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Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been dealt another blow in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash tests, with the 2018 Fiat Panda failing to score even a one-star rating...

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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...


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...


Ford Fiesta, Ranger recalled
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Ford Fiesta, Ranger recalled

Ford has recalled the 2010-16 Fiesta and 2011-15 Ranger, over concerns about the pawl spring tab in the side-door latch. According to the company, the spring tab in a side-door latch could break, which usually prevents the door from latching. If the car can be closed, however, the door could open while the vehicle is moving...


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...


Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia rally team announced
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Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia rally team announced

Toyota Australia is throwing its considerable weight behind a factory rally operation, set to run two Yaris AP4 cars in the Australian Rally Championship (ARC). The new team will debut at Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour this weekend, with Harry Bates behind the wheel and John McCarthy in the co-driver's hot seat...


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...


2018 Volkswagen Polo long-term review: Farewell
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Volkswagen Polo long-term review: Farewell

Spending the last few months with Volkswagen's little hatchback has reinforced why we believe it's one of the segment leaders.


2019 Kia Rio pricing and specs
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2019 Kia Rio pricing and specs

Kia Australia has officially released pricing and specifications details for the refreshed 2019 Rio range, which is on sale from $16,990 before on-road costs. The outgoing Si and SLi variants have been replaced by the Sport and GT-Line locally, with the entry-level 'S' remaining unchanged for the new model year...


2019 Kia Rio GT-Line confirmed for Australia
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2019 Kia Rio GT-Line confirmed for Australia

The Kia Rio GT-Line will be coming to Australia after all, with a social media video by a Melbourne dealer confirming the sport-themed variant for the local line-up. UPDATE, 25/10/18: Kia Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the MY19 Rio range, read more here...


2018 Skoda Fabia Combi Scoutline revealed
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2018 Skoda Fabia Combi Scoutline revealed

The Skoda Fabia Combi Scoutline has been revealed for Europe, giving the company's smallest wagon a more rugged look. Available on all engines and colours of the regular Fabia Combi (wagon), the Scoutline brings crossover-style cosmetic upgrades like contrasting bumpers, wheel arch cladding and side sills, along with faux skid plate inserts front and rear...


Honda Jazz, Accord Euro added to Takata recall
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Honda Jazz, Accord Euro added to Takata recall

Honda has added the 2014/15 Accord Euro and 2014 Jazz to its Takata recall list. As with all cars affected by the Takata recall, the vehicles included in this campaign are fitted with airbag inflator propellant that, through a combination of heat and humidity, can degrade...


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...


2019 Audi A1 Allroad spied
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2019 Audi A1 Allroad spied

A prototype believed to be the 2019 Audi A1 Allroad has been snapped testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, wearing extra body cladding and a taller ride height. Beyond what we can see here, there aren't really any details available about the A1 Allroad. Audi has never offered one of its high-riding, toughened-up editions on anything smaller than an A4, so we're sort of in uncharted waters here...


Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition on sale from $21,990
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Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition on sale from $21,990

FIat Australia has launched the 500 Collezione Spring Edition, which brings a claimed $3100 of additional gear over the Lounge, priced from $21,990 before on-road costs. Just 70 examples will be brought Down Under, based on the current Lounge specification, with both hatchback and cabriolet versions available...


2019 Fiat 500 Collezione revealed for Europe
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2019 Fiat 500 Collezione revealed for Europe

Fiat has unveiled a new 500 Collezione edition in Europe, which gets a new set of Autumn-themed colour and trim options. On sale in European dealerships now, the 500 Collezione is available in both hatchback and convertible body styles, priced from £14,060 ($25,922) in the UK...


2018 Peugeot 208 GTi Édition Définitive review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Peugeot 208 GTi Édition Définitive review

Peugeot's send-off to the current-generation 208 GTi brings beefier looks and added performance for $4000. Is it worth it?

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2019 Abarth 595 revealed - UPDATE
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2019 Abarth 595 revealed - UPDATE

The refreshed Abarth 595 range has been revealed in the UK, headlined by new exterior colour options and an upgraded exhaust system on select variants. UPDATE, 12/10/118: We've added a full gallery of images for the updated Abarth 595. Click here for more pictures As before, the 595 is offered in four trim levels in Great Britain: 595, 595 Trofeo, 595 Turismo, and 595 Competizione, and two body styles – hatchback and convertible...


Opel to launch eight all-new or updated models by 2020
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Opel to launch eight all-new or updated models by 2020

German manufacturer Opel and its British sister Vauxhall have committed to no less than eight all-new or refreshed models before 2020, with a focus on growth segments. Of these eight models, three will be all-new versions of the Corsa light hatch, Vivaro van, and the successor to the Mokka X small crossover, the former two scheduled for launch next year, while the latter will hit the European market in 2020...


Mini streamlines model range in the UK
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Mini streamlines model range in the UK

Mini UK has announced a revised model structure across all its ranges, with each line available in three new 'styles' – Classic, Sport and Exclusive. Designed to streamline the specification process and make it easier for customers to choose their car, the company claims the new model structure will allow buyers to create their vehicle using five steps...