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Volkswagen Tiguan Adventure on sale from $43,990

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Volkswagen Tiguan Adventure on sale from $43,990

The Volkswagen Tiguan Adventure has been announced this week, bringing a range of off-road inspired enhancements inside and out for those who more regularly venture off the beaten track...

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2017 Mini JCW Countryman review
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2017 Mini JCW Countryman review

The 2017 Mini JCW Countryman is pretty much what we've come to expect from the go-fast arm of the BMW-owned British brand – and it's more practical than ever before.

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2017 Mini JCW Countryman on sale in Australia
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2017 Mini JCW Countryman on sale in Australia

The 2017 Mini JCW Countryman not only brings the highest power outputs for any vehicle in the Mini stable - it also brings the highest asking price. The flagship Mini JCW Countryman model arrives priced at $57,900 plus on-road costs, with the choice of a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic with paddles at no cost...


2018 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specs
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2018 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specs

The Mazda CX-9 has received a 2018 model-year update just over a year since its initial release, bringing new technologies like the company's G-Vectoring control system, along with a new colour. Announced this week, the entire CX-9 range gets G-Vectoring Control (GVC), which adjusts engine torque in response to steering inputs, which the company claims helps to deliver "unified control of lateral and longitudinal acceleration g-forces, enhancing the vertical load on each wheel"...


2018 Peugeot 3008 review
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2018 Peugeot 3008 review

See the full article here. For this reviewer, at least, the 3008 sets the benchmark in this segment. Sure, if you’re thinking about it as a cold logical decision, it’s probably not the best value for money, nor is it likely to have the best resale, or stack up in terms of longevity against the traditional Japanese players...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 200 GXL review
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 200 GXL review

See the full article here. As far as updates go, the few that have been added to the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series GXL are very much low key. The GXL now comes with DAB+, an updated audio interface and steering wheel audio controls? You want more? Well, there isn’t any…...


2018 Hyundai 'FE' fuel-cell SUV revealed, hits Australian Alps for testing
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2018 Hyundai 'FE' fuel-cell SUV revealed, hits Australian Alps for testing

The upcoming Hyundai 'FE' fuel-cell SUV has been revealed in near-production form in Seoul this week, ahead of its official launch "early next year". Serving as the replacement for the current ix35 Fuel Cell, the 'Next Generation FCEV' (official name to be announced in January) will be the company's second commercially-produced fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), and will be powered by Hyundai's fourth-generation hydrogen fuel-cell technology...


Genesis SUV pair arriving in Australia around 2020, G70 and G80 delayed until early 2018
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Genesis SUV pair arriving in Australia around 2020, G70 and G80 delayed until early 2018

Genesis, luxury subsidiary of Korean manufacturer Hyundai, plans to launch two SUVs locally by around 2020, while the G70 and G80 sedans will be the first cabs off the rank early next year. Following the launch of the standalone brand, along with the G70 and G80 (formerly Hyundai Genesis) at the beginning of 2018, Bill Thomas, general manager for external affairs at Hyundai Australia, told CarAdvice that Genesis is looking to bring two SUVs Down Under - though they're still "at least two years away"...


2018 Volkswagen T-Roc design teased ahead of August debut - video
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2018 Volkswagen T-Roc design teased ahead of August debut - video

The upcoming Volkswagen T-Roc SUV has been teased again this week, following the release of a less revealing video earlier in the month. The look of the new T-Roc, set to be unveiled on August 23, will walk the line between the light Polo hatch and larger Tiguan SUV, showing more of Volkswagen's new-generation styling themes...


2017 Honda CR-V range review
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2017 Honda CR-V range review

See the full article here. Welcome to the latest iteration of our Range Review series, where we walk you through key members of an important new model range. No need to get off the couch and over to your nearest car dealer for that... The candidate this time is the new Honda CR-V, the fifth generation to wear the badge since 1995...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI Comfortline review: Long-term report four – off-road weekend

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI Comfortline review: Long-term report four – off-road weekend

I slide into the dark coloured Volkswagen Tiguan under a cobalt blue sky and head as quickly as possible out of Sydney, doing my best to avoid the never-ending snake-like peak hour traffic rolling ever forward at the mind boggling speed of 12km/hour. It pays to have a comfortable car in Sydney and I'm thankful the Tiguan is just that, with a sturdy sports-esque manually adjusted cloth seat that has just the right amount of support...

