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2018 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport hatch review

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2018 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport hatch review

The Mazda 3 is a firm favourite with Aussie buyers, and now with added equipment and a lower drive-away price for the Maxx Sport version, its value is better than ever.

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2019 Fiat 500C Spiaggina '58 confirmed for Australia
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2019 Fiat 500C Spiaggina '58 confirmed for Australia

Fiat Chrysler Australia has confirmed the throwback 500 Spiaggina '58 special edition is headed for our shores, priced from $25,990 before on-road costs and available right now. Back in the 1950s, the 500 Jolly Spiaggina was a fixture on the Italian Riviera, shuttling wealthy jet-setters around glamorous beachside resorts...


2019 Opel Corsa teased
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2019 Opel Corsa teased

Opel has teased the arrival of its all-new supermini, the 2019 Corsa, with a single image on its social media. Captioned with "Revolutionary. Electrifying. Accessible!" on Twitter, the picture shows the car's headlight and... actually, it's just a headlight. The daytime-running light signature borrows heavily from the GT X Experimental concept, with its angular, inverted Nike 'Swoosh' design...


2018 Volkswagen Polo Beats review
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2018 Volkswagen Polo Beats review

Are headphones and compact city cars a marketing match made in heaven, or is Volkswagen pushing its luck with the Polo Beats?


2019 Kia Cerato GT pricing and specs - UPDATE
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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...


2020 Kia Soul, Soul EV officially revealed
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2020 Kia Soul, Soul EV officially revealed

Kia has bared its third-generation Soul, with a more aggressive new face, a higher-tech interior and the introduction of an electric model packing a 64kWh battery. On the outside, the new Soul is 4196mm long, 1800mm wide and 1600mm tall. Those dimensions largely mirror those of its predecessor, with an extra 259mm between the wheels helping deliver a more planted look...


Ford Fiesta, Ranger recalled
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Ford Fiesta, Ranger recalled

Ford has recalled the 2010-16 Fiesta and 2011-15 Ranger, over concerns about the pawl spring tab in the side-door latch. According to the company, the spring tab in a side-door latch could break, which usually prevents the door from latching. If the car can be closed, however, the door could open while the vehicle is moving...


2018 Peugeot 308 GTi review
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2018 Peugeot 308 GTi review

The hot-hatch market is more crowded than ever. Where does the 308 GTi fit among a gamut of fun, fast, affordable rivals?


2019 Volkswagen Golf pricing and specs
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2019 Volkswagen Golf pricing and specs

Volkswagen has announced pricing and specs for revised 2019 Golf range, now featuring fewer variants and a $24,990 starting price. The new range kicks off with the 110TSI Trendline, priced from $24,990 before on-road costs in manual guise. Speccing the seven-speed DSG adds $2500, while the DSG-only wagon is priced from $28,990 plus ORCs...


2018 Hyundai i30 Premium petrol review
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2018 Hyundai i30 Premium petrol review

The i30 has gained a Premium petrol variant, combining all the fruit with a base 2.0-litre petrol engine. Does it hit the sweet spot?


2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic priced from $49,500
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic priced from $49,500

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing and specs for the new A250 4Matic, set to arrive Down Under in November. The range-topping A250 offers 165kW of power and 350Nm of torque, put to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It'll hit 100km/h in 6.2 seconds, while claimed combined fuel consumption is 6.6L/100km...


2019 Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 v Mazda 3 comparison
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2019 Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 v Mazda 3 comparison

It’s fair to presume a couple of things when you consider that non-premium small cars are amongst the biggest-selling – make that the biggest-selling – passenger cars out there. And it’s also easy to presume that you don’t get much goodness for your modest spend...


Ford Focus Active: Australian debut confirmed through dealer bulletin
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Ford Focus Active: Australian debut confirmed through dealer bulletin

The higher-riding Ford Focus Active now appears set for an Australian debut, likely after the wider hatchback range rolls out in November. According to a dealer bulletin distributed this month, the Focus Active will be listed above the Trend in the Focus line-up but below the Titanium, suggesting it'll be priced similarly to the ST Line ($28,990 hatch, $30,990 wagon)...


2019 Peugeot 208 spied
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2019 Peugeot 208 spied

The second-generation Peugeot 208 has been spied undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe. Although the prototype is wearing camouflage from head to toe, it's easy to see the new model will carry on many of the styling themes seen on today's car, including its overall shape...


2018 Mazda 2 GT automatic review
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2018 Mazda 2 GT automatic review

The Mazda 2 GT is no grand tourer, of course, though the badge does represent the Japanese brand’s poshest city car.


Peugeot 308, 3008, 5008 diesels recalled
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Peugeot 308, 3008, 5008 diesels recalled

Inchcape Australia has issued a recall notice for diesel-powered Peugeot 308, 3008 and 5008 models, over concerns about engine overheating. According to the company, the cooling strategy and maximum temperature alert might make the engine overheat. If the engine overheats and seizes on the move, owners and other road users could be at risk of an accident...


2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S review
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2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S review

When Subaru says the Impreza is all-new, it really means it. How do the car's fresh platform and techy cabin stack up in top-spec 2.0i-S guise?


2019 Toyota Corolla review
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2019 Toyota Corolla review

The new Toyota Corolla should remain the market’s most popular passenger car, but it doesn’t follow the established script. Perfect? Not quite. But we admire the boldness.


2019 Ford Focus review
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2019 Ford Focus review

There's a newfound maturity to the all-new Ford Focus, which enters the hotly contested hatchback segment with its most resolved offering yet.


2018 Ford Mondeo Titanium EcoBoost v Mazda 6 Atenza turbo comparison
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2018 Ford Mondeo Titanium EcoBoost v Mazda 6 Atenza turbo comparison

Medium-sized passenger cars, like many other ‘traditional’ segments, are on the nose with Aussie buyers as SUVs continue to star in the sales charts. That makes buyers of cars like the Ford Mondeo and Mazda 6 real winners, with once humdrum medium sedans pushing into near-premium territory as a play to gain buyer attention...