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2019 Ford Focus to debut new HUD and suspension tech

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2019 Ford Focus to debut new HUD and suspension tech

Ford has detailed new technologies for the upcoming Focus range, including a fighter-jet inspired head-up display (HUD) and an adaptive suspension system that can sense potholes...

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BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, X3 added to Takata recall
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BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, X3 added to Takata recall

BMW Australia has issued a recall across its previous-generation 1 Series, 3 Series, and X3 model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice affects driver's airbags fitted to 'E8x' 1 Series, 'E9x' 3 Series and 'E83' X3 models, sold from 1 June 2004 through 30 June 2015...


Honda Civic Type R topples front-drive Spa record
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Honda Civic Type R topples front-drive Spa record

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R has claimed another lap record as part of its 'Type R Challenge 2018', setting a new standard for front-wheel drive vehicles around Spa Francorchamps. Having last month toppled the front-drive record at the Magny-Cours GP circuit, Honda inserted Bertrand Baguette – ex-LMP2 and current NSX GT driver – into the Type R for a tilt at Spa...


2019 Volkswagen Golf updates detailed
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2019 Volkswagen Golf updates detailed

Volkswagen Australia has detailed the updated MY19 Golf range this week, with a smaller model range and a new base trim set to arrive in dealerships this October. The 110TSI base model has been culled, along with the manual Golf R, with the Trendline grade serving as the new entry point to the revised range...


Volkswagen GTI TCR confirmed for Australia
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Volkswagen GTI TCR confirmed for Australia

The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has been confirmed for the Australian market, scheduled to arrive in local showrooms in the first half of 2019. Previewed by the TCR concept at this year's Lake Worthersee meet, the most powerful production Golf GTI ever gets an uprated 2.0-litre turbo four with 213kW of power and 370Nm of torque, sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed DSG automatic...


Configurator Challenge: Mini Clubman
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Configurator Challenge: Mini Clubman

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect Mini Clubman...


Mercedes-Benz EQA previewed – Video
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Mercedes-Benz EQA previewed – Video

Mercedes-Benz has previewed its EQA compact electric hatchback, set to debut by 2020, in a new video on YouTube. The minute-long clip shows the Concept EQA cruising around the Sicilian countryside, and highlights the car's blue light signatures and edgy styling. It doesn't take a trainspotter to notice the similarities between the EQA and the recently-released A-Class hatchback...


2018 Kia Cerato review: First drive
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2018 Kia Cerato review: First drive

See the full article here. For all the fanfare made over the Stinger, and all the positive press given to the Sportage and Sorento crossovers, it’s the Cerato that is Kia Australia’s mainstay. The rapidly expanding company has doubled its sales in just four years, but over that period the aggressively priced Cerato’s volume has tripled...


Opel Astra facelift spied
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Opel Astra facelift spied

A development prototype believed to be an upcoming facelift for the Opel Astra has been spied in Europe during hot weather testing. Black camouflage conceals the front bumper and grille, suggesting the most noticeable changes will be in these areas, and it looks like the headlights may get revisions too...


2018 Kia Cerato pricing and specs
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2018 Kia Cerato pricing and specs

Kia Australia has launched a new version of its top-seller, the Cerato small car. More accurately, it’s launched the sedan version, with the hatchback model not due until year’s end, at best. The new-generation model, to line up against other popular four-door rivals such as the Honda Civic and Mazda 3, plus the related Hyundai Elantra, looks to be a big step forward over the car it replaces...


2019 Kia Ceed GT spied again
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2019 Kia Ceed GT spied again

A stickered-up prototype believed to be the upcoming Kia Ceed GT has been spied during development testing in Austria, towing a trailer of all things. While the vehicle depicted is wearing fake body panels and a partial black-and-white wrap, it doesn't look drastically different to the standard Ceed hatchback revealed at this year's Geneva motor show...


2019 Subaru WRX, WRX STI upgrades announced for the US
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2019 Subaru WRX, WRX STI upgrades announced for the US

Subaru of America has detailed the upgraded 2019 WRX and WRX STI range for the USA, bringing new safety kit and infotainment to the sports sedan line-up. In addition to the limited-edition Series.Gray specials revealed earlier this week, the WRX now comes as standard in North America with Subaru's EyeSight driver-assist system when equipped with the CVT – meaning autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist are now included...


2018 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina review
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2018 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina review

The top-spec Mazda 3 has just about everything you could want in a small car, but is it worth similar money to an Audi A3?

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2019 Subaru WRX, WRX STI Series.Gray revealed
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2019 Subaru WRX, WRX STI Series.Gray revealed

Subaru of America has revealed a pair of limited editions in the form of the WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray, bringing a unique exterior finish and some equipment enhancements to the all-wheel drive tearaway. Launched at the 2018 Subaru Tecnica International Boxerfest over the weekend, Series...


2016-18 Alfa Romeo Giulietta recalled
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2016-18 Alfa Romeo Giulietta recalled

Fiat Chrysler has recalled the 2016-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulietta, over concerns drivers could deactivate the passenger-side airbag using the instrument panel. According to the company, the passenger airbag may not deploy if the driver has disabled or switched it off using the menus in the car's instrument panel...


Nissan Leaf scores five stars in Euro NCAP testing
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Nissan Leaf scores five stars in Euro NCAP testing

The 2018 Nissan Leaf has been awarded a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP, in an updated set of tests that the firm describes as the "toughest safety tests to date." It scored 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child occupant protection, 71 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 71 per cent for safety assist systems...


Schaeffler Audi RS3 concept gets Formula E tech
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Schaeffler Audi RS3 concept gets Formula E tech

Schaeffler, engineering firm and Audi's partner in Formula E, has unveiled the electric 4ePerformance concept, complete with 880kW from four electric motors. They're not just any electric motors, either, they're identical to those used on the 2016-17 ABT Schaeffler Formula E racer. That puts total power at 880kW, and system torque at 1280Nm from all four motors...


Hyundai launches Trophy editions for i30, Tucson, Elantra – UPDATE
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Hyundai launches Trophy editions for i30, Tucson, Elantra – UPDATE

Update (28/5/18): We have updated this article with advertised drive-away pricing for the Hyundai Trophy models. See article for details Hyundai Australia has announced a trio of special-edition Trophy variants based on the popular i30, Tucson and Elantra, which arrive in dealers from May 30...


Nissan Leaf Open Car unveiled
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Nissan Leaf Open Car unveiled

The Nissan Leaf Open Car was unveiled recently in Tokyo, at a forum about building a zero-emission society. Nissan created this special one-off vehicle to celebrate the Leaf's 100,000th sale in Japan. According to Carsalesbase, 118,524 Leafs have been sold in the US, and 92,025 in Europe. To make the car, Nissan lopped the roof off a regular Leaf hatchback...


2012-2016 Ford Kuga, Focus manual recalled
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2012-2016 Ford Kuga, Focus manual recalled

Ford Australia has recalled Kuga and Focus models fitted with a manual transmission built between December 2012 and June 2016, over concerns about an overheating clutch assembly. According to the company, the clutch assembly could overheat if there's excessive clutch slip. If the condition occurs, the clutch pressure plate could crack or fracture, which could then damage the assembly and create a fluid leak...