2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Review : International Launch

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Review : International Launch

This is the Mercedes-Benz GLC, arguably one of the company’s most important new model launches in years. Arriving in Australia on December 1 of this year, it will take on established medium SUV players such as the BMW X3 and Audi Q5...

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Mercedes-Benz GLC Review

The Mercedes-Benz GLC finally gives the market's dominant luxury brand a viable medium SUV contender, and it's a hell of a debut...

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2016 Toyota Fortuner without disguise - UPDATE

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2016 Infiniti QX70 S Design pricing and specifications: New special-edition SUV hits Australia

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