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Toyota Corolla, Rukus recalled over Takata airbag replacement foul-up
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Toyota Corolla, Rukus recalled over Takata airbag replacement foul-up

Toyota Australia has issued a follow-up recall for "approximately 48,000" Corolla and Rukus models built between 2007 and 2012 over concerns replacement airbags fitted as part of the Takata campaign may have been installed incorrectly...


Renault Megane RS280: Cup Chassis joins the options list
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Renault Megane RS280: Cup Chassis joins the options list

Renault Australia has reversed course, adding a Cup Chassis option to the lower-spec Megane RS280. The company initially planned to reserve the Cup Chassis for top-spec 'Trophy' models but, according to Andrew Moore, managing director of Renault Australia, public response to that decision inspired a swift backflip...


Volkswagen Golf GTE ruled out for Australia
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Volkswagen Golf GTE ruled out for Australia

Volkswagen Australia has abandoned plans to introduce the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid due to global demand, the company has confirmed this week. Speaking with CarAdvice, local Volkswagen communications boss, Paul Pottinger, said the electrified hatch is in such short supply, it's been pulled from sale in overseas markets...


2018 Kia Ceed Sportswagon officially unveiled in Geneva
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2018 Kia Ceed Sportswagon officially unveiled in Geneva

Kia has officially outed the 2018 Ceed Sportswagon in Geneva, blending the hatchback's Euro-chic looks with an ultra-practical load bay. Up front, the Sportswagon looks just like the Ceed hatchback revealed last month (and the new Cerato sedan), while the rear end is clearly inspired by the Optima Sportswagon...


2018 Kia Ceed Sportswagon leaked
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2018 Kia Ceed Sportswagon leaked

The new-generation Kia Ceed Sportswagon has been leaked on the web, ahead of an official reveal at the Geneva motor show this week. As expected, the wagon-bodied version of Kia's Europe-focused small car looks like the hatch up front, while borrowing styling from the larger Optima Sportswagon at the rear...


2014-15 Peugeot 308 recalled
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2014-15 Peugeot 308 recalled

Peugeot has issued a recall for its 'T9' 308 small car over concerns a faulty cooling strategy and maximum temperature alert could cause the engine to overheat. The French manufacturer says overheating could cause the engine to seize when in use, meaning the vehicle could stop suddenly. If the condition occurs, this poses an accident risk for the vehicle's occupants and other road users...


2018 Mazda 3 pricing and specs
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2018 Mazda 3 pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the upgraded 2018 Mazda 3 range have been announced this week, with extra equipment and sharp drive-away deals on offer for lower-grade versions of the popular hatch and sedan. Headlining the changes is a host of extra equipment for the lower Neo, Maxx and Touring grades, with the former two now renamed Neo Sport and Maxx Sport...


2019 Toyota Corolla confirmed for Geneva
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2019 Toyota Corolla confirmed for Geneva

The next-generation Toyota Corolla has been confirmed for reveal at the Geneva motor show on March 6, sharing the stage with a preview of the upcoming Supra sports car. Shown in a single shadowy teaser (above), the new Corolla hatchback – known as the Auris in Europe – appears to have inherited some of the more angular elements of the C-HR crossover, namely the headlight and tail-light signatures...


2019 BMW 1 Series spied again
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2019 BMW 1 Series spied again

The next-generation BMW 1 Series has been spied in the snow, giving us a sneak peak at its production head- and tail-lights. While the daytime-running light signature is hard to see through the bright LED main beam, the tail-lights have a visible LED signature echoing that of the X2 and X3...


Mitsubishi Outlander, Lancer and ASX recalled
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Mitsubishi Outlander, Lancer and ASX recalled

Mitsubishi issued four separate recall campaigns including more than 230,000 vehicles, addressing issues with the ASX, Outlander and Lancer. The first campaign includes 70,795 vehicles across the MY13-15.5 ASX and MY13-16 Outlander lines, both of which suffer two issues. All vehicles in the recall have an improperly sealed parking brake caliper which may allow water entry, causing rust on the parking brake shaft...


