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2019 Hyundai Tucson pricing and specs

Hyundai Australia has detailed pricing and specifications for the updated 2019 Tucson line-up, which brings fresh looks, new infotainment and the availability of active safety features across the range...

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Peugeot 208 GTi Édition Définitive arrives from $33,990 drive-away
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Peugeot 208 GTi Édition Définitive arrives from $33,990 drive-away

Peugeot Australia has launched the 208 GTi Édition Définitive, complete with mechanical and cosmetic upgrades to send off production of the current-generation pint-sized hot hatch. Just 20 examples will make their way Down Under, priced from $33,990 drive-away – $4000 more than the new $29,990 drive-away price for the standard 208 GTi...


2019 Ford Everest pricing and specs
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2019 Ford Everest pricing and specs

Ford Australia has detailed pricing and specifications for the updated 2019 Everest line-up, with prices to start from $49,190 before on-road costs when the new model goes on sale in September. Headlining the upgrades is the addition of autonomous emergency braking as standard equipment on Trend and Titanium grades, while the Sync 3 navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard across the range...


Suzuki Vitara: Series 2 coming in the first quarter of 2019
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Suzuki Vitara: Series 2 coming in the first quarter of 2019

Suzuki Australia has confirmed it will bring the updated 'Series II' Vitara SUV early next year, despite the refreshed model not having been revealed yet. Michael Pachota, general manager for Suzuki's local division, said the new model is on its way and should arrive in Australian showrooms during the first quarter of 2019...


2019 Ford Focus: Initial details for Australia
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2019 Ford Focus: Initial details for Australia

Ford Australia has revealed preliminary specifications for the upcoming 2019 Focus range, ahead of its November on-sale date. Headlining the announcement is the availability of the Focus wagon for the first time in Australia, along with the sport-themed ST-Line trim level (pictured in blue)...


AEB: What pedestrian detection systems might not see
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AEB: What pedestrian detection systems might not see

Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection is one of the must-have safety features in modern cars, but it's not infallible. Whether it's false positives caused by reflective signs or systems failing during demonstrations, semi-autonomous safety assists can be fooled...


2019 Honda HR-V pricing and specs
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2019 Honda HR-V pricing and specs

Honda has revealed pricing and specs for its revised HR-V SUV range, set to kick off at $24,990 before on-roads. There will be four models in the HR-V range: VTi, VTi-S, RS and VTi-LX. Power comes from a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol making 105kW and 172Nm, hooked exclusively to the front wheels through a continuously-variable transmission regardless of trim, as was previously the case...


2019 Kia Sportage pricing and specs
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2019 Kia Sportage pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2019 Kia Sportage range have been announced this week, with the facelifted SUV line-up to kick off at $29,990 before on-road costs. Despite starting $1000 more expensive than the model it replaces, the MY19 Sportage picks up added active safety gear across the range, while also offering a new eight-speed automatic on diesel models, along with an updated infotainment system – amongst other things...


2019 Citroen Berlingo revealed, Peugeot Partner too
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2019 Citroen Berlingo revealed, Peugeot Partner too

The all-new Citroen Berlingo has been revealed alongside its Peugeot Partner twin bringing a host of upgrades including new driver assistance systems and powertrains...


2018 Honda HR-V: Initial details for Australia, here in August
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2018 Honda HR-V: Initial details for Australia, here in August

Honda Australia has released preliminary information for the updated 2018 HR-V range, headlined by the standard fitment of autonomous emergency braking (AEB), along with a new sport-themed RS trim grade. Previously reserved for higher-grade models, all versions of the MY18 HR-V get city-speed AEB as standard – operating at speeds of less than 30km/h using a windscreen-mounted laser radar...


2018.5 Ford Escape pricing and specs
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2018.5 Ford Escape pricing and specs

Ford Australia has confirmed 2018.5 Escape pricing and specifications, announcing the addition of range-wide standard autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and a new ST-Line grade from September. Every new Escape will include AEB as standard, having previously bundled it in the $1300 Driver Assist Technologies pack on Trend and Titanium models, and not offered it on the base Ambiente...


Standard AEB inclusion up tenfold since 2015 in Australia - study
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Standard AEB inclusion up tenfold since 2015 in Australia - study

A report from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has revealed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is included as standard in 10 times more vehicles than 2015. There are a few interesting takeaways from the research, but the most significant is this: just six of the top 100 models lines on Australia's sales charts had AEB as standard across the range (from the cheapest to most expensive variant) in 2015, representing just 3...


2018 Kia Cerato pricing and specs
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2018 Kia Cerato pricing and specs

Kia Australia has launched a new version of its top-seller, the Cerato small car. More accurately, it’s launched the sedan version, with the hatchback model not due until year’s end, at best. The new-generation model, to line up against other popular four-door rivals such as the Honda Civic and Mazda 3, plus the related Hyundai Elantra, looks to be a big step forward over the car it replaces...


2018.5 Ford Transit Custom pricing and specs
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2018.5 Ford Transit Custom pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2018.5 Ford Transit Custom range have been revealed this week, with the updated van available now from $40,990 before on-road costs. Key visual changes include a refreshed exterior with new bonnet, headlights, daytime-running lights, grille and front bumper, along with the redesigned cabin...


Nissan Australia wants Terra 'as soon as possible'
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Nissan Australia wants Terra 'as soon as possible'

Nissan Australia wants the Terra, and it wants it badly. Launched with a diesel engine and seven seats for the wider south-east Asian market this week, the new off-roader would go head-to-head with the Ford Everest and Isuzu MU-X if it landed on our shores, while also fitting nicely as a spiritual successor to the first- and second-generation Pathfinder...


2019 Ford Ranger pricing and specs
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2019 Ford Ranger pricing and specs

Ford Australia has announced local pricing and specifications for the updated 2019 Ranger ute, with the refreshed range to kick off at $27,990 before on-road costs. While the upgrades announced last week focus mainly on the high-spec variants – which Ford tells us make up the majority of Ranger sales – there are changes, big and small, across all trim levels...


2019 Honda Accord to kickstart range-wide safety upgrade
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2019 Honda Accord to kickstart range-wide safety upgrade

Honda Australia has confirmed it will rollout its Honda Sensing active safety suite across its entire line-up of next-generation models, starting with the all-new Accord range confirmed for late-2019. The local arm's director, Stephen Collins, confirmed the news this week, while also noting the growing awareness and demand for the latest safety features in the Australian market...


2019 Ford Everest revealed, here in September – UPDATE
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2019 Ford Everest revealed, here in September – UPDATE

Update (25/5/18): Ford Australia has confirmed the updated Everest will arrive in September alongside the new Ranger. The updated 2019 Ford Everest has been revealed and detailed this week, ahead of an Australian launch in September. Following the related Ranger ute, the refreshed Everest line-up is headlined by the availability of a new 2...


2018 Kia Stinger range gets five-star ANCAP rating - UPDATE
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2018 Kia Stinger range gets five-star ANCAP rating - UPDATE

The 2018 Kia Stinger now wears a five-star ANCAP rating across the entire model range, thanks to the addition of safety technologies like autonomous-emergency braking (AEB) and lane-keep assist to entry-level 200S and 330S variants...


Kia Stinger: AEB coming to base models
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Kia Stinger: AEB coming to base models

Kia Australia has confirmed it will be adding driver assistance technologies like autonomous-emergency braking (AEB) to entry-level variants of its Stinger liftback. Speaking with CarAdvice, the Korean manufacturer's local communications boss, Kevin Hepworth, said base 'S' variants have seen the addition of AEB along with adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist from February production...