2015 Volvo XC90: Runout Review

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2015 Volvo XC90: Runout Review

About to be retired after 12-years in the job, the Volvo XC90 can still hold its own as a functional family car.

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Ford Kuga facelift spied with Edge-inspired grille
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Ford Kuga facelift spied with Edge-inspired grille

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped the first images of the facelifted Ford Kuga, revealing early details of the upcoming update for the mid-sized SUV. The most striking change lies beneath the thin film of camouflage at the front, where the updated Kuga gets a bold hexagonal grille with two strong horizontal crossbars...


BMW X2 prototypes ready to hit the road - report
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BMW X2 prototypes ready to hit the road - report

Top-secret BMW X2 test cars will hit the road within days, according to a company insider, as the German brand works towards plugging the last hole in its SUV line-up. According to Autocar, engineers at BMW’s prototype workshop have revealed test versions of the sporty X1-based compact SUV are just days away from hitting the road...


Jeep developing luxury Range Rover rival, reveals boss
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Jeep developing luxury Range Rover rival, reveals boss

Jeep is currently developing the most luxurious model in its history to compete with premium SUV benchmark Range Rover. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne made the confession to Bloomberg this week, admitting that the iconic American SUV specialist was missing a big opportunity by not having a flagship luxury model to headline its range...


Toyota Prado to get new 2.8-litre diesel engine, six-speed automatic from June production
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Toyota Prado to get new 2.8-litre diesel engine, six-speed automatic from June production

The Toyota Prado will benefit from a significant mechanical upgrade in the third quarter of this year. A source has revealed to CarAdvice that from June production the LandCruiser Prado will trade its current 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine for a new 2.8-litre turbo diesel and upgrade from a five-speed automatic transmission to a new six-speed auto gearbox...


2015 Holden Trax LTZ Review : Long-term report two
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Holden Trax LTZ Review : Long-term report two

Traxy the orange Holden Trax wins more friends as a likeable little runabout - but is it good enough to take on the newcomers in the segment?

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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class range updated
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class range updated

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV range has been updated with revised pricing and equipment levels. Mercedes-Benz's largest SUV is now available in four model grades: the entry-level GL350 BlueTEC Limited Edition; GL350 BlueTEC Edition S; GL500 Edition S; and flagship GL63 AMG. There are no images of the new models yet, but buyers can see them in showrooms in the coming weeks...


2015 Mitsubishi Challenger LS : Easter Long Weekend Review

2015 Mitsubishi Challenger LS : Easter Long Weekend Review

The Mitsubishi Challenger LS saved my long-weekend – sounds like a big call, but it’s true. Sure, it probably could have been any vehicle, but when the weather threatened to ruin our Easter camping trip, I was thanking my lucky stars for the Mitsubishi. It provided a dry, warm haven for the night and for that I was grateful...

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Renault Kadjar remains out of the picture for Australia as French brand plans SUV strategy
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Renault Kadjar remains out of the picture for Australia as French brand plans SUV strategy

If there’s a message that buyers are sending sellers in the Australian automotive industry, it’s that SUVs are what they want. However, some brands – such as Renault Australia – aren’t rushing to add new models. The French maker’s recently revealed Kadjar SUV, which is a cousin of the Nissan Qashqai, isn’t on the brand’s local radar at this point in time because the company says it wants to get its current line-up right first...


Car sales April 2015: Winners and losers
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Car sales April 2015: Winners and losers

Australia’s seemingly insatiable appetite for SUVs has seen the new vehicle market continue its positive trend in April, with sales increasing 1.2 per cent over the same month last year. Official VFACTS data released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries reveals 81,656 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold across the country last month, taking 2015’s tally to 359,250 – up 3...


2015 Audi A6 Allroad Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Audi A6 Allroad Review

The 2015 Audi A6 Allroad isn't your average station wagon - and nor is it a fully-fledged SUV. Matt Campbell finds out what the German rugged wagon is all about.

