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2019 Hyundai i30: N Line joins the range from $26,490

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2019 Hyundai i30: N Line joins the range from $26,490

Hyundai Australia has detailed the revised 2019 i30 range, which is largely unchanged for the new year except the addition of the new N Line and N Line Premium variants in replacing the previous SR grades...

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Peugeot 308 hits 1 million units
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Peugeot 308 hits 1 million units

Peugeot has produced its one millionth 308 this past week, along with the 500,000th 3008, both rolling down the production line at almost the same time. According to the French brand, the 308 is being built at a rate of 860 vehicles per day, while the 3008 is running at over 1000 units a day. The plant is said to be running seven days a week to meet global demand...


2019 Infiniti Q30, QX30 pricing and specs
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2019 Infiniti Q30, QX30 pricing and specs

Infiniti Australia has released pricing and specifications for the upgraded 2019 Q30 and QX30 range, now priced from $44,900 before on-road costs. Headlining the changes for the new model year is the range-wide standard inclusion of a rear-view camera and DAB+ digital radio – the former a glaring omission in the Q30/QX30 spec sheet at the base level previously...


BMW i3 120Ah here in February from $68,700
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BMW i3 120Ah here in February from $68,700

BMW Australia has confirmed availability and details for the updated i3 120Ah line-up, scheduled to touch down locally early next year. As before, both standard 'i3' and 'i3s' variants will be offered, with the former kicking off at $68,700 before on-road costs, and the latter priced from $69,900 plus ORCs...


2019 Skoda Scala interior revealed
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2019 Skoda Scala interior revealed

The interior Skoda Scala has been revealed a week before the car's full debut on December 6, local time, in Tel Aviv, Israel. The high-end model shown here stands out thanks to the light coloured strip of, probably, fake wood running across its width, and the floating pod housing the car's infotainment system. Although the touchscreen measures 9...


2020 Toyota Corolla sedan hybrid revealed, confirmed for Oz
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2020 Toyota Corolla sedan hybrid revealed, confirmed for Oz

Toyota has confirmed the upcoming Corolla sedan will be offered with hybrid power when it arrives in Australia, following the reveal of the petrol-electric sedan at the Los Angeles motor show this week. Scheduled to arrive by mid-2020, the Corolla Hybrid sedan will be one of five new hybrid models set to launch Down Under in the next 18 months, alongside the all-new RAV4 due during the first half of next year...


2020 Kia Soul, Soul EV officially revealed
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2020 Kia Soul, Soul EV officially revealed

Kia has bared its third-generation Soul, with a more aggressive new face, a higher-tech interior and the introduction of an electric model packing a 64kWh battery. On the outside, the new Soul is 4196mm long, 1800mm wide and 1600mm tall. Those dimensions largely mirror those of its predecessor, with an extra 259mm between the wheels helping deliver a more planted look...


2019 Mazda 3 revealed: Australian debut set for mid-year
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2019 Mazda 3 revealed: Australian debut set for mid-year

The all-new 2019 Mazda 3 has been unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show this week. Although iterative in its look, today's reveal signals 'a new era' for the Japanese brand. Both five-door hatchback and four-door sedan versions will be offered once again, though unlike the outgoing model the two body styles will have distinct personalities – Mazda says the hatch is 'emotive' while the sedan is 'elegant'...


Audi A3 liftback to challenge Mercedes-Benz CLA - report
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Audi A3 liftback to challenge Mercedes-Benz CLA - report

A liftback version of the fourth-generation Audi A3 is reportedly under development, with the Ingolstadt brand keen to take sales away from its German rivals. Sources have told Autocar approval was granted to the A3 liftback project by former CEO Rupert Stadler, who was arrested June this year due to fears he was trying to suppress evidence as German prosecutors work through a criminal investigation into the Dieselgate affair...


