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Mini JCW Millbrook Edition on sale from $57,275

Mini Australia has announced the JCW Millbrook Edition, a special version of its three-door performance hatch to be available in strictly limited numbers. Just 20 units will be offered locally, priced from $57,275 plus on-road costs...

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2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 power outputs leaked
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2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 power outputs leaked

Details about the powertrain of the next-generation Mercedes-AMG A45 have been published by a German online insurance website. The details are available now to anyone trying to obtain an insurance quote from HUK24. According to the insurer, the A45 will be available in both standard and S forms. The base AMG A45 will have a turbocharged 2...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Trent Nikolic: Abarth 595

The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Trent Nikolic: Abarth 595

Plenty of CarAdvice team members have had a serious crack at me for my choice for favourite car of the year. However, the ones who have are forgetting one critical element of any car review - fit for purpose. And that's where the Abarth 595 nails its brief in spectacular fashion. Since first driving it at its local launch, I've clocked up countless kilometres in the 595...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 drift mode teased
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 drift mode teased

Mercedes-AMG has teased its upcoming hot-hatch flagship, the A45, with a video showcasing its hotly-anticipated drift mode. The new video was shared on Mercedes-Benz social channels overnight, and shows a camouflaged pre-production car getting very sideways around a wet track somewhere in Northern Germany...


2019 Mini JCW now WLTP-compliant
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2019 Mini JCW now WLTP-compliant

Mini has detailed the mildly-updated JCW Hatch for Europe, complete with a new particulate filter helping it meet Euro 6d-Temp emissions regulations on the tough WLTP test cycle. Power still comes from a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine making 170kW/320Nm, hooked up to a six-speed manual transmission as standard. An eight-speed automatic is also be available...


Renault Sport Performance Parts announced in Europe
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Renault Sport Performance Parts announced in Europe

Renault Sport Europe has revealed a range of performance-oriented parts for the Clio RS, as the first step towards a catalogue of style- and race-focused pieces for the entire RS garage. The parts will be launched under the RS Performance badge, with the initial offerings falling into two baskets: a line of accessories for track days, and a range of non-car accessories like clothing and workshop parts...


2017/18 Honda Civic Type R recalled
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2017/18 Honda Civic Type R recalled

Honda has recalled the 2017-18 Civic Type R, over concerns about the owner's manual. In one of the stranger recalls we've covered, some cars may have been supplied with an owner's manual missing certain required information. In other cars, the manual might not have been supplied at all...


Honda Civic Type R meets S2000 on track - video
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Honda Civic Type R meets S2000 on track - video

The latest Honda Civic Type R has already established itself as one of the meanest, quickest hatchbacks going around – then again, it would want to be, given its storied lineage. Along with a history of quick, front-drive hatchbacks, Honda has the S2000 in its back catalogue. Sure, it's a rear-wheel drive convertible, but the idea of putting one head-to-head with the latest Type R is still tasty...


Mini Cooper JCW GP confirmed for 2020
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Mini Cooper JCW GP confirmed for 2020

Mini has confirmed a new stripped out John Cooper Works GP is being developed, ahead of an on-sale date at some point in 2020. Previewed by the John Cooper Works GP concept revealed in 2017, the car will follow in the footsteps of the 2006 JCW GP and 2012 JCW GP. Both those cars had just two seats, manual transmissions and roll cage, and both were built in very limited numbers...


Toyota Yaris GRMN unboxed by James May - video
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Toyota Yaris GRMN unboxed by James May - video

The internet is full of 'unboxing' videos where YouTubers unpack new iPhones for their millions of subscribers, but what about products that are a little more out of the box – excuse the pun. In this new clip, former Top Gear host James May unboxes a real-life Toyota Yaris GRMN, the performance version of the Japanese manufacturer's run-of-the-mill light hatch...


