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It's not the newest offering in its class – far from it – but the ASX still has plenty to offer if you're after cheap, fuss-free motoring.

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Mazda CX-8: Petrol off the menu for Australia
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Mazda CX-8: Petrol off the menu for Australia

With the CX-9 and CX-5 now available with a turbocharged petrol engine, Mazda has ruled out bringing a petrol version of its segment-straddling CX-8 to Australia. With power from the same 2.5-litre turbo and naturally-aspirated engines offered in the CX-5, the non-diesel CX-8 was revealed as part of a mid-life refresh in Japan...


BMW X5 xDrive40i pricing and specs
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BMW X5 xDrive40i pricing and specs

BMW has announced pricing and specs for the mid-range X5 xDrive40i, arriving in Australia during the first quarter of 2019 from $115,900 before on-road costs. The new variant sits between the 30d and M50d, with power from a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six petrol engine making 250kW and 450Nm...


Israel plans 2030 internal-combustion sales ban
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Israel plans 2030 internal-combustion sales ban

Israel plans to ban new internal-combustion car and truck sales by 2030, citing health concerns as the main reason. Dr Yuval Steinitz, the energy minister, said the country will make "a gradual transition to electric cars and [compressed] natural gas trucks" with "an absolute ban on the import of cars with polluting fuels" starting from 2030...


Audi RS3 vs Jaguar I-Pace drag race - video
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Audi RS3 vs Jaguar I-Pace drag race - video

Internal combustion or electric power – which is quicker? Tesla has highlighted how hard electric vehicles can accelerate, but Jaguar has taken a slightly different approach with the I-Pace, shying away from bonkers 0-100km/h times. For now, anyway. With a handy 294kW and 680Nm on tap, the first all-electric Jaguar has exactly the same amount of power as the Audi RS3...


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe pricing and specs
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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe pricing and specs

Hyundai Australia has released pricing and specifications for the all-new seven-seat 2019 Santa Fe, which arrives in showrooms this week. As is standard for Hyundai, the car will be offered in Active, Elite and Highlander guises. The base model Active (below) will be offered with a 2...


Audi embraces electric future, internal combustion to remain for decades
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Audi embraces electric future, internal combustion to remain for decades

Audi is embracing electrified mobility, but is under no illusions about the how long the transition from internal-combustion power will take, with the brand still investing heavily in traditional petrol and diesel engines. As part of the Volkswagen Group, Audi is taking advantage of a wider push towards electrification, promising one in three cars it sells globally by 2025 will be fully electric of plug-in hybrid...


Australian liquid fuels stocks up for assessment, as reserves sit below 50 days
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Australian liquid fuels stocks up for assessment, as reserves sit below 50 days

Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy, has announced plans to assess Australian liquid fuel security for the first time since 2011. As a member of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Australia is obliged to hold 90 days worth of crude oil, liquified-petroleum gas, petrol, diesel and aviation fuel in reserve...


2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class engines electrified
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class engines electrified

An updated Mercedes-Benz C-Class petrol plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sedan will arrive in Australia during the first quarter of 2019 – about six months after the 'regular' updated line-up – with an improved pure-electric range of 50km. This is up from the 30km on offer in the current C350e PHEV, giving the new version a significantly better zero-local-emissions driving window before petrol power kicks in...


Toyota announces new engines, hybrid and AWD systems
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Toyota announces new engines, hybrid and AWD systems

Toyota has unveiled a range of new TNGA-based powertrains, including a 2.0-litre Dynamic Force four-cylinder petrol, a revised hybrid system and a new torque-vectoring all-wheel drive setup. 2.0-litre Dynamic Force Engine The new, excitingly-named Dynamic Force Engine has been designed to deliver an impressive 40 per cent thermal efficiency, all the while offering more torque at essentially any speed...


Stricter fuel standards set to bring cleaner cars to Aussie roads
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Stricter fuel standards set to bring cleaner cars to Aussie roads

A report from the Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions has suggested adopting stricter fuel standards in Australia, including tighter controls on sulphur. Should they pass, proposed changes to the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 would make it easier for manufacturers to sell more efficient European cars reliant on higher-quality petrol than currently offered Down Under...


Renault unveils new 1.3-litre turbocharged engine
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Renault unveils new 1.3-litre turbocharged engine

Renault has unveiled a new petrol engine, developed in tandem with Daimler and alliance partner Nissan. The new 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol mill will debut in the Scenic and Grand Scenic in Europe, with three separate trim levels offered: Energy TCe 115, Energy TCe 140 and Energy TCe 160...


German chancellor keen on petrol and diesel sales ban
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German chancellor keen on petrol and diesel sales ban

German chancellor Angela Merkel is in favour of banning the sale of new petrol and diesel powered cars by 2030 or 2040, but her government isn't yet willing to set a firm date for the issue. In an interview with SuperIllu, excerpts from which were released earlier this week, Merkel said, "I cannot name a precise year yet [for the petrol and diesel sales ban], but the approach is correct"...


UK to ban non-hybrid petrol and diesel car sales by 2040
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UK to ban non-hybrid petrol and diesel car sales by 2040

The UK government says it will ban the sale of new "conventional" petrol and diesel powered cars by 2040, although hybrids would still be allowed. In announcing the government plan's to tackle air pollution, especially nitrogen dioxide (NO2), Michael Gove, the UK's new environmental secretary, said, "Today’s plan sets out how we will work with local authorities to tackle the effects of roadside pollution caused by dirty diesels, in particular nitrogen dioxide"...


Volvo remains committed to four-cylinder plan
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Volvo remains committed to four-cylinder plan

The announcement a few years back that no Volvo would be sold with an engine larger than four cylinders caught some off guard – even the company’s CEO. In a frank interview with select media at the 2017 Geneva motor show, Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson suggested that the strategy to only have four-cylinder engines in its models was one he wasn’t entirely sold on even a couple of years ago...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


German upper house calls for petrol, diesel cars to be banned by 2030
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German upper house calls for petrol, diesel cars to be banned by 2030

The Bundesrat or Federal Council, effectively the upper house of the German parliament, has passed a resolution calling for petrol and diesel powered cars to be banned by 2030. According to Der Spiegel, the resolution calls for the EU Commision to "evaluate the past tax and duty practices of the [European] Member States on their effectiveness with regard to the promotion of emission-free mobility...


2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S Review
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2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S Review

The Subaru Forester is the Japanese brand's best-selling SUV year-to-date. It's had a substantial update for 2016, so here we take a closer look to see how it stacks up against some it its newer, flashier competitors.


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...