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Subaru XV Black limited edition expands local SUV line-up

The limited edition Subaru XV Black has been added to the compact SUVs range, priced from $29,740. Limited to 300 cars and spread across all three existing Subaru XV variants – equipped with both six-speed manual and continuously variable transmissions – the limited edition Black comes at a $1250 premium but adds a claimed $2500 worth of value...

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2015 Mitsubishi Pajero : Mild updates for ageing SUV ahead of all-new model
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2015 Mitsubishi Pajero : Mild updates for ageing SUV ahead of all-new model

A mildly updated version of the Mitsubishi Pajero has been released in Japan, bringing subtle styling revisions to the ageing full-size SUV. The facelifted Pajero wears a new chrome grille with vertical borders that continue down into the bumper around the central air intake. Horizontal LED daytime running light strips sit alongside the fog-lights in reshaped housings beneath the headlights...


Ssangyong Rexton pricing and specifications : New diesel engine, fresh styling for flagship seven-seat SUV
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Ssangyong Rexton pricing and specifications : New diesel engine, fresh styling for flagship seven-seat SUV

The upgraded Ssangyong Rexton has launched in Australia with a new engine and refreshed interior and exterior styling. Ssangyong’s flagship seven-seat SUV line-up now features just one variant, the Rexton SX, from $39,990 driveaway, replacing the previous three-tier range that was priced from $36,990-$47,990 driveaway...


Mitsubishi recalls 1600 4WD diesel Outlander and ASX models
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Mitsubishi recalls 1600 4WD diesel Outlander and ASX models

Mitsubishi Australia is recalling 1626 four-wheel drive diesel-powered Outlander and ASX SUVs due to a possible fault with the vehicles’ transfer cases that could lead to a loss of drive. Split between two models, the recall affects 1324 Mitsubishi Outlander models manufactured between September 12, 2012 and June 18, 2013 and 302 ASXs manufactured between April 16 and June 18, 2013...


Toyota LandCruiser Altitude special edition released
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Toyota LandCruiser Altitude special edition released

A new special edition Toyota LandCruiser Altitude model has been added to the Australian line-up, and the company claims it adds more than $5000 of extra features. The 200 Series LandCruiser Altitude 4x4 is priced at $91,220, placing it $1505 more than the LandCruiser GXL on which it’s based, translating to more than $3500 in added value...


Audi RS Q3 : Facelifted performance SUV spied with minor tweaks
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Audi RS Q3 : Facelifted performance SUV spied with minor tweaks

A subtly updated Audi RS Q3 has been spotted out testing in Germany, months out from its anticipated debut. The first facelift for Audi's first ever RS-badged SUV, the changes appear to be mild, the biggest difference set to be the RS Q3’s front and rear lights...


Suzuki SUV spied by CarAdvice reader in Germany
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Suzuki SUV spied by CarAdvice reader in Germany

An eagle-eyed CarAdvice reader has captured a mysterious new Suzuki SUV undergoing testing near Munich, Germany. The heavily cloaked high-riding Suzuki SUV is likely to be the production version of the iv-4 compact SUV that will sit between the ageing Jimny and Grand Vitara models...


Range Rover Sport Stealth Pack revealed ahead of Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Range Rover Sport Stealth Pack revealed ahead of Goodwood Festival of Speed

Range Rover Sport buyers aren't usually shrinking violets, but those who wish to fly beneath the radar will soon be able to order the sporty SUV with a stealth styling pack. The Range Rover Sport Stealth Pack, which is due to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK next week, will be available to order on HSE Dynamic and Autobiography Dynamic models from August, with the first Australian deliveries due in early 2015...


2014 Jeep Cherokee pricing and specifications
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2014 Jeep Cherokee pricing and specifications

The all-new Jeep Cherokee has launched in Australia priced from $33,500. The range is offered in four grades - Sport, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk - and with three different engines including petrol and diesel. There’s also a choice of front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive with low range...


