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Subaru Australia may not offer Tribeca-replacing large SUV

The Subaru Tribeca must have left a bad taste in the mouths of executives at Subaru Australia, because CarAdvice has learnt the company may not offer the replacement for the large SUV that is believed to be under development ahead of a potential appearance in 2016...

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Lotus Evora to gain off-road-style model, roadster - report
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Lotus Evora to gain off-road-style model, roadster - report

The Lotus Evora could be set to change its direction - turning away from the racetrack and aiming for the forest with an SUV-inspired model, if reports out of the UK are on the money. Before you say "hasn't Lotus had some big plans in the past that never came to fruition?", Car Magazine reports Lotus insiders have suggested the Evora sports car is set to spawn a more rugged looking, higher-riding off-road model, in the same vein as the Audi Allroad and TT Offroad concepts...


2015 Subaru Outback Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Subaru Outback Review

The new Subaru Outback is more refined, better equipped and more affordable than its predecessor. Are there any chinks in its armour? Matt Campbell finds out.

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$35,490 to $47,990

2015 Honda HR-V: Specifications surface ahead of small SUV launching locally
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2015 Honda HR-V: Specifications surface ahead of small SUV launching locally

Initial specification details of the all-new 2015 Honda HR-V have been published on the Japanese brand's local website, offering buyers a rundown of the different trim levels that will be offered for the compact SUV - but there are no pricing details just yet...


Mini Countryman Cooper : Review
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Mini Countryman Cooper : Review

http://www.caradvice.com.au/323910/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Mini's revised Countryman crossover looks much the same as ever, but now packs in more value at base level. The 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman is more high-riding hatch than proper SUV. The maxi Mini has been given a minor facelift for 2015...


Subaru XV hot-hatch “technically possible” but unlikely, says senior engineer
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Subaru XV hot-hatch “technically possible” but unlikely, says senior engineer

Buyers after a more performance-focused version of the Subaru XV crossover hatch are set to be saddened by the news that the Japanese brand is not pursuing a go-fast version of the popular model. The Subaru XV currently comes with only a 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder engine producing 110kW of power and 196Nm of torque...


Audi Q1 due to arrive in 2016
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Audi Q1 due to arrive in 2016

The Audi Q1 could be launched in Australia by the end of 2016, according to the luxury car maker's German executives. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the face-lifted Audi A1 in Monaco, the head of product marketing for Audi A1, Lisa Heyne, said it's full steam ahead for the baby Q series...


2015 Subaru Outback : Pricing drops of up to $10,000
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2015 Subaru Outback : Pricing drops of up to $10,000

The first examples of the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback have arrived in Australia ahead of going on sale early in the new year - and prices are down significantly across the Japanese brand's wagon-cum-SUV range. Between $2000 and a whopping $10,000 has been trimmed from the list price of each member of the five-variant range. The entry point 2...


2015 BMW X6 : Pricing and specifications
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2015 BMW X6 : Pricing and specifications

The second-generation BMW X6 has arrived in Australia with more equipment and improved performance countered by higher pricing.  BMW has not messed with the proportions, however, which remain part SUV and part coupe. The design is polarising, but given about 260,000 of the first-generation car were sold worldwide, there’s clearly a demand there...


2015 Mercedes-Benz GLS spied
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLS spied

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV will soon become the Mercedes-Benz GLS, and CarAdvice's spies have caught the new-look model undergoing testing ahead of its debut in the new year. The new name is supposed to reflect the car's positioning among its sedan siblings - where the flagship model in the three-box line-up is the S-Class, so the range-topping SUV will be known as the GLS...


2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe revealed
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe revealed

Stuttgart’s answer to the BMW X6, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, has been revealed ahead of its 2015 Detroit auto show debut next month. The new GLE Coupe is based on the existing ML – which has been renamed GLE as part of the German brand’s naming overhaul and is due for a matching facelift early next year – and will be positioned above the conventional large luxury SUV as a more style-centric, sports-focused model...


2015 Ford Kuga: pricing and specifications
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2015 Ford Kuga: pricing and specifications

The revised 2015 Ford Kuga compact SUV range has launched in Australia this week sporting a trio of improved petrol or diesel powertrains - including a high-performance 178kW/345Nm 2.0-litre petrol option - and sharper entry pricing.  Ford has also added a crucial new variant that was missing from the old range: an automatic version of the front-wheel-drive Ambiente base car...


Volkswagen Golf R wagon, T-Roc production model high on local division's wish list
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Volkswagen Golf R wagon, T-Roc production model high on local division's wish list

Volkswagen Australia is doing all it can to get local buyers behind the wheel of the Volkswagen Golf R wagon and the production version of its T-Roc concept. The hot Volkswagen Golf R wagon was unveiled at last month's Los Angeles auto show, while the as-yet unconfirmed for production, Evoque-rivalling T-Roc premiered at March's Geneva motor show...


2015 Honda CR-V Series II pricing and specifications
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2015 Honda CR-V Series II pricing and specifications

The 2015 Honda CR-V Series II range has arrived in Australian showrooms with an expanded front-wheel-drive range, tweaked exterior styling and new technology, while retaining the pricing of the model it replaces. Previously only available in entry-level VTi specification, the 114kW/190Nm 2...


2014 Nissan X-Trail Review : TL Diesel
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2014 Nissan X-Trail Review : TL Diesel

When the new Nissan X-Trail arrived earlier this year there was one glaring absence from the range – a diesel variant. Fast forward six months and the line-up is now complete thanks to the addition of a new 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine developed in collaboration with Renault and familiar from the smaller Qashqai crossover...

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$46,280

Toyota RAV4 goes red for record
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Toyota RAV4 goes red for record

Fancy a Toyota RAV4 but not quite won over by its demure cabin? The company has an answer.  The company’s 20-year old nameplate is on track to break its all-time sales record in 2014 as more and more buyers flock to a segment it helped populate...


Next Explorer not ruled out as Ford Australia targets broader SUV range
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Next Explorer not ruled out as Ford Australia targets broader SUV range

Ford Australia has not ruled out offering up to five SUVs in the future, including a potential return of the Explorer badge, as it works on a product road map to reverse a decade of declining sales. The company will from 2017 have to cope without the popular, locally built Territory high-riding wagon, which has amassed more than 155,000 sales since its release in 2004...


2015 Ford Territory Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Ford Territory Review

It’s exactly 10 years since the Ford Territory was released in 2004 as a landmark vehicle for Australia. After decades of locally built small cars and large sedans, the Territory arrived not only as the country’s first homegrown SUV but also one offering rear-wheel drive as well as all-wheel drive...

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$36,990 to $56,740

Suzuki Vitara here around mid-2015 with Juke and Trax in its sights
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Suzuki Vitara here around mid-2015 with Juke and Trax in its sights

The reborn European-made Suzuki Vitara will arrive in Australia just after the middle of 2015 priced aggressively from as little as $23,000, and will lure younger buyers with its interesting cabin personalisation and brand-leading technologies such as Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink...


Subaru Forester tS : 300 STI-tuned special edition SUVs for Japan only
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Subaru Forester tS : 300 STI-tuned special edition SUVs for Japan only

Japanese customers have been treated to the Subaru Forester tS – an STI-tuned special edition with sporty styling and mechanical enhancements. Distinguishing the Forester tS from the outside are STI and tS badges, cherry red pinstripes on the black front grille and rear bumper, unique front and rear lower spoilers, metallic silver fog light surrounds and lower door mouldings, and black side skirts, mirror caps and roof spoiler...