2015 Mitsubishi ASX Review: LS 2WD

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2015 Mitsubishi ASX Review: LS 2WD

The 2015 update Mitsubishi ASX improves in many ways.

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Land Rover Discovery Sport: seven-seat cabin revealed in sneak peek video
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Land Rover Discovery Sport: seven-seat cabin revealed in sneak peek video

The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport medium SUV’s plush seven-seat cabin has been previewed by a short video ahead of the car’s world premiere on September 3 and Australian arrival in May next year.  Inspired by the Discovery Vision Concept from the New York motor show last April, the Discovery Sport will serve as a much more versatile replacement for the 17-year old Freelander nameplate...


Volkswagen Tiguan replacement due in two years
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Volkswagen Tiguan replacement due in two years

The next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan SUV is still two years away, but the new version will be worth the wait. That’s according to Volkswagen Australia’s managing director, John White, who told CarAdvice that the all-new Tiguan – which will be built off the same modular architecture as the seventh-generation Golf – will be a game-changer for the brand...


2014 Subaru XV Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2014 Subaru XV Review

The Subaru XV is one of the top-selling small SUVs on the market. Matt Campbell sees how it stacks up in light of new rivals.

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$28,490 to $36,990

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan: R-Line added, reverse-view camera to be made standard
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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan: R-Line added, reverse-view camera to be made standard

The Volkswagen Tiguan line-up is set to see some shuffling in the latter part of 2014, including the addition of a standard reverse-view camera on all models, and a new sporty R-Line model...


2015 Holden Trax: pricing and specifications
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2015 Holden Trax: pricing and specifications

The new range-topping MY15 Holden Trax LTZ 1.4-litre turbo will hit the market on August 18 priced from $29,990 plus on-road costs. Featuring a 103kW/200Nm 1.4-litre engine familiar from the Barina RS and Cruze family, the new flagship Trax urban SUV complements the existing 12-month old LS and LTZ versions powered by the carryover 1...


Dacia Duster pick-up spotted in prototype guise
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Dacia Duster pick-up spotted in prototype guise

The rugged Dacia Duster SUV appears set to be turned into a useful new pick-up truck by the Romanian budget brand. Images of a prototype version of the Dacia Duster pick-up have been uploaded to the Dacia Oltcit Aro Facebook page, and the number plates on the vehicle suggest the car is an official test model rather than a regular Duster that has been converted...


Kia Sportage v Mitsubishi ASX: Comparison review
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Kia Sportage v Mitsubishi ASX: Comparison review

As more buyers move into SUVs, there are plenty of calls for diesel options, even in some of the more compact models on the market. That’s where these two cars come in – the Kia Sportage and Mitsubishi ASX. These two feature-packed diesel SUVs straddle the line between small and mid-sized, and are situated in a similar price bracket to larger all-wheel drive petrol SUVs such as the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail...


Holden embraces its feminine side

Holden embraces its feminine side

A lot has changed since the 1970’s. For Holden, gone are the days of the Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars jingle, and Torana and Gemini are no longer in the showrooms. Women have changed the automotive industry, and I didn’t realise the extent of it until recently when I was invited to attend Holden’s SUV media breakfast, held at The Grounds in Alexandria and hosted by Melissa Doyle...


Fiat 500L : SUV'd city car gets Vans design treatment
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Fiat 500L : SUV'd city car gets Vans design treatment

The funky little Fiat 500L-Vans design concept has debuted at the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach in California, sporting a unique look and styling cues taken from the US-based shoe brand. Based on the five-seat 500L but equipped with four ringed LED driving lights, a two-tone paint scheme, roof racks and a double-decker surfboard carrier, the Fiat 500L-Vans takes inspiration from the company’s original hi-top shoe...


Suzuki eyes small SUV boom from mid-2015
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Suzuki eyes small SUV boom from mid-2015

Suzuki Australia is hopeful of returning to somewhere approaching market leadership in the booming small SUV market from the middle of 2015 when it launches the production Suzuki iV-4...


Subaru XV Black limited edition expands local SUV line-up
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Subaru XV Black limited edition expands local SUV line-up

The limited edition Subaru XV Black has been added to the compact SUVs range, priced from $29,740. Limited to 300 cars and spread across all three existing Subaru XV variants – equipped with both six-speed manual and continuously variable transmissions – the limited edition Black comes at a $1250 premium but adds a claimed $2500 worth of value...


Mitsubishi recalls 1600 4WD diesel Outlander and ASX models
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Mitsubishi recalls 1600 4WD diesel Outlander and ASX models

Mitsubishi Australia is recalling 1626 four-wheel drive diesel-powered Outlander and ASX SUVs due to a possible fault with the vehicles’ transfer cases that could lead to a loss of drive. Split between two models, the recall affects 1324 Mitsubishi Outlander models manufactured between September 12, 2012 and June 18, 2013 and 302 ASXs manufactured between April 16 and June 18, 2013...


BMW X1 Review : sDrive20i
Rating: 710 /10
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BMW X1 Review : sDrive20i

The world's first compact luxury SUV still holds appeal - especially in the way it drives...

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$48,300

Infiniti QX30 : Nissan to build compact SUV in the UK, export to the world
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Infiniti QX30 : Nissan to build compact SUV in the UK, export to the world

Nissan will build the all-new Infiniti QX30 compact SUV in the UK for global markets from the second half of next year. Nissan Motor Company chief planning officer Andy Palmer told Automotive News production of the QX30 would begin shortly after the Nissan starts building its base car, the Q30 compact hatchback (pictured in concept form), in mid-2015...


Lexus NX Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Lexus NX Review

Lexus's smallest SUV is finally on the road. CarAdvice finds out whether the Q5, X3 and Evoque should be worried...


BMW X1 M: Brand won't rule out small performance SUV
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BMW X1 M: Brand won't rule out small performance SUV

A BMW X1 M performance SUV is on the table as a possible new model, with the brand refusing to rule out any such derivative of its smallest SUV. Any such BMW X1 M would be directly targeted at baby performance crossovers such as the Audi RS Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG. Those two cars are priced at $81,900 and $79,900 respectively, and offer power outputs of 228kW/420Nm and 265kW/450Nm respectively...


Audi RS Q3 : Facelifted performance SUV spied with minor tweaks
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Audi RS Q3 : Facelifted performance SUV spied with minor tweaks

A subtly updated Audi RS Q3 has been spotted out testing in Germany, months out from its anticipated debut. The first facelift for Audi's first ever RS-badged SUV, the changes appear to be mild, the biggest difference set to be the RS Q3’s front and rear lights...


Suzuki SUV spied by CarAdvice reader in Germany
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Suzuki SUV spied by CarAdvice reader in Germany

An eagle-eyed CarAdvice reader has captured a mysterious new Suzuki SUV undergoing testing near Munich, Germany. The heavily cloaked high-riding Suzuki SUV is likely to be the production version of the iv-4 compact SUV that will sit between the ageing Jimny and Grand Vitara models...


Holden Trax range to get turbo boost
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Holden Trax range to get turbo boost

The Holden Trax will be given a boost to its sales potential with the addition of a new 1.4 turbocharged petrol version. Holden’s baby SUV has been sold in just one variant since its launch in August 2013, powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to either a manual or automatic transmission...