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2017 Porsche Macan range sees new four-cylinder base model added

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2017 Porsche Macan range sees new four-cylinder base model added

A new affordable model has been added to the 2017 Porsche Macan range - and it has a four-cylinder engine, and it's the most affordable Porsche model for decades. The new Porsche Macan - priced at $76,610 plus on-road costs -  features a 2...

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2017 Ford Everest Trend RWD review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Ford Everest Trend RWD review

Ford's award-winning Everest SUV goes rear-drive, saving weight and money in the process.

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$55,990

Subaru Forester, Impreza added to Takata airbag recall: 34,500 vehicles affected
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Subaru Forester, Impreza added to Takata airbag recall: 34,500 vehicles affected

Subaru has issued a recall for 34,563 of its 2008 to 2009 model-year Impreza small cars and 2009 model-year Forester SUVs as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest notice, affected models are fitted with front passenger airbag inflators that could shoot metal fragments into the cabin when deployed, posing a significant risk of injury, even death, to occupants...


2018 BMW X5 spied in X1-inspired production body
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2018 BMW X5 spied in X1-inspired production body

Spy photographers have snapped the next-generation 2018 BMW X5 undergoing testing this week. Wearing a heavy disguise, the X5 prototype in the images sports a silhouette similar to the small X1, though obviously in a much larger package. Up front is a much larger version of BMW's signature double-kidney grille, while the headlights and front bumper are still pre-production units...


2017 Ford Escape review: Quick drive
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Ford Escape review: Quick drive

Ford has refreshed the mid-sized Kuga SUV with a new look and a new name - this is the 2017 Ford Escape.

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$28,490 - $47,490

Haval H2s revealed in Guangzhou, Australian potential unclear
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Haval H2s revealed in Guangzhou, Australian potential unclear

The Haval H2s has been revealed at the Guangzhou motor show, possibly previewing a pending update for the Chinese brand's smallest model. Described by the company as a 'small premium SUV', the H2s looks much sharper and more upmarket than the current H2, thanks to its more slender headlights and front grille, somewhat similar to the larger H6 (known as the H6 Coupe in China)...


2016 Toyota FJ Cruiser review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Toyota FJ Cruiser review

Despite production of the Toyota FJ Cruiser ceasing in August, is it worth snapping one up before they're all gone?

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$46,990

Bentley Bentayga recalled for seat and instrument fix: 17 vehicles affected
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Bentley Bentayga recalled for seat and instrument fix: 17 vehicles affected

Bentley is recalling 17 of its Bentayga SUVs this week (of around 34 sold in Australia thus far), over concerns a manufacturing fault could cause seat and instrument panel components to come loose. The manufacturer reports that it has identified missing data records for bolted joints in the seat system and instrument panel...


New Hyundai Santa Fe to get bigger and more rugged look, Tucson to grow too - report
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New Hyundai Santa Fe to get bigger and more rugged look, Tucson to grow too - report

The popular Hyundai Santa Fe and Tucson SUVs will undergo some significant changes in their next generations in order to better compete with competitors, according to a new report. In a new article by industry journal Automotive News, Hyundai America's CEO, Dave Zuchowski, says the Korean brand will introduce two new small SUVs between 2018 and 2020 while its current medium and large offerings will be revised to further diversify the line-up...


2017 Opel Grandland X rendered: Upcoming small SUV imagined
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2017 Opel Grandland X rendered: Upcoming small SUV imagined

Independent, speculative renderings for the recently-confirmed Opel Grandland X SUV have surfaced online, giving us a glimpse of what the company's medium SUV might look like when it launches in Europe sometime next year. Created by Dutch artist Remco Meulendijk, the renderings depict a handsome crossover, resembling several models in the company's line-up including the Astra and smaller Mokka X...


2017 Suzuki S-Cross pricing and specs: Turbocharged SUV on sale in Australia
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2017 Suzuki S-Cross pricing and specs: Turbocharged SUV on sale in Australia

Australian pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2017 Suzuki S-Cross range have been revealed this week, with the revamped SUV starting from $27,990 plus on-road costs. The two-tier range is exclusively powered by the 1.4-litre 'Boosterjet' turbocharged petrol engine also used in the Vitara S Turbo, producing 103kW of power at 5500rpm and 220Nm of torque between 1500 and 4000rpm through a six-speed automatic transmission...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq review

The Skoda Kodiaq is the Czech brand's first seven-seater. Is it 'simply clever', or something more?


Hyundai CX-3 rival to fill local segment hole from late 2017
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Hyundai CX-3 rival to fill local segment hole from late 2017

With SUV sales continuing to rise, and small SUVs garnering more attention, Hyundai Australia is well aware it needs a proper ix35 replacement. Fortunately for the local arm of the South Korean brand, its 'baby Tucson' will be in showrooms from the second-half of 2017...


Great Wall reveals WEY luxury SUV brand: Not on the cards for Australia, yet
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Great Wall reveals WEY luxury SUV brand: Not on the cards for Australia, yet

Chinese car maker Great Wall, parent company of SUV brand Haval, has just lifted the wraps off its new luxury-focused SUV brand named WEY. Named after the company's chairman, Wei Jianjun, WEY will be aimed primarily at cashed-up young buyers in China when it launches in its home market in the second quarter of next year...


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review

Read the full article here. You could be forgiven for asking why Jeep engineers would take an already impressive off-roader and make it well, more off-roady. Is that even a word? Anyway, you know what I mean. The Jeep Grand Cherokee - with tricky diffs and off-road modes - was already a more than competent dirt track warrior, but now the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is even more capable and it’s all thanks to the addition of ‘Trailhawk’ to the title...


Jaguar I-Pace 'concept' revealed: British luxury brand readies move into EV arena
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Jaguar I-Pace 'concept' revealed: British luxury brand readies move into EV arena

The Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV concept has been revealed at the Los Angeles motor show this week, signalling the company's plans to rival the likes of the Tesla Model X...


2016 Suzuki Vitara diesel recalled: 32 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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2016 Suzuki Vitara diesel recalled: 32 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - This article originally stated 47 vehicles were affected by this recall. A representative from Suzuki Australia has since confirmed the number is 32 units. See article for details. Suzuki has recalled 32 of its diesel-powered Vitara SUVs over concerns an incorrect software program could cause a loss of power...


Volkswagen to reveal production T-Roc at Geneva - report
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Volkswagen to reveal production T-Roc at Geneva - report

The production version of the Volkswagen T-Roc SUV concept is set to be revealed at the 2017 Geneva motor show next March, according to a new report out of Europe. Britain's Autocar reports that the German automotive giant is planning to present a small crossover model that will be influenced by the 2014 T-Roc concept...


2017 Haval H6 Lux Review
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2017 Haval H6 Lux Review

Read the full review here. The 2017 Haval H6 has its work cut out for it. It's the Chinese brand's fourth SUV model to launch here in Australia, joining the compact H2, large H8 and seven-seat H9 that arrived a year ago. Now, the mid-size H6 has the tough job of trying to break into one of our biggest selling segments and take on the big players like the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail...


2017 Audi Q5 - 2016 Paris Motor Show
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2017 Audi Q5 - 2016 Paris Motor Show

The new Q5 is bigger but lighter than the car it replaces. While the looks are conservative, the car has plenty of technology brought down from the larger Q7 to ensure it becomes a really powerhouse in the premium mid-size SUV segment.