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$41,490

2018 BMW X2 teased again
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2018 BMW X2 teased again

The upcoming 2018 BMW X2 has been teased in a new set of camouflaged photos handed down this week. Lifestyle blog Highsnobiety had first dibs on the new small SUV, this time wrapped in an army-style black/orange/yellow disguise. This is our best look yet at a physical example of the production-spec X2, after patent renderings were leaked just over a month ago...


2007-12 Mitsubishi Outlander recalled for wiper fix
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2007-12 Mitsubishi Outlander recalled for wiper fix

Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 46,263 examples of its previous-generation 2007 to 2012 model-year 'ZG' and 'ZH' Outlander SUVs over concerns the windscreen wipers could rust and stop working. The manufacturer reports that the structure of the vehicle's front deck allows water intrusion into the wiper motor, which could cause it to rust or seize...


2012-16 Hyundai Santa Fe recalled for bonnet fix: 30,000 vehicles affected
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2012-16 Hyundai Santa Fe recalled for bonnet fix: 30,000 vehicles affected

Hyundai has issued a recall for 30,450 examples of its 2012 to 2016 Santa Fe SUV over concerns a faulty latch cable could cause the bonnet to open while driving. The Korean manufacturer reports that the secondary bonnet latch cable has a risk of being corroded, in turn failing to engage the secondary latch...


Renault Koleos Diesel priced from $46,990, here in September
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Renault Koleos Diesel priced from $46,990, here in September

The Renault Koleos has added a new turbo-diesel engine to its range, in a single-specification variant that sits atop the range - starting at $46,990 before on-road costs. It's the same 130kW/380Nm 2.0-litre oiler that is offered in the related Nissan X-Trail, sending drive to an on-demand all-wheel drive system via a continuously-variable transmission (CVT)...


2011 Kia Sorento, Sportage recalled for fire risk
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2011 Kia Sorento, Sportage recalled for fire risk

Kia has issued a recall for 106 vehicles across its previous-generation diesel-powered 2011 model-year 'XM' Sorento and 'SL' Sportage model lines over concerns a fuel hose leak could pose a fire risk. The Korean manufacturer reports that vehicles equipped with the Euro 5 'R' turbo-diesel engine may exhibit premature deterioration of the fatigue-resistance and oil-proofing of the fuel feed hose...


Australia's most popular SUV brands
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Australia's most popular SUV brands

With SUV sales now ahead of conventional passenger cars - sedans, hatches, wagons, people-movers, convertibles and coupes - it's never been more important to be strong at this end of the market. Australians have purchased a record 692,000 new vehicles this year, 270,477 of which are SUVs. This compares to 266,059 passenger cars and 155,770 commercials -  utes, vans and trucks...


Sergio Marchionne: Ferrari crossover will "probably happen"
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Sergio Marchionne: Ferrari crossover will "probably happen"

Ferrari's boss has told reporters an SUV-like model from the Prancing Horse will "probably happen", hinting that a more utilitarian offering could be in the works. Speaking at a press conference, quoted by Britain's Autocar, Sergio Marchionne, head of Ferrari and parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), said: "“I think that if we allow the Ferrari engineers to reinvent the concept of a vehicle that has some utilitarian features, I think the answer is, it will probably happen, but it will happen Ferrari style"...


2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross undergoing local tuning
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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross undergoing local tuning

Mitsubishi has released initial details of the work going into local preparation for its upcoming 2018 Eclipse Cross, set to debut in local showrooms by the end of the year. The company says the new SUV is undergoing suspension and steering calibration, powertrain assessment and noise vibration harshness (NVH) control to ensure it "meets the requirements of Australian customers"...


The Shortlist: Fun to drive, all-wheel-drive, practical vehicle up to $70K

The Shortlist: Fun to drive, all-wheel-drive, practical vehicle up to $70K

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...