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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016

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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2017 Infiniti QX30: entry-level SUV's rear-view camera omission to be 'corrected'
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2017 Infiniti QX30: entry-level SUV's rear-view camera omission to be 'corrected'

Infiniti Cars Australia has acknowledged that not specifying the entry-level version of its just-launched Infiniti QX30 with a rear-view camera was a significant misstep, with the omission expected to be rectified in the near future. Speaking to CarAdvice at this week’s local launch of the Q30-based QX30 crossover, Infiniti Cars Australia managing director Jean-Philippe Roux said safety is most definitely of high importance to the premium Japanese marque...


2017 Kia Soul gets turbo engine and new equipment - UPDATE
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2017 Kia Soul gets turbo engine and new equipment - UPDATE

Update - Kia's local arm has confirmed the turbocharged Soul won't be coming to Australia, though exterior and interior revisions will be part of a 2017 update coming soon. See article for details. The 2017 Kia Soul will soon have, dare we say it, a bit more soul - but not for our market, it seems...


2017 Infiniti QX30 pricing and specs: Q30 high-rider gets a rugged companion
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2017 Infiniti QX30 pricing and specs: Q30 high-rider gets a rugged companion

Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Infiniti QX30 range have been revealed, with the new SUV starting at $48,900 before on-road costs. Acting as a more rugged companion to the Q30 hatch in a similar vein to what the Mercedes-Benz GLA is to the A-Class - which it shares many components with - the QX30 comes in a two-model range and with one engine/transmission combination...


2017 Infiniti QX30 Review
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2017 Infiniti QX30 Review

Say hello to the 2017 Infiniti QX30: the almost identically-sized, all-wheel-drive twin to the recently released Infiniti Q30 crossover...

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$48,900 - $56,900

Volkswagen SUV range to nearly triple by 2019: New small and large models to join Tiguan and Touareg
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Volkswagen SUV range to nearly triple by 2019: New small and large models to join Tiguan and Touareg

Talk about a turnaround. Volkswagen Australia will go from having an old small SUV and an ageing large five-seater to a family of five or more high-riding models in the next two-and-a-half years. The news came at the local launch of the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan in Australia, with the five-seat model launching first up...


2017 Audi Q2 here in February: $41,100 starting price for new baby SUV - UPDATE
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2017 Audi Q2 here in February: $41,100 starting price for new baby SUV - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article didn't include claimed European fuel consumption figures for the 1.4 TFSI model, and didn't mention the inclusion of Cylinder-on-Demand (COD) technology for the entry-level variant. See article for details The 2017 Audi Q2 will become the company’s “most attainable” SUV model when it arrives in Australia in February next year, starting at $41,100 plus on-road costs...


2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: an action-packed day with the Sydney Jeep Club

2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: an action-packed day with the Sydney Jeep Club

Once upon a time, SUVs as we know them today, were the domain of farmers, rural dwellers and off-road enthusiasts. They sat tall on the road and usually on big, thick, knobby tyres that rumbled on the sealed road and dispensed with off-road detritus with ease...

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$39,000

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016

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...


Subaru XV replacement due mid-2017, will follow same formula as current model
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Subaru XV replacement due mid-2017, will follow same formula as current model

The new-generation Subaru XV crossover model will debut mid-way through 2017, according to the Japanese brand, and buyers can expect a very similar formula to the current model. That means a taller ride height, extra body cladding and brighter colours - but not a new body on top to offer better space and practicality than the regular Impreza hatch...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap

See the full details here. Tegan Lawson at the CarAdvice.com News Desk with a look at what’s making headlines this week. The BMW Z4 is officially done and dusted, the final one has rolled off the production line in Germany. A sport scar, likely called the Z5, that’s being co-developed with Toyota, will likely replace it...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016

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...


Renault Australia repeatedly researched launching rugged Dacia Duster
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Renault Australia repeatedly researched launching rugged Dacia Duster

Renault says it seriously considered importing the rugged Dacia Duster SUV to Australia a number of times before deciding it couldn’t make the business case work. But don’t rule out seeing the next-generation version coming to local shores, with the company’s Australia arm saying it would be “silly not to” revisit the case down the track...


2016 Fiat 500X Lounge 1.3 Diesel Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Fiat 500X Lounge 1.3 Diesel Review

Is the grass greener on the other side of the fence? James samples a manual diesel Fiat 500X on European soil to find out.


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26

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...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19 2016

Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice Garage, I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week. Ford has announced plans to launch a completely driverless taxi fleet in 2021. Uber has been quite vocal about its plans for a driverless ride-sharing service but is yet to declare a target launch date like Ford now has...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19

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...


Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Children and cars can be a stressful combination - and it doesn't seem to matter whether you're heading off on a long-distance trip or ducking out for what should be a quick trip to the shops. Some days, being a parent is challenging and anything that makes your day a little easier is much appreciated...


Volkswagen's brand-new small SUV spied, confirmed for Australia
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Volkswagen's brand-new small SUV spied, confirmed for Australia

The vital new Volkswagen small SUV rival for top-selling models such as the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V has again been spied undergoing development testing in disguise. The new little sibling to the Tiguan medium SUV will likely share much with the next-generation Polo hatch, meaning it'll probably utilise a version of the ubiquitous MQB matrix architecture...


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA180 Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA180 Review

It’s the most affordable Mercedes-Benz SUV ever, but does the $42,900 GLA180 have enough credibility to keep up with the Joneses?

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$42,900