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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...

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Review: Fraser Island weekender

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Review: Fraser Island weekender

If you’ve gone out there and bought an SUV that has actual off-roading credentials in the hope of making use of it, you may have realised after a few years of ownership that you’ve never actually put its credentials to use. This is a common case with SUV ownership, particularly with Toyota Prados that seem to live primarily in the urban sprawl...

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$59,000

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will hit Australian showrooms in September priced from $31,990 plus on-road costs. The new point of entry is $3000 higher than the outgoing car's RRP, though the new-generation version is significantly larger and better-equipped. Kicking off the new Volkswagen Tiguan range is the Trendline 110TSI with a 1...


2016 Porsche Macan GTS Review
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2016 Porsche Macan GTS Review

The GTS is the new mid-level entrant to the line up of Porsche's hyper-successful sports SUV. With more power and more kit, is the GTS the one to pick?


Nissan Australia launches N-Sport specials: X-Trail, Navara, Juke load up with styling kit
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Nissan Australia launches N-Sport specials: X-Trail, Navara, Juke load up with styling kit

Nissan has launched a new N-Sport Special Edition range for its three most popular models - the Navara, X-Trail and Juke. The company says its N-Sport specials feature a number of locally- and factory-fitted accessories developed with “adventure and style in mind”...


2016 Porsche Macan GTS Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Porsche Macan GTS Review

Porsche has launched a new mid-level variant in its already successful Macan line-up – the GTS. Is it worth the extra spend?

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$109,500

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15

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...


Subaru Forester XT Premium v BMW X1 sDrive 20i Comparison
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Subaru Forester XT Premium v BMW X1 sDrive 20i Comparison

The Subaru Forester has a long tradition of bulletproof reliability and quality family SUV ability. It's got a tough fight on its hands against the excellent BMW X1 though.


Subaru Forester XT Premium v BMW X1 sDrive 20i Comparison
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Subaru Forester XT Premium v BMW X1 sDrive 20i Comparison

Read the full review here. Bringing the 2016 Subaru Forester XT Premium and 2016 BMW X1 sDrive 20i together for a head-to-head gunfight isn’t quite as left field as it might seem. Pricing is close – only $3610 between the starting prices – and both are positioned as affordable family SUVs at the smaller end of the scale.


Skoda Kodiaq teased, initial details revealed
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Skoda Kodiaq teased, initial details revealed

Skoda has released initial details and a video of its upcoming Kodiaq large SUV, featuring a new surround camera system, claimed best-in-class luggage capacity, and the availability of seven seats...


Mazda CX-9 won’t be penalised by lack of diesel option, brand claims
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Mazda CX-9 won’t be penalised by lack of diesel option, brand claims

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be offered solely with a petrol drivetrain, but the Japanese company’s local arm isn’t worried. The Mazda CX-9’s 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is, as far as claimed fuel use goes, a lot more efficient than its competitors. The front-wheel-drive versions of the CX-9 use a claimed 8...


2016 Mazda CX-9 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mazda CX-9 Review

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 is smarter, smoother and suppler than the model it replaces.

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$42,490 - $63,390

Mazda 6 likely to get 2.5-litre turbo engine, smaller models also possible
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Mazda 6 likely to get 2.5-litre turbo engine, smaller models also possible

The all-new 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that has debuted in the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is highly likely to be fitted to the Mazda 6 sedan and wagon. CarAdvice spoke with Mazda North America vehicle development engineer Dave Coleman at the launch of the new CX-9 this week, and he said that the new turbo engine can fit in the Mazda 6 – and the Mazda 3, as well...


2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night at the dragway
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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night at the dragway

Read the article here. This is the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night. It’s a limited-edition version of Jeep’s full-size hot-rod SUV, armed with a stealth styling pack and a $97,000 price tag, or $7000 more than the standard SRT.


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe priced from $77,100
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe priced from $77,100

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe have been revealed ahead of its local arrival in the fourth quarter. The standard four-cylinder GLC Coupe range kicks off at $77,100 plus on-road costs for the 220d and tops out at $82,100 for the 250d. By comparison, the cheapest BMW X4 starts at $70,815 plus on-road costs...


2016 Holden Colorado 7 recalled for seat fix
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2016 Holden Colorado 7 recalled for seat fix

Holden has issued a recall for its 2016 model-year Colorado 7 SUV over concerns the second row of seats may not lock into position. The car maker said in a statement: "A condition has been identified whereby the recliner mechanisms fitted to the second row (60 per cent side – left and centre seating positions) may not lock correctly when the seat back is placed into the upright position"...


2016 Nissan Patrol Ti Review
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2016 Nissan Patrol Ti Review

Read the article here. The 2016 Nissan Patrol is bigger and more luxurious than any Patrol before it. We put the big petrol V8 SUV through its paces on and off road.


2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Review

The 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium is a spacious and practical family crossover that's well-equipped for the price...

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$41,990

Hyundai Tucson recalled over bonnet latch
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Hyundai Tucson recalled over bonnet latch

Update - A spokesperson from Hyundai Australia clarified that the fault only occurs if the bonnet has been left unlatched but still closed, see article for details. Hyundai has issued a recall for 17,134 of its current-generation ‘TL’ and ‘TLe’ Tucson SUVs over concerns the vehicle's bonnet could open while the vehicle is in motion...