2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS Review

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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...

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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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$42,900 - $56,900

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...


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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$29,990

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.