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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...

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Range Rover can stretch to passenger cars
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Range Rover can stretch to passenger cars

World’s famous luxury SUV maker Range Rover can stretch to make more car-like models in the future as it looks to expand its product lineup to have wider appeal. Speaking to media at the Land Rover Discovery launch in Utah, USA, today, the head of design for Land Rover and Range Rover, Gerry McGovern, said the brand equity that Range Rover holds will allow it to stretch into other product types...


Range Rover Velar to attract new buyers and change brand perception
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Range Rover Velar to attract new buyers and change brand perception

The upcoming Range Rover Velar will blow away the competition because of its unique design and position and help attract a new buyer type and change perceptions, the brand’s chief designer claims. Speaking to the media at the launch of the new Land Rover Discovery in Utah, USA, today, Land Rover and Range Rover’s head of design, Gerry McGovern, said the Velar’s success story will come from its expected sales...


Range Rover Velar teased ahead of March 1 debut, name confirmed
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Range Rover Velar teased ahead of March 1 debut, name confirmed

The all-new Range Rover Velar has been teased ahead of its world premiere on March 1, likely to be at this year's Geneva motor show. With a name drawn from the original Range Rover prototypes from the late 1960s - derived from the Latin word velare, meaning to veil or to cover - the Velar will slot in between the small Evoque and larger Sport...


2016-17 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Evoque recalled for airbag fix
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2016-17 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Evoque recalled for airbag fix

Range Rover has issued a recall for 42 of its 2016 and 2017 model-year Range Rover, Sport and Evoque model lines over concerns the airbags may not deploy properly. The British manufacturer reports that the mixture of chemicals used in the front passenger airbags on "certain vehicles" may not meet correct specification, which could result in the inflator not functioning correctly in the event of a collision...


Range Rover Sport Velar: Tapered SUV heading to Geneva - report
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Range Rover Sport Velar: Tapered SUV heading to Geneva - report

The recently spied new Range Rover model, believed to be named Velar, could be revealed as soon as the Geneva motor show in March. According to the UK's Autocar, the new coupe-inspired SUV will slot between the Evoque and Sport - further fuelling rumours that it will essentially be an 'Evoque XL'...


2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque recalled: Owners urged to park away from property
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2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque recalled: Owners urged to park away from property

Land Rover has issued a recall for 797 of its 2017 model-year Discovery Sport and 2016-17 model-year Range Rover Evoque SUVs fitted with the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and automatic transmission, over concerns a wiring fault could cause several issues including loss of electric steering, engine cut-out, or even a fire...


2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque recalled for suspension fix
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2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque recalled for suspension fix

Land Rover has issued a recall for its 2016 and 2017 model-year Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque SUVs over concerns the front suspension could fail. The British marque reports the left and right lower control arms (depending on vehicle) in the knuckle joint of the front suspension have been incorrectly assembled, which could cause the suspension to fail if the vehicle is exposed to a shock impact like a deep pothole or kerb to the affected front wheel...


Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...


SUVs overtake passenger cars in luxury market
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SUVs overtake passenger cars in luxury market

In news that won’t surprise anyone who’s driven past a private school around home-time, luxury SUVs are the fastest-growing vehicle type by sales in 2016. Indeed, in the premium market, they're the new 'mainstream'. According to November figures, yearly sales in the small, medium and upper large luxury SUV segments are up about 50 per cent apiece over 2015...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 25, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 25, 2016

Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk. Making headlines this week, the 2017 Toyota 86 will be priced from $30,790 before on-roads. Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Holden Barina have been released, the range will starts from around $19,000 drive away. If you’ve been thinking about spending $2 million on the upcoming Mercedes-AMG Hypercar, better get in quick...


Female focus: Ladies Day at MotorWorld Sydney is Thursday, December 1
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Female focus: Ladies Day at MotorWorld Sydney is Thursday, December 1

Ladies! Swap the heels for sensible driving shoes - particularly if you want to put your foot down in an exotic supercar. Thursday, December 1, is Ladies Day at MotorWorld Sydney and the focus will be on women and cars. Guys, you are of course still welcome to attend the event on the Thursday and participate in the general program of events, test drives and competitions...


Range Rover Sport Coupe could be company's first EV, will share parts with Jaguar F-Pace - report
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Range Rover Sport Coupe could be company's first EV, will share parts with Jaguar F-Pace - report

The so-called Range Rover Sport Coupe, spied testing recently, could become the British marque's first all-electric vehicle (EV) when it launches either next year or 2018, according to a new report. Britain's Autocar speculates the new style-focused SUV could offer a battery-electric powertrain that will also be offered in Jaguar's anticipated 'I-Pace' - believed to an electric version of the recently-launched F-Pace - which is likely to be revealed over the next year as well...


2016 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Dynamic Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Dynamic Review

It's still the most accomplished all-round luxury SUV on the market despite a raft of exceptional rivals. Every bit at home in the grounds of Buckingham Palace or knee deep in a river.

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$131,354 - $139,334

Luxury SUV Comparison: eight high-rollers tested
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Luxury SUV Comparison: eight high-rollers tested

When it comes to generously sized premium SUVs, the fun really begins at the $90k-$100k mark. Why? Because at this sweet spot, the choice of people-moving metal on offer is as diverse a melting pot as you’ll likely find at any other price point or broadly encompassing segment. To answer the question of which is the ideal buy, we've put eight of the best to the test...


2016 Range Rover Evoque Si4 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Range Rover Evoque Si4 Review

The popular Range Rover Evoque remains one of our favourite cars in its class. Why is that?

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$68,200

Luxury SUV Comparison: Audi Q7 v BMW X5 v Jaguar F-Pace v Lexus RX350 v Mercedes-Benz GLE v Porsche Cayenne v Range Rover Sport v Volvo XC90
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Luxury SUV Comparison: Audi Q7 v BMW X5 v Jaguar F-Pace v Lexus RX350 v Mercedes-Benz GLE v Porsche Cayenne v Range Rover Sport v Volvo XC90

For around $100k there's a huge choice of plus-sized premium SUVs on offer. We take eight of the finest on a three-day trek to decide which is the finest luxury family hauler decent money can buy...


2016 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Review

The British icon remains one of the best choices in the luxury SUV segment...


2017 Range Rover Sport pricing and specifications: New engine, new tech added
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2017 Range Rover Sport pricing and specifications: New engine, new tech added

The updated 2017 Range Rover Sport range has been announced for Australia, headlined by a new 'Ingenium' engine, updated infotainment systems and more colour choices for the luxury SUV. Getting into a Range Rover Sport is now more affordable than before, with the new SD4 S variant kicking off at $90,900 before on-road costs - $900 less than the outgoing TDV6 S which has been dropped from the line-up...


2017 Range Rover updated for Australia: New safety tech, infotainment, SVO sports variant
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2017 Range Rover updated for Australia: New safety tech, infotainment, SVO sports variant

The updated 2017 Range Rover has been announced, with new safety technology, an updated infotainment system, and a sporty new SVAutobiography model added to range. When the updated line-up goes on sale early next year, the 2017 Range Rover will kick off at $183,300 plus on-road costs...