Suzuki Vitara here around mid-2015 with Juke and Trax in its sights

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Suzuki Vitara here around mid-2015 with Juke and Trax in its sights

The reborn European-made Suzuki Vitara will arrive in Australia just after the middle of 2015 priced aggressively from as little as $23,000, and will lure younger buyers with its interesting cabin personalisation and brand-leading technologies such as Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink...

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Audi RSQ3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG : Comparison review
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Audi RSQ3 v Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG : Comparison review

SUV sales may have boomed over the years, but high-performance variants remain a relatively rare breed. Mainstream brands have largely ignored such spin-offs using their known sports badges. Volkswagen had its Touareg R but has resisted a Tiguan GTI, Ford hasn’t done a Kuga ST, and Renault has restricted its hallowed RS badge to its hot-hatches...


Kia KX3 baby SUV outed in China
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Kia KX3 baby SUV outed in China

Kia has previewed a brand new sub-compact SUV similar in size to the Mazda CX-3, though for our Australian readers there is a catch — this isn’t the version Kia will sell in the West.  Called the Kia KX3, the baby SUV concept premiered today in Guangzhou may be a concept in name, though it looks every bit the production car and even incorporates existing Kia powertrain technology...


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer set to stir the pot
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer set to stir the pot

BMW is confident the 2 Series Active Tourer (AT) will give it incremental growth as it draws from a fast-growing pool of entry-level 'premium' buyers, and snatches sales from rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. Pitched as a rival for the B-Class, as well as compact SUVs, the 2 Series AT is perhaps best identified as the first front-drive car from the Bavarian car maker...


Mercedes-Benz GLA45: Week with review
Rating: 910 /10
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Mercedes-Benz GLA45: Week with review

Sing, dance and act? Is the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 a real triple-treat for the road?

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$79,900

Waiting list out to six months for Nissan Qashqai Ti
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Waiting list out to six months for Nissan Qashqai Ti

Hot demand for flagship versions of the UK-built Nissan Qashqai crossover SUV has pushed the waiting list out as far as six months. As we noted at launch, the new model that premiered here in July as a replacement for the Dualis comes particularly well-specified in Ti petrol and TL diesel forms, a fact that Australian buyers seem to be noticing...


2015 BMW X1 interior : First look
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2015 BMW X1 interior : First look

CarAdvice's spies have grabbed the first peek at the inside of the next-generation BMW X1 due in 2015. The images reveal a number of visual changes from the current model, including a bulkier centre stack and an infotainment display that rises out of the dash rather than being integrated...


Nissan Qashqai Review : Ti
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Nissan Qashqai Review : Ti

Combining style and practicality with impressive value, the petrol-powered Nissan Qashqai Ti is a formidable challenger to the compact SUV establishment.

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$32,890 to $35,390

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 to spawn new compact SUV - report
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Volkswagen Golf Mk8 to spawn new compact SUV - report

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf will spawn a compact SUV model that will sit beneath the larger, second-generation Tiguan, according to a UK report. Car Magazine claims Volkswagen’s engineers are hard at work on the new crossover model, which it says will be distinct from the Golf Alltrack wagon (pictured), and different to the CrossGolf, which was a rugged-looking version of the Golf Mk5-based Golf Plus...


Small luxury SUV battleground heats up
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Small luxury SUV battleground heats up

The launch of the Mercedes-Benz GLA in April this year and the arrival of the Lexus NX at the end of last month is changing the small luxury crossover segment from a rather predictable two-horse race into one of the most closely fought corners of the market.  It’s classified as the SUV Small over $40k segment, and with just five competitors it is one of the smallest in terms of the number of competitors therein...


Nissan Qashqai breaks UK production record
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Nissan Qashqai breaks UK production record

The Nissan Qashqai (nee Dualis in Australia) has just broken a longstanding UK production record, clocking up two million deliveries inside eight years, a timeframe faster than any other British-made car.  A mega-hit across Europe and many other markets including Australia, the Qashqai is made predominately at Nissan’s Sunderland plant — a market where it is consistently one of the biggest-selling cars and an absolute staple for the Japanese brand...


Honda HR-V locked in for February launch
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Honda HR-V locked in for February launch

The reborn 2015 Honda HR-V will go on sale in February, the company’s local arm has today confirmed.  The Jazz-bazed HR-V urban crossover will expand Honda’s SUV line-up to two models. We knew it was coming before today, but now we know precisely when...


Mazda CX-3 won’t be “half-baked”, says Australian boss
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Mazda CX-3 won’t be “half-baked”, says Australian boss

The all-new Mazda CX-3 baby SUV that has been confirmed to debut at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show in November won’t be like any of the other offerings currently on sale, according to Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders...


2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Updated with new equipment, the Volkswagen Tiguan remains a competitive entry in the compact SUV segment - albeit with some caveats.

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$28,990 to $44,990

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan is hitting showrooms now, with all models gaining vital new equipment. As CarAdvice has previously reported, all 2015 Tiguan models gain a reverse-view camera, rear parking sensors and touchscreen media system, and the additional gear has attracted a price increase of between $500 and $1500, depending on the model...


Suzuki Grand Vitara replacement unlikely
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Suzuki Grand Vitara replacement unlikely

A larger SUV to sit above the newly unveiled Suzuki Vitara appears an unlikely prospect, according to the Japanese company’s executive vice president, Toshihiro Suzuki. Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice earlier this month at the Paris motor show, Suzuki suggested the company is still thinking about the concept of a larger SUV to replace the current Grand Vitara...


Land Rover considering baby SUV for expanded Discovery 'family'
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Land Rover considering baby SUV for expanded Discovery 'family'

The Land Rover Discovery family of vehicles will grow to include at least three variants, and the British brand has highlighted the potential for an all-new compact entry model. Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern insisted the brand’s leisure-focused family of vehicles would grow beyond the current mid-sized Discovery Sport (which will replace Freelander 2 next year) and the larger Discovery...


Fiat to expand Abarth with speedy 500X
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Fiat to expand Abarth with speedy 500X

Fiat will increase its presence in the performance arena through its Abarth sub-brand, with the Italian company suggesting the new Fiat 500X model will spawn a go-fast variant. Fiat head of European design Roberto Giolito told CarAdvice that Abarth cannot be limited only to the 500 hatchback with its 595 derivatives. “The Abarth vision is not only based on 500s...


Toyota says it needs more SUVs in its line-up
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Toyota says it needs more SUVs in its line-up

Toyota will add at least two more SUVs to its line-up in the coming years, it has been revealed. The Japanese brand unveiled the C-HR concept crossover model at the 2014 Paris motor show, were the company’s managing officer and executive vice president of Toyota Motor Europe’s sales group, Karl Schlicht, told CarAdvice that more high-riders are on the way...


Jeep SRT range may grow to include smaller vehicles
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Jeep SRT range may grow to include smaller vehicles

There’s potential for smaller Jeep models to get the sporty SRT treatment, according to the brand’s president and CEO, Mike Manley. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2014 Paris motor show, Manley indicated there is room for more SRT variants in model lines such as the Cherokee and Renegade, as buyers of smaller SUVs are also likely to want the go-fast treatment...