2014 Jeep Cherokee Review
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2014 Jeep Cherokee Review

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is bound to polarise opinions with its bold new look.


2015 Porsche Cayenne : Best look yet at luxury SUV facelift
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2015 Porsche Cayenne : Best look yet at luxury SUV facelift

The updated 2015 Porsche Cayenne has been spied again ahead of its anticipated debut later this year and local arrival in 2015. Snapped by CarAdvice’s spy photographers wearing gloss black alloy wheels and only mild camouflage in the form of headlight and tail-light stickers, the facelifted Porsche Cayenne looks set to continue the German car maker’s tradition of making subtle design tweaks to its model updates...


Land Rover Discovery SCV6 Review
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Land Rover Discovery SCV6 Review

The Land Rover Discovery is the British Company's flagship off road vehicle. Here, we test the new supercharged petrol engine.


2014 Jeep Wrangler Review : Freedom Special Edition
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2014 Jeep Wrangler Review : Freedom Special Edition

A special edition nod to the US brand's military past, the Jeep Wrangler Freedom is far more at home off-road than on…...


Suzuki Jimny steering recall : more than 1200 baby SUVs affected
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Suzuki Jimny steering recall : more than 1200 baby SUVs affected

More than 1200 Suzuki Jimny SUVs have been recalled in Australia due to a fault with the baby four-wheel-drive's steering system. The recall affects a total of 1288 Suzuki Jimny models built between May 7, 2012 and March 24, 2014. The reason for the recall is due to a potentially defective fastening bolt located where the lateral rod and axle housing meet...


BMW M235i xDrive Coupe announced, ruled out for Australia
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BMW M235i xDrive Coupe announced, ruled out for Australia

The new BMW M235i xDrive Coupe will go on sale internationally within a few months, bringing all-wheel-drive traction to the sporty two-door line-up for the first time. The new BMW M235i xDrive retains the same 3...


Jeep to expand production to six countries; launch new compact SUV, Grand Wagoneer seven-seater
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Jeep to expand production to six countries; launch new compact SUV, Grand Wagoneer seven-seater

The next five years will see Jeep expand its production footprint from one country to six as it seeks to assert itself as the cornerstone of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles around the world. The ambitious plan includes the creation of production facilities in Asia, Europe and Latin America, with the view to more than double sales from 732,000 last year to 1...


Jeep aiming to double sales to 1.5m by 2018
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Jeep aiming to double sales to 1.5m by 2018

Jeep aims to double its global sales within the next four years on the back of anticipated strong growth in China and South America. Automotive News cites Fiat Chrysler sources in Italy who said the car maker wants to sell more than 1.5 million Jeeps by 2018. Jeep sold 731,565 SUVs around the world last year – 36 per cent up on 2012...


BMW X4 priced from $69,900
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BMW X4 priced from $69,900

The BMW X4 will arrive in Australia in July with a $69,900 starting price. BMW Australia’s four-tier X4 line-up will mirror that of the X3 on which it’s based, with the coupe-inspired crossover to command a premium of between $9000 and $10,500 over its more conventionally styled mid-sized SUV sibling...


Mercedes-Benz G-Class set for major overhaul in 2017
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Mercedes-Benz G-Class set for major overhaul in 2017

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class will get a major overhaul in 2017 intended to update the 35-year-old off-roader in almost every way. Autocar reports Mercedes plans to widen the G-Class by about 100mm to create extra room for passengers and make more space for the refreshed SUV’s new three- or four-link front suspension setup...


Ford Ranger 4x4 XL Plus expands ute line-up
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Ford Ranger 4x4 XL Plus expands ute line-up

The local Ford Ranger line-up has been expanded with the addition of the new fleet-focused four-wheel-drive XL Plus variant. Starting at $46,280 and available in single- and double-cab chassis and double-cab pick-up body styles, Ford says the Ranger 4x4 XL Plus has been specifically developed to “fulfil the needs of the mining industry, key government agencies, as well as private Ranger customers"...