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CarAdvice podcast 97: LIVE from the hot hatch mega test at Winton! 

This week, we're broadcasting from our hot hatch mega test at Winton Motor Raceway with Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez, and Kez Casey. In car news, the 2019 Ford Focus has been teased ahead of its April 10 reveal, a manual is on the cards for the Genesis G70 in right-hand drive markets, and the Toyota 86 Racing Series gets extended until 2020...

Volkswagen Amarok V6 gets a power boost

Volkswagen has announced a more powerful Amarok V6 is on the way, just in time to greet the range-topping V6 Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Power will come from a new, Euro 6 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 making 190kW and 580Nm – up from the 165kW and 550Nm (180kW on over boost) offered by the current range-topper...

Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 100 million vehicles and nearly 20 automotive brands around the world. Among those are some four million vehicles in Australia. Globally, there have been 20 deaths linked to the scandal, and 230 serious injuries...

Review Wrap: Five of the best from March

Missed out on a review this month? Keen to catch up on all the exciting CarAdvice review content from March? We're here for you. Here are five reviews this month that either drew a lot of attention or are simply, in our view, standout stories. 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe review The all-new Hyundai Santa Fe is due to arrive in Australia in just a few months time...

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace specs announced

Volkswagen has detailed specifications for its incoming 2018 Tiguan Allspace range, with pricing to be announced when the car touches down in July, 2018. The seven-seat crossover, described as a 5+2 by Volkswagen, will be offered in 110TSI (110kW/250Nm), 132TSI (132kW/320Nm) and 110TDI (110kW/340Nm) Comfortline grade, or 140TDI (140kW/400Nm) and 162TSI (162kW/350Nm) Highline guise...

Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak revealed in New York

Volkswagen has revealed an MQB-based pickup concept in New York, in the form of the (stunning) Atlas Tanoak. Named after a species of tree native to the Pacific Coast of North America, the dual-cab pickup is 5438mm long, 2030mm wide and 1844mm tall, with a cargo tray measuring 1627mm x 1450mm x 530mm. Ground clearance is a handy 250mm, an increase of 5cm over the standard Atlas SUV...

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept revealed

The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept has been revealed for the 2018 New York motor show, hinting at a production model due sometime next year. Essentially a five-seat version of the Atlas SUV sold in North America, the Atlas Cross Sport concept is 7.5in (190.5mm) shorter than the vehicle currently on sale, though retains the same wheelbase...

Volkswagen Touareg: Through the generations

The third-generation 2019 Volkswagen Touareg was revealed earlier this week, so we thought we'd look back on how far it has come over its 15-year history. Let us know which is your favourite in the comments below. First Generation: 2002-2010 Volkswagen's first iteration of the Touareg launched globally in 2002, offering a luxurious interior combined with proper off-road ability...

Volkswagen planning new MQB pickup model - report

Volkswagen will reveal a US-market ‘unibody’ pickup truck concept at the New York motor show this week, according to well-placed sources speaking with industry title Automotive News. Said to be a spin-off of the Atlas three-row crossover, the pickup concept will apparently be used to gauge customer response, with series production apparently a very real possibility – and soon...

Poll: Hennessey Exorcist pips the Demon

Dodge might have started the supernatural muscle car trend with its Challenger SRT Demon, but it's been outdone by the hotted-up Hennessey Exorcist in our latest poll. More than 1000 people voted in this week's face-off, with 53 per cent of voters handing the Camaro-based Exorcist a narrow victory over its factory rival...

2019 Volkswagen Touareg revealed, here in Q2 2019

The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been revealed in Beijing, ahead of an Australian introduction next year. Pitched as "Volkswagen's claim in the premium class", the new Touareg is a showcase of the brand's latest design, technology and luxury – as any flagship model should...