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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 24

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...

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Destination Drive : Courchevel, France in a Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Destination Drive : Courchevel, France in a Range Rover Evoque Convertible

At 2000m above sea level, visibility was low, and through the curtain of falling snowflakes, the shadowed cars were barely visible as they made their way in convoy along the steep and slippery track that wound its way up the mountainside...


2016 Audi A4 Allroad Review
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2016 Audi A4 Allroad Review

Audi's all-new A4 Avant is now out in the open, so we take it out into the open. How does it go?


Nissan Juke and Qashqai to gain EV options, Leaf to go beyond 300km - report
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Nissan Juke and Qashqai to gain EV options, Leaf to go beyond 300km - report

The future generations of Nissan’s SUV models such as the Qashqai and Juke are set to offer full-electric powertrain options, according to a new report out of the UK. With the company having already outlined its plans for ‘Intelligent Mobility’ - which foresees a connected network of zero-emissions vehicles that power and communicate with our offices and homes - it seems the Japanese car maker is taking the first steps to realising its vision...


Riding the rail trails: Melbourne to Yea in the Holden Trax LTZ

Riding the rail trails: Melbourne to Yea in the Holden Trax LTZ

Popular theory may suggest that working at CarAdvice requires staff to subscribe to a somewhat Orwellian mantra of “four-wheels good, two-wheels bad”. And while we all do tend to live and breathe cars, the love and respect for bi-roller’d contraptions couldn’t be greater...

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2016 Subaru Forester tS Review
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2016 Subaru Forester tS Review

The limited-edition 2016 Subaru Forester tS claims to be sporty. We find out if it is.


Ford Everest Trend RWD variant added, cuts price by $5000
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Ford Everest Trend RWD variant added, cuts price by $5000

The Ford Everest range will expand in September with the introduction of a new rear-wheel drive variant, availably solely in mid-level Trend specification. The Ford Everest Trend RWD will cost $5000 less than the 4WD Everest Trend, at $55,990 plus on-road costs, making the mid-range offering more accessible to a greater number of prospective buyers...


2017 Ford Everest getting Sync 3, ISOFIX
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2017 Ford Everest getting Sync 3, ISOFIX

The Ford Everest will get a welcome equipment upgrade from September, with Sync 3 infotainment to be added as standard across the Trend and Titanium variants. The Sync 3 system means both the mid- and top-spec Ford Everest models will come with 8.0-inch touchscreens with pinch-and-swipe capability, a new home screen, embedded apps (Spotify, Pandora and Google Maps) and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity...


Land Rover Discovery Sport tows 108-tonne train
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Land Rover Discovery Sport tows 108-tonne train

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has flexed its muscles, towing a train 60 times its own weight over 10 kilometres, despite its 2500kg maximum tow rating...


Haval details plug-in hybrid future
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Haval details plug-in hybrid future

SUV maker Haval has presented its new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) system, which the Chinese company claims will sip less than three litres per 100 kilometers. After only recently declaring that diesel engine technology has “reached its zenith”, the company has handed down fresh details of the plug-in hybrid powertrain that drives its new HB-02 SUV concept...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17

  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...


2016 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Review: Long-term report four with Mazda 2 cameo
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2016 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Review: Long-term report four with Mazda 2 cameo

Our intrepid Mazda CX-3 long-termer takes a road trip to New South Wales' Hunter Valley wine country, with a special guest involved...

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan: Australian specifications revealed
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan: Australian specifications revealed

The bigger new 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will offer strong levels of standard equipment across the board when it hits Australian showrooms in September. Volkswagen Australia today announced most of the specifications for the three-variant, second-generation Tiguan medium SUV range — billed as “one of its most significant launches in recent memory”...


Ford Territory replacement plan due soon
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Ford Territory replacement plan due soon

Ford Australia still won’t officially confirm what will replace the Australian-made Territory large SUV, but it has promised to do so before October this year — the time when its local car-making operation shuts for good. That said, the coming announcement is not expected to hold too many great surprises...


Volvo XC90 T8 Polestar Performance Optimisation pack revealed, on sale in Australia
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Volvo XC90 T8 Polestar Performance Optimisation pack revealed, on sale in Australia

UPDATE: Volvo has now confirmed availability of this pack in Australia. See details at bottom of article. The new Polestar Optimisation Package for the second-generation Volvo XC90 T8 has been revealed overnight and, unlike a similar package unveiled last week for the S90 and V90 D5 and T6, it includes a power and torque bump for the Swedish brand's flagship SUV...


Kia Sorento sales in Australia not good enough, brand says
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Kia Sorento sales in Australia not good enough, brand says

The all-new Kia Sorento that launched here in 2015 has proved an impressive vehicle from the South Korean brand, and we’ve rated it accordingly (read our Kia Sorento reviews). Buyers are seeing the value that it offers - but according to Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith, there aren’t enough buyers for the brand to be satisfied with the car just yet...


Luxury SUV sales continue to boom
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Luxury SUV sales continue to boom

It is no secret that SUVs are the engine room of growth in the current record-setting Australian new vehicle market. Indeed, sales of these vehicles are now almost on a par with conventional passenger cars. But more interesting is that within this overall SUV growth, it’s the high-end luxury brands that are escalating their sales at the quickest rate...


2016 Maserati Levante Review
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2016 Maserati Levante Review

Read the article here. The Levante is the first SUV from the iconic Italian luxury brand, and its success is paramount. Powered by a 202kW / 600Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6, the CarAdvice team travel to Italy to get a first drive at the luxury SUV.  ...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10

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 small SUV role likely to be filled by repositioned Soul, Niro unlikely for Oz
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Kia small SUV role likely to be filled by repositioned Soul, Niro unlikely for Oz

Kia is expected to reposition the Soul crossover hatch as its entry-level SUV model within months - but it will mainly come down to price, rather than ride height. Ever since the current-generation Soul arrived on sale in Australia in 2014, it has been considered too dear for what it offered in the market. There has also been a non-existent marketing spend around that model...