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

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 Hyundai i30 N have been announced this week, ahead of a mid-April arrival. Starting from $39,990 before on-road costs, the Korean manufacturer's first hot hatch dips below the magical $40,000 barrier, and comes standard with the higher-output 202kW/353Nm version (378Nm on overboost) of Hyundai's 2...


Hyundai i30 Safety Pack delayed until late-Q1
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Hyundai i30 Safety Pack delayed until late-Q1

Hyundai Australia will address the lack of safety technologies like autonomous-emergency braking (AEB) on entry-level versions of its i30 before the end of the first quarter, the company has confirmed. Speaking with CarAdvice, public relations manager for Hyundai Australia, Guido Schenken, said "i30 Go and Active Safety Pack production has commenced and cars will be available locally later in this first quarter"...


2018 Hyundai i30 SR long-term review, report one: introduction

2018 Hyundai i30 SR long-term review, report one: introduction

Just before the Christmas break we added a new long-termer to the CarAdvice Melbourne garage: the Hyundai i30 SR. It's been a well-regarded offering since its launch early in 2017, so we decided we'd get a feel for what it's like living with the current sporting flagship of the Hyundai range – at least for now, until the all-out i30 N arrives in a couple months time...

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Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition revealed, not for Oz
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Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition revealed, not for Oz

The Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition has been revealed for the UK market, sporting a power bump and a handful of unique features. Celebrating 50 years of the 'Rallye Sport' brand, the special Focus RS is limited to just 50 units and will only be sold in the UK, marking the final 50 units of the hot hatch before production ends on April 6...


2019 Ford Focus spied undisguised
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2019 Ford Focus spied undisguised

The next-generation Ford Focus has been spied during a promotional shoot in Portugal, ahead of a likely debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Posted on Hungarian website Vezess, the single image of the completely undisguised hatchback shows that Ford has totally overhauled the look of its popular hatch, appearing to draw heavy inspiration from competing cars in the process...


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

The upcoming Hyundai i30 N Fastback has been spied on the roads of Europe, ahead of an anticipated reveal later this year. It's no secret the Korean manufacturer wants to expand its performance N line-up, and the four-door coupe version of the i30 looks like the next candidate...


Citroen: Next C4 and C4 Cactus to become one - report
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Citroen: Next C4 and C4 Cactus to become one - report

The next-generation Citroen C4 and C4 Cactus look set to become one and the same, with the company's boss confirming the move for 2021. Speaking with Autocar, Xavier Peugeot, head of PSA Group, said the two models will "converge" in the next-generation, making the crossover-styled hatchback the sole small-segment offering – set to duke it out with the likes of the Volkswagen Golf, and Peugeot's own 308...


2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium long-term review, report five: country and highway driving

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium long-term review, report five: country and highway driving

Around town, we found a noticeable chink in the Subaru Impreza’s armour. A significant lack of low-end pull that makes getting up to speed quickly, overtaking or accelerating up a hill make it seem like you’re asking so much for the Impreza’s modest 2.0-litre petrol engine. However, what we did notice was that once you’re up and moving, the Impreza settles to offer a competent and enjoyable ride...


2019 Kia Soul spied
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2019 Kia Soul spied

The next-generation Kia Soul has been spied during cold-weather testing this week, giving us a first look at the boxy crossover. Like the current version, the new Soul will retain its funky, square aesthetic, but there are some obvious design changes visible through the heavy camouflage this prototype is wearing...


Lynk & Co '04' spied
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Lynk & Co '04' spied

A prototype believed to be the upcoming Lynk & Co 04 hatchback has been spied during cold weather testing in Europe, indicating the Chinese brand is well along the path of developing its fourth model. Following the 01 and 02 SUVs, along with the 03 sedan, the 04 is said to be the brand's twin to the upcoming Volvo V40, which should also be on its way within the next 12 months...