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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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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
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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...


2015 Holden Trax LTZ Review : Long-term report two
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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...