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2019 Skoda Fabia detailed, here in Q4

Skoda has revealed new details and images of the updated 2019 Fabia, ahead of an Australian launch later this year...

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Citroen joins Takata recall
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Citroen joins Takata recall

Citroen Australia has recalled vehicles across several model lines as part of the Takata airbag campaign, including the old-generation C3, C4, DS3, DS4 and DS5. As with all Takata-related notices, the affected airbag inflators can feature propellant that degrades over time due to humidity and high temperatures...


2018 Citroen C3 Shine v Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition comparison
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2018 Citroen C3 Shine v Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition comparison

European cars are normally associated with high purchase and running costs, but these days you can get into a Euro vehicle for under 20 grand. The lower end of the passenger car market may not be as big as it used to be – such is the SUV-crazy age these days – but there are some solid options available for not a whole lot of money for those who want something that isn't a Toyota or Mazda...


2018 Audi A1, A3, A4 and Q3 special editions detailed
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2018 Audi A1, A3, A4 and Q3 special editions detailed

Audi has revealed a handful of cut-price limited editions based on the A1, A3, A4 and Q3 through its consumer website, offering more equipment and drive-away pricing. Kicking off proceedings is the A1 Sportback 1.4TFSI Style Edition, priced from $30,990 drive-away. It gains gains xenon headlights and light washers, LED tail-lights and 17-inch alloy wheels over the 1...


Kia Picanto X-Line coming to Australia
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Kia Picanto X-Line coming to Australia

It appears the Kia Picanto X-Line will indeed make its way Down Under, according to a leaked dealer bulletin obtained by CarAdvice this week. Going by the materials, the Picanto X-Line will be offered later this year as a limited-run AO Edition, with sales to kick off in November ahead of the 2019 Australian Open tennis Grand Slam...


Volkswagen GTI family faces off - video
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Volkswagen GTI family faces off - video

With the recent addition of the Up! GTI, Volkswagen has hot hatch for essentially all tastes. But which one is quickest in a straight line? Along with the current Golf, Polo and Up! GTI, this video throws a bit of a curveball into the mix, in the form of a pre-facelift Golf GTI Clubsport S...


2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review, report four: Road trip

2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review, report four: Road trip

You’ve seen how our long-term 2018 Volkswagen Polo has handled the city, and no surprise, it performs as well as a small hatch should. But now it’s time to take ‘Ginger’ – as James Wong has affectionately named it – on a road trip. The itinerary is a 1500-kilometre round trip on the east coast between Melbourne and Moruya, NSW, to see my folks...


Suzuki Swift mild-hybrid headed Down Under in 2019
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Suzuki Swift mild-hybrid headed Down Under in 2019

Suzuki Australia will add the mild-hybrid Swift SHVS offered overseas to its local range, with the electrically-augmented BoosterJet powertrain set to touch down in 2019.  Speaking with CarAdvice in Melbourne yesterday, Michael Pachota, Suzuki Australia general manager for automotive, said the brand would be welcoming a hybrid option on a "very strong nameplate" next year, and the technology would carry a "very, very, very minor" price bump...


2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline review

Volkswagen's latest Polo has proven itself a compact bundle of goodness. But can two reviewers agree on what's good and what misses the mark?

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Ford Fiesta ST faces off with hot-hatch rivals - video
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Ford Fiesta ST faces off with hot-hatch rivals - video

The new Ford Fiesta ST is one of the most hotly-anticipated hot hatches of recent times, with a sterling pedigree and promising early reviews. But how does it stack up against its pint-sized competitors? Matt Watson and CarWow clearly asking the same question, and lined it up with a Toyota Yaris GRMN, a Mini Cooper JCW, a Volkswagen Polo GTI and Peugeot 208 GTi to find out...


Renault Zoe EV: Dealers, list price confirmed
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Renault Zoe EV: Dealers, list price confirmed

Renault has confirmed the Australian dealers that will sell the Zoe EV, while the electric hatchback's list price of $47,990 before on-road costs has also been announced. CarAdvice last week confirmed the Zoe and Kangoo EV would be added to the regular Renault roster, marking a move away from the brand's previous fleet-only strategy...


2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review, report three: Urban driving

2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review, report three: Urban driving

Being a light car, urban environments are where our Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-termer should excel. Over the past few months, little Ginger has spent a lot of time stuck in traffic and navigating Melbourne's metropolitan streets. The Polo has always been praised for its refined and upmarket driving experience, and this latest iteration of the German hatchback is no different...


2018 Mini Cooper, Cooper S review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2018 Mini Cooper, Cooper S review

James Wong gets a first drive of the updated Mini Hatch and Convertible on Australian roads.

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2019 Peugeot 208 GTi could go electric - report
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2019 Peugeot 208 GTi could go electric - report

The next-generation Peugeot 208 GTi is set to be revealed next year, and it could offer the option of petrol or electric power – according to a new report out of the UK. Auto Express quotes Peugeot's CEO, Jean-Pierre Imparato, indicating that customers will be able to "choose their powertrain"...


Renault Zoe EV: Sales open to all, priced from $51,990
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Renault Zoe EV: Sales open to all, priced from $51,990

Renault Australia will start offering the pure-electric Zoe to regular Australian customers, moving away from its current fleet-only sales setup for the itsy-bitsy battery-powered city car. Speaking with CarAdvice at the opening of the world's first Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance joint parts distribution warehouse in Truganina, Melbourne, Renault's local managing director, Andrew Moore, confirmed the Zoe and Kangoo ZE will be offered to private buyers through select dealerships...


2018 Mini Hatch, Convertible pricing and specs
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2018 Mini Hatch, Convertible pricing and specs

UPDATE, 11/7/18: Mini Australia has confirmed that wireless Apple CarPlay is fitted as standard across the updated Mini Hatch and Convertible range has part of the three-year Mini Connected Services subscription. Pricing for renewal is still to be confirmed...


2018 Honda Jazz +Sport revealed
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2018 Honda Jazz +Sport revealed

Honda has revealed a new Jazz +Sport, carrying a handful of extra features and a $20,590 price before on-road costs. Update, 11:13am: Although it's listed as the Limited Edition +Sport on the Honda website, the special Jazz is simply badged +Sport. We've corrected our article to reflect that...


Holden Trax, Barina, Cruze recalled in QLD and NT
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Holden Trax, Barina, Cruze recalled in QLD and NT

Holden has added 2013 Trax, 2012-13 Barina and 2010-13 Cruze models registered in the Northern Territory and Queensland to the Takata recall list. As is the case with all cars included in the Takata campaign, affected vehicles are fitted with airbags where high temperatures and humidity can make the propellant degrade...


2018 Kia Rio S manual review
Rating: 710 /10
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2018 Kia Rio S manual review

The Kia Rio may carry an air of Euro sophistication in its external styling, but open the door and you’ll be welcomed by a much more basic interior. That’s no bad thing, though – a back to basics fit-out is one thing the Rio uses to its advantage.

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$16,990

2019 Audi A1 officially unveiled, here in 2019
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2019 Audi A1 officially unveiled, here in 2019

Audi has released new official details about the second-generation A1 Sportback, set to arrive in Australia during the first half of 2019. The A1 has grown 56mm longer than the outgoing model (4.03m), but its width is "almost the same" at 1.74m.  Audi claims the A1 Sportback's boot is 65L more accommodating than before at 335L, which expands to 1090L with the second row seats folded, thanks to the bigger footprint...