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...

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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...


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

Traxy the orange Holden Trax wins more friends as a likeable little runabout - but is it good enough to take on the newcomers in the segment?

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Subaru announces Sunshine Yellow Special Edition XV
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Subaru announces Sunshine Yellow Special Edition XV

To promote refreshed pricing of the 2015 Subaru XV range, Subaru has announced a limited edition variant. The Sunshine Yellow XV Special Edition is based on the 2.0i CVT model and features heated leather front seats, leather steering wheel and shift knob, along with unique floor mats and yellow interior stitching...


Renault Kadjar remains out of the picture for Australia as French brand plans SUV strategy
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Renault Kadjar remains out of the picture for Australia as French brand plans SUV strategy

If there’s a message that buyers are sending sellers in the Australian automotive industry, it’s that SUVs are what they want. However, some brands – such as Renault Australia – aren’t rushing to add new models. The French maker’s recently revealed Kadjar SUV, which is a cousin of the Nissan Qashqai, isn’t on the brand’s local radar at this point in time because the company says it wants to get its current line-up right first...


2015 Subaru XV prices down, new infotainment systems added
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2015 Subaru XV prices down, new infotainment systems added

The 2015 Subaru XV has landed in Australian showrooms, bringing updated interior trim and technology and a $1250 price reduction across the range. Combined with the $750 free trade agreement pricing adjustment passed on in January, the updated Subaru XV is $2000 cheaper than the 2014 version. The new pricing means the 2015 XV range starts at $26,490 plus on-road costs in 2...


Holden Trax Active special edition from $24,990 driveaway
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Holden Trax Active special edition from $24,990 driveaway

The special edition Holden Trax Active will spearhead the car maker’s ‘Step Up At Holden’ sale running throughout May and June. Arriving in showrooms soon, the Trax Active builds on the features of the LS, adding unique 17-inch alloy wheels, an electric sunroof, roof racks, chrome exterior door handles and Active badging...


Holden to replace entire SUV range by 2020, brand banking on high-riding models to boost sales
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Holden to replace entire SUV range by 2020, brand banking on high-riding models to boost sales

Holden has confirmed plans to replace its entire SUV range by the end of this decade, and there are plans afoot to add new high-riding models to the line-up, too. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of Holden's two new European-sourced models - the Astra and Cascada - the brand's executive director of sales, Peter Keley, suggested that SUVs hold the key to improving sales in Australia...


Haval to offer extensive range of personalisation options free of charge
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Haval to offer extensive range of personalisation options free of charge

The Haval H2 will become one of the most customisable cars in its class when it arrives in June, and in an unprecedented move by the fledging Chinese SUV brand, all of the personalisation options are set to be offered free of charge...


Peugeot 2008 v Renault Captur : Comparison Review
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Peugeot 2008 v Renault Captur : Comparison Review

So, you like French brands. You like SUVs. You like the idea of personalising your car to be unique and to stand out from the crowd. Well, you haven’t really been spoilt for choice -- until now. That’s because there are now two models on the Australian market that will tick all of those boxes. They are the all-new Renault Captur and the recently refreshed Peugeot 2008...


Haval H2 Review : Quick drive

Haval H2 Review : Quick drive

The Haval H2 is the first of the new wave of Chinese vehicles headed to Australia, and the first that will make the mainstream brands sit up and take notice of the long-threatened but as-yet-unproven rising superpower of the East. Since Great Wall landed on our shores in 2009, Chinese vehicles have offered a cheap but largely crass alternative that has failed to catch on with new car buyers...


2015 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Review

A diesel automatic SUV for less than $30K? The Mazda CX-3 Maxx diesel is something of a one-of-a-kind car.

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$26,790

2015 Mini Paceman Cooper S Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Mini Paceman Cooper S Review

Updated for 2015, the Mini Paceman is as unique as a supercar or maybe even more...

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$44,900

2014 Jeep Patriot: Week with Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2014 Jeep Patriot: Week with Review

Shopping for a badge before the car? James takes a look at the entry-level Jeep Patriot to see if the little SUV deserves the seven-bar grille.


Hyundai baby SUV still “a number of years” away
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Hyundai baby SUV still “a number of years” away

The baby SUV market is booming, but it’ll be a “number of years” before Hyundai enters the fastest growing segment in Australia. Sales of small SUVs are up 30.6 per cent so far in 2015, with the likes of the recently introduced Honda HR-V and new Mazda CX-3 both shining strongly in the sub-$40K small SUV segment...


Jaguar small SUV the likely next step
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Jaguar small SUV the likely next step

Jaguar looks almost certain to follow the global market trend in adding a new compact SUV to its ranks - but it's not going to happen for a while. Many mainstream brands have added compact high-riders, while the big luxury brands are also present in the booming compact SUV segment...


Honda HR-V VTi v Mazda CX-3 Maxx : Comparison Review
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Honda HR-V VTi v Mazda CX-3 Maxx : Comparison Review

Two new sub-$25K players in the small SUV segment face-off. But which of the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 is best?


2015 Fiat 500x crossover SUV review
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2015 Fiat 500x crossover SUV review

http://www.caradvice.com.au/343443/?yt_desc - Read the article here. The Fiat 500X is yet another vehicle set to add to the competition in the compact SUV segment. It's got oodles of 500 style and promises to make an impact when it lands down under.


2015 Fiat 500X Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Fiat 500X Review

The Fiat 500X is yet another vehicle set to add to the competition in the compact SUV segment. It's got oodles of 500 style and promises to make an impact when it lands down under.


2015 Mazda CX-3 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Mazda CX-3 Review

Mazda's all new CX-3 compact SUV lands in Australia - we drive it!

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$19,990 - $37,690