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CarAdvice podcast 131: Around Australia in a Tesla Model X

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Porsche 911 and Mazda 3 have been revealed, Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs have been announced, and GM has announced it'll be closing factories and culling models. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2019 Kia Rio GT-Line. On The Shortlist, we help Mark look for a ute for under $40,000...

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'...

2019 Mazda 3: Leaked images reveal new look

UPDATE: And now it's official. Full details here. With an embargo on the new 2019 Mazda 3 hatch and sedan's global unveiling less than two hours away, a suite of leaked photos have found their way online. According to Jalopnik, 'another outlet' let these ones loose ahead of schedule. We love a big reveal as much as the next fan, but..

2019 Mazda 3: Design and interior spied in testing

Revealing new spy photos of the imminent 2019 Mazda 3 have surfaced ahead of its LA motor show debut, offering the best look yet at the hatch style's final design. As expected, and as recent teasers have hinted, the new Mazda 3 small car will take much of its inspiration from the muscular Kai concept unveiled at last year's Tokyo motor show...

2019 Mazda 3 teaser released ahead of LA debut

A first official preview of the new-generation Mazda 3 has been handed down this evening, ahead of what is expected to be an LA motor show debut. For now, the company has confirmed only that the new model will appear in November, but this makes Los Angeles the most likely location...

CarAdvice podcast 117: Ride along with our hatch comparison!

It's a Sydney special! Joining Mandy Turner on the panel this week are CarAdvice CEO Andrew Beecher, founders Alborz Fallah and Tony Crawford, along with Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric. In car news, Holden has announced $28 million for autonomy and electric vehicle development, General Motors has stated there is 'no exit plan' for Holden, and reckons it's 'certainly capable' of getting Cadillac to Australia...

CarAdvice podcast 109: LIVE from Yarra Honda, plus tinting laws discussed

This week, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Trent Nikolic are broadcasting from Yarra Honda in Victoria. In car news, Volkswagen has broken the Pikes Peak record in the I.D R, and it's after a speed record at Bonneville in a Jetta. The 2019 Audi A4, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, and Chevrolet Blazer have also been revealed this week...

Mazda 3 digital driver display revealed in spy photos

Photos posted to a Chinese forum have revealed what appears to be a large digital driver-information display behind the steering wheel. The screen, replacing the conventional instrument cluster, is shown in two modes: one with separate rev and speed meters, and one with a large combined meter that likely represents a 'sport mode' function...

The week's top news stories: March 4

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...

CarAdvice podcast 92: Live from Waverley Nissan!

Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Mike Stevens are live from Waverley Nissan for our first local outside broadcast! In car news, a sweep of German models get a 5-star ANCAP rating, the 2019 Toyota Corolla has been confirmed for Geneva, Mazda 3 pricing and specs have been announced, and we cover the compulsory Takata recall...

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...