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2016 Family 4x4 SUV Comparison - Everest v MU-X v Pajero Sport v Patrol v Fortuner

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2016 Family 4x4 SUV Comparison - Everest v MU-X v Pajero Sport v Patrol v Fortuner

Read the article here. Buying a new family SUV is a big investment, and choosing the right one is important - especially when you're spending about $55,000. We recently assembled five family-friendly SUVs with off-road ability to figure out which rugged truck managed to double as a practical hauler for mums and dads...

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Nissan Patrol Y62 demand outstripping supply
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Nissan Patrol Y62 demand outstripping supply

Massive price cuts to the slow-selling Y62 Nissan Patrol in July last year have completely turned around the big car’s fortunes, with demand now outstripping supply despite the continued lack of a diesel engine. As you can read here, Nissan responded to flagging demand for its range-topper last year by re-aligning it with actual transaction prices or, in plain English, slashing up to $27,500 from the RRP because it was discounting them to that price already...


2017 Renault Koleos revealed, Australian debut within six months
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2017 Renault Koleos revealed, Australian debut within six months

The brand new, and notably larger, 2017 Renault Koleos made its world premiere today in China, ahead of its highly anticipated Australian launch around September this year. Billed as Renault’s “first D-segment SUV”, the new Koleos is significantly larger than the eight-year old outgoing model, which remains a core car for Renault Australia...


2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado VX : Long-term report three
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado VX : Long-term report three

Our time with our long-term Prado VX has come to an end. We've spent plenty of time crawling round the city, but for our final update, we dragged the Prado into its natural environment out in the bush.

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$73,990

Maserati Levante V8 rumoured, diesel-only for local launch
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Maserati Levante V8 rumoured, diesel-only for local launch

Maserati is reportedly preparing to add a hero V8 model to its brand-new Levante line-up, although Australian buyers will initially make do with a diesel-only range when the SUV launches here later this year. According to American website Autoblog, the car maker has already begun testing a petrol V8-powered prototype that could slot in at the very top end of the Levante range...


2016 Mercedes Benz GLS Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Mercedes Benz GLS Review

It has a new look and a new name, but is the Mercedes-Benz GLS really the S-Class of SUVs?

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$116,900 - $217,900

2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo Review

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara Turbo S gets a new 1.4 turbo engine, and it makes a good car better.

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$28,990 - $32,990

2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo Review
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2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo Review

Read article here. It’s been more than six months since the famous Suzuki Vitara badge returned to Australia. Over that time, this boxy little crossover has cemented itself as Suzuki’s top-selling model here after the Swift. But while the Vitara hasn’t been on sale all that long, a major improvement has already been introduced...


2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo pricing and specifications
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2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo pricing and specifications

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo launches this week, introducing Australians to the company’s brand new BoosterJet petrol engine. Neatly replacing the defunct Vitara RT-X at the top of the range, the Suzuki Vitara S Turbo gets a new 103kW/220Nm 1.4-litre direct-injected turbo engine with 17kW/64Nm more than the non-turbo 1.6 still powering the base Vitara RT-S...


2016 Haval H9 Lux Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Haval H9 Lux Review

The Haval H9 proves that the Chinese can build a decent SUV with solid bang for buck, but they've still got plenty to learn about the prestige market.

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$46,490 - $50,990

2016 Hyundai Tucson Active X Review: Long-term report two
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Hyundai Tucson Active X Review: Long-term report two

A few months into our time with our 2016 Hyundai Tucson Active X long-termer, both positives and negatives are making themselves ever more apparent...

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$30,490 - $32,990

2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison
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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison

Read the article here. Australian buyers have been bashing down the doors at dealers, rushing madly to secure the keys (or keyless fobs) to large SUVs over the past decade without so much as a backward glance. The harsh reality, though, is most of those buyers don’t really need a large SUV...


2016 Ford Kuga Titanium Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Ford Kuga Titanium Review

The 2016 Ford Kuga medium SUV range is one the best you can buy, but sells poorly next to the Mazda CX-5 and co. We don't know why. Here we test the Titanium variant.

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$45,190

2015 Audi Q5 recalled for side airbag issue
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2015 Audi Q5 recalled for side airbag issue

A recall notice has been issued for for 18 examples of the 2015 Q5 SUV over a defect involving the side airbags. According to the German car maker, a fault with the airbag gas generator, the mechanism that inflates the airbag during an accident, may eject small metal parts when the airbag is deployed...


2016 Holden Colorado 7 Trailblazer lands at $48,990 drive-away: Name change on the way?
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2016 Holden Colorado 7 Trailblazer lands at $48,990 drive-away: Name change on the way?

A new 2016 Holden Colorado 7 Trailblazer special has launched in Australia this week, adding a number of light styling touches to the car maker’s large family-hauler SUV. Already known as the Trailblazer in overseas markets, the Colorado 7’s latest limited-edition pack grabs the badges from its international siblings, while adding a handful of other exterior and interior items...


2016 Holden Trax Active arrives at $23,990 drive-away
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2016 Holden Trax Active arrives at $23,990 drive-away

Holden has re-introduced the Trax Active special edition, a better-equipped and cheaper iteration of the base Trax LS. The Holden Trax Active adds 17-inch alloy wheels, an electric sunroof, roof racks, chrome door handles and… an Active badge, to the entry Trax LS. The price is $23,990 drive-away, which compares to the $23,990 list price (as in, before on-road costs) of the regular base Trax LS without these features...


Chery FV2030 concept teased ahead of Beijing motor show
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Chery FV2030 concept teased ahead of Beijing motor show

Chinese carmaker Chery isn't known for having the most thrilling looks in the business, but that may be about to change if a new concept bound for the upcoming Beijing motor show is any indication. The concept, dubbed FV2030, has been previewed this week with the release of a highly stylised teaser sketch, hinting at a high-riding coupe-like offering...


2016 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Diesel Review
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2016 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Diesel Review

Read the article here. The Toyota RAV4 has long been part of the staple diet of SUV loving Australians. It was one of the first compact SUVs launched here, and remains one of the most popular. Much like rice or potatoes, it’s long been no frills yet reliable choice, a popular option alongside Mazda’s CX-5 and Nissan’s X-Trail...


2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed Review

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed is a well-equipped and generally excellent family 4x4, and a huge step over the defunct Challenger.

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$52,750

2017 Range Rover Sport SVR spied testing, performance upgrades expected
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2017 Range Rover Sport SVR spied testing, performance upgrades expected

The upgraded Range Rover Sport SVR has been spied testing in Europe, with light styling changes and key performance upgrades expected. The revised SVR variant was spotted this week covered in the requisite swirly camouflage, obscuring the finer details of this coming update...