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2019 SsangYong Musso review

SsangYong is back in Australia, and its most important model is the Musso. We see how the Korean 4WD ute stacks up...

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ANCAP: Focus, G70, I-Pace and Santa Fe get five-star ratings
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ANCAP: Focus, G70, I-Pace and Santa Fe get five-star ratings

ANCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to the Ford Focus, Genesis G70, Hyundai Santa Fe and Jaguar I-Pace this week. The two SUVs managed 94 per cent for adult occupant protection, while the Focus and G70 posted 85 per cent and 81 per cent respectively. Interestingly, the Focus managed an impressive 87 per cent score for child occupant protection, which was better than the other three models...


2019 Skoda Fabia pricing and specs
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2019 Skoda Fabia pricing and specs

Skoda has announced pricing and specs for the mildly-revised 2019 Fabia range, which brings with it new safety tech and the same pair of three-cylinder engines. Two powertrains are offered in the Fabia: a 70TSI with five-speed manual, making 70kW and 160Nm, or an 81TSI with seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, making 81kW and 200Nm. Both are 1...


Jaguar XJ50 on sale from $222,478
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Jaguar XJ50 on sale from $222,478

Jaguar Australia has announced pricing for the XJ50 special edition, available locally in four variants priced from $222,478 before on-road costs. Commemorating five decades of Jaguar's flagship limousines, the XJ50 is available with both the 250kW 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine and 221kW 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, along with standard- and long-wheelbase bodies...


2019 Lexus RC pricing and specs
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2019 Lexus RC pricing and specs

Lexus Australia has detailed the facelifted 2019 RC line-up, with the refreshed range kicking off at $66,174 plus on-road costs. For 2019 the RC gets a revised look, including new re-styled LED headlights, updated bumpers, a new-look 'spindle' grille mesh pattern, new alloy wheel designs, and side mirrors from the flagship LC coupe...


HSV Colorado SportsCat Look Pack revealed
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HSV Colorado SportsCat Look Pack revealed

HSV has added a new 'Look Pack' to its Colorado SportsCat range, stripping out some of the mechanical enhancements but maintaining the same tough looks offered on the SportsCat+. In keeping with the range-topping SportsCat+, the new Look Pack brings a new fascia, grille, fender flares, bonnet bulge, hard tonneau and 18-inch alloy wheels to the SportsCat, visually mimicking its more expensive sibling...


2019 TVR Griffith delayed
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2019 TVR Griffith delayed

The new TVR Griffith has been held up by European Union rules regarding factory construction, according to a new report from Europe. With three per cent of the company owned by the Welsh government, which also pitched in with a £2 million loan, Autocar reports TVR is subject to EU rules around state funding...


2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 4: The sales rep

2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 4: The sales rep

While we spend our time at CarAdvice reviewing cars for a living, there are plenty of other owners out there who spend as much, if not more, time in their vehicles as we do. Plenty of them are CarAdvice readers or listeners to the podcast and radio shows too – truck drivers, couriers, hire car chauffeurs, tradesmen and, of course, sales reps...


2019 Infiniti Q30, QX30 pricing and specs
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2019 Infiniti Q30, QX30 pricing and specs

Infiniti Australia has released pricing and specifications for the upgraded 2019 Q30 and QX30 range, now priced from $44,900 before on-road costs. Headlining the changes for the new model year is the range-wide standard inclusion of a rear-view camera and DAB+ digital radio – the former a glaring omission in the Q30/QX30 spec sheet at the base level previously...


2019 Volkswagen Touareg: Initial details
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2019 Volkswagen Touareg: Initial details

The new, third-generation Volkswagen Touareg arrives in Australia during the second quarter of 2019. It’ll sit atop VW’s range alongside the sleek Arteon, and like that sleek elongated hatchback is now pitched at the luxury part of the market. MORE: 2019 Volkswagen Touareg review Design: There’s a hell of a lot of Audi in the new Touareg’s design, with a side profile reminiscent of the smaller Q5...