Civic Type R v Defender V8 drag race - video
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Civic Type R v Defender V8 drag race - video

The Honda Civic Type R has already proven itself performance king among front-drive hot hatches, so now it's looking for bigger fish to fry. In what's one of the weirdest match-ups in drag race history, Top Gear has lined up the UK-built hatch against a Land Rover Defender – what?! However, this isn't just any Land Rover Defender, in fact, it's the 297kW/515Nm Defender Works V8, a bespoke version of the iconic off-roader created by Jaguar Land Rover to commemorate the model's 70th anniversary...


Hyundai Veloster N priced for the US
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Hyundai Veloster N priced for the US

Hyundai Motor America has confirmed pricing for the 2019 Veloster N hot hatch, with the entry-level version to start from US$26,900 ($37,266) in the US. By comparison, a standard Volkswagen Golf GTI starts at US$26,415 ($36,594), though the Hyundai is well-equipped, with standard features including LED headlights, 18-inch alloys, keyless entry with push-button start, an 8...


Civic  Type R v i30 N v Megane RS drag race - video
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Civic Type R v i30 N v Megane RS drag race - video

While the small hot hatch segment is bursting at the seams these days, but three recently-released models stick out as driver's picks – the Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai i30 N, and Renault Megane RS. Britain's Top Gear pits these three front-drive manual hot hatches against each other in a new video posted on YouTube, to see which is fastest in a straight line...


2018 Renault Megane RS280 Sport EDC Auto v Cup Manual comparison
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2018 Renault Megane RS280 Sport EDC Auto v Cup Manual comparison

Chances are that if you’ve got the all-new 2018 Renault Megane RS in your future car-ownership crosshairs, you’ve already decided on transmission preference in the choice between conventional manual and EDC dual-clutch types, even before you’ve so much as sat in the French hatch. Fair enough...


2018 Peugeot 308 GTi review
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2018 Peugeot 308 GTi review

The hot-hatch market is more crowded than ever. Where does the 308 GTi fit among a gamut of fun, fast, affordable rivals?


2019 Audi S3 spied again
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2019 Audi S3 spied again

The all-new Audi S3 has been spied again during development testing, ahead of an anticipated production debut sometime next year. Like the vehicle snapped in August, there's plenty of camouflage concealing the finer design details, but we can see the overall shape of the new-generation hatchback and certain elements that will distinguish the S3 hot hatch from its more sedate brethren...


Abarth 695 Rivale on sale from $44,990
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Abarth 695 Rivale on sale from $44,990

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed the Abarth 695 Rivale will be coming to Australia in strictly limited numbers, with pricing to kick off at $44,990 before on-road costs. Just 35 units will be delivered Down Under, available in both hatchback and cabriolet forms, all featuring a number of equipment, trim and colour appointments specific to this model inspired by Riva Yachts...


2019 Ford Focus ST spied undisguised
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2019 Ford Focus ST spied undisguised

The all-new Ford Focus ST has been spied without any camouflage this week near the Nurburgring in Germany, indicating an official debut isn't far away. Here we can see the more aggressive body kit compared to the ST-Line variant of the standard Focus, while large alloy wheels (a design available on the previous Focus ST) fill the arches...


Mini Kensington Edition on sale from $41,990 drive-away
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Mini Kensington Edition on sale from $41,990 drive-away

Mini Australia has launched the Kensington Edition based on both the Cooper and Cooper S Hatch range, available in very limited numbers. Only 15 examples of each variant will be offered – Cooper and Cooper S 3 Door, along with Cooper and Cooper S 5 Door – making for a total of 60 units allocated locally out of 800 examples worldwide...


Peugeot confirms electrified performance models from 2020
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Peugeot confirms electrified performance models from 2020

Peugeot has committed to bringing a range of "electrified sports vehicles", starting from 2020. While it hasn't quite confirmed what form these models will take, the French firm says it will "offer its customers a range of high-performance, low-emission electrified sports vehicles from 2020"...