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Q&A: What are the small cars with high hip points?

Hi CarAdvice! I'm in the market for a new car but don't have the garage space for a full-blown SUV. My only issue is, I find a lot of hatchbacks, sedans and wagons a little too low to the ground and I struggle to get in and out because of a back issue...

Every new electric car coming to Australia in 2021

When discussing Australia's dearth of electric cars and their related infrastructure, the debate always comes back to consumer choice – or lack thereof. However, with a list of incoming launches, promised models and electric-powered variants on the cards, the limited-choice excuse will hopefully soon be a distant memory...

VFACTS: Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton and Isuzu D-Max make the Top 10

The Toyota HiLux posted its strongest March result of all time last month, as it got a head-start on its run to becoming the nation’s favourite vehicle for a sixth year in a row. The strong ute result comes as sales of Light Commercial Vehicles (the industry term for utes and vans) outsold traditional passenger cars for the first time in Australian automotive history, in March 2021, with 23,255 LCVs reported as sold (up 28 per cent compared to the same month last year) versus 21,360 passenger cars (down 1...

New cars launching in Australia in April 2021

The Australian new-car market is a crowded one, with dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of models in different segments and body styles. Over 100 all-new, updated or expanded model ranges are due to launch throughout 2021, as chronicled in CarAdvice's 2021 New Car Calendar – but what's there to look forward to this month? Here's a look at every new vehicle launching in Australia in April 2021...

2021 Mazda MX-30 M Hybrid price and specs: Mild-hybrid SUV priced from $33,990 before on-road costs

2021 Mazda MX-30 M Hybrid price and specs detailed Mild-hybrid here in April priced from $33,990 before on-road costs 114kW/200Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with mild-hybrid system, paired to a six-speed automatic Standard equipment includes dual-zone climate control, 10 airbags, radar cruise control and 18-inch wheels Australian pricing and specifications for the mild-hybrid version of the 2021 Mazda MX-30 have been confirmed ahead of the small SUV's local arrival on 1 April 2021...

2021 Mazda BT-50 Thunder price and specs

2021 Mazda BT-50 Thunder pricing and specification Flagship dual-cab adds $13,000 worth of off-road accessories 140kW/450Nm 3.0-litre engine, leather seats, tech carried over from top-spec GT Priced from $65,990 drive-away – $9000 more than the GT The 2021 Mazda BT-50 Thunder has been announced for Australia as a tough flagship for the Japanese brand's new-generation dual-cab ute...

2021 Mazda MX-30: Electric model with rotary range-extender likely for Australia

Following confirmation both the mild-hybrid and all-electric versions of Mazda's new MX-30 small SUV will arrive in Australia in 2021, the brand's local arm has confirmed it is also interested in offering the electric model with a rotary range-extender as "a third addition" in 2022...

2020 Mazda CX-30 recalled for automatic boot fault

Mazda Australia has recalled 2668 examples of its CX-30 small SUV, citing a potential fault with the auto-closing boot function. The affected vehicles were sold between 8 January 2020 and 26 February 2021, all stamped Model Year 2020...

How big is the boot space? Every SUV in Australia in 2021, ranked

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

The safest cars for young drivers under $30,000 in Australia

Buying a new car is an exciting yet arduous process – more so when it's your first time jumping through the hoops. While key factors such as style, performance and price are usually top of mind, given that novice drivers are over-represented in fatal crashes – due to a combination of inexperience and older, cheaper and less safe cars – safety should also make the list of priorities...

Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 continue strong run of sales

The Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 ute twins under the skin continued their strong run of sales in February, according to the most recent VFACTS sales data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Isuzu reported 1765 examples of its D-Max as sold over the month, comprising 485 rear-wheel drive 4x2 models and 1280 four-wheel-drive variants...