2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Review: Highlander

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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Review: Highlander

The recently updated 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is now slightly dearer in top-spec Highlander guise, but it now gets even more equipment than the already generously specified model it replaces...

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Renault Australia disappointed that LHD-only Espace is off the table, for now
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Renault Australia disappointed that LHD-only Espace is off the table, for now

Renault Australia managing director Justin Hocevar has admitted to being a little frustrated by the company’s decision to limit production of the stylish new Espace MPV to left-hand drive at launch. While previous iterations of the Espace have not been sold here given Australia’s small people-mover market, the company’s local arm believes the new version, which is more stylish crossover than stodgy minivan, would find a niche here...


BMW X5 M and X6 M revealed, due in Australia around May 2015
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BMW X5 M and X6 M revealed, due in Australia around May 2015

The hardcore second-generation 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M high-performance SUVs are set to storm into Australian showrooms around May 2015 after making their world premiere this morning.  Once again a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine sits beneath the bonnet of both, but this version has 423kW on tap between 6000 and 6500rpm, up four per cent...


Mazda CX-3 won’t be “half-baked”, says Australian boss
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Mazda CX-3 won’t be “half-baked”, says Australian boss

The all-new Mazda CX-3 baby SUV that has been confirmed to debut at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show in November won’t be like any of the other offerings currently on sale, according to Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders...


Mazda CX-3 baby SUV confirmed at last
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Mazda CX-3 baby SUV confirmed at last

The Mazda CX-3 will make its debut at November’s 2014 Los Angeles auto show, two and a half years after CarAdvice revealed the plan for the baby SUV in a world exclusive. Mazda hasn’t yet released any details on the CX-3, which is expected in Australia in the second half of 2015. It will be based heavily on the Mazda 2 city car – sharing its Skyactiv platform, engines and more...


2015 Lexus NX300h Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Lexus NX300h Review

The brash Lexus NX300h compact SUV introduces the car-maker to a booming segment and brings some interesting aspects to the table...


2015 Lexus NX300h pricing and specifications
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2015 Lexus NX300h pricing and specifications

The 2015 Lexus NX300h compact SUV arrives this week priced from $55,000, giving the ambitious Japanese luxury player a long-overdue presence in a market segment up 20 per cent this year alone and predicted to continue an upward march...


Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class sports variant spied
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Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class sports variant spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped a sporty version of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class outside the Nurburgring in Germany. The latest shots come just weeks after our spies spotted a suspected entry-level GLC emerging from a Mercedes-Benz research and development facility...


2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Updated with new equipment, the Volkswagen Tiguan remains a competitive entry in the compact SUV segment - albeit with some caveats.

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2015 BMW X4 M40i : Flagship performance crossover spied undisguised
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2015 BMW X4 M40i : Flagship performance crossover spied undisguised

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped a seemingly production-ready BMW X4 M40i undergoing high-speed testing at the Nurburgring in Germany. Spotted covered with camouflage in August, these images uncover every exterior detail of the forthcoming X4 flagship, which boasts an M-enhanced sports body kit, large brakes, and, most significantly, tailpipes on either side of its rear diffuser, making it distinct from all other X4s...


Nissan Juke Midnight special edition styling pack released
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Nissan Juke Midnight special edition styling pack released

Nissan Australia has released a special edition styling pack for its funky sub-compact crossover dubbed the Nissan Juke Midnight. Nissan says the Midnight package adds up to $3300 in extra equipment to either the Juke ST or ST-S, with black 17-inch alloy wheels and matching roof spoiler, headlight finishers and mirror caps included for no extra cost, along with premium paint, floor mats and Midnight badging...


Range Rover LWB SVR : High-performance flagship SUV spied
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Range Rover LWB SVR : High-performance flagship SUV spied

Land Rover appears to be working on an even more powerful and exclusive version of its luxury Range Rover SUV, as these images reveal. Captured by CarAdvice’s spy photographers entering Jaguar Land Rover’s test facility at the Nurburgring in Germany, the test vehicle wears plastic camouflage on its bonnet, door, side, tailgate and rear bumper panels...


Nissan sub-compact crossover concept comes into focus
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Nissan sub-compact crossover concept comes into focus

Nissan has released a second teaser image of its new sub-compact crossover concept seven days out from its debut at Brazil’s Sao Paulo motor show. The Japanese car maker followed up last week’s shadowy image with another equally veiled shot today, though digitally brightening it brings much of the car’s design into focus...


2015 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan is hitting showrooms now, with all models gaining vital new equipment. As CarAdvice has previously reported, all 2015 Tiguan models gain a reverse-view camera, rear parking sensors and touchscreen media system, and the additional gear has attracted a price increase of between $500 and $1500, depending on the model...


Isuzu MU-X joins Colorado 7 in third-row seatbelt recall
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Isuzu MU-X joins Colorado 7 in third-row seatbelt recall

The Isuzu MU-X has been recalled to correct a defect with its third-row seatbelts. The recall affects 4703 Isuzu MU-X SUVs in Australia, and follows a notice issued by Holden last week calling back 3116 of its related Colorado 7 models to address the same problem...


2015 Range Rover Sport : New entry model, hybrids join updated line-up
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2015 Range Rover Sport : New entry model, hybrids join updated line-up

The 2015 Range Rover Sport line-up has been expanded with the introduction of a new entry variant and two new hybrids. Land Rover Australia has also boosted the specification of the SE, HSE and HSE Dynamic variants, claiming to add more than $6000 of equipment to each with no price changes...


Australia's love affair with SUVs is stronger than ever
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Australia's love affair with SUVs is stronger than ever

September was the first positive sales month for Australia’s new vehicle market in all of 2014, but more marked was the even greater increase in SUV sales. It’s no secret that these high-riding vehicles, no matter the size or capability, are increasingly the new default family cars. But SUV deliveries last month across various segments were particularly notable...


Haval headed to Australia with H2, H8, H9 SUVs
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Haval headed to Australia with H2, H8, H9 SUVs

China’s number one SUV brand, Haval, has confirmed its entry into the Australian market. Haval today invited media to a launch event in the Yarra Valley at the beginning of December, where it’s expected to introduce its range, announce its dealer network, and outline its targets and ambitions...


Suzuki Grand Vitara replacement unlikely
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Suzuki Grand Vitara replacement unlikely

A larger SUV to sit above the newly unveiled Suzuki Vitara appears an unlikely prospect, according to the Japanese company’s executive vice president, Toshihiro Suzuki. Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice earlier this month at the Paris motor show, Suzuki suggested the company is still thinking about the concept of a larger SUV to replace the current Grand Vitara...


Volvo XC90 : Car maker adds 1300 workers, third shift to meet SUV demand
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Volvo XC90 : Car maker adds 1300 workers, third shift to meet SUV demand

Strong demand for the all-new Volvo XC90 has prompted the Swedish car maker to add a third shift and 1300 extra jobs to its Torslanda plant in Gothenburg. The new working agreement will be introduced in the first quarter of 2015 to align with the start of production of the second-generation XC90 luxury SUV, which debuted in August and goes on sale in Australia in May...