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Land Rover develops secret off-road technology

Land Rover has developed groundbreaking new technology that could mean the end of vehicles becoming bogged off road, CarAdvice can reveal. The heavily patented system uses a highly complex algorithm that marries the anti-lock brakes (ABS) with the traction control to carefully regulate the amount of torque to each individual wheel...

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Land Rover reveals virtual Transparent Bonnet technology
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Land Rover reveals virtual Transparent Bonnet technology

Land Rover has revealed new augmented reality technology that effectively makes a car’s bonnet ‘see-through’, allowing under-car terrain to be ‘virtually’ visible from inside the cabin...


2015 Subaru Outback teased
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2015 Subaru Outback teased

The all-new sixth-generation Subaru Outback has been teased ahead of its New York auto show reveal later this month. Shown in a single teaser image, the US-specification Subaru Outback shares much with the Subaru Levorg wagon concept – first seen at the 2013 Tokyo motor show – including its three-slatted grille, headlights, bonnet creases and wing mirrors...


2014 Nissan X-Trail : The Quick Guide
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2014 Nissan X-Trail : The Quick Guide

The third-generation Nissan X-Trail is now on sale in Australia starting at $27,990. The 2014 X-Trail is built on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s new Common Module Platform, which is longer, wider and taller than the old model, but also offers, for the first time, a seven-seat option that effectively replaces the outgoing Nissan Dualis+2...


2014 Nissan X-Trail Review
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2014 Nissan X-Trail Review

Nissan's third-generation X-Trail represents a big departure from Nissan's previous design language. It also gets a seven-seat option and loads more kit.


Porsche Cayenne Diesel Review
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Porsche Cayenne Diesel Review

Does the Porsche emblem on the bonnet of the Cayenne Diesel still make this SUV a proper Porsche?


Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled over brake problem
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Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled over brake problem

A number of Jeep Grand Cherokee models have been recalled in Australia due to a fault related to the SUVs braking system. A total of 648 Jeep Grand Cherokees built between October 11, 2011 and October 1, 2012 have been recalled to repair a defect with the vehicles’ Ready Alert Braking System (RAB) that could result in increased stopping distances...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

We drive the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV with some surprising results...


Range Rover Sport :: week with Review
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Range Rover Sport : week with Review

James Ward gets intimate over a week with the flagship Range Rover Sport...


Mitsubishi confirms more plug-in hybrid SUVs
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Mitsubishi confirms more plug-in hybrid SUVs

The next-generation Mitsubishi Pajero and Mitsubishi ASX will both be offered with PHEV plug-in hybrid electric versions, the Japanese company has confirmed. The announcement was made at the local launch of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, with Mitsubishi Australia referring to the new plug-in hybrid SUV as "the beginning of a new era" for the Japanese manufacturer and a vehicle that points to "the advanced technology direction of its future product portfolio"...


2014 BMW X5 Review
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2014 BMW X5 Review

Cheaper variants are on the way, but the BMW X5 xDrive30d remains a strong performer against stiff competition in the luxury SUV market.


BMW X4 :: baby X6 here third quarter
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BMW X4 : baby X6 here third quarter

Combining coupe-like styling with off-road qualities in a compact SUV, the BMW X4 reaches local shores later this year. Set to sit above its X3 base car, the 4671mm long BMW X4 aims to mirror the role of the X6 to the X5. Measuring 14mm longer and 51mm lower than the X3, the X4 rides on an identical 2810mm wheelbase albeit positioned 36mm closer to the ground...


Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Review
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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Review

While it may not have the cachet of its European rivals, it's just as quick and an absolute bargain in comparison.


Volkswagen Golf Alltrack : rugged wagon variant on local radar
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Volkswagen Golf Alltrack : rugged wagon variant on local radar

A hard-wearing, high-riding Volkswagen Golf Alltrack variant will join the German manufacturer's popular small car line-up, and the local division is keen to introduce the wagon-based model to Australia. Confirming plans for the rugged Golf wagon, Volkswagen Australia communications general manager Karl Gehling told CarAdvice the forthcoming Golf Alltrack is one of the variants under consideration for our market...


Porsche Macan : Quick guide to the
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Porsche Macan : Quick guide to the 'Cayenne junior'

The Porsche Macan is doubling the German brand’s range of SUVs. It’s 11 years since the Cayenne stirred controversy among enthusiasts as it launched to break Porsche’s status as a pure maker of sports cars. The bigger SUV has comfortably become the company’s biggest seller globally, though the smaller, more affordable Porsche Macan can be expected to displace the Cayenne in that respect...


Audi patents hint at electrically driven quattro system
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Audi patents hint at electrically driven quattro system

Audi is believed to be developing a new version of its trademark quattro all-wheel-drive system, with newly revealed technical patents suggesting the use of electrically driven elements. According to a new report by Autocar, Audi is working on two engineering projects tipped to make their way into production vehicles in the coming years...


Jeep Cherokee : 2.0-litre diesel engine joins new SUV range
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Jeep Cherokee : 2.0-litre diesel engine joins new SUV range

The all-new Jeep Cherokee will make its European premiere at next month's Geneva motor show, debuting two tunes of a new diesel engine. Launched in the US in October last year, the Jeep Cherokee will employ a new Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine when it launches in Europe in the second quarter of 2014...


2015 Volvo XC90 : first look at next-gen luxury SUV
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2015 Volvo XC90 : first look at next-gen luxury SUV

The next-generation Volvo XC90 has been spied wearing production body panels for the first time, giving us our best look yet at the forthcoming large luxury SUV. CarAdvice's spy photographers snapped the all-new XC90 undergoing winter testing on a frozen lake in northern Sweden earlier this morning, and though heavily camouflaged, the car’s basic shape and major styling details are obvious in the prototype...


Jeep Wrangler Freedom : army-inspired special edition from $35,000
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Jeep Wrangler Freedom : army-inspired special edition from $35,000

The special edition Jeep Wrangler Freedom arrives on local shores from next month, inspired by the brand's iconic US army vehicles of the past. Based on the 209kW/347Nm 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol-powered Wrangler Sport, the Jeep Wrangler Freedom comes at a $2500 premium, starting from $35,000...


Volkswagen confirms seven-seat SUV for US in 2016
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Volkswagen confirms seven-seat SUV for US in 2016

The seven-seat Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV will make the transition from concept to production when it launches in North America in 2016. Production confirmation of Volkswagen's largest SUV has been expected since the CrossBlue concept debuted 12 months ago at last year's Detroit auto show, and was made official today by CEO Martin Winterkorn at this year's event...