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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan leaked

The all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan has been outed in a single image online, ahead of its official reveal at the Beijing motor show later this week. In terms of design, the A-Class Sedan looks largely identical to the related hatchback from the B-pillar forward, but features a traditional sedan roofline and boot at the rear...

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Ford Focus: Through the generations
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Ford Focus: Through the generations

The all-new 2018 Ford Focus has just been revealed, and will be lobbing in Australian showrooms towards year's end – but how did it get to where it is now? We thought we'd take a look back on the previous three generations of Ford's popular small car, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, coinciding with the launch of its fourth iteration...


Mercedes-Benz Sport parts for A-Class revealed
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Mercedes-Benz Sport parts for A-Class revealed

The Mercedes-Benz Sport accessories range has been revealed for the new-generation A-Class hatchback due to arrive in Australia later this year. Not to be confused with the various AMG equipment packages currently available for the company's wider range, the Mercedes-Benz Sport catalogue is much like the M Performance add-ons offered by arch-rival BMW – largely made up of different alloy wheels and carbon-fibre parts...


Toyota expands Takata recall
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Toyota expands Takata recall

Toyota Australia has issued a notice for previous-generation 2013 Corolla, Rukus and Yaris models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. Affected vehicles are fitted with potentially-deadly passenger airbags, which are susceptible to moisture intrusion over time – this is an extension of the recall issued this time last year, where 111,214 Corolla, Rukus and Yaris units were affected...


2003-08 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution added to Takata recall
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2003-08 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution added to Takata recall

Mitsubishi Australia has recalled the 2003-2008 Lancer and Lancer Evolution as part of the ongoing Takata airbag inflator scandal. More than 35,000 vehicles are affected by the campaign, designed to rectify the like-for-like replacements fitted to those cars in 2015 as part of campaign 010093...


2020 Lexus CT to offer EV option to tackle Model 3 - report
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2020 Lexus CT to offer EV option to tackle Model 3 - report

Lexus is planning big things for its next-generation CT small car, with a new report claiming the brand will offer an electric variant to take on the likes of the Tesla Model 3. Auto Express quotes the company's European boss, Pascal Ruch, confirming a successor to its ageing Prius-based model, adding Lexus wants to offer "something different" to differentiate the CT from the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1 Series...


2019 Ford Focus ST spied at the Nurburgring
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2019 Ford Focus ST spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation Ford Focus ST has been spied this week in and around the famed Nurburgring in Germany, giving us a first look at the upcoming hot hatch. Following the reveal of the all-new Focus range last week, this prototype is wearing a subtle body kit under the swirly black-and-white wrap, along with 19-inch alloy wheels borrowed from the current-gen Focus ST...


GM cuts 1500 jobs in Ohio
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GM cuts 1500 jobs in Ohio

General Motors has announced job cuts at its manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio, with as many of 1500 workers being laid off. The Lordstown factory is a main producer of the Chevrolet Cruze, which posted a sales decline of over 30 per cent between 2014 and 2017...


2019 Hyundai i30 N Fastback spied
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2019 Hyundai i30 N Fastback spied

The upcoming Hyundai i30 N Fastback has been spotted again this week doing rounds at the famed Nurburgring in Germany. For the first time the four-door i30 has dropped the heavy black sheeting and false body panels concealing most of its design details, giving us a closer peek at the final look – despite the black-and-white wrap...


2018 Hyundai i30 SR long-term review, report three: interior comfort and practicality

2018 Hyundai i30 SR long-term review, report three: interior comfort and practicality

Our long-term 2018 Hyundai i30 SR is one very well-loved hatch amongst the CarAdvice team. For a lot of us, we have a long commute to work, so a car that is comfortable on the daily grind is important. That it's reasonably quick certainly doesn't hurt, either... The Hyundai's interior is a decent step up from its predecessor...


