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Land Rover Discovery Sport confirmed to replace Freelander in 2015

The Land Rover Discovery Sport name has been confirmed to adorn the brand’s next-generation compact SUV. Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern made the announcement at the New York auto show where the British SUV maker is currently showcasing the Land Rover Discovery Vision concept (pictured bottom), which previews the design of the new Discovery ‘family’...

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Nissan Qashqai video hints at local division
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Nissan Qashqai video hints at local division's re-naming nerves

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PjWarNG_pQ   Nissan Australia has released an interesting video on the all-new Nissan Qashqai intended to make light of its tough-to-spell name but inadvertently hinting at the local division's possible hesitation towards the upcoming Dualis replacement...


Mini Countryman :: updated SUV gains styling, performance tweaks
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Mini Countryman : updated SUV gains styling, performance tweaks

The Mini Countryman has been updated four years after its debut, bringing with it more power, improved efficiency and subtle aesthetic changes. Due to go on sale locally in the fourth quarter of this year, the updated Mini Countryman now boasts EU6-compliant engines – again tied to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission – and a revised exterior and interior...


Mercedes-Benz GLA200 CDI Review
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Mercedes-Benz GLA200 CDI Review

Mercedes-Benz finally joins the compact SUV game with the all-new GLA-Class. Has it been worth the wait?


2014 Chery J11 :: pricing and details
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2014 Chery J11 : pricing and details

The Chery J11 compact SUV has been updated for 2014, with a new look, more equipment, a new more efficient engine and revised pricing. The Chinese-made Chery compact SUV boasts a more modern front-end design with revised headlights including integrated LEDs, a new chrome-lined grille and a more streamlined front bumper...


Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class pricing and specifications
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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class pricing and specifications

The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has arrived in Australia priced from $47,900. The GLA-Class crossover expands the luxury German brand’s popular compact car line-up, joining the A-Class hatchback, B-Class MPV and CLA-Class four-door coupe, and sits beneath the large ML-Class to become Benz’s smallest SUV...


2014 BMW X1 gains standard eight-speed auto, extra equipment
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2014 BMW X1 gains standard eight-speed auto, extra equipment

A standard eight-speed automatic transmission, trim and styling tweaks, and enhanced equipment levels headline the upgrades to the 2014 BMW X1. The six-speed manual transmission has been dropped from the premium compact SUV line-up, though BMW Australia has retained the X1’s $46,300 starting price...


Suzuki S-Cross diesel firms for Australia
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Suzuki S-Cross diesel firms for Australia

A diesel-powered Suzuki S-Cross is all-but confirmed to hit Australian showrooms by late 2014 or early 2015. Suzuki Australia communications manager Andrew Ellis told CarAdvice the new diesel version should arrive late this year or early next, giving buyers a gruntier alternative to the sedate 1.6-litre petrol model - though he stated the car is "not confirmed" yet...


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...


Volkswagen T-Roc : baby SUV concept set for 2017 production
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Volkswagen T-Roc : baby SUV concept set for 2017 production

A production version of the Volkswagen T-Roc concept is expected to reach the market by 2017. At the concept’s unveiling on the eve of the Geneva motor show, Volkswagen head of research and development Heinz-Jakob Neusser told reporters that building the sub-compact T-Roc SUV would be “the logical conclusion”. “We’d like to build the T-Roc,” Neusser said...


Best Cars For Dogs : We take a look at three
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Best Cars For Dogs : We take a look at three

There are many influencing factors when it comes to deciding which car is right for you. If you’re a pet owner, it’s not only the safety of you and your family that needs careful consideration, but also that of your pet. On top of that there are lifestyle factors, as well as your budget and style preferences. It’s a lot to think about and CarAdvice is here to help...


2015 Jeep Renegade : baby Jeep leaked
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2015 Jeep Renegade : baby Jeep leaked

Images of the new baby Jeep have leaked a day ahead of its reveal at the 2014 Geneva motor show. The image features a tall-body vehicle with all the right Jeep cues, such as the seven-slot grille, round headlights, and trapezoidal wheelaraches. Appearing to be badged Renegade, the new model's shape also indicates a relation to the Fiat 500X SUV with which it shares its platform...


2014 Nissan X-Trail : Pricing and specifications
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2014 Nissan X-Trail : Pricing and specifications

The 2014 Nissan X-Trail will cost from $27,990 when it goes on sale in March, and from $31,580 for the first versions of the compact SUV to be offered with seven seats. Nissan Australia today announced detailed pricing and specifications for the third generation of the X-Trail that debuted in 2001 and has since gone on to make about 140,000 sales locally...


Fiat Panda Cross revealed
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Fiat Panda Cross revealed

Rugged, tiny and just a little bit cute - this the new Fiat Panda Cross. The Italian brand's new four-wheel-drive city SUV boasts all the rough-and-tumble styling cues, with restyled bumpers featuring underbody protection and improved approach (24-degree) and departure (33-degree) angles, hard-wearing body cladding and high-profile (65-aspect) tyres wrapped around 15-inch wheels...


Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI : New entry-level model priced from $42,300
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Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI : New entry-level model priced from $42,300

A new base model Audi Q3 has arrived priced from $42,300. CarAdvice exclusively revealed that a new affordable Q3 1.4 TFSI would go on sale just a few weeks ago, and now the German brand has released full details of the new front-wheel-drive variant that lops $5200 from the cost of entry into the Q3 range...


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...


Honda HR-V nameplate expected to return
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Honda HR-V nameplate expected to return

The Honda Vezel sub-compact SUV is expected to revive the long-dormant Honda HR-V nameplate when it arrives early in 2015. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins told CarAdvice at the launch of the new-generation Odyssey people-mover that the HR-V nameplate is being considered for the new Jazz-based crossover, which wears the Vezel badge in its home market of Japan...


Mazda CX-5 Review : Long-term report two
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Mazda CX-5 Review : Long-term report two

Improving fuel economy and a close shave with a kangaroo two of the highlights for early ownership months.


Citroen C4 Cactus : local division wants it for Australia
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Citroen C4 Cactus : local division wants it for Australia

The Citroen C4 Cactus has been officially revealed, with the French brand's local arm confirming it has its hand up for the quirky compact crossover. Citroen Automobiles Australia national marketing manager Manuel Tyras said the division was still “very interested” in the new Citroen C4 Cactus, saying, “We want to make this available for Australians...


Volkswagen Taigun mini SUV : second iteration concept receives several tweaks
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Volkswagen Taigun mini SUV : second iteration concept receives several tweaks

The Volkswagen Taigun concept baby SUV has been shown in "near-production" guise bearing a number of changes over the original version at the 2014 Delhi auto show. The second iteration of the tiny Taigun concept comes 15 months after the original version debuted at the Sao Paolo motor show in 2012, and the changes are chiefly focused on the back end of the car...