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2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo Review

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2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo Review

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara Turbo S gets a new 1.4 turbo engine, and it makes a good car better.

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2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo Review
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2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo Review

Read article here. It’s been more than six months since the famous Suzuki Vitara badge returned to Australia. Over that time, this boxy little crossover has cemented itself as Suzuki’s top-selling model here after the Swift. But while the Vitara hasn’t been on sale all that long, a major improvement has already been introduced...


2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo pricing and specifications
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2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo pricing and specifications

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo launches this week, introducing Australians to the company’s brand new BoosterJet petrol engine. Neatly replacing the defunct Vitara RT-X at the top of the range, the Suzuki Vitara S Turbo gets a new 103kW/220Nm 1.4-litre direct-injected turbo engine with 17kW/64Nm more than the non-turbo 1.6 still powering the base Vitara RT-S...


2016 Holden Trax Active arrives at $23,990 drive-away
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2016 Holden Trax Active arrives at $23,990 drive-away

Holden has re-introduced the Trax Active special edition, a better-equipped and cheaper iteration of the base Trax LS. The Holden Trax Active adds 17-inch alloy wheels, an electric sunroof, roof racks, chrome door handles and… an Active badge, to the entry Trax LS. The price is $23,990 drive-away, which compares to the $23,990 list price (as in, before on-road costs) of the regular base Trax LS without these features...


2016 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Review: Long-term report two
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Review: Long-term report two

We hit New South Wales' south coast in our long-term Mazda CX-3 to see if it can handle beach-hopper duties for four adults...

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$24,390

Volkswagen small SUV spied testing in Golf outfit
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Volkswagen small SUV spied testing in Golf outfit

One of the first prototype mules for Volkswagen’s new sub-Tiguan small SUV has been snapped during testing, disguised as a three-door Golf. The new baby SUV from Volkswagen is anticipated to launch around 2018, competing in the hotly-contested small and compact SUV segment that is currently occupied by the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, Mitsubishi ASX, Renault Captur...


Isuzu I-Venture Club: River Island Adventure in the Isuzu MU-X LS-T

Isuzu I-Venture Club: River Island Adventure in the Isuzu MU-X LS-T

The Isuzu I-Venture Club is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. Since its inception, many D-Max and MU-X owners have ventured far off the beaten track at one of these exclusive drive events...

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$53,500

Jeep Compass compact SUV replacement to premiere around August
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Jeep Compass compact SUV replacement to premiere around August

The next-generation Jeep compact SUV replacement for the Compass, and to some degree the Patriot, is still well on track and will be released globally in the third quarter of 2016, says company head Mike Manley. This comment, which he gave to Australian media including CarAdvice at this week’s New York motor show, comes in response to the fact it did not premiere in the Big Apple as was widely expected...


2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Review

We hit the French Alps in Range Rover's genre-busting Evoque Convertible drop-top SUV...

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$80,605

2017 Range Rover Evoque convertible pricing and specifications
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2017 Range Rover Evoque convertible pricing and specifications

The 2017 Range Rover Evoque convertible is a bold new model from the British marque and could herald the start of a new sub-category in the burgeoning premium SUV market. Based on the Range Rover Evoque three-door coupe, the drop-top is due to arrive in Australia in the third quarter of the year, between July and September...


Honda HR-V diesel still on the cards for Australia
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Honda HR-V diesel still on the cards for Australia

With the next-generation Honda Civic set to miss out on diesel power, buyers in the small car segment will miss out. But small SUV shoppers could soon have the option of a diesel-powered Honda HR-V. A new Earth Dreams 1.6-litre turbo diesel model with 88kW and 300Nm is the engine we’re talking about, and it may come with the choice of six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmissions...


2016 Citroen C4 Cactus Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Citroen C4 Cactus Review

The 2016 Citroen C4 Cactus is a car that turns heads. But can it lure buyers?

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$26,990 - $29,990

Market analysis: February SUV sales
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Market analysis: February SUV sales

The fact that SUV registrations are steaming along is not exactly going under-reported, but here is a more detailed breakdown from the month of February. SUVs achieved a market share in February (VFACTS) of 38.2 per cent, not far shy of the share of passenger cars (41). This is half the differential of just one year ago...


2016 Citroen C4 Cactus arrives in showrooms
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2016 Citroen C4 Cactus arrives in showrooms

One of the most eagerly anticipated cars out of Europe for quite some time – the 2016 Citroen C4 Cactus – has finally arrived in Australia. The lightweight, trolley-proof, front-wheel-drive Citroen C4 Cactus compact SUV from the French brand set chins wagging two years ago when it was revealed ahead of the 2014 Geneva motor show, and it could have the same effect in Australia now that it has, at last, touched down...


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...


2018 Subaru XV Concept : 2016 Geneva Motor Show
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2018 Subaru XV Concept : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The next-generation, 2018 Subaru XV crossover has just been previewed at the 2016 Geneva motor show by the imaginatively named XV Concept. Arriving four months after the Tokyo premiere of the concept version of the next Impreza hatch and three after the Impreza sedan concept, the XV concept signposts the design direction for the next-generation model, the third piece in the Impreza-based puzzle...


2018 Subaru XV previewed in Geneva
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2018 Subaru XV previewed in Geneva

The next-generation, 2018 Subaru XV crossover has just been previewed at the 2016 Geneva motor show by the imaginatively named XV Concept. Arriving four months after the Tokyo premiere of the concept version of the next Impreza hatch and three after the Impreza sedan concept, the XV concept signposts the design direction for the next-generation model, the third piece in the Impreza-based puzzle...


2017 Audi Q2 revealed, Australian launch confirmed
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2017 Audi Q2 revealed, Australian launch confirmed

The all-new Audi Q2 compact SUV has been revealed at this week's Geneva motor show, joining its larger stablemates the small Q3, mid-sized Q5 and large Q7. The German marque claims the Audi Q2 is the all-round SUV with an urban focus, and it is likely to become a popular option in Australia's hot-selling SUV market...


Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze concept convertible baby SUV unveiled
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Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze concept convertible baby SUV unveiled

It seems the Range Rover Evoque Convertible has started something of a trend, with the Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze concept convertible SUV making its debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show. If the Volkswagen T-Cross name sounds familiar, that's because the German brand has used a similar moniker for a concept model smaller than the Tiguan in the past - that show car was known as the T-Roc...


2016 BMW X1 xDrive 20d Review
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2016 BMW X1 xDrive 20d Review

Read the article here. This is the all-new 2016 BMW X1, the latest contender in the small but premium SUV segment. It’s got a new look, new interior, new engine, and like the 2-Seriest Active Tourer is based on a front-wheel-drive platform. The old X1 was a real success for BMW – they made over 700,000 of the things. So this new car has big shoes to fill...