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2018 Volkswagen T-Roc production tripled, yet Australian timing still unclear

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2018 Volkswagen T-Roc production tripled, yet Australian timing still unclear

Volkswagen's Australian division desperately needs a small crossover to rival the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Qashqai, and it has the perfect new model waiting in the wings - potentially...

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2018 Dacia Duster revealed, moving upmarket
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2018 Dacia Duster revealed, moving upmarket

The Renault/Dacia Duster has been a smash hit with Europeans after a budget SUV, and buyers in developing nations, since 2010. More than two million units have been sold in 100-plus countries. Now a new (or perhaps just reworked) version has been revealed, ahead of its world premiere in the metal at the Frankfurt motor show on September 12...


Pumped-up Peugeot crossover mule spied
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Pumped-up Peugeot crossover mule spied

How cool does this PSA test mule - being hot-weather tested in the south of Europe - look? Beneath this Peugeot 208 body is probably test architecture for the expected Peugeot 1008 baby crossover that'll soon slot into its range below the 2008. Should such a car materialise, it'd give the French company a rival to the Nissan Juke and co...


2017 Mini JCW Countryman review
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2017 Mini JCW Countryman review

The 2017 Mini JCW Countryman is pretty much what we've come to expect from the go-fast arm of the BMW-owned British brand – and it's more practical than ever before.

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Australia's most popular SUV brands
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Australia's most popular SUV brands

With SUV sales now ahead of conventional passenger cars - sedans, hatches, wagons, people-movers, convertibles and coupes - it's never been more important to be strong at this end of the market. Australians have purchased a record 692,000 new vehicles this year, 270,477 of which are SUVs. This compares to 266,059 passenger cars and 155,770 commercials -  utes, vans and trucks...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017

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...


Honda Australia looking to fill the gap below HR-V
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Honda Australia looking to fill the gap below HR-V

Honda Australia is looking to fill the gap below the popular Honda HR-V small SUV because, presumably, it’s not small enough for some consumers. The HR-V is one of the larger small SUVs in the segment, with other competitors like the Mazda CX-3 and Suzuki Ignis (if you can call it an SUV) being dwarfed by Honda’s current smallest SUV...


Ford ‘may have missed the elevator’ in the small SUV segment
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Ford ‘may have missed the elevator’ in the small SUV segment

The Ford EcoSport was one of the early arrivals in the now-booming small SUV segment, and that may well be the reason it has struggled for relevance, according to the company’s local chief. Ford Australia president and CEO, Graeme Whickman, told CarAdvice at the launch of the 2017 Ford Transit Custom that the booming small SUV segment is becoming even more important than it was in the past...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017

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...


2017 Honda HR-V Limited Edition unveiled
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2017 Honda HR-V Limited Edition unveiled

There's a new value-focused 2017 Honda HR-V Limited Edition variant in the model range, with the re-added VTi-based model packing in a few extras. In a similar move to one made last year for the Honda HR-V, the brand's Australian arm says it has added $3600 of extra value to the Limited Edition specification, but at a cost of just $1425 over the regular VTi – as such, the new Limited Edition version has a drive-away price of $28,990...


Mitsubishi small SUV a must, operations boss says
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Mitsubishi small SUV a must, operations boss says

The Mitsubishi ASX may well play in the small SUV segment, and its new sibling the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross probably will, too – but the company reckons it needs an even smaller model to slot beneath those vehicles. Trevor Mann, Mitsubishi Motors chief operations officer, said he thinks there’s space for a sub-ASX model on the company’s books...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017

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...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

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...


Australia's top SUV brands
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Australia's top SUV brands

It's hardly a secret at this point that SUVs are the driving force behind the Australian new vehicle market - even though the top two vehicles are actually utes. In 2017, these (often nominally) higher-riding options have in fact eclipsed sales of regular passenger vehicles - by which we mean sedans, hatches, wagons, people-movers and sports cars...


Honda HR-V update coming soon, facelift in 2018
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Honda HR-V update coming soon, facelift in 2018

The Honda HR-V has stood tall against an influx of new rivals, remaining one of the better sellers in the small SUV segment. But that doesn’t mean Honda will rest on its laurels. The Japanese brand’s Australian arm is set to offer an “upgrade” on the current model imminently, ahead of a more comprehensive HR-V update due early in 2018...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017

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...


2017 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specs
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2017 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specs

The updated 2017 Mazda CX-3 crossover has arrived, bringing additional active safety tech, some cabin design tweaks, and claimed improvements to the ride, handling and noise-suppression. This is in exchange for price hikes of between $200 and $500 across most of the range, which remains one of the widest in its segment by comprising four spec levels, petrol and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, and front- or all-wheel drive...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017

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...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017

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...


No Kia small SUV until 2019
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No Kia small SUV until 2019

Kia Australia likely won’t have a proper Mazda CX-3 rival in the hot small crossover segment until 2019, the company says. A small SUV to sit below the Sportage is a massive hole in the Korean brand’s line-up, which nevertheless is up 30 per cent (and ahead of Subaru) year-to-date...