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2016 Kia Sportage spied : New-look SUV set to debut new engine tech

Our European spies have spotted the next-generation 2016 Kia Sportage outside the Hyundai Kia Technical Centre in Russelsheim, Germany, ahead of the new model hitting the market next year...

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Mitsubishi compact SUV concept previews next ASX
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Mitsubishi compact SUV concept previews next ASX

Mitsubishi will take the wraps off a new compact SUV concept at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March, and the car could offer some clues to the design of the next-generation Mitsubishi ASX. Described as “a declaration of intent for Mitsubishi Motor Corporation’s future direction”, the compact, five-door crossover appears to be an evolution of the XR-PHEV concept that debuted more than 12 months ago at the 2013 Tokyo motor show...


Renault Kadjar name confirmed for new SUV
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Renault Kadjar name confirmed for new SUV

Renault Kadjar will be the name used for the French brand's first C-segment SUV, which will be unveiled in full on February 2, 2015. Believed to be a spin-off model of the Nissan Qashqai, the new Renault Kadjar has been spied in disguise by CarAdvice's overseas snappers from the outside, while we've also see interior images of the new small SUV...


2014 Kia Soul Si: week with Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2014 Kia Soul Si: week with Review

Check it out now - The CarAdvice Melbourne team get a funk Soul brother for the week. Does it work out?


2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Pricing and specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is rolling into Australian showrooms this month with sharper exterior styling, an updated interior and subtle specification changes. While Volkswagen Australia is yet to officially launch the updated Touareg or release local images (overseas model pictured here), documents seen by CarAdvice allow us to reveal pricing and specification details for the overhauled range...


Mazda CX-3 buyer interest levels five times higher than Mazda 2
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Mazda CX-3 buyer interest levels five times higher than Mazda 2

Mazda Australia says the amount of interest in the all-new Mazda CX-3 compact SUV is "very strong". Speaking at the launch of the 2015 Mazda CX-5 earlier this week, the company's local marketing director, Alastair Doak, quoted figures suggesting the level of buyer interest in the new CX-3 is about five times higher than it was for the revamped Mazda 2...


Ford EcoSport to ditch tailgate-mounted spare, get new cabin plastics and suspension - report
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Ford EcoSport to ditch tailgate-mounted spare, get new cabin plastics and suspension - report

The Ford EcoSport will get an overhaul in Europe in May as the company aims to turn around dismal sales of its Indian-built baby SUV. Automotive News Europe reports an updated version of the sub-compact EcoSport will launch in Europe from May without the spare wheel mounted on its tailgate, giving it a more urban-friendly appearance...


2015 Mazda CX-5 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Mazda CX-5 Review

One of the best SUVs on the market just got better. Matt Campbell drives the 2015 Mazda CX-5.

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$27,190 to $50,610

2015 Ssangyong Rexton update revealed
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2015 Ssangyong Rexton update revealed

The 2015 Ssangyong Rexton has been released in its home market with revised front-end styling, an updated cabin and an expanded equipment list. New to the MY15 version of the South Korean car maker’s flagship model is its vertical-slat chrome grille, HID projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, and its alloy wheel design...


Land Rover Discovery Sport: The Quick Guide
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Land Rover Discovery Sport: The Quick Guide

The Land Rover Discovery Sport is the first expansion of the well-known Discovery nameplate into a bigger family. It replaces the Freelander 2 in the British off-road brand’s line-up, and has been pushed upwards in size and quality to improve Land Rover’s battle against popular mid-size luxury SUVs including the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Lexus NX and Volvo XC60...


Land Rover Discovery Sport Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Land Rover Discovery Sport Review

Smaller Discovery model makes Freelander a memory with brilliant packaging and uprated cabin quality.

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$53,300 to $69,000

Ssangyong Tivoli : Full details of new baby SUV revealed
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Ssangyong Tivoli : Full details of new baby SUV revealed

While the eyes of the automotive world may have been fixed on Detroit this week, South Korea hosted the unveiling of one of its domestic brands’ most important models in recent times, the Ssangyong Tivoli. The full unveiling of the Tivoli comes around three weeks after Ssangyong released a front three-quarter sketch of the production version and a snapshot of its interior...


Land Rover Discovery Sport : Pricing and Specifications
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Land Rover Discovery Sport : Pricing and Specifications

The new Land Rover Discovery Sport will start from $53,300 when it goes on sale in Australia from May 1. Land Rover’s replacement for the Freelander 2 is being pushed more upmarket as the British 4WD brand aims to close the sales gap to the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 in the mid-sized luxury SUV segment...


Land Rover Discovery Sport v Range Rover Evoque clash will lead to bigger sales, says LR
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Land Rover Discovery Sport v Range Rover Evoque clash will lead to bigger sales, says LR

Land Rover admits its new Discovery Sport will steal some sales from its Range Rover Evoque twin and vice versa, but is confident overall growth for the brand will be significant. The Discovery Sport has been launched officially in Iceland this week, ahead of the May Australian release for the model that replaces the Freelander...


Land Rover killed Freelander for renewed attack on Q5 and X3
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Land Rover killed Freelander for renewed attack on Q5 and X3

Land Rover says it killed off its Freelander nameplate to improve its ability to steal sales from Germany’s big-selling mid-sized luxury SUVs, the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. The British 4WD brand has replaced the Freelander with a model called the Discovery Sport as it splits its line-up into three families based around the Range Rover, Discovery and Defender...


Audi SUV expansion : TT, Q6 and Q8 sporty derivatives in planning
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Audi SUV expansion : TT, Q6 and Q8 sporty derivatives in planning

Audi is preparing to extend its SUV line-up with several “sporty” and “exclusive” models such as a TT SUV, and Q6 and Q8 derivatives. Speaking at the Detroit motor show, Audi board member for technical development Ulrich Hackenberg began by explaining that a naming rights issue is central to the reason the company is calling its compact model the Q1 in two years’ time, and is now looking into an SUV version of the TT instead of a potential Q4...


Mercedes-Maybach working on uber-luxury SUV to rival Bentley Bentayga
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Mercedes-Maybach working on uber-luxury SUV to rival Bentley Bentayga

Mercedes-Benz is laying the groundwork for the development of a new ultra-luxury SUV to rival the forthcoming Bentley Bentayga and the long-wheelbase Range Rover. The flagship SUV, if Mercedes goes ahead with the project, will be the second member of its new Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand, which launches this week with an S-Class-based limousine for the rich and famous (pictured bottom)...


Tesla Model X to boast V8-beating acceleration
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Tesla Model X to boast V8-beating acceleration

The all-new Tesla Model X that is set to enter production in the third quarter of this year will be faster than a V8 Holden Commodore SS, the company claims. Details posted on Tesla's website confirm the new Model X will jump from 0-60 miles per hour (96.6km/h) in "under five seconds", which the US electric car company says means it will "outperform the fastest SUVs and many sports cars"...


Jeep working to improve customer satisfaction
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Jeep working to improve customer satisfaction

Jeep says it’s working to address its growing customer dissatisfaction in Australia as the number of product recalls reached record levels last year. Jeep issued 14 voluntary safety recalls last year, 11 of which were for the popular Grand Cherokee (six affected the 2014 model). Fiat Chrysler Australia issued 16 recalls in total in 2014...


Jeep Renegade baby SUV 'no risk' to brand's tough reputation
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Jeep Renegade baby SUV 'no risk' to brand's tough reputation

Jeep’s global boss says the soon-to-launch Renegade small SUV is not risking the brand’s hard-earned reputation for producing tough and rugged vehicles. The Jeep Renegade is set to launch in Australia later this year and will become the smallest offering from the American brand...