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2015 Subaru XV prices down, new infotainment systems added
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2015 Subaru XV prices down, new infotainment systems added

The 2015 Subaru XV has landed in Australian showrooms, bringing updated interior trim and technology and a $1250 price reduction across the range. Combined with the $750 free trade agreement pricing adjustment passed on in January, the updated Subaru XV is $2000 cheaper than the 2014 version. The new pricing means the 2015 XV range starts at $26,490 plus on-road costs in 2...


Holden Trax Active special edition from $24,990 driveaway
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Holden Trax Active special edition from $24,990 driveaway

The special edition Holden Trax Active will spearhead the car maker’s ‘Step Up At Holden’ sale running throughout May and June. Arriving in showrooms soon, the Trax Active builds on the features of the LS, adding unique 17-inch alloy wheels, an electric sunroof, roof racks, chrome exterior door handles and Active badging...


2015 Renault Koleos pricing and specifications : Reverse-view camera, sat-nav now standard
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2015 Renault Koleos pricing and specifications : Reverse-view camera, sat-nav now standard

The 2015 Renault Koleos has arrived in local showrooms, bringing a new range structure and added features, including a standard reverse-view camera. The 2015 Koleos line-up is available in three specifications levels: the entry-grade Expression, the mid-tier Bose, and the flagship Bose Premium, the latter of which replaces the previous Privilege model grade...


Holden Colorado 7: Boating on Lake Macquarie
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Holden Colorado 7: Boating on Lake Macquarie

Sponsored by Holden Learn more about the Holden Colorado 7 here. With it’s gorgeous coastline and stunning beaches, Newcastle and the surrounding areas offer us plenty of places to explore. The top-spec Colorado 7 LTZ and the Bayliner 170 are our weapons of choice to discover more about this beautiful part of the world. The Holden Colorado 7 has a 2...


Holden to replace entire SUV range by 2020, brand banking on high-riding models to boost sales
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Holden to replace entire SUV range by 2020, brand banking on high-riding models to boost sales

Holden has confirmed plans to replace its entire SUV range by the end of this decade, and there are plans afoot to add new high-riding models to the line-up, too. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of Holden's two new European-sourced models - the Astra and Cascada - the brand's executive director of sales, Peter Keley, suggested that SUVs hold the key to improving sales in Australia...


Haval H8 Review : Quick drive
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Haval H8 Review : Quick drive

The Haval H8 will become a fresh threat to the likes of the Ford Territory and the Hyundai Santa Fe when it arrives in Australian showrooms in July. The large urban SUV will be the third model in incoming Chinese brand Haval’s local line-up, joining the fledgling range just weeks after the compact H2 crossover and the rugged H9 seven-seater...


Haval to offer extensive range of personalisation options free of charge
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Haval to offer extensive range of personalisation options free of charge

The Haval H2 will become one of the most customisable cars in its class when it arrives in June, and in an unprecedented move by the fledging Chinese SUV brand, all of the personalisation options are set to be offered free of charge...


Rolls-Royce SUV could become brand's top seller in Australia, says local boss
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Rolls-Royce SUV could become brand's top seller in Australia, says local boss

Rolls-Royce believes Australia’s seemingly insatiable demand for luxury cars and SUVs could see its first-ever SUV become its top-selling model in our market. Speaking with Australian journalists at the Shanghai motor show, Rolls-Royce Asia Pacific regional director Paul Harris says Australia’s unique landscape and buying habits are perfectly suited to its forthcoming model...


Peugeot 2008 v Renault Captur : Comparison Review
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Peugeot 2008 v Renault Captur : Comparison Review

So, you like French brands. You like SUVs. You like the idea of personalising your car to be unique and to stand out from the crowd. Well, you haven’t really been spoilt for choice -- until now. That’s because there are now two models on the Australian market that will tick all of those boxes. They are the all-new Renault Captur and the recently refreshed Peugeot 2008...