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Audi sticking by Q2 pricing strategy

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Audi sticking by Q2 pricing strategy

Audi's local arm has defended its premium price positioning for the all-new Q2 baby SUV, saying it will go with "what the market wants" rather than try to directly compete with more affordable mainstream rivals...

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Range Rover Velar teased ahead of March 1 debut, name confirmed
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Range Rover Velar teased ahead of March 1 debut, name confirmed

The all-new Range Rover Velar has been teased ahead of its world premiere on March 1, likely to be at this year's Geneva motor show. With a name drawn from the original Range Rover prototypes from the late 1960s - derived from the Latin word velare, meaning to veil or to cover - the Velar will slot in between the small Evoque and larger Sport...


2017 Toyota Kluger pricing and specs
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2017 Toyota Kluger pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Toyota Kluger range have been announced this week, bringing styling enhancements, an updated powertrain and new active safety features. Kicking off at $43,550 plus on-road costs, the new Kluger's entry point is $1360 higher than before, with the wider range seeing price increases of $1860-$2360 depending on model...


Skoda Kodiaq SUV fast-tracked for Australia, mid-$40K start point expected
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Skoda Kodiaq SUV fast-tracked for Australia, mid-$40K start point expected

The all-new Skoda Kodiaq SUV is being fast-tracked for its Australian launch, with the Czech brand confirming the seven-seat, all-wheel-drive high-rider will now arrive here in June. That is about six weeks earlier than the company had initially planned to launch the first-ever Skoda seven-seater, and there are a few reasons for Aussies earning early access to the Kodiaq...


SsangYong XAVL seven-seat concept teased
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SsangYong XAVL seven-seat concept teased

Korean car maker SsangYong will use next month's Geneva motor show to reveal yet another new concept, this one dubbed XAVL. Challenging Mitsubishi for some sort of "how many concepts can you reveal between new production models" award, SsangYong's latest show car will be a mid-sized SUV on the large end of the segment...


Ford Kuga recall still not confirmed, despite numerous reports of engine fires
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Ford Kuga recall still not confirmed, despite numerous reports of engine fires

Ford Australia has still not committed to recalling Kuga 1.6 models — unlike in South Africa, where it has done so — despite several engine fires being reported locally. Instead, Ford Australia says it is still speaking with affected owners (several of whom we have referred to higher levels of the company) and "investigating" whether it needs to call-in all Kugas with this engine for a fix...


2017 Mitsubishi ASX XLS review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Mitsubishi ASX XLS review

It's been on sale for seven years, but that hasn't slowed down the popularity of Mitsubishi's smallest SUV, the ASX. We take a look at the range-topping XLS variant in 2017 guise.

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$31,500

Jeep Grand Cherokee 'Trackhawk' heading to New York – report
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Jeep Grand Cherokee 'Trackhawk' heading to New York – report

The upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 'Trackhawk' will make its debut at the New York motor show in April – according to a new report out of the US. Motor Authority says a "reliable source" has confirmed the Hellcat-powered SUV will be revealed alongside the all-out Dodge Challenger SRT Demon...


'SUVs' have jumped the shark
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'SUVs' have jumped the shark

When it comes to proliferating the increasingly erroneous notion that SUVs deserve their own category, I’m more culpable than most. But swallowing one’s pride and changing one’s mind is easy, if you want it to be. Guys, we need to consider not separating ‘SUVs’ and ‘passenger’ cars any more, in some cases at least, because the lines are blurred to the point of imperceptibility...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 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...


Kia Niro to get Hyundai Ioniq electric powertrain in 2018 – report
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Kia Niro to get Hyundai Ioniq electric powertrain in 2018 – report

The Kia Niro hybrid SUV sold in the US and Europe is set to get an all-electric variant next year, according to a new report. An article by Dutch publication AutoRai, translated by Carscoops quotes the company's European CEO, Michael Cole, saying the Niro EV will use the running gear of the all-electric version of the Hyundai Ioniq...


2017 Volkswagen Touareg spied with less camouflage
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2017 Volkswagen Touareg spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing. It appears the large SUV is beginning to shed some of its disguise, with black-and-white camouflage replacing the thick black sheets that adorned previously-spotted prototypes, however, the second prototype does wear the thick black disguise...


2017 Hyundai Santa Fe V6 set to make a permanent return
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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe V6 set to make a permanent return

Hyundai Australia says the success of its limited edition Hyundai Santa Fe 30 Special Edition means it's slated for a permanent return to the Santa Fe range. Speaking to media at the launch of the 2017 Hyundai i30, Hyundai Australia chief operating officer, Scott Grant, said the success of a petrol V6 in Santa Fe shows that buyers enjoyed the power on tap from the naturally aspirated V6...


Mazda CX-3: The ideal jet-ski tow car?
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Mazda CX-3: The ideal jet-ski tow car?

Read the full article here. For those who are prepared to venture out of the major cities, there abounds a feast of holidaying options within a stones' throw of many major metropolitan areas. One such location is Gerroa on the south coast of NSW. A short 2 hour drive from Sydney sees industrial parks and housing estates slowly give way to large green fields and fresh country air...


2017 Nissan Pathfinder pricing and specs
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder pricing and specs

The facelifted 2017 Nissan Pathfinder will arrive in Australian showrooms this March, with more power, more technology and a new look. Starting from $41,990 before on-road costs, the new Pathfinder picks up a revised version of its 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, which now pumps out 202kW of power and 340Nm of torque - up 12kW and 15Nm respectively - and maintains its 2700kg tow rating...


2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL long-term review four
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL long-term review four

Our long-term 2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL leaves the city behind for some longer distance touring.

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$41,950

2018 Jaguar XE, XF, F-Pace updates announced
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2018 Jaguar XE, XF, F-Pace updates announced

Jaguar has announced 2018 model-year updates for its XE and XF sedans, along with the F-Pace SUV this week, bringing new engines and a raft of new features to each model range. Headlining the changes is the introduction of the company's new 'Ingenium' petrol and diesel engines, with a new 147kW 2...


Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion

Hello, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. That's the name the Japanese brand has chosen for the new companion to its popular ASX, with this latest compact SUV to make its international debut at the upcoming 2017 Geneva motor show...


2017 Subaru XV leaked in Japanese media
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2017 Subaru XV leaked in Japanese media

The next-generation 2017 Subaru XV has been leaked in the Japanese press ahead of its world debut at the Geneva motor show next month. While the company hasn't confirmed whether these images are real, they were reportedly lifted from a Japanese magazine. In its home market, the new XV is said to offer two powertrain options; a 1.6-litre petrol and a 2...


2008-13 Suzuki Grand Vitara recalled for gear shift fix
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2008-13 Suzuki Grand Vitara recalled for gear shift fix

Suzuki has issued a recall for its automatic Grand Vitara SUVs sold between 2008 and 2013 over concerns the gear shift could fail. The Japanese carmaker reports there is a possibility some vehicles may experience issues with the gear shift under "certain conditions", due to insufficient strength of the rear gear shift shaft...