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Volkswagen SUV range to nearly triple by 2019: New small and large models to join Tiguan and Touareg

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Volkswagen SUV range to nearly triple by 2019: New small and large models to join Tiguan and Touareg

Talk about a turnaround. Volkswagen Australia will go from having an old small SUV and an ageing large five-seater to a family of five or more high-riding models in the next two-and-a-half years...

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2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: an action-packed day with the Sydney Jeep Club

2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: an action-packed day with the Sydney Jeep Club

Once upon a time, SUVs as we know them today, were the domain of farmers, rural dwellers and off-road enthusiasts. They sat tall on the road and usually on big, thick, knobby tyres that rumbled on the sealed road and dispensed with off-road detritus with ease...

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Subaru XV replacement due mid-2017, will follow same formula as current model
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Subaru XV replacement due mid-2017, will follow same formula as current model

The new-generation Subaru XV crossover model will debut mid-way through 2017, according to the Japanese brand, and buyers can expect a very similar formula to the current model. That means a taller ride height, extra body cladding and brighter colours - but not a new body on top to offer better space and practicality than the regular Impreza hatch...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap

See the full details here. Tegan Lawson at the CarAdvice.com News Desk with a look at what’s making headlines this week. The BMW Z4 is officially done and dusted, the final one has rolled off the production line in Germany. A sport scar, likely called the Z5, that’s being co-developed with Toyota, will likely replace it...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Renault Australia repeatedly researched launching rugged Dacia Duster
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Renault Australia repeatedly researched launching rugged Dacia Duster

Renault says it seriously considered importing the rugged Dacia Duster SUV to Australia a number of times before deciding it couldn’t make the business case work. But don’t rule out seeing the next-generation version coming to local shores, with the company’s Australia arm saying it would be “silly not to” revisit the case down the track...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Volkswagen's brand-new small SUV spied, confirmed for Australia
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Volkswagen's brand-new small SUV spied, confirmed for Australia

The vital new Volkswagen small SUV rival for top-selling models such as the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V has again been spied undergoing development testing in disguise. The new little sibling to the Tiguan medium SUV will likely share much with the next-generation Polo hatch, meaning it'll probably utilise a version of the ubiquitous MQB matrix architecture...


Meet Adam Garcia: the triple-threat talks fatherhood and Fiat

Meet Adam Garcia: the triple-threat talks fatherhood and Fiat

As a singer, dancer and actor, Adam Garcia is what's known as a triple-threat in the showbiz industry - and his success on stage and screen justifies the title. The Australian entertainer, along with his wife and 11-month old daughter, now call London home...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 5
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 5

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Jeep Renegade prices cut - again!
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Jeep Renegade prices cut - again!

The Jeep Renegade range has seen its prices cut for a second time, bringing the US brand's smallest SUV more into line with its mainstream competitors. The entry-point to the Jeep range remains the Renegade Sport, which is now priced from $26,000 plus on-road costs for the 1.6-litre petrol four-cylinder, five-speed manual model, while the 1...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 29
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 29

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2016 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Review: Long-term report five
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2016 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Review: Long-term report five

After multiple itineraries featuring weekend getaways, we put the Mazda CX-3 Maxx to the test in its most likely natural environment, the urban jungle. So how did it stack up?

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Small SUV sales growth slowing
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Small SUV sales growth slowing

Now that we’re beyond the half-way point of 2016, it’s possible to sit back a little and look at wider segment trends. One of the more interesting developments this year has been the moderate slowdown in growth among small SUVs — the high-riding, city-car based crossovers that have boomed in recent times. Granted, year-to-date sales are up 9...


2016 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Review: Long-term report four with Mazda 2 cameo
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Review: Long-term report four with Mazda 2 cameo

Our intrepid Mazda CX-3 long-termer takes a road trip to New South Wales' Hunter Valley wine country, with a special guest involved...

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Kia small SUV role likely to be filled by repositioned Soul, Niro unlikely for Oz
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Kia small SUV role likely to be filled by repositioned Soul, Niro unlikely for Oz

Kia is expected to reposition the Soul crossover hatch as its entry-level SUV model within months - but it will mainly come down to price, rather than ride height. Ever since the current-generation Soul arrived on sale in Australia in 2014, it has been considered too dear for what it offered in the market. There has also been a non-existent marketing spend around that model...


2016 Honda HR-V VTi-S Review
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2016 Honda HR-V VTi-S Review

The Honda HR-V VTi-S remains a fantastic, practical small SUV offering up there with the best in the business.

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2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X: diesel joins Australian range
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2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X: diesel joins Australian range

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara small SUV range is now available with a diesel engine, complementing the just-introduced S Turbo petrol variant and rounding out the line-up. The new flagship Suzuki Vitara RT-X diesel variant gets a 1.6-litre DDiS direct-injected turbo-diesel engine with 88kW of power at 3750rpm and 320Nm at 1750rpm — 100Nm more than the 1...


Nissan Kicks "global" compact crossover revealed - UPDATE
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Nissan Kicks "global" compact crossover revealed - UPDATE

Update: Nissan Australia has confirmed that there are no plans to introduce the Kicks locally. See bottom of article for details. The all-new Nissan Kicks compact crossover has been unveiled, adding to Nissan’s already diverse SUV range. Aimed at “city-living customers”, the Kicks is the production version of the Kicks concept that was revealed in 2014 at the Sao Paulo auto show...