2015 Suzuki Jimny Sierra Review

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2015 Suzuki Jimny Sierra Review

The Suzuki Jimny Sierra is a unique offering in a booming segment of baby SUVs. It's no pretender, though.

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2015 Ssangyong Korando : New manual cuts starting price to $21,990 driveaway
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2015 Ssangyong Korando : New manual cuts starting price to $21,990 driveaway

The starting price of the Ssangyong Korando has been cut by $6000 thanks to the addition of a new front-wheel-drive manual variant. The new Korando S 4x2 petrol six-speed manual is priced from $21,990 driveaway, making the compact Korean one of the cheapest SUVs on the market. A six-speed automatic version is available for an extra $2000...


Hyundai Tucson First Look
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Hyundai Tucson First Look

http://www.caradvice.com.au/337185/?yt_desc - Read the article here. The all-new 2015 Hyundai Tucson has been revealed at an exclusive event in Berlin, Germany, and CarAdvice was among the first journalists globally to get a glimpse of the all-new medium SUV...


2015 Hyundai Tucson to move from small to medium SUV segment
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2015 Hyundai Tucson to move from small to medium SUV segment

The 2015 Hyundai Tucson will shift up from the small SUV segment to the medium segment when it goes on sale later this year. The car it replaces, the Hyundai ix35, has been a significantly important vehicle for the South Korean brand - globally as well as locally - and it has been a high-seller in the small SUV segment where it has sat as part of the VFACTS official sales numbers...


Mazda CX-3 : Variant names and fuel consumption data revealed
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Mazda CX-3 : Variant names and fuel consumption data revealed

New details of the Mazda CX-3 have been revealed roughly six weeks out from its Australian launch. Mazda today confirmed the CX-3 range will be headlined by a new variant name, dubbed Akari. The line-up will also feature an sTouring grade, and likely others, with the Japanese car maker promising a “class-leading mix of model grades”...


2015 Honda HR-V launch Review
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2015 Honda HR-V launch Review

Honda has released their much-anticipated small SUV, the Honda HR-V. Competing directly with the Nissan Qashqai and forthcoming Mazda CX-3, the HR-V is a very important model for Honda. The HR-V returns after an almost 15-year absence - the original crossover essentially predicting the current small SUV trend. The cabin feels premium and up market...


Honda HR-V launch: Pricing, specifications and bold targets
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Honda HR-V launch: Pricing, specifications and bold targets

The Honda HR-V small crossover SUV launches this week, and its maker has set some bold targets that would see its monthly sales take it right up to current class luminaries such as the Nissan Qashqai and Mitsubishi ASX. Honda’s high-riding front-wheel-drive hatchback contender launches with a range consisting of three well-equipped specification levels, priced between $24,990 and $33,990 plus on-road costs...


Jeep Compass and Patriot to merge to become one model, possibly named Compatriot
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Jeep Compass and Patriot to merge to become one model, possibly named Compatriot

The Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot SUVs will be merged to become one model, and the company is referring to the new model as the Compatriot. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the brand's new baby Renegade SUV in California this week, Jeep director Jim Morrison confirmed plans for the similarly sized and similarly priced models to become one when they reach the end of their lifecycles...


2015 Jeep Renegade Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Jeep Renegade Review

The latest entrant to the booming baby SUV segment is the 2015 Jeep Renegade – a tiny high-rider that claims to be unlike most of the other small soft-roaders that have come before it...


2015 Ssangyong Tivoli spied testing in Australia
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2015 Ssangyong Tivoli spied testing in Australia

The all-new Ssangyong Tivoli has been spied by CarAdvice while testing in Alice Springs ahead of its expected local launch mid-year. Set to rival the likes of Nissan's Juke, Holden's Trax and Renault's Captur, the Ssangyong Tivoli measures 4195mm long and 1795mm wide, smack bang around the segment average. Powered exclusively by either a 1...


2017 Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid spied
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2017 Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid spied

The 2017 Mini Countryman will not only grow in size compared to its predecessor, but it looks likely the SUV will be the first model from the brand to boast a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Our European spies have caught the next-generation Mini Countryman undergoing winter testing with the prototype vehicle brandishing "Hybrid Test Vehicle" stickers across its body...


2014 Hyundai ix35 Active: Week with Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Hyundai ix35 Active: Week with Review

Another wedding takes Dave back over to WA where, this time, he racks up the miles in the Hyundai ix35...


2016 Kia Sportage spied : New-look SUV set to debut new engine tech
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2016 Kia Sportage spied : New-look SUV set to debut new engine tech

Our European spies have spotted the next-generation 2016 Kia Sportage outside the Hyundai Kia Technical Centre in Russelsheim, Germany, ahead of the new model hitting the market next year. At first glance the shape of the new Kia Sportage appears similar to the model it replaces, though there are subtle changes all over the body of the car that indicate this is indeed an entirely new model...


Mitsubishi compact SUV concept previews next ASX
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Mitsubishi compact SUV concept previews next ASX

Mitsubishi will take the wraps off a new compact SUV concept at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March, and the car could offer some clues to the design of the next-generation Mitsubishi ASX. Described as “a declaration of intent for Mitsubishi Motor Corporation’s future direction”, the compact, five-door crossover appears to be an evolution of the XR-PHEV concept that debuted more than 12 months ago at the 2013 Tokyo motor show...


Renault Kadjar name confirmed for new SUV
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Renault Kadjar name confirmed for new SUV

Renault Kadjar will be the name used for the French brand's first C-segment SUV, which will be unveiled in full on February 2, 2015. Believed to be a spin-off model of the Nissan Qashqai, the new Renault Kadjar has been spied in disguise by CarAdvice's overseas snappers from the outside, while we've also see interior images of the new small SUV...


2014 Kia Soul Si: week with Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2014 Kia Soul Si: week with Review

Check it out now - The CarAdvice Melbourne team get a funk Soul brother for the week. Does it work out?


Mazda CX-3 buyer interest levels five times higher than Mazda 2
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Mazda CX-3 buyer interest levels five times higher than Mazda 2

Mazda Australia says the amount of interest in the all-new Mazda CX-3 compact SUV is "very strong". Speaking at the launch of the 2015 Mazda CX-5 earlier this week, the company's local marketing director, Alastair Doak, quoted figures suggesting the level of buyer interest in the new CX-3 is about five times higher than it was for the revamped Mazda 2...


Compact SUVs coming in 2015
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Compact SUVs coming in 2015

Details of the new and updated compact SUVs launching in Australia in 2015.   Honda HR-V – February One of the pioneers of the sub-compact crossover segment, the Honda HR-V, will return to Australian showrooms in February – albeit as a very different car launching into a now hugely competitive market...


2015 Honda HR-V: Specifications surface ahead of small SUV launching locally
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2015 Honda HR-V: Specifications surface ahead of small SUV launching locally

Initial specification details of the all-new 2015 Honda HR-V have been published on the Japanese brand's local website, offering buyers a rundown of the different trim levels that will be offered for the compact SUV - but there are no pricing details just yet...


Subaru XV hot-hatch “technically possible” but unlikely, says senior engineer
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Subaru XV hot-hatch “technically possible” but unlikely, says senior engineer

Buyers after a more performance-focused version of the Subaru XV crossover hatch are set to be saddened by the news that the Japanese brand is not pursuing a go-fast version of the popular model. The Subaru XV currently comes with only a 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder engine producing 110kW of power and 196Nm of torque...