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2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium review

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2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium review

The odd-looking 2018 Ford EcoSport is definitely an improved package, but it's too much of a mixed bag to really compete with the leaders of the small SUV class.

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2018 Fiat 500X pricing and specs
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2018 Fiat 500X pricing and specs

Fiat has announced local pricing and specification information for the refreshed 500X SUV, which kicks off at $24,990 before on-road costs. On the outside, changes between the outgoing 500X and its face-lifted replacement are hard to spot: there are two new colours (Donatello Bronze and Alpi Matte Green) for buyers and, er, that's it...


2019 Suzuki Vitara spied
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2019 Suzuki Vitara spied

The face-lifted Suzuki Vitara has been spied on the snowy roads of Sweden this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal later this year. It's still hard to tell just how different the  crossover will look from the current model, though the front and rear treatments should get minor revisions based on the black-and-white camouflage...


Citroen: Next C4 and C4 Cactus to become one - report
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Citroen: Next C4 and C4 Cactus to become one - report

The next-generation Citroen C4 and C4 Cactus look set to become one and the same, with the company's boss confirming the move for 2021. Speaking with Autocar, Xavier Peugeot, head of PSA Group, said the two models will "converge" in the next-generation, making the crossover-styled hatchback the sole small-segment offering – set to duke it out with the likes of the Volkswagen Golf, and Peugeot's own 308...


2019 BMW X2 M35i spied
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2019 BMW X2 M35i spied

A hotter BMW X2 has been snapped testing in the snow, wearing bigger brakes and a more aggressive front end. The most powerful global X2 is currently the xDrive28i, with power coming from a 170kW four-cylinder engine. In Australia, the range will be limited to sDrive 18i, sDrive 20i and xDrive 20d, meaning the most powerful local offering makes 140kW...


Kia SP concept revealed in Delhi
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Kia SP concept revealed in Delhi

The Kia SP concept has been officially revealed at the 2018 Auto Expo in New Delhi, offering a look at a small SUV model aimed primarily at the Indian market. According to the Korean manufacturer, the SP concept "provides a glimpse of what's in store for motoring enthusiasts once Kia kicks off retail sales in India" during the second half of 2019...


BMW X2 three-cylinder, diesel variants landing mid-year
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BMW X2 three-cylinder, diesel variants landing mid-year

BMW will follow the X2 sDrive 20i, set to launch in March, with the all-wheel drive xDrive 20d and front-drive, three-cylinder sDrive 18i in the coming months. The extra variants are set to land 'mid-year', with pricing still to be confirmed. As a guide, the X2 sDrive 20i is $1300 more expensive than the equivalent X1, and BMW has said a similar pricing gap will carry through the range...


Kia SP concept previewed ahead February 7 reveal
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Kia SP concept previewed ahead February 7 reveal

The Kia SP concept has been teased in a pair of shadowy images, ahead of its reveal at the New Delhi Auto Expo on February 7. According to the Korean manufacturer, the show car is "hinting at plans for an Indian-market SUV". It'll be shown alongside a showcase of 16 models from the global Kia portfolio...


2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Onetone v Renault Captur Intens comparison
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2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Onetone v Renault Captur Intens comparison

There’s a titanic battle for the hearts and minds (and cash) of Australia’s ravenous small SUV buyers. In 2017, over 104,000 compact SUVs rolled out of dealer showrooms and into the garages of their new owners. Sadly, only 567 of those sales were accounted for by this French duo...


2018 BMW X2 pricing and specs
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2018 BMW X2 pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2018 BMW X2 range have been announced this week, with the company's newest SUV model to kick off from $55,900 when it lands in March. At launch just one variant will be offered, the X2 sDrive20i. Outputs are rated at 141kW and 280Nm from the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol, with 0-100km/h taking around 7...


2018 Hyundai Kona Active review
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2018 Hyundai Kona Active review

While the base Hyundai Kona is a competitive offering in the small SUV segment, you can't help but draw comparisons to the related i30 hatch.

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$24,500 - $36,000

2018 Suzuki Jimny looks headed for Australia
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2018 Suzuki Jimny looks headed for Australia

Good news! Fans of the now-iconic Suzuki Jimny - a rugged little 4x4 that boldly goes where few other cars dare to tread - might be happy to know that the brand new (and un-revealed) version looks highly likely to come to Australia after all, potentially around November this year...


Peugeot Avantage Editions launch with seven-year warranty
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Peugeot Avantage Editions launch with seven-year warranty

Peugeot Australia has announced its range of Avantage Editions, celebrating our summer of tennis and the French brand's partnership with the ATP men's tennis association. Available on the 208, 308, 2008 and 3008, the special variants are limited to just 80 units in total, making these cars quite exclusive...


2017 Mazda CX-3 Maxx review
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2017 Mazda CX-3 Maxx review

The Mazda CX-3 Maxx offers a good all-round package for not a huge amount of coin. Is it the pick of the range? James Wong finds out...


2018 Mitsubishi ASX XLS AWD Diesel review
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2018 Mitsubishi ASX XLS AWD Diesel review

The Mitsubishi ASX has been lightly upgraded for what is now an ageing model in every sense. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, and here we test the top-spec diesel in XLS guise.


2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk review
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2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk review

See the full article here. Getting a 'Trail Rated' badge is far from just a marketing attempt to win sales. Jeep only awards the badge to bona fide off-road Jeeps capable of tackling a hardcore off-road course that would send most SUVs packing. The all-new 2018 Jeep Compass not only brings the brand massively forward from the last one, which scored a sub 5/10 rating from CarAdvice, it comes with the coveted Trail Rated badge in Trailhawk trim...


2018 BMW X1 sDrive18i on sale from $45,900
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2018 BMW X1 sDrive18i on sale from $45,900

The 2018 BMW X1 range will be bolstered by the arrival of a new sDrive18i entry-level model in February, starting at $45,900 before on-road costs - $4000 more affordable than the sDrive18d variant. Powering the new price leader will be the 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol used in various Mini models, developing 100kW of power and 220Nm of torque...


Mini to launch baby SUV in 2021 - report
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Mini to launch baby SUV in 2021 - report

Mini is said to be plotting a new SUV to slot below the Countryman, complete with a pure-electric powertrain, according to a new report out of the UK. Auto Express cites a "source close to Mini", claiming the new model will launch around 2021 riding on the company's next-generation platform...


Audi Q2, A3 recalled for rear hub carrier fix
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Audi Q2, A3 recalled for rear hub carrier fix

Audi Australia has recalled two cars over concerns about the rear hub carriers. According to the company, a fault in the manufacturing process means the rear hub carriers in the Q2 and A3 might not be hard enough. That means their durability can't be guaranteed, posing the risk of bolted connections becoming detached...


2018 Nissan Qashqai pricing and specs
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2018 Nissan Qashqai pricing and specs

Australian details for the updated 2018 Nissan Qashqai range have been revealed, with the revised SUV to kick off at $26,490 plus on-road costs. The price of entry is up $500 over the outgoing model, though the increase is offset by extra equipment and several upgrades to improve ambience and noise, vibration harshness (NVH) levels...