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2019 Audi A1 teased again

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2019 Audi A1 teased again

The next-generation Audi A1 has been teased again, this time showing one its new alloy wheel designs and a brief view of its front quarter panel and headlight unit...

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Opel teases new concept, next-gen Corsa confirmed for 2019
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Opel teases new concept, next-gen Corsa confirmed for 2019

Opel has revealed its upcoming model and development plans at its TechDay, hosted at the company's Rüsselsheim engineering centre in Germany. Freshly acquired by France's PSA Group, parent to brands like Citroen and Peugeot, Opel confirmed it will develop the group's next-generation of four-cylinder petrol engines and light commercial vehicles, along with teasing a new concept bound for reveal later this year...


Suzuki Swift Sport Red Devil here in July from $29,156
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Suzuki Swift Sport Red Devil here in July from $29,156

Suzuki has announced a limited-edition Swift Sport Red Devil, set to arrive in July from $29,156 drive-away. Just 100 examples of the red-and-black hatchback will be offered Down Under, all finished in Burning Red with carbon-black decals on the bonnet, front bumper and doors, along with the front and rear quarter panels...


2019 Audi A1 teased
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2019 Audi A1 teased

The next-generation Audi A1 has been teased on social media ahead of an anticipated reveal in the coming weeks. In a short GIF-style clip posted on the company's Twitter profile, the frame shows a portion of the new model's centre stack – which features the new MMI Touch display, brightly-coloured air vent surrounds, and new climate controls seen in other Audi models like the Q2 and A3...


Ford Fiesta RS "not necessary" - report
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Ford Fiesta RS "not necessary" - report

Ford has shut down recent rumours it's working on a more powerful Fiesta RS, with the company's European design boss ruling out such a model in a new report out of Europe. Speaking with Dutch publication AutoRAI, Amko Leenarts, design director for Ford of Europe, said: "The performance of the new Fiesta ST is already such a high level that a more powerful model is not necessary"...


2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review, report two: Infotainment

2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-term review, report two: Infotainment

Considering they're pitched primarily younger buyers, it's important that modern light cars have the latest in infotainment for tech-savvy and stream-happy buyers. Luckily for those youngsters, the Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition has just about every base covered. All variants of the new-generation 2018 Polo range come fitted as standard with the familiar 8...

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Citroen C3: $23,990 drive-away deal announced
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Citroen C3: $23,990 drive-away deal announced

Citroen's local division has announced a new drive-away deal for the recently-launched C3 hatchback, which is now available from $23,990 drive-away. Normally listed at $23,490 before on-road costs, the new deal undercuts the previous $26,990 drive-away deal by $3000 – though unlike the outgoing promotion, it doesn't include metallic paint...


Alfa Romeo Stelvio gets five-star ANCAP rating
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio gets five-star ANCAP rating

ANCAP has released its latest set of safety ratings this week, with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio scoring top marks, while the Citroen C3 scored a disappointing four stars. Based on tests conducted by sister agency, Euro NCAP, the Stelvio scored an impressive 97 per cent for adult occupant protection – just shy of the related Giulia sedan's record 98 per cent score...


Peugeot offering seven-year warranty on SUVs, upgrades on hatches
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Peugeot offering seven-year warranty on SUVs, upgrades on hatches

Peugeot is offering a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on its SUV models sold before the end of June, as part of a wider sales campaign. The brand's 'delicious' deals campaign will upgrade 208 Active ($21,990 before on-roads) and 308 Active ($26,990 before on-roads) purchases to the Allure grade, representing $3000 and $5000 of extra value respectively...


2018 Volkswagen Polo recalled
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2018 Volkswagen Polo recalled

Volkswagen has recalled the 2018 Polo, over concerns about the left-rear seatbelt releasing under certain conditions. According to the company, the left-rear seatbelt lock could be accidentally released when there are passengers in the central and left-rear seats. Volkswagen says the car's front- and rear-seatbelt alerts will warn drivers if the seatbelt does come undone, but asks customers not to use the central rear seat...


Suzuki Swift: Global sales hit six million
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Suzuki Swift: Global sales hit six million

The Suzuki Swift has reached a sales milestone this week, with the little hatchback reaching six million units globally since its launch over a decade ago. Now in its fourth generation, the Swift is sold in 158 nations and regions including Japan, Europe, India and Australia...


2018 Volkswagen Polo 70TSI Trendline manual review
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2018 Volkswagen Polo 70TSI Trendline manual review

We know the Polo is capable, handsome and refined, but can it be fun? The base-model manual certainly makes a good fist of it.


Fiat 500: Two million 'modern' micro hatches sold
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Fiat 500: Two million 'modern' micro hatches sold

Fiat has celebrated building the two millionth 'new 500' since launching its reborn light hatch in 2007. More than six million 500s have been shifted since the legendary original was launched in 1957, for reference. According to the company, 80 per cent of 500 sales come from outside Italy, making it the most popular Fiat globally...


2018 Suzuki Swift Sport auto review
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2018 Suzuki Swift Sport auto review

Manual or auto? James Wong tries out the self-shifting Swift Sport to answer the age-old question.

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2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-termer: introduction

2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition long-termer: introduction

Say hello to the newest and brightly-coloured addition to the CarAdvice long-term fleet: the 2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition, with us for the next few months. We'll cover the ins and outs of our experience with this car in upcoming instalments, but here we'll go over the specifics of the Launch Edition's setup and features...

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$22,990

Kia Rio 1.0-litre turbo could come to Australia after all
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Kia Rio 1.0-litre turbo could come to Australia after all

One of the major shortcomings of the Australian-market Kia Rio is its uninspiring powertrain and transmission combination, but that could be about to change. With the launch of the facelifted Hyundai i20 range a fortnight ago – which shares various components with the Rio – a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic option was added to the car's 1...


Mini Hatch: Through the generations
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Mini Hatch: Through the generations

The updated 2018 Mini Hatch is nearly upon us, but how far has it come since the original reborn, 'new' Mini Cooper? Good question! To find out, let's have a look back in time to see how the German-owned British hatch has evolved after nearly two decades on sale...


Mini Convertible 25th Anniversary revealed
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Mini Convertible 25th Anniversary revealed

Mini is celebrating 25 years of its Convertible, which first went on sale in 1993 as the Mini Cabriolet. A quarter of a century later, the BMW-owned marque has created the Mini Convertible 25th Anniversary, complete with numerous unique appointments to commemorate the drop-top Mini's milestone...


Volkswagen GTI drag race: Polo v Golf – video
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Volkswagen GTI drag race: Polo v Golf – video

How do you prove one car is faster than another? You drag race them – duh! The new Volkswagen Polo GTI isn't far off its Golf GTI stablemate these days in terms of power, but how does that translate in straight-line speed? In this video, Car Mania aims to answer that question...


2018 Hyundai i20 revealed for Europe - UPDATE
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2018 Hyundai i20 revealed for Europe - UPDATE

UPDATE (26/4/18): Hyundai Australia has ruled out the new i20 for our market. See bottom of article for details. The refreshed 2018 Hyundai i20 range has been revealed for Europe, bringing an updated design along with a range of new infotainment and driver assistance technologies to the Korean light hatch family...