2018 Hyundai i30 pricing and specs
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2018 Hyundai i30 pricing and specs

Local details for the upgraded 2018 Hyundai i30 range have been announced this week, bringing wider availability of the company's active safety technologies, and the option of petrol power for Elite and Premium models. Key changes include a set of new models in the form of the petrol-powered Elite and Premium – starting at $27,790 and $32,790 before on-road costs respectively...


Suzuki tops customer satisfaction survey in Australia
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Suzuki tops customer satisfaction survey in Australia

Suzuki has taken top spot in Canstar Blue's latest customer satisfaction survey for 2018 for new cars, beating out the likes of Mazda and Toyota. Conducted by local firm Canstar Blue, the survey rates Suzuki a maximum five stars in the areas of overall satisfaction, reliability and value for money...


2019 Toyota Corolla sedan previewed by Japanese leaks
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2019 Toyota Corolla sedan previewed by Japanese leaks

Hot on the heels of the hatchback's official reveal, images of the yet-to-be-unveiled 2019 Toyota Corolla Axio sedan have surfaced in Japan's Best Car magazine. Although the Axio is a cheaper, simpler take on the Corolla Sedan we get in Australia, it provides a hint as to what we can expect from the incoming three-box Corolla when it lands...


2018 Ford Escort revealed for China
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2018 Ford Escort revealed for China

The Chinese-market Ford Escort has received a comprehensive update for 2018, likely in line with the all-new Focus also revealed overnight. Upgrades include a revised exterior, which appears to draw inspiration from the new Focus range, a new 1.5-litre 'Ti-VCT' petrol engine, and additional luxury and technology features compared to the current model...


2019 Ford Focus revealed, Australian launch confirmed - UPDATE
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2019 Ford Focus revealed, Australian launch confirmed - UPDATE

The fourth-generation Ford Focus has been unveiled after a seemingly endless series of leaks, teasers and spy photos. Ford overnight revealed all three body styles of the new model at once. The hatch and wagon models are primarily aimed at European customers, while the sedan has its sights set on Asia and, presumably, North America...


2018 Honda Civic VTi-S Luxe arrives from $26,490 - UPDATE
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2018 Honda Civic VTi-S Luxe arrives from $26,490 - UPDATE

Update (11/4): Honda Australia has confirmed 180 examples of the Civic VTi-S Luxe will be available locally. The limited-edition Honda Civic VTi-S Luxe is now on sale in Australia, priced from $26,490 before on-road costs. Based on the VTi-S grade, which is one rung up from the base level, the Luxe gets several luxury and convenience items for an extra $2000 over the standard variant...


2019 Chevrolet Cruze revealed
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2019 Chevrolet Cruze revealed

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze has been revealed for the North American market, featuring a revised design, upgraded infotainment for base models, and new interior colours. Available in both hatchback and sedan bodies, the Cruze – sold here as the Astra sedan – continues to be available with both 114kW/239Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol and 102kW/240Nm 1...


2019 Kia Ceed GT spied
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2019 Kia Ceed GT spied

Images of a Korean vehicle believed to be the Kia Ceed GT have surfaced on social media this week, ahead of a likely reveal later this year. The prototype in question is a camouflaged Kia hatchback wearing red exterior highlights, bigger brakes with red-painted calipers, and alloy wheels borrowed from the now-defunct Cerato Koup Turbo...


Kia Cerato GT spied
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Kia Cerato GT spied

A camouflaged prototype believed to be the Kia Cerato GT has been spied in South Korea this week, ahead of an Australian launch later this year. Posted on social media, the images shows a new-generation Kia Cerato sedan – known in its home market as the K3 – featuring a mismatched rear bumper finish and dual exhaust outlets protruding from the diffuser-style rear apron treatment...


2019 Ford Focus sedan spied
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2019 Ford Focus sedan spied

The next-generation Ford Focus sedan has been spied wearing a very thin disguise this week, giving us a closer look at what's to come from the upcoming small sedan. Like the hatchback (spied undisguised recently) and wagon prototypes before it, the sedan gets a completely redesigned face, headlined by a new six-point grille, and headlights that feature a prominent T-shaped LED daytime-running light signature similar to Volvo's 'Thor Hammer' design...