass Night Eagle review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2020 Jeep Compass Night Eagle review

New to the Compass range, the Night Eagle offers FWD rather than AWD, and an impressive level of standard equipment for the asking price.


2020 Honda Civic VTi-S hatch review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2020 Honda Civic VTi-S hatch review

The Honda Civic hatch has always been a favourite in this country, but now SUVs are Honda's go-to. Still, the revised Civic offers a credible, value-packed alternative.


Nissan aims to make carbon fibre more affordable – and use it on more models
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Nissan aims to make carbon fibre more affordable – and use it on more models

Once the realm of only the most exotic, and most expensive supercars, carbon fibre is more widely used now than ever before, across manufacturing sectors outside traditional industries. The material used widely in planes, rockets and those aforementioned expensive sportscars, still hasn’t been broadly available though...