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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...

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2019 Audi RS6 spied
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2019 Audi RS6 spied

A development vehicle believed to be the next-generation Audi RS6 has been snapped for the first time in Europe, giving us a first look at the upcoming performance estate. Based on the latest A6 Avant, the new RS6 borrows the body shell of its more pedestrian brethren, adding a more aggressive front and rear as seen by the camouflaged components in the images...


2019 Audi A6 Allroad spied
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2019 Audi A6 Allroad spied

The high-riding 2019 Audi A6 Allroad has been snapped testing in Europe, packing the requisite soft-road ride height and styling cues ahead of an anticipated launch later this year or early next. Alright, so it's not quite production ready, but there are a few surefire signs this is an Allroad, not a regular A6 Avant mule...


Skoda sales up 13 per cent in 2018
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Skoda sales up 13 per cent in 2018

Skoda Australia is seeing some decent growth so far this year, with sales increasing by 13.1 per cent year-to-date (YTD) as of May 30. May's VFACTs figures also revealed that the Czech brand was up 34.1 per cent on May 2017, helped by double-digit growth across its Octavia and Superb model lines...


2019 Peugeot 508 SW leaked
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2019 Peugeot 508 SW leaked

The upcoming Peugeot 508 SW has been leaked on social media, shortly after the French manufacturer issued a teaser for its all-new wagon. Following reports a month ago claiming a replacement for the current 508 Touring was heading to the Paris motor show, the brand issued a teaser via Twitter – asking viewers to #BreakTheCodes to uncover the new model's name...


Skoda launches bulletproof Superb Estate
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Skoda launches bulletproof Superb Estate

The people who need bulletproof cars (think dictators and heads of state, along with the occasional celebrity) generally like to stand out. They also tend to have money, and lots of it, which is why armoured vehicles are usually based on high-end limousines. That hasn't stopped Skoda from turning its sensible Czech approach to car manufacturing onto the task...


2018 Audi RS4 Avant pricing and specs
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2018 Audi RS4 Avant pricing and specs

Audi Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the RS4 Avant, set to touch down from $152,500 before on-road costs. That's not cheap, but the all-wheel drive super wagon comes loaded with gear. To start with, it's powered by a 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6 engine making 331kW of power and 600Nm of torque...


2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class arriving in August
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class arriving in August

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the updated C-Class range – including the sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet – will be arriving in August, followed by the hi-po AMG C63 in December. Speaking with CarAdvice, public relations and product communications manager for Mercedes-Benz's local arm, Jerry Stamoulis, said the core range will be launching in a couple months time, with final pricing and specifications to be announced around July...


Volkswagen apprentice concepts debut at Worthersee - UPDATE
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Volkswagen apprentice concepts debut at Worthersee - UPDATE

Update (10/9): Volkswagen has released more images of the GTI Next Level and Golf Variant GMotion. Volkswagen has revealed a pair of concepts at the annual Lake Worthersee meet, created by the company's apprentices at its Wolfsburg and Zwickau bases...


Kia channels Peter Pan in new 'boundless for all' campaign - video
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Kia channels Peter Pan in new 'boundless for all' campaign - video

Car manufacturers have a knack for stretching to create interesting metaphors for their technology. Kia is no stranger to creative marketing campaigns, having featured Stephen Tyler in a Benjamin Button-style Stinger commercial earlier this year. Instead of Aerosmith, the Korean brand has this time turned to Peter Pan...


2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 review
Rating: 8.710 /10
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2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 review

Familiar looks, wholesale changes underneath, the Mercedes-AMG G63 comes kicking and screaming into 2018, building on its military-bred roots with newfound comfort, space and driving enjoyment.

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$247,700

2019 Peugeot 508 Touring headed to Paris – report
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2019 Peugeot 508 Touring headed to Paris – report

Peugeot could be prepping a new wagon-bodied variant of its new 508 for the Paris motor show in October – according to a new report. Auto Bild reckons the French brand will show the new 508 Touring in Paris, complete with a similar design to the recently-revealed sedan from the B-pillar forward, with a more practical wagon rump and roofline down back...


Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain to get bigger diesel – UPDATE
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain to get bigger diesel – UPDATE

UPDATE (3/4/18): The original version of this article stated there is no current six-cylinder E-Class All-Terrain available globally, however, an E350d 4Matic is offered in select markets like the UK. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain has been around for 18 months, but there's still no sign of a larger engine to sit above the current E220d in most markets – though that could  be about to change...


2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed
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2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed

The updated Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and wagon have been revealed this week, ahead of a European launch in June. While the overall look hasn't changed that much, there are some significant updates for the new range, including the availability of the company's latest driver assistance systems borrowed from the S-Class flagship, along with the AMG 53 mild-hybrid performance variants to replace the AMG 43 versions of the outgoing model...


2018 Peugeot 308 Touring review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Peugeot 308 Touring review

The 2018 Peugeot 308 Touring presents as an attractive and viable alternative to a flood of SUVs on the roads.


2019 Audi A6 Avant revealed
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2019 Audi A6 Avant revealed

Just six weeks after the new sedan, Audi has whipped the covers off its A6 Avant, wrapping all the technology from the sedan in a more practical wagon body. From the front doors forward, there's nothing to separate the A6 Avant from its sedan brethren. It's got the same low, wide single-frame grille and angular headlamps as the three-box car, and the same massaged wheel arches...


2018 Audi RS6 Avant Performance: Quick tour
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2018 Audi RS6 Avant Performance: Quick tour

While old mate Curt Dupriez works his way towards delivering a full written review of this 2018 Audi RS6 Avant Performance, our managing editor Trent Nikolic couldn't stop himself pinching it for an afternoon.


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...


Poll: Wagon lovers unite for Volvo V60
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Poll: Wagon lovers unite for Volvo V60

Crossovers like the Volvo XC60 are selling like hotcakes at the moment, but there could still be life in the old-fashioned wagon yet. Set for a full, in-the-flesh reveal in Geneva this week, the Volvo V60 squeezes all the technology and Scandinavian design goodness from the XC60 into a classic load-lugging shape...