2019 Honda HR-V Sport: Turbo SUV revealed for the UK - UPDATE
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2019 Honda HR-V Sport: Turbo SUV revealed for the UK - UPDATE

Honda UK has revealed and detailed the 2019 HR-V Sport, a new version of the company's compact SUV that is scheduled to go on sale in the first half of next year. UPDATE, 30/11/18: Honda Australia has again ruled out the introduction of the 1.5-litre turbo engine for local HR-V models...


Ferrari SP3JC unveiled
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Ferrari SP3JC unveiled

The Ferrari SP3JC has been revealed, created as a bespoke commission for an unnamed customer who wanted a "pure, uncompromising roadster" using the the chassis and drivetrain of the F12 TdF. This means there's a 6.3-litre V12 up front cranking out 574kW of power and 705Nm of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission...


BMW i3 120Ah here in February from $68,700
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BMW i3 120Ah here in February from $68,700

BMW Australia has confirmed availability and details for the updated i3 120Ah line-up, scheduled to touch down locally early next year. As before, both standard 'i3' and 'i3s' variants will be offered, with the former kicking off at $68,700 before on-road costs, and the latter priced from $69,900 plus ORCs...


2020 Toyota Corolla sedan hybrid revealed, confirmed for Oz
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2020 Toyota Corolla sedan hybrid revealed, confirmed for Oz

Toyota has confirmed the upcoming Corolla sedan will be offered with hybrid power when it arrives in Australia, following the reveal of the petrol-electric sedan at the Los Angeles motor show this week. Scheduled to arrive by mid-2020, the Corolla Hybrid sedan will be one of five new hybrid models set to launch Down Under in the next 18 months, alongside the all-new RAV4 due during the first half of next year...


2019 Nissan Murano revealed in Los Angeles
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2019 Nissan Murano revealed in Los Angeles

Nissan North America has debuted the updated 2019 Murano at the Los Angeles motor show this week, alongside the updated Maxima sedan. Like its sedan-bodied stablemate, the new Murano gets a range of cosmetic, technology and trim upgrades to give it a more upmarket look and feel, along with the wider availability of Nissan's Safety Shield 360 driver assistance technologies...


Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport: Track-only special revealed
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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport: Track-only special revealed

Porsche might have stolen the show with its new '992' 911 Carrera S in Los Angeles, but it hasn't given up on the current-generation car quite yet. Just 200 examples will be built and, if you hadn't guessed from the livery, ankle-breaking splitter and giant wing, the GT2 RS Clubsport isn't road legal – the 'standard' GT2 RS already fills that role...


2019 Hyundai Palisade revealed in LA
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2019 Hyundai Palisade revealed in LA

The all-new Hyundai Palisade has made its official debut at the Los Angeles motor show, ahead of its North American launch in the summer of 2019. Serving as the Korean brand's new SUV flagship, the Palisade will sit above the Santa Fe in Hyundai's line-up and go up against the likes of the Mazda CX-9 and the Toyota Highlander (Kluger) in the States...


Mazda design 'less digital, more handcrafted’
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Mazda design 'less digital, more handcrafted’

Mazda says its design language is focused on originality and the art of human creation, eschewing the current trend for a more digital design process, which it says leads to most modern cars looking similar. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Los Angeles motor show, Mazda design boss, Ikuo Maeda, said continuous focus on becoming a more premium offering in the mainstream market has forced the brand's design team to raise its game...


2019 Nissan Maxima unveiled
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2019 Nissan Maxima unveiled

Nissan has revealed the refreshed 2019 Maxima at the Los Angeles motor show this week, headlined by an updated design inside and out, along with the availability of the company's Safety Shield 360 tech suite. As revealed in the single frontal image a few weeks ago, the updated Maxima gets new jewel-like LED headlights and a revised LED daytime-running light signature, a deeper version of the V-motion front grille, revised tail-lights, and new bumpers...


2020 Kia Soul, Soul EV officially revealed
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2020 Kia Soul, Soul EV officially revealed

Kia has bared its third-generation Soul, with a more aggressive new face, a higher-tech interior and the introduction of an electric model packing a 64kWh battery. On the outside, the new Soul is 4196mm long, 1800mm wide and 1600mm tall. Those dimensions largely mirror those of its predecessor, with an extra 259mm between the wheels helping deliver a more planted look...