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2019 Kia Carnival recalled

Kia has recalled the 2019 Carnival, over concerns about its second-row seatbelt arrangement. According to the company, the seatbelt buckle for the middle second-row seat might have been installed on the wrong side. If that's the case, occupants won't be able to buckle their belt...

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Lexus LM: Luxury minivan teased ahead of Shanghai debut
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Lexus LM: Luxury minivan teased ahead of Shanghai debut

Lexus looks set to go head-to-head with Mercedes-Benz in the luxury van space, teasing the LM – its "fifth flagship product" – ahead of its debut in Shanghai next week. Based on its silhouette, the LM appears to be based on the Toyota Alphard minivan offered overseas. Lexus says it's a "new style of MPV that is connected to the minds of drivers and passengers"...


Volkswagen Multivan Black Edition on sale from $63,990
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Volkswagen Multivan Black Edition on sale from $63,990

The Volkswagen Multivan Black Edition has landed in Australia, priced from $63,990 drive-away. Scheduled for a public debut this weekend at the Kombi Rally in Manly, NSW, the Multivan Black Edition is limited to just 230 units in Australia, and is pitched as a lifestyle offering in the largely utilitarian line-up...


2008-15 Volkswagen Caravelle, Multivan recalled for Takata airbags
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2008-15 Volkswagen Caravelle, Multivan recalled for Takata airbags

Volkswagen Australia has initiated its recall for Caravelle and Multivan models fitted with Takata airbags, affecting vans and people movers across the 2008 to 2015 model years. The recall is specific to the driver's side airbags, which could have degraded propellant if exposed to high temperatures and humidity over time...


Design Review: Citroën C-Airlounge

Design Review: Citroën C-Airlounge

In this week’s design review we look back on a premium MPV concept from Citroën. Unveiled at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, the C-Airlounge Concept was not just another design study, but a different take on the executive car segment. The concept was designed under the guidance of Jean-Pierre Ploué, who led Citroën’s design studio from 1999-2009 before assuming his current role as Groupe PSA Head of Design...


Toyota Corolla, Avensis Takata recall initiated
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Toyota Corolla, Avensis Takata recall initiated

Toyota has initiated its recall of the 2001-2007 Corolla (ZZE121,122,123 generations) and the 2001-03 Avensis Verso (ACM20) as part of the ongoing Takata campaign. Initially scheduled for July or December 2019, this notice affects older-generation Corolla and Avensis Verso models produced between October 2001 and January 2007, and relates to 'like for like' passenger airbags installed as part of a previous recall...


Mitsubishi Delica, Lancer imports recalled for Takata airbags
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Mitsubishi Delica, Lancer imports recalled for Takata airbags

Platinum Import Garage has issued a recall for imported Mitsubishi Delica and Lancer vehicles as part of the ever-expanding Takata airbag campaign. As with other Takata-related recalls, affected vehicles could be fitted with faulty airbags which can have degraded propellant as a result of exposure to heat and humidity over time...


2019 Ford S-Max, Galaxy updates revealed
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2019 Ford S-Max, Galaxy updates revealed

Ford Europe has announced meaningful updates to the S-Max and Galaxy people movers, amid growing speculation they won't be offered for all that much longer. The headline upgrade is a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, offered in 88kW, 110kW and 139kW tunes. It'll be coupled with an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual, depending on spec, while both front- and all-wheel drive will be offered...


Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall - UPDATE
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Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall - UPDATE

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2008-11 C-Class and 2009-13 R-Class to the ever-growing list of cars on the Takata airbag recalls list. UPDATE, 13/8/18: This recall has been expanded to include C-Class models through to the 2011 model year, increasing the number of affected vehicles to 24,478 units. An updated VIN list can be viewed here...


2018 Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 review
Rating: 7.110 /10
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2018 Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 review

The Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 has all the right ingredients to surf on the waves of nostalgia. But underneath the retro chic exterior, does it actually stack up as a people mover?


2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class recalled
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2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2017 V-Class, over concerns about the front-seat wiring loom fasteners. According to the company, the swivelling function on the front seats could make the wiring loom come loose. If the loom comes loose, it could make the side airbags randomly activate...


2015-19 Kia Carnival recalled for door fix
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2015-19 Kia Carnival recalled for door fix

Kia Australia has issued a recall for the 2015-19 model-year Carnival over concerns models with power-operated side doors may not recognise objects obstructing their path. The Korean manufacturer reports the software controlling the power sliding doors may not detect "certain obstructions", and therefore may not auto-reverse when an obstruction is in the door opening...


Nissan NV300, e-NV200 campers unveiled for Spain
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Nissan NV300, e-NV200 campers unveiled for Spain

Nissan has unveiled a pair of self-contained campers at the Madrid motor show, packing two-tone paint jobs and pop-tops in a (suspiciously) similar vein to the Volkswagen California camper. The smaller of the two vans, the e-NV200, is designed to comfortably sleep four people on a weekend away...


Nissan Titan ruled out for Australia
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Nissan Titan ruled out for Australia

HSV is preparing the Silverado and the Ram 1500 is gathering momentum, but Nissan has ruled out a three-way large pickup battle Down Under, taking the Titan off the table for our market. Just over six months after telling CarAdvice the full-size Titan could go global, Ashwani Gupta, global boss for Nissan commercial vehicles, knocked back the car's visa application based on volume...


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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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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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 (link opens in new tab), 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...


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...