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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...

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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...


Audi Q1 due to arrive in 2016
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Audi Q1 due to arrive in 2016

The Audi Q1 could be launched in Australia by the end of 2016, according to the luxury car maker's German executives. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the face-lifted Audi A1 in Monaco, the head of product marketing for Audi A1, Lisa Heyne, said it's full steam ahead for the baby Q series...


2015 Mini Countryman Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2015 Mini Countryman Review

The updated Mini Countryman Cooper is better value than before, but it's still a niche option...


2015 Ford Kuga: pricing and specifications
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2015 Ford Kuga: pricing and specifications

The revised 2015 Ford Kuga compact SUV range has launched in Australia this week sporting a trio of improved petrol or diesel powertrains - including a high-performance 178kW/345Nm 2.0-litre petrol option - and sharper entry pricing.  Ford has also added a crucial new variant that was missing from the old range: an automatic version of the front-wheel-drive Ambiente base car...


Toyota RAV4 goes red for record
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Toyota RAV4 goes red for record

Fancy a Toyota RAV4 but not quite won over by its demure cabin? The company has an answer.  The company’s 20-year old nameplate is on track to break its all-time sales record in 2014 as more and more buyers flock to a segment it helped populate...


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...


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?


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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