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VFACTS 2020: Toyota Corolla Australia’s top-selling passenger car for eighth year in a row

The Toyota Corolla has retained its title as Australia’s favourite passenger car for the eighth year in a row, although it has found itself under attack from other models – and continues to battle the buyer shift to SUVs...

Kia raises prices by up to $500 across the range

Kia has raised prices on four of its most affordable models. The Korean car maker has increased the prices on the Picanto, Rio, Cerato, and Seltos – with the exception of the Cerato, it's the second time the models have been hit with a price rise in the past four months. The Picanto may be the smallest car in the Kia range, but it's received the biggest price increase, with an extra $500 added to the price tag...

Cheap speed: The cars with the most power per dollar

In our era of turbocharging and electrification, it can seem almost weekly that a new, immensely powerful, absurdly expensive hypercar or super-sedan makes its debut. The Bugatti Bolide, SSC Tuatara, Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series and heavyweight GMC Hummer EV encompass some of the more recent additions to the high-horsepower club...

Toyota Corolla hits the brakes, Hyundai i30 and Kia Cerato outsell it for first time

The Toyota Corolla – the last passenger car to top the Australian market before utes began to dominate – is under siege after posting three of its weakest monthly sales results in 20 years. The Hyundai i30 and Kia Cerato small cars outsold the Toyota Corolla in September, as sales declined by 34 per cent in a market that was down by 20 per cent...

Top 5: Reviews of 2019

2019 is officially over. It’s time for sunshine and (a sometimes rose-tinted) reflection on the year gone by. Here at CarAdvice, we’re taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year. Here are the most popular reviews of the year...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2019/20 Hyundai Sonata, Kia Cerato tow bar wiring harness recalled

Hyundai and Kia have issued a recall for the tow bar wiring harness sold through official dealers and fitted to the Sonata and Cerato. Due to incorrect wiring, the faulty tow bar wiring harness might not allow the trailer hazard lights to flash when the car is turned off. If the hazards aren't operating correctly, there's a risk other road users mightn't see a stopped or slowing car, increasing the risk of accident...

2020 Kia Cerato and Picanto add new manual grades

Kia Australia has quietly introduced new variants of the Cerato and Picanto, both adding manual transmissions to popular trim levels. The new Cerato Sport manual and Picanto GT-Line manual have been added for the 2020 model year, offering stick shift versions of each grade for the first time and reducing their respective pricing compared to the current automatic offerings...

CarAdvice podcast 140: Take a ride in the Jimny, and sporty wagons!

This week, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens. In car news, the Mitsubishi ASX, the BMW X3 M and X4 M Competition, and the Alpina B7 XDrive have been revealed. Plus, the Fiat 500C Spiaggina '58 has been confirmed for Australia, and the Liberal National Party has backed a proposal for manufacturers to share service data with independent repairers...

CarAdvice podcast 136: Take a ride in the 911 GT3 and GT-R Nismo!

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 BMW 7 Series has been revealed, as has the 2020 Toyota Supra (finally!). Pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Cerato GT have been released, and Ford and Volkswagen have confirmed a global van and ute alliance...

2019 Kia Cerato GT pricing and specs - UPDATE

Kia has announced pricing for its new Cerato GT sedan and hatch on its Australian website, set to start at $31,990 drive-away. UPDATE, 17/01/2019: This story has been updated with local imagery.  The new flagship model, powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, sits above the Sport Plus with 150kW and 265Nm, put to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission...