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2017 Peugeot 2008 in Australia from February with new engine, 3008 and 5008 to follow

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2017 Peugeot 2008 in Australia from February with new engine, 3008 and 5008 to follow

The facelifted 2017 Peugeot 2008 will arrive next month with a new look, more equipment and a revised model range. Launching in late-February, the new 2008 has been updated with the French company's new corporate look, picking up a new grille, revised 'feline look' head- and tail-lights, along with a new top-spec GT-Line variant - replacing the outgoing Outdoor trim...

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2018 BMW X7 spied again
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2018 BMW X7 spied again

The upcoming BMW X7 has been spied again during development testing, this time on the snowy roads of Sweden. Like the vehicle spotted last year, BMW is giving little away when it comes to the new SUV's styling, with plenty of swirly black-and-white camouflage and pre-production lighting packages concealing the X7's lines...


2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition revealed
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2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition revealed

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition has been revealed this week, based on the Ti model that sits below the hero Quadrifoglio variant. Even without the Quadrofoglio's aggressive body kit, wheels, tyres and quad-exhaust outlets, the Stelvio First Edition is clearly intended to win buyers chasing a sporting look for their SUV...


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA spied
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA has been spied this week, despite the facelifted current-generation model debuting in Detroit only a week ago. While this test mule looks very similar to the A-Class prototype that has been spotted over the past year, this vehicle is believed to be a GLA due to its higher ride height, chunkier wheel and tyre package along with what looks to be a slightly wider track...


2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque recalled: Owners urged to park away from property
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2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque recalled: Owners urged to park away from property

Land Rover has issued a recall for 797 of its 2017 model-year Discovery Sport and 2016-17 model-year Range Rover Evoque SUVs fitted with the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and automatic transmission, over concerns a wiring fault could cause several issues including loss of electric steering, engine cut-out, or even a fire...


2017 Opel Crossland X revealed as Meriva replacement
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2017 Opel Crossland X revealed as Meriva replacement

The all-new 2017 Opel Crossland X has been revealed overnight in UK-market Vauxhall guise, and will sit below the Mokka X in the company's line-up. Serving as the successor to the Meriva people mover, the Crossland X has been given a comprehensive makeover, and will take on the likes of the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008 when it hits the European showrooms later this year...


2017 Mini JCW Countryman revealed: Most powerful Mini ever, here in second quarter
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2017 Mini JCW Countryman revealed: Most powerful Mini ever, here in second quarter

The 2017 Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) Countryman has been revealed this week, with the hot SUV the most powerful model ever produced by the German-owned British brand. Under the bonnet is a 170kW/350Nm (the latter available between 1450 and 4500rpm) turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine driving all-four wheels, propelling the biggest Mini from 0-100km/h in 6...


Softened new Suzuki Grand Vitara coming
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Softened new Suzuki Grand Vitara coming

A new Suzuki Grand Vitara is definitely on the way inside the next few years, but don’t expect the next-generation model to retain the current car’s comparatively hardcore off-road abilities. Instead, you can expect the next iteration to follow the smaller ‘regular' Suzuki Vitara’s lead and adopt a more road-focussed demeanour and construction, to better compete with rivals such as the Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Tucson in the hugely popular medium SUV market...


New Suzuki Jimny Sierra to remain a hardcore ladder-frame 4x4
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New Suzuki Jimny Sierra to remain a hardcore ladder-frame 4x4

The confirmed successor to the much-loved Suzuki Jimny Sierra (current model pictured above) will retain the famed off-road ability and toughness, the company says. Expect familiar ladder frame construction, off-road suspension and reduction gearing (low range) to remain part of the next iteration, which will also sport more safety equipment, cool retro styling language and potentially a downsized BoosterJet turbo engine — though the latter is not confirmed...


2018 Porsche Cayenne Coupe spied again, could get all-electric power
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2018 Porsche Cayenne Coupe spied again, could get all-electric power

A pre-production prototype believed to be the upcoming Porsche Cayenne Coupe has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing in Europe. Despite the Panamera shell, this development vehicle is shorter, wider and noticeably higher than the Panamera, expected to be an early mule for the swoopy-styled version of Porsche's large SUV...


2017 Audi SQ5 debuts in Detroit with petrol power - UPDATE
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2017 Audi SQ5 debuts in Detroit with petrol power - UPDATE

UPDATE: See below for Australian details. The 2017 Audi SQ5 has been unveiled in a surprise debut at the 2017 Detroit motor show. The sportiest version of the Audi Q5, the all-new SQ5 ditches the bi-turbo diesel engine of its predecessor and is instead powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol V6 engine...


2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque recalled for suspension fix
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2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque recalled for suspension fix

Land Rover has issued a recall for its 2016 and 2017 model-year Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque SUVs over concerns the front suspension could fail. The British marque reports the left and right lower control arms (depending on vehicle) in the knuckle joint of the front suspension have been incorrectly assembled, which could cause the suspension to fail if the vehicle is exposed to a shock impact like a deep pothole or kerb to the affected front wheel...


Lexus patents UX name in Europe, seven-seat RX to lob later this year – report
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Lexus patents UX name in Europe, seven-seat RX to lob later this year – report

It appears Japanese premium marque Lexus is expanding its SUV range, with the production version of the striking UX concept and a seven-seat version of the popular RX in the works, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar reports the company has already filed patents for UX model names – including UX200, UX250 and UX250h – which is set to replace the ageing CT hatch...


Volvo recalls several 2017 models for airbag fix: 117 vehicles affected
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Volvo recalls several 2017 models for airbag fix: 117 vehicles affected

Volvo has issued a recall for its 2017 model-year S60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V40, V40 Cross Country and XC90 over concerns the frontal and seat airbags may not function as intended. The Swedish manufacturer reports the airbag igniter may not adequately inflate the driver, passenger, and/or seat airbag units in the event of an accident...


2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport review
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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport review

Read the full review here. If your wish list is pointing you towards a compact SUV with a prestige European badge, you may as well narrow your shortlist down to just one choice – the Land Rover Discovery Sport. Just one? Well, yes – if you also want the added practicality of seven seats in the one tidy, luxury package...


Volvo range renewal to see new 40 and 60 series models within two years
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Volvo range renewal to see new 40 and 60 series models within two years

The regeneration of the Volvo brand as it aims to establish itself as a stylish European alternative has reached its first milestone, and the next two goals will be completed in the coming two years, the brand’s chief says. Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars CEO and chairman of the board, made it clear at the 2017 Detroit motor show the brand will complete its three ‘series’ of cars in the next 24 months...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS recalled for airbag fix: 2600 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS recalled for airbag fix: 2600 vehicles affected

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall notice for 2645 of its 2015 and 2016 GLE and GLS SUVs over concerns the front passenger airbag may fail to deploy as a result of faulty software. According to the German marque, affected vehicles may have incorrect software coding within the seat occupancy control unit, which could result in the airbag system not recognising a passenger in the front seat...


Audi Q8 concept revealed
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Audi Q8 concept revealed

Add another alphanumeric combination to the playbook – the all-new Audi Q8 concept large SUV has been revealed. The concept model presages a new flagship model in the Audi SUV range designed to look sportier than the more conventional Q7 family hauler, and with its bold design it certainly stands apart from that highly practical vehicle...


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace revealed in Detroit: Seven-seat SUV here next year
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace revealed in Detroit: Seven-seat SUV here next year

The US-market long-wheelbase Volkswagen Tiguan, which will be known here as the Tiguan Allspace when it arrives in the first half of 2018, has been officially revealed at the Detroit motor show this week. Based on the company's modular MQB architecture – which underpins an array of models from the Golf hatch to the Atlas large SUV – the stretched Tiguan features up to seven seats and a wheelbase that is 112mm longer than the short-wheelbase version already on sale in Australia...


FCA confirms Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, Pickup Truck and US$1 billion investment in US production facilities
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FCA confirms Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, Pickup Truck and US$1 billion investment in US production facilities

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US has confirmed several upcoming Jeep models along with a US$1 billion ($1.37 billion) investment into its Michigan and Ohio production facilities. The Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer and 'Pickup Truck' – likely to be the dual-cab ute based on the next-generation Wrangler off-roader and likely on the radar for Australia – have been confirmed to commence production by 2020, which should see the addition of 2000 American jobs...