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2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 spied

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG CLA45 has been spotted in snowy Europe this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal before the end of the year. Looking at this pre-production prototype, there's not a whole lot of surprises in terms of the design...

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2019 Holden Astra drops mid-spec manuals
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2019 Holden Astra drops mid-spec manuals

Holden has quietly introduced some running changes for the MY19 Astra hatchback, headlined by the retirement of certain manual variants and a reduction in colour options. The same model family remains: R, R+, RS and RS-V. However, both the R+ and RS have had their manual options dropped for 2019...


Renault Megane RS TCR joins Australia Series
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Renault Megane RS TCR joins Australia Series

There's a new entrant to the TCR Australia Series, the Renault Megane RS TCR. A pair of the hatch-based race cars will be debuting at the opening event of the series on May 17. Entered and prepared by Garry Rogers Motorsport, the Renaults join several other manufacturers already entered in the TCR championship Down Under – including Audi, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Honda and Alfa Romeo...


Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Sport long-term review: Infotainment and tech

Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Sport long-term review: Infotainment and tech

Audi's motto is 'Vorsprung durch Technik', which means 'Being Ahead through Technology'. With that in mind, let's take a closer look at the features available in our Audi A3 long-termer. Being the 2.0 TFSI Sport, the Limited Edition more specifically, there's a substantial amount of high-end technologies included both as standard and optionally on Audi's smallest sedan...


Seat Leon Cupra R ST revealed for Europe
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Seat Leon Cupra R ST revealed for Europe

Seat, Spanish subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, has unveiled an exclusive version of its small sports wagon, named the Leon Cupra R ST. Limited to 150 units in the UK, the Leon Cupra R ST is essentially a twin-under-the-skin to the Volkswagen Golf R wagon, powered by a 220kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine hooked up to a seven-speed DSG automatic and 4Drive all-wheel drive...


Volkswagen Golf Mk8 launching Q3 2020 in Oz
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Volkswagen Golf Mk8 launching Q3 2020 in Oz

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed it's still expecting the eighth-generation Golf range during the third quarter of 2020, following reports out of Europe its launch will be delayed due to 'technical glitches'. Speaking with CarAdvice, Paul Pottinger, communications boss for Volkswagen Australia, said regardless of the reported delays, the local arm should launch the next-gen Golf between June and August next year...


2018-19 Volkswagen Golf recalled
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2018-19 Volkswagen Golf recalled

Volkswagen Australia has recalled the 2018-19 Golf, over concerns about the rear seat bench. According to the company, the welded connection of the rear-seat bench might not be correctly connected. In an accident, there's a risk the rear seat headrest won't be fully effective, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant...


2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N pricing and specs
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2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N pricing and specs

Hyundai Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the new i30 Fastback N, which kicks off $1500 dearer than its hatchbacked sibling. Priced from $41,990 before on-road costs, the i30 Fastback N differs from the hatchback in obvious ways like the sedan-like liftback body, along with a new chassis and suspension tune that is a little softer – this setup will be carried over to the hatchback at some point in the future, too...


2019 Nissan Leaf priced from $49,990
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2019 Nissan Leaf priced from $49,990

Nissan Australia has announced pricing information for the hotly-anticipated Leaf electric vehicle, which will (finally) arrive in August. Pricing will kick off at $49,990 before on-road costs, with pre-orders officially open. Power comes from an electric motor on the front axle making 110kW and 320Nm, hooked up to a 40kWh battery pack for a claimed 270km of range on the WLTP test cycle...


Subaru recalls Impreza, XV, WRX, WRX STI and Forester
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Subaru recalls Impreza, XV, WRX, WRX STI and Forester

Subaru has issued a recall across its 2009-16 Impreza, 2012-15 XV, 2009-14 WRX, 2011-14 WRX STI and 2013-15 Forester model lines, over concerns about their 'Stop Light Switch'. According to the company, the Stop Light Switch could be affected by 'outside contaminants', causing the electrical contact points to malfunction...


2019 Ford Focus ST-Line hatch review
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2019 Ford Focus ST-Line hatch review

The all-new Focus has launched with a very German flavour. Can it duke it out with the class leaders?

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2020 Volkswagen Golf spied
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2020 Volkswagen Golf spied

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf has been snapped once again by photographers, this time during cold weather testing on the snowy roads of Europe. Compared to the basically undisguised vehicle spied recently, this prototype is wearing a full body wrap, though the overall silhouette and lighting units are visible...


Toyota confirms Corolla GRMN, sorta - report
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Toyota confirms Corolla GRMN, sorta - report

Toyota has pretty much confirmed it will produce a proper hot hatch based on the new Corolla, according to a new report out of Europe. Speaking with Dutch publication AutoRai.nl Toyota's deputy chief designer, Toshio Kanei, said a fully-fledged Corolla GRMN is "certainly realistic". "We are already working on that...


2019 Alfa Romeo Giulietta revealed
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2019 Alfa Romeo Giulietta revealed

Alfa Romeo has partially revealed and detailed the refreshed 2019 Giulietta hatchback, ahead of its debut at next week's Geneva motor show. Two versions of the Italian hatchback will be on display at the Swiss event, Veloce and Executive, both featuring revised designs and some new specification...


Abarth 124 Rally Tribute, 595 esseesse revealed
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Abarth 124 Rally Tribute, 595 esseesse revealed

Abarth has revealed the 124 Rally Tribute and 595 esseesse as part of the company's 70th anniversary celebrations. The Italian performance brand's new models each have a unique flavour, which are both claimed to be "authentic expressions of the brand's racing soul and its glorious past in motorsport"...


Volkswagen announces factory bonus for MY18 Golf R
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Volkswagen announces factory bonus for MY18 Golf R

Volkswagen Australia is currently offering 2018 model-year Golf R hatches and wagons with a $3000 factory bonus for a limited time. Following the recent announcement of drive-away pricing for the front-wheel drive Golf GTI, the German manufacturer has introduced a new offer on its flagship all-wheel drive performance duo, available until March 31...


2019 Mazda 3 pricing and specs
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2019 Mazda 3 pricing and specs

Mazda Australia has taken the bold decision to push its new 3 sedan and hatch upmarket, responding to what it calls customer demand for ritzier choices in the small car space. The new-generation model sports slinkier and cleaner design, makes improvements in ride comfort and noise-suppression, and packs a wallop when it comes to standard active safety and high-tech interior features...


New Mazda 3 costs more, and will sell less
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New Mazda 3 costs more, and will sell less

Mazda Australia has justified its decision to push the new-generation 3 hatch and sedan models further upmarket – greatly increasing the price of entry in return for a substantial amount of extra equipment – by suggesting it’s simply following customer trends...


2020 BMW 1 Series spied inside and out
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2020 BMW 1 Series spied inside and out

Photographers have snapped the all-new BMW 1 Series during development testing once again, though this time we're getting a first look at the new-gen model's overhauled cabin. Compared to the current car, the new 1 Series gets the design and layout of the company's latest range, which should not only see the introduction of BMW OS7...


2020 Ford Focus ST revealed
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2020 Ford Focus ST revealed

Ford Performance has unveiled the new-generation Focus ST this week, ahead of an Australian launch early next year. As before, the Focus ST will be offered with both petrol and diesel engines (though we never got the oiler Down Under) with an automatic transmission available for the first time with petrol power. Headlining the powertrain set is anew 2...