2016 Suzuki S-Cross update spied

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2016 Suzuki S-Cross update spied

The Suzuki S-Cross is nearing that time in its life-cycle when it will get the de rigeur mid-life update. Here are a few early images of this 2016 Series II model, captured by our spy photographers...

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Ssangyong Tivoli under a cloud of uncertainty for Australia
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Ssangyong Tivoli under a cloud of uncertainty for Australia

  The small SUV segment may be booming in Australia, but one potential newcomer – the Ssangyong Tivoli – might not make its way here to be a part of it. The Ssangyong Tivoli slots in below the Korando in the South Korean brand’s product portfolio, playing in a segment where the likes of the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3 and Holden Trax have risen to prominence...


2015 Honda HR-V VTi-L Review : Long-term report one
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Honda HR-V VTi-L Review : Long-term report one

Our time with the Honda HR-V is underway, the VTi-L is the latest SUV to join the CarAdvice long term fleet.

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$24,990 - $33,990

Jeep Compass successor set for 2016 Geneva debut - report
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Jeep Compass successor set for 2016 Geneva debut - report

Fiat Chrysler executives have reportedly confirmed a new compact Jeep SUV will be unveiled early next year. AutoExpress reports the all-new model has been “penned in” for a Geneva motor show debut in March 2016 before going on sale in 2017. The compact SUV will replace both the Compass (below) and Patriot (above) models in Jeep’s global line-up, though AutoExpress believes the Compass name will be retained for the new model...


Toyota set to unveil Nissan Qashqai-fighter at Geneva - report
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Toyota set to unveil Nissan Qashqai-fighter at Geneva - report

Toyota will unveil its long-overdue small SUV at next year's Geneva motor show, according to a new report out of the UK this week. The new model, which is expected to be based on the sporty C-HR concept (pictured top) revealed in September last year, will enter the Toyota line-up below the mid-sized RAV4 SUV...


Audi Australia “thrilled” about Q1 baby SUV
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Audi Australia “thrilled” about Q1 baby SUV

German luxury brand Audi will expand its SUV ranks in 2016 with a new baby model known as the Q1, and the company’s local chief says he’s “thrilled” about that. Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle told CarAdvice at the launch of the brand’s second-generation Q7 large SUV that the upcoming Q1 will be more than welcome in Australia...


Peugeot 3008 Review: Active 2.0 HDi
Rating: 710 /10
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Peugeot 3008 Review: Active 2.0 HDi

The Peugeot 3008 HDi crossover remains a niche small SUV proposition, albeit one that offers an impressively practical cabin...

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$36,990 - $39,990

2015 Holden Trax LTZ Review : Long-term report three
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Holden Trax LTZ Review : Long-term report three

Saying goodbye is never easy, but the time has come to bid farewell to CarAdvice Melbourne's long-term Holden Trax LTZ...

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2016 BMW X1 Review
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2016 BMW X1 Review

The all-new 2016 BMW X1 has arrived. It's bigger, it's bolder and it is a lot more grown up. BMW are adamant that the new X1 is very much a proper AWD vehicle. We negotiate a series of off-road simulations to show how the car's capabilities continue to offer a solid amount of lifestyle flexibility. The X-Drive (AWD) models feel great on the road - the front-drive version comes in 2016...


Honda HR-V VTi-S v Renault Captur Dynamique : Comparison Review
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Honda HR-V VTi-S v Renault Captur Dynamique : Comparison Review

The term 'crossover' is now as much about bridging generational gaps as it is about mashing up body styles. Whether you're a young first-car buyer, baby boomer retiree or small family in between, the blossoming compact people mover segment is increasingly targeting buyer niches with idiosyncratic models...


Kia Australia targeting 50,000 sales in 2019, baby SUV critical to success
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Kia Australia targeting 50,000 sales in 2019, baby SUV critical to success

South Korean manufacturer Kia Motors is looking to significantly boost its sales in Australia within the next five years. Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith boldly claimed the brand is aiming to sell 50,000 units within the next four or five years, and there are segments of the market that are ripe for growth that Kia will target - namely the small SUV area...


Volkswagen Australia confirms new SUVs: Cross Coupe, sub-Tiguan SUV coming
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Volkswagen Australia confirms new SUVs: Cross Coupe, sub-Tiguan SUV coming

Go where the growth is – that’s the clear objective for Volkswagen Australia, with the brand confirming it will offer a range of new SUVs in the coming years as high-riding models reach new heights in terms of popularity. The SUV segment is up 13.8 per cent so far in 2015, and so far this year SUVs have accounted for 34...


2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS Review

Still yet to be confirmed for Australia, a trip to France for the Le Mans 24 Hours is the perfect excuse to drive the 2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS...


Smart to bypass SUV gold rush, no convertible either
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Smart to bypass SUV gold rush, no convertible either

Daimler Smart has no plans to make the world’s smallest crossover SUV for the time being, contrary to recent reports out of Europe. CEO Annette Winkler told Automotive News this week that rumours of a high-riding Smart appeared greatly exaggerated. “We are not planning an SUV,” she said, though she did add the old standard line of “never say never”...


2015 Audi Q3 Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Audi Q3 Review

It’s never good news for the competition when the best-selling car in its class gets an update, and that’s exactly the case with the 2015 Audi Q3. The premium German brand’s smallest SUV claimed an almost 40 per cent share of its segment last year, and while it’s facing a strong challenge from the Mercedes-Benz GLA this year, it continues to lead the way with almost one third of the market...

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2015 Audi Q3 pricing and specifications
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2015 Audi Q3 pricing and specifications

The 2015 Audi Q3 has arrived in Australia with new and revised engines, subtle styling changes, more equipment and a simplified range structure. Audi’s updated compact SUV line-up features two equipment levels, the base Q3 and the high-grade Q3 Sport, each of which is available with four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engine options...


2015 Mitsubishi ASX updated with revised styling, new technology
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2015 Mitsubishi ASX updated with revised styling, new technology

The 2015 Mitsubishi ASX gets a number of styling changes and the addition of some new technology. Mitsubishi's popular ASX SUV this week received yet another revamp including 18-inch alloy wheels, black wheel arch surrounds and a chrome tailgate finisher...


2016 BMW X1 revealed
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2016 BMW X1 revealed

The covers are off the 2016 BMW X1 – the German brand’s second-generation compact SUV that’s new from the ground up and mechanically overhauled from the 2009 original. The new X1 becomes the BMW Group’s third model based on its new front-/all-wheel-drive and transverse engine-aligned UKL architecture, following the third-gen Mini Cooper city car and the 2 Series Active Tourer MPV, and replacing the rear-/all-wheel-drive and longitudinal layout of the first-gen model...


2015 Suzuki Vitara in Melbourne ahead of August launch
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2015 Suzuki Vitara in Melbourne ahead of August launch

The reborn Suzuki Vitara has been caught on local shores ahead of its official launch in August this year. Snapped in Melbourne, the 2015 Vitara you see here in hero blue is likely an early evaluation vehicle, and as such has arrived from a few months before proper local deliveries from Suzuki’s plant in Hungary commence...


BMW X2 prototypes ready to hit the road - report
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BMW X2 prototypes ready to hit the road - report

Top-secret BMW X2 test cars will hit the road within days, according to a company insider, as the German brand works towards plugging the last hole in its SUV line-up. According to Autocar, engineers at BMW’s prototype workshop have revealed test versions of the sporty X1-based compact SUV are just days away from hitting the road...