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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one...

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SsangYong XAVL concept revealed
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SsangYong XAVL concept revealed

The SsangYong XAVL concept has been revealed at the Geneva motor show this week, previewing the Korean brand's future design direction and its next-generation of SUVs. XAVL stands for 'eXciting Authentic Vehicle Long', with the show car being a mid-size SUV with three rows of seating - similar to a Nissan X-Trail or Mitsubishi Outlander in terms of size...


SsangYong XAVL seven-seat concept teased
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SsangYong XAVL seven-seat concept teased

Korean car maker SsangYong will use next month's Geneva motor show to reveal yet another new concept, this one dubbed XAVL. Challenging Mitsubishi for some sort of "how many concepts can you reveal between new production models" award, SsangYong's latest show car will be a mid-sized SUV on the large end of the segment...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 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...


SsangYong on sales hiatus in Australia
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SsangYong on sales hiatus in Australia

The Australian distributor for Korean brand SsangYong has put the brand on indefinite hiatus, and is now focused on clearing stocks and supporting owners. The point of contention appears to stem from the pricing SsangYong wants to command and what Ateco feels it can charge customers, in what is one of the world’s most fiercely competitive new vehicle markets...


Ssangyong reveals second Korando facelift
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Ssangyong reveals second Korando facelift

Some seven years since it was first revealed, the Ssangyong Korando has been given a second facelift. The 'other' Korean car maker - which describes itself as Korea's "most innovative and respective automotive company" - has showcased a number of promising concepts in recent years. Two new models, the Tivoli and XLV, have appeared since 2015, but an Australian launch for either model remains elusive...


The oldest 'new' cars on sale today
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The oldest 'new' cars on sale today

There have been some big-name retirements in the automotive landscape recently – the most prominent of them being the Land Rover Defender. But there are some other models out there that have been kicking around for quite a while, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the oldest ‘new’ cars still on sale...


2014 Ssangyong Stavic recalled for front shock absorber fix
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2014 Ssangyong Stavic recalled for front shock absorber fix

The 2014 Ssangyong Stavic has been recalled by local distributor Ateco Automotive, over concerns 113 vehicles could be fitted with faulty front shock absorbers. According to the notice issued this week, affected vehicles could have shock absorbers that become damaged if driven in specific "extreme" conditions for extended periods of time...


Ssangyong LIV-2 concept will make production debut in 2017
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Ssangyong LIV-2 concept will make production debut in 2017

The Ssangyong LIV-2 concept SUV will become a reality in 2017. The new Ssangyong LIV-2 SUV, which seems to blend good design highlights from several competitor cars into a complete and attractive package (we can see hints of Ford Everest, Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-9 and more in there), was described by the brand at the 2016 Paris motor show as an important new model at its unveiling at If you're unsure of the LIV-2 name, LIV stands for Limitless Interface Vehicle, and the 2? Well, clearly it's the second such show car that presages a production vehicle on its way (check out the LIV-1 here)...


SsangYong to preview new Rexton in Paris with LIV-2 concept
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SsangYong to preview new Rexton in Paris with LIV-2 concept

Korean car maker SsangYong is preparing to unveil yet another SUV concept, this time in the form of the LIV-2 destined for next month's Paris motor show. Expected to preview the next-generation Rexton, the LIV-2 concept will join the SIV, XLV, XIV, SIV and a near endless list of other earlier SsangYong show cars, in forecasting the company's evolving look...


Ssangyong planning three new cars, Rexton rumoured for Paris show - report
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Ssangyong planning three new cars, Rexton rumoured for Paris show - report

Ssangyong is reportedly planning to release a new ute, and next-generation versions of the Rexton and Korando in the next three years. According to Autocar, Ssangyong will preview the next-generation Rexton SUV via a concept car, which will make its debut at the 2016 Paris motor show that takes place at the beginning of October...


Ssangyong Tivoli and XLV : 2016 Geneva Motor Show
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Ssangyong Tivoli and XLV : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Read the article here. Riding on the same 2600mm wheelbase as the regular five-door Tivoli, the XLV features a 235mm longer body. All of the car’s extra millimetres have been grafted on aft of the C-pillar, with cargo space in the boot boosted to 720 litres, presumably with the rear seats up. The Tivoli XLV will be powered by the same set of 1...


Ssangyong SIV-2 concept debuts at Geneva motor show
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Ssangyong SIV-2 concept debuts at Geneva motor show

The Ssangyong SIV-2 concept that debuted at the 2016 Geneva motor show this week answers the question: "how would a bigger Ssangyong SUV look?" No, we're not talking as big as the Rexton, but if the mid-sized Ssangyong concept model offers any indication of what a production model to sit between that and the Tivoli could look like, the answer to our rhetorical question could well be: "quite nice, actually"...


Ssangyong XLV revealed
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Ssangyong XLV revealed

Boot space is at a premium in the small SUV segment, but not when you’ve got a backside as big as the Ssangyong XLV that debuted at the 2016 Geneva motor show. The new Ssangyong XLV showcases what happens when you take a compact SUV and make it, well, not so compact. The boot of the XLV is claimed to be able to swallow a massive 720 litres of luggage, a huge jump of 297L over the regular Tivoli on which it is based...


Ssangyong SIV-2 hybrid concept and Tivoli XLV to debut in Geneva
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Ssangyong SIV-2 hybrid concept and Tivoli XLV to debut in Geneva

The lengthened Ssangyong Tivoli XLV and the new Ssangyong SIV-2 concept will be the Korean car company's headline acts at this year's Geneva motor show. Based on the XLV Air concept, which made its debut the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, the Tivoli XLV will soon go into production. Riding on the same 2600mm wheelbase as the regular five-door Tivoli, the XLV features a 235mm longer body...


2016 Ssangyong New Cars
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2016 Ssangyong New Cars

A spokesman for Ssangyong’s Australian distributor, Ateco Automotive, told us there was “potentially some good new stuff” coming for the South Korean brand in 2016 but “nothing we are able to talk about yet”. The most likely introduction is the updated Rexton SUV, which was introduced to the UK and Europe in December...


2015 Ssangyong Korando Review
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2015 Ssangyong Korando Review

The Ssangyong Korando might just present itself as a credible alternative to the more popular SUVs in the segment. We spend a few days behind the wheel to find out.

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2015 Ssangyong Actyon Review
Rating: 510 /10
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2015 Ssangyong Actyon Review

The Ssangyong Actyon - a South Korean made ute - is a quirky contraption.

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$28,490 - $32,990

Ssangyong XLV-Air concept previews LWB Tivoli
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Ssangyong XLV-Air concept previews LWB Tivoli

The Korean car maker has teased the Ssangyong XLV-Air concept that will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Just as a the XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure previewed the new Tivoli crossover, which was unveiled at the beginning of 2015, the XLV-Air provides a glimpse at a stretched version of the Tivoli that will be "launched early next year"...


Ssangyong Tivoli under a cloud of uncertainty for Australia
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Ssangyong Tivoli under a cloud of uncertainty for Australia

  The small SUV segment may be booming in Australia, but one potential newcomer – the Ssangyong Tivoli – might not make its way here to be a part of it. The Ssangyong Tivoli slots in below the Korando in the South Korean brand’s product portfolio, playing in a segment where the likes of the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3 and Holden Trax have risen to prominence...