Hyundai: Ioniq EV will account for half of sales
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Hyundai: Ioniq EV will account for half of sales

Hyundai Australia is predicting the pure-electric Ioniq will account for 50 per cent of sales in its three-pronged line-up, having last night revealed pricing for its first 'green car' Down Under. Speaking with media at the Ioniq launch in Brisbane, senior manager for product development at Hyundai Australia, Andrew Tuitahi, said the EV model is likely to win the majority of buyers, followed by the plug-in hybrid...


2019 Ford Focus: Entry-level Ambiente surfaces in Australian govt database
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2019 Ford Focus: Entry-level Ambiente surfaces in Australian govt database

The all-new Ford Focus has already been priced and specified for Australia – including the new crossover-styled Focus Active – but there's still one gaping hole in the line-up: a low-$20k base model. Well, that could all be about to change. The Australian Government's 'Green Vehicle Guide' included a mystery Ambiente variant in its Focus listing – which details a vehicle's CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, and noise data...


2018 Kia Cerato Sport automatic review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Kia Cerato Sport automatic review

The all-new Kia Cerato Sport is a value-for-money proposition, but how much sportiness is really infused into the 'Sport'?

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$25,790

Nissan initiates Takata recall for older models
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Nissan initiates Takata recall for older models

Nissan Australia has commenced its recall for various older-generation models fitted with Takata airbag inflators, in this case those fitted with 'like-for-like' replacement units. A total of 86,503 units across five model lines are affected by this notice, which includes the Navara, Maxima, Pulsar, X-Trail and Patrol built from 2001 through to 2008...


2018 Renault Megane RS Auto EDC review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2018 Renault Megane RS Auto EDC review

The reinvented Renault Megane RS Auto EDC arrives on the competitive hot-hatch block as an outlier. But with its daily driven sensibilities and spirited soul, the new French alternative could well be the best all-rounder in its vibrant segment.

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$47,490

2019 Kia Soul teased again ahead of November 28 reveal
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2019 Kia Soul teased again ahead of November 28 reveal

The third-generation Kia Soul has been teased (again) ahead of its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. The new Soul will be available with the choice of two four-cylinder petrol engines in the North American market: a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre, and a turbocharged 1.6-litre. The latter can be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission...


2019 Toyota Corolla sedan revealed
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2019 Toyota Corolla sedan revealed

Toyota has unveiled the new Corolla Sedan at Auto Guangzhou in China, ahead of its arrival in Australian showrooms "more than a year" later. Underpinned by the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) as the hatchback, the car will be offered with "many of the features and technology of the hatch" launched locally in August...


BMW 118d, 120i dead for 2019
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BMW 118d, 120i dead for 2019

BMW will bring the 1 Series into 2019 with a trimmed-back range, culling the 118d and 120i as it prepares to welcome the next-generation model. The company yesterday announced a new Shadow Edition for the 118i and 125i, along with a new style-oriented options package...


2019 Kia Soul teased again
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2019 Kia Soul teased again

Hyundai Motor Group, parent company of Hyundai and Kia, has issued a teaser for the new-generation Soul crossover on social media ahead of a full reveal at the Los Angeles motor show. After showing the new Soul's tail-light earlier this week, the manufacturer has now given us a glimpse at the sharper front end...


Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition revealed for South Africa
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Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition revealed for South Africa

Subaru South Africa has announced the WRX STI Diamond Edition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Subaru Technica International (STI). Developed by the South African division, the Diamond Edition is the most powerful version of the WRX STI offered globally, retuned to deliver a meaty 349hp (260kW) and 342lb-ft (464Nm)...


BMW 1 Series Shadow Editions announced
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BMW 1 Series Shadow Editions announced

BMW Australia has announced the new 118i and 125i Shadow Editions, which bring sporty dark-themed appointments without any extra spend. The 118i and 125i Shadow Editions will be priced from $39,900 and $49,900 drive-away – no more than the models on which they're based – when they touch down in showrooms early in 2019...