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Range Rover Sport SVR claims production SUV Nurburgring record

The Range Rover Sport SVR has become the fastest production SUV around the Nurburgring in Germany. The new Sport SVR lapped the 20.8km Nordschleife circuit in 8 minutes and 14 seconds...

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2015 Kia Sorento previewed in official sketches
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2015 Kia Sorento previewed in official sketches

Official design sketches of the 2015 Kia Sorento have been released, previewing its exterior styling for the first time. The sketches are similar to unofficial renderings of the third-generation large SUV that surfaced online last week, though look to suggest the new model will feature an even bolder and more upright ‘tiger-nose’ grille, a more muscular stance, and more heavily swept styling than expected...


Holden embraces its feminine side
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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...


2015 Ford Territory revealed
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2015 Ford Territory revealed

  The last ever version of Australia's only locally built SUV, the 2015 Ford Territory, has been revealed officially. Ford Australia's single image of the updated Territory confirms the design CarAdvice published earlier in July, showing far fewer visual changes compared with the new Ford Falcon revealed last week...


Suzuki Grand Vitara replacement still a few years away
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Suzuki Grand Vitara replacement still a few years away

A replacement for the nine-year-old Suzuki Grand Vitara remains several years away from launch, according to the general manager of the company’s local operations.  The company remains confident, however, that the model’s renowned off-road prowess — widely regarded among the best in segment — and loyal clientele should see it continue to pick up sales into its 10th year on sale and well beyond...


2014 Nissan X-Trail Review : ST 2.0L
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2014 Nissan X-Trail Review : ST 2.0L

The only manual Nissan X-Trail variant you can buy, the entry-level ST 2.0L is far from limiting...


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...


Renault Koleos : All-new SUV confirmed, likely to debut in 2016
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Renault Koleos : All-new SUV confirmed, likely to debut in 2016

There will be an all-new version of the Renault Koleos SUV by 2016, CarAdvice can reveal. Renault Australia managing director Justin Hocevar confirmed the French brand will offer an entirely new mid-size SUV during this week’s launch of the updated Megane range. “The Koleos is getting a little old,” Hocevar said...


2015 Kia Sorento renderings revealed
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2015 Kia Sorento renderings revealed

The unveiling of the 2015 Kia Sorento may still be more than two months away, but these sketches are believed to give an accurate impression of the next-generation SUV’s exterior styling. The renderings, first published by enthusiast blog Kia World, are an artist’s impression of the new Kia Sorento based on spy shots of a heavily camouflaged prototype captured earlier this month...


2015 Mitsubishi Pajero : Mild updates for ageing SUV ahead of all-new model
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2015 Mitsubishi Pajero : Mild updates for ageing SUV ahead of all-new model

A mildly updated version of the Mitsubishi Pajero has been released in Japan, bringing subtle styling revisions to the ageing full-size SUV. The facelifted Pajero wears a new chrome grille with vertical borders that continue down into the bumper around the central air intake. Horizontal LED daytime running light strips sit alongside the fog-lights in reshaped housings beneath the headlights...


Aston Martin cans Lagonda SUV plans; targets large, luxury four-door - report
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Aston Martin cans Lagonda SUV plans; targets large, luxury four-door - report

Aston Martin’s 21st century Lagonda won’t be an SUV, according to the man charged with the task of creating the new luxury model. Aston Martin design director Marek Reichman told PistonHeads the long-rumoured Lagonda SUV – a pet project of former CEO Ulrich Bez that was previewed in concept form in 2009 – was no longer part of the brand’s future plans...


2014 Range Rover Sport SDV8 Review
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2014 Range Rover Sport SDV8 Review

Range Rover's Sport is all new for 2014. Can it more deserved wear the Range Rover badge?


Ssangyong Rexton pricing and specifications : New diesel engine, fresh styling for flagship seven-seat SUV
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Ssangyong Rexton pricing and specifications : New diesel engine, fresh styling for flagship seven-seat SUV

The upgraded Ssangyong Rexton has launched in Australia with a new engine and refreshed interior and exterior styling. Ssangyong’s flagship seven-seat SUV line-up now features just one variant, the Rexton SX, from $39,990 driveaway, replacing the previous three-tier range that was priced from $36,990-$47,990 driveaway...


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...


Lexus NX 300h fuel consumption revealed
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Lexus NX 300h fuel consumption revealed

The new Lexus NX 300h hybrid SUV will use as little as 5.6 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres, with the Japanese brand claiming the new model will be the most efficient in its segment when it launches in October 2014. The new Lexus NX 300h is powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine teamed to electric motors that helps it produce 145kW of power...


Toyota LandCruiser Altitude special edition released
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Toyota LandCruiser Altitude special edition released

A new special edition Toyota LandCruiser Altitude model has been added to the Australian line-up, and the company claims it adds more than $5000 of extra features. The 200 Series LandCruiser Altitude 4x4 is priced at $91,220, placing it $1505 more than the LandCruiser GXL on which it’s based, translating to more than $3500 in added value...


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 : The Quick Guide to new Japanese luxury SUV
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Lexus NX : The Quick Guide to new Japanese luxury SUV

The Lexus NX will become the Japanese luxury brand’s first hasn’t-been-seen-before model since the CT hatch of 2010. NX becomes the fourth SUV to be offered by Lexus, joining the RX, GX (not sold in Australia), and LX. The Lexus NX is based on the platform on the Toyota RAV4, though isn’t obviously associated with its Toyota twin as with the Prado-in-disguise GX and LandCruiser-based LX...


2015 Kia Sorento spied prior to Paris motor show debut
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2015 Kia Sorento spied prior to Paris motor show debut

The all-new 2015 Kia Sorento has been caught ahead of the car’s global debut at the 2014 Paris motor show in October. The South Korean brand’s seven-seat SUV was spotted by CarAdvice’s spies in the European Alps, and unlike the previous spy shots we’d seen of the Sorento, this version appears to be a heavily camouflaged production model...


Citroen DS 6WR : First interior images of Chinese SUV revealed
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Citroen DS 6WR : First interior images of Chinese SUV revealed

The Citroen DS 6WR looks set to be as stylistically interesting inside as it is out, with the French marque releasing the first interior images of its premium brand’s first-ever SUV. With its Wild Rubis-inspired exterior unveiled prior to the model’s official 2014 Beijing auto show debut last April (pictured bottom), the two Citroen DS 6WR interior shots reveal a sharply designed cabin clearly aimed at appealing to luxury buyers...