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BMW 225xe Active Tourer not for Australia

The BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer will not be joining the local line-up anytime soon, the company has confirmed. Speaking with CarAdvice, BMW Australia's product communications manager, Adam Davis, said the luxury marque will soldier on with just one engine variant in the facelifted 2 Series Active Tourer range – the 220i...

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Mercedes-Benz V-Class Night Edition revealed
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Mercedes-Benz V-Class Night Edition revealed

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class Night Edition has been revealed, and is now available to order in Europe – Australian availability pending. Like previous Night Editions across the company's other model lines, the V-Class sports a black-themed enhancement pack and some unique appointments...


2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso petrol review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso petrol review

When the better half planned an Easter getaway to the Mudgee wine country, in regional New South Wales, she’d imagined four days of exploration nestled into something with two doors, three pedals, a convertible roof – preferably – and the word ‘sport’ made in every reference by the vehicle’s maker. Then I fronted up for the long weekend kick-off in 'a van'...

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$38,490

2019 Kia Carnival review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2019 Kia Carnival review

Kia has added more tech and more safety to its already segment-leading people mover. But is the 2019 Kia Carnival proof an MPV can be sexy?

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$42,490 - $62,790

2019 Kia Carnival pricing and specs
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2019 Kia Carnival pricing and specs

Kia has revealed local pricing and specifications for its updated Carnival people mover, which now kicks off at $42,490 before on-road costs. Power comes from a choice of 3.3-litre V6 petrol or 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engines, both of which are hooked up to a new eight-speed automatic transmission...


2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer pricing and specs
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2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the updated BMW 2 Series Active Tourer have been released this week, with the refreshed MPV to kick off from $49,500 before on-road costs. While the price of entry has risen by $4500, the company has pared back the range to one variant, with just the 220i making the cut...


Nissan e-NV200: Bigger battery debuts, not for Australia
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Nissan e-NV200: Bigger battery debuts, not for Australia

Nissan has unveiled an updated e-NV200 van, complete with a bigger battery and faster charging, but it's still not on the cards for Australia. Although it's very similar to the existing car on the outside, the e-NV200 update is packing a 40kWh battery in place of the 24kWh unit currently offered, making for a zero-emissions range of 300km per charge...


2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso pricing and specs
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2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso pricing and specs

The 2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso range is on sale in Australia, sporting a fresh look and powertrain, with prices starting at $38,490 before on-road costs. Key updates include the availability of the company's latest driver assistance systems, revised styling, and a new sub-$40,000 entry point into the line-up in the form of the new petrol-powered variant...


2019 Kia Carnival revealed
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2019 Kia Carnival revealed

The upgraded 2019 Kia Sedona – known here as the Carnival – has been revealed this week at the New York motor show, ahead of an Australian launch later this year. Along with minor exterior and interior design changes, the facelifted people mover gets a new eight-speed automatic transmission and a new rear-seat entertainment system...


Mercedes-Benz confirms new 7-seat compact model
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Mercedes-Benz confirms new 7-seat compact model

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class family – which includes the B-Class, CLA and GLA lines – will get a three-row option very soon, a company official has confirmed. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, Mercedes-Benz's global sales boss, Britta Seeger, hinted a seven-seat model is in the works for markets like China, though it's unclear what form it will take...


Waymo takes 'Early Riders' for a spin - VIDEO
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Waymo takes 'Early Riders' for a spin - VIDEO

Google's Waymo autonomous driving subsidiary has shown off its new self-driving vehicles by taking members of the public out for a spin. Dubbed 'Early Rider Moments', the short clip shows the reactions of people participating in Waymo's autonomous driving trials...


2018 LDV G10 Executive arrives from $36,990 drive-away
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2018 LDV G10 Executive arrives from $36,990 drive-away

LDV has announced a limited-edition, higher-grade 'Executive' trim for its G10 people-mover, priced from $36,990 drive away. Power in the Executive comes from the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine as the regular G10, making 165kW and 330Nm. You also get the same six-speed ZF automatic transmission as before too, putting power to the front wheels...


2013-2016 Citroen C4 Picasso recalled
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2013-2016 Citroen C4 Picasso recalled

Citroen Australia has recalled the seven-seat C4 Picasso, over concerns the engine cooling strategy and maximum temperature alert could make the engine overheat. According to the company, the fault could cause the engine to overheat and seize. Should the condition occur, the car could stop suddenly, increasing the risk of an accident...


Peugeot Rifter 4x4 concept revealed
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Peugeot Rifter 4x4 concept revealed

The Peugeot Rifter 4x4 concept has been revealed this week, ahead of a Geneva motor show debut. Based on the Rifter people-mover – which itself is Peugeot's version of the Citroen Berlingo – the 4x4 concept is an all-in-one off-road and camping companion, finished in an eye-catching matte-black/yellow satin paint scheme...


2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Vito recalled
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2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Vito recalled

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 382 examples of the MY2015 V-Class and related Vito over concerns the driver's airbag could deploy "without obvious cause". The German marque says the fault is the result of electrostatic discharge, caused by the steering column not being sufficiently grounded and the column's switch module being damaged or faulty...


2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer facelift unveiled
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2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer facelift unveiled

The facelifted BMW 2 Series Active Tourer has been unveiled with styling tweaks, a new transmission option and other upgrades. Stylistically, the 2 Series Active Tourer sports an updated front fascia with a wider set of kidney grilles, a slightly more aggressive design, a blacked out lower section on models without the M Sport styling kit, restyled LED fog lights, and new headlamp graphics for cars with LED lighting...


2017 Kia Carnival recalled for brake fix
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2017 Kia Carnival recalled for brake fix

Kia has issued a recall for 628 examples of the 2017 Carnival people-mover over concerns the brake booster's vacuum hose could collapse. The Korean manufacturer says a manufacturing fault could cause the vacuum hose in the brake booster to become weak over time. If the vacuum collapses, it could cause the brake pedal to "become hard" when applying the brakes repeatedly...


$30k Family car comparison
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$30k Family car comparison

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


Geely MPV spied in Melbourne after concept debut
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Geely MPV spied in Melbourne after concept debut

The Geely 'MPV' has been spied in Melbourne this week, following its reveal in concept form at the Shanghai motor show. Dressed in heavy camouflage and wearing a "left-hand drive" sticker on its rump, the development vehicle was spotted by a CarAdvice reader just a week after it made its global premiere - hinting that the production version is a lot closer than originally thought...


Geely teases MPV concept ahead of Shanghai debut
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Geely teases MPV concept ahead of Shanghai debut

Chinese manufacturer Geely has released a teaser image of a concept car that will preview its first people mover, ahead of its official reveal at the Shanghai motor show next week. The new Geely MPV concept is the company's first foray into the people-mover segment, and is claimed to wear an evolution of Chinese design elements the